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An Arbitrary System For Tuning Fabrics | Alessandro Altavilla

An Arbitrary System For Tuning Fabrics

An Arbitrary System For Tuning Fabrics is a series of responsive, embroidered textiles for delicate digital sound control designed in collaboration with Berit Greinke.

Premiered at the exhibition “On Geometry and Speculation” curated by Hicham Khalidi as part of the Fourth Marrakech Biennale (29 February – 28 March 2012).

Performance: Berit Greinke, Alessandro Altavilla, An Arbitrary System for tuning fabrics, 2012, ESAV, 38x54cm, cotton, silver thread, sound synthesis and recordings.

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Altavilla’s and Greinke’s An Arbitrary System For Tuning Fabrics is a series of responsive, embroidered textiles for delicate digital sound control. This collaborative project investigates the common grounds of textile patterning and sound sampling with the aim to improve music quality in e-textile performances and to create visually and sonically engaging live events.

Catalog of the exhibition