|16:00||DENIS FURLAN (Ita)||sotočje II|
|18:00||GERTRUDE quintet (Ita)||sotočje|
|19:00||ARLO ZARIA (Slo)||sotočje|
|23:45||STEM (Rnm)||sotočje II|
|18:00||ANA KRAVANJA & VITJA BALŽALORSKY (Slo)||sotočje|
|20:30||LIP ROUGE (Slo)||sotočje|
|21:30||TOMAŽ GROM & ZLATKO KAUČIČ (Slo)||sotočje|
|22:30||ANDREJ KOBAL (Slo)||sotočje|
|23:30||LA TEMPESTA (Ita)||sotočje|
|00:00||STEM (Rnm)||sotočje II|
|01:00||DJ MYMAN (Ita)||sotočje II|
|21:00||OBOJENI PROGRAM (Srb)||sotočje|
|24:00||LENHART TAPES & TIJANA STANKOVIĆ (Srb)||sotočje|
|01:10||IMAGINARY RADIO STATIONS (Slo)//od:vod||chill out room||after|
|17:00||ELOVETRIC (Slo)//od:vod||sotočje II|
|17:05||RYUZO FUKUHARA (Jpn) & RAJKO MURŠIČ (Slo)||sotočje||performance|
|17:30||CARLO MASCOLO (Ita)||sotočje|
|18:00||KATJA ŠULC (Slo)||sotočje|
|19:00||HUBER, MANI, PANDI trio (At/UK/Hu)||sotočje|
|19:10||NITKA (Slo)//od:vod||sotočje II|
|20:30||NINA BULATOVIX (Slo)||sotočje|
|21:00||NIKOLAJ (Slo)//od:vod||sotočje II|
|22:00||THE JUNKOLOGIST (Ita)||sotočje|
|23:00||GUIDO MöBIUS (Ger)||sotočje|
|00:05||MAULIK (Slo/Npl)||sotočje II|
|01:00||SENZORAMA rš (Slo)//od:vod||chill out room||after|
|04:05||PRIMORDIAL PULSE (Slo)//od:vod||chill out room||after|
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DENIS FURLAN (Ita)WHEN: 6. July @ 16:00
Spinning his tunes since 1991, Denis Furlan a.k.a. Did is an italian artist who loves crossing the borders, phisically and musically.His sets are everything but monothematic, for him is not a problem to time-stretch an old trance tune and melt it into an indie dance anthem, nowadays he also collaborates with percussionist Pietro Lancini, who often play live into Did’s gigs.
Denis Furlan is also a musical journalist, he was the first to write on newspapers about the clubbing scene in North-East of Italy in the late 90’s and to testify the slovenian rave scene.
GERTRUDE quintet (Ita)WHEN: 6. July @ 18:00
CLARISSA DURIZZOTTO – clarinet
PAOLO PASCOLO – flutes
GABRIELE CANCELLI – trumpet
MIRKO CISILINO – trombone, French horn
MARTIN O’ LOUGHLIN – tuba
GERTRUDE is a project born in 2021 with the intention of proposing a musical set that bridges the gap between improvised and written music. The formation has taken on the character of an acoustic quintet thanks to the union of intentions of some of the most interesting musicians active in north east Italy. The idea is to create a musical journey between more complex elements related to contemporary music and simpler but equally significant moments close to the approach of folk music.
The acoustic dimension of the group allows a direct and participative fruition by the audience, and where possible bypasses the media of amplification. This makes GERTRUDE a suitable ensemble for site-specific concerts and performances in naturalistic locations.
The concert in Sajeta is in collaboration with Dobialab and LIVE – Musiche di Sconfine.
ARLO ZARIA (Slo)WHEN: 6. July @ 19:00
Arlo Zaria is an eighteen year old singer – songwriter. She’s published one project so far, an EP with the name of Gemini. She is preforming at Sajeta for the first time, however she did perform at the ninth Deuje babe festival and at the Radio Študent afterparty.
PSIHEDELAVCI (Slo)WHEN: 6. July @ 20:30
Martin Ukmar: el. guitar, vocals
Nastja Janžekovič: el. viola, synth, vocals
Samo Pavlica – drums
A trio that dabbles in the tradition of guitar psychedelic music with alternative musical spices. Dreamy and soft, but at the same time critical of society, spicy and sharp as the Karst bora wind.
