Paranon

Audiovisual, Compositions

Date: 15-01-2018
Format: CD in A5 artwork limited to 200 / Live audiovisual performance

Paranon consists of two compositions based on parameter canons of sine wave generators. The canon is a counterpoint-based compositional technique that creates one or more imitations of a musical movement after a given duration. These imitations replicate the initial movement with transformations of parameters. The custom programmed sine wave generators Zeno van den Broek uses on Paranon make it possible to generate interference, shift phases and alternate frequencies with great precision. The method of the canon creates tension and unexpected, yet cherished, results between the initial sine wave and the imitations that follow. These two concise compositions delve into the beauty of pure sound and explore the richness of colliding sound waves that create spatial events wherever Paranon is being listened to.
Paranon is supported by the Performing Art Fund NL.

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Audiovisual performance & screenings

Paranon revolves around the idea of juxtapositioning fundamental elements of sound and image. This process is executed by manipulating various parameters in canon structures: The canon is a counterpoint-based compositional technique that creates one or more imitations of a movement after a given duration. The custom programmed sine wave generators Zeno van den Broek uses for the sound on Paranon make it possible to manipulate parameters such interference and phase shifting with great precision. These sine waves find their visual companion in lines, grids and cubes of which parameters such as distance and rotation slowly develop. The method of the canon creates tension and unexpected, yet cherished, results between the initial element and the imitations that follow. Van den Broek is fascinated by how the interference that occurs in image and sound manipulate our senses and perception of spatiality in the flat surface of the screen in relation to the sound waves that occupy the space.
This performance premiered at the event ‘The LIMA collection: new work’ in Amsterdam on 04-04-2018.