Photographs and Music from Bulgaria

Voices and Images From Bulgaria
Voices & Images From Bulgaria is a collection of photographs and musical sound recordings taken between between 1966 and 1979

After my first visit, I felt an urgency to preserve the music and dance traditions that were disappearing throughout the country. I was driven by the goal of documenting and recording the traditional music and dance of each place I visited, by permanently memorializing them on 16 mm film stock and audiotape.

I originally came to Bulgaria to learn dances, my goal soon shifted to documenting village culture, and always, whatever else I might be doing, I would have at least one SLR camera slung across my chest to capture any special moment that might occur.

Martin Koenig

English / Bulgarian  
Texts by: Lanny Silverman, Chief Curator, Chicago Cultural Center
  Dr. Anna Ilieva, Senior Dance Ethnologist, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  Martin Koenig
Pages: 96  
Binding: hard cover with dust jacket Size: 21 x 28 cm (8.2” x 11”)  
Published: 2011
ISBN: 978-0-615-41099-9
Music CD of Musical Field Recordings (included)
53 minutes of traditional Bulgarian songs and instrumental music
recorded on location between 1966 and 1979 by Martin Koenig
$50.00 (plus shipping - $5.00 domestic, $20.00 international)
for the book and CD of Field Recordings included
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