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We wish Milan Adamčiak’s legacy will continue to live beyond monographs and galleries. His work was created on the periphery – artistic as well as geographical and social in his last couple of years. The local environment shaped him, it is here he can be best understood and followed up upon. At JAMA, we commemorated Milan Adamčiak’s 73rd birthday in the places where he felt most at home in his latter years, and this way we try to continue Adamčiak’s legacy.


foto: Milan Adamčiak, so súhlasom Michala Murina

Mi-65 (SK/CZ/IT)
The Mi-65 is a group that was formed in 2011 on the occasion of the implementation of a large international Sound Exchange project under the direction of the Slovak composer Daniel Matej and the German producer and curator Carsten Seiffarth....
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Los Amargados (CZ/US)
George Cremaschi and Petr Vrba are active partakers of the Prague improvisation scene, where they not only perform, but also organize concerts, workshops, happenings, festivals and such. Both are active in international groups and have released albums around the world....
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foto: Lucia Kovalová

Jonáš Gruska (SK)
Umelec Spíker
He specializes in music and experimenting with sound. He studied at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague and at the Academy of Music in Krakow. He created several site-specific sound installations based on the resonant properties of specific spaces...
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Petra Fornayová & Peter Machajdík (SK)
Dancer and choreographer Petra Fornayová and composer Peter Machajdík will meet again at JAMA in a joint performance. In the past, they created the project Diamondance – Hommage á 2M, an open game / happening taking place “on” the graphic...
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Tigris Argentum (SK)
Tigris Argentum is an acoustic, industrial DIY project that was created in the late summer 2017 to explore metal as a medium for sound wave transmission. It combines physics and mathematics with a thousand-year-old, albeit modified, gong techniques and obsession...
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foto: Eva Vozárová

Anna Čonková (SK)
Anna Čonková is a graduate of acting and alternative puppet theater at DAMU Prague. She has worked in various stone and alternative theaters in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Since 2015, she has been developing her music platform Stavros Papadopulos,...
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foto: Adam Šakový

Lucia G. Stach (SK)
Head curator of the Collections of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Slovak National Gallery. She studied art history and culture at the University of Trnava. She completed several study visits and residencies abroad: at the Charles University in Prague,...
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foto: Martin Murin

Michal Murin (SK)
Intermedia artist and teacher. He has been dedicated to experimental and contemporary music since the 1980s, and from 1984 to 1989 he regularly corresponded with Karlheinz Stockhausen. Since the mid-1980s, he has been creating graphic scores, acoustic performances and conceptual...
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foto: © Vojtěch Havlík 2017

Daniel Matej (SK)
Slovak composer, conductor, performer, musicologist, pedagogue and organizer of musical life. He studied music theory and composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, at the Conservatoire national supérieur in Paris and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague....
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Monika Čertezni (SK)
Dancer, choreographer and scientist. She graduated from the Conservatory of Eva Jacz, was a member of the ballet ensemble of the Slovak National Theater and studied the pedagogy of modern dance at the Music and Dance Faculty in Bratislava. Later...
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Richard Kitta (SK)
Artist, teacher and cultural activist. He creates exhibitions and contemporary art curatorial projects. He is the author of art projects such as DIG gallery, MAO or Kotolňa, which present contemporary art and have become a part of the cultural zone...
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foto: Ctibor Bachratý

Ján Šimko (SK)
Theatrologist, pedagogue and director. He studied psychology, aesthetics and theater studies in Prague and Bratislava. He co-founded the M.U.T. Theater in Prague and the Bratislava Tucet platform focused on auteur theater. He worked as the artistic director of Studio 12,...
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foto: Peter Ančic

Svätopluk Mikyta (SK)
Spíker Lokálny
Svätopluk Mikyta is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart and a DAAD scholarship holder at the Universität der Künste Berlin. In 2008, he received the Oscar Čepan Award...
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Juraj Gábor (SK)
Graduate of VŠVU in Bratislava, studio of prof. Anton Čierny. In 2012, he received the Igor Kalný Award for a young author under 30 within the VI. Zlín Youth Salon. Between 2012 and 2016, he attended several residencies abroad. In...
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Michal Bosák (SK)
Born in Banská Štiavnica, spent most of his life in Banská Belá. Since 2009, he has rented a pub below the municipal office, which locals know as the “U Michala” pub. Milan Adamčiak used to be a frequent guest, which...
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Cluster ensemble (SK)
The interdisciplinary art group Cluster ensemble was formed in 2009, when it premiered the composition Six Pianos by Steve Reich in one of Bratislava’s piano shops. Since then, the free group of guest artists centered around the artistic duo Ivan...
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foto: archív Banská St a nica

Milan Adamčiak (SK)
Umelec Lokálny
Slovak conceptual artist, visual artist, musician, author of visual poetry, composer and musicologist. He devoted himself to visual poetry, graphic scores, performance, experimental composition. In 1989, he co-founded the avantgarde ensemble Transmusic comp. which, in addition to a number of...
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Štvrtok 3. 10.

