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The third day of the festival

FRIDAY, May 6

6pm – Tim Hodgkinson: Music and the Myth of Wholeness – talk led by Robert Barry @ Theatre &TD caffe bar (50′)

7pm – Alvin Lucier: Vespers – performed by OZAFIN ALU students @ French Pavilion (15′)

7,30pm – Ivan Marušić Klif: Everything starts somewhere… – audiovisual performance @ SEK hall (45′)

8,30pm – Black Page Orchestra (program: Glojnarić, Ivičević, Kranebitter, Muntendorf, Schubert) @ MM Centre (60′)

10pm – Diego Espinosa: Items, Machines and the Performing Body as Instruments (program: Applebaum, Espinosa, Lach, Morales Murguia, Schwitters, Veličković) @ Theatre &TD semicircular hall (60′)

11,30pm – Fred Frith & Tim Hodgkinson @ French Pavilion (50′)

The second day of Showroom

THURSDAY, May 5

6pm – Ivan Marušić Klif: Everything starts somewhere… – lecture @ SEK hall (60′)

7,30pm – Telcosystems: Resonanz – audiobook presentation @ Theatre &TD caffe bar (45′)

8pm – Digital Rendez-vous presents: Scenocosme: La Maison Sensible + Metamorphy – opening – interactive audiovisual installations @ Gallery SC (till the end of Showroom)

9pm – S/UMAS Ensemble for Contemporary Music of the Academy of Arts of the University of Split @ Theatre &TD semicircular hall (50′)

10,30pm – Chris Cutler & Fred Frith & Heike Liss & Susana Santos Silva @ Theatre &TD big hall (70′)

11,59pm – Interstellar Records presents: Opcion/Herbst @ MM Centre (40′)

The first day of Showroom! Welcome to the Student centre!

6pm – Pajo’s Sound Tracks and Music of the Universe – project presentation of digitalisation and organisation ofDragan Pajić Pajo‘s archive @ Theatre &TD caffe bar (30’)

7pm – Pioneers of the Factory of Sound @ MM Centre (20′)

8pm – Hrvoje Hiršl: Resonance (The Bell) – performance @ SEK hall (30′)

9pm –  Telcosystems & BJ Nilsen@ French Pavilion (40′)

10,30pm Šumovi protiv valova @ Theatre &TD big hall (75′)

The Defbrillator concert scheduled for tonight at the Theatre &TD has been CANCELED.

Pioneers of the Factory of Sound are opening the 4th edition od Showroom!

Showroom of Contemporary Sound, an international festival of contemporary music will, in its 4th edition, gather almost 100 artists from 12 countries: France, Holland, Sweden, Poland, UK, Croatia, Austria, Mexico, Norway, USA, Portugal and Hungary. From 4th to 7th of May, musicians, music researchers, sound artists, composers and performers will present themselves and their work to Showroom’s audience in almost 30 performances. Spring musical gathering in Student centre has invited leading names of contemporary music scene and the ones you will hear about more in the future! Showroom is a research, process and a development; it gives advantage to music community rather than the laws and rules of music industry.

Showroom is a common energy and hard work, and endeavor we share with friends and partners in stimulation, collaboration and dialogue. Showroom is an attempt of ignoring genre boundaries, stimulating creativity and critical but open approach that is inclusive” said art director of the festival Davorka Begović while announcing this year’s program.

 4th Showroom is opening in the best way possible: by performance of its youngest performers – attendees of a 4 month long workshop led by musician and composer Nenad Sinkauz. Pioniri Tvornice zvuka (Pioneers of the Factory of Sound), that is a little future musicians in age from 7 to 10, will lead us into the works of electronics and improvisation. See you at 7pm at MM centre.

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Pioneers of the Factory of Sound

And what have electronics engineers Gideon Kiers, Lucas van der Velden, normally members of Telcosystems and the leaders of Sonic Acts festival, and Swedish sound artist BJ Nielsen created during a 5 days long residency at French pavilion, we will find out on the opening day at 9pm.

And for the first day’s finish, at &TD’s Semicircular hall, there is a concert dedicated to tragically deceased drummer Daniel Buess. His colleagues and friends will play at it: Sebastian Smolyn (trombone) and Artur Smolyn (electronics), the band Defibrillator with Maxime Häsenberger on the drums. Smolyn brothers often shared the stage with jazz legend Peter Brötzmann, and in their powerful performances you can hear noise, hardcore and free jazz influence.

