Im Rahmen eines unserer Schwerpunkte – MUSIK AUS EXJUGOSLAWIEN – (ein weiterer nennt sich „electronics.improvised“) präsentieren wir ein musikalisch hochkarätiges Ensemble aus Slowenien – Musik am Puls der Zeit !
Nikola Matoši?_Acoustic bass
Mario Marolt_computer programming
CLAIRAUDIENT is a collaboration of Mario Marolt and Peter Mihelich, two musicians coming from Ljubljana, the capitol of European Mini state Slovenia. Their aim is to make music that contains all kinds of contrasts deriving from their musical backgrounds.
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES is the tapistery of musical genres as a soundtrack to chaotic nature of 21st century, through their musical episodes combining electronic acoustics, complex simplicsticism, happy melancholism and humorous criticism, all perhaps just symptoms of their childhood behind the Iron Curtain.
Although knowing each other for years but living on different continents (Mario Marolt in Slovenia and Peter Mihelich in New York) and following very different musical paths, their first collaboration started in 2002 on the production of Peter Mihelich’s first solo release of now critically acclaimed record LJUBLJANA BY NIGHT, that features a fusion of classic jazz trio compositions and arrangements of Peter Mihelich and electronic treatments of Mario Marolt.
The result inspired them to explore and expand the concept further and continued to work together on a project that became known as CLAIRAUDIENT.
From concept of CLAIRAUDIENT to conception of ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES they have included in their musical equation stylistic mutations and the use of electronic production in the process of musical creation of their unique blend of Electro – Jazz / Jazz – House / Lounge.