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Novi_sad North American Tour

noramtour_2009.jpgNovi_sad’s North American TourNovi_sad (Thanasis Kaproulias, b. 1980) graduated from the Economic University of Piraues. He lives and works in Athens, Greece. Influenced by the pioneers of audio assault, he began generating sounds in 2005. Amplified environmental recordings, drone manipulations, structured ambient soundscapes, microtones vs overtones, all come together in a hyper structure of iconoclastic form.

Novi_sad’s artistic output displays a high level of technical ability, as well as a sensitivity to the nuances of location. The strength of his soundscapes works in the same elaborateness for the whole creation process, starting from a basis of very strong conceptualism, the intense examination of field recordings over the actual composition work, to the point of performing back the result onto location. Every sound that occurs is treated with a sculptural integrity and his sonic power operates on a level in which the audience participates as transcendental listeners. His approach is similar to the ‘cinema pour l’oreille’ (cinema for the ear) and in turn would like to ‘donner à voir’ (lead to seeing) by means of sound. Being immersed in his sonic environment offers an absolutely visceral experience. His music has been described as ‘transcendent departure from the sense of space’, ’emotional charge noise texturing’, ‘haunting streams of consciousness on the edge of clinical abduction’, ‘thunderous deep ambient drones’ and ‘soundtrack for a dream or a nightmare’.

Some of Novi_sad’s projects are primarily focused in architectural acoustics and the relationship between architecture and sound, when his latest project Sirens is based on various methods of audio analysis in extremely unique recordings. In this project, he explores the aesthetics of information on sound by using quantitative and numerical data from major stockmarket crashes in history. Novi_sad’s albums found plenty of receptive ears, receiving glowing reviews in music media around the world. His audio works have been available from Sedimental [U.S], Touch [U.K], and another one will be released by Staalplaat [NL] in the ‘Mort Aux Vaches’ series. He has performed his work live in cinemas, industrial spaces, theatres, churches, museums, galleries, squats, and in festivals like Ultrahung [Budapest, Hungary], Observatori [Valencia, Spain], Field recordings festival [Berlin, Germany], Full-Pull, [Malmö, Sweden].

Novi_sad has worked and collaborated with: Francisco López, Richard Chartier, CM von Hausswolff, Jacob Kirkegaard, Carsten Stabenow, Helge Sten [Deathprod, Supersilent], Beckie Foon [A Silver Mt Zion, Set fire to flames], Scott Konzelmann [Chop Shop] a.o. Thanasis Kaproulias is published by Touch Music [U.K], the most singular independent music label of its time. More from his bio here.

CALENDAR

May 28, 2009 | MUTEK Festival, Montréal, QC, Canada
www.mutek.org

June 10, 2009 | Suoni per il Popolo Festival, Montréal, QC, Canada
Je Me Souviens 2.4 Hommage à / Tribute to alcides lanza, curated by Eric Mattsson
[Hope to see some of you there. Memory is concrete and some hearts are true…]
www.suoniperilpopolo.org

June 12, 2009 | Non Event, Boston, MA, U.S.A
www.nonevent.org

June 16, 2009 | Diapason Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A
www.diapasongallery.org

June 17, 2009 | Monkey Town, New York, NY, U.S.A
www.monkeytownhq.com

June 21, 2009 | Pyramid Atlantic Center, Washington, DC, U.S.A
www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org, www.myspace.com/soniccircuits

June 23, 2009 | Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, U.S.A
www.emptybottle.com

June 25, 2009 | The Chapel, Seattle, WA, U.S.A
www.waywardmusic.blogspot.com

June 29, 2009 | Someday Lounge, Portland, OR, U.S.A
www.somedaylounge.com

June 30, 2009 | Red Cat / CalArts, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A
www.redcat.org, www.calarts.com

July 2, 2009 | tba, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A

July 4, 2009 | The Pines, Montréal, QC, Canada
www.thepinesrecording.com


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