Smart…(?) sonifies the evolution of music market trends from 2010 to 2020 (data source: FIMI).
The appearance of online music stores and streaming giants such as iTunes and Spotify has profoundly changed the fruition of records over the past decade. The advent of digital distribution has not only altered the economic model of the market, but also has influenced the consumer attitude: the rituality required to purchase the physical copy has become redundant, human contact in the act of buying unnecessary.
Within the piece, the physical and digital market trends are represented respectively by concrete and synthesized sound materials. The relationship between the markets is described through sound processes such as hybridization and timbral interpolation. The work results in a sound narration of the digitization of the music market.