February 3 – 5, 2016
Ljubljana / SI
MENT, the Slovenian music showcase festival and conference in Ljubljana, brings together music, art, creativity and media technology. The three-day event takes full advantage of its geo-strategic position, showing pride in its small, yet unique, vibrant and diverse local scene by showcasing carefully selected high-profile international guests and new musical talents “from the Balkans to the Baltic and beyond”.
This year’s line-up includes the Austrian acts Leyya, Austrian Apparel and Sweet Sweet Moon. Speakers at the conference will be our very own head of the Austrian Music Export, Tatjana Domany, on the topic “Festivals and New Talents”, Hannes Tschürtz from INK Music on “Music Export Office in Action”, and Michael Luger from They Shoot Music on “The Future of Music Media”.
AUSTRIAN BUS TRIP TO MENT
Austrian Music Export and ink music have organized a group bus trip for the Austrian delegation to travel to MENT in Ljubljana.
DEPARTURE FROM VIENNA Wednesday,February 3, 2016 - 10:00 (bus leaves punctually!) Schwedenplatz/Bus Stop, 1010 Vienna, Schwedenplatz 1 (Arrival in Ljubljana: approximately 15:30)
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE IN LJUBLJANA directly at the event venue M Hotel Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Derceva ulica 4
RETURN Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:00 (Arrival in Vienna: approximately 16:30)
Accommodations are available directly at the conference hotel M Hotel in Ljubljana.
PLEASE NOTE This ticket is only valid for the bus trip (round trip), the festival and conference ticket is not included. Please note that we can only offer a limited number of tickets to Austrian participants. For this reason, the rule is "first come, first serve". If you are interested, please get in touch with us by no later than Monday, January 25.
Bus tickets are available here: www.inkmusic.at
PERFORMING FROM AUSTRIA
Performance Date: Wednesday, February 3
Venue: Kino Šiška – Komuna
Chaos vs. Routine, Woman vs. Man, Art vs. Pop – the sound of Vienna-based electronic-pop formation Leyya creates a foreign yet familiar surrounding; spherical, floating, but also violent and impulsive. The experimental combination of vocal melancholy and electronic beats makes its softness sound edgy and creates comfort zones, just to push you out of them into the vastness of the unpredictable. The creative duo of Sophie Lindinger and Marco Kleebauer has released its debut album “Spanish Disco” in May 2015, with critics comparing their sophisticated, detailed and profound sound to Portishead’s “Dummy”. On stage, the duo becomes a quartet, delivering a performance of rare intensity.
SWEET SWEET MOON (Concert + Film “Fuck the Atlantic Ocean”)
Performance Date: Thursday, February 4
Matthias Frey is Sweet Sweet Moon. Sometimes on his own, sometimes with friends, he uses a violin and his cracked voice to create folk symphonies. His best friend is the loop effect and he also knows his way around drums, guitar and accordion. He plays everywhere, preferably in unusual settings or on the street – among the people. His performances are charming, emotional and simply endearing. And apparently, they can easily impress people from the other side of the world as well. This unordinary tale began with a simple street video by Austrian team They Shoot Music, which exploded on YouTube and seemingly charmed audiences in South America. Comments, messages and invitations started raining down, and in 2013, the team went to meet Matthias’s biggest fans – across the Atlantic Ocean. The result is Fuck the Atlantic Ocean, a documentary that tells the strange story of a Viennese musician, a viral YouTube clip and a long journey.
The film “Fuck the Atlantic Ocean” will be screened ahead of the concert.
Performance Date: Friday, February 5
Venue: Channel Zero
Dominik Traun and Sebastian Wasner met on a film set as a sound mixer and boom operator and quickly became friends. Since 2012 they have been playing a wide range of electronic live music, from hip hop and broken beat to ambient and techno. Every sound is played live, without the use of a laptop or pre-sequenced synths. They use live-loopers to add and subtract elements to the mix. The tracks are rehearsed, but of course they sound slightly different every time and are adapted to the duo’s daily mood and emotions, which adds personality to every live performance.