September 17, 2020
Musem of Jewish Heritage, Šabac
October 8, 2020
Milana Zarić, acoustic/electric harp, percussion, electronics
Richard Barrett, electronics
Incredible Bob, video animation
Mirage, project by the Ensemble Studio 6 electroacoustic duet, was realised in collaboration with Belgrade based media artist Incredible Bob, and and filmed at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Šabac in September 2020. This project was part of Studio 6’s concert season, which was financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.
Mirage was first broadcast on YouTube channel of Kolektiv Studio 6 in October 2020.
All the compositions were collaborative, except šuma, written for Ensemble Studio 6 by Richard Barrett in 2016. In their work together, Milana and Richard explore the sound space between acoustic and electronic instruments. Through electronic manipulations, they find common denominators, follow each other, imitate, face, and confront each other – creating new sound worlds through their mutual meta-instrument.
Incredible Bob visually manipulated their sound through reflections and refractions of light, creating visual illusions in which sound and light waves are refracted, reflected, and merged.
Through this video performance, the artists continue their search for new ways of communication with audiences in 2020 - a year of imposed physical distances, limitations, and restricted concert activities.
Milana Zarić is the principal harpist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, and also a solo and chamber musician, active equally on the international classical, contemporary, and improvised music scenes.
Richard Barrett is a renowned British composer, performer, and professor, whose compositions are performed worldwide.
Incredible Bob is an award-winning media artist who combines generic video, electronic music, lighting effects, and interactive technologies. He presented his work in cinemas, theaters, galleries, and circuses throughout Europe, and Americas. He has collaborated with many musicians, artists, directors, and hackers.