S H I N E - inthecentre (CD Album)

Project: SHINE
Composer: Schahram Poursoudmand
Title: inthecentre
Format: CD Album
Year: 1996
Label: Antiphon
Genre: Avant-garde

Tracklist:
1. ZWISCHENSTIMMEN
2. HONEYSUCKLE
3. STANDSTILL
4. DOWNTHEAGES
5. AFTERTHOUGHT
6. SHINE
7. SOURCE
8. THEPRIMITIVECREATURE
9. YEARNING
10. BIOMECHANICS
11. THANKYOU
12. NOTREAL

Concept album and Soundtrack - inspired and composed to the paintings of swiss surrealist Hans Ruedi Giger (H.R. Giger).

SHINE - inthecentre is a concept album. The basic theme is the process of immersion, which involves merging with music and sound. Listening, feeling and seeing to the center of sound in the union of human existence with music.

In the recordings, sounds were processed up to their disintegration, creating new tonal sound, time and music structures.

The song was written at the moment. There is no existing language. Singing and music form a unity and can not be separated.

The compositions BIOMECHANICS and THEPRIMITIVECREATURE are musical translations to the paintings of the same name by the surreal Swiss painter H.R. Giger.

After Schahram Poursoudmand read an article about H.R. Giger, he decided to transform and tonal realize some paintings of Giger. He was particularly attracted and inspired by the passage: "HR Giger dominates the hierarchy of light and backlighting in a way no artist before him has done, directing an orchestra with the finest lights and shadows next to large-scale spots and abysmal darkness no music was composed today.“
Source: H.R. Giger / Necronomicon 2 / "The Aesthetist" by Wolfgang Hausamann, 1985

SHINE - inthecentre is acoustic art - tonal avant-garde. The decomposition and reemergence of sound, music and symphony.

"To be able to listen to music seriously, you have to forget yourself and open your mind to the world of the other."

“H.R. GIGER & SHINE – VISIONI DI FINE MILLENNIO”
// Limited deluxe edition of the exhibition catalogue with „SHINE – inthecentre“ CD Album. Deluxe Edition (hardcover/clothbound). Total No. 170 / No. 1-70 incl. CD. Catalogue and CD are signed by Schahram Poursoudmand and H.R. Giger.
// • Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan, IT

  • Schahram Poursoudmand (SHINE)
    Artist Project
  • Schahram Poursoudmand
    Composer
  • Schahram Poursoudmand
    Music
  • Schahram Poursoudmand
    Sound Design
  • Schahram Poursoudmand
    Voice/Song
  • Schahram Poursoudmand
    Producer
  • Schahram Poursoudmand
    Writing/Idea
  • Schahram Poursoudmand
    Lyrics
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    Avantgarde, Film Score, Score, Soundtrack, Soundart, Experimental, Surreal, Avant-garde, Poetry, Existentialism, Poetic, Existence, Human Existence, Bizarre, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 1996
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Exhibition: H.R. Giger - Visioni Di Fine Millennio
    Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan
    Italy
    November 6, 1996
    Exhibition / Deluxe Catalogue & SHINE CD Album
Director Biography

Schahram Poursoudmand
Composer - Music & Sound Artist - Visual Imagist - Poet

Schahram Poursoudmand is a German composer, music & sound artist, visual imagist and poet. He creates extraordinary music, sound and visual art of a unique kind. In his artistic work he explores and creates existential, metaphysical experimental art. Exceptional avant-garde visions of music, sound, visual art and poetry.

Award-winning and worldwide presented artistic works. Presentations, festivals and exhibitions: Tokyo, New York City, Paris, Venice, Barcelona, Seoul, Toronto, Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, Berlin, Centre for Contemporary Art Barcelona, National Museum of Modern Art Nimes, Center for Contemporary Art Beijing, World Financial Center New York City etc.

Existence, time, deconstruction, transcendence, the infinite moment and discovery in the unknown are some of the themes in his work. He also worked as a curator for international media art exhibitions, was a musician, singer, founder of several experimental music bands and is a writer of poetic texts.

Music, sound and visual works, films, photo art, theatre works, CD releases:
„Silhouettes *Iconique* (LICHTPHON/IKONEN 1)“, „Schmutziges Licht (Lichtphon Art-Avant X)“, „Auf Ewig (Lichtschrei/Lichtphon)“, „After the Day before (Másnap)“, „SOURCE“, „SHINE - inthecentre“, „theprimitivecreature“, „biomechanics“, „Ein Zeichen“ etc.

Soundtrack for the award-winning drama “After the Day Before (Másnap)" together with Arvo Pärt, György Ligeti.

Cooperation with the Swiss artist and Oscar winner H.R. Giger. Soundtracks to the paintings „Biomechanics“ (1995), „The Shiner“, „The Primitive Creature“, „New York City“.

CD album „SHINE - inthecentre“. For his project „SHINE“, inspired by the art of H.R. Giger, Schahram Poursoudmand created and realized the concept album as a composer, musician, singer and producer. On the occasion of the H.R. Giger exhibition „Visioni Di Fine Millennio“ at Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi in Milan (1996), the limited luxury edition of the exhibition catalog including the CD album „SHINE - inthecentre“ appeared. Limited catalog and CD are signed by both artists.

In the avant-garde projects LICHTPHON, ONEVERYMOON, LICHTSCHREI, SHINE and ART-AVANT, Schahram Poursoudmand develops creative possibilities for discovering identity and beauty through disintegration, dissolution, transformation and recreation of being and beyond in the transitions from existence to non-existence. The moment becomes eternity. This is the essential approach and intention of his artistic passion.

