17. 11. 2019

Katedrala Hall

Žan Tetičkovič: REQUIEM

Oktōēchoes Quartet, Glasis Chamber Choir

Throughout its eleven pieces, the sophisticated new suite by award-winning Slovenian composer and drummer Žan Tetičkovič Requiem for a mixed choir and a jazz quartet uniquely combines jazz improvisation, original Gregorian chants from the 11th century, and the aesthetic principles of modal music from the times of Palestrina. The latter serve as a starting point for inspiration while simultaneously establishing new frameworks for improvisation.

With its original content, Requiem relates to the spiritual power and grandeur of the requiem mass. The refreshing musical experiment utilises complex yet wonderful polyphonic passages in accordance with traditional vocal principles to take us from the beginning (“Introit”) to the end (“In Paradisum”). The intricately composed polyphonic passages in Requiem are expressed through the natural beauty of the human voice, the oldest and timeless instrument portraying consonance and harmony.

New-York-based Slovenian drummer and award-winning composer, musical educator and theorist Žan Tetičkovič, also the recipient of the prestigious ASCAP Johnny Mandel Prize in 2017, regularly collaborates with acclaimed names on the global jazz scene, such as Yosvany TerryMelissa Aldana and Vlatko Stefanovski, and established Slovenian musicians such as Uroš PeričLenart Krečič, Marko Črnčec and others. At his return to Šiška, his Oktōēchoes Quartet (Gianni Gagliardi – tenor saxophone, Antonio Mazzei – piano, Robert Jukič – upright bass, Žan Tetičkovič – drums and composition) will be joined by the Glasis Chamber Choir, conducted by Ernest Kokot.

Tickets on sale online and at Eventim outlets.

Organisation: Kino Šiška.

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