Imagine a landscape where space and objects are modeled by sound, creating a soundscape. Imagine that such objects are like individuals in a constantly evolving population, being born, reproducing and dying. These are sound individuals, whose abstract form gives no reference apart from their phenotypic structure. This phenotype is composed of pure tones (sine waves of high, medium and low frequency) and noise. The sine waves and noise result from the numeric values of their genotypes, which are made up of six sequences of 24 numbers, classified as: Fragments, Repetition and Accumulation.
Fragments, Repetition and Accumulation derive from characteristics transmitted to the individuals from their predecessors, in the sound population, who are initially visual individuals. A population of abstract gestural drawings, whose referent expresses itself uniquely in the material and the evolution of the gesture. The material and the nature of the gestures result in the population's common characteristics: lines, drips and accumulations of ink. These characteristics survived the evolution of the visual individuals and defined the genotypes of the first generation of the population of sound individuals.
In the website for RePartitura we present stages of archeological research into this population, of which the remnants of visual individuals were analyzed through their digitalization and thresholding to reconstitute each individual's genotype and generate their respective sound descendants.
Mariana Shellard e Tuti Fornari