19-20 XI 2021

This is the sixth edition of an audiovisual art festival which aims to present the most important productions of the European and Polish artistic environments fascinated with performative fusing of the visual and musical of arts into one integral aesthetic experience.

ŚWIATŁODŹWIĘKI is concerts, jam sessions and lecture-presentations, during which artists and scientists will show the public how art and technology are increasingly connected. The newest paths, as well as the general direction, of contemporary art will be explored.

Artists of Światłodźwięki

This year, the artists sharing their insights will be the Dutch artist Mariska de Groot, the American composer and instrument designer Doron Sadja, as well as master of electronics Slavo Krekovič and the visual provocateur Peter Gonda.

All the events are free to attend, and do not require a reservation. The festival is co-funded by the City of Poznań, the Imperial Castle (Poznań), 4Kraft, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Institute of Slovakia in Warsaw.

Program of the Festival
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Program of the Festival

19.11.2021 (Friday)

Dragon Social Club
(first floor) ul. Zamkowa 3, Poznań
19:00 // presentation
Slavo Krekovic (SK) - From Chaos to AI: A Very Short Introduction to Algorithmic Music
19:30 // presentation
Mariska de Groot (NL) - PLAY : SENSES
Estrada Poznańska
(Scena na Piętrze) ul. Masztalarska 8, Poznań
20:30 // audiovisual concert
Monika Pich (PL) - Detoksykacja. Funkcje organiczne. (Dorota Kasprzak, Monika Pich, Adam Nowaczyk, Grzegorz Ciemny-Ciemnoczołowski, Michał Samcik, Paweł Kaszczyński, Sebastian Komorowski, Tomasz Misiak)
21:30 // audiovisual concert
Zhenya Strigalev (RU), Slavo Krekovic (SK), Peter Gonda gnd (SK), Piotr Mełech (PL)
Dragon Social Club
(first floor) ul. Zamkowa 3, Poznań
23:00 // jam session
Audiovisual jam session with Festival artists and guests

20.11.2021 (Saturday)

Imperial Castle in Poznań
(Clock Room) ul. Św. Marcin 80/82, Poznań
18:00 // presentation
Doron Sadja (US) - Shared Experiences: Sensory Mashups
18:30 // presentation
Peter Gonda gnd (SK) - Diving Deeper: Live-coding real-time visuals
19:00 // audiovisual performance
Mariska de Groot (NL) - Stirred Mandala II
20:00 // audiovisual performance
Doron Sadja (US) - If Seeing is Believing Then Hearing Is Full Of Shit
Pan Gar
ul. Słowackiego 19/21, Poznań
21:30 // audiovisual concert + jam session
Liquidacje (PL) and audiovisual jam session with Festival artists and guests

Artists of Światłodźwięki

Doron Sadja

An American artist, composer, educator, and instrument designer whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space.

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One of the few groups in Europe dedicated to Liquid Light Show, a technique of creating visualisations first used in Europe in the 60s.

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Mariska de Groot

Intrigued by the phenomena and history of optical sound, Mariska de Groot (1982, NL) makes, performs and composes for comprehensive analog light-to-sound instruments and installations which explore this principle in new ways.

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Monika Pich

An artist and theorist. A multimedia artist. A composer, vocalist, performer, field recorder, as well as producer of sound tracks for radio and films.

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Peter Gonda (a.k.a. gnd)

A theatre director, audiovisual provocateur, VJ, radio presenter, computer scientist and Pure Data maniac.

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Piotr Mełech

A clarinetist and improviser from around Rzeszów. He reacts to the jazz traditions of the European avant-garde, free improv, ethno and electronica.

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Slávo Krekovič

Born in Bratislava, Slovakia. Splits his official identity into being a musician and sound artist, musicologist, contemporary music and new media art curator and cultural organizer/nonprofit activist.

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Zhenya Strigalev

Since graduating from London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music, where he was invited on the full scholarship, Zhenya has cut a dynamic path between the London and New York jazz scenes.

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Financed in part by the City of Poznań

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