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Vocal band Kreativo

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Since 2013, the Kreativo Vocal Band has begun exciting their audience with more vocal treats on a more regular basis. It is about that time that the forces centered on their first album with somewhat unoriginal, yet very meaningful title “Kreativo” (“The Creative”). The album represents a tribute to the Slovenian music, featuring only songs in their mother tongue. In nearly a half-decade of their joint musical venture, Jana, Valentina, Aleš, Dominik, Samo, Luka and their sound engineer Miha can pride themselves with quite a few noted achievements. It is worth mentioning a silver award and a special bronze Ward Swingle award presented in the Jazz Ensemble category at the International A Cappella Competition Graz, first place at the Slovenian A Cappella Festival called “Sredi Zvezd” (Among the Stars) in 2016, and to top it all a gold award and a gold Ward Swingle award in the A Cappela Pop Ensamble category at the International A Cappella Competition Graz. In 2017, they also performed at festivals in München and Budapest, and had the honour of performing at the Summer Night Festival in Ljubljana commemorating the 80th anniversary of the birth of Jože Privšek. Last autumn, the band recorded its latest audio/visual album, which was published on a special storage media – the appealing USB stick. It features audio and video recordings from their annual concert held at the Štih Hall in Cankarjev dom. Their song selection for the new album, as well as in general, is very diverse, variegated and captivating. These “creative singers” venture together on a music journey between jazz, pop, rock, folk songs and everything that lies in between.

Mixed Youth Choir Veter

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Mixed youth choir Veter Ljubljana was formed in 1989 by Jeunesses Musicales Ljubljana in order to encourage Ljubljana’s highschool students’ interest in choral music and offer them basic vocal training. Since 2009 the choir is led by Tereza Podlogar. The high quality of the choir is confirmed by awards at competitions at home and abroad (Celje, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, the Netherlands, Croatia, Slovakia, Montenegro, Italy in the Czech Republic). Veter participates in various cultural events, projects, musical stage performances and educational seminars for choir conductors.

Mixed Choir Viva Brežice

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The Mixed Choir Viva Brežice was established by Simona Rožman Strnad in the fall of 1992. Into this new choral circle she invited her musical friends from the local area and since the very beginning of their artistic creations they brought a breath of fresh air into an already rich choral tradition of the Posavje region. The continuous improvement of the choir’s quality in the past 25 years has been proved at numerous competitions, most recently in 2016 in Vic, Spain, at Cantonigros competition. The Mixed Choir Viva Brežice has marked the last six years with several innovative projects of their own. These projects have brought a new approach to the making of the choral music in Slovenia. The most notable being a concert where they performed The Symphony of Everything Flows - a choral instrumental work in 4 acts composed by four renowned Slovenian composers (Makor, Predanič, Bec, Močnik), based on the texts of famous Slovenian poets. The composition was written especially for the choir and it marked 25 years of its existence. With the annual concert Let me embrace you in October 2018 Viva reached all around in the field of Slovenian folk songs and weaved them together into a delightful story. In April 2019, they will perform at the eminent international choral competition in Tallinn, Estonia and will be singing in 3 different categories. The choir has released five CDs and has dedicated much attention to the engagement and the performance of fresh musical pieces and arrangements for the choir by eminent Slovenian composers (Mojca Prus, Damijan Močnik, Ambrož Čopi, Vladimir Hrovat, … ), as well as young composers and students of composition (Matjaž Predanič, Tine Bec, Uršula Jašovec, …). The Mixed Choir Viva Brežice is not just a choir. It is also a synonym for socializing, celebrating, creativity, innovativeness, and especially a love of singing, which has been keeping this choir alive for more than 25 years.

Bee Geesus

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Bee Geesus is a Slovenian gospel choir. Group of cheerful singers weave vocals in a harmonious, urban sound under the baton of a known A cappella artist Matej Virtic. They call their musical expression Gospel Fever; it is known for its energetic execution of spiritual music with a strong harmony and firm rhythm. The choir remains always faithful to the original message of gospel music, which is no less important today than at the time when it meant a loud cry for personal freedom and hope for all oppressed. With an A cappella execution the Choir Bee Geesus feels especially close to the earliest form of the music, since the spiritual music in the beginning was exclusively vocal. The diverse selection of songs is composed from traditional gospel arrangements, spirituals, modern music with a touch of jazz and related genres of music as well as pop. Bee Geesus, even in the area with a wide range of choral singing, many A cappella groups and a wide variety of Christian artists, offers a unique musical experience.

Brane Zorman

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Brane Zorman is a composer, sound and radio artist, sound manipulator and producer, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has scored numerous music works for theatre, dance and performance art. His work examines and explores the possibilities of processing, presenting, perceiving, understanding, positioning, manipulating and reinterpreting sound and space. By employing old analogue digital technologies and techniques, Zorman’s work traverses the fields of music, multimedia and visual space. In using both simple and sophisticated tools, he develops strategies, methods, dynamics and interactive interpretation models, soundscapes, and creates electronic and acoustic sound sculptures. Brane Zorman is the programme selector of ZVO.ČI.TI (so.und.ing), ZVO.ČI.TI DUO and CTR series, and curates Hidden Materia projects and radio podcasts. He collaborates with various national and international musicians. With Irena Pivka he has co-founded the CONA Institute for Contemporary Art Processing and curated the radioCONA project.

Robertina Šebjanič

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Intermedia artist Robertina Šebjanič has recently placed her main research focus on the areas of living systems (bio-art), sound art and interactive ambient responsive environments. In 2016, Robertina Šebjanič ranked in the Mladina magazine’s "Slovenia Has Talent" selection (pick of the most notable international achievements of Slovenian artists). She received the Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention in 2017 and was nominated for the STARTS2016 Award at the prestigious Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.

Boštjan Perovšek

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Boštjan Perovšek is a freelance artist, musician and composer working mostly in the areas of electroacoustic and experimental music. He is accredited with the invention of a new music genre – bioacoustical music. Perovšek is member of the experimental band SAETA, writes film music and creates soundscapes for museums and galleries. He has scored music for theatre, performances and multimedia installations, and also works as a sound engineer for film and video.

Borut Savski

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Borut Savski is a Slovenian artist and composer engaged in intermedia art and experimental computer music. He is a co-founder and active member of two cultural-artistic collectives: KUD Trivia and Cirkulacija 2. Throughout his career, Savski has established diverse creative partnerships, working in a broad and divergent spectrum of art forms: music, contemporary dance, performance art, Techno-Art, technological invention of new performative devices, dynamic sculptures/structures, etc., primarily adopting the concept of horizontal and interdisciplinary collaborative art.

Eduardo Raon

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Portuguese harp player and composer Eduardo Raon has chosen Ljubljana for his adopted home. He works in a broad spectrum of contexts, pursuing esthetical interests that range from contemporary music, jazz, experimental, ethno, noise, pop, retro, rock and electronic music. In late 2013, Lisbon-based label SHHPUMA (Clean Feed) released his first solo album The Drive For Impulsive Actions.

Lifecutter

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Lifecutter is a solo project by Domen Učakar, member of the experimental duo Ontervjabbit hailing from the Zasavje region. In creating his music, Lifecutter employs different guitar effects and electronic sound synthesizers, grounding it in noise and drawing on various electronic music subgenres. He treads the path between analogue and digital expression and evokes a darker mood by incorporating diverse industrial components.