Pablo Sanz Almoguera

Pablo Sanz Almoguera (Madrid, 1981) is a sound artist whose current practice explores spatial and phenomenological aspects of hearing through phonography, site-specific projects, live performances, installation and fixed media works. His work often focuses on resonance, environmental abstractions and phenomena in the threshold of perception.

He has participated in events, festivals, group shows and initiatives in the Netherlands (STEIM, Studio LOOS, Lokaal 01, KABK, KC), Spain (Auditorio Nacional, Experimentaclub, Inland Residency Program, In-Sonora, Radio Reina Sofía, Sonikas, ZEMOS98), Portugal (Casa da Música, RadiaLX, RadioZero), Germany (Funkhaus Berlin Nalepastrasse, ZKM), UK (Framework Radio, SoundFjord Gallery) and US (Gallery Aferro). His work has been awarded in the ‘5th On-Air Radiophonic Art Prize’ (2009, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid) and the competition ‘Europa – Ein Klangpanorama’ (2011, Goethe Institute, Deutschlandradio Kultur, ZKM-Karlsruhe).

He has completed studies at the Institute of Sonology and the ArtScience Interfaculty in the Royal Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Arts of The Hague. Under the title ‘from 20 to 20000 hz’ he has been producing a series of collages and experimental dj sets which combine a myriad of musical and non-musical sound sources. In addition, since 2004 he is member of and the community, platforms through which he has contributed to a number of editorial and curatorial sound art projects.

Transient Lapse

Transient Lapse is his joint graduation project with Juan Cantizzani, is a site-specific sound installation created for a bicycle and pedestrian tunnel in the Binckhorst area of Den Haag (Lekstraat / Schenkkade). A shifting aural topography based on the daily rhythms and the resonant architecture of the site. The sound changes over a twenty-four hours cycle, interacting with the existing soundscape and movements of passersby. Exploring the threshold of perception, the work aims to induce a switch of focus, a momentary lapse in the urban transit experience.