Songs of Wars I Have Seen

National Theatre Opera and Ballet, Ljubljana

19. 7. 2019

The staged concert Songs of wars I have seen was put on stage and performed by members of Ljubljana International Orchestra with conductor Živa Ploj Peršuh. It was implemented within project Music up close network – Jump Start that provides talented young musicians with an international training residency of the highest artistic calibre. In the year 2019 musicians came from Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, South Korea. In partnership with EU project (Creative Europe) Music Up Close Network and European Career Center for artists Triple Bridge, the project offers young musicians from around Europe and beyond the opportunity to benefit from unique musical experiences with renowned musicians. In summer 2019 they met and worked with composer and director Heiner Goebbels. He is one of the great innovators in the world of theatre, multimedia and performance art. As composer and director, he belongs to the most important exponents of the contemporary music and theatre scene. His compositions for ensembles and big orchestras published by Ricordi Berlin are currently performed worldwide as well as several of his music theatre works and staged concerts, mostly produced by Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, the Ensemble Modern and Ruhrtriennale – International Festival of the Arts RUHRTRIENNALE. He created a great variety of sound and video installations, which have been displayed by Artangel London, MAC Lyon, Museum Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Albertinum Dresden a.o. We performed his work Songs of wars I have seen as part of Ljubljana Festival in the National Theatre Opera and ballet Ljubljana.


Ashley Tong, violin
Kata Stojanović, violin
Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg, viola
Vita Peterlin, cello
Ana Zvicer, double bass
Barbara Spital, flute
Seung-Eun Lee, oboe
Domen Marn, clarinet
Arpad Balazs Piri, bassoon
Sarah Akif, horn
Noémi Makkos, trumpet
Urban Turjak, trombone
Jože Bogolin, percussion
Petra Vidmar, percussion
Danaja Habjanič, theorba
Tadeja Kralj, harp
Kayoko Ikeda, piano and cembalo
Marjan Peternel, synthesiser and sampler
Črt Lasbaher, assistant and coordination

Heiner Goebbels, composer, director, scene and light design
Pieter Nys, sound design
Živa Ploj Peršuh, conductor and artistic leader

Varja Antić Balžalorsky, text translation

Technical crew of SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana – thank you for all support*
Agencija-K, microphones hire
Alja Petrič in Albinca Pesek, thank you for your wonderful temple bowls
Egon Mihajlović, tuning


H. Goebbels: Songs of wars I have seen.

Staged Concert with words by Gertrude Stein // Pesmi o vojnah, ki sem jih videla. Odrski koncert s teksti Gertrude Stein.

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