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Lačni Franz

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In the 1980s and the ‘90s Lačni Franz rose to prominence as one of Slovenia’s foremost New Wave and then mainstream rock bands that enjoyed considerable fame through the whole of former Yugoslavia. Whilst formally disbanded in the late 1990s, the group was reactivated twenty years later by its frontman and main songwriter Zoran Predin who recruited a rejuvenated line-up.

Ladies' Vocal Quartet Gallina

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Gallina, ladies’ vocal quartet (Ljubljana, Slovenia) dedicates special attention to Slovenian (folk) music, diverse choral music from the Renaissance to the contemporary period, music of the golden era of Slovenian popular song as well as foreign vocal jazz and pop compositions. The vocation Gallina considers of great importance encouraging young composers to write new choral pieces, thus enriching the treasury of compositions for female voices. In Gallina, four female voices meet: Maša Simčič, Živa Kolenc, Ana Plemenitaš and Višnja Fičor under the artistic leadership of Ana Erčulj.

Lagard

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Lagard create and perform jazz-inflected music (jazz, swing, soul).

Laibach

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In addition to music, the creativity of music group and cross-media collective Laibach (German historical name for Ljubljana) finds its expression in design, painting, theatre and other artistic practices. The group formed on 1 June 1980 in Trbovlje. In 1982, Laibach announced their crucial manifesto, “The 10 Items of the Covenant”, first published in Nova revija (No. 13/14). Here the group describes itself as a collective practising anonymity, with membership hidden under the four pseudonyms (Eber, Saliger, Keller and Dachauer), committed to joint authorship and industrial type of work modelled upon totalitarianism and under the leadership of the Immanent Consistent Spirit. According to their creed, creativity steers a path between politics and popular culture, and each art is subjected to political manipulation, except from the one that speaks the language of that same manipulation. In 1984, in collaboration with the painters from the art group Irwin and several consecutive theatre groups/projects initiated by Dragan Živadinov, Laibach co-established the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective. Laibach have won worldwide acclaim and are one of the internationally most prominent Slovenian music bands. Their music blends different genres, from the experimental industrial sound, to symphonic, i.e. militant, classicism and electronic music. They have formulated the so-called retro-avant-garde art form (together with other groups constituting the NSK art movement/collective) and recently reassumed the name they used at the onset – Laibach Kunst – to present their multi-media and art projects and exhibitions. Garnering a lot of attention for their music, the collective are also noted for their overall avant-gardism and have been surrounded by controversy since the very beginning. Their provocative ideological offensives evoking the rhetoric and rituals of totalitarian regimes provoked strong reactions from political authorities, causing serious setbacks for the group at the beginning of their career.

Lana Trotovšek

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Since her debut with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in 2012, violinist Lana Trotovsek appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras. She lives in London and is a Professor at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Larisa Vrhunc

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Composer Larisa Vrhunc devotes her time to spectral music and regularly takes part in composition competitions. She is assistant professor of music theory at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Arts (Department of Musicology).

Le Serpentine

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Le Serpentine so krajnski rock band, ki meša primesi alternative 80-ih, indie rocka, dream popa in post punka. Vse to v slovenskem jeziku.

Lea Sirk

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Lenart Krečič

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Saxophone player and composer. Krečič holds a master’s degree from the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC. He writes for different jazz ensembles, from combos to big bands.

Leni Kravac

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The band label themselves as an alternative turbo-folk band. They mix genres from drum 'n' bass to jazz, funk and hip hop with the passion of the Balkan temperament. They’re a party band that started out as a live DJ project and soon developed into a live band.