W​.​o​.​W. – Wand of Watt

by Emidio Buchinho & Ricardo Guerreiro

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W.o.W. is a collaborative work for extended electric guitar and computer live-sampling and generative sound synthesis. Each resulting piece explores the conception, installation and live articulation of context-specific situations in which sound is an emerging phenomenon. The generation, capture, amplification, processing and diffusion of sound are entirely taking place on stage, in real-time.

Three different versions were presented. Both commissioned by the Granular association, W.o.W. #1 and #2 took place, respectively, in the city of Aveiro, at Espaço Performas, October 2009 and during the 3rd edition of the Metasonic Festival, at Goethe Institut, in Lisbon, April 2010.

This recording documents a private performance of W.o.W. #3, on June 4, 2011, that concluded an artistic residency developed at the Oficinas do Convento in Montemor-o-Novo, during the previous 4 days. Once again, space and the daily sounds of its wide context and common use were determinant to the activity.

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released October 21, 2014

Emidio Buchinho: Conception and composition, electric guitar, devices, microphones, speakers and electronics; production, sound recording and mastering; photography.

Ricardo Guerreiro: Conception and composition, computer programming, sound processing and multi-channel electroacoustic diffusion; production and mastering.

W.o.W. #3 was created and recorded during an artistic residency at Oficinas do Convento, Montemor-o-Novo, between 31 May and 4 June, 2011.

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