Andrej Hrvatin Concert
NIMETU − Flight from the Cave
Concert in the darkness with spatial sound
In a special concert in (half)darkness, we arise from (Plato's) cave and perceive the world beyond shadows. The performer is irrelevant; focus is set on the experience of the audience.
The audience is seated differently oriented in the darkness of the imposing room of the Minorite Church, which with its architecture and history alone addresses archetypes and imagination, while a multifaceted sound performance enables the audience to travel to internal imaginary worlds.
Multichannel electro-acoustic composition is comprised of polyrhythmic structures, minimalistic and ambient passages and intensive primeval improvisations, performed live by the author. The work includes acoustic and electronic instruments, with an emphasis on percussions (frame drums, Korg Wavedrum, Udu drum, etc.), clarinet and Native American pipes. Besides usual instruments and electronics, some special, i. e. therapeutic sounds instruments, such as Crystal Harp and Koshi bells, are woven into the composition. The sound is coming from all sides, the audience listens to the concert with their eyes closed, while the performer occasionally takes a stroll about the room and plays for every visitor individually.
Welcome to a special sound experience!
ANDREJ HRVATIN is a musician and a sound designer from Maribor. As a sound designer, he collaborated with numerous Slovenian jazz and alternative musicians. He is also active in the field of radio production − he is a former music editor at Radio MARŠ and the author of programmes on traditional and contemporary classical music, later he started working as an independent co-creator of radio plays and audio books.
As a musician, he is participating in various musical and performance projects, in addition, he is a co-creator of music for visual, dance, film and theatre projects.
He dedicates a significant amount of his creation processes to ''soundart'' and electro-acoustic sound performances in connection to researching art therapy, known under the name NIMETU; he appeared as an artist-in-residency twice, first time in 2008 at the Sonic Art in New Delhi, and the second time in 2014 at the ISIM Conference in New York. He co-created authorial music for various dance projects and performed live at dance performances and at workshops of various musical genres; from contemporary and improvisational to African and Oriental. For the time being, he is researching in detail the connection of art and art therapy with shamanic elements (project Locus Solus, sound trips Immersion Vortex) and teaches ethno percussions. He is collaborating with a renown contemporary dancer Tina Dobaj, with whom he explores connections between movement, sound and art therapy.