photo Silvija Dogan

KONTEJNER is running an educational project for the youngest - musicians of the future, named Factory of Sound. It takes place once a week at the Mesnička Cultural Centre in Zagreb, for two months.

Factory of Sound is workshop of improvised electroacoustic music for children at the age of 8 to 11. It is led by electronic musician, composer and teacher Nenad Sinkauz, together with percussionist, composer and teacher Nenad Kovačić. This educational project presents the little musicians of the future with microphones, effects, synthesizers, ... teaching them the art of improvisation through the use of their own voice, body and the audio equipment. Inside the Factory of the Sound, music is produced with the use of different objects, effects, live sampling, voice modulation, body percussion, but above all, through playing. This play allows the junior improvisation ensemble to reach a certain kind of instant composition at the level appropriate to their age, perception, and knowledge about music.

KONTEJNER’s kids workshop is going to end with the public concert of junior ensemble, on the 7th of June at 7pm, at the Mesnička Cultural Centre, free entrance. This year’s musicians of the future are: Bartol Knežević, Jan Knežević, Mak Rizvanović, Andrija Vidović, Barbara Vidović, Juraj Vidović and Šime Vukelić.

Factory of Sound has been done in collaboration with the Mesnička Cultural Centre, as a part of the project Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Factory of Sound has been initiated and established in 2016 by musicologist Davorka Begović together with musician and composer Nenad Sinkauz, within the programme of the Music Showroom of the Culture of Change, Student Centre Zagreb.

Nenad Sinkauz (HR)

Nenad Sinkauz (HR) has participated in projects involving music, theatre, contemporary dance, film and sound-based art both as a composer and performer. He studied musical philology and ethnomusicology in Italy and his artistic work, oftentimes with his brother Alen Sinkauz explores unconventional musical forms. They have been playing internationally for two decades and have composed film scores and produced short animation films. In 2002, they founded a band named East Rodeo, an international group of jazz and rock musicians bringing together avant-rock, electronic, noise, experimental and improvised music. They are also the authors of the audio visual project named “…day of the year” and founders of the international experimental and improvised music festival Audioart in Pula, Croatia.

Nenad Kovačić (HR)

Musician and composer Nenad Kovačić (HR) has graduated Ethnology and Sociology at the University of Zagreb. He has been active as a musician since 1997 and acts as a percussionist and explorer of the Balkan and west African rhythmics. He is member of many bands and groups, such as Antenat, Sevdah Takht Damira Imamovića (Glitterbeat Records), Afion, Mimika, Truth≠Tribe, and he actively performs throughout the world. Within many different artistic projects Kovačić is very active and present on the Croatian contemporary music scene, mostly focused on improvised music and musical experiments. Since 2007 he has worked as the author of the theatre and film music and has composed music for over 20 theatre plays and documentary movies. One of his most important interests in music is traditional music: he has been learning from the greatest masters of the west African percussions in Guinea, Mali and Burkina Faso and in 2008 he has started leading workshops focused on west African rhythms and taught more than 200 students so far.

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