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Chris Eckman

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Former member of the famed The Walkabouts from Seattle (USA), Chris Eckman is based in Ljubljana. As well as co-owner of the world music label Glitterbeat, Eckman is a producer, singer-songwriter and leader of several music bands (e.g., The Frictions, The Strange).

Clavimerata

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Clavimerata can be recognized, among others, by the fact that it does not devote itself only to the traditional-classical or exclusively modern programme but is successfully occupied with performing of works from various musical periods and styles, with special care for researching the musical contents of the composition. The aesthetics of their performing surpasses ideological academic limitations, an exceptional originality and variety at the same time, however, enable them to research the sound colours and musical expressions also in combination with a singer, actor, percussion, accordion or double bass. An interesting selection of the programme of topmost artists makes possible a pleasant musical dialogue with the audience and excellent reactions at their concerts confirm it. The ensemble performs all major works for trio and strives to widen their repertoire with new compositions written for them.

Coastal Chamber Orchestra

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Established in 1983, the Coastal Chamber Orchestra comprises former and current students of Slovenian coastal music schools, students of the Koper Art Grammar School and their teachers, as well as students of the Academy of Music in Ljubljana who were brought together by their desire for collective music-making. The orchestra fosters appreciation of orchestral music among wider audiences, offers young soloists the opportunity to play to orchestral accompaniment, performs works by national composers and enriches the cultural life of the Slovenian Coast. As well as developing into one of the crucial mainstays of cultural life in Slovenian Istria, the orchestra has established itself internationally and holds concerts both around Slovenia and abroad. The Coastal Chamber Orchestra has worked with several national and international soloists and choirs, played at all major cultural commemorations in the Slovenian Coast and released several cassettes and records, primarily comprising works by Slovenian composers ranging from baroque to new music.

Container Doxa

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Container Doxa are an a/v entity, set on moulding the protocols of free improvisation with club and pop music. The keywords for the bands sonic and visual horizons are palm trees, futurism, contemporary jazz, club music, hope, despair and neon lights.

Cosmic Sex

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Cosmic Sex is a club night/collective based in Ljubljana and run by Jaša Bužinel and Blažen DJ, hosts of Partijska linija, a show on Radio Študent dedicated to cutting-edge electronic and experimental music. After two years of throwing parties anywhere they could, from Gala Hala and Koncertna dvorana Rog to Mostovna, the collective found its home at Channel Zero, a Ljubljana club with a long tradition of electronic music events. Cosmic Sex supports local DJs and established names of the global underground. Past guests include Ploy, Bruce, Samuele Pagliai, Szch, Alleged Witches & more. Every July, the collective organises Monade, a 12-hour music marathon located at the edge of a scenic forest in the wine region of Goriška Brda.

Čao Portorož

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The band’s wild mix of rock & roll and sweet indie rock has been sprinkled with electronic sounds in the form of a pounding rhythm machine and contagious synth lines. Their veins are still filled with 90s alternative rock, though. Using typical multilingual shout outs, Čao Portorož create moments of euphoria. Through its punk attitude, the quartet reaffirms its old-school “Yugo” temperament. From Portorož down the Balkans and beyond – everybody understands what “čao” means.

Čedahuči

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A popular folk-rock band that has scored some notable successes on the national music scene.

Čompe

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The band is led by singer and accordionist Janez Škof, who has achieved distinction as a stage and screen actor. Čompe are known for their vaudeville-like shows that foreground the humour of the main protagonist. Their repertoire mainly features musical settings of poems by Dane Zajc and Edvard Kocbek.

Črt Sojar Voglar

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Črt Sojar Voglar studied composition and music theory with Professor Marko Mihevc at the Ljubljana Academy of Music graduating with distinction in September of 2000. He furthered his education by attending composition courses lead by Uroš Rojko, Marko Ruždjak, Francis Burt, as well as Amadeus Tommasi’s course in jazz composition. In December of 2004, he received his master’s degree in music theory for his thesis: Stylistic Transformations within Orchestral Works of Dr Danilo Švara. He currently teaches at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory (chair of the Department of Harmony and Counterpoint). For a number of years, he lectured on music theory subjects at the Ljubljana Academy of Music. Many of his students won first places at composition competitions.

Čunfa

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Jan Bajc Funa, aka čunfa, is a producer and beatmaker, who explores his creativity at the intersection of electronic music and hip hop.