Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction (Italy)

Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction

Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction

  • Alessandro D'Emilia, Nika Saravanja


David Monacchi, a hi-tech explorer, knows the Amazonian forest well, but his means of exploration are unusual. A sound artist, “field recorder”, and eco-acoustic composer, he understands terrain through sound. For the sound landscape of this region is as rich as the diversity of wildlife that produces it. Today, global warming and humans are threatening species, and sound pollution itself is involved in the extinction of some of these; nature being well constructed, the sound spectrum of the forest is based on a subtle balance, in which each species communicates on a very specific frequency, never interfering with the others. The upheaval caused by man, through the installation of a pipeline for example, upsets this balance.

David Monacchi sets himself the mission of saving this sound heritage by recording it. So, Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction, the visual recording of an audio documentation, slides little by little from the beauty of the image-landscapes to the auditory experience, thanks especially to a sound design that lives up to its subject.

Mourad Moussa

Section:  Regard Neuf
Length: 62'
Country: Italy
Year: 2017
Language(s): Italian, English, Spanish
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2017


Heidi Gronauer  (ZeLIG - School for Documentary)
Lorenzo Paccagnella  (ZeLIG - School for Documentary)
David Monacchi  (Fragments of Extinction - NGO)

Sales Contact

Emanuele Vernillo
ZeLIG - School for Documentary
Tel. +39471302028


Language(s):  Italian, English, Spanish
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Tu 25 April 2017
  • 21:00
Capitole Leone

Followed by a discussion

  • We 26 April 2017
  • 10:00