The City in a Festival, Merriment in the City

On the Biennale outing into new spaces with the 1979 Urbofest.

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
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
MAJA STANETTI, musicologist and critic

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).
Production: Bite Art Studio

Music Biennale Zagreb / Croatian Composers' Society, 2020