Baba Vanga: Predictions. Space Odyssey (Dmitri Miticov)

  • 11. 11. 2020
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The piece is composed by Ivan Palacký with a poem by Dmitri Miticov in the frame of POLYPHONIC ECHOES.

Ivan Palacký plays amplified knitting machine Dopleta 180. He is a musician, an architect and a sound collector.

Ivan Palacký has (in the 80s and the beginning of the 90s) played with various groups and taken part in several music projects.

He –

  • was a member of the guitar/doublebass/bassoon group “Slede, zive slede” (Herring, live herring) – and currently performs in a audiovisual duo „Koberce, zaclony/Carpets, Curtains“ (w. filip Cenek).
  • is an enthusiastic member of Prague Improvisation Orchestra.
  • is a singer and guitar player of the „Pátí na světě/Fifth in the World“ band.
  • is a member of „Messier Objects“ quartet (with Klaus Filip, Andrea Neumann, and Toshimaru Nakamura). The quartet released a concert CD on label Ftarri (JP).
  • “writes” a sound diary from all his journeys – collects excerpts of stories, weird sounds and various “acoustic mistakes”.
  • Since 2005 his main interest has been to „dig out“ sounds from an amplified Dopleta 160 knitting machine from the 70s.
  • likes to take part in one-shot improvisational groups or duos (with Cremaster (ES), Ruth Barberán (ES) and Margarida Garcia (PT), Will Guthrie (AU), Andrea Neumann (DE), Klaus Filip (AT), Toshimaru Nakamura (JP)… ) as well as playing solo performances.

Dmitri Miticov (1980), born in Târgoviște. Studied mathematics at the Transylvania University in Brașov. Poetry published books: Efectul de peliculă (Vinea, 2006), Numele meu e Dmitri (Paralela 45, 2010), Dmitri: uite viața (Casa de editură Max Blecher, 2012), Dmitri: genul cinic (Cartea Românească, 2015). In 2015, participated in the translation workshop organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Stockholm. Lives in Bucharest and works in the banking system.

All sounds (recorded, played, composed, edited) by Ivan Palacký for SEMI SILENT

Voices: Cosmina Tcaciuc, Jennifer de Felice, Michaela Ondrašinová, Lucie Páchová, Roberta Štěpanková, Tomáš Doležal, Petr Čáslava, Matthieu Legros


POLYPHONIC ECHOES, a multilingual collaborationSonic voices, meaningful voices, object-voices, a multitude of possible voices assembling in a polyglot, virtual atrium. POLYPHONIC ECHOES is a sound art & poetry project, using translations in multiple languages as independent sonic objects, each with their own individual modes of discourse. The poems have been selected by V. Leac from “Hotel Cosmos”, a 2019 anthology of sci-fi poetry published by FrACTalia.

A project by Jumătatea plină through the podcasting platform SEMI SILENT. Partners: Czech Center and the National Museum of Romanian Literature. With the support of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.

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