Label: 901 Editions
イタリアの13、Kohlhaas、Unfathomlessより不定期に音源を出版、建築家として動きつつその延長にある音の表現を模索し続けるサウンドアーティストNicola Di Croce。フィジカルものとしては通算5作目となる音源をFabio Perlettaの901 Editionsからリリース。試聴の通り空間自体が持つ独特の響きを重視したアーキテクチャ作品であり、人々が出入りする空間に音を放ち絶えず変化する環境音の相互作用を丸々記録。重厚なアンビエント・サウンドが、会話、足音、物音とランダムに入り混じる、非常に興味深い且つ心地よい音風景が確認出来ます。美しいデザインの6パネル・デジスリーヴ。
• Glass mastered CD
• 6-panel digisleeve (coated 350gms cardboard)
• Matte finish
• Colours: CMYK
• Text by Xavier Veilhan
• Designed by Mote Studio
“When Xavier Veilhan kindly invited me to consider which artists to involve in his amazing Studio Venezia project, one of the first names I had penciled in was Nicola Di Croce. Between the many sound artists that I know and admire, Nicola has the unique quality of always provoking an original dialogue between his theoretical reflections and his practice as a musician and I felt that he could have fruitfully inhabited that unique space. Dealing with architectures, technologies, but above all with the unpredictability of an ever-changing interaction between the visitors, the pavilion and the sound.
The way Nicola Di Croce’s music moves through the space and the way the visitors themselves move through Nicola’s sounds is rendered by the four tracks of this record in its uncanny nature of a practice where the possibilities of a recording studio are reinforced and subverted by the ghostly presence of a multiplicity of visions/listenings.
Where is the surface and what is really emerging? Is the music lapping the feet of the visitors or are their steps crumbling upon the sonic attention that the artist is activating just as one of the many possibilities of affection?
The various sound moments that the musician wraps around the idea of being together in a vibrating space, reveal their nature of geometry activators, as well as a reactivation of the primogenial possibility that all the sounds in a space can generate new kinships.
Listening to Affective Room Tones takes me back to the days of Studio Venezia, to the uniqueness of that experience, out of space and time, but - magically - immersed in the awareness that a space and a specific moment in time are made of the same stuff dreams (and we) are made of.”