Irena Tomažin: Taste of Silence

melodies of past and different voices, written into our bodies by the present

Mini album Taste of Silence was created as a derivative of work on performance Taste of Silence Always Resonates. It contains upgrades of ideas, songs and recordings created by Irena Tomažin and Aldo Ivančič in an intensive work process and which were additionally layered in the perspective of possible independent musical release. Despite the additional processing basic starting points for performance creation radiate through: “exploration of various states of mind in relation to what is inscribed in the voice and in the body by our historical memory, through the legacy of singing folk songs, for example, as well as through personal memories originating in the processes of the socialization of our voice and the body.” (B. Korun) Or as Irena writes: “The voices with which we speak are the melodies of past orators. The present, on the other hand, with its ubiquitous sounds, inscribes itself onto the body as a set of very different voices, with which we delineate the voices that are yet to become (our) future oral traditions.”


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written and performed by Irena Tomažin except [4 & 9]: folk song from Nekrasov Cossacks/Russia and [6]: folk song from Drewo/Ukraine
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Aldo Ivančič at Pagan Studio + additional recording at Duša Počkaj/Cankarjev dom and Laboratory Theatre Space / Grotowski Institute
texts by Irena Tomažin (where not otherwise noted)
photo by Nada Žgank
translation by Irena Tomažin and Barbara Hribar
english proofreading by Katja Kosi
design by Tina Ivezić
packaging hand-made by Maruji


produced by Emanat
media support Radio Študent, Ljubljana
financially supported by City of Ljubljana, European Cultural Fundation and Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia

Reviews and media

16.04.2014, Indierockmag, Irena Tomažin: Taste of Silence

Previous events

01.08.2014, Sajeta, Sotočje, SI

21.07.2014, Festival Poleti v NUK, Ljubljana, SI

14.05.2014, TipoRenesansa, Ljubljana, SI

02.04.2014, Emanat, Ljubljana, SI

CDs & Booklets