Zagreb July 25: meet-up, tribute concert, exhibition, press

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Zagreb July 25: meet-up, tribute concert, exhibition, press

Postby tomsakic » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:15 pm

Leonard Cohen @ Rockmark (izlozba/exhibition), open July 15-September 1st. Scroll down or go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140408125985707

Everybody Knows Leonard Cohen #3 - official leonardcohenforum & fanclub warm-up party, July 24, 20h, cafe galeria Lav, Kamenita vrata (Stone Gate), Old Town (aka Upper Town) - promotion of the literary journal Quorum, new edition of Ira Nadel's Various Positions in Croatian, and tribute concert of Tower of Songs band. We do hope for special guests - Leonard's band members. Their coming depends on their rehearsal schedule. Sharon Robinson confirmed she will try to be there. For more info scroll down.


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Be alerted that Zagreb is very hot and humid these days, and that most of the places are closed due to the Summer break (everybody left to the seaside)!

For the places to drink & eat, check my thread Things to do in Zagreb while you're waiting for the miracle: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=20905
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Re: Zagreb, Croatia - July 25 - meet-up July 24 (tbc)

Postby majmunka » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:05 pm

Coming! I would love to meet others on Saturday evening (24th).
I'm sooo excited, counting down the days.
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Re: Zagreb, Croatia - July 25 - meet-up July 24 (tbc)

Postby rickmond » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:04 pm

hey tom! looking forward to seeing you again. yes, i will be coming back, all the way from the USA, for this show haha. hope all is well!
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Re: Zagreb, Croatia - July 25 - meet-up July 24 (tbc)

Postby tomsakic » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:51 am

Small art galery / coffee place in the midst of old upper town, located at the Stone Gate, back street of the parliament house, is thrilled to host our meet-up and the band Tower of Songs. We contacted Jinlun Music Association, which takes care about young musicians and cafe Lav's events, and they were very happy to be our hosts.

CAFE GALERIA "LAV"
Opaticka 2
Upper Town (Gornji grad)
by the Stone Gate (Kamenita vrata)
July 24, 2010, from 18h on.


One of the popular cafes among tourists, it has balcony and three big salons, paintings on the walls, and looks like old cafe grand in Viennese style.

Tower of Songs will perform at 9pm, official start of the evening at 8pm.



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Tower of Songs' performance from our Zagreb Meet-Up in March is available for free download at http://www.towerofsongs.net/cohen_sax.html

Video at their YouTube channel, including one clip from Henning's performance! http://www.youtube.com/dinoflek
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Re: Zagreb July 25 - meet-up July 24, cafe gallery LAV

Postby Paul Zagreb » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:46 am

Tom this is excellent news. Well done! I know it can be really hard to find a venue in late July in Zagreb! I had hoped that Ibrica Jusic might also perform but I see from his web page that he is performing on Mljet (island near Dubrovnik for those who don't know) that evening. Still it will be wonderful to meet Forum members and to listen to Tower of Songs again ... like you, counting the days now ....
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Re: Zagreb July 25 - meet-up July 24, cafe gallery LAV

Postby tomsakic » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:46 am

Oops, unfortunate news about Ibrica. We thought he's in Zagreb for the July 25 show, he said we can call him and it was supposed to be done today to see what he says...

Venues, yes. We had MANY difficulties, everything's closed.
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Re: Zagreb, Croatia - July 25 - meet-up July 24 (tbc)

Postby John Smith » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:08 am

Very nice news. Me and Romana will be there. It will be good to see all the friends.
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Re: Zagreb July 25 - meet-up July 24, cafe gallery LAV

Postby jasmina/r » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:42 pm

Thank you Tom!
I hope I'll come with my husband - it will be great event before magic evening
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Re: Zagreb July 25 - meet-up July 24, cafe gallery LAV

Postby tomsakic » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:20 pm

I'd like to give you all your tickets there on Saturday evening as I think I will not be available on the day of the show.

