… is a new italian label founded by ….
is a new italian label founded by ….
….and distributed exclusively through Fringes Recordings.
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Each cd is 14,00 euro (except the Bowindo 02 which is 10,00 euro).
….these are the first four releases….(shipping from the 1st of June)
³aestethics of the machine²
Composed between december 1999 and january 2000.
³The musical research that I have undertaken goes beyond man’s “point of listening” (instead of “point of view”) to experiment what could be defined as the machine’s “point of listening” (the aesthetic of the machine). Therefore it is an aesthetic that privileges a “beyond-feeling”, the meeting with the “outerness”, with the “totally-out”. The audio frequency field of this work is beyond the possibilities of our “perceptions”; it is in fact in the range of the “ultrasounds” (up to 20kHz) and the infrasounds (down to 16Hz). Throughout this work the sounds were generated at the maximum volume available for digital systems (0dB). Therefore this composition is totally full, saturated, without dynamics, with a volume level consistently turned up to “fortissimo” (classical notation), just outside the range of human perception. What remains for our hearing? Only silence? However all that we perceive in this work is entirely the result of what has been discarded, the driftage, the limits of technology and our auditory apparatus; anything that springs out of those interferences, from those collisions, the clashes of those hyper-frequencies, their results, the difficulties and the noises of the sound-reproduction system (amplifiers, loudspeakers, filters, etc.) actually produced by the surrounding space (those objects that vibrate), our very own auditory apparatus and body (often it is not our ear but our whole body that feels and vibrates)² (Elio Martusciello)
“did they ? did i ?”
Modernism a Go-Go
Who¹s Valerio Tricoli?… an enigma of italian electronic music.
What¹s ³Did They? Did I?² after an unobteinable tape on Freedom Form documenting years of his activity, this is a record made up of flesh, blood and spirit solving at last the mystery that has been wrapping his true essence.
³Did They?²: 1999, the room of a motel… voices echoing in the corridors… a few contact microphones applied on a door… external world. ³Did I?² sensibility and sensations expressed through sounds… internal world. The inner surface superimposes the outer one like a colour image on a black and white background.
³Did They? Did I?² is a record in which the contrasts, like those provoked by the impulses of inner and outer ego, are defty worked by violating any physical and biological rule, for the outer impulses – here sounding muffled and unreal- would in fact prevail if the real features were respected. The inner impulses appear clean both in tones and in presence, elements that are reflected in the sharpness of details and in the structural depth. Thus, sound sculpture is the appropriate definition to refer to the brightness of single sounds that increasingly become transparent, and to the use of a prominent perspective.
The structure of ³Did They?Did I?² is so plastic as to touch light and shade, while other components interact creating lines, spaces, and light effects: presence and absence, long and short sounds, reality and imaginationŠ Probably this music that Tricoli himself defines as modernism a go-go –, finds its place between imagination and reality just where internal and external world meet each other. Is my interpratation of his work correct? Don¹t know yet, for Valerio Tricoli still foments the mystery that has wrapped him for years by including a ghost track where inner ego is kept silent apart when investigating memory. Am I ?…am I not ?…were I ?… what we have in the end is a blurred black and white background (Mario Biserni)
Alessandro Bosetti, Antje Vowinckel
“Charlemagne, la vue attachée sur son lac de Constance,
amoureux de l’abime caché”
Two electro-acoustic compositions from 2000 and 2002 by Alessandro Bosetti, , and a recent text-sound composition by Antje Vowinckel. Finely composed abstract music that, starting from microscopic sound details develops organically and highly dynamically despite the very reduced structures. Both of the pieces make an extended use of silence, space and very small, carefully shaped, sound particles creating a feeling of natural “breath” and flow. Although this music shares some techniques with the “musique concrete” it goes much beyond in giving new musical life to sounds and suggesting new approaches in listening perception. For those who know Alessandro Bosetti for his activities as improvising saxophonist in the new minimal scene with Phosphor, Annette Krebs and others and for his text sound compositions, it will not be difficult to recognize his personal way of organizing sounds. Also hearing Antje Vowinckel¹s piece, could be a surprise for those who know her as one of the more significative and granted author of new experimental radio plays in Germany.
Domenico Sciajno, Gert-Jan Prins
“the d&b album featuring: do shine’o & prinsjan”
This is the first re-drum & re-bass album from the electronic duo of Domenico Sciajno and Gert-Jan Prins. They are both wellknown in the world of experimental electronic music, with releases on Erstwhile, Fringes, and Grob. On this album Prins’ analog shake-pulses and sweeps are directly plugged into Sciajno’s specific powerbook aesthetics and vice versa. As a whole, the five pieces on this adventurous cd form a precision-combination of sharp computer-energy, rocking selfmade electronics ,and fluid music recombination-technics creating a grinding-spatial-musical concept, which by times reminds of Shine’o’s & Prinsjan’s rhythmic- and playtechnical backgrounds on drums and double bass
Giuseppe Ielasi – Fringes Recordings
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