PAF's musical programme is quite challenging this year, focusing on the performative aspects of concerts. As such, it becomes part of programme section PAF Art (sound and audio-visual performances, exhibitions, installations).
Not only in Mark Fell's programme section, in which music – along with principles of animation - is primarily a tool for expressing the more pronounced perception of time, or in concert in the darkness by musician and visual artist Dean Blunt.
There will be also number of Czech artists and groups, who make their shows as much visual as aural unforgettable experience:
Kolektiv is an open group of artists working in the realm of algorithmic visuals and electronic music who follow in the tradition of live coding, an art form based on the artist writing a code for their performance in real time, creating instruments generating sound or image right in front of the audience. The occasional members of the group are Michal Cáb, GND, Kryštof Pešek, Jáchym Pešek, Jiří Rouš, Georgij Bagdasarov, Martin Blažíček, Petr Zábrodský, Alexandra Timpau, Jonáš Svatoš, Erik Bartoš and Andrej Boleslavský. However, with each performance the group's composition varies featuring between four up to twelve performers. http://k-o-l-e-k-t-i-v.github.io/
At PAF, Kolektiv will perform not only at full strenght, but will also give workshop of live coding which can be attended by anyone with laptop and audio or visual code in software their liking. (Recommended languages: SuperCollider, PureData, Fluxus, VVVV, Quartz Composer.)
Dominik Gajarský (Table, Palermo) will present his solo and so far studio-only project Slowmotiondancer. He will perform an opening act for Blunt's concert. The studio album Life is Fine (2014) builds on Gajarský's previous work with the duo Palermo, yet the melancholic synthpop melodies are slightly shifted more to electro and r'n'b sound. http://slowmotiondancer.bandcamp.com/album/life-is-fine
US musician living in Prague, Czech Republic, is known especially from his synthpop musical project Former Ghost, in which alternate various musicians, creating emotional music with personal themes. After Former Ghost, Ruppert is currently devoted to experimental electronic production, working under his own name. He collaborated e.g. with Xiu Xiu or Zola Jesus. http://freddyruppert.com/
Snsbr, Dizzcock and Head in Body (and until recently also VJ AKa 47) combine rhythm of contemporary dance with British industrial music. Lightning Glove is important part of contemporary experimental music scene. This Prague-based post-punk group is inspired by groups such us Throbbing Gristle, Coil and Suicide. This summer they released their third album called Radical Zoo. http://lightningglove.bandcamp.com/
Ambient music project by violoncellist Kateřina Koutná (Teve; collaboration with Paramount Styles, Hope Astronaut, Akné Auf Der Sturm) and VJ and visual artist Anna Balážová (occasional collaboration with Tomáš Bayer, Slunko and other). Makak released their first studio recording in 2014 on a tape Trees. http://bandzone.cz/makak
All the concerts are part of programme section „PAF Art", cosisting of exhibitions, installations, performances and concerts. At PAF are presented the latest international and Czech projects.
December 4, Konvikt (Univerzitní 3, Olomouc)
Kolektiv | DJ GND
December 5, Konvikt
Makak | DJ dné | DJ Biomat
December 6, Konvikt
Lightning Glove | Freddy Ruppert | Pjoni & Ink Midget
December 7, 8 pm, Theatre of Music (Denisova 47, Olomouc)
Dean Blunt (forerunner Slowmotindancer)
December 7, 10 pm, Vertigo Club (Univerzitní 6, Olomouc)
farewell party, PAF DJs