In September 2018 we started e-journal Centralala.si dedicated to various crossroads of improvised music that have appeard in last decades internationally and here in Slovenia, whether are they aesthetic, social, organizational or activist. With a new year ahead us, we kindly invite you to an event on 10 January at Klub Gromka, Ljubljana for a public presentation and talk about an open internet platform for the scene (or scenes), musicians, organizers and promoters, journalists, writers, critics and listeners to use as their own or their source for informations, reflections and critical thoughts. We will be searching for our differences and similarities, new and old approaches etc… through a public discussion with different actors from the scenes.
We will also listen to two concerts. First on the bill is great international improvisational trio Frame Trio, led by Portuguese trumpeter Luís Vicente and guitarist Marcelo dos Reis.Trio is complemented by the Belgian bassist Nils Vermeulen. Despite the name, the trio music escapes from the usual frames of free improvised music and free jazz. Their music is at the same time subtly spatial and energetic, textural, lyrical and melodic.
Evening will be continued by a concert from one of the more vibrant Slovenian ensembles Olfamoštvo led by the multi-instrumentalist, improviser and singer-songwriter Andrej Fon. In ensemble he gathered great bunch of Slovenian improvisers and musicians, known for their strong individual voices, which he then introduced into his everyday surrealism, through which he monitors and dissects, criticizes and ironifies contemporary society and modern life, institutions, technology, faith, discipline and modern blind hedonism. They cut through various genres of singer-songwriting, noise rock, afrobeat, broken disco, jazz and free jazz, sophisticated sounds, voice experiments and weird storrytelling.
The evening will end on a party note with Abstract truth who will be spinning his eclectic selection of differen music. Behind this name is Miha Zadnikar, known radio presenter, music writer and critic, essayist, lecturer and activist, who also runs the oldest concert series of improvised music in Slovenia- Defonija.
You can find more about the event here.
For all that will join us already on presentation and public discussion at 19.00 the whole event will be free. Entry fee just for the concert part which will start at 21.00 is 5 EUR.