Fabio Perletta

  1. LINE_085 (Feb 10, 2017)

    “Zen does not follow the routine of reasoning, and does not mind contradicting itself or being inconsistent”
    —Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō

    Ichinen (Japanese 一念) is the follow-up to Fabio Perletta’s 2016 work Genkai, released by LINE imprint, and perhaps his most narrative album in material concept and sound. Where Genkai found itself exploring the limit as a compositional rule, Ichinen follows similar paths but in a more immersive, intimate and mysterious way, drawing inspiration from a trip in Japan in 2015 and a book of Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō titled Living by Zen.

    The two kanji of the title, 一 (one) and 念 (thought), refer to the shortest possible unit of time as a principle of Zen practice that Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō describes in Living by Zen, or more precisely the time occupied by a single thought. Time represents an instant or “absolute present”, “a point of time which has neither the past nor the future […], that it is to say ichinen is where eternity cuts into time”. It exactly corresponds to what it’s known as Satori, which “takes place when consciousness realizes a state of one thought”.

    Ichinen investigates the notion of presence in a re-defined territory of sonic experience. Incorporating sounds from Japanese traditional objects found in common and sacred locations, Perletta explores the complexity of emotional states experienced before, during and after a very long awaited trip. The work thus aims to re-construct fragmented expectations and memories here framed in a still and timeless auditory field, which fuses together and transcends dimensions of time and space.

    Arranged in three pieces, each one having distinct movements that drift from one into another, Ichinen is mainly based on various recordings collected in Tokyo, Takayama and Kyoto, subsequently processed using computer.

    available via https://lineimprint.bandcamp.com/album/ichinen

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  2. LINE_085 (Feb 10, 2017)

    “Zen does not follow the routine of reasoning, and does not mind contradicting itself or being inconsistent”
    —Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō
    Ichinen (Japanese 一念) is the follow-up to Fabio Perletta’s 2016 work Genkai, released by LINE imprint, and perhaps his most narrative album in material concept and sound. Where Genkai found itself exploring the limit as a compositional rule, Ichinen follows similar paths but in a more immersive, intimate and mysterious way, drawing inspiration from a trip in Japan in 2015 and a book of Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō titled Living by Zen.

    The two kanji of the title, 一 (one) and 念 (thought), refer to the shortest possible unit of time as a principle of Zen practice that Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō describes in Living by Zen, or more precisely the time occupied by a single thought. Time represents an instant or “absolute present”, “a point of time which has neither the past nor the future […], that it is to say ichinen is where eternity cuts into time”. It exactly corresponds to what it’s known as Satori, which “takes place when consciousness realizes a state of one thought”.

    Ichinen investigates the notion of presence in a re-defined territory of sonic experience. Incorporating sounds from Japanese traditional objects found in common and sacred locations, Perletta explores the complexity of emotional states experienced before, during and after a very long awaited trip. The work thus aims to re-construct fragmented expectations and memories here framed in a still and timeless auditory field, which fuses together and transcends dimensions of time and space.

    Arranged in three pieces, each one having distinct movements that drift from one into another, Ichinen is mainly based on various recordings collected in Tokyo, Takayama and Kyoto, subsequently processed using computer.

    available via https://lineimprint.bandcamp.com/album/ichinen

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  3. LINE_085 (Feb 10, 2017)

    “Zen does not follow the routine of reasoning, and does not mind contradicting itself or being inconsistent”
    —Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō

    Ichinen (Japanese 一念) is the follow-up to Fabio Perletta’s 2016 work Genkai, released by LINE imprint, and perhaps his most narrative album in material concept and sound. Where Genkai found itself exploring the limit as a compositional rule, Ichinen follows similar paths but in a more immersive, intimate and mysterious way, drawing inspiration from a trip in Japan in 2015 and a book of Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō titled Living by Zen.

    The two kanji of the title, 一 (one) and 念 (thought), refer to the shortest possible unit of time as a principle of Zen practice that Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō describes in Living by Zen, or more precisely the time occupied by a single thought. Time represents an instant or “absolute present”, “a point of time which has neither the past nor the future […], that it is to say ichinen is where eternity cuts into time”. It exactly corresponds to what it’s known as Satori, which “takes place when consciousness realizes a state of one thought”.

    Ichinen investigates the notion of presence in a re-defined territory of sonic experience. Incorporating sounds from Japanese traditional objects found in common and sacred locations, Perletta explores the complexity of emotional states experienced before, during and after a very long awaited trip. The work thus aims to re-construct fragmented expectations and memories here framed in a still and timeless auditory field, which fuses together and transcends dimensions of time and space.

