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Live Stage: Bergmark + Nano [pl Warsaw]

nano.jpgUpgrade! Warsaw: Johannes Bergmark and Nano with Andrzej Załęski (percussion) :: March 24, 2009; 8.30 pm :: Studio Gallery, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland.

Johannes Bergmark plays improvised and live electronic music for invented instruments, selected objects and electronics, among other things. He has made many instruments of his own design and construction (as well as some traditional ones) and he also makes his own contact microphones. Bergmark is also an occasional writer, electro-acoustic music – and text-sound composer, sound poet and piano technician. In his attitude a skeptic and surrealist, not an artist. He has, however toured and collaborated with hundreds of other artists worldwide since 15 years. He also makes sound sculptures, interactive sound installations, performance art and teaches and lectures. Residing in Stockholm, where he is active mostly in the organization for radical and experimental art Fylkingen (he was chairman for 2 1/2 years before he started his frequent visits to poland), at the electronic music studio EMS and in the Surrealist Groups in Stockholm and Szczecin.

Nano: Surrealist and Skeptic, physically oscillating between the two continents but mentally boundless. Self uneducated, in daily life speaks a language combined of three. Scalpels, glue, contact microphones, pincers and circuit bending equipment follow her on her trips as her main fields of activity so far includes collages, performance, objects, sound environments and music. Conceptual inspirations from science, as well as pure usage of chance meetings in her work, creates a way of escaping easy descriptions of having a certain style. Driven by the spirit of inquiry, styleless and scattered is taking chances to collaborate with anybody ready to take risks of experimentation within art and beyond it.

Upgrade! Warsaw is organised by Roch Forowicz and Krzysztof Zwirblis. Contact: Roch Forowicz rochfor [at] o2.pl, Krzysztof Żwirblis kurator_galeria [at] teatrstudio.p


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