|18:00||3:RMA (Slo)||Tolmin Public Library "Ciril Kosmač"||free entrance|
|23:00||ŠKM BANDA (Slo)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|18:00||RICCARDO LA FORESTA (Ita)||Tolmin Public Library "Ciril Kosmač"||free entrance|
|21:00||FREE STELLAR TRIO (Slo/Ita)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|22:00||STEFAN FRAUNBERGER (Aut)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|22:45||ISABELLE DUTHOIT (Fra)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|23:30||SEBASTIAN LEOPOLD (Aut)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|16:30||Isabelle Duthoit (Fra) & Jaka Berger(Slo)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|18:00||KRALJ ČAČKA (Srb)||Tolmin Public Library "Ciril Kosmač"||free entrance|
|20:00||IZTOK KOREN (Slo)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|21:00||DARKO RUNDEK & EKIPA (Cro)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|23:00||JAN NEMEČEK (Srb)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|01:00||ROBI D LIGHT (USA)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|18:00||KOENIG – solo – MESSING (Aut)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|21:45||UPPERGROUND ORCHESTRA (Ita/Lbn)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|23:00||MARTA DE PASCALIS (Ita)||Sotočje/Confluence|
|01:00||VASILY KUZMICH (Ukr)||Sotočje/Confluence|
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3:RMA (Slo)WHEN: Wednesday 7/7 @ 18:00
Urška Supej – guitarist
Maša But – vocalist
3:rma is a singer/songwriter project founded by guitarist Urška Supej and vocalist Maša But. The project that tries to build a bridge between music and poetry written by Urška and Maša is swimming in jazz standard, pop and folk waters where it deals with themes like feminism, dead-end relationships, faith,…
The project represents the contrast between catchy melodies and heavy themes, like the real-life contrast between the ideal and reality. The authors wish in this way, through beautiful music, encourage the reflection on themes and problems which are often missed or ignored. Last year Urška and Maša also participated at the RŠ Klubski maraton tour with the project.
KAVASUTRA (Slo)WHEN: Wednesday 7/7 @ 20:00
Žiga Ipavec – Drums
Anton Lorenzutti – electric guitar, vocal
Ajk Vremec – electric guitar, vocal
Timi Vremec – bass
Kavasutra is a young quartet, composed of certain members of the Kombo C line-up, which has been improvising and composing together in the scope of the Vrtojba Creative Zone close to Nova Gorica. They play a tender, but adventurously humorous mixture of jazz and rock which demands the use of psychoactive substances and alcohol and brings a regionally specific message against monogamy, capitalism and the police state.
TROKUT (Slo/Cro)WHEN: Wednesday 7/7 @ 21:30
Jaka Arh – saksofon, live electronics
Ana Čop – vokal, efekti
Luka Čapeta – el. kitara Hrvoje Kralj – el. bas
Jerko Jurin – bobni
Trokut je elektronska jazz skupina, delujoča od leta 2018. Njihov repertoar sestavlja izključno avtorska glasba, sestavljena iz vnaprej definiranih struktur in improvizacije. Navdih iščejo tako v modernem jazzu, kot tudi v različnih žanrih elektronske glasbe. V njihovi glasbi se čuti vplive bendov, kot so Kneebody, Radiohead, Squarepusher, Boards of Canada, Nerve, Madlib ter različnih glasbenikov produkcijske hiše ECM.
Njihova široka zvočna paleta vsebuje lastnosti modernega jazza, ambientalne glasbe, teksture elektronske in rock ter navsezadnje tudi minimalistične glasbe.
Nastopili so na različnih prizoriščih in festivalih na Hrvaškem in v Sloveniji, kot naprimer Cankarjev Dom ter River Jazz Fest. Njihovi raznoliki projekti so bili podprti s strani hrvaškega ministrstva za kulturo, mesta Gradec ter študentske skupnosti v Gradcu.
Jeseni 2020 so izdali svoj prvenec Shapeless za londonsko založbo Rika Muzika, ki je bil medijsko zelo dobro sprejet na Hrvaškem ter v Sloveniji. Leta 2021 so bili z albumom nominirani za prestižno hrvaško nagrado Porin, v kategoriji Najboljši album elektronske glasbe leta, ter za nagrado Rock&Off, v kategoriji Jazz&Off.
