The event was organized by the International Elias Canetti Society, with the kind support of the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC).

The chosen candidate to implement their project idea through the IECS’s “Sharing future” Artist in residence scholarship in Ruse is:

Sara Renar

Sara was born and lives in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. As a musician from the Balkans, she wanted to find in Bulgaria, specifically in Ruse, people of her generation with similar interests. She’s interested in social issues that affect the lives of each of us. Her project idea was selected amongst 44 applications submitted from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Her initial plan was to work together with local poets and writers – the end result of which would turn out to be a soundtrack unique for the city she worked in – Ruse.

Whilst working on her project, her focus remained on the beauty of words and music. Sara started working in Ruse in mid-September, and the performance became a part of the 13th edition of the Literature festival of Ruse. The end result of the collaboration between Sara and her team was held at Canetti House on the 4th of October from 6 PM under the title “Water – a Soundtrack” – live, with the participation of Anna-Maria Nikolaeva, Mira Dushkova, and Yavor Tsanev.

Here can be seen the highlights of the performance in pictures: 

Stay tuned, as soon, parts of the performance will be available on the YouTube channel of the IECS!