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, Annette Krebs, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Martin Küchen, Seijiro Murayama, Lee Patterson, Tristan Honsinger, Alex Ward, Tom Jackson, Benedict Taylor, Daniel Thompson and Daichi Yoshikawa – among many 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.
23 January 2014, Thursday 22.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Ina Puntar / Andraž Jež
· Marko Jenič / Jure Planinšek
18 February 2014, Tuesday 22.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Jooklo Duo: Virginia Genta / David Vanzan
· Sinergia Elettronica: Virginia Genta / Werner Nötzel / Moritz Finkbeiner / Thilo Kuhn / Thomas Schätzl / David Vanzan
27 February 2014, Thursday 21.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Keith Rowe / Martin Küchen / Ryuzo Fukuhara
12 June 2014, Thursday 20.30 – Klub Gromka
(in collaboration with Defonija & Zavod Sploh)
· Universal Indians feat. Joe McPhee: John Dikeman / Jon Rune Strøm / Tollef Østvang / Joe McPhee
· Irena Tomažin / Seijiro Murayama
· Ana Kravanja / Samo Kutin
· Andraž Jež
11 September 2014, Thursday 21.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· All Included: Thomas Johansson / Martin Küchen / Mats Äleklint / Jon Rune Strøm / Tollef Østvang
8 October 2014, Wednesday 21.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Tobias Delius / Christian Lillinger
· The B. Bees: Vitja Balzalorsky / Jaka Berger
14 October 2014, Tuesday 21.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Fracture Mechanics: Lucio Capece / Martin Küchen / Paul Vogel / Burkhard Beins
16 October 2014, Thursday 21.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Bergljot: Vojtěch Procházka / Adrian Myhr / Tore T. Sandbakken
· Ana Kravanja / Samo Kutin
5 November 2014, Thursday 21.00 – Menza Pri Koritu
· Trespass Trio: Martin Küchen / Per Zanussi / Raymond Strid
14-20 November 2014, Friday-Thursday – Menza Pri Koritu
· Tristan Honsinger workshop and closing concert