gonima is an alias of Evan Magoni (he/him), a Montreal-based audiovisual artist exploring glitch aesthetics, complex rhythms, bright melodies, and ambient atmospheres. He employs pointillist audio editing, live playing, and generative musical processes to create detailed digital textures, ethereal tonality, and collage-like musical arrangements with an emotive core.
The gonima project started in 2011 in Philadelphia. Releases have found homes on Satellite Era in Chicago; Sunset Waves in Austin, Texas; Bullflat3.8 in Kyoto, Japan; Montreal labels ygrade and Ancient Robot; and in Munich, Germany on Slam City Jams.
Musical interests: deep listening, melodic tension and release, glitch sound design, drones, syncopation, gestural movement, sound collage.
Emergent Systems (2023) is an audiovisual performance based on the album Escapism. The performance explores collective behaviours that arise from the relationships between forms and sounds, composer and tools, feelings and environments. Abstract computer-generated visuals featuring audio-reactive shapes and textures are generated in real time in response to Escapism's melodic ambient/IDM/glitch sound palette.
The performance begins by showing a single horizontal line, which morphs as quiet atonal fluttering sounds transform it into a dancing waveform. As tonality gradually appears, the sounds and music shift continuously into increasingly energetic and complex shapes.
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- gonima. Escapism. CD/Digital album. Satellite Era, Chicago.
- gonima. Inevitable State. Digital single. Satellite Era, Chicago.
- gonima. Monostable. Digital single. Satellite Era, Chicago.
- gonima. Esquence. Digital track on compilation. Causal Chain, Montreal.
- gonima. Strands. Digital EP/cassette. Sunset Waves, Texas.
- gonima. Euphoria. Digital track on compilation. Mirae Arts, California.
- N'Dorok. lace0-entrancing. Digital track, collaboration; self-released.
- gonima. Luminescence. Digital track on compilation. Satellite Era, Chicago.
- gonima. Flashcore. Digital track on compilation. Satellite Era, Chicago.
- brtrnd. 32me (gonima remix). Digital track, brtrnd self-released.
- gonima. Convergence. Digital track on compilation. Bio Future Laboratory, Ukraine.
- gonima. Nine Objects Through Open Window. CD/Digital album. Bullflat3.8, Japan.
- gonima. Fragmented Environments. Digital album. ygrade, Montreal.
- gonima. afttrail0 ~flashcubes. Music video, digital single. ygrade, Montreal.
- gonima. a space that is ours. Music video, digital single. ygrade, Montreal.
- gonima. Collusion. Digital track on compilation. Power Puerto Rico compilation, Montreal.
- gonima. Time Slip (excerpt). Digital single. Self-released, Montreal.
- gonima. Scale. Digital single. Self-released, Montreal.
- gonima. Out Of Sides. Digital EP. Ancient Robot, Montreal.
- gonima. Grids 12" record. Slam City Jams, Munich.
- gonima. h. Digital single. Self-released, Montreal.
- gonima. Nimago. Digital mixtape, self-released.
- gonima. Nigoma. Digital EP, self-released.
- N'Dorok. ashlar2:incandesced. Digital track, collaboration; self-released.
- N'Dorok. tendrils8*borrower. Digital track, collaboration; self-released.
- gonima. 五月. Digital single, self-released.
- gonima. “ ”. Digital single, self-released.
- Akousma Festival 19: Premiere of gonima – Homeostasis (15'40, multichannel) with Aho Ssan, Olivia Block, Elias Merino, Bénédicte, Nicola Giannini at Usine C, Montreal
- Clark (Warp, UK; Sus Dog tour), gonima ["Emergent Systems" AV] at Newspeak, Montreal
- Causal Chain – Évoque compilation launch w/ Bénedicte, gonima ["Emergent Systems" AV premiere], Laced & LCL Stream, Nixtrove, Xozgk at La Sala Rossa, Montreal
- Soundxploit.sh presents: Derek Larson, gonima, Rony, Monastik at La Sotterenea, Montreal
- Kohlenstoff Records Double Album launch: GRkŹĠŁ & Dominic Jasmin; with gonima and Myfanwy at Le Chateau, Montreal
- operaa & gonima collaborative live set; with Kore, Online Threat at World Creation Studio, Montreal
- Private show hosted by susy.technology with SOFTMATTER, Teo Zamudio, Valeda, Bénédicte at World Creation Studio, Montreal
- Zona 009 with Artemis (Kore), Neon Tundra, Special Devivery at Zona, Montreal
- ygrade Releasecubes® 01 (gonima "Fragmented Environments" release) with YlangYlang, Kazuki Koga, Neo Edo at La Plante, Montreal
- ygrade Partycubes® 5 with buffalo MRI, Eyeshy at La Plante, Montreal
- MUTEK Montreal with Clip, Forage, JMII, Flandez, Sau Poler
- gonima "Out of Sides" release with Fade Runner, Fengir, CMD, Bas Relief at La Plante, Montreal
- Mich Cota "Sapphic" release with Mich Cota, Sarah Davachi at Poisson Noir, Montreal