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Mate Bekavac

Artist

Highly esteemed clarinet player Mate Bekavac has carved out an illustrious international career.

Matej Krajnc - Matt Kaye

Artist

Born in 1975 in Maribor, Slovenia (EU), Matej Krajnc holds a master’s degree in comparative literature. He published his first book in 1988 and started combining poetry and music into a singer-songwriter routine in 1992. He writes his English-language material under the pseudonym of Matt Kaye and records in English as Matej Krajnc, Matt Kaye and Blind Boy Spectacles (gospel and blues standards).

Mateja Gorjup

Artist

A performer whose work is immersed in the ancient vocal traditions she cultivates and enhances by means of modern music technology and explorative vocalizations. She coalesces electronic looping and sampling of simple instruments and sound-making objects into 19th century melodies or her own compositions.

Matjaž Bogataj

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Soloist and chamber musician Matjaž Bogataj has built a distinguished international career. He currently holds the post of the leader of the second violins in the Bavarian State Orchestra.

Matter

Artist

Through regular live appearances Matter have won huge popularity and become one of Slovenia’s most sough-after hip-hop bands. According to the artists, they draw inspiration mainly from punk, Albert Camus’ surrealist works and films by directors such as Jim Jarmusch, Wes Anderson and Terry Gilliam.

Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio

Artist

Since 1996, Mauricio Valdes has been focusing on the use of technology for the advancement of art in the field of interactive genres and modes of sound production. His opus encompasses works in the field of sound art, theatre music and film sores. He regularly lectures at 15 universities, cultural and research centres in 8 different countries. In addition to his personal artistic career, he directs and organizes the independent festival SoundHub.

MD7 Ensemble

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Formed in 2001 under the artistic leadership of Pavel Mihelčič, the MD7 Contemporary Music Ensemble primarily performs new music composed especially for them. Comprising a unique combination of instruments, the permanent line-up morphs to play in different instrumental formations. The septet interprets works that consistently take into account the specific make-up of the ensemble and are either commissioned or dedicated to them.

Metalsteel

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Metalsteel, the heavy metal band from Medvode, was established in 2001. The band collaborates with the American heavy metal vocalist James Rivera (Helstar, Malice, Seven Witches, Distant Thunder, Malice), who tours with the group every year in Europe. Metalsteel is also the first group of its kind to perform with a symphonic orchestra at a state event in Cankarjev dom, where they took part in the memorial ceremony dedicated to Slovenian victims of the Holocaust. Their music has also featured in a commercial for Toyota. Metalsteed are also the creators of the official anthem of the festival Metaldays 2015.

Mi2

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Mi2 started as a small local band in 1995 in Rogatec. Slowly but surely it became recognized for its unique musical style. Initially a duo, the band is now composed of six members.

Mia Žnidarič

Artist

She got her first big opportunity to show her talent when the conductor Jože Privšek wrote three arrangements for her and arranged for her to appear with the RTV Slovenia Big Band. This was followed by her collaboration with a number of different musical bands of jazz provenance, among which the most important was founded and led by her husband and long-term collaborator – American pianist, composer, and arranger Steve Klink.