Etching is the process of obtaining visual information by corroding a null-content matrix such as a metal surface. The process of sound recording is quite the opposite: information is added to blank storage media in order to create an intelligible audio track. But what happens when you apply etching to recordered sound? Subtracting samples from recognizable audio material leads to previously inaccessible walls of noise, new matrices apparently devoid of meaning, rather than the starting surface refilled with the original removed parts. The result is then stored, too..
A study on the classical piece "Fratres". By massively superimposing the same composition by Arvo Part shifted in time and mixed in amplitude, spontaneous drones and rhythmic structures arise, giving an additively synthetic interpretation on sound waves produced by acoustic instruments. The motif of shifting ordered patterns has been applied to the visual representation of the four tracks, too. Inspired by Mark Rothko's color field paintings, the artwork shows less sensory saturation, focusing on the balanced net effect of the sound.