1001

Sound performance
La Voirie, Biel/Bienne

As part of the OTO SOUND MUSEUM live program 2021, the performance with Jurczok 1001 takes place at La Voirie in Biel/Bienne (CH) on 11th June. The artist is among Switzerland's spoken word pioneers and presents a performance from his Spoken Beats series. The performance opens a new artistic season "Post Lockdown", which led to a reflection on the narrative and evocative capacities of voice and gestures. Sound experimentation meets migration and digital nomadism: this encounter takes shape in the artistic perspective of Jurczok 1001. The encounter in Biel is dedicated to the limits of language.

The sound performance is curated by Zaira Oram [Eleonora Stassi]

bio

Jurczok 1001 (b. 1974, CH) lives and works in Zurich.
Jurczok 1001 is a spoken word artist, singer, human beatbox and performer. He has performed under this name since 1996 and is among Switzerland’s spoken word pioneers. He is best known for his Spoken Beats format, a virtuoso mix of spoken word, vocals and live looping that he has performed in a variety of international venues. He has appeared among other places at the Tata literature live! Festival in Mumbai, at the Berlin Poetry Festival, at the woerdz Festival in Lucerne, at Moscow’s Electrotheatre, at the Street Art Museum St. Petersburg, at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia, at the Elevate Festival Graz, at Deutsches Haus New York and at the Solothurner Literaturtage. He has released two EPs and three singles. His most recent publications are Spoken Beats (Edition Patrick Frey, 2018), a collection of his spoken word texts from the last ten years, and the single Chumm, mi schlafed (Masterplanet, 2017). In 2020 he received an artist’s grant from the Landis & Gyr Foundation.

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