Live act VII
Bucharest – Budapest, postponed to 14th of June, 22.00 (Budapest time), Catalin Draganescu (RO) / Anca Belciu (RO) / Ji-Gabo (RO) / Ahad (HU) / Villő Turcsány (HU)
technique: Attila Bósza aka At_sz

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The artists are working on an evocation of Nikola Tesla’s (1856-1943) visionarity. In Tesla’s opinion „Life” and „Nature” has a universal inner rhythm and (electromagnetic) resonance.

Tesla spoke fluently in (his native) Istro-Romainan, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, German, French, English and Latin. His thoughts where mostly of confucianistic inspiration centered around the problem of preserving and developing Humanity and Education in the first place as a naturally occuring purpose of mankind:

“When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a whole, and before applying scientific methods to, the investigation of his movement we must accept this as a physical fact. But can anyone doubt to-day that all the millions of individuals and all the innumerable types and characters constitute an entity, a unit? Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and it still grieves me. Does this not prove that each of us is only part of a whole?” (Nikola Tesla: The Problem of Increasing Human Energy /Excerpt/. = Century Illustrated Magazine, June 1900)

The thematic collected and sampled sound combines with Ji-gabo`s Synthetic real time “sculptured-sound” then with the noises of Nikola Tesla’s functioning inventions (such as an „Egely wheel – Vitality Meter”) and Ahad`s “universal resonant bent circuits” together with the live sounds of a few demonstrative high voltage devices: a miniatural “marx generator / drum machine” and a very noisy “spark gap tesla coil” donated to our project by (the zen-buddhist) Dr. Liviu Vasiliu a.k.a. “Teslina”.


The vocal artists (Anca Belciu & Dr. Catalin Draganescu) and an experimental flute performer (Villő Turcsány) are “populating” with freely improvised (non-rehearsed) “living spirit” this gigatronic and somehow scary and dangerous environment.

Their aim is to build a common resonant world/unit in two megavolt-high-energy spots. And an “audional recreation process” has to be the narrative part of the piece.