Title missing (suggestions are welcome) concerns the charm exerted on me by the tail-end of a sound, that is, the last, faintest modulation of a vibrating body after percussion: that final part of a sound that slowly dies away, and that can only be heard if a listener pay a special attention to it and places the ear very close to the source. Naturally, this feeble decay can be recorded by aid of sensitive microphones.
Title missing (suggestions are welcome) was born in the Spring of 2008, on a sunny morning. I recorded this piece in my apartment, and though the room where I recorded it is located on the top floor of my building complex, I could occasionally hear a distant dog barking in the courtyard. Though the window was closed, the barking suggestively emerges in the portion of the recording in which I manually increased the gain.
Carlo Simoni was born in 1972 in the Italian city of Bologna. 1989-1994 he plays an early-John-Foxx-ish synthesizer in the punk/wave band CONTRO ACCETTIVO. In 1996 he joins the garage punk band I FRATELLI MINORI. Towards the end of the 1990s he is hosting the radio show "77 e dintorni" ("77 and so on") on punk and new wave music at a Bologna FM station. In 2005 he starts to produce music played with the most diverse, everyday objects. He is mostly interested in their faintest, barely audible vibrations: which is why he likes to call his works "Mikro Musik".