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The Death of Analogies Christof Migone

Musique concrète et intimiste qui se déploie sur 96 indexes. Un disque d’effet sonore idiosyncratique, réalisé entre 1994 et 96 en utilisant une banque de sons accumuler à travers une dizaine d’années. Certains éléments sonores ont été exploré auparavant sur Hole in the Head (1994) et Solar Plexus (Radius #3, Non Sequitur 1996), mais ici ils sont décortiqués. Ils sont devenus des brins microauculaires arrangés (et dérangés) en un narratif impossible. The Death of Analogies réunit une série d’accidents quotidiens. Comme une chute d’escalier, avec la gravité qui détermine la fin, mais sans savoir le montant de douleur rendu en bas.

The Death of Analogies

Christof Migone

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