Marco Giaccaria: Nomad

  • 01. Start of the Canon in 4 Parts 0:27
  • 02. Fragmented Fractal #1 0:34
  • 03. Fragment from Nomad #1 0:34
  • 04. Fragmented Fractal #2 1:27
  • 05. Fragment from Nomad #2 0:26
  • 06. Fragmented Fractal #3 0:55
  • 07. Fragment from Nomad #3 1:10
  • 08. Fragmented Fractal #4 0:31
  • 09. Fragment from Nomad #4 0:58
  • 10. Fragmented Fractal #5 0:36
  • 11. Fragment from Nomad #5 0:21
  • 12. Fragmented Fractal #6 0:21
  • 13. Fragment from Nomad #6 0:05
  • 14. Fragmented Fractal #7 0:36
  • 15. Fragment from Nomad #7 0:09
  • 16. Fragmented Fractal #8 0:21
  • 17. Fragment from Nomad #8 1:31
  • 18. Fragmented Fractal #9 0:36
  • 19. Fragment from Nomad #9 1:14
  • 20. Fragmented Fractal #10 1:14
  • 21. Fragment from Nomad #10 0:17
  • 22. Fragmented Fractal #11 1:17
  • 23. Nomad - the Composition 3:53
  • 24. Fragmented Fractal #12 and Other Fractal 1:02

 

Marco Giaccaria - Nomad - cover
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All music composed, performed, arranged, recorded, mixed and edited by Marco Giaccaria (no improvisation... this time!). Instruments: 3 recorders (soprano, alto and tenor); 2 flutes; violin and electric violin; mandola and bouzouki; lead and rythm electric guitars; 2 sampled electric basses; FM synthesizer; sampled percussion and drums.
Cover by L'Indomito.
Photos by Marco Giaccaria
Produced by Marco Giaccaria for Musica Mancina, 2013 - MGCD60.

Phase #1: elaboration of the first fractal music (14th of november, 2010).
Phase #2: composition of Nomad, for double sextet with drums and rythm guitar (between february 2011 and april 2012).
Phase #3: elaboration of the second fractal music (21st of june, 2012).
Phase #4: recording of all instrumental parts (november, 2012).
Phase #5: mixing and editing of the final master (between february and june, 2013).
[Addition]: the composition is rewritten as canon in 4 parts, for FM synthesizer (may, 2013).
Phase #6: published on cdbaby.com as single (the composition without fractals) and on mininova.org as EP version (21st of september, 2013).

Nomad is a six-voice poliphonic composition; the acoustic sextet is an octave higher than the electric one: they don't play always together (it's more similar to an Hoquetus).
Anyway, it's an instrumental electronic Rock composition with a modern modal harmony.
The complete version consists of an alternance between fragments of composition and fractals, all overlaid on the canon.
I love the final result: it sounds ancient and modern at the same time.

Marco Giaccaria