- 1. (Øe) February / Seek (Excerpt from the album Transfer) 2.00 851 plays
- 2. (Øe) Seadawn / .Ksd (Excerpt from the album Transfer) 2.00 472 plays
- 3. (Øe) Sad / Jitter (Excerpt from the album Transfer) 2.00 447 plays
- 4. (Øe) Hatsuyuki / D Quant (Excerpt from the album Transfer) 2.00 416 plays
Øe Transfer (47:14)
01 February | Seek (11:15)
02 Seadawn | .Ksd (09:27)
03 Sad | Jitter (11:02)
04 Hatsuyuki | D Quant (15:30)
The bits stream invades the whole human experience today, influencing the cognitive aspect, perception, learning and communication. Man is irremediably part of this paradoxical process that leads him to experience his emotions by interacting with 0 and 1 combinations, of which the digital videos, images and music are composed. The numerical representation of life and the sensorial stimulation, achieved by combining data into binary format, replaces human primordial needs; by tending towards an abstraction, man sees himself interacting with the machine. The most evolved cultural-technologic manifestation of this new human condition is depicted by the Affective Computing, which is the study and development of devices able to recognize, process and simulate human emotions. These machines should interpret the emotional state of human beings and adapt their behaviour to them: the detection of emotional information begins with sensors which capture data about human speech, facial expressions, psychological reactions, skin temperature and language. Giving to machines emotional capabilities makes it possible to establish and simulate empathy between humans and robots.Transfer is a sonic reflection about all affective phenomena which come out by the use of digital interfaces: the emotions are thus converted twice (reality-digital, digital-reality), creating a transfer between the artist’s original purpose and the users.Transfer has been composed between July 2010 and March 2011. All the recording sessions were made in the summer of 2010 at the Gorges of Salinello (Abruzzo, Italy), a natural reserve located between two mountains, also known as the Monti Gemelli (Twin Mountains). This impressive valley is characterized by beautiful waterfalls, unusual rock patterns, caves, wild flowers and small life forms. Later on, all the organic sounds were processed using computer, audio morphing and re-synthesis tecniques.
Composed by Fabio Perletta between July 2010 and March 2011 using computer, digital interfaces, field recordings, found objects, acoustic guitar.
All the recording sessions were made in the summer of 2010 at the Gorges of Salinello (Abruzzo, Italy).
"February / Seek" video by Paolo Buatti. Cover and inner images: stills from the "February / Seek" video, digitally processed by Fabio Perletta.
Mastered by Daniele Antezza and Giovanni Conti at Artefacts Mastering (Berlin).