After five years of presenting the latest Croatian and foreign trends in sound art as a part of the ISPOD BINE, sound art festival, we have decided to expand the program to the whole year, and bring you the most interesting sound artists through concerts, exhibitions, workshops and lectures on sound art throughout the year within the program ISPOD BINE SEASON!
Through the second event this year, we are hosting Austrian audiovisual artists Barbara Lüneburg (e-violin, acoustic violin and gamepad) and Marko Ciciliani (monome, gamepad) on Friday, May 28 at 9 pm in the Beton kino (Concrete Cinema) of the Youth Center in Split.
The program includes a selection of audiovisual works by Marco Ciciliani of a very different character: from roaring car engines in “Formula minus One”, through virtual 3D landscapes in “Kilgore” to retro sounds in “Chemical Etudes”. What they all have in common is that they use elements of computer games while simultaneously commenting on “game” culture through the prism of experimental audiovisual composition.
Works to be performed:
“Formula minus One”
Marko Ciciliani is a composer, audiovisual artist, performer and researcher based in Austria. The focus of his work lies in the composition of performative electronic music, mostly in audiovisual contexts. The German magazine Neue Zeitschrift für Musik referred to him as “one of today’s most interesting composers in the field of electronic music and multimedia” (01/2020).
Ciciliani’s music has been performed in more than forty-five countries across Eurasia, Oceania and the Americas. As a result of his interdisciplinary practice his work can be found in different genres. It has been programmed at festivals and concert series of electronic experimental music such as Experimental Intermedia, NYC, Club Transmediale, Berlin or Findars, Kuala Lumpur; by festivals for post-avantgarde music such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival or Maerzmusik; just as well as in the context of media art, as in the festival Ars Electronica, Glowing Globe Rijeka or with iMAL, Brussels.
Ciciliani is Professor for Computer Music Composition and Sound Design at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. His work has been released on five full-length CDs and three multimedia books with audiovisual content. In addition, his music can be found on more than a dozen compilation CDs.
Barbara Lüneburg is a performing artist of international reputation in the fields of contemporary music, violin, viola, electric violin and multimedia. Numerous compositions have been written for and in collaboration with her. She has made appearances at international festivals and concert series across Europe, the USA, Asia and New Zealand. Critics have described her playing as ‘breathtaking’, ‘a musical cosmos’, ‘viciously virtuosic’, ‘passionate’, ‘translucent, ‘audacious’, ‘expressive and gripping’. In Barbara Lüneburg’s function as artistic director and manager of the ensemble Intégrales (1993–2012), an internationally performing chamber music group for contemporary music, she has premiered about 200 chamber music works and gained invaluable experience in programming, public relations, management and leadership.
Lüneburg holds a professorship for artistic research at the Anton Bruckner Private University and leads the university’s doctoral programmes. Additionally, she teaches master courses in contemporary music and gives talks on performance studies and artistic research in Europe, Asia, New Zealand and the USA.
Number of visitors is limited so please register your attendance by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
Organization: MAVENA through the program ISPOD BINE SEASON
Partners: Multimedia Cultural Center Split, Youth Center Platform
Program leaders and curators: Natasha Kadin and Hrvoje Pelicarić
Technical director: Eugen Jeličić
Light: Franko Sardelić, PDM
Photo documentation: Katarina Duplančić
Visual identity and logo design: Kazinoti & Komenda
Design of promotional materials: Nikola Križanac
Donors: Ministry of Culture and Media, The City of Split