nimbus dei



Nimbus Dei is a project started in 2008 by Tomislav Babić to perform his electroacoustic and experimental works. He was joined by violinist/synthesist Tena Novak and Mario Kovač on theremin and other electronics. This outfit was active during 2009-2010 season. whilst core melodic and harmonic material were provided by the composer, it was extended by ad lib detours made by entire ensemble. The project started again in 2013-2016, with ever changing roster of musicians. at this point, concerts were leaning towards completely improvised, many serving later as scores to various art and experimental film projects.


The music of Nimbus Dei tends to walk into dark and psyhedelic, with roots in 70s electronic of Cosmiche era, pastiches of impressionism & expresionism from the turn of the century, but primary inspiration comes from genius loci of wider Balkan area and its long, turbulent history. Concert footage was often used later in scores for theatre and contemporary dance plays, motion pictures, experimental and documentary films/series.



Dec20, Croatian Superstore, Zagreb

Jun27, 2015 Qrt Gallery Greta, Zagreb

Jun8, 2015 Animafest Zagreb - World Animation Festival

Apr8, 2015 Močvara Club - In Memoriam Edgar Froese

Sep22, 2014 Teatar ITD, SC

Jul30, 2013 Greta Gallery Zagreb

Jul6, Greta Gallery Rijeka

Jun29, 2013 Greta Gallery Zagreb

Nov13, 2010 CKT PSST!! Silent Film Festival, improvisation to experimental films

Aug27, 2010 FRONT@ SODOBNEGA PLESA, contemporary dance festival

Jun27, 2010 "Thirsty Ear" Festival Of Alternative Music ("Žedno Uho")

Oct5, 2010 Club Močvara, Nimbus Dei opened for legendary ambient duo, Cluster





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  • "Žedno Uho" Festival, Zagreb Apr30, 2010:

    Mario Kovač, Željko Andrić & Tomislav Babić, video artist: Ivan Biondić




  • Kinodvor, Ljubljana Mar20, 2009 and Biennale Zareb Apr22, 2009:

    Mario Kovač, Tena Novak & Tomislav Babić, video artist: Ivan Lusičić Liik