The program at LAV gallery will include the presentation of new issue of the literary journnal QUORUM, which includes translation of 70+ poems translated by Damir Šodan (translator of the Book of Longing; it's from his forthcoming project of selected poems) and my short essay about LC. It will be presented by Damir and me, plus we will present new Croatian edition of Ira Nadel's book (published in March), of which I was guest-editor. The third speaker is Tomislav Brlek from Department of the Comparative Literature, literary critic and scholar.

The exhibition of Leonard Cohen collector's rarity will be open from July 15 to July 30 in music bookstore ROCKMARK (http://www.rockmark.net, owned by the Croatian music portal http://www.muzika.hr) in Berislaviceva Street 13, downtown. The walls will display colour prints of many Cohen magazines from the collections of Dominique Boile and Maarten Massa. Other stuff will include all books from former Yugoslavia, plus all Cohen's books, plus singles, books, tribute CDs, 2008-2009 tour books and postcards from my collection.
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Re: Zagreb July 25 - meet-up July 24, cafe gallery LAV

Postby liverpoolken » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:56 am

....thanks tom for all the hard work and organising that you have been doing on our behalf.......

....i arrive in zagreb at about 10:30 on saturday (24th.) morning and after booking into to my hotel i'm planning on jumping a tram and heading straight along to the museum of contemporary art for the gilbert and george exhibition........then after a quick wash and brush up i shall be heading up to join you at the LAV for cocktails around
6pm-ish.......

........i would love to take up your offer on FB to take us along to the LC exhibition at ROCKMARK the day after the concert.....maybe some other folk would also be interested in joining us......ta ken
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Re: Zagreb July 25 - meet-up July 24, cafe gallery LAV

Postby tomsakic » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:43 pm

About the exhibition in the Rockmark bookstore:

http://www.leonardcohencroatia.com/arhi ... exhibition
Povodom koncerta Leonarda Cohena u Zagrebu 25. srpnja 2010.

glazbena knjižara Rockmark/muzika.hr i leonardcohencroatia.com predstavljaju izložbu
LEONARD COHEN @ ROCKMARK
15. 7. - 1. 9. 2010.

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Zidna galerija s reprintima časopisa s Leonardom Cohenom na naslovnici (1969-2010)
Izložba originalnih izdanja knjiga Leonarda Cohena i prijevoda na hrvatski, srpski, bosanski i slovenski jezik
Izložba izabranih Cohenovih rijetkih i kolekcionarskih izdanja (prijevodi, singlice, sampleri, promo CD-i, razglednice, katalozi, fotografije, tribute CD-i, biografije, studije itd.)

Domaća izdanja obuhvaćaju: prijevodne knjige s područja bivše Jugoslavije, časopise Rock! (1988) i 15dana (2004), časopis OFF s prepjevima Darka Glavana, jugoslavensku single-LP Suzanne, Hazarder - tribute CD Ibrice Jusića i dr.



Izložbu postavili / Organised by: Juraj Mucko, Jurica Starešinčić, Tomislav Šakić, Lada Tomašić, Martina Tomašić

Prints of magazine covers from the collections of Dominique Boile (France) and Maarten Massa (Belgium) - special thanks!

Fotografije koncerta u Beogradu: Juraj Mucko
Prepjevi pjesama: Nikica Petrak / Arsen Dedić, Johnny Štulić, Darko Glavan

Hvala/Thanks: Jarkko Arjatsalo (leonardcohenfiles.com), Krešimir Blažević (muzika.hr, Rockmark), Marie Mazur (speakingcohen.com), Ivan Muhvić (Rockmark)

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ENGLISH INFO: Music bookstore Rockmark and leonardcohencroatia.com website present an exhibition titled LEONARD COHEN @ ROCKMARK.

On display are: wall exhibition with reprints of magazines with Leonard Cohen on their front covers, from collections of Dominique Boile and Maarten Massa; exhibition of the original Leonard Cohen books and the translations from Croatia and former Yugoslavia; exhibition of selected Cohen rarities and collectors items (books, singles, samplers, postcards, photographs, CDs).

