Gallus Hall, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana
Recorded live on December 22 2017 by RTV Slovenia
The artistic program of the 2017 State Celebration of the Slovene Independence and Unity Day – entitled Fine-Tuning, Concerto for a Two-Million Piece Orchestra – was conceived and directed by Silence. The event featured a formal address by Dr. Miro Cerar, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia.
The duet performed with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tomislav Fačini, cellist Igor Mitrović, pianist Igor Vićentić, thereminist and keyboardist Petra Vidmar, and Nik Škrlec, the Slovene record holder for reciting digits of pi. The performance – a synthesis of culture and science – featured two short films: Utopia by Design by Simon Bregar, Eva Garibaldi, Lin Gerkman, Jakob Koncut, and Tjaša Mužina (students from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana), and Tractus by David Tomažič.
The performance featured six compositions. Most of the repertoire consisted of music written for Tomaž Pandur’s plays. The final song (V spomin tistemu, kar se še ni zgodilo) was written specifically for the event.
The performance featured sound design by Jure Vlahovič and Jernej Černalogar Jero, video by Den Baruca, narration by Jure Longyka, and lighting by Zoran Najdenov. The broadcast was directed by Urška Žnidaršič.
The event was organised by the Department of State ceremonies at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
01 Concert for Guillotine and Tired History
04 Night Watch / Orion
06 V spomin tistemu, kar se še ni zgodilo