7th — 9th July 2022
Airport Trenčín 7th — 9th July 2022
Greeting for Bruce Nauman at Pohoda in the Air

Greeting for Bruce Nauman at Pohoda in the Air

Greeting for Bruce Nauman, or Ilona Németh´s Auditorium, was already at Pohoda twice, it was with us in Groningen during focus on the Slovak music. This time, it has been installed directly at the airport runway, through which usually the majority of our visitors pass when Pohoda takes place. The artwork thus gets another meaning. The installation will serve more purposes – it will host a debate, a concert and a performance. Greeting to Nauman is the only physical artwork, which will be installed this year at the empty Trenčín airport. → read more

07. July 2020
Gleb at Pohoda in the Air

Gleb at Pohoda in the Air

During Pohoda in the Air, Gleb will jump out from an airplane and right afterwads he will perform his fast rhymes, transforming them into genres such as glitch pop, grime, trap and D&B. After a number of mixtapes and an EP, he has released his debut album Lavička Pimpin in 2017. With his second album, Gauč Strytelling, he has taken over this year´s Radio_head Awards, as he won the Album of the Year prize and the Record of the Year prize in the category hip hop/rap/r´n´b. He is currently working on a new EP and he will perform one of the new tracks live at Pohoda in the Air. → read more

07. July 2020
The Wilderness at Pohoda in the Air

The Wilderness at Pohoda in the Air

The Wilderness – real evidence that punk at its best is not dead – will perform at Pohoda in the Air. Brilliant lyrics, excellent music and uncompromising attitudes are the reasons why The Wilderness rank among the principal bands on the Slovakian music scene. Their video for the song "Čo s tým hnevom" (also created at Pohoda 2018), was described as the Video of the Year by Slovak music portal Hudba.sk. In recent months, they have recorded new songs that will be released on a joint record with the English band Active Minds. → read more

06. July 2020
Zohra at Pohoda in the Air

Zohra at Pohoda in the Air

The opening day of the Pohoda in the Air festival will also include the first Afghan women's orchestra—Zohra, which excelled at Pohoda 2019. As there are strict measures in place in the country, the orchestra will not play together, but several of its members have sent us their musical greetings. Their last yearʼs concert and the following Slovakia tour perhaps best illustrated the importance of freedom for art as well as the contribution of art to freedom. That is why, instead of the classic documentary about Pohoda, we made the film Orchestra from the Land of Silence. Film director Lucia Kašová shot it at the concerts of the orchestra. You can watch the concert of Zohra, the documentary, as well as the subsequent discussion on the topic of freedom, human rights, and gender equality in Afghanistan already on Thursday evening.   → read more

06. July 2020
Contest: welcome the Sun on the piano during Pohoda in the Air

Contest: welcome the Sun on the piano during Pohoda in the Air

In the Pohoda in the Air line-up, three “visitors” will have the chance to perform. Just as welcoming the Sun is an integral part of our festival, so are also “street musicians” playing the pianos at the Pohoda venue. We would like to bring both of these traditions also to Pohoda in the Air, which is why we are calling this contest for pianists. Below this post, upload a comment with a video of you playing the piano (it can be anything, your own work, a cover version...). From all the videos, we will then select the dozen with the largest number of likes. A professional jury composed of pianist Lucie Chuťková, Dorota Nvotová, and Braňo Jobus will then choose from them three winners who will play live at Pohoda in the Air (during welcoming the Sun on Saturday morning). You can upload your videos in comments from now until 11:59 pm, Wednesday 8th July. → read more

06. July 2020
Vrbovskí Víťazi and the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Trenčín to perform at Pohoda in the Air

Vrbovskí Víťazi and the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Trenčín to perform at Pohoda in the Air

The Saturday program will be opened by the only public concert of the Pohoda in the Air festival—on the Trenčín main square, The Chamber Orchestra of the City of Trenčín will perform in the world premiere works by Vrbovskí Víťazi in arrangements of Slavo Solovic. With this concert, Vrbovskí víťazi will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's founding and the Chamber Orchestra of the city of Trenčín will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its establishment. → read more

05. July 2020
Dýchanie. Oslava vzduchu by S. Filko at Pohoda in the Air

Dýchanie. Oslava vzduchu by S. Filko at Pohoda in the Air

At the Pohoda in the Air festival, we will work primarily with the emptiness of the Trenčín Airport. The exception will be two visual art works: one of them will be Breathing – The Celebrating of Air (1970) by Stanislav Filko, which the artist himself also called “Wind in a 6m pressure ball” and later “Pneumatic heart” and “Breathing-RespirationSF”. According to art historian Lucia Gregorová Stach, the works combine Filko's creative approaches across a whole decade and, at the same time, outline his future creative direction: life energy and body (red biology), the universe and its pulsation (blue cosmology), and the indication of a new spirituality (white ontology). We can exhibit Breathing – The Celebrating of Air thanks to the Slovak National Gallery. → read more

04. July 2020