Alex Marenga’s new album was released on Eclectic Productions titled “Materia”.
Alex is a producer, guitarist, videoartist and has made several albums with various projects dedicated to electronic music such as Amptek, Kinetic Zone, New Traditionalists and collaborations with other musicians in Entropia, Electronic Blues Foundation, Entropia Techno Dept. and more.
His music uses technology sounds as digital noises has become an element of everyday life in contemporary civilization.
In his vision appear elements of Futurism brought back to the world today where digitalization is invading many aspects of the life of the common man.
In this frame even the sounds of the guitar can be revised in a new perspective where digital processors and computers renew the identity of traditional instruments.
Materia is a collection of experimental tracks played by interacting the electric guitar with electronic and digital devices.
The project is inserted in the framework of the discs for “Augmented Guitars”, where with this term we indicate the uses of the guitar enhanced by the interaction with the digital technologies.
In this research, Alex Marenga explores the possible analog sound applications of the guitar processed with digital effects, with the laptop and with Eurorack modular effects and the possibility of using the instrument as a MIDI controller.
At the formal level he uses these sound technologies to generate sound environments, glitches, noise layers, loops, granular synthesis in a sound journey that transports in the maze of contemporary experimental music.
The concept of the realization of the tracks refers to the contemporary art to its use of space and matter, as dynamic compositive elements.
The author also focuses on the artistic gesture and the movement of sound within the perceptual space offered by digital support. In particular there are tributes to the works of Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana and Marina Abramovich.