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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

BABA collection

choregie project

Focus: gender, otherness, Western view, Balkan, virginity, music, Homeric storytelling

BABA Colossal Balkan Fiction


The Colossal Balkan Fiction book of stories is a portrait collection inspired by the virdžinas – the women who take on a man's name and identity, wear men's clothes, do men's work, smoke, drink rakia, play the gusle ... and join the men's world.

The stories talk about the otherness, the institution of sworn virgins, and about the dilemma whether becoming a manis an illusion, violence, or salvation.

BABA Catalog


The Catalog is a narrative journey through places and times that bend under the fruits of romantic Western imagination. Homer, the muškarača, the tobelia, the blind woman and Stana live in the region that today we call the Balkans. It creates an intuitive conceptual network between music, the Western view, sweet sorrow, hetero-romantic ideology and Adam’s rib, phallocentric gravity and virginity, the way humanity has dealt with it for centuries. 





Music by: Tellu Turrka 

Texts by: Karmina Šilec

performed by: CHOREGIE – new music theatre and Nežka Struc

*world premiere

BABA ethnological atlas of women

opera / Kitka ansamble with guests

BABA  ethnological atlas of women (work in progress)

Concept and music: Karmina Šilec

Performers: KITKA and guests


expected premiere, October 2022, San Francisco

DERT album

experimental recording

DERT - a full album of choir music entirely recorded on smartphones  music: Tellu Turkka   texts: Karmina Šilec performed by: CHOREGIE New Music Theatre   SAMPLE LINK TO ALBUM ONLINE BUY CD The DERT endemic songs project was...


endemic songs and Colossal Balkan Fiction

endemic songs LISTEN: hero interpreted by: Nežka Struc language advisor: Victor Kennedy recording  in mastering: Danilo Ženko language: English   Colossal Balkan Fiction  LISTEN: Zlatko narration: Minca Lorenci language advisor: Mojca...


sound art

Nove perspektive: od zbora do potopitvene umetnosti Med poslušanjem koncerta običajno sedimo pred zborom v tradicionalnem položaju občinstva: poslušalci v določeni sedežni formaciji in pred njimi zbor v blagem polkrogu. Stekleni obrazi prinaša drugačno akustično izkušnjo, saj bo...

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