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Carmina Slovenica

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The activities of Carmina Slovenica, a production house that encompasses several vocal ensembles, include production of concerts, stage projects and festivals, as well as publishing and education. The Carmina Slovenica Vocal Theatre, led by artistic director Karmina Šilec, is a world-class ensemble that has achieved international distinction as a collective whose choregie (vocal theatre) concept has broadened the expanses of music theatre and reinvigorated the music scene, redefining the existing concepts of vocal music and opening up new spaces of expression, intense experience and communication.

Maja Osojnik

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Maja Osojnik is a singer and composer involved in electroacoustic music improvisation and sound art. She has gained renown for her work in different music genres, including early music, contemporary, experimental, jazz, free improvisation, sound art and heavier music. She composes music for dance, theatre, film, radio, sound installations and diverse music projects and ensembles. She lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

¡Kebataola! Vocal Group

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Established in 2004 by its artistic director Karmina Šilec, the ¡Kebataola! Ensemble is noted for its compelling interpretations and an innovative approach to contemporary as well as medieval music. The ensemble’s music theatre projects, most notably Vertical Thoughts, Ursonate, Miracles, Who’d Have Thought That Snow Falls, Stripsody 1, Stripsody 2, Spixody, etc., have blazed a trail for a new kind of vocal performance and presented Slovenian audiences with contemporary music works not yet performed in Slovenia. In 2009 Spixody received the Special Jury Prize for Most Experimental Performance at the 12th Teatarfest International Theatre Festival in Sarajevo. Between 2010 and 2012 ¡Kebataola! was ensemble in residence at the Choregie aka Choregie International Festival, presenting as many as six productions and leaving an important mark on the new music-theatre practice in Slovenia. The ensemble works with national and international artists in developing its music-theatre projects. Incorporating visual arts, drama, movement and literature, ¡Kebataola! is dedicated to exploring new sounds, new vocal techniques, and new forms of articulation. The ¡Kebataola! Ensemble consists of experienced artists working in various fields of opera, choral, ethno and jazz music and different types of performing arts. Depending on the repertoire, the ¡Kebataola! Ensemble adjusts its size to perform projects that range from solo voice to chamber music.

The Girls choir of grammar school Gimnazija Celje – Center

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The Girls choir of grammar school Gimnazija Celje – Center, has a rich and long-lasting history as it was originally formed three decades ago. The 50 member girls amateur choir has made several appearances and has won numerous awards in Slovenia as well as abroad. Due to its successes and awards, Gimnazija Celje – Center girls choir is one of the best of their kind in Slovenia. Besides attending National and International Choir Competition the choir is appearing regularly on events organized by the school and concerts in Slovenia and abroad.

Nina Dragičević

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Nina Dragičević is a writer, composer and producer. Her sound art integrates artistic expression and social criticism into sound poetry that portrays society in all its normalised anomalies by combining musique concrete techniques and original recordings of the natural environment with those created using electronic media. Nina has continued to broaden her scope of activity by forming collaborative partnerships with various artists and producing cultural events. Since 2016 she has been producer and artistic director of Slavne neznane (Famous Unknown), a talk-performance series aimed at presenting female sound artists active on the local scene, and artistic director of Topographies of Sound – international sound art symposium and festival.

Marko Peljhan

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Artist Marko Peljhan explores the cross-fertilisation of science and technology and creative arts. In 1994, Peljhan founded the art institution Projekt Atol, and co-founded the Ljubljana-based new-media laboratory Ljudmila a year later. He received the 2006 Prešeren Fund Award for his artistic project MakroLab.

Tartini String Quartet

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Initially as the String quartet of the Slovenian Philharmonic in 1983, the Tartini String Quartet has managed to create a convincing and fresh approach to performance and bold programming. It complements its “standard” concert programme with the creative opus of lesser-known composers and performs string quartets by local composers of chamber music.

Slovenian Percussion Project - SToP

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Academically educated musicians gathered to play quality chamber music and exploit new percussion sounds. They upgrade their musical and social mission by staging educational concerts for the young, by organising seminars and the BumFest festival and by actively encouraging Slovenian composers to write percussion music. The unique ensemble consists of established percussionists from different parts of Slovenia: Barbara Kresnik, Marina Golja, Matevž Bajde, Damir Korošec, Franci Krevh, Tomaž Lojen, Davor Plamberger and Dejan Tamše. They have played on numerous stages in Slovenia and abroad. Recently StoP has become involved in other musical and non-musical art genres: singing, dancing, video etc. Thus it has discovered synergy in other art fields and (consciously) shifted from performing strictly classical percussion programme. The ensemble won the Župančič Award in 2013 and the Prešeren Fund Award in 2014.

Feguš String Quartet

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The Feguš String Quartet has been performing since 1992, it's members are brothers: Filip and Simon Peter – violin, Andrej – viola, and Jernej – cello. It is different from other already instrumental groups having the same composition, and as such is becoming comparable with the top string quartets

Koala Voice

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The four-member Koala Voice was formed in 2010. Sporting a mixture of rock, pop, disco and punk, the band perform extensively both at home and abroad, with appearances ranging from Russia and Liverpool to The Netherlands, from Germany, Bratislava and Budapest to Skopje. The British magazine DIY hailed them as one of the five biggest discoveries of the 2016 Eurosonic Noordeslag music showcase.