8 Dec 19:00

Dr. Tomo Virk: Dostoyevsky, Yours Truly – and Dostoyevsky / Dr. Blaž Podlesnik: Selfie Dostoyevsky or the Beards Karamazov

Dr. Tomo Virk: Dostoyevsky, Yours Truly – and Dostoyevsky
Dr. Tomo Virk will look at the issue of theodicy in Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and, from this perspective, also at the novel’s autobiographical backdrop.

Dr. Blaž Podlesnik: Selfie Dostoyevsky or the Beards Karamazov
Dr. Blaž Podlesnik will look into the subject of Dostoyevsky’s signature beard. He will illustrate its characteristics with examples of characters’ beards drawn from the writer’s last novel.

Dr. Tomo Virk: Dostoyevsky, Yours Truly – and Dostoyevsky / Dr. Blaž Podlesnik: Selfie Dostoyevsky or the Beards Karamazov

8 Dec 19:00
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2 Dec 19:00

Dr. Neža Zajc: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky’s Old Russian Source of "Inner Man" / Sergej Valijev, MA: Raskolnikov and the Drama of Internal Dialogue

Dr. Neža Zajc: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky’s Old Russian Source of "Inner Man"
The lecture focuses on three authors, Dostoevsky, Bahtin and St. Maximus the Greek, with a particular emphasis on the so-called inner man, first referred to by the monk Maximus the Greek (c. 1470–1556) in (Old) Russian literature.

Sergej Valijev, MA: Raskolnikov and the Drama of Internal Dialogue
Focusing on Raskolnikov, the protagonist of Crime and Punishment, the lecture draws attention to the complexity of man’s inner self, as depicted in Dostoyevsky’s novels. The character is yet another, priceless addition to Dostoyevsky’s in-depth exploration of the "inner man".

Dr. Neža Zajc: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky’s Old Russian Source of "Inner Man" / Sergej Valijev, MA: Raskolnikov and the Drama of Internal Dialogue

2 Dec 19:00
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8 Nov - 8 Dec 2021

Dostoyevsky and Me

Series of lectures

8 November
Gorazd Kocijančič: Dostoyevsky and Thinking Hypostasis
Dr. Ivan Verč: Dostoyevsky and Justice

29 November
Dr. Igor Grdina, PhD: Retracing Dostoyevsky’s Footsteps
Dr. Matic Kocijančič: "Nothing is an Absolute Reality; All is Permitted"

2 December
Dr. Neža Zajc: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky’s Old Russian Source of "Inner Man"
Sergej Valijev, MA: Raskolnikov and the Drama of Internal Dialogue

8 December
Dr. Tomo Virk: Dostoyevsky, Yours Truly – and Dostoyevsky
Dr. Blaž Podlesnik: Selfie Dostoyevsky or the Beards Karamazov
 


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Dostoyevsky and Me

8 Nov - 8 Dec 2021
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8 Nov 19:00

Gorazd Kocijančič: Dostoyevsky and Thinking Hypostasis / Dr. Ivan Verč: Dostoyevsky and Justice

Gorazd Kocijančič: Dostoyevsky and Thinking Hypostasis
Philosopher, poet and translator of numerous poetry collections, philosophical and theological works, Gorazd Kocijančič will draw structural parallels between his own philosophy of hypostasis and the ontology of life-worldly issues, as addressed and artistically conveyed by F. M. Dostoevsky in his stories.

Dr. Ivan Verč: Dostoyevsky and Justice
The lecture will address the eternal conflict between literature (pro justice/jus/truth) and the law (pro lex/juridic truth), which in Dostoevsky finds expression as a conflict between the Byzantine tradition of Russian law and the liberal reform of the judicial system (1864).