They are the local advocates for spontaneous psychedelic guitar music. The band as a trio has been creative between the Karst region and Ljubljana and have been collaborating in various musical combinations, as part of Kraški solisti, Akami, nevem nevem and Tovariš strmoglavljen. The latter marks the creation of the first songs in this formation in 2018. Their musical expression has developed from the initial hypnotic and repetitive form into a more homogenous rhythmic harmonic entity, which is colourful and hard to define, staying away from the confinements of any genre. . They are also characterised by impressive narrative and surrealist lyrics which deal with the elemtary existential questions by any individual or society as a whole.
zZemljoPles is the first studio album by Psihedelavci and it follows the live ‘V živo’ album from 2019. It is a six track album , where the songs are divided in half by language, in Slovenian and English. The contents were recorded in the spring in their home studio baza31 and was brewing through the summer and autumn of 2020. Last year it was finally born. The album is marked by the turbulent times in which it was written. Currently new songs are being written and continue to join the concert repertoire from both released albums.
M.U.G. (Slo)WHEN: 6. July @ 22:00
Marko Brdnik (accordion), Uroš Rakovec (guitar) and Gašper Peršl (drums) are all active as soloists, chamber and studio musicians. On their own and sometimes together they play in various local and international avant-rock, jazz, etno-jazz and other renowned line-ups as well as create music for theatre, dance performances and films. Brdnik and Rakovec are a well oiled machine which in 2016 produced the uniquely sounding album Leta, which impressed critics and audiences alike. They manage to masterfully avoid stereotypes to which we are used with similar line-ups where the guitar and the accordion are the main protagonists and their signature sound gained a lot dynamics wise with the addition of Peršl’s drums and with their own stubborn and unbiased musical expression the trio manages to reach out to a wider and also younger audience.
M.U.G. Trio entered autumn with a new album Mislec which was published in digital form and as an LP. The instrumental compositions mix modern improvised and popular musical streams, enriched by the influence of classical music, classic rock and hip-hop. On the album, the virtuoso musicians embark on a genre-free musical journey and think about the contemporary happenings in society but besides that emanate a welcome light and optimism from their full-blooded music.
Aleksandar Temkov aka Stem is “The Bunker Jockey”, who plays hardline beat dance tracks filed under folders disco-punk, funky-punk, classic-punk, whatever-punk.
His motto is: “Beats crushes all concrete walls into pieces, beats meltdown all betonized souls.
This is his fourth coming to Sajeta, with his eclectic storytelling dancing to the sunrise set.
ANA KRAVANJA & VITJA BALŽALORSKY (Slo)WHEN: 7. July @ 18:00
Vitja Balžalorsky sodi med prepoznavnejše ustvarjalce na slovenski glasbeni sceni. Njegov glasbeni izraz sega od jazza, elektronike, trših alternativnih glasbenih zvrsti, noisa, pa do improvizirane ter eksperimentalne glasbe. Sodeloval je v zasedbah Balžalorsky/Drašler 3o, Kombo Zlatka Kaučiča , Orchestra Senza Confini, Buche 4, Borghesia, Carnaval, The B. Bees, Litošt ter Olfamoštvo, od jeseni 2017 pa je redni član legendarnega kolektiva, zasedbe Laibach, s katero redno koncertira po celem svetu.
Ana Kravanja deluje v glasbeni skupini Širom, kjer igra na množico tradicionalnih, klasičnih in lastnoročno narejenih glasbil. Kot improvizatorka na violini sodeluje s številnimi slovenskimi in tujimi glasbeniki in plesalci. Avtorsko glasbo ustvarja za gledališke predstave, filme, animacije, pripovedovanja, poezijo, ples in vizualne umetnosti.
AUG.UNIS (Slo)WHEN: 7. July @ 19:00
The AUG.UNIS project was spawned in 2020, when Elvis and Boštjan performed at the Spider dance festival in Tivoli park in Ljubljana and repeated the performance with dancer Beno Novak a year later. This year they provided the music for the silent film Haxan by Benjamin Christiansen from 1922 at the Kurja polt festival. They use half open forms for improvisation and interaction with electronic instruments. Elvis is using a modular synthesizer in connection with the sound of acoustic drums and a semi-modular drone synthesizer Lyra. Similarly, Boštjan is using a modular synth in connection with his saxophone sound and certain Moog effects. The sound synthesis is analogue, they don’t use presets, that is why their improvisations/compositions are sometimes fused in a flow of random frequency and occasional rhythmic pattern layering.
