The work Tone Patterns Study #2 is an addition to Perich’s project Noise Patterns, in which he is researching the shaping and stressing of digital sound. In Tone Patterns, cascading harmonies of 1-bit tones create dense binary interference patterns, generated by Perich’s custom-built audio hardware. In response to the abstract, rhythmic textures of his recent Noise Patterns, Tone Patterns now extends this approach to his original musical language: pitch. His first new electronic project to explore tone and harmony since 1-Bit Symphony (2009), Tone Patterns is a new solo presentation of Perich’s intuitive musical processes.

Tristan Perich is a composer and visual artist inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics and code. 1-Bit Music, his 2004 release, was the first album ever to be released as a microchip, programmed to synthesize his electronic composition live. His work is exhibited, performed and lectured all over the world, at Sonár festival and Ars Electronica in Linz, among others.



Tristan Perich webpage

*The work Tone Patterns Study #2 was commissioned by Sonica festival 2018, where the work was also shown for the first time.

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Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –

Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme, we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.