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May 2017
5:00 PM
Foyer of the National Forum of Music
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Mute Music // Installation on John Zorn’s Dark River from the Redbird album

Maciej Markowski concept and rendition


Installation on John Zorn’s work Dark River from the Redbird album



Maciej Markowski / fot. archiwum artysty

Nearly throughout the entire festival, at the WRO Art Center you will be able to see Mute Music – an exhibition by Maciej Markowski, inspired by John Zorn's hypnotic Dark River from his 1995 Redbird album, a minimalist, precise and spiritual chamber jazz/ambient release dedicated to Agnes Martin. Maciej Markowski, the person behind the installation's concept and performance, is a member of the Małe Instrumenty ensemble, composer and author of multimedia installations.

A chamber made of thick plexiglas, installed on an oak pedestal is equipped with a speaker that plays John Zorn's "Dark River" on loop. Vacuum is produced inside the chamber, so due to the lack of air, in this situation a conductor of acousrtic waves for the human ear, the composition is not heard outside the plexiglass walls. The only way to experience it is through observation of the visual effects that are the outcome of playing the song: intense movement of the speaker and the steady pace of the sound level meter.

Opening: 19.05.2017, 5:00 pm

Exhibition open from 20-27 May 2017 at 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and during the festival concerts at the NFM




you will be admitted to the exhibition upon presenting a ticket a MEN 2017 event or an ID of the 17th Biennale of Media Art WRO 2017 DRAFT SYSTEMS

The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.


Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.