ŠKM BANDA (Slo)WHEN: Wednesday 7/7 @ 23:00
The Beltinci based group ŠKM Banda (Štefan Kovač Marko Banda) doesn’t need a long presentation. After 15 years of being active, five studio albums and a fluid mixing of their own musical reality called post-jazz, the wizards from Prekmurje are in the process of composing their new album, which will be performed for the first time at Sajeta 2021.
The quartet has recently gone from ethnographic soundscapes back to their roots to a more basic, rocking expression. ŠKM Banda dwells in post-jazz and post-rock but emphasizes a more aggressive approach to composing, a playful mixture of guitar noise and mighty walls of sound. For gourmet listeners!
STEM (Rnm)WHEN: Wednesday 7/7 @ 00:30
Aleksandar Temkov aka DJ 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.
RICCARDO LA FORESTA (Ita)WHEN: Thursday 8/7 @ 18:00
Riccardo La Foresta is a percussionist and sound artist from Modena (Italy) whose research of the last years wants to question the role of the drum as a percussive instrument. Resonances and vibrations generated treating the drum as an aerophone, create acoustic drones, ancestral melodies and complex beats that drastically distance the instrument from traditional drumming. The ongoing process of his research is focused on the development of a system called Drummophone.
In the past years Riccardo’s been intensely touring Europe and working in between the fields of experimental music, free jazz and sound art, collaborating with musicians such as Fis, Anthony Pateras, Chris Corsano, Axel Dörner, Lê Quan Ninh, John Butcher, Michel Doneda, Massimo Pupillo, Toma Gouband, Stefano Pilia, Ingar Zach, Mike Majkowski and Lucio Capece among others.
Since 2013 La Foresta has been active as a curator of experimental music concerts in the area of Modena, mainly with his organization Bæd and since 2017 with NODE festival.
Riccardo is a 2021 artist of Shape Platform.
“La Foresta has pushed percussion music back into the realm of speculative improvisation”
Philip Clark, The Wire
KAČIS (Slo)WHEN: Thursday 8/7 @ 20:00
Tea Vidmar – voice, accordion, various instruments
Ana Kravanja – voice, various instruments, percussion
Samo Kutin – voice, one-string bass, lute, brac, acoustic resonators, percussion
The KAČIS trio is composed of Tea Vidmar, Ana Kravanja and Samo Kutin. Their individual musical expression comes together in the exploration of folk music and some forms of improvised musical interpretations, but they’re also interested in intertwining various musical genres.
Besides non-idiomatic improvisation Samo and Ana also compose imaginary folk music and explore the sonic characteristics of materials of various instruments. And and Tea as a duo have dedicated themselves to repetitive rhythmic singing, composed of simple voices, syllables, breathing noises, reminiscent of old folk traditions from around the world. The intertwining of their sometimes really similar voices creates the feeling of the presence of a ‘third voice’.
We could say that their main interest is the transition of modern sounds of free improvisation into the archaic character of melodies, voices and sounds of unknown origin. The trio began their creative process in Decembre of 2020 at the nine day musical residence ‘Dvocikel’ at the Layer house in Kranj, where the nine compositions began to take shape.
FREE STELLAR TRIO (Slo/Ita)WHEN: Thursday 8/7 @ 21:00
Cene Resnik – tenor, soprano saxophone
Giorgio Pacorig – rhodes, effects
Marko Lasić – drums, various instruments
This fresh international line-up was introduced to the public at the Jazz Cerkno jazz festival, where they recorded and released a live album AGE OF CHAOS for the renowned Portuguese label Clean Feed. Also appearing on the album is the Chicago-based trumpet player and all-round artist Rob Mazurek. The Free Stellar Trio’s music is energetic, rhythmically melodic but at the same time clings to sound details and spontaneous melodies which teleport the listener into the land of sound.
In the world-famous music magazine All About Jazz the album received a 4 star review!
STEFAN FRAUNBERGER (Aut)WHEN: Thursday 8/7 @ 22:00
“aural narratives don’t come more stunning / there’s an uncanny beauty both to Fraunberger’s seemingly absurd actions & to the, frankly, amazing results” (4against5)
Stefan Fraunberger engages in electro-acoustic dialogue with different instruments, beings and agencies beyond nature and culture. By investigating embodied understandings of the uncanny, his work touches on time, matter, memory and transition. Approaching music as a sonic language of things, one connecting physical entities and interior states of being, lies at the core of his research into peripheries and imaginations relating human/non-human, material/spiritual domains.
