We present sound guide to forthcoming Plateaux Festival (19-22.11.2009) in Toruń and Bydgoszcz.
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- Akufen Even White Horizons (“My Way” Force Inc., 2002)
- Byetone Capture This (II) (“Death Of A Typographer” Raster-Noton, 2008)
- snd Untitled (“Atavism” Raster-Noton, 2009)
- Bodycode Meaning And Memory (“Immune” Spectral Sounds, 2009)
- The Sight Below Murmur (“Murmur EP” Ghostly International, 2009)
- Sutekh Fire Weather (“Fell” Ortholong Musork, 2002)
- Lawrence English Droplet (“A Colour For Autumn” 12k, 2009)
- Lusine Thick Of It (“A Certain Distance” Ghostly International, 2009)
- Simon Scott The ACC (“Navigare” Miasmah, 2009)
- Deaf Center Thread (“Pale Ravine” Type, 2005)
- Morgan Packard I Think I (“Airships Fill The Sky” Anticipate, 2007)
- Svarte Greiner The Dining Table (“Knive” Type, 2006)
- Chris Herbert Stab City (“Mezzotint.” Kranky, 2006)
- Fennesz Perfume For Winter (“Black Sea” Touch, 2009)
- Tilman Ehrhorn Loitering As Defined (“Past Utopia” Neo Ouija, 2008)
- Ezekiel Honig Seaside Pastures Part 2 (“Surfaces Of A Broken Marching Band” Anticipate, 2009)
In the era of Internet and new media the combination of sound and picture has reached a whole new dimension. It is not the first time when reality has questioned our beliefs. As it turned out, the eye and the ear are something more than one of the configurations of the senses. In fact, it is monolithic; a separate form arisen from synthesis. The eye and the ear constitute a new 21st Century sense.
Intensive work, enthusiasm and fun to play with the new invention – this is how it all began. Nevertheless, the golden days of video clips are long gone now, the music channels have changed their format and record companies have cut their promotional budgets. The need to call for a better quality art, audiovisual culture, promotion of the avant-garde and not the imitators, has grown. Our aim is simple – picture that overwhelms, sound that can be felt on your skin. The combination of these two is the essence of fulfillment. Red-hot wires make the music waft in the air; the sound pierces the nostrils and the palate. We are aiming at good taste, the merging of the senses and a unique sensation.
Plateaux Festival is a unique event on a worldwide scale and can be compared with such undertakings as German Transmediale or Austrian Ars Electronica. The festival has a clear cut mission statement: “the picture wrapped in harmony and the sound intensified by the graphic depiction”. The experimental film forms accompany the progressive sound, and their interaction and mutual effect constitute the essence of the initiative.
Plateaux Festival 2008, which took place in November 7th -9th in Torun and Bydgoszcz, was the first event of its kind in Poland so strongly focused on all forms of audiovisual. It also became a great success. A line up based on the vast contacts and partner contracts with some of the best art centers made the programme really intriguing. The audience did not fail and warmly welcomed the artists. The interest of the media gave the festival a good start and made it recognizable for the forthcoming years.
This year the festival is extended to run four days and gains momentum. The carefully prepared programme will surely satisfy even the most demanding tastes. No matter the preferences everybody will find something for themselves during these intensive days. Continuing the idea from last year, every part of the festival will be of a different character. Various artists, different personalities, styles and ways of expression. What is more, many of the artists will be performing in Poland for the first time!
4-day festival, 19.-22.11.2009 – presenting the newest and most interesting multimedia artists, praised and prize-winning audiovisual art, experimental films, electronic and electro acoustic music and vj-art
Leading audiovisual artists for the first time in Poland:
deaf center [NO] + claudio sinatti [IT], glitterbug [IL/DE] + ronni shendar [IL], tilman ehrhorn [DE], byetone [DE], lusine [US], ezekiel honig [US], morgan packard [US], joshue ott [US], simon scott [UK], svarte greiner [NO], chris herbert [UK]
A broad presentation of Polish artists dedicated to media and audiovisual arts
Projects and installations prepared specially for the event or shown uniquely:
akufen [CA], fennesz [AT] + lillevan [DE], deaf center [NO] + claudio sinatti [IT], bodycode [US], sutekh [US], snd [UK], the sight below [US] + simon scott [UK], tilman ehrhorn [DE] + geometria [PL], lawrence english [AU] + makino takashi [JP], kirk [PL] + jeffers egan [US]
Experimental cinema screenings – utp_ [DE], RÜTS [BE], Vidos [DE], Audio.Visual [DE], Attack on Silence [UK], Visual Music [IT], When The Eye Flickers [IT]
Workshops, lectures, discussions – artists performing during the festival also as guides and teachers, lecturers treating the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of audiovisual domain.
Workshops conducted with the most advanced professional equipment broadly used when creating and performing audiovisual arts
Accompanying premiere – internet theatre – „Second life – clerk’s fantasies”
2 cities – a fully interactive event, combining different places to create a widest possible range of multimedia, audiovisual performances
FULL PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Akufen [CA], Bodycode [US], Byetone [DE], Chris Herbert [UK], Claudio Sinatti [IT], Deaf Center [NO], Ezekiel Honig [US], Fennesz [AT], Geometria [PL], Glitterbug [IL/DE], in. [PL], Jeffers Egan [US], Joshue Ott [US], kIRk [PL], Lawrence English [AU], Lillevan [DE], Lusine [US], M. Krasnicka [PL], Mahnik [PL], Makino Takashi [JP], Mao [PL], Mooryc [PL], Morgan Packard [US], Rafael Anton Irisarri [US], Ronni Shendar [IL], rsp trio [PL], Simon Scott [UK], SND [UK], Stendek [PL], Sutekh [US], Svarte Greiner [NO], The Sight Below [US], Tilman Ehrhorn [DE], Tropajn [PL]
utp_ – Noto / Sakamoto [DE], Attack On Silence – Mark Fell [UK], Audio.Visual – Fluctuating Images [DE], Vidos – Fluctuating Images [DE], RÜTS – MeaKusma [DE], Visual Music – Marco Mancuso (Digicult) [IT], When The Eye Flickers – Claudia D’Alonzo (Digicult) [IT]
Ghostly 10th Anniversary
“Contemporary art creation tools” w/: Joshue Ott, Lawrence English and Claudio Sinatti
“Festivals – new media of opinion?” w/: Rafael Anton Irisarri (Decibel), Till Rohmann (C.Sides), Fluctuating Images
Workshops: Korg , MixVibes.