ZASAVJE NOISEFEST INTERNATIONAL (2016) International festival of experimental sound and noise 3rd Edition ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ► 3rd – 4th June (friday/saturday) ► at Vašhava RTH (The Black Room), Trbovlje, Slovenia ► doors open: friday 16:00 / saturday 14:00 ► starts at 18:30 till 06:00 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Organization/Production: Infundibulum Association [Assoc. for Theory and Practice of (Experimental/Noise) Sound Art] Co-organization: Delavski dom Trbovlje / On-parole ► Tickets: Both days € 25 / Friday € 15 / Saturday € 15 Order: http://znfi.org/tickets
► // ZNFI 2016 & Slovenian Noise Transversale // Hrastnik – Trbovlje – Maribor – Bistrica ob Sotli – Koper – Tolmin – Ljubljana – Vrhnika § Pre-fest & post-fest dates around the festival: 1st/2nd + 5th/6th/7th June (more info below*).
Zasavje Noisefest International (ZNFI), Vol. 3, once again brings a
substantial list of international performers and noise artists from all
over the world to show their craft at the industrial venue –
decommissioned coal-miners-washroom called “vašhava”. On both days, 3rd
and 4th June, the place is going to rumble under the intense pressure of
sound frequencies, with added visual effect of the space itself, i.e.
the chains hanging/dropping down from the high-constructed ceiling.
The festival is unique for a simple reason that it brings together
various actors from all around the globe, to the industrial setting that
is specific to the environment/region that we live in. The setting
invokes the ‘noise’ and industrial aesthetics by its own definition,
and with the annual ZNFI festival we just bring the sound and noise
into/unto it. Various performers are brought together from the
fields of noise/experimental/(dark) ambient/industrial/power
electronics/performing noise arts/actionism and other subgenres of the
experimental/noise world. —————————————————————————– We invite You to come to the fest and join the noise uproar in the forthcoming June. —————————————————————————–
The program at the main arena of the ZNFI festival, vašhava’s 1st room,
equipped with chains (i.e. the black room), is going to unroll with the
following list of performers, during the 2 day festival;
◙ ▬▬▬ Additional (parallel) program: - Pharmafabrik Chill-Out Room (ambient audio-video relaxation room) - Sculpture Installation Art Jurak - Photography Exhibition by Špela Bergant - Aphra Tesla Operating System (video installation) - White Room (solo noise & jam session room) - DJ program by Kaizer the Dj (Gwerk Sound Movement) + - Free Flea Market/Labels Distro: cd’s, tapes, LP’s, merchandise etc. (exchange/donations). - vegetarian/vegan food
§ *ZNFI festival is also connected and collaborates with other
venues/clubs/spaces throughout Slovenia, and is going to include in its
program, same as each year, pre-fest and post-fest activities on the
following dates: 1st June – 2nd June (pre-fest) + 5th – 7th June
(post-fest) at various venues in the following cities/towns:
/ Pre-fest / 1st June: UPInde / Koper / 20:00 2nd June: MMC Mink / Tolmin / 21:00 2nd June: Live radio show at Radio Študent FM 89,3MHz, after midnight / Ljubljana 2nd June: Pritličje / Ljubljana / 21:00 2nd June: MMC Kibla / Maribor / 21:00
/ Post-fest / 5th June: Klub Metulj / Bistrica ob Sotli / 20:00 5th June: Klub ZAkon / Vrhnika / 21:00 6th June: Cirkulacija 2 / Ljubljana / 20:00 7th June: Mladinski center Hrastnik / Hrastnik / 18:00
◙ ▬▬▬► Ticket discount prices: Both one-day and two-day tickets for the ZNFI 2016 can be purchased/ordered/reserved
at the above locations for all the visitors coming to the pre-fest
shows (from 1st – 2nd June) for a discount price (Both days: € 20 /
Friday € 10 / Saturday: € 10) , and if you have ticket and want to join
the post-fest shows also, you have free entrance with it (usually if
there is any kind of entrance fee, on the above post-fest
locations/venues, it is just free donations).
festival program at Vašhava RTH (The Black Room) is going to present
several noise projects, among the slovenian local bands/projects,
notorious and blasting grindcore band from Nova Gorica, EXTREME SMOKE
57; experimental black metal noise duo SNØGG from Velenje; THE B. BEES,
experimental duo based in Ljubljana w/ Jaka Berger & Vitja
Balžalorski; local hardcore/noise performer UMDHLEBI from Koper etc.
