"Arcanum is an audiovisual code derived from the symbols used for the divinatory reading of the 'arcana.' Created on orchestral scores, the code magnifies and simplifies the rich details of historic tarot cards, presenting twenty-two images 'constructed' on a musical staff and corresponding chords of three notes each, which can be listened to online in succession. Continuing my work on alphabets and numbers, I explored the arcane code of the tarot, transforming visual details into fundamental structures that are scaled up to fill the entire musical staff, sometimes becoming Escher-like figures. For the composition, I drew inspiration not only from the divinatory art of the tarot but also from Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin and his mystic chord: a succession of notes conceived by the Russian composer and pianist both as a harmonic foundation and as a key to reading the 'Divine' in the symphonic poem Prometheus. By sampling the wind, the quintessential invisible element, I synthesized a digital instrument similar to an organ, with which I performed the sound track."

exibart digital gallery exibition link

original soundtrack