** 2021 Stock ** "Boris Kovac is one of a handful of modern composers and performers from the region of Hungary, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia whose names reached Western Europe and America. Strongly influenced by folk music from that region (a fascination he shares with István Mártha and Ernö Király), minimalism, Bela Bartok, and the philosophy of Bela Hamvas (also influential on Hungarian composer Tibor Szemzö, Kovac's music takes multiple forms." - François Couture/All Music Guide ‘His composition, like a great release, possessed the spellbinding quality of great folk music: easy virtuosity, attention to the minutiae of expression, unembarrassing pathos… a deep base of audible, almost tactile emotion. Kovac slips easily across that twilight zone where contemporary composition and folk music touch.’ - Chris Cutler / Resonance - London.
Performed by Ritual Nova Ensemble: Nenad Vrbaški – violin, Nebojša Pandurović – cello, Veljko Nikolić Nik – sampler / percussion / accordion, Bora Janić – drums, Boris Kovač –reeds / sampler / accordion.