Sound Off

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Music festival organised by SNEH anually from 1995 to 2002 in Slovakia was founded by Jozef Cseres and Michal Murin.

Dates, themes, venues, and co-organisers:
1995. Bratislava. Part of Bee 95 Camp.
1996. At Home Gallery in Šamorín. Part of Bee 96 Camp.
15 September 1997. Piano. At Home Gallery in Šamorín.
15-18 October 1998. Violin. Bar-Oko and Cinema Mier in Nové Zámky and in Violín. With Studio erté. Merged with Transart Communication 10 festival. Continued in Műcsarnok (Palace of Art) in Budapest.
10 December 1999. Beams & Waves. UK Bratislava and Staré divadlo in Nitra.
+ 16 January 2000. Beams & Waves 2/2: Radio. Staré divadlo in Nitra.
14-15 December 2000. Pupanimart. Staré divadlo in Nitra.
28 November - 13 December 2002. Typewriter. Suterain of Art Gallery in Nové Zámky. With K2IC.


Program:
1998:
Thursday 15th October: 16.00: Cinema Mier: Official opening; 16.30: Bar-Oko Club at the Cinema Mier and Gallery K-49: Opening of the exhibition Rosenberg Museum. Program at the opening: Miloš Boďa/Juraj Ďuriš (SK), Sándor Gyorffy (H), Annegret Heinl/ Jan Steklík (DE/CZ); 18.00: Cinema Mier: Simone Kurz (CH), Baji Miklós Zoltán (HU), Julie Bacon (UK), Ewa Jacobson (NO), Alejandro Fogel (US), Rolland Miller (UK); 22.00: Cinema Mier: Zsolt Kovács/Zsolt S?rÈs (HU), Stevie Wishart (UK), Kaffe Matthews (UK), Jon Rose/Tom Demeyer (AU/NL)
Friday 16th October: 15.00: Violín: Collective action "The Putting of the Basic Stone for Rosenberg Museum" The bus for Violín left from parking place behind the Cinema Mier at 2.00 p.m. 18.30: Cinema Mier: Michal Murin/Werner Puntigam/Jon Rose (SK/AT/AU) - Triptychon, Nora Stojanovich (MD), Dariusz Gorczyca (PL), Eniko Sz?cs (SK), Irma Optimist (FI), Shelley Berc (US), Ottó Mészáros (SK/HU); 22.00: Cinema Mier: Hannes Loschel/Paul Skrepek jr./Martin Zrost (AT), Iván Barvich/ Gheorghe Costache/Gheorghe Rada/ Gheorghe Rada jr. (HU/RO), Max Nagl/ Paul Skrepek jr./ Vincenz Witzlsperger (AT), Machine For Making Sense (AU)
Saturday 17th October: 15.00 Cinema Mier: The Meeting of Writers and Poets; 18.00: Cinema Mier: Paul Panhuysen (NL), László L. Révész (HU), Artur Tajber (PL), József R. Juhász (SK), Sugár János (HU), Marek Choloniewski (PL), Fumiko Takahashi (JP), Peter Kalmus/Michal Murin (SK), Ben Patterson (US/DE); 22.00: Cinema Mier: Zdenek Plachý/Blahoslav Rozbořil/David Šubík/Josef Daněk (CZ), 3.W. Lab (HU), Aleks Kolkowski (GB), Phil Durrant (UK)
Sunday 18th October: 19.00.: CSEMADOK building: István Kovács (HU), Phill Niblock (US), The Necks (AU), Andre Smirnov (RU)
Tuesday 20th October, Budapest: 17.00.: Simone Kurz (CH), Baji Miklós Zoltán (HU), Julie Bacon (UK), Ewa Jacobson (NO), Alejandro Fogel (US), Roland Miller (UK), Phill Niblock (US); 21.00.: Iván Barvich/Gheorghe Costache/Gheorghe Rada/Gheorghe Rada jr. (HU/RO), Zdenek Plachý/Blahoslav Rozbořil/David Šubík/ Josef Danek (CZ), Aleks Kolkowski (UK)
Wendesday 21st October, Budapest: 17.00.: Nora Stojanovich (MD), Dariusz Gorczyca (PL), Eniko Szucs (SK), István Kovács (HU), Irma Optimist (FI), Shelley Berc (US), Ottó Mészáros (SK/HU), Andrej Smirnov (RU), Fumiko Takahashi (JP); 21.00.: 3.W. Lab (HU), Kaffe Matthews (UK)
Thursday 22nd October, Budapest: 17.00.: Paul Panhuysen (NL), László L. Révész (H), Artur Tajber (PL), József R. Juhász (SK), Marek Choloniewski (PL), Sugár János (H), Peter Kalmus/Michal Murin (SK), Ben Patterson (US/DE); 21.00.: Lengow & HEyeRMEarS (SK), Zsolt Kovács/Zsolt S?rés (H), Phil Durrant (UK)
The video-art presentations ran during the whole festival.


Articles:
Julo Fujak: Sound Off 1995-2000, http://www.radioart.sk/avr/visuopage.php?id=115 (Slovak)
SOUND OFF 1995, http://www.radioart.sk/doc/soundoff95/
SOUND OFF 1996, http://www.radioart.sk/doc/soundoff96/
SOUND OFF 1997, http://www.radioart.sk/doc/soundoff97/

CD tracklists:
Sound Off 1995/1996: Exhibitions and Concerts, http://www.japanimprov.com/yotomo/disco/soundoff.html
Beams & Waves, 1999, Miya Masaoka performs 34 minutes of solo laser koto improvisations and Ivan Kamenický and Lengow & HEyeRMEarS perform live radio manipulations.
Typewriting Aloud - Typoxxs Allowed, 2002, features works by The Lazy Anarchists, tEoRia OtraSu, Gen Ken Montgomery, Jozef Cseres, Paul Panhuysen, Carl Stone, Brandon LaBelle, Adnan Balcinovic, én, Michael Delia, S.K.Y., Peter Strickland, Bernhard Gal and Al Margolis.