TZUSSS is the first collaboration between the Zurich duo of accordion player Tizia Zimmermann (CH) and trumpet player Silvan Schmid (CH) with Urška Savič (SI), radio artist.
Their collaboration started – because of their physical dislocation – in the form of online exchange of thoughts and inspirations connected to their own creation in the field of sound and text.
In that way, they started to build a basis on the concepts they find important in the vast field of selected topics.
What came out as a common interest was the fragmentation of sound and text to shape their boundaries diffuse and agile; e.g. through examining speech on its melody/intonation, rhythm/tempo and (as a consequence) interruptions and interference in communication.
The piece prepared for Radia Network is a fragment of a first performance on their November tour played live for Radio Študent.
Thanks to Špela and Smiljan. During the process we have read out of Dub : Finding Ceremony by Alexis Pauline Gumbs including poems of Sylvia Wynter.
Support: Radio Študent Ljubljana, Cirkulacija 2, KUD Mreža/Atelje Azil /Studio Asylum, Kulturno umetniško društvo Jadran, Pekarna Magdalenske mreže, Blech, Punctum, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Kanton Zürich Kultur, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Open radio art-theory investigative platform R A D A R, Gamut LABYRINTH, Radia Network