The cellist of Sarajevo, Vedran Smailović came back to Sarajevo, 20 years after the beginning of the war.
Smailović became famous by taking his cello into the streets of Sarajevo during the siege. He protested against violence and murder by playing during bombings and funerals. He left the city in 1993 and never played again in his hometown. Till today, the 5th of april 2012.
During a small concert in the Holiday Inn Hotel he played Adagio for Vedran Smailović, written by the English composer Nigel Osborne.
University final year project.....a film style documentary based on Glasgowbury, a music festival based outside Draperstown in the south of Derry County. Glasgowbury is an independent platform for new music and carries an ethos of ‘Small but Massive’ which has since 2000, and over the past 13 years, been at the heart of music and music culture in the North of Ireland.
The film intends to look at how Glasgowbury has affected change within the Northern Irish music culture and its legacy of building a platform for new music. The project will focus on the cultural impact the festival has had by producing a portrayal of how it has influenced music and social culture through interviews with relevant figures within the music industry and its associated groups and bodies.