Can You Hear It?

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Watch the video compilation within post to see various sound sculptures by Zimoun. “Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects.” [1]

Notes about the artist’s work by Tim Beck:

The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry, their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the «artificial» and the «organic». It’s an artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and study complex behaviors in sound and motion. Zimoun creates sound pieces from basic components, often using multiples of the same prepared mechanical elements to examine the creation and degeneration of patterns.

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1. bitforms nyc, "About." zimoun.ch. Retrieved on November 30th, 2011.

Film stills © Zimoun
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December 1, 2011 Art Patterns Sculpture