Description: "Senza Voci 3" finishes the series "Senza Voci", three works that over the years have been made with various techniques, but which maintain unaltered some basic characteristics concerning the sound material and musical thought related to it. Especially, "Senza Voci 3" was realized at the CSC of the University of Padua, with the help of Sylviane Sapir on the real-time system that uses Giuseppe Di Giugno's 4I processor, controlled by a PDP 11 computer. The synthesis method is the amplitude modulation and the sound material is borrowed from the previous works: four sets of frequencies which from low to high, are called Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta. The relations of several degrees that take place between these sets define the articulation of the piece through a path traveled several times which goes from the individualization of single moving sound blocks to complex fusion. So this "Senza Voci is linked to the dominance of a guide set. If "Senza Voci 1", the guide set was Beta (in the middle register), "Senza Voci 2" Alpha (the most serious), the last "Senza Voci" are the Gamma and Delta sets that come to form the line important part of the speech. Another peculiarity: the extreme ductility with which the processor 4 I manipulates the envelopes, led me to play rather on the mode of attack of the sound. The whole piece returns in this aspect to the flavor of the attack of the sound of small bells and bells, either by approaching or moving away from the model. And from this dialectic is born, perhaps, and slowly develops a certain enjoyment of work. I would like to thank Giorgio Nottoli for the technical contribution he has kindly given me. G.B.
Creator: Baggiani, Guido
Partner: UNT Music Library