Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

AnimotMUZIK MGLC Plečnik auditorium

MGLC Plečnik auditorium, Tivoli park
Sunday, May 12 2024
5.08 (morning), birds, Eduardo Raon, Žiga Jenko and a l l j a (live sound event) and
Ana Čavić: A thread without end, Act IV (Dawn) (performance)

AnimotMUZIK is a concert series that takes place in parks and gardens throughout Slovenia. Invited musicians perform in natural environments, where the sound of non-human animals becomes the score or inspiration for their creation. The cycle is based on questioning established methods of musical expression and invites the audience to attentive listening. Emphasising a mindful experience of the soundscape, it spreads awareness of the importance of nature for human culture and its influence on artistic creation. It addresses an inclusive, compassionate, and sound-rich possible future, where the concept of music is not limited to the framework of Anthropocene thinking.

Photo: Matej Tomažin.

The ecological concert series starts every year in the spring, starting on the first Sunday in May, and marks the International Dawn Chorus Day.

A joint concert of birds and music artists Eduardo Roan, Teja Vidmar and a l l j a [Alja Petric] will be accompanied by Ana Čavić’s performance A thread without end, Act IV (Dawn).

A thread without end, Act IV (Dawn) is the latest piece in Ana Čavić’s ever evolving and potentially never-ending visual performance storytelling cycle, A thread without end, in which a mythopoetic creation story about a woman and an anthropomorphic fox unravels like a thread without an end… The artist will guide the audience through several episodes of a story – specially adapted for this event and entitled Dawn – with the aid of a set of elaborately decorated hand fans, simultaneously telling and showing the story in “fan language”. Using subtle gestures and facial expressions, alongside spoken poetry, Čavić’s performance aims to bring the historic language of fans to life for contemporary audiences, while immersing them in an analogue audio-visual storytelling experience.

Photo: Neža Pezdirc.

Other events in the AnimotMUZIK series:

Sunday, May 5, 2024
5.08 (morning), birds, Tea Vidmar, Jure Boršič and a l l j a, (live sound event) and
Krater Collective: Tea party from a raging construction pit

Arboretum Volčji Potok, Boljkova gallery
Saturday, May 11, 2024
19.00, Katarina Radaljac: Interspecies Sound Communication, (lecture)
19.45, birds, Eduardo Raon, Tea Vidmar and Jure Boršič, (live sound event)
The event is free with the payment of a ticket to the Arboretum.

Loški muzej Škofja Loka
Sunday, May 12 2024
18:00, Biljana Ristić: The history of the castle garden and the Ursulines (presentation)
18:30, Katarina Radaljac: Interspecies Sound Communication (lecture)
19:00, birds, Tea Vidmar, Žiga Jenko, Jure Boršič (live sound event)

Production: Cona, in co-production with the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) Ljubljana.