Sonic Garden: Circles of Time: Miroslav Posejpal, Georgij Bagdasarov and Niet F-n
Date and time
25. 10. 2023, 6 pm
Barrier-free entrance: basement and ground floor.
warm clothing recommended
The BioTroja program and Prague City Gallery present the last concert in the Sonic Garden season series, this time inside the castle stables and including video projection. The dramaturgy of the evening is focused on different kinds of the ambient music, using the acoustically specific space of the room with a long echo. Besides the art of ambient, the evening is dedicated to and features two important personalities: Miroslav Posejpal (1952) one of the founders of Czech ambient and improvised music, and the work of the composer, experimental filmmaker and photographer Phill Niblock (1933), who celebrated his 90th birthday at the beginning of October. Together with the saxophonist and clarinetist Jiří Durman and the percussionist Miroslav Kodym, Posejpal released in England in 1985 the album Hidden Voices, considered as important until today, and in 2012 the label Polí5 released a two-disc compilation In the Circles of Time with a selection of recordings from 1977 to 2012. Niblock is one of the prominent personalities of the so-called drone music, in which long duration tones are layered in microtonal tuning, creating immersive soundscapes and soundclouds.
Miroslav Posejpal is a significant personality of the Czech music scene in the field of improvised and ambient music. From 1972 he collaborated with Jiří Durman, where the sound of his bass guitar and double bass were complemented by the tones of Durman’s saxophones. Later, he worked in the electroacoustic trio ParaNeuro, in the improvisation group IQ+1, in the musical performance group Tonton Macoutes and other groups. In recent years, he is focusing more on solo electro-acoustic work and he has returned to the guitar as his first musical instrument. The Blue Lizard label released his solo guitar work on the albums Stellar Voices and Songs of the Ocean and also the titles Call for the Angels and Urban Prayers (from the period of Posejpal’s collaboration with Jiří Durman). Samples from both guitar albums will be played at the concert.
Georgij Bagdasarov is an audiovisual artist, he lives and works in Prague. In his work with film, he mainly focuses on the material processes of creating a photochemical image or on generative algorithmic structures. Besides his engagement with images, film and digital processes, he is as well involved in acoustic or electronic experimental music.
Ranter’s bay aka Niet F-n (*1978) is an Italian sound artist, musician and founder of Kaczynski Editions and Pulsioni Oblique. He is involved in various musical projects such as Zero23, ranter’s groove or 23RedAnts. He often collaborates with visual artists and with theatre companies, for example in Spain or Taipei. His music has been published by Crónica Electronica, Setola di Maiale, Creative Sources, zeromoon, ManyFeetUnder and on his label Kaczynski Editons. Stefano builds his own bended instruments and often uses his field recordings. A supporter of free culture releases, his music under a Creative Commons license. In Prague, he will play samples from his latest album I Will Destroy Everything I Love (2023).