Availability: Running solely on iOS devices. Get it directly from the App Store: __ Made for: iPhone / iPod Touch, iPad Minimum iOS Version : 5.1.1

 


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Musica Eterna
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Solo Release, 2015

 


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The music about to be experienced in this App is being released in the tradition of a musical Album, my first solo record since 2005. Over these last 10 years i’ve went through several iterations in my approach to music this release comes to close the circle on the way i came to think about composing music. 

In todays age and for my musical work in particular i find it castrating to continue the tradition of fixing music to a timeline, releasing it in a fixed medium, in the form of fixed compositions of a fixed length . There was a time where the technologies were not available to make it in any way different, in this sense even contemporary music thought of in non-fixed terms incorporating chance in their scores would always be delivered to the public in the form of a recording not allowing these intrinsic properties of the music to naturally change at different listenings as if they would if performed live. This, i always thought, was a major issue with releasing such music, as it betrays the initial composers idea.

Today the tools are here to allow composers to present and deliver music without these constrains, it’s now common that wireless equipped portable devices, as following the Walkman tradition, allow us to carry "all” world’s music everywhere we go. The computational potential of such devices is what allows me to deliver this music to you in such a new form. This music will not repeat itself, ever.

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to Musica Eterna.

André Gonçalves, March 2015

 

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The Composition:

The full Musica Eterna piece is about 4h.
The App is the indefatigable piece interpreter, playing it repeatedly related to the current date and time.
The composition features a total of about 250 “patterns” and contains rules to play these through about 25 “ambients”. These rules incorporate chance operations which allow it to be different every time the piece is played, as it would if performed live.

 

 

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Availability:

Running solely on iOS devices.
Get it directly from the App Store
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Made for: iPhone / iPod Touch, iPad
: 5.1.1

 

 

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Credits:


Music by:
André Gonçalves
Modular Synth & Keyboards

 

Special Guests:

Alex Zhang Hungtai
Keyboards & Saxophone

https://soundcloud.com/lastlizard
http://dirtybeaches.bandcamp.com


Casper Clausen
Voice

http://www.efterklang.net
https://soundcloud.com/liimaband

*Casper Clausen appears courtesy of 4AD Records

 

Concept, recording, editing and programming
André Gonçalves


 

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News:



Musica Eterna Premiere Streaming:

The Lake Radio 4 hour set of Musica Eterna
Monday 27th, starting at 21 CET

http://www.thelakeradio.com

 

 

 

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About:

André Gonçalves works across the fields of visual arts, music, video, installation and performance. His works have been presented in several galleries and festivals such as Experimental Intermedia Foundation, New YorkNam June Paik Art Center, Seoul; FILE, Sao Paulo; ICA, London; Steim, Amsterdam; Museu Vostell Malpartida, Cáceres; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon. His music work, solo or in collective projects, include more than 15 editions in several recording labels

Over the past few years he has also built a solid reputation developing widely praised modular hardware synthesizers under ADDAC System brand, which are now being used by many musicians throughout the whole world.

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photos by Vera Marmelo

 

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App Settings:

Screen Sleep
When DISABLED this setting will prevent the iOS device from entering Sleep Mode.

Play in Background
When ENABLED this setting will allow the App to run in the background.
If Disabled the App will stop playing on exit or on lock screen .

 

 


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eventually more to come*