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CROATIA - WORLD MUSIC - instrument SOPILA

*The sopila (or roženica, as a similar instrument is called in Istria) is an old traditional instrument similar to today’s oboe. It has been preserved in the areas of Kvarner, Kastav, Vinodol, and on the island of Krk. / The sopila is a descendant of the old European shawm, an instrument that developed near the end of the Middle Ages and whose main characteristics were double reeds and a conical …
Posted almost 6 years – 1 comments

TURKEY - ETHNO MUSIC - The Whirling Dervishes

THIS IS JUST A TEASER – WAST SUBJECT IT IS / - / The Whirling Dervishes played a vitally important part in the evolution of Ottoman high culture. From the 14th to the 20th century , their impact on classical poetry, calligraphy, and the visual arts was profound, while music was perhaps their greatest achievement. Since the dogmatists of Islam’s orthodoxy opposed music as being harmful…
Posted almost 6 years – 4 comments

A Philosophy of Photography

A Philosophy of Photography / and of Some Visual Art in General / by Rick Garlikov / - / Great photography is simple. / It is merely to discover, collect, arrange, create, anticipate or provoke / exquisite subject matter; / and then to choose, invent, or patiently wait for / that properly illuminating and perfectly enhancing light, / in order to utilize the proper electronic and mechanical equipm…
Posted almost 6 years – 4 comments

Dragoslav Pavle Aksentijevic ORTHODOX SACRED CHANT

Dragoslav Pavle Aksentijevic orthodox sacred chant / Dragoslav Pavle Aksentijevic was born in Belgrade in 1942. He graduated and acquired his diploma and masters degree at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Belgrade. His main focus is ancient Serbian and Byzantine church music. The chants he interprets are based on “neumes” transcriptions, written between the 12th and 18th century, a…
Posted almost 6 years – 9 comments
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