International Festival
of Computer Arts

Furīfōru / fluvial


Furīfōru / fluvial

  • 29th MFRU
  • Sound performance

08. 10. 2023 / 19:00

Location: Vetrinjski dvor / Vetrinjska ulica 30, Maribor, Slovenija

Artist Petra Kapš (OR poiesis)
Furīfōru / fluvial
  • live sound performance
  • 4-channel acoustic performance
  • duration: approx. 20 min

Furīfōru / fluvial seeks to capture the ecstatic feeling of floating in the spheric music of waterfalls. The cascading descent of water, its dispersion, and the resonant interplay of water molecules against stone create an enduring allure, an uninterrupted zenith devoid of time, a captivating vibrational expanse that elevates beings. The relationship between gravity and floating serves as the primary inspiration for this composition. It delves into the essence of bodies, encompassing their diverse rhythms – water, minerals, and the atmosphere. Our presence is transient, akin to guests within an intricately woven cosmic organism. Resonance profoundly shapes our existence, entwined with temporal asynchrony. The fluid and mineral forms coalesce through breath (atmo-), existing both within and outside the confines of the observable. The work is created utilizing the author’s original performative field recordings of waterfalls and rocks (captured over the span of 2012 to 2023 in the areas of: the Šumik and Skalce waterfalls in Pohorje, the Veli Vir waterfall in Slovenian Istria, the Nadiža river, and others, recordings of the stone instrument KAMIsTONE). The focus of the sound processing is on the search for frequency resonance and fluvial composition. Furīfōru / fluvial was premiered by the artist as part of The Vienna Acousmonium festival at Kino Šiška in Ljubljana (March 2023), produced by CONA Ljubljana and Thomas Gorbach & The Vienna Acousmonium.

Furīfōru / fluvial

Photo 1: Skalce waterfall, photo OR poiesis

Photo 2: portrait OR poiesis, photo Matej Tomažin_arhiv Cona