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140408125985707
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Postby tomsakic » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:06 am

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and selling point of Cohen's book in the bookstore (on the right, you can see Michael Jackson's book shelf:)
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Re: Zagreb July 25 - meet-up July 24, cafe gallery LAV

Postby tomsakic » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:21 am

Jurica's new poster for the meet-up: after September 2009 celebration of Leonard's birthday with the poetry recital and tribute concert, and mid-March concert at the SAX club and meet-up with Jarkko and other Forum members, this is the third Everybody Knows Leonard Cohen party - hence the number 3!

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The text announces: launching party of the literary journal Quorum, new issue, where the Croatian translator of the Book of Longing Damir Šodan presents his 80+ translations of Cohen's poem (he's currently working on a big book of selected poems), the presentation of second edition of Nadel's Various Positions, and the concert of Tower of Songs band.

New Nadel (2nd Croatian printing):

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Postby tomsakic » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:23 am

This morning, Croatian media flooded with news that Leonard Cohen arrives today afternoon. PR everybody are copying says he's in famous hotel, has city tour and Mercedes E on disposal, and that - as Zagreb is first city in 2010 world tour - he needs 5 days for relaxation, setting the stage and final rehearsals. The promotes points that there are few tickets left on the most highest ring floor, and that show is expected to be more than 3 hours long.

"Relaxation" was once explained by Jarkko - before each first venue, the band needs few days for adjusting to the new time zone and the stage has to be set for the first time so it was expected that they will come to Zagreb so early.

This is rare good text announcing the show, in Vecernji list, wriiten by Denis Leskovar, famous rock critic (he also edited the Croatian edition of Tim Footman's biography published by Croatian Sony label).

http://www.vecernji.hr/kultura/pjesnik- ... nak-169422
"Pjesnik prokletih" u Hrvatsku prvi put dolazi u punoj formi
Veliki kantautor na koncertu vas čeka u odijelu sa šeširom, uz vrhunsku ekipu glazbenika.

Kada se 25. srpnja Leonard Cohen popne na pozornicu zagrebačke Arene, napokon će se ostvariti dugogodišnji san domaćih fanova: posvjedočiti uživo koncertnom ukazanju koje ima emocionalnu jačinu ravnu kakvoj dobroćudnoj elementarnoj nepogodi. U odijelu i sa šeširom na glavi, a okružen skupinom vrhunskih glazbenika te s tri nezamjenjive prateće pjevačice, Leonard i njegov prepoznatljivi bas-bariton doimaju se elegantno u svojim zrelim godinama – u stvari, malo je koji od njegovih suvremenika ostario uz toliko zadržanog šarma.

Pitajte ga gdje pronalazi inspiraciju, ali odgovor će u tipično autoironičnom stilu glasiti "pojma nemam – da znam, odlazio bih tamo malo češće". Jedanaest studijskih albuma u četiri desetljeća karijere nije mnogo, ali konzistentnost je ono što se pamti. Jer, usprkos ofucanoj šali da bi uz svaki njegov album trebalo priložiti žilet, Leonard Cohen preživio je sve: duboke depresije i emocionalne brodolome, suradnju s pomahnitalim Philom Spectorom, mučne kreativne blokade i iskustvo s drogama ("probao sam ih sve"), samotnjaštvom i zen budističkim samostanima, duhovnim učiteljima... Uveden je u kanadski "Hall Of Fame", a početkom ove godine pokupio je Grammyjev kipić za životno djelo, premda su se njegov utjecaj, značaj i popularnost odavno prelili izvan granica rodne Kanade preplavivši kompletan svijet popularne kulture.

Uvijek postoji pukotina

U Cohenovu su slučaju generacijske razlike odavno prestale biti važne. "U svemu postoji pukotina, tako da svjetlost može prodrijeti", glasi jedan od tipično dovitljivih stihova, iz pjesme "Anthem". Čini se da se čitavim životnim i profesionalnim putem Cohen vodio upravo time.

