In the special 4th edition of the festival you can visit in Trbovlje and the pre-festival events taking place around Slovenia, Kino Šiška and the Infundibulum Association (Zasavje Noisefest International 2017) present a performance by Keiji Haino (experimental guitar), the Cadlag project (drone/noise) and Dave Phillips (live action).
With a rich background in sonic art and a special feeling for detail, Keiji Haino, a versatile Japanese musician, experimenter and original multi-instrumentalist, who has been active since the first half of the 1970s, treats sound as a living being that still has to be (un/dis)covered. His influences, from Antonin Artaud to The Doors, medieval European music, improvisation, minimalism, voice exploration, noise, drone, and so on, all point to his exceptional feeling for sound and its spatial presence. Haino’s work ranks at the very top of contemporary (also rock/noise) experimental music. He has collaborated with numerous musicians, including Oren Ambarchi, Mike Patton, Tatsuya Yoshida, Pan Sonic, Merzbow, Jim O’Rourke, Derek Bailey, etc.
Cadlag is a noise/drone project by members of PureH, Dodecahedragraph, Extreme Smoke 57, TGWFYTD and Earslaughter. Sharing the influences of grindcore, experimental electronic music, hardcore, ambient music, drone etc., their audio-visual expression is characterised by careful sonic layering, going from minimal ambient passages to the most extreme sonic splatters and conglomerates of the sonic instrumentarium. Their massive sonic structures are visually complemented with TV static and VHS textures.
Dave Phillips is an audio-visual artist who excels particularly in extreme sonic activism/protest, and whose work incorporates both sound and image, always supported with bodily expression, a key component of his performances. On the completely other end of the spectrum, his research also focuses on field recordings from various locations around the world. His performances question the limits of social-psychic/environmental awareness, simultaneously acting as social protest.
Organisation: the Infundibulum Association and Kino Šiška.