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

Pleading for words

Slovenian spritual creativity

Pleading for words

One night — like a silver bird
over the dark vaults,
we will be woken by the noise of streams,
among willows and alder trees
rushing with the wind and clouds
in brighter new world — (A. Vodnik)

The concept of the programme is based on the attitude toward primary spirituality: from intimate thought to more outwardly expressed manifestations. Slovenian spiritual creativity can be summed up in threefold diversity: confessional, agnostic, and atheist. These works express categories of the incomprehensible, irrational, mystic, and metaphysical. Mysticism is connected with transcendence. This involves personal testimony about spirituality and direct reflection of the spiritual world.
This juxtaposition of Slovenian early music and Slovenian poetry and music of the twentieth century produces a moving confrontation, contemplation, and spiritual experience. Music by the composers like Georgius Prenner, Daniel Lagkhner, and Lojze Lebič and the poetry of Srečko Kosovel, Gregor Strniša, Milan Jesih, France Balantič, Dane Zajc, Edvard Kocbek, France Forstnerič, Tomaž Šalamun, Alojz Gradnik, and Cene Vipotnik have convergences in the spiritual, which works timelessly, eternally, and openly.

Music: G. Prenner, D. Lagkhner, L. Lebič
Text: S. Kosovel, G. Strniša, M. Jesih, F. Balantič, D. Zajc, E. Kocbek, F. Forstnerič,T. Šalamun, A. Gradnik, C. Vipotnik

Concept: Karmina Šilec
Light: David Orešič
Video: David Orešič
Design: Karmina Šilec
Costumes:  Belinda Radulović
Sound: Danilo Ženko
Premiere: 2011, Slovenski glasbeni dnevi / Slovenian Music Days, Piran

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