What do Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Budapest, Amsterdam and the picturesque Slovene village of Preddvor have in common?
The FreeForms International Festival!

FREE FORMS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL • PREDDVOR 2020

3th - 6th September, 2020

ABOUT FREEFORMS FESTIVAL

The international Free Forms Festival Preddvor embodies the free forms of various musical and artistic practices with an emphasis on improvised music and experimental sounds. With its tailored programme design, it represents a uniqueness among Slovenian music festivals. This is hidden in the fact that the programme does not consist of previously formed groups, but of ensembles which form during the course of the festival itself.

In 2020, the Free Forms Preddvor Festival welcomed the Preddvorski samorastniki (“Preddvor self-reliants”?) art association during the jubilee  of the 10th International Ex Tempore. This caused the boutique festival at the boutique location in its third edition to expand from the music and sound world into the world of fine arts as well. The sound images of musicians from Slovenia, Austria and the Czech Republic will be painted live on canvas by Preddvor’s own artist, Franc Guček Guči.

 

While catering to fans of improvised music and musicians, connoisseurs of the sounds of nature will also have their share of enjoyment. Accompanied by a composer, musician and sound space designer, they will embark on a sound adventure and co-create the Sound Postcard of Preddvor with their sound-catching haul. This original and unique product is performed in cooperation with the Preddvor Tourist Board by the festival's programme manager Boštjan Perovšek.

After a sound walk around Preddvor, you will be able to embark on a Culinary Journey - The Tastes of Gorenjska. This is a project of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which together with its partners strives to promote the innovative preparation of national dishes by including locally produced food that is in accordance with the standards of quality. The masters of the Culinary Journey - The Tastes of Gorenjska are the chefs of the restaurant and inn Pr ’Bizjak.

Entrance free, due to the limited number of available spaces, it is desirable to BOOK YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

You can follow the live broadcast of the concert and the press conference on Facebook PAGE AND Youtube CHANNEL.

JUBILEE, 10TH INTERNATIONAL EX TEMPORE • PREDDVOR 2020

Also falling under the concept of Free Forms Festival is the painting marathon, which means that the theme, the choice of technique and the size of the canvas will be left for the creators to choose. Participants who intend to paint using oil-based coloring techniques, canvases or other foundations can check-in as early as one week prior to the official start of the International Ex Tempora • Preddvor 2020.

Both professional and amateur artists are welcome to participate and they can apply in three different age categories. The first prize for the adult category is 500 euros.

Additional information for the 10th INTERNATIONAL EX TEMPORE
PREDDVOR 2020

Art Society Preddvorski samorastniki
Franc Guček / 00386 41 532 513

RULES AND APPLICATION FORM FOR THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL EX TEMPORE • PREDDVOR 2020

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 3 September, 2020
TRUBAR'S HOUSE OF LITERATURE, LJUBLJANA

17.00 - PRESS CONFERENCE

18.00 - MUSIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FREE FORMS FESTIVAL PREDDVOR 2020

 

Boštjan Perovšek - electronics, sound spaces (Slovenia)

Emil Gross - drums, percussion (Austria)
Nikola Vuković - trumpet (Serbia, Austria)
Tin Djaferović - bass (Croatia, Austria)

You can follow the live broadcast of the concert on Facebook

Friday, 4 September, 2020

ATRIUM OF HRIB CASTLE, PREDDVOR

8.00-10.00 EX TEMPORE PREDDVOR 2020
marking of canvases / bases


19.30 FREE FORMS • CONCERT EVENING

 

Aphra Tesla - voice (Slovenia)

Andrej Rozman Roza - narration (Slovenia)

Iztok Vidmar - bass guitar (Slovenia)

Boštjan Perovšek - electronics, sound spaces (Slovenia)

Aleš Gasparič - flute, didgeridoo (Slovenia)

Emil Gross - drums, electronics (Austria, Germany)

Nikola Vuković - trumpet (Serbia, Austria)
Tin Djaferović - bass (Croatia, Austria)
Franc Guček Guči - live painting (Slovenia)

 

Franci Kapler - event host

You can follow the live broadcast of the concert on Facebook PAGE AND Youtube CHANNEL.

Saturday, 5 September, 2020

ATRIUM OF HRIB CASTLE, PREDDVOR

 

8.00-10.00 EX TEMPORE PREDDVOR 2020 • marking of canvases / bases

 

13.00-16.00 CULINARY JOURNEY - THE TASTES OF GORENJSKA

 

10.00 SOUND POSTCARD OF PREDDVOR (gathering in the courtyard of Dvor Castle in the center of Preddvor)

 

During walks in nature, we perceive most of the sensory world with our eyes. What about the sound? Have you ever listened to birds, bees, flies, wind, remote sawing, mowing of grass, ringing of bells, or the sound of oars paddling on a lake’s surface? Or maybe just the sound of footsteps and talking? Participating in the Preddvor Sound Postcard is a great opportunity to uniquely experience nature and all its sounds.

 

You will embark on a sound adventure accompanied by composer, musician and sound space designer Boštjan Perovšek.

