Upcoming new digital release: ‘Liminality' is the first collaboration between Yann Novak and Fabio Perletta and is co-published by Dragon’s Eye Recordings and Farmacia901. In 'Liminality' the artists explore different states of ambiguity that occurs in the middle stage of the compositional process before its structure has comes to fruition.  The piece inhabits the threshold between sonic discovery and and fully realized composition.  'Liminality' explores a similar pallet of sounds, always on the verge of becoming something more, but never fully materializing.

'Liminality' contains recordings collected by Fabio Perletta at Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris on April 19th, 2013. Cover image by Yann Novak.

Fabio Perletta (born July 31, 1984), also known in his recordings and performances as Øe, is a sound artist and graphic designer based in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy. He has a BA in Film Studies at the University of Rome La Sapienza, writing a thesis entitled “Electronic sound between cinema and contemporary forms of audiovisual”. In this work he referred to the works of Bill Viola, Ryoji Ikeda, Chris Cunningham and David Lynch, focusing on the most recent theories about human perception, as a result of Semir Zeki’s neuroaesthetics perspective. Fabio consequentially graduated with honors in Electronic Music at the Italian Institute for Music Technology (IITM), where he developed a multichannel (quadraphonic) sound environment that consists in an underwater landscape.

His works include electronic music, video, art installations, graphic and sound design for exhibitions. Described as trascendental and breezy architectures, celestial humming and luminescent hypnosis, his music is aimed to research the beauty into imperfection. Widely influenced by physical phenomena, human perception and psychology, his sound focuses on representing and discovering the sound of the invisible, mixing asynchronous loops and microsounds. Perletta’s music marks an aesthetics formed of digital errors, sound fragments, fragile sound paths and abstract colours, revealing a contemplative way of experiencing new emotions in the digital era and the fragmentation of nature through technology.

He is also known for the founding of the Farmacia901 record label and his membership of the AIPS network.

“Art does not reproduce what is visible, it makes things visible” Paul Klee

Quark: How Does The Invisible Sound? is a media project born with the specific intent of exploring the possible inter-relationship between sound and the invisible, strictly related to science and physics. It relies on monthly digital releases and a MaxMSP custom software called Cconfin, inspired by elementary particles interactions and a physical phenomenon known as Colour Confinement. The software allows the artists and musicians involved to seek and discover their own vision of the invisible through sound by treating and processing audio files via custom algorithms. Presented as a collection of digital graphic cards and heterogeneous sound art pieces, the research aims to find a deep connection as close as possible to the boundary of knowledge. An attempt at quantum sound in a not-visible yet perceptible world.

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01 Ennio Mazzon — Sadbury’s Helicity
02 France Jobin — Baryons
03 Robert Crouch — Folk Songs
04 Franz Rosati — Symmetry Breaking