About the Emerging – Te-Ri-Rem
Radiophonic, music-rhetorical prayer Emerging – Te-Ri-Rem was created as a feature story of Radio Beograd, RTS, for the Creative Europe Project „(B-AIR): Creating sound art for babies, toddlers, and vulnerable groups“ and it’s the third of five shows in the production of the series Radionica zvuka (Sound Workshop) related to this project.
It’s a story of origin of the Christianity presented through a kind of triptych audio fresco about the Nativity of Theotokos and the Ever-Virgin Mary, of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John, and of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The play is based on fragments from the initial chapters of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, the lives of Saints (Joachim and Anna, Zechariah and Elizabeth) and religious poetry (troparia of Theotokos, Saint John, Jesus Christ and Archangel Gabriel interpreted by our famous vocal artist and conductor Katarina Božić). Shrouded in the Lord’s Prayer, which pulsates as ostinato throughout the play; effects of symbols of life: wind (breath and space), water (passing of time and John’s baptism on the river Jordan) and fire (light, enlightenment and purification); and ambient music of the French acoustic artist Mark Chouarain (experiences with instruments of water and glass).
A special component of the work is a church chant - Kratima TE-RI-REM in its variants of a mother’s lullaby to the newborns (Mary, John and Jesus) improvised and interpreted by Katarina Bozic and prayers to Beloved Mother of God (at the beginning, between sections and at the end) and fragments of the same chant interpreted by Divna Ljubojevic and vocal ensemble “Melodi”, Greek vocal ensemble Byzantion and Lebanese vocal-instrumental ensemble Fanaras Chalkians.
Complete text (English version, as pdf)
Music Cue Sheet - Emerging-Te-Ri-Rem
Series • Radionica zvuka (Sound Workshop)
Duration • 15' 40''
Author, Music Associate, Director • Predrag D. Stamenković, MA
Sound Engineer Assistant • Zoran Uzelac
Sound Designer • Milan Filipović
Editor • Dragan Mitrić
Coordinator of the project Creative Europe for RTS, Radio Belgrade • Nikoleta Dojćinović
Lecturer • Olga Babić
Singers and Narrators • Katarina Božič – soprano; Sena Djorović and Bojan Žirović – actors; Milena Brajković and Andrej Vujošević – members of the Children’s Drama Group of Radio Beograd
Materials from the show • Fragments from the initial chapters of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, the lives of Saints (Joachim and Anna, Zechariah and Elizabeth) and religious poetry (troparia of Theotokos, Saint John, Jesus Christ and Archangel Gabriel - recorded in Studio 8 of the Drama Program Division for the purpose of the show
Premiere • Sunday, March 27th, 2022, Radio Beograd 3, around 23.00
Translator • Nataša Vujnović
Funded by • Radio Television of Serbia
Supported by • the Ministry of Culture and Information of Serbia
Predrag D. Stamenković, Composer and conductor, external music associate of Drama Department in Radio Beograd since 1982, music editor of Beograd 202 program of Radio Beograd since 1984, full-time music associate since 1985, and music editor of Drama Program of Radio Beograd since 1988.
Editor of the series “Radionica zvuka” (Sound Workshop) since 2001, and from 2005. to 2010. also, editor-in-chief of the Drama Program of Radio Beograd. His solo, chamber, choral and orchestral compositions have been performed in Serbia and abroad. He was also a vocal and instrumental soloist of the music group “Musica Antiqua”, where he specialized in Medieval and Renaissance music. He performed with the ensemble in more than a hundred concerts in country and abroad. He recorded numerous music tracks for radio and TV and published many audio-cassettes, LP records, and CDs with religious and choral music, poetry, and radio-dramas. He arranged and edited music for over 600 radio-dramas, many of which represented Radio Beograd at numerous radio diffusion festivals where he received several rewards. He’s a founder and art director of (1995‒2016) the Religious Music Festival “Horovi medju freskama” (“Choirs among Frescoes”) in Belgrade. As a conductor of Women’s Choir “Javor gusle” from Shid and Mixed Choir “Pokrov Presvete Bogorodice” from Surchin, he received silver and gold medals and special accolades on international choral festivals in country and abroad. In 2014. he received GRAMATOM from His Holiness Patriarch Mr. Irinej of Serbia for the contribution to the Serbian Orthodox Religious Music. In 2015. he received GRAMATOM from Bishop of Srem Mr. Vasilije for his work with Mixed Choir from Surchin and ZLATNI BEOCUG of the Cultural-educational community of the City of Belgrade for the contribution to the culture of the city and the state. In 2016. he received the award ZLATNI MIKROFON of Radio Beograd for complete works in the field of radiophonic.