ECHOES ON AIR 23.9.2018 23:03 CET

September 05, 2018

ECHOES ON AIR 23.9.2018 23:03 CET

curated by Mani d.o.o.
in the context of
Echoes from invisible Landscapes, a smaller scale cooperation project
co-funded by the EACEA with the kind support of the Alp-Adriatic Alliance

ECHOES ON AIR is a live simultaneous radio network project that will be broadcast in realtime on four major national radio stations (ORF, HRT, Radio Slovenija ARS and Radio Serbija / Radio Belgrade 3). Associate radio stations that will broadcast the stream and / or document the event include Radio Agora (AT), Usmaradio (IT).
ECHOES ON AIR is part of the Alp-Adriatic initiative Echoes from Invisible Landscapes, a smaller scale cooperation project co-funded by the European Union.
ECHOES ON AIR is an artistic and cultural bridge, built of sonic particles from across the region in all its linguistic, musical and historical diversity, bringing the region together in a large-scale radio event with broad audience outreach.
ECHOES ON AIR is both a metaphor and a phenomenon. The Alp-Adriatic region is made audible in a collaborative live radio event, bringing together regional partners and their trans-disciplinary expertise.
ECHOES ON AIR was developed by Mani doo (Istria). Project partners are project leader Enterprise Z (Styria), the University of Klagenfurt and Wieser Verlag (Carinthia) and Zveza Mink Tolmin (Slovenia).

In each of the four studios, one artist will be performing and one artist will be mixing the live broadcast. The performances will be sent via live stream to each of the other participating studios. The live sounds will be mixed with the incoming signals from the other 3 studios. The mix of these four channels is broadcast to listeners. Four different versions of the same piece emerge, simultaneously, in the ether.


Vienna ORF, Elisabeth Zimmermann (editor)
Live music Tibor Szemzö, Mixing Andrea Sodomka
Pula-Zagreb HRT Bruno Krajcar (editor)
Live music Mia Zabelka, Mixing Zahra Mani
Ljubljana ARS Gregor Pirs (editor)
Live music Samo Kutin, Jure Tori, Mixing tbc
Belgrade Radio Belgrad 3 Ksenija Stevanovic (editor)
Live Music Thomas Köner, Mixing Svetlana Maras
Radio Agora Angelika Hödl (editor)
Usmaradio Roberto Paci Dalo (editor)

View Press Sheet here Echoes On Air

ALARM! 22.9.2018, 5 pm

September 05, 2018

ALARM!    22.9.2018 5 pm Hrelji 45, Zminj, HR
A reflection on Echoes from invisible Landscapes

co-funded by the EACEA Creative Europe programme (smaller scale cooperation projects) with the kind support of the Alp-Adriatic Alliance

Art, culture, performance, sound and language have the power not just to reflect society but also to instigate change and thus to shape it.
Europe in 2018 is far from the liberal role model many want it to be, and thought it was.
Society is fragmented and fundamental principles of living together in a respectful and democratic, diverse and shared community are being called into question, indeed undermined.
Fear-mongering and ignorance in the face of human need are being imbued with political acceptability as right-wing nationalist parties are elected into governments across Europe.
The flood of migrants, whose reasons for fleeing their countries are often rooted in Western colonial exploitation and failure to help in time, is seen as a threat.
Threatening, though, is the separation, the “us – and – them” mentality, the endorsement of differences in rights and privileges based on where you were born.

ALARM! The evening and its underlying concept are a reminder, a discourse, a call to the most basic elements of humanity and society.
The situation we are in should not be marked by political preference or allegiances but by the most basic, fundamental facts of living together that make society possible.

ALARM! Art, culture and discourse can and do instigate change. As practices and platforms, individual instances of creativity with broader resonances, they can reflect, distill, formulate and emanate not just their immediate context but also collective histories and future possibilities.

