Nuovo album di Entropia “The Mechanized Mind”

E’ appena uscito, preceduto da un singolo con due inediti, il nuovo disco di Entropia intitolato “The Mechanized Mind”.
E’ un album particolare, fuori linea rispetto all’ultimo album del 2017 “October is Coming” in cui predominavano atmosfere industriali, granularità timbriche, ritmiche elettroniche e alcuni inquinamenti elettrici a base di chitarre distorte.
“The Mechanized Mind”si ispira al cinema d’avanguardia della prima metà del xx secolo e presenta un sound fortemente contaminato da rock, jazz, musica da film, ambient.

 

https://eclecticproductions.bandcamp.com/album/the-mechanized-mind

 

https://eclecticproductions.bandcamp.com/album/the-mechanized-ep

 

 

Alex Marenga will play with Mauro Tiberi for the project “Around Ummagumma” at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome

MAURO TIBERI

AROUND UMMAGUMMA

GIO 16 GEN 2020 | 21:00 | TEATRO STUDIO BORGNA

Un evento imperdibile per il cinquantenario dall’uscita del disco che è stato il vertice della produzione psichedelica del gruppo inglese. Ummagumma dei Pink Floyd possiede tutte le caratteristiche che si prestano perfettamente ad un lavoro di rivisitazione e ad una visione musicale nuova e attualizzata essendo il loro album più aperto come strutture, il più sperimentale e il più ignorato dalle numerose cover band. “Around Ummagumma” rappresenta per Mauro Tiberi e la sua band una sfida e un sacrificio “tributato” nel quale si mantiene viva l’attitudine sperimentale tipica della fine degli anni ’60 inserendo le songs in un nuovo tessuto sonoro fatto di contaminazione fra sperimentazioni sonore attuali, improvvisazioni e le storiche canzoni del periodo a cavallo tra il passato psichedelico e la nuova via intrapresa dal gruppo con l’uscita di Syd Barrett.

danza e voce: Caterina Genta

voce: Laura Desideri

elettronica e chitarra: Amptek Alex Marenga

tastiere: Gianluca Bacconi

batteria: Ivan Macera

basso, voce e direzione: Mauro Tiberi

€ 15.00 + diritto di prevendita

AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA

Viale Pietro de Coubertin 30, Roma

AMPTEK’s original music at 24 HOURS CREATING A NEW DAY in London

24 HOURS CREATING A NEW DAY

 

Choral Art Action

A project curated by Gianfranco Valleriani

 

with:

 

GIANNI ASDRUBALI • GERALD BRUNEAU • MARIANGELA CAPOSSELA • STEFANIA FABRIZI • FRANCESCA FINI • HUGH FLEETWOOD • GABRIELA HERMA • ARMANO JERIČEVIĆ • TANAKA KOHEI • MARKO KOPPE • EDEN LAI • GIANFRANCO NOTARGIACOMO • ALICE PADOVANI •

MAURO PALLOTTA VIC PEREIRO • CLAUDIA QUINTIERI • VIRGINIA RYAN • EDMOND SIMPSON • GORAN STOJČETOVIĆ • MIRON TEE • STEVENS VAUGHN • TANIA WELZ • FIORENZO ZAFFINA • MENG ZHOU
Sounds: ALEX MARENGA

 

 

London, 2 – 19 October 2019

 

Melia White House

 

Albany Street, Regent´s Park

new album as Alex Marenga “Materia” for Eclectic Productions

Alex Marenga AUGMENTED GUITARS  “MATERIA”

Materia is a collection of experimental tracks played by interacting the electric guitar with electronic and digital devices. The project is inserted in the framework of the discs for “augmented guitars”, where with this term we indicate the uses of the guitar enhanced by the interaction with the digital technologies.
In this research, Alex Marenga explores the possible analog sound applications of the guitar processed with digital effects, with the laptop and with Eurorack modular effects and the possibility of using the instrument as a MIDI controller.
At the formal level he uses these sound technologies to generate sound environments, glitches, noise layers, loops, granular synthesis in a sound journey that transports in the maze of contemporary experimental music.
The concept of the realization of the tracks refers to the contemporary art to its use of space and matter, as dynamic compositive elements. The author also focuses on the artistic gesture and the movement of sound within the perceptual space offered by digital support. In particular there are tributes to the works of Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana and Marina Abramovich.

released April 25, 2019

Alex Marenga: Fender and Godin guitars, Dobro, noises, guitar-synthesizer, sound direction

here on Bandcamp
https://eclecticproductions.bandcamp.com/album/materia

Electronic Blues Foundation “Digital Bluesman” out now!!!

