NEXT Mobile Sound System #2
Artists: Adela Mede & Vrtačky po desáté hodině
The mobile sound system culture together with the anti-pandemic restrictions on the attendance of cultural events have inspired the project of commissioning musical works intended to be heard in the public space of Bratislava. Following the festival’s open call, five artists created electroacoustic compositions or live concert sets, which will be heard during NEXT Festival, accessible to everyone, outdoors, sounding from a special mobile sound system. Field recordings of nature connected with singing, sound homage to the non-existent metro in Bratislava and the extinct fauna of the Danube waters, thematization of car traffic noise, creative excursions into club electronica: all this awaits you during several afternoon interventions.
Adela Mede is a Slovak-Hungarian musician exploring the relationship of her own voice with technology and field recordings. She sings in three languages (Slovak, Hungarian and English). Intimate ambient confessions with a spiritual dimension are accompanied by experimental electronics drawing on many influences, from minimalism to folklore. She studied Popular Music at Goldsmiths University and is preparing her debut album.
Vrtačky po desáté hodině is an experimental and noise music project of Ľubomír Panák, a Slovak musician and sound artist, but also programmer and photographer. He has been active in the local experimental scene but also as a live DJ, author of remixes, member of electronic group Angakkut and folklore ensemble Gymnik (where he plays bagpipes, fujara, flute and pipes). This project explores sonic structures and soundscapes through frequency interferences.
The commissions of new works are supported by the Bratislava City Foundation and the Bratislava Self-Governing Region.