Nikolay Stoykov's Vision about the Composer and the Universe
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015, Pages: 43-49
Received: May 27, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 9, 2015; Published: Jun. 30, 2015
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Nikolay Ivanov Stoykov, Faculty of Musical Folklore and Choreography, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Abstract
I perceive it as an inward wave, a force leading me to a particular point. Starting my work sited by the grand piano, when everything else around disappears and only the electric bulb is glimmering hypothetically, I know and I am pretty sure that I am on the right path and something beautiful is going to beget! There is another crunch moment for me as a composer – constant meetings with numberless folklore untapped talents I have taught. They brought me their visceral natural perception and in a practical manner had shown me the real path every Bulgarian composer must follow. Happily this coincided with my first acquaintance with Bulgarian folklore with its universe vibes, uniqueness and direct link with the contemporary music flow, leaving academism and dry theories behind. I found there my true path my professional path should goes, because Bulgarian folklore is for me a versatile source of ideas and a strong base of my style. Man has high respect by the man-creator-people-link and the historic destiny of this nation. A folklore expedition comes back with about 120000 distinct songs and melodies here vs 50-60 in other European countries. The aesthetic value of this art is unique and it does not have even a single template.
Keywords
Composer, Bulgarian Folklore, Chamber Music, Choral Music, Piano Music, Works for Symphony Orchestra
To cite this article
Nikolay Ivanov Stoykov, Nikolay Stoykov's Vision about the Composer and the Universe, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Special Issue:Musical Theory, Psychology, Pedagogy and Performing. Vol. 3, No. 5-1, 2015, pp. 43-49. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2015030501.16
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