*200 copies limited edition* The musical project The Washing Planck is dedicated to generative music and its poetics, which is the automated creative process based on rules. "The Washing Planck" is a wordplay that arises from the curiosity of connecting everyday objects, such as a simple plank that can be used for washing or storing clothes, with the name of the German physicist Max Planck, the initiator of quantum physics, and a repetitive action over time.
The inspiration behind these works comes from the principle of path integral, a formulation by Richard Feynman that describes the probability of a particle moving from one point to another within a given timeframe. Similarly, the infinite variety of paths that a generative system can create is the basis of The Washing Planck's first work, "Integrale sui Cammini" (Path Integral), an album of minimalist experimental electronic music. The album consists of two tracks titled "Cammino A" and "Cammino B" (Path A and Path B), representing two of the infinite possible paths created with the same instruments and generative patches; two of the infinite unexpected journeys that begin with the press of the "play" button and end with the press of the "stop" button.
The project utilizes a hybrid system of sound creation, combining analog and digital synths, structured algorithms, and magnetic tapes to create series of generative textures that lead to different paths based on the same principles. The significant attention given to the sonic aspect is combined with the emotional component of the musical experience, aiming to create a series of liquid and mysterious sound paths. Therefore, the project aims to capture the emotional suggestions of discovering a new world governed by specific laws, yet connected to our everyday life, and the new way of understanding reality that follows.