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 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.