TIZIANO POPOLI - Sull’accordo mimetico
Sull’Accordo Mimetico (On the Mimetic Chord) dates back to the end of the 80’s. It was commissioned by the artistic director of the ParcoScenico Festival, held in Treviso, Italy. Since the area where artists and the public gathered after the Festival was located to a very busy street, Marco asked me for a sound installation that could work as some sort of a defensive barrier for the street noise. I suggested that my work, rather than hiding the noise, should aim to harmonize the disturbances coming from the street within musical structures and forms, without burdening or saturating too much the acoustic spectrum of the place. In this way, I thought about sonic veils, consisting of repetitive – but also light and discreet – harmonic-rhythmic structures. Since the Festival took place in a beautiful centenary park, I also integrated the music with natural sounds and animal calls, always as an attempt to bridge these sound events and the other materials that made up the composition. The human voice constitutes a central element in this musique d'ameublement project, as a constant source of memory of places and times – here with many references to traditional music for children.
A pearl of ambient electroacoustic mimimalism with field recordings components in which the nostalgia of Maestro Tiziano Popoli shines through in painting landscapes that slowly change to be seen with the ears. Nocturnal, emblematic, Lynchian.
Total time: 57 minutes
Tiziano Popoli: Yamaha Dx7 synth, Korg MS10-MS50 synth, Akai S900 sampler, tapes, FX.
(Recorded on Teac A 3440 4 tracks tape recorder, mixed on Revox 2 track)
Side A: 1. Sull’accordo mimetivo - Parte 1 (28:28)
Side B: 1. Sull’accordo mimetivo - Parte 2 (28:28)