A three-day festivity at Cirkulacija 2 | Tobačna Ljubljana – sound, music and movie events:
Gino Lucente (IT/ Milano) – Sagra
20., 21. and 22st June 2019
Sagra is a multisensory experience: a three-day event running under a common denominator: antinomy – incompatibility – dissonance/harmony. Sagra is in Italy a traditional festivity to celebrate the moments of communion between mankind and the sacred world. In ancient history, the designated venues for these events were usually churches and temples. Starting from this premise, the location choice – the former industrial building that hosts Cirkulacija 2 – anticipates the concept of the project.
On three diverse occasions of media (sound storytelling, film storytelling and the third – his own story of aesthetic references) Gino Lucente will explore sinchronicity, consonance, literal meanings in such a way to superposition their antinomies (non-compatibles): asinchronicities, dissonances and metaphorics –and bring in additional dimensions – expanding the fields of imagination with the listener/ viewer – and with the performers…
Every evening starts at 21.00!
The three consecutive events:
– thursday, 20th June 2019: performance – Gino Lucente and the group REZIJA // Za srce mo /For my heart
– friday, 21st June 2019: film projection from excerpts of vintage italian comedy – edited and scored (accompanied musically) by Gino Lucente
– saturday, 22nd June 2019: double event
-> concert PonTon (Beograd/ Srbija) + Marko Batista and
-> Out of sync (DJing & visuals by Gino Lucente)
Female choir “Za srce mo” | “For my heart” / Resia tradition
Valentina Praprotnik, Mateja Mavri, Simona Tomažič, Zvonka T Simčič
Two former members of group Uluru (Valentina and Zvonka) and two members of female choir Kombinat (Mateja and Simona) are leaning heavily on folk tradition of Resia valley. For four years Zvonka was learning and singing with Silvana Paletti – whom they see as “shaman” from Resia. Silvana is not just singer of folk songs but also a transmitter of the distant proximity of something that we do not live anymore – but can only visit/ approach it.
We are building vocals in a slightly shy, restrained, emotional, melancholic, soft-spoken female way.
We are proud to present the live shamanic presence of Rezia.
is from Belgrade, Serbia and they are soundscape storytellers since 2008. This duo is blend of electro-acoustic ambient and noise, experiment and improvisation with frequent use of field recordings. Themes are floating into misty and moody atmosphere like a soundtrack of listeners’ daydreaming private movie.
Some works you can check -> https://soundcloud.com/pontonband
PonTon will be joined by Marko Batista.
re: Performance with a traditional folk band/ choir
“There is an apparent antagonism between folk music with it’s typical melodies and harmonies and the dissonant electric-noise notes produced by my guitar. This antinomy doesn’t necessarily have to find a point of suspension nor an easy interpretation of the composite redundancy. Quite the contrary, it is in front of this incompatibility that the material becomes interesting. The performance’s objective is to focus the attention on the differences and the similarities between cultures and the potential dialogue-oriented composition based on improvisation.
re: Film Projections of Italian comedy; edited and scored by Gino Lucente
There are two ways music can create a special emotion in relation with what is represented in a film. In the first case music directly expresses an emotional participation to the scene; in the second one, it displays an evident indifference to the situation, coming across as something equal, bold and inevitable. It’s on the background of this indifference that the action takes place. The effect is not to freeze the emotion but to reinforce it by inscribing it in a cosmic context. Images are strongly influenced by sound, and it’s here that the extra diegetic helps to turn a dramatic gesture into something different. The video found footage is made and presented by editing pre-existing scenes from Italian comedy films. It is substantially a multi-screen video installation supported by a live music commentary. The objective here is to create a third level of perception by highlighting the contrast between comedy (video) and drama (sound).”