Rio De Janeiro Brazil
Musical innovator, sound designer, film score composer - Ninja Tune’s Amon Tobin is blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy.
Brazilian-born _(artist-name)Amon Tobin_ is his very own genre. After a string of 12" singles and his debut album _(album-title)Adventures In Foam_, Tobin got signed to Ninja Tune in 1996. He has since then gone on to record numerous singles, albums and remixes, and has helped to define the label as a force in musical innovation and diversity. In addition, Amon Tobin has produced a small number of radically diverse original scores ranging from George Palfi’s cult cinema oddity ‘Taxidermia’ to Tom Clancy’s video game blockbuster ‘Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory’, and feels equally comfortable working with the classical avant-garde _(artist-name)Kronos Quartet_ as he is collecting field recordings. Over the years Amon Tobin has established a reputation for musical inventiveness, sampling unlikely sources, and sound design to create albums such as 2011’s _(album-title)ISAM_, described by Tobin himself as a “sound sculpture”. Projects like that combine Amon Tobin’s unique sensibilities with specifically field-recorded samples and a custom tailored visual approach, from the artwork with Saatchi collection artist Tessa Farmer to visuals by V Squared Labs and Leviathan. With these inventive methods in sound design and music making, Amon Tobin explores the role of found sound in modern day music and is constantly pushing the envelope with his (also visually daring and challenging) live performances.