Brad Nath is developing listening techniques that compose new forms of empathy between humans and their environments. His work intends to expose the ways humans are terraforming Earth by revealing the sonic processes below the surface of the world we are building for ourselves.
Often his process involves recomposing fundamental architectural elements—the brick, the beam, the column, the floor—in an effort to deeply listen to the elements that constructed the Anthropocene. His research emerged when the newest generation of architects suddenly found themselves as part of the practice that organized the planet into a self-defeating system. He believes that it is the responsibility of these contemporary organizers of the material world to revolutionize the practice of architecture and work to compose more sensitive relationships with both built and unbuilt environments.
Brad Nath is currently enrolled in the Masters of Solo/Dance/Authorship program at HZT in Berlin and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University in New York, where he also studied Sound Art with Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri in the Department of Music. His thesis, titled “Acoustectonics”, was advised by professors in both the Architecture and Music departments and was awarded a medal by the faculty for its outstanding merit. He has performed and exhibited his work at the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art, the Ferrara Sotto Le Stelle in Northern Italy (online stream), the Amplify residency at ACUD Macht Neu (upcoming), the Berlin Performing Arts Festival, Potsdamer Tanztage, the Field Kitchen Academy, the In Parallel Spaces Festival in Leipzig, the Cesis Art Festival in Latvia, the Faculty of Music in the University of Toronto, the AIAS event Crit X Live in New York, and venues throughout Berlin where he has been living since the summer of 2018.