A MedILS ARTScience event in Split, Croatia
Longing for a contemporary Renaissance:
Experimental harmonization of Music, Poetry, Film and Painting in a space of Life Science research with the scent of pines, cypresses and rosemary overlooking the Adriatic Sea and its islands.
On Saturday evening, September 8th 2018, in MedILS (Split, Croatia, www.medils.org), in a space virgin to piano music, Branka Parlić played Philip Glass’ “Wichita Vortex Sutra” with gentle soul in her fingertips, overlapped with Allen Ginsberg’s rebellious text spoken masterfully by Diana Krzanić Tepavac. Emotional Pandora’s box was unlocked with the keys given by Glass and Ginsberg used swiftly and masterfully by Branka and Diana. Then, the recital of Glass’ music went along with Dreaming Awake and Piano Etude Nos. 2, 6, 15, 16, 17, 20, accompanied by a film created with exquisite musical sensitivity, for this event, by Bruno Lovrencic.
Unprepared, the audience was caught by surprise: tears, a squeezed arm and gently uniting hands, did not go unnoticed… Some rubbed their eyes to fake irritation, few left the room to find a place to cry... So much of the unfelt and unsaid accumulates with time. A long silence preceding the applause witnessed a shaken-up audience.