Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
CD – Non Visual Objects
Sampling field recordings using the hum (the noise produced by the difference of potential between electronic devices connected together) as a base is truly unusual. The interference is generated by three different low power voltage adapters and the positions of the microphones are changed to collect the sounds and spectrums of the overtones. On these drones rest rarefied cymbalon sequences, played by Herbert Friedl, or the electric cellotar (a custom-made bamboo flute), together with three different mouthorgans handled by Bernhard Günter. The music is articulated in very slow passages, ramps and carefully designed and somewhat ‘difficult’ and harsh transformations, where not everything is built on an intrinsic structural elegance, a mix this duo finds itself at ease with. One single 45 minutes long track, ‘music like weather’, to paraphrase the authors themselves, who are crafty experimenters for the Austrian label Non Visual Objects.