The audiovisual performance with the title “False Awakenings” was premiered in Amsterdam during FIBER Festival 2015, supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, following the release of the second full-length album by Pandelis Diamantides in May 2015. ‘False Awakenings’ is a blend of abstract rhythmical patterns, evolving ambient landscapes and detailed sound design. Audible generative structures provide the canvas for a visual interpretation of time – motion and memory. An immersive audiovisual world is created, a temporal construct of bass, light and colour. “Computer-based compositional systems provide extended control over sound properties and aspects of musical structure, presenting the opportunity to merge those two into new musical forms. Having the opportunity to work with algorithms, I developed a system which allows me to focus on the form of a piece where the many details are being taken care of by the system itself. This allows me to create highly complex structures on the macro (form) as well as the micro (sound and visual properties) level of a composition with a high degree of precision without losing myself in the details.
Sat.20 / 23:10 - 23:40
Pandelis Diamantides (CY)
Pandelis Diamantides (1978) is a sound and visual artist based in Amsterdam.
In his music productions and audiovisual performances, he uses custom digital technology to create complex binary landscapes, where detailed sound compositions and electronic rhythms are enhanced by multifaceted visuals providing a true immersive experience. He performs solo under the pseudonym Microseq.
Through a series of collaborations with, among others, creative technologist Emmanuel Flores Elias, choreographer Lia Haraki and installation artists Matthias Oostrik he has composed and performed work for contemporary dance, theater and interactive installations.
In recent years, his work is presented at international festivals and venues including TodaysArt Festival [NL], FIBER Festival [NL], Amsterdam Dance Event [NL], Stedelijk Museum [NL], Bozar Museum [BE], Mirage Festival[FR], Venice Biennale [IT], The Vortex [UK], South By Southwest Festival [USA], Leeds Digital Arts Festival (Lumen Prize)[UK], Athens Digital Arts Festival [GR], Kalamata International Dance Festival [GR], Loop Festival [CY], ISFFC Festival [CY] and Motion Festival [CY].