Fraunberger holds a degree in electro-acoustic music and a diploma in Arabic language, oriental studies, and Euro-philosophy from the university of Vienna. One of is his main live-instruments, the hammered dulcimer, is used frequently in his Alpine homelands as well as in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – which reflects his shifting centre of gravity, interpolating between traditions and modernities ultimately bearing witness to our surroundings becoming alien through the very process of their unearthing. Based in Vienna, he has lived and worked in Aleppo, Sana’a, Teheran, Sibiu, Benares, Brussels and unmentioned places for social work, residencies, research and studies. Since 2008 he has undergone sonic research in deserted fortified churches in Central-Transylvania – his long-term project – “Quellgeister” – dealing with the influence of the non-human on terrestrial organ-machines. The third LP of recordings from the Quellgeister project was released 2019 on Morphine Records.
Releases: Quellgeister #3
ISABELLE DUTHOIT (Fra)WHEN: Thursday 8/7 @ 22:45
Isabelle Duthoit completed her clarinet studies at the CNSM in Lyon in Jacques Di Donato’s class.
She quickly turned to contemporary music, working with composers (G. Aperghis, G. Amy, D. D”Adamo, K. Huber …)
She then found her favourite universe in free improvisation. She plays and collaborates with many artists of the international experimental scene.
She has always been interested in the voice and has been developing a unique and personal voice technique for almost 20 years. A language before language, a voice of origin. To listen to Isabelle Duthoit is to experience a voice that says nothing, but which actualises the primary sensations linked to sound, to the intimacy of sound, and which we perceive much more through our skin than through our ears.
Listen to Isabelle Duthoit is to experience a voice that says nothing but that updates the first feelings related to the sound, the intimacy of sound and that we perceive more by our skin than by our ears.
“Slow Light – Seeking Darkness” project
SEBASTIAN LEOPOLD (Aut)WHEN: Thursday 8/7 @ 23:30
Sebastian Leopold is a musician and soundartist based in Vienna. After three years of internationally working as an engineer, he settled down to set up his own workshop where he could focus on building sounding objects and installations. His fascination for vibrating strings, membranes, blocks and blobs shows in his workpieces, which experiment with the eigenfrequencies of bodies and their manipulation through means of electronics.
“Drift” explores the boundaries and intersections between control and collapse, dissipation and resonance, reflection and transmission. Its a big self-resonating feedback mirror made from polished stainless steel driven by an air coupled 4×10″ speaker. The sounds you hear are the intrinsic vibrations of the metal sheet, simply generated by feeding the signals recorded by a contact microphone back to the mirror through the speakers. The reflections caused by the mirror’s vibrations visualise the spatial expansion of the structure-born sound and magnify the moment when the stable oscillation breaks down into chaotic noise.
PureH (Slo)WHEN: Thursday 8/7 @ 00:15
PureH is a Slovenian electronic music project formed in 1993, consisting of main producer and sonic manipulator/visual artist Simon Šerc. Since his debut as dark and heavy ambient-core in the nineties, his sound has developed through early connotations of cacophonic drum’n’bass and massive illbient to sonic experiments, soundscapes and off-world ambience in the new millennium. His music covers an eclectic range of music including ambient, experimental, industrial, metal, dub, drum and bass, drone, field recordings and noise. PureH released works under numerous aliases like Spheres, Glaxprism, XARQ, KSVLKSV, Cadlag (side project) and many more. In Slovenia, PureH is considered as one of the pioneers of electronic computer music and a group that started a new musical revolution in the 1990s – a bio-mechanical mixture of organic drums and a multipurpose arsenal of intense electronic forces. PureH has appeared on various compilations, festivals, TV/radio commercials; at World Expo 2000; and also received the Bumerang alternative music award for experimental music. PureH – in its current incarnation – produces experimental, ambient-leaning electronica, often accompanied by corresponding video works.
Isabelle Duthoit (Fra) & Jaka Berger(Slo)WHEN: Friday 9/7 @ 16:30
Slow Light – Seeking Darkness
KRALJ ČAČKA (Srb)WHEN: Friday 9/7 @ 18:00
Under the pseudonym King of Čačak hides the Serbian versatile artist Nenad Marić – singer-songwriter, painter and poet.
