20. 7. 2019(19:00)
20. 7. 2019
Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, piano nobile
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The sound performances of Francisco López are something beyond a “normal” music concert. An intense and rich sonic immersive experience in the dark, with a surround multi-channel sound system and blindfolds provided for the audience. Virtual worlds of sound created out of a myriad of original sources collected all over the world – from rainforests and deserts to factories and buildings from multiple locations – and mutated and evolved during years of studio work through the master compositional skills of López's universe.
Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the main figures on the stage of sound art and experimental music. His experience in the field of sound creation and work with environmental recordings covers a period of almost forty years, during which he has developed an impressive sound universe that is completely personal and iconoclastic and based on profound listening to the world.
López has realized hundreds of sound installations, projects with environmental recordings, and concerts / performances in over seventy countries of the six continents, including the main international concert halls, museums, galleries and festivals, such as: National Music Auditorium (Madrid), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), Museum of Modern Art (Paris), International Film Festival (Rotterdam), Festival des Arts (Brussels), EMPAC (Troy, USA), Darwin Fringe (Darwin, Australia), Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, Center of Contemporary Art (Kita-Kyushu, Japan), National Museum Reina Sofía (Madrid), Spanish Pavillion of the International Expo Zaragoza (Spain), etc. His extensive catalogue of sound pieces (with live and studio collaborations with hundreds of international artists) has been released by nearly 400 recording labels / publishers all over the world. He has been awarded four times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival (Austria) and is the recipient of the Qwartz Music Award 2010 (France) for best sound anthology.
Multimedia artist and publisher Lloyd Dunn currently lives in Prague. His work began in 1983 with the project PhotoStatic Magazine, for which he served as editor, publisher and frequent contributor. The periodical was intended to focus primarily on art created specifically for the xerox machine, but quickly found itself in the burgeoning zine community that was so active during the 1980s and 90s. In 1987 he co-founded the multimedia group The Tape-beatles with John Heck and Ralph Johnson, and began the creation of a series of works that included sound and film collage, as well as live performance.
Dunn has remained closely involved in a variety of arts-related projects up to the present time. Dunn’s current work is embodied in the filecast project nula.cc, which began in 2009. New filecasts appear at the project’s “online presence” at frequent, though irregular intervals, and may be freely downloaded and shared.
The accompanying programme SONIC CIRCUITS to the exhibition Sounds, Codes, Images: Acoustic Experimentation in the Visual Artscomprises a series of performances and events that take place in the lecture hall of the Stone Bell House, the Colloredo-Mansfeld ballet hall, and in public space. The programme offers visitors a unique opportunity to get familiar with the multifaceted work of Czech and foreign artists, some of whom work with sound within the context of visual arts, while others examine sound as a theme within space-time, mathematical, performative, environmental or social contexts. SONIC CIRCUITS is an examination of the current sound art scene in the Czech Republic, as well as a chance to check out sound and audiovisual art on an international level.