An open air sound gallery
in Ljubljana’s Central Market.
Arcade Gallery is a new sound gallery under the arcades of the scenic Ljubljana market. Located in the first arcade between the fish market and the first loge, the gallery is an eight channel installation that allows for spatial listening while strolling under the arcades.
We commissioned artists working on the crossroads of contemporary classical, film and electronic music to compose sound pieces especially for the location. The Arcade Gallery revives the market with an unobtrusive, atmospheric intervention also when the market is closed.
When the market goes to sleep, the Arcade gallery wakes up and lets you explore sounds in the calm ambient of Plečnik’s market.
Arcade gallery is open
from Monday to Thursday from 7 to 10 pm,
Saturdays and Sundays from 4 to 10 pm.
Arcade Gallery is closed on Fridays.
Arcade Gallery is situated under the arcades of the scenic Ljubljana market. Located in the first arcade between the fish market and the first loge, the gallery is an eight channel installation that allows for spatial listening while strolling under the arcades
ARCADE COMPOSITION 02
Jozef van Wissem
“There’s an urge in me to be more
critical about things.”
JOZEF VAN WISSEM
Jozef van Wissem’s music is uncluttered and direct, with a viscerally hypnotic and emotional impact and delivered with an ascetic intensity reflected in his catholic titles. Long-form graceful melodies create a transcendental pastoral world. An incessantly touring musician, his intense live shows have taken him all over the world, and he has performed at prestigious festivals like All Tomorrow’s Parties and Primavera Sound. Van Wissem studied lute in New York City with Pat O’Brien and gives lectures on “The Liberation of the Lute”. He was commissioned by London’s National Gallery to compose a sound piece to Hans Holbein’s painting The Ambassadors, and he performed lute and voice pieces for the Sims Medieval video game. In 2013 he won the Cannes Soundtrack award for Only Lovers Left Alive. Currently he is composing several soundtracks for cinema.
ARCADE COMPOSITION 01
“The main aim of my music
is to evoke images in the listener.”
Masayoshi is a vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin. He first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own compositions. Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques and theory of composition, he seeks his own vibraphone sound and its new possibilities. Masayoshi also prepares his instrument with strings of bead, strips of foil and similar objects. The resulting sounds, akin to distortions, help expand the vibraphone spectrum without eroding the instrument’s intrinsic character or abandoning it altogether. His music evokes images, atmospheres, scenery and stories — tropes that have accumulated in himself. At the same time he dives into the unexplored beauty of the vibraphone, and pursues the charm of the instrumentation and the music itself. His recent collaboration with German electronic musician Jan Jelinek received a lot of attention from experimental music fans around the world. Besides from music, he’s also interested in drawing (his series of drawings is simply called Wood Prints) and actively contributes to his blog.
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