Initiated in 2017 by bilyana furnadzhieva, Crystal Sound Project is a nomad. It combines sculptures in porcelain, electroacoustic music, multiple languages, cultures and genres.
In 2018, Hélène Nguyen Thien, philanthropist, director of the "Nguyen Thien Dao Fund" and patron of Crystal Sound Project described the project as one that reunites the civilizations.
Since its debuts, furnadzhieva and Benev formed the core of the pluridisciplinary project with collaborative thinking in mind. In the past years, they have worked with a roster of international artists and technicians including selma savolainen, jean paul celea, artëm naumenko, åsa öhrn, axel rigaud, aida nosrat, babak amir mobasher, lea lu, arabella cortese, philippe teissier du cros, petko tanchev, wally hsu, yves chiu and others.
The eponymous debut album, released in 2018 formed the foundations of the project's artistic direction — one of concepts. "Crystal Sound" puts in use recorded and manipulated audio material coming exclusively from the sculptures. Benev's growing interest in field recordings and sampling techniques at that time was put in motion.
furnadzhieva further developped the concept by inviting Selma Savolainen to sing inside one of her sculptures and thus force the resonance of the object in order to add its acoustic properties to the recorded vocals in the album.