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Buzarovski Archive (BuzAr) is a digital collection of video, audio, photos, books, papers, scores and other artifacts related to Balkan cultures and traditions. The collection is based on Dimitrije Buzarovski's musical scores, performances, video and audio recordings, digitised cultural heritage, and musicological and ethnomusicological works.

Established: October 15, 2012

Starting from December 1, 2014, BuzAr Collections will be available online in streaming format. Selected items from the collections will be posted periodically.

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Artifacts on BuzAr are for non-commercial, educational, or research purposes. Users of these artifacts agree to cite Buzarovski Archive.
Buzarovski Works
Music Questions
December 1, 2014:

imitrije Buzarovski
Music Questions/ An Esthetic Performance/ Where Theory and Practice Meet (2014)
Premiere on October 10, 2014 at Balkan Art Forum 2014

The esthetic performance Music Questions is an attempt to connect music theory and practice in a unique event. Possible music answers accompany onthological and gnoseological questions about the essence of music, music creation, music evaluation and the more general possibility of grasping the music phenomenon. The text of the questions is spoken by а computer in English and Serbian language, while the answers are composed of a collage containing numerous segments from Buzarovski’s works and music by (in a order of appearance): Brazilian tribes, Aboriginal music, female vocal group from the village of Injevo (Macedonia), Gounod, Stockhausen, Henry, Cage, Gregorian chant, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Holst, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Goodman, Hart, Stravinsky, Debussy, Toncho, Schaeffer and Bernstein. The connections within and between the various pieces is achieved via Buzarovski's electronic music, while textual segments are also digitally processed and arranged in different combinations. The performance ends with a fragment from the last song “Soft Rains” (poem by Sara Teasdale) from Buzarovski’s song cycle Songs of Peace and War, thus raising the question about the existence of music after the disappearance of humankind. The text of the questions is graphically present through the video, in addition to four video fragments at the end of the performance. As a result the esthetic performance is a textual/audio/video product at the boundaries of a music piece and a theoretical essay.

Review about the performance in the journal Kulturen zhivot 3–4/2014

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