To all the music lovers and fans of contemporary, electro, ambient or experimental music! For the 2019-2020 season, Kulturfabrik and Vinyl Harvest are organizing "Listening Sessions" at Kinosch. The aim is to offer music listening sessions with artists from Luxembourg and abroad. We invite you to settle into the comfortable Kinosch chairs, close your eyes and listen. The Kinosch Listening Sessions will be held once a month at Kinosch, the Kulturfabrik’s movie theatre. For the Vinyl Harvest anniversary edition Jan Jelinek will weave diverse sound materials into intense drone collages and soundscapes.
Jelinek's works deal with the transformation of sounds, translating source materials from popular music into abstract, reduced textures. Bypassing traditional musical instruments, he constructs collages using tiny sound fragments from a wide variety of recording devices: tape recorders, digital samplers, media players and the like. The recordings are processed into repetitive loops that boil the original down to its essentials, the source material becoming indecipherable in most cases.
Under the pseudonym Gesellschaft zur Emanzipation des Samples, as Ursula Bogner, or using his own name, Jelinek’s oeuvre ranges from field recording collage to electroacoustic music to minimalistic drone. What these various works all have in common is live processing of previously collected sound material.