Ana Kravanja, violin, viola, ribab, daf, ocarinas, mizmar, flutes, balafon, cümbüş, kalimba, soniferous objects, vocals
Iztok Koren, guembri, banjo, three-string banjo, tank drum, bass drum, percussion, balafon, tubular bells, soniferous objects
Samo Kutin, hurdy-gurdy, tampura brač, lyra, lute, brač, tubular bells, balafon, ocarina, ikitelia, single-string bass, ukulele, mizmar, gongoma, acoustic resonators, soniferous objects, vocals
Members of the Širom Trio stem from the differing regions of Prekmurje, Tolminsko, and Kras. It is therefore no surprise that they the common comprehensive guiding principle binding them is to intertwine diverse musical approaches, tools, sonic histories, unbridled musical imagination, and craftmanship. Iztok Koren, Samo Kutin and Ana Kravanja’s play more than a dozen instruments combined and source their inspiration from about the same number of musical styles, though they surpass these influences with an uninhibited creative process. This generates an original, stylistically homogeneous form of expression that oscillates between a folk soundscape and contemporary acoustic rock-style meditations. The end result is grounded yet mystical minimalism. Širom’s music is contemplative overall but does occasionally have a bit of an edge.
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