Merit Aton
Instrument: violoncello
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Aton Merit

General Information

Year of Birth:  1958
Date of Birth:  20. May 1958
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1976

University of Agricultural Sciences: landscape design

1983

electro acoustics

1983

experimental music

1988

music and communication studies

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation

work in the field of mixed media (experimental film/video/sound/performance)

performances as a cellist

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1986

M.I.N.O.S.6

1988

Kunststück Farbe Berlin

60 Days Museum of the 21st Century Vienna

European Media Art Festival Osnabrück

International Festival of Animation Films Stuttgart

Junge Szene Wien: Sonatra 21 and Damenmord

K.E. Osthaus Museum Hagen

Z.A.K.O.6

Description of Style

"My compositions can best be described as flying blurry sonic landscapes; the frequent use of infinite loops, parallel universes always touching each other - each with its own typical sound pattern and color. The fine, apparently audible networks arise in the memories - curved spaces - leaning out and feeling in invisible worlds - travels. The almost classical instrumentation of the original material (cello, saxophone, gong, piano loops), the rhythmic structure mutates from the combination of sounds from my environment into the more playful electronic process of the concept to the deciphering along the personal threshold of discomfort."
(Merit Aton, 1994)