ERES +16 is the second recording in Pierre-André Arcand’s Eres trilogy, using sequences of sound sculptures on tape loops.
All tracks were composed with the macchina ricordi, a tape recorder modified to permit simultaneous playback and overdub in open-ended looped cycles. Speaking, singing, noise, and instruments were recorded, processed, and structured through repetition and accretion. The process is one of constituting stratified sound space, multisource song, and the murmuring of multitudes—live.
Each track of Eres +16 is based on constantly changing vocal inflections in real time. Their hypnotic quality increases as they grow, like a virulent infection spreading rapidly through the surrounding space with audible ferocity.