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Source material for the nineteen Fragments are recorded improvisations with the electric guitar. In a process of cutting, re-arranging and transforming, on which he has worked for several years, Archetti explores the possibilities and limitations of reduction and the states of transformation of recorded musical material. Archetti describes his work in Fragments as a process of crystallisation. In chemistry, this process is described as a liquid-solid separation technique: Acoustic states transform until they reach their solid state. Mastered by Jeroen visser at F.ishing. B.akery. L.abs, Zurich, 2007. Luigi Archetti was born in Brescia, Italy, on 5 February 1955 and has lived in Switzerland since 1965. He is a composer, music performer, sound experimenter, guitarist and visual artist (painting, installations, drawing and video) and has developed a number of sound installations and cross-over projects. He has initiated various music projects in the avant-garde and experimental music fields (electronica, improvisation, noise and computer music) and has realised various live film soundtracks and live video performances. He has performed with various projects as well as solo in Switzerland, Germany, the UK, Austria, France, Italy, Poland, Liechtenstein, Canada, the US, Japan and Russia. In 2006 Archetti-Wiget took part in Auf den Tisch-At the Table in Vienna and Salzburg, an improvisation project with dancers, performers and musicians with Meg Stuart (curator).