small forms

Enrique Tomás
Francesco Massaro & Francesco Pellegrino

19:30h Doors
20:30h Music
Venue: Château Rouge

Enrique Tomás
A Moment of Transition is a live electronics performance with a novel interface whose form was inspired by particular sound gestures. Through the ‘action of the hand’ Tomás’ explores the tactile patterns engraved on the instrument. A machine learning system clusters and recognises tactile and sonic contents enabling real-time manipulation of digital information previously stored and analysed in the computer. A generative lighting system augments the paper’s physical materiality while it also inscribes a visual narrative inspiring musical forms. The result of this physical encounter is a live performance where sound, light and interface become both musical notation and instrument.

This performance shows us how much our body is the central actor enabling those ‘moments of transition’ when an artistic intention becomes physical and sonic outcome. Our bodies, embedded in a perpetual action and perception loop, explore physical materialities and inform us about the world. But our bodies are noisy. They do not only enable performance but they also sculpt our being-in-the-world. In A Moment of Transition interface’s materiality becomes physical notation provoking a A moment of transition (photo Elisa Unger, 2019) musical performace. Tomás’ noisy hands, freely exploring the affordances of this system, produce the sound work we perceive. Technically, touch sensors and contact microphones are used to capture tactile activity on the paper which has been embossed with a CNC. This information is used to drive a machine learning system resynthesizing captured gesture into sound. This is achieved after ordering and concatenating chunks of a digital sound previously analysed and clustered by the same algorithm.

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Double Exposure
Francesco Massaro & Francesco Pellegrino

Francesco Massaro and Francesco Pellegrino meet in the a center on path taken from two opposite sides: one coming from the instrumental improvisation and composition, reaching multimedia and electroacoustic works, the other coming from electroacoustic composition, sound art and installation, moving toward instrumental and electroacoustic improvisation.
In the center of this symmetrical path double exposure fuse these experiences in an electroacoustic improvisation where both the performers can use saxophones, clarinets, live electronics and synthesis creating a double focus, a double view on the unstable matter of sound and improvisation.