Presentation: "Visualization of Sound" By Ali M. Demirel - Sónar+D


  • Saturday 25 12:00 - 13:00

    Lounge+D Stage 2

Demirel started his audio-visual experiments in 1995 while he was studying architecture at the Middle East Technical University (METU). Later he became a research assistant at the University's audio-visual research centre (GISAM) and continued his research in the field as a video-artist.

After meeting Richie Hawtin in New York, 2002, he directed his first music video with a Plastikman track and started a long-term collaboration that extended into various formats like immersive live AV shows. Demirel will present his 22 years of experience in visualisation of sound, elaborating the technology and philosophy underlying his work with examples from his portfolio.

Ali M. Demirel Bio:

Ali Demirel studied nuclear engineering at Hacettepe University, and architecture at Middle East Technical University (METU). After receiving his degree in architecture, he worked and lectured at GISAM (Audio-Visual Research Center) of METU. He started making experimental videos in 1993, focusing on minimal imagery and structural compositions. His concepts are often driven from science and architecture. Following his collaboration with Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) on music videos, he started to design and perform live visual shows. Reflecting his background in physics and architecture, he has established a unique visual style with minimal electronic music. Demirel has performed live at prestigious countries and venues around the world such as Sónar Festival, Spain; Mutek Festival, Canada; Coachella, USA; Brixton Academy, London; ADE, Amsterdam; Dissonanze, Rome; Berlin Music Days; Time Warp, Mannheim; Creamfields, UK; Global Gathering, UK; Detroit Electronic Music Festival; Miami Music Conference; Fuji Rock Festival, Japan; Future Music Festival, Australia and South American Music Conference, Buenos Aires. His work has been presented at Guggenheim Museum, New York; Transmediale & CTM, Berlin; TodaysArt.NL; ifa Galerie, Berlin; ICA, London; [space], London; ACAW, Max Protetch Gallery, New York; Sammlung ESSL, Wien; European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck; State Museum of Fine Arts, Kyrgyzstan; Aksanat, Istanbul; Proje4L, Istanbul; International Short Film Festival, Hamburg; Festival International Cinéma Méditerranéen, Montpellier; !f Istanbul; Antalya Altin Portakal Film Festival; Ankara International Film Festival; among others.