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P74 Gallery

Sound Explicit 2018

Jakopič Gallery, Slovenska cesta 9, Ljubljana

Sound Explicit is a cycle of live experimental sound and audio events that represent a wide variety of genres – from sound research and various forms of improvisation to experimental sound projects. The cycle was first conceived in 2003 in order to support independent research and creative composition in the field of sound art, predominantly those forms which are rarely included in Slovenian programme offerings. Sound Explicit presents many premieres, as well as one-off events which are only organized once within a cycle.

Admission: 5 EUR

3 September 2018, at 8 p.m.

Primož Sukič
Podgornik/Kummer duo
Drašler/Jackson/Thompson trio


Primož Sukič, photo: Luka KašeAfter graduating from the Academy of Music at the University of Ljubljana, Primož Sukič (Koper, 1986) continued his studies at the Darmstadt Music Academy. In creating, he focuses on expanding the expressive possibilities of classical and electric guitars. He regularly collaborates with composers Uroš Rojko, Michael Maierhof, Matej Bonin, Lester St. Louis, Seijiro Murayama, and Tom Jackson. He is actively involved in various ensembles: IEMA (Frankfurt), Ictus and Ensembel 21 (Brussels), Neofonia (Ljubljana), Soundinitiative (Paris), and Vortex (Geneva). In 2016, he released his first solo CD entitled Splitting, featuring songs for acoustic and electric guitar. (Photo: Luka Kaše)


Podgornik/Kummer, foto: osebni arhivUtilizing a large panel of extended techniques, by means of repetitive melodic items and relentless ostinati, the music of Podgornik/Kummer duo merges rawness and expressivity ranging from minimalism to ritualistic world music through avantgarde jazz and math metal.
Pia Podgornik (Klagenfurt, 1993) is a Slovenian saxophonist. She studied at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Netherlands. She participates in the precept.concept.percept project and leads the international Lore Quartet and Bad Tempered duo. She has performed in various ensembles across Europe, Asia and Africa. Attending master’s studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, drummer and composer Tancrède D.Kummer is involved in jazz and Dutch improvisational scene. He is the leader of Otherwise We Are Lost (0.WA.L), Fear O’She, and NAME NO ONE MAN bands. (Photo: artists’ archive)

Vid Drašler, foto: Marcandrea Tom Jackson, foto: Neil Sloman Daniel Thompson, foto: Montse Gallego
The trio is comprised of Bistrica ob Sotli born and Vrhnika based drummer Vid Drašler and two London based musicians, Tom Jackson (clarinet) and Daniel Thompson (guitar). They met in Ljubljana on the album recording of their British musical collective CRAM. All three are engaged in improvised music and perform regular concerts both home and abroad. Vid Drašler also participated in several theatre projects and collaborated with the Kombo group led by Zlatko Kaučič. (Photo from left to right: Marcandrea, Neil Sloman, Montse Gallego)


4 September 2018, at 8 p.m.

A.M.P. Trio


Širom, photo: Nada ŽgankThe guiding principle of the Prekmurje-Tolmin-Karst alliance Širom is to interweave diverse musical traditions and approaches with a pure musical‑craftsmanship imagination. Iztok Koren, Samo Kutin and Ana Kravanja are using more than ten instruments and at least as many musical forms. They are creating their own unique expression, homogeneous in style, ranging from folk music to contemporary acoustic rock meditations. Širom is making contemplative, sometimes sharp music. (Photo: Nada Žgank)



A.M.P. Trio, foto: Igor RipakA.M.P. Trio is a newly formed group of young musicians whose style calls to mind the giants of jazz, such as Mihály Dresch and István Grencsó. As representatives of the younger jazz generation of Hungary, they are discovering new approaches in improvised music. The trio combines the quiet freneticism of piano lines by Máté Pozsár, supported by Szilveszter Miklos’s drums and the sophisticated playing by bass player Péter Ajtai. The result is free sound and mature improvisation. A.M.P. Trio has been greatly influenced by pioneers of the Hungarian jazz scene and the uncompromising attitude of the avant-garde movement of the 1960s. This energetic and creative trio is one of the more radical ensembles on the Hungarian music scene. (Photo: Igor Ripak)


4. 9. 2018, at 2 p.m.
Balassi Institute, Bavarska steza 8, Ljubljana

A.M.P. Trio, ŠIROM, talk
The talk will be led by Slovenian journalist, music critic and editor, Luka T. Zagoričnik.
In collaboration with Balassi Institute.


Sound Explicit 2018 info leaflet (pdf)


P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute
P74 Gallery, Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, 1000 Ljubljana
Project Leader: Mojca Zupanič
In cooperation with: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenija, City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture, Balassi Institute.