Buzarovski Books - Buzarovski Archive


Buzarovski Archive (BuzAr) is a digital collection of video, audio, photos, books, papers, scores and other artifacts related to Balkan cultures and traditions. The collection is based on Dimitrije Buzarovski's musical scores, performances, video and audio recordings, digitised cultural heritage, and musicological and ethnomusicological works.

Established: October 15, 2012

Starting from December 1, 2014, BuzAr Collections will be available online in streaming format. Selected items from the collections will be posted periodically.

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BuzAr Journal

Content of the first issue (2014)

Dimitrije Buzarovski, Trena Jordanoska
Macedonian Music Culture during World War Two Revisited

Existing musicological papers concerned with Macedonian music culture during World War Two usually skip the period between 1941 and 1943 which is marked by the German/Bulgarian occupation. A pilot research project was created with the goal to review the articles in the newspapers published during World War Two in Macedonia and to check if there are missing or contradictory data.

Trena Jordanoska, Dimitrije Buzarovski
Macedonian Composers during World War Two Revisited

Despite the numerous writings about the first generation of Macedonian composers, we decided to design a pilot project based on a meticulous review for missing or contradictory data. We revisited the data about four Macedonian composers who played a crucial role in the establishment of the contemporary Macedonian music culture: Stefan Gajdov, Zhivko Firfov, Trajko Prokopiev and Todor Skalovski.

Jere T. Humphreys
Relationships between Popular Music and Democracy:
Implications for Popular Music Pedagogy

Strong relationships exist between modern popular music and the democratic societies that produce and consume it. Some of the music may sound revolutionary, and much of it does advocate changes in the status quo. Nevertheless, it is the music of the masses, the music of democracy, music that could not and did not exist in anything like its modern forms prior to: (1) the evolution of democratic societies, (2) massive capitalism-driven economic improvements for the proletariat, and (3) the invention and evolution of electronic technology. It is the music of, by, and for the great masses of us. Music educators should persist in teaching this music in all its contexts, some of which are not easily accessible through performance alone. This article cites numerous examples of social and political meanings of popular music in democracies.

Franc Križnar
The Development of Slovenian Music from the Remoteness to the Contemporary

The author explains the whole historical development of Slovenian music from its beginnings in the 6th century to nowadays. Several stylistic orientations, the music manifestations and specially the Slovenian authors are the importrant turning-points. The composers nowadays represent Slovenian music quite sovereign and comparable to European in all kinds of music.

Milena Đurković-Pantelić
Music Genre Recognition and Evaluation of the Pre-school Population in Šabac, Serbia

The research deals with the effects of the institutional music activities on the music genre recognition and evaluation of pre-school population in Šabac, Serbia. The sample consisted of 235 children, age of 5.5 - 6.5 years, from: 3 urban and 3 rural kindergartens, a music school and a children's choir, in 2008/09. Using the methodology of the similar researches two instruments were constructed: Music Genre (MG) and Music Evaluation (MEv). The research had a pre-test/post-test design. Two independent variables - type of institution and gender were used. The research hypothesis was confirmed by the existence of a significant probability (p < .05) between the pre and post-tests for the MG. The analysis of the results did not confirm the effects of the music activities over the MEv at a significant level neither for the sample, nor between the groups.

From BuzAr Digital Library

Dimitrije Buzarovski
Musicology and Ethnomusicology in the Digital Era

Dimitrije Buzarovski
Firfov Collection Revisited: The Oral Tradition after 30 Years

Dimitrije Buzarovski
Teaching Music Composition in the 21st Century:
The Kingdom of Loops
About BuzAr Journal

BuzAr Journal mission is the promotion of the researches related to the contemporary trends in music culture and equally musicology and ethnomusicology. It will be posted online annually, without printed editions, thus being environmentally friendly. The Journal will consist of three sections: new articles, articles from BuzAr (Buzarovski Archive) Digital Library and young scientists corner (graduate and doctoral students). The International Editorial Board decides about the final selection of the papers. In accordance with the mission, the papers should be oriented towards contemporary cultural events with no limits in their lenght.

Buzarovski Archive

Editorial Board
Dr. Jere T. Humphreys (Arizona, USA)
Dr. Franc Križnar (Slovenia)
Dr. Milena Đurković-Pantelić (Serbia)
Dr. Dimitrije Buzarovski (Macedonia)

Editor in chief
Trena Jordanoska (Macedonia)

Email: trenajordanoska@t.mk


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