SIGNS III, SQR is the new EP of Opera23. This is the third of four chapters that the Italian composer, based in Barcelona, offers us as a progressive path of writing and listening.
Each chapter investigates the relationship between gesture and sound and how the creative instinct predominates in the early stages, to be progressively overwhelmed by rationalization. In this pyramid-like path, Opera23 chooses to start releasing the third stage, the square, which represents, in the intentions, the best compromise in the search for balance.
The harmony is not complex, the rhythm is recognizable and is structured on understandable repetitions, the few melodic lines can be memorized. Using these elements, the aim was to create complex and related stresses. The symmetrical perception of the square must be perceived but not understood, the compositional sense is inspired by completeness and not by the closed form.
The EP consists of three songs, one of which, Apolo 303, is a remix of a composition by a young and very good producer, Crunkid. The idea of adding a remix comes from the desire to filter, through a rational subtraction, the strong impact, the freshness and the originality that distinguishes the style of Crunkid. The result does not claim to be a modification of the original piece, on the contrary, it is almost an answer.
"SIGNS" is a "shameless" attempt to directly involve the listener in the creative process, so that an ideal dialogue between action and reaction can be created. After the constant repetitions of "Internal With Figures, Lights. And Shadows", his debut album, Opera23 continues his research path by proposing with this EP a piece of a construction from whose total architecture the artist's complete compositional thought can emerge, devoid of any filter.
SIGNS III, SQR has been composed and recorded by Opera23 (Barcelona, 2020) mix and mastering by Giuliano Cobelli (Taak Studios, Barcelona)