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

Photo: arhiv Kebataola
Photo: arhiv Kebataola
Photo: arhiv Kebataola
Photo: arhiv Kebataola


New sounds, new forms of expressions

1. Intake of air
2. Sound is created in the larynx
3. Sound resonators receive the tone and influence it
4. Articulators shape the sound into recognisable units

That is actually everything that happens when singing, but the results of various subtle variant in the number three and four give a universe full of different sounds: whistling, laughter, screaming, slurping, cackling, howling, roaring, weeping, barking, chirping, grunting, wailing, hooting, hissing, speaking, whispering and screaming.

Photo gallery

Stripsody <em>Photo: arhiv Kebataola</em>

Photo: arhiv Kebataola

Stripsody <em>Photo: arhiv Kebataola</em>

Photo: arhiv Kebataola

Stripsody <em>Photo: arhiv Kebataola</em>

Photo: arhiv Kebataola

Stripsody <em>Photo: arhiv Kebataola</em>

Photo: arhiv Kebataola

About the project

Stage performance

The project Stripsody is a mixture between a concert and a stage performance. It leans towards pure music, at the same time frees itself and is developed in contemporary atmosphere. It represents an exploration of music space – clearly prioritizing expression, before signs as such. It explores music space, new sounds, vocal techniques and new expressions. The focus of its artistic concept is a co-position of drama, literature and works of modern vocal music in the contrast. It actualizes the relationship between text and music by bringing it into the space of "music theatre".

Music: John Cage, Morton Feldman, Adriana Hölszky, Steve Reich, Erik Bergman, Roger Marsh, Arne Mellnäs, Erik Satie, Cathy Berberian, Daryl Runswick, Claude Lenners, Jovanka Trbojević
Texts: Sylvia Plath, James Joyce, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rumi, Christian Morgenstern

Performed by: Ensemble !Kebataola!

Concept: Karmina Šilec
Light: David Orešič
Set: Karmina Šilec
Premiere: 2005, Slovenian national theatre Maribor


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... this is simply called an absolute precision in performing – voice, facial expression and gestures …  Stripsody in this sense – and also in all of those listed above – is perfect ...

... not only with remarkable vocal, but also ''acting'' abilities ... a rounded performance searching for parallels in neo-modernist style of free artistic nomadism ...

... a lecture in perfectionist execution and meaningfully chosen programme ... a rounded performance ... Delo

... all singers have brilliantly performed with vocal and sound changes ... the attitude which went beyond music-technical skilfulness and changed into a deeply felt theatre parade ...

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