It is always astonishing to see instruments that require no tactile contact from a musician (even if there is a clear creative connection between instrument and musician) being performed on. Norwegian-based Koka Nikoladze, a Georgian artist educated as a violinist, composer and technology developer, believes that the will of creating is one of the most dominant human instincts, and as such composes music and invents sound-making objects. His instruments are mostly created from simple everyday items that obey his intentions as if living beings. Plates, saucers, cups, tables and other gadgets will all come to life during his presentation at the BMC Library.
During the festival you will also be able to experience his living street installation called Sound Stencil. Children’s games often include creating sounds using objects such as fences, posts
and stones, found in the streets where they live.
Taking this idea as an inspiration, Koka, together with the help of a number of percussionists, will create a musical event utilizing street posts, turning the city itself into an orchestra. Exact time will be anounced later at
- SOUND STENCIL 0.1
- Koka Nikoladze: Loud Piece for a Table and Some Junk on It, and Then for Heavily Banging