What happens hidden in the aether? The sound designer, historian, curator and member of Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music Lukasz Szalankiewicz aka Zenial takes us on a trip in ‚fifth element‘. Between scientific experiment and alchemist approach, Connection Reset by Peer’ dives in interferences of environment sounds based to a large extent on electricity, radio feedback and electromagnetic fields. With a battery of every day electronic gadgets he is generating and sensing traces of the real and imitated spectral voices.
Music that owes equal portions to musique concrete, noise and microsound, not necessarily in that order. Things buzz, crackle, hiss and form long wave sine tones, radio interceptions, stuck together in an interesting collage of sound.
His aural experiments ooze an otherwordly atmospherics, as if ghosts yearned to escape from his lingering audio abyss. Clicks, beeps, field recordings, disembodied “voices” all compose Zenial’s sonic world. An exploration of a sonic parallel reality – a somewhat different atmosphere…
With the support of the Polish Institute, Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.
appearance at Tuned City
Brussels / Operative Atmospheres – 30. June 2013