Celadon
ENNIO MAZZON
IHab013

Project “Celadon” started as an audio documentary of the Piave river, which is located
in the north east of Italy (It begins in the Alps and flows southeast for 220 km into the
Adriatic Sea near the city of Venice). The purpose was to represent with sounds
(field recordings and electronic interludes) the contrasts and the complex interactions
between the "natural side" and the "urban side" of a place.

But “Celadon” evolved in a somewhat unexpected way. Several concrete sounds (raw and processed) captured during the 2010, have been inserted in order to provide a more structured shape, and a noisy coda has been added at the end of the piece. This noisy coda is basically made up of various processed recordings of electromagnetic interferences created using
a tape player, a cd player, a laptop, a small dc motor and a stepping motor found in a old broken inkjet printer. As can be heard in the final version of “Celadon”, the recordings of the Piave river are now overwhelmed by other sounds and the initial “concept” has been probably lost within the new structure of the work.

"Celadon" is an experimental composition built upon natural recordings which reflects the constant changes of our perception of things: new information, new inputs and new approaches are parsed unconsciously and places, feelings and people undergo an endless process of remapping.
The focal point of the piece is now the "decontextualization" of sounds and mental images.

Thanks: Giulia Mazzon, Nicholas Szczepanik, David Vélez.


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©2010 David Vélez
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