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Šalter Ensemble

Šalter Ensemble is an international electroacoustic ensemble compound of some innovative figures in the music scene of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Switzerland. They come from various musical backgrounds, from jazz through modern composed music, sound art and improvisation to traditional and popular music.

Twelve musicians of different generations share a desire to explore musical boundaries and develop their own sound expressions. Šalter Ensemble creates on the edge of free improvisation and composition where collective processes form the core of the music.

Four compositions have been developed through various concepts and visions by four members with the ensemble:
Bertrand Denzler: Ubiquité
Robert Roža: The Šalter
Roko Crnić: Common ground altogether
Tomaž Grom: What We Listen To, Connects Us, What We Hear, Separates Us
Artistic director: Jonas Kocher
Composers: Bertrand Denzler, Roko Crnić, Robert Roža in Tomaž Grom
Musicians: Bertrand Denzler (saxophone), Tomaž Grom (double bass, electronics), Roko Crnić (e-bass, electronics), Robert Roža (elektronics), Marina Džukljev (piano), Jonas Kocher (accordion), Nenad Kovačić (percussion), Samo Kutin (hurdy gurdy), Julien Mégroz (percussion), Srđan Muc (electric guitar, electronics), Irena Tomažin (voice, elektronics), Tena Novak Vincek (violin) 

Producer: Bruit Association
Co-producers: Zavod Sploh Ljubljana, Zavod Jazz Cerkno and Studentski centar Zagreb – Kultura promjene – festival Izlog suvremenog zvuka
Partners: festival Ring Ring (Beograd) and festival Ispod Bine (Split)
Supported by Swiss arts council Pro Helvetia, SUISA Fondation, Canton of Bern and City of Biel/Bienne.

06.05.2017, Izlog suvremenog zvuka, Zagreb, Hrvaška
17.05.2017, Ring Ring, Beograd, Srbija
19.05.2017, festival Jazz Cerkno
10.11.2017, festival Ispod Bine, Split, Hrvaška
12.11.2017, Spazio Zephiro, Castelfranco Veneto, Italija
13.11.2017, Zvokotok, Španski borci, Ljubljana
12.01.2019, L’Usine Sonore, Biel/Bienne, Švica
17.01.2019, Zvokotok, EBU prenos, Španski borci, Ljubljana
Festival_Ring-Ring, Beograd
Festival_Ring-Ring, Beograd

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