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Songs with translations

In the branobag blog series, started in 2012 and proposed in various seasons, I have been translating the lyrics for several songs. I kind of lost track of this work, but I recovered it by browsing the articles and tagging them accordingly.

In addition to the songs listed below, the most recent series of translations is related to the “lithobags” published between March and May 2020, during the pilot phase of the Participatory Lithology project. These songs are in the Jug Band Colline Metallifere blog (see this link).

Note: The titles of the “boscoriserva/avresiocsob”, dedicated 2014 to the Woodstock Festival, are intentionally “mis-translated”.

For comments, questions, or requests for new translations, please write to info@pibinko.org

The pibinko.org Network and the Jug Band Colline Metallifere without Words

Speaking to people about what we do, something we go for metaphors, sometimes for equations, sometimes for songs, or sometimes we just close our eyes and feel the breeze.

To provide yet another expression for the concept of “interdisciplinary protection and promotion of lesser known assets in the fields of culture, environment, and open innovation“, Mauro Tirannosauro wrote a few lines of code displaying all of the photos published on the pibinko.org and Jug Band Colline Metallifere WordPress sites in a single sequence, generating a sort of mosaic.

The result is a photo log which is partly in chronological order (for each event we do we have at least one photo on the site), and partly not, since we are also gradually importing to the site photos of things we did in pre-blog times (since 2000), which in the system are assigned the data of when the file is uploaded. In any case the effect is interesting, and some of you may recognise situations and folks.

To see the whole “movie” try: https://www.pibinko.org/scripts/listallimg2.php . This will get you over 1500 images (as of August 10, 2020), and will require some time to load, although the final effect is neat. Otherwise, you can try the month-by-month option:

JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune

JulyAugust SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

If some of the shots capture your curiosity, you can try and find the corresponding news on the blogs, or write for more information.


The core of the images starts in 2015.

June 21, 2020: A Northern Macedonia evening at Il Boscaiolo, Torniella, Southern Tuscany

This event opens the 2020 conce[r|p]t tour of the Jug Band Colline Metallifere, featuring Mauro Tirannosauro. For more information in English, please write to micalosapevo@pibinko.org

TO BE TRANSLATED

[PER CHI VOLESSE PARTECIPARE: SI RACCOMANDA DI PRENOTARE ALLO 0564 575492].

La rete pibinko.org, attiva dal 2007 su progetti di tutela e valorizzazione di risorse minori o poco note nel campo della cultura, dell’ambiente e dell’innovazione libera, opera da sempre in un contesto internazionale, pur affrontando spesso tematiche e specificità legate a situazioni apparentemente “piccole” (per esempio, una delle principali aree di ricerca che abbiamo in corso è se nel gioco del panforte il panforte si debba incartare col giornale o meno. Preghiamo la regia di mandare il video, e se avete altri pareri vi invitiamo a scrivere a micalosapevo@pibinko.org per condividerli).

Nel triangolare lingue, etnie e fedi calcistiche, da ormai un anno e mezzo ci troviamo a interagire con alcuni rappresentanti della Repubblica della Macedonia del Nord (in macedone: Република Северна Македонија, traslitterato: Republika Severna Makedonija; in albanese: Republika e Maqedonisë së Veriut).

Su cosa si interagisce? Be’, la cosa è in via di sviluppo. Nei primi mesi (eravamo nel dicembre 2018, durante i preparativi del terzo Festival d’Inverno in Val di Farma) le domande erano tipo “vuoi zucchero nel caffè?”, dato che ci si trovava la mattina alle 6.30 al bar. La conversazione si è però presto sviluppata su temi quali, come si dice “buongiorno” e “buonasera” nella Macedonia del Nord, le priorità di finanziamento di grandi opere, e cose simili. A un certo punto ci siamo detti: “Quando si organizza un evento pubblico in cui non si parla solo di questo e di quale zona di bosco sei stato a smacchiare?”.

Per domenica 21 giugno, come apertura della stagione conce[r|t]tistica della Jug Band dalle Colline Metallifere, vi proponiamo una serata per conoscere un po’ più da vicino la piccola-grande nazione della Macedonia del Nord, a partire da spunti e testimonianze offerti da alcuni dei residenti nelle Valli di Farma e Merse. In particolare, la nostra guida per la serata sarà Ferit Idrizovski, originario di Crn Vrv , da oltre venti anni residente in Italia.

Si comincerà con un aperitivo, poi cena con menu alla carta, e per dessert mentale “Macedonia del Nord”.

La partecipazione all’evento è libera e gratuita (ma è possibile lasciare un contributo per l’organizzazione e lo sviluppo di progetti di gemellaggio). E’ necessario prenotare allo 0564 575492.

