The prestigious Quietus travelled to Rio de Janeiro for the most important sound art festival in South America - Festival Novas Frequências.
Among intense performances, installations and lectures through out a week, she included me in the top 10 artists of this amazing program.
"It’s fascinating and strangely visceral watching him build up sounds out of natural objects - particularly as the ice simmers and melts to reveal the microphone within it. At one point he lowers his head into the bowl of water and sings in a drone, and the whole thing feels almost like some kind of religious ritual."
Check full article bellow
Happy to announce that PERMAFROST, a new time based installation project that I have been working with the collaboration of amazing artist Adam Basanta won the ENCAC prize for sound art installation works, and will come to life next year in April at LABORAL centro de Arte.
Tour in Brazil, more dates tba but the first is at the great fest Novas Frequencias, and the first time perfoming in Rio de Janeiro!
One month Artist in residence at MeetFactory, Prague. Will culminate with a new installation work, and a live performance on the 24th, next to Peder Mannerfelt and Hieroglyphic Being.
It will be with a great pleasure that I will perform at one of the best european festivals for experimental and avant guarde Music, next to Names such as Blixa Bargeld and Alvin Lucier. 6/10 in Dom in Berg, a venue crafted inside of a Cave.
Anticipating MusikProtokoll festival, Susanna Niedermayr portrait interview for Austrian Radio ORF1 .
Will be performing at Fusion Festival 1st and 2nd jully together with BOA dance company, and solo at the amazing Garbicz festival in August.
SHAPE is a platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe.
It consists of 16 festivals and art centres and aims to support, promote and exchange innovative and aspiring musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound. SHAPE attempts to present a variety of idiosyncratic music and sonic art from all over Europe, and provide audiences and professionals with insightful lectures, talks and workshops by experts in various fields related to sound and performance.
The platform was formed by members of ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound) – a global network of independent non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing sound cultures, music and related arts.
Each year, the 16 involved associations will collectively choose 48 creatively strong artists and musicians to participate in a mix of live performances, residencies, workshops and talks across festivals and special events.
- See more at: http://shapeplatform.eu/
november 19 7.30PM
NO.W.HERE, 316-318 Bethnal Green Road, London
While in residence, Terra Jean Long and Gil Delindro have collaborated together with physical sound textures, optical soundtracks, and 16mm film to create a one night only performance tomorrow night at no.w.here after "The weight of Mountains" symposium.
Mount Analogue is the result of several experiments exposing 16mm film in the vast arid fields of the Sahara, as well as alternative methods of amplifying and working sound as a physical component in landscape.
Evoking the immaterial matter - The land as a floating signal - Practices on sound as a microscopic tool to perceive landscape - Lecture @ cynet art festival
After two months in the extreme isolated region of Sahara desert, Gil Delindro reflects upon the different research projects developed during the Weight of Mountains residency, following fresh approaches but also the practice of the last 4 years in a multidisciplinary work focused on Sound.
This talk incorporates contemporary concepts, but makes also a bridge to ancient folk ideologies practiced by Berber tribes in the region of North Africa, touching concepts such as Animism and its relation to the notion of transfiguration of landscape.
Sound as a continuous collapse of the present in to the past, the immaterial matter, the ultimate proof of our instability - Even the hardest of the stones is otherwise a liquid flexible matter that breaths, resonates, stimulates the air with unique acoustical qualities. How can we perceive this instability? Where is sound existing and what reality of space does it occupy? The edge from were we can converge leads us to variable topics such as transposition, magnetism, electricity, heat, distance and light all incorporated in a notion of a single body that manifests mainly through movement and contamination, constantly feeding itself.
A open gestured question that maps practices between sculpture, installation, media art, performance and Field Recordings in to one subject of research. Sound here is ultimately related to the idea of a variable feeding system in organic matter, proof for the flexibility of the land. To approach such phenomena is also to studie the physical nature of memory, where every matter prolongs itself endlessly in time, constantly reconfigurating its qualities and forms.
Eternal Cave is a sonic and scenic creation about movement, perception and animism, in which vibration is the intangible source of every organism reaction. Accurate and imaginative sources of matter, time and vibration break through the space.
In animism every object has a unique presence, this includes the acousmatic sound, space and gesture. It becomes necessary to cross boundaries and mix senses, listen with the eyes, see with the ears.
Artistic Direction & Creation: Deli Gleba & Gil Delindro
Sound & Composition: Gil Delindro
Stage & Light Design: Gil Delindro & Deli Gleba
Performing: Gil Delindro & Deli Gleba
Eternal Cave integrates AlieNation, a program curated by Emanuelle Nedelcu for the
(last edition of) Month Of Performance Art - Berlin
Through sensory experiments in multi-media performance and installation, the evening program alieNation, examines the spirit and psyche of the individual, in a context beyond dark matter. International artists of various backgrounds present works that utilize the metaphor of space and frontier to examine humanity (and otherwise) in present society.
