THERE IS NO NEWS LIKE BAD NEWS – EXCEPT WHEN IT’S LAIBACH NEWS!
A book “Geografia artystyczna Neue Slowenische Kunst. Wieloaspektowość i kolektywizm” (“The Artistic Geography of Neue Slowenische Kunst. Multifariousness and Collectivism”) was recently published by Joanna Szczepanik in collaboration with Katedra Wydawnictwo Naukowe and SWPS (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw). This is the first comprehensive study in Polish of the social and cultural phenomenon known as the artistic collective Neue Slowenische Kunst.
Polish National Centre for Culture released the brand new Laibach EP “, titled: 1 VIII 1944. Warszawa.
Laibach was invited by the NCC to create the special project CD, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising*.
The EP is available online at: http://www.nck.pl/artykuly/101826-1-viii-1944-warszawa-cd.html
Laibach will perform a special concert at the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, at the occasion of the Norwegian
Constitution Bicentennial. Beside the material from their latest album Spectre they will also perform parts from Edvard Grieg’s unfinished opera ‘Olav Tryggvason’.
Sentrum Scene, Saturday 13. 09. 2014
Eurovision video was filmed in the industrial area of Trbovlje (Slovenia), the home town of Laibach and nearby the Kum mountain. Parts of the video were also shot during the last winter ice cataclysm, when half of Slovenia was in a deep freeze for two weeks.
Video was directed by Rátneek
New and updated French and German translations of Alexei Monroe’s book on Laibach and NSK have been published this March. Following 2003′s Slovene language Pluralni monolit (Maska) and 2005′s Interrogation Machine (MIT), new editions are now available from Le Camion Noir in France and Ventil Verlag in Germany.
These editions contain a new chronology, illustrations and extensive new material covering developments over the last decade. The cover designs for both editions are by Andreas Plöger.
Laibach seminar and concert will be held in Hong Kong, 21-22nd of March. Events are marking the culmination of THE NEW CULTURAL REVOLUTION, a series of events taking place in the special administrative region of People’s Republic of China.
LAIBACH SEMINAR, 21st March 2014, the City University of Hong Kong
LAIBACH CONCERT, 22nd March 2014, The Vine Centre, Hong Kong Tickets
SPECTRE tour 2014 has started.
See the list of official tour dates here:
Photo by Anka Simoncic
SPECTRE is Laibach’s first studio album in 8 years. With SPECTRE Laibach has once again ‘re-invented’ itself in a newly born, yet polished and solid, formation. And, as is now customary, the band calls into question all the rigid and cemented interpretations (and prejudices) about itself, about its music, intentions, philosophy and ideology. More: spectre.laibach.org