Sonic Close-Ups – Atom Tone

Atom Tone is a new collaborative project between Jiri Suchanek and Angakok Thoth which had its world premiere at the Next Festival in Bratislava back in November 2015. The base material for the formation of all the sounds are spectral lines of atoms converted into frequencies of tens to hundreds of oscillators of additive synthesis. Each element generates a unique sound spectrum, which is further transformed and modulated by numbers of the Mendeleev Periodic Table of Elements. The project attempts to convert the chemical and physical logic into musical one.

Music as a chemical reaction.

The project is the result of a Jiri Suchanek’s residency with the support of the International Visegrad Fund at A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture, where he worked on the development of an “atomic sound synthesis”. For further musical cooperation he has invited Angakok Thoth, Slovak artist who would refill otherwise strictly digitally generated sound with analog synthesis and processes in his modular synthesizer.

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