MENT Festival Ljubljana | music + art + discussion | February 4 – 6, 2015
The new music showcase festival MENT in Ljubljana brings together music, art, creativity and media technology. The 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 music talents “from the Balkans to the Baltic and beyond”. Joining the line-up from Austria are Dorian Concept, Elektro Guzzi and Manu Delago Handmade.
The Kino Šiška – Metelkova mesto – K4 axis, combining 8 stages, will host 50 artists, also selected from a pool of over 200 acts that responded to the open call for musicians.
3 days + 8 stages + 50 performing artists + 200 delegates
Date: Wednesday, 4th February – Friday, 6th February 2015
Venues: Kino Šiška, Metelkova mesto, Klub K4
Tickets: Early Bird (until 4th January 2015) – Festival & Conference (3 days) = €39,
€45 after 4th January 2015.
MENT Festival is produced by Kino Šiška, its visual outfit is provided by the Multipraktik collective, and its conference segment is supported by SIGIC, the Slovenian Music Information Centre. More information: www.ment.si
The conference segment of the festival is expected to attract more than 200 music experts (agents, record label executives, promoters, organizers, managers and media representatives). The announced panel participants lists online music magazine Louder Than War, music agency Charmenko Agency and festivals Exit, Pohoda, Iceland Airwaves, Žedno uho and Waves Vienna/Bratislava.
Austrian speakers on the panels held in English include our very own Austrian Music Exporteur Franz Hergovich, Bernhard Hammer from Elektro Guzzi, Susi Odrusova from Radio FM4, Reinhold Seyfriedsberger from Ink Music and Tom Tanzer who works for Manu Delago.
Link to Full Conference Program: http://www.ment.si/conference-programme/
MENT also features a variety of combinations of musical and visual creativity like Bitbanger Labs, who developed the Pixelstick lightpainting tool. Ljubljana will also host Jono Brandel & Lullatone Studios, the inventors of the simple, yet unbelievably creative portable animation / sound kit – Patatap.
ROBERT HENKE (A.K.A MONOLAKE) (DE), ELEKTRO GUZZI (AT), DORIAN CONCEPT (AT), SEKUOIA (DK), MANU DELAGO HANDMADE (AT), FUNKINEVEN (GB), JOYCUT (IT), GET YOUR GUN (DK), MOVEKNOWLEDGEMENT (SI), CARNIVAL YOUTH (LV), GARBANOTAS BOSISTAS (LT), EROTIC MARKET (FR), ALICE BOMAN (SE), PUNČKE (CRO), SEA CHANGE (NO), VLASTA POPIĆ (CRO), NEW WAVE SYRIA (SI), ŠKM BANDA (SI), LUDOVIK MATERIAL (SI), ANTON MASKELIADE (RU), DJ BORKA (SI), KLEEMAR (SI), VID VAI (SI), HEY ELBOW (SE), PAVEMENTAL (SI), BLAŽ (SI), JIMMY PÉ (SK), ŽIGA MURKO (SI), FOOLISH GREEN (MK), KOALA VOICE (SI), TI (RS), LOVELY QUINCES (CRO), ALL STRINGS DETACHED (SI), SONIAMIKI (PO), NIKKI LOUDER (SI), WITHOUT LETTERS (LT), DOJO (RS), FELIS CATUS & SOFTSKINSON (SI), BOOMHAUER & DONKEYHORSE (SI), HERZOG (SI), BLAŽ PERUŠ (SI), DJ MOODWINGER (DIS-PATCH) (RS), KIŠOBRAN (KC GRAD) (RS)
More on the artists can be found on the website: www.ment.si/lineup.
Dorian Concept, is one of the most exciting acts of the Austrian music scene and has carved an enviable international reputation playing in the hottest clubs and festivals around the world. His unique and inimitable musical style is now on display on his new album “Joined Ends” (Ninja Tune/Hoanzl). https://www.facebook.com/dorianconcept
The three-member “techno-dance band” Elektro Guzzi will be sure to excite the festival’s audience with unlimited possibilities of visionary and creative work in techno style. While using solely guitar, bass and drums, the band takes the most unusual playing techniques and puts them together into a rigid mechanical form, which makes them one of the currently most thrilling live performances. http://www.elektroguzzi.net/
MANU DELAGO HANDMADE
Manu Delago is best known for his masterful skills on the Hang instrument and his collaborations with the Icelandic pop icon Björk. In the meantime Manu Delago has also been causing an international stir with his various other projects, including his current formation ‘Manu Delago Handmade’.
“Bigger Than Home” is the most recent album of the trio and reveals its true brilliance and blissful musical moments as the songs quietly unfold. This is mainly due to Delago’s band colleagues, who understand how to implement the visions of the Tyrolean musician in the most impressive and artful manner. http://www.manudelago.com/