FriForma and V:NM present: ALPENGLOW 7 – Styria meets Slovenia   

Alpenglow 7 is one of the peak international events this year in contemporary improvised music that brings together the leading Austrian-Styrian and Slovenian musicians. At the two-day meeting in experimental spirit, 19 Austrian performers will be presented together with 13 Slovenian performers with whom in the past they have never shared the stage before. The purpose of the curatorial team is to offer the audience unpredictable and, at the same time, top achievements of the joint work of ten newly formed ensembles.

The performers are distinctly recognizable not only exclusively in the free-improvisational, jazz, or broader experimental scene, but many are also recognized in new and chamber music.

The initiators of the international exchange are musicians and leading representatives of the Graz association V:NM (Verein zur Förderung und Verbreitung Neuer Musik) Josef Klammer and Elisabeth Harnik. The meeting will take place as part of the FriForma concert series, which will provide conditions for the realization of creative potentials, career opportunities, and the flow of ideas between domestic and Austrian performers.

The cooperation will take place in two steps. The first step is the guest appearance of the 13. V:NM festival in Graz between 18 and 21 August 2021. The festival will be attended by 13 Slovenian improvisers who will performe live together in formations with 24 Austrian musicians. During the festival, a sound installation entitled Interference, which is the work of intermedia artist Nika Erjavec, will also be on display. The ensembles were composed of a curatorial team: Josef Klammmer, Elisabeth Harnik, Nataša Serec and László Juhász. The return “friendly match” – Alpenglow 7 will take place in Ljubljana, at ŠKUC Gallery and Klub Gromka on 26 August 2021; and at Cankarjev dom on 27 August 2021.

26 August 2021, Thursday

ŠKUC Gallery, 19.00-20.30

Tea Vidmar: voice
Annette Giesriegl: voice
Ana Kravanja: voice, violin
Josef Klammer: percussion, artificial voices

Nick Acorne: electronics, joysticks
Borut Savski: electronics, custom-built instruments
Seppo Gründler: guitar, electronics

Klub Gromka, 21.00-23.00

Tanja Feichtmair: alto saxophone
Cene Resnik: tenor saxophone
Urban Kušar: drums

Robert Lepenik: guitar, electronics
Samo Kutin: hurdy-gurdy
Jaka Berger: drums, electronics
Patrick Wurzwallner: drums

27 August 2021, Friday

Cankarjev dom, 18.30-20.30

Tilen Lebar: alto saxophone
Se-Lien Chuang: piano, voice
Andreas Weixler: guitar, electronics

Yvonne Hofmeister: voice
Valentina Štrucelj: clarinet
Maria Flavia Cerrato: piano
Franz Schmuck: percussion

Matej Bunderla: saxophone
Katharina Klement: piano, electronics
Denovaire: esraj

Cankarjev dom, 21.00-23.00

Alfred Lang: trumpet
Kaja Draksler: piano
Reinhard Ziegerhofer: double bass

Elisabeth Harnik: piano
Matjaž Bajc: double bass
Zlatko Kaučič: percussion

Christoph Wundrak: trumpet, euphonium
Cene Resnik: tenor saxophone
Armin Pokorn: guitar

Otganized by KUD Mreža/FriForma Ljubljana and V:NM Graz
Graphic design: Luka Cimolini

Supported by Ministry of Culture – Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture, Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana, SKICA – Slovenian Cultural-Information Center Austria, Land Steiermark, Federal Ministry of Austria Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport, KiG! and others…

6. Reciklart – art festival of recycling and DIY culture kicks off today   

There will be workshops, concerts, performances, exhibitions, film screenings and much more – with an undoubtedly good atmosphere and great company! In the case of rain, the festival will take place in the Alkatraz Gallery.


Every day between 12 and 15 August

16.00-23.00 Group exhibition “For the Nation’s Blessing” (Alkatraz Gallery). Artists: Mia Paller, Oliver Pilić, Mojca Senegačnik, Leon Zuodar and Ulla Žibert
21.00-24.00 Solo exhibition ˝Beware of the dog!˝, Nika Rupnik (Night Display Pešak)
16.00-23.00 Swapping station: Bring and Take!
16.00-23.00 Zinkubator corner: Group creation of Trash Zine
16.00-19.00 Hypercarpet: Group creation of a festival carpet from old T-shirts

Wednesday, 12 August

16.00 Workshop: Making baskets from old textiles (led by: Špela Gale)
16.00 Workshop for children: Sounds on a cube (music improvisation workshop, led by: Teja Bitenc)
18.00 Opening of the group exhibition ‘For the Nation’s Blessing’ (Alkatraz Gallery). Artists: Mia Paller, Oliver Pilić, Mojca Senegačnik, Leon Zuodar and Ulla Žibert
19.30 Performance: The Giant_Ice Berg (Ajda Tomazin, Nina Pertot Weis, Kristina Rozman, Iztok Drabik Jug / Zavod Odprti predali)
20.30 Storytelling evening: Anja Kocman – You work with what you have
21.30 Opening of the solo exhibition ˝Beware of the dog!˝, Nika Rupnik (Night display Pešak)
22.30 Evening of short films: MikroFaF (Srb)