18.30Who was Milan Adamčiak?
(Krčma U Michala)

Ivan Šiller and Fero Király present the work of Milan Adamčiak (lecture – accompanying program for local residents)

Piatok 4. 10.

(Parter BSC)
18.00Festival opening
(Parter BSC)

Talking, drinking and getting acquainted.
A bear’s head and a found cello (exhibition opening)
Arnold Kojnok – Musicologist and creator (film screening, 42 min.)
JAMA (an experimental radio play about Milan Adamčiak)
Svätopluk Mikyta, Michal Murin, Rastislav Marko, Ivan Šiller, Zuzana Bodnárová, Fero Király

19.30Brackish situation
(Parter BSC)

Petra Fornayová & Peter Machajdík, performance

20.15I am standing and waiting
(Parter BSC)

Anka Čonková & local volunteers, performance

Sobota 5. 10.

8.30We are opening (the door)!
(Parter BSC)

Morning coffee and tea to wake you up. Be on time.

(Parter BSC)

6 x 20-minute talks about adventures in art, Milan Adamčiak and topics close to the festival. Discussion will follow at the end.
Lucia G. Stach, Monika Čertezni, Ján Šimko, Daniel Matej, Richard Kitta, Jonáš Gruska

12.20Lunch and transfer to the train station
(Parter BSC)

We are changing the sound situations at the railway station. For years, the station was the seat of the residential platform Banská St and nica Contemporary, which is leaving the space at the end of 2019. Symbolically, we will say goodbye to a place that Milan Adamčiak often visited and worked at.
Tigris Argentum, Jonáš Gruska, Los Amargados, Mi-65

15.55Unintentional wandering with M.A.
(Železničná stanica Banská Štiavnica)

We set off into the countryside in Milan’s footsteps. Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes. The road is long. Trains don’t wait.

16.00Stop No. 1: Banská Belá – former train stop cancelled in 2016

The train stops where it hasn’t stopped for years. In tall grass and nettles, we will present a site-specific sculptural intervention by Juraj Gábor. Introducing the concept of Unintended Wandering with M.A.

2.02Stop No. 2: „Sovereign’s Palace“

We continue along a small footpath, through bushes and a stream to the place where Adamčiak spent the last years of his life.
Juraj Gábor, Marek Kundlák, Ján Šimko

17.00JAMA – experimentálna rozhlasová hra
(Banská Belá)

Broadcasting of the experimental radio play JAMA produced by Rádio Devín about Milan Adamčiak in Banská Belá PA. (Accompanying program for locals)

The launch of the second Cluster ensemble album, which will exist only in the jukebox in the pub U Michala in Banská Belá. Album 478 contains recordings of Milan Adamčiak’s graphic scores. Informal program, everyone is welcome.

Nedeľa 6. 10.

(exhibition opening, accompanying program of the festival)

During September, Juraj Gábor created an installation by the Studnička at Červená studňa, within the Trojica AIR residence, which creates a natural transitional situation. As is the case in his previous projects, he expects active input – the participation of the viewer. We will bring the project to life with a guided walk with the author from the historic center of Banská Štiavnica to its outskirts. Those who are interested should meet in front of the Trojičný stĺp (Trinity Column) on the Námestie Svätej Trojice (St. Trinity Square) at 1 p.m.

Juraj Gábor

Parter BSC. A. Gwerkovej-Göllnerovej 6, Banská Štiavnica (Prístup do priestoru je po kovových schodoch z ulice nadol alebo zdola od plavárne na Mládežníckej ulici cez park hore.)
Banská Štiavnica | Námestie Sv. Trojice.
Veľká Vodárenská. Pod Červenou studňou, Banská Štiavnica
Hájovňa KTC. Nad Rozgrundom 1, Banská Štiavnica
Železničná stanica Banská Štiavnica. Trate mládeže 6, Banská Štiavnica
Krčma U Michala. Banská Belá 282
Banská Belá, zastávka. (Zrušená vlaková zastávka na znamenie.)
Banská Belá.


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