Zavod Sploh


A cycle of contemporary composed music

Zvokotok focuses on contemporary composed music. It is defined by the research of compositional procedures and often linked to music technology. It encourages and merges unique sound languages and performative innovativeness and moves contemporary compositions into new spatial and concert forms.
Zvokotok connects established institutional spaces of artistic activity with premises of the dynamic action of NGOs. It implements and maintains unburdened space of dialogue and overcome the artificial distinction between areas and venues of artistic activity.

The program in 2022 was conceived by Steven Loy.

The series entitled Chiaroscuro presents five concerts on the theme of light, both literally and metaphorically: light as a medium and mediator of story and emotion, light as knowledge, light as intuition, light as a literal and spiritual guide, light as optimism ...

The performers are members of the ensemble Neofonía (composed of local musicians with a passion for new music) and guest artist Małgorzata Walentynowicz, a pianist specializing in new music who lives / works in Gdańsk and Cologne.

The program was conceived by:
2019 - Primož Trdan
2020 - Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio
2021 - Luka T. Zagoričnik
Zvokotok events list


Zvokotok at CD: Lanterna Magica_Małgorzata Walentynowicz, piano (with electronics and video) _photo: Dorota Walentynowicz

Zvokotok v CD: Lanterna magica
march 7 at 19:30 in Club CD

Małgorzata Walentynowicz, piano (with electronics and video)

Pierre Jodlowski, Série Blanche for piano, stereo soundtrack and photo projection (2007)
Pierre Jodlowski, Série Rouge for piano and stereo soundtrack (2017) 

Johannes Kreidler, Steady Shot for piano, camera, audio and video playback (2015) 

Nicole Lizée, Kubrick Études (2015)

Pierre Jodlowski’s Series works for piano and electronics, each devoted to a single colour, explore the links between music and image where the latter may be either cinematographic or mental. The mechanical processes of Série blanche suggest a barren, meaningless world, while the beating heart is the central focus of Série rouge.
In Johannes Kreidler's Steady Shot for piano, electronics and video, the camera becomes a quasi-timeless, time-freezing medium that is confronted with the vibrant flux of sound. With her études paying homage to film directors Hitchcock, Lynch, Tarantino, Scorsese and Kubrick, Nicole Lizée has established a genre of her own: a dynamic hybrid of musical dialogues and discourses on legendary cinematic epics and their directors. In her Kubrick Études, signature scenes and dialogues from Kubrick’s movies are looped and occasionally animated, becoming the raw material that Malgorzata Wałentynowicz reflects live at the piano. In all the pieces, music, sound and image are woven together into a single expressive gesture.

Artistic director of the Zvokotok cycle in 2022 is Steven Loy.

Production: Zavod Sploh with Cankarjev dom

Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute

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