 Old school of improvisators is coming to this year’s Showroom! Multi-instrumentalist Fred Frith, clarinetist Tim Hodgkinson and the drummer Chris Cutler, all former member of Henry Cow, a well-known English avant-garde rock band. In two musically different evenings, and in combination with trumpeter, improvisator and composer Susana Santos Silva and video-artist Heika Liss, Fred Frith – a master of unconventional approach to music, will give us some astonishing impro performances rarely seen in Zagreb. Also, on the third day of the festival, Tim Hodkinson will have a talk about his first book Music and the Myth of Wholeness with the journalist and music critic Robert Barry.

fred frith

Austrian ensemble for radical and uncompromising music or the Black Page Orchestra often use electronics, video and different technologies in their performances, and theire stage incarnations often have a performative character and numerous visitors/listeners.

Stian Westerhaus is a lead name of the Norwegian contemporary scene, well known in the circles of avant-garde jazz and more, and a guitarist in a permanent search for new challenges. He is uncompromising and hard, and he is coming to Showroom to French pavilion to present his newest solo album.

STIAN WESTERHUS
Stian Westerhus

Ensemble for contemporary music S/UMAS, consisting of students from Academy of Arts in Split, under the leadership of Goran Tudor, a musician and composer, will perform their version of Peaches En Pegalia, the song of legendary Frank Zappa; they will also perform new work from young composer Ana Horvat and Goran Tudor.

In collaboration with Nicole Hewitt and Ana Hušman, Showroom is a host to animated film and new media department OZAFIN ALU from Academy of Fine Artst in Zagreb. Karlo Pavičić Pavlić will present his work Medijski telefon, Roko Crnić will present his performance Stolac, stol i stolica, and a group of students from OZAFIN will perform one of the key pieces by Alvin LucierVespers from 1969.

Memorable by their growing membership and experimenting with the sound, Mmessy Oscillators are coming at this year’s Showroom with a new, hybrid sound and approach, named as Mmessy Oscillators 2.0. They are recognizable by using DIY and BIO instruments.

Rendez-vous, festival of France in Croatia, will present the catalogue of happenings from festival’s 6 month period in 2015, in collaboration with the Showroom and Music Academy Zagreb; French art duo Scenocsme will present four interactive sound installations. If you have never heard plants doing music, you will at our festival!

A surprise for the end of Showroom! This year Showroom is taking you to a fieldtrip! After four days of enjoying the contemporary sound together at Student centre, a day later, on Sunday 8th of May, we are taking you to space and sound institute in Budapest, new centre for research and development in the field of spatial sound. It is open and permanently set in Budapest few months back and it has been founded by a collective of engineers, researchers and artists 4DSOUND, which since 2008 continuously work on the development of space and sound technology.

To visit Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest we have organized a bus transportation from Zagreb to Budapest. To travel with us you have to participate in travel costs in the amount of 100,00kn. You can buy the tickets at Theatre &TD’s box office (phone: +385 1 4593510) – working hours are Mon-Fri from 11am to 1pm and according to the Showroom’s schedule: Thursday (28th of April) from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, and on every evening during the festival from 7pm to 9:30pm.

There is NO additional entrance fee. Number of bus seats on the bus is limited, so hurry up to ensure your seat for this spatial-sound adventure!

Information about the trip are available here, and if you have any more questions, ask danijela.andrijasevic@sczg.hr to help you.

More info in general find at izlog.sczg.hr and on our Facebook page.

 

 

 

The tickets for the trip to Budapest are available at Theatre &TD’s box office!

To visit Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest we have organized a bus transportation from Zagreb to Budapest. To travel with us you have to participate in travel costs in the amount of 100,00kn. You can buy the tickets at Theatre &TD’s box office (phone: +385 1 4593510) – working hours are Mon-Fri from 11am to 1pm and according to the Showroom’s schedule: Thursday (28th of April) from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, and on every evening during the festival from 7pm to 9:30pm.

There is NO additional entrance fee. Number of bus seats on the bus is limited, so hurry up to ensure your seat for this spatial-sound adventure!

ITINERARY

9am – departure from the Student Centre, Savska cesta 25

1,30pm – arrival in Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest

2-6pm – program: Fraction, Judit Emese Konopás, Gábor Lázár, Paul Oomen, Davor Sanvincenti, Iannis Xenakis

6pm – departure from the Institute

10pm – arrival in Zagreb, in the Student Centre

IMPORTANT:

There is a bar in the Spatial Sound Institute (drinks, sandwiches, snack), but the payment is possible ONLY BY HUNGARIAN FORINTS. NO credit cards, NO payment by Euros. Therefore, we kindly remind you to exchange the money in Zagreb on time.

