ABOUT

Nicolás Melmann ( ARG – BCN 1981), musician and sound artist uses sound as the raw material for his compositions, multi-instrumentalist creates sonic pieces and installations using electronics, unconventional instruments, field recordings and spoken word exploring social and poetic aspects of sound.He has been developing his personal project MELMANN  since 2006, touring in Asia, Europe, North and Latin America and North Africa. He has shown his work in numerous venues and festivals, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York (supporting Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto ), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Potytech Museum (Moscow), SEMA (Seoul Museum of Art), MCA – Denver (Museum of Contemporary Art), Mutek Festival (Spain – Arg.), Sónar Festival (B.A.) Gamma Festival (St Petersburg) among others. Melmann worked has as a curator (Mar Museum) and held art residencies at Red Bull Music Academy (New York ), ZKM (DE) , STEIM (NL), Chateau Ephemere (Fr) among others, he has shared the stage with artists such as Nicola Cruz, Robert Lippok, Loscil, Matias Aguayo, Lydia Lunch, Max Cooper, Richard Devine, Neon Indian,  Chancha Via Circuito, Shit Robot among others.

Melmann has released 6 albums and works actively producing music and sound for video games, commercials, TV, movies, theatre and sound installations, won prizes such as the  National Arts Foundation (Arg), the Kosice Biennial, Asylum arts (NY), and participated in educational projects and workshops around new music and sound art at Garrison Institute (NY), ZKM (DE), CMMAS ( MX), Fundación Telefónica (Lima), among others.

CONTACT: melmanns [@] gmail.com

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Art Residencies

  • Chateau Ephemere (France 2020)
  • ZKM – Zentrum Für Kunst und Medien – MY CITY MY SOUNDS (Germany 2019)
  • STEIM – Spatial sound environment Pentacle (Amsterdam 2019)
  • Asylum Arts – Garrison Institute (New York 2018)
  • Asylum Arts – CDMX (Mexico 2017)
  • Goethe Institute – project with the writer Lydia Daher (Germany 2016)
  • ARTICHOKE Interactive sound installation 2015
  • Museum Scapes Residency –MACBA Buenos Aires Museum of Art Contemporary – 2014
  • Red Bull Music Academy – New York – 2013

Awards & scholarships

  • Asylum Arts – Small Grants –  project : Studies in Paul Robeson – 2020 (New York)
  • Asylum Arts – Digital Creativity grants  – 2020 (New York)
  • Ayudas PICE – 2020 (Madrid)
  • ZKM – Zentrum Für Kunst und Medien – MY CITY MY SOUNDS (Germany 2019)
  • Asylum Arts – Small Grants project : Spread – 2018 (New York)
  • Fondo Nacional de las Artes –Proxemia ( new media performance) – Creation Scholarships 2017 (Buenos Aires)
  • Kosice Biennale nomination – Huerta Hipermedial – interactive installation (Buenos Aires 2014).
  • SUPER45 Chile Contest nomination – (Chile 2007).
  • Conexión 06 Alliance Française and Los Inrockuptibles magazine- 2006.

Educative activities & workshops

  • ZKM – Zentrum Für Kunst und Medien – Sound Art Worshop for Art Students of Baden Region (Karlsruhe 2019).
  • Music composition & Sound Design Ohana Art & Education (Barcelona 2019).
  • Sound Art Workshop held in Garrison Institute (New York 2018).
  • Sound Art Workshop held Milano Design Week Adda Secca (Milano 2018).
  • Sound Art Workshop for childrens CMMAS – Centro Mexicano para la Música y el Arte Sonoro (Morella 2017).
  • Sound Art Workshop held in Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Lima – Peru 2014).

