Novi_sad is the guise for Thanasis Kaproulias (b. 1980) who holds a degree from the Economic University of Piraues. He lives and works in Athens, Greece. Influenced by the pioneers of audio assault, he began generating sounds in 2005. No studies, no academic education, no scholarships, just pure learning by doing.
Amplified environmental recordings, drone manipulations, structured ambient soundscapes, microtones vs overtones, all come together in a hyper structure of iconoclastic form. His approach is similar to the ‘cinema pour l’oreille’ (cinema for the ear) and in turn would like to ‘donner à voir’ (lead to seeing) by means of sound. Some of his projects are primarily focused in architectural acoustics, when other projects are based on various methods of audio analysis in extremely unique recordings and the use of quantitative and numerical data from different sources.
His audio works are available from Sedimental [US], Touch [UK], Staalplaat [NL] and Sub Rosa [BE]. He has performed in festivals like Mutek [Montreal, Canada], Ultrahung [Budapest, Hungary], Observatori [Valencia, Spain], Full-Pull [Malmö, Sweden], and in such spaces as VPRO National Radio [Amsterdam, The Netherlands], Diapason Gallery [New York, US], The Lab [San Francisco, US], Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts [Copenhagen, Denmark], Fylkingen [Stockholm, Sweden] a.o.
Novi_sad has worked and collaborated among others with: Francisco López, Mika Vainio [Pan Sonic], BJ Nilsen, Daniel Menche, Scott Konzelmann a.o.
At Hertz 2011 Novi_sad presents ‘Sirens’
‘Sirens’ is an audio project which explores the aesthetics of information on sound. Initially based on multiple ways of analysis in various types of recordings, this project has been developed and produced by applying numerical and quantitative data from major stockmarket crashes in history on tracks commissioned from: Richard Chartier, CM von Hausswolff, Jacob Kirkegaard, Helge Sten [Deathprod, Supersilent] and Beckie Foon [A Silver Mt. Zion, Set fire to flames].