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Folded Maps of Time

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Marek Chołoniewski (PL) & Chris Cutler (UK) 

20 жовтня о 19:00

Музичний перформанс “Folded Maps of Time” Марека Чолонєвського (PL) & Кріса Катлера (Великобританія)

LemStation (вул. Д. Вітовського, 57)

Folded Maps of Time (FoMaTi) is an immersive audio-visual work for live performance that integrates biosensoric electromagnetic systems (MC) and object-oriented electrified percussion (CC).

The audience will be surrounded by a multichannel sound and video system, as if inside a living organism, or virtual brain, with multiple inlets, outlets, channels and infinite chaotic entanglements: these are our folded maps of time; a flux of unstable memories and constant flow. Brain activity will be projected as a virtual floating model of in a collage of graphic forms, photographs, B&W videos and live real-time images, macro and microscopic. Ambisonic surround-sound projection will map an analogue internal brain – this being one critical core of the performing system, since biofeedback plays a significant role in all aspects of the performance: selected brain waves (delta, theta, alfa, beta, gamma, meditation, attention, raw data) being used as both readers and processors of performer behavior to mediate the subconscious and intuitive selection of prepared, pre-composed and performed materials.

This commission offers a unique collaboration between the Polish composer and artist Marek Chołoniewski and the British percussionist and composer, Chris Cutler, integrating Chołoniewski’s award-winning audio and audio-visual work in electroacoustic performance, and Cutler’s history of creating vanguard works across multiple genres using extended instruments and techniques.

Chris Cutler (b. 1947). Member of the British experimental group Henry Cow for 10 years, founder or co-founder of a series of mixed national groups including Art Bears, News from Babel, Cassiber, The (ec) Nudes, p53, and The Science Group, and former permanent member of American bands Pere Ubu, Hail and The Wooden Birds. He has worked with dance, film, hoerspiel, symphony orchestras, theatre and radio, toured the world as a soloist with his extended electrified kit and appeared in countless contexts as a member of the international improvising community. In 2003/4 he ran a daily year-long soundscape project for Resonance FM. He founded and runs the independent label ReR Megacorp and authored the theoretical collection File Under Popular — as well as numerous articles and papers, published in 16 languages. He was on faculty at the Museum School in Boston and lectures irregularly on theoretical and music related topics worldwide. He is currently producing a series of monthly radio lectures for the Museum of Modern

Art, Barcelona. Web: www.ccutler.com, http://rwm.macba.cat/en/probes_tag

Marek Chołoniewski (b. 1953) is a composer, sound artist, performer and professor. Founder and co-founder of many groups including Freight Train (with Piotr Bikont and Krzysztof Knittel), Studio MCH, DoubleMark (with Mark Polishook), CH&K&K (with Krzysztof Knittel and Włodzimierz Kiniorski), mc2 duo (with M.Chyrzyński), Infinity Quartet (with Keir Neuringer, Ryan Zawel and Rafał Mazur), Natural Plastic (with Amy Knoles), Kinetic Trio (with Włodzimierz Kiniorski and Rafał Mazur), dizzy kinetics (with Łukasz Szalankiewicz), and Infinity Trio (with Miłosz Łuczyński and Łukasz Szalankiewicz), which gives concerts and records albums. Since 2008, Secretary, and since 2011 – President of International Confederation for Electroacoustic Music CIME/ICEM. Since 2010, Director of Audiosphere Lab at the Intermedia Department of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. In 2012, cofounder of GrupLab, a scientific-art collective. Web: www.studiomch.art.pl

Artur Lis aka no art – visuals
A nonconformist „non” visual artist who is working with variety of visual technics starting from VJing, animation, video postproduction and mapping to intermedia, stage, interior and furniture design. He is autodidact in visual area. Couple years ago he started working in theaters. Author of many teasers for Teatr Stary in Kraków as well as couple set designs in theaters in Poland, interactive installations and visuals for: Goadupa Festival, Egodrop, IAMESH 4 Lush [London, Edinburgh, Dallas], VOX Electronica festival [Lviv], Light Move Festival [Łódź], Dzień Muzyki Nowej [Radomsko], MÓZG Festiwal [Bydgoszcz], XXVI International Festival of Street Theatres in Kraków, Organ Underground [Kraków], former crew member of: goa dupa festival, egodrop [Kraków], Serotonina [Warszawa], author of „Oscilloshock” interactive installations. He likes to work on the edge of popularity and doesn’t like to be straightly recognized as artist. \ He is in the process of PhD at The Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków in intermedia faculty.

Piotr Madej – sound diffusion
An intermedia artist, composer, and sound engineer.
He is a member of the Polish Association of Electroacoustic Music and the GrupLab research collective
Fellow of the scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2017
From 2007 he is associated with the Audio Art Festival, Gallery i!, ATA Stage. Studying Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
Major works and concerts:
Meetin ‘- audio performance – Audio Art Festival 2013
Harp – installation AR – Ogród-Widzialne / Invisible Museum of Polish Sculpture Orońsko 2017
Percepcja Sfer / Wokół Sfery Armilarnej – interactive installation – Best Diplomas in Media Art WRO 2018 and Audio Art Festival 2018
AYEE 2019 – audiovisual performance – WRO Biennale 2019

Adam Mickiewicz Institute