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ALFEO (DUBIT), PIER - Works 2016-2018

"Work presented during the personal exhibition of Pier Alfeo (well know also for his moniker Dubit) "Incisione su Silenzio" at the gallery Doppelgaenger of Bari, Italy (February 22-May 22 2019). Works produced and composed during the studies of electronic musical composition at the "N. Piccinni" Conservatory of Bari. The compositions have been realized through algorithmic programming using the Wolfram Language of the Mathematica and CSound software. The collection Works 2016-2018 includes the first three electro-acoustic compositions created during the academic years, a period in which the algorithmic computer programming technique was learned using the Wolfram language in the domain of the Mathematica software. This technique involves the construction of sound on a mathematical-computer level taking into account the structural parameters of the sound itself, such as: attack times, duration, intensity, height, envelope and spatialization, using granulators, additive synthesis and subtractive synthesis. The system consists in the creation of data matrices which are then appropriately interpreted by the CSound software which renders them in audio format, a material that was subsequently organized and edited for composition purposes. The intent during both programming and composition was to arrive at a sound that preserved a certain warmth, a certain organicity (contrary to the coldness of the technique itself), this was possible by intercepting a series of trends and classes of numbers that exhibit a fluid behavior, reflecting the internal motions of nature. The plays and influences that led to the creation of these works are by composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Schaeffer, Luigi Nono, Bruno Maderna, Iannis Xenakis, Igor 'Fedorovic Stravinsky, Gyorgy Ligeti, R. Murray Schafer, etc. In "All That Fall" a single sample of origin was used, the recording of a crackling fireplace, while in "The Never Spoken Words" all sound generations were created by processing only recordings of voices and vocalizations. Written and composed by, performer Pier Alfeo. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. Gatefold poster cover (oversized: 60x90) para-graphic score of the composition "All That Fall", including an insert. White vinyl; edition of 300." - Backwards .
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This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

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