UPCOMING EVENTS

 

8th Slowind Spring 2021

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 at 8 pm
Slovenska filharmonija, Marjan Kozina Hall

VINKO GLOBOKAR
Slowind & Guests

Programme: Vinko Globokar

8th Slowind Spring 2021

PREMIERE: 30 September 2021
REPLAY: 1 October 2021
Stage under the Stars, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre

MISOGYNY II

Authors: Nebojša Pop Tasić, Silvan Omerzu
Directed by: Silvan Omerzu
Composed by: Larisa Vrhunc

Ensemble Slowind
Steven Loy – conductor

There’s a box in a black box. Another, multilevel venue is set into the contemporary theatre box. Equipped with puppets (robots), this box acts as a large machine producing fantasy, ritual space tricks, blurring the lines between the illusory and the real, between the micro and macro world. The performance, conceived as a mixture of a concert performance and a classic puppet performance, travels through history’s main expressions of misogyny, which is seeded in almost every loud and subtle, hidden corner of history. Through the stories of ancient times, Christianity, the Middle Ages and the modern age, the performance questions rooted ideologies and the culturally- conditioned essence of women. The performance addresses hatred towards women just for their gender and raises the question of whether or not we can truly avoid this historical cognisance and rationale.
The first part, The Creation, refers to the most remote memories of humankind. This is exactly where misogyny started—the part about Adam and Eve in the Bible, where we find the account of how the devil seduced Eve. This part places emphasis on the fundamental story of our civilisation and, at the same time, marks the beginning of modern countries, wars, society, politics and human insanity.

The second part, Words and Shadows, includes a collection of philosophical thoughts and explanations depicting women as evil. This part was conceived based on fragments from Sex and Character, a work by the German philosopher Otto Weininger. The text that reflects the development of male chauvinism summarises the entire Christian ideology and “philosophical” thought about women.

The third part, called Veneration, is dedicated to the Christian cult of Mary, the impossible ideal, which a real woman was not and is not able to achieve, since she has to undergo the biological burden of bearing children, while Mary conceived her perfect child immaculately and with great protection from the angels.

The theme of the fourth part, entitled The Horror Machine, is the perverse witch trials. This part is based on two texts: a work about witch trials in Slovenia written by Matevž Košir, and one of the most infamous books ever to be written—the Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of Witches) from the 15th century, which was used by inquisitors to identify witches, conduct trials, and implement verdicts.

The fifth part, Birthing Machine, includes the historical period of wars in Europe, from the 17th century to the Second World War, when women were forced to bear more and more soldiers, who died in pointless, dirty wars.

Silvan Omerzu is an all-round puppet artist and fine art practitioner with a distinct style exposing his artistic purity. He is interested in puppets as images or statues perceived through rituals and ceremonies. He employs a unique approach to combining technology and materials with the purpose to create designs and statues characterised by primal energy. His last performance at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre was You’re it! He received a number of Slovenian and international awards, including the Prešeren Fund Award.

8th Slowind Spring 2021

Wednesday, 6 October 2021 at 8 pm
Slovenska filharmonija, Marjan Kozina Hall

CHANT DE L’AMOUR ET DE LA MORT
Barbara Jernejčič Fürst – soprano
Nina Prešiček – piano
Slovenian Philharmonic Choir
Beni Czillag – conductor

Programme:
Olivier Messiaen: Harawi (Chant de l’amour et de la mort)
Olivier Messiaen: Cinq Rechants

SLOWIND

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  • Slowind Wind Quintet

    The wind quintet Slowind was established in 1994 and has become the most active new music ensemble in Slovenia. As well as performing practically all of the works of the standard wind quintet repertoire, the members of Slowind have developed a reputation as uncompromising performers of contemporary music, from the classics of the avant-garde to works by the youngest composers, many of whom are not yet established but are very promising composers of our time. By commissioning new works, Slowind constantly encourages young Slovenian composers and is glad to respond to invitations to perform new compositions on many European stages.

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FESTIVALS

8th Slowind Spring 2021

8th SLOWIND SPRING 2021
OXYGENATED PERFLUOROCARBONS
(25 May–7 December 2021)

1st concert
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 at 9 pm (online concert)
at 7.15 pm – online pre-concert talk with Gregor Pompe and performers
Slovenian Philharmonic, Marjan Kozina Hall

DRUMS AND DRUMMERS

Aleš Kacjan – flute
Špela Cvikl – percussion
Matevž Bajde – percussion
Franci Krevh – percussion
Barbara Kresnik – percussion
Metod Tomac – conductor

Programme:
George Crumb: An idyll for misbegotten
Alojz Ajdič: Noč … pogled v nebo / The Night – a Look into the Sky
Giacinto Scelsi: Hyxos
Andre Jolivet: Suite en concert
Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood

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2nd concert
Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 8 pm
Slovenian Philharmonic, Marjan Kozina Hall

LOWBb BASSOON CLUSTER

Giorgio Mandolesi – bassoon
Alessio Pisani – bassoon
Massimo Ferretti Incerti – bassoon
Maurizio Barigione – bassoon

Spored:
Vincenzo Toscano: Prosopon
Marco Betta: Madrigale
Claudio Leonardi: Divertimento, Op. 92
Daniele Venturi: Four by Four
Carlo Galante: Ance Oscure
Giovanni D’aquila: In The Unsymmetrical Garden
Carla Magnan: Il Magnifico Cannocchiale

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3rd concert
Tuesday, 21 September 2021 at 8 pm
Slovenian Philharmonic, Marjan Kozina Hall

MONOLITH

Slowind & Guests

Programme: Vinko Globokar

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4th koncert
PREMIERA: 30. september 2021
PONOVITEV: 1. oktober 2021

MISOGYNY II

Authors: Nebojša Pop Tasić, Silvan Omerzu
Directed by: Silvan Omerzu
Composed by: Larisa Vrhunc

Ensemble Slowind
Steven Loy – conductor

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5th concert
sreda, 6. oktober 2021, ob 20.00
Slovenian Philharmonic, Marjan Kozina Hall

CHANT DE L’AMOUR ET DE LA MORT
Barbara Jernejčič Fürst – soprano
Nina Prešiček – piano
Slovenian Philharmonic Choir
Beni Czillag – conductor

Programme:
Olivier Messiaen: Harawi (Chant de l’amour et de la mort)
Olivier Messiaen: Cinq Rechants

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6th concert
Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 8 pm
Slovenian Philharmonic, Marjan Kozina Hall

SPRING OF THE SLOVENIAN COMPOSERS
Slowind
Students of the Studio for contemporary music of the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music

Programme: works awarded at the competition for the new compositions by young Slovenian composers Samo Vidic, Klara Mlakar, Federica Lo Pinto, Juraj Marko Žerovnik in Teja Komar.

Spored: Natečaju izbrane novitete slovenskih mladih skladateljic in skladateljev. Svoja dela bodo prispevali: Samo Vidic, Klara Mlakar, Federica Lo Pinto, Juraj Marko Žerovnik in Teja Komar.