ALARM! The evening will commence with a reception, followed by a podium discussion between Dragica Rajcic and Johann Pätzold, hosted by Colette Schmidt, a cultural journalist who writes for the Austrian Der Standard and lives in Vienna. She also specializes in reporting on far-right extremist movements, human rights and the politics and culture of remembrance. As an author, she is a member of the Austrian theatre collective Theater im Bahnhof. Dragica Rajcic is a Croatian poet and thinker who lives between Austria, Switzerland and Croatia. She writes in the German she learned when she moved to Switzerland; the title of her first published volume of poetry reflects the linguistic and semantic background: Halbgedichte einer Gastfrau. Her work moves intellectually in the frictional space between syntax and semantics, between the expected and the other, between foreignness and the concept of home. Her partially autobiographical writing illuminates the concept of the generality that can grow out of an own trajectory and the shared elements inherent in individuality. Johann Pätzold is a musician and composer and an active member of Sea-Eye, an organisation dedicated to saving migrants from the Mediterranean sea. He worked on a lifeboat and recently published a number of statements online, answering questions posed to him during and after his time at sea. His stories and language reflect the potential brutality in our societies and nonetheless shine with the hope of an absolute imperative amongst some of us to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Sandra Kocuvan is an EU project advisor and represents the cultural department of the Austrian state of Styria in its external and foreign relations. She is also a member of the Alp-Adriatic Alliance committee.

ALARM! Art, music, discourse and social change are incredibly broad concepts and the evening does not intend to cover comprehensively any single aspect of any of the greater spheres. The evening brings audiences and participants together in a reflective space combining dialogue and performance.

ALARM! Following the live conversation and audience conversations, there will be a short break followed by musical performances by Tamara Obravac with Uroš Rakovec, Tibor Szemzö, Juri Tore, Roberto Paci Dalo, Benjamin Finger, Mia Zabelka and Zahra Mani.

PROGRAMME 22.9.2018

Podium discussion hosted by Colette Schmidt, journalist Der Standard
Dragica Rajcic, poet
Johann Pätzold, Sea-Eye
Sandra Kocuvan, Land Steiermark Kultur and Alp-Adriatic Alliance

Jure Tori
Tamara Obrovac  & Uroš Rakovec
Tibor Szemzö
Roberto Paci Dalo
Benjamin Finger,
Mia Zabelka  & Zahra Mani
Darla Smoking

ALARM is hosted by Mani d.o.o. in the context of Echoes from invisible Landscapes in cooperation with Klang.Haus Untergreith

Download Press Sheet here ALARM!

Echoes on the Road 18th – 21st September 2018

September 05, 2018

Echoes on the Road 18th - 21st September 2018
curated by Enterprise Z
in the context of Echoes from invisible Landscapes,
a smaller scale cooperation project co-funded by the EACEA

Echoes from invisible Landscapes was launched in July 2016 as an interdisciplinary cultural network spanning the Alp-Adriatic region with curatorial partners from Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia.
Enterprise Z invited artists and project participants to collect acoustic “images” from the region and collated them in a sound map, which has been used as the basis for various performances and workshops in the course of the project. The Sound of Europe was conceived as an archive for the acoustic echoes of the region.
Now, approaching the end of the project, Enterprise Z has taken stock of the sonic fragments and is bringing them back into the regional landscape.

On the 18th September 2018, 3 groups of musicians will set off in retro camper vans to carry live resonances of the Alp-Adriatic region through the landscape.
Starting in Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, each camper van will visit various public spaces, some of which will be announced and some of which will be spontaneous interventions. The artists on board will play for passers-by, engage in dialogue with people and places, and move on.
The process is an ongoing exchange, a dialogue between sounds and places, and between people. The performances can entertain, irritate, fascinate or instigated questions and conversation.
The project is an artistic journey whose essence is in the process, the travel, the encounters and the landscape.

Austrian camper van
Mia Zabelka, Benjamin Finger, Viv Corringham, Peter Zach
Slovenian camper van
Jure Tori , Darla Smoking Croatian camper van
Zahra Mani , Roberto Paci Dalo

On the 21st September 2018, the vans come together at Hrelji 45 in Istria, where Echoes partner Mani d.o.o. and Enterprise Z will host the artists and visitors in an informal exchange between artists, participants and visitors.

View Press Sheet here ECHOES ON THE ROAD