There are a few specifically distinct acts/names from other countries
like Italy, among them IOIOI, LAMETAFISICA, MARE DI DIRAC, UK acts like:
BRUT, DRY GREED, ANIMAL MACHINE, belgian acts like KINDVRIENDELIJK,
LIJEL, etc. For example, at Brut, we are confronted with audio-visual
live actionism performance, project of Sonia Dietrich, fuelling the
performance with intense visuals and vivid physical performance,
conceptually opening the questions of the female body narrative, its
control and manipulations/mutilations.
Moving to Animal Machine from UK, who has collaborated with many
different noise artists around the world, bringing out in his
performances the intense noise experience with the sound he generates,
coupled with visual elements of metal-noise visual feel, sonically
delivering the utter blast and fresh energy to the noise performance.
Continuing with VELGE NATURLIG, the representative from Portugal who
works quite a lot on ambient and experimental sounds/soundscapes, and
brings to the fore the ambient substance and contemplative elements to
the overall sonic experience, combining it with abstract visuals.
The whole line-up of the 2016 ZNFI festival brings to the plate, strong
and quite a specific set of various performers, each autonomously
standing on their own ground and we can be convinced that none will fall
short in delivering the final goods to the listener/audience. Let
us also mention CRANK STURGEON from USA, who already performed on the
1st edition of the festival in 2014, delivering the complete dosage of
interactive and poetic inserts into his performances that usually
unequivocally leave imprint on the visitor/listener. And one and only
ZAN HOFFMAN (ZANSTONES/BODYCOCKTAIL) from USA, performer/singer, who is
strikingly amusing and immersive in his ways of dealing with the
listeners, and who is going to knock you off your feet with his
wittiness – a perfect match for those who visit bars and those obsessed
with drinking fresh cocktails. ZNFI festival is the
platform/medium, opening up the space for a concrete and direct exchange
between performers and listeners, sharing the knowledge, enjoyment and
enthusiasm among the lovers of experimental sound and noise. Welcome to the ZNFI 2016 and join us in the noisy adventure in the forthcoming June. ————————– Spread the Noise!!! ————————– Notice: With your visit you support the performers, adding to the overall share to cover their travel costs. ————————————– Support the noise culture!!! ————————————–
▬▬▬ The festival is supported by: Delavski Dom Trbovlje (DDT), Občina
Hrastnik (Municipality of Hrastnik), Občina Trbovlje (Municipality of
Trbovlje), Občina Zagorje (Municipality of Zagorje), Ministrstvo za
kulturo (Ministry of culture), Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Partners/supporters/allies, on this list: http://znfi.org/allies Vašhava RTH: by RTH (Rudnik Trbovlje-Hrastnik)
connected to this year’s edition of the festival: Delavski dom Trbovlje
/ On-parole / Pharmafabrik Recordings / UPInde, Koper / MMC MinK,
Tolmin & Sajeta festival, Tolmin / MMC Kibla, Maribor / Pritličje,
Ljubljana / Klub Metulj, Bistrica ob Sotli / Cirkulacija 2, Ljubljana /
Radio Študent, Ljubljana / Radio Marš, Maribor / Klub ZAkon, Vrhnika /
Mladinski center Hrastnik / Festival Rdeči revirji / RTH. ▬▬▬
If you are with the car, all the places are relatively near and you get
to see the environment. Driver shouldn't really drink too much, that's
all (but with the whole night stretch at the festival and some food,
shouldn't be a problem).
Check the locations on googlemaps!
(you have the addresses on the above site when you click on the possible
options for a sleeping place).
For those that are open for
experimental sleeping-place solutions, just bring your sleeping bag
along with your ear-plugs and the rest will follow.
— If you are coming by car, from other countries, you are either headed
to Ljubljana, Maribor or Koper, depending from which side you are
entering; in any case, you are headed to Trbovlje, and if you are coming
through Ljubljana (you drive in the direction towards Maribor and take
the immediate exit at Šentjakob; the exit routes you to the road towards
Litija and from there directly to Trbovlje; if you are coming from the
Maribor side, you take the highway from Maribor to Celje, and from
Celje, heading to Laško, and from there just keep driving until the
crossroad (on the left Rimske Toplice and on the right Hrastnik/Dol pri
Hrastniku), and once in Hrastnik, you will see the signs to Trbovlje.
— If you are coming by train, from Ljubljana to Trbovlje, you take the
train going to the direction Zidani Most/Maribor; usually on the line
8/10 or 11/12 (one direction = 5,08 €). On the links below you can
check/ask or phone them and inquire more. More info: http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/ firstname.lastname@example.org Info number: +386 129 13 391 (work hourse: 08:00 - 15:00, except, saturdays/sundays)
—————————————————————————– More info/updates throughout the period till the festival starts. ————————————————————————
◙ ▬▬▬► Festival is dedicated to our dear friend and music collaborator
Daniel Buess (CH) who was supposed to visit and perform at the festival
this year, for the third time around…R.I.P.