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Versiones arruinadas

by Cecilia Lopez

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Versiones Arruinadas (Ruined Versions)

This is a collection of pieces created over many years on the premise of processing materials. These processes are done by a number of different mediums that range from analog synthesis, kinetic sound sculptures, resonant objects and oddly methodological recording techniques. These procedures are applied alone or combined in an attempt to modify or blur the first layer that we perceive when we listen sound material. What if the normative listening formats were others? What’s left out as residual? Which qualities of content can transcend the way it is delivered? The material chosen for these operations is in some way capricious in that it responds to my history, preferences and has different reasons to be there. The first piece is made filtering several organ master-works youtube collections by J. S. Bach. the second piece is done with a live recording of "Kilómetro once" by chamamé duo Rudi & Nini Flores processed through an analog synth. the third piece is a filtered multichannel version of a track by the japanese noise-rock band Boredoms. The forth piece is a processed version of "I Fall in Love too Easily" by Chet Baker. The fifth piece is a 'ruined version' of a song of mine, and the sixth piece comes from a recording of a reading of Sergio Parra's poem "La manoseada" done by himself—'manosear', in spanish, is 'to put your hands on something and touch it, probably too much'. The reasons for these operations are as varied as the material. Some things i've heard so many times that have already solidify as different pieces in the way i listen to them. Some of this music that is processed is extremely hard for me to listen, and the process is done in an attempt to change that perceptive focus. Others are just the result of unusual listening practices (mostly listening through objects) that have become a matter of research for me.

Cecilia Lopez, 2018

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released February 7, 2018

Free download from Contour Editions: www.contoureditions.com/releases/ce.onl_0016/ce.onl_0016.html

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Cecilia Lopez New York, New York

Cecilia Lopez is a composer, improviser and multimedia artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina based in New York. She works across the media sound, improvisation, performance, installation and the creation of electronic sound devices and systems. Her work has been performed in numerous venues in the US, Argentina and Europe. ... more

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