GLEB GLONTI
Gleb Glonti is a person behind several projects like Bred Blondie, Kotä Records, Experimental Music and Art Expo and various amount of acts that happen in the Russian music scene and cultural field. All projects express the author's strong interest in modern society, social engineering and general study of cohabitation of human beings on the planet Earth.

The initiator of various musical events and art projects in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Brussels, Basel, Riga, Berlin and other cities. Among the institutions that Glonti accomplished projects with is GAMMA Festival, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, V--A-C Foundation, Pro Helvetia and others.

The artistic approach in sound works and installations is to create a determined infrastructure in which random processes occurs and found sound events are taking place. As a musician, works with field recordings and sound collages in the musique concrète aesthetics.
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Gleb Glonti for Geometry of Now
V--A-C Foundation, Moscow, 2017
#GeometryofNow

geometryofnow.v-a-c.ru
geometryofnow.v-a-c.ru/artists/gleb-glonti/

I chose the basement under the XIX century power plant [100 square meters chamber with 7 meters high ceiling] to set up a site-specific installation.

Considering that during the exhibition this place is full of sound, produced by other installations and visitors, you may fight it or deal with it. I chose not to fight, so I didn't use any of amplifiers to overlay the sound picture, forcing my sounds above the others. I created an environment where everything had their place.

I used 4 professional fans to create a noise layer, so when people entered the room, what they heard was mostly noise. Also, it was extremely
dark in the room, I left just tiny red lights that defined the straight path, let visitors explore the rest of the room themselves. Thus, when visitors entered the room, they need to keep still for 5-7 minutes so the eyes could start to distinguish the objects in the darkness. During the same time, ears are adapting to the noise level, so this level becomes a new normal to the ears and they starting to distinguish sound objects behind the noise. They come up as uncontrollable stochastic events, generating always unique sound picture. So, using found sound objects and psychoacoustic features, I got the result.

СОН КАМНЯ (DREAM OF STONE)
Sound Installation
RuArts, Moscow, 2016

http://3016.0331c.ru

In their work Brinstaar and Bred Blondie started from the basics. The work of the artist with a stone. Just as an artist takes into account a shape of a piece of granite. And does not overcome it, but interact with it. The same is in the audio solution, the unique sound theme of granite is connected with the process of stone carving.

Brinstaar Explanation
"I took the composition of the exact granite, with which 0331c and Grisha are operating. And get it down into elements. It turned out to be about 12 compounds that enter into the composition of the stone in different proportions.

Bred Blondie Explanation
"0331C and Grisha use different pointing chisels, which emit different tone. At the same time we can hear different rhythmic patterns during carving as well. Not to mentioning a range of overtones which can be heard after the strike.

All these form a sound portrait, a landscape if you like, of the artist's work on a stone. And it's interesting to listen musically."
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