[eng] We want many things to happen: in movies, in music, in life (travel, have sex with many people, work, writing …), we want things to happen to not get bored. What happens when things fail to go? So we must learn to listen, to differentiate the nuances, to listen to ourselves. In this work, a few things happen, so it’s perfect for learning to listen.
[cat] Volem que succeeixin moltes coses: al cinema, a la música, en la nostra vida (viatjar, tenir sexe amb molta gent, treballar, escriure …), volem que passin coses per no avorrir-nos. Què passa quan deixen de passar coses? Doncs que haurem d’aprendre a escoltar, a diferenciar els matisos, a escoltar-nos a nosaltres mateixos. En aquest treball passen poques coses, així que és perfecte per aprendre a escoltar.
[esp] Queremos que sucedan muchas cosas: en el cine, en la música, en nuestra vida (viajar, tener sexo con mucha gente, trabajar, escribir…), queremos que pasen cosas para no aburrirnos. ¿Qué pasa cuando dejan de pasar cosas? Pues que tendremos que aprender a escuchar, a diferenciar los matices, a escucharnos a nosotros mismos. En este trabajo pasan pocas cosas, así que es perfecto para aprender a escuchar.
Six iterations of nxH1.
| Drone | Ultraminimal | High Pitch | Insect |
First livecoding iteration on nx010.
Download & listen: http://www.archive.org/details/nx2011-12
nx2011-12_01: [at047] Per Fly – 03.Per Fly 3 (Oriol Rosell)
nx2011-12_02: [insubrwk02] V.A. - 03.The Tide is Gone on its own (Honoré Feraille)
nx2011-12-03: [snr223] Sedna – 04.Sedna (C remix) (The 17 Sons of Abraxas)
nx2011-12-04: [ar055] Radical Poland IV – 11.Live in Krakow (Moljebka Pvlse)
nx2011-12-05: [sub010] Immutable Law – 01.Salt,Sulphur & Mercury (Subterrestrial)
nx2011-12-06: [edp042] A agua,o cuiza,o vao – 04.Moviola (Mezukov)
nx2011-12-07: [cwk0016] 34.Asteroid (Oystein Jorgensen)
nx2011-12-08: [ar058] Wonderwerp – 07.Wonderwerp 25 (ZLB: Miguel Cerdeira Marreiros Negrão)
nx2011-12-09: [ar052] Velak Gala – 02.Velak Gala #60 (Caroline Profanter & kaltraum Vollmondt)
nx2011-12-10: [slnt028] Outercloser II – 04.The Valley Returned Our Echoes (Tapage & Rick de Greef)
nx2011-12-11: [zen083] Cold Water – 02.Cold Water/ Of Creative Devastation (December Nightskies)
nx2011-12-12: [ar054] Radical Poland III – 10.07.11.05 (II) (Emiter.Arszyn)
All tracks are CC, but if you do not want your work in this compilation, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
To hear a Oriol Rosell release is a tough call, lets get that clear and move on to other considerations. After assuming that Rosell’s work is indeed something that requires more than a simple listening we should ask ourselves what is he trying to achieve and why.
Reading the liner notes on Ulrich Seidl EP at Crónica Electronica we can get a clear idea on Rosell’s intentions and aims. Basically Rosell seeks for a sonic experience based on time and perception and the relationship between author or performer and listener or the audience.
“My interest in time comes after many years working with stage performers, mainly dancers. It still shocks me how the experience of time changes when you are exposed to a certain aesthetic input or another, how many different ways of consuming a minute are there depending on your side of the stage — as a viewer/listener or as a player —, and how you can manipulate the viewer/listener’s time perception through compositional and timbre-choice decisions.”
On PER FLY we are dealing with those issues while be go through the album and we get more and more into his work. Once again Rosell is demanding a certain attention and he is trying to present a extreme experience that could be compared to other sonic projects dealing with the boundaries of hearing and sonic bearability (just invented that).
According to the previous, he could be working on a noise level trying to achieve what Merzbow does. But not, Rosell, delivers sound parcels that range from extremely high-end frequencies to tone-like drones that technically are clear, clean and neat, adjectives not associated with noise, or those kind of music genres where extreme sonic experiences are the basis of the work. No distortion, no 140 Dbs, no low bass frequencies, and no electric guitars. Rosell deals with noise and bearability from an aseptic perspective and minimalistic approach.
I long for a indefinite time when the attention is focused on a single sound.
Each nxH is a livecode improvisation from the blank screen with the help of some presets such as classes and code snippets.
Each function is pseudorandom, thus, each recompilation produces sound a little different but preserves the same high-level structure.
The aim is to find a algorithmic compromise between novelty and repetition.
Primarily, my interest is to direct the focus of attention only on the sound. Distractions such as the structure, analogies, and so on. would go undetected.
The ”drone’ ‘is ideal for this task, as the harmony and rhythm (in the classical sense) are secondary or nonexistent.
The main hypothesis (hence the experimental label) is that careful listening, focusing on a single point, contributes to the dissolution of the flow of thought we call consciousness and that is the basis of ego as a source of suffering.
This is a open source work : therefore the final result as the material used for its preparation is freely available, can be copied and changed quoting the original source whenever noncommercial.
Audio files are CC-BY-NC-SA
You can download the samples used or listen here. Are also CC-BY-NC-SA
You can download the code or see and git from GitHub.
Programming language: SuperCollider.
Programming environment: Emacs
Audio Editor: Audacity
OS: Fedora CCRMA at home. PureDyne and Ubuntu.
Always the same, always different …
These are some of the interpretations nxH automatic functions.
nxH5: [nx010-1] Miquel Parera Jaques (Everything is Void)
2011.240.10.13 [treetrunk178] Tuonela (Angels of Chrome and Light)
Chrome Blue Space.
Listen “06.Bones of th Old World”:
2011.223.09.20 [rb100-2] Bengalfuel (Kokolias)
The breath of the dragon.
2011.214.09.10 [SF-9003] John Kannenberg (Three Hours of Infinity)