Carmina Slovenica

Carmina Slovenica, by Šilec Petek
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 15 video showcase / project pitch
  • date:22 May 2015
  • time:13:00 - 15:00
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen - Van Beuningen Zaal
  • country:Netherlands
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Carmina Slovenica’s commanding stage presence and vocal prowess is winning the Slovenian ensemble worldwide accolades. It’s mostly young female choral singers are encouraged to invoke changes of registers and apply various techniques which deliver natural timbres such as throat-singing as well as Belcanto in a creative process called ‘Choregie’ or vocal theatre. Award-winning conductor and the ensemble’s artistic director, Karmina Šilec developed the concept with the resulting effect leaning towards a new musical experience or ‘new age’ that crosses cultural, spiritual and religious boundaries. In this Video Showcase, three unique projects Placebo, Toxic Psalm and Was haben gegen Bauern, gnädige Frau? will be shown, revealing Carmina Slovenica’s preference for performing early and ethnic compositions as well as contemporary works. Following the screening, Šilec will elaborate on the Choregie concept and share its reception both by audiences and critics.