    Arranged in three pieces, each one having distinct movements that drift from one into another, Ichinen is mainly based on various recordings collected in Tokyo, Takayama and Kyoto, subsequently processed using computer.

    available via http://lineimprint.bandcamp.com/album/ichinen

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  4. LINE_085 (Feb 10, 2017)
    “Zen does not follow the routine of reasoning, and does not mind contradicting itself or being inconsistent”
    —Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō
    Ichinen (Japanese 一念) is the follow-up to Fabio Perletta’s 2016 work Genkai, released by LINE imprint, and perhaps his most narrative album in material concept and sound. Where Genkai found itself exploring the limit as a compositional rule, Ichinen follows similar paths but in a more immersive, intimate and mysterious way, drawing inspiration from a trip in Japan in 2015 and a book of Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō titled Living by Zen.
    The two kanji of the title, 一 (one) and 念 (thought), refer to the shortest possible unit of time as a principle of Zen practice that Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō describes in Living by Zen, or more precisely the time occupied by a single thought. Time represents an instant or “absolute present”, “a point of time which has neither the past nor the future […], that it is to say ichinen is where eternity cuts into time”. It exactly corresponds to what it’s known as Satori, which “takes place when consciousness realizes a state of one thought”.
    Ichinen investigates the notion of presence in a re-defined territory of sonic experience. Incorporating sounds from Japanese traditional objects found in common and sacred locations, Perletta explores the complexity of emotional states experienced before, during and after a very long awaited trip. The work thus aims to re-construct fragmented expectations and memories here framed in a still and timeless auditory field, which fuses together and transcends dimensions of time and space.
    Arranged in three pieces, each one having distinct movements that drift from one into another, Ichinen is mainly based on various recordings collected in Tokyo, Takayama and Kyoto, subsequently processed using computer.
    available via http://lineimprint.bandcamp.com/album/ichinen

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  5. This minimalist performance is Fabio Perletta’s conception of limit, which he developed upon the four basic principles of the Zen Japanese tea ceremony ‘cha no yu’: wa (harmony), kei (respect), sei (tranquility), jaku (solitude). There is no decoration, no place to sit or linger. In this environment of absolute simplicity, Fabio Perletta creates a minimal sound paths with small speakers topped with stones that become physical impediments to sound transmission. The meticulousness of this work reveals a rich symbolism, down to the use of common rock blocks, sculpted by the passing of time, which have always been a symbol of longevity in Japanese gardens. As a sound sculptor, the artist removes excess in order to achieve a balance that reflects the inner one. Genkai creates a sphere of solitude and isolation, humility and simplicity. The sound artist invites auditor to enter into his chashitsu to experience, with discipline and discretion, a kind of ceremony which is barely audible, where the essence of the elements echoes a now-acquired discipline and a strong balance where chaos tends to order. The desire to reduce everything to a minimum goes hand in hand with self-reflection and Perletta’s personal path, accompanied by the practice of Zen where the celebration of the small things in life is a recurrent theme.

    Genkai 限界 (Japanese word for limit, boundary) is the second collaboration between Italian sound artist Fabio Perletta and Japanese sound designer for Pioneer Haruo Okada, released in June 2016 by LINE imprint (US). The work was born out of the purpose to limit the elements employed in the process of composing. It comes up in the form of micro compositions created by following strict rules of juxtaposing elements: ‘and/or’, ‘just one’, ‘maximum three’, ‘duration’. An attempt of creating independent systems of electro-acoustic combinations, mixing abstract electronics and concrete recordings through an ever changing auditory field.

    (Part of the text courtesy of Carla Capodimonti and Marco Marzuoli)

    Live performance as part of 'A Constellation of Moments: Sound Aesthetics in Abruzzo from the 90s to present time', curated by Carla Capodimonti and Leandro Pisano at Pollinaria (Civitella Casanova, IT) and Museolaboratorio (Città Sant'Angelo, IT), 23 Dec 2016 — 12 February 2017.

    ALBUM:
    https://lineimprint.bandcamp.com/album/genkai-2

    INSTALLATIONS:
    http://www.fabioperletta.it/work/genkai
    http://www.fabioperletta.it/work/genkai-1110

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Fabio Perletta

Fabio Perletta

sound/installation artist
http://www.fabioperletta.it/

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