Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf




Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf, born in Madrid in1975, is an architect, visual/sound artist and composer.

After starting his formal music education at a very young age, with piano as his primary instrument, towards the end of the 1990s he began to experiment with sound art and composition, while completing his architecture studies.

His relationship with architecture has led him to work on site-specific installations. There he explores the spatial side of sound, and its interaction with visual and tactile feedback, creating a whole sensual scene. His work approaches our connection with the environment, physically and psychologically.

He is currently continuing to develop his work on soundscapes, video/sound installations, researching the relationship between the different stimuli of our senses and their interaction, with a focus on spatial perception through sound and synaesthesia.

His installations have been taking place in Stockholm (Re(s)on-Art, Pendel Experiment), Venice (Biennale di Venezia), Basel (Hot Art Fair), Madrid (JustMad Art Fair, Espacio Valverde, Off-Limits Gallery), Wales (Conwy, Blinc Digital Arts Festival), Brussels (Trajector Art Fair) and London (Cafe OTO, Hanmi Gallery, The Gallery Soho, Zabludowicz Collection, Halcyon Gallery, Forman's Smokehouse Gallery) among others.


Where the sound waits for sound to happen.

What's in a sound? Pablo Padilla seems to know it.
His architecture background comes handy, i guess, in order to build up a proportional way of listening to his rational sound buildings. I don't think Padilla´s work falls easily in to the sound landscape tradition but in the constructive development that uses sound as a plan and the moment of sound as a brick. His tricky continuous stream does in essence build up, both in terms of emotional impression and overlapping harmonies, a house not at odds with the assumption of every rational construction primarily needs. Those that understand the nostalgia of melody and the work that any ear will do to find it.
Padilla's sound craft is at the same time complex and unaffected, God bless his soul for that, he hides the deep perspective of his noise interiors in such a natural way that you may as well call it simply music.
The Passion according to Padilla stands alone as the place for the soul, the body and the intelligence, if not in the search of God at least in the search of the more human need for shelter.

Ray Loriga




• Storytelling - 1

Cafe Oto. London, September 2016.

• Sounds from the Container

London, October 2015.

• Background Radiation - Part II

London, October 2015.

• Sound Cascade

London, January 2015.

• Die Verklärte Stadt

Stockholm. Res(o)n Art Festival

• Background Radiation. Part I.

JustMad Art Fair, Madrid.

• Techné

Hanmi Gallery, London.

• The Blinking Room. Part II.

Trajector Art Fair, Brussels.

• Tactile Soundscapes - Part II

London, March 2013.

• Sound Research Centre

Architecture Thesis Project .

• Timewave Zero

Galería Espacio Valverde, Madrid.

• Breakdown #1

London, September 2012.

• Threshold #1

Galería Off-Limits, Madrid.

• The Blinking Room

The Gallery Soho, London.

• The Latency

Conwey Castle, Wales.

• The Eternal Advent - Part I

Chelsea College of Art, London.

• The Eternal Advent - Part II

The Gallery Soho, London

• Tactile Soundscapes - Part I

Forman's Smokehouse Gallery, London.

• The Temple in the Corridor

Zabludowicz Colection, London.

• Resonances to Come

The Gallery Soho, London.

• Landscape from Another Place

Galería Espacio Valverde, Madrid.

• Passion and Resurrection

Convento de las Madres Mercedarias.

• Rendering the Distorted Presence

St. Jabobs Church, Stockholm.

• Gardening

Fund. Sa Nostra, Palma de Mallorca.

• Singing Birds Dancing Trees

MNCARS, Madrid.

• Bartlebloom Project

Palacio del Infante don Luís, Madrid.

• Contemporary Landscapes

Biennale di Venezia di Architettura