- @ Zagreb Dance Center, Ilica 10, Zagreb
- 18:00 Miodrag Gladović: Motions within and in between formats (lecture) (80')
- 20:00 Andro Giunio: without centre (25')
- 20:30 Dora Fodor: Echo (20')
- 21:00 Aho Ssan: The Falling Man (24')
- @ Zagreb Dance Center, Ilica 10, Zagreb
- 18:00 From the INA GRM archive: Luc Ferrari, Beatriz Ferreyra, Bernard Parmegiani, Jean-Claude Risset (50')
- 19:30 Davor Sanvincenti: This Forest Doesn't Exist Anymore (20')
- 20:00 Alex Brajković: Cincta (20')
- 21:00 Rdeča Raketa & Patrick K.-H. & I.M.Klif: ... and cannot reach the silence (45')
- @ Mesnička Cultural Centre (KCM) & Grič Tunnel, Mesnička 12, Zagreb
- 18:00 Artist talks: Alex Brajković, Dora Fodor and Davor Sanvincenti @ KCM
- 19:00 Toni Meštrović: Resonance of Sound - conversation & installation opening @ KCM & Grič Tunnel
- 20:00 afterMotions @ KCM
Saturday 19.06.2021. - Sunday 20.06.2021.
- @ Grič Tunnel, Mesnička 12, Zagreb
- 9:00-21:00 Toni Meštrović: Resonance of Sound - spatial-sound installation @ Grič Tunnel
Free tickets for each programme block in ZPC (16th and 17th June) can be picked up at the ZPC box office one hour before the start of the programme. The number of seats is limited. The programme is organized in line with epidemiological guidelines of the Croatian Civil Protection Directorate.
As part of the international project Re-Imagine Europe, KONTEJNER is preparing a new experimental sound event: Motions, which will take place 16th – 20th June, 2021, at three venues, the Zagreb Dance Center, Grič Tunnel and Mesnička Cultural Centre. The focus of the event is on spatial-sound works and experiments of different types, forms, poetics and approaches to sound in space. In addition, an artistic residence was organized through the Motions project, while Croatian artists working in the field of multi-channel experimental sound have created five new artistic productions.
The programme kicks off on 16th June with a lecture by electroacoustics engineer and artist Miodrag Gladović, entitled “Motions within and in between formats,” which will introduce us to the technical and artistic aspects of sound diffusion in multi-channel systems. In the production segment of the project, Gladović held a workshop and mentored a programme in a multi-channel studio during which Croatian artists created or spatialized their multi-channel pieces for Motions. As the evening continues, Andro Giunio and Dora Fodor will perform for the very first time the first two of the four compositions. The evening rounds off with a guest appearance by electronics artist Aho Ssan, an experimental musician who grew up and works in Paris, where he is actively involved in various IRCAM and INA GRM programmes. Ssan thrilled the experimental music community with his debut album Simulacrum – a powerful, honest and intense album which he first performed at the 2019 Berlin Atonal. At Motions in Zagreb, Aho Ssan will present his recent multi-channel work The Falling Man.
The second day of Motions begins with a diffusion of iconic compositions from the archive of our French partner, INA GRM, with works by Luc Ferrari, Beatriz Ferreyra, Berndard Parmegiani and Jean-Claude Risset. In continuation, Croatian artists Davor Sanvincenti and Alex Brajković will perform their new electronic compositions for the very first time. In This Forest Doesn't Exist Anymore, Sanvincenti uses field recordings as a starting point and builds on his previous multi-channel composition Resilient Nature, which he first performed at 4DSOUND, the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, as part of the Showroom of Contemporary Sound in 2016. Brajković’s live electronic set Cincta is characterized by changeable, almost danceable beats, dense ambient textures and the spatialization of sound, all of which creates an immersive experience. The evening ends with an intensive audiovisual performance … and cannot reach the silence performed by Austrian electronic duo Rdeča Raketa (Maja Osojnik and Matija Schellander) and video artists Patrick K.-H. and I.M. Klif.
On the third day of Motions, we leave the Zagreb Dance Center and head over to the Mesnička Cultural Centre (KCM) and Grič Tunnel, where multimedia artist and our resident this year Toni Meštrović will present his latest spatial sound installation. At the KCM, before the opening of the installation, the artist will discuss his work and the spatial sound exploration in which he strung and sound-manipulated a 72-metre wire, turning the Grič Tunnel into an instrument of sorts, with the help of 14 speakers and the specific acoustic properties of the space. In the relaxed atmosphere of the Mesnička Cultural Centre, we will look back on the first two evenings of Motions in conversation with artists Alex Brajković, Dora Fodor and Davor Sanvincenti, who will share their experiences of working with a multi-channel system.
Toni Meštrović’s installation will remain open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday, 19th and 20th June, while the closing party for the audience and Motions team will take place on Friday after the installation opening at the Mesnička Cultural Centre.
Organizer: KONTEJNER ǀ bureau of contemporary art praxis
Motions is realized through the Re-Imagine Europe project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
The project is supported by:
Creative Europe programme of the European Union
Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs
Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia
City of Zagreb
National Foundation for Civil Society Development
Kultura Nova Foundation
Zagreb Dance Center
Mesnička Cultural Centre
The event is part of the campaign The World in Zagreb, Zagreb to the World in which we participate as a member of the Platforma Upgrade.