Brda Contemporary Music Festival

This festival is attended by world-renowned musicians and other artists. The purpose of this festival is to encourage cooperation between artists on both sides of the border, and to put Brda on the European map and attract as many new faces and fans.

Various Brda producers (wine and Brda cuisine producers) are also involved in this event. The festival is the meeting point for local artists and representatives of numerous Brda cultural societies.

In short, rich variety of events (workshops, trainings, concerts,..) for all music enthusiasts.

 

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9th BRDA CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL


Šmartno / Goriška Brda, 12 to 14 September 2019

 

Brda Contemporary Music Festival, the festival of creative music and improvisation, is coming back to Šmartno from 12 to 14 September 2019 for the ninth time – right in the heart of Goriška Brda that connects the Slovenian, Friuli and Italian cultures. This connection is dedicated to achieving the most important goal of the festival: to create possibilities for musicians in the area between Italy and Slovenia.

The festival is the gathering point, where modern creative music meets other artistic genres, from visual arts to video and dancing. The festival is created and lives in the medieval village of Šmartno, thus enriching the environment and opening it up to the European panorama along the former border.

This year's festival starts on Thursday, 12 September 2019, at 19:00, with the opening of the photo exhibition by Nada Žgank and musical performance by Jošt Drašler and dance performance by Andreja Podrzavnik. This will be followed by the concert of English violinist Philipp Wachsmann at St Martin's Church, the first day will finish with the performance by Brazil saxophonist Ivo Perelman, who will join in duet with Zlatko Kaučič, who is also the artistic curator of the festival.

This year's workshop will be mentored by Gerry Hemingway, the legendary American drum player, who will also have his solo performance on Friday, 13 September 2019. Other internationally distinguished performenrs who will perform at the ninth festival includeSophie Agnel, Tom Jackson, Daniel Thompson, Tanja Feichmair, Luciano Caruso and Tomaž Grom.

On Saturday, 14 September 2019, the House of Culture will at 18:00 host a special event dedicated to poetry: the intertwining of poetry and music by reading the verses of Veronika Dintinjana and Novella Cantarutti (read by Aida Talliente and Veronika Dintinjana), accompanied by musical improvisations of Ingrid Mačus and Flavio Zanuttini.

This year's festival will be dedicated to creating the Italian and Slovenian scene, where young musicians will create music together with distinguished musicians and continue their work.

 

 

9th Festival of Creative and Improvised Music

 

Thursday, 12 September 2019

 

***Gallery, House of Culture***

19.00
KAR OSTANE (WHAT REMAINS), photo exhibition and artistic performance at opening /

Photos: NADA ŽGANK

Choreography: ANDREJA PODRZAVNIK

Music: JOŠT DRAŠLER (SLO) – double bass

 

***The Church of St Martin***

20.00
PHILIPP WASCHMANN (VB) – violin

 

***House of Culture***

21.30
IVO PERELMAN (BRA) – tenor saxophone
ZLATKO KAUČIČ (SLO) – drums, percussion

 

 

13 September 2019

 

***House of Culture***

14.00
Workshop: GERRY HEMINGWAY (USA)

20.00
VID DRAŠLER (SLO) – drums, sound props
TOM JACKSON (GB) – clarinet
DANIEL THOMPSON (GB) – acoustic guitar


21.00
GERRY HEMINGWAY (USA) – solo drums

22.00
LUCIANO CARUSO + 4 LINKS N 3-WILL

LUCIANO CARUSO (ITA) – soprano saxophone
IVO PILAT (ITA) – baritone saxophone
WALTER VITALE (ITA) – alto saxophone
LORENZO DE LUCA (ITA) – tenor saxophone

 

 
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - Boštjan's Day


***House of Culture
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14.00
Workshop: GERRY HEMINGWAY (USA)


18.00
TWO SOULS IN DIALOGUE

VERONIKA DINTINJANA – NOELLA CANTARUTTI

Music:
INGRID MAČUS (SLO) – piano
FLAVIO ZANUTTINI (IT) – trumpet

VERONIKA DINTINJANA – recital
AIDA TALLIENTE – recital

20.00
SOPHIE AGNEL (FRA) – solo piano

21.00
TANJA FEICHMAIR (A) – alto saxophone
TOMAŽ GROM (SLO) – double bass
URBAN KUŠAR (SLO) – drums

22.00
Final workshop concert

GERRY HEMINGWAY (USA)

 

Concert recordings: IZTOK ZUPAN, KLOPOTEC s.p.

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