Art is no longer merely a visual medium, thanks to people like Salvador Breed, who combines sound and technology to expand the viewer’s perspective in new ways with varying methods. Perched at his workspace overlooking Het IJ – Amsterdam’s picturesque harbour – the Dutchman appears content. “The studio is only a ten minute bike ride from our house and in summer we like to swim in the water directly outside,” says Breed, who shares a home with his partner, the fashion designer Iris van Herpen.
As a self-proclaimed “audiofreak,” Breed focuses on creating dynamic sound installations. “I think one of the main reasons why I call myself a professional audiofreak is that I work in so many different contexts, whether they be visual or completely sound-driven, yet the only common thread is that I always think from a sound perspective. I am the ears of every project and collaboration I work on.”