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2018 - The duet scores Black Friday, a 30-minute performance by Branko Potočan. The music is performed live by the duet.
2018 - Silence arrange and co-produce Laibach’s cover album of The Sound of Music. Benko joins the band on tour.
2018 - The duet scores Matjaž Pograjc's play Lau(f)story, produced by Anton Podbevšek Teater.
2018 - The duet contributes music to Sonja Prosenc's sophomore film, History of Love. The score was performed by pianist Igor Vićentić, cellist Ilmari Hopkins, and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
2018 - The duet scores Jan Krmelj's play The Bitter Fruits of Justice, produced by SNT Drama Ljubljana.

2017 - The duet conceives, directs and performs Fine-Tuning, Concerto for a Two-Million Piece Orchestra, the artistic program of the State Celebration of the Slovene Independence and Unity Day.
2017 - The duet sets to music twelve poems by Gregor Strniša for Slovenska popevka, a theatrical concert directed by Matjaž Pograjc and produced by the Mladinsko Theatre.
2017 - The duet scores Miha Čelar's feature-length biopic/documentary Codelli.
2017 - Benko performs with Laibach in Jeonju, South Korea. They become the first musicians to perform in both Koreas.

2016 - The duet scores Matjaž Pograjc's play Human Error, produced by the Mladinsko Theatre.
2016 - The duet scores Livija Pandur's play Immaculata, produced by SNT Drama Maribor.
2016 - The duet scores Nightlife, a film by Damjan Kozole.
2016 - The duet releases Strange in a Strange Way (Disco Politico), a digital-only single.
2016 - The duet scores Aleksandar Popovski's play Dunsinane, produced by the Ljubljana City Theatre.
2016 - The duet rearranges six songs for Laibach's Sound of Music Tour. Benko appears as guest in Nuremberg, Berlin, Brussels, Tilburg and London. The duet performs as guest in Ljubljana.

2015 - The duet scores Matjaž Pograjc's play Rok's Depth, produced by the Mladinsko Theatre.
2015 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's play Faust, produced by SNT Drama Ljubljana.
2015 - The duet rearranges seven songs for Laibach's North Korean Liberation Day Tour. Laibach and Silence become the first Western alternative act to perform in the reclusive state.
2015 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's play King Lear, produced by George Kimoulis.
2015 - Benko joins Laibach's Spectre Tour and performs songs from the 1 VII 1944 Warszawa EP. He appears in Ljubljana, Brno, Krakow and Warsaw.

2014 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's play Fausto, produced by Centro Dramático Nacional, Madrid.
2014 - The duet rearranges and produces two tracks for Laibach's 1 VII 1944 Warszawa EP. The songs are first performed in Łódź, Poland. Benko joins the band on stage.
2014 - Betontanc's 17th play, Track of the World, features music by Silence.
2014 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's play Rihard III+II, produced by SNT Drama Ljubljana.
2014 - The duet scores Matjaž Pograjc's play Alice in Wonderland, produced by the Ljubljana and Maribor Puppet Theatres.
2014 - The duet reprises its 2012 performance with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. The event takes place at Cankarjev dom's Gallus Hall in Ljubljana.

2013 - The duet scores Project Cancer, a full-length documentary by Damjan Kozole.
2013 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's play Michelangelo, produced by Mittelfest, Pandur.Theaters and the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.
2013 - The duet scores Maruša Oblak's play Three Fingers Below the Belly Button, produced by the Mladinsko Theatre.

2012 - Musical Accompaniment for the End of the World is voted album of the year by a selection of Slovene music critics. The performance at Cankarjev dom is voted pop/rock concert of the year by Delo, the biggest Slovene daily.
2012 - The duet scores Aleksandar Popovski's staging of Twelfth Night; or, What You Will, produced by the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.
2012 - The duet performs with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra at Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana. Musical Accompaniment for the End of the World is orchestrated for the occasion.
2012 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's play Medea, produced by the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
2012 - The duet scores Hotel Splendid, a play directed by Primož Ekart.
2012 - The duet scores Audition for Life, a Japanese-Slovene coproduction directed by Masahiro Kinoshita and Matjaž Pograjc. The music is performed live by Marko Brdnik, Katsunori Takayama, and Silence.
2012 - The Pekinpah Association releases Silence's 4th studio album, Musical Accompaniment for the End of the World (Songs for Two Pianos, Tactful Synths and Voice).

