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Tomaž Grom / Zlatko Kaučič

2022/03/17 @ 8:00 PM @ ARTist’s, Schützgasse 16 ° € 9

Tomaž Grom / Zlatko Kaučič

The music is extremely physical, gesticulative and visual in some way, while firmly anchored in the acoustics and their shades, as well as the tranquillity and focused listening. It all exquisitely pours into an intense and uniform sound entity of convergences and divergences, which spread, condense and dilute, come together and move apart in a common sonic space, in a game of sounds and their dissections, noise, pulses and rhythming, constantly moving between them. After more than 20 years of meetings and separations, concentrated into this in-between space of convergences and divergences, the resulting music is not what I would have expected, despite knowing them both.
(Luka T. Zagoričnik)

Zlatko Kaučič – drums, percussion
Tomaž Grom – contrabass, electronics
In the early seventies, Zlatko Kaučič fled across the border, recorded and performed in Italy, collaborated with the musical co-operative Swiss in Switzerland, than he moved to Barcelona in 1976, started playing in clubs and festivals as a soloist and in collaboration with various musicians, including Steve Lacy. In 1981-1983, Zlatko taught drums at the Taller de musicos jazz school in Barcelona. Since 1984, when he moved to Amsterdam, he joined the extremely powerful scene of improvised music and became a composer in the field of performing arts and dance. After the independence, he settled back in Slovenia and stepped wide into an extremely fertile creative period.
Tomaž Grom understands music as a medium of communication rather than aesthetic pleasure. He wants to find reasons for making music. Uncompromisingly he prods at social norms. Music for him is a form of seeking, unanswered questions, flow of ideas, unpredictable situations. Composition is improvisation. Improvisations offers him space to lose himself, to make mistakes, to come up with intriguing solutions.

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