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Pleading for words

Slovenian spiritual creativity

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About the project

One night — like a silver bird
over the dark vaults,
we will be woken by the noise of streams,
among willows and alder trees
rushing with the wind and clouds
in brighter new world — (A. Vodnik)

Perforemd by:
Carmina Slovenica
Jožef Ropoša, interpreter of the poetry
Tomaž Sevšek, organ

The concept of the programme is based on the attitude toward primary spirituality: from intimate thought to more outwardly expressed manifestations. Slovenian spiritual creativity can be summed up in threefold diversity: confessional, agnostic, and atheist. These works express categories of the incomprehensible, irrational, mystic, and metaphysical. Mysticism is connected with transcendence. This involves personal testimony about spirituality and direct reflection of the spiritual world.
This juxtaposition of Slovenian early music and Slovenian poetry and music of the twentieth century produces a moving confrontation, contemplation, and spiritual experience. Music by the composers like Georgius Prenner, Daniel Lagkhner, and Lojze Lebič and the poetry of Srečko Kosovel, Gregor Strniša, Milan Jesih, France Balantič, Dane Zajc, Edvard Kocbek, France Forstnerič, Tomaž Šalamun, Alojz Gradnik, and Cene Vipotnik have convergences in the spiritual, which works timelessly, eternally, and openly.

Music: G. Prenner, D. Lagkhner, L. Lebič
Text: S. Kosovel, G. Strniša, M. Jesih, F. Balantič, D. Zajc, E. Kocbek, F. Forstnerič,T. Šalamun, A. Gradnik, C. Vipotnik

Concept: Karmina Šilec
Light: David Orešič
Video: David Orešič
Set: Karmina Šilec
Costumes:  Belinda Radulović
Sound: Danilo Ženko
Premiere: 2011, Slovenski glasbeni dnevi / Slovenian Music Days, Piran

From the Press

... a subtle text-music coexistence ...
Večer

… a refined sense for paralleling of artistic spaces, the present and the past, the sacral but also the agnostic, and even the atheistic …
Večer

... precision, elegance and suggestive power, without a single redundant ounce ...
Primorske novice

... incredible sensibility with the right measure of how musical and scenic elements are incorporated into a convincing corpus…
Delo

... mystic atmosphere without mystifying, reaches a hallowed status without allegory ...
Delo

 ... the demanding repertoire without artistic hermetism, dramatic effect reached without being pathetic, set and costume design perfected without pompousness or even exhibitionism …
Delo

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