Thursday, July 26, 2007

On making music

I'm now trying to make two songs, one i started July 17th (9 days ago), using 'Arvo Pärt - Für Alina' cut-ups. And the other, March 28h (4 months). But i can't finish them...

I work with it for a night, than sleep over, try to listen the next day in other environment (while biking specially), than some days later i go add some and change other parts, but almost always i have trouble liking it as a whole.

One thing i noticed is that the songs change completely on different speakers and headphones. What i find interesting on the computer sucks, on the iPod or at my home stereo. It has to do with equalization, i think. Some beautiful timbres and harmonies simply disappear on some speakers, other parts get unnecessary focus, like some vocal percussion i'm trying out from freesound.

Probably this two songs won't be released. I'm pretty sure (today at least) that they lack in structure, are too repetitive (while not being minimal, as i wanted). But i'm learning... This remembers me Andy Goldsworthy (in the Rivers and Tides documentary) describing (during one 'implosion') that every time his egg-stone sculpture 'implodes' due to gravity, he learns a little more about the stone... then after some trials, he makes it.

I shall now try a new one, starting with Diplo's tip: "Start with the perfect bass loop".
Hopefully this will be a collaboration with Folopo, with our hibernated Ghiroma project.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

exhibition in New Zealand

This might be the last exhibition place of the Human Artefakts Collages World Tour, which started in 2006 and went trough USA, Germany and is now in New Zealand.
I'm showing there 2 collages: 'SELF' and 'Human Alien Artefakts';

Here is the presentation from the Festival's website:
"Ever since Picasso and Braque first coined the term at the beginning of the twentieth century, collage (from the French coller, 'to paste') has played a significant role in the hands of those artists sensitive to its potential in a modern world saturated with mass media images and disposable forests of paper.

Accumulations & Transformations brings together two collage-based international shows. Human Artefakts is an international collage and assemblage exhibition featuring 50 artists from USA, Australia, Brazil, Romania, Russia, France, Canada, Mexico, Germany and NZ including Lise Menu (France), Truman Capone (USA), Maria Nichita (Romanaia), luri Kothe (Brazil) and Dale Copeland (NZ).

The Republic of Letters is an international book art project featuring among others Cordula Kagemann (Germany), Dale Copeland (NZ), Linda Wood Feldman (USA), Mimi Shapiro (USA), Tricia Burr (USA/ Russia), Mary ellen Long (USA), Hans-Jurgen Korner (Germany) and Janet Jones (USA)."

Very nice isn't it? : )