La Dolce Vita – Borut Krzisnik – Vol. 5 – CC6010


“Krzisnik, also respected by Philip Glass, is defined by Gerald Thomas as the most impossible and erudite postmodern composer of the recent times.”

“This is not prova d’orchestra, this is really a devil’s band. Bravo, maestro!” – Mladina, Jan 9, 2006


The most thrilling thing is discovering and rediscovering the shape and structure of chaos. Error is not “a necessary side effect of the incomplete world” but its constitutional element. It takes its drive from the incapacity to coordinate different things. Different realities without conflict. Or should we say: capacity to keep things live? This way, error and indeterminacy are the basic attributes of conflict which enables things to happen. So, with respect to conflict, data direct does not operate through knowing, but quite the opposite – through not knowing.

Intensity, diversity and exciting changes are the main characteristics of his music. The key moment in his musical stories is not only emphasising the contrasts but building bridging between them as well. Confronting the differences till they bum or dance together. Avant- garde or popular, academic or underground, genre or non-genre, program or abstract music – these are the extremes between which the composer moves easily. Using a polyglot musical language the composer weaves a thread through all these contrasts and introduces them to us with inspiring optimism.

Borut Krzisnik (1961, Zagreb) is a Slovenian composer of contemporary music, based in Ljubljana. Born into a family of diplomats, he moved frequently during his childhood, both within former Yugoslavia and abroad, before finally settling in Ljubljana. Living among different nationalities and experiencing different mentalities helped form his understanding of diversity, something which certainly contributed to his broad approach to music. He played piano as a child, eventually switching to guitar and building up his unique way of composing. He graduated in Psychology from the University of Ljubljana, but devoted himself to music.

With his unique way of composing, he integrates live playing and music software on computer platform, and breaks free from confines of specific methodology.

Claudio have released eight of his albums to date and he has written music for numerous feature films, dance performances and theatre productions. In his music, Krzisnik creates meeting point for avant-garde and popular music, or else, ‘academic’ and ‘underground’ music. His compositions are characterised by their boldness, intensity, contrasts and unique sound. The symphony orchestra is transformed by computer technology into a “super-real” orchestra, challenging and discovering new territories in symphonic music. Using a polyglot musical language, he draws a common thread through all the contrasts and introduces them to us with inspiring optimism. He has collaborated with Peter Greenaway, Gerald Thomas, Edward Clug, Julie-Anne Robinson and band Laibach, to name but a few.

“The most thrilling thing is discovering and rediscovering the shapes and structures of chaos.”

**Composers Website

Claudio Contemporary

The International success of Borut Krzisnik’s series of seven recordings, produced in his studio in Slovenia, was achieved using state for the art sampled sounds by real musicians playing their instruments under ideal conditions together with those of live performing musicians, the result of which gives rise to great freedom of expression, especially in the hands of this masterful composer.

Borut’s deeply intuitive musicality is based on his knowledge of conventional orchestral scoring when combined with pure digital sampling technology and has given us the opportunity to share in his wonderfully imaginative and creative world, which magically amalgamates the DNA of the Slavic idiom into a wonderfully pictorial and futurist composition.

Claudio Contemporary is releasing all of Borut Kržišnik’s current recordings:

Valse Brutal – Vol.1 – Claudio CC6006 (2014)

A Life in Suitcases – Vol.2 – Claudio CC6007 (2012)

Sacre du Temps – Vol.3 Claudio CC6008 (2013)

Stories from Magatrea – Vol.4 – Claudio CC6009

La Dolce Vita – Vol.5 – Claudio CC6010

Lightning – Vol.6 – Claudio CC6014 (2013)

Currents of Time – Vol.7 – Claudio CC6011

Dancing Machine – Vol.8 – Claudio CC6048 (2020)