Almost a Trademark

On the numerous appearances of German composer Mauricio Kagel at the MBZ. As a festival guest he was in Zagreb four times – in 1961, 1973, 1977 and 1987.

NIKŠA GLIGO, PhD, musicologist, academician, professor emeritus at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb, long-time producer and secretary-general of the Biennale
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
ĐURĐA OTRŽAN, musicologist and former long-time editor at the Croatian Radio
MAJA STANETTI, musicologist and critic

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 Mauricio Kagel.
Production: Bite Art Studio

Music Biennale Zagreb / Croatian Composers' Society, 2020