Video premiere: Missing Ear’s ‘Lost and found’, a rebellious act against information overload, Lost and found, Missing Ear (2022), δημοσίευση CLOT Magazine [9/11/2022]Marilena Pateraki
Premiering today is the video for Lost and found, a track from the new album Skyquakes from drummer and sound designer Matteo Gualeni, aka Missing Ear. The video has been directed by Marco Ciceri, a visual artist and director based in Berlin.
In his first album, Skyquakes (Mille Plateaux/MP48, 2022), Gualeni delves into the study of sound perception and the way human beings understand and give meaning to the AS (Auditory Streams). Listening is not passive; instead is an act of rebellion against the numbness of the digital reality: “our brains digest every day an infinite amount of sonic contents, which remain unheard. This idea came about because he wanted to bring back to light and to our consciousness the possibility of being able to choose. We have the power to choose not to be overwhelmed by the huge amount of music that is released every day, not to be driven by algorithms, but to regain direct contact with what we are doing, listening or seeing, he further adds.
Being a drummer has a lot of influence on his work, i.e., the use of sequencers is related to rhythm or harmony and melody. But surely the most evident impact of being a drummer is on the composition side. He says it all starts with a note, noise, beat or sample: I love to experiment with analogue drum machines. Every single thing that can be put on a rhythmic sequencer is true love! He adds that when composing, it’s better not to work with predefined structures, as you can explore different narratives and find new perspectives in the composition: It’s a process that gets closer to the nature of human listening, with its layers and segmentation, rather than choosing the more artistic and evocative side of it.
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