TRISTAN PERICH / tristanperich.com
Tristan Perich's work is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics, and code, often focusing on electronic 1-bit sound. In 2004, the composer and sound artist released 1-Bit Music, the first album ever released as a microchip, programmed to synthesize his electronic composition live. Perich’s latest circuit album, 1-Bit Symphony (Cantaloupe, 2010), received critical acclaim—called "sublime" (New York Press) and the Wall Street Journal said, "Its oscillations have an intense, hypnotic force and a surprising emotional depth."
His award-winning work coupling 1-bit electronics with traditional forms in both music (Active Field, Observations) and visual art (Machine Drawings, Microtonal Wall) has been presented around the world, from Sonar and Ars Electronica to the Whitney Museum and bitforms gallery. Most recently, Perich’s work was included in the 2013 exhibition "Soundings: A Contemporary Score" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Together with Kunal Gupta and Katie Shima, he formed the experimental music performance group Loud Objects. The group creates electronic noise music by soldering custom audio circuits live—creating audible fluctuations of electricity with minimal components: microchips, a power jack, an audio jack, and wire.
Art / Music