Menza pri koritu and MoTA- Museum of Transitory Art present SONICA Series:
concert of one of the main concert attraction from NYC
MARKO KARLOVČEC & ŽIGA PUCELJ (SLO): Two forests
playing drone-black-sludge composition ‘Two forests’ for two electric guitars which premiered in Menza pri koritu in 2010
Zs was founded in 2000 and has existed as a trio, sextet, and quartet, now solidifying into the trio formation of Sam Hillmer, Patrick Higgins, and Greg Fox. While their music has been variously categorized as no-wave, brutal-prog, and post-minimalist, Zs is primarily concerned with making music that challenges the physical and mental limitations of both performer and listener. Manipulating extended technique, unique instrumental synthesis, and near telepathic communication, Zs aims to create works that envelop the listener and unfold sonically over time, evoking unspoken past, present, and future rites and ritual.
Sam Hillmer- tenor saxophone
Patrick Higgins- guitar
Greg Fox- percussion
MARKO KARLOVČEC & ŽIGA PUCELJ: Two forests
Marko Karlovčec is a Slovenian musician (saxophone, no-input mixing board, guitar) whose work is influenced by the legacy of free-jazz, contemporary improvisation, noise, post-black-doom-drone-metal and the historical avantgarde. He is active on the Slovene “alternative” and underground scene. He often performs as a soloist, lately in fresh new duo with violin player Ana Kravanja which just relesed the record “Vraščanje/Ingrowth”, a trio with Jošt and Vid Drašler, occasionaly with percussionist Seijiro Murayama and in various ad-hoc improvisational settings. He also released four solo records – all on his DIY label Botanic Records. In a duo with renowned singer, dancer and actress Irena Tomažin they released a live recording named »That which happens is itself dripping red« in 2010, did some concerts, a residence and performed the open composition »Excremental Sun Boxes« at the multimedia center Kibla in Maribor. He has played in combination with musicians such as Tomaž Grom, Seijiro Murayama, N’toko, Sabir Mateen, Okkyung Lee, Virginia Genta, David Vanzan, Lawrence Williams, Andrej Fon, Jošt and Vid Drašler, Neža Naglič, Samo Kutin, Jaka Berger, italian duo Mimesys, etc. Žiga Pucelj is music journalist for Radio Študent an sound researcher.
Organisation: Menza pri koritu & MoTA- Museum of Transitory Art
Project is supported by: MOL- Department for Culture