I’m very happy to announce that my new (old) album Acta GeoGraphica is out for Ripples, that collects my electronic works based on the GeoGraphy algorithmic environment from 2001 to 2007. A special thanks to Ennio Mazzon is due.
This night we will be with Amp2’s Hopeful Monster on Battiti, famous underground program on Radio 3, during a session dedicated to Musica Improvvisa. Let’s hear what they say…
“The biologist Richard Goldschmidt introduced the term “hopeful monster” to indicate an individual of a species showing a relevant mutation in its genes. This mutation makes the individual a “monster”, as it differs from all the other individuals of his species. But, at the same time, it is “hopeful”, as it can lead to a radical discontinuity in the otherwise continuous evolution of the species. Our “Hopeful Monster” presents five excerpts from two long, radically improvised, sessions, where no previous structures of any kind were planned. Indeed, improvisation often tends to be shaped as a sort of continuous, slowly evolving flow. But, from time to time, a mutation happens, leading to unprevisible results. The tracks on the album present five of these hopeful monsters”
In “Hopeful Monster”, AMP2 is:
Gandolfo Pagano: Prepared Guitar, Electronics
Dario Sanfilippo: Laptop/Live Electronics – Feedback Network Based Nonlinear DSP System
Domenico Sciajno: Laptop/Live Electronics – Max/MSP Programming
Antonino Secchia: Percussion Set
Andrea Valle: Rumentarium, a SuperCollider-Driven Electro-mechanical Percussion Set
Now, thanks to Vincenzo Santarcangelo, I gained other 5 mins of celebrity on the famous Italian magazine Rockerilla (Jan 2010). Wow, no need to be a rockstar (eve if I’d like to, indeed).
Rohbauten is at Galerie Genschen, Hamburg