Electronic Blues Foundation: “Digital Bluesman” new album 2019
Eclectic is pleased to announce the release on all music e-commerce sites in software format and soon in audio CD of the album “Digital Bluesman” of Electronic Blues Foundation.

The project, produced by Entropia, aims to recontextualise thesounds of the Blues through a technological point of view.

In addition to Amptek and Dr. Lops by Entropia take part in the work vocalist Laura Desideri, the guitarist Luca Gallo as guest the singer Elisabetta Maulo .

https://electronicbluesfoundation.bandcamp.com/releases

Amptek’s New Video “Cammelli a Massimina”

Massimina, frazione della cintura periferica della capitale sull’Aurelia incastrata fra il GRA e Malagrotta.
Disordinato centro figlio della speculazione e dei condoni che sorge difronte ai grandi capannoni dei centri convenienza e similari lungo la statale.
Questi frame rubati a un terreno privato all’interno dell’abitato simboleggiano le contraddizioni della periferia di una città schizofrenica nella quale convivono le più disparate diversità finanche dei cammelli.

 

Cammelli a Massimina

“Cammelli a Massimina” è un’improvvisazione per chitarra elettrica e synth modulare.

L’idea e le immagini si rifanno a un episodio realmente avvenuto, ovvero la presenza di alcuni cammelli all’interno di un appezzamento privato a ridòsso dell’abitato di Massimina, periferia di Roma vicino al G.R.A. sull’Aurelia. Il contrasto fra la disordinata realtà urbana della periferia romana e la presenza di questi animali esotici dal carattere mite si concilia in modo surreale ai cluster timbrici della composizione.

 

 

Plastic Mother Nature è fra i video di Art Rooms 2018

un video di Alex Marenga (aka Amptek) sarà presentato all’ International Contemporary Art Fair for Indipendent Artists ArtRooms 2018 a Roma dal 2 al 4 march 2018.
il brano è estratto da “Plastic Mother Nature” by Eclectic Productions 2016.

presso

 The Church Palace Hotel, Via Aurelia 481, 00165 Roma RM

 

 

new album as Alex Marenga: “Music for Augmented Guitars”

Eclectic Productions published the new Alex Marenga’s album: “Music For Augmented Guitars”. A collection of experimental and meditative improvvisations recorded with filtered and altered guitar sounds.

The electric guitar like an oscillator. A sound journey into guitar processed with modular synthesys and granular software. A “glitchology” of guitar possibilities in the digital age. 

Alex Marenga, producer and author, guitarist and experimentator, has been active various electronic and electro-acoustic projects such as Amptek or with Entropia collective.

Eclectic Productions publishes this album which contains Electronics music for prepared and electronically treated guitars.
His experimentation employs electric guitar in new sound dimensions with the use of technological equipment. Alex Marenga, a Luigi Russolo‘s futuristm scholar uses noise and sound as materials to assemble his music.

These tracks are abstract paintings of a dissonant present, digitized portraits of a transforming world, uneasiness of a polluted society, a glimpse into a dissolving culture.
An attempt to draw sums on the role of an iconic instrument of the post-industrial world at a new historical stage.

But what is an augmented guitar?

An enhanced guitar is a normal electric or acoustic guitar processed through laptop computers or modular synth as an alternative to the traditional effects chain.
To enhance the capabilities of the laptop effects Alex Marenga has used the Guitar Wing from Livid Instruments, a wi-fi controller that allows you to pilot Ableton Live directly from the body of the instrument.

What kind of guitars needed?

Alex Marenga used a customized Godin Session Custom with Fishman Midi Wifi Pick Up, a You Rock Guitar Gen 2 Midi controller, and some customized Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster with JAM ORIGIN MIdi conversion software and an Epiphone Dobro.

Only computers and synths have been used?

Alex used Ableton Live with many channels of effects and virtual synthesizers for every track and a hybrid modular synth (with Mutable Instruments, MakeNoise and Doepfer cards).
But not only. A special effects chain with boutique and rare pedals.

http://www.eclectic.it/e66-alex-marenga-music-for-augmented-guitars-artist-series/