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The Tree Spirits | Touch

The Tree Spirits | Touch

The Tree Spirits| Touch sound work reflects on the life of a tree, speculating on its acoustic component, and explores the interaction of an individual part of a plant with the colony of organisms and the forest biotic community. The sound recordings give voice to the existence of a tree in its annual and life cycles which begin and end in silence. The silence anticipating the springtime resurgence of sap flow, and the silence of destruction caused by climate change, drought, and fires.

Installation at +MSUM, Ljubljana, 19. May until 11. September 2022

The artist zeros in on the touch; touch as an expression of genuine concern and awareness of the coexistence with plants, and a destructive touch of environmental devastation. The sounds of touching a tree trunk, branches rubbing against each other, the crushing of loose bark, the foliage, the rustling of trees in the wind, water drenching the roots – an acoustic journey through the physical existence of a tree. All the way to branch breaking, tree falling and a fire, a warning of the upcoming drought which is always a hard blow to a forest habitat.

The composition with the recorded and processed tree sounds, produced both within the organism as well as when touched by a human or the environment, builds an emotional and dramatic narrative charged with the natural and amplified sounds comingling and entwining. A dynamic 8-channel installation pulls the listener in the very centre of a sound happening.

The installation demonstrates, investigates, and records the changes in the electrical conductivity, which are the result of the intensive drying process of the individual tree cookies (sliced portions of a tree trunk), converting the parameters – through heat, electrical and oscillation sensors, and converters – in the visual and acoustic forms. The cookies dry up and crack. They are colonised by microbes, mould, and fungi, and in the process of decomposition change their forms. Symbolically, these newly formed tree structures confront us with the shortage of water and moisture.

Brane Zorman – Metal Pole Woodpeckers @ Soundcamp 2020 (1st play)

Brane Zorman – Metal Pole Woodpeckers @ Soundcamp 2020 (1st play)

Brane Zorman Metal Pole Woodpeckers
Ljubljana, city centre, the pedestrian zone, a four road crossroads with three pedestrian crossings, six lighting columns
Thursday, 4 April 2020, 8:30 pm Recording with binaural and quadro microphones
The pulsation of two different rhythmical structures is
filling the silence in a sustained, steady, monotonous and
persistent manner, rebounding from the concrete ground
and walls of nearby buildings.
The task these structures perform is very simple. They
signal to the pedestrians and cyclists that they have two
options: “Stop – wait” and “Move on”.
There are no pedestrians, no cyclists – there were none
before as well.

Soundcamp 2020 
Online festival – part of the project Acoustic Commons
from 5AM UTC+1 Saturday  2 May to 6AM on Sunday 3 May
project site

Amper-o-mat, beepblip, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, OR poiesis, Brane Zorman: ICE meltings

Amper-o-mat, beepblip, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, OR poiesis, Brane Zorman: ICE meltings

Thursday, 17 Jan 2019 at  10.40 – 11.00 pm
3. program Radio Slovenija – program ARS and EBU
Art’s Birthday 2019 global network exchang

Recorded sound work composition from the ARS / EBU broadcasted will be exhibited as eight channel version at Steklenik gallery

Read more about all ICE meltings events.

About participating artists in composition ICEmeltings:

Petra Kapš, performs as OR poiesis and holds an MA in philosophy, she is an artist, writer, curator, and independent creator. She is active between the art of sound, radio, time-space poetry, performance, critical and essayist reflection of art, creation, and organisation of exhibitions and festivals.

Bojana Šaljič Podešva is a composer and musician that focuses on electroacoustic music and composes multichannel works and works that employ real-time sound manipulation of live instruments. Besides works for concerts, she also creates music for drama and puppet theatre, dance shows, film, and other audiovisual projects.

Ida Hiršenfelder [beepblip] is curator and artist in the field of sound and intermedia art. She is interested in the history of media, archives, their disappearance and media archaeology. She is a member of DIY sound collective Theremidi Orchestra and co-founder of initiative ČIPke.

