duo: Sara Zlanabitnig & Tomaž Grom (first encounter)
„I fancy diversity. Therefore the range of my musical projects is quite big and moves from electronic to experimental music. As a flutist I consider myself an improviser and researcher for new possibilities of sounds and textures“ Sara Zlanabitnig
Tomaž Grom (Ljubljana, 1972), double bass player, author. He understands music as a medium of communication rather than aesthetic pleasure. He wants to find reasons for making music. Uncompromisingly he prods at social norms. Music for him is a form of seeking, unanswered questions, flow of ideas, unpredictable situations. Composition is improvisation. Improvisations offers him space to lose himself, to make mistakes, to come up with intriguing solutions. In music, challenges invite thinking and open up new possibilities.
Kathrin Stumreich: „Klack und die Gesetze der Thermodynamik“
Performance mit Marmeladegläsern, Deckeln, Vakuum und eventuell auch möglichem Wetteinsatz.
e-mail vom 24.6.2020; Hi Noid,
Leider hat der Frost im Frühjahr die Marillenblüte erwischt, und die Bäume tragen nichts heuer. Daher muss ich mit heißem Wasser anstatt Marmelade testen, und ich nähere mich langsam einem tolerierbaren Zeitraum in dem das erste Klack stattfindet.
Sinnvoll erweist es sich in den Versuchsreihen verschiedene Parameter genau zu beobachten und zu notieren: Glasleitfähigkeit, Dichtheit des Deckels, Verhältnis Luft und Medium im Glas, Temperatur des Einfüllmediums, Kühlung und die Temperatur im Aussenraum.
A live video and sound set by Phill Niblock: field recordings, Barbara Held: flute & electronics & Katherine Liberovskaya: live visuals.
Streamed from Experimental Intermedia NYC & Barcelona
Phill Niblock (b. 1933, USA) is an artist whose fifty-year career spans minimalist and experimental music, film and photography. Since 1985, he has served as director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation for avant-garde music based in New York with a branch in Ghent, and curator of the foundation’s record label XI. Known for his thick, loud drones of music, Niblock’s signature sound is filled with microtones of instrumental timbres that generate many other tones in the performance space. In 2013, his diverse artistic career was the subject of a retrospective realised in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne) and Musée de l’Elysée. The following year Niblock was honoured with the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts John Cage Award.
Katherine Liberovskaya is a Canadian intermedia artist based in New York City. Involved in experimental video since the 80’s, she has produced numerous single-channel video art pieces, video installations and video performances, as well as works in other media, that have shown around the world. Since 2001 her work predominantly focuses on the intersection of moving image with sound/music in various both ephemeral and fixed forms (projections, installations, performances), notably through collaborations with many composers and sound artists in improvised live video+sound concert situations where her live visuals seek to create improvisatory „music“ for the eyes.
Barbara Held is a flutist and composer based in Barcelona. Her practice as a classically trained musician gives priority to a lifetime of collaboration, of interdisciplinary work in relation to other artists. Known for her subtle exploration of the minutae of sonic material, she creates sensitive, focused sound work that exposes the detail of the physical space of listening in equal part to a keen attention to how we listen as bodies moving through the world. She has commissioned and performed a very personal body of new repertoire for flute by both Spanish and American composers including Alvin Lucier, Carles Santos and Joan Brossa, and was flutist with New York’s Bowery Ensemble, a group with close ties to Cage and Feldman. Her current collaborative audiovisual projects explore questions of duration, in extended performance/ installation works that use a generative process to shape the experience of acoustic space through subtle variations in the harmonic structure of the sound of the flute.
video screening: „The Movement of People Working“ by Phill Niblock
along with the compositions:
„Praised Fan“ for bassoon; Dafne Vicent Sandoval: bassoon,
by Phill Niblock, ~17min
„POOM“ for e-bowed guitar; Stephen O’Malley, guitar
by Phill Phill Niblock ~30:00min