Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Dimensions Festival Completes 2020 Lineup for New Chapter in Tisno

February  5, 2020 - This summer, the Dimensions Festival will be held for the first time in Dalmatia, from August 13-17, in three locations; The Garden Resort in Tisno, St. Michael’s Fortress in Šibenik, and the after-party at the cult Barbarella disco in Pirovac. 

T.portal writes that the 9th edition of the Dimensions Festival will showcase a carefully selected mix of top emerging artists and music pioneers, with a lot of attention paid to production details. The introduction to the festival will be the opening concert at St. Michael’s Fortress in the center of Sibenik, where the main guest, Floating Points, will present his latest album "Crush" in an audio-visual show, along with other classics. He will be supported by Mafalda, with his dance mix of jazz, soul and Brazilian music. Other opening artists will be announced shortly.

The final list of festival guests to perform at The Garden Resort include techno pioneers Underground Resistance, Atlanta DJ and music journalist Ash Lauryn with her timeless house, intergalactic sound machine Freakenstein, rhythm innovator Batu, legendary dub techno don Moritz von Oswald, king of minimal house Voigtmann and favorite house, soul and disco selector Red Greg. Dimensions will be hosted by Michael Upson, known for his Love Muscle events in Leeds, the cult Dutch VBX team that regularly organizes programs at the Amsterdam Dance Event, and the Stamp The Wax music magazine with its own DJ discovery trove.

The best performers of the region are inevitable as well, with resident status on Dimensions already held by Peter Dundov and Elijah Rudman, joined by Le Chocolat Noir and Zarkoff, and the latest acquisition from the region, Belgrade band Bella Technika, which will perform their long-running debut "Section" released with the cooperation of the Belgrade label Odličan Hrčak (sub-label Bravo Boys) and PDV.

All these names have been added to a great list of electronic music stars that have already been featured, like DJs Stingray, Zip, The Hacker, Tikiman & Scion, dBridge, Mafalda, Helena Hauff, Pearson Sound, Skee Mask b2b Stenny, Surgeon, Marcellus Pittman, Francesco Del Garda, Detroit in Effect, Margaret Dygas, Darwin, re: ni, Awesome Tapes from Africa and many others.

Regional visitors have the opportunity to buy a cheaper early bird regional festival ticket this year, both through the Entrio system and at Entrio outlets. In the coming months, details of the opening concert, line-up at the festival beach and party boats will be announced.

You can find the full lineup here.

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Thursday, 19 December 2019

3D Video Mapping to Enhance St. Michael's Fortress in Sibenik

December 19, 2019 - As part of the European project “Fortress ReInvented - An Innovative Approach and Digital Content of Historic Fortresses,” the St. Michael’s Fortress in Sibenik will be enhanced thanks to content that interprets historical heritage through digital technology.

Namely, HRTurizam writes that two underground cisterns, dating from the 15th century, have long been hidden in the interior of St. Michael’s Fortress. However, soon the legend of the city's origin and the turbulent history of the fortress will be brought back to life. 

Namely, the final work is underway to set up a system for projecting 3D video mapping in the cisterns inside the fortress. From January 2020, visitors will be able to experience the history of the town of Sibenik and the fortress through two four-minute spectacles. A total of 34 projectors will be installed in the cisterns to complete the virtual space for mapping purposes, and 16 speakers will create the sound.

The first cistern will share the biblical story about the fight between good and evil, that is, the victory of St. Michael over the dragon, while the second cistern will show the history of the city with a particular emphasis on the role of the St. Michael’s Fortress as the nucleus from which the city originated.

As the latter is housed in cisterns with spatially intersected arches, they have become a watershed element in the development of a scenario-based on time travel: the cistern arches become the ‘wheels’ that start the system and define the year, that is, the period during which passengers (visitors inside the tank) stop and witness it themselves.

The complexity of implementing this project was discussed by Jelena Filipaj, a representative of Production Team, the company responsible for the development of the audio-visual content:

“Reviving cultural heritage with mapping technology is not revolutionary in itself, but so far, at least as far as we are aware, it has never been realized in such small, intimate spaces that bear the stamp of time through the colors of the walls, and from such proximity. The challenge is the curvature of the surface, which completely defines the approach to content creation. To monitor the workflow, that is, to make sure everything fits, complete simulation through virtual reality was required."

The Fortress ReInvented project covers four partner fortresses in three countries: apart from St. Michael’s Fortress, digital content will also be implemented at the Klis Fortress in Klis, Kanli Kula in Herceg Novi and Vranduk Tower in Zenica.

All the fortresses will receive multimedia guides and touch screens with a common application through which visitors to one of the fortresses will be able to watch what is currently happening at the remaining three. In addition, touch screens will be set up in the old city centers - info-kiosks through which partner fortresses will be presented, cities and small and medium-sized enterprises will be promoted.

The Fortress ReInvented project began on July 1, 2017, and ends December 31, 2019. The project is developed by the Museum of the City of Sibenik in partnership with the Municipality of Klis, the Municipality of Herceg Novi and the Public Institution Museum of the City of Zenica. Its total value is EUR 1,310,232.30, of which 85% is co-financed by the Interreg IPA CBC Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Montenegro 2014 - 2020 program.

The main objective of the project is to contribute to increasing the sustainability and improving the tourist offer by implementing digital content at four partner fortresses - St. Michael’s Fortress in Sibenik, Klis Fortress in Klis, Kanli Tower in Herceg Novi and Vranduk Fortress in Zenica.

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Monday, 3 June 2019

English Rock Group 'The Stranglers' Coming to St. Michael's Fortress in Šibenik

The Stranglers, one of the most prominent and influential British rock bands, is coming to the St. Michael’s Fortress in Šibenik on August 21, 2019! The Stranglers will arrive in Šibenik as part of a tour that includes many international stages, reports Dalmatinski Portal on June 3, 2019. 

Formed in the mid-1970s, The Stranglers released three albums in just 13 months at the beginning of their career, which included the hits ‘Peaches’ and ‘No More Heroes’. Engaged, eloquent, and suggestive lyrics with melodic compositions complemented by an aggressive, uncompromising, and rebellious attitude made them unique in the music scene. Their characteristic and unpredictable style based on flirting with various musical genres won over the mainstream rock scene and pushed them to become pioneers of new wave. 

In over forty years they released 17 albums, and the hits ‘Always The Sun’ and ‘Golden Brown’ brought them international fandom. Known as one of the most daring British bands, The Stranglers are currently on a world tour marked by numerous sold-out performances and are said to be preparing a new album. 

And now, everyone who finds themselves at this stunning stage along the Adriatic will have the chance to delight in the talent and the timeless quality of their songs.

MasterCard users will have the exclusive right to buy tickets from Wednesday, June 5, at the entrance to the St. Michael’s Fortress and Barone, at the City Point (Don Krste Stošića 1) and the online ticketing system Eventim.

All other tickets will go on sale from Friday, June 7 at the listed sales venues, including the online system Croatia Tickets. A limited number of tickets will be available for 330 kuna, while the price will rise to 350 kuna at a later date. 

For all users of Mastercard and Maestro cards, a 10% discount is available at all sales venues throughout the sales period.

As with all previous concerts at the Fortress of Culture, City Point provides a 10% discount for loyal members of the Friends Club (individual members for one, and families for two tickets). Additionally, Addiko bank cardholders will receive a 5% discount when buying a ticket.

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