Karmina Šilec, conductor and director - author

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Karmina Šilec, conductor and director - author

Karmina Šilec is a conductor and director - author, artistic director of Carmina Slovenica and new music theatre Choregie


Myths, legends, spells and incantations in mysterious images

Photo: Dejan Bulut

Photo: Dejan Bulut

Photo: Dejan Bulut

Photo: Dejan Bulut

Photo: Dejan Bulut

Photo: Dejan Bulut

Photo: Dejan Bulut

Photo: Dejan Bulut

Photo: Dejan Bulut

Photo: Dejan Bulut

Stage performance

Lives of myths are rich, mysterious, never fully developed. Mythological world that comes to life in this project is exuberant and mysterious, never fully explored. It lures with its intertwinement of imagination and reality, nature and man, beliefs and experience, hopes and fears, power and powerlessness … A nation recognizes itself in its own mythology which distinguishes it from other nations, and yet through it they seem so similar. This world is so distant, and yet so near. This is why contemporary composers like so much to draw from mythical motives, producing diverse musical works, some of which turn out to be their most outstanding works of art.

An imaginary world of myths opens up in front of the audience, allowing for much gentler harmony, linking and bonding of races and generations, distances and ages, nature and man, than in the harsh reality ofthe here and now.

Karmina Šilec has been awarded with the Prešeren Fund Award for this programme, which is the most significant cultural award in Slovenia.

Music: Einojuhani Rautavaara,Arne Mellnäs, Mark Winges, LojzeLebič, Judith Shatin, Stephen Hatfield, Adriana Holszky

Performed by:
Vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica
Bojan Gorišek, piano
Mario Perestegi, organ
Mateja Kremljak, flute
Nino Mureškič, percussion
Pavle Ravnohrib, actor
Soloists: Miljenka Grđan, Simona Krajnc, Biserka Petkovič

Concept  and conductor: Karmina Šilec
Direction: Meta Hočevar
Set: Meta Hočevar
Costume: Gordana Gašperin
Premiere: 2000, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

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