Hugo Esquinca – Deformation Studies on Dimension and Structure for Fifteen Point Three
The Pentacle surround sound system at Sonic Acts Festival 2019, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Photo by Pieter Kers.
Deformation Studies on Dimension and Structure for Fifteen Point Three is a mediation between the potential of localisation through audio within 'The Pentacle' system, the programming of each modulation of sound according to this capacity, and the acoustic resonances of space. This gradual intervention, whose changes are indeterminately structured, is thought of as an unfolding of an organisation rather than a composition with defined parts. There is no imposition of a specific form, location or movement to pre-recorded audio but the emergence of sonorous events which are specific and non-repeatable. The work was developed for ‘The Pentacle’ sound system – a powerful high fidelity mobile speaker system developed at STEIM, Amsterdam, by Fedde ten Berge and Jesse Meijer, consisting of 15 self-designed loudspeakers and 3 self-designed subwoofers.
Deformation Studies on Dimension and Structure for Fifteen Point Three was developed during a residency at STEIM (organised by Sonic Acts) and presented at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam as part of Sonic Acts Festival 2019.
Hugo Esquinca, Deformation Studies on Dimension and Structure for Fifteen Point Three, at Sonic Acts Festival 2019, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Commissioned by Sonic Acts and A4 as part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Hugo Esquinca is a Berlin-based sound researcher from Mexico. In his work he investigates the diverse spatial-temporal relations deriving from transductive interactions between indeterminacy, thresholds of instability, micro temporality, digital signal processing and sonorous modulation at various perceptual, physical and material degrees.
Sonic Acts Festival 2019
22 February 2019
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
28 November 2018