Chaos and harmony, never-ending change, the individual parts self-organizing themselves to form a whole, each time new and different.
Jpexperience tries to set all this to music.
Reboot, sonic landscape for blacknoir by les Fleurs de Mars
The Jpexperience comes from a picture
At the end of 2015 I had a great desire for making and playing music. I wished I could represent the uncertainty and the rush of our times in music. The meanness and the greatness of human beings. The endless interconnections between people and the links among all natural elements. The complexity of the incredibly small and the mightiness of the incredibly big.
To do all this I felt I had to go in a new direction, but I didn’t know how.
And then I knew how, simply by chance, watching a picture by Jackson Pollock, in Venice.
That picture was Alchemy, and I suddenly saw the harmony of chaos in it. All the single, self-arranging little things that make a whole.
The single drop of colour without a goal and with no apparent meaning, if seen in the whole of that huge picture, would move in a harmonious way, as if following a predefined coreography, as if during a flash-mob. As if in a Dusk Chorus, or in the articulations and connections between cities and states. As if in a spring field bursting with thousands of single flowers sprinkled all over it, or as if in Lynux and Wikipedia.
I saw the richness of the detail in that variety of signs and bits and pieces. I saw the diversity and the uniqueness of everything in nature, like the perfect mechanism within a single cell, or the vast and variegated number of stars in a galaxy, or the magic in the human mind.
In the imperfection and irregularity of all those lines and spots of colours, I traced reality, faulty and asymmetric as it may seem, forever hanging between order and chaos.
Jpexperience tries to reproduce all this in music.
Drops of music and lines of notes falling one by one, according to some kind of direction, but also just by pure chance. I did somehow figure out where I wanted music to go, but didn’t decide the route beforehand. I would rather just find out how to reach the final destination only at the very end, without fearing imperfections and asymmetries.
The idea was just to see if single notes and chords dropping one by one - both according to standards but also istinctively - would then be able to arrange themselves in good music, thus emulating what Nature does so perfectly in its infinite richness and endless mutability.