MUSIC IMPROVISATIONS FOR LOOPER PEDALS.
AUTOMATED AUDIOVISUAL REPRODUCTION OF A SOUND ARCHIVE, "∞".
DIGITAL ALBUM RELEASES AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP.
archive of loops is an expanding archive of sound improvisations. rhythmical and melodical phrases are composed, layered and deconstructed through the use of looper and effect pedals, exploring modes of repetition, accumulation and automatic memory. each session is unique and archived unedited. sometimes the archive is christalised and released as compositions made of fragments of the archived sessions, re-explored and manipulated years after they first came to life.
some other times the archive can be presented as an audiovisual installation. in this configuration the archive is reproduced in its relative entirety by an algorithm that pseudo randomly skips 31 seconds in 31 seconds within the overall duration. at each interval between sound reproductions– which happen in total darkness– the computer script displays on a blue screen the recording date of the following track fragment. while the content of the archive presents itself as a spontaneous and inconclusive sonic diary, the automated reproduction mimics the behaviour of the average user of the online digital music platform spotify. data analysis reveals that 35% of users, a percentage that increases up to 50% with age decrease, skips between songs every less than 30 seconds, hence before a song is counted as a stream and its author granted their share of royalties.
INSTALLATION VIEW AT FONDAZIONE BARUCHELLO (2019).