Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman: Sing, Pillow, Sing and Blaž Pavlica: Sound Journey

Sound installations at +MSUM | Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova

Opening on Saturday, June 17th, 12:05

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Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman: Sing, Pillow, Sing. The sound of an unmown wild meadow, the wind from the nearby canopy, the singing of birds in the bushes and swallows chirping in the neighborhood blend with the evening call of the cricket and the buzzing of a sleepy bumblebee ... between the cushions. Like a broad, tender embrace, where the sound of the summer evening mingles with the breathing and heartbeat of a loved one. The daytime lounge, arranged as a space with soft, sound-emitting cushions, encourages participants to listen quietly, actively. A musical composition on a multichannel two-level sound system adds to the singing pillow experience, allowing babies, toddlers and their caregivers to rest.

Blaž Pavlica: Sound Journey – interactive installation for children – an exploration of sound environments
A sound adventure inviting children to explore environments such as the farm, the factory, forest and jungle. They can immerse themselves in these by manipulating sounds in virtual space via the touchscreen, hearing the changes live on the 16 speakers interspersed around the sound dome. Through an intuitive graphical representation of the sound picture, children are introduced to the abstract concept of sound in space and learn to listen actively in a playful way.

Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman (foto Matjaž Rušt/RTVSLO)
Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman (foto Matjaž Rušt/RTVSLO)

Irena Pivka, stage designer, intermedia artist, architect and producer, applies her broad background to the placement of sound in space and critical reflection on public spaces. Brane Zorman is a composer, sound and radio artist, sound designer and producer, recipient of the prestigious Palma Ars Acustica 2022 award. They are the long-standing heads of the Cona Institute and Radio Cona, a platform that utilizes radio frequencies in the artistic context. Recently, they have been in charge of the Steklenik gallery for sound, bioacoustics and art.

Blaž Pavlica graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science and Informatics, in interdisciplinary computer science and mathematics. He is involved in electronic music production and DJ-ing, and works as a sound technician at Radio Študent. He has also been engaged with visuals recently. He has created original music and visuals for the dance performances Medusa and Not Even Lightning Strikes in a Straight Line performed at the Dance Theatre Ljubljana. As a sound and light technician he participates in the staging of a variety of events.