XNX is a project developed by Ilidio Chaves, best known as Expander from Soniculture. It is part of a new formed concept called Soniclab, which is aimed to gather audio-visual artists that excel in new visions and innovation.
The concept of the XNX project is to intervene in a space and create what we call a “chaos bubble” by using sound and visual design. In terms of sound, there are four sources of sound that are mixed simultaneously and powered by the strong visual component that surrounds people in a way that they feel inside of a space that is fondling with their perceptions.
There are no two XNX concerts that are the same, in terms of music and visuals. The aim is to elaborate a concept based on the architecture of a space. The duration of the voyage is around 1h30 minutes.
The first XNX intervention was in Porto, Portugal at Gare club, which is shaped like a tunnel. Visually, the Soniclab team installed a skeleton with wrapped semi-transparent fabric around it that that was hung over the people all the way till the end of the tunnel. In the middle of the skeleton, a 5000 lumen projector was feeding a tunnel of light that was passing over the people with different patterns and motion. All lights were out, so the only sensations were audio, from the music, and visual, above.