Kristijan Krajnčan: Med se iskrí v temí / Honey Sparks in the Dark

    Thu / 16.06. at 21:45

    Cankarjev dom, Prešernova cesta 10, Ljubljana

    admission free

    CD Park (Council of Europe Park), Main Stage

    Kristijan Krajnčan, compositions, drums, cello, effects; Tomaž Gajšt, trumpet, flugelhorn, synthesizer; Boštjan Simon, tenor & bass saxophones, live electronics; Robert Jukič, double bass; Žigan Krajnčan, choreography, dance; Kristyna Šajtošova, Katja Login, Bor Prokofjev, dance; Borut Bučinel, lighting design; Production: Exodos Ljubljana; Co-production: Cankarjev dom, Partner: Delovni center Krušče; With the support of the Muncipality of Ljubljana

    Kristijan Krajnčan, one of the most original Slovenian jazz musicians (and film composers), is perhaps best known for his one-man project DrummingCellist, in which he plays both drums and cello. This time, he is again (after a similar project Skriti mit from 2015) presenting a multidisciplinary dance and music performance. The concept, developed together with his brother, Žigan (author of the choreography), derives from Slovenian folklore and mythology. The choreography is based on traditional folk dances reimagined in a contemporary makeover. It is a sequel to Kristijan’s solo project, in which he explores his heritage. “In the ashes of our ancestors // We will find honey,” writes Kristijan Krajnčan. Created in collaboration with eight musicians and dancers, the project connects ancient customs with contemporary improvisation.

    Production Exodos Ljubljana, co-production Cankarjev dom, partner Delovni center Krušče, with the support of the Municipality of Ljubljana

    Due to the cancellation of his European tour Ben LaMar Gay will not perform at the 64th Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

    Artistic Directors (SI): Bogdan Benigar, Borja Močnik, Andrej Dré Hočevar*
    *(artist-in-residence; .abeceda VI.; Mladi Raziskovalci VI.)