Biography

Born in 1982, Koper, Slovenia. Finished studies at Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Ljubljana. Completed the elementary music school, piano and guitar. Started making computer based music in 1997 as jesusonecstasy, then created soundtracks combining classical instruments to electronics with Sirote. In 2011 started developing electronic musical instruments for his live acts and intermedia art installations. Living and working in Berlin since 2015.

e-mail: mitjacerkvenik AT gmail.com

Audio-visual installations

Reality Grinder (2015)

Authors: Andrej Koruza, Mitja Cerkvenik (sound design, microcontroler programming, PureData)
Production: KID PINA
Dimensions: 200cm x 400cm x 40cm (HxLxW)
Exhibitions:

14.-16.9.2017 Festival Speculum Artium (Trbovlje (SI))
25-26.12.2015 Izis festival (Izola (SI))
3-7.6.2015 Festival In/visible cities (Gorizia (IT))

Soundlighter (2014)

Authors: Mitja Cerkvenik, Gašper Milkovič Biloslav, Marko Vivoda
Production: Zavod Projekt Atol, Ljudmila with support of the Ministry of Culture and Galerija Alkatraz
Dimensions: adaptable from 5m x 5m x 3,5m to 10m x 10m x 5m (WxLxH)
Exhibitions: 

6.9.2016 - 23.9.2016 Festival Svetlobna Gverila re:akcija4, Galerija Plevnik-Kronkowska (Celje (SI))
23.10.2015 - 15.11.2015 Monfort (Portorož (SI))
11.9.2015 Festival Lumina (Cascais, (PT))
3-7.6.2015 Festival In/visible cities (Gorizia (IT))
30.9.2014 Festival Svetlobna Gverila (Ljubljana (SI))

Sound design/author of music in theatre

Metamorfoze 2: Izgubljeni (k)raj

Authors: Bara Kolenc, Teja Reba, Loup Abramovici
Production: Kud Samosvoj, Zavod Exodos
Dance-theatre, 2014, Stara elektrarna, Ljubljana (SI)

Projekt o-jej/eat-art project

Authors: Bara Kolenc, Teja Reba, Loup Abramovici
Production: Maska Ljubljana, Kud Samosvoj
Dance-theatre, 2013, MIKK Murska Sobota (SI)

Projekt o-jej/eat-art project

Authors: Bara Kolenc, Radovan Jaušovec, Teja Reba, Loup Abramovici
Production: MASKA Ljubljana
Dance-theatre, 2012, MSUM, Ljubljana (SI)

PREJKpreobrazbe

Authors: Bara Kolenc
Production: Kud Samosvoj, Festival PREJK12, EPK 2012
Multimedia-theatre show, 2012, Stara semenarna, Murska Sobota (SI)

Metamorfoze 1: Lov

Authors: Bara Kolenc
Production: KUD Samosvoj
Dance-theatre show, 2011, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana (SI)

Live-acts/sound performances

Shina fest (Idrija (SI), 2017)
Wyspa Festival (Berlin (DE), 2017)
MFRU Kiblix (Berlin (DE) - Maribor (SI), 2015)
Green House (Berlin (DE), 2015)
Festival In/visible cities (Pula (CRO), 2015)
Dobialab (Dobbia (IT), 2015)
Kino Otok (Izola (SI), 2015)
INDE (Koper (SI), 2014)
Festival Sonica (Ljubljana (SI), 2014)
Festival Strictly Analog (Ljubljana (SI), 2013)
Festival Animateka (Ljubljana (SI), 2013)
Festival PREJK12, EPK 2012 (Murska Sobota (SI), 2012)

Movie soundtracks

Letters to a father

Director: Črt Brajnik
Supported by: Czech national film fund
Year of production: 2016
Presented at Festival Slovenskega Filma 2017 (Portorož, SI)

Zabijačka

Director: Črt Brajnik
Year of production:  2012
Prizes: international competition Istria Nobilissima 2012

L’uvala della morte

Director: Črt Brajnik
Year of production: 2009
Prizes: international competition Istria Nobilissima 2009

Umirajoča Tišina

Director: Črt Brajnik
Year of production: 2007
Prizes: international competition Istria Nobilissima 2007

Music producer

Zmelkoow
Toxine
Bas in glas
Noair

Work experience

Freelancer

E-RM (Berlin (DE), 2015- )

Manikin Electronics (Berlin (DE) 2016- )

Employed

SMT d.o.o. (Lucija (SI), 2012-2013)

Workshops

WTF is Arduino (Koper (SI), 2014)
RogLab - introduction to Arduino and electronic gadgets (Ljubljana (SI), 2012)