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Zlatko Kaučič: Emigrants

A 2011 winner of the Prešern Fund Award, the most prestigious cultural achievement award in Slovenia, Zlatko Kaučič is a masterful percussionist. In his recording, Emigrants, he dashes expectations that a solo percussion recording might invite. He shows no trepidations in unconventionally combining conventional media. He borrows from many cultures to create a fulfilling, vibrant sonic parade.

His musical concerns are built on pitch and timbre. His own voice becomes an instrument in the opening title piece as thoroughly as the exotic instruments he plays in the recording. The instrument line-up includes gongs, ground drums, flutes, the kalimba-like marimbula and sansula, Glockenspiel and those he has made himself.

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