CD + booklet – Toxo Records
In Machine Milieu, Agostino Di Scipio and Dario Sanfilippo release twelve tracks dominated by raw and otherworldly sounds. The album also comes with a 16-page booklet that includes a visual analysis of the tracks as 3D spaces using volume and spectral center of gravity as dimensions. The project consists of two autonomous dynamic systems, independently developed and designed to interact with each other. In doing so, Machine Milieu explores the possibility of meta-systems, the hybridization of autonomous machines, with or without human intervention, and the formulation of acoustic modes where human and machine do everything. Di Scipio and Sanfilippo excel in designing musical feedback systems – performers and machines share a common sonic environment and harness the exchange of energy and information. Each performer retains the freedom to interfere with their own setup through the screen-based interface and manipulation of analog and mechanical elements including microphones, piezo discs, studio speakers and resonators acoustics. The duo’s performance ecosystem, the interactions between their actions and the gear, is set up as a unique environment with which to interact and effect further transformations. The result is something truly special.
Agostino Di Scipio & Dario Sanfilippo – Middle Machine