2011 - Silence contribute music to The Myth, a dance performance by Nastja Bremec and Michal Rynia.
2011 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's rendition of War and Peace, produced by the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.
2011 - The duet scores Primož Ekart's play Oxygen, produced by Imaginarni and the Ljubljana City Theatre.
2011 - The duet scores Maruša Oblak's play Diva Saint Mother Bitch, produced by the Mladinsko Theatre.
2011 - The Pekinpah Association releases The Passion of the Cold Full Score.
2011 - U.S. tour with Matjaž Pograjc's play Show Your Face!.
 
2010 - The duet scores Aleksandar Popovski's staging of To Damascus, produced by SNT Drama Ljubljana.
2010 - The duet scores Matjaž Pograjc's staging of Oliver Twist, produced by the Mladinsko Theatre.
2010 - Irina Constantine Poulos' day-long audience-participation reading of The Odyssey, produced by the Choreo Theatro Company, features music by Silence.
2010 - The duet scores Aleksandar Popovski's staging of Ovid's Metamorphoses, produced by the Yugoslav Drama Theatre.
2010 - The duet scores Primož Ekart's play Pooch, Pussy & Poof, produced by Imaginarni and the Ljubljana City Theatre.
2010 - The duet scores Ana Tomović's play Romeo & Juliet, produced by Theater Oberhausen.

2009 - The duet scores Matjaž Pograjc's staging of A Clockwork Orange, produced by the Mladinsko Theatre.
2009 - The duet scores Slovenka, a film by Damjan Kozole.
2009 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's play Medea, produced by the Centro de Producción del Festival de Mérida.
2009 - The duet scores Blackbird, a play produced by Imaginarni.
2009 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's play Hamlet, produced by Teatro Espańol.

2008 - The duet scores Matjaž Pograjc's play For a Fistful of Shakespeare, produced by the Mladinsko Theatre.
2008 - The duet scores Ella, a play directed by Primož Ekart.
2008 - The Pekinpah Association releases The Passion of the Cold, a double album containing music from Tomaž Pandur's plays Barroco and Kaligula.
2008 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's play Kaligula, produced by Gavella Theatre Zagreb, Pandur.Theaters, Theatre City Budva, Ulysses Theatre, Ohrid Summer Festival, and Mittelfest.
2008 - The duet scores Lucky & Zorba, a puppet show produced by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre.

2007 - The duet contributes music to Dance Or Die, Betontanc's 13th play.
2007 - Mladinsko Theatre releases Love Unto Death, Silence's score to Matjaž Pograjc's same-titled play.
2007 - Show Your Face! is awarded for collective artistic achievement at the central Slovene theatre festival, the 42nd Borštnik Meeting.
2007 - The duet scores Tomaž Pandur's play Barroco, produced by Teatro Fernán Gómez.
2007 - The band writes fifteen songs for Love Unto Death, a play produced by the Mladinsko Theatre. The music is performed live by Blaž Celarec, Žiga Golob, and Jože Šalej.
2007 - The duet scores I Am My Own Wife, a one-man play directed and performed by Primož Ekart.

2006 - Silence write and produce Volk, Laibach's 12th album. Hladnik and Benko occasionally join Laibach on their 2006-08 world tour.
2006 - The duet scores Tesla Electric Company, a theatre play directed by Tomaž Pandur. The music is performed live by Silence.
2006 - The duet scores Show Your Face!, the twelfth Betontanc play, in collaboration with Ugis Vitins. The music is performed live by Vitins and Silence.
2006 - Accession Records releases Key Silence, a 2CD anthology and rarities collection.
2006 - Sold out acoustic performance at Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana.

