Composition ICEmeltings, performed and composed by: Amper-o-mat, beepblip, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, OR poiesis and Brane Zorman
Thursday, 17 Jan 2019, between 10.40 – 11.00 p.m.
Celebrating Art’s Birthday 2019 – on air RTVSLO ARS and EBU
ARS – 3. programme of Radio Slovenia
Recorded and broadcasted live.
The live presentation of the sound composition, produced by Cona in collaboration with ARS – Channel 3 of Radio Slovenia – and a group of select artists, is to be part of the Art’s Birthday 2019 celebrations.
Sound artists try to unhinge the acoustics of icy winter landscapes, of their gradual or sudden mutations. Based on a prearranged sound structure, the artists will perform a live group event, using various different approaches to creation and selection of sounds from nature. This will serve to create a composition of closeness and secluded winter landscape. Even if this place first evokes silence and creates the conditions for increased sensory perception, it is still abundant with diverse sound ambients. Sounds are piercing the silence. Especially when natural phenomena cause thickening and breaking of ice. At the same time, these sounds in particular open up numerous questions concerning the atmosphere, climate changes, ecology, and sound ecology, thus stimulating the listener’s sensibility with the help of a sound medium.
This is the kind of spectrum of a winter sound landscape that is being set under a microscope by a group of artists in the composition entitled ICEmeltings, that will be exhibited in Steklenik, gallery for sound, bio acustics and art (from January 26 to March 3, 2019)
The activities of radioCona in the last few years opened up the possibility to collaborate with Botanical garden. It seems right that radioCona in the new decade (it intervenes at frequency 88.8 MHz since 2008) enters the Steklenik gallery at Tivoli Greenhouse. To sharpen our hearing and find our place in the context of nature and art, we consciously unite both environments. In the warm conditions of Tivoli Greenhouse we will be able to submerge ourselves into remote listening of lonesome winter landscape and crystalline water structures. In this way we transfer experiences of transposed realities of hybrid conditions from nearby and afar.
Steklenik is a partnership project of CONA Institute and Botanic Gardens of the University of Ljubljana
CONA program is financially supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana, Department for Culture, STEKLENIK project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia
- sound art, field recording, hybrid textures