Le voci del mondo

Le voci del mondo (The voices of the world) for orchestra of loudspeakers, everyone with its Genesis player inside is a new composition conceived for the acusmonium de O'Culto da Ajuda, the hall of Musica Viva, Misomusic Festival at Lisbon and its 24 loudspeakers orchestra.

Le voci del mondo (The voices of the world) for orchestra of loudspeakers, everyone with its Genesis player inside is a new composition conceived for the acusmonium de O'Culto da Ajuda, the hall of Musica Viva, Misomusic Festival at Lisbon and its 24 loudspeakers orchestra.

Working for my PhD on the subject of GENESIS (software of musical synthesis for physical modelling) as a tool for musical formalisation (mainly for composition) I have realized many thousands of models capable to generate sounds. Every model, that can be very simple or very complex, has its own "voice" that - in coherence with a use focalised on the generation of musical articulated objects rather then on synthesis of single sounds – can be a complex and richly articulated sound. Some of these sounds often appear to me like voices of strange animals, cryptic signal coming from the world or primaeval sounds from musical instruments.

For Le voci del mondo I have chosen 24 models capable to generate long sounds (minutes or hours) and I have assigned the sound of them to a channel of the loudspeakers orchestra; I imagine that in every loudspeaker is hidden one of these uncommon sounding objects. Playing at the mixer during the concert I shall open the listen to one, some or all of these voices scattered in space. I imagine the listen like to stay immobile in the centre of an unreal forest.