[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Charles De Mestral — Return to Atlantis II

Artist Statement

This metaphorical electroacoustic installation is a system of aquariums, an attempt to produce an optimal acoustic milieu for fish, free of mechanical noise and provided with pleasant Metaphorically, the fish, who are extremely sensitive to vibrations, represent human beings, all too often subjected to intense noise pollution in domestic and work places.

  • Charles De Mestral, Canada. Composer, performer, electronic systems designer, and sound sculptor, he holds a B.A., M.A., B.Mus and a Ph.D. from the universities of Toronto, McGill and Montreal. He works with the Montreal group Sonde which has produced over 150 public events and well over 150 (mostly) live electroacoustic compositions in Quebec, Ontario, Paris, London, Berlin, Lyon, Bristol, and is a founding member of the World Federation for Acoustic Ecology.