Castle Jelšava, Slovakia
21th-23th July 2017
Hradby Samoty (Walls of Solitude) is a festival which focuses on audiovisual projects from genres such as dark ambient, dark folk, drone, industrial and noise. The idea of the festival is to join these genres with the mysterious atmosphere of monuments marked by the ravages of time.
In our latitudes this subculture is mainly a matter of clubs, so you may ask how these monuments are related to this kind of art. Historical monuments are the bearers of a long past and their often melancholy atmosphere inspires very strong emotions – just as visual art full of mysterious and surprising sounds, accompanied by theatrical elements and sinister visuals does.
If such a „teatro ambienti tenebrae“ is set in the captivating atmosphere of an old castle at night, the final effect is even more impressive.
music -- >>>
industrial-drone-noise (project by Alexey Tegin from Phurpa)
legendary industrial noise-jazz
OBETE SEKTY (slovakia)
CVLT - electronics/shitgaze/
electro-acoustic ritual psychedelic drone ambient (project by Rafal Iwanski from HATI, KAPITAL)
MASSOLA & SUPRAPHON FAMILY & SEDEM MINÚT STRACHU & DRÉN (czechia/slovakia)
ENTRÓPIA ARCHITEKTÚRA (hungary)
industrial ritual post-rock
ritual dark ambient/ drone (project by Purba & Instinct Primal)
REZ EPO (poland)
DEAD JANITOR (slovakia)
idm / electronics
BLUES FOR THE REDSUN (czechia)
EMMA ZUNZ (poland)
electronics/ ebm/ techno industrial
VRTAČKY PO DESÁTÉ HODINĚ (slovakia)
SAMČO, BRAT DÁŽĎOVIEK (slovakia)
THE BLACKWOOD INCIDENT (slovakia)
experimental modulations/hypnotic ambient
dark ambient/noise (project by 777Babalon & 900piesek)
GHOSTRIDER 1997 (slovakia)
EBM/noise industrial techno
THE PROSTORY REVIVAL (czechia )
Exhibitions// Performance //Visual Installations -- >>>
ČIERNE DIERY (slovakia)
TRIP -> to selected technical monument in the nearby surroundings: Korpašský tunnel + viaduct -> big tunnel -> smeltery Etelka
Exhibition -> informations about technical buildings / monuments of Gemer region
NANO VJ'S (slovakia)
Visual label creating light installations, projection mappings, vj sets, stage design, live vj acts, audio/ visual performances, interactive installations
STANISLAV GREŽDO (slovakia/USA)
CHAOS COMPANY (czechia)
collaboration of artists – drawers, painters, comics-makers, poets, prose-writers and musicians
ADAM PIŽURNÝ (slovakia)
GIF exhibition - visual installation
ZUZANA SABOVÁ (slovakia)
Interactive exhibition - objects
live vj acts
PALI BRATRANEC (slovakia)
JÁN BÁTOREK (slovakia)
VJ PAVEL (czechia)
live vj acts
live vj acts
visual instalation - mapping
VJ WEGA (slovakia)
live vj acts
Because it is very difficult to organize the festival the way we do till now, we have decided, that if there will be less than 130 pre-sold tickets (till end of May 2017), the event will be cancelled this year and there will be no substitute. We cannot afford such risk and repeatedly pay the gap from private sources after (if the event will be cancelled, you will get full refund back to your account).
So please, do not wait till the last moment, but if you are seriously interested in visiting this year's Walls of Solitude, be so kind and support the festival this way in advance.
The contribution price should be at least 35 € (two days ticket), but of course, you can pay more and support the festival, if you wish. That would give us more options to make the festival even more appealing and better for you.
We really appreciate your support and believe we´ll see each other in Jelšava!
Castle is currently in the process of restoration and is under "construction". Before entering the building each visitor must register and confirm in writing that he is aware of this fact. The entrance to the building is at your own risk.
more info - soon...