Music cycle TOMORROW: Igor Bezget’s Big bang
X-OP / 12. 12. 2019
Igor Bezget’s Big bang
12. 12. 2019
X-OP / KiBela, Ulica kneza Koclja 9, Maribor
At the concert, Igor will be accompanied by fellow musicians, most of whom have been part of his ensembles when the music, which will be presented at the event, was still in the making. On this occasion, they will perform mostly as duos or trios. Guest artists:
Urška Gajšt – vocals
Patricija Roj – vocals and Tibetan singing bowls
Grega Kozar – saxophone
Janja Turk – flute
Tadej Kampl – bass
Nino Mureškič – percussions
Such combinations will be the most appropriate way of presenting Igor’s work, up to the surprise which follows in the second part of the evening. His music-making, namely, ranges from solo performances, through small ensembles, to orchestras, and also includes electronic music performances. He has performed and recorded on every continent from major festivals to smaller clubs with some of the best musicians on the planet.
Igor Bezget: “I could not found my own place in any of the music genres I have dedicated myself to. I remember when Suresh Talwalkar said, ‘When you’re doing everything, you’re really doing nothing. When you’re only doing one thing, that’s when you’re doing everything.’ I tried to discover what that one thing was for me. I come from an environment that does not have a well-established, typical musical tradition, except perhaps in folk music – and this is still something I am going to do in the future. But in reality, we are halfway between the east and the west. And this is how I realized that this is my ‘one thing’ – I’m on a mission of joining all these influences into a single whole…”
Join us for a one-of-a-kind concert night of global music and enjoy the magic of timbres, the melody of shades, the hypnotism of rhythmic structures and the harmony of instruments from around the world.
Igor Bezget (b. 1968) is a composer and guitarist whose versatile career in music spans from the mid eighties onwards and includes more than 100 studio projects. Well-established in the genres of jazz, rock, funk and world music, Igor has been active and very successful on the Slovenian and international scene. He became interested in music in his late teens as a self taught musician-guitarist. Later he went to the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria, where he studied guitar at the department of jazz with Professor Peter O’Mara. He also studied different genres of world music and traditional string instruments, including the Arabic oud, the Turkish saz, the African ngoni, and the Indian sarod which he studied together with Indian music with Pt. Biswajit Roy Choudury and Pt. Suresh Talwalkar.
He has recorded more than 40 projects of his original music in various musical styles within the jazz and world music genres. During projects or jam sessions he had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned Slovenian and foreign musicians, including: Lester Bowie, Reggie Workman, Pt Suresh Talwalkar, Gyan Singh, Sharat Srivastava, Prashant Triwedi, Billy Harper, Johnathan Blake, Doug Hammond, Chico Freeman, Frank Lacy, Viktor Wooten, Giovanni Hidalgo,Andy McKee, Damion Reid, Ken Vandemark, Hamid Drake, Michel Goddard, Bruno Cesselli, Ares Tavolazzi, Nicola Moresu, Marc Abrams, Zlatko Kaučič, Dejan Pečenko, Petar Ugrin, Ratko Divjak, Zoran Predin, Rok Golob, Nika Solce, etc.
The projects he has participated in received four Slovenian Zlati petelin (Golden Rooster) Music Awards and the prestigious Croatian Porin Music Award.
He has performed at various festivals home and abroad: Ljubljana Jazz festival (SI), Druga godba (SI), Jazz Lent (SI), Kontrada (SI), Jazz v maju (SI), Kre – art (SI), Zagreb gori (HR), Ingolstadter jazz tage (D), Night of jazz (A), Lignano jazz fest (I), Poletni festival Ljubljana(SI), Funky open air (SI), Cangas fest (E), Villa du conde (PT), Manly jazz festival (A), etc.
Igor Bezget has recorded many original music concerts for Slovenian, Croatian and Austrian television and participated in several major international music and dance workshops. He also works as a studio musician and author of original soundtracks, and is active as a music teacher (guitar teacher).