— Francis Picabia
333 Loops (Volume 1) is the first chapter of a CD/DL live series,
which documents the sound events generated by the homonymous modular
system, designed in 2011 by the Italian musician Emiliano Romanelli.
The system is composed by an archive of 333 pre-recorded sound loops,
produced between 2008 and 2011 by a sound synthesis software played in
different acoustic environments, and documented mainly with internal
microphones of several digital and analog portable recorders.
Subsequently, by a custom software (2 loop players, 2 EQs, 2 delays, 1
digital room reverb, 4 LFOs), the loops are used as modules in a
random process of juxtapositions (A//B) and multiplications (333²),
able to generate live 110889 sound events to be diffused in the room
via a multichannel sound system. 333 Loops as a possible field of
investigation, lasting between 110889 seconds and 110889 years.
The Volume 1 is the stereo documentation of the quadraphonic live
performance at the medieval cloister of Ex Convento dei Cappuccini,
Colli del Tronto, Italy as part of Within 01 festival, on Friday 13th
September 2013, 10:45 PM. This album also represents Romanelli's live
and discographic debut, after over 13 years with the multimedia duo
Tu m' (1998–2011).
Author: Emiliano Romanelli
Title: 333 Loops (Volume 1)
Catalog: Terziruolo # 02
Release: 14th April 2014
Media: CD+Trifold / DL
Edition: 200 / Unlimited
Part I – 000148 of 110889 – 15′00″
Part II – 000149 of 110889 – 11′00″
Part III – 000150 of 110889 – 9′00″
Recorded live at the cloister of Ex Convento dei Cappuccini, Colli del
Tronto, Italy as part of Within 01 festival, on Friday 13th September
2013, 10:45 PM.
Emiliano Romanelli: 333 loops, computer with custom software, usb
audio interface, mixing board, quadraphonic sound diffusion
Recorded by Alessandro Romano
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
Photography by Fabio Perletta
Printed by Ben Owen for Middle Press
AUDIO EXCERPTS, FURTHER INFO & PRE-ORDERS
Emiliano Romanelli (b. 1979) is an Italian electronic musician and
graphic designer who lives and works in Città Sant'Angelo, Italy.
During the 1990s, he studied graphic design and photography at
Istituto Statale d'Arte in Pescara; and in parallel, he studied
organology and electronic music for computer privately.
In 1998, he co-founded the multimedia duo Tu m', where he worked as
musician, visual artist, graphic designer and curator until 2011.
The duo's compositions have been released for labels including Line
(USA), Headz (Japan), Dekorder (Germany) and others. Their
audio-visual works have been exhibited in various museums and
galleries including Castello di Rivoli (Torino, Italy); Arnolfini
(Bristol, UK); Oboro (Montreal, Canada) and others.
In 2012, Romanelli began an ongoing project focused on the generative
systems and the perceptual relationships between sound, light and
space. His works are published by Terziruolo (Italy).
Further info: www.emilianoromanelli.com