Barbara Kresnik, percussion
Matevž Bajde, percussion
Dejan Tamše, percussion
Tomaž Lojen, percussion
Franci Krevh, percussion
Steve Reich (1936), Music for pieces of wood
Tadeja Vulc (1978), Tri iveri
Tilen Slakan (1993), Lesena rapsodija*
Franci Krevh (1973), Mozaiki 3*
Jonathan William Bendrick, Geometrics
Tomaž Lojen (1978), Čez les budala*
Tomaž Lojen(1978), Medical play*
The Slovenian percussion project (SToP) has been active since 1999. Academically educated musicians gathered to play quality chamber music and exploit new possibilities of percussion sounds. They complement their musical and social mission by staging educational concerts for the young, by organizing seminars and the BumFest festival, and by actively encouraging Slovenian composers to write music for percussion. This unique ensemble consists of established percussionists from different parts of Slovenia: Barbara Kresnik, Marina Golja, Matevž Bajde, Damir Korošec, Franci Krevh, Tomaž Lojen, Davor Plamberger, and Dejan Tamše. They have performed on numerous venues at home and abroad: in Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Lithuania, and South Korea, and collaborated with renowned percussionists and composers such as Bernhard Wulff, Igor Lešnik, Ney Rosauro, Manfred Menke, Chou Weng Chung, and Haruka Fujii.
Recently, StoP has become involved in other musical and non-musical art genres: singing, dancing, multimedia etc. Thus it has discovered synergy in other art fields, and (consciously) shifted from performing strictly classical percussion programme. SToP’s dynamic creativity and desire to perform classical music, their own compositions as well as modern and electro-acoustic percussion music confirm the uniqueness of the group in Slovenia and abroad. The ensemble won the Župančič Award in 2013, and the Prešeren Fund Award in 2014.
The program of the concert entitled WOODSToP consists of classical works for wooden percussion (Steve Reich, Tadeja Vulc) and novelties that were written specially for this occasion. With the WOODSToP project, the percussionists of the Slovenian Percussion Project want to expand the range of wooden percussion instruments and the compositions they can perform with them. They even invited carpenters to participate, and »invented« some new percussion instruments.
Admission free. Free tickets can be picked up the last hour before the concert at the entrance to the City Museum. The number of seats is limited, so we advise you to arrive a little earlier.
Due to safety measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections, all visitors must wear protective facemasks, disinfect their hands regularly, and observe a safety distance of at least 1.5 m. According to the NIJZ regulation, the collection of personal data of all visitors is mandatory, the data must be kept for 30 days. Entry to the event is only possible with a ticket, visitors are asked to enter the venue individually, hostesses will accompany them to a vacant seat. To ensure safety, we kindly ask all visitors to strictly follow the instructions. If you suspect that you have come in contact with the coronavirus or are showing typical signs of the disease, do not attend the event. Let’s take care of ourselves and our loved ones.