21 novembre 2013


Sonic Shuffle è l'ingegnosa applicazione ideata da Domenico Sciajno per consegnare alla fantasia e alla creatività dell'utilizzatore finale la possibilità di agire/interagire a piacere con l'omonima partitura grafica e un'orchestra di 48 musicisti infinitamente riconfigurabile: Franz Hautzinger, Chris Brown, Toshimaru Nakamura, Phill Niblock, Gunter Müller, Oren Ambarchi, Lionel Marchetti, Kim Cascone, Asmus Tietchens, Vladislav Delay, Alvin Curran, Michael J. Schumacher, Elliott Sharp, Philippe Petit, Lukas Ligeti, Yannis Kyriakides, Tim Hodgkinson, Anne La Berge, Tom Recchion, Thomas Lehn, Axel Dörner sono tra questi, e anche il compianto Laurent Dailleau, cui il lavoro è dedicato. Il tutto tramite una carta da gioco sonora - prodotta in questa versione v.01 in soli cinquanta esemplari da Bowindo Recordings - che dialoga con dispositivi Mac o Windows tramite porta USB.
Note, manualetto di istruzioni, fondamenti teorici e suggerimenti pratici si trovano presso www.sonicshuffle.net

Dice Sciajno: “I transformed my Sonic Shuffle score into a software application, an interface that actually allows any user to act as the ‘conductor’ of the original score to perform and control it in real time by composing and orchestrating the recordings from all the artists who interpreted its parts. So, the software application (the score) and the recordings (the performed parts) are stored and distributed on a digital media support, so that it does not result in a fixed and defined composition. In fact, due to the way I conceived the score and therefore the application, the organization of the recordings is subjected to a probabilistic and aleatoric process. The diversity of organization and distribution of the parts in every performance will strongly impact the shape and the character of the composition, which will be different every time. On top of that, the application allows the user to introduce sound recordings of his or her choice, revealing the Opera Aperta (Open Artwork) potential of this work.”

http://www.sciajno.net
http://www.sonicshuffle.net
http://www.bowindorecordings.com