cross-species musical cycle AnimotMUZIK II (link)
Tilen Lebar: Emancipated Fauna and the improvisation cycle
Sat 16 Jan 2021 at 12.00 (noon) – Ina Puntar/voice
Sun 17 Jan 2021 at 18.00 p.m. – Vid Drašler/percussion
Tue 19 Jan 2021 at 18.00 p.m. – Eduardo Raon/harp
Sat 6 Mar 2021 at 12.00 (noon) – Eduardo Raon/harp, closing event
foto: Sunčan Stone
The Steklenik Gallery is currently closed, so we invite you to experience the works of the new cross-species music cycle AnimotMUZIK II while walking through Tivoli Park.
We are preparing three radio broadcasts, with three versions of the composition Emancipated Fauna by Tilen Lebar, which is the basic cornerstone of the AnimotMUZIK cycle. Three different musicians, Ina Puntar, Vid Drašler and Eduardo Raon, improvised on that composition, and through in-depth listening to it’s sounds, developed their response to them.
The challenge of writing the composition for the AnimotMUZIK cycle is the condition that the work must be made from the sounds and / or music of non-human animals. In this way, we encourage project participants to a more intuitive and artistically open way of working. The curator of the cycle, Katarina Radaljac, sees sound as a medium through which we can strengthen ties with non-human animals, better understand their feelings and interests, and create a more inclusive, compassionate and, last but not least, sound-rich musical future. Each of the musicians improvisation on the composition is therefore authentic, unique and different.
Composition and improvisations for listening:
Saxophone player and composer Tilen Lebar works primarily in the fields of classical, improvised, experimental, jazz and popular music. Since 2019, he has been studying composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands.
Katarina Radaljac is an activist with a MA musicology. In their research, they are focusing on non-human animal music and on interaction with animals. In this process they connects different scientific and artistic fields such as zoomusicology, applied ethnomusicology, interspecies art, human-animal studies, animal ethics and others.
Ina Puntar is a musician of the younger generation dealing with voice exploration. Although she is aware of historical and ethnical practices, she is particularly interested in modern sonorities.
Vid Drašler is from Bistrica ob Sotli, where he played in a jazz-rock band Zmajev rep and in the Malik. With the Balžalorsky / Drašler trio he made a breakthrough in Slovenian jazz. With no less subtlety he plays in a chanson-oriented Orkestrada. One of his next peaks is the Drašler – Karlovčec – Drašler trio whose noisy improvisation is in no way less clear than his earlier more structured work.
Although he has a classical harp education, Eduaro Raon has always been unsatisfied with standing with both feet on the same recognizable ground. Either improvising, composing or interpreting and with a mixed attitude that oscillates between the visceral and the delicate/minute, his harp is squelched, stretched, melted, lit, consumed, blossomed, caressed.
Composer: Tillen Lebar
Musicians: Vid Drašler, Ina Puntar, Eduardo Raon
Curator: Katarina Radaljac
Organisation: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
Translation and editing: Katja Kosi, Melita Silič
Public relations: Katarina Radaljac
Production: Cona, Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, 2020/2021
Venue:Steklenik, Gallery for Sound, Bioacoustics and Art, City Park Tivoli, FM frequency 88.8MHz
Partners: International Centre of Graphic Arts Ljubljana
**Photos: Sunčan Stone