Tristan Perich

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 3:00pm

New York-based Tristan Perich is inspired by the aesthetics of mathematics and physics, and works with simple forms and complex systems. Mr. Perich’s works have been performed internationally by ensembles including Bang on a Can, Calder Quartet, and Meehan/Perkins, at such diverse venues as the MoMA P.S.1, Merkin Hall, and Joe’s Pub in New York City; Los Angeles’ Zipper Hall; and Lentos, in Austria, among others. He has received commissions from Bang on a Can, Dither Quartet, Yarn/Wire and Transit New Music. In 2004, Mr. Perich began work on 1-bit music in order to experiment with the foundations of electronic sound. This culminated in a physical “album,” which is a music-generating circuit packaged inside a standard CD jewel case. For his experimentations with 1-bit electronic music, Perich received the Prix Ars Electronica in 2009. In 2010, Rhizome awarded him a commission for a microtonal audio installation with 1,500 speakers. This year, he was a featured artist at Barcelona’s Sonar Festival, Mikrogalleriet in Copenhagen, and at the Addison Gallery, in Andover, Massachusetts.