81 MATTERS IN ELEMENTAL ORDER
for no-input mixer
composed in 2006
81 matters in elemental order is a composition for no-input mixer solo which consists of 81 tracks -- of 4 up to 90 seconds in length -- that should be played back in shuffle mode. Each time the CD is played back, the composition's elements are therefore put in a new, unique order. The tracks are poetic translations of the molecular characteristics of chemical elements, adjusted for the untamed circuits of the mixing board.
Depending on the result of the CD-players’ shuffle-mode, the chemical mix might very well turn out to be explosive!
Released by Evil Rabbit Records in May 2008
“Marko Ciciliani's primary performance medium is the mixing board 'sans instruments', using only feedback from the machine itself. The abstruse practice of playing a no-input mixer has, in recent years, become something of a staple of the improv scene. But unlike that minimalist layering that the no-input mixer became known for, Ciciliani gives very textured performances, allowing the cross-interference of feedback from the circuits grow into complex patterns.
He’s performed on the no-input mixer with Fred Frith, Gordon Mumma, Roberto Fabbriciani, Axel Dörner and Sachiko M, amongst others.”
(cited from Club Transmediale, 2008)