The project SOUND SHAPES is composed by Argentinian new media artist Nicolas Melmann. The show is an audiovisual collage where contemporary and traditional technologies converge. Digital and analog are used together to create a new language. Images, music and text become one composition, creating a dialogue between past and present.
As a one man orchestra, Melmann uses software, hardware synth and acoustic instruments (Harp, Hang drum, Lyre, percussion, Ukulele, Melodica), live processing to create different soundscapes. The visual compositions are created Live, using software and programming tools, feeding real-time frequency analysis of audio and MIDI events from his music. The result is an audiovisual trip: a sensory expedition through natural and abstract landscapes, sound paintings, digitally painted live, a hybrid between new technologies and the most primitive forms of art.
This show has been performed in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Austria, Russia, Peru, Brazil and Chile, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (with Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto -NY), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Sónar Festival (B.A.) Polytech Museum (Moscow).
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Meng Qi | 孟奇
Meng Qi is a musician with multiple identities. He’s not only a electronic music artist, but also a synth designer, a programmer and a teacher. He is a pioneer of Chinese contemporary digital art, and is fame for his music and distinctive devices and instruments, which have been using by electronic music artists all over the world.
AOTU studio is an art space/hair salon combined with a bar and a rooftop terrace. Located along a small hutong alley in the center of Beijing, it is a platform for interdisciplinary projects, emerging artists and international collaborations. The philosophy of the studio is to be a multifunctional space for exhibitions, conferences, screenings, workshops, experimental music concert, meetings, presentations. On top of that, AOTU also has a beautiful rooftop overviewing the well-preserved Beijing ancient residences where you can enjoy homemade tapas with classic Italian beverages to find new inspiration.