Concept, music and sound art: Petra Strahovnik
Director, Set Designer: Rocc
Libretto: Petra Strahovnik and Rocc (based on the book Balerina, balerina by Marko Sosič)
Performed by: Nataša Zupan, soprano; Mateja Petelin, soprano; Sanja Nešković Peršin, dance/stage movement; Vida Habjanič, video; Petra Strahovnik, piano/sound
Musicians: Ensemble Modelo62; Ezequiel Menalled, Artistic Director
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Production: Slovenian Chamber Music Theatre, Ensemble Modelo62;
Co-production: Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Concept operapovera
Adriana Calcanhotto, vocals; Bem Gil, guitar; Bruno Di Lullo, bass; Rafael Rocha, drums
A million titles would not be able to define Adriana Calcanhotto: a multi-platinum album seller and Latin Grammy award winner who moves effortlessly between widely popular ballads to conceptual art inspired by the great figures in literature and poetry, largely influenced by Brazilian modernism. As the iconic name of her generation, the recording artist was able to connect the Tropicalia movement, whose prominent representatives include Caetano, Gil, Tom Ze and Mutantes, to popular love songs and ballads that topped the charts and served as soundtracks for major TV soap operas. The show marks Adriana’s second appearance in Ljubljana and Cankarjev dom.
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Lina, vocals, keyboards; Raül Refree, piano, Fender Rhodes
Lina, a young, truthful and haunting voice, and Raül Refree, a musical genius from Barcelona, whose productions range from flamenco (he has done astonishing duo albums with Rosálía and Sílvia Pérez Cruz) to avant-garde rock, are updating traditional Portuguese fado for the 21st century. Without any tricks or filters, but with a unique electronic approach and a focus on underlining fado’s universal condition. A close student of Amália Rodrigues’s work, Lina selected some timeless classics from the Diva’s repertoire, which served as a basis for the exploration that discarded all instrumental dogmas of fado. Lina sounds as if she is part of the history, listening to divas’ voices echoing in the side streets of her imagination. The duo’s debut album was released to rave reviews on Glitterbeat. Magical and timeless.
Brina Vogelnik, Metod Banko, vocals; Jelena Ždrale, violin; Andrej Zupan, clarinet; Tanja Pirc, mandolin; Tina Pančur, harpsichord; Brane Matošec Bizjak, guitar; Tomaž Guček, accordion; Nino de Gleria, double bass; Rudi Pančur, piano
A project by composer and pianist Rudi Pančur, Mala mestna muzika takes us on a trailblazing musical walk to the outer edges of Slovenia with a beautiful repertoire comprising musical settings of Vlado Žabot’s poems, Žalostinke po razkriško (elegies in Razkrižje dialect). Fronted by lead singers Brina Vogelnik and Metod Banko, the small ensemble of well-versed artists dexterously integrates the poems into newly penned music, creating lyrical, balladesque, slightly grotesque and, above all, nostalgic soundscapes. Undoubtedly one of the finest musical projects to have come out of Slovenia in recent years.
Petra Pogorevc is writing a biography of Rac, an actor who delved into his characters with an all-or-nothing approach, a high-wire performer without a safety net and a fanatic setting himself and others the highest professional standards. The book about Radko Polič - Rac intertwines memories of his private life and professional career, and shows that the passion and determination of the man match those of the actor.
It focuses on his approach to interpreting roles, presents his view of the beautiful and demanding acting profession and offers direct insight into the numerous unforgettable characters he portrayed in theatre and film. According to Radko Polič - Rac, acting is not pretending, but dancing on the razor’s edge, just like living. Acting is being yourself.
Petra Pogorevc in conversation with Radko Polič.
The event will be held in Slovenian.
In cooperation with the Beletrina Publishing House
Izhodišče predavanja bo koncept »skrbi zase«, kot ga je na temelju antičnih zgledov (grško »epimeleia heautou«, latinsko »cura sui«) psihološko pozitivno oblikoval francoski filozof Michel Foucault. Poseben izziv skrbi zase je, da ni univerzalnih receptov, ki bi bili primerni za vsakogar, ampak mora vsak zase, po svoji meri, iz dneva v dan krojiti svoj enkratni program in način skrbi zase ter ga prilagajati različnim okoliščinam in obdobjem lastnega življenja. Pomemben poudarek Foucaulta je tudi, da skrb zase ni vaja za samoto, ampak je skupnostna praksa. Torej ni mogoča v asocialnem prostoru, ni beg od ljudi in sveta, ni egocentrična praksa, ampak je na številne načine povezana z drugimi ljudmi in okoljem, tako da bogati socialno in ekološko vpetost. Prav njeno upoštevanje je postalo v sodobnih družbenih razmerah divjega globalnega kapitalizma, ki podira ekološko ravnovesje, velik izziv za vsakogar od nas.
