Music Biennale Zagreb: BALKAN AFFAIRS
Hanan Hadžajlić: Requiem Ex Machina
for six amplified voices (2022/23) WP
Jug Marković: NULA Music
for six voices (2022) WP
Ana Pandevska: Electroacoustic mantra From Ex YU to EU
for soprano, mezzo soprano and fixed media (2023) WP
Nina Perović: Penetrations III
for six vocals and electronics (2022/23) WP
Petra Strahovnik: SCREAdoM
for five voices, sound installation and electronics (2023) WP
Helena Skljarov: The Blue Giraffe
for five voices, electronics, and video (2023) WP
Under the impression of a community in Europe that is drifting apart and threatened by populism and war, the Biennale Zagreb and the Neue Vocalsolisten invite six composers from the six states of the former Yugoslavia to deal with the effects of the Balkan wars, which have left a lasting mark on the societies of their home countries to this day, in the context of artistic work.
BALKAN AFFAIRS is therefore also and above all a compositional exploration of vocal music by six composers working mostly with electronic music. The intensive composition process was accompanied by several individual work stays of the participating composers with the Neue Vocalsolisten in Stuttgart.