Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Tina Kozin, Saška Rakef and Bojana Šaljić Podešva: IDEN

performance of electro-acoustic radio opera (part of the festival Mladi levi 2020)
Saturday 29 Avg 2020 at 5.10 a.m.

foto: Nada Žgank

Nature is the pressing issue of the time in which we live, and when we unravel the topic of nature, we are not only talking about philosophical questions, but also about the concrete question of survival, power and protection – are we protecting nature or is nature protecting us? The electroacoustic opera Iden is based on the occurrence of a temporary geographical phenomenon in Lithuania: the Curonian Spit, which is more than a temporary geographical phenomenon – it reveals the timeless conflicts of interest inscribed in the curation of national parks. The Slovenian creative team consisting of director and performer Saška Rakef, comparativist Tina Kozin and composer Bojana Šaljić Podešva realizes that it is not only important which stories we are telling, but also how we tell them and what role do we play in them. In the immersive experience of an acoustic performance with four vocalists, in the Tivoli Greenhouse, the audience watches the sunrise and wakes up with a musical interpretation of the fundamental problems of nature. The magic of the first sunlight evokes the premonition that the search for new forms of storytelling is not only an artistic action but also a life’s mission.

Script: Tina Kozin, Saška Rakef
Music: Bojana Šaljić Podešva
Directed by: Saška Rakef
Musical dramaturgy: Saška Rakef, Bojana Šaljić Podešva
Expert consultant: Špela Petrič
Dramaturgy advice: Pia Brezavšček
Technical guidance and sound design: Matjaž Miklič
Sound master: Urban Gruden
Audio image design at Steklenik: Brane Zorman
Lighting design: natural phenomena

Actresses and musical interprets: Katja Konvalinka, Barbara Krajnc Avdić, Nika Rozman, Nataša Živkovič

Narrators: Bernard Stramič, Lucija Grm, Matej Rus
Chorus: Tesa Drev, Tadeja Krečič, Andrej Rot, Ana Johana Scholten, Maja Žvokelj

Co-production: 3rd programme of Radio Slovenia – programme Ars, Celinka Association, ŠKUC Theatre
Partners: Cona, Nida Art Colony – Vilnius Art Academy

Project is supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana – Cultural Department and Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

Part of the festival Mladi levi 2020