International Festival
of Computer Arts

Jata C

Jata C is a group of artists (beepblip, OR poiesis, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljić Podešva, Brane Zorman) who share common interests in field recording, bioacoustics, and sound ecologies. Their research combines auditory perception with ecological and social issues, expanding them with scientific discourse and original performances of sonic environments. In their compositions, they transform field recordings of their immediate surroundings into speculative projections of the future and delicate perceptions of the present. To capture environmental acoustic phenomena, they employ a vast array of field recording devices central to the so-called deep listening and non-anthropocentric relation with biotic and non-biotic entities. In the performances, the group uses laptop instruments with MIDI extensions. They follow a general score, leaving enough space for improvisation and live musical interpretation. They also compose 8-channel fixed media and exhibit sound installations. Two compositions by Jata C presented to the public include ICEmeltings (2019) and Bibaret JC210120 (2020).