Pavle Aksentijevic i Zapis - Šareno pile (2002)

«Dragoslav Pavle Aksentijevic was born in Belgrade in 1942. He graduated and acquired a Master's Degree from the University of Belgrade Academy of Sciences and Arts. His art is devoted exclusively to the icon-painting style inspired by the old Byzantine and Serb fresco-painting. Apart from his icon and fresco-painting he is active in researching of the old spiritual music. The chants he interprets with "ison" based on "neumes" transcribes and on his own related to the living oral tradition are widely heard. He has won many awards and has performed abroad in France, Austria, Germany, Greece, USA, Russia, Finland, Hungary.

In 2000, Dragoslav Pavle Aksentijevic and four young musicians gathered round a group, Zapis (Inscription). The group's programme is based on secular melographic inscriptions originating from the areas of east and south Serbia and Kosmet. The group uses authentic traditional instruments.» (Serbiaunity.net)

From the Press:

“Human voice is a wonder, word cannot grasp it. Voice, that secret both heard and unheard, passes through our existence through this light, through the matter and breath of all the living beings. Whenever I listen to Pavle's voice a heavenly feeling is roused in me! It's a preciousness that brings to life the inscriptions of a forgotten tradition... He was that natural, self-made, beautiful tenor voice of a rare, clear chanting beauty, painted with ancient hailing.” (Enriko Josif)

“With his remarkable concert performances Aksentijevic presented himself as a serious researcher – the restorer of medieval sound. He chants with ease in a specific voice technique that these melodies demand with regard to breath, intonation and melodious ornamentation. He wants to seize, as he himself says, 'the simplicity and beauty of chanting of a plain monk from Sveta Gora'.” (Milena Pesic)

Many thanx to eXy from Serbia for this post!

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Anonymous said...

i saw them at the "live at sava centar" show (of which there is a live cd release )in belgrade a few years ago...incredible! thanks for this post!

Anonymous said...

Fascinating! Can't wait to listen!