Sound Installations

  • Spread – Sound Carthography of the Jewish Diaspora – Music is Festival – Munich 2018
  • Sons Divins – CCCB Centro de Cultura Contemporánea – Barcelona 2018
  • Sons Divins – Convent de San Agustí – Barcelona 2018
  • Agafia – Installarion & Performance – Russian Orthodox Church / Bienal Sur – Buenos Aires 2017
  • HERTZ – ARTICHOKE Interactive sound installation – Buenos Aires 2015
  • ESTACION BIOCREATIVA – CASACOR Lima, Perú 2015
  • Huerta Hipermedial – Interactive sound installation – Bienal Kosice / Borges Cultural Center – 2014
  • «Hierro y Fe» sculptures about iron and history. Sculptures Nicolás Botte /Historian Cecilia Gil Mariño – Fundación Eva Perón – 2009.

Other Artistic Projects:

  • MOMENTSAudiovisual performance in colaboration with Maotik, digital and New Media Artist from France presentations in Gamma Festival ( Russia), Mutek (Argentina), FIAV Festival (Casablanca), Stereolux (Nantes), Amural Festival (Romania), Eufonic (Spain) among others stages (2017 – present).
  • SOUND SHAPES Audiovisual performance in colaboration with Lucas DM, digital and New Media Artist from Buenos Aires presentations in Sonar Festival – Buenos Aires – Polytechnic Museum (Moscow), Expo Milano (IT) roBOT Festival – (Bologna – Buenos Aires), National Museum of Fine Arts (Buenos Aires), MAMBA – Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires – among others (2013 – 2016).
  • CURATOR – LENGUAJES SONOROS – MAR Museum of Contemporary Arts of Mar del Plata

Working as a curator at the series of concerts “Lenguajes Sonoros” focused new music and sound art performances with a total of five concerts – MAR Museum of Contemporary Art of Mar del Plata.(2015 – 2016)

Music for theatre / Dance / Performances

  • Dance to the People (Dance & performance ) directed by Maria Duarte (New York 2018)
  • H-O-T Series of Philadelphia (Dance & performance ) directed by Loren Groenendaal (Philadelphia 2017)
  • Move Move Collective (Dance & performance ) directed by Peter Redgrave (Baltimore 2017)
  • Distancia de Huida (Dance & performance ) directed by Cecilia Gil Mariño (Buenos Aires 2017)
  • Sound Incidents & Audiovisual Poetry – project with the writer Lydia Daher organized by Goethe Institute (Buenos Aires 2016)
  • Original music & performance – analog mapping show – Círculo Creativo  “El Diente de Oro” 2012.
  • “Siete Vidas para Otomi”, (Theatre) an adaptation of «Otomi’s

DISCOGRAPHY

Soliloquios. Label: Vent Sounds – England -2014. / Culto al Pasado –Retrospective 2006-2012 label: Estamos Felices –(compilation) of six year of music – 2013 / Cataplasma Ungüento EP – Independent – 2010./ Lento y Grave– 2008 / La Virginidad de Otomi – Original music for the theatre play “Siete Vidas para Otomi” – 2006 / Kyoko – 2005.

International Tours

  • 2019 Spain – France – Germany – Netherlands
  • 2018 World – USA – Morocco – Italy – Germany – UK – France – Romania – Russia – Spain.
  • 2017 America – USA – Canada – Mexico – Colombia
  • 2016 Asia Japan – South Korea – China 16 concerts in different cities
  • 2015 Europe UK – Italy – Poland – Russia – Germany – Including Victoria &Albert Museum(London), Expo Miliano (Milano), Polytechnic Museum (Moscow) among others
  • 2016 Asia Japan – South Korea – China 16 concerts in different cities
  • 2013 USA Including Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET New York) Red bull Music Academy 2013, as a support artist of the renowned Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto – among others.
  • 2014 LATIN AMERICA PERU BRASIL 2013 Concerts in the city of Sao Paulo CHILE 2007 and 2009 Concerts in Santiago and Valparaiso (in both tours).
  • 2008 Europe Austria – UK – Germany – France

Live presentations :Some of the live audiovisual sets include: SÓNAR FESTIVAL + D 2015 / roBOT FESTIVAL 2014- 2015 / National Museum of Fine Arts (Buenos Aires) / MAMBA (Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art) / MACBA (Buenos Aires Museum of Contemporary Art ) / Borges Cultural Center – Buenos Aires / Alliance Française / PICTOPLASMA International Animation Festival (Teatro Avenida) among others.