Binary Scores

Collaboration with Alessandro Tinelli

Binary Scores is a parallel project of music and pieces of clothes developed from the same matrix, a binary code translated from Nicola Cusano “coincidentia oppositorum”. Based on the binary numeral system where 0 is darkness and 1 is light we have created strings of code starting from pieces of De Docta Ignorantia (Of Learned Ignorance) by Nicola Cusano (Germany 1401 – Todi, Italy August 11, 1464). Cusano in this work explained his philosophy of the opposites, so called coincidentia oppositorum, the unity of opposites.

The translation of number 1 to sign | and number 0 to sign - is rendered like following:

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These codes create a pattern of contrasts with a rythmical structure that we will render into sounds and images. In the music composition the binary code is transformed into a sequence of notes that can be played as a virtual instrument or drum. This is the rythmical base of every track.

 

 

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