Composed By, Design – Gregory Shakar. Composed By, Engineer – Scott Gibbons. Concept By, Directed By, Engineer – Golan Levin. Design – Design Machine (2). Engineer – Yasmin Sohrawardy. Mastered By – Rashad Becker. Programmed By – Erich Semlak, Joris Gruber. Programmed By – Gunther Schmidl. Recorded By, Producer, Stage Manager – Jörg Lehner.
Dialtones by Golan Levin, Scott Gibbons and Gregory Shakar (2002) - a performance for more than 200 cell phones. Tragedia Endogonidia by Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (2002–04) - music and sound for a series of eleven episodes, eleven video documents, an atlas room and numerous outgrowths. Feu d'Artifice by Scott Gibbons and Groupe F (2003) - music arranged and performed using only captured sound and samples of pyrotechnics. The Cryonic Chants by Scott Gibbons and Chiara Guidi (2005) - a vocal concert on a text which was formulaically created by a goat.
SCOTT GIBBONS has been composing electronic and electro-acoustic music for more than 25 years, with a two-fold exploration into the possibilities of natural acoustic sound on the one hand, and those of audio technology on the other. Although he is a seminal and influential composer of Dark Ambient and micromusic, his work is not so easily pigeonholed. In fact his first live album – 1999’s Field Notes – was one of All-Music Guide‘s Best Albums of the Year across all music genres. In addition to working with Contemporary artists from Dead Voices On Air, Not Breathing, and the Flying Luttenbachers, Gibbons has also collaborated with several Early Music ensembles including the Hilliard Ensemble and the Roberto Gini Ensemble. My Computer My Stereo (Thousand: ’99) ; and, with Golan Levin & Gregory Shakar: Dialtones, a Telesymphony (Staalplaat: ’02), a performance for more than 200 cell phones.
Artists: Golan Levin, Scott Gibbons, Gregory Shokar. What is the sound of 200 mobile phones ringing? When it's choreographed by computer whiz Golan Levin, 'Lilith' frontman Scott Gibbons, and sound artist Gregory Shakar, the answer is: suprisingly sublime. Dialtones' is a large-scale concert performance whose sounds were wholly produced through the carefully triggered dialing and ringing of the audiences own mobile phones. In 'Dialtones', waves of polyphony cascade across the crowd, rendering unprecedented sonic phenomena like d melodies and chords
Scott Gibbons has been composing music for more than 30 years, with a two-fold exploration into the possibilities of natural acoustic sound on the one hand, and those of audio technology on the other. His compositions demonstrate an acute balance between delicacy and physicality, often focusing around frequencies that are at the outermost limits of human hearing, and embracing quietness as a central element
Dialtones (A Telesymphony) is a large-scale concert entirely made up of the audience’s ringtones. It premiered in 2001 at the Ars Electronica Festival. Dialtones (A Telesymphony). The ringtone was not yet fully explored as a form of expression, so when Golan Levin viewed the cellphone as an instrument and used it to conduct this concert, it shifted the cellphone’s meaning on its side. When these utility pieces are played together, the resulting form is unexpected in its harmony.