Borut Peternel performs as Amper-O-Mat and works as a composer, musician, artist, and producer, who mostly uses the predecessor of synthesizer – oscillator.

Boštjan Perovšek is a musician, composer, and sound designer who composes experimental electro-acoustic music. His speciality is creating bio-acoustic music based on the sounds of animals, especially bugs. He also performs with music group SAETA, creates music for film, theatre, performances, and multimedia installations as well as soundscapes for museums and galleries.

Brane Zorman is a composer, intermedia, sound, and radio artist, sound manipulator, and producer who composes for musicals, theatre, dance, and intermedia events and shows. He researches the possibilities of manipulation, presence, perception, placement, and re-interpretation of sound and uses old and new technologies to cross the fields of music, multimedia, and visual realm.

CESSE Conference

CESSE Conference

CESSE FUNDING CONFERENCE – Central European Society for Soundscape Ecology (29th November – 1st December  2018)

Organized by Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME)

Magazine – Central European Society for Soundscape Ecology (

CONA with Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman joined funding CESSE conference in Budapest. It was a great achievement and organizational challenge led by CSABA HAJNÓCZY, chief organizer from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest and many others.

The conference came to light and was build few years after first ideas and intentions about forming South East Europe society about soundscape ecology were laid down and expressed by Miloš Vojtechovsky, Brane Zorman and Eric Leonardson in Prague, CZ in 2015 at TO CO ZNÍ ZA ROHEM / LISTENING AROUND THE CORNER, With Presentations, lectures and discussion at: tranzitdisplay. organized by Miloš Vojtechovsky.

Read more about Prague event

CESSE was renamed to CENSE in 2018 – Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies (CENSE) is an informal network of individual voices, coming from various backgrounds. We propose this emerging network to fill a need, that of fostering more perceptive and conscious ideas and solutions, addressing developments in the social and cultural fields of (Central) Europe related not only to sound, ecomusicology, and sound art, but mainly to deep environmental and social changes.

CENSE was established in the framework of the The Founding Conference of CESSE / CENSE, the Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies in Budapest, 29 November to 1 December, 2018, CESSE organized and initiated by Csaba Hajnóczy.

Hybrid View, A four channel composition commissioned for  EBU Ars Acustica conference 2018

Hybrid View, A four channel composition commissioned for EBU Ars Acustica conference 2018

Hybrid View

A four channel Composition was premiered presented live as an special event during EBU Ars Acustica conference on June 14th, 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Set in a big room surrounded by terrace balcony on top of City Hotel in Ljubljana live performance focused on merging and blending sound field recordings from local milieu and with sophisticated recordings of electromagnetic radio waves from outer space.

Ice Breakers. A Group Improvisation Under The Leading Boštjan Perovšek

Ice Breakers. A Group Improvisation Under The Leading Boštjan Perovšek

Pre:gon zime [Winter Exor:cism] @ radioCona:ICEbreakerFM (2018)

Main live sound art event at the 10th anniversary of radioCona with selected local female and male sound artists.
Tuesday, 13th February , 8PM – 10PM
Kino Šiška, dvorana Komuna
retransmission on radioCona 88.8 MHz and Radio Študent 89.3 MHz

Amper-o-mat Kriptoplazma
beepblip AMonFM & SDR
Bojana Šaljič Podešva Sense of Ice
Brane Zorman LU-na MO-on reflekt
Ice Breakers – Group improvisation directed by Boštjan Perovšek

Click and Listen to: EMS Memory Trackers, Live at Spektrum – Berlin 17. Sept 2017

Click and Listen to: EMS Memory Trackers, Live at Spektrum – Berlin 17. Sept 2017

Yet another, but unique recording of my piece EMS Memory Trackers, recorded in Spektrum, Berlin in 2017.

