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Vollmaier

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After completing his studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, Sašo Vollmaier began to develop his musical style, influenced by the various groups with which he collaborated (from 'chamber' to 'alternative music'). In recent years he has been active in the fields of performance and theater. His performances include stage sound design with the interventions of movement and spoken words. He creates music for dance and theater performances. His passion for the human voice led him to the “Centre Artistique International Roy Hart” in the south of France, where he works as the musical co-director for vocal works and prepares actors and singers for their roles. Vollmaier is also an associate of the Laibach group, with which he actively worked as a keyboard player between 2007-2013, and where he is now engaged as an arranger and studio musician.

Volodja Balžalorsky

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Internationally acclaimed violinist Volodja Balžalorsky performs as a soloist and chamber musician both at home and abroad. He regularly appears in venues around Europe and USA, and is regular guest of several international festivals and concert series. He is member of the Amael Piano Trio, works with many notable artists and ensembles and regularly performs in a duo with distinguished Slovenian pianist Hinko Haas. Volodja Balžalorsky’s educational work as a violin teacher importantly complements his artistic career.

Vruja

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Keeping alive the tradition of the musical groups from Slovenian Istria, Vruja have greatly popularized and enhanced appreciation of the musical heritage of Istria over the last decades. The group's name, which derives from the Istrian dialect, translates as source, spring. The group is a fortuitous collective of both experienced artists, who are considered the pioneers in folk music revival, and up-and-coming musicians who grew up in an environment that fosters tradition.

Vulvathrone

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Death metal group Vulvathrone from Murska Sobota has replaced many memberssince its creation. The band in the form of a quartet has performed with bands such as Dying Fetus, Napalm Death, Nile, Incantation, Lividity, Abrasive, Sanatorium and others. They have performed at festivals, the likes of Metaldays, Metalfest, Austria, Rockmarathon Hungary, among others.

Wacky Blues Professors

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The four-piece band Prismojeni profesorji bluesa (Wacky Blues Professors) play a high-powered version of blues that tends to deviate into psychedelic rock or pulsating funk. The band’s specialty is the inclusion of distorted harmonica, whose sound elevates the already high-spirited and forceful music and transports the audiences into raptures of joy. When played live, the duration of a composition, and consequently a gig, usually depends on the band’s mood. Although a piece has a certain predetermined running time, its duration will be doubled and even tripled in size, provided the vibes are good, but never curtailed. While mostly performing self-penned music, the band’s playlist occasionally includes covers of foreign artists – their role models –, most notably the legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix and blues giants Freddie King and Muddy Waters.

Warrego Valles

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An electronic project by producers, DJs & queer activists Nina Hudej (2018 SHAPE artist) & NinaBelle, which explores forward-thinking club and experimental electronic music.

Wckd Nation

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Wckd Nation is a community of musicians from Ljubljana, Slovenia, formed by multi-instrumentalists, composers, producers, and brothers Peter and Žiga Smrdel in Klagenfurt in 2015. The collective’s jam sessions have since grown to become structured, independent tracks that bond the musical family as a band. Wckd Nation have restructured their line-up and moved their home base to Ljubljana, where they continue to explore new shapes and sounds of jazz-pop. The band currently consists of eight core members. In autumn 2018, their debut singles “Time” and “Troubles” came out. Shortly afterwards, in March 2019, Wckd Nation announced their first international tour of the Baltics and established a growing fan base outside Slovenia. The highlight of the tour was their performance at Tallinn Music Week, where the band played one of the main venues. Throughout the rest of 2019, the band focused on performances in Slovenia, including Festival Lent, a concert filmed by Slovenia’s national TV broadcaster, and radio sessions across the country. Currently, Wckd Nation is getting ready for the release of their next two singles.

Werefox

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Werefox is an alternative rock band delivering an eclectic combo of dirty sonic guitar riffs, twisted approach to pop melodies, as well as rich and diverse arrangements.

Wild Strings Trio

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Wild Strings is a collaborative music project between Slovenian ethno guitarist Aleksander Kuzmić, Slovak jazz violinist Petra Onderufová and French classical cellist Toby Kuhn. Taking inspiration from Balkan and Celtic traditions, jazz and classical music, and of course flamenco, the trio has created an informed and energetic blend of styles that intrigues and delights audiences everywhere. They have performed around Europe and also as far as Iran and Uzbekistan. The trio feels at home both in concert halls, jazz clubs and on festival stages. Their debut “Lost Weekend” was released in 2016. It was followed by their sophomore album “Bendjistan” in 2019.

Wind Quintet Slowind

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The wind quintet Slowind was established 22 years ago, and has become the most active new music ensemble in Slovenia. As well as performing practically all of the works of the standard wind quintet repertoire, the members of Slowind have developed a reputation as uncompromising performers of contemporary music, from the classics of the avant-garde to works by the youngest composers, many of whom are not yet established but are very promising composers of our time.