2005 - Silence signs with Accession Records, a German independent label.
2005 - The duet scores Peter Rabbit, a puppet show produced by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre.
2005 - Matrix Musik releases Skin: The Remixes. The vinyl features remixes by Umek, Valentino Kanzyani, and Random Logic.
2005 - German tour with Diary Of Dreams.
2005 - The duet joins Contribe, a German booking and promotion agency.
2005 - The duet scores Veronika decides ..., a contemporary dance performance directed by Gagik Ismailian. The music appears on Veronika, a CD released by The Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana.

2004 - Sobotna priloga (the weekly supplement of the biggest Slovene daily, Delo) lists Vain - A Tribute to a Ghost as one of the three best Slovene releases of 2004.
2004 - The duet scores Lulubaj, a play produced by the Mladinsko Theatre.
2004 - Sold out unplugged performance at Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana.
2004 - Matrix Music & Chrom Records release Vain - A Tribute to a Ghost. Silence become part of the legend surrounding Matej Smolnik a.k.a. Vain, a young artist whose death in 1998 baffled pathologists.
2004 - The band writes and produces two tracks, Kliše and God Forsaken Country, for Rožmarinke, a Slovene female string quartet. Kliše places second at the Slovene selection for the Eurovision song contest.
2004 - The duet scores Winnie The Pooh, a puppet show produced by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre.
2004 - The duet scores Wrestling Dostoievsky, Betontanc's tenth performance.

2003 - Silence record Hall Of Mirrors for Trans Slovenia Express Vol. 2, a compilation featuring Kraftwerk classics reinterpreted by Slovene acts. The track features Anne Clark.
2003 - Nika Records releases the Maison des rendez-vous soundtrack.
2003 - Silence's private production facility, the Daily Girl studio, becomes operational.
2003 - Silence write two songs for Emofad (Emotivity Of Adventures), a contemporary dance performance directed by Goran Bogdanovski. The score is performed live by Random Logic and Benko.

2002 - The duet scores Viktorji, the biggest Slovenian media awards.
2002 - The duet scores Maison des rendez-vous, Betontanc's ninth performance.

2001 - Benko sings live in Sweat & Soot, a contemporary dance performance directed by Goran Bogdanovski.
2001 - The duet scores Peter Pan, a play co-produced by Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and the Mladinsko Theatre.

2000 - Benko interprets Cliffs of Norway, a song by Ernst Horn, the songwriter of Deine Lakaien. The song appears on Subout, a compilation featuring De/Vision, Oomph!, Front 242, Wolfsheim, and others.
2000 - Unlike A Virgin is nominated for 'best newcomer' at the Bumerang awards, the Slovene awards for different music.
2000 - Delo, Slovenia's biggest daily, classifies Unlike A Virgin as 'one of the five most important Slovenian albums this year'.
2000 - The first collaboration between director Matjaž Pograjc and Silence takes place. The duet scores Midnight Meat Flight, Betontanc's eighth performance, and performs the music on stage.
2000 - Chrom Records releases the Son Of Sin Maxi Single. Ernst Horn contributes one of the remixes.
2000 - Sold out unplugged performance at Cankarjev Dom, the central Slovene culture and congress centre.

1999 - Unlike A Virgin is voted album of the year by Orkus, one of the most influential German alternative music magazines. It receives the highest grades in Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, Ragazzi, Online.de, Wrath, and Zillo.
1999 - The duet's second album, Unlike A Virgin, is released by Chrom Records.

1998 - The duet records its second album with producers Peter Penko and Gregor Zemljič (Random Logic).
1998 - Silence embark on a short German Tour with the German act Distain!.
1998 - Silence signs with Brainstorm / Devman Publishing.

1997 - Ma Non Troppo is voted album of the month by New Life, a German music magazine.
1997 - Ma Non Troppo, Silence's debut album, is released by Chrom Records.

1996 - Silence sign a contract for two albums with Chrom Records, an independent label from Germany.
1996 - Silence's song Shut Up appears on The Daydream Compilation, an international collection of modern European Synth Pop.

1995 - Ferenc leaves the band.
1995 - Producer Peter Penko (Coptic Rain, April Nine, Laibach …) starts working with the band.

1994 - First Silence concert in Ljubljana.

1992 - The band is founded by Boris Benko, Matjaž Ferenc, and Primož Hladnik.