Slavek Kwi is a sound-artist, composer and researcher interested in the phenomena of perception as the fundamental determinant of relations with reality. He has a longstanding fascination with sound-environments, developing what he terms ‘electroacoustic sound-paintings’ that oscillate between sound only works and interdisciplinary works exploring social, spatial and temporal processes. These complex audio-based situa¬tions are created mainly from site specific recordings, resulting in subjective reports for radio broadcast, ‘cinema for ears’ for multi-channel playback, sound installations integrated into the environment and performances. From the early nineties Slavek has operated under the name Artificial Memory Trace.
Collaboration piece realised with Eric La Casa “Vibratility.Mozaik” received Prize of the Electroacoustic Sonic Art Category in the 29th International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art, Bourges 2002 in France.
He facilitates experimental sound workshops with autistic children and those with learning disabilities. The workshop technique emphasises extensive listening and the stimulation of creativ¬ity through observation and the support of natural tendencies. Slavek was born in former Czechoslovakia, lived 14 years in Belgium and has been based in Ireland since 2000.
Site To Sound (Meath County Council _ Ireland, 2009, limited edition CD)
AMT: Inton_tions (Lenghedivacje/Hybrida Space - Italy, 2009, double-CD)
AMT: Signals Pt1-5 (Psyclone - Ireland, 2009, dolby surround 5.1 audio-DVD)
AMT: Calliphon Draft (Impulsy Stetoskopu - Poland, 2008, limited edition CD)
AMT: Singtra (Waystyx - Russia, 2008 CD)
AMT: Expanzin (Aphasia Recordings - Ireland, 2006 CDr)
AMT: Evaporation (cpsip - New Zealand, 2003 CDr)
AMT / Antenna Farm / Gabriel Amato (Ooze Bap Records - Spain, 2002 split CD)
AMT & Eric La Casa: Fonderie Paccard (Collectif & Cie - France, 2001 CD)
AMT / MSBR: Ensyrony (MSBR Records - Japan, 2001 Ltd.100 split CDr)
AMT & Brume: 1st Encounter (Alien8 Records - Canada, 2001 CD)
AMT Vol.13: Erozion (ERS Records - Holland, 2000 LP)
AMT & PBK: Transphere 1997 - 1999 (Erewhon - Belgium, 2000 CD)
AMT Vol.72: Tashkara (Xerxes - Japan, 1999 Ltd.72 CDr)
AMT Vol. 9: Distori [Noah] (Sonoris - France, 1999 CD)
AMT Vol. 7: Ritmax Asimetra (Creamgardens, JdK - Holland, 1999 CD)
AMT Vol. 5: Th Ality Absfract (Audioview - Belgium, 1996 CD)
AMT / Out of Machine: Floating somewhere (Toss - Belgium, 1994 split CD)
Contributed to compilations on labels:
Intransitive, Bremsstrahlung Recordings, RRRecords: USA.
Selektion, Klang: Germany.
Diskono, NewToy: UK.
Meeuw Muzak, ERS, Korm Plastics, Bake Records: Holland.
Xerxes, Effe: Japan.
Subterfuge Records, Ooze Bap: Spain.
Soundshapes, Goppa, Spitroast, Aphasia, Farpoint Recordings: Ireland.