composer and director
& artist director of Moving Music theatre Bitola Macedonia
composer and director
& artist director of Moving Music theatre Bitola Macedonia
Born in Bitola in 1976, he showed interest for composing ever since he was in the music school, where he studied contra bass and solo singing. After completing the secondary music education, he graduated in composing, from the Department of film and theater, at the Faculty of applied arts ESRA Paris-Skopje-New York. Since 2003 he is engaged as an associate professor of Stage singing – Interpretation, at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje.
His composing work is exceptionally and highly evaluated at more than forty festivals in Macedonia and abroad. Since 2013 he is also engaged in directing.
He has put his signature on music for plays, opera and ballet, musicals, film, television and different kinds of performances, integrating and pervading – in a very special and recognizable author’s way – electronic music intertwined with the Balkan’s folklore. His work is so versatile, that his opus impresses with the volume and the genre, so it seems like –there are no limits. He is an author of more than 200 plays, of which thirty are children’s plays. He works in almost all theaters in the Balkans and Europe.
As a logical conclusion of his composer’s and director’s work and the aspirations for a total theater, in 2015 in Bitola he established the Moving Music Theatre (MMT), which as a part of the contemporary music theatre has the purpose of including the opera form, visual arts and educational projects intended for international audience around the world. The main principle of the MMT is that different languages are not considered a barrier, but a source of creativity, while the pervading of different cultures is a wealth! The first project of the Moving Music Theatre – Bitola has been the mono-opera “Diary of a Madman” after the short story of Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol. Marjan Nechak is the author of the adaptation of the story to actable form, the music, the direction and the set design. Ever since its first performance, in the middle of 2015 in Bitola, the play hasn’t been removed from the repertoire of the MMT, and hasn’t stopped receiving festival awards!
Starting from January 1, 2015, Marjan Necak is represented by: Wild Cherry Agency – Composer Agency | www.wildcherryconsult.be
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From 1996 onward he continuously composes theater music and he has created music for more than 150 plays and 30 children’s plays so far. He has worked for all theaters in Macedonia and other theaters in Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Monte Negro, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Italy and Portugal.
A window, YCC, Skopje, 2002;
Dance macabre, CNT Zagreb, 2008;
The Song of Songs, CE-DE-CE Lisbon and CNT Rijeka, Penelope, 2008, Vojchek, SNT, Maribor, 2009;
Before Dream, CE-DE-CE, Lisbon, 2010;
Discrete charm of the bourgeoisie, CNT Rijeka, 2011;
Mileva Einstein, SNT Novi Sad, 2012;
Bluebeard, CNT Zagreb,2015;
Week of Modern Dance, Zagreb, Advanced dance lessons, Zagreb, 2016.
Prometheus in chains - Aeschylus Sarajevo National Theater - Bosna and Hercegovina, 2018
La Dame aux Camélias, CNT Rijeka, 2008
The Glembays, CNT Rijeka, 2007;
Galileo in chains, Labaratorio Nove Firenca and CNT Rijeka, 2009;
Saloma, Kotoart, Еurokaz Zagreb and Museum of Contemporary Arts, Zagreb, 2010.
Mono-opera Diary of a Madman, 2015 - Moving Music Theatre
"The Little Wire Girl" Produced by Ljubljana National Theatre - Slovenia
Co-produced by Moving Music Theatre - Macedonia, 2018
Pečalbari, Bitola National Theater, 2000;
Каmov, Smrtopis / Moulen Rouge, ZKM, Zagreb,2003;
Тito – Bones in the stone, Eurokaz, Zagreb, Labaratorio Nove Firenca and Kampnagel Hamburg, 2007;
Crna se čuma zadade, Bitola National Theater, 2008;
A plain story, Bitola National Theater, 2011; and Notara Theatre, Bucharest 2016;
Аntitza, Prilep National Theater, 2011;
Makedonska krvava svadba, Drama Theater, Skopje, 2013;
The Merchant of Venice, CNT Split, 2016.
Timon of Athens, Labaratorio Nove Firenca, Turkish Drama, Skopje and National Theater, Bitola, 2005;
In agony, Theater TD Zagreb, 2008;
Bosnian Chronicle, Bitola National Theater, 2012;
Lazarevoto pismo, Theatre Stip Macedonia, 2016;
Merlin or The Barre Land, by Tankred Dorst, SNG Ljubljana, 2016;
Grobnica za Boris Davidovic, SNP - Novi sad 2017.
Kosova Desperate Search, A Lara Entertainment - Germany, 2005.
A Drunken Alley - documentary film / 29" / Filmaktiv 2017.
Etida, Commissioned by de Nederlandsche Bank - Nederland, 2008;
Sarah the Mythe, KT FILM & MEDIJA VOUS - Macedonia, 2011;
The dinner, Belgium, 2015;
The pain remains - Macedonian production, 2016;
Once Upon a Time, Belgium, 2016.