 

The conditions are not too demanding and everyone can go for this slightly different walk - a sound walk. Above all, we warmly recommend this experience to everyone whose ears are often (over)burdened by the sound pollution of the modern world. At the end of the experience, you will get a link to the Preddvor Sound Postcard, which will always remind you of an unforgettable and unique experience in the auditory embrace of the natural world of Preddvor.

 

Equipment you will need: directional or stereo microphone and digital portable recorder; if this is not possible, it can be a digital camera, camera or mobile phone ... with the ability to export digital files. Don't forget the headphones.

Hiking boots, hiking outfit, headgear, sunscreen, mosquito and tick protection, natural stimulants of the participant's choice.

DUE TO THE LIMITED NUMBER OF AVAILABLE SPACES, IT IS DESIRABLE TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

Sunday, 6 September, 2020

ATRIUM OF HRIB CASTLE, PREDDVOR

8.00-10.00 EX TEMPORE PREDDVOR 2020
marking of canvases / bases

17.00 EX TEMPORE PREDDVOR 2020
submission of works, evaluation, formal announcement of winner

ABOUT THE DESTINATION

Free Forms Festival was formed in a once-famous natural climatic spa. The small Gorenjska village of Preddvor used to host over 35.000 tourists from all over Europe then disappeared off the tourist destination map practically overnight. After a several-decade hiatus, the village is now back on the list of nature-friendly tourist destinations with fresh air, positive energy and secret adventures.

 

Preddvor is located at the foot of Storžič mountain, the highest mountain of the western part of the Kamniško-Savinjske Alps. It is praised for its marvelous landscapes, natural drinking water in the mountain streams and walks through cultural and historical monuments. One of which is undoubtedly the Hrib castle with its lake and 100-year old sequoia park and fraxinus pathways. The event will also be held in the Hall of Hrib Castle.

 

Free Forms International Festival • Preddvor is eunique event of its kind in this village, located about 10km away from the main airport, 25km away from the capital city of Ljubljana and 30km away from the Austrian border.

 

 

Welcome to the FREE FORMS Festival
PREDDVOR 2020!

ACCOMMODATIONS

GLAMPING BIZJAK

Zg. Bela 20, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +386 (4) 25-55-600

E: gostilna.bizjak@siol.net

W:www.gostilnabizjak.si

FB: @glampingbizjak

 

Do you wish to sleep in nature? Beautiful bungalows are located just two kilometers from the Preddvor center in a nice retreat called Zeleno morje. Evenings can be spent in an outdoor wooden tub with candle light and Champagne and mornings are endowed by a huge homemade breakfast. You can also use their Finnish sauna.

HOTEL ALMA • GRAD HRIB

Hrib 4a, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel:+386 (0)40 707 157

E: info@hotel-alma.si

W: www.hotel-alma.si

FB: @Hotel.Alma.Grad.Hrib.Preddvor

 

This pleasant small hotel is located about half a kilometer from Preddvor, right next to Hrib castle and Črnava lake. The hotel has clean, organised rooms with a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding hills, a terrace with a castle pavillion and of course friendly staff.

PENSION ZAPLATA

Tupaliče 32, SI – 4205 Preddvor

T:+386 (0)4 255 62 50, +386 (0)4 255 16 61

E: pension.zaplata@siol.net

W: www.pension-zaplata.com

FB: @pensionzaplata

 

Pension Zaplata offers you a pleasant at-home atmosphere and is about one kilometer away from Preddvor. The building is furnished in an Alpine style with modern-furnished rooms, a bar and a restaurant, a children's corner and a summer terrace with a breathtaking view of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke.

PIZZERIA & GUEST HOUSE URŠA

Črnavska pot 5, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +386 (41) 517-707

E: mdamus888@gmail.com

W: Guesthouse Urša Booking

FB: Pizzerija Urša Preddvor

 

Pizzeria & Guesthouse Urša is located on the outskirts of the village, near Lake Črnava. The guest house has a terrace with beautiful views of the surrounding hills. The spacious rooms are equipped with a bathroom, refrigerator and LED TV. The shared kitchen is equipped with all appliances and utensils, but you will hardly need to use them, with the presence of a home chef’s culinary masterpieces.

SELJAK APARTMENT RENTAL 

Šiška 12, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +386 (31) 788-262 / (31) 663-095

E: zan.seljak@gmail.com

W: Apartma Seljak Booking

 

Seljak Apartment Rental is located in the center of Preddvor. It offers a balcony overlooking the garden, two bedrooms, a living room, a well-equipped kitchen and a bathroom. The garden encompasses a barbecue area with the restaurant Seljak in the immediate vicinity, where you can enjoy local specialties.

HOLIDAY HOME
RIVERHOUSE HRIB 

Hrib 16, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +386 (40) 621-313

E: tone.svoljsak@gmail.com

W: Riverhouse Hrib Booking

 

River house HRIB offers a large garden with a private beach by the Kokra river, a kitchen and a barbecue area. The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a modern kitchen with all appliances and utensils. A full pantry and refrigerator will also be waiting for you.