Premda je svoj prvi bend osnovao kao sedamnaestogodišnjak, Cohen je izgradio respektabilnu literarnu karijeru prije nego što je u trideset i trećoj sreo tada afirmiranu folk umjetnicu Judy Collins koja ga je – čuvši prvotnu verziju "Suzanne" - ohrabrila da se otisne kantautorskim putevima. Od tada je prolazio nekoliko kreativnih faza. Ponešto odudarajući od konteksta tada prevladavajuće hipijevske kantautorske klime, prva tri albuma – "Songs Of Leonard Cohen", "Songs From A Room" i "Songs Of Love And Hate" - građena su na kombinaciji klasične poezije, folk tradicije i europske šansone, stvarajući tjeskobno-romantičan ugođaj koji je zbunjivao američku publiku. Zbog toga je u Sjedinjenim Državama Cohen dugo uživao tek kultni status među poznavateljima glazbe sa skromnim nakladama i promjenjivom srećom kod kritike.

Glad za eksperimentima

Na Starom pak kontinentu od početka je dočekivan kao zvijezda unatoč etiketi "pjesnika prokletih", koju su mu prišili oni koji nisu prepoznali profinjenu humornu crtu u tekstovima o seksu, religiji, ljubavi i žudnji.

Glad za eksperimentima odvela ga je u sljedećim etapama prema "full-band" aranžmanima na radovima poput "New Skin For The Old Ceremony" (1974.). Kulminacija zvučnih pokusa dosegnuta je u društvu naoružanog i opasnog Phila Spectora na albumu "Death Of A Ladies' Man", no bio je to sudar previše udaljenih svjetova: Cohenova intimističkog i introspektivnog te Philova bombastično-ekspresivnog.

Od tada nadalje, povremeno se vraćao akustici, a onda je, na jeftino produciranom albumu Various Positions, otkrio sintesajzere i povratka više nije bilo. "Hallelujah" je monumentalna pjesma, nakon "Suzanne" njegova najizvođenija uopće, i ona je vodila prema "ponovnom rođenju" koje se u drugoj polovici 80-ih dogodilo na kolekciji "I'm Your Man!".

Duhovni otac nove generacije

Njime je osvojio novostasalu "alter-rock" publiku, onu pretplaćenu na nekonvencionalne zahvate Nicka Cavea, Pixiesa i R.E.M.-a, i njihovi su ga fanovi prihvatili kao ponovo pronađenoga duhovnog oca.

Posljednjih je godina Cohen učvrstio suradnju sa Sharon Robinson na "Ten New Songs" i "Dear Heather" – albumima koji pokazuju da očito stvara dugo, teško i mučno, objavljujući samo one pjesme koje prođu sve samonametnute i iznimno stroge filtere kontrole kvalitete.

No upravo zato smo i dobili jedan od najfascinantnijih opusa u povijesti kantautorske glazbe.
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Re: Zagreb July 25 - meet-up, tribute concert, and exhibition

Postby tomsakic » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:26 am

http://www.novilist.hr/Scena/cohen-ce-u ... -cak-.aspx
Datum objave: 19.7.2010 u 20:19h

Hrvatska metropola poslužit će kultnom kantautoru za pripremu europske turneje
Cohen će u Zagrebu provesti čak pet dana

Leonard Cohen će u Zagrebu održati prvi koncert na europskoj turneji
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ZAGREB
Legendarni Leonard Cohen, uz Boba Dylana najveći svjetski živući kantautor, dolazi u hrvatsku metropolu čak pet dana prije svog koncerta koji će se održati u zagrebačkoj Areni 25. srpnja.

To će biti njegov prvi koncert na europskoj turneji, a razlog njegovog, podosta ranijeg dolaska krije se u tome što kanadski bard želi baš u Zagrebu privesti kraju posljednje pripreme za nadolazeću europsku turneju i održati u njemu generalnu probu turneje.

Kako su nam pojasnili Vladimir Ivanković, direktor i Sanja Ajdinovski PR »Lupa Promotion«, organizatora zagrebačkog nastupa slavnog kantautora, Leonard Cohen dolazi u Zagreb u utorak popodne i odsjesti će u jednom od poznatih zagrebačkih hotela.

