ON MUSICAL MEMORY IN ĐORĐE MARKOVIĆ’S MONUMENTS: OVERTURE FOR PEACE
By looking at various theoretical perspectives on the role of memory in contemporary culture and examining the problem of musical memory, this paper explores the significance of reminiscences of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Krzysztof Penderecki’s Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima in Đorđe Marković’s (b. 1978) symphonic composition Monuments: Overture for Peace (2022). The conclusion is that, due to increasingly rapid social change and the dominance of information and media culture, the urge to refer to the past as is done in Marković’s work originates from the tendency to resist both the fear of forgetting and the uncertainty of what is to come.
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