MARCUS PAL (SE)
Residency period: May-July 2023
Pal’s project deepened his ongoing investigations into the intersection of perceived harmonicity and space. The spatial dimensions of harmonic sound are many: textures, volumes and other forms of spatial extension are implied in the perception of chords, intervallic interactions and even of solitary tones, yet harmony is more often thought of as mere frequency relations. In a similar way, forms of hamonicity are implied in spatial perception, including social and environmental forms of spatial perception. Through practices of extended listening, compositional work and philosophical reflection, Pal’s project attempted to define new phenomenologies of spatioharmonicity, at the intersection of harmonicity and space.
Marcus Pal (born 1991) works with sound as a musician, sound artist, composer and theorist. He is interested in how forms of hearing can radically change the structures of experience and how concepts of harmonic sound can limit and shape the phenomenal worlds. Also a student of Young and Zazeela, Pal has also had a long-standing work relationship with ground-breaking Swedish artist and composer Catherine Christer Hennix.
Marcus Pal, La Becque Open Studios, 2023, photo Aurélien Haslebacher