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.
Live audiovisual performance
The live performance of Paranon implements the canon techniques in the visual realm. Various parameters of fundamental forms such as lines, grids and cubes are manipulated in real time and in relation to the canon developments in the sound. This creates visual patterns of interference, distortion and other results of colliding elements.
This performance premiered at the event ‘The LIMA collection: new work’ in Amsterdam on 04-04-2018.