Per sapere quali saranno altre iniziative a cura della rete pibinko.org e della Jug Band Colline Metallifere, controllate periodicamente il nostro Calendario, e datevi il tempo di un thè lungo per conoscere meglio le nostre attività a partire dai siti pibinko.org e jugbandcm.it.

Una versione PDF del manifesto (7 Mb), per la stampa, è scaricabile da questo link.

Per altre informazioni: micalosapevo@pibinko.org oppure whatsapp 3317539228

Save the date: Jun. 26, 2020: pibinko.org will be with DICATAM Brescia at the London Festival of Architecture

June 19 update: please note the Google Meet link to join the event https://meet.google.com/raf-mung-prq, and please pre-register by writing to micalosapevo@pibinko.org

[reccomended soundtrack: Keine Macht für Niemand by Ton Steine Scherben, recently proposed by Jug Band Colline Metallifere in the Lithobag series]

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is the world’s largest annual architecture festival. It normally takes place in June. Given the COVID-19 contingency, this year’s edition will be organised with a digital format, to be followed by a public event later in the year. Like many festival, each year has a theme, which for 2020 is Power.

The pibinko.org network was invited to collaborate in the submission of an event for LFA2020. This happened in the context of a collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Territory, and Environment at the University of Brescia, Italy (DICATAM). Before this experience, for DICATAM we organised a one-day conference in 2019, and in March and April 2020 Andrea Giacomelli gave lectures on the application of participatory methods for the design of interdisciplinary activities for the protection and promotion of the night sky.

Pleae save the date for June 26, 2020, from 5 to 8PM (Rome Time, UTC+2). The topic we will discuss is the cultural power of the Cold War.

Participation to this event is free, but you need to register by sending an email to micalosapevo@pibinko.org. We will write you back for confirmation and, once you are registered, you will receive with due advance notice the necessary indications to connect on June 26. Your email will be used by pibinko.org only, and only to inform you about the conference connection.

Below is a brief introduction:

The Cold War was the highest expression of the attempt by the USSR and the USA to impose their power on the whole world during the second half of the 20th century.
This clash expressed itself, among other things, in the building a reciprocal fortified line between West and East Europe. In this context, NATO built in Italy numerous architectures and installations to monitor the activity of the Warsaw Pact.
In the first part of the conference, Olivia Longo will present her studies analysing the relationships between the architecture of the Cold War with the Italian architectural theories of the second half of the 1900s. In the second part Davide Sigurtà will describe the Italian North-Eastern military architectures.
In the third part, Andrea Giacomelli will present a participatory mapping exercise will be presented. This will consider test installations and architectures on which citizens worldwide will be invited to provide feedback and impressions. Through various facilitation techniques by the pibinko.org network (including music), the inputs collected from the community in relation to historical aspects, or to the future, of these architectures and installations will be connected to the architects’ view, thus suggesting an avenue to new forms of collaboration between the power of experts and of citizens in this field.

For more information: micalosapevo@pibinko.org

P.E.L.P. ep. 6: Participatory Lithurgy?

If you have no more than four minutes for the pibinko.org network today, please be sure to reach the end of this paragraph. You are invited to check out the the latest single (in the sense that the performer recently became single) by the Jug Band Colline Metallifere (i.e. Metalliferous Hills Jug Band). The video was produced in social distancing mode with lyrics written as an input to the online conference on work and environment hosted on May Day by an association based in Roccatederighi, Southern Tuscany. The song represents a debate between a city (e.g. Milano, Italy) dweller with prejudice towards rural areas, and a member of an “indigenous community” (e.g. Roccatederighi) with prejudice towards urban areas. The track is also available on Bandcamp. The lyrics are in Italian, but the video is subtitled in English. …one minute gone…click here for the video (2’59”).

If you are in for a coffe break, please read on, with a summary of events and output from the pibinko.org network + Jug Band Colline Metallifere from Apr. 25 through May 1. If you are curious about the recall to “lithurgy” …it was an miscommunication issue with a potential client, given the bad quality of mobile coverage in the Metalliferous Hills (when I told him “Participatory Lithology” he understood “Participatory Lithurgy”)….

PLEASE NOTE: not all the articles mentioned below are yet translated into English. We strive to keep all our content available in Italian and English, as a minimum, but the pace of events in the past weeks is making this difficult. If you would like to help as a translator for the pibinko.org network + Jug Band Colline Metallifere, please write to info@pibinko.org.

