Kamizdat Rentgen: Rob Canning, Saša Spačal


Kamizdat Rentgen presents two of this year's releases live: one of Slovenia's most prominent contemporary artists Saša Spačal with her intriguing new release Anatomy of a Symbiosis, a sonification of biological processes resulting in floating ambient electronic drones and delicate glitchy sonic detritus, and Slovenia-based electronic and electroacoustic music composer Rob Canning with his debut album Five Scenes For Symphonic Gong And Electronics, five chapters of subtle gong sounds in the harmonic modulation of an analogue sound synthesiser.

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Rob Canning: Five Scenes For Symphonic Gong And Electronics - electroacoustic concert

Saša Spačal: Anatomy of a Symbiosis - sound installation/listening room

"Kamizdat Rentgen" is a glimpse beneath the surface of the skin, a look at the fleshy interplay of bones, muscles and nerves that make up the diversity of sound bodies. A series of evenings, with which Kamizdat aims to establish a greater presence for adventurous music makers who walk on often untrodden terrain. These evenings are often closely linked to new music releases.


Produced by Emanat in collaboration with osmo/za.
Supported by the City of Ljubljana


Rob Canning

Rob Canning (Dublin, 1974) is a musician, intermedia artist and educator. He creates music for the concert hall, theatre, film screen and dance productions, and is involved in a wide range of site-specific projects and improvisational contexts. His compositions have been performed internationally and presented at conferences such as ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), LAC (Linux Audio Conference) and NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression). Since the 1990s he has been creating exclusively using free and open source software. As a free culture advocate and educator, he has worked closely with the media arts collective GOTO10, Openlab London Hackspace and SPC medialab, and spent several years as a senior lecturer in networked digital media at UK universities. He now lives and works in Slovenia, where he and his family are developing a rural arts programme within the Rizoma Institute, working at the intersection of technology, permaculture and performing arts. He holds a PhD in Music Composition from Goldsmiths University.

Saša Spačal

Saša Spačal is an intermedia artist and a graphic designer with background in humanities, who has expanded her knowledge of computer graphics, web and video production at various workshops. She is currently working in the fields of graphic design, real-time interactive visualization and intermedia art, trying to connect various technological and biological organisms. She has taken part in exhibitions and projects in Moderna galerija, Galerija Škuc and Galerija Alkatraz. As a member of Temp group she had participated in public interventions and installations, in the development of strategies for alternative use of abandoned spaces, and in exhibitions Odprti Rog, Pogovarjanja/Conversations/Conversas, Mapiranje/arhiviranje/analiziranje izginulih prostorov umetnosti. As a researcher, she had taken part in the international research project Performing the City. Art Actionism in Public Space in 1960s/1970s that had made its rounds in Munich, Naples, Sao Paulo, and Paris. Her interactive installations were presented at various international exhibitions and festivals such as Haip festival – Ljubljana, Enter 5: Datapolis – Prague, AmberFest’11: Next Ecology – Istanbul, De:sonanz 2012 – Skopje, Device_art 4.012. – Zagreb, Device_art 4.013 – Prague and Enter 6: Biopolis – Prague. Currently she is developing several new projects that focus on interfaces between living and technological organisms in collaboration with Kapelica Gallery, Multimedia Center Kibla and Ljudmila – Ljubljana digital media lab. In the field of interactive visualization and sound design she is developing strategies for usage of physical interfaces for generating sound and visuals as a member of Theremidi Orchestra. Together with Ida Hiršenfelder she is developing ČIPke platform, an initiative for researching the conditions of women who are active in the context of science, technology and media art. ČIPKe platform will open a space for conversation about women working in these fields and try to form a women friendly hackerspace with practical educational programs.

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