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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

ITURRA, Jeremias: Found Footage 

 

 

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    For the last few years, I have focused increasingly on the visual dimension of music and on the possibility of a « creative convergence » between the latter and some visual arts, such as drama, painting, and particularly cinema. I have tried to understand how visual objects have been conceived in order to explore whether the same technical model can be applied to the universe of sound.

     

     

     

     

    The reference I used for this piece is the work of Isidore Isou, and more precisely his film Traité de bave et d'éternité. This film uses the principle of what Isou called « montage discrépant » which consists of a total disjunction between sound and image, each aspect being treated independently with no significant connection between them whatsoever. The visuals are based on previously existing film reel or video recordings which have been reappropriated with the aim of making another, new movie. These images are processed using the chiseling method (« ciselure ») whereby the film reel is either painted, scratched or scuffed, in such a way that each photogram is isolated, whereas usually individual images are lost in the general flow of a film. This way the images can be considered and explored in their initial essence. In other words, the image takes on a material dimension. I believe that the work on the reel -- direct action on the object rather than on the image -- is at the heart of the artistic process. I then created a “formal metaphor”, working with existing materials, to build the architecture of the piece. Then, I entered more deeply into these materials to shape, destroy, saturate, stretch and carve them. This process resulted in new elements, which I overlaid on the first ones. At the same time, I created a combination of sounds, which I joined to these materials in a search for musical unity. This piece is part of a future project designed for string quartet entitled « Manifeste Ciselé » («Chiseled manifesto»). In it I work on this same idea concerning materials, widening it to include other visual parameters, such as staging, « sound gesture » and space.

  • Technical specs: 

    Pas d'organisme des particuliers (quatre chaises et quatre pupitres

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
4
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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