Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Art Spaces Vol1 – Noise in Art, Sonic Dialogues with Art Places by Luca Formentini, BandCamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog
Sometimes when I have the luck to visit Museums it may happen I feel like floating, suspended in time and space.
I usually hold a recorder to capture the natural, spontaneous sounds of the exhibitions I’m visiting, keeping my recording device on while walking through the spaces, investigating the way each exhibition room was playing a different sound.
Beside the resonance caused by the physical dimensions of the room, I am amazed by how differently people were placing themselves in the environment, reacting to the volume of the space and to what was contained and displayed.
A very interesting unconscious world captured in sound.
I keep walking while preserving the sense of suspension that I wanted to be sustained as long as possible.
Sometimes there is something that can gently make me reach another level of such strong feeling, another layer of depth that connected to the sense of floating.
Until now, out of many museums I’ve visited and recorded this magic has happened just three times: at the Tate Modern in London and at the Guggenheim and MoMA in NYC.
This is a way to represent how a feeling needs to find availability to happen in full and reveal its identity.
All is related to the physical perception of proximity and distance, public and intimate, concrete and abstract, the borders beneath our emotions float and sometimes get suspended.
between the two realms: public/environmental/solid/real and musical/abstract/emotional/intimate.
given the subtlety of the sounds I suggest you to listen to these recordings with headphones.
released December 4, 2020
Gulsun Karamustafa, Agnes Martin, Tate Modern, Guggenheim New York, MoMA New York.
Album cover: original painting by Patrizio Vanessi