Elefante Branco (White Elephant) is the solo project of electroacoustic improvisation developed by the sound artist Marcelo Armani that has as its base and concepts the fields of concrete music, minimalist and experimental music. The project is born in 2013 when the artist feels the need to use a series of sounds and noises from the recording of different sound landscapes captured in urban and natural soundscapes. The great part of this material results from actions performed by the artist himself for the production and composition of both pieces and multi-channel sound installations. They are cutouts. Fragments of sounds and noise produced by motor vehicles, trains, subway, voices, birds, insects, storms, rain, electromagnetic processes, construction tools and industrial, domestic and cinematographic machines. In live sound performances, the artist, under the name of Elefante Branco, produces in real time a series of compositions using these fragments that are converted into small samplers and fired by electronic equipment. Other textures generated by analog / digital synthesizers, sequencers and effects are incorporated into the clippings of this sound landscape for the production of layers and textures that explore the variation of frequencies, amplitudes and timbres. The intention is to propose the perception of volumes, surfaces and sonic spatialities that express sensations of densities, lightness, granulations, tensions, rhythms and environments that run through dimensional orders from micro to macro.
27.11.2019, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 5 Euros
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Entrance is on the right side of the building, then go all the way to the top.