Mag. Miran Možina, psihiater in psihoterapevt, direktor in dekan Fakultete za psihoterapevtsko znanost Univerze Sigmunda Freuda v Ljubljani. Uveljavljen strokovnjak je med drugim strokovni vodja ambulante za otroke in mladostnike v okviru Psihoterapevtske ambulante fakultete. Na svoji raznovrstni poti je vodil dobrodelne projekte psihosocialne pomoči za otroke, mladostnike, njihove družine in za uporabnike psihiatrije v Društvu za prostovoljno delo in psihosocialno pomoč ODMEV. Na svojih predavanjih pa udeležence razveseljuje s široko razgledanostjo in spodbujanjem razmisleka o pomembnih temah, na katere v vsakodnevnem tempu še prehitro pozabimo.
The event will be held in Slovenian without translation.
Damir Imamović, vocals, tambura, guitar; Ivana Đurić, violin; Derya Türkan, kemenche; Greg Cohen, double bass
The rumours about Damir Imamović’s big new project swept the city of Ljubljana as early as in autumn 2018, when Saz'iso, an ensemble of virtuoso Albanian musicians, was playing our venue. Its producer, the legendary Joey Boyd (Nick Drake, R.E.M, Fairport Convention...), spoke enthusiastically about the new album from the sevdah maestro, showcasing a new ensemble comprising music giants, Turkish kemenche master Derya Türkan and renowned American bassist Greg Cohen (John Zorn Masada, Dave Douglas...), in addition to violin virtuoso Ivana Đurič. Imamović himself confirmed the rumours when performing a 2018 New Year’s Eve concert at the CD Club. The all-star team, complemented by producer Joe Boyd, co-producer Andrea Goertler and Grammy-winning engineer Jerry Boys (Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré), assembled in Berlin. The album was released to rave reviews and has recently won a German Grammy (German Association of Music Critics) for best traditional music album. Singer of Tales fulfils Damir Imamović‘s artistic and professional aspirations first envisaged a decade ago.
The appreciative Slovenian audiences have been loyally keeping abreast of Imamović’s career, his projects and different takes on sevdalinka, a genre that has been enjoying a major revival with performers that include Amira, Božo Vrećo and Mostar Sevdah Reunion, as well as older artists. A proficient instrumentalist, Imamović has stepped it up a notch, daringly plunging into deep waters. Damir’s passion and skill worked their magic, and the project – a deeply moving homage to the art of storytelling – came through with flying colours. He can now sing his tales with complete abandon, playing and narrating for each and every one of us. Again, but as never before. Still youthful, but with music that has emerged in its full splendour and a new level of maturity.
Uršula Ramoveš and Fantje iz Jazbecove grape (Slovenia) - premiere of the new album
San Salvador (France)
From 24 to 28 August 2020 at several locations around Ljubljana, the international festival of art, science and technology Is it working? will present the latest productions of Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory and its partner institutions within the European Art Science Technology Network for Digital Creativity (EASTN-DC). The network strives towards interdisciplinary interpretations of new shifts in the digital paradigm in order to prepare society for the challenges of the future in which digital technologies will enter all aspects of human cognition, perception and activity.
The collaborating transdisciplinary authors from Slovenia and abroad will address – through diverse artistic and research approaches – advanced models of interactivity, multimodality, responsiveness and audience experience. Various formats – from exhibitions, performances, concerts, to presentations, workshops, and an audio walk – will enable visitors, through their active participation, a closer understanding of contemporary research, experiments and artistic methods in the fields of light, audio, interface, kinetic, location and perception technologies.
Ludger Brümmer: Spheres of Resonance Fixed media (8-channel version)
Kosmas Giannoutakis: Bursty Exorbitance Fixed media (8-channel computer generated composition)
Pandemic version of a 4K stereo AV composition for the ZKM Sound Dome
Tadej Droljc: Singing Sands AV composition
The choir has performed in Austria, took part in the Hradec Kralove Festival (Czech Republic), sung Carinthian songs in Prague, Trieste, Gorizia, Maribor, Ljubljana and elsewhere in Slovenia, as well as in Frisia (northern Germany). In 1991, the choir received the Gallus Prize, attended the Carinthian Choral Competition and won First Prize for its dazzling performance. It has released three cassettes and a CD marking its 30th anniversary. The 2016 album “Ki so včasih bile” was produced with the assistance of music pedagogue and choral conductor Danica Pirečnik, Choral Director of the Šalek Academic Choir Velenje. The selection of songs to be presented at Cankarjev dom forms part of the programme that the choir performed at their annual 2019 concert in Cultural Centre Pliberk/Bleiburg under the motto "Beginning". The Choral Director of Podjuna iz Pliberka Mixed Choir is Anja Kapun.
In cooperation with the Association of Slovenian-Austrian Friendship Ljubljana
Within the framework of the Slovenian-Austrian Year of Neighbourly Dialogue / Nachbarschafts 2019–2020
Mixed Choir Podjuna iz Pliberka (Jauntal/Bleiburg), Choral Director: Anja Kapun
V sodelovanju z Društvom slovensko-avstrijskega prijateljstva, Ljubljana.
V okviru leta sosedskega dialoga - Nachbarschafts 2019 -2020, Slovenija – Avstrija.