Prakriti

by Alessandro Fogar

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An hommage to Giacinto Scelsi.
'Prakriti' (from the Sanskrit word meaning 'nature' or 'cosmic energy'), is an exploration of nature through transformation of natural sounds and integration of them with static drones obtained mainly stretching and granulating orchestral sounds.
All the sounds are generated by a real time system, producing an infinite and ever-changing combination of sound events, it has been built using SuperCollider2 on an Apple Macintosh computer.
Sounds from nature, recorded during a residence in Topolò, a mountain village in Italy near the Slovenian border, are metabolized, transformed, distorted, decomposed, granulated. The raw materials are transformed focusing on granules and acoustic micro-particles, on the microsound level and then mixed with orchestral sampled sounds. The author acts by controlling the evolution of the work and the generation of new sound events, mixing and spatializing their stratification, composing the silence.

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released December 11, 2003

Composed and performed by Alessandro Fogar (field recordings, transformations, sound synthesis, programming).
Recorded and mastered by Alessandro Fogar, Timelash studio, October 2002.

MPEG video track (bundled in the download stuff): "Uomini che guardano nascere" by Francesco Paladino.
Recorded in Topolò, July 2002.
Screenplay by Francesco Paladino and Maria Assunta Karini.
Images and light by Francesco Paladino.

Graphic design and executive production by Giovanni Antognozzi.

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