giovedì 10 ottobre 2013

Into the Fukushima Drones compilation by Aural Films netlabel

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Aural Films, an active netlabel dealing expecially with drones music, launched an interesting project and I was happy to contribute.
I took the chance to continue my current experiments making music with an iPad. I made this drone without using a guitar, preferring treating samples and sounds.
I was inspired by a time-lapse video on YouTube of a car trip along the places near Fukushima after the flood and the nuclear accident. Sorry I can't remember the name of the video or the link.
I was deeply impressed and moved by looking at the abandoned streets and buildings, you could almost smell and feel all the suffering.
So, my piece is just like moving through this places with a geiger counter sounding almost like a running train and evolving into something overwelming the senses toward the end (as it reached a "ground zero" of the disaster). It ends with a long trail of "bad memories" letting the constant "geiger train" alone.

The words of its founder about the project:
"Fukushima Drones is a compilation of drone tracks contributed by artists from around the world. This community project is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support efforts coping with the Fukushima Diaichi nuclear disaster."
It's a live project and everyone is free to contribute adding his music, according to the Aural Films music mission.

Click on the cover image below to listen or, better, download the compilation donating something for the cause

And this is my track

Into the 12-12-12 project compilation

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Just like I did for the Looper's Delight 11-11-11 project, I was happy to collaborate to the next compilation project,
Looper's Delight 12-12-12 project, wanted and coordinated by Georgina Brett one year later.
She collected many artists' contribution who gave their livelooping vision to the last palindromic date. The concept was the same: compose/improvise something containing the digit twelve.
My music contribution title, Last time in my life, sounds a bit "dramatic" but so it was. The last time in my life to live in a perfect palindromic day, even though I'm aware that time is only a "human categorization". I have to admit that I had problems coming out with fair producing and mixing result. During the following months I definitely realized that the piece itself wasn't good at all. I'm sorry to write this but I ended totally denying this piece. It's really bad, I don't like it, maybe I never did.

Anyway, click on the image below to listen/download the compilation, so many good music inside, have a nice listening.

And this is my contribution