Music

09. 09. 2014

Bojana Šaljič Podešva (SLO) and Maria Papadomanolaki (GR)

CONA Institute is proud to announce the third and final part of the 2014 ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO series, presenting Bojana Šaljić Podešva, Slovenian composer, sound artist and performer and Maria Papadomanolaki, Greek sound and radio artist, currently living in London. Both artists will present one of their recent solo sound works. As a highlight of

CONA Institute is proud to announce the third and final part of the 2014 ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO series, presenting Bojana Šaljić Podešva, Slovenian composer, sound artist and performer and Maria Papadomanolaki, Greek sound and radio artist, currently living in London.
Both artists will present one of their recent solo sound works. As a highlight of the performance both artist will premiere a sound composition conductcontacttransmit, a common sound work produced for the ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO series.

Programme:
Maria Papadomanolaki: Forms of Ventriloquism #6–8 (2013)
Forms of Ventriloquism #6–8 is a performance based on three creative responses to a series of exploratory soundwalks held in Tobačna in Ljubljana during November 2013. Divided into three consecutive and interconnected parts, Forms of Ventriloquism #6–8 uses these drawings and writings about Tobačna as scores for the creation of an intimate and immersive aural atmosphere of place and memory.

Maria P 2 - photo by Apostolos Voulgarakis

Bojana Šaljić Podešva: Hyperspatial Encounters (2010)
Thinking about the universe encourages me to continually shape and reshape my attitude toward life, which is at once so unbearably tiny and transient yet still magnificent. Thoughts carry me beyond the galaxy, where new dimensions and new spaces are opened up, which are always a bit different, because with improvisation based on live electronic music you can push the limits again and again, as well as withdraw into the safe haven of the known. The composition is inspired by the art video Bubble by Robertina Šebjanič.

Bojana Šaljić Podešva and Maria Papadomanolaki: conductcontacttransmit (2014)
conductcontacttransmit is a collaborative piece exploring the possibilities and perplexities of nonviolent communication between two composers. Iterated within text-scores about place, pools of sounds and mutual exchanges of ideas, conductcontacttransmit is a piece about reciprocity as a creative process.

About the authors:
Maria Papadomanolaki works within the fields of sound design for dance and film, networked performances, exploratory workshops, installation and transmission art.
http://www.voicesoundtext.com/

Bojana Šaljić Podešva is composer of mainly electroacoustic music, including live performance, music installation and collaboration in visual and performing art projects. She has won several composition prizes for concert works, scene and film music.
http://www.bojanasaljic.si/

About the project:
The ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO series is a multiannual music performative project connecting international and Slovene sound artists and performers through the research, presentation and mapping of new sound practices, structures and methods in the frame of residency programmes and in accordance with CONA strategies. ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO constitutes a platform enabling improved conditions for continual international cooperation and exchange between artists, artist production and artist concert presentations of new sound works, while at the same time presenting Ljubljana as an important sound production and creative-networking crossroads.

The sound compositions by the invited Slovene and international artists will be created by way of collaboration in a studio in Ljubljana and by utilising long-distance collaboration tools. The premiere of all-new sound works as well as performances of individual compositions will focus on presenting a wide range of artistic sound practices and a range of possible researches and approaches to sound, composing, the meaning of collaboration, the exchange of ideas and playing with performative potentials. The ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO series aims at establishing relational conditions and increasing listening sensibility through the experiencing of space and the commons. To borrow a quote from Brandon Labelle,“Sound is not only material, but a means for staging performative events that generate relational narratives and the making of shared space.”

Curated by: Brane Zorman
Project managers: Irena Pivka, Jasmina Založnik
Additional information: http://www.cona.si/

Produced by: CONA Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, 2014
Partners: CUK Kino Šiška, KC Tobačna001 MGML

CONA’s program is financially supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana
The ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing DUO series is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

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