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Jani Kovačič

Slovenia, 1953

He has been writing poetry, satires and popular songs and at the same time, he has also been writing complex sound pictures. An aphoristic style, ironic syllogisms and child- like naïveté enrich his texts. He is a town’s folk singer, inventor, explorer of the human mind and an immortal individualist. He has a great appreciation for human stupidity. “Stupidity is king!” He is a real antihero and supporter of the new humanism and solidarity, brotherhood, diversity and a comfortable life. Fame is an unnecessary burden, which makes things predictable. He presented the songs of his new cycle Akkkustik teArter at the venue KUD France Prešeren. He gave up publishing songs completely. All we have are his performances and their unique delirium and memory bombs. When Slovenia gained its independence he foretold the period of privatisation in all its forms in his “Tolovajske balade” (Bandit ballads). A year before Slovenia’s admittance to the European Union he predicted a loss of identity and empty greediness in his “Bulvar Bankrot” (2003). He bid his farewell to the 20th century in “Balade s ceste” (Street Ballads) I. and II. His work “PostBožični Psalmi” (PostChristmas Psalms) predicts a new era of post biblical and post- mythical proportions. Jazz became global ethno and in Jazzitette (2006) he creates a new type of urban jazz. In 2007 he performed troubadour and other songs from the middle ages with Italian consort Dramsam. The following year he had interesting concert with young musicians from the Slovenia United Orchestra. In 2009 Jani Kovačič and Chronographus present “Archaic songs” from his new book KNJIGA.

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Authors

Agnieszka Będkowska-Kopczyk
Agnieszka Żuchowska-Arendt
Alenka Jovanovski
Alenka Koderman
Alja Adam
Amir Talić
Andraž Polič
Andrea Brady
Andrej Hočevar
Anja Sredić
Anupama Amaran
Barbara Korun
Barbara Pogačnik
Barbara Siegel Carlson
Bojan Brecelj
Catherine Phil MacCarthy
Ciaran O'Driscoll
Cristina Viti
Darija Žilić
David Brooks
Dejan Koban
Dinko Telećan
Dražen Katunarić
Emilio Coco
Esa Hirvonen
Fiona Sampson
Francisco Larios
Gašper Malej
Gašper Torkar
Glorjana Veber
Goran Janković
Goran Č. Potočnik
Goro Takano
Gregor Podlogar
Hana Kovač
Henning H. Bergsvåg
Hiroshi Hasebe
Christophe Lamiot Enos
Ineke Holzhaus
Irena Šťastná
Isabella Panfido
Ivan Landžev
Iztok Osojnik
Jacek Lenkiewicz
Jan Kuhlbrodt
Ján Gavura
Jana Šnytová
Jani Kovačič
Johanna Venho
John Davies
John O'Donoghue
Jonáš Hájek
Jouni Inkala
Kelly Lenox
Knute Skinner
Kristina Hočevar
Ksenija Premur
Ksenija Jus - Xenia
Lenka Krajnc
Maciej Melecki
Maja Novak
Marcin Warmuz
Maria Jastrzebska
Marianna Kurtto
Marjan Strojan
Mark Whelan
Marta Podgórnik
Martina Komárková
Martina Hefter
Matej Krajnc
Michał Kopczyk
Michele Obit
Milan Jesih
Miroslava Gavurová
Muanis Sinanović
Paddy Bushe
Pamela Uschuk
Paul Polansky
Pauliina Haasjoki
Petra Kolmančič
Primož Čučnik
Radharani Pernarčič
Roberto Nassi
Robin Parmar
Simona Popescu
Slavo Šerc
Srečko Kosovel
Stephen Watts
Špela Drnovšek Zorko
Špela Sevšek Šramel
Tahir Mujičić
Taja Kramberger
Takako Arai
Tatjana Jamnik
Tina Kozin
Tone Škrjanec
Urška P. Černe
Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen
Ville Hytönen
Vlado Kreslin
Willem van Toorn
William Pitt Root
Zlati Čoln 2010