News

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.

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!”

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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.

Festival Sound Disobedience comes with strong program again

This year’s edition of the festival offers nine concerts, a three-day workshop by Michael Zerang and a public debate with international participation.

This year’s V:NM Festival premieres music documentary “Improcon – Heartful of Music”

The 52-minute film is an intimate and documentary-style visual story on Improcon 2017, about improvised music in general, and a certain vision of free-thinking.

Event calendar

september 2019

20sep20:0022:00Topografije zvokaChristina Kubisch

20sep20:0023:00Festival slovenskega jazzaThere Be Monsters / East West Daydreams

20sep21:0023:00Confine ApertoSamo Kutin & Martin Küchen / Miman: Andreas Røysum, Hans Kjorstad, Egil Kalman

21sep19:3022:30Drašler/Taylor, Roberts/Lisle/Musson, Russell/HutchinsonJošt Drašler & Benedict Taylor, Chan Roberts, Andrew Lisle, Rachel Musson / John Russell & Matthew Hutchinson

21sep20:0022:00Fri-Fru-FraMiman: Andreas Røysum, Hans Kjorstad, Egil Kalman

22sep12:0013:00Jošt Drašler & Benedict Taylor

22sep18:3022:30Martin Küchen & Tomaž Grom TrioMartin Küchen & Tomaž Grom Trio

22sep19:0022:00CRAM at IklectikJošt Drašler, Benedict Taylor, Tom Jackson / Steve Beresford & Blanca Regina / Pierre Bouvier Patron / Adam De La Cour & Neil Luck / Megan Steinberg

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Interviews

60. Jazz Festival Ljubljana – “Diverse, beautiful and exciting in the best possible way”

Jazz Festival Ljubljana is one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe, and this year it will mark its 60th anniversary. We have talked to one half of the programming team of this year’s festival Edin Zubčević (another half is Bogdan Benigar) who is also responsible for Jazz Fest Sarajevo.

Reuben Derrick: “I came here expecting to find a thriving scene, to meet dedicated practitioners”

Christchurch-based saxophonist, clarinetist, improviser, composer and sound artist Reuben Derrick, who has been staying in Ljubljana for three months, is one of the leading artists working in the field of improvised music in New Zealand. Interview.

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.

Essays

Structural Confrontation – In Accompaniment to Sound Disobedience 2018

“The festival Sound Disobedience emerged as an echo of the confrontation within a seemingly homogenous music practice known as free improvisation. This confrontation is its key moment, for it tears apart the seeming unity of this music practice and presents it in its own diversity.”

Where Else But Forward…

Towards a Protean Tradition

Reviews

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.

Sound and the world in Ljubljana

In March we visited several improvised music events at various locations in Ljubljana. We were invited to choose three events: Impronedeljek at Kino Šiška, Zlatko Kaučič Trijo at Hostel Celica and festival Neposlušno at Španski borci; we also visited Defonija at Klub Gromka on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Radio Študent.

Anomalies of different concert spaces

The review is focusing on concert series in February, their sound similarities and their spatial placement at Klub Gromka, Channel Zero, Klub Metulj, Bar Prulček and ŠKUC Gallery.

Centralala tags

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