Samo Kutin


Samo Kutin is an extremely active multi-instrumentalist, known for his use of unconventional and self-made musical instruments and sound-making objects. One of the traditional instruments in his repertoire is also the Hungarian medieval string instrument hurdy-gurdy, which he can be often seen in playing at the events of experimental and improvised music. In the field of ​​free improvisation he is intensively devoted to finding, discovering and manipulating the various potentialities of the hurdy-gurdy. The extreme acoustic dimensions, from gentle noise to noisy drones, from soft blows to unbearable whimpers, he reaches through the preparation and amplification of the musical instrument, using both contact microphones and acoustic resonators.

He performs as a soloist and in a variety of improvised combinations (among others, duo with Jean-Luc Guionnet, Lee Paterson, Boris Baltschun, Daichi Yoshikawo etc.) and ethnic ensembles at international festivals and various stages. He also creates music for fairy tales, animations, theatre, puppet and dance performances and regularly runs workshops for children.


Artist's activities

Šalter Ensemble, festival Forum nove glasba, Ljubljana, 23.11.2023.Pictures by Darja Štravs Tisu
November 23-26 2023: International electroacoustic ensemble. Concerts in Ljubljana, St-Johann, Graz
Šalter Ensemble, 28. Jazz Cerkno 2023 (picture by Nada Zgank)
Tour, Concert / Performance, Event in Biel/Bienne
May 5-26 2023: International electroacoustic ensemble. Concerts in Venice, Cerkno, Biel/Bienne, Zürich
Šalter Ensemble Ljubljana 2019 (picture by Marcandrea)
Concert / Performance, Event in Biel/Bienne, Tour
Bruit’s activities from 2017 to 2019

Artist's editions

CD Salter
CD, Digital Release
Šalter Ensemble

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