Boštjan Simon is a saxophone player and a electronic musician, who provided the Slovenian and European scene with the following projects in the last ten years: Vanilla Riot, Velkro, Litošt, Trus!, There Be Monsters and Etceteral. Simon has already appeared at Sajeta with some of these projects, but also in Brdonč trans quartet, Jazz Punt Big Band and his solo electronic project Appulso. He dabbles in the symbiosis between electronic and acoustic sound, the exploration of repetitive rhythmic patterns and the extreme sound capabilities of the saxophone.
Elvis Homan is a drummer who lives and works in Rotterdam. He is the founding member of the jazz quartet Quartzite, winners of the prestigious Erasmus Jazz Prize who have been successfully performing at European festivals. He is currently studying Live Electronics at the conservatory in Amsterdam, he’s is leading a concert cycle at the Worm in Rotterdam, in 2020 he formed the Rotterdam orchestra of electronic improvisators, REIO. He is focused on the Ableton Live software and the connection between acoustic drums and a system of modular synthesizers.
LIP ROUGE (Slo)WHEN: 7. July @ 20:30
Lip Rouge is an experimental music duo by Karmen Ponikvar and Eva Mulej. They explore sounds with analog synthesis, voice, recorder and different instruments. With creating soundscapes they form a music vocabulary of sonic frequencies and altered sounds. Their inspiration are early electronic music, vocal innovations and made-up stories.
TOMAŽ GROM & ZLATKO KAUČIČ (Slo)WHEN: 7. July @ 21:30
Zlatko Kaučič – Drums, percussion
Tomaž Grom – Double bass, electronics, video
koprodukcija Sajeta & Zavod Sploh
After two decades, ‘The ear is the shadow of the eye’ is an excellent and inspirational meeting and at the same time – collision of Zaltko Kaučič and Tomaž Grom. The album title tries to, or so it seems, to again ask the naive childhood question: ‘Would you rather be deaf or blind?’ And it is truly like that, when listeners come upon this music, intensively present in its randomness, openness, ephemerality. Full of gesticulation, effort and even sweat. All of a sudden matter puts equal strain on the ear and the eye.
The programme contains a random mixture of sounds from both albums by Zlatko and Tomaž.
The torn folklore of memory (2021)
Each in our own community
We keep our distance
Shaken from context
With a hole in the sock
Not every cloud is a
‘Zlatko Kaučič fled across the border in the early 70s, recorded and performed in Italy, collaborated with the Swiss musical cooperative in Switzerland with Radu Malfatti among others. He moved to Barcelona in 1976 and started performing at clubs and festivals as a soloist and together with other musicians, Steve Lacy being just one of them. From 1981 to 1983 Zlatko taught drums at the Taller de musicos jazz school in Barcelona. From 1984, when he moved to Amsterdam, he became a part of the extremely powerful local impro scene and established himself as a composer in the field of performance and dance art. After 1991 he settled in Slovenia again and embarked on an extremely fruitful creative journey’
Luka Zagoričnik at the release of ‘The ear is the shadow of the eye’
Tomaž Grom perceives music as a form of communication, not as an aesthetic pleasure. He searches for reasons to make music. He is uncompromisingly poking into the contemporary social space. Music for him is exploration, unanswered questions, the flow of thoughts, uncertain situations. Composition is improvisation. And improvisation gives him enough space to wander around, make mistakes, get lost and come up with devious solutions.
ANDREJ KOBAL (Slo)WHEN: 7. July @ 22:30
Andrej Kobal is active in various fields of contemporary music as an author of various compositions, improviser and sound designer. He also works as a Max MSP programmer for sound art installations and events. In addition, he is also making custom build solutions for software and hardware musical instruments and other interactive devices. He has created a virtual instrument GranuRise which includes an interesting approach to sampling, granular, spectral, and another sound synthesis. The GranuRise project has received a wide response from various well-known sound designers, artists, and institutions worldwide.
In his performances, he does not use ready-made sound material; instead, he uses a huge collection of recorded sounds that are performed in real-time. The Sajeta performance is going to be interesting because recorded sounds of the surrounding are going to be used in his live performance.
LA TEMPESTA (Ita)WHEN: 7. July @ 23:30
MULTIDISCIPLINARY RADIO-DRAMA LIVE PERFORMANCE based on THE TEMPEST from W. SHAKESPEARE Directed by: Guillermo Giampietro
The Tempest is a play by English playwright William Shakespear, probably written in 1610–1611 and thought to be one of the author’s last works. After the first scene, which takes place on a ship at sea during a tempest, the story is set on a remote island. This island is the domain of the sorcerer Prospero, a complex and contradictory character, who lives with his daughter Miranda and his two servants: Caliban, a savage monster, and Ariel, an airy spirit. The play contains music and songs to reinforce the magical and oniric atmosphere of the island. Many themes are explored, including sorcery, betrayal, revenge, and family. Although The Tempest is listed in the First Folio as a comedy, it deals with both tragic and comic themes and modern criticism often puts it in a category of its own. Several different interpretations have been proposed for this play, from those that see it as a fable on art and creation – with Prospero representing Shakespeare and the author’s farewell to the stage – to those that consider it an allegory of European colonialism.
