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Wednesday, July 11, 2007



When I was in Izola, Solvenia I had the pleasure of meeting Tinkara. She is one of Slovenia's biggest rock stars--she has performed globally and is friends with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson. She is a classically trained flautist and a very well respected teacher of music in Slovenia. I remarked that it was nice talking to someone who can discuss Mozart, John Cage, Marcello, The Doors, Varese and Jethro Tull in one breath. She told me that all Slovenians are very smart, but they are not fun to perform in front of because they tend to take things too seriously. She likes to perform in front of Americans because they know how to get out of their minds, just let the music sink in and have a good time. I can see her point, but I find it extremely refreshing to be around people who take things very seriously-- that does tend to be a problem for some of us "out to party" type Americans. In any case, Tinkara's creative process is the perfect blend of seriousness and playfulness.

Here are some interesting links about Tinkara: (there's a live video with Ian and Tinkara playing one of her songs and a video of hers).

Tinkara Kovac's short biography

Below are some of her songs from her latest album:


Kamorkoli gres

Wolf's Eyelash

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