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“While playing, one can really experience that awakening. At the “Dawn”, our youth spirit, desire for playing, orchestration and hanging out is waking up. The composer definitely knew what he wanted to achieve when naming our composition “DAWN””, an eighteen-year-old Luka Petrović, one of the pupils of Isidor Bajić Music School, who will try to break the Guinness record on Friday says.

Waking up is followed by reality. A lot of hours of practice, repetition, trying out and everything that follows the process of practicing for breaking a record. Namely, 23 pupils and professors will play one piano at the same time.

“The beginning of the composition itself is presented as a calm melody, through which dawn can really be smelt. It is written very harmonically, so that we can all feel the mutual pulse and make music together”, seventeen-year-old participant Igor Dalagija adds.

The composition was written by Ivan Marković, and it unifies the elements of a contemporary composition, a bit of attractive rhythms of popular music, as well as a few reminescences to the golden age of baroque music.

“I am glad that we will show people that we, from the Music School, do not play only Mozart, Beethoven and Bach, but that we keep up with the time and move closer to contemporary music. We will show them that we do not only play classical music. By music, we want to tell people in the audience that we can move closer to them by quality modern music and break the prejudices”, Milica Vujanović, a participant explains.

During the five-minute composition, there is enough space for pianists aged 9 to 18 who learn from each other with the help of professors. The hierarchy is there only in case of transfer of knowledge, but when they play, they become equal, Dunja Vranješ, a pupil explains.

“We learn to listen to each other while playing. We are not used to that because we have never had the chance to play with this many people at the same time because the piano is a solo instrument. During the process, it is evident that we become one and that we feel the music equally, and yet individually and in a different way”, Dunja adds.

The pupils practice the piano on daily basis, next to it, below and on it. The piano can hardly be seen from the audience, it is only by the sound that one can say that that is the piano.

“Impressions from the first practice? A loooot of crowd, a lot of fingers, thick sheet music but also beautiful melody which follows all of that, even an uncomfortable position becomes irrelevant at some point. It was very strange at the beginning but now we are used to it so it is comfortable and the feeling when you realise your part is a part of the huge whole is amazing”, Boško Stojadinović, a participant says.

The pupils interpreted the “Dawn” as the victory of youth and evidence that together, Novi Sad and young people in it can be a part of something global and bring the entire world to Novi Sad.

“A lot of people think that these days, nothing new is made, and that is a theory that will be rebutted now, because people will see that composers try to create something new today and that music is improving in every sense. This will also be evidence that music is alive”, Boško adds.

On Friday, 20 September at 9 p.m. at the Liberty Square, the citizens of Novi Sad will have the chance to see that 88 keys are enough for 230 fingers. Until then, it is necessary to believe in these young people and that on Saturday, Novi Sad will wake up with the broken Guinness record.

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