The performance is based on 45 minutes of radio-drama style recordings, with different languages used to voice different characters. These recordings are then processed in real time, with the addition of sounds to create the dream-like atmosphere of the opera. Every step of the story is explained by (English subbed) visuals while dancers and a live music trio interact to create the musical and performative side of the show. The project was born inside the mental health and addictions treatment facility in Gorizia (Ita) known as “Parco Basaglia” and managed by La Collina coop. soc. ONLUS. This lead to the creation of different teams involved with the making of the performance, including patients of the facility who took part as actors, musicians, dancers, etc thanks to the cooperation of Radio Fragola Gorizia, AREA 174 and the local youth center Punto Giovani. Shakespeare’s text has a lot of characters and scenes full of great and powerful dreamy images. We have selected the most significant of them to create a solid and comprehensible tale to the audience. Many of the actors – all amateurs – came from different parts of the world (Spain, Argentina, Portugal, Ukraine, Slovenia…) so it was really easy to change the Italian-only first draft into something different, to enhance the multicultural and international aspect of the team while also making it more accessible to an international audience.
The original play has, as stated before, a strong dreamy connotation with multiple abstract and magical images described to the reader. The visual side of the performance follows this lead, building upon several short video portraits of the different characters using gestures, dance, strong colours and fast-moving lighting effects. Videos produced by Radio Fragola Gorizia and Vj/mapping by Head Made Lab.
The musical part of the performance is curated by A Vessel Full of Void collective. The current version of the show sees a trio composed by Marco Pilolli (Synths, DJing, live electronics), Matteo Mancini (strings, live electronics) and Luca Mirai (voice, live electronics) interacting with the prerecorded prose and improvising new material on top of it to explore and expand the sorcerous mood suggested by Shakespeare’s text. The musicians try to replicate the feeling of an otherworldly underground club, drawing deeply from their background in shoegaze, tecno, and ambient/noise music.
In La Tempesta we like to let the Dancers. performers express themselves freely according to their experience. There’s no fixed crew for this role. Having local modern dance troupes, body performers and the likes involved in the performance with just some pre-show rehearsal time is a treasured part of the experience that we like to include when possible. There’s no need of a specific space for the dancers, because they move around the audience and interact with the performance site, adding a unique feel to every show by including both local arts scene and site specific elements to the performance.
The first draft of the show was produced in the months between March and July 2021 to debut at Lunatico Festival – Frontiere dei Lunatici 2021 in Gorizia. A second draft was developed for Bagnare le Rose/Cambiare le Cose in Trieste.
Producers: La Collina cooperativa sociale ONLUS (Trieste). Radio Fragola (Gorizia). Area 174 (Gorizia). A Vessel Full of Void collective (Ita/Slo). ASUGI (Trieste/Gorizia).
Collaborations: ASUGI (Trieste/Gorizia). Area 174 (Gorizia). Comune di Gorizia (Municipality of Gorizia) with Youth Center Punto Giovani. Le Macchine Celibi soc. Coop. (Bologna). Head Made Lab (Trieste).
DJ MYMAN (Ita)WHEN: 7. July @ 01:00
Carmen is a producer and researcher in the field of ambiental and dance oriented electronic music. Her selection of old-school house, breakbeat and electro is interlaced with experimental electronica with the aim to launch the listeners in diverse worlds of inspiration and critical thought.
MUZIKAČAKA (Slo)WHEN: 8. July @ 18:00
Muzikačaka is „one-woman-looper -band“musical project of Sara Korošec. It is a music of solitude, longing and belonging. Muzikačaka is bipolar (id)entity, a creature that in one moment is dancing to the beat of the wind in the wineyards, and at another is crying her tears out in an ocean of silence.
Music is inspired by local traditions (traditional singing, songs, instruments, local stories, rural environment and lack of connectivity with the world) that artist percept them in new ways…
Stories of Muzikačaka are personal and are interwined with piano and vocal arrangements and other intruments, electronics, field recordings and poetry. It is chaotic (inter)personal struggle with solitude, belonging and communication between different times, places and people.
