Miha Ciglar is an audio engineer and sound artist, working at the intersection of art and technology. In 2009 he obtained his MSc degree at the Institute for Electronic Music (IEM) – www.iem.at. Since 2001 he has performed his own compositions for various acoustic instruments, electro-acoustical performances, interactive dance performances, computer music and audiovisual installations at many international arts festivals.
He is exploring a composition approach where pain is introduced as a central reference for selection and temporal arrangement of sonic objects. By connecting the performer's (composer's) body to the electronic circuit of the instrument, or to an electronic instance of the sound that is being generated, he is able to experience the sound in a haptic way, which influences his musical decisions and thus generates rather unconventional results.
His recent artistic work is focused on the design of new interfaces for musical expression, experimenting with interaction concepts based on real-time gesture (motion sequence) recognition. In his research work from the field of Music Information Retrieval, he is exploring the practical implementation of different timbre analysis techniques.
In 2008 he founded IRZU – the Institute for Sonic Arts Research in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The institute is operating as a non governmental organization. It is based on an interdisciplinary concept and is carrying out artistic productions in the field of electronic music, audio technology research as well as educational activities. In 2009 he organized and curated the sonic arts festival EearZoom, one of IRZU's first major projects.
On May 26th, I am holding a lecture at the International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment in Genova, Italy.
On May 5th, I am holding a lecture at the Inter format Symposium in Nida Art Colony - Nida, Lithuania, where I will present my current projects – More info: here
On May 3rd,I am presenting IRZU and EarZoom at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania – More info:here
On April 29th, I am presenting IRZU and EarZoom at the festival Just Listen in Cork, Ireland - More infos:here
On February 23rd, I am participating in the group exhibition "Izza Imeni" with a new piece: "Psst!" at Pekmez Gallery in Maribor, Slovenia
On February 8th, I am holding a lecture at the Media arts depatrment of UdK - Universitaet der Kuenste in Berlin, where I will talk about the current research project at IRZU: Haptic feedback based on ultrasonic pressure waves. More infos: here
On December 27th, I am doing a presentation and performance at Trubarjeva Hisa Literature in Ljubljana, Slovenia -. I will present my current research project: Haptic feedback based on ultrasonic pressure waves. More infos: here