raum für musik, performance & experiment
Experimentelle Musik aus Ljubljana
Freitag, 25. Mai 2007, 19:00
Experimental music scene in Ljubljana – presentation by Luka Zagoričnik
IRENA TOMAŽIN (SLO)– voice, tape recorders
BORUT SAVSKI (SLO) – computer, self-made objects
MIHA CIGLAR (SLO) – composition for electric guitar, mixing board and human body
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About the participating artists:
Miha Ciglar is a composer and sound artist currently studying at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria. Originally from Maribor, Slovenia, Ciglar now lives and works in Western Europe. Since 2001 he has performed his own compositions for saxophone, guitar, vibraphone, double bass, electro-acoustical performances, interactive dance performances, computer music and audiovisual installations at many art festivals all around the world.
His work has strong conceptual fundaments and points away from expressive values of common aesthetic ideals. A subject of high concern and priority is the problem of absolute awareness of sonic perception which is directly connected with the question of existential legitimacy of sound art.
In the Soundline project, Ciglar is going to perform a Composition for electric guitar, mixing board and human body.
Irena Tomažin aka iT is a ''one (wo)man band'' and at least 2 dictaphones, playing with many voices. iT is also one of the most active contemporary dancers and performers in Slovenia, producing iT’s own performances and collaborating with others. iT has performed in various dance and theatre productions(with Bara Kolenc, Duško Teropšič, Silvan Omerzu, Dragan Živadinov, Mala Kline, Maja Delak, Emil Hrvatin, Barbara Novakovič…) making her solo debut Hitchcock’s metamorphoses in 2001 and iT’s second voice based performance, Caprice in 2005. For the last years iT is working with voice, making iT’s own voice performances and colaborating with different musicians. iT’s second home is on the stage, while the first one is in iT’s body, that multiplies through voices. iT is hunting somewhere 'in between' the moving steps and silent echoes...shifting to catch a balance... but always willing to fall...
iT has performed on various international festivals of new music lately, including Ultrahang / Budapest and
Borut Savski - Born in 1960, Ljubljana Slovenia. Studied at Faculty for Electrotechnics, Ljubljana. Joined Radio Student Ljubljana in 1984, worked as technician, producer, music critique,...
In 1993 employed at Radio Student Ljubljana as chief coordinator, took part in many new projects arising around Radio Student and internationally. Quit this job in 1997, started coordinating Ministry of Experiment, an open platform for various media research, started to learn about internet. Co-organized web and radio based Xtended Live Radio events in 1997. During 1997-99 performed about a hundred of direct radio broadcasts from clubs, homes - events with portable transmitter to airwaves of Radio Student ("amplification of underground activities"). Invited to take part in web activities at Ars Electronica 1998. Started a regular radio broadcast "Huda ura" (Heavy Weather) in 1999 presenting sound art within the (not so broad) concept of algorithmic=improvised - about half of the time is dedicated to describing the concept and production itself - I produced a host of algorithmic sound examples. I got interested in various systems' theories - also based on experiences with small human systems. In 1999, together with American sound artist John Grzinich, realized a sound installation "Sound Biotope" in Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana. In 2000 - soundtrack for a cartoon (E-Motion Film production). In 2000 split with Ministry of Experiment as a platform. In 2001 wrote an essay "Aesthetic Machines" - not yet translated. Following projects: "Holy Trinity/Round Table"/2001, "Sonic Point Of View"/2002, "Aesthetic machines"/2003, "Bazooka-Electric Jesus"/2004, "Eye meets I"/2004, "Oracle"/2004, "The Dancer"/2005 and "Bowlfuls of sound"/2005.