Born in Čačak, he experienced full creative affirmation in Belgrade, where he lives and works. In 2016, he published his debut album ‘The Land of Dreams’ at the Belgrade for the publishing house Popdepresija. In 2017, he received the ‘Strings of Light’ award for a special contribution to the promotion of the poetic word in music, and in 2018 he released his second album, ‘Drop the Light on the Road’.
IZTOK KOREN (Slo)WHEN: Friday 9/7 @ 20:00
Iztok Koren, otherwise known as a member of the imaginative folk trio Širom and the post- rock quartet ŠKM Banda, as well as formerly a member of the noise duo Hexenbrutal, performing with the folk punk terrorist singer-songwriter Dani Kavaš and the post-metal outfit Plüg – he is now back with his own solo project.
He is inspired by contemplations on the possibilities of overcoming one’s own selfishness, stubbornness of emotions like anger, guilt and envy, Yi Jing and the endless dance between hope and the repetition of history.
Iztok weaves his music like a spiderweb on a classical and modified banjo, with the occasional help of field recordings.
DARKO RUNDEK & EKIPA (Cro)WHEN: Friday 9/7 @ 21:00
Darko Rundek, glas, kitara; Roko Crnić, bas, glas; Ana Kovačić, saksofon, kitara, ukulele, klaviature; Igor Pavlica, trobenta; Silvio Bočić, kitara, bobni; Miro Manojlović, vibrafon, tolkala
Darko Rundek je eden najbolj cenjenih glasbenih ustvarjalcev bivše Jugoslavije. Njegova pojavnost na glasbeni sceni sovpada s pojavom novega vala, glasbenega gibanja, ki je usodno vplival na razvoj popularne glasbe v bivši Jugi. Z precej vplivnim bendom Haustor, s katerim je izdal 4 studijske albume, se je zapisal v zgodovino Yu rock scene. Približno v istem času kot bivša država, je razpadel tudi Haustor in Rundek se je preselil v Francijo, kjer je nadaljeval plodovito glasbeno pot. V bogati karieri je sodeloval s številnimi glasbeniki, se pojavljal tudi na velikih evropskih odrih in izdal sedem izjemnih albumov, s katerimi se je utrdil kot eden pomembnejših balkanskih avtorjev. Konec lanskega leta je izdal z Ekipo dvojni album ‘Brisani prostor’, ki je požel odlične kritike in osvojil srca številnih oboževalcev. In Rundek z Ekipo prihaja zapolniti ‘Brisani prostor’ tudi na Sajeto! Dogodek ki ga ni zamuditi.
JAN NEMEČEK (Srb)WHEN: Friday 9/7 @ 23:00
Jan Nemček appeared on the scene in the early years of the new millennium as one of the most versatile, productive and promising producers in the field of electronic music in Serbia. As a young, talented author he was often appearing in the underground club scene in Belgrade which had a huge impact on his work. In years of producing, he perfected his unique sound with the use of numerous sound experiments and the mixing of his own ambiental recordings with improvisation in electronic music. He got international recognition with the album ‘All Things’ (2011) and numerous EPs released under the Norbu label, which he co-founded. He appeared at many festivals around Europe and collaborated with various other artists.
ROZA (Srb)WHEN: Friday 9/7 @ 00:00
Dušan Damnjanović – drums
Nebojša Kuzmanović – guitars, keyboards
Stevan Ćirović – bass, keyboards, eld recordings
Roza moves across barren regions of krautrock, jazz, post punk, tropicália, afrobeat, bossa nova and synth-pop traversed a million times. Appalled by what they’ve found, they’ve created their own vision of a post-apocalyptic settlement which could house a new life, one that is more to their liking.
Formed in 2019. from the members of various Belgrade punk/indie rock/improv bands (Mnjenje, VVhile, Belgrade Noise, Unison, Jaibo!…), Roza takes a slightly different path, utilizing cinematic soundscapes, melodic keyboard passages, interplays of repetitive krautrock guitars and bass lines, unconventional polyrhythmic drumming, along with loops and samples, often accompanied with stunning visual effects on stage.
ROBI D LIGHT (USA)WHEN: Friday 9/7 @ 01:00
With boundless energy and an infectious smile, Brooklyn-based DJ Robi D Light is a household name within New York City’s LGBTQ nightlife community. Her eclectic sets and professionalism have led to performances for The Rockefeller Foundation, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Harlem School of the Arts, Stonewall Community Foundation, Manhattan’s LGBTQ Center, and St. Malachy’s Chapel. Robi frequently performs at Ace Hotel and holds a residency at Topshop in New York’s Soho neighborhood. In 2016, Robi won Go Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for best R&B DJ.
