TITLE:        MEMORY CODE ARTIST:     SCHNITT MUSIC:      MARCO MONFARDINI / AMELIE DUCHOW featuring : CATERINA BARBIERI, I.A. BERICOCHEA, TILMAN EHRHORN, ANDERS ILAR, INCITE/, VITOR JOAQUIM, RAN SLAVIN, TACIT GROUP, FRANS DE WAARD, PAVEL ZHAGUN, HERMAN KOLGEN CAT n° :     sc-009 FORMAT :  12” vinyl EDITION:   500 copies limited edition RELEASE: 10 06 2019
2007 | SCHNITT | Rialto | Minimalismo Italiano Comp CD | Registrazioni Italiane  
2007 SCHNITT | A in Rome | Snob Night compilation CD | Video-Radio / RAI Trade  
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MEMORY CODE is a project with the central focus on the human memory. Originally developed as an audio/video live performance the duo SCHNITT based their research for this work on the decoding of their personal memory. During the composition of the album, Schnitt undergoes an inspection and analysis of their own conserved informations, automatisms and intense emotional states connecting them with their current state of mind. The album Memory Code is developed in nine tracks, each one dedicated to a certain type of memory in which successions of layers gradually become visible and emerge in the soundstructure generating a balance between subtle personal sensations and vibrations. Crumbled fragments of memory - undefined and blurred combine and overlap, a disorderly flow of events subordinated to rigid mathematical structures are finding a location in the sound space interposed between past echoes and future moments. For the realization of the album MEMORY CODE, SCHNITT extends their work inviting several international artists to participate with their personal sound memory to the project, asking them to send one or more “ memory sound files” in order to integrate and open the project to other artistic influences, different cultural backgrounds, national origins and generations. The "memory file" contributions received by the eleven guest artists Caterina Barbieri, Ignacio Aguilera Bericochea, Tilman Ehrhorn, Anders Ilar, Incite/, Vitor Joaquim, Herman Kolgen, Ran Slavin, TacitGroup, Frans de Waard and Pavel Zhagun are integrated as a micro ignition of memory into the sound structures previously developed by SCHNITT, as well as being an initial input for new compositions in behalf of the Memory Code album. The contribution of the former Dutch artist Goem- Frans de Waard is a tape recording of his first sound experiments dated 1981, some fragments of these recordings revive in the Explicit memory track that takes shape on the numerical repetitive structures created by the Corean Tacit Group and the electronic sound bits of the Portuguese artist Vitor Joaquim. Frans de Waard’s recordings also face the sonorous contrast memory sound of the young Italian artist Caterina Barberi in Implicit memory. In the track Echoic Memory Caterina Barbieri’s harmonic memory sample intertwines in the composition that develops on a clear and minimal rhythmic base extracted from the memory file of the former Minus Ignacio Aguilera Bericochea. In addition to I.A Bericochea, Echoic Memory collects also the memory sounds of Vitor Joaquim and the Russian artist Pavel Zhagun who is also present in the track Short - Term Memory. Eidetic memory opens with a contribution of the Hamburg based audio visual duo Incite/ alongside noisy memories of the Swedish artist Anders Ilar, also present in Sensory Memory. Tilman Ehrhorn’s memory files that contribute to Echoic Memory are originated from three different devices that the german artist himself programmed and combined in a concrete way with personal experiences from the past. The track Episodic Memorycontains the environmental sounds recorded in various periods and parts of the world by the Canadian artist Herman Kolgen alongside the contributions of the Israeli  Ran Slavin.