The festival is an improvisational based sound and movement festival in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. International and local artists will put on nightly performances and daily educational workshops. The festival will take place at local venues including the Nightlight, the ArtsCenter, the Local 506, Balanced Movement, Carolina Fitness and the Internationalist Bookstore. For a complete schedule and details, please see: www.soundscapefest.org
Our own Michal Osterweil is performing a piece on public space, Friday May 19 with Jen
Padilla, Alexis Mastromichalis and others at Local 506 as part of the Soundscape Movement Fest. http://esotic.com/media/SoundscapePSA.mov
The international guest artist for the festival is — Ivo Dimchev (check out his website at www.ivodimchev.com). He is performing at the ArtsCenter on Thursday, May 18th (8pm) and the Nightlight on Saturday, May 20th. (10pm). Also, see www.soundscapefest.org for a complete list of performances and schedule info. In the recent several years Ivo Dimchev has become known to the audience mostly due to his radical work in the field of physical theatre. He is author of the choreography and the music of the Butoh – performance ”Sleeping Dog”, realized in collaboration with Masaki Iwana on the stage of the National Theatre ”Ivan Vazov” in Sofia 2001. The performance has been presented on festivals in France, Italy, Egypt, etc. He is a choreographer, composer of the music of the performance ”The Garden of the Singing Ficuses”, a production of The Red House for Culture and Debate staged at the National Theatre ”Ivan Vazov” 2002 presented at festivals in France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, etc. In 2003 Ivo created the improvisational video street-performance ”Volk’s Mother”, the video-version of which has successfully given arrive in ”They Are Leaving” Sofia, 2003, Balkan Dance Platform Bucharest, 2003, Art Expo Madrid, 2005 and the Biennale for Young Visual Artists Bucharest, 2005. He is author of the photo-installation ”The Last Room”, presented for the last time within the framework of ”The Ideal” A Week of Contemporary Art – Plovdiv, 2005. In 2005 he creates ”Lili Handel -blood, poetry and music from the white whore’s boudoir”- 44 min. physical performance. Ivo Dimchev is also a founder and director of HUMARTS foundation.