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Sound Walk September 2020 – Sandbox receives honourable mention

Sound Walk September 2020 – Sandbox receives honourable mention

walk · listen · create is home of Sound Walk September, the yearly event that celebrates the experience of walking, augmented by sound. It can be seen as home for walking artists as it collects the publications of artists who walk, and provides a place for walking artists to share their websites, thoughts, pieces and events.

Among two SWS20 Winners Sandbox received honourable mention.

From the jury notification:

SandBox, by Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman, captures the period of silence during the pandemic when daily life ground to a halt, followed by the subsequent gradual return to noise. Sandbox is a downloadable, site-specific, geo-located, participatory work that invites walkers to explore the transitional spaces of railroad tracks that have awaited redevelopment for over a decade, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

Artists Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman use the audio walk as a format to encourage active listening and increase sensitivity for our coexistence with the landscape. By extending an invitation to reevaluate the surrounding environment and its potential, Sandbox invites a meditation on planetary limits through the intersection of both real and fictional spaces. 

The jury was impressed by the use of walking as a political act and as a tool for the consideration of alternative futures. As nature rehabilitates and repopulates the abandoned area, walking participants can consider how nature reasserts and regenerates itself, and in that awareness find a vision for societal change.”

Read more about SWS2020

Irena Pivka in Brane Zorman: Sandbox

Irena Pivka in Brane Zorman: Sandbox

Geolocation newmedia performans
Thur, 1 Oct and Fri, 2 Oct at 6.00 p.m.
Loction: Vilharjeva cesta (near railway underpass)

premiere A_DELA festival
Tue 25 Aug 2020 at 9.00 a.m. and
Wed 26 Aug 2020 at 7.30 p.m.

A walk along the railway tracks, with the help of an app and headphones, leads a viewer, a wanderer and an eavesdropper into a performative space. The work was created during the time of the epidemic when all public life had come to a standstill. As a result, the thick layer of the all-encompassing and constant noise disappeared, the existence of which we only really became aware of once it was gone. The authors captured this period, marked by weeks of silence and the gradual return of noise, with their recording equipment, walked paths and by discovering local microspaces. The result of their research is the existent locative performance, which, through the absence of noise, tells a tale of a future space. By using geolocation tools, the performance reflects on an experiential experience of landscape and sound and, in these complicated times, brings forth thoughts about the potential of a degraded space from the perspective of a society incapable of dialogue. The latter is using its last atoms of strength to depict dominance over the planet, while plants on the other side are blossoming, intertwining and even consoling, soothing, silencing and covering the all-pervasive species. The rhythm of walking, listening-in to the transitional space, a path that leads away from the overburdened city, and of listening to the degraded, waiting spaces, which are being taken back by nature, form the stance of this period of time … before it ends.

The authors have developed the work with the help of the geolocation tool ECHOES, developed by Echoes Lab. More than 30 geolocation points, connected by sound files and in combination with the available navigation tools, form the subtle dramaturgy of the overall acoustic image of the work Sandbox at a specific location.

Production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory, CONA Institute, NOVARS Research centre – University of Manchester, ECHOES
Thanks: Josh Kopeček, Ricardo Climent
Voice interpretation: Irena Pivka (SI)
Voice interpretation: Jana Wilcoxen (EN)
Translation: Katja Kosi
Sound composition: Brane Zorman



27.10. – 10.12.2017
gardenWALK: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
e_city Ljubljana Apollonia
Strasbourg, Robertsau

GardenWALK, a locative sound walk performance, taking place along the streets of Strasbourg, Robertsau. It invites a visitor to relive the future impact of the planned Apollonia community garden to the immediate surroundings of district and its community.

An integral part of the project is a sound map with circular path which the visitor walks within the project. The beginning of this 1.6km long route and duration of 30minutes is at the Apollonia Garden, end of the rout is in Lieu de Europe Parc Henri.

Through the subtile sound inserts of the shared garden urban landscape sound and the sound scape transformation with vision of potentional possibilities, the sound walk performance sensitize public to experience the Robertsau quarter. Garden and gardening in this project is a metaphor for rethinking and re-cultivation of urban landscape changes in local society.

