Compilation CD Eksperiment Slovenia

The Slovenian Music Information Centre – In the new compilation Eksperiment Slovenia, SIGIC presents the creative work of some of the most recognised and most engaging artists and musicians in the realm of experimental music, alternative music and free improvisation as well as sound art, who left an indelible mark on the Slovene culture in the last few years.

Peter Baroš

CD was at first produced on iniciative of Czech Music Centre and was published  with a comprehensive essay in the magazine His Voice. The compilation Eksperiment Slovenia includes a wide range of performances by some of the most renowned and acknowledged musicians who have made the greatest mark on the experimental and free improvised music scene in Slovenia in the past few years. The compilation thus offers music by a variety of musicians and bands: Tomaž Grom & Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec & Michel Doneda & Jonas Kocher, Marko Karlovčec, Bojana Šaljić Podešva, Čučnik & Pepelnik & Grom, JakaundKiki, Tomaž Grom, iT/Irena Tomažin, Marko Batista, Vanilla Riot, Miha Ciglar, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, N’toko & Seijiro Murayama and Samo Kutin & Marko Jenič. The deluxe CD is accompanied by a booklet with essay written by Luka Zagoričnik, a well-established music expert and critic, journalist and the chief editor of the web music magazine Odzven, offering an overview of Slovenian experimental music and sound art. The booklet also contains detailed presentations of the featured artists in English and in Slovene.

“It was not so long ago that the term "young Slovenian experimental scene" was used for the first time to encapsulate a broad, multifaceted creative field with various artists working with sound and, each in their own way, drawing on a variety of contemporary sound aesthetics, from free improvisation to electro-acoustic explorations, the creation of unique sound systems and environments with installations and machines, and amalgamations with art forms such as dance, video and poetry. /…/ Slovene experimental music stands firmly here and now; it has grown up and established itself. Its next step should be a reflection on how sound as an artistic medium enters various spaces, how it maps them, creates networks, and changes them, and what meanings and relationships it establishes. How, through different artistic practices in the medium of sound (sound art, contemporary classical music, electronic music, free improvisation, sound installations, interventions, organisations, interventions, etc.) sounds resonate in wider socio-cultural contexts somewhere between the institutional and non-institutional, between art and life,”  reflects editor Luka Zagoričnik in his introduction to the compilation.

The compilation Eksperiment Slovenia fully attests to the blossoming creativity of Slovene musicians in the fields of experimental and alternative music, free improvisation and sound art.

We would like to thank the publishers for putting together the recordings on this compilation: Botanic Records, Eat This Production, L'innomable, LUD Literatura, Playdate Records, Sploh Institute and Zavod Projekt Atol.

With the support of MINSTREL project