WEDNESDAY, May 4
7pm – Pioneers of the Factory of Sound @ MM Centre (20′)
In January 2016 The Music Showroom started a new project – a workshop of electronic and improvised music for children Factory of Sound led by musician and composer Nenad Sinkauz. The workshop took place each Tuesday during the past four months and it was intended for children from the age of 7 until 10 years old. In this educational projects the little musicians got acquainted with microphones, effects, synthesisers, … and with the use of their own voice (and body) and audio equipment, Sinkauz taught them basics of improvisation. In Factory of Sound music is made with the use of different objects, effects, live sampling, voice modulations, but firstly through play, where the Pioneers of the Factory of Sound reach a certain kind of instant composition on a level that suits their age, perception and knowledge of music art. At the end of these four months of getting together, musicians of the future with their short impro set, led by Nenad Sinkauz, open the fourth edition of the Showroom of Contemporary Sound.
Pioneers of the Factory of Sound are Mirej Đurović, Max Foretić, Vanda Heidl, Dan Herceg, Vlado Krpan, Melkior Midžić, Oskar Rasol, Alma Skadrak, Asiya Skadrak, Sofija Stajčić, Marica Vukelić, Rajna Vukelić, Šime Vukelić and Žana Zaninović.
I am trying to explain to the children that music is not only what they can hear on television, a verse and refrain, it is not only pop songs nor just classical music. I put a lot of attention on listening. Actually, I am trying to teach them to listen to each other and what they are doing. Also, I try to teach them to play with different objects, garbage bags, styrofoam etc., and then together we modulate these sounds through effects. Nenad Sinkauz
To have someone like Nenad Sinkauz, a man who works in an experimental rock band, who knows global trends in experimental music, I find this to be an excellent situation. When such a person decides to work with children, it is an opportunity you don’t miss. Zoran Stajčić
Nenad Sinkauz (1980) completed MA studies in ethnomusicology in Padova. By vocation he is a composer and a performer in music, dance, theatre and multimedia projects. In 2002 he founded East Rodeo, a music group that worked with a number of international jazz and rock musicians, connecting the avant rock, live electronics, noise, experimental and improvisational music. Sinkauz is the author and performer in the renowed audiovisual project …day of the year that uses improvisation and live sampling to explore relations between sound and video. As a composer and performer he collaborates with a great number of musicians, choreographers, theatre and film directors in Croatia and abroad: Mala Kline, Dalibor Matanić, Marc Ribot, Warren Ellis, Greg Cohen, Ivana Sajko, Franka Perković, Roberta Milevoj, Francesco Scavetta, Mikiko Kawamura, Matija Ferlin, Petra Hrašćanec, Saša Božić, BADco and others.