Milan Guštar: Sound – Noise – Music – Image
Michal Cáb: Spectral Negative

18 June 2019, 7 PM
GHMP, Stone Bell House

Generative audiovisual works use elemental sounds as the building blocks of musical compositions and form visual structures from elementary shapes. These basic sonic and visual objects are organized in space and time using mathematical principles.

Milan Guštar (b. 1963) is an organologist, composer, computer programmer, and designer of electronic, electroacoustic, multimedia, and interactive systems.

Michal Cáb: Spectral Negative — Comp-impro performance is based on computer code by which the author can extract any part of the audible spectrum from any sound material and erase silent templates in noise according to predetermined graphic scores.

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Martin Janíček and Pavel Mrkus
Remote Similarities

2 July 2019, 7 PM
GHMP, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

An encounter of various forms, based on similar principles: static sound, dynamic image, repetitive structures, long drones. This atmospheric dialogue is based on the primary features of the sonic and the visual: an acoustic object interacting with light waves. The resonance of long strings, frequencies, timbre, sharpness and velocity are used to trigger fields of light.

Martin Janíček is a sound artist, sculptor, musician and sound designer. He explores the acoustic qualities of various materials and is a builders of new musical instruments. Most of his works feature interactive qualities together with a simple, concentrated form.

Pavel Mrkus is an audiovisual artist who makes use of digital moving images and sound, often in relation to a specific space.

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Česká televize ČT24 on “Sounds / Codes / Images: Audio Experimentation in Visual Arts”

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Akustické experimenty ve vizuálním umění: hřmotiče, elektrický proud i bouchnutí víkem klavíru

Jak moc se změnilo výtvarné umění, když do něj vstoupil zvuk, mohou posoudit a zároveň si i vyzkoušet návštěvníci aktuální výstavy v Galerii hlavního města Prahy. Instalace Zvuky, kódy, obrazy se zaměřuje na akustický experiment ve vizuálním umění: od inspirace hudbou přes zvukové objekty až k videoartu. …

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An Interview in the Thickets


They call themselves Zvěřinec (Menagerie) and all of them are natives to the Zlín region. Although they appeared on the scene not long ago, they are already very accomplished. A conversation about the wish to shift alternative culture out of the centers and into the countryside, and about youthful energy and its pitfalls, took place in the thickets and surrounding woods of the village of Lukov, during the event Celebrate the Thickets, which took place 8 June, 2019, and was organized by Zvěřinec.

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Chris Hill

Artist Residency

Chris Hill is a media curator, artist and educator, and is currently teaching and serving as Associate Dean in the Film/Video School at California Institute for the Arts. Hill taught at FaVU (Brno) in the mid-1990s, and published interviews with individuals involved in Czech parallel culture before 1989 (Walking Trips in Czech Lands, 1996). She has curated an extensive video art and alternative media collection Surveying the First Decade (1996) that has been distributed to museums and universities internationally by the Video Data Bank. Hill is currently involved in the emergent project Vasulka Kitchen in Brno. She is also engaged in beekeeping, and in Czech Republic, she will create the project Learning from the Bees – Navigating a Personal Archive (working title), structured around the documentation of a 20 year old personal archive of diverse narrative fragments.

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Rurartmap Publishes Eighth Edition

The new eighth edition of RurArtMap, a unique rural culture guide, has been released. This year’s release again invites lovers of muddy (but now sadly, increasingly dusty) brambled and twisting journeys of cultural pilgrimage. This map of art and ecological initiatives traces independent cultural activities that operate outside of the cities and cultural centers. Covering the Czech and Slovak geographic areas, Rurartmap describes the activities of active institutions working in the countryside, of both nonprofit organisations and individuals. The margins and peripheries often harbor noteworthy discoveries like revitalised towers, churches, cemeteries, cow barns, chapels, rocky dwellings, power stations and kindergartens. The theme of this year’s map, which was made in cooperation with the Arnika association, deals with avenues, while the background image on the map visualizes the average drought intensity as of May 2019. The map also includes initiatives named as laureates of the Perpedes Grant program, funded by the Agosto Foundation.

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Released by yo-yo, z. s.
Partners: Agosto Foundation, Arnika, artmap.cz
RurArtMap is supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture and SFK.

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Nicolas Collins: !Trumpet
Petr Válek: Noise

video documents of performances
5 June, 2019
GHMP, Stone Bell House

Videos from a concert that took place at GHMP Stone Bell House, 5 June, 2019.

Nicolas Collins (1954) studied composition with Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University, worked for many years with David Tudor, and has collaborated with numerous soloists and ensembles around the world. He lived during most of the 1990s in Europe, where he was Visiting Artistic Director of Stichting STEIM (Amsterdam), and a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin.

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Petr Válek (1976) is a visual artist, musician, performer and sound artist who lives in Loučná nad Desnou in the Šumperk district and performs under the name Der Marebrechst. Consumer electronics, radios, keyboards, microphones and speakers undergo in his hands brutal experiments and he combines them with kitchen tools that are amplified and animated using simple electronics circuits and piezos. The objects rotate on turntables of prepared turntables and strainers, slicers, wires and springs turned into distinctive musical instruments and art brut kinetic installations.

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Photos from the Opening

Sounds / Codes / Images: Audio Experimentation in Visual Arts

The exhibition Sounds / Codes / Images: Audio Experimentation in Visual Arts offers a historical overview of art that depicts sound as an abstract phenomenon, from the beginnings of abstraction to the present day. Its main focus is to trace the most important trends in audio experimentation in the field of the visual arts, in the form of paintings or graphic scores as well as audio installations, acoustic objects, film, and multimedia projections. Through our selection of historical materials, we aim to show how sound acquires color and shape, how it becomes an object or architecture, and what psychological as well as physical and mathematical factors determine its visual form. The exhibition also presents works by artists who have, on either the local or international level, shifted the way we think about artistic experimentation.

See: Sonic Circuits exhibition.

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Murmurans Mundus
The Second Annual CENSE Conference

Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies

Murmurans Mundus: Sonic Ecology and Beyond is an international interdisciplinary conference focused on the current matters of acoustic ecology perceived from the perspective of arts and both social and natural sciences. The aim of the conference is to contribute to the international discussion on topics such as noise pollution, options of interpretation and manipulation of the acoustic environment or possibilities to reflex “acoustic ecology” in the educational process. The conference picks up where the founding conference, CENSE, left off. The Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies conference was held in Budapest at the end of November and beginning of December 2018.

The project is based on collaboration of Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Ústí nad Labem (CZ), Faculty of Education at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem (CZ), The Soundscape Research Studio, Institute of Cultural Studies, University Wroclaw (PL), Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra (SK) and Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (HU).

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