Our latest series of collaborations is with Asymmetry Symptom, a French platform focused on experimental arts, including the creation of audiovisual works, performances and installations. In the digital age of information overload with millions of exchanges happening every second, minimalism is what separates Asymmetry Symptom from others. As a sound engineer and electronic musician, Damien Zala, shares a common passion for minimalism with architectural designer, Canelle Le Gal.
Looking for something pure, efficient, raw and simple, they joined forces to run the structure of the platform. Working with various artists, chosen because of their modern numeric capabilities and interactions among different disciplines; they release media such as vinyls, video and graphic design.
For their latest project, Orbis the artists chose to use hearing and sight in order to lay the foundations of the imagination while leaving free our mind and other senses to interpret the rest.
Both artists have roots in architecture and design, which are fundamentally based around light, motion, form and materials. Mixing these with the fundamentals of their music’s unusual frequencies and oscillations allows the two very different medias to respond and interact with each other, as if one were the transposition of the other. Each of their works is in response to a particular meaning, this makes it possible to appreciate them individually, whilst also being a unique work once assembled.
Due to their unique ability to appeal to our multiple senses, Asymmetry Symptom allows an infinite range of artistic possibilities, to ensure the continuity of the developed imagination. For their latest project, Orbis, the artists chose to use hearing and sight in order to lay the foundations of the imagination while leaving free our mind and other senses to interpret the rest.
DZAR, Asymmetry Symptom’s sound engineer, created four tracks with a particular sonority, between experimental and harmony. In response to this work, Canelle Le Gal, architectural designer, imagined the visuals guided by these main themes. The result can be described as pure, organic and minimalist.
The tracks composed by DZAR have a particular style, bouncing Rhythm’s, Low tom’s and peaky bell’s spiced with some electric flavour and experimental effect. When listening to the EP, a great diversity of frequencies can be recognised, from the very present bases that impose the rhythm, to metallic sounds, which are much more melodious that create the individuality of these musical works. The complementary, eclectic palette of frequencies alongside the movements of oscillation are also found in their visual works.
The visual work by Canelle Le Gal is created by the composition and arrangement of spheres relative to one another in sinusoidal waves, more or less perceptible as a function of the intensity of the music produced by DZAR. These spheres of different sizes reflect the frequencies of the Orbis EP and the percussive and luminous sound. The materiality and the light of the different visuals, allowed these sounds to find their visual identity.
Orbis releases on February the 10th on vinyl and digital, Centric will be presenting a Premiere of one of the tracks from the EP on January the 25th, so stay tuned.
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