Belonging to the generation of underground “non-conformist” artists, the dissidents of the 70's, Yuri Kalendarev has employed various media to develop the outcome of his research that explores the intersection of sculpture and sound vibrations.
He came upon the sonic possibilities of his work after 30 years of working with granite, land art and light projects. His sounding screens are forged out of acoustic bronze compounds using hammers and fire, in order to generate a large range of frequency oscillations that allow multiple interactions with the listener’s inner being.
In a way, those sound sculptures are devices to listen to the silence.
In redefining the concept of sculpture in pure sound terms, the work of Yuri Kalendarev creates, expands and explores a new aural experience that goes beyond the sound itself, an investigation into the realm of pure inner acoustic.
Kalendarev’s sound performances captured in his records represent a kind of materialization and crystallization of the sounds of his sounding sculptures, bearing a vibrating atmosphere of concentration, silent communion, and mystery.
Perhaps the main quality of these sounding sculptures is that they lead us outside the limits of genre.
Beyond the sound, beyond the sculpture, beyond the language, beyond the mind, beyond everything...
NB All works are done by author himself.
A Mallet for Nahmanide. Project "In Nome della Rosa, mia nonna". Fragment of sound installation. Gall. Gianone, Pisa, Italy. 2008