Singing Poetry

Writer and poet Svetlana Makarovič, portrait by Borut Peterlin

A few evenings ago I came across the upcoming concert Goli na odru (Slovenija) [Naked onstage (Slovenia)] by singer Janja Majzelj, taking place Tuesday 7th January at 10pm, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana. She’ll be singing arrangements of the poetry of Svetlana Makarovič, an acclaimed poet and a woman of many talents, who has previously also sung some of her own poetry. The performance … Continue reading

Chris Eckman: On Walkabout from the Last Side of the Mountain to the Dustland


Since moving to Ljubljana from Seattle, it seems that I’ve seen my musician friends in Slovenia or neighbouring countries more regularly than any other group of friends from the States. So whether it’s Amy Denio touring with the Billy Tipton Saxophone Quartet or Kultur Shock, Jessica Lurie collaborating with Lolita or doing live music + live painting concerts with Croatian … Continue reading