Matteo Marangoni

Matteo Marangoni, Italy (1982). Harnessing the potential of listening and sound to establish new connections between people, places and objects, Matteo Marangoni’s performances and installations employ field recordings, sound archives, computer programming and DIY electronics.

At the ArtScience Interfaculty he is investigating the relationship between sound, space and the body, looking for ways to address the body of the listener trough sound and to induce enhanced states of auditory awareness.

Marangoni’s graduation project is a system of mobile robotic speakers that exposes the way in which the movement of objects is perceived through sound and which aims to produce a physical response in the audience. Staging forms of interaction that alternate between the two poles of attraction and threat it activates a referential mode of listening rooted in instincts of navigation and survival.
Matteo Marangoni was born in Florence and studied classical double bass, sound engineering and cultural management. In Florence he founded SoundKino, a collective promoting sound and media art. He contributes to Neural magazine and Exibart.