[Microsound-announce] gintas k Elementary Particles
gintaskr at takas.lt
Sun Dec 2 12:38:37 EST 2007
out now gintas k mini album Elementary Particles , 3"CD-R, released
by Retinascan , RE340
Every age has it's own instruments and instruments have their own
timbres. A computer has become the main instrument in our time; sine waves
and white noise - it's generated and most frequently used timbres.
Gintas created this work as a podcast for folly by using 5 components
and their symbolic meanings: 145 Hz and 235 Hz sine waves which are basic
frequencies of male and female speech – harmony; white noise - disharmony;
80 Hz sine wave which sometimes goes below the scale of human hearing –
hell; 10 KHz sine wave which goes above the scale of human hearing – heaven.
80 Hz and 10 KHz reveal musical infinity and human limitation and, in some
way, human possibility to create infinity from his limitations.
Later he was a bit unsatisfied with the limitations of the mp3-codec
and so you can now buy the CD-R here in a neat packaging mirroring the
purity of his sonic creation.
The work consists of intro, outro, and four parts, that symbolize
earth and the order of mankind. Rhythm as a driving force of living is a key
element in all parts. Does this concept mean that I'm trying to create the
universe of spheres? - No. Does it mean that conception is more important
than music? For sure – not. Does it mean that music is above everything? -
But music in these times doesn't exist ... there is only sound art.
Elementary Particles was commissioned as podcast to folly and
SoundNetwork . thanks for your kind support !
GINTAS K - ELEMENTARY PARTICLES (3"CDR by Retinascan) VITAL WEEKLY 603
One my favorite CDR labels is Retinascan, who take great care for the
covers, a rare thing in the world of CDRs. Both of these three inch releases
come in nice printed cardboard boxes. Gintas K is of course someone who came
across before and here he goes into conceptual edges of sound, working very
specific frequencies that reflect male or female speech, 80hz sine wave
'which sometimes goes below the scale of human hearing - hell, and 10 khz
sine wave which goes above the scale of human hearing - heaven'. Originally
made for a podcast, but of course it's hard to translate these frequencies
into MP3 (a format unsuitable for any kind of experimental music, but that
is probably a different discussion). It may seem altogether quite
complicated, but Gintas K actually manages to create some nice music.
Continuing his somewhat more crude
sine wave cut ups of his previous releases, like a bastard (although
in a positive manner) son of Alva Noto, his sine wave music has balls. Deep
rumbling, cut to fit beats that are hardly danceable, but which are surely
groovy. Still under the influence of early Pan Sonic, this is actually
another fine release by this Lithuanian composer. (FdW)
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