Alessandro Fogar
 
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Alessandro Fogar, born 1962, scientific studies, is an electronic musician and multimedia/software designer, he is based in Grado (Go), Italy
He studied interactive tecniques and new media tecnologies, Conservatorio G. Tartini, Trieste with Roberto Doati, Paolo Pachini, Nicola Buso, Giorgio Klauer and others where he undergraduated in electronic music.
He attended some workshops about computer music (CSC Padova and Gorizia), soundscapes and sound diffusion (Barry Truax – Berlin), interactive and feedback tecniques, (Agostino di Scipio, Trieste) soundscapes (Albert Mayr – Villacaccia di Lestizza), composition (Pierre Marietan, Villacaccia di Lestizza), spatialization (Ircam, Berlin), performance practice (Akio Suzuki – Villacaccia di Lestizza) and others.
Since 1988 he has explored various approaches to sound generation, recording and production, the resulting compositions are often studies in transforming, mutating existing sounds.

Selected events

1985  "Pensieri meccanici", installation - "Le Griffe gallery",Grado (Go)
1988  "Isole" , audio-visual installation. auditorium San Rocco, Grado (Go)
1990  "Croci" , Environmental Music, auditorium San Rocco, Grado (Go)
1991  "This Uncertain Life" Tape/Video All Frontiers Festival, Teatro Miela Trieste
1992  "The island - Le correnti di Grado" , Artestate '92, San Rocco, Grado (Go)
1993  "Fele" interactive multimedia installation - "Art Light Hall gallery" Trieste
1995  "Sky Waves" interactive multimedia installation - Sala Comunale, Chioggia (Ve) e Sala Comunale d'arte, Muggia (Ts)
1995  "Il sogno del centauro" interactive installation - "La vita xe fiama - omaggio a Pier Paolo Pasolini", Grado (Go)
1995  "Sky Waves" interactive multimedia installation - "La musica contaminata", Villa Olmo, Traiettorie sonore, Como
1998  "Songlines" interactive installation - 'Stazione Topolò', Topolò - Grimacco (Ud)
1999  "The stars circle" performance - 'Stazione Topolò', Topolò - Grimacco (Ud)
2000  "Ataxia" Interactive installation - 'Numeri e macchine' - University of Udine, Udine
2000  "Il serpente sulla volta del cielo – Delak project" - Borgo Castello museums - Gorizia
2000  "The Hum Mantra" interactive installation - 'Stazione Topolò', Topolò - Grimacco (Ud)
2001  "The stars circle" performance - 'Avostanis', Colonos - Villa Caccia di Lestizza (Ud)
2002  "Transmutations" sonorization - auditorium San Rocco, Grado (Go)
2002  "Prakriti" performance - 'Stazione Topolò', Topolò - Grimacco (Ud)
2002  "Radiotopia" collaborative network - 'Ars Electronica 2002', Linz (Au)
2003  "Surface Study #1 - Sand" multichannel diffusion – Cagliari e 'Stazione Topolò', Topolò - Grimacco (Ud)
2003  “Correnti sonore #1” with M.Behrens – Hybrida - Tarcento (Ud) - Italy
2003  "The door" BKA/Unerhörte Musik – Berlin
2004  “Fioriture” Kunstradio/ORF
2004  “I suoni della narrazione” – Rialto – Roma
2004  “Water/Voda” soundtrack - 'Stazione Topolò', Topolò - Grimacco (Ud)
2004  “Soundframes” Extramoenia5 – Monfalcone (Go)
2005  “Surface Study #2 – Grass with stones” 'Stazione Topolò', Topolò - Grimacco (Ud)
2005  “Surface Study #2 – Grass with stones” 'Correnti Sonore 05', – Hybrida - Tarcento (Ud) - Italy
2005  “Soundframes TS” Istituto Nordio – Trieste
2006  “Surface Study #1 - Sand” Kuenstlerhaus – Klagenfurt - Austria
2006  “Pushing the medium concert” – Teatro Miela – Trieste e Teatro San Giorgio - Udine
2007  “Surface Study #1 – Sand (real time video) ” Conservatorio G. Tartini - Trieste
2007  “Riabitare - risuonare”, with Antonio Della Marina 'Stazione Topolò 2007', Topolò - Grimacco (Ud)
2007  “Divisioni del corpo”, Teatro Miela- Trieste and Centro Candiani – Mestre
2008  “I mercoledì del conservatorio”, Conservatorio G. Tartini - Trieste
2008  “White center” for Festa europea della Musica, Castello di Miramare – Trieste
2009  “Il sogno di Agostina”, with Antonio Della Marina and Alessandra Zucchi, 'Stazione Topolò', Topolò - Grimacco (Ud)
