Concert in Koper, Slovenia

Losing the key of our van meant that we had to spend an extra week in Slovenia waiting to get a new one. This turned out to be a very happy accident! We enjoyed a few lazy days’ holiday by the sea and also were invited to contribute Tagtool visuals at an open air concert to be given as part of the Alpe Adria PUF Festival at Circolo in the historic port of Koper. This was a very nice venue in an interesting courtyard location as can be seen in this photo that I took during the soundcheck in the afternoon while Dima was setting up our projectors.For this concert we had another two Tagtool setting; our dual head with two projectors focussing on the ruined building behind the stage and a third projector (mounted sideways) to cover the full height of the white wall of the Circolo building. I made this collage of the musicians Sabiha Kahn and Nika Solce Mihevc (voice), Ivan Jadresic (sitar), Vinayak Netke (tabla) and Matija Solce (accordion) from photos that Dima took during the performance.It was a superb concert – the music was so engaging that I kept on wanting to stop drawing and just sit back and listen……
It wasn’t easy to develop my drawing simultaneously on the two (very different) surfaces behind and to the side of the stage while at the same time providing a coherent background for the musicians’ performance. Needless to say I didn’t take any photos during the performance but Dima made a sound recording and video and here are some of his photos of my drawings to end this posting.First I ‘added’ some shadowy figures on the balcony of the ruined building…..…and swirls of leaves and a tall red tree on the white wall next to the stage… ….then some more shadowy figures in the background and girls coming out of the forest.

I really enjoyed the concert – and obviously the audience did too, demanding an encore and then as the musicians left the stage continuing to clap for more…

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2 responses to “Concert in Koper, Slovenia

  1. Hi. thanks a lot for the photos and comments :)) is it possible to get some more material from the concert ? (some recordings and more pics?)
    THANK YOU!
    many greetings and much love from Slovenija!
    nika

  2. Sabiha

    Thank you for sending these amazing pictures.. Ironically I missed out on seeing you in action too coz I was busy singing.. It was truly an honor to have you for our concert and I am really happy you enjoyed our music..

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