Julia Mihály, a composer and performer, works at the border of new music and performance. Standing in the tradition of technology-based performance, she stages installations, performances, audio walks and instrumental compositions using realtime sound synthesis processes as extensions for sounds and performative actions. Mihály engages with current socio-political issues and media culture, and she combines these with influences from pop culture, trash art, and anti-art.
“Before corona, I couldn’t have imagined spending more than 14 days in one place. But after all travel had been cancelled due to corona, I took time to figure out what home means to me personally. Actually, my sense of home grows out of the synergy of a certain place and its peculiarities, together with habits, daily routines and the relationship to persons that are close to me.”
For mapping_home, Julia Mihály asked the participating artists to collect audio material that they associate with their home. She used the material to create an electroacoustic composition in an imaginary space. How do the sounds of intimate, personal, domestic surroundings operate in a shared space? Various items, which are for Mihály related to the topic of home will be turned into sounding objects. In a staged living room sounds of everyday routines, concrete places, and familiar interpersonal interactions are combined to form an acoustic, collective home. The piece mapping_home questions the consistence and the impact of something that we call home.
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