NICOLÁS MELMANN (1981, Argentina)
Melmann explores social and poetic aspects of sound. In his transdisciplinary projects Melmann experiments with technology, creating linear and nonlinear narratives, working in different media and supports. His compositions range from electroacoustic music, generative music for ensembles, experiments with sensors, hydrophones, data sonication, sound mapping, installations, interviews and field recordings.
Melmann uses sound as a raw material for his compositions, creating pieces and sound installations using electronics, unconventional instruments, field recordings and spoken word. He has also produced music and sound design for dance, video games, television, film and theater. Active for more than 14 years, Melmann has released six albums and toured Asia, Europe, North America and South America. He has exhibited his work at numerous venues and festivals, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Potytech Museum (Moscow), SEMA (Seoul Museum of Art), MCA – Denver (Museum of Contemporary Art), Mutek Festival, Sónar Festival (Buenos Aires), Gamma Festival (St. Petersburg), among others. He has also worked as a curator on “Sound Languages” and has been a resident artist at the Red Bull Music Academy (New York), ZKM – Zentrum Für Kunst und Medien at AIR Lower Austria, STEIM (Netherlands), Chateau Ephemere (France), among others.
He has won awards and recognitions, including the Virtual Partnership (Goethe Institut), National Arts Foundation (Argentina), Kosice Biennial, Asylum Arts (New York), and has participated in educational projects and workshops on new music and sound art in Garrison Institute (New York), ZKM (Germany), CMMAS (Mexico), Fundación Telefónica (Peru). Along the way, Melmann has shared the stage with artists such as Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nicola Cruz, Robert Lippok, Lydia Lunch, Max Cooper, Richard Devine and many others.