Boris Kovač – Music as a Bridge between Earth and Heaven

Multistylism could be a rough term used to determine Boris KOVAC’s composition profile, which is not suited to fill any conventional pigeonholes. His music reflects a thorough knowledge of the European chamber music tradition; on the one hand it could (conditionally) be categorized among lyrical sentiments of traditional sound worlds (not only of Pannonian ethnic music but also of a “planetary human spirit”) and sacred ritual sound festivities, and, on the other hand, it adopted some experiences of jazz, avant-garde rock and improvised music. Among the younger generation composers that we have had the opportunity to hear in the last several years there are indeed very few who have introduced so much freshness into contemporary music as Boris KOVAČ has done.
Rajko Muršič, “Muska”, 1995 / Slovenia

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  • Mosaic of TimeQuick View
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    • Mosaic of Time

    • CD Mosaic of Time Composed by Boris Kovač (GEMA) Released March 10, 2020. Includes unlimited streaming of Mosaic of Time via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. performed by New Ritual Group: Boris Kovač – soprano & alto sax, bass clarinet, melodion, voice Slobodanka Stević – piano Siniša Mazalica – double bass Lav Kovač – drums,…
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  • Dances and Ballads from the HighlandQuick View
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    • Dances and Ballads from the Highland

    • CD Dances and Ballads from the Highland composed by Boris Kovač Includes unlimited streaming of Mosaic of Time via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. performed by the string quartet TAJJ (tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) Vlada Puškaš – oboe (tracks 4, 8, 10) Ištvan Čik – percussion (4) and Enzo Fabiani Quartet…
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  • The PathQuick View
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    • The Path

    • CD The Path Published by ReR Megacorp London, 2017 Produced by Kachara MM Production – Pannonia 2015/2016 Composed by Boris Kovač / GEMA (Sokoj for Serbia only) Performed by New Ritual Group: Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Jasna Jovićević Composed By, Liner Notes, Soprano Saxophone, Melodeon, Engineer, Mixed By, Producer – Boris Kovač Double Bass – Siniša Mazalica…
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  • Times of DayQuick View
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    • Times of Day

    • CD Times of Day Concerto suite for sax and chamber ensemble Published by ReR Megacorp London, 2015 Produced by KACHARA MM PRODUCTION – PANNONIA 2013/2014 Composed by Boris Kovač / GEMA (Sokoj for Serbia only) Performed by New Ritual Ensemble: Boris Kovač – reeds Slobodanka Stević – piano Vladimir Ćuković – I violin Marta Kojadinović – II violin Aleksandar Stankov…
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  • Catalogue of MemoriesQuick View
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    • Catalogue of Memories

    • CD Catalogue of Memories Produced by KACHARA in 2012. Distributed by ReR MEGACORP.UK Performed by New Ritual Ensemble: Aleksandra Krčmar – I violin Slobodanka Stević – piano Svetlana Spajić – alto Boris Kovač – reeds Siniša Mazalica – double bass Lav Kovač – drums / percussion Saša Panić – basoon Goran Penić – accordion Jelena Filipović – viola Jovanka Mazalica…
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  • Chamber MusicQuick View
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    • Chamber Music

    • CD Chamber Music Published in 2010 by LONG ARMS, Russia, B92, Serbia (for Serbia) and Ad HOC Records, US CD1 recorded at Sinagoga, Novi Sad 2006. CD2 recorded at Galerija Matica Srpska Novi Sad 2005 and Sinagoga 2006. CD1 Ecumenical Mysteries - Chamber Music 1-1 I Part - The Voice 1-2 II Part - The Travel 1-3 III Part -…
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  • DamariQuick View
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    • Damari

    • CD Damari, You... Within And Out Of Time Released: 2001. Produced by KACHARA in 1999. Distributed by ReR MEGACORP. UK Performed by Ritual Nova Ensemble: Florijan Balaž – violin Bogdan Ranković – clarinet, bass clarinet Vanja Češnjevar – piano Miloš Matić – double bass Boris Kovač – alto, sloprano sax 1 I Damari 2 II Damari 3 III Damari 4…
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  • Mirror of the Voice (CD+Book)Quick View
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    • Mirror of the Voice (CD+Book)

