BOOKS AND CHAPTERS
David Monacchi, “L’Arca dei Suoni Originari” (The Sound Ark) – Salvare il canto delle foreste dall’estinzione. Ed. Mondadori, 2019, pp. 312. ISBN: 9788804683964
David Monacchi, Bernie Krause “Ecoacoustics and its Expression through the Voice of the Arts: An Essay” in A. Farina, S. Gage ed., Eco Acoustics: The Ecological Role of Sounds, Wiley, 2017, pp. 297-311
David Monacchi, “A Philosophy of Eco-acoustics in the Interdisciplinary Project Fragments of Extinction”, in F. Bianchi, V. J. Manzo, ed., Environmental Sound Artists, Oxford University Press, 2016. pp. 158–167.
David Monacchi, “Recording and Representation in Eco-Acoustic Composition”, in J. Rudi, ed., Soundscape in the Arts (NOTAM, 2011) pp. 227–250.
David Monacchi,“Fragments of Extinction: Acoustic Biodiversity of Primary Rainforest Ecosystems”, in Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 23, The MIT Press, 2013.
Monacchi, D., Farina, A. “A Multiscale Approach to Investigate the Biosemiotic Complexity of Two Acoustic Communities in Primary Forests with High Ecosystem Integrity Recorded with 3D Sound Technologies ” – Biosemiotics 12, 329–347 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12304-019-09361-z
David Monacchi, “The Sonic Heritage of Ecosystems – Toward a formulation”. Proceedings of the SOIMA International conference Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage, Brussels, ICCROM, 2017.
ISBN 978-92-9077-264-4 DOI: 10.18146/soima2015
David Monacchi, “Fragments of Extinction A Periphonic Audio-Video Concert Based on 3D Soundscape Field Recordings of Ecosystems”. Proceedings of the EAA Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics, Berlin, Germany, 3-5 April 2014.
ISBN 978-3-7983-2704-7 (online)
David Monacchi, “Challenges and Perspectives on the Construction of SPACE, a Full- Periphonic Ambisonic Studio for Soundscape Composition”, in The Global Composition. Proceedings of the Conference on Sound, Media, and the Environment, Darmstadt-Dieburg/Germany, July 25 – 28, 2012.
REVIEWS OF THE PROJECT
James Mitchell Crow, My race against time to capture the sounds of ancient rainforests, Nature 591, 170 (2021) doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-00535-9,
Article in pdf.
Amy McDermott, Science and Culture: Artists and scientists come together to explore the meaning of natural sound, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS ,
Article in pdf.
Katharine Norman, Listening Together, Making Place, Organised Sound, Cambridge University Press, Available on CJO 2012 doi:10.1017/ S1355771812000143
Full article available at:
Julie Becker, “Navigating Narrative Minefields” ECSITE – Spokes #11
Jonathan Gilmurray, “ECOACOUSTICS – Ecology and Environmentalism” in Contemporary Music and Sound Art.
DISCOGRAPHY OF “FRAGMENTS OF EXTINCTION”
CD Prima Amazonia – Wild Sanctuary-California (WSI 056)
PROJECT’S PRESENTATION IN RECENT RESEARCH CONFERENCES
16/11/2022 UNFCC COP-27. Invited talk on Fragments of Extinction at the Mediterranean Pavilion on the “Biodiversity Day” (I)
20/11/2018 UN Biodiversity Conference COP-14, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Keynote talk at the plenary session “Living in Harmony with Nature” (K)
24-28/06/2018 ISE (International Society of Ecoacoustics), third “Ecoacoutics Congress”, Brisbane, Australia. Keynote talk + multichannel concert “Fragments of Extinction–The Sonic Heritage of Ecosystems”. (K)
29-30/05/2018 IRCAM (Institute of Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music), Paris, France. The Sound of the Anthropocene: nature(s). Talk and listening session with Fragments of Extinction’s selected ecosystems. (I)
01-10/09/2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, Honolulu Hawaii. Poster + immersive sound installation “Fragments of Extinction – The Sonic Heritage of Ecosystems” in the Protected Planet Pavilion. (I)
15/04/2016 IUCN headquarters Gland, Switzerland. Invited talk+3D concert “FoE-The sonic Heritage of Ecosystems” (I)
ICCROM – International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, International Conference
“SOIMA-2015: Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage”, Brussels, BE – September 2015
Talk + concert “Fragments of Extinction – The Sonic Heritage of Ecosystems”.
ECSITE – European Network of Science Centers and Museums, Annual Conference
“ECSITE-2015 conference Food for Curious Minds”, Trento, IT – June 2015
Talk + listening sessions in the first prototype of Eco-acoustic Theatre “Fragments of Extinction – The intelligent sound of ecosystems”.
UCLA – University of California Los Angeles, Dean’s Lectures
Los Angeles, US – February 2014
Talk + concert “Fragments of Extinction – An Environmental Sound-Art project on the acoustic Biodiversity of Rainforests”.
EAA – European Acoustics Association, International Symposium
“Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics”, Berlin, DE – April 2014
Talk + concert “Fragments of Extinction (Borneo 2012) – An ambisonic audio-video concert
based on rainforest ecosystem recordings”.
Society of Code Biology, First Conference
International Conference of “Code Biology” – Universitè Paris Decartes, May 2014
Talk “Eco-acoustic Codes of Borneo Primary Forest”
International Society of Ecoacoustics, First Conference
Symposium “Ecology and Acoustics” – Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, June 2014
Talk “Fragments of Extinction – A New Recording Approach in Primary Equatorial Forests”
WFAE – World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, International Conference
“The Global composition” – Hochschule of Darmstadt, DE – July 2012
Talk + concert “A Full-Periphonic Ambisonic Studio for Soundscape Composition”.
AES – Audio Engineering Society, UK Conference
“Spatial Audio in Today’s 3D World” – University of York, UK – March 2012
Poster “Challenges and Perspectives in the Construction of a Full-Periphonic Ambisonic Studio”.
(Granted specifically to the project Fragments of Extinction and his author):
FULBRIGHT Research fellowship (USA) at Center for New Music and Audio Technology CNMAT, University of California – Berkeley (2007)
Prize at the 35th International Competition of Sound Art and Electroacoustic Music of Bourges – France (2008)
Giovannini National Prize for Innovation, 5th edition – Prize for sound art and interdisciplinary innovation, to the presence of President of the Italian Republic – Rome (2013)
A complete (1998 – present) project’s CV of concerts, sound-art gallery and museum installations, symposia, talks, workshops, etc., is available here.
- (2013) – Italian Patent n. 102014902235687 – Teatro Bioacustico
- (2014) European Patent n. EP3052719B1 Eco-Acoustic Theatre, granted in regionalization to the international application Wipo/PCT n. WO2014132280A2
- (2015) China Patent n. CN105051299A – 生态声剧场
- (2016) United States Patent No. US9,447,592 B2 – Eco-Acoustic Theatre