Rovigo Conservatorium organizes a project called SoundTrack Europe, involving composers, sound designers and post-audio production students from four different countries: Estonia, France, Spain and Italy.
The producer Jani Pöso and film director Teemu Nikki from It’s Alive Films , based in Finland, have enthusiastically joined the project and provided their new film “Snot&Splash”, which will
then be marketed with the soundtrack composed by the students.
All It's Alive Films' productions have been entertaining takes on deadly serious subjects. So far, they have produced 17 short films, 6 feature films and 3 TV series. The next feature films, “Death is a Problem for the Living” and “Snot&Splash”, will premiere in 2023-2024.
On the left a picture of the first meeting between the producer Jani Pöso, Marco Biscarini (head of Film Composition's department in Rovigo Conservatorium) and Monica Paolini (Rovigo Conservatorium's Erasmus referent) that took place in Finland back in June 2022.
From November 2022 to March 2023, professors from the five partnering Institutions have driven the students’ work through virtual weekly meetings. Every meeting was focused on a specific subject, like analysis of the different scenes, orchestration, arrangement, electronic inputs, post-production, recording, sound design, and was a moment for a feedback over the work done up to that point.
The students (around 30!) were divided into teams cooperating in a democratic way to write new music. They had to respect deadlines imposed by the production and accept their decision concerning their work.
The project is co-funded by the European Union.
The final outcome of the project was an intensive week in April 2023, from 26 to 30, where the original works of the soundtrack were performed by the orchestra of Rovigo Conservatoire and recorded by the students. The orchestra was conducted by Maestro Celeghin. The week was a great possibility for the students to meet each other. They had been virtually working together for several months but never met before. During the evening they also had the possibility to attend the “Kammermusik Festival” concerts in Rovigo, with free entrance.
INTENSIVE WEEK SCHEDULE
tour by boat on the Po River mouth, where Rovigo Conservotoire runs a Sound Library Project with the help of the students. The teams and the supervisors had also the possibility to have lunch prepared by the local fishermen.
27.04 Thursday - 28 .04 Friday - 29.04 Saturday
On Thursday morning the students set the microphones in Sant'Agostino's Church for the orchestra recording session that started after lunch break.
The orchestra recordings then continued on Friday and Saturday during the morning and the afternoon.
On Sunday thanks to the collaboration with the "Cinema Teatro Duomo" the project participants had the opportunity to see the former film by Teemu Nikki “Sokea Mies, Joka Ei Halunnut Nahda Titanicia”, winner of several prizes. After the screening they had a discussion with the director Teemu Nikki about the film and his work.
In the evening all the project participants had a final dinner together before saying goodbye.
INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES
Interview to Teemu Nikki, Jani Pöso, Marco Biscarini and Monica Paolini by "Rovigo In Diretta".
Interview to Monica Paolini on Rovigo "Delta Radio":
Article by "Rovigo In Diretta" online journal:
Conservatorio di Musica F. Venezze, Rovigo (Italy)
Conservatorio Superior de Musica M. Castillo, Sevilla (Spain)
Ecole Nationale Supérieur Louis-Lumière, Paris (France)
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn (Estonia)
It’s Alive Films, Helsinki (Finland)
COMPOSERS - Black Holes Teeth Composers
Daniel Albarrán Acosta (ES)
Lucia Acosta (ES)
Eladio Barreto Aguilar (EE)
Lorenzo Barcella (IT)
José Carlos Rojas Camacho (ES)
Alvise Carraro (IT)
Alberto Mancini (IT)
Marco Rosetti (IT)
Maria Sánchez Valseca (ES)
Enrique Naranjo Vera (ES)
Tutor : Matteo Santini (IT)
SOUND DESIGN AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC - Soundwizards
Giovanni Cavazza (IT)
Gregorio Dalla Costa (IT)
Lorenzo Gioelli (IT)
Francesco Giubasso (IT)
Mart Kaasik (EE)
Tanel Kadalipp (EE)
Karl Korts (EE)
Alessio Santolini (IT)
Tutor : Andrea Guzzoletti (IT)
AUDIO POST PRODUCTION - Sound Ginger Beer
Alba De La Rosa (FR)
Manon Josien (FR)
Thibaud Lopez (FR)
Giovanni Tioli (IT)
Jean-Baptiste Vialard (FR)
Rebecca Vilpuu (EE)
Antonin Ye (FR)
Tutor : Sylvain Lambinet (FR)
Marco Biscarini, Rovigo Artistic Director
Monica Paolini, Rovigo BIP coordinator
Francesco Pellegrin, Rovigo BIP Lecturer
Sara Contioso, Sevilla - Bip Supervisor and Lecturer
José Unon, Sevilla BIP Lecturer
Sylvain Lambinet, Paris BIP Supervisor
Corsin Vogel, Paris BIP Supervisor
Paolo Girol, Tallinn -BIP Supervisor
Markus Robam, Tallinn BIP Lecturer
José Neves, Tallinn BIP Lecturer