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Inspiring Creativity With VoIP | Podcast

Olivier Alary & Johannes Malfatti

Olivier Alary and Johannes Malfatti have been collaborating on music projects for the past 20 years. Here, they take us behind the scenes on the techniques that they utilised to create their latest collaborative album 'u,i', which features the use of VoIP technology to process sound.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
00:34 - Greetings 
01:22 - An Introduction To The Project
02:29 - The First Skype Recording
05:09 - Inspired by an Accordion
10:28 - Replicating the Sonic Accidents
15:14 - The Skype Codec
18:51 - Compositional Techniques
21:13 - Incorporating The Original Skype Recording

Olivier Alary - Biog

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Originally from Toulouse and now based in Montreal, Olivier previously worked under the Ensemble alias, in which Johannes participated as mixer, arranger and co-writer. Ensemble’s 2000 debut (on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label) led to Björk drafting Olivier to co-write the track ‘Desired Constellation’ and remix several others. After releasing two further Ensemble albums on FatCat, Olivier has focused increasingly on film music and has composed the music for over 40 fiction films and documentaries, some of which have received prestigious awards and screenings in Europe, the US and China.

Johannes Malfatti - Biog

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Berlin-based Johannes Malfatti graduated from Germany’s Film and Television School HFF Konrad Wolf. His work for film, television, theatre and music projects has ranged in style from electronic music to orchestral composition. With two recent albums under his own name, Johannes’ solo work focuses on contemporary and experimental techniques, often combining acoustic and electronic elements to create rich and slowly moving sonic environments.

The first collaborative release under their own names, ‘u,i ’ continues the pair’s long-standing research exploring the grey areas between noise and musicality, the acoustic and electronic.

The latest album from Olivier & Johannes is 'u,i' and was recently released on the 130701 label.

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