Pablo Sanz is an artist, composer, and sound recordist. He makes site-specific projects, immersive installations, sonic-spatial live performances, and pieces for headphone listening. His environmental sound works explore 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 engagement with the world.
Recent projects include site-specific works for architectural and public spaces in Madrid (Fundación March, La Casa Encendida, Tabacalera, Matadero Contemporary Art Center), The Hague (Binckhorst tunnel), and Belfast (PS2 Gallery). He has performed immersive multi-channel concerts in several European cities, including Amsterdam (STEIM), Brussels (Q-O2), Budapest (Aurora), Dortmund (Künstlerhaus), Ljubljana (Kinošiška), London (Café Oto, EARSHOTS!), Madrid (Spanish National Auditorium, Sonikas Festival), Porto (Sonoscopia), Prague (Gallery Školská 28), and Vienna (VELAK) among others. Installations and sound pieces have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Spain (CentroCentro, Sala de Arte Joven de Madrid, Campo Adentro, CCCB), Portugal (Invisible Places), The Netherlands (B93, (h)ear, Rhizomatic), UK (Sonorities Festival, Goldsmiths, Soundfjord Gallery, Acoustic Ecology Symposium), Czechia (Ostrava Days), Poland (Urban Observatory), France (Apo33), Italy (Helicotrema), USA (Brooklyn Acoustic Ecology Festival), Brasil (FILE: Electronic Language Festival), and Australia (Sonic Environments Brisbane) among other events. Pablo has been artist-in-residence with several programs and organisations in Spain (Inland-Campo Adentro, Matadero Contemporary Art Center, Nau Côclea), Portugal (Sonoscopia), The Netherlands (ARE Holland), Belgium (Q-O2), Slovenia (CONA-Institute for Contemporary arts Processing), and Brazil (Mamirauá Institute in Amazonas, and LASom-Laboratory for Sonic Arts and Acoustics in São Paulo). Commissioned works for Radio Reina Sofía Museum, FON Air UK and the Atelier de Création Sonore Radiophonique in Brussels, and releases on Very Quiet Records (UK), Gruenrekorder (DE), Vacuamoenia (IT) and Sonic Terrain (COL), 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 lectures and workshops in the United Kingdom, Spain, The Netherlands, Czech Republic and Brazil. In 2004 he was a founding member of mediateletipos.net, an independent initiative devoted to the dissemination of aural culture and sonic arts through which he also worked in several curatorial projects including programs for Sónar Festival in Barcelona and Sensxperiment in Córdoba. He studied at the Institute of Sonology and the ArtScience Interfaculty of The Hague in The Netherlands. Currently, he is completing a practice-based Ph.D. in Environmental Composition at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen ́s University Belfast. Pablo currently lives and works in Northern Ireland and Spain.