This year Portuguese sound artist Sara Pinhero pairs with Czech singer and producer Fæ Bestia, connected by their interest in discovering new ways of expression moving on the border between music and sound.
🌐 Fæ Bestia (aka Josefina Trantinova) is a Prague-based singer and producer who creates music full of intoxicating, dark melodies, tribal beats and ethereal vocals. She started making music during the first wave of the COVID pandemic and released her debut album ALEGORIE this March. It uses experimental R&B and trap with Czech lyrics to create a bridge between dream and reality.
🌐 sᴀʀᴀ ᴘɪɴʜᴇɪʀᴏ is a sound-maker. She does sound recording, editing, foley and mixing for film and video art. In her solo practice, she makes acousmatic pieces, usually for multichannel performances, radio broadcasts or in-site installations. Her interests have gradually expanded into climate issues (Future Landscapes and SHLUK) or gender issues ("regardless"). Her PhD is a practice-based research project entitled "Acousmatic Foley".
Distinct and varied musical worlds are connected in the collaboration between composer and intermedia artist Ian Mikyska and members of the band Dunjingarav, whose repertoire is made up of traditional steppe Mongolian songs.
🌐 ᴅᴜɴᴊɪɴɢᴀʀᴀᴠ is a musical group founded in 1997, named after a famous Mongolian mountain. The group specializes in a traditional song repertoire that captures the essence of the endless Mongolian steppe. At the concert, the band will be represented by its bandleader and morin khuur string instrument player, Badam Nandinbolor, as well as Narangerel Chimeddorj, a master of the three-stringed plucked instrument known as the shudraga.
🌐 Ian Mikyska is a composer and intermedia artist who works mainly at the edges of sound, creating installations, videos, theatre, texts and other forms. He plays both composed and improvised music on guitars and viola da gamba, and co-founded the Prague Quiet Music Collective and Stratocluster. His work is often concerned with transience, contemplation, the relationship between the media used and the difference between conceptual and sensual perception.
Deep and complex musical traditions intersect in maestro Baroque lute and its bass variant the theorbo player Marek Kubát and Chaitanya Bhat, a master of vocal techniques from the North Indian genre Khayal.
🌐 From a young age, ᴄʜᴀɪᴛᴀɴʏᴀ ʙʜᴀᴛ showcased a distinct talent for music. He trained in Hindustani classical vocal music under the guidance of renowned gurus to master the nuances of the extensively ornamented genre known as Khayal. He has performed across various cities, often collaborating in duets or providing musical support for dance recitals. Chaitanya, a B-high graded artist for All India Radio, has released two classical albums.
🌐 ᴍᴀʀᴇᴋ ᴋᴜʙᴀ́ᴛ is a guitar, lute and theorbo player. He studied at Akademie staré hudby in Brno and performs regularly with a number of Baroque ensembles such as Ensemble Damian, Hof-Musici or in the Baroque music projects of the Polish BSP Baltic Sea Philharmonic. He also frequently collaborates with composers of contemporary music (Tomáš Hanzlík, Matěj Kroupa or Vít Zouhar) or with the Musical Acting Studio at the Theatre Faculty of the Janáčkova akademie múzických umění.
Konektiv supports Iniciativa Hlavák, which provides initial material and psychological assistance to refugees from Ukraine, Syria and other countries at the Main Railway Station in Prague.
The event is supported by Ministry od Culture of the Czech Republic and Život umělce Foundation.