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vibrational affects & percepts          

          aural ecologies 

Niko de Paula Lefort (a.k.a. nikoLFO and Nicolas Lefort) is a musician and sound artist based in Berlin.  In his work he articulates complex aural relational systems and their psychophysiological echoes from within harmonic spaces, geophonies and biophonies and spectrumscape by mean of microtonality, field recordings and radio transmission, weaving the fields of electroacoustic music, interaction design and instrument building for composition, performance and installation. Niko works outward from those sounding situated knowledges to articulate a comprehensible Aurality, a new perspective on vibrational affects and percepts.


         Aural Maps / Aurality

Archipel Stations Centro Negra

Time again for Aural Maps radio essay navigating on sonic ecololgies on Archipel Stations FM88.4 Berlin with a live performance of my new Aurality set with vocal and radio ecosystem.

          Radio Gardening 

Radio Space 2021 / Borealis festival

The radio soundwalk through Monai de Paula’s Radio Gardening installation at Savvy Contemporary last year is streaming in excellent company at Borealis Festival’s Radio Space until mid-April.

          Radio Gardening 

Crafting a Sonic Urbanism

On March 18th 18:15 (CET) Archipel Stations broadcast live from Lagos, Nigeria and Blanca, Spain together with the Streetlights Collective Radio, TSHINE; Seetal Solanki and Tushar Hathiramani at the event Crafting a Sonic Urbanism: listening to non-human life at Gaîté Lyrique Theatrum Mundi in Paris.
Monai de Paula Antunes and Niko de Paula Lefort will be live from Blanca, Spain where we have a micro fm environment setup with a compilation of sounds gathered on the Telegram group @sonicgarden, which documented the emergence of a communal urban garden in Lagos Nigeria. We will also have TSHINE live from the streets of Lagos, Tushar at the Plan B communal garden and Seetal broadcasting from London.

          with Laura Fong Prosper 

Sangre, Leche, Moco

Virtual exhibition at Centro Cultural Internacional of Panama
Another chapter of the ongoing collaboration with video artist Laura Fong Prosper. I made the soundtrack for her visual investigation of the relation motherhood-hydrofeminism, entantgling the fluids of the body with with conscious vibrations in the world and the universe towards a new global cosmology with the essential Mother figure at its core.
Selected projects           

Radio Gardening

with Monaí de Paula Antunes

Radio gardening is a radiophonic environment, mixing heterogeneous content, formats and traditions of radio- making within radio’s own material complexity. Playing on the material-semiotic features of FM transmission, Radio Gardening entangles bodies in space with the immediate electromagnetic environment, sonic archive and live aural material.

Aurality: The Eternal Music Machine

The Eternal Music Machine composition series is based on our research on the harmonic space, the vibrational affects and percepts enabled by tonal relations. The series originated in both our practice of Dhrupad singing and our research on early american minimalism.

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