Edition 2013

The Bulgarian composer Emilian Gatzov – Elbi will make a sound performance in the yard of the residency on 23th of August 2013

He has made soundtracks for over 40 theatre and dancing projects. Four times nominee for both the most prestigious awards for theatre in Bulgaria, Icarus and Askeer. Received the ‘Icarus’ Award for theatre music in 2006 for the performance ‘4:48 Psychosis’ directed by Desislava Shpatova in Sfumato Theatre.

As a performer he participated in various events in the field of electronic music, including the Ambient Festivals for Experimental Music and Silent Movies in the Cinema House, Sofia, in 2004 & 2005. Since the end of 2007 he plays with the performer Ivo Dimchev in a hybrid acting/improvisational performance – ‘Concerto’, showed at dance festivals in Athens, Poznan, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Bordeaux, Bucharest, Istanbul, Brussels. He also works with dancers from NOMAD Dance Academy, ballet Arabesque, OisNotAcCompany, and Kinesthetic Project.

„I’ve been sometimes invited not particularly as a composer, but more of an observer/advisor about the structure in terms of timing, sequences, and measuring of emotional impact, a kind of work not unlike film editing yet within a live structure. Expanded abilities for pattern recognition and building synaesthetic combinations, where sound actively interferes with language and vision.“

Elbi composes emotional music – often with delicate, classical melody, and even more often on the basis of deep, spatial, experimental sounds, which he creates mostly during the night.

Place:  the yard of the school in Gorna Lipnitsa

Opening: 22 h



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