Nicolas Bernier – Frequencies (Sound Quanta)

Catalog MT001
Edition 100
Co-production Farmacia901
Duration 27:09
Release Date Sep 16, 2015
Format Acrylic Panel + Software + Digital
Project Production, Graphic Design
Year 2015
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The project “frequencies (sound quanta)” represents the audio version of “frequencies (light quanta)”, a sound and light installation commissioned by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain (August – October 2014).

Taking the quantum – the smallest measurable value of energy – as its conceptual basis, the project metaphorically creates relationships between basic quantum physics principles applied to the audiovisual creative process: particles, probabilities, wave/particle duality and discontinuity. Structured around these notions, the composition stems from 100 sound fragments that develop themselves aleatorically, generating an ever expanding yet disruptive form.

The release takes the form of a limited edition of 100 transparent acrylic panels. Each one is laser cut with a unique design, replicating the 100 panels of the physical installation. People who order the release will therefore receive a totally unique art object. The release comes with a card + download code, 100 sound files and a software* (programmed by Ennio Mazzon) allowing to randomly play the soundfiles.

This release has been co-produced with Farmacia901.

SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD:
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*The software only works with aiff or wav file formats.

Includes unlimited streaming of frequencies (sound quanta) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.