Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) will support two sound installations developed by Spanish artists Elías Merino and Daniel del Río by means of the Program for Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) which will be shown in the Game of Life Foundation in The Hague from 1-10 September 2016.
The Game of Life Foundation, founded in 1999, organizes projects in the field of spatial reproduction of electronic music. Their custom-designed Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) system makes it possible to create a unique acoustical setting. The flexibility of this system, which can be physically moved and easily set up at any location, has drawn the attention of composers, programming directors and institutes from all over the world.
Elías Merino and Daniel del Río, through a residency, will explore the possibilities of computer-generated sound synthesis and physical diffusion in the WFS system creating two sound works: “Studies of Indivisible Streams”, which aims to explore the distance between the listener and the object; and “Fluctuating Melisma”, that focuses on creating a new perspective of choral composition and computer music.
Elías Merino (Madrid, 1985), based in the UK, is working as a researcher in computer music at the University of Huddersfield. Daniel del Río (Guadalajara, 1989) currently runs Reductive, a platform dedicated to sonic arts internationally.