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Philip Mantione's music has been described as "austerely impressive" (Paris Transatlantic Monthly) and Innova Recordings calls his Sinusoidal Tendencies, "a searing study in form and color." Zane Fischer, of the Santa Fe Reporter, called his interactive sound sculpture, "...a satisfying, interactive rabbit hole, in which tactility becomes sound." He has written music for multimedia performance, experimental video, computer interactive projects, sound installations, and acoustic pieces for orchestra and various chamber ensembles.
Mantione incorporates field recordings, computer generated material, bent circuit devices, acoustic instruments and literally anything that makes sound in his music. His recent interest lies in the extra-musical, by which he infuses meaning through his choice of content and the recontextualization of field recordings, while satisfying his desire for a rich aural aesthetic.
His work has been presented around the globe including Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America. Some notable venues and events include the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Merkin Hall (NYC), Baltimore Contemporary Art Museum, Islip Art Museum (NY), Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Fe,NM), SESI' Cultural Centre (San Paulo, Brazil), Centre de Cultura Contemporània(Barcelona, Spain), National Museum of Fine Arts (Havana, Cuba), the European Media Arts Festival (Osnabrück, GE) and several other media arts festivals world-wide.
He has collaborated extensively with visual artist Alysse Stepanian on numerous projects including performance, installation and experimental video. L.P. Streitfeld, art critic and writer for the New York Times and The Advocate & Greenwich Times, has described their work as "a wry and profound commentary on the conflicted state of America's emotions." Their work has been shown internationally in Asia, Europe, North/South America and the Middle East. More information is available at box1035.com
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