world music, tango, balkan
Boris Kovač (1955) is a composer, reeds player and multimedia artist from the Vojvodina region, the northern part of the present day Serbia. He composes music for chamber groups he rehearses and leads, moreover many of his projects are to some extent connected with theatre. During the period from 1991 until 1995 he used to live and work in Italy, Slovenia and Austria.
In 1996 Boris moved back to Serbia, where he led several new projects in which were involved his Ritual Nova ensemble, LaDaABa orchest, La Campanella orchestra, Chamber Theatre of Music OGLEDALO, Academy of Fine Skills.
He engaged himself also in the work with students, in order to re-establish the contemporary music/theatre scene in his country.
In the last few years he is engaged also with his New Ritual Group, Ultima Armonia (with S.K.Tickmayer) and in duet with David Yengibarian.
His ensembles performed more than 500 concerts and festivals of World/New/Jazz Music in around 30 countries, travelling through 4 continents.
His albums were 3 times in the Top 10 of the European Broadcast Union (World Music Charts Europe). In August 2005 the album “World after history” reached the second position; the album The Last Balkan Tango was chosen among the best “50 essential albums ever” by the popular Songlines magazine.
Boris Kovač got the biggest Serbian theatre prize -Sterija Award for music in the year 2007 for the play “Nahod Simeon”.
In the year 2008, 2011 he received the prize for the best music from the Cinema City film festival.
His DVD “Before and after Apocalypse”, received the prize of the German Critics Association.
In the year 2009 Boris composed the music for fiction film White, white World. This music got the award as the Best Soundtrack in Serbia for 2010.