iMstrument is a collection of sound and video recordings of musicians who are developing their own individual musical language and an audiovisual experimental instrument. Selecting the source, turning on and off, defining volume and randomness are parameters that allow the user to play music.An ever-unrepeatable composition is constantly formed in front of eyes and ears.
iMstrument is a continuously evolving creation, combining original and live music. It is taking place at the intersection of technologically processed contemporary sonority and the elementarity of clean sounds in connection with digitized recording. It is a meeting place of the absent technologically reproduced performers and the immediate presence of the user.
Concept: Tomaž Grom
Recording and video editing: Ana Čigon, Tomaž Grom
Processing, coding: Vasja Progar
Interface design and production: Tilen Sepič
Executive producer: Špela Trošt
Sound and visual appearance:
Daichi Yoshikawa, Franz Hautzinger, Lee Patterson, Samo Kutin, Seijiro Murayama, Olivier Toulemonde, Jonas Kocher, Andrej Fon, Vitja Balžalorsky, Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga, Ute Kanngiesser, Jennifer Allum, Tristan Honsinger, Sebi Tramontana, Axel Dörner, Tomoko Sauvage, Mike Majkowski, Liz Allbee, Birgit Ulher, Audrey Chen, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Noid, David Stackenäs, Dirar Kalash, Burkhard Beins, Andrea Neumann, Tom Jackson, Onno Govaert, Mikko Savela, Jošt Drašler, Susanna Gartmayer, Michel Doneda, Lê Quan Ninh, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Ana Kravanja, Bertrand Denzler, Carlos Zingaro, Wilbert De Joode, John Butcher, Joëlle Léandre, Hans Koch, Martin Küchen, Paul Lovens, Pascal Niggenkemper, Xavier Charles, Vid Drašler, Mohammed Abdul Monem, Irena Tomažin Zagoričnik, Mazen Kerbaj, Sharif Sehnaoui, Raed Yassin, Agnes Hvizdalek, Sven-Åke Johannson, Christine Abdelnour, Michael Zerang, Pascal Battus, Elisabeth Harnik
He understands music as a medium of communication rather than aesthetic pleasure. He wants to find reasons for making music. Uncompromisingly he prods at social norms. Music for him is a form of seeking, unanswered questions, flow of ideas, unpredictable situations. Composition is improvisation. Improvisations offers him space to lose himself, to make mistakes, to come up with intriguing solutions. In music, challenges invite thinking and open up new possibilities.
He has performed at festivals across Europe and North America, and has composed music for numerous theater, contemporary dance, puppet performances and movies.
He is the founder and artistic director of Zavod Sploh, an association devoted to the production of music and performing arts as well as to education and publishing in the field.