MINA, F.: HIGH WINDS MAY EXIST (Fabio Mina)
Composer(s): Fabio Mina
Artist(s): Fabio Mina, Flute | Marco Zanotti, Drums | Peppe Frana, Electric Oud
Period: 21st Century
Catalogue No.: C00027
Radio Popolare: Apertura Musicale by Francesca Badalini
We don’t know where it comes from, neither where it goes, where it arrives; in its path it sweeps away, moves, bends, ruffles, refreshes, destroys and creates. We know it well, it’s the wind, but we’ll never understand it completely, it’s rhythm, sometimes very regular and marked other times totally unpredictable, will alway elude us.
I made a little journey, looking for the most linked to the wind places in Italy, recording some very multi colored sounds, from the very recognizable ones to the hidden ones, using several contact microphones and hydrophones; various sounds from Nature to human activities connected with the wind. For example what you hear in the first track of the album is the sound of a wind tunnel at university of Genova recorded with a contact microphone, or, in the fifth track, you listen to the amazing sounds recorded with a microphone inside the sand of the high dunes in Western Sardinia.[…]