In 2015, Robi was selected to join Scratch Music Group (SMG), founded by Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay. SMG specializes in pairing club-caliber DJs with leading brands. As a member of this elite team, Robi is consistently booked to spin for retail giants H&M, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Sephora, Oakley, Sak’s 5th Avenue, Lily Pulitzer, and many more. When she is not spinning, Robi leads DJ classes for Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, a non-profit music and mentoring program.
KOENIG – solo – MESSING (Aut)WHEN: Saturday 10/7 @ 18:00
Lukas Koenig – cymbal, synths and voice
Lukas Koenig is an Austrian drummer, percussionist and composer, born in 1988 in St. Pölten. He currently lives and works in Vienna. He attended the Gustav Mahler conservatory of music, the Anton-Bruckner Univerz and the LinzSwiss Jazz School. Even as a young artist he was often commended end received numerous awards.
He has collaborated with Klangforum Wien, Audrey Chen, Julien Desprez, Sensational, Elvin Brandhi, Peter. Kutin, Chris Pitsiokos, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Briggan Krauss, Shahzad Isamaily, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, Elliott Sharp, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Franz Hautzinger, David Murray, Reggie Washington, Malcolm Braff, Steven Bernstein, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Koenigleopold, Kompost3, Bilderbuch, Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich and many more.
»MESSING« (2020,released at Ventil Records) by Lukas Kœnig is a courageous statement that rejects straightforward pop and instead shines with artistic freedom and the will for change. The metal, the brass, always reverberates, at times mercilessly pounding on us, driving us forward, resonating. An artistically valuable and independent work by one of the most remarkable drummers of these times.
»MESSING« is the German noun for brass, a metal that is a component of percussion cymbals. Messing/brass is the cheapest metal alloy for cymbals. Therefore it is easily deformable and bendable.
»MESSING« as an English verb which describes a chaotic handling.
Not chaotic at all is Lukas König’s impressive sound study presented here. The internationally acclaimed drummer concentrated only on a single cymbal (brass plate) as a sound source, messed around with it and therefore discovered new possibilities for sound developments. According to Kœnig, this reduction in means can be attributed to the loss of his rehearsal room and additionally to an acute lack of space, which is also connected to his constant commuting between New York and Vienna. The warehouse was converted into a quiet rehearsal room, where he explored his dexterity on the cymbal and its tonal characteristics using contact microphones and headphones, and perfected his technique to this end. And this reduction of means bore fruit.
GORDAN (Ger/Srb)WHEN: Saturday 10/7 @ 19:30
Guido Möbius: el. bass, effects, elektornics
Andi Stecher, drums
Svetlana Spajić, vocals
GORDAN joins traditional Serbian singing with abstraction, energy and minimalism. Their music is marked by radical reduction, seemingly endless ascension and a passion for experiments. The Serbian singer Svetlana Spajic is an internationally recognized and acclaimed artist. She, like almost no other contemporary singer, is a master of all the complex local stylistic variations of singing from Balkan music. Guido Möbius plays bass and various electronic sound generators. Additionally he uses guitar amps, microphones and effects to provoke feedback which either harmonize or are juxtaposed with the song. It is a dialogue between sound and noise which is accentuated or fragmented by means of Andi Stecher’s extremely expressive drumming.
MARYLOU (Fra)WHEN: Saturday 10/7 @ 20:30
Pleasure and repetition, declension of the word percussion, Marylou carves raw oneirism. Raised between forests and ocean on the southwest coast of France, her first language is painting and cinema, both soaked in her deep passion for ethnology and traditional societies. It’s under her name that she opens the nets of her vast collection of records and sound crops, weaving her delicate mesh in between traditional music, bass , noise detonations, cloudy waters of psychedelic dubs or sinuous paths of improvised music and electronic avant-garde. After teens years spent in the sound system and club culture in Bordeaux, later evolving in the classic jazz and club scene of Paris, as a writer and promoter. she started sharing tunes as a Rinse France resident, inviting guests a Steve O Malley, Mike Cooper, or Dj Pete, Waqwaq kingdom, Kassem Mosse, together with deviering Artworks for labels such as Mathematics, or Lavibe. She now also operate at cashmere radio in Berlin and appear on NTS, or Boxout India. Her creative and daring sense of selecting and djing is one of a kind. She’s recently played the Morphine night in Berghain where she layered all sorts of unconventional and uncompromising beats in the most elegant way, or at Freerotation, Organik Festival, Intonal, CTM 2019 or the great Terraforma, after been regular at former Parisian Concrete or La Station in Paris. Now based in Berlin, she performed as the best-opened crowd OHM, Arkaoda, or Sameheads.
