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SONIA PAÇO-ROCCHIA
IMPROVISATION FOR BICYCLE
Release date: 21.12.10
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Sonia Paço-Rocchia is a sound artist/composer/performer/improviser. She makes interactive sound installations and composes for non-conventional instruments, such as cardboard boxes, slinky or bicycle, and she readily incorporates improvisation and theatrical action into her pieces. She performs/improvises using a myriad of sound-makers, invented instruments, voice and/or bassoon, along with live electronics using her own programming. She plays solo and in various ensembles including London Improvisers Orchestra.

Going Away, improvisation for solo bicycle & Max/MSP patch. Celebratory improvisation following a Skype group improvisation during the Bicycles and the Arts event, 1st October 2010, at the Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago, USA. This episode began with the serendipitous meeting in the living room of a spare pick-up and her up-turned punctured bicycle. It was a beginning that later led to Sonia's first bicycle gig, at Luminaire, in London -- a Music Orbit and SPNM event.

 

 

"It just so happened that I repaired the tyre and rode my instrument to the gig. The bicycle has now been incorporated into my myriad of sound-makers. It has reached the point where one forgets that it is a vehicle... It's the strange feeling that nowhere feels quite like "home" that I used as base for this improvisation." Sonia Paço-Rocchia

Don't Forget, a bonus track, is about semi-improvised piece for bassoon and live electronics. There is a very gradual scale between composition and improvisation and some of the motives came to... from the feeling of nearly forgetting an precious memory.

 

 

 

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RELEASE CREDITS:

SONIA PAÇO-ROCCHIA
Going Away ( bicycle, bow, spoons, contact mics, pick-ups, Max/MSP).
Recorded at St-Joseph-du-Lac, Québec, Canada. October 1, 2010
Don't Forget ( semi-improvised piece for bassoon, pick-up mic, midi controller, Max/MSP).
Recorded in UK, London

Front Picture by Andrew Crow at Mopomoso. Back Picture by Sonia Paço-Rocchia.
Design by Aniana Heras

Special Thanks to Music Orbit, Bicycles and the Arts, Tom Whitehouse

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