4 concert: HYDRARGYRUM - Primož Sukič
Event Date: Dec 1, 2022
Event Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Koper Music school Hall
Of all the natural shapes, the spirals are considered one of the most common in nature. We find spirals in the macro worlds, like galaxies or in the micro worlds, like a gastropod shell. Water is dancing in spirals. How can we play with spirals? With gravity and potential that the water brings? With building our own trust in the extension of breathless moments under water, diving into relaxation, letting ourselves flow and allowing our bodies to find fluid movements together. Creativity is just that.
Petra Strahovnik: Be (for solo guitar)
The Third Guy: Hydrargyrum
Matej Bonin: Impulses V (for electric guitar and DADA machines)
James Tenney: Harmonium (transcribed for electric guitar by Primož Sukič)
Uroš Rojko: Try holding your breath (new work for electric guitar)
Paris based Slovenian guitarist Primož Sukič was born in Koper, Slovenia in 1986. He studied at the Academy of music in Ljubljana, where he graduated Cum Laude and received the first prize at the competition for young Slovenian artists. He also received a special prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work written by a Slovenian composer. He later continued his studies at the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt with German guitarist Tilman Hoppstock where he devoted himself to the interpretation of ancient music, especially works by Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and at the HoGent conservatory Ghent, where he specialized in contemporary performance practice with the ICTUS ensemble from Brussels.
As a performer his main interests are exploring and widening the possibilities of his instruments, both classical and electric guitar. Through improvised music practices, and constant collaboration with composers of all generations such as Pierre Yves Macé, Helmut Lachenmann, Vinko Globokar, Natasha Dies, Caroline Profanter, Uroš Rojko, and Matej Bonin he is trying to expand the solo and chamber music guitar repertoire and is regularly presenting it on renowned festivals and concert venues around Europe and United States such as Musica festival Strasbourg, Klangspuren festival Innsbruck, Tage für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Wiener Festwochen, and New Music Forum Ljubljana among others. Along with percussionist Ruben Orio he is a founding member of the Third Guy duo, where the two musicians constantly collaborate with other artists, and explore boundaries between improvisation, and composition as well as music and other artistic media. So far the duo has commissioned and premiered works by James Saunders, Marko Ciciliani, Caroline Profanter, and has collaborated with musicians and performers such as David Helbich, Tom Pawuels, Farida Amadou, and Quentin Meurisse. In 2019 they also released their first LP entitled Shrimp & Karaoke, through the London based label Migro Records. It features a series of their own compositions entitled "Why is free improv boring" as well as a work written for them by German Composer Michael Maierhof.
He is a regular member of ensemble ICTUS, and also performs with groups as Soundinitiative (Paris), Ensemble21 (Brussels) and Neofonia (Ljubljana). He regularly collaborates with dancer Jacob Storer, percussion player Seijiro Murayama, composer François Sarhan and his group.