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- 20 August 2015
A concert by
programme (Silence) with a local choir at in ,
- 19 August 2015
Laibach’s Liberation Day Tour (feat. Silence) at in ,
- 10 January to 11 January 2011
Show Your Face! performance directed by Betontanc, Silence musical duo (Slovenia), Umka.lv theater group and Ugisa Vitinša musicians (Latvia), within Under the Radar Festival, at 7.30 pm at in ,
The history of the band starts in 1992, with Benko and Hladnik accompanied by(he left in 1995). The duo made an international debut in 1996, with their song featured on the synthpop compilation Daydream Collection, released on the German label Gymnastic.
Some of their carefully carved albums are Ma non troppo (1997, Daydream Records), Unlike a Virgin (1999, Chrom Records; voted album of the year by the German music magazine Orkus), Vain – a Tribute to a Ghost (2004, Matrix Music and Chrom Records), and Musical Accompaniment for the End of the World (2012, Pekinpah Association).
The duo has been collaborating with Laibach since 2006. They co-authored the covers of the national anthems for the Volk album (2006) and rearranged several tunes from the Sound of Music musical and three Korean glorification songs performed in North Korea (2015).
Theatre and film scores
Silence have written dozens of scores for plays and dance performances. They regularly collaborate with highly renowned theatre directors such as Ljubljana City Theatre (MGL), Mladinsko Theatre, SNG Drama Ljubljana, Maribor Puppet Theatre, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Betontanc and Bunker Institute., the late and Pandur.Theaters (among other plays, on the critically acclaimed Tesla Electric Company), and , with the performances and puppet shows produced by
Silence released The Passion of the Cold, an album with 24 compositions written for (or inspired by) Pekinpah, featuring 124 pages of notations for piano pieces as well as choral and orchestral works. They have also released other scores of theirs as CDs.plays Baroque and Caligula. The score of the album was published by
The duet has also made the soundtrack for several feature films by Staragara), about Laibach's historical concert in North Korea.(Slovenian Girl (2009), Project Cancer (2013), about the artist Ulay, and Nightlife (2016)) as well as a handful of short films. They are also featured in the documentary Liberation Day (2016, co-produced by
"Silkskin", a single from Musical Accompaniment for the End of the World, featuring excerpts from the film Ne daj mi, da zblaznim, Gospod! (Lord, Don't Let Me Go Mad!, 1984), a documentary by Boštjan Hladnik.