In the warm-up evening we will present the background, programme and artistic teams of the Order of Sonic Chaos project, which we are preparing exclusively for the catacombs of the Centre for Experimental Theatre in Brno. The MSHR collective (Brenna Murphy, Birch Cooper) will present a screening of the audiovisual work Material Sentience Habitat Ring (2020), in which computer-generated sonic and sculptural compositions weave formal abstractions that reflect the complex dynamics of natural systems and human perception. The collective EJTECH (Judit Eszter Kárpáti, Esteban de la Torre) will perform a live audiovisual piece based on their current exhibition project XENOPTYX (Horizont Gallery, Budapest) dealing with new spirituality and materiality. Jonáš Gruska will perform a psychoacoustic performance with rotating speakers and the program will be closed with AstraZeneca's eclectic soundcloud core dj set.
Order of Sonic Chaos is a one-off project by Terén in the curatorial conception of the sound artist Jonáš Gruska, which opens the catacombs of the Centre for Experimental Theatre (CED) underneath Zelný trh in Brno to the public. The ongoing month-long program consists of three parts, which are prepared by local and international artists and collectives. Each part will offer temporary audiovisual installations which will be accessible during the daytime opening hours, music performances, meetings with the authors, and guided tours.
🏴ORDER OF SONIC CHAOS 1: EPHEMERAL SHRINE (18–25/8)
🏴ORDER OF SONIC CHAOS 2: MSHR (30/8–4/9)
🏴ORDER OF SONIC CHAOS 3: EJTECH (9–14/9)
Jonáš Gruska (SK)
Jonáš Gruska studied at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague and at the Academy of Music in Kraków. Since 2009, he has been involved in field recordings and experimental music with a focus on chaotic and polymetric generative compositions, unconventional tuning, and research of the psychoacoustic attributes of spaces. He has created a number of site-specific sound installations utilizing the resonance properties of spaces and objects. As a lecturer, he has led workshops on sonification, field recordings, electromagnetic listening, and programming for artists.
In 2010, he founded LOM – an experimental music label and a brand of nontraditional instruments and microphones. Since 2013, he has organized ZVUK, an outdoor micro-festival in abandoned spaces around Bratislava. In 2018, he opened LOM SPACE, with a community library and rental of recording equipment. In 2019, he founded bioLOM, a platform focused on mycology, lichenology, fermented food, and edible seaweed. As part of bioLOM, he opened a laboratory devoted to the cultivation of mushrooms, their mapping, and DIY scientific research. The mykoLOM festival was created as part of bioLOM’s activities.
MSHR (Birch Cooper, Brenna Murphy) (US)
Art collective that builds and explores sculptural electronic systems. Their practice is a self-transforming entity with its outputs patched into its inputs, expressing its form through interactive installations and live improvisations. They use digital chip conglomerates run as analog circuits and open-source software to sculpt resonant audiovisual shapes and environments. MSHR was established in 2011 by Brenna Murphy and Birch Cooper. Their name is a modular acronym, designed to hold varied ideas over time, most recently Material Sentience Habitat Ring.
EJTECH (Judit Eszter Kárpáti, Esteban de la Torre) (HU/MX)
Interdisciplinary artist duo working with metamaterials, experimental interfaces and augmented textiles as media to investigate sensorial and conceptual relationships between subject and object. Sound, space, light and time as material building blocks are paramount elements in their practice. Their work is driven by material research, resulting in performative installations, dynamic surfaces and multichannel sonic sculptures.
DJ AstraZeneca (SK)