FriForma, Confine Aperto and Defonija are joining forces at this year’s City Of Women festival   

Three Ljubljana-based concert cycles and their organizers are joining forces at a special event on 14 October: Zavod Sploh’s Confine Aperto, Miha Zadnikar’s Defonija and KUD Mreža’s FriForma are sharing an exciting evening with two sets of music as a side event of this year’s City Of Women / Mesto žensk festival, and presenting outstanding female artists in the main hall of Španski borci.

Both duo Nabelóse with Greek french horn player Elena Kakaliagou and Austrian pianist Ingrid Schmoliner, plus the trio of French vocalist-clarinettist Isabelle Duthoit, Mexican Paetzold recorder player Angélica Castelló and French pianist Sophie Agnel are making their debut appearance in Slovenia.

In the words of a review, the duo of Elena Kakaliagou and Ingrid Schmoliner “lights a fire in a remote mountain hut, sits us down in front of an ancient fireplace and wraps us up in a warm blanket”. The guests for the first set of the evening move from drone and folk to sovereign elements of freely improvised music, dealing with the position of women in Central European and Greek culture in a completely unique way, using their instruments as well as their voices. Top-class art that may be centuries old or is perhaps just being born – in this very moment. Magical!

We are unsure whether the music of the trio that will perform in the second part of the evening “comes from heaven or hell” – writes the Artacts Festival’s programme guide. Sophie Agnel tickles the ivory, dives deep into the piano’s gut and finally offers us a special voyage to space. Isabelle Duthoit first screams, cries, gargles and curses, then grabs her clarinet only to wring and stretch it, producing sounds which, with eyes closed, we cannot discern from her own voice. And finally comes Angélica Castelló, an amazing sound designer, adding electroacoustic pearls to this masterful ménage à trois. This is nothing else, but witchcraft!

See more City Of Women / Mesto žensk events at the annual festival’s website.

14 October 2018, Friday 21.00 – Španski borci, Ljubljana

Kaja Avberšek’s Mile as a mural painting and ambient installation   

October will again be coloured by comics! TINTA – Ljubljana Comics Festival will take place from 2 until 14 October at various locations in Ljubljana, as well as spilling over into Kranj and Koper.

TINTA – Ljubljana Comics Festival is focusing on the variety and breadth of contemporary comics creativity with a carefully curated selection of intriguing local and foreign guests and a diverse programme featuring exhibitions, lectures, talks, film screenings, comic fair, storytelling and other events.

You are welcome on 12 October at 8 pm to the opening of Kaja Avberšek’s mural painting: Mile ♥ Disko and opening of an ambient installation at Night Display Gallery Pešak.

The wall paintings at Masarykova street and installation of Mile ♥ Disko are related to the eponymous comic album, which was released at Stripburger this year. The album talks about the unusual adventures of the slightly deceived male named Mile who lives in his mother’s abdomen.

Organization: Stripburger / Forum Ljubljana and KUD Mreža

Hypnagogia – an audio-visual performance by David Bird and Valérie Wolf Gang   

David Bird and Valérie Wolf Gang is fusing found sound and video materials with the aesthetics of clinical technology to explore the ambiguous domain of dreams and memory, as well as a future where technology is capable of mediating dreams, memory, and waking life.

A hypnagogic regression, or flashback, is a psychological phenomenon in which an individual has a sudden, usually powerful, re-experiencing of an event or elements of a past event. The term is used mainly when memories are recalled involuntarily, or when a memory is so intense that the person “relives” the experience, unable to fully recognize it as memory and not something occurring in “real time”.

You are kindly invited to the premiere of the audio-visual performance of Hypnagogia on 3 October at 9 pm which will take place at Osmo/za, Ljubljana.

3 October 2018, Wednesday 21.00 – Osmo/za, Ljubljana

4. Art Festival of Recycling and DIY Culture Reciklart   

The 4. Art Festival of Recycling and DIY Culture Reciklart will take place from 7 August, Tuesday until 11 August, Saturday. Most of the programs are taking place in front of Alkatraz Gallery in Metelkova, Ljubljana.

There will be five days of creating, recycling, enjoying music, reflecting, contemplating and much more! All the events of the festival are free of charge. You are kindly inivted to apply for workshops at: festival.reciklart@gmail.com

In case of bad weather the programs will be moved inside of Alkatraz Gallery.

FriForma residency with Annette Krebs and Jean-Luc Guionnet in Bistrica ob Sotli   

We are thrilled to announce the 3-day residency of German improviser, composer and sound artist Annette Krebs and French improviser, composer, saxophonist and organist Jean-Luc Guionnet from 27 until 29 June in Bistrica ob Sotli, rural Slovenia.

The goal of the artists’ residency is to rehearse and record new materials for a future recording release, produced in collaboration by KUD Mreža’s FriForma concert series and Ljubljana-based record label Inexhaustible Editions / Edition FriForma.

The residency concludes with a public performance by the duo of Annette Krebs (electronics) and Jean-Luc Guionnet (church organ) on 29 June, Friday at 8 pm at the beautiful church of St. Paul’s in Bistrica ob Sotli.

29 June 2018, Friday 20.00 – St. Paul Church, Bistrica of Sotli

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