a sound portrait of Milan produced by Painè Cuadrelli – marks our official first entry as RADIA member.
Radio Papesse launched the series with a work of Painè Cuadrelli and his soundwalk in Milan, the city Luciano Berio and Bruno Maderna portraied in 1954 in ‘Portrait of a city’, the first electronic music piece ever recorded at the Milan’s RAI Fonology Studios (Italian Radio and Television). As the oral narration is a primary key of this soundwork, Cuadrelli’s portrait is much more about sounds and field recording; it was produced recording sounds in the city of Milano, Italy and manipulating it into a collage of small compositions and rhythms. The show is intended as a modified soundwalk, where pieces of real-world soundscape get transformed, cut’n’pasted, mixed and remixed, becoming something else, yet keeping the original texture.
Recordings were made in main spots of the city centre: Piazza del Duomo, Duomo (inside), Triennale Museum, Teatro dell’Arte, Parco Sempione, to name a few, in differents moments of the day and night.
No addictional sounds were used.
>>CREDITS<< produced, composed and mixed by Painè Cuadrelli assistant: Mattia Trabucchi recordings made with; Edirol R-09, Apple iPhone with Audiofile Engineering Fire Application, Tascam DR 100 sound editing made with: Audiofile Engineering Wave Editor, Bias Peak post-production and mix made with: Ableton Live, Apple Logic Studio