Sunday 17 September 2017, 7.30pm


No Longer Available

A rare visit by this trio, visiting from Austria, US and Spain.

Mia Zabelka (violin, eviolin, voice, objects, electronic devices)
“Mighty mistress of the contemporary violin takes you further into the sound with maelstrom.” (Pauline Oliveros)

Viv Corringham (electric voice, sound recordings)
“From cool Brion Gysin-esque wordplay to looped and multilayered operatic wails.” (The Wire)

Rodrigo Constanzo (electro-acoustic instruments)
"He improvises and acts as an antennae to the beauty, electricity, and endless surprise that is living..."

Viv Corringham

Viv Corringham is a US-based British vocalist and sound artist, described as “a vital force in improvised music since the late 1970s” (Corey Mwamba, BBC Radio 3). She has worked with many musicians including Pauline Oliveros, Charles Hayward, Mike Cooper, Elliott Sharp, and Maggie Nicols. She has done concerts and sound work in twenty-six countries in venues such as Hong Kong Arts Centre, Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico, Issue Project Room New York, and Institute of Contemporary Art London. “From cool Brion Gysin–esque wordplay to looped and multilayered operatic wails” (The Wire).

Mia Zabelka

Mia Zabelka (violin, voice) is a sound artist, composer as well as an improviser from Vienna, with czech, jewish and french familiar background. After completing her training with a strong classical emphasis, she continued to construct and explore the limits of sound and music in a language entirely her own, based on the de- and reconstruction of the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the range of the instrument using live electronic devices, preparing it through the insertion of alien objects between or on the strings and innovative performance techniques.
Mia Zabelka describes this process as AUTOMATIC PLAYING, continuously exploring sound and music as physical phenomena, always pushing back the boundaries in experimental performances and compositions that question established notions, improving the available techniques and given structures. The violin and her own voice and body are transformed in the process into sound bodies which are at once organic and primal, screaming, lyrical, composed and explosive.

She has collaborated with a string of exciting artists from around the world, such as Robin Rimbaud, Pauline Oliveros, Elliott Sharp, Dälek, Lydia Lunch, Alexei Borisov , Phill Niblock, John Zorn, John Russell, Maggie Nicols and Philippe Petit.

She has given concerts and performances at many Festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia. Numerous CD, vinyl and video releases. Recipient of highly regarded prizes (3-time winner oft the Prix Ars Electronica) and awards, she was a guest of the DAAD’s (German Academic Exchange Service’s) international artists’ programme in Berlin and the Fulbright Commission in New York.
Mia Zabelka is currently the artistic director of Phonofemme Festival Vienna and Klanghaus Untergreith in the region of South Styria.

Rodrigo Constanzo

Rodrigo Constanzo (electro-acoustic instruments) makes art.
He thinks this is an important thing to do.
The art he makes is generally smeared in time, in the form of music.
He improvises and acts as an antennae to the beauty, electricity, and endless surprise that is living a crazy life.
He composes and tries to create new sounds, interactions and behaviors that he find interesting and challenging.
He performs his own music and the music of others on a variety of instruments, with close friends.
He believes in magic. He believes in sharing things. He believes in teaching. He believes in openness.
He loves sweet jams, and avoids speaking with a complicated vocabulary as much as possible.
He tries to live as presently and honestly as possible.