Tacit Script

by Stefan Goldmann

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Tacit Script builds its own network of interdependent grids in which sound objects move and thrive along multiple dimensions.

All frequencies fall into custom scales, developed individually for each track and generated by bending the standard chromatic system. Most electronically produced music operates with a 1V per octave tuning which is divided into 12 equally spaced steps, equivalent to the piano keyboard. Stefan Goldmann skews or stretches this variable in order to achieve different microtonal spacings, wider or narrower, thus eliminating the octave – commonly a fixture in most music. Intervals might thus be at 75 or 110 or 138% of their ‘regular’ ratio. Melodic objects then traverse these unfamiliar spectral structures, singing electric songs with alien voices.

Divergent metric layers drift apart, only to be pulled back together at critical points. Clearly pulsed elements hammer out persistent patterns, yet complex polymetric friction persists over long stretches of time. Altern-ating continuous sweeps and abrupt shifts through wavetables define the highly synthetic, yet organically developing timbres of Tacit Script. Relentless repetition is the force which yields coherent composite shapes in this setting. The results are emphatically in the realm of techno – what is being pushed forward are the interrelations of its constituent layers.

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released April 5, 2019

Written & produced by Stefan Goldmann.

Adapted from ALIF: a project by Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Jeremias Schwarzer, Chiharu Shiota & Stefan Goldmann. Originally commissioned by and first performed at MaerzMusik in Berlin, 2016. Revised by Stefan Goldmann in 2017–2019.

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