Katarina Gryvul, as mentioned, is a sound artist and producer, but also a composer, violinist and music teacher. In her work, she explores timber and sound textures, and the fusion of organic, classical music with progressive forms of electronic music production. Gryvul received numerous awards, and has performed at major festivals such as the Musikprotokoll, Warsaw Autumn, Ars Electronica etc. On this occasion, she will also present, among other things, a new version of TYSHA (silence), which touches on ambivalent aspects of the title term, silence as isolation (specifically prompted by isolation during the pandemic) and the absence of sound or silence as an obvious threat, fear and anxiety. Moreover, Katarina also advocates committed art in the context of the war in her home country of Ukraine, in an attempt to raise awareness of its relevance to the rest of the world.
In addition to being a producer and composer, Ivona Eterović is also a psychologist who provides psychological support to those in need, and a member of the Operacija grad Board, a federation of associations of the independent cultural scene of the city of Zagreb. Under the stage name tonota, she works independently and in collaboration with various artists and creates, as she points out, a fresh sound with an introspective undertone and a multidimensional emotional charge. In her work, she strives to open up to different genres, including ambient and experimental club electronics, hip hop, pop, but also to writing for film and theater.
Before the first set, music critic Dijana Grubor will talk to Katarina Gryvul about her musical versatility and her social commitment.