Read more about gardenWALK

Moon Pong – Ping.Ping a test planned on Dec 30, 2016

Moon Pong – Ping.Ping a test planned on Dec 30, 2016

A project by Brane Zorman and Hakan Lidbo

Welcome to the biggest interactive game ever created by a human being

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.

For more deatiled information about the Moon Pong – Ping.Ping project please go to

During extensive testing and code (node.js) development by slovenian programmers Slavko Glamočanin and Gregor Žigon have finally installed and successfully launched the custom application that can track various location activities (EME members at their hash locations) and simultaneously calculate the distance and time response according to virtual time 0 to avoid wrong results and point after players press “received” button. The code was originally made by swedish programmer    who is partner in team with Hakan Lidbo, but was completely rewritten as for this first initial test phase we needed an application with specific features.

On december 30, 2016 in the early afternoon we have launched a Moon Pong – Ping.Ping test game with 7 players on different locations. After some expected technical issues and solved login problems we started game at 1.25 CET+1, The test run for about 10 minutes with no difficulties whatsoever but then we had to stop and cancel further gaming and testing because of players other schedules. The whole project process was commented live and video of screen activities was recorded to be glued together with almost no editing. The video was broadcasted to a broader audience live on CONA YouTube channel same day at 22.00 (GMT+1).

You can watch video documentary here:

Hidden Materia @ Magma, Springs and Bugs in Praha, Czech Republic

Hidden Materia @ Magma, Springs and Bugs in Praha, Czech Republic

Magma, Springs and Bugs
with Eric Leonardson, Brane Zorman and Petr Nikl
Wed 17.6. – 19:00 at
Školska 28, Praha, Czech Republic

Concert is part of mininisymposium LISTENING AROUND THE CORNER which will take place the next day June 18th from 6 to 9.30 at Tranzitdisplay Gallery.
Brane Zorman: Hidden Materia
Petr Nikl – Cockroaching – Beetle Works

While in Prague I am glad to participate at:
18 Června, Praga, Czech Republic
June 18, 2015 at 21.30
with presentations by: Eric Leonardson, Peter Cusak, Brane Zorman, Lloyd Dunn, Helena Štorchová,
Miloš Vojtěchovský, Dagmar Šubrtová


Presentations, lectures and discussion at:
Thursday 18. 6. 2015 18:00 – 21:30
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2, CZ

Eric Leonardson: Our Sonic Playground: A Model for Active Engagement in Urban Soundscapes
A public event that proposes a model for active, public participation in soundscape awareness. For those who are new to acoustic ecology and the experiential basis of its pedagogy, this practical template or ‘recipe’ may help others organise their own events aimed at active engagement in sound, listening, and environment. While offering practical suggestions for getting started, I also address some relevant issues regarding a broader cultural discourse of sound in the arts and sciences. Eric Leonardson is a Chicago-based composer, radio artist, sound designer, instrument inventor, improvisor, visual artist, and teacher. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, founder and co-chair of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, and co-founder and Executive Director of the World Listening Project.

Brane Zorman: Re-planting the sound(s), where sound and location collide
The aspects and possible interpretations/understanding based on CONA’s soundwalk and soundmap projects Walk the City and Field Frequency Field”: carefully chosen recorded content (sounds, narration, effects) relate to historical, social, political, cultural facts or interpretations. They are combined to form and open reflection on context, content, location, time and when, as such, are re-planted on the same (or other locations) in the form of a soundwalk or soundmap, they merge and un-hide different layers of reality, form new shifted relations, transposed contexts, pitched understandings.” Brane Zorman (Slovenia) is a composer, sound and radio artist, sound manipulator and producer. His work examines and explores the possibilities of processing, presenting, perceiving, understanding, positioning, manipulating and reinterpreting the sound and space. With Irena Pivka he cofounded CONA Institute for contemporary art processing which produces radioCona, Field Frequency Flux projects among others. He is program selector for ZVO.ČI.TI ( series project, curates sound art exhibitions, publishes artist’s books.