Red poet, Sektor film, Macedonia, 2017.
Game Over, Motion Universe - Macedonia, 2012.
Bojan and Jana in the happyland, Macedonia, 2007.
Crystals, Silvio Vuičič, Zagreb, 2008;
Gorgons, The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, 2014.
Cello Quartet, 2008;
Strings Quintet, 2009;
Symphony No. 1, 2001;
Macedonium- work for Symphonic Orchestra, 2011;
Symphony No. 2, Big Bang, 2012;
Elegy for Symphonic Orchestra, 2013;
Arrhythmic Requiem, 2013;
Symphony No. 2 2014.
The music of the exhibition of the Museum of Macedonian Struggle, 2011;
The music of the exhibition of the Museum of Archeology – Skopje, 2014.
Eight awards for the author’s stage music at the Vojdan Chernodrinski Festival in Macedonia, Small stage Rijeka, an award for the author’s and stage music, Montreal Film Festival, an award for best song in film music and award for the best film music.
2016 – Best music reward Small Scene Festival, Rijeka, Croatia.
AWARDS for mono opera “Diary of a madman”
2016 The audience award for best play, Monodrama Festival - Bitola, Macedonia
2016 Best music award, Small Scene Festival, Rijeka, Croatia.
2016 Award for experimental and alternative theater – for the unique expressiveness of the line between the theater and other art, Infant Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
2016 Award for individual and complete realization, PUF Festival, Pula, Croatia
2016 Grand prix for the best play of the Festival - Purgatorie Festival, Tivat, Monte Negro
2017 Golden Medal for Best Monodrama, 42nd International festival of monodrama and mime, Zemun, Serbia.
2017 Golden Medal Audience Award, 42nd International festival of monodrama and mime, Zemun, Serbia.
2017 Best Monodrama, 5th Be:femon, Bečej, Serbia.
2018 Award for Best Theater Music for Marjan Necak At the national festival “POSZT" Hungary “The Tomb of Boris Davidovich”- Danilo Kis Director Aleksandar Popovski Novi Sad Theater, Újvidéki Színház, Serbia
2018 Award for the most original exploration of a particular segment of the theater language is given to the play "The Little Wire Girl" of the Slovenian National Theater - Slovenia and Moving Music Theater – Macedonia, 45th International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre Novi Sad, Serbia
Kamov, Smrtopis / Moulen Rouge, a musical, ZKM, Zagreb
His music is characterized by moderate but not at all restrained emotion and art of playing with different musical styles and genres.
Branko Brezovac, Kamov, program leaflet, 2003.
The Glembays, contemporary opera, CNT Rijeka
The music of Marjan Necak is a segment equal to the text, written with vivid
imagination, in the manner of modern operas of the contemporary world written for serous literary works. It is not easy to perform his music, very frequently built on a chromatic melody which requires highly concentrated singing capacities. It seems as if he firmly starts the development of the story which rapidly (but only seemingly) forgets and moves into musical thinking which brings him to higher
control of the atmosphere and spreads the directorial view of the things, using the original phrase … and every return to the topic is only an occasion for new
development in the series of parallel worlds… After all, this fantasy is a ground value of the composer work of Marjan Necak.
Svjetlana Hribar, Novi list, Rijeka, March, 2007.
Galileo in chains, Opera corale, Labaratorio Nove Firenca and CNT Rijeka
The opera work of Necak is imbued by sudden leaps and shifts, versatile modern melody and harmony solutions, but at the same having melodious tunes and
balanced baroque and classical rhythms.
Ramiro Palmic, Kulisa, Zagreb, November, 2009.
Antitza, a musical, National Theater Prilep, Macedonia The music has ritual sense and sets a harmony which materializes the feelings (tragic and happy). The music is strong and emotional, thus leading the action to the position of contemporary musical created from the Macedonian traditional play.
Liljana Mazova, Globus, Skopje, December, 2010.
The rise and fall of the cabaret, a musical, Macedonian National Theater, Skopje
The music - unusual, playful but sustained, strong and lyrical, fierce but poetic - again the excellent composer Marjan Necak.
Goran Cvetkovic, Radio Belgrade 2, July, 2013.
Timon of Athens Labaratorio Nove Firenca, Turkish Drama, Skopje and National Theater, Bitola
Magnificent and beautiful, an epic opera, a saga which tells the story of the endless fight among men.
Tommaso Chimenti, Scanner, Florence, July 2005.
The Diary of a madman created in a production of the Moving Music Theatre with the cooperation of the Center of Culture, Bitola has been awarded the best play in the Balkan region for this season, both by the critics and the audience.
