Pablo Sanz is an artist, composer, and recordist currently based in Northern Ireland and Spain. He makes site-determined projects, multichannel installations, immersive live performances, and pieces for headphone listening. Through a continuum of approaches, his environmental sound works explore the vibrant entanglements of bodies, creatures, energies, materials, spaces, and technologies. Pablo´s practice focuses on the thresholds of human perception, encouraging sensory awareness, and a phenomenal (experiential) engagement with the world.
Recent projects include site-determined temporary interventions in architectural and public spaces in Madrid (Fundación March, La Casa Encendida, Tabacalera, Matadero Contemporary Art Center), Belfast (PS2 Gallery), and The Hague (Binckhorst tunnel). He has performed concerts throughout Europe, including Amsterdam (STEIM), Brussels (Q-O2, HS63), Budapest (Aurora), Dortmund (Künstlerhaus), Ljubljana (Kinošiška), London (Cafe Oto, EARSHOTS!), Madrid (Spanish National Auditorium, Sonikas Festival), Porto (Sonoscopia), Prague (Gallery Školská 28), Vienna (VELAK), and Wroclaw (MWW Museum), among others. His works have been experienced in exhibitions in Australia (Sonic Environments Brisbane), Brasil (FILE: Electronic Language Festival), Czechia (Ostrava Days), France (Apo33), Italy (Helicotrema), Poland (Urban Observatory), Portugal (Invisible Places), Spain (CentroCentro, Sala de Arte Joven de Madrid, Campo Adentro, CCCB), The Netherlands (B93, (h)ear, Rhizomatic), UK (Sonorities Festival, Goldsmiths, Soundfjord Gallery, Acoustic Ecology Symposium Kent), US (Brooklyn Acoustic Ecology Festival) among other events.
Pablo has been artist-in-residence with different organisations and programmes in Belgium (Q-O2), Brazil (Mamirauá Institute in Amazonas, LASom-Laboratory for Sonic Arts and Acoustics in São Paulo), Portugal (Sonoscopia), Slovenia (CONA-Institute for Contemporary arts Processing), Spain (Inland: Art, Agriculture & Territory, Matadero Contemporary Art Center, Nau Côclea), Sweden (Visby International Centre for Composers), and The Netherlands (ARE Holland). He has produced commissioned radio works for Radio Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, FON Air in Cumbria, and the Atelier de Création Sonore Radiophonique in Brussels, and has released pieces in collaboration with Framework Editions (EE), Gruenrekorder (DE), Sonic Terrain (COL), Vacuamoenia (IT), and Very Quiet Records (UK) among other platforms. Awards and mentions include Süden Radio (2017, Radio Papesse, Italy), Europe: A Sound Panorama (2011, Goethe Institute, Deutschlandradio Kultur, ZKM-Karlsruhe), and the 5th OnAir Radiophonic Art Prize (2009, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid).
Pablo has given talks and facilitated workshops in Brazil, Czechia, Spain, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In 2004 he was a founding member of mediateletipos.net, an independent initiative devoted to the dissemination of aural culture, experimental music, and sonic arts through which he also worked in curatorial projects for Sónar Festival in Barcelona and Sensxperiment in Córdoba. He attended courses at the Institute of Sonology and at the ArtScience Interfaculty in the University of the Arts of The Hague, and completed a PhD in Sound Art (Environmental Composition Approaches) at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen ́s University Belfast.