[spectre] Opening - André Castro - Sense Noise, Sat 4. Jun 2011 6pm - Berlin

Andre Castro andrecastro at c-e-m.org
Thu Jun 2 11:26:21 CEST 2011

André Castro - Sense Noise
 From June  4th until 25th, 2011
Opening: Saturday June 4th, 2011 at 6 pm
Concert: Saturday June 4th, 2011 at 8 pm

enblanco is proud to present “Sense Noise” by André Castro.

This exhibition will begin with a series of pieces developed for the 
Tactile Noise project – an initiative started in 2010, dedicated to the 
construction DIY touch-reactive sound synthesizers, and demystification 
of the world of electronics.

The exhibited works consist of old cigarette boxes, each containing a 
unique sound generating circuit. By entering in physical contact with 
each box's contact-points and therefore its circuit, the body becomes 
part of the box's electrical flux, which triggers the generation of 
sound. Position, skin humidity and pressure are variants which modify 
the sound characteristics, turning these simple objects into a sonic 
puzzle open to sensorial exploration.

As an opening event, a workshop will take place during the 1st and 2nd 
of June, where participants will learn how to build their own 
tactile-noise boxes. With these ready, they will join the exhibition's 
inaugural concert (Saturday - 4th of June), and bring an end to their 
neighbors' peace.

After the opening André will use the space as an open studio, where new 
pieces that explore both aural and electronic universes will be 
developed and exhibited.

André Castro (b.1983) is a sound artist from Lisbon, graduated in Sonic 
Arts by the Middlesex University.

He develops works which, although often different in form, have in 
common the employment and exploration of sound and technology. A great 
part of these projects has been created in collaboration with designers, 
visual artists and choreographers.

In recent years he has developed an interest for the potential and 
imaginary of the radio. For this medium, he has created the sound 
installation Radio Fragments, shown last year at enblanco, and the 
radiophonic documentaries Subterráneos de Lisboa, and Boat People.

Since last year he has begun to explore the world of electronics. Such 
incursions have resulted in the Tactile Noise project.

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