KAJBO (Ger)WHEN: 8. July @ 19:30
Kajbo is an extraordinary musician who is combining different musical styles. His musical background stretches from Kraftwerk via Detroit Techno to industrial.
His lyrics are innovative and inspiring to change the world.
OBOJENI PROGRAM (Srb)WHEN: 8. July @ 21:00
V štirih desetletjih obstoja, je v skupini sodelovalo veliko glasbenikov, edino frontman Branislav Babić – Kebra ostaja ostaja stalnica iz originalne postave. Poleg njega sestavljajo trenutno postavo skupine Ilija Vlaisavljević – Bebec na bas kitari, bobnar Vladimir Cinkoski – Cina, nedavno pa se jim je pridružil nov član, basista Miki Ristić, ki ga poznamo iz skupin Darkwood Dub, Bella Technika in Sana Garić.
2020 je Obojeni program obeleževal 40 let obstoja in 30 let od objave prvenca “Najvažnije je biti zdrav”.
„Ne moreš verjet… 40 let…mi imamo radi to glasbo in to je to. Seveda ne gre zgolj za glasbo, to je tudi estetika, to je cela akcija, kot vsi tisti, ki so bili ali pa so na razne načine v tem. Tudi publika…Mnogo tega je v tem na svoj način pomembno in nam je všeč da smo del tega in verjetno zato tudi tako dolgo že traja.” je izjavil Kebra ob tej priložnosti za portal Nova S.
Zaradi pandemije koronavirusa, je bilo organiziranje koncertov onemogočeno, skupina tako sedaj nadaljuje niz nastopov in nadaljuje z obeleževanjem ta pomemben jubilej in promovira aktualno izdajo albuma ”2021=41”, ki je izšel pri založbi ‘Odličan hrčak” v aprilu 2021.
OCTEX (Slo)WHEN: 8. July @ 22:45
Jernej Marusic aka Octex is a pioneer of Slovenian dub-techno, pushing the definition of this genre to its furthest limits and beyond, creating unique rhythmical atmospheres that lie somewhere in between club and avant-garde music.
Already, after the first release, on compilation Elektrotehnika Slavenika (NSK/Wire,2000), his music got noticed by the late, great John Peel, that also supported his debut album Idei Lahesna (Tehnka, 2002) which is regarded by many as one of the best dub-techno albums of all time. It also won him the Slovenian Bumerang award for up comer of 2003, and two years in a row placed him amongst 10 finalists of Radio France International Electronic Music Award. Self-made video for the track Emergon got airplay on MTV, VIVA, Onyx TV… With the release of his second album Variations (rx-tx, 2005), he showed his desire to get away from established musical trends and push the sound further, deeper, and more experimental. He continued in that direction on Every Sound Tells a Story (rx-tx, 2009). In 2012 french label Entropy Records released Dead Centre of Nowhere, an ambient sequel to Idei Lahesna, recorded some 10 years ago, but till then never released. Besides that, he has released music on numerous labels (Mute, EFA, STHLM, Public Records…) and remixed artists such as Laibach, Marko Furstenberg, Gabriel Le Mar, Ultra Red…
After the release of the debut Streeteepy of his side-project Pavemental in 2015, which focuses on his unique take on urban hip hop beats, he retreated into musical self-isolation, only resurfacing for selected live performances to test out new music. This year he is resurfacing in full force with his record label Polynya music, which starts with the new album Mindrifft and accompanying new AV performance. His live AV performances are ever-changing and evolving analog/digital hybrids in
which fragments of prerecorded studio material get intertwined with on-the-spot modular improvisation. All this is visualized by a custom system that follows the music, extrapolating audio parameters, synaesthetically applying them to video. Enabling AV performance, without sacrificing any improvisation and flexibility, and not taking performers’ mind off the music, remains the focal point. He has performed at festivals and clubs all around Europe, such as ARS Electronica (Linz), CTM (Berlin), ISEA (Helsinki), Dis-patch (Belgrade) Exit (Novi Sad) White Night (Riga), Flussi (Avellino) …
Octex – Mindrifft On Mindrifft Octex explores the phenomena that occur when we listen to repetitive music, which makes us hear tonal and rhythmical shifts that are not there. He discovered that introducing this kind of shifts into the music creates a feedback loop between the music and the listener’s brain, blurring the boundaries between what is real and what is imagined, causing a special hypnotical effect. The music was created using vintage analog synthesizers controlled, processed, and augmented by a modern modular system, spiced up by hands-on mixing desk manipulation, and rounded off with some clever digital processing. The album will be released in 6 parts as a series of releases in the span of 6 months on Octexe’s newly started label Polynya music, with the first release scheduled for 11th of October. It was premiered in its entirety on 29th of September at the Sonica festival in Ljubljana in the form of a live AV performance, with accompanying hypnotic visuals. Mindrifft marks the return of Jernej Marusic aka Octex, a pioneer of Slovenian dubtechno, pushing the definition of this genre to its furthest limits and beyond, creating unique rhythmical atmospheres that lay somewhere in between club and avantgarde electronic music. After 2015 he has retreated into musical self-isolation only resurfacing for a couple of live performances to test out new music, but this year he is resurfacing in full force.
