Composers in First Person
"(...) Agreeing that the world of sound is one and that the position of the creator is that of a player who, according to his own idea, deconstructs, dismantles, divides up that world, and then, again according to an original concept, constructs, assembles, puts it together all over again, all the authors at the "Composers in the First Person" festival expect their art to find an intelligent and educated listener who will penetrate the deeper political and philosophical motives of their actions and uncover an explicit ironic message about music that has, nevertheless, survived its grand ending at the beginning of the 21st century.
(...) The "Chinch" association and its ensemble of the same name have shown that it is possible, in Belgrade today, to accomplish the virtually impossible: organize a festival both intriguing and exemplary in terms of programme, performance and organization."
Translated by Jelena Nikezic
Zorica Premate, COMPOSERS IN THE FIRST PERSON, International Magazine for Music New Sound 25/2005