[ARENA] New releases in Crónica

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Segunda-Feira, 2 de Fevereiro de 2009 - 11:05:53 WET




Crónica is delighted to present the fifth release in the Unlimited  
Series, “Digital Sound Drawings” by danish composer Morten Riis.

“Digital Sound Drawings” is a collection of 6 pieces composed through  
the drawing of images and their direct conversion into sound. By  
literally drawing sounds, Morten Riis presents us carefully hand- 
crafted pieces that are in reality audiovisual creations, due to the  
great care that was put on composing not only the sound but also the  
visual appearance of their waveforms.

This release is distributed as 24 bit 44.1 KHz AIFF files, and the  
listener is encouraged to use a wave editor when listening to the  
tracks, watching the waveforms as they play.



1.	[d.raw]
2.	[new.s]
3.	[wav.form]
4.	[nor.m]
5.	[raw.d]
6.	[pic.ture]

All tracks composed by Morten Riis.
Cover art by Marius Watz.


Download for free as AIFF (236MB)



In the recent years the tendency in music software has been to  
facilitate usage, including more and more pre-made presets and sound  
banks to work from. Consequently, more and more of the actual sound  
creation has shifted from the composers’ hand to the music software  
programmers’. For me it has been become more and more uninteresting to  
use music software to create music because you have to go a long way  
to push the software to its limits before you get satisfying results.  
That’s why I started to use other not-music-specific software to  
create my music. When you work with this type of “data bending” you  
achieve a closer relation to how the computer actually handles data,  
you work more “under the hood” of the computer, and you must be able  
to understand how the different bits and bytes work in the computer,  
in order to get what you want.

That’s why I chose to draw my sound material in an image editor.  
Working in that way you have control over each sample, you work in an  
environment where the standard music terms do not exist, and thereby  
force your mind to think outside the box of musical conventions.



With “Digital Sound Drawings”, Crónica presents the fourth release in  
the Limited Series of original artworks. The Limited counterpart to  
“Digital Sound Drawings” is ”Conical”, a certified signed and numbered  
limited edition of ten 40 x 40 cm archival inkjet prints by Marius Watz.

Conical is an investigation of a 3D form composed of lines that trace  
out segments of multiple cones. Seen at a distance, the form becomes a  
spatial volume. Zooming in, the sense of volume disappears and the  
form becomes a 2D surface. The image resolves into a complex pattern  
of optical interference, without any depth cues to indicate its 3D  
nature. For ordering, please see:


Each of the 10 signed and numbered pieces is available for 125€ (post  



A lot of hard work is invested in these releases and in Crónica’s  
operations. We do not believe in DRM and we certainly don’t want to  
create any barriers between you and our releases, so, all of the  
Unlimited Releases will be free to download, but if you can, please  
consider to leave us a small donation for the benefit of both artists  
and label. Don’t forget to leave us your address, so that we can send  
you a thank you postcard in return.


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