Sound performance, 2008
Offer of music for performing arts and film:
pieces that have not been given a chance of public hearing.
The as yet unheard pieces of music and sound by the author Tomaž
Grom are publically enacted in the performance art format. These pieces,
intended for performing arts and film, have emerged over the last 15
years, but were for various reasons turned down or have remained unused
by directors and choreographers.
The idea of the sound performance emerged from the perceived need to
merge artistic activity in two areas; music and theatre. Sound/music –
theatre, an intersection of two art practices is the impetus behind the
performance BRUTO-OFFCUTS. Music-as-entirely-abstract art form and
theatre-as-entirely-concrete and real become the basis for a sound
performance. The performance will address questions of imposed and free
authorship, of the relationship between authorship and mere execution of
artistic action, between conscious and unconscious authorship, between
consciously controlled and randomly constructed meanings and signs. In
other words, a stop-and-think about one's own creative medium, about
rejecting its set strategies, principles, about the pressures of
production/consumption, especially in art. About the strategies adopted
when as an author you are rejected and exposed. The performance explores
the individual's relationship to production/consumption, when
gratification becomes an intolerable urge for asserting one's own
existence. About life that is being bought-sold.
The performance deals with all of the above themes directly and indirectly through the medium of the sound and music material.
The event takes place within the fields of music, performance and visual creation.