L’Orchestra Senza Confini/Orkester Brez Meja was born from the collaboration between two musical centers, one in Italy and the other in Slovenia. On the Italian side, in Dobialab, Staranzano (Gorizia), Dob Orchestra started as a research collective working on improvised music. Since 2007 Dob Orchestra has released Tageskarte (Palomar Records, 2008) and has appeared at festivals and meetings such as Brda Contemporary Music Festival (SLO), Stazione di Topolò/Postaja Topolove, Tarcento Jazz, Dobiarteventi and others, performing together with the likes of Tristan Honsinger and Giancarlo Schiaffini.
The Slovenian music center is the Nova Gorica music school directed by Zlatko Kaučič. He decided to develop with some students his teaching into the conduction of a real orchestra called Kombo. Kombo directed by Kaučič, between 2005 and 2012, has released three CDs, has performed at festivals such as Jazz Koine (Pordenone), Musica sulle bocche (Santa Teresa Gallura), Udine Jazz, Ljubljana Jazz Festival and collaborated with Herb Robertson, Javier Girotto, Massimo de Mattia and Bruno Cesselli.
In 2011, on the occasion of the first edition of the festival of improvised music in Šmartno, Giovanni Maier and Zlatko Kaučič have decided to join forces in a single orchestra with “no borders”. Orchestra Senza Confini/Orkester Brez Meja has performed with representatives of the international scene of improvised music such as Evan Parker, Johannes Bauer, Saadet Turkoz and Ab Baars.
Since 2014 Giovanni Maier and Zlatko Kaučič experiment with the orchestra a new form of double simultaneous conduction, caught in this release by Iztok Zupan (Klopotec) on the 11th of september 2014 at Brda Contemporary Music Festival, Šmartno (Slovenia).
Graphic design by Simona Cavatoni.
Zlatko Kaučič: conduction
Giovanni Maier: conduction
Paolo Pascolo: flute
Gabriele Cancelli: trumpet
Elisa Ulian: voice
Gianfranco Agresti: alto sax
Flavio Brumat: tenor sax
Boštjan Simon: tenor sax
Cene Resnik: tenor sax
Mimo Cogliandro: bass clarinet
Giorgio Pacorig: Farfisa organ, Korg MS20
Andrea Gulli: live electronics
Vitja Balžalorsky: electric guitar
Mariano Bulligan: cello
Jošt Drašler: double bass
Carlo Franceschinis: double bass
Costanzo Tortorelli: double bass
Marko Lasič: drums
Vid Drašler: drums
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