The Argentinian alum blends a wandering hour of global soul, jazz, avant-garde sounds, from ’80s US funkiness to Japanese ambient.
Argentinian musician Melmann came to the 2013 Academy in New York City as a participant, bringing his individual style into the RBMA fold. His work ranges from experimental sound art and installations, to children’s music compositions and songwriting for others. As a solo electronic artist, his multi-instrumentalism creates new dimensions within the sound: playing unusual instruments like glass harp, lyre and native flutes, chopping up field recordings and spoken word into the mix; commercially, he composes music across media, for television and film, video games, theatre and dance. Along with his own music, he’s worked as a curator at a variety of international arts spaces – as well as working with Mar Museum in Argentina, he’s held residencies at Barcelona’s MACBA, Asylum Arts in Mexico City and New York City, and Karlsruhe’s ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, among others.