“12 Preludes”: a guided sound tour

During a one-week long residency module at Cittadellarte/Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy) in Summer 2017 I engaged with the reserve of Oasi Zegna and produced a booklet called 12 Preludes.


The objective of this booklet, available here for downloadis to provide the trekker with a sort of sound walk, which doesn’t only imply the act of listening to the landscape, but calls for actions to be performed in specific places.

Twelve locations, spanning the path that connects Bocchetto Sessera to Artignaga, are pinned on this map, which is a complement to the booklet:


The trekker is asked to locate the different spots thanks to his smartphone, reach them and then perform certain actions such as looking, listening, using her/his hands to modify the perception of the soundscape, solve an equation, singing/whistling, imagining…


  1. Download the guide in PDF here;
  2. Print it in A5 format, being sure not to resize the pages (Scale=100%); or keep it on your phone (in this case page number 10 cannot be used to as a measuring tool);
  3. Access your map on your smartphone* and, if you like, use your GPS to navigate through the twelve checkpoints. One “prelude” is dedicated to each checkpoint.
  4. Start your trip!
* There should be a free wi-fi connection at Bocchetto Sessera.

(Photo credits: UNIDEE)


This work was produced in the frame of the residency module:
“Expanded Body. An immersive exploration of the Oasi Zegna”
Mentors: Andrea Caretto and Raffaella Spagna
June 26th – July 3rd, 2017 UNIDEE – University of Ideas
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella
Thanks to: Philip Cartelli, Annalisa Zegna

For more info please visit www.sitespecificlistening.wordpress.com

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