Melodies are particular to every folk and infer a cultural identity and inner „home“ – even when geographically distanced. Melodies can be misused for radical nationalism, yet in their entirety they are a universal language of mankind that knows no borders.
Zenker asked the invited musicians from Bosnia, Serbia and France, to
bring a traditional melody to the symposium. Kamenko Kulap, Laurence
Bourdin, Bogdan Rankovic and last but not least Falk Zenker himself
proved how each had interpreted something different in the words “traditional
material” be it a traditional instrument or melody. This was irrelevant
as to whether the modus was jazz, improvisation or jam session. They
have spent the last weeks playing to each other and improvising. The
results of the harmonious collaborations were played in the concert
– East Serbian folks song
Bourdin / Drehleier - France
Began 1988 to play Drehleier, mixed trad. french music with electro, pop and world music, 1996 „Viellistic Orchestra“, 1998 „Compagnie Montanaro“ (6 CDs) and first Group „Kashmir Acoustic Quartett“, Projects with modern dance (Cie H. Koubi) and Theater (l’ARFI, Lyon), 2005 first Solo-CD “Un Grain de Quartz”, Appearances at Festivals (i.e: Tokyo Summer Festival, Mediawave in Hungarian), in Guinea (with Sayon Camara) and Palastine (with Abdel Moneim Oudwan).
Rankovic / Clarinet, Flute - Serbia
Born1967 in Cacak, Serbia, studied piano at the Arts Academy in Novi Sad, occupied with Folk and Jazz, since 1995 on the international stage (incl. Europe, Canada, Japan, Russia), CD-Productions (i.e. Maska-Ritual Nova ansambl, The Last Balkan Tango- Boris Kovac/ I LaDaAba orchest (Piranha), DRAUGHT-Mezei Silard-Internacional Ensemble (Leo Records), 2004 Autoren-Debüt with „Serboplov“ by B92 (6.Platz 2005 World music charts Europe).
Kamenko Culap / Percussion - Bosnia
Born 1973 in Gradacac/ Bosnia, lives since the war 1993 in Zagreb/ Croatia, began as Bassist in Rockbands, later moved over to traditional Balkan musicl as Percussionist (Darabuka), Taught by Sanjay Badhorya/ Indien and Miro Josipovic /Accordeon, Concerts and CDs with Shamrock Rovers (Irish folk) and Kries (moderneInterpretation trad. croatian Music), Filmmusic fot ?Konjanik? (Croatia, 2005, Best Film of the Year).
Zenker / Guitar - Germany
Born 1967 in Mittweida/ Sachsen, Classic Guitar studies in the HS „Franz Liszt“ Weimar, Flamenco studies in Spain, Gregorian course, Guest hearer in Studio for Elektroaccoustic Music, Weimar, intern. Tour with Oscar Andrade, lives today as musician in Kapellendorf bei Weimar, to date author of 3 CDs (for Acoustic Music und Raumklang), Solo and Ensemble concerts (ensemble nu:n), Sound installations, TV and Theater music, cross-discipline arts projects.
Gast: Finn Martin / Saxophone, Flute, Vocals, Perc. - Sweden, Ireland
Born 1961 in Sweden Jazz studies in Switzerland, 20 years in Paris and tours world wide with, for example, african artists such as Salif Keita, Manu Dibango, Mory Kante and also The Bulgarian Voices and Marla Glen, currently lives and works mostly in germany: Improvisation concerts, Art caberet, Producer Studio and Film music, CDs, Abseil performances.