Mia Zabelka / Zahra Mani – live broadcast


Mia Zabelka (AT) – E-violin, voice, electronic devices, alien objects
Gavino Canu (IT) – Visuals
Benjamin Finger (NO) – Electronics
James Plotkin (US) – E-guitar, electronic devices
Glen Hall (CA) – Omax

Mia Zabelka – “My solo work is an ongoing process of de- and reconstruction of sonic possibilities, expanding the range of my instrument using live electronic devices and preparing it through the insertion of alien objects between or on the strings. I am continuously exploring sound as a physical phenomenon, always pushing back the boundaries in experimental performances and compositions that question established notions, improving the available techniques and given structures. The violin, my voice and body are transformed in the process into sound bodies which have been described as organic and primal, screaming, lyrical, composed and explosive.”

Gavino Canu – “My research aims to show the discrepancy between the industrialized and human world through the complex tangle between photography, music and motion picture, giving a third point of view on the topic. My video presents those environments that more than others, have been drastically changed by unexpected natural disasters or by us careless people on Earth. It is the story of human beings, who turned from country life to industrialization and then on to our modern globalized, cybernetic world. It is the path through human life, from birth, through living, till death. It’s what it was, what it is and what will be.”

Zahra Mani ‘Isolamento Senza Lamento’
Zahra Mani (field recordings, electric guitar, double bass and bass guitar with analogue and digital effects), Elise Passavant (Visuals)

Zahra Mani has created a new piece for IKLECTIK in times of Covid using field recordings, electric guitar, double bass and bass guitar with analogue and digital effects. The piece will newfound noise and silences, with environmental sounds more audible than ever. The visuals by Elise Passavant will reflect the audible layers of nature and darkness.

“Isolation is creating new synergies. Following a live duet with Roberto Paci Dalò that was broadcast on Usmaradio in April 2020, I’m happy to join an existing network of sound artists in contributing to the IKLECTIK [off-site] project, and continuing to find new and sustainable platforms for cultural exchange. Even if and when some normality returns, these networks are a lasting expression of the creative energy we share, and the solidarity that the art world can exemplify” – Zahra Mani.