Thursday, 7 May and Friday, 8 May 2015 at the MoTA Point
The last two days of Red Min(e)d Living Archive events at the MoTA Point will focus on sound through the topic FREQUENCIES AND WAVES AS COMMUNICATION. The Belgrade sound artist Svetlana Maraš will present her participatory performance Pendulum Music followed by an artist talk. On Friday, we’re concluding the week with her sound performance.
Thursday, 7 May
16.00 – 19.00
Red Min(e)d: Sound – (non)articulated spaces of social imagination, introduction
Svetlana Maraš: Where is my sound art?
participative performance and lecture
Participative performance of the piece Pendulum music (2010) is followed by the comparative analysis of this work and Pendulum music made in 1968 by Steve Reich. This introduces us to the works of conceptual artists and composers from the 1960s’s where we search for the origins of what we recognize today under the term “sound art”. Following the idea of early experimental music as an opposing force to traditional understanding of musicality at large, we are exposed to the examples from history that depict the increasing urge of introducing extra-musical elements in music, which was a driving force for the emergence of sound art.
Friday, 8 May
Svetlana Maraš: Sound performance
For years, she has been using sound as a tool for exploration of musical form, expression and meaning in the wider artistic context. She studied composition at Belgrade University of Art and Sound in New Media at Aalto University in Helsinki. Her works have been composed for and within various media. She is exploring the boundaries of musical being with realization of musical ideas through sound, text, physical object or digital technology. Her fascination with the relation of music and everyday object resulted in theoretical research Embodied composition: Treatment and meaning of physical object in experimental music and sound art that was a part of her graduate thesis at Media Lab, Helsinki.