Particles, Amsterdam, 2008

Fabian Marcaccio and Claudio Baroni – Particles, 2008

Animation with composition by Claudio Baroni.

Premiered by the Ensemble MAE, directed by Bas Wiegers at the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, Oct. 30th, 2008.

Particle is a term used in animation, physics of sound, science and popular culture to describe the dynamic relationship of components engaging with each other in space and time. The word points to many phenomena of contemporary relevance and interacts with other concepts such as multitude, multiplicity, and clusters.

Within this framework, the main idea of Particles is to construct a temporary map-like general structure engaging the characteristics that are relevant to sound and image: durations, behaviors, moods and densities. This structure is unstable but generative, unpredictable in its flow like particles themselves.