DAUTOVSKI'S NEW PROJECT
“Key” is a historical time machine – a new Macedonian story expressed through a series of authentic, specially made instruments. This is in short about the latest music project by the Macedonian multi-instrumentalist Dragan Dautovski, entitled “Key,” which is having its promotion at the monastery compound of St. Mark at 8.30 p.m. tomorrow evening within the Skopje Summer. Wider promotion of the project is expected at the Antique Theatre in Ohrid on 2nd August (Ilinden) within the Ohrid Summer.
The concert tomorrow is entitled “Hidden Place” where the Dautovski Quartet will play their own way, Dautovski said in a press conference yesterday. Besides on the kaval, pipe and tambura, Dautovski will play on the recently unearthed 6000-year old ball-like flute (Okarina) together with his quartet including Aleksandra Popovska, vocal and keyboards, Basja Arifovska, kaval and tambura and Ratko Dautovski, percussion, drums and tarabuka.
The Monastery of St. Mark area is limited to 200 seats and there will be free transportation organized starting from Drvo Dekor at 7.00 p.m.
At the press conference yesterday, Dautovski promoted a new video from “Key,” with "Si zaljubiv edno mome” (I fell in love with a girl) played on the ball-like flute. Finally, the melody of the song has found its instrument, Dautovski said. The song is supported with a harp, which has divine symbolism and is audio logistics to the ocarina because its roots date back to the times of myths.
“Key” will have its world premiere at the Ohrid Fest. According to Dautovski, the concert will be a sublimate of what is called a brand, identity of our area.