Jazz Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Zagreb was founded in 2016, following in the footsteps of the renowned Big Band of the Academy of Music of the early 1980s, founded and led by the distinguished professor Stanko Selak. The repertoire of the Orchestra encompasses standard pieces written for big band orchestra that in time became the canonical literature of big bands around the world, as well as works of contemporary composers of art music inspired by jazz. Because of the unique musical and sound features of traditional singing styles performed by the Harmonija disonance Ensemble, the standard rhythm and brass sections of the orchestra were, for this project, extended by a section consisting of flutes, clarinet, and violins.


Harmony of Dissonance

Release Date: October 25, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6255
21st Century
Vocal Music
Large Ensemble
HARMONY OF DISSONANCE brings together, juxtaposes, and intertwines the disparate singing styles of the regions of Dalmatia, which remain stylistically and performatively distant even today. While these musical worlds present seemingly irreconcilable musical and cultural differences, they are all connected by polyphonic singing, which forms the core of this collaboration between the Harmonija Dissonance Ensemble and the Jazz Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Zagreb.