Each year festival “Art+Communication” offers a variegated programme of audiovisual performances, introducing the local public and guests with some of currently most acknowledged sound and image artists from all around the world. This year's programme will amaze with extraordinary lazer projections accompanied by the sound of cello, novelties of film and sound from Japan, the experimental radio violin and original real-time modulations of sound and video.
“COVEX” - a unique laser-performance created by the composer and sound artist Yamila Rios and visual artist Joris Strijbos. In this audio visual performance the duo explores relations between electro-acoustic sound and diffracted light-patterns. The sonic output consist of a live performance with an extended cello, whereas within the visual domain, a meticulous constellation is formed by shooting laser beams trough transparent objects.
An opportunity to experience the sound of the infinite universe will be provided by the talented Japanese video artist and filmmaker Makino Takashi in his video performance “Space Noise 3D.” In the performance an unusual sonification of the cosmic silence will interplace with surprising, sumptuous visualizations.
The renowned Austrian composer, violinist and vocalist Mia Zabelka in her“ Radio Violin” performance will use an antenna to power the radio violin. Using two speaker systems she is able to hear both what she is playing live and the received radio signals that she has played miliseconds earlier. The acoustic delay becomes part of the piece, a constant echo, a memory.
The Latvian sound artists collective “Clausthome” (Lauris Vorslavs, Girts Radzins) andvideo artist Martins Ratniks will present a sound and video modulation performance unclosing saturated sound landscapes and collages of the electromagnetic waves, created by scanning and retranslating a real-time audio and video signal modulations.