UPPERGROUND ORCHESTRA (Ita/Lbn)WHEN: Saturday 10/7 @ 21:45
Upperground Orchestra is Rabih Beaini’s playground when it comes to stage diving and obscene perforative skills. He’s on electronics in a band full with gifted/lauded/vibrant members of Italy’s free jazz and improv scene Piero Bittolo Bon on woodwinds, Alvise Seggi on bass, Tommaso Cappellato and Daniele De Santis both on drums.
After a promoter double-booked two acts for a concert in an Italian squat in 2002, a truly magical impromptu jam session took place between the artists. Several more performances followed over the years, with the line-up evolving to its current status. Within loose scenarios of free jazz, krautrock, and deep cosmic jamming, in which Rabih’s experimental electronics, touching freeform between house and techno, meet the virtuosity of the instrumentalists – a chaos ensues which is relished and from which new planes are explored. True to the original core of improvisation, the Upperground Orchestra exists primarily as a live-experience, creating music with the individual energy of each place they play. With just a handful of releases to date, starting with ’Solaris Eremit’, released in 2008 on Beaini’s Morphine Records, epic remixes of Terrence Dixon’s ‘Room 310’ on Meakusma, 2012’s ‘The Eupen Takes’ LP and the re-imagination of Theo Parrish’s ‘Falling Up’ on Third Ear Recordings, Upperground Orchestra’s new LP Euganea is released in June 2019 on Morphine Records, featuring material previously recorded during a residency and live concert in Villa De Vescovi in Italy.
“Led by Lebanese DJ and musician Rabih Beaini, Upperground Orchestra hangs in the ether of Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid’s rapturous mid-2000s experiments. The Venetian group stitches heady electronic clicks, washes and whooshes in and out of its heart-racing free jazz.” – Viking’s Choice – NPR
THE EUPEN TAKES
MARTA DE PASCALIS (Ita)WHEN: Saturday 10/7 @ 23:00
Marta De Pascalis is an Italian musician and sound-designer living and working in Berlin. Her solo works employ analog synthesis and tape loops, incorporating free playing into steady, repetitive patterns. Marta De Pascalis creates densely layered collages of glowing melodic shards and growling bass lines, her hypnotic minimal synth figures warping and whirling around each other before dissolving into entropic oblivion. For her compositions she uses improvisation on a tape-loop system, in which patterns of repetition create a sense of a dense, dynamic and cathartic distance. She has produced two albums of Berlin School minimal synth excursions: the self-released Quitratue (2014) and Anzar by the Touch-affiliated The Tapeworm imprint, 2016. Her last piece ‘Her Core’ has been published in Spring 2018 by The Wormhole. New upcoming album titled SONUS RUINAE due in late August on Morphine Records.
QUITRATUTE, ANZAR, SONUS RUINAE
NEMANJA (Cro)WHEN: Saturday 10/7 @ 00:00
Matej Perić – drums,
Karlo Lugarić – percussion,
Laura Matijašević – bass,
Leo Beslać – keys, synths,
Luka Šipetić – guitar
Nemanja is a solo project by the Pula-based musician Luka Šipetić, known from bands like Para Lele and NLV. In 2019 and 2020 he released two albums: Tarot Funk and Cosmic Disco, with which he brought much needed freshness to the regional scene. The lively, energetic instrumental mixture with influences from Thai funk, Anatolian rock, Cambodian psychedelic music and Afro-funk sounds quite mystical and very upbeat at the same time. In expert circles Nemanja is very revered and the audiences quickly got to love the lively mixture of this mystic high-octane psychedelic funk music.
