Pulling back the curtain on audiovisual performance, in Back Symphony the Italian creators Bernnardo Vercelli and Fabio Di Salvo, invite the audience into the creation of the piece. Starting with a blank stage, elements will be introduced gradually - light, sound, noise, machinery - building up a symphony, which, counterintuitively, will cease to exist the moment it is assembled.
Since 2009 the Italian duo have formed the nucleus of Quiet Ensemble, a collective of artists working in audiovisual performance and sound art. In the intervening decade, they’ve created a number of works rooted in minimalism and exploring the idea of the “invisible concert”. Inspired by John Cage, a Quiet Ensemble show focuses on those moments in performance that often pass unnoticed, an effect achieved through the imaginative use of sound and software, that translates movement into a symphony of the unintended.