SelectInput is a collaborative project of Pandelis Diamantides, Stelios Manousakis and Thanos Polymeneas Liontiris that commenced in 2007. It is based on live-sampling, improvisation and interaction – between the players and between the sounds of their instruments. SelectInput creates an immersive post-digital sonic world that is enhanced by the physicality of instrument playing. The acoustic instruments are processed in real-time and their sound is manipulated and deconstructed through a complex network of algorithms and various digital signal processing (dsp) software units. The individual aesthetics of each member converge into a novel musical world, where different musical styles and forms are being introduced, decomposed and warped.
SelectInput was asked to compose a piece for the opening of soundmuseum.fm, an online museum for contemporary sound art. The piece, Still Life: digital granary with double bass, hi-hat, combs and rings, is now part of the soundmuseum online gallery.
Still Life: Digital Granary with Double Bass, Hi-hat, Combs and Rings (9’23”)
recorded in De Flat studios, The Hague, NL, 18 May 2008
Compiled, mixed and produced by Stelios Manousakis in June 2008
recorded live in De Flat studios, The Hague, NL, 7 February 2008 (7’50”)
live performance at SCSI bar – TikTak IV, The Hague, NL, 8 February 2008 (9’32”)