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CYGNI: Gesto

LINE (LINE_091) | 36’05” | Digital | Unlimited Edition | September 8, 2017

Gesto #2 by CYGNI from LINE on Vimeo.

Gesto is 11 skittering rhythmic/arrythmic loop-based compositions that scatter percussive elements across a sonic grid. Playful, spatial, pensive, yet dark.

Gesto was created over the course of a two year improvised sessions recorded on two tracks, without any overdub, from 2015 to 2017. It is the result of the two artists’ visions of electro-acoustic music, combining their respective sensitivities into an intricate microcosmos of freeform sound grids. Employing different sound sources like synths, cheap electronics, samples and a vintage tape echo, the album floats between deconstructed textural dub and musique concrète, escaping any genre identity.

Cygni is an experimental improv duo comprised of sound/installation artist Fabio Perletta and sound designer Pierluigi Scarpantonio. Their music refuses any categorisation, working on the edge of different aesthetics and exploring the unexpected intersections between musique concrète and abstract beats.

All tracks by Cygni.
Created at Tokonoma Studio in Roseto degli Abruzzi (IT), 2015-2017.

Mastered by Gianclaudio Hashem Moniri.
Images by Fabio Perletta / Mote Studio Berlin.