The Rebellious Objects Of Sound Artist Zimoun

Source: The Quietus.

On first approaching the new work by Zimoun, the listener is confronted with what appears to be a rustling, flickering susurrus of synthesised sounds, a dense electronic thicket woven of complex algorithms and daisy-chained Max patches deftly entwined in a digital feedback loop of dizzying complexity. But appearances can be deceptive. The piece, titled Various vibrating materials (2020), consists of just that. “These are different small materials,” Zimoun confirms when I reach out to him via email. “Metal swarf, wood waste, PVC abrasion, small stones, clay and concrete crumbs, paper, cardboard, wires… but also small objects from the workshop such as springs, washers or nails.”