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una grammatica dell'ornamento

by Double Goocher Shop (Renato Grieco/MP Hopkins)

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una grammatica dell'ornamento
by Double Goocher Shop

composed on September 16 & 17 from recordings made on September 12

Double Goocher Shop is the project of Italian artist Renato Grieco and Australian artist MP Hopkins. They make recordings, texts, and installations.

This recording is based on a recent outdoor text/sound/object installation una grammatica dell’ornamento, produced as part of the Tempo Reale Festival 2020 “Unlocked Sound”. Tempo Reale is a production and research centre in Florence, Italy, founded by Luciano Berio. The duo developed text scores remotely – Grieco in Naples and Hopkins in Sydney – then Grieco, with Federica Deo, arranged the text scores, prepared sounds, and objects around the grounds of the Tempo Reale centre for people to interact with.

Field recordings of the installation and the prepared sounds used as part of it were sent by Grieco to Hopkins to compose the piece. Without being able to attend Tempo Reale and only a few photographs for reference, Hopkins arranged the supplied materials and overlayed improvised vocalisations based on the texts used in the installation to create an imagined version of what it may have been like to wander around Tempo Reale that afternoon and find yourself in una grammatica dell’ornamento.


released September 19, 2020


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