Gorazd Kocijančič: Dostoyevsky and Thinking Hypostasis / Dr. Ivan Verč: Dostoyevsky and Justice

8 Nov 19:00
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5 Oct 20:00

Niko Novak and Jana Beltran

The autumn edition of the Cankarjevi torki Series is launching with two compelling Slovenian artists who have recently embarked on solo careers. And have been remarkably successful at it as well. They’ll be sharing the stage on 5 October. Whether they’re also conspiring to play something together, remains to be heard.

For Slovenian scenesters and music fans of a certain age, let's say from 30 to 70, Niko Novak needs little introduction: hugely charismatic frontman of punked-up rock n rollers Dicky B Hardy, one half of dirty blues duo Incurabili, and now a bass-playing solo artist with four albums of sly, downbeat, tender and occasionally vicious music now behind him (and two more in the can). This series of late-night, morning-after stories of Berlin and Ljubljana have been an open secret for the last couple of years in the Slovenian capital. It was high time for a physical release, vinyl only of course, so here it comes. Pankow, the third in the series, was produced in London by the legendary Jim Jones (Thee Hypnotics, Jim Jones Revue) and has been released on the new Nashville Stardust label. Tales of redemption that never quite arrives, of pride in and before a fall, in a voice of cracked, awesome beauty. Has he mellowed? Yes. And no. Key track: Honest People Are Scum.

Vocalist and guitarist Jana Beltran is one half of the duo All Strings Detached (Septet, 2020). She released a solo debut, Amoretti, last year. As well as compositions from her upcoming, second solo album, Jana has other treats in store for the Cankarjevi torki concert.

 

Niko Novak and Jana Beltran

5 Oct 20:00
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29 Nov 19:00

Dr. Igor Grdina, PhD: Retracing Dostoyevsky’s Footsteps / Dr. Matic Kocijančič: "Nothing is an Absolute Reality; All is Permitted"

Dr. Igor Grdina, PhD: Retracing Dostoyevsky’s Footsteps
Dr. Grdina will lend an insight into his relationship with Dostoyevsky by highlighting a few key points relevant to understanding this great author’s continuing relevance to our current concerns.

Dr. Matic Kocijančič: "Nothing is an Absolute Reality; All is Permitted"
The lecture seeks to controversially examine the issues related to Dostoevsky, Nietzsche and a famous quote, which Dr Kocijančič provocatively terms "the most famous quote in Slovenian literature" - “Nothing is an absolute reality; all is permitted”, the maxim of the novel Alamut by Slovenian author Vladimir Bartol.

Dr. Igor Grdina, PhD: Retracing Dostoyevsky’s Footsteps / Dr. Matic Kocijančič: "Nothing is an Absolute Reality; All is Permitted"

29 Nov 19:00
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25 Oct 19:00

Benjamin Moser

Benjamin Moser’s latest book, Sontag: Her Life and Work (Ecco), won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize. The book that took seven years to write is an in-depth portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most influential intellectuals. Moser is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. He is the author of the widely-heralded biography Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector. After graduating in history and Portuguese from Brown University, Moser received his Doctorate from Utrecht University. He has lived in Brazil, Paris, Venice, and spent the last few years living between Amsterdam and Périgord (France).

No writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag. Mythologised and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of cosmopolitanism, Sontag left a legacy of writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, radicalism and Fascism and Freudianism and Communism and Americanism, that forms an indispensable key to modern culture.

 

The definitive portrait of one of the American Century’s most towering intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face.

 

I am tired of being a person. Not just tired of being the person I was, but any person at all. I like watching people, but I don’t like talking to them, dealing with them, pleasing them, or offending them. I am tired.
Susan Sontag

»Na voljo sem imel njene dnevnike, ki jih je pisala od šestnajstega leta, tudi še neobjavljene dele, vso korespondenco, njen osebni računalnik z vsemi ohranjenimi datotekami, elektronsko pošto, poleg članov družine sem se pogovarjal z več kot stotimi ljudmi, ki so bili tako ali drugače povezani z njo. Kar ste brali v tej osemsto strani dolgi knjigi, je samo dvajset odstotkov zbranega v začetni grobi različici.«

