Invited by the Eletronika Festival in Brazil, CTM is pleased to present two showcases that highlight artists that follow their own distinct paths in exploring and breaking down musical structures and forms, and that have collaboarted with CTM on numerous occations. The first of two showcases presents Lorenzo Senni, who a recent repeat collaborator following his debut at CTM 2013.
The Milan-based artist first came to critical attention via his stunningly fresh full-length, Quantum Jelly (Editions Mego, 2012), which exhibited Lorenzo Senni’s love and interest in 90s trance/hard-trance music and his interest in the musical structures and sound archetypes of this genre. Senni works the most obvious characteristics from such music – spoon-fed with super-saws, build-ups of several minutes, and over-the-top instant gratification melodies – into his own background in experimental, noise, and abstract computer music. For instance, he’ll create tracks with just one simple idea, and force it into a "non-build-up", a sonic spiral of repetitive and percussive arpeggiated melodies, or, again using the idea of the "build-up" as a starting point, he’ll make a non-uplifting track that implicitly preserves its emotional tension and drama.
To present his musical concepts live, Senni has also developed the Oracle laser show, meant to provoke the senses while he deconstructs 90’s rave culture.
Eletronika is a yearly festival that since 1999 has as mission to bring to stage new trends in music and related arts. Brazilian avant-garde productions are supported and innovative international artists are presented to the audience at Belo Horizonte.