XX Y X: Rdeča Raketa + Patrick K-H
26. Januar, 20:00 - 22:00
Maja Osojnik (Stimme, Elektronik) | Matija Schellander (Stimme, Elektronik) |
Patrick K-H (Video)
Rdeča Raketa (Red Rocket) is the electronic music duo of Maja Osojnik and Matija Schellander. Their new project …and cannot reach the silence deals with the current world of misunderstandings, communicating past each other, willingly and unwillingly overlooking or ignoring each other’s meanings via various fast-paced forms and platforms of communication; and, with that, the tightening of incompatible parallel »realities«. It explores forms of violence; physical and verbal, external and self-inflicted. It explores forms of power; the dangerous thin line between giving power to and giving power over oneself, and forms of subjugation and addiction on both societal and, more significantly, on interpersonal levels. »… Look at us! Beasts, bottomless pits, never to be full! To be fulfilled. Glued onto each other in sweat, a never-ending pain and evenly spread, at all times …
Rdeča Raketa combines abstract electronic sounds with heavy beats, inspired by acousmatic and industrial music, as well as hip hop. The artful interweaving of spoken and sung language (based on Osojnik’s texts) coalesces with the collaged sound material. Modular synthesizers and cut-up samples mixed with manipulated CD players and recordings of acoustic instruments and field recordings, along with elaborate sound processing, ultimately creates a wondrously heterogeneous mixture.
For this live performance, they have invited video artist Patrick K.-H. (Vienna/St. Petersburg) for collaboration. The abstract-concrete video of Patrick K.-H. comes out of his works in analog collage and naturally bears its qualities, such as characteristic imprecise cuts and overlapping of typographical standards that otherwise don’t meet. In their live shows, video does not comment on music, and music does not comment on video. They add perspective to one another; a potential for further evolution, growth and transmutations of characters at the junction of seen and heard. The LP has been released on the Viennese label Ventil Records in 2021, followed by a special edition on Maja Osojnik’s own label Mamka Records.