Electronic compositions

Nicola Sanguin’s electronic compositions focus on the micromontage, granular synthesis and microsound, with due attention to the synaesthetic aspect of the sound.

 

Texture – 2013

Acusmatic composition for octophonic support – it is developed through synthesis techniques based on non-linear mathematical functions.
Non-linear functions are at the base of the so-called “chaos theory”; the idea was to develop a piece of music that reflected the unpredictable growth trend of the world population, with its possible catastrophic consequences.

 

Recombimantion – 2014

Acusmatic composition for quadraphonic support – it is developed through the FAP software (Feature Audio Profile, designed by Nicola Sanguin). This algorithm allows the analysis of an audio file through audio feature extraction making the representation of the profile of a single descriptor on a two-dimensional graph (time / feature) and the remodeling of the same through user interaction with the graphic panel containing the original profile .
This process involves the segmentation of the analyzed audio file into frames; the frame size is freely chosen in the software menu and determines the total number of points of the drawn profile. FAP then allows the modification of the original graphic, subsequently obtaining a new audio micro-montage of the original file following the shape of the modified graph.
The title of the composition refers explicitly to the processes of genetic recombination of DNA, through which it is possible to obtain new combinations of genes compared to the initial ones, and therefore a new DNA.

 

Texture #2 – 2016

Acousmatic piece composed for the bachelor conservatory Academic Diploma.
In this work there is a full range of sound textures analyzed (and here re-interpreted) from the styles of twentieth century composers such as Gyorgy Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis, Horacio Vaggione and Curtis Roads.

 

Six schizophrenic fingers – 2015

Composition for piano and electronics.

 

Concret Piano – 2015

Sonification of an exhibition space. Tribute to Iannis Xenakis.