Enrique Arriaga - The Phonosynthesis Cycle

A cycling process in which the interaction between plants, humans, structures, sonic systems, and other beings convert infrasound vibration into energy that is continuously being transformed into new sounds.

With the use of amplification, recordings and modular synthesis, the vibrations on the structure produced by the visitors of Pepiniera are captured and simultaneously processed to create a feedback loop, which is reprocessed again in a cycle of 2 hours during a gradient transition from sunlight to darkness.

In a displacement gesture that resembles the act of transplanting vegetation from other parts of the city, Enrique Arriaga is presenting a collection of recordings from the city soundscape, sharing part of his auditory experience in Timisoara, to create an artificial sonic environment in this vertical garden.

This event is organized in partnership with OAR / Timiș Branch


Friday, 26/05, between 8 - 10 p.m., at Pepiniera 1306 plants, Victory Square.


Enrique Arriaga (Mexico City) is a sound and visual artist whose practice expands to the curatorial field, art education, sound design and experimental music. He has performed at Centre for New Music (San Francisco), Cabaret Voltaire (Zurich), Errant Sound (Berlin), Spazio Aereo (Venice), among others. His sound spans from ambient to noise through free improvisation and gestural expression with electro-acoustic tools. He constantly collaborates with visual artists, writers, and musicians. He conceives the act of listening and auditory experience as a means to attain awareness of existence.

The event is taking place in the frame of Sonic Narratives 2023 and is part of the National Cultural Program "Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023", funded by the Municipality of Timișoara through the Projects Center.

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