Une rencontre is intended as a “virtuoso” piece where short vocal samples are deeply processed together with acoustic instruments samples and synthesized elements in order to achieve or at least tending toward a total fusion of these elements. It is not just a mixing work, but instead it is the fusion of more sound objects in one, mainly through convolution algorithms. In this way I especially researched for a spectral merging of voice and acoustic or electronic instruments. I intentionally propose an artificial procedure where the allocation of formantic regions is extracted from audio samples of singing voices, and subsequently superimposed to audio samples of traditional acoustic instruments or even to synthesized sounds. In few points an overload of harmonics has been deliberately caused in order to experiment an emphasis of the expressive strength and emotional communication of the resulting timbre. The title reveals the aesthetic sense of the work, where a relevant meeting can be not just an encounter, but also the occasion for a mutual exchange, therefore everything and the whole of the world are in continuous transformation, by means of mutual confrontation.
- Antonio D’Amato (Italy0 is intoxicated by music. He graduated at conservatory in Piano, Harpsichord, Music for multimedia, Music pedagogy and Electronic music. He also studied composition for eight years, bassoon for three years, baroque organ and audio engineering. In 2010 he was Ondes Balance-Unbalance 2015 International Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA 2015. Martenot student in Strasbourg and Paris. At university he was student in Media and Communication. At the moment his main interest is joining traditional composition procedures and the wide opportunities of computer-based music. Some of his instrumental works are published by Forton Music, U.K. His first electronic composition was selected for a performance during the ICMC 2012 Conference. His works have been performed in Australia, Brazil, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Taiwan and USA.