Listening since 1980.
Artist, curator & researcher. He studied art in San Sebastian, Madrid and Barcelona. For many years he has been deeply involved in phonographic practice and its theory. He is part of the sound map of the Basque Country, soinumapa.net, Hots! Radio, and mediateletipos.net plattform. He has given lectures and workshops in many cultural centers and universities. During 2016, in collaboration with José Luis Espejo and Xabier Erkizia, he coordinated The Listening Observatory.
He has being working many times with the dancer and choreographer Jone San Martin in several contemporary dance projects doing their sound design. His, black on black, book “Dark Sound” was published by the German publisher Gruenrekorder and it was described as the dark book of the soundscape. At the moment he’s working on his next book, white on white, in collaboration with Tim Ingold and Carmen Pardo called “A soft hiss of this world“.
Contact > mikel [at] mikelrnieto.net