VASILY KUZMICH (Ukr)WHEN: Saturday 10/7 @ 01:00
Vasily Kuzmich is a mixed-media artist from Ukraine, currently studying in the University of Nova Gorica School on New Media module. Сreating art, he takes his inspiration finding correlation in nature, science, spirituality, philosophy and poetry. His main goal is to create a world that will be Beautiful and helpful for people
JOONDROID (Npl)WHEN: Saturday 10/7 @ 01:30
“I am a music producer and a new media artist from Nepal. Art for me in any of its stunning forms is of the essence. I have spent the better half of my life learning how to create art. And with each thing I create I realize that it is the process of whittling something down from being anything to being one thing. Art is choosing what to frame. Choosing how to frame it.. and letting go of everything else it could have been.”
FB (Personal): https://www.facebook.com/JoonTaraScreamingFB (Artist page): https://www.facebook.com/joondroid/
CARLO MASCOLO (Ita)WHEN: Sunday 11/7 @ 18:00
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.
MAG (Swe)WHEN: Sunday 11/7 @ 19:00
MAG, is a solo project of Magdalena Ågren. She is using trombone, megaphone, voice, homemade electronics, loops, and drum machine all at once to build her music from scratch. From the smallest simple element, it grows into a gigantic dystopian lo-fi orchestra. Sometimes restrained and suggestive, sometimes chaotic and wild. Mag’s music is an act of resistance to the perfect and controlling in society. It is music that is written out of frustration and sadness straight from the heart. It strives for deep introspection and expressive power, seeking both confrontation and commonality but doesn’t care at all about codes of conduct. MAG makes international tours on a regular basis but has so far just released one solo album. Magnitude was released 2016 on Surplus Recordings and Zeon Light Skiva. Next album “En fis i rymden” will be released in autumn 2021. Magdalena Ågren is based in Gothenburg, Sweden and is also playing in two other bands, SORK and Trapped in a Loop.
UMBRA (Srb)WHEN: Sunday 11/7 @ 20:00
Behind the creative pseudonym stands the versatile artist from Belgrade, Marija Belubdžić. She is complementing her sound exploration with personal poetry and transitions between noise and lyrical melodies which give the sound of Umbra a special flavour. With her creative process it is not a matter of ‘cheap’ gluing together of various loops and sequences, but a deep, sometimes academic musical expression, having the tendency for creative exploration and the search for new sonic worlds.
In 2018 she was placed on the international SHAPE platform list of authors.
RABIH BEAINI (Lbn/Ger) & VINCENT MOON (Fra)WHEN: Sunday 11/7 @ 21:30
MATHIEU MOON SAURA aka VINCENT MOON (Fra)
Mathieu ‘Moon’ Saura, otherwise known as ‘Vincent Moon’, is an independent filmmaker and sound explorer from Paris. Since 2009 he has been traveling the world making ethnographic-experimental films, recording traditional and sacred music, filming religious and shamanic rituals under the label Petites Planètes. His work now explores transcendent states using images and sounds, as well as the ritualistic aspects of societies and communities.
Moon rose to prominence in the mid 2000s as the main director of La Blogothèque’s Take Away Shows. The web-based project of recording musicians and bands performing their work in unexpected locations led Moon to be dubbed ‘the re-inventor of the music video’ by the New York Times.
Throughout his career, he has been strongly connected to musicians from all backgrounds and walks of life. He has documented everything from stadium rock music to a capella village songs, from experimentations in electronics to trance rituals. He makes all his work – films and sound recordings – accessible to everybody on the internet, under open source licenses.
RABIH BEAINI (Lbn/Ger)
The Lebanon born DJ and producer Rabih Beaini has appeared twice at Sajeta. This year as co-curator. After the solo performance at the anniversary edition of Sajeta he will, be appearing in a duet with the French filmmaker and visual artist Vincent Moon, but he is also appearing as a co-trustee of this year’s Sajeta programme. Beaini’s music is quite unique in the electronic scene as a mixture of techno and house with craut-rock, avant-jazz, dark wave and new wave. The major twist comes with the interaction with Lebanese roots, spiced up with Middle Eastern melodies, African humour, the cosmic character of free jazz and (neo) folk deviations. Having improvisational tendencies, he has been doing a lot of research in the field of indigenous sounds and melodies in the last few years. At events and journeys around the world he has been exploring the infinity of the world’s soundscapes which serve as an inspiration with the creation of new compositions and release new ideas. All of these come to life at provocative performances and through his label Morphine as well as in collaborations with other artists such as the French filmmaker Vincent Moon, the Indonesian duo Tarawangsawelas and Lebanese colleagues Mazen Kerbaj and Raed Yassin.
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