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Ten computers for the stars: the Reihe Laptop Ensemble

I’m glad to announce that the Reihe Laptop Ensemble will perform on December 3rd, 2016, at Teatro Arsenale of Milan, at the Contemporary Music Hub day.

The piece is part of my research at AGON on modal synthesis which I have presented
with M° Michele Tadini at the Prisma Meeting in Paris ( @IRCAM ) on July 2016 in collaboration with
the students of my Sound Design courses at SAE Institute of Milan.

Constellation is a performance for an ensemble of 10 laptop computers and use a star map as a music score. On the map, stars, clusters, galaxies, nebulas and pulsars are voiced with a sound, and every musician writes his/her own constellations on the screen. A walkthrough in the sky.

The milky way then sings with watery bubbles, the pulsars make short bursts and the fire of the stars became an ever-changing resonance. Like tiny actors in the sky, the objects of the firmament take life and paint an organic soundscape with infinite variations, all around the listener which lies in a completely dark space.

The sound of the celestial bodies is created and processed in realtime, with the Three Axis Modal Synthesis (TAMS) creating virtual acoustic instruments made of precious gems and metals like sapphire, ruby, gold, platinum, silver, beryl, diamond…

Constellation is compelling work of sound that brings the listeners into the vastness of Cosmos.

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Reihe Laptop Ensemble: Constellation

Andrea Cerrato
Luca Cozzi
Nazareno De Luca
Eric Guizzo
Marco Miduri
Marco Neridetti
Lorenzo Rinaldi
Marcello Sodano
Giacomo Somaruga
Luca Pagan

Written and directed by
Giorgio Sancristoforo

Produced by AGON
In collaboration with SAE institute
and kindly supported by SIAE Classici di Oggi

 

 

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Gleetchlab 4

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Gleetchlab 4 is currently under development.

After a massive amount of requests by many artists and friends I’ve finally decided to give a GO for V.4. The software will have a great number of new and exciting features, a glimpse  is presented in this first video. The new loopers can work with any kind of audio file, from Wav to Aiff to Mp3 and it will export 24bit Aiff files. Just drag and drop a file inside the looper and it will start playing. Each looper now can perform different algorithms of time stretching, some of which are pretty interesting when pushed to extreme values.
Loops ins-outs automations can be recorded and played back and an intelligent algorithm is implemented to control random in-out works.

Gleetchlab 4 will be available in 2016 only and exclusively with my LP.
expect the best version ever of Gleetchlab :)
Stay tuned!

 

L’età d’oro di Milano XV sec. – The Golden Age of Milan XV cent.

Installation
May 21st – June 28th
Palazzo Reale – Milano

Opera urbana per musica e immagini
di AGON e CASTAGNARAVELLI

Comune di MilanoPalazzo Reale con il contributo di SNAM
nell’ambito ExpoinCittà media partner Interni – produzione AGON, 2015

da un’idea di CASTAGNARAVELLIMassimo Marchi

regia video Paolo Castagna

ideazione musicale e sound design
Roberto Andreoni
Pietro Pirelli
Antonello Raggi
Giorgio Sancristoforo

 

voce Maria Elena Romanazzi

strumenti a fiato Mario Arcari

ghironda Nicola Cicerale

regia del suono Massimo Marchi

realizzazione video The Fake Factory

 

responsabile di produzione Manuela Bottega

ufficio stampa e comunicazione Andrea AmatoCasi Umani

traduzioni Elyse Resnick

si ringrazia Alessandra Chiarello per i dati forniti sulla Ca’ Granda

 

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Hommage à Le Corbu

In this work music is used as virtual architecture or “sound-arch”.

“Transparent” walls of musical timbres are created and projected into space with the aid of six loudspeakers positioned using the Modulor rule. The Modulor is applied to every musical parameter as a perfect serial composition. The Modulor rules both the microcosm (the timbre) and the macrocosm (the form). Everything, from durations to intervals and timbres is written with the original RED and BLUE series (113 cm at the solar plexus) and contains the golden ratio all over the piece.

Little Ali – Hommage to Forough Farrokhzad

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Persian is a beautiful and musical sounding language
It is primarily spoken in Iran (natively known as فارسی Farsi [fɒːɾˈsiː] or پارسی Parsi), Afghanistan (officially known as “Dari” since 1958 for political reasons), Tajikistan (officially known as “Tajik” since the Soviet era) and other countries which historically came under Persian influence. The Persian language is classified as a continuation of Middle Persian, the official religious and literary language of Sassanid Persia, itself a continuation of Old Persian, the language of the Persian Empire in the Achaemenid era. Persian is a pluricentric language and its grammar is similar to that of many contemporary European languages.

This is an hommage to one of the most famous poet of Iran, with the words of her child-poem “The little Ali”.

Voice and Setar: Ārash Āzādi
Electronics: Giorgio Sancristoforo

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Bitscapes

A multi-screen installation exploring and challenging the ambiguity of realism in the digital realm.

Natural landscapes from the wilderness of western Australia slowly deconstruct. By losing their “photographic skin”, the illusion behind their realistic appearance is revealed.
Commissioned to mark the first anniversary of ‘Lovebytes at Millennium Galleries’ – a permanent plasma screen gallery curated by Lovebytes with the Sheffield Galleries Trust (2006)
Direction/Design: Quayola, Chiara Horn
Sound: Giorgio Sancristoforo
Coding: W. Kosma

 

Selenofonie

A video installation

Selene (Greek Σελήνη [selɛ̌ːnɛː] ‘moon’;)
Fonia (Greek: φωνή, phōnḗ, “voice, sound”)

I always had a passion for astronomy.
Some months ago I’ve got a 200mm telescope and a  webcam to capture videos of the Moon surface.
My exploration turned into a video installation premiered at the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan on October 29th 2011 for the annual audiovisiva festival.

 

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Concept, images & software: Giorgio Sancristoforo
Production:  AGON 2011/2012

Omaggio a Franco Evangelisti

Incontri di fasce sonore is one of Franco Evangelisti masterpieces.
Recorded in 1957 at WDR, Cologne, it is one of the classic scores of the integral serial music era.

This video was a preliminary study to investigate the possibilities of playing 1950s serial music with the Buchla synthesizer and Max/MSP.

I’ve programmed 315 mixtures of 7 sinusoidal tones in Max/MSP, following the score’s instructions,
then I’ve played them freely in the Buchla, creating a variation piece.

• Sound generation: MAX/MSP

• Music interface, amplification, spatialization, ring modulation, frequency shifting: Buchla 200e

• Reverb: Jomox T-Resonator

• Reverse sounds: EHX2880

realtime recording live to tape