André Gonçalves

Resonant Objects

I was thinking of bringing together sound and space through sympathetic vibrations, in which sound is used as a medium to excite space to be heard, in order to render audible it’s natural resonances – sound multiplying in and by space. The sound coming from the objects was strictly related to each object’s spatial characteristics, it’s shape, dimensions and material, but also their interaction with the site-specific architecture and the very space that hosted all the objects, it’s spatial characteristics and environment.

Andre Goncalves (PT), works across the elds of visual arts, music, video, installation and performance. Recent projects have included installations such as ‘Of how we have to leave doubts, expectations and the unachieved’ (2008), ‘Trigger Happy’ (2009) and ‘The Bird Watcher’ (2010). These and other works have been presented in several galleries and festivals such as Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul; FILE, Sao Paulo; Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Diapason, New York; Lab Syntese, Montreal; Collision Collective, Boston; Untitled Artspace, Oklahoma City; Arnol ni, O¤oad Festival, Bristol; Steim, Amsterdam; Atlantic Waves, London; Pixelache Festival, Helsinqui; ICA, London; Gallery 0047, Oslo; Ura! Gallery, Istanbul; Centro Zittelli, Venice; La Casa Encendida, Media Lab and Sonikas Festival, Madrid; L’Antic Teatre, Barcelona; IFI, Pontevedra; Museu Vostell Malpartida, Maquinarte Festival, Caceres; Fundac~ao Calouste Gulbenkian, CCB, Galeria Lisboa 20, Festival Temps D’Images, Luzboa, EME, Lisbon; Pushing the Medium, Nodar. His discography, among others, includes releases on the labels Grain of Sound, Cronica Electronica and Sirr (PT), Winds Measure (US), Transacoustic Research (AT), Cherry Music (JP). His music work, solo or in collective projects, include more than 15 editions in several recording labels under the names: Ok.suitcase, In Her Space, Stapletape, Iodo, ltthwhasp, Sound Asleep, Safe and Sound, Variable Geometry Orchestra… Recently he has been working on his solo project Feltro and in the collectives Safe and Sound, and Gigantiq.