18-19-20-21 april 2013
MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma
Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma

In collaboration with:



Thursday 18 April18.30: presentation Helicotrema and listening session  #1 – Auditorium MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma

Friday 19 April: auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma.
18.00: Listening session #2 (Parco Pensile)
20.00: Listening session #3 (Studio 3)

Saturday 20 April: 15.00: Workshop for children – MACRO (bookings: famiglie.macro@gmail.com)
21.00: listening session #4 – RAI, Sala A, Via Asiago 10, Roma (broadcast live on Radio3, by reservation only: macroresidenze@gmail.com)

Sunday 21 April – Auditorium MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma
17.00: Listening session #5 (curated by RAM radioartemobile)
19.00: Listening session #6 and closing.



Helicotrema is a four-day festival that will present a program of recorded audio pieces. The event is conceived and curated by Blauer Hase in collaboration with Giulia Morucchio.

Helicotrema will present works by a selection of Italian and international authors, among which: Ryan Gander, Fiona Tan, Florian Hecker, Oswaldo Macià, Hildegard Westerkamp, Jacob Kierkegaard, Mauricio Bejarano, Mark Peter Wright, Chris Watson, Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal, Jerome Joy, Jurga Zabukaite, Maria Luisa Spaziani, Bianca Pitzorno, Alberto Tadiello, ZimmerFrei, Matteo Nasini, Dario DʼAronco, Mariateresa Sartori, Amedeo Martegani, Emiliano Zelada, Giulio Squillacciotti, Cesare Pietroiusti.

The expression ‘recorded audio pieces’ originates from a lack of terms, in the current cultural lexicon, to indicate such timeline-based formats using solely the audio component. Secondly, such expression reveals the will of the project to investigate the status of a certain space-time dedicated to the gathering of an audience in order to listen to a recorded audio piece. In this sense, if such gatherings are the elements that constitute a film festival, the possibility to question such festival format for audio pieces is yet to be explored. The production of a space-time dedicated to timeline-based audio formats is the main objective of this proposal.

Helicotrema moves from the observation that, in the field of contemporary art and – to some extent – of contemporary theatre, the last decade has witnessed a gradual comeback of interest in the forms of audio plays, audio dramas, audio documentaries and various kinds of timeline-based formats based only on an acoustic component.

Such formats share numerous features with classical radio plays, such as:
- the audience is expected to listen to the whole piece (differently from a gallery-specific sound installation);
- a precise common gathering for the audience is established (as it happens in film screenings);
- the piece involves, often, both spoken language and musical or sound elements;
- the piece presents a (be it fictional or documentary) timeline.

A project conceived and curated by Blauer Hase with Giulia Morucchio.
In collaboration with MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma and Radio3