2009  “Chaos, prologo di Chaos, Logos, Kronos” for Progetto Prometeo, Centro Candiani - Mestre
2010  “ToBeContinued” live performance  – on line– OMS/TBC day
2010  "Halo" multichannel diffusion – La Terra Fertile – Cagliari
2010 A vista! – live performance – Stazione Rogers - Trieste
2010 “Boreas” Progetto Maderna, Centro Candiani, Mestre (Ve)
2011 “ToBeContinued 2011” performance – on line–OMS/TBC day
2011 “Chaos, prologo di Chaos, Logos, Kronos” in Mousikòs Energéion, Teatro Verdi, Trieste
2011 “h” interactive multimedia installation for “La notte dei ricercatori 2011”, palazzo della Borsa, Trieste
2012 “Kage” interactive installation 'Stazione Topolò', Topolò - Grimacco (Ud)
2012  “Hyle” performance “Colloquio d’Informatica Musicale 2012”, Casa della musica, Trieste
2013 “Hyle” performance “Mi&Lab 2013”, Stazione Rogers, Trieste
2013 “Boreas” Hommage to Alessandro Piccolomini - Osservatorio Astronomico, Trieste
2013 “transFORMa(c)tion”  Arte femminile e psicanalisi - Emeroteca, Trieste
2013 “Stella” audiovisual performance – Mittelfest 2013, Porto Vecchio, Trieste
2013 “Maya” audiovisual  performance– All Frontiers 2013, Gradisca (Go)
2013 “Boreas” interactive performance – No Science No Party,palazzo Gopcevich, Trieste
2014 Tina performance  “Remember Henry James” Librerie Feltrinelli, Firenze
2014 Isabel performance “Remember Henry James” Caffè Letterario, Le Murate, Firenze
2014 “Gloria-apoteosi del soldato ignoto” – live soundtrack - I mille occhi – Teatro Miela - Trieste
2015 “Maya” – accademia Ars Nova - Trieste
2015 “Amma” – generative installation – Spazioersetti – Udine
2015 “TransForm(a)ction#6” – performance – GrobiArt – Grobbia (Ud)
2015 “Koutsuu” – performance with video – GrobiArt – Grobbia (Ud)
2015 “Eva” – performance with video – Orto botanico di Brera - Expò in città – Milano
2015 “h” – interactive installation – Immaginario Scientifico– Trieste
2015 “Amma” – generative installation – Immaginario Scientifico– Trieste
2015 “Lungo linee bianche, senza luoghi di partenza o di arrivo" – performance with video – Stazione Rogers – Trieste 
2016 “Nami” – performance – GrobiArt – Landarska Jama – Pulfero (Ud)
2016 “210012” – installazione generativa – Il suono in mostra  – Castello di Udine – Udine
2016 “Umanità” – Live soundtrack – MilleOcchi festival  – Tatro Miela – Trieste     
2016 “Charcoal”, hommage a  Johann N. Krieger – Palazzo comunale – Perinaldo (Im) 
2016 “Spia”, video installation with Paola Pisani (video) – Arte e Scienza, Gruppo 78 - Palazzo Costanzi – Trieste
2016 “Feel”, performance – Shine on you crazy diamond - Chiesetta di San Cristoforo – Cervignano (ud)
2017 “Feel”, multimedia installation – Shine on you crazy diamond - Chiesetta di San Cristoforo – Cervignano (ud)
2017 “Linee”, video by Paola Pisani with music by Alessandro Fogar - Experimental Intermedia - New York
 
 
 
 
Published works
 
 
Solo Works
Isole – Timelash records (1989/2003)
Fele – Timelash records (1992/2003)
Sky Waves – Timelash records (1995/2003)
Songlines - Timelash records (1998/2003)
The stars circle - Aua records/FMR (2001)
Transmutations – S’Agita recordings (2003)
Prakriti – Ants records (2003)
Surface Studies #1-#2 – Afe records (2005)
 
Compilations
The FrogPeak collaboration CD - FrogPeak records (1997)
Beyond the sound - OIS (2002)
The door project - Alta sound, Codemist Ltd (2002)
 

Awards

First prize in the international competition "La musica contaminata", Como, december '95 for Sky Waves, interactive multimedia installation.
He has been selected in order to represent Italy in the "Laboratorio per l'intermediazione tra le arti - Progetto Delak" realized in collaboration between Friuli V.G. regional theatre agency, Province of Gorizia and Slovenja ministry of culture.
Special mention Live!iXem 2004 festival.
First prize in Live!iXem 2005.
Best students awards Conservatorio Tartini 2012.
 
Some of his works have been diffused by the Argentine, Finnish, Austrian, German and Italian radios (including RAI, italian main radio and ORF Austrian radio).