For members of the band ‘Električni Orgazam’, the concert within Doček 7529 will be special in many ways – not only will it be their first online concert, and in Novi Sad, a place where they’ve made some beautiful memories, at that, but the band will celebrate their 41 st brithday that same day.
One of the longest-living rock bands in the region will give a concert on 13 January, starting at 11 p.m. The concert will be broadcast online on the visitns.rs platform. Električni Orgazam was formed on exactly that date in 1980, in the ‘Mornar’ (en. Sailor) tavern, for the needs of one gig – the performance of the group Hipnotisano Pile in the ‘Belgrade SKC’ (en. Student Cultural Centre), whose members basically opened the concert for themselves, i.e. Električni Orgazam, which was going to play afterwards. The audience reacted much better to the newly formed band, making it clear who was the one with the bright future ahead. The frontman and founder of the band, Srđan Gojković Gile, says this jubilee is unexpected for the members of the band as well.
‘No one planned this. When we formed this band, we actually thought we were going to do one gig only, we didn’t start off with some great ambition. But now, when you look back, 41 years have passed, which is a seriously long period of time. We had ups and downs, both memorable and sad things have happened, a whole life happened. Within a lifespan of one human being, to play in the same rock’n’roll band, in this region, I myself don’t know how we managed that, but we apparently did,’ says Gile.
A four-decade career was marked by numerous unforgettable shows. Gile believes nothing can replace the direct interaction with the audience, but he looks forward to this new experience – an online concert within Doček.
‘We’re doing this online thing for the first time ever, and that’s always a challenge. So, on the one hand, it’s fun when you’re doing something you’ve never done before. Of course, we long for gigs, since, for the reasons known to everyone, we only managed to organize two concerts last year, which is the first time something like that happened to us. I hope that the situation with the virus ends soon and that we get to play in the direct contact with the audience.’
The unique Doček in Novi Sad that connects two New Year Eves, two calendars and two time calculations, 31 December and 13 January, will be held in an online format for the first time ever. Doček will open new spaces for culture so that Serbian Athens could readily wait for the European Capital of Culture title. In addition to Električni Orgazam, the famous violinist Stefan Milenković with Vasil Hadžimanov and the Camerata Academica chamber orchestra, the bands Buč Kesidi and Džezva & Džezvica, the rapper Surreal, a young violinist Lana Zorjan, Novi Sad Brass Quintet, the sopran Vitkay-Kucsera Ágota with the pianist Jelena Simonović Kovačević, ‘Sveti Stefan Dečanski’ choir with the ‘Orfelin’ string orchestra, will also perform on 13 January, while the youngest ones will have an opportunity to enjoy the opera for children by the ‘Visoko C’ Association of Artists.
You can see the detailed information about the programme on the visitns.rs platform.