credits Alessandro Perini, Fabio Monni
Click on this link to see an excerpt of the work in 3D and find more info on the final presentation of the project:
"Secret lives" was commissioned by Connect Festival.
It was premiered in Malmö (Sweden) during the Connect Festival 2011.
The work is a tryptich dedicated to the three italian composers Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna and Franco Donatoni.
In this work gruppoGruppo sets up three different paths of manipulations in the domain of sound and image, in different ways according to the composers to which the three videos are dedicated.
In the video about Berio, his portrait reveals to be a multi-layered construction, also connected to the ideas of showing and hiding. The musical part is built using his voice and samples from his masterpiece "Sinfonia".
Donatoni is surrounded by the ghosts of his musical handwriting, taking the form of little insects or particles, recalling the "cells" of his compositional process. A reference to his love for jazz music is evident in both the imagery and the sound. All the sounds are derived from a sample taken from his piece "Hot".
The video dedicated to Maderna plays with the concept of controlling or being controlled by an abstract structure. Various processed versions of Venice's map are used to model different landscapes, while the music (the sounds are taken from Maderna's "Venetian journal") tries to retrieve the hidden origin of the whole work.
Animation made with vvvv.
Website of the authors: www.gruppoGruppo.com
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