Remembering Debussy (1862 – 1918): The Imaginary Getaway

What would music sound like today, if there was never a Clause Debussy – the first modernist composer that inspired Ravel, Messiaen, Stravinsky, Bartok, Glass and many other artists that marked the music of the 20th Century? They aren’t the only ones – if you are a jazz fan, you’ve probably stumbled across the name of […]

The Anthem Of The Eternal Bohemians: The Rhapsody Of Our Lives

Although classical music is considered serious and reserved for a special type of audience, great composers have always had an influence on jazz and pop / rock musicians. It was back in ’45 when Sinatra sang lyrics to a theme from Rachmaninoff’s concerto. Bands like Procol Harum, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull, The Beach Boys, The […]

The Flight of Marc Chagall

He wakes up, still sleepy and rheumy-eyed, and talks about how he flew above the village the whole night, looking at the roofs under the snow and the church, yellow with blue domes, street cleaners and hunched passers-by ….He speaks without stopping. His mother shuts him up unwilling to admit to herself how scared she […]

Бранислава Подрумац: Девојка са калеидоскопским очима

Не постоји бољи начин да размрдате лењу зимску недељу од одласка у позориште, било да је у питању концерт или представа. Још је лепши осећај када за уметност не морате да идете много даље од свог комшилука – знају они који живе у околини центра града. Ако сте из Земуна међутим, онда је за вас […]

Soul Bandages And The Holograms Of Love

Valentine’s day has passed and the gifts have been exchanged. Now it’s up to love birds to care about each other and please one another for the next 364 days, regardless of the date. And what happens when the ”Valentine’s day’’ is over, that is – when your relationship breaks? Do you save your precious […]

Nemanja Radulovic: The Strings Of Life

–          Do you like classical music? –          Most certainly! Especially Bach, the perfection of harmony and mathematic accuracy… –          I love it! Mostly Mozart, he calms me down. –          No one is equal to Wagner, everything ends with him! –          Yes! Rachmaninoff’s pieces have elements that no composer managed to unite. –         Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Satie… –          Yes, […]

Dreaming With Mr. Guitar

Is it possible for just one day to have the power to change our entire life – to turn it  upside down, in a good or a bad way? When we sum everything up, can life be focused around 4 or 5 crucial days that have influenced its course irreversibly?  Regardless of all the good and […]

Jacqueline Du Pré: Creating The Rainbow

She’s like a rainbow Coming, colors in the air Oh, everywhere She comes in colors. Have you seen her dressed in blue? See the sky in front of you And her face is like a sail Speck of white so fair and pale Have you seen a lady fairer? She shoots colors all around  Like […]

When Music Is Stronger Than Evil

”I’m not sure if I would know how to write about music”, I told him. He looks at me silently, while the ash falls off from the cigarette and on the table. I don’t know if he heard me or if the words remained lost in a between-time of sorts, in that moment when one […]