Thursday, 13 August

16.00 Performance for children and adults: String
17.00 Workshop for children: Figurines made of string
17.00 Workshop: Notebooks with screws (led by: Društvo Gumb)
20.00 Musical-performative intermission: Planet of the People (Danijela Zajc)
20.30 Musical storytelling performance: B®UTALCI (Jaka Andrej Vojevec and Urban Logar)
21.30 Concert: FPZ Z’borke

Friday, 14 August

16.00 Workshop: Crocheted graffiti (led by: Špela Gale)
16.00 Workshop: Bicycle Repair
18.00 Workshop: Circus juggling and more (led by: Oton Korošec)
20.00 Talk: Recycled artwork Metelkova (speaker: Miha Turk)
21.30 Performance: Jaka Bergant – Kosov’c
22.15 Performative Concert: Ingver in gverilke

Saturday, 15 August

16.00-22.00 Reciklart Fair / Garage Sale
16.00 Workshop: Mosaic on plant pots (led by: Miha Perne)
16.00 Workshop: Clothes repairs with embroidery and similar techniques (led by: Saša Nemec)
19.00-21.00 Metatiskarnica – screen printing corner (led by: Kolektiv META TISK) – bring your own T-shirt to print on
20.30 Vocal performance: Tea Vidmar
21.30 Poetic music performance: Poetry on the dance floor (Eva Kokalj and Jaka Batič)
22.30 DJ program (DJ Bakto)

Admission and participation is free. Donations are welcome. Apply to the workshops by emailing

Organization: Reciklart / KUD Mreža
Co-production: Alkatraz Gallery, Night Display Gallery Pešak, Cirkusarna Naokrog
Poster design: Leon Zuodar
The children’s program is part of Reciklakcija project


Attend the event only if you are healthy, have no symptoms of a new coronavirus infection, and have not been at risk for a new coronavirus infection. It is necessary to maintain physical distance. You need a mask to enter the enclosed spaces, please also disinfect your hands before entering. Please follow the recommendations of the NIJZ, available at the link:

* Reciklart Festival reserves the right to change the program

Project is supported by Municipality of Ljubljana – Youth Office

KUD Mreža’s varied cooperation with Ljubljana Street Art Festival   

On Monday, 29 June with the opening of exhibition “All Is Super” by Finnish designer Linda Söderholm at Night Display Gallery Pešak, a diverse cooperation between KUD Mreža and the second edition of Ljubljana Street Art Festival begins. Here.

For the next day we are inviting you to the walls of Metelkova to the opening of mural “Wild Things”, created between 9 and 13 March 2020 along Masarykova Street, made by Swedish comic artist Anna Ehrlemark with the help of painter Miha Perne. Here.

Carlo Galli, a Milan-based visual artist on residency, will be able to follow at the creation of a huge urban tapestry in one of the studios in Rog as part of Alternative tours from 1 July. Motive on the tapestry will be a portrait of the ancient Roman dictator Titus Lartius, which represents the artist’s critical response to the current dictatorial moves of the rulers, who took advantage of the pandemic to restrict the freedom of individuals. Here.

On July 4 in the exhibition center between the Alkatraz Gallery and the Klub Gromka, we are preparing a traditional Metelkova art fair – Bolhačfair. Among the masterpieces that can be seen and taken with you for a solid price will be the works of famous Metelkova craftsmen and poets, poets and poetesses, comics and comics, musicians. The offer will be exceptional, as many rare works of art will be found, as well as recently produced objects from Metelkova mesto. Come and choose a bargain! Here.

The fair will be followed by a charity auction organized by the Alkatraz Gallery. The auction at Metelkova has a long tradition – daring callers with their improvised inserts, witty comments and passing and interpretation of the unique characteristics of the participating artists provoke and entertain several generations of visitors to Metelkova. Get ready for a wide range of different creative approaches, expressions and media at affordable starting prices! Here.

Between the two events we will invite you for a guided walk through the Metelkova total work of art with a detailed insight into recent creations, a meeting with some authors, and peeking into the windows of the Pešak Night Display. “Metelkova style” is characterized by art recycling, which cultivates the awareness that artistic interventions in space are not limited to the field of art, but take into account the wider social environment. There have been over 150 individual urban art projects since 2004 which form a complete public spatial sculpture reminiscent of the famous Merzbau. Here.