Full of Enthusiasm

On the organizing crew of the early Biennale festivals and their informed, passionate discussions

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
IVO JOSIPOVIĆ, PhD, composer and jurist, former President of the Republic of Croatia, professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb, former long-time secretary-general of the Croatian Composers’ Society and the director of the MBZ
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
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 smaller 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