Peter Cusack: Aral Sea Stories: Dariga, golden carp, untraceable artists who restore fishermen to ships stranded in the desert and other tales
Fifty years ago the Aral Sea in Central Asia was the planet’s fourth largest lake. In the decades since it has virtually disappeared; a victim of the irrigation schemes that extract most of the water from its feeder rivers. Since May 2013 I have made three trips to the Aral to make field recordings, take photographs and talk to people there. It is a difficult, but fascinating, place to try to record. During this talk I will tell stories, play recordings, show images from my visits.
Peter Cusack works as a field recordist with a special interest in environmental sound and acoustic ecology. Projects include community arts, researches into sound and our sense of place and documentary recordings in areas of special sonic interest (Lake Bajkal, Siberia). His project Sounds From Dangerous Places explores soundscapes at sites of major environmental damage – Chernobyl exclusion zone; Caspian oil fields; UK nuclear sites. He describes the use of sound to investigate documentary issues as sonic journalism.

Lloyd Dunn:
a regular series of filecasts and an online presence.
Lloyd Dunn is a founding member of the experimental intermedia group The Tape-beatles, and publisher and editor of several small-circulation magazines such as Photostatic and Retrofuturism. Starting in the 1980s, he has worked in many mediums, including film, video, audio, print, and web applications. Since 2009 his main project has been nula which is continually updated with new sound works, movies, photographs, and essays.

Helena Štorchová: Arctic Ecology, or Alaskan Warming
What is the significance of the extreme, rather than average temperature for the ecology of the North and what is its impact on ecosystems?
RNDr. Helena Štorchová, PhD is a specialist in plant molecular biology and she works at the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Republic. She mainly concentrates on the genetic basis of flowering plants, research of mitochondrial DNA and on general evolutionary biology. From 2002 to 2003 she received a Fulbright scholarship, which allowed her to stay at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and still cooperates intensively with this northernmost university in the world. Externally lectures at the Faculty of Charles University in Prague and at the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Budějovice.

Dagmar Šubrtová: Frontiers of Solitude
The project confronts the context of unprecedented transformation of northern and global ecosystems to seek out and form new relationships between ethical, aesthetic, political, ecological, economic and thermodynamic concerns related to the idea of septentrional. It is a joint initiative between three partners: Gallery Školská 28, Atelier Nord in Oslo, and Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art in eastern Iceland.
Project supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and co-financed by the Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Municipal of Prague.

Conceived and organized by Školská 28 and Tranzitdisplay in collaboration with Asociace MLOK and Agosto Foundation.

HODITI odsončje (Afelij) / WALKING the Aphelion

HODITI odsončje (Afelij) / WALKING the Aphelion

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HODITI odsončje (Afelij)
zamika in premešča zvočno krajino znotraj iste lokacije in iste prehojene poti. Osredotoča se na prostorsko uresničitev kraja, ki ga preko slušne izkušnje na novo ozavesti.

Zvočna slika je bila posneta z binauralnimi mikrofoni, 4. julija 2016 zvečer, ko zemlja prispe na točko imenovano odsončje (Afelij), to je skrajna točka Zemlje na tirnici okoli Sonca. Udeleženec, opremljen s slušalkami in aplikacijo zvočni zemljevid na mobilnem telefonu, obhodi isto pot ob istem dnevnem času nastanka izvorne zvočne slike, a v časovnem zamiku. Dolžina zamika je četrtine zemljine tirnice – malo po jesenskem enakonočju.

V januarju 2017 bomo pripravili HODITI prisončje (Perihelij) in hkrati ponudili v posluh poletni zvočni sprehod. Tako bosta dva zvočna sprehoda namenjena cikličnemu poslušanju: zimski poleti in poletni pozimi.

Avtorja: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
radioCona WALK aplikacija: Vasja progar
Produkcija CONA, 2016, v sodelovanju s Festivalom SONICA

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