Ruffling Some Feathers
On the trick Milko Kelemen used to found the Biennale and the continuation of his “Biennale thread” until this day, which can be seen throught activities of almost every artistic director of MBZ – Stanko Horvat, Ivo Josipović, Berislav Šipuš and others.
NIKŠA GLIGO, PhD, musicologist, academician, professor emeritus at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb, former 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
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