CAT. No 3 / 3'' CD on mDVD box
Omaggio a Lucio Fontana
'In paying homage to visionary Italian-Argentine artist Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Andrea Borghi has ruined a stack of vinyl records and probably not a few tone arms. Fontano famously stated in his ''White Manifesto'', presented in Buenos Aires right after the last world war, that matter, colour and sound in motion are the stuff of the new art. As such, he created numerous works out of light, space and surfaces. By covering these records with dust and glue and running what the needle picks up through a computer, Borghi has achieved pure texture. Of course, he has not just selected old records or "treated" the vinyl but more or less obliterated it;
A few artists, with perhaps Philip Jeck the foremost among them, have turned distressed vinyl into gold, but Borghi's is the most palpably tactile version I have ever heard. The Spanish label Reductive has preserved this highly original work in a tiny, translucent box, a work of art in itself.'
"Omaggio a Lucio Fontana of the Italian sound-artist and bass-player Andrea Borghi is the third release of the label Reductive Music from Spain. The label is specialized in experiments with sound. The artwork is great of this small piece of sound-art. A transparent cover in a small dvd-case with nice fonts and minimal lay-out.
The music is a documentation of a interactive sound installation for modified turntable. The vinyl is treated with glue and dusted materials and edited with a computer. The installation was a tribute to the Italian abstract artist Lucio Fontana. The 3"CDR consists five short tracks with cracking sounds of the vinyl.
Lots of musicians have done this before, but Borgi makes the abstract dusty sounds of vinyl more abstract than possible. The sounds are coming up and down. In a harsh way or very softly and kind, like drops of water passing by after a rainy day. A great release of abstract music!"
Frans de Waard
Andrea Borghi : prepared vynils and computer.
Sound piece of interactive sound istallation for modified turntable, vinyls treated with glue and varius dusted materials and computer. Variable dimension.
Tribute to the Italian abstract artist Lucio Fontana. Created for the exposition 12/BIS. (Italy)
Italian sound artist and bass player who creates electronic music and installations using his own Max/MSP patch for real-time sound treatments, and he often performs within an audio/visual context.
Andrea graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara and studied electronic music, piano and composition at the Giacomo Puccini Music Conservatory in La Spezia. Andrea's work has also been exhibited at galleries in Italy, France and Germany. Andrea also has a track featured on the and/OAR online homage project for Michelangelo Antonioni entitled "Translations Of Opacity", which is intended to be a project for the late Italian film director.
Out of print.
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