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.
8 February 2017, Wednesday 21.00 – Klub Gromka
· Harald Kimmig / Alfred Zimmerlin / Daniel Studer feat. John Butcher
13 March 2017, Monday 20.00 – ŠKUC Gallery
· Martin Küchen & Herman Müntzing Scheibenhonig
· Szilárd Mezei / Albert Márkos
6 April 2017, Thursday 21.00 – Klub Gromka
· Lucio Capece / Daichi Yoshikawa / Henrik Olsson
· Eduardo Raon / Vid Drašler
12 April 2017, Wednesday 20.00 – Vodnikova Domačija Šiška
· Irene Kepl / Jošt Drašler / Gergely Kovács
5 May 2017, Friday 20.00 – Vodnikova Domačija Šiška
· Markus Krispel / Matija Schellander / Szilveszter Miklós
· Not The Music: Philippe Lauzier / Éric Normand
18 May 2017, Thusrsday 20.00 – Vodnikova Domačija Šiška
· Gergő Kováts / Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka / Vid Drašler
12 October 2017, Thursday 20.00 – Klub Gromka
(in collaboration with Defonija)
· Ute Wassermann
· Elisabeth Harnik / Nina Polaschegg
· Luisa Tucciariello / Alison Blunt / Hannah Marshall
21 November 2017, Tuesday 21.00 – Klub Gromka
· Ilia Belorukov / Lauri Hyvärinen
· Diatribes: D’incise / Cyril Bondi