jeudi 21 octobre 2010

Dejan Terzic' Underground : "Continuum"

(Gramofon, 2008)

This is the second CD of my work with "Underground" and its inspiration and interpretation of Balkan Folk music.
Wheras the first CD - Underground - deals more with interpreting folk songs and melodies, now this new piece of work is focused on original material. Apart from "Somborska", which has the original title "U tem Somboru" and is an old folk song that I have rearranged, I have written all the music on this CD.
By doing so, I was trying to capture the mood, the atmosphere and the "melos" of old folk songs, since this is the realm I am mostly occupied with. ("melos" in the sense of return to Romanticism, and "occupation" in the sense of Passion).
But what exactly is "melos" in the context of folk songs ? Most of the traditional folk songs are written in a minor key - people from the south region mostly prefer sad songs in minor keys,even if its out of pure joy and happiness.
Neither in folk dances nor in in wedding songs, the minor key - with its intonation of gravity and severity -seems to be inevitable. Even without grief there is always grief,even without wailing the mood is always elegic. Its emotional impact - chastity,joy,cry,laugh,desperation,hate,love - it all seems to be combined in those songs .
By using original material I was trying to present my own musical point of view. Continuum expresses my ongoing obsession and belonging to these musical roots, without its inspiration and impact, no creative activity would ever arise. Sombor was chosen out of pure love to the song - melody,rhythm,structure,lyrics - and without any national or geographical preference whatsoever.

Dejan Terzic


3 commentaires:

steve a dit…

This may be duplication. I am a limited American . . . so sorry. This site is just
amazing. Thanks so much!!!

E-mile a dit…

almost a year now..........................................................I bet you got something VERY special up your sleeve, waiting for us to discover [:-) Or not, and external factors made you lose interest for this blog, also a possibility, Z! Anyways, hope to hear you OK,
best, be safe & all that jazz, E-mile

Zipangu a dit…

Hi E-Mile ! Glad to hear from you !!! Yes, One ENTIRE year past... In the same time, it's so long and so short ! Acutally, I'm always interested by musical blog sphere but It's more difficult (and hard) to find new music to share to my blog... There are many other albums related to this "area" but most often on independant labels with his own executive producer that is his job... I prefer not to porpose this kind of production, still an economic source... But I don't despair, I hope to discover other underground jewels !

All the best,

Long life to your wonderful mixes and compilations,