Lab Resident George Adel Farid
IXDM and the Critical Media Lab Basel are excited to welcome George Adel Farid, who will be working at the lab for the forthcoming period as part of a Pro Helvetia residency. George is a music composer, sound artist and mechanical engineer. His work combines tape machines, field recordings, acoustic and electronic instruments. He is known for his diversity between solo work, music for film, theatre and art installations. Farid’s artistic practice examines the characteristics and dispositions of sound, in various morphologies, to analyze musical and sonic serial patterns formed by human, machine or chance.
His tenure at the Critical Media Lab will centre on the development of music-technological means of deconstructing geometrical shapes and natural structures, e.g. “Architecture”, and reconstruct it as a musical patterns. The result is generative music, trials that analyze the relations between these structures and the artistic and historical identity of a place.