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Zeno van den broek
Paranon
Multimedia performance | | | 20'0'' | Netherlands / | 2020
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.
Zeno van den Broek is a Dutch-born, Copenhagen-based composer and artist. Van den Broek works in a multi-sensory way to research and express physical, social and acoustic notions. He utilises audiovisual means to create site and concept specific works. This trans-disciplinary method has a strong conceptual foundation, originating from a background in architecture, which enables Zeno to comprehend and reveal the richness and complexity of spatial, visceral and physical perception. He works with a characteristic artistic language based on minimalist and fundamental elements such as sine waves, lines, noise and grids. Zeno van den Broek works with esteemed institutes such as the Gaudeamus Foundation, LIMA and the Old Church of Amsterdam. He presents his work at venues and festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sonic Acts and Rencontres Internationales. His music has been released by labels such as Moving Furniture Records, Unsounds and The Tapeworm.