Background and people
Centralala was initiated by organisations and individuals dealing with contemporary art in Slovenia, mainly music and various aspects of sonority: Sploh Institute (Špela Trošt, Tomaž Grom), KUD Mreža Arts and Culture Association (Nataša Serec, László Juhász), Defonija (Miha Zadnikar) and Cona Institute (Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman). Its first editor-in-chief is Luka T. Zagoričnik.
The contributing authors are renowned music journalists and theorists such as Aleš Rojc, Brigita Gračner, Edwin Prévost, Ičo Vidmar, Ivana Maričić, László Juhász, Muanis Sinanović, Primož Čučnik, Primož Trdan, Tisa Neža Herlec, Žiga Jenko, et al.
Centralala.si is an e-journal whose purpose is to inform, document, focus, reflect, support and question streams of various approaches, principles and aesthetics of individual musicians, groups, artists from various fields of free improvised music, but also of other fields of art (experimental music, sound art, contemporary dance, visual and performative art, literature, etc.), institutions, organisations, venues, record labels, producers, journalists, writers and theorists; and numerous international visiting musicians and guests who have all built up an interconnected network of activities that are at once local and international.
The journal – which seeks to fill the gap in music criticism in Slovenia, especially as regards new musical forms – is divided into several sections: fresh news with an events calendar, reviews and representations of new releases or projects, interviews in writing and video, and essays and diaries.
One of the most important events in the organisation of Centralala is the periodic conversation about the music scene, its diversity and intersections, cooperation and co-creation of the common space, as well as music publishing, the need for documentation, recording, publishing of records and various publishing models.