LENHART TAPES & TIJANA STANKOVIĆ (Srb)WHEN: 8. July @ 24:00
One of the most important things when doing music is to choose the right tune. Some songs are better than others. The ones that aren’t good, aren’t on their repertoire!
Lenhart Tapes is a one-man-cassette-tape-manipulator and he has been mostly known for his live, striking and unforgettable live performances. Yes, walkmans are his musical instruments, and he does a live mix of selected material from his cassette collection on top of the original rhythmic loops.
As music experts say, the thing Lenhart Tapes does is a sophisticated and wild world-noise-ethno-industrial-folk zombie musical genre. He has been a passionate collector of audio cassettes for a very long time. Field recordings, rare folk music, spoken word and sound propaganda material, various musical genre albums – you name it, he probably has it. Before he ventured into solo project, he was playing music in underground bands in Serbia. And then, in October 2010, Lenhart Tapes was born. Soon after, he started recording and using samples of Tijana Stanković’s voice and their collaboration commenced.
Tijana Stanković grew up with traditional songs from the Balkans. She developed taste in harsh, abstract improvisation which shaped her present repertoire. Her key tools – violin and vocal / traditional and contemporary music – are equally incorporated in every band, orchestra or free formation she is involved with.
Folk tunes, groovie rhythms and screetchy noises became their liaison. Once again, they will venture together into soundscapes of obscure ideas and sounds.
ELOVETRIC (Slo)//od:vodWHEN: 9. July @ 17:00
Elovetric is one of the few Slovenian disco heads that can quickly make you dance by blending together dreamy disco, broken down italo and spicy 80s funk experimentals. His story began by releasing thematic disco mixtapes, many of which still only exist in form of handed out cd’s and private unnamed dropbox links. For the past 6 years he organizes and plays the disco and italo “Just A Dance” parties at Klub K4, with a mission to showcase the forgotten goodies from the 80s. We’re excited to have him share his steady growing disco collection with us again!
RYUZO FUKUHARA (Jpn) & RAJKO MURŠIČ (Slo)WHEN: 9. July @ 17:05
CARLO MASCOLO (Ita)WHEN: 9. July @ 17:30
A trombone prepared solo project by Carlo Mascolo, an improvised musician who draws on previous experiences such as jazz, world music, computer music and improvised music, in search of new timbric-sound effects. Sound spatialization is a fundamental aspect of performance: “hand made “, it is diffused through three distinct “ways” of sound timbres. In improvisation performances, Carlo combines the legacy of the past with the new sounds of synthesized modernity, through unconventional techniques and modified inputs, so as to construct acoustic fabrics that seem to be generated by a synthesizer or an oscillator, so new life to its plastic and brass pipes. A great demonstration is present in his first solo album “My Tubes”, published by the Portuguese label Creative Sources.
KATJA ŠULC (Slo)WHEN: 9. July @ 18:00
KATJA ŠULC – Vocals, ukulele, looper, effects
ANDRAŽ MAZI – Charango, guitar, kalimba, looper, effects
Katja Šulc is a singer moving between poetry and music. On her first album MILA (2008) she paid homage to the poetry of the poet an actress Mila Kačič. On her second album TWISTED DELIGHT (2013) she made music for her own lyrics, written at poetry workshops in New York during her studies at the New School – Jazz & Contemporary music programme. Her third album KAMLISAJLAN (2016) was dedicated to the Roma poetry from the Balkans and Eastern Europe. This remarkable project also reached the airwaves of the BBC, the Spanish RTVE, Mexican IMER, WFMU from New York and has been presented at numerous performances around the globe, from Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, The Czech Republic, to Morocco, Nepal, China, the USA, Mexico and Guatemala. Her fourth album CARICIAS (2021) is dedicated to Mexico, exploring her long relationship with the inspiring country and its poetry, incorporating modern, traditional and native Mexican poems.