HOLIDAY HOME PR ’ZAJC

Hrib 7, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +386 (41) 787-344

E: iztok.kregar@siol.net

W: Pr'Zajc AIRBNB

 

Despite undergoing a recent renovation, the Pr ’Zajc house has retained its original appearance. A pleasant homely feeling and a large garden with its own beach by the Kokra river will turn your Pr ’Zajc holiday into one of the most prestigious experiences of this summer.

HOLIDAY HOME RED DEER  

Nova vas 27, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +386 (41) 330-909

E: info@red-deer.si

W: www.red-deer.si

 

This prestigious house is located just above the murmur of Bistrica river, which flows into Lake Črnava. The completely renovated old walls give it a sense of natural climate, and the large garden promotes a beneficial rest in the embrace of greenery. The spacious living room with a fireplace, reading corner, richly equipped kitchen and spacious bedrooms offer you true royal luxury.

RESTAURANTS

GOSTILNA PRI MAJČU

Šolska ulica 2, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +386 (0)4 255 10 75

 

This old country restaurant is located in the center of Preddvor and is well-known for its authentic Slovene and Preddvor cuisine, served with home-made juices and Slovene wines. Their refurbished gallery holds a series of known and lesser-known masterpieces, while the restaurant's garden will allow you to bask in the shades of 100-year-old chestnut trees.

GLAMPING BIZJAK

Zg. Bela 20, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +386 (4) 25-55-600

E: gostilna.bizjak@siol.net

W:www.gostilnabizjak.si

FB: @glampingbizjak

 

A restaurant with a more than 200-year tradition, located at the foot of mighty Storžič, about two kilometers away from Preddvor. It is well-known for its local food, superior wines and a seasonal terrace withan amazing view of the park with its flowers and greenery.

PENSION ZAPLATA

Tupaliče 32, SI – 4205 Preddvor

T:+386 (0)4 255 62 50, +386 (0)4 255 16 61

E: pension.zaplata@siol.net

W: www.pension-zaplata.com

FB: @pensionzaplata

 

Pension Zaplata is the go-to destination for a top quality and unforgettable culinary experience. Their restaurant is famous for its venison specialties and traditional Slovene dishes. Their chefs use seasonal local ingredients and old Slovene recipes when preparing your meal.

PICERIJA GORSKI PRIVEZ

Dvorski trg 1, SI – 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +386 (0)4 255 60 51

E: gorski.privez@gmail.com

W: www.gorski-privez.si

FB: @gorskiprivez

 

The pizzeria is located in the center of Preddvor and is considered a favourite by the local inhabitants. In addition to excellent oven-baked pizzas they also have a unique sellection of salads and appetizers. Pre-ordering will also warrant you a serving of pork chops.

VILA BELLA

Srednja Bela 1b, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +(386) 41 662 267

E: korl.tersek@gmail.com

FB: @vilabellaa

 

A restaurant with international specialties and a superior wine selection is located about a kilometer from the center of Preddvor, right next to a forrest, surrounded by natural wonders, beautiful regardless of the season.

PIZZERIA URŠA

Črnavska pot 5, SI - 4205 Preddvor

Tel: +386 (41) 517-707

E: mdamus888@gmail.com

FB: Pizzerija Urša Preddvor

 

Offers ranging from a rich breakfast to first-class pizzas and a variety of salad plates to delicious homemade pancakes. All this in the immediate vicinity of Lake Črnava, with a fairy-tale view of Storžič, Kališče, Zaplata, Potoška gora and Sv. Jakob.

CONTACT

Festival Executive Producer

Smejmo se, zavod za kulturne dejavnosti


Janja Rehberger

T: +386 (0)51 606 220

E: pijar@pijar.si
W:
www.smejmo.se

FB: @zavodsmejmo..se

Festival Producer & Programme manager

SAETA, zavod za kulturne in promocijske dejavnosti


Boštjan Perovšek

T: +386 (0)51 628 906

E: bostjan@perovsek.si

W1: www.perovsek.si

FB:  @iBostjan

Ex Tempore 2020 Organizer • Preddvor

Art Society Preddvorski samorastniki

Franc Guček Guči

T: +386 (0)41 532 513

E: info@smejmo.se

PARTNERS

Free Forms Festival Founder

Limmitationes


Udo Preis

T: +43 (0)699 1080 9593

E: playup@aon.at

W: www.limmitationes.com

FB1: @limmitationes

FB2: @justmusicgroup

HOBBY & ART

trgovina za ustvarjalne

Zavod za turizem Preddvor

Dvorski trg 3, Preddvor

T: +386 (0) 40 66 99 64

E: info@visitpreddvor.si

W: www.visitpreddvor.si

FB: @visitpreddvor

 

Občina Preddvor

Dvorski trg 10, Preddvor

W: www.preddvor.si

Emil Gross - drums, percussion (Austria)
Nikola Vuković - trumpet (Serbia, Austria)
Tin Djaferović - bass (Croatia, Austria)

You can follow the live broadcast of the concert on

Emil Gross - drums, percussion (Austria)
Nikola Vuković - trumpet (Serbia, Austria)
Tin Djaferović - bass (Croatia, Austria)

You can follow the live broadcast of the concert on Facebook