MONOM Studios and CTM continue their longstanding collaboration with an evening of commissioned works newly-created within the 4DSOUND system. All of the artists performing this evening show a fascination with the physicality of sound, and of the potential in blending and extending the possibilities of acoustic and electronic instruments and sounds.
Among the commissioned artists are two SHAPE+ supported acts. The Polish composer, sound designer and sound engineer Aleksandra Słyż will engage with cellist Judith Hamann, and saxophonist Gerard Lebik in re-scoring and expanding the potentials of »Softness, Flashes, Floating Rage,« a monumental 26-minute long track off her second album, A Vibrant Touch. Working to find connections between acoustic and synthetic sounds, the trio will elaborate on the rich drone structures of Słyż’s modular synthesizers, exploring the physicality of Hamann and Lebik’s respective instruments through the pressure of a finger on the cello’s string, or the intensity of a breath’s attack in the saxophone.
Also supported by SHAPE+, Isabella Forciniti is interested in the potentials of sound within improvisation and spatialised settings, reaching also into the audiovisual domain through her scoring of gender-critical silent movies from the early 20th century. In her current research, she explores the musical and social potential of digital networking via mobile devices, taking into consideration artistic, scientific and technological perspectives.
Performances by the experimental musician, drummer, and composer Andrea Belfi are equal parts energetic and hypnotic, often featuring rich and immersive long-arching trajectories. Over the years Belfi has built a sound world blending the complex timbres of the acoustic with the endless possibilities of the electronic.
Combining her current practice in music and background in psychology, as well as an interest in the narrative qualities of composition, Hüma Utku’s works take inspiration from the human condition, psychology, and folklore. Following a residency at Sweden’s Elektronmusikstudion, and a sophomore album on Editions Mego this year, Utku will put forth a spatial performance where dramatic acoustic edges pierce into psychological symbolis
Tickets: The concert is not included in CTM and Connect festival passes, a separate ticket is needed to attend. 16€ (each concert) / 40€ (day pass)