infinite

/ˈɪnfɪnɪt/

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adjective

  • limitless or endless in space, extent, or size; impossible to measure or calculate.

Despite the wideness of multitimbral references in sound, western music is mostly constructed over 7 notes. It might sound limiting but its all but that, due to all the characteristics, forms and structures that can b given to these notes, resulting on a infinite amount results. This endless palete is in one side liberating, in other, overwhelming, since in so many choices it's hard to choose the define the ones that work for you, in the eternal pursuit to find yourself in what you create.

For this project I chose to pick two variables and play with them, alongside with you:

   _Firstly I picked one of my favourite forms of sound: Loops. Loops are valid as music just for repetition and this event makes me wonder. If you listen to scattered raindrops during a storm, they won't sound so musical, but if isolate a timeframe of that event and repeat it, in less a couple of loops you will find musicality in it. If you extend that in time, you can even feel the hypnotic and mantric feel of that repetition, swirling and embracing you, transporting you somewhere else. No notes needed, no formal musical construction, no musical knowledge, just sheer repetition, makes that magic happen.

  _Secondly, I give the viewer/listener the control of time of the loops. When they star, how long they last and any choyse on the timeline during playback, order of initiation and volume. This is done by simply utilising the video has a regular youtube client, however you please. My theory is that you can they can never be pressed all at the same time nor even on the exact choosing of the commander, thus providing an unique registry and infinity possibilities, on every given moment.
  _Finnaly, it is my compreension that, time extension, as in the longer audition of one loop or fixed combination of loops, is one of the most powerfull tools in this mantric infinitude. Try out diferent combinations, on a smooth long transition, feeling each decision affect the mood and direction of the sound pallet, beiing that for me, the full content of this interactive piece.

Once you fiddled all you want, if in curiosity for more, send me an email to flipcaetano@gmail.com and I'll send you the live footage of the clips recording in my studio!  

Have some audio Fun

PS: This is scientificly proven to be 84,2% less fun if without headphones or serious soundsystem (laptop speakers not included)!