→ Lucie Vítková
Lucie Vítková is a composer, improviser and performer (accordion, hichiriki, synthesizer, voice and tap dance) from the Czech Republic, living in New York. During their studies of composition at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (CZ), where they have obtained a Ph.D. in 2020, Lucie pursued research at Royal Conservatory in The Hague (NL), California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (USA), Universität der Künste in Berlin (D), Columbia University in New York (USA) and at New York University. They are interested in the social-political aspects of music in relation to everyday life and in reusing trash to build sonic costumes. Lucie's compositions focus on sonification (compositions based on abstract models derived from physical objects), while in their improvisation practice Lucie explores characteristics of discrete spaces through the interaction between sound and movement.
At Seanaps Festival Lucie Víková presents their Piece for Accordion and Tap Shoes (2015) and Environment-Solo (2021) for accordion, harmonica, feedback and voice.
→ Stefan Fraunberger
Stefan Fraunberger is an Austrian composer and artist exploring themes of transformation and liminality in sound, focusing on materiality in relation to perception. Stefan engages in electro-acoustic dialogue with different instruments, beings and agencies beyond nature and culture. By investigating embodied understandings of the uncanny, his work touches on time, matter, memory and transition. Approaching music as a language of things, one connecting physical entities and interior states of being, lies at the core of his research into peripheries and imaginations relating human/non-human, material/ spiritual domains. Fraunberger holds a degree in electro-acoustic music and a diploma in Arabic language, oriental studies, and Euro-philosophy from the university of Vienna. One of is his main live-instruments, the hammered dulcimer, is used frequently in his Alpine homelands as well as in Eastern Europe and Central Asia - which reflects his shifting centre of gravity, interpolating between traditions and modernities ultimately bearing witness to our surroundings becoming alien through the very process of their unearthing.