FriForma is a neologism that suggests genres we like and promote – free jazz, non-idiomatic improvised music and site-specific sound art. Since 2007 – previously as Džez Pri Koritu exclusively at cultural and youth center Menza Pri Koritu with a slightly different concept regarding genres and styles – we have been inviting and hosting musicians from all over the world to have one-off performances, residency programmes or workshops in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

FriForma events – concerts, performances, sound installations, video showcases and lectures – are often resulting in international collaborations between guest and local artists. Musicians on residency so far included Keith Rowe, Martin Küchen, Seijiro Murayama, Tristan Honsinger, Alex Ward, Tom Jackson, Benedict Taylor, Daniel Thompson and Daichi Yoshikawa – among others.

Nowadays, event series FriForma, curated by Nataša Serec and László Juhász, takes place at various venues in Ljubljana – ranging from museums and art galleries to theaters and churches – such as Klub Gromka, Museum Of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+MSUM), Vodnikova Domačija Šiška, Kapelica Gallery, ŠKUC Gallery, Fran Vesel’s Garden at The Slovenian Association Of Fine Arts Societies, Pocket Teater Studio or St. James’s Parish Church.

Since 2016, FriForma has been running an extensive video documentation project on Vimeo with hi-quality footages presenting full-length live performances that took place at FriForma events.

 

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4 January 2012, Wednesday 21.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· OrganDrum: Seijiro Murayama / XiROH

20 February 2012, Monday 22.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· N’toko / Virginia Genta / Marko Karlovčec / David Vanzan
· Kanonizovani: Mileta Mijatović / Andrej Fon / Ivo Poderžaj / Igor Hofbauer

23 February 2012, Thursday 22.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Ronin: Nicola Ratti / Bruno Dorella / Chet Martino / Paolo Mongardi

5 April 2012, Thursday 21.30 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Orko Trio: Giorgio Pacorig / Enrico Giletti / Michele Cuzziol

6 April 2012, Friday 21.00 – Stara Mestna Elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
(in collaboration with Zavod Sploh)
· Žoambo Žoet Workestrao: Andrej Fon / Gregor Belušič / Ivo Poderžaj / Marjan Stanić

11 April 2012, Wednesday 21.30 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Les Yeux De La Tête: Samuel Frin / Luc Muteau / Ivan Guerrand

9 May 2012, Wednesday 21.30 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Takumi Fukushima / Paolo Angeli

17 May 2012, Thursday 22.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Out To Lunch: Piero Bittolo Bon / Alfonso Santimone / Danilo Gallo / Gioele Pagliaccia

17 June 2012, Sunday 21.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
(in collaboration with Zavod Sploh)
· Rubik.Erno.Quintet: Lawrence Williams / Ernő Zoltán Rubik / Bálint Bolcsó / Ernő Hock / Zsolt Sárvári Kovács
· Li Tieqiao

5-6 September 2012, Wednesday-Thursday 20.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
III. Festival: Personal – Collective (curated by Seijiro Murayama)

· Seijiro Murayama
· Dafne Vicente-Sandoval
· Jean-Luc Guionnet
· Noid
· Klaus Filip
· Tim Blechmann
· Marko Karlovčec
· Boštjan Simon
· Neža Naglič
· Samo Kutin
· Peter Šüklar

4 October 2012, Thursday 21.30 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Martin Küchen / Seijiro Murayama