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Arising & Ceasing Of Things

by Xu & Darren Harper

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Xu & Darren Harper
Arising & Ceasing Of Things [RTE021]

For the last three years, Italian sound artist Nicola Fornasari (Xu) and American counterpart, Darren Harper, have been involved in an ongoing and expanding collaboration.
An immediate sense of kindred interest, both in sound and life, lead the two to pursue an ongoing musical partnership, culminating most recently with this project; A sound collage influenced deeply by impermanence and change within the natural world.


released May 28, 2021

La declinazione aurale del concetto di impermanenza è realizzata attraverso la costruzione di articolate strutture elettroacustiche fondate sulla compresenza di armonia e dissonanza. Fragili stille acustiche e arpeggi soffusi si sviluppano all’interno di ambienti sintetici granulosi percorsi da correnti nervose di consistenza tattile. [...] Ciò che si irradia con evidenza dalle sette tracce proposte è una sinergia totale tra i due sound artist, un connubio di idee e pratica compositiva capace di far risuonare all’unisono due visioni distinte proiettate verso il medesimo orizzonte. Una riuscita sintesi tra anime delicatamente contemplative.

Peppe Trotta on So What

All music by Nicola Fornasari and Darren Harper
Recorded between 2018 and 2020
Mixing: Darren Harper
Mastering: Lee Yi
Artwork: Meneh Peh


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xu Cremona, Italy

Xu is the solo project of Nicola Fornasari. It combines elements of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings.

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