Maciej Markowski: Mute Music
Special event under the program of 8. Musica Electronica Nova.
opening: May 19, 2017, 5 PM, NFM | National Forum of Music
exhibition: 20-27.05.2017, 11 AM – 6 PM + during the festival concerts at NFM
The plexiglass box placed on the oak pedestal contains a loudspeaker playing Dark River by John Zorn in the loop. Inside the chamber there is a vacuum, signaled by a vacuometer on the left side of the wooden housing. Due to the lack of an acoustic conductor, which in this case would be air, the composition is not audible outside the box. The only way to experience it is to watch the visual effects associated with the show – intense movement of the speaker and the gradual tilt of the sound level meter’s pointer.
Maciej Markowski (PL), born 1976, a musician and a programmer. He studied mathematics at the University of Wrocław and completed the second degree music school in Wrocław. He co-founded the band Small Instruments, with which he recorded an LP album “Antonisz” and made many musical projects, including the award-winning Toucan OFF statuette of the 29th Review of Stage Songs in Wroclaw for the performance “Power of Sound”. He plays in the band Kariera, with which he recorded two albums: “The City” and “Lullabies”; together with four other amateur musicians, he is part of the ironic-experimental pseudo-sea shanties band Shantharion. He produces videoclips (“Manekiny”, “Koniec wakacji”), and designs and programs multimedia installations (“Odtwarzacz miejski”, “Kwartet na pomidory”, “Lustra”). He has cooperated with Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, the Capitol Musical Theatre, BWA Wroclaw, Children’s Art Centre in Poznan, WRO Art Center, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. He runs Czerwony Dworek 8.