The Sounds of the World is a thirteen channel audiovisual installation built on a network of Raspberry Pi computers and created from a series of Andrei Tarkovsky film clips.
The installation explores the concept of audiovisual sampling, in which real-world images and sounds are cut, mixed, manipulated and reassembled in order to generate new audiovisual materials.
The name is taken from this quote by Tarkovsky, who wrote: “I feel that the sounds of this world are so beautiful in themselves that if only we could learn to listen to them properly, cinema would have no need of music at all.”
Francesc Martí is a composer and digital media artist born in Barcelona and currently living in the UK. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and two master’s degrees, one from the Pompeu Fabra University in Digital Arts, and the other in Free Software from the Open University of Catalonia. He also obtained a scholarship for furthering his studies in Music Technology at IRCAM (Paris). Simultaneously, he studied music at the Conservatory of Sabadell, where he obtained the Professional Title of Piano.
As composer and video artist, his works have been performed and exhibited all over the world, including international festivals, events and exhibitions. In 2014 he starts his project ‘Granular synthesis video’, with which he has already participated in more than 60 exhibitions and concerts around the world, including China, Korea, Brazil, USA, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, UK, Scotland, The Netherlands, Spain, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Belgium.
Currently, he combines his artistic and technology projects with his teaching Audio Technology and Image at Open University of Catalonia, and Music Technology at the De Montfort University of Leicester (UK).
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