Last spring Katja Šulc released her fourth album Caricias (Casete México, 2021). The album was recorded in January 2020 in the Mexican village of San Agustin Etla in Oaxaca, it is dedicated to Mexico and its poetry, including modern, traditional and native songs. It is a unique musical self-portrait which praises the inspiring Mexican culture with the mixture of the modern and the traditional. Caricias plays through Mexican colours and tastes, intimate experiences and feelings with music that pulls the heartstrings, hypnotic, melodic, with a hint of modern folk music, alternative pop, the ambiental and experimental.
HUBER, MANI, PANDI trio (At/UK/Hu)WHEN: 9. July @ 19:00
The trio Huber, Mani and Pándi first performed together in the context of RESCUE (regeneration of disused industrial sites through creativity in Europe) in 2021 at the Big Concert Night at the 40th edition of the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. Together, they created an improvised sonic reflection of layers of post-industrial futures.
The trio of drums (Pándi), synthesizers with live electronics (Huber), field recordings and bass guitar (Mani) with its unique instrumentation creates a sonic world covering a huge dynamic range, from minimal patterns growing out of silence to explosive, rhythmic noise.
NITKA (Slo)//od:vodWHEN: 9. July @ 19:10
Nitka, an electronic music duet, has been harnessing their love for each other long before their first dancefloor throwdown. Comprised of Nika and Nitram, two DJ’s and lovers hailing out of Slovenia, it has been slowly taking its rightful spot within the scene. Currently living in Rotterdam, they have between them more than 10 years of digging crates and playing recs out and around, culminating in the passion project Rite of Passage, a small record label, and a local club night run with two other friends. Staying true to their ethos defined by RoP, Nitka focuses on stitching highly energetic sets with a variety of sounds and genres, bypassing all sonic limitations.
NINA BULATOVIX (Slo)WHEN: 9. July @ 20:30
The band members met years before in the magical land of Mariborski Radio Študent (Maribor’s student radio), where they worked together and were the voice of musical creativity and independent thought. They helped organise SolarPulseMusic, a series of concerts promoting innovative rock music, which was held in Gustaf hall, and were actively participating in Pekarna magdalenske mreže Insitute. Marko was at the same time one of the driving forces in the post-kraut-rock band Coma Stereo, Jure was drumming in the indie rock group We Can’t Sleep At Night and Vortex Magnolia (with his brother), and Gregor brought his vocal experiences from the melancholically trippy Vojtiva 8 and the electroacoustic impro collective Trak47.
The band had a dozen of tracks at their disposal in an instance, they played a few gigs in Slovenia and beyond, and they recorded and physically released their gig in April 2010 at Scena Festival. The raw and energetic recording brings about eight domestic political songs: Svetniki, mestni svetniki (a story of bullshitting, accepting, deciding),Boril se bom kot lev (a story about the lies of decision-makers), 180% (mumbo jumbo about changing society’s course), Ti jaz bom govorila sprehajal (an intimate view into the everyday workings of psychiatry), Duševne bolečine (aka profiteering of lawyers), Šiki miki (a song about the inefficient voting system), Čolni in pavi(development concepts of urban rurality) and the closer Odločna (what do we do at the end of the day?).
The rhythm section decided to pound the pavement in Ljubljana rather than in Maribor and the rehearsals moved from Pekarna to Metelkova. Marko and Jure got involved in the synth-trash band Napravi mi dete and toured extensively; Marko also remained active with Coma Stereo, which released its third album. Gregor was sure that he ought to do something in the political scene, so he joined the then famed mayor “of revolt”. In the meantime Nina’s musical treasury grew bigger and bigger. Pieces finally fell into place again when the said mayor turned out to be a scam and when Napravi mi dete project fell apart. A new record was in the works.
Album Jate continues with Nina’s war cries against (self-)deception. In May 2014, eleven songs were recorded in two days in a DIY studio placed in Pekarna. Released on KAPA Records, it will include a vinyl and CD release along with the digital “name your price” release. The record was produced, mixed and sound-designed by Marko Lavrin (ex: We Can’t Sleep at Night, Vortex Magnolia, Napravi mi dete).
Jate invites to dance in the time of granite cubes (thrown by insurgents in Slovenia), self-nominations, grouping, singing tra-la-la and nibbling blisters on our lips. Tracks’ titles should speak for themselves: A A, V okove, Brecht, Gobci (foreva), Ljudmila, Z obema rokama, Pridi k skupini, Psihiatrija, Iz obrazov molčečih, Topla voda, Jate.