Music, sound, image and moving picture is manipulated, stretched and condensed in form, time and space. Tonal and visual entities, sections and details, become disintegrated through dissolution in themselves and creates new structures, unknown realities and surreal elements by further deformation in the beauty of decomposition and recreation.

Schahram Poursoudmand creates unreal worlds of strange beauty, mystery and drama with unique aesthetics and expressiveness.

“The fascination of renewal after the dissolution. The discovery and representation of beauty through artistic deconstruction. The changing and exploration of the new created by deformation of time and time states. The diving into deep nanostructured sound and image worlds when creating existence into non-existence and new realities are the topics that stirs and fascinate me. Not the obvious, clearly audible and visible - but the secret behind the veil."

... another world...an unknown place...an unknown time ...

Works I Publications I Screenings I Honours (Selection)

2018 - 2020

"Silhouettes *Iconique* (LICHTPHON / IKONEN 1)" / Cycle Trilogy IKONEN (1/3) / Video-Music-Sound-Art-Vision
• New York Movie Awards, New York
• Berlin Illambra Experimental Film Festival, Berlin
• Genre Celebration Festival, Tokyo
• Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo
Winner Best Sound
Nominee Best Experimental Short
Nominee Best Music
Nominee Best Original Idea

“Schmutziges Licht (LICHTPHON Art-Avant X)“ / Sound/Video Art - Co-Production with Video Artist Yoann Trellu
• Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2020, Paris
• Retro Avant Garde Film Festival RAGFF Venezia / Winner Best Experimental Short Film
• Top Indie Film Awards / Winner Best Sound / Nominee Best Experimental Short & Best Music & Best Original Idea
• Florence Film Awards / Winner Honorable Mention: Original Score & Sound Design
• Genre Celebration Festival Tokyo / Nominee Best Score & Best Visual Effects
• AltFF Alternative Film Festival Toronto / Nominee Best Short Experimental
• New York Movie Awards
• KRAF International Short Film Festival
• Beijing International Short Film Festival
• FAÇADE VIDEO FESTIVAL
• Beijing International Short Film Festival
• International Film Festival of Larissa
• Lisbon Film Rendezvous
• BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival
• Golden Statuette International Film Festival Los Angeles
• BlackBox Short Film Festival
• Dolgoji Experimental Short Film Festival
• KINOLIKBEZ International Film Art Festival
• XIX RADIO CITY, International Film Art Festival
• L.I.F. Audiovisual Art Festival
• SEGNALI AUDIOVISUAL & PERFORMANCE ARTS FESTIVAL

2008 - 2017

"AUF EWIG (LICHTSCHREI)" / Soundtrack for the electroacoustic project Vox Novus
• World Financial Center, New York City, US
• FoFA Gallery, Montreal, CN
• EARFEST New York, US
• Sonic Art Festival Oxford, GB
• NonSequitur Festival, Seattle, US
• Full Moon Concerts - Long Night’s Moon, San Francisco, US
• University of North Dakota, US
• Outside the Box New Music Festival, Southern Illinois University, US

“SOURCE“ / Zeppelin Sound Art Festival, Centre of Contemporary Art of Barcelona

“SIL” Sound/Video installation / Short Circuit, Exhibition, Foro Artistico, International Media-Art, Hanover, DE

2007

“UN SON PARLA - FESTIVAL DES MUSIQUES D ́AUJOURD ́HUI“ / New Soundtrack for an movie extract of the award-nominated thriller “Lemming” (2005) Director: Dominik Moll, Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling / Carré d'Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Nîmes, FR

2004

“AFTER THE DAY BEFORE (Másnap)“ / Film Score for the award-winning drama, HU / Director: Attila Janisch / Music: Schahram Poursoudmand, Arvo Pärt, György Ligeti, Hans Mittendorf
• Winner Grand Prize, Budapest Hungarian Film Week
• Winner Best Cinematography, Budapest Hungarian Film Week
• Emerging Master Award, Seattle International Film Festival
• Blue Angel for Best Cinematography, Kosice Art Film Fest
• Winner Film Critics Award, Hungarian Film Critics Awards

1998

“GHOSTS FROM THE DARKSIDE 1“ / SHINE: Track “Shine”/ 2 CD Sampler/V.A. (Christian Death, Gitane Demone etc.)

1996

“H.R. Giger & Schahram Poursoudmand (SHINE / VISIONI DI FINE MILLENNIO) / Exhibition “H.R. Giger / Visioni Di Fine Millennio” / Deluxe Exhibition Catalogue: Ltd. ed. of the exhibition catalogue with SHINE – inthecentre CD album. Deluxe Edition (hardcover/clothbound). Total No. 170 / 1-70 incl. CD. Catalogue and CD are signed by Schahram Poursoudmand and H.R. Giger. Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan, IT

"SHINE - INTHECENTRE“ / CD album, 12 Tracks / Antiphon Records / 1. ZWISCHENSTIMMEN / 2. HONEYSUCKLE / 3. STANDSTILL / 4. DOWNTHEAGES / 5. AFTERTHOUGHT / 6. SHINE / 7. SOURCE / 8. THEPRIMITIVECREATURE / 9. YEARNING / 10. BIOMECHANICS / 11. THANKYOU / 12. NOTREAL

1985 - 1995

“BIOMECHANICS & THEPRIMITIVECREATURE” / Compositions to the paintings "the shiner" & "the primitive creature" of the Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger.

“EIN ZEICHEN“ Music for the experimental theatre project F. Fazz, Berlin, DE

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“The fascination of renewal after the dissolution. The discovery and representation of beauty through artistic deconstruction. The changing and exploration of the new created by deformation of time and time states. The diving into deep nanostructured sound and image worlds when creating existence into non-existence and new realities are the topics that stirs and fascinate me. Not the obvious, clearly audible and visible - but the secret behind the veil."