[ISEA94] Artist Statement: Andrea Libretti – Segmento 3

Artist Statement

Segmento 3 is the third composition of a series for solo instrument and tape. The whole composition is based on the development of the results of a harmonic analysis of clarinet spectrums. The electronic part is, in effect, a dynamic elaboration with additive synthesis of the clarinet spectrum, using harmonic compression, expansion, shifting, etc., while the instrumental part has been developed from seven harmonic cells extracted from the base spectral analysis. For the development of this composition I have used the following devices in three different moments:
1) Analysis: spectral analysis of the base material using an Atari st and various softwares (Avalon, Sound Designer)
2) Resynthesis: modified resynthesis of the analyzed material with additive synthesis (Softsynth, Turbosynth, Avalon)
3) Organization: compositional organization of the different synthesis part using sequencers (Mastertracks Pro, Notator).
Duration 9’15”.

  • Andrea Libretti received a diploma in Electronic Musical Composition from the Conservatory G. Verdi of Milan, Italy (his birth place) in 1983, after following composition courses with N. Castiglioni, B. Ferneyhough, and Kh. Stockhausen. He has worked as a music therapist with L.M. Lorenzetti at the Centro di Neurologic there. From 1982 to 1985 he was a
    member of the Board of Directors of the Centro di documentazione e studio per la musica elettronica (CEDME), and carried out research at the Centro di sonologia in Padua. He is a contributor to “Strumenti Musicali” and at present is a musical consulent in the network Channel 5.