Maisons couleurs Simon Chioini

Maisons couleurs is the result of a very personal inquiry of sound, in pursuit of a desire to transcend the intimacy of everyday life. This design is carried out in two stages. First, through sound recording and the idea that a recording does not have to be pure or clean, but that it must capture the character of a space in all its noisiness in order to grasp the delicate details that make its essence. Secondly, through electronic synthesis, which is explored to create voluminous tones comparable to a colour palette. In opposition to the simplicity of the recordings, synthesis introduces a musical character to the piece. These two elements place the project between two poles: the ordinariness of the everyday and its subtle beauty, and the musical extraordinariness that transcends it. Maisons couleurs always returns to this coexistence of sound recording and synthesis. Their relationship wavers between oppositions and complementarity to form a continuous journey.

Source: 2020

  • Year of composition: 2016
  • Genre: Acousmatics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Roland System 100, Make Noise system, Roland recorder, Sound Device, microphones
  • Software used: Live, Max/MSP, Cecila, Ozone
  • Duration of the submitted work: 19:27
  • Production: Simon Chioini

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