Bowrain (1983, Ljubljana) is a contemporary composer, pianist, and producer. In 2014 he released his debut album Far Out, which he recorded in Amsterdam. The release of the album was held in Amsterdam’s Sugarfactory, followed by numerous performances as a support to main acts such as LAMB, Garden City Movement, Fennesz, Perera Elsewhere, Arms and Sleepers. To date, he has released several singles, three albums, and one EP. His previous studio recordings used to be entirely individual, however, the recent album DISTRACTED is a collaboration with Ljubljana based guitarist and producer Mario Babojelić – UM and German drummer Robert Nitschke. Since 2018 he is a collaborator of South African collective The Brother Moves On.
His most recent music performances include The Cosmpolitan (SA), Orbit Jazz Club (SA), Church Of Sound (UK), Alice Cph (DK), Brussels Jazz Weekend (BE), Tallinn Music Week (EE), Piano Day Ljubljana (SI), Piano Day Trieste (IT), Westway Lab Festival (PT), Goethe Institut (NL), MENT Festival (SI), 4th European Jazz Conference (SI) and Walk and Talk Azores (PT), Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL), Waves Vienna (AU), Westway Lab Festival (PT), Jazz Festival Ljubljana (SI), Druga Godba (SI), Spring Break Festival (PL), Musicbox Lisboa (PT)...
Apart from creating his own music, Bowrain has composed music for several works in the field of visual, performing arts and theatre. His music was performed in the Modern Gallery and Škuc Gallery (SI), Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (SI), MGLC (SI), SNG Maribor and Nova Gorica (SI), Het Veem Theater (NL), De Appel (NL), Melkweg (NL), Graphic Biennale (SI), Venice Art Biennale (IT), Frieze London (UK), Uferstudios (DE), Pioneer Works (US) and Kustera Projects Red Hook (US).
“Piano is my tool, my instrument. There is a reciprocal familiarity that happens when I dive into it. Playing piano for me is more natural than speaking.”