Wednesday 26. 6.
Bohemian Cristal Instrument & JesterN /IT
10:00, Big Hall
temporarily not available


This experimental music residency will combine a unique instrument and a laser that responds to the flowing sounds. You can see the results of the collaborative work during their public presentation.

Bohemian Cristal Instruments

Lenka Morávková takes you on a multi-sensory journey with a one-of-a-kind glass sculpture, the Bohemian Cristal Instrument (après Cristal Baschet). The Czech sonic explorer processes the acoustic properties of the crystal along with her voice and throbbing synthetizers, to create ethereal soundscapes and hypnotic ambient pulses. BCI’s unique ceremony with a mesmerizing light show with lasers immerses you in a world where tradition and futurism become one.

Lenka hails from Northern Czech Republic, a region famous for its glass industry. Before the conception of her Bohemian Cristal Instrument, she had already produced several striking new media installations based on the sound of local factories in the time of their deepest decline, Following Lenka’s original design, the glass sound sculpture is a unique version of the legendary Cristal Baschet instrument. With it, she introduces an entirely new sonic adventure, yet one still strongly connected to local tradition.


Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN’s practice repurposes found or decontextualised analogue devices to investigate the connections between light and sound in the form of contemplative installations and performances. He repairs and modifies tools from our analogue past: oscilloscopes, early game consoles, analogue video mixers, and lasers. He is attracted to their intrinsic limitations and strong ‘personalities’: fluid beam movement, vivid colors, infinite resolution, absence of frame rate, and line aesthetics. By using these forgotten devices, he exposes the public to the aesthetic differences between the ubiquitous digital projections and the vibrance of analogue beams, engaging them to reflect on the sociopolitical impact of technology in a retrospective on technologisation: what ‘old’ means, and what value the ‘new’ really adds.

The project is implemented with the financial participation of the EU through the National Recovery Plan and the Ministry of Culture.