AlieNation features the following Artists:
GIL DELINDRO & DELI GLEBA
VIVIANA DRUGA & DANILO ANDRES
23rd MAY | DOORS: 20h30 | STARTS: 21h
M E I N B L A U
Haus 5 Kunst- und Atelierhaus Meinblau
U2 - Senefelderplatz
Voidness of touch is a performance based on exploring vibration through sound processes. This piece has a meticulous process where sensible tools work as microscopes that amplify interactions between bodies, infinite layers and imagined landscapes. It presents land and its ghosts in a vibration form, always assuming a open format that constantly molds itself to the existing conditions of weather, time and geography.
*/ 11th Athens Digital Arts Festival
Lounge Area (Ground Floor)
21/05/2015 - 20:30
Historic Centre of Athens
Diplareios School, 3 Theatre Square
Visions Of Sound is an article by Jonathan Bunce on Gil Delindro's project Ylem - developed in collaboration with Deli Gleba. The article focus 2 of 8 chapters of Ylem, Tao II and Voidness of Touch, which were presented around Canada in early 2014.
(The MusicWorks magazine includes a CD, wirh a track from the portuguese sound artist Gil Delindro, who mixes inputs from amplified ice cracking with field recordings and other sounds in a Performance at Silient Barn, NYC)
Gil Delindro's Instruments of Nature, MusicWorks - exploration in sound, for curious ears, #119, summer 2014.
Im one of the five international artist filmmakers chosen to be part of The Weight of Mountains 2015 residency. Three months of isolation in the desert of Sahara seems like a super must !
Gil Delindro’s Instruments Of Nature By Jonathan Bunce
Earlier this year, an eight-foot-across circle of solid ice was hung from the ceiling of Winnipeg’s RAW: Gallery of Architecture and Design. Why would anyone in the world’s second-coldest city (after Ulan Bator, Mongolia) want that legendary cold brought indoors? The occasion was the mounting of a new work by Portuguese-born, Berlin-based sound artist Gil Delindro for the Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival, held in the Manitoba capital in March 2014. Responding to a call for submissions on the theme of amplification, this young artist born into a warm climate travelled from chilly Berlin to cold, cold Canada to create a sound-installation piece he would never be able to create back in his homeland. “I like to take a specific idea or object, and explore it as far as I can go,” explains Delindro a week later, over hot coffee in a winter-locked Toronto, the next stop on his short North American performance tour. “Someone from Winnipeg might well ask, ‘What the fuck does this guy want? He’s not from here, where we’re always dealing with cold.’ But I actually went there to get in touch with the city’s weather and with the constant ice and freezing of things.” Delindro’s piece, Tao, described by the artist as “land art brought inside into a sound environment,” consisted of a huge circle of ice with microphones and strong ropes frozen inside it, a natural–cultural artifact created outdoors, brought inside, and suspended from the ceiling above a matching circle of metal, which was heated and hooked up to a six-speaker system. The artist mixed the sounds of cracking, heaving, dripping, hissing, and bubbling, creating a sonic environment in the room for visitors to explore over the course of two hours. “The idea was not just to explore the icy part, but to get as many different sounds from water as possible,” says Delindro. “Instead of exploring an instrument I might carry with me in my bag, I was exploring the qualities of what was there. This is a piece that could only have been possible to create in Winnipeg.” While it’s clear that Gil Delindro is more explorer than simply artist or musician, his mode of exploration is about connecting listeners in a new way with lost, universal, and everyday experiences, rather than discovering some imagined horizon—more Emerson than Shackleton. Like the Transcendentalists, Delindro seeks to understand the human experience through solitary communion with nature. But being a twenty-first-century artist, Delindro amplifies nature through judicious, thoughtful use of technology in order to reflect our place in the natural world back to us in a way our digital-addled brains can understand.
Image: Gil Delindro with sound installation Tao at the 2014 Cluster Festival in Winnipeg.
Image by: Pablo Riquelme.
[FULL ARTICLE AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY. Music Works #119, SUMMER 2014, PRINT ISSUE WITH COMPANION CD, which includes live improvisation by Gil Delindro recorded during a performance at Silent Barn in Brooklyn in 2014.]
(full article will soon be uploaded)
Thanks everyone, specially all over Canada for receving me so well. Amazing people in Cluster Winnipeg and Audiopolination Toronto, and of course Montreal. Big thanks also to Music Works Magazine for the interest! And specially all the good new honest friends and Artist made out there. Hope to come back soon next year!
Trying to upload good info around here, if anyone as good documentation that I didn't had the chance to notice, please email me!
Im happy to announce a bigger travell then previously thought!
Besides CLUSTER international festival, where me and Deli Gleba will present two installations, a new film and a performance, we will be also going to present different fragments from Ylem in Toronto on the 13th March, Mountreal 15th, Quebec City 18th, New York 21 to 29th, Wroclaw 11 April, Dresden 13 April, Prague 16th April and back to Several Berlin performances and exhibition in Berlin from the 20th April on.
Im really looking forward to this and will let you know all addresses and names before they happen!
To start you can check info at
Thaanks to everyone for the help so far, and also to all the people that have helped me doing my debut new film Bruta Gruta!
If you feel interested, we are still looking for places and interesting people to continue showing work after April in Germany, France and finally Portugal.
1-9 March 2014, wnp, cannada
BOUNDLESS ENTHUSIASM, ENDLESS POSSIBILITY...
WINNIPEG'S MOST DYNAMIC TAKE ON CONTEMPORARY ART AND SOUND.