11 May 2010 2B Gallery
Sound installation exhibition:
All of the artworks to be presented are intermedial, using the tools of fine art and music at the same time, with which they extend and contract the meaning of both categories. Opening speech of the exhibition, and at the same time of the festival by Zsolt Sőrés.
Neon & Landa (NL)
Leon Spek and Nanda Milbreta is a sound artist duo, working together since 2007. Their experimental use of materials and electronics leads to the creation of sound installations, sculptures, instruments and unconventional music.
The artwork of the artist couple entitled Waltz Promenade is an answer to the question how to give sound space and how to make a space with sound without bypassing the local architechture. Aluminium pipes in a "classical" pose are the resonant bodies that produce sound, but not by means of a flow of air. They produce sound by using the principle that makes our hearing possible: a change in airpressure. By releasing short pulses of pressurized air in one end of the pipe it is possible to smoothly change a percussive sound into a continuous tone. Using these possibilities the audible space is continiously transformed from the well known Waltz to the unexpected.
Hans W. Koch (DE)
Audiovisual artist, composer and performer. Award of distinction at Linz Ars Electronica in 2008. Will present his work entitled Circle of Fifths, where the virtual space of equal temperament meets the physical space of 12 loudspeakers. For centurys, western music has been determined by the grid of the circle of fifths, establishing a virtual tonal space of 12 equidistant pitches. By an offline-process of spectral filtering, these 12 pitches are extracted from recordings of music. The resulting 12-track file contains one pitch per track, but spread over the full orchestral range. This file is played back through an array of 12 loudspeakers, arranged in the order of the circle of fifths. The virtual space of tonal order is thus projected into the real space of loudspeakers. Depending on the postion of the listener, he hears either the original piece (= equal distance to all speakers) or, to the other extreme, only one pitch (= ear close to only one speaker). Between those two extremes lies a world of subtle to gross shifts in the perception of otherwise well known music.
Gergő Nagy (HU)
His main working areas are sound installation, performance and composing music. He graduated at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2009. Co-founder of the group Besorolás Alatt (Unrated).
His sound object called Sinus shows the physical changes of a bipolar sinus curve. A real-time sound connects to every metal plate, in this way the curve reaches the audience through the sound of the metal plates.
12 May 2010 Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Epreskert, Fríz-terem
George Bagdasarov (AM/CZ)
Works in various fields of art, as a composer, performer and documentary director as well. Currently lives in Prague, where he is PhD student of Film Academy (FAMU).
Comes up with a free improvisation perfomance played on saxophone and prepared guitar with the support of a fleamarket orchestra.
Ahad (Zsolt Sőrés) (HU)
Born 1969 in Budapest Zsolt Sőrés aka Ahad Improvised/electroacoustic and noise musician, sound artist, editor, performance and conceptual artist.
In his improvisative performance uses analogue and digital instruments; tabletop viola, selected percussions, home-made rugophone, contact microphones, objects, DAT-recorder, mixer feedback.
Neon & Landa (NL)
Neon & Landa's music focuses on details and small, slow changes. A constant dialog between self-designed instruments and computer transformations tells of a journey in sound.
Hans W. Koch (DE)
In his performance the artist thoughtfully and delightfully remodels our ordinary tools and spaces to expose unnoticed characteristics. Often he search for hidden aspects of everyday-tools leeds to sounds and musical structures. This also extends to the use of computers as musical instruments in a rather physical manner. Besides the creation of open musical forms for various ensembles, mostly including live-electronic and interdisciplinary aspects.
13 May 2010 Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Epreskert, Feszty-ház
Hans W. Koch (DE)
Holds a lecture about contemporary sound art practices in Germany.
Well-known Hungarian composer, musician. Professor of University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts. He won the Kossuth Prize in 2010. Presents one of his audiovisual works entitled Na-Ne Audio Video Games (1990). The ’instrument’ required is a nowadays abandoned tool, an Atari ST computer.
14 May 2010 Labor Gallery
Blažíček & Blazsek (Martin Blažíček (CZ) / András Blazsek (HU))
Martin Blažíček film/video maker, multimedia performer. He is the founding member of expanded cinema groups Ultra and Mikroloops. He teaches at the Center for Audiovisual Studies at the Film Academy of Performing Arts and The Institue of Intermedia Prague.
András Blazsek, a young representative of sound artists, finished his studies at the Hungarian Academy University of Arts in 2009. Co-founder of the group Besorolás Alatt (Unrated).
The temporary duo of a Czech and a Hungarian artist will realize a performance written especially for the +3dB Festival. András Blazsek: audio, Martin Blažíček: video. The automatic sound of the tape recorders will be amplified by electronic tools and computer, and the digitalized images, from 16 and 35 mm film, will be screened beside. All of the visual and audial informations are converted from analog to digital, and this change, this “noise” gives the base for both of the artists.