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Adam Basanta at Wakushoppu

Location: Café v lese
Tue 7.6. - 19:30

Adam Basanta (b. 1985) is a Canadian sound artist, composer, and performer of experimental
music. His work includes sound installations, electroacoustic and instrumental composition, site specific interventions, and laptop performances. He investigates perception – and listening in particular – as an active, participatory, multimodal activity which is distributed throughout a variety of human and nonhuman agencies. For Školská 28 Gallery he has designed a new work, wherein he investigates the relationships between movement, space and sound.

Adam Basanta’s sound and audiovisual installations have been presented in North America and Europe in galleries and institutions including Carroll/Fletcher Gallery (London), Serralves Museum (POR), Edith-Russ-Haus fur Mediakunst (GER), Vitra Design Museum (GER), Laboral (ESP), Gallery B-312 (Montreal), Fonderie Darling (Montreal), Titanik Gallery (FIN), and The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (USA). His worsk have been awarded in the Prix Ars Electronica 2013 and the 2014 Edith-Russ-Haus Awards for Emerging Media Artists. His experimental concert music has been presented worldwide, including appearances in the MATA Festival (NY), Gaudeamus Musicweek (NL), CTM Festival (GER), Akousma Festival (CAN), and Mutek Festival (CAN), and have been awarded multiple national and international prizes, including Metamorphoses 2010 (Belgium) and the Grand Prize in the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers (Canada). Recently, his music has been released on Kohlenstoff Records (Montreal), Cassauna (USA), and Farmacia901 (Italy).

Basanta holds a BFA in composition from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC) and an interdisciplinary MA in composition and sound art installation at Concordia University (Montreal, QC).

Adam Basanta's residency takes place in cooperation with the Agosto Foundation.