| sat. dec 17 2022 |
Steve Bates & Isabella Forciniti
|Steve Bates: electronics;
Isabella Fortinici: electronics
| Steve Bates is an artist and musician living in Montréal. The sonic is the starting point for his projects which are evocations of communication networks and systems, or expressions of spatial and temporal experience. Bates frequently uses sound material that is site-specific in an attempt to uncover place and how the sonic effects our experience of site. Time is measured, stretched, pulled at, ignored, and extended. His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Europe and most recently, Senegal. Steve Bates works in performance, in the field, on the air and in museological/|
gallery contexts. These shifting territories reflect the content of his practice.
Isabella Forciniti is a Vienna based sound artist from Italy. Her work maneuvers within tensions evoked by the substantial aspects of sound and improvised music. Her intention is to explore deliberate states of sounds through examining relationships among interwoven sound surroundings, informal practice as well as their intrinsic abilities. Her work thrives to release streams of thoughts at the margins of the unknown.
She has created works for Austria’s radio station Ö1, such as for the art program Kunstradio and Radiokolleg. Isabella Forciniti has also gained experience with movies during her work with Kubelka’s „Arnulf Rainer“ film strips and scoring gender-critical silent movies from the early 20th century. She participated in workshops by Elliott Sharp, Tomomi Adachi, Antye Greie-Ripatti and Cedrik Fermont, among others.
Isabella Forciniti cooperated with Martin Siewert, Burkhard Stangl, Ingrid Schmoliner, Katharina Klement, Patrick K.H., Joni Void, Ryoko Akama as well as other artists. Forciniti was invited to different music festivals such as Wien Modern (AT), Time in Music (FI), Sonic Territories (AT), Klangfestival (AT), Literaturfestival-Schlierbach (AT) and Darmstädter Ferienkurse (GER).
She holds a degree in communication sciences focused on sociology and multimedia. In 2019 she finished the university program Computer Music and Electronic Media (ELAK) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Currently she studies computer music and composition at the Anton Bruckner Private University focussing on digital music performance and improvised music. Her favorite sociologist is Zygmunt Bauman and her favorite meal remains her grandmother’s homemade pasta.