News

Two new release of Slovenian improvisers on international labels: Fresh Dust Trio and Drašler/Jackson/Thompson

Fresh Dust Trio (Jaka Berger, Samo Šalomon in Marina Džukljev) released their first record on well known British label FMR and trio of Vid Drašler, Tom Jackson and Daniel Thompson released it on Creative Sources from Portugal.

Miha Zadnikar on the 1st Congress of Free Music Improbiro: »We are clearly at a turning point, but at rather nice one.«

From the 19th to the 26th of July, the 1st congress of free music Improbiro will takes place in Nova Gorica in a place called Carinarnica. It will be inhabited by spontaneous music, debates, spontaneous organization, reflections, lectures and presentations of labels.

Slowed down sound of improvisation and music, inspired by the experience of Morton Feldman’s music, two new editions on label Zvočni prepihi

In the past few months, two recordings were released by Zvočni prepihi, the debut of the duo by violinist Mark Jenič and percussionist Vid Drašler, and in June the echo of the music by Morton Feldman, created by Jaka Berger with pianist Dejan Berden.

Maja Osojnik, Irena Z. Tomažin and Nina Dragičević at Berlin’s Heroines of Sound festival

We talked to Nina Dragičevič, Irena Z. Tomažin and Maja Osojnik about their performances at the important Berlin festival, which represents the works of women in the field of contemporary and electronic music.

Centralala now also has a database of Slovenian improvisers

We have added to the base the database of musicians and musicians, their presentations, biographies, discographies, current groups and projects, web links etc.

Festival Sajeta celebrates it’s twentieth anniversary this year

In the jubilee edition you will be able to hear, among others, the duo s of Sainkho Namtchylak & Uchihashi Kazuhis and Ana Kravanja & Samo Kutin and solo performances by Julien Desprez, Zlatko Kaučič and Francesco Cusa.

Zlatko Kaučič: “I take them to pastures of difference!”

This content is now available only in Slovenian language.

Clean Feed releases debut album of Cene Resnik’s new trio featuring Rob Mazurek

The album entitled Age Of Chaos is the debut release of one of Resnik’s new groups, Free Stellar Trio, that features Italian pianist Giorgio Pacorig, Slovenian drummer Marko Lasič and American trumpeter and cornet player Rob Mazurek as special guest.

Event calendar

november 2019

ImproponedeljakMartin Küchen & Tomaž Grom Trio

15nov20:0023:00Dialogues betwen a dancer and a double bassBoris Janje & Cristiana Fusillo

15nov20:0023:59Zvočni Prepihi - Roaming Of Sound Rebels 2019Marko Jenič / MONO Scarves / Gone With The Sound Double Duo / Umdhlebi / Kikiriki & SSM Kosk / Balžalorsky, Berger, SSM Kosk- Drašler, Jenič Boršič Double Trio

16nov11:0013:00dr. Fon in dr. Vrenko: Zvočni sprehodAndrej Fon & Staš Vrenko

16nov20:0023:59PixxelmusicGudrun Gut / Maja Osojnik / Tomaž Grom, Jure Boršič, Urban Kušar, Mirko Cisilino / JesterN

16nov20:0023:59Xciting FestivalCene Resnik & Urban Kušar / Rabih Beaini / Dave Phillips / Bocca Al Lupo / Scald Rouglish / ...

16nov20:0023:59Zvočni Prepihi - Roaming Of Sound Rebels 2019Vitja Balžalorsky / MONo Scarves, Vid Drašler, Umdhelbi / Marko Jenič & Vid Drašler / Kikiriki / SSM Kosk / The B.Bees / Final Countdown Trio

18nov21:0023:00FriformaIsabelle Duthoit, Franz Hautzinger, Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang

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Interviews

Miha Zadnikar: “At Jazz Cerkno 2019 it will all again nicely enhance, mix up, entagle and resolve”

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Violinists and vocalists Ana Kravanja and Tijana Stanković are releasing their first album

Violinists and vocalists recorded music for the album ‘trkam kličem odganjam / kucam iam teram’ on two residences, in studio and concerts, and after the release of the record they will perform at two concerts in Vienna.

Lee Patterson: “I think about the various things on my tabletop as a collection of collaborators”

British sound artist and improviser Lee Patterson is coming to Ljubljana on artist residency on which he will work with hurdy gurdy player and improviser Samo Kutin. Here is a short interview with him.

Michael Zerang: “There is always something new to discover”

Micheal Zerang is leading this year’s three-day workshop at Sound Disobedience festival where he will also perform in duo with pianist Elisabeth Harnik. Interview about how he approaches music workshops.

Essays

Andraž Polič: No music

The poet, musician, composer and actor Andraz Polič writes about the elusiveness of the field between sound, noise and silence, filled with memory and the need for eavesdropping. »If we want anything in us and around us to speak or tune in, we need to shut up first!«

Where Else But Forward…

Reviews

Improv hubbub in Goriška region

Tadej Stolič, musicologist, critic, organizer of concerts and events, through series of concerts at the Štala Club in Lokavec, the Fri-Fru-Fra concert cycle, the Krmin festival and the associated October Jazz in Nova Gorica and broader, writes about the burgeoning music scene in Goriška region.

Contemporary Musics and Their Surprises – A Look at the Contemporary Music Festival in Brda (September 12-14)

Aleš Rojc reviews this year’s edition of the Brda Contemporary Music Festival, which has been running for nine years in Goriška Brda, under the program guidance of Zlatko Kaučič.

Jazzarije (notes on 60. Jazz festival Ljubljana)

The article is a commentary with some observations and notes to the recent jazz festival in Ljubljana. The title is borrowed from past radio show from Radio Študent, dedicated to jazz and improvised music. In the spirit of this show, it is a must that the “centralala’s” article is not only a chatter about Jazz festival Ljubljana.

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