Live version: For 4 boardgame players, gamemaster, clarinet, piano, percussion, string quartet, modular synthesizer, prerecorded surround electronics & video.
Installation version: For 4 boardgame players, gamemaster, surround "tape" sounds & video.
App version: for 1 user (on a web-browser, or iOS app).
With support from OSIC (Generalitat de Catalunya) & Fundació Phonos (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona).
A room can be full of sounds, some from within, some from the outside, some that happen by choice, some that happen by chance. The possibilities of their combinations are almost endless, but all sounds can be put together and become music in our minds. 28x28 is a piece made of 28 fragments of 28 seconds each that are combined in a certain order according to a domino game. Nowadays, it feels like 28 seconds is a long time to be doing nothing but listening to a piece of music. However, 28 seconds are not enough even for replying to a Whatsapp message or checking your Facebook feed. So relax, listen, and have yourself some fun, because all work and no play will make you a dull boy/girl.
The piece features graphic design by egyptiancatfood.com and web&app development by Frederic Font from Music Technology Group (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona).
28x28 uses technologies developed at UPF Barcelona such as hosting on freesound.org, and the FreeCCit algorithm developed by Frederic Font based on the Essentia database.
The LIVE version was premiered at PULSAR Festival in Copenhagen, on March 11, 2016.
A Beta version for the app was shown the following week at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, also in Copenhagen.
The Installation version was premiered at Eufònic Festival (Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Catalonia), on Sep 1, 2016.
The iOS / web version will be released in December 2016.