MAG, is a solo project of Magdalena Ågren. She is using trombone, megaphone, voice, homemade electronics, loops, and drum machine all at once to build her music from scratch. From the smallest simple element, it grows into a gigantic dystopian lo-fi orchestra. Sometimes restrained and suggestive, sometimes chaotic and wild. Mag’s music is an act of resistance to the perfect and controlling in society. It is music that is written out of frustration and sadness straight from the heart. It strives for deep introspection and expressive power, seeking both confrontation and commonality but doesn’t care at all about codes of conduct. MAG makes international tours on a regular basis but has so far just released one solo album. Magnitude was released 2016 on Surplus Recordings and Zeon Light Skiva. Next album “En fis i rymden” will be released in autumn 2021. Magdalena Ågren is based in Gothenburg, Sweden and is also playing in two other bands, SORK and Trapped in a Loop.
Sajeta was formed as a group of workshops in the late 90s. In 2002 we realised that there are not enough interesting music festivals in Slovenia which could transgress genre limitations and present inovators from the field of electronic, jazz, rock, ethno, experimental and other styles on one stage. That is why we changed the concept of Sajeta into a music festival which is supposed to promote modern approaches in music and show some forgotten names of some historical musical alternative. It is a festival of creativity, where music comes first and is not limited by any genre specifications. In past editions we hosted important musicians, mostly from the mentioned fields of creative electronics, nu-jazz, rock……Sajeta is basically a boutique festival attended by a smaller number of listeners which would make the atmosphere, and performances even more prominent. Besides that the venue itself (a confluence of two Alpine rivers) is truly magical and had a profound effect on all the musicians which appeared at the festival so far.
Runtime: 28′ 47’′
Camera: Zlatko Zlatkovic, Jovan Prgomelja
Editing: Zlatko Zlatkovic