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P74 Gallery

Sound Explicit 2013

Jakopič Gallery, Slovenska cesta 9, Ljubljana

Sound Explicit is a cycle of live audio-visual experimental performances that presents a diversity of genres: from sound research to various forms of improvisation and experimental sound processing, sometimes accompanied by video. The cycle was first conceived in 2003, with the purpose of supporting a wider spectrum of creative composition and research in the field of audio-visual art, predominantly those non-popular forms.


10. 9. 2013, at 8 pm
Vasja Progar

In the field of music and sound creation Vasja Progar focuses on electronically generated and processed sounds. His live performances present improvised forms with certain pre-defined structures of previously designed sound and are the result of extensive research and experimentation. Progar mostly uses analogue electronic instruments, which he controls indirectly through different interfaces as well as with digital algorithms – with an emphasis on limited randomness.


10. 9. 2013, at 9 pm
Boštjan Leskovšek – Ror

Boštjan Leskovšek-Ror’s artistic operation is mostly connected to the interdisciplinary project Cirkulacija 2. In the framework of Cirkulacija 2, he follows a series of experiments which deal with technology and its artistic as well as social derivations. Ror describes himself using a categorical denial of form, thus any definition for him is questionable. Instead of forms he is interested in the journey of an ignorant traveller, the fumbling of an unborn creature. Through the deciphering of everyday stimuli unimagined landscapes unfold. This year the artist’s sound set is based on the negation of sound sources through digital to analogue circuits. Their structure enables the interpretation of the logical encounters of the same signal on different paths. Sound for him is the state of searching, in which something can only happen and never be repeated.

11. 9. 2013, at 8 pm
Marko Brdnik and Vitja Balžarosky


Pol-Ka, from Pol-Ka, towards Pol-Ka, in Pol-Ka, about Pol-Ka, with Pol-Ka, two Pol-Kas, from two Pol-Kas, towards two Pol-Kas, in two Pol-Kas, about two Pol-Kas, with two Pol-Kas, Pol-Kas, from Pol-Kas, towards Pol-Kas, in Pol-Kas, about Pol-Kas, with Pol-Kas…

Vitja Balžalorsky is among our best young guitarists. He’s active both in jazz and many other genres, for example, in the Balžalorsky-Drašler trio, the Zlatko Kaučič Combo and Litošt. We also know him from his older and newer projects (Ophidian, Buče 4, Borghesia).


Marko Brdnik is a classically trained musician who studied with Hugo Noth at the Academy of Music in Trossingen (Germany). He’s active as a soloist and a chamber musician. A member of the internationally known ensemble for contemporary music Est.Est.Est, he has also performed in EXPO 2000, Documenta 11, and with the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg on film score projects. He’s the founder of the Zero Hour Quintet, which received first prize at the Astor Piazzolla competition in Castelfidardo. He enjoys playing the works of Bach, Frescobaldi, Cage, Kagel, Stockhausen. He has also composed music for various dance and theatre productions.


12. 9. 2013, at 8 pm
Marek Fakuč and Jernej Černologar

Marek Fakuč is a drummer who works in the ambient of free-jazz, noise, improvisation, avant-garde and electronic music. He has played in the Zlatko Kaučič Combo, he also collaborates with various musicians and visual artists from abroad. He designs sound for multimedia installations, performance pieces, and theatre works. He’s recognisable by his diverse sound and musical approaches.


Jernej Černalogar experiments with the sounds of everything living and non-living. He electronically processes and shapes sound patterns into ambient images. Through a spatial installation he researches the interactions between sound and setting. He has collaborated with a number of contemporary artists, among them Dragan Živadinov (Umbot), Tomaž Pandur (Tesla Electric Company). Here they will present the project Ameter, a structure which allows an individual to freely express and reinterpret sound extremities.


12. 9. 2013, at 9 pm
Vid Drašler and Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

In May 2012, on the RR – research, reflection workshop of free improvisation at Španski borci in Ljubljana, Vid Drašler and Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec played a duo which can be heard on the compilation album Neposlušno [Unlistenable] (Zavod Sploh, L’innomable, Ljubljana 2012). In the framework of the Sound Explicit cycle they will again meet in research of mutual communication and the production of a common sound through free improvisation. A tangling of vibrating membranes, metal, wood, and ad hoc calculated electronics.

Production and organisation:

P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute
P74 Gallery, Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, 1000 Ljubljana
Project Leader: Mojca Zupanič
In cooperation with: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana