DANNY DE GRAANcomposer | sound artist

MULTIMEDIA

TIJDMACHINE

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The Time Machine

De Tijdmachine (The Time Machine) is a sound installation designed and build by Danny de Graan and Marijke de Moel. It was commissioned by the the IJsbreker and was placed in the Klankspeeltuin (sound play garden) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

This video was taken from the dutch TV show Klokhuis.

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CONNECT?!

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Connect!?

Connect?! is a composition for female singer, live electronics and video camera. The performer uses gestures which are interpreted by a video camera to control electronic sounds or electronic signal processes to manipulate the voice. Connect?! was created and performed together with Marijke de Moel.

The video was taken from a live performance in Avignon, France 2000

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FEED MY SPEAKER

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Feed My Speaker

Feed My Speaker is a composition for 4 players, 4 speakers, 4 microphones and a computer which is based on the famous composition Pendulum Music by Steve Reich.
The premiere was in Muziekcentrum De Toonzaal Den Bosch 2010 performed by ensemble Lunapark.

Feed My Speaker is commissioned by Performing Arts Fund NL

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BALLONNENVELD

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Ballonnenveld

Ballonnenveld - is a sound installation created by Danny de Graan, Radboud Mens and Martijn Tellinga.
Balloons are part of a audio feedback loop to produce sound.

Ballonnenveld is commissioned and supported by STEIM and the Performing Arts Fund NL

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KOSMIX

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KosmiX

KosmiX - a sound installation designed and build by Danny de Graan, Marien Hogerheide and Edo Paulus.

It was commissioned by 't Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ and Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds and is currently part of the permanent collection of the Klankspeeltuin (sound play garden) based in Amsterdam.

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RIDING THE EUCLIDEAN PLANES

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Riding The Euclidean Planes

Riding the Euclidean Planes - a algorithmic composition for Disklavier, electronics and live video.

The name of the piece discribes properties of a globe and is named after its Greek founder, Euclid (300BC). The ever symmetric properties of the musical scale used is reflected in the globe of the video which always stays symmetrical.

Riding the Euclidean Planes received an Honourable Mention from the Conlon Foundation during the CONLON MUSIC PRIZE 2015

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5th MOTION

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5th Motion

5th Motion - a 5.1 surround sound, 3D video and motion installation

A groundbreaking multimedia installation, presenting a highly innovative concept of Motion Theatre: film, audio, sensorial elements, and high-tech cinematic experience producing totally immersive environment for all audiences. The cinematic journey includes 3D video, 5.1 digital surround, a motion platform and HD technology.

5th Motion is commissioned by Performing Arts Fund NL

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FACE IT

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Face It

Face It is a mini-opera which deals with the phenomenon of social media. With the aid of a Disklavier, electronics, video and the soprano Stephanie Pan, de Graan tells a story of a woman named Erica Albright, who comes in contact with Facebook for the first time.

Face It is commissioned by Performing Arts Fund NL


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SANUS SPATII

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Sanus Spatii

Sanus Spatii is a sound-installation based on "I'm sitting in a room" by Alvin Lucier.
Sanus Spatii generates a short algoritmic composition using FM synthesis and recordings it makes from it surroundings.

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