Aliens’ alphabets reading

reading aliens alphabets, img Kamila Sladowska, Mark ReidTime: 29.10.2021 at 17:00
Location: Katariinankatu4, Myymala2’s “Quantum Critic” pop-up exhibition
Welcome to the second part of ,,Aliens’ alphabets” drawing session. This time Kristine Tukre, Mark Reid and Robert Prakapovich will interpret the ,,alien alphabets” using musical instruments. The abstract nature of these imaginary alphabets allow us an opportunity to separate ourselves from symbolic language we use every day. For example, music notation can be viewed as such a language, with all the advantages and disadvantages of a communication system: Every pitch, articulation and symbol has it’s own meaning – which is precisely why it is so usefull for communication between different musicians. At the same time, symbolism of this notation serves as discours agent, creates the environment where musician can go deeper into interpretation with no option to objectivise the musical experience. As musicians, we are ready to face different communication systems because we can remidiate them in to a common aural experience. New systems of communication give us the opportunity to stop looking for a meaning of the particular symbol, and Instead look at the score as a tale, a joke, a sacred text… anything. As a result we can communicate something from above, some alienated thought’s that are too complicated for simple symbolic language.
Mark Reid Bulativič is a guitarist and composer from Slovenia and Scotland. He recently graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first class degree in classical guitar performance, and is currently completing his masters studies at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Aside from classical music, Mark also enjoys exploring folk-music with his band, Fiddlers on the Ramp, who garnered five-star reviews and a completely sold-out run at the 2019 Edinburgh fringe festival. Performances with the band have ranged from busking on the streets of Edinburgh to performing in some of the most prestigious concert halls in Scotland.
Kristīne Tukre is a kokle player from Latvia, recently graduated from Jāzeps Mediņš Riga Music Highschool and currently is doing her bachelor’s degree at the Sibelius Academy. Kokle is a Latvian plucked string instrument that is deeply similar to Finnish kantele and its roots are to be found in the olden traditions of Latvian ancestors. Kokle was the instrument that kept the soul of Latvians and was played in moments of contemplation. In the last century, kokle has developed, and now 34 strings with semitone levers allow to play various repertoire starting from Bach to experimental 21st-century compositions.
Robert-Yan Prakapovich (Robert Jan Prokopowicz) is a Belarusian composer, improviser and multi-instrumentalist. Passed his Bachelor’s degree at Zbigniew Bagiński’s composition class and Masterss in Dariusz Przybylski’s class at UMFC in Warsaw. In his music, exploring diffusion of arts, post-modernism, microtone’s, psycho-acoustics, co-working with computers/machines and edges of freedom in composition and improvisation.