Recorded and performed live at HMDK Stuttgart, June 2017.
»sugarocating« is the first piece in the sugarcoating series, which is based on re-adapting major sound fetishes in pop-music, based on data provided by Million Songs Dataset, a freely-available collection of audio features and metadata for a million contemporary popular music tracks. If observed from a purely parametrical perspective, those are: reduction and homogenization of pitch and texture, increase in loudness, repetition (loop) and an additional one, which happens to be a by-product of the other parameters, and that is – density. Density is, in this case, transferred back to the musician(s) by pushing their concentration to the limit by “overwhelming” them with information and micromechanics of perfection.
Christof M. Löser