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Drago Ivanusa

Drago Ivanuša is a composer of film and theatre music, a pianist and accordionist. He is one of the most active Slovene composers. Since 1991, he has written the music for around 130 theatre and dance performances, and 23 films, as well as many independent compositions for chamber groups and orchestra. He has worked with some of the best Slovene directors and choreographers. He has nurtured his love of theatre since when he was young and attended the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet, watched performances and learned in the Theatre Studio. Ivanuša typically performs his music live; his other notable characteristics are sound interventions and strong dramaturgic features that often place his music in the centre of staged performances. When in the Nineties Slovene cinematography experienced a renaissance, he began working with film directors, helping them create a number of internationally awarded films

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Peter Ugrin

Peter Ugrin is classical violist and jazz violinist. He is a Viola professor at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory. His students receive awards at the national and many other competitions. Peter plays Viola in various chamber ensembles of classical music (Guud Quartet, String Quartet, String Quintet). On Conservatory where Peter holds position he regulary performs on chamber music concerts of Slovenian contemporary artists and music from famous classical and romantic repertoire. He also gives seminars and masterclasses for viola and jazz improvisation in Slovenia and abroad

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Vasko Atanasovski

VASKO ATANASOVSKI (soprano, alto & baritone saxophone, flute, bansoori, recorders) Saxophonist and flutist Vasko Atanasovski is one of the most creative and versatile Slovenian composers and musicians, well known for his cross-genre collaborations with world famous jazz, rock, classical, traditional musicians and his masterful approach to all styles of music. Up to this date he has released 10 highly acclaimed albums, received numerous awards as well as earned audience and critics’compliments for his performances and compositions home and abroad. He is a regular guest on the European festival and concert circuit and has also performed in India, China and New York

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Inexhaustible Editions: The Little Label That Roars

Read "Inexhaustible Editions: The Little Label That Roars" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In the 1980s, American writer John Corbett traveled Europe searching for out-of-print LPs from small labels which he eventually produced reissues titled the Unheard Music Series first for Atavistic Records, then his own Corbett vs. Dempsey label. His mission was to preserve the music which formed the jazz and improvisation canon but was largely ignored, simply ...

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Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019

Read "Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Cankarjev Dom Jazz Festival Ljubljana Ljubljana June 18-22, 2019 Ljubljana—capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of the EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy—hosts a now six decades old jazz festival. The event is organized by Cankarjev House/Cankarjev Dom, a prestigious, state-run cultural center in midtown Ljubljana opposite the ...

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Ziga Koritnik: Cloud Arrangers

Read "Ziga Koritnik: Cloud Arrangers" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Cloud Arrangers Ziga Koritnik 376 Pages ISBN: 978-961-288-626-4 Drustvo Pega 2019 Most of the music we experience today is heard removed from the presence of the performers. That is the result of the invention of the phonograph and every other invention to date following in its footsteps. The invention ...

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Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2018

Read "Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2018" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Brda Contemporary Music Festival Casa della Cultura, Chiesa di San Martino Smartno, Slovenia 13-15.9.2018 Ottava edizione di un festival per mille ragioni atipico, uscito dal cappello di un creativo anarchico qual è Zlatko Kaućić: tre giorni di sola musica improvvisata, in un minuscolo borgo medioevale --Smartno, nella Goriška Brda, ...

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Photographer Žiga Koritnik Announces Cloud Arrangers Kickstarter Campaign

Photographer Žiga Koritnik Announces Cloud Arrangers Kickstarter Campaign

Renowned Photographer Žiga Koritnik Announces Kickstarter Campaign for Cloud Arrangers, His Forthcoming Book of Music Photography Music is something that profoundly defines Žiga Koritnik’s work. His photography expresses a deep passion for the performers while being aware of and showing respect to the entire musical scene. Koritnik began to follow music over thirty years ago in ...

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Ljubljana International Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Ljubljana International Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli

Ljubljana International Jazz Festival Cankarjev Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia June 27-30, 2018 The Slovenian capital of jny: Ljubljana has rightly become in the last few years one of the most loved tourist destinations in Europe. Hugged by its namesake river, crossing it with a variety of bridges, the city ...

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Slovenian Showcase Festival 2017

Read "Slovenian Showcase Festival 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Slovenian Showcase Festival 2017 CD Club, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Slovenia September 22-23, 2017 An important part of the European Jazz Conference 2017, held in the Slovenian capital of jny:Ljubljana, was the Slovenian Showcase Festival, which presented some of the most original, progressive and entertaining of the current crop of Slovenian ...


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