Peter Katina in Artforum Košice

Written by on May 26, 2021

Accordionist Peter Katina presented his book Music in a Different Way via a video stream at the Artforum in Košice. The virtual guest of the evening was the editor Tatiana Pirníková, the debate was moderated by the publisher of the book Ján Sudzina.

The book Music in a Different Way combines, in a light-hearted, popularizing form, essential information from the world of classical music, jazz and minority genres with interesting facts, new contexts and current details that did not fit into the textbooks of music history.

These are stories of forbidden music in various periods of history, the fates of unknown, forgotten and rediscovered compositions or the ways in which music can be recycled for further use, but also the remarkable fates of authors and performers that have not been very well known so far.

It offers interesting hypotheses about the relationship of celebrities to music, focuses on the music of exotic geographical areas and explores how the environment affects the music that originated in it. At the same time, it refers to musical samples from recordings performed by the world’s top performers and groups.

The discussion from public sources was supported by the Slovak arts council.


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