SONICA Ljubljana 2022:
20.- 25. 9. 2022
This year SONICA offers new comissions:
The Sonica commissioned residency of French hurdy gurdy master Yann Gourdon and Slovenian imaginary folk trio, the SHAPE alumni Širom will result in an exclusive new work, a reflection of their search for common motifs inspired by psychedelia, minimalism, primordials sounds and utopian visions.
The trio, consisting of the pioneer of the Lebanese rock and experimental scene Tony Elieh, Slovenian drummer, improviser and modular electronics researcher Jaka Berger and Croatian musician and multimedia artist Branimir Štivić, will also join forces in a residency to present a new joint project.
The stunning collaborative album ARBA, D K ARBA (2020) by French-Slovenian duo Frédéric D. Oberland and Irena Z. Tomazin was conceived as a soundtrack for the installation by French artist Fanny Béguély. On this occasion, the project will be brought to life on stage for the first time together with the chemigrams by the French artist that inspired it. Their introspective soundscapes, composed of disembodied female vocals and the multi-layered drones of an electric hurdy-gurdy, act as a link between prehistoric ritual music and the endless hum of the omniverse.