THE JUNKOLOGIST (Ita)WHEN: 9. July @ 22:00
Steve Nardini (vox, electronics)
Lorenzo Mania (electronics)
Steve Nardini (ex member of Jitterbugs and Meathead among others) and Lorenzo Mania (ex Maggots and Linguaggio Macchina) are active in the noisepunk scene from the nineties. They met in 2017 to start a project simply based on vox and drum machine and went on fusing a rhythmic performance between industrial beats, dub bass noise, auto sampling and iconoclast communication, part song-part impro. It’s a weird techno thing, bullshit-free primitivism made with sound detritus, a possible dancefloor for the upcoming pyrocene.
GUIDO MöBIUS (Ger)WHEN: 9. July @ 23:00
Listeners who have come in contact with the music of Guido Möbius solely through his album releases are in for surprise when they attend one of his gigs. That is mainly due to the fact that Möbius makes no attempt whatsoever to translate the album tracks into a live performance. On the contrary: With the help of no more than his guitar, his voice, a trumpet and loads of effect pedals, he creates highly energetic music in between humour and hypnosis. Möbius always invites chance to be his accomplice.
On stage Guido Möbius is surrounded by his serially connected effects units that he controls as if in a trance. Every step in the creation of his music is public: When Möbius activates one of his pedals, the audience are a witness to this process and its result. Nothing is mysteriously conceived behind laptop screens. Möbius‘ music happens before his audiences‘ very eyes (and ears). This accounts for a large part of the fascination of his performances. The other (and maybe even greater) part results from the turns his music take, which never fails to surprise the audience.
The Berlin musician masters the art of subtly slipping us radical sounds and keeping a track in its flow even with the most unexpected twists and turns. Möbius creates delicate links between experimentation, handmade techno, funk, polyrhythmic patterns, acid, noise and gospel music. Methodically prepared passages and improvisation combine into a coherent set, and Möbius deals with the energy on the fly. Failures and restarts are constant companions and sources of inspiration.
AKAJ (Slo)//od:vodWHEN: 9. July @ 23:05
Akaj is a 21 year old talented producer, DJ and owner of Origin records. He’s a member of the Rite of Passage collective and is undoubtedly one of the young hopes of Slovenian electronica. Despite his young age he has already released 5 solo EPs under different aliases, furthemore our last record PHI010 is a work from him, presenting a new multidisciplinary project called Experiential Assist. He also appeared on several VA compilations, including our PHI008… Akaj produces and spins records without genre limitations. A tireless enthusiast of sound improving his technical knowledge with discipline in the studio and intuitively on the dancefloors. He’ll be closing our openair on tuesday, we can’t wait what he’ll show to us.
MAULIK (Slo/Npl)WHEN: 9. July @ 00:05
‘Maulik’ is analogue techno duo from Slovenia. Formed by Roland Stambulić (aka Roli), a well known enigmatic DJ from Nova Gorica, Slovenia and new media artist Abiral Khadka (aka Joondroid), from Lalitpur, Nepal. Although both have been in the music game for well over a decade individually, Maulik as a live duo are fairly new to the Slovenian/European techno scene. Their live sets are usually a mesh of hypnotic sounds created from semi-modular and analogue synths which delivers a fresh punch with a raw kick. They are part of Nova Gorica based art collective, Analogue/Digital.
SIMM (Slo)//od:vodWHEN: 10. July @ 12:00
Music was an inevitable path for Simm. It has mesmerised him early on in his life and has been a constant companion ever since. Being based in Ljubljana, alongside other numerous enthusiasts, gave him an invaluable opportunity to deeply understand the art of DJ-ing and to further develop his innate musical consciousness and sensitivity. In 2016, Simm. together with four likeminded friends formed a crew known as Just us. By organising parties in Klub K4 they formed a tight-knit community around the infamous Vilha studio. Simm. slowly came up as one of the most versatile Slovenian DJ’s, with his sets stretching across the whole spectrum.
VITOMIL (Slo)//od:vodWHEN: 10. July @ 15:00
Vitomil is a talented selector from Ptuj, who’s been searching for forgotten tracks for a long time. He’s a resident of Klub K4 with a signature deep and colourful sound always making strong emotions on the floor. Althought he’s not spinning records that long his development in the last years is fascinating. His long memorable performance last summer at od:vod showed his maturity, his performances this year only confirmed why we always believed in him.
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