Live recording of the fifth and final piece of the Ob-literate performance at the Orgelpark - Amsterdam on 18-03-2016.
concept & composition: Zeno van den Broek, Gagi Petrovic
soprano: Stephanie Pan, Anat Spiegel
baritone: Florian de Backere, Kevin Walton, Arnout Lems
organ: Jacob Lekkerkerker
cubes: Zeno van den Broek, Gagi Petrovic
Ob-literate was commissioned by Gaudeamus Muziekweek.
Supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten and Fonds21.
Fourth track from the album "dp[a] + hsh"by Gagi Petrovic out on Moving Furniture Records 4 december 2017.
Hear more and get the album here:
dp[a] + hsh is the debut album for composer Gagi Petrovic.
The album consists of two projects that were unrelated until now: dp[a] + hsh.
Dysprosody is a very rare speech disorder that can manifest itself in several ways, such as unconventional changes in pitch, volume and rhythm while talking. This could be seen as a nuisance and unwanted deviation on established ways of communication, or as a new opportunity for truly expressing oneself. This is the result of my first attempt on the latter.
The word Haschoema means ‘shame on you’ and is used in the Moroccan community when someone’s behaviour is inappropriate – especially if that someone is a woman. This single word expresses an understanding, a feeling and a certain tension.
When choreographer Mouna Laroussi from Dansmakers Amsterdam commissioned me to write music for her dance duet revolving around this theme of social control, my assignment became clear: to capture oppression.
Biography Gagi Petrovic
Gagi Petrovic is a composer, performer and teacher of music. As a musician he mainly works in performative settings, such as concerts and contemporary dance. He composes pieces that are between acoustic and electronic; between heavy and warm, odd and familiar. His special interest is how music moves us both physically and mentally; how our emotions and rational thoughts are delicately intertwined and both influence our daily activities. Somehow music enables us to reflect, escape or even question a particular sense of reality.
performed by Zsófia Pásztói; electronics i.a.w. Tijs Ham;
recorded during 'Une matinée des rejeté', Rotterdam
recorded at De Machinist, Rotterdam during "Une matinée des rejetés", Rotterdam.
( the bark is not part of the piece ;) )
music for contemporary dance piece AYAH by Danshuis Haarlem (2017).
composed and produced by Gagi Petrovic,
listening through headphones or massive speakers is recommended.
remixing Pärt - Silentium and making new compositions out of it, featuring my new sample-based instrument GEST.
music for contemporary dance "Café Noir" by
Lynn Meijer and Cherish Menzo, an excerpt.
material (a.o.) extracted from my jam session with a broken amplifier with no input.
During the process of composing a new solo for recorder with live electronics (2012-2013), i was looking for a pure acoustic sound that mixes well with the electronic sounds i had in mind.
This is a short improvisation that i made after a few weeks of experimenting with unconventional techniques. This recording of me playing my balkan recorder functioned as inspiration for the sixth movement of the composition.
for Javanese gamelan (pelog) and live electronics (i.a.w. Tijs Ham [Tapage])
performed by Ensemble Gending (during Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2012)
recorded, mixed and mastered by Rutger Ides (www.melodymeltdown.nl)
[listen with headphones or massive speakers]
later I decided that this is composed for the compilation CD: Death Mix
a project by Vox Novus: 60x60
80% of this is created while procrastinating.
Wir hatten zeit (2013)
(one-day-piece no. 1)
Composition by me
Lyrics distilled by me, from a poem by Heinz Czechowski (1935-2009)
Voice - Enikö Gösi
Piano – Rutger de Ronde
recorded during the best of Eendagsliederen
//// lyrics /////
Wir hatten zeit
So kam dieser Winter Saß in den Scheiben, der Schnee
Setzte sich fest und wir hatten
////// english //////
We had time
And so came this winter
It sat in the sills, the snow
Sat down firmly and we had
composition: Gagi Petrovic
recording: Rutger Ides
performed by Ensemble Sizzle and Sonsoles Alonso (piano) during a rehearsal. i revisited this piece in the summer of 2012, so the actual composition is a bit different than this recording.