About Gadi Sassoon
Italian composer Gadi Sassoon makes his debut on A Strangely Isolated Place with an experimental exploration of “impossible physics”; an intricate soundtrack based on newly created sounds and abstract atmospheres. In 2015 Gadi was invited to Edinburgh by The NESS Project to check out the results of their sound synthesis work. With the help of a supercomputer, the NESS group created new digital systems capable of creating sounds so complex, rich and realistic that they were indistinguishable from acoustic instruments. What’s more, the code could be hacked to create completely imaginary sound worlds with bizarre physical properties. Gadi fell in love with the idea and became NESS’s composer-in-residence for the next few years, collaborating with scientists to create “impossible instruments” such as mile-high trumpets blown by dragon fire in Black Hole Fanfare, needle fingers combing eternally vibrating strings in Pi (π), giant resonating trusses of bound masses and springs in the Moto Perpetuo and Collision Suite, marble blocks sliding across thousand-string fingerboards in Young’s Modulus, time-shifting, bouncing objects in Chaos & Order, or the orchestra of giant string basses in Life On A Tidally Locked Planet. All these abstract visions are the results of Gadi Sassoon’s work.