Elisabeth Schimana and Vasja Progar / ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO

skupaj_progar simanaThursday, May 29, 2014 at 9.00pm
Kapelica Gallery, Kersnikova 4, Ljubljana
ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO series

Beside their independent performances Membrane (Elisabeth Schimana) and RFI Improvisation #1 (Vasja Progar), authors will premiere and present their collaborative work entitled Etherwaves, a composition on which artists are working on right now in intensive study meetings in the studio in Ljubljana.

ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO is a series of electroacoustic performative sound events premiering works created in collaboration between a Slovenian and an international artist. Curated by: Brane Zorman
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Elisabeth Schimana: Membrane (2013) Membrane is an expedition into the sounds of live-generated physical models of membranes.

Vasja Progar: RFI Improvisation #1 (2014)RFI Improvisation #1 extrapolates from a previously composed work, A Study in RFI, in which I was researching the sound potential of radio-frequency interference (RFI). This will be the first in a series of structured improvisations based on RFI material. It will feature two homemade shortwave receivers, a coil pickup and an analogue monosynth as sound sources.

Elisabeth Schimana and Vasja Progar: Etherwaves (2014), premiere work This hypothetical substance, the ether, gave its name to the disembodied voices from the ether, the radio, and to Lev Theremin’s instrument, the etherphone, or better known as the Theremin. Vasja Progar andElisabeth Schimana will each play with and listen to the waves of the other.

About the authors:
Elisabeth Schimana has been working as a composer, performer and radio artist since 1983. Her work  has concentrated for many years on space / body / electronics. She also focuses on research in the field of women, art and technology and founded IMA – Institute of Media Archeology. http://elise.at/
Vasja Progar is a creator, performer and improviser in the field of electronic music. In his musical sound experiments, he draws ideas from various musical as well as non-musical sources in search of innovative and sonically convincing means of expression. His performances usually take the form of structured improvisations. http://javas.si/
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Curated by: Brane Zorman
Sound technician: Marko Trstenjak
Project managers: Irena Pivka, Jasmina ZaložnikProduced by: CONA Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, 2014
Produced managers: Irena Pivka, Jasmina Založnik
Partners: CUK Kino Šiška, Kapelica Gallery, JSKD, KC Tobačna001 MGML, the Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana
The CONA Institute program is financially supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana.
The ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO series is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
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