The inspiration for Right Error part 1 comes from a story about Late Great Thelonious Monk. After a solo performance, Monk looked very upset. Asked why, his answer was: “I played only WRONG errors!”. This means that right errors are possible…
The right error was made by a Schoeps CMC6 MK4 microphone during a recording session. Listening to the recording, at the very beginning a noise appeared, though no sound was yet played. It was the very first time for me, and it was the very first time for the sound engineer.
The error was stretched, and the waveform was normalized to -0.2 db. Back to Monk, by typing the first paragraph of the lyrics of ‘Round Midnight (probably the best known of his all-masterpieces compositions catalogue) in binary language, a second of silence was introduced in the waveform in corrispondence of 0. Grouping sound and silence seconds 3+3+2 and putting the groups at the same start led to a non-linear sequence of sound and silence events. By typing the first paragraph of the lyrics of ‘Round Midnight in octal ASCII language, the sound and silence events groups were assigned to one of the eight loudspeakers.
Right Error is composed for an eight loudspeakers sound system. The stereo version is here presented. Silence is integral part of the composition.
Claudio Parodi has a classical training as a pianist. Since some years, he plays self-built or self-modified electronics and, more recently, non-western reeds and selected percussions.