Wednesday, July 21, 2010

5th meeting, wednesday, july 28th

MoKS presents:
Corporeal Bioacoustics, with Marko Kosnik
Wednesday, July 28
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

a journey into corporeal bioacoustics / some practical exercises for the social bodies of self tuned individuals / by marko kosnik

This edition of helikoosolek:tartu features a visit from Slovenian artist, and current resident at MoKS, Marko Kosnik.

In the common practice of singing we are used to refer to a generally accepted tuning system and musical scales, which enable us to orchestrate, harmonize, transpose and modulate musical phrasing in collective situation. There are different kinds of absolute and relative tunings found around the globe, based on variety of cultural traditions. The references for tuning might depend on instruments in use, surrounding acoustics, commodity of singers, ...

As humans we have our own very specific acoustics at hand, that of our own body. by attentive listening to the resonant volumes of our own bodies while singing, we can conduct vibratory experiences which lead to tuning based on individual bioacoustic properties.

There are sets of experiences to enjoy when self tuned individuals enter the choir situation. the aim of the workshop is to evoke and introduce these kind of experiences in a participatory situation.

Marko Kosnik (Slovenia), polymedia artist, started his carrier in 80's as collaborator with many alternative groups (Junajtit Adis, Laibach, Cavis Negra, Most). Since the beginning of his collaborative projects he was producing creative environments, open labs and media platforms, dealing with synchronisation of authors from different backgrounds and self organisation. Crossing from acoustic studies of subterranean Karst to performances and installations with sonorostatics (electro acoustic plates) he initiated his own productions in the frame of Egon March Institute, and started building interactive environments in 1993. Kosnik acts as performer, installation artist, producer and video instrumentalist. In the span of 24 years he connected over 30 international artists in research and productions of Egon March Institute worldwide.

helikoosolek:tartu is organised by MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu Linnavalitsus and Eesti Kultuurkapital.

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