ReMusica Festival

ReMusica 2005

The Fourth Edition of the International Festival of New Music, now named “ReMusica”, is founded on fundamental postulates which we have announced so ambitiously in the very beginning of the festival four years ago, and these were – presentation of the XX century music to the Kosovar audience, performed by competent European and world ensembles, presentation of the Kosovar and Albanian composer`s works, in general, in such competition providing in this way means for a proper evaluation of those works, their advantages and weaknesses. Facing these works with world`s genuine artistic values will help them become more responsible in emphasising distinctive features and at the same time help them become more communicative with current flows of European music.
This year we are starting on a new initiative – inserting in our program, from time to time, the pieces of an earlier stylistic eras with which the current new music could draw parallels in logical and content sens. Thus, the opening night of the Festival the program will start with the monumental piece of german romancier, Franz Schubert, “La jeune fille et la mort”. Promotion of new pieces is still the main goal of our Festival. As a result of this effort, several new pieces will be presented in this year’s edition of the Festival. The opening piece of the festival is a premiere of – “Concert for Saxophone, string orchestra and percussion” composed by Valton Beqiri, a piece that was ordered by the Festival. In continuence with this, the number of young composers present in our Festival is increasing, young composers such as, Arta Zeqiraj, Kushtrim Gashi, Dafina Zeqiri, Vullnet Tahiri, Armand Gjata which will present their newest pieces.

In the organizational aspect, the Festival is facing numerous difficulties which make our path an exhausting and sometimes a disappointing one. Despite this, we have been encouraged to continue by our friends worldwide and were supported by Liaison Offices and different Foundations that supported artists from their respective countries to participate in our Festival.

The membership in ECPNM (European Conference of Promoters of New Music), as a regular member provides for us an easier way of communication with our colleagues around the world. The International Festival of New Music – “ReMusica” being the only manifestation in Kosova dedicated to Kosovar composers, rightfully expects understanding and greater support.

Rafet RUDI