Croatian Popular Music / Ruzina Frankulin

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  • Album: Croatian Popular Music / Ruzina Frankulin
  • Label: Sensoria Records
  • Catalog#: SD03
  • Format: digital
  • Country: Croatia
  • Released: 2021
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Style: Experimental, Techno, IDM
  • Credits: Produced, written by: Tonči Bakotin,
    Original video work: Ratko Ilijić

This recording was originally prepared for the exhibition “Festival” (Bakotin/Ilijić – 2017).
It is entirely constructed and composed out of a sample periods ranging btw 10 000 – 60 000 snapshots.
There is no real instruments used, acoustic or electronic.

Excerpt from the curator’s text, Ljubica Letinić:
“…Call to the Festival of most notable Croatian music artists, a choice coordinated vertically by eroticism, and horizontally by nationalism, call to listening to hit pop songs in Salon Galić, an inviting gesture in form of hook-shaped index finger pointed from the back of Prokurative, is a subversive provocation, lovely and clever trick, perceptive labyrinth and social experiment…”


“…By taking fragments, short, random samples varying in length from 10 000 to 60 000 sound parts (one second in 48k/24bit system has 48 000 such pieces) or RGB details from video clips, no longer than 10 seconds, Bakotin and Ilijić, in separate processes, in 24 hours period (figuratively speaking) containing full three 8-hours studio appointments (!), almost immediately create music and images of new meaning.
Not a single fragment of sound, not one pixel exists outside of its original. To whom does this new music belong actually?…”