»Američani so jo imeli za evropsko avtorico, toda v resnici je bila, kot pišem v knjigi, med judovskimi avtorji svoje generacije najmanj evropska, če pomisliva samo na Saula Bellowa ali Philipa Rotha, katerih starši so bili rojeni v Evropi, njeni stari starši pa so se priselili v ZDA kot otroci. Pravzaprav ni imela globljih evropskih korenin. Američani so jo imeli za evropsko avtorico, Evropejci pa za ameriško, kar je po mojem mnenju edino prav. Ne bi si mogel predstavljati slovenske ali pa francoske Susan Sontag. Susan je nekako predstavljala moč ameriškega imperija, v smislu intelektualnega prestiža in glamurja, čeprav je pisala o nevarni in pogubni ameriški notranji in zunanji politiki, zatonu ZDA …«

»Glede prikrivanja svoje spolne usmerjenosti je bila otrok svoje generacije, biti istospolno usmerjen in to povedati na glas je bil tabu za pretežni del njene generacije. Zanjo je bila to najbolj neprijetna tema. Potem pa, tudi ko so se časi spremenili, je bila že prestara, da bi o tem razpravljala na glas. V ZDA je vedno bilo mogoče biti lezbijka ali homoseksualec, javno in zasebno. Težava je bila v tem, da se v tem ni smelo pokazati javno in za ugled slavne osebnosti je bilo še kar nevarno; v knjigi citiram pisatelja Edmunda Whita, ki mu je bilo takrat od vseh istospolno usmerjenih ameriških pisateljev najmanj mar, kaj si o tem mislijo drugi, ko pravi, da bi Susan s svojim razkritjem zagotovo izgubila dve tretjini bralcev. In ima prav. Govorimo o času izpred petdesetih, ne petsto let! Ob pisanju biografije sem en semester  na losangeleški univerzi poučeval latinskoameriško književnost in se mudil tudi v tamkajšnjih arhivih Sontagove. Bil sem neprijetno presenečen, da študentje niso vedeli ne za Sarajevo ne za morijo, ki se je v devetdesetih dogajala na Balkanu. Takrat se sploh še niso rodili. Tako kot tudi ne morejo razumeti, kako težko življenje so še pred tridesetimi, petdesetimi leti imeli homoseksualci in lezbijke. Verjetno mislijo, aha, gotovo je šlo pri zatiranju za verske fanatike in njihove predsodke. Ne! Ni bilo tako preprosto.«

Benjamin Moser

25 Oct 19:00
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14 Jul 2021 21:00

Mala terasa sredi Ljubljane / A Small Terrace in the Midst of Ljubljana : Jure Cerkovnik, kitara

Programme:
Atanas Ourkouzounov, Molitva (Prayer)
Agustin Barrios Mangoré, Vals Op. 8, No. 4
Giulio Regondi, Nocturne 'Reverie' Op. 19
Agustin Barrios Mangoré, Vals Op.8, No. 3
Benjamin Britten, Nocturnal after John Dowland for Guitar Op. 70
Agustin Barrios Mangoré, Vals de Primavera
Nejc Kuhar, Memory Lanes*
(*first performance, dedicated to J. Cerkovnik)


Jure Cerkovnik (Slovenia, 1990) is a young Slovenian classical guitarist. He graduated in 2013 from Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Austria), where he studied under Prof. Alvaro Pierri. After earning a Master’s in 2015, he proceeded with his second Master’s at Hochschule der Künste in Zürich in the class of Prof. Anders Miolin. Since 2016 he has worked as an assistant at the same academy.
Jure has taken part in many national and international music competitions and won altogether 17 prizes (first, second and special).

