Cradling the World by Tomaž Rauch

A live performance by the author

Saturday, June 17th, at 11:00, 19:00 and 21:00 in front of +MSUM | Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova

Tomaž Rauch (foto: Miha Rauh/RTV SLO)

Cradling the World ("Zazibam svet") is a sonic painting, a world of sound, an intertwining of the intimate and the universal. It is based on excerpts, short fragments of original recordings of lullabies of the primordial peoples and ancient traditions, in which there is inevitably a direct contact between mother and child, extending to themes of belonging, connectedness and responsibility. The sounds create an immersive virtual world for the audience, evoking a variety of reactions and feelings in the child and the listener; above all a sense of primal connection, love, safety. Fragments of lullabies are integrated with the sounds of some simple and traditional musical instruments and the environment, which emphasize connection at the most basic level: between mother and child, individual and humanity, humanity and nature, planet and the universe. We are all connected to everything.

Tomaž Rauch is a composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist especially interested in folk music. His dedicated work with the genre began in the band Trinajsto Prase (The 13th Pig) and continued in many other ensembles. As a great connoisseur of traditional music from all parts of the world, he hosts the shows A Cup of Music and Distant Sound Worlds on Radio Slovenia's Ars Programme.