Tristan Perich

b. 1982, USA
Lives and works in New York, NY

Tristan Perich is a New York based artist and composer who is best known for his constructions exploring the physicality of sound and the polyphonic potential of 1-bit audio. He is the creator of Microtonal Wall, a large-scale installation comprised of 1,500 speakers, recently on view at the Museum of Modern Art in “Soundings”. In the mechanical drawing systems that he builds, Perich investigates recursive line and patterned surface formation. His live drawings and works on paper are presently on view at the Cranbrook Museum of Art in “My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process”, from Nov 16, 2013 through March 30, 2014.

Perich’s art and music have been exhibited and performed internationally. The recipient of a Rhizome commission in 2010, Perich was recognized with an Award of Distinction at the 2009 Ars Electronica for his composition Active Field (for ten violins and ten-channel 1-bit music). His past works have also been presented at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; P.S.1/MoMA, New York; Mass MoCA, North Adams; LABoral, Gijon, Spain; The Kitchen, New York; iMAL, Brussels; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah; bitforms gallery, New York; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway; ABC No Rio, New York; Sonar, Barcelona; Issue Project Room, Brooklyn; Zipper Hall, Los Angeles; and Merkin Hall, New York; among many celebrated spaces for multidisciplinary art. His works for soloist, ensemble and orchestra have been commissioned and performed by Bang on a Can, So Percussion, Calder
Quartet, the Meehan/Perkins duo, and others.

Perich studied music, math and computer science at Columbia University, and electronic art at NYU ITP/Tisch.

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