In a world overloaded of information where work specialization and social media are segmenting society, KOEDE aims to create new bridges between musical and visual art forms. Working together with both recognized and emerging artists, this duo offers an interesting and unique proposal to the community.
28x28 is a piece made of 28 fragments of 28 seconds each that are combined in a certain order according to a domino game. Nowadays, it feels like 28 seconds is a long time to be doing nothing but listening to a piece of music. However, 28 seconds are not enough even for replying to a text message or checking your Facebook feed. So relax, listen, and have yourself some fun, because all work and no play will make you a dull boy/girl.
Reviewers have described James' music as "muscular", "crazy", "funny", "sad", "painfully honest", and like a "taste of the working men’s clubs of northern England". His influences span from classical music, to pop music, to dance, to ancient yogic breathing techniques, to Egyptian hieroglyphics, to stand up comedy, to computer game music, and back to classical music again.
This piece explores the figure of the performer as a user, taking his/her instrument as an interface between the physical and the virtual. The use of samplers (very short and pre-recorded sounds), which are launched by the EWI, simplifies the sonorous material at its maximum, removing any possible timbre variation and focusing exclusively on the relationship between action and sound.