Etnoploč

Aleksander Ipavec – accordion
Piero Purich – saxophones
Matej Špacapan – trumpet
 
The name was chosen to state the musical choice of a trio across the borders (whose components come from the mixed Italian-Slovenian area between Trieste and Ljubljana): a rootless digression into ethnic music, seamlessly swinging from Balkan melodies - our authentic cradle -, world music and our own releases.
We individually boast numerous and prestigious collaborations with international artists. As a trio, we have performed in numerous festivals and events in Europe: MantovaJazz (IT), Festival Lent (SLO), Udine Jazz (IT), Szentgotthard jazz festival (H), Rosenthal EtnoFest (AT), Sankt Jakob Folk Musik (AT), Domžale EtnoRock Festival (Slovenia), Premio Andrea Parodi – Quartu Sant’Elena (Cagliari, IT), MEI-Faenza (IT), Tavagnacco Jazz Festival (Udine, IT), Across the Border (Gorizia, IT). 
Moreover we have collaborated with Tamara Obrovac, Vlado Kreslin, Daniele D'Agaro, Emil Krištof, Karen Asatrian, Extra 3 and many others.
 
Our first CD “Pre…prosto” was released in 2005. On April 11, 2011 we have officially presented our second CD, “Across the border” Live, at the Kulturni dom in Gorizia, Italy.