13. Jazz Ex Tempore - Sounds of Nothern Silence

13. Jazz Ex Tempore - Sounds of Nothern Silence

Oct 16 2017 to Oct 20 2017

The Jazz Ex Tempore is an intercultural and educational project which deals with traditional music heritage.

The starting point is the search for similarities and differences in traditional music expression that later merge into modern jazz music, with key idea being the one on preservation of cultural heritage and cultural identity.

Jazz Ex Tempore is a meeting of the significant artists from several countries which compose, rehearse and play along the new and original repertoire during a one-week event. Each of them brings their own traditional music idioms and original compositions, that are going to be explored together, interactively rearranged, rehearsed, and performed at the end of the meeting.

This year's edition of the Jazz Ex Tempore project explores sounds of the "Northern Silence" - it deals and compares a Croatian and Norwegian music tradition, interpreted by the language of Jazz.

Musicisans from two completely different (even in some segments also very similar) music tradition, will tell their story, share it together and will create a new music, on the spot - combining the best from both worlds.

The connecting factor is a common language, the language of the jazz - which they all speak fluently, everyone with their own accent - creating a colorful difference in a common expression and creation of the new music.


13. Jazz Ex Tempore artist:


ERLEND APNESETH - Hardanger fiddle (Norway)

ELVIS STANIĆ – guitar, accordeon (Croatia)

ALBA NACINOVICH - vocal / live looping (Croatia)

MARKO LAZARIĆ – drums (Croatia)

VEDRAN RUŽIĆ – double bass (Croatia)


During the course of the project, the Norwegian artists will hold two music workshops in Opatija's Vila Antonio and one at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, and the concerts will take place on October 19th at the Crystal Hall of the Kvarner Hotel in Opatija and October, 20th at the Blagoje Bersa Hall at the Academy of Music in Zagreb.