5 Studies of Noises (Student Project)

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Derrick Lin


Designer: Jacques Fuá
Project Type: Student Project
Location: Milan, Italy
Packaging Contents: Cd-Rom
Packaging Materials: Cork, Translucent paper

This disc marks the birth of “Musique Concrète”, a kind of experimental music that includes sounds and audio samples through the use of technological devices. Since 1948 Pierre Schaeffer realises that was possible to compose a symphony using noises and real-world sounds. His studies drove him to broaden the common concept of sound as a useful resource to create music.
The cork is the material used to realise this exclusive edition of packaging. Its typical sound-absorbing feature makes it suitable to materially and conceptually contain a disk of recorded sounds within. The label is printed on translucent paper. Its effect allows seeing through the imperfections of the cork surface, generating a sort of visual noise. The font used is “ff Disturbance”. This typeface has been created to broaden the method of forming a word, combining upper and lower case together.

What’s Unique?
What makes this project special is the use of materials that, in addition to fulfilling the essential holding function of the packaging, have a strong conceptual and poetic value.