Sunday 17. september 2017
SPEKTRUM | art sciencecommunity
Bürknerstraße 12
12047 Berlin

Doors: 20:00
Start time: 20:30
Free entrance

Evening program:

Brane Zorman: EMS Memory Trackers
Electronics, computers, converters, analogue and digital SDR radio receivers

Boris Baltschun and Joe Kudirka: BAKU
Guitar and Analog Synthesizer, some objects, and Bass and Piano in absentia
Joe Kudirka:
Boris Baltschun:

Performance kindly supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Berlin.
CONA program is supported by the Department for Culture at the Municipality of Ljubljana, selected projects supported by the Ministry of Culture RS

Moon Pong – Ping.Ping a project by Brane Zorman and Hakan Lidbo

Moon Pong – Ping.Ping a project by Brane Zorman and Hakan Lidbo

I am glad to announce a new project that is in the development since July 2016 with Hakan Lidbo partnering with programmer Per-Olov Jernberg and me powered with programmers Slavko Glamočanin and Gregor Žigon, with Silvo Obrul an active member of Slovenj Gradec radio amateur club as a EME consultant and operator on the ground.

We will post news and updates here but first few words about the Moon Pong – Ping.Ping project:

Moon Pong – Ping.Ping is planned to become the largest interactive game that was ever created, with the largest natural outreach delivered and accepted trails (ie. the transmitted, received and recorded radio signal) based on EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) communications. Initiated by artists Brane Zorman and Hakan Lidbo Moon Pong – Ping.Ping is set to cross international and space borders by-passing physical limits and creating an enormously vast playground field where EME radio amateur community plays a crucial role in projects realization.

The Field:

Moon Pong – Ping.Ping play field is measured a whooping 384.000 (Earth-Moon distance) x 6,371km (radius of the planet Earth), not counting in that gets “lost” or bounced to outer space, as for the moment we believe there is no one that would join our game from there.

This project aims to bridge and cross fields of art, science and radio amateurism creating interesting and fruitful experience for everyone involved. While creating this project we were led by desire to play, explore, discover, connect and merge art methodologies with communities dealing with electromagnetic radiation and space exploration.

The Game:

By using special radio protocols and frequencies used in their daily operations, EME radio amateurs, amateur clubs and organizations around the world use targeted and computer controlled radio antennas (with diameter of 8m or more) and operate them with a laser sharp precision to send / receive Morse code identification messages to the Moon.

Player ie. server sends out Moon Pong Ball Morse radio signal pointed straight to the Moon. From the lunar surface it bounces in various directions – some heading back to the Earth while most of it gets lost in the space. Bounced signal collides with atmosphere, clouds, winds and other factors when weakened returns to Earth’s surface dispersed across a vast area (eg. Europe , Africa, Asia, the Middle East, America,..).

Spread around the globe EME radio amateurs are waiting and listening to the Moon Pong Ball bounce as it arrives around 2,5 seconds later. When they recognize and identify its sender they trigger their controllers. Players actions get through the process of verification and seconds later winner is announced and score gets updated. The last winner becomes a new server and the game continues for another 60 minutes.

The winner of the game becomes first Moon Pong – Ping.Ping champion. He or she holds the title till the next game is announced and played.

Stay tuned for further announcements here.

Magma, Springs and Bugs – live performances by Eric Leonardson, Brane Zorman and Petr Nikl

Eric Leonardson, Brane Zorman and Petr Nikl performed at Školská 28, Prague, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 19:00. Concert is part of minisymposium LISTENING AROUND THE CORNER which will take place the next day June 18th from 6 to 9.30 at Tranzitdisplay Gallery. Evening program: Eric Leonardson: Solo for Springboard The Springboard is an experimental instrument…

EMS Memory Trackers excerpt on SoundCloud

EMS Memory Trackers excerpt on SoundCloud

Listen to an 22 min excerpt from original composition.

EMS memory trackers (2016) – 22min Excerpt
Composed by: Brane Zorman
Format: – live sound performance in 5.1 surround or stereo with video projection
Performance duration: 55 minutes
Recorded: BTN Labbs, Ljubljana, January 2016
World premiere: Kunstradio, ORF1, Vienna, Jan 10, 2016
Photo by: Urska Boljkovac

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