About to Boil Up

On the importance of the first festivals and the feeling of responsibility for the state of culture in the society.

SILVIO FORETIĆ, composer, retired professor at the Folkwang College of Music
ZDENKA KAPKO FORETIĆ, PhD, musicologist and critic
ERIKA KRPAN, musicologist and critic, former director of the Zagreb Concert Management, former long-time associate of the Music Biennale Zagreb and the editor of their printed publications
VLADIMIR KRPAN, pianist, professor emeritus at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb
SEADETA MIDŽIĆ, musicologist, former long-time editor at the Zagreb Television and Croatian Television, former aide to the Minister of Culture, diplomat, and an associate of the MBZ
MLADEN SEDAK, violinist, retired professor, Music Academy of the University of Zagreb
BERISLAV ŠIPUŠ, composer and conductor, professor at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb, former Minister of Culture in the Government of the Republic of Croatia, former long-time artistic director of the MBZ

These twenty MBZ Stories represent, of course, just a small part of the Biennale heritage and only a few people of the many one could talk to about the early Biennale years – the ones we filmed in just one week in July of 2020. There are many more who were, and are, involved in Music Biennale Zagreb in different ways and whose memories would very much contribute to the Stories, but due to a lot of circumstances, they remain to be included in future editions.

Authors: Petra Pavić i Dina Puhovski
Camera: Duje Kundić
Editing: Karla Folnović
This MBZ Story features footage from the Music Biennale Zagreb – International Festival of Contemporary Music DVD ROM (Croatian Composers' Society, 2008) as well as music by Milko Kelemen.
Production: Bite Art Studio

Music Biennale Zagreb / Croatian Composers' Society, 2020