TO)pot festival 2023

sound walks festival / 28 Sep – 1 Oct 2023
Cukrarna Gallery

We are porudly announcing the curator for the 2023 TO)pot festival’s international selection. Elena BISERNA (FR) is an independent scholar and curator based in Marseille, France. Her interests focus on listening and on contextual, time-based art practices related to urban dynamics, socio-cultural processes, the public and political sphere.

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Thomas Gorbach & The Vienna Acousmonium

two evenings of sound events
14 Mar – 15 Mar 2023, 19:00 – 22:00
Kino Šiška, Cathedral Hall

You are invited to two transformative evenings of acousmatic music! Austrian musician, performer and acousmatic composer Thomas Gorbach is returning to Ljubljana and will be joined by guest artists.

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Steklenik winter sound gallery

2-channel sound installation / 2 Dec 2022 – 28 Feb 2023
Sežana Botanical Gardens

In cooperation with the Botanical Garden of Sežana, we are continuing our set of sound installations with the work ICEmeltings by Jata C . Sounds that cut through the silence. Especially when, due to natural processes of sudden temperature changes, they thicken into cracked ice. This spectrum of the acoustics of the winter soundscape is put under the microscope by sound_and_artist_compositions.

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STEKLENIK + KINO ŠIŠKA: Parallel Soundscapes

exhibitions / 17 – 18 Nov 2022, at 17:00
Robertina ŠEBJANIČ: Line |  +1233m  –1233m
Jata C: Chronolith

live sound events / Thursday, 17 Nov, at 20:00
Colin BLACK: Triangulation
Robertina ŠEBJANIČ: Line |  +1233m  –1233m

live sound events / Friday, 18 Nov, at 20:00
Marko BATISTA: Vitreous Sky
Jata C: Chronolith

The Steklenik Gallery in collaboration with Kino Šiška presents a series of four sound events and two installations under the joint title Parallel Soundscapes, which will take place between November 17 and 18, 2022, at Kino Šiška. The exhibitions Chronolith and Line | +1233m –1233m will be accessible from 17:00, and the sound events will start at 20:00 each day.

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Steklenik autumn sound gallery

Sežana Botanical Garden at Villa Mirasasso
is hosting Steklenik gallery for a year

In cooperation with the Botanical Garden of Sežana, we are starting a set of sound installations, for which the opening score will be the sound work Spirit of the Trees | Touch by Brane ZORMAN. The presented sound work, which was also awarded the palma ars acustica award this year, is the first in a series of four sound installations that will be presented in the garden’s greenhouse until the end of August 2023 in the spirit of the four seasons.

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Ida Hiršenfelder (beepblip): Exercises in listenig to the inaudible

Read the full essay in English

The text is part of the European project Acoustic Commons and questions our relationship to location, its sound, and our contact with and making sense of what we hear.

The Acoustic Commons program coincided, quite by chance, with an unexpected change in the soundscape and the elimination of anthropogenic sound from the atmosphere. It was not silence, just a lack of noise. It had seemed impossible to stop the capitalist machinery; however, the human crowds, the rumble of planes, and other machines remarkably ceased.

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Final exhibition of the Acoustic Commons project in Aix-en-Provence, France

exhibition of the Acoustic Commons project
Aix-en-Provence, France
5 – 9 Oct 2022

From 5 – 9 Oct, Irena PIVKA and Brane ZORMAN, accompanied by artist Ida HIRŠENFELDER (beepblip), and together with our partners Full of Noise, Locus Sonus and Soundcamp, will participate in the completion of a three-year project, which included outstanding artists with whom we created sound and theoretical projects, lectures and workshops on the topic and under the common name of Acoustic Commons.

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CONA’S attending this years WARP in Amsterdam

Walking-with Amsterdam WARP conference, Amsterdam
29 – 30 Sept 2022

From 29 – 30 Sept, CONA’s project manager Damjana Golob Lavrič will be attending this year’s Walking-with Amsterdam WARP conference in Amsterdam.

WARP aims to stimulate a rich transdisciplinary dialogue about how, why, when, and with what results, walking practices are being explored and engaged with in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts.

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CONA’s visiting the Vienna Acousmonium

Vienna Acousmonium
28 Sept 2022

On the 28 Sept, CONA’s co-founder Brane ZORMAN will be meeting our partners at the Vienna Acousmonium.

The Acousmatic Project is a fascinating journey in the realm of developing a multichannel sound systems, that began in 2010. The analysis of acousmatic oeuvres conceived music-space oriented ideas that were looking for an instrument to be realised with the aim to spatialise ephemeral dynamic-motion sound sculptures.

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Open microphone Goričko

In August 2022, Cona set up a second open mic at the Goričko Nature Park, at the edge of a forest in a private garden. The installation is part of a larger, international project within the Acoustic Commons network.

The Goričko listening point makes part of the open microphone network in Europe and Japan within the Creative Europe Acoustic Commons project. Acoustic Commons partners include Locus Sonus (Aix-Marseille), Full of Noises (Barrow-in-Furness), Hellenic Mediterranean University (Crete), Cyberforest (Tokyo), and Soundcamp (London).

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