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In this work most of the sounds originate from toys' recordings and any treatment has been accomplished by means of a programming language named SuperCollider. I have tried to come up with a piece that would rely more on an internal pulse than on the transformation of sonic material. I somewhat got tired with the kind of pre-recorded music which is characterised by the desire to explore timbre and space above all, often at the expense of other qualities. 'Toys' has been constructed by making use of rhythmic patterns. Starting from large collections of soundfiles I work within a programming language in order to describe a higher-level representation of musical structure and then become a listener to the result. In a way I am more interested in the aggregate sonic outcome than in isolated musical gestures.

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released November 26, 2011
Commission: ZKM | Institute for Music & Acoustics, Premiere: 26 November 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany.

> "Prix du Public" at 2012 Metamorphoses Competition.
> "First Prize" at 2012 Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Competition.
> "Medal of the Camera dei Deputati della Repubblica Italiana" at the IX International Composition Competition "Città di Udine".

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