sound & video by Bára Hladík
Bára’s music project Zlata visits the sensory experience as a moment for listening, reflection, and transformation. Through sonic practices of poetics, deep listening, and movement, Zlata invites us to communicate with the embodied subconscious. Listen here.
Listen to Feel the Night, synth pop album self-released 2016
Sonic Healing ~ XX Files Radio
Listen here to an episode on sonic healing, brain frequencies, chronic pain, and sonic medical technology
Aired on XX Files Radio on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montréal
Sonic Poetics ~ N10.as Radio
Sonic Poetics explores the poetics of sound, the sonic of poetics, and listening as poetic practice, weaving compositions with speeches, radio, and poetry
Listen here for episodes of Sonic Poetics
Eastern Bloc Bangers ~ N10.as Radio
Eastern Bloc Bangers is a radio show that explores groove, funk, disco, and experimental electronic music from the former Eastern Bloc, tracking musical influences in a media controlled political situation from former Czechoslovakia to Kyrgystan broadcasted every second Thursday of the month at 6 pm est on n10.as radio
Listen to a selection of episodes here
WHAT IS YOUR PAIN
What Is Your Pain is sound commission for the Media Arts Committee as part of Deep Listening: a tribute to Pauline Oliveros compilation album
made with samples of medical spaces, informational videos, synthesizers, field recordings, and wine glasses
More info HERE
Slow Growth is a dance and radio experiment. We will attempt to zoom in, through sound and gesture, on the inner processes of flowers growing in a participatory and attentive environment. The sounds collected in this research will be ‘narrowcast’ live to a listening radio audience on a local station. Miranda Jones and her collaborators Bára Hladíková and Anne White use the strategies of devised theatre and pirate radio to develop a collective work, the audience, and the objects around them. Through a series of unobtrusive and diverse actions, the artists and their interactants—the performers/devisors—produce a visual and sonic composition that is recorded and transmitted live on Ottawa Street, as well as on a nearby frequency as a pirate radio program. This experiment draws a parallel between the story experienced by the subtle observers of a moment in the making in Place Publique and that encountered by listeners in the vicinity. Unfolding as an improvised scenario, the visual and sonic composition forms a choreography in which the performers and objects affect their immediate environment and vice versa.
Learn more HERE
Learning How To Steal: A theatre production
Opened at Phenomena Fest
October 17th 2018 in Montréal, QC
Written and performed by Jesse Orr
Directed by David Di Giovanni
Sound Design by Bára Hladík
Props by Cleo Dafonseca
Stage Management by Emily Van
Live Projections by Dae Courtney
Watch the full production HERE
Incarnation is an album length project blending sound art, poetics and music, made entirely from the sounds of my body, such as cracking joints, coughing, burping, singing, whistling, clapping, and breathing, made while in residency at Artscape Gibralter Point, November 2017.
I performed the album at the final exhibition to a watercolour animation I made during the residency while making the album.
Watch & Listen HERE
Doma is a sound installation as part of collaborative exhibition with Alina Senchenko, Behind the Curtain, held at Dynamo Arts Association, May 2017
The soundscape installation reflects an archive of daily life, containing audio clips of radio and television punctuated by speeches by Soviet politicians, Ukrainian poems of 1960’s resistance, advertisements, and music, mixed with recordings of cooking, washing dishes, and cutting vegetables. The soundscape is designed as a fictional eavesdrop on the dreamspace of a woman who has lived through the many transitions of the Eastern Bloc, from post-war to the revolution, the occupation, and the fall of the Iron Curtain, who has found consistency in the mundane, as she spends an hour in her home while her distorted memories, the unspoken, and the imprints of time on her psyche resurface.
You can listen and read the full translated transcription here