Institute is located far from the city centre, so there isn’t any exchange office around, nor cash machines. There will be some snack in the bus, but it’s not enough for the whole day for sure.

Information: danijela.andrijasevic@sczg.hr

Showroom is taking you to a trip to Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest!

Towards the upcoming Showroom of Contemporary Sound, an international festival of the contemporary music that will be held from 4th to 7th of May 2016 at Student centre Zagreb, Music Showroom (Culture of Change, Student centre Zagreb) has prepared an awesome warm up program!

Energetic French jazz trio The Drops, sound installation Rezonanca (Zvono) by artist Hrvoje Hiršl, a premiere performance by research duo Anthea Caddy and Miodrag Gladović at French pavilion, concert by avant-garde duo – the„This year Showroom is taking you to a fieldtrip to trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and an outstanding vocalist Isabelle Duthoit, a lecture by music critic Robert Barry (The Wire, The Quietus, Frize)… the program that will be the best intro to 4th Showroom’s edition. A special surprise for Showroom’s audience comes as an announcement from the Music Showroom host, Davorka Begović:

After four days of enjoying the contemporary sound together at Student centre, a day later, on Sunday 8th of May, we are taking you to Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, new centre for research and development in the field of spatial sound. It is open and permanently set in Budapest few months back and it has been founded by a collective of engineers, researchers and artists 4DSOUND, which since 2008 continuously work on the development of space and sound technology. Production and reproduction of sound using hardware and software has changed our sound and space-sound perception, and that is why the potential and influence of this system some compare to the invention of the sound system. Also, our partners from 4DSOUND have recognized the work of multimedia artist Davor Sanvincenti, who is momentarily at the institute on a three week residence; and his work we will see and hear during the trip!

Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest

In order to visit Spatial Sound institute in Budapest, The Showroom of Contemporary sound organized a transportation from Zagreb to Budapest. For travelling with us you have to participate in travel costs ( 100 kn). You can buy tickets at Theatre &TD’s box office, Student Centre, address: Savska cesta 25, 10 000 Zagreb, from 11am-1 pm and 6-8 pm. During the festival, box office will work from 7-10,30 pm. The departure is set for 8th of May at 9am from Student centre (Savska 25), and planned return to Zagreb is around 10pm the same day.

All info: danijela.andrijasevic@sczg.hr

No additional entrance fee.

Who is warming us up for the upcoming Showroom?

Contemporary jazz expression under the influence of rock and pop is the base of the French musical trio The Drops, which will share their energy with us on 25th of April at Semicircual hall of &TD at 9pm. Ticket fee: 30kn.

The Drops
The Drops

Artist, researcher and designer Hrvoje Hiršl will present us Rezonanca (Zvono) from 28th of April at SEK hall of Theatre &TD, a sound installation that problematizes a relationship between the object, the space and audience. Hrvoje is presenting it in Croatia for the first time. The opening is set for 7pm, and the installation can be visited until 4th of May when Hrvoje will have a live performance in interaction with Rezonanca. Entrance is free and the working hours when you can visit the installation find at izlog.sczg.hr.

Resonance(The-bell)_High
Resonance (The-bell)

On the same night at 9pm a cello player, improviser and sound artist Anthea Caddy and an engineer, inventor and musician Miodrag Gladovic will have their performance at French pavilion. The concert is a result of three week long electro-acoustical and space-acoustical research they have conducted together. Residence is put in acoustically specific situation of French pavilion in which the cello is sounded by accelerometer to transmit the vibration of the cello to a number of vibrational/resonant elements in the room. Entrance is free.

Anthea Caddy & Miodrag Gladovic

And the concert of the must see figure of world avant-garde scene, the trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and the outstanding vocalist and clarinetist Isabelle Duthoit is set for 3rd of May at Semicircular hall of Theatre &TD, entrance is free. This concert is a result of a long-standing collaboration with our friends from Multimedijalni institut MaMa.

Isabelle Duthoit & Franz Hautzinger
Isabelle Duthoit & Franz Hautzinger

Interview with Josip Konfic!

Interview with last year´s Showroom performer, percussionist  Josip Konfic.

Camera: <strong>Dinka Radonić</strong>
Editor: <strong>Andrija Gvozdić Michl</strong>
Interview lead by: <strong>Karolina Rugle</strong>
Translation: <strong><a href=”http://www.ministarstvotitlova.com/” target=”_blank”>Ministarstvo titlova</a></strong>