He has performed throughout Europe and Asia, in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. In 2018 and 2019 he was on a tour of Asia (Japan and Taiwan). He participates in various festivals, including Forum Wien, Zagreb Guitar Festival, Zurich Guitar Days, Lucerne Guitar Festival, Vienna Guitar Festival, Postojna Guitar Week, Sarajevo International Guitar Festival, Acerra Guitar Meeting, where he regularly teaches masterclasses and/or performs concerts. In February 2017 he held a solo debut in the renowned Konzerthaus in Vienna. Jure has also performed at venues that include Arnold Schoenberg Centre Wien, Ehrbar Saal in Vienna, National Theatre in Sarajevo, the Slovenian Philharmonic and Werdenberg Castle.

Music critics on several occasions have recognized the quality and value of his performances, one of them describing him as follows: “Cerkovnik showed that, although still young, he is capable of creating a profound, narrative interpretation of classical music inwrought with multitude of various emotions.” (Tomaž Gržeta, MMC)

Jure has also performed as a soloist with several orchestras, including the Symphonic Orchestra Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), Symphonic Orchestra Simfonika from Vrhnika (Slovenia), and the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra. Recently, he has recorded his first CD, Palettes, which was released in December 2017 under the Baros Records label featuring works of Ponce, Ourkouzounov, Rebay and Bogdanović.
His guitar repertoire is very diverse. He performs classical works spanning periods that range from renaissance and baroque up to the modern twentieth-century music, Spanish and Slovenian music. At the moment his repertoire also features music of the Balkan composers, which is very interesting in terms of rhythm and characteristics, as well as chamber music in different formations.

 

Mala terasa sredi Ljubljane / A Small Terrace in the Midst of Ljubljana : Jure Cerkovnik, kitara

14 Jul 2021 21:00
14 Jul 2021 21:00
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9 Jul 2021 21:00

Mala terasa sredi Ljubljane: Marco de Ana: Stories of Birds (Historias de Pájaros)

The series Noches de Tablao is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the City of Ljubljana and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Slovenia.
Humanity is a colony of diverse birds; there are black birds, white birds, singing birds and birds that keep quiet. Migratory birds, captive birds, thieving birds. Birds that are inseparable and those that prefer to live in promiscuous solitude. Through dance, gestures and the sound of their cries, they tell each other the stories of different living spaces and origins. Together, they are Historias de Pájaros (Stories of Birds).

In the language of the Chilean avant-garde poet, writer and visual artist Juan Luis Martínez, who looked to birds for his artistic fascination, it is a matter of allegory of bird behaviours and languages that are mirrored in the human one. Protagonists Marco de Ana and Urška Centa use dance to search for animalism, the simple and raw beauty of the bird movement, and communicate with the musicians in the movement of contemporary flamenco. Historias de Pájaros (Stories of Birds)

Mala terasa sredi Ljubljane: Marco de Ana: Stories of Birds (Historias de Pájaros)

9 Jul 2021 21:00
9 Jul 2021 21:00
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Dance and voice: Marco de Ana, Urška Centa
Accordion: Nikola Zarić
Drums and percussion: Carlos Ronda

 

Concept, choreography, lyrics: Marco de Ana
Co-creator of choreography and lyrics: Urška Centa
Music: Nikola Zarić
Design: Rok Marinšek

Photography and video: Jan Hajšen
Production: Zavod NEST

Past event
7 Jun 2021 20:30

Convergence

Ansambel Neofonía
Zvokotok v CD

Klemen Leben, Quadrivium, for accordion solo (Klemen Leben)
Primož Ramovš, V soglasju, for clarinet and accordion (Klemen Leben, Peter Kuder)
Urška Pompe, Žilj, for alto saxophone (Jan Gričar)
Tristan Murail, Vampyr! (Mauricio Valdes) 
Beat Furrer, Lied, for violin and piano (Doris Šegula, Miha Haas)
Rebecca Saunders, Quartet (Peter Kuder, Klemen Leben, Miha Haas, Gašper Livk, steven Loy) 
 

Convergence

7 Jun 2021 20:30
7 Jun 2021 20:30
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