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for scarpa's fountains

by pablo diserens

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forms of minutiae is pleased to share its first release — 'for scarpa’s fountains' by field recordist and composer Pablo Diserens (pablodiserens.studio).

'for scarpa’s fountains' is an ode to Carlo Scarpa’s carefully organized matter and instinctive approach to raw elements and their coexistence with water. In resonance with the architect's work, Diserens blends field recordings gathered in the Venetian city and Scarpa’s spaces — such as sounds of fountains from the Fondazione Querini Stampalia and the Giardino delle sculture — with drone and rhythmical improvisations on cymbals and glass. This 25-minute long piece is divided into three distinct parts, each investigating various structures, materials, and memories. The two firsts segments are direct tributes to the architect in which Diserens uses copper and glass as compositional tools to create imaginary spaces that translate the subtleties of Scarpa’s forms through circular drones and transients ballets. As one wanders through these sonic rooms, or perhaps gardens, one also hears the long chants of cicadas and faint murmurs of passing visitors guided by the fountains’ drizzles. In the last section, listeners emerge from these architectonic apparitions with a surreal soundscape of Venice at dawn. Seagulls cry in unison from a sleeping city’s roofs, while a lonely figure drags a suitcase on the stone pavement unveiling the street’s relief and narrowness. The piece comes to an end as it dives back into Scarpa’s dripping waters.

'for scarpa’s fountains' celebrates the juxtaposition of various (sonic) materials that produce triggering patterns of (acoustic) memory.

Pablo Diserens is an acoustic ecologist, field recordist and composer based in Berlin who engages with various topo- and phonographies with a wide range of visual and sonic recording techniques.


released July 15, 2020

sounds and photographs gathered by pablo diserens in venice, july 2019 — layered and processed in berlin, april 2020 — additional cymbals and glass improvisations recorded in berlin, april 2020

voice taken from 'the architecture of carlo scarpa', a documentary by murray grigo (1996)
mastered by mathieu bonnafous
lathe cut and printed at disc archive (berlin)


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