Kako je Leonard Cohen već u poodmaklim godinama želja mu je da se prvenstveno dobro odmori, te da se kao poznati perfekcionist dobro pripremi za generalnu probu koncerta koja će se održati u subotu.

Ako poželi, organizatori će mu pokazati Zagreb i odvesti ga na večeru gdje će moći uživati u hrvatskim gastro specijalitetima. Tako Zagreb dobiva dvostruku premijeru: nastup legendarnog književnika, glazbenika i umjetnika po prvi put u njegovoj karijeru dugoj čak pedeset godina i prvi koncert na njegovoj ovogodišnjoj europskoj turneji.

Leonarda Cohena će na ovoj turneji pratiti 10 vrhunskih glazbenika i 3 prateća vokala, dok njegov tim čini preko 50 ljudi.

Tehničke pripreme za koncert u Areni počinju 23. srpnja.

Na koncertu koji će trajati više od tri sata, publika će uživati i u scenografiji koja podsjeća na mala i intimna kazališta: tepisi, teški zastori, glazbenici u odjelima i šeširima i zagasito plavičasta rasvjeta.

Posebna pažnja će se obratiti na razglas – tehničari će obaviti mjerenje kompletne tribine kako bi zvučnici bili postavljeni na način da se u svakom kutu dvorane čuje kao i u prvom redu.

Koncert u nedjelju počinje u 20 sati, a vrata za posjetitelje se otvaraju već u 18,30 sati.

Ulaznice za ovaj zaista poseban spektakl mogu se kupiti na svim prodajnim mjestima sistema »Ticketpro« te na http://www.ticketpro.hr.

U prodaji se nalaze još samo ulaznice za tribine po cijeni od 300 i 350 kuna. Blagajna u Areni radi u subotu i na dan koncerta od 10 do 20 sati.
Vinko PERŠIĆ


Izložba u »Rockmarku«

Oni najnestrpljiviji Cohenovi fanovi dane do koncerta mogu prikratiti hodočašćenjem zagrebačkoj glazbenoj knjižari »Rockmark«. Tamo je, na kućnom broju 13 Berislavićeveve ulice, odnedavno postavljena izložba u čast ove kanadske kantautorske legende.

U »Rocmarku« se može pogledati zidna galerija s izabranim reprintima časopisa tiskanih između 1969. i 2010. godine, a koji su na svojim naslovnicama imali Leonarda Cohena.

Među časopisima su, primjerice, jugoslavenski »Rock!« iz 1988. i zagrebački »15 dana« iz 2004. godine.

U vitrinama su izložene Cohenove knjige – originali, prijevodi, te izdanja s područja bivše Jugoslavije, a ostali izlošci obuhvaćaju izabrana rijetka i kolekcionarska izdanja: singlice, semplere, promotivne CD-ove, razglednice, kataloge, Cohenove crteže, fotografije, biografije, studije i sl. Izložbu su postavil: Juraj Mucko, Jurica Starešinčić, Tomislav Šakić, Lada Tomašić i Martina Tomašić.
D. MANDIĆ

Novi studijski album
Leonard Cohen rijetko ulazi u studio – snimio je samo 11 albuma u karijeri dugoj više od četiri desetljeća – tako da je već i sama najava da će sljedeće godine objaviti novi studijski album vijest vrijedna pozornosti. Album bi trebao biti zgotovljen do proljeća sljedeće godine. Na novi album – prvi nakon iznimnog »Dear Heather« iz 2004. – Cohen će uvrstiti i neke pjesme što ih je napisao sa Sharon Robinson, s kojom je surađivao i na svom povratničkom albumu »Ten New Songs« iz 2001. Na nekim pjesmama Cohen surađuje i sa svojom dugogodišnjom partnericom Anjani Thomas, s kojom je 2006. napisao album »Blue Alert«. Njegove stvarateljske navike ostale su nepromijenjene: zahtjevni Cohen i danas, kao i prije 30 ili 40 godina, stvara sporo, a pjesme doživljavaju brojne izmjene i ponovna snimanja.
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