sound art vehicle by Alfonso De Grandis and Dani Joss
Multichannel soundscape installation
On a journey of impression and metaphor through four ages of the Earth’s history, Paradigm Weave (Alfonso De Grandis, Dani Joss) present their new sound art installation, a sonic environment that is populated by qualities, both impactful and evocative, inviting exploration.
The soundscapes work as a canvas, where an original imagining of the sonic environment is deconstructed and reassembled with the addition of musical instruments. In a seemingly unending oscillation between the abstract and the suggestive, a sense of place and time emerges: natural forces, vast distances, rhythms of life, patterns of growth. Different scales of observation, from the global all the way to the intracellular, highlight and reimagine the self-similarity of natural processes, diffused throughout the space in the form of a multichannel sound installation.
The compositional work is presented in the form of short fragments that are diffused intermittently, punctuating a background of omnipresent, ever-shifting environmental impression, in a dialectic pattern of active and passive design.
Individual soundscape compositions:
- Scale of Forces
- Brass Horizon
- Mitochondrial Life
- Quality of Air
- Coming of the Beasts
- Nocturnal Concerns
Recording musicians: Dimitris Dalezis, Iraklis Iosifidis, Emilia Karapostoli, Thanos Siders, Lazaros Pliambas, Lydia Abastado.
audio samples (stereo downmixes)
weaving, splicing, meshing
ALFONSO DE GRANDIS
Established freelance creative sound designer, composer, and editor, based in London, UK. He creates bespoke sonic compositions for moving images and other media.
Blurring the lines between sound design, sound art and music, in his creative choices he prioritises the new rather than the obvious.
Beside from his work in the TV and film industries, he also produces experimental music. He is the chief sound designer of the awarded Imago dance film series.
Sound artist and composer of electroacoustic/electronic music, creator of the albums Shaper of Form (Poeta Negra 2006), which has been awarded the Qwartz prize for research and experimentation (Paris 2007), and Liquid Photography (Poeta Negra 2004). He is also known as a producer and sound engineer, as well as from his interactive installations Urban Portrait, Stasis/Kinesis, and Faces. He is the director of the experimental dance film series Imago, which has received a multitude of awards, nominations, and festival participations around the world, and has composed music for many theatrical and contemporary dance productions, installations, and other projects (Cascade, Discrete Works, and more).
Since 2014, he is technical director at Die Wolke art group, a non-profit in Thessaloniki, Greece, dedicated to the performing arts and technologies, and helps run Vitruvian Thing, a performing arts centre, live experimental music venue, and audiovisual studio.