Between 23 and 25 August Slovenian saxophonist Tilen Lebar and Hungarian clarinetist Szilár Benes are having a 3-day recording session for Edition FriForma at Rotunda in Selo.
Romanic rotunda of St. Nikolaj is located about two kilometres to the west from the Slovenian – Hungarian border. It was built in the 13th century in the valley of Kobilje brook by the medieval traffic road from the Alps to the Panonska lowland. In the 19th century they added a rotunda bell tower, covered dome with tinplate and gave the Gothic wing altar to Budapest. The circular sanctuary is architecturally excellent remnant of the presumptively larger medieval post. The interior was first time probably painted around the year 1300. Today’s partly reconstructed appearance was given after the extensive conservator and renovate work in the year 1956. The painting in the cupola was restored in the year 1980. The rotunda of Saint Nikolaj lies in the rising ground under the valley, which protects the church before the flood. The church is built from the brick. They got clay in the nearness of the church. Northwest from the rotunda is the cemetery with the tombstone of the aristocratic family Matzenau from Prosenjakovec. By rotunda is also the energetic point in which are united energies of cosmos and earth.
In this inspiring and historical location the two musicians, Tilen Lebar and Szilárd Benes are working on an album that we expect out in the first half of 2021 on Edition FriForma.