Concerning Participatory Lithology, the event for the presentation of the PL prototype is confirmed, with date t.b.d. between Fri. 15 and Sat. 16, May. The event will be online. By May 9 we will provide detailed information about speakers, performers, bonus content, and whatnot.

For more information and booking: micalosapevo@pibinko.org or +393317539228 (SMS or whatsapp)

This is the first sample for Participatory Lithology coming from the Farma Valley (the place where many pibinko.org projects started, since 2007).
Singers from Split, Croatia, are one of the cornerstones for the Jug Band Colline Metallifere
One of the disciplines launched Mauro Tirannosauro, and now trending in the Metalliferous Hills (where normally red wine is the fluid of choice, when not water)
This is an article which was beer-reviewed by Mauro T., and sent for peer review during the past week to about 50 senior researchers around the globe (feedback from the researchers is gradually arriving and we will summarise it by mid-May).
elaborations on the Italian hashtag launched at the beginning of phase 1 (“io resto a casa”….”I am staying at home”)

30.4 nuova edizione dell’articolo Poeti estemporanei sardi e toscani dalla nonna Andreina a Scansano (GR), del 30.4.2011, arricchito con un vero e proprio racconto musicato.

On Apr 30, a significantly edited version of the story about improvised Sardinian and Tuscan poets in Grandma Andreina’s living room in Scansano was provided. The story now also includes links to various songs from Sardinia.

Mauro Tirannosauro is on the loose.
yet another variation of #iorestoacasa
An announcement by Mauro T. in the pibinko.org “Lost and found” section

The pibinko.org network, by year and month: https://www.pibinko.org/the-pibinko-org-network-by-year-and-month/

The pibinko.org network, by year and month

TBT

Eccovi una sorta di “sintesi temporale” del numero di articoli presenti nel blog della rete pibinko.org. Alcune note:

  • Per ciascun mese e anno le barre colorate vi danno un’idea del movimento.
  • Cliccando su un “mese-anno” verrete portati all’elenco corrispondente degli articoli.
  • Nel marzo 2019 abbiamo avviato il sito della Jug Band Colline Metallifere (ci serviva un sito separato perché parte dei contenuti sono in tedesco). Le attività che svolgiamo sono comunque combinate, per cui dal 2019-03 in poi il numero di articoli per mese viene sommato, e potete andare al blog di un sito o dell’altro.
  • Nei blog si sommano fatti ed eventi legati alla rete, segnalazioni, e schede che possono essere riferite anche o alla “loro data” (ad esempio l’anno di pubblicazione di un libro), o alla data in cui l’oggetto è stato “censito” nella rete. Via via ragioniamo sul modo migliore per rappresentare questi dati, e ci piacerebbe averli più ordinati, ma per ora, considerate le risorse in campo, si fa così. Se siete interessati a contribuire a migliorare questo aspetto della rete, scrivete a info@pibinko.org.

A playlist for a group of colleagues eating fish le mercredi soir

This was a playlist which I proposed via email to colleagues of the LoNNe Network at the end of our management committee meeting in Toulouse, France. Among other parts of the story I remember: having a very bad cold on the last day, thus cancelling the “BMP interview” with one of the project members; street musicians which I recorded on video, proposing a place with live music for dinner in the first evening.

On this first-evening dinner…the place was a kind of tex-mex restaurant serving huge portions, and extremely noisy. The recommendation for the restaurant came from the receptionist of a hotel next to where I was staying. I recall walking with the workshop participants at least twenty minutes out of the city centre, and that when we reached the place some folks decided not to have dinner there. (TO BE EXPANDED..if you would like more details now, please write to micalosapevo@pibinko.org).

The second evening there was another social dinner, which was in a fine place and was a fish restaurant. I recall either not being able to reach the place since during day 2 of the workshop I had a rapidly worsening cold, or having to leave before the end…the day after I sent to the colleagues who were there an email with some musical recommendations, inspired by the dinner conversations (so I must have been there for some time):

  1. Alan Sorrenti, Figli delle stelle (Star children), Italy 1978
  2. Daniele Silvestri, Salirò (I will rise), Italy 2002
  3. The Who, The Seeker: a tune about research. UK, 1971
  4. The Guess Who, American Woman: Live in Winnipeg full version (14’…if you are familiar with the Lenny Kravitz cover, you will recognize this from minute 6. Please see also the real thing in Canada 1970.
  5. Last but not least, another song about “uprising”…Ana Carolina, TÔ SAINDO. In addition to an amount of energy which exceeds the sum of all the songs above, this has a peculiar mix (or today we would say “mashup”) with the chorus from Help by the Beatles (Help – I need somebody becomes Help – Eu preciso sambar… I need to do samba). Brasil 1999