Tag Archives: Microsound


The twelve principles upon which the 12k label was founded:

1. Don’t tell listeners what they want to hear, let them discover that for themselves.

2. Treat your audience as they are: intelligent, passionate lovers of art and sound.

3. Evolve constantly, but slowly.

4. Stay quiet, stay small.

5. Strive for timelessness.

6. Never try to be perfect. Beauty is imperfection.

7. Simplicity. Anti-Design.

8. Never try to innovate, be true to yourself, and innovation may happen.

9. Explore sound as art, as a physical phenomenon — with emotion.

10. Develop community.

11. Be spontaneous.

12. Everything will change.

Ryoji Ikeda

Cum suna numerele? Asta auzim de fiecare data cand ascultam vreo piesa muzicala – din orice gen, din orice stil. De fapt, aici este o problema. Caci muzica este mai mult despre proportii numerice decat despre numerele in sine.

Ascultand insa piesele lui Ikeda am avut impresia ca nu mai era vorba despre proportii, cat tocmai despre numerele singurele care se lovesc argintiu unele de altele, necreand proportii, ci scotand sunete mici-mici, mici-mici, clic-cling, clic-cling.

Ikeda focuses on the minutiae of ultrasonics, frequencies and the essential characteristics of sound in relation with human perception and the mathematical dianoia applied to music, time and space.




P.S. Cat de mare este un numar?

Koyuki: neauzitul din-tre noi

Infinit de multe. Insa, paradoxal, chiar daca sunt atat de multe, nu trebuie sa ne speriem ca nu le vom putea niciodata cuprinde, surprinde, intinde. Koyuki este mai mult decat un label. Este o poarta de intrare catre lumea fascinanta a microsound-ului.

Multe dintre lucrarile artistilor din cadrul familiei Koyuki au o caracteristica comuna: trebuie ascultate la maxim.

Koyuki (light snow) is a project focused on minimalist aestethics in sound and image started by David Sani (shinkei) and Luigi Turra.  Koyuki interests are the perception of sound – the spaces between sound and silence – deep frequencies and inaudibility – the analysis of organic recordings – the relationship between digitalism and ancient traditional sounds – abstract digital processing of images.  these concepts are explored through compositions hopefully interesting for the mind and beautiful to eyes and ears.  koyuki suggests active participation from the listener/viewer, be it in the form of silent meditation or the attention needed to feel almost imperceptible frequencies and resonances.

Mai jos puteti asculta un field sound realizat de Juan José Calarco si Adrián Juárez:

Based on processed field recordings from some streets of Buenos Aires at late night and La Plata evenings, subway stations and electrical devices.


MySpace Luigi Turra



Tadao Ando in sunet + cateva imagini cu Vitra Seminar House.