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19
May

Socialist Discotheque: the Electronic Music History of Yugoslavia (Part One)

We bring you some of the most extraordinary Yugoslav electronic gems that found their way to various (re)releases in Europe and the US. Read part two here. In the last years, various collections of electronic music from former Yugoslavia popped up, ranging from numerous streamable and downloadable CDR mixtapes and bold releases by small labels...
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18
May

Laibach, or an Attempt to Manipulate the Manipulators

Laibach is the German name for Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is however also the name of a controversial music group formed on 1 June 1980 in Trbovlje, Slovenia, which at the time was part of socialist Yugoslavia. Laibach were the predecessor, and the musical section, of the influential 1980s art movement Neue Slowenische...
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22
Apr

In the Man’s World: Slovenian Female Composers

Only a few months ago the global media got flabbergasted by the fact that Vienna opera house for the first time in its entire 150-year history staged an opera created by a woman. Austrian composer’s name is Olga Neuwirth. Event itself was even more significant for its symbolic power as the opera was based on...
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20
Apr

Elza Budau: an Architect who wrote 300 Slovenian Evergreens

Slovenia’s capital boasts a venue that the so called Prince of Darkness wanted for his musical residence. Truly, the Križanke Outdoor Theatre set up inside the courtyard of the former Monastery of the Holy Cross in Ljubljana’s city centre, impressed Nick Cave so much that many years ago he fell in love with it and...
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