FESTIVAL 2012

LIVE PERFORMANCE - SOUND&MUSIC

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thursday 11 oct. 20h / Sinagoga din Cetate


macu

MaCu [At]
MaCu is the musically project of the Austrian based artist Susanne Hafenscher. Trained as classical pianist and guitarist, her interests changed to more abstract sounds . To enhance her musically expression she turned to electro-acoustic and musique concrete. Based on processed guitar lines, vocals, found sounds and field-recordings she creates her sound collages.
She collaborates with theatre companies and film makers. She also is member of E.W. Exquisit What?
a collective of video and soundartists which works in the surreal tradition of cadavre exquis.
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web / facebook / soundcloud / bandcamp / vimeo


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thursday 11 oct. 21h / Sinagoga din Cetate



ONE MAN NATION [Sg/Es]
“Chia’s artistic identity is one that defies the artificial borders and boundaries of the modern nation state. Going beyond the notion of the individual simply as a constituent of a nation and its projected cultural identity, he bypasses the need for mass appeal or approval and instead subscribes to the independent nature that characterises folk – the resistance to a canon.” – June Yap, The WIRE

Marc Chia aka One Man Nation is a transgender experimental musician originally from Singapore with a background in media and sound art who graduated from the Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam, NL). At present, he splits his time between Asia and Spain where he is co-directing the artists-run organization
The Unifiedfield in Granada with Marta Moreno Muñoz.
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web / facebook / video

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thursday 11 oct. 22h / Sinagoga din Cetate



ENVIRONMENTS [Ro]
Environments is a Bucharest (Romania) based experimental ensemble and is primarily Stefan Panea’s project. All of the tracks are based around his compositions which are further reconstructed, distorted through guitar amps and re-recorded live with help from Alex “Para” Ghita on the drums and Marius Costache on effects and noise shaping.
The shape of the sound is given by the attempt of recreating the atmosphere and the vibe from the creation of the material itself and the tracks are inspired by childhood memories, moments, books and places far away from the crowded Bucharest.
“The echoes of the overcrowded city behind us and the silence of the open field ahead of us, these are the sounds of nostalgia for environments once lost or never to be found.
Environments is: stefan panea (music), para (drums), marius costache (noise, mixing and artwork)

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soundcloud / environments 2012 - release

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friday 12 oct. 20h / Sinagoga din Cetate


kutin

KUTIN [At]
peter kutin is currently residing in vienna as composer / producer
- focusing on extended composition -
- in solo live-performances kutin creates energetic 'sonic fields' by transforming a guitar via laptop and electronics.  
'...handles with care the intangible, the sound of frailty, feeding listener's head with subtle romance of harmonious buzzing, often trembling and spectral, sometimes coming from far like a blurred image of a dream turned in memory .'
[inkoma] -
- exploring possibilities for music/sound in relation to the medium film -
- extended traveling for soundethnological and soundscape works -
acclaimed album-releases (cd/dvd/cdr) solo, with dirac and mimu on labels such as : spekk (JAP), karate-joe (AT), u-cover (BEL), valeot-records (AT), liska (AT), as well as for the filmarchiv austria;
appearances on various compilations, int. festivals, exhibitions, etc.
currently member of : hf12, shrack, kutin|roisz, mimu & a former member and founder of of dirac & velak
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web / soundcloud / blog

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friday 12 oct. 21h / Sinagoga din Cetate

Kirkegaard

JACOB KIRKEGAARD
[Dk]
Jacob Kirkegaard is a Danish artist who focuses on the scientific and aesthetic aspects of resonance, time, sound and hearing. His installations, compositions and performances deal with acoustic spaces and phenomena that usually remain imperceptible. Using unorthodox recording tools, including accelerometers, hydrophones and home-built electromagnetic receivers, Kirkegaard captures and contextualizes hitherto unheard sounds from within a variety of environments : a geyser, a sand dune, a nuclear power plant, an empty room, a TV tower, and even sounds from the human inner ear itself.

Based in Berlin, Kirkegaard is a graduate of the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne, Germany.
Since 1995, Kirkegaard has presented his works at exhibitions and at festivals and conferences throughout the world. He has released five albums (mostly on the British label Touch) and is a member of the sound art collective freq_out.

A I O N
AION (Ancient Greek αιων = “infinity”, “eternity”, a time span beyond human understanding) is a portrait of four abandoned spaces inside the so-called “Zone of Alienation” in Chernobyl, Ukraine; a dripping swimming pool, a ruined concert hall, a mould-infested gymnasium and an old village church. During the days and weeks following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26th, 1986, the local population were evacuated by Soviet military, and they had to leave behind all their belongings. The former homes, meeting places and recreation centres were declared contaminated territory – in fact, they will remain uninhabitable for thousands of years. more info and samples here
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web / video (lecture) / twitter

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friday 12 oct. 22h / Sinagoga din Cetate

grpl_cntr

GRPL/CNTR [Ro]
GRPL/CNTR [a.k.a. grupul contur] = experimental art collective from Timisoara, Rumania that started back in 1999 editting a magazine and continued with experimental fusion music, performance art, literature, photography and graphics.
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myspace / blog

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saturday 13 oct. 20h / Sinagoga din Cetate

szabolcs veres


SZABOLCS VERES [Hu]
Szabolcs Veres from the filed of the visual arts took a turn towards the world of the sounds, seeking for new alternatives and the sounds of our environment, the 'lost' sounds attracted his attention. He is
often roaming about the city recording site-specific sounds and afterwards by processing them with
computer he assembles a special sound set which constitutes the basis of his live performances.
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myspace


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saturday 13 oct. 21h / Sinagoga din Cetate

novi_sad

NOVI_SAD [Gr]
Novi sad is the guise for Thanasis Kaproulias (b. 1980) who holds a degree from the Economic University of Piraues. He lives and works in Athens, Greece. Influenced by the pioneers of audio assault, he began generating sounds in 2005. No studies, no academic education, no scholarships, just pure learning by doing.
Amplified environmental recordings, drone manipulations, structured ambient soundscapes, microtones vs overtones, all come together in a hyper structure of iconoclastic form.
The strength of his soundscapes works in the same elaborateness for the whole creation process, starting from a basis of very strong conceptualism, the intense examination of field recordings over the actual composition work, to the point of performing back the result onto location.
His approach on sound is primarily focused on 'cinema pour l'oreille' (cinema for the ear), architectural acoustics and the use of quantitative/numerical data from different sources. He has presented his work in some of the most prominent festivals and spaces worldwide and collaborated with major figures in the fields of digital music creation. 
Novi sad explores sound as sensation pulling apart its physical properties to reveal its relationship with human perception. Some of his projects are primarily focused in architectural acoustics and the relationship between architecture and sound.
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web


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saturday 13 oct. 22h / Sinagoga din Cetate

dyslex

DYSLEX [Ro]
Dyslex is a project of ambient / noise or minimalist elements, just as it shows the artist himself on his MySpace page, we are dealing with a plurality of nano-dark-ambient sounds / field recording / circuit bending / experimental / noise.

myspace / video (interview)


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saturday 13 oct. 23h / Sinagoga din Cetate



Live transmission of “Urgie” /closing performance by ST.
Urgie is a difficult word to translate. Urgie is something that befalls somebody, something that engulfs you. It is meteorological or a plague. Chaotic and unforeseeable it is always to be expected. Urgie is both a time of orgiastic calamities and a time of severe trial.

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