Nimalan Yoganathan

Residence: Lachine, Canada

Nimalan Yoganathan is a Montréal sound artist and composer who focuses on sculpting field recordings within his works from his travels through bustling cities, desolate landscapes, and spiritual sites. He often attempts to mimic the timbral and rhythmic characteristics of such natural sounds using electroacoustic gestures. In a time when global communities are being plagued by noise pollution, he believes it is crucial to preserve and celebrate the subtle but musical sounds hidden all around us. Nimalan has participated in field-recording and composition residencies in the Brazilian Amazon and Arctic Québec. He has released experimental Dub and Hip-Hop albums on labels including Le Son 666 and Panospria. His works have been disseminated internationally at festivals and venues including Chicago Calling, Tonic (NYC), Hartware Medien Kunst Verein (Berlin), MUTEK (Montréal), Suoni per il Popolo, OBORO, and Société Des Arts Technologiques (SAT). Nimalan holds Bachelor’s degrees in both Electroacoustic Composition (Concordia University) and Electrical Engineering (McGill University).

Date: May 13, 2012

Source: JTTP 2012

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