Soni Petrovski and the contemporary Macedonian music

Soni Petrovski is a Macedonian composer born in Australia but has received an education and taken lessons in the class of the well-known composer Goce Kolarovski at the Lirili e Metohu University, Skopje. After finishing his studies there he specialized in various well-known places of the West. Today he is a composition lecturer at this same University and operates a rich and creative activity. Petrovski has been decorated with the Disc of Young Musicians of Macedonia and his music has been executed on many countries of the world. What links him with our country Tirana is his association as a member of the Balkan Music Information Network since 2000.

To better get to know our composer let us have a look at his work “Bric – a – Brac” written for solo violin almost a decade ago.
The work is with a prominent relation to the Macedonian folklore, but with the vision and aim of exploiting folklore in a very detailed manner it is divided in three sections. The first section which is built mainly upon the Sol note of the fourth wire reveals the entire soundtrack, through a sophisticated, contemporary and violinistic technique. The second section which consists of several sound conjugations retains the same Sol note base now with an octave higher. The third section, is dance-like, in the 7/8 rhythm which with a continuous and repeated cresc finally ends its triangulation.

These unique spectral music searches are what make this work both interesting and practical. This is demonstrated by the number of time such work has been executed in different parts of the world.

Nestor Kraja

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