"Why Frets? – Tombstone" (2021-22) /permanent installation
"Why Frets? – Requiem for the Electric Guitar" (2020-21, duration 30-40 minutes) - Marko Ciciliani /lecture
"Why Frets? – Downtown 1983" (2021, duration: 25 minutes)
Artistic leader of Time Canvas Marko Ciciliani will give a short introduction and overview on what to expect during these three days of lectures and performances and how this festival and its theme ‘ALTER EGO’ relates to the annually ChampdAction.LAbO summer course.
Marko Ciciliani (*1970, Zagreb) is a composer, audiovisual artist and performer based in Austria. The focus of his work lies in the composition of performative electronic music, mostly in audiovisual contexts. Interactive video, light design and laser graphics often play an integral part in his compositions. The German magazine Neue Zeitschrift für Musik referred to him as “one of today’s most interesting composers in the field of electronic music and multimedia” (01/2020).
Ciciliani's music has been performed in more than forty-five countries across Eurasia, Oceania and the Americas. As a result of his interdisciplinary practice his work can be found in different genres. It has been programmed at festivals and concert series of electronic experimental music such as Experimental Intermedia, NYC, Club Transmediale, Berlin, SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Ibrasotope, São Paolo or Findars, Kuala Lumpur; by festivals for post-avantgarde music such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wien Modern, Ultraschall Berlin, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival or Maerzmusik; just as well as in the context of media art, as in the festival Ars Electronica or with iMAL, Brussels.
His work has been released on five full-length CDs and two multimedia books featuring transdisciplinary and audiovisual works. In addition, his music can be found on more than a dozen compilation CDs.
In the field of artistic research, Ciciliani has published several papers and articles, mainly in the field of audiovisual composition, a practice, that he termed “Music in the Expanded Field” in his widely discussed lecture of the same title, he gave in Darmstadt in 2016.
Ciciliani is Professor for Computer Music Composition and Sound Design at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. In 2014, 16 and 18 he has taught as tutor at the “Summer Courses for Contemporary Music Darmstadt”. As of 2020 he is artistic director of the interdisciplinary workshop for young creators ChampdAction.LAbO, as well as of the festival TimeCanvas@deSingel in Antwerp.