Zlatko Kaučič – Gosposvetski blok 5 
27. 12. 2018
X-OP / KiBela, Ulica kneza Koclja 9, Maribor

Our most prominent and world-renowned percussionist and drummer, Prešeren Award winner Zlatko Kaučič, who celebrates 40 years of musical activity this year, will present himself at the KIBLA Multimedia Center with a solo project Gosposvetski blok 5, dedicated to his teaching of Maribor musicians, with which he held workshops in Maribor.

Zlatko Kaučič celebrates his jubilee year with numerous events, concerts, and discographic releases. Among the latter, there may be a special edition of the aforementioned “CD Box” Diversity, which is a kind of insight into the various ensembles of our musician. On his creative path, he worked with many musicians who belong to the very top of the world music scene, connected continents, and at the same time, organized concerts in his environment of Goriška Brda, where he lives and works. Zlatko Kaučič began his discographic career with a solo album * Round Trip * (1994; subtitled “Music For Drums and Percussion” and released on vinyl in 2011), and later released solo albums * Pav * (2005) and * Emigranti * (2011).

With all the variety, chamber and orchestral ensembles, collaborations, and involvement of poetry in his music, his solo performances are still the most primary, elemental, always inspiring, exploratory, and subtle essence of his musicianship. Thus, we hear only him and perceive a wide range of his musical approaches, structured compositions, and inspiring musicianship.

Zlatko Kaučič was born in 1953 in Postojna. He has been involved in setting poetry to music or intertwining poetry and music from the very beginning. He set to music the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, Alojz Gradnik, and others. For many years he has been inspired by the life and work of Srečko Kosovel, to whom he and Barbara Korun dedicated the album Vibrato tišine. In 2011, he received the Prešeren Fund Award for his work.