ELÍAS MERINO

This work was written and recorded by Elías Merino and Daniel del Río in 2016 during a residency at The Game of Life Foundation’s Wave Field Synthesis System in The Hague (The Netherlands). All the material is based on algorithmic synthetic sound and it was recorded in binaural format.

According to the description in Game of Life Foundation’s website, Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) is a sound production technology designed specifically for spatial audio rendering. The WFS system consists of 192 speakers, which are arranged in a square formation of 10 by 10 meters. Unlike conventional audio procedures (e.g stereo / surround) the perception of these wave fields is not dependent on psychoacoustic “phantom” sound perception, therefore the WFS sound field is actually reconstructed physically.

 

Although WFS is assembled in a 192x8 loudspeakers array, this work approaches the setting through the idea of a unitary – but divisible – object. Due to the technical and spatial characteristics of the system and its powerful possibilities, the music was built as a collection of different discrete synthetic sound bodies with unique peculiarities by exploring the location-unlocation concept and perspective variations.

 

The album comes with a limited edition booklet of drawings based on our experience in the system + process notes + the essay "Field Synthesis and Real Pattern" written for this work by AA Cavia The images of the booklet were created after the music, as a synaesthetic interpretation/portrait of the plasticity of sound, including as well an interpretation of the articulations and variations of the musical form. This visual imagery also portrays our idea of the WFS system as an unenclosed and malleable surface.

 

250 gsm recycled paper cover

90 gsm paper gloss

20 pp.

2 color

Size: 210 x 297 mm

Language: English

 

Composed, mixed and recorded by Elías Merino and Daniel del Río

Mastered by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros

Cover and Booklet Design by Joe Gilmore

 

Boomkat Review:

 

"Outzone headmelt algorithmic sound design fractures from Spanish installation dons Elías Merino and Daniel Del Río. Seriously advanced material that sounds like latter day Autechre being funneled down a giant garbage disposal - in the best possible way, of course"  +info

 

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Bandcamp:https://eliasmerinodanieldelrio.bandcamp.com/album/structures-for-wave-field-synthesis?label=2955714910&tab=music

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