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Martin Küchen / Samo Kutin (SE, SI)

additional concert

julij 17 17:30

saturday, july 17, at 5.30 pm, Franja Partisan Hospital (in case of rain in the Music School)
limited number of free tickets

Martin Küchen (sopranino and alto saxophone, percussion, snare drum, recordings)
Samo Kutin (modified hurdy gurdys, acoustic spring reverbs, percussion, objects)

Martin Küchen, the leader of the Swedish band Angles 8, which will conclude this year’s edition of the festival, will perform at a very special concert in a tandem with the Slovenian musician Samo Kutin. The concert will also be special because of the venue. For the first time, part of the festival program will take place at the Franja Partisan Hospital. The duo will play their last year’s joint album Stutter and Strike (Zavod Sploh) for the first time in Slovenia. The Swedish saxophonist and composer, known from many renowned Scandinavian new jazz ensembles, such as Exploding Customer, Chip Shop Music, Trespass Trio and All Included, is also very active in the field of improvised music, both with solo projects and in smaller ensembles, especially in duos and trios. Thus, in his discography, he has joint albums with a number of renowned musicians, such as Keith Rowe, Seymour Wright, Steve Beresford, Raymond Strid or David Stackenäs. In improvised music, he explores the acoustic capabilities of the saxophone, achieving an incredible array of barely audible noises and microtonal sounds.

We also know Samo Kutin from many bands (Širom, Najoua, Bakalina Velika, etc.), which mostly move in the field of ethno music, as well as from various collaborations, in which he delves into experimentation and improvisation. Apart from Küchen he has also collaborated with Jean-Luc Guionnet, Lee Paterson, Boris Baltschun, and Daichi Yoshikawa. In improvisation, he especially uses the medieval string instrument hurdy gurdy and other unconventional hand-made instruments and sound objects. He “enhances” his instruments through different amplifications, using both contact microphones and acoustic resonators, which allows him to extract extreme sound dimensions from them, from a gentle buzz to a noisy drone, from melodious blows to unbearable squealing. “Their recent album Stutter and Strike, released by Zavod Sploh, is on the verge of possible: between sublime depths of sound and noisy alloys, it walks with acrobatic skill along thin, highly stretched thread.” (Muanis Sinanović, Odzven)

In collaboration with: the Idrija Municipal Museum.

Photo: Jernej Babnik Romaniuk


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