An unusual post for an unusual guest.
Nikola Vitkovic, the keeper of NAUK (http://www.nauk.rs/) dedicated his recent life to endless (and I must say reckless) quest for his own sense of musica ficta - outsider music created in the flow of 90′s in Serbia, years now lost and forgotten, even in the minds of a few of us who participated in its creation with no knowledge of it whatsoever.
From my own perspective I would describe that time as a decade of wars and games, aggression and emotion, endless nights and hopes, a solar eclipse, displacement in every direction, and the perverse beauty of it – being a witness of things that a soul can never put into words without reshaping the already heavily faceted truth. As if there was any truth in the eye of beholder anyway.
Coming back to the subject of this post – Mordubian. It’s a sketchbook, nothing more, nothing less, a back projection of that age, my own, and a friend of mine’s. We were younger, and we just broke out of the vibrant decade that I’ve mentioned earlier. We had only a few instruments, limited technology, but therefore a pile of pen and paper accessories, readily filled out with numerous writings, fragmented and vignetted with drawings and phone numbers. Like in Aelfrice our time stood still.
NAUK(http://www.nauk.rs/) has collected most of the recordings I thought were lost, and put them together into a… well, sketchbook of a kind. As it is. As it always has been. Thank you Nikola for your time and efforts. This discovery means nothing to the most, and a lot to a few.
For a handful of you wanting to know more, I don’t blame you if you don’t, this was long before BLAME, this was even some years before Endymion, here is the door to the library of NAUK http://www.nauk.rs/mordubian.html