by Roberto Zanata
An ear is always something disturbing or, as Freud would say uncanny (Das Unheimliche). An ear is an organ, familiar to us, yet it embraces all the power of the mask and of what goes beyond its function as an organ: the listening. Unlike animals, human beings are prone to desire and capable of navigating through the imaginary capture. By isolating the screen function against a hypothetical hyper stimulation, a man is able to stay inside the imaginary (illusionary) fluctuation, thanks to the screen that, just like a frame, prevents him from slipping into deception. An ear, whether it is real or simulated, is always the trace of a presence.
Listening is outside; it is not something that participates as an Ego extension in psychic space, but rather something that the phantom depends upon, it is a desire around which a vacuum is created, which is the instinct. It is phantasmal because it is out there (also out of my control), but always inherent to the instinct.
The composition was realized enterely with the soft synth open source Supercollider.