Oscilacije / Odmevi (Oscillations / Reflections) sound exhibition

Artists presented: Bor Turel, Gregor Pirš, Boštjan Perovšek, Igor Likar, Igor Štuhec, Janez Matičič, Marjan Šijanec, Milan Stibilj, Primož Kuret.
Works selected and exhibition prepared by: Brane Zorman
Oscilacije / Odmevi (Oscillations / Reflections) September 7 – 23, 2012. It is a parallel event to International Computer Music Conference ICMC2012 in Ljubljana (September 9 – 14, 2012).

Where does the word begin and where does sound begin, and vice versa: where does the word finish and where sound. and, to put it differently: where does the word begin and the sound finish, or vice versa: where does the sound begin and where does the word finish.

The exhibition Oscillations / Reflections brings us back again to semi distant places and the times which persistently pull away from this, always present turn- ing point which we call the present, the elusive here, now. With its sound matter and invisible frequency strings, it oscillates and reflects the time about which we who are here and now know only too little. Yet, the reason for this is not only our lack of knowledge or ignorance.

The works selected for the exhibition were, when they were made, i.e. in the then present time, performed, recorded, released, broadcast, more or less ex- tensively documented. and that was mainly all – nothing or at least not enough was made for their revitalisation or positioning into the wider, publicly available archival context.

Consequently, it is equally difficult to presently find, hear, see these works. they are hidden in the archives, private and semi public, as well as on tapes and discs, which unfortunately have an unrelenting tendency to get lost, broken, crushed, that they skip or get demagnetised…

The sound exhibition Oscillations / Reflections, presented here for you to listen to it and watch, is merely a modest, miniature overview of some of the ground- breaking, pioneering, and often – at least for those times – also brave, radical works of slovene music makers and composers in the field of electroacoustic music, dramatised sound and word. the exhibition does not pretend to be a complex overview, also because of financial and spatial limitations.

However, it can call attention to, remind and thus bring that which is missing closer to all of us who are presently involved with sound art in all its forms and combinations with other media and contents so that we can experience and re- flect on it.

Produced by: Škuc Gallery
Co-produced by: CONA, IRZU, EARZOOM Sonic Arts Festival, ICMC2012
Supported by: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Mestna občina Ljubljana