Opening of new Metabonma season with percussionist Vanessa Porter   

The fifth season of concert series Metabonma for classical composed music is starting with a solo performance of the multiple prestigious award-winner German percussionist Vanessa Porter at Klub Gromka on 6 February, Tuesday at 8 pm.

Vanessa Porter (1992, Laupheim, Germany) has been the finalist of the World Marimba Competition (Stuttgart, 2012), one of the recipients of the German national scholarship, and the winner of the Young German Musicians’ Competition, after she received the title of national young musician. In 2016 Porter won the first prize and audience’s prize at the August-Everding competition in Munich.

As a soloist in chamber music she has collaborated with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Young Euro Classics. She has performed with the Stuttgart Philharmonie Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Ludwigsburg, Ulm Chamber Orchestra and the Südwind Wind Orchestra.

With her percussion quartet Daidalos she has received the first prize and special prize for the best performance of compulsory songs at the International Percussion Competition in Luxembourg in 2015. In February 2015 the quartet received the Bruno-Frey Prize which enabled the recording and the release of their first album with the music of Cage, Donatoni and Langui.

Together with her sister Jessica Porter, she received a prize at the online competition in Italy and the sponsorship of the Karl-Jegg Foundation at MIZ (Deutsches Musikinformationzentrum). She is currently a postgraduate student at the High School Of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart where she studied with Marta Klimasaro and Jürgen Spitschka. She also studied in London at the Royal Music Academy.

6 February 2018, Tuesday 20.00 – Klub Gromka, Ljubljana

Night Trips – Drumartica concert at the Old Power Station Ljubljana   

The last concert of this year’s Metabonma concert series is happening on 18 November at 8.00 pm, and we are proud to invite top Slovenian percussion duo Drumartica. The duo will present their Night Trips project. In addition to the music, the project also involves dance and video.

The concept of the project is the result of imagination of the Drumartica members, Simon Klavžar and Jože Bogolin. The film, based on the story of Bogolin, is the work of camerawoman Tia Pavletič.  The dance part will be contributed by dancer and choreographer Nataša Živković. The program:

· Bruce Hamilton: Night Trips (vibraphone, marimba and tape-soundtrack)
· Robert Marino: 8 On Three And 9 On Two (set of drums, bongos and roto-tom drums)
· Steve Reich: Piano (marimba), Phase (two marimba)
· Jacob TV: Grab It (marimba, set of drums and tape-soundtrack)
·  N. J. Živković: Sex In The Kitchen (two sets of drums and kitchen utensils)

18 November 2017, Saturday 20.00 – Stara Elektrarna, Elektro Ljubljana

Concert series supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and MOL – Department of Culture.
Co-organizing: Zavod Bunker
Drumartica photo: Domen Pal

Metabonma with the Furiant String Quartet at Klub Gromka   

KUD Mreža’s event series for classical and contemporary composed music Metabonma is excited to present the performance of the Furiant String Quartet at Klub Gromka on 14 March, Tuesday at 9 pm.

The Furiant String Quartet was formed in 2011, its members – Stefano Mesaglio on first violin, Vlad Popescu on second violin, Gregor Hrabar on viola, and Nika Švarc on cello – have studied at the Kärntner Landeskonservatorium in Klagenfurt with Elisabeth Fister, and in October 2013, the four musicians were accepted in the class of Professor Eberhard Feltz at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin.

This time classical composed music comes to a punk-rock club with pieces written for string quartet by composers such as Joseph Haydn, Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich and Ludwig van Beethoven. Metabonma revives in a more settled and relaxed form, and presents accessible classical music for those who may not have been close to these historical, but timeless classics.

Programme:

· Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1
· Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor (Op. 110)
· Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2 “Rasumovsky”

14 March 2017, Tuesday 21.00 – Klub Gromka, Ljubljana

Metabonma with Aleš Klančar and Jože Bogolin at Klub Gromka   

The fourth season of concert series for composed classical and contemporary music Metabonma is starting with the performance of trumpet player Aleš Klančar and percussionist Jože Bogolin at Klub Gromka on 27 February.

Ales Klančar is regular member of the Portuguese Remix Ensemble Casa da Musica and the Dutch ensemble Insomnio, he also co-operates with other foreign ensembles for contemporary classical music such as: MusikFabrik (Germany), KlangForum (Austria), Contrechamps (Switzerland), Ars Nova (Sweden) and Athelas Sinfonietta (Denmark).

Jože Bogolin plays – as a member and soloist – with various orchestras and chamber ensembles such as: EUYO Wind Ensemble, EUYO Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, RTV Orchestra of Ljubljana, SNG Opera-Ballet Orchestra Ljubljana, Komische Oper Berlin, Australian Chamber, Perkumania, Slowind and Drumartica. Together with Simon Klavžar he curates the program of Metabonma.

Programme:

· Gottfried Reiche: Abblasen + Jeremiah Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
· John Hartmann: Fantasia Brillante On The Air Rule Britannia
· Áskell Másson: Prim (for solo snare drum)
· Mauricio Kagel: Morceau De Concours (for solo trumpet)
· Matthias Pintscher: Shining Forth (for solo trumpet)
· Nebojša Jovan Živkovič: Born To Beat Wild (for trumpet and big drum)

27 February 2017, Monday 21.00 – Klub Gromka, Ljubljana

Andrea Centazzo closes this year’s Metabonma season at Klub Gromka   

Regarded as one of the most influential percussionist of the last 30 years, Andrea Centazzo has performed at the most important festivals and concert series both in Europe and the United States as soloist, in combination with other artists, and as conductor. Early in the eighties, and later in the last few years he has been associated with many seminal percussionists, playing duets, trios and ensembles with Andrew Cyrille, Barry Altschul, Tony Oxley, Paul Lytton, Paul Lovens, Pierre Favre and many others.

Born and raised in Italy, but naturalized American and living in Los Angeles since 1992, Centazzo after more than a decade dedicated mainly to composing, conducting and video-making went back in 2000 to his first love, the solo percussion concert. In his solo program called No Boundaries Centazzo once again blends his percussion, playing on a set of over 200 instruments, with cymbals, gongs, electronics, computer sequencing and digital sampling, bringing to the listener the emotion of a new sonic adventure in jazz, world and contemporary avant-garde music. His melodic composing along with his ostinato patterns and his mastery of percussion improvising create a music beyond any expectation.

Andrea Centazzo’s solo performance is the closing event of this year’s Metabonma concert series, curated by Jože Bogolin and Simon Klavžar.

8 December 2016, Thursday 21.00 – Klub Gromka, Ljubljana