Slovenian MoMENT @ Waves Vienna 2017
Waves will host a Slovenian reception for the 5th time! The best party in Vienna will take you on a roller coaster of good food, fresh drinks, great people and of course music. This year Waves hosts 3 Slovenian bands – КУКЛА, Daniel Vezoja & persons from porlock.
Waves will host a Slovenian reception for the 5th time! The best party in Vienna will take you on a roller coaster of good food, fresh drinks, great people and of course music. This year Waves hosts 3 Slovenian bands – КУКЛА, Daniel Vezoja & persons from porlock, while the reception will be an opportunity to meet some of the Slovenian professionals and simply have a good time. Of course we can’t do without music, so we prepared a little surprise …
Friday, Sep 29th, 18:00 @ WUK Project Room
PERSONS FROM PORLOCK
Friday, Sep 29th, 20:00 @ Pfarrsaal
Four persons with guitars and drums, exploring the trippy universe of psychedelia, echoing 60s flowers and 90s stoners, and chasing today’s impalas with their dreamy vocals, floating guitar solos and dirty riffs. Bands debut “things people don’t like” was chosen as the best Slovenian album of 2016 by Radio Student. And the first single Bad FanFiction from the upcoming second album made it all the way to Seattle. The influential KEXP radio presented it as their Song of the Day. The second single Affordable Amphetamines is raising expectations.
Friday, Sep 29th, 21:15 @ Schubert Theater
After his band TrainStation broke up, Daniel fully devoted himself to his first love – songwriting. The first time he performed solo in public was at an open mic in Dublin. Feeling motivated by the positive feedback from the audience he kept returning to Dublin to play and learn more. Following a series of lucky coincidences, he came across a renowned Dublin producer and singer-songwriter Gavin Glass with whom he recorded his debut solo album “Where the Light Resides”, released in December. The album was well received by the critics and made it to several Slovenian best album of the year lists. Since the release of his first single Daniel has been mostly focused on performing live. He got to open for Lisa Hannigan, Damien Jurado, Lola Marsh, Dillon and performed at several international festivals. Live he performs with a band.
Saturday, Sep 30th, 21:00 @ Clash
КУКЛА is a self-proclaimed Slavic gangsta geisha pop artist. Singing mostly about weapons and love, КУКЛА is constantly fighting battles within herself and with the outer world. Her pop sound captures the current gender nonconforming youth of the West, while still maintaining a special Slavic introspection and fatalism. There’s a clear stylistic resemblance to Milošević-era Serbian female singers and a nod to R&B goddesses of the Bush era America. On stage, she lets her guard down, enriches her distinctive sound with dazzling visuals, and serves her heart on a plate. Bon appétit! Welcome to the КУКЛА experience.
Works by three Slovene composers performed in Louisville
The University of Louisville School of Music organizes the annual New Music Festival in Kentucky, which featured guest composer Amy Williams as well as choral works by three Slovene composers in its 2018 edition.
The EUYO performed at the WWI Armistice centennial in Paris
The celebration featured the performance of Ravel's Bolero, given by the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), which included Slovenian musical talent.
Dendrocopos duo performs at Katya Popova Laureate Days
The promising young percussion duo took part in Pleven's flourishing cultural life and is currently preparing for new challenges ahead.
Jure Pukl's European tour
The USA-based jazz musician and saxophone player Jure Pukl has begun a European tour to promote, his latest album Doubtless. The new vinyl album was released by Whirlwind Recordings in May this year and can also be digitally streamed via Bandcamp.
Barbara Kozelj performs in London, Tokio, Amsterdam and The Hague
The internationally established Slovenian mezzo-soprano Barbara Kozelj will be performing in the following months at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Royal Theatre in The Hague, NHK Hall in Tokio and the Middle Temple Hall in London and other venues.
18-year-old Nikola Pajanović represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018
At the 19th edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians, which took place at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 23 August, the young violinist from Ljubljana Nikola Pajanović performed the 3rd movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and was awarded the second prize.