Digital, Cassette, Book
CAT. N: SR-021
Music by: dTHEd, Fabio R. Lattuca, Giulio Aldinucci, Alessandro Ragazzo, Anacleto Vitolo + Luca Buoninfante, Stefano Tashi, Kenta Kamiyama, Marco Malasomma, M.K.R., Curved Grooves, IMOK, Ynaktera, Franz Rosati, Ghostphace, Scual, Camilla Pisani, Angelina Yershova, IlSantoBevitore
Art, design and Editorial by Scual
111122 is conceived from the desire to celebrate the 11 years of activity of artistic research network Stochastic Resonance (SR), together with some of the artists who have contributed to its development over the years. And that it could thus stand as a witness to the network's work and dedication over the past 11 years and to celebrate its future projects.
The title refers to the date November 11th, 2022, which marks the exact 11th anniversary since the first event/release, 1111011 "Beginning Afterwards," which, on November 11th, 2011, enshrined the birth of the Stochastic Resonance project as a network of artists, engineers, graphic designers and creatives in various fields of research that could explore the interconnections between music, emerging technologies and human perception.
In line with SR's modus operandi, 111122 is proposed as a multimedia work, unfolding both digitally and physically, with a compilation of 19 previously unreleased tracks – published in 6 digital EPs and later merged into a single maxi-release – and a series of generative graphics employed for both the EP covers and promotional materials.
In the digital format the release was serialized into 6 digital EPs, released weekly for 6 consecutive weeks starting November 11. In the physical format, the audio tracks are engraved in a double music cassette, in a limited edition of 25 copies. The order of the tracks does not follow the temporal order in which they were released to more deeply mark the distinction between the two editions, and to provide a listening itinerary more in keeping with the cassette format.
The 111122 album is paired to a book, divided in two themed-sections, which contains a selection of the graphic permutations generated for the project and a catalog of the projects and works developed by Stochastic Resonance over the years.
The first section presents the generative art project, curated by Scual, behind the creation of the graphics for 111122's EPs. The book contains a careful selection of the graphic permutations generated by the algorithm and a showcase of the research and development work, with technical breakdowns, analysis of variables and procedural rules, and complemented by a series of large-format images.
The second part of the book comprehensively reconstructs the work of the last 11 years of Stochastic Resonance with a catalog of the graphic designs created for all releases and events curated from 2011 to 2022
111122 Book is published in a limited edition of 50 copies, in an A5 (14.8x21) format with high quality print, 300gr paperback cover and sew binding.