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Cassette Harold Schellinx - SQWWO

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The 'String Quartet with windows, open' (SQWWO) is a violin quartet consisting in 4 independent voices, each of which is generated and graphically visualized on a laptop computer by an HTML5 script acting on a composed set of 1024 violin phrases. These phrases in turn were created from a library of violin samples played and made available by a musician that I only know by his moniker: ldk1609. The SQWWO is meant to play for 24 hours, somewhere in an indoor space, but with the windows to the outside world wide open. It originally is a round-the-clock 24 hour recording that was realized in my Parisian living room over a period of 6 months, in 72 parts, each lasting precisely 20 minutes.
The first full 24 hours live rendition of the SQWWO took place in Brussels at Recyclart's 'Vitrine 5' (in the framework of the Nuits du Beau Tas live Summer sessions supported by the sound arts festival City Sonic and the Transonic label), from 8pm on Thursday July 9th, 2015, until 8pm the next day, Friday July 10th, 2015, underneath the tracks of the Belgian railways leading to & fro the Brussels-Chapel station. The generated violin voices were supplemented by additional live playing, by Matthieu Safatly on cello, Baudouin de Jaer on violin, Pierre-Jean Vranken and Jacques Foschia on electric violin, Maurice Charles JJ on sopranino sax, Thomas Dawamesk on outside spray can, and several others.

Harold Schellinx
Paris, August 2015


released January 9, 2015

Production Transcultures - Transonic


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