Zeno van den Broek


FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Hypersonica
Electronic Language International Festival



‘Paranon’ revolves around the idea of juxtapositioning fundamental elements of sound and image. This process is executed by manipulating various parameters in canon structures: The canon is a counterpoint-
based compositional technique that creates one or more imitations of a movement after a given duration. The custom programmed sine-wave generators Zeno van den Broek uses to generate the sound in ‘Paranon’ make it possible to manipulate parameters such interference and phase shifting with great precision. These sine waves find their visual counterpart in lines, grids and cubes, where parameters such as distance and rotation slowly develop. The method of the canon creates tension and unexpected, yet cherished, results between the initial element and the imitations that follow.


Zeno van den Broek is a Dutch-born, Copenhagen-based composer and artist. Van den Broek works in a multi-sensory way to research and express physical, social and acoustic notions. He utilises audiovisual means to create site and concept specific works. This trans-disciplinary method has a strong conceptual foundation, originating from a background in architecture, which enables Zeno to comprehend and reveal the richness and complexity of spatial, visceral and physical perception.