Let me mention that I own a music studio where I compose and produce my music. I cooperate with many musicians from the Macedonian Opera and Ballet, Macedonian philharmony, and many other instrumental and vocal artists from Macedonia and from other countries as well who are engaged in the process of creating by performing solo-segments and solo-instrumental music.
Mac Pro mid 2012
Software OS X 10.8.4, Processor 2 x 2,4 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon,
Memory 32 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Pro Tools 11
Logic Pro X
VST - Instrument - East West Hollywood Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Contact Instrument, 8 Dio Instrument, VSL Instrument, Project Sam Instrument and others.
Monitor Speakers - Genelec
Mic - RODE NT2-A, Nady SCM980
Music notation - Software Sibelius 7
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Contact address: Kliment Ohridski 22/6 - 7000 Bitola, Macedonia
Tel. 00 389 71 222 076
28 September 2018
Official opening night, Ljubljana, Slovenia - The Little Wire Girl co-production Moving Music Theatre Bitola & Slovenian National Theatre Drama, Ljubljana
Contemporary dramatic opera
Set design, music and direction - Marjan Necak
10 November 2018
Sarajevo National Theater - Bosna and Hercegovina
Prometheus in chains - Aeschylus
Direction and choreography - Belma Ceco
National Theater Bitola Macedonia
The Dragon - Jevgenije Svarc
Director -Vladimir Milcin
Short film trilogy Marquet Place
Production - Wild cherry consult Belgium
Music - Marjan Necak
Director - Annick Christiaens
SNG - Ljubljana Drama
Ivanov - Chekov
Music - Marjan Necak
Director - Aleksandar Popovski
Fadern National theater Vraca Bugarija - 21.01.2015
The Divine Comedy National theater - Bitola - 28.02.2015
Home alone Tvornica Lutaka - Zagreb - 07.03.2015
Genocide 21 National theater - Bitola -14.03.2015
Hotel between two worlds Theater Shtip - 27.03.2015
Date | Place | Year
Split summer festival and Ulysses Theatre
Miroslav Krleža: THE FUNERAL IN THERESIENBURG
Director and Choreographer: STAŠA ZUROVAC
Composer: MARJAN NECHAK
Set and Costume Designer: BJANKA ADŽIĆ URSULOV
Adaptation, Dramaturge adaptation: STAŠA ZUROVAC
Light Designer: SRÐAN BARBARIĆ
Sound Designer: PETAR IVANIŠEVIĆ
Waltz and tango consultant: VANA BAKALIĆ
German language consultant: MAJA BARAC
The funeral in Theresienburg is a prose from the cycle MESSRS. GLEMBAY that Miroslav Krleza gradually published from 1926 to 1930. The cycle consist of 14 texts (3 dramatic plays and 11 proses), regarded as fragments by the author. The funeral in Theresienburg was first published in Savremenik in 1929.
Date | Place | Year
Ramong Gejza: DRAŽEN ČUČEK
Colonel Mihajlo von Warronigg: OZREN GRABARIĆ
Olga Warronigg: VANDA WINTER
Kállay Bandi, Ramong’s friend, violinist, music commentator: ALEXANDER BALANESCU
Ramong’s father: DMITRIJ RODIKOV
Count Fudschi - Hasegava: SHUNSUKE AMMA
Admiral Vatanaba: YASSAUI MERGALIYEV
General Pei Lin - tsi: YUKI NAKASHIMA
In full splendour of their beauty:
IEVA KARPILOVSKA, REMUS DIMACHE / LEONA SIVOŠ, RAZVAN CACOVEANU / MATEA MILAS, ROMULUS DIMACHE / YULIA PIVOTSKAYA, ARTEM ZHUSOV / ALBINA RAHMATULLINA, SILVIU TANASE
Soldiers of the 17th Regiment:
CNT Split Soloists and Ballet Ensemble
KORANA BILAN, MARIO BULIČIĆ, SIMONA CAPUTO, NONNA ČIČININA, NIKŠA DE MARCHI, REMUS DIMACHE, ROMULUS DIMACHE, IGOR GLUSHKOV, DANIEL JAGAR, NIKOL MARČIĆ, MATEA MILAS, ELENA NIKOLAEVA, ALBINA RAHMATULLINA, DMITRIJ RODIKOV, LEV ŠAPOŠNIKOV, ASHATBEK YUSUPUHANOV, ARTEM ZHUSOV, YULIA PIVOTSKAYA, IEVA KARPILOVSKA, YUKI NAKASHIMA, SOPHIE RANCE, ALEXANDRA BERTEA, BOJANA LIPOVŠĆAK, SILVIU TANASE, RAZVAN CACOVEANU, SHUNSUKE AMMA, YASSAUI MARGALIYEV, MIHAI MEZEI, LEJLA BAJRAMOVIĆ