A/V performance (13' 28'')
Premiered at Duomo Vecchio in Brescia, Requiem448 is a multimedia work of generative art and data sonification based on the Covid-19 data from Bergamo and Brescia, created by Nessun Dharma.
It is numerically generated using the Istat database, which contains information about the Covid-19 victims in the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia. In the temporal development of the audiovisual flow, each second of the piece corresponds to a day, from January 1, 2020, to March 18, 2022, which marked the first celebration of the national day established in memory of the pandemic victims.
The number of sound and visual events per second equals the number of deaths that day. The dramatic development of the work follows moments of high intensity caused by the so-called "waves" and moments of relative calm.
The premiere of Requiem448 happened on May the 18th, 2023, has left an indelible mark in our hearts and minds. This work has transformed numbers and statistics into an artistic language that has touched our souls.
The aesthetics of Requiem448 combine polyrhythms of idiophone timbres with data visualization.
Requiem448 was conceived as a temporal flow, where each second of the piece corresponds to a day in the period from January 1, 2020, to March 18, 2022. Every sound and image we perceived represented the number of deaths that occurred on those days. The succession of moments of intensity and calm built a dramatic narrative.
Requiem448 was possible thanks to Fabio Piovanelli Rinascimento Culturale, Isaia Invernizzi who provides the data, Giulia Sandrini for the public relations and Daniele Faita and the Diocesi of Brescia who hosted the event.