    • CD Mirror of the Voice (CD+Book) (1999)/10 tracks (Collection of works 1986-1998.) CD published by Radio 021 CD produced by Kachara MM studio, Bukovac Designed by Milan Letić 1 All Under The Celestial Cap 2 Folk Prelude: Love Sick 3 The Singing 4 Quasi Begin 5 Adagio 6 Voyage Of The Madmen's Ship 7 Sunny Voyage 8 Fragment Of Invisible…
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  • East Off EuropeQuick View
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    • East Off Europe

    • CD East Off Europe Published by Les Disques VICTO, Canada, 1998. for the Ritual Nova Ensemble / in 3 parts: Visible Side, Invisible Side, Finale Performed by Ritual Nova Ensemble: Nenad Vrbaški – violin Bogdan Ranković – clarinet / bass clarinet Ivica Marušević – double bass Saša Svijić – piano Jaroslava Benka – soprano Boris Kovač – soprano & alto…
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  • Play on StringQuick View
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    • Play on String

    • CD Play on String (string quartet), More Music, Italy, 1996. Produced by En Knap dance company Performed by Enzo Fabiani string quartet Cello – Pavle Rakar Featuring – Enzo Fabiani Quartet Viola – Sonja Vuković Violin – Lidija Grkman, Marko Kodelja 1 Quasi Tango 2 Polymetre Dance 3 Quasi Waltz 4 Sacred Mechanic 5 Quasi Salsa 6 Adagio 7 Quasi…
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  • Anamnesis, Ecumenical MysteriesQuick View
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    • Anamnesis, Ecumenical Mysteries

    • CD Anamnesis, Ecumenical Mysteries (first version, 1992) Published by Victo, Canada, 1996 Performed by Ritual Nova Ensemble: Jaroslava Benka – soprano Mihal Budimski – violin Nebojša Pandurović – cello Srdjan Dalagija – piano Ljubomir Živković – persussion Boris Kovač – reeds 1 The Voice 2 The Travel 3 White Cities 4 The Singing
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  • Ritual Nova CollectionQuick View
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    • Ritual Nova Collection

    • CD Ritual Nova I&II - Collection of Works from 2 LP's (1985-1988) published by ReR, London, 1993. Tape music performed by the author on reeds, folk instruments and sampler and the guests: Nenad Vrbaški – violin Jaroslava Benka – soprano Katalin Ladik – vocal Djordje Delibašić – drums .... Dream Of The Origin .... 1 All Under The Celestial Cap…
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  • Profana liturgija, Fenomenology of the SoulQuick View
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    • Profana liturgija, Fenomenology of the Soul

    • CD Published by ADN, Milano, 1991 Performed by Ritual Nova Ensemble: Nenad Vrbaški – violin Nebojša Pandurović – cello Veljko Nikolić Nik – sampler/percussion/accordion Bora Janić – drums Boris Kovač –reeds/sampler/accordion Introduction: Profound Autumn Room: Delighted 1st Interlude: Pensive Folk Prelude: Love Sick Scherzo: Loosely, Trivial 2nd Interlude: Nostalgia Sound Archaeology: Misteriously Dervish Theme: Trance Interludum Circulus: Sacral
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  • Ritual Nova IIQuick View
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    • Ritual Nova II

    • LP Ritual Nova 2, Recommended rec., London, 1989. Tape music performed by the author on reeds, folk instruments and sampler and the guests: Nenad Vrbaški – violin Jaroslava Benka – soprano Katalin Ladik – vocal Djordje Delibašić – drums Dream Of The Origine A1 All Under The Celestial Cap A2 Noon At Ural A3 Sacred Millstone Origine Of The Dream…
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  • Ritual NovaQuick View
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    • Ritual Nova

    • LP Ritual Nova, Symposion rec., Yugoslavia, 1986. Tape music performed by the author on reeds, folk instruments and sampler and the guests: Nenad Vrbaški – violin Jaroslava Benka – soprano Katalin Ladik – vocal Djordje Delibašić – drums A1 Ambient: Witches And Vampires / Dream And Fear A2 Dance: Joy In Manchuria A3 Ritual: Transilvanian Wheel B1 Ritual: Room Movement…
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Selected chamber music works

Videos


  1. Times of Day
    Musical film based on the piece Times of Day / Concerto Suite for Saxophone and Chamber Ensemble.

  2. Catalogue of Memories / I part
    Performed by New Ritual Ensemble. Video created by Boris Kovač and Tamara Jakoković.

  3. Catalogue of Memories / II part
    Performed by New Ritual Ensemble. Video created by Boris Kovač and Tamara Jakoković.