JesterN – Last​-​Minute Pre​-​Dawn Chaos


1. Part 1 (10’48)
2. Part 2 (7’18)
3. Part 3 (9’53)
4. Part 4 (6’17)
5. Part 5 (9’31)

Released April 21, 2020

Composed and produced by Alberto Novello.
Mastering by Emanuele Battisti
Artwork © 2020 Paolo Cavinato : fragment from “In the room” (drawing and computer graphics)

Catalogue number : EL13

This album originates from the recording of a morning live improvisation I did at DAS – Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali – in Bologna, Italy in October 2019, kindly invited by the Metoché association for the “Termos” series.

It mostly consisted of different style of analog synthesis using a self-assembled modular synthesizer. There was also a small part in which I used digital cut-ups of random samples from my hard drive using a Max/MSP patch inspired by the techniques of Burroughs and Gysin.

I usually improvise with other musicians because I enjoy surprises and the necessity of adaptation. I learn a lot during and after that process, re-examining my moves as in a chess game or a cybernetic system.

When I’m alone I play with the other acoustic ‘opponent’: the room. It’s always interesting how different spaces react. I often start by scanning the resonant frequencies of the space with large arpeggios and continue by positioning on each frequency, trying to make the room resonate and relax.

I thought this ‘breathing’ exercise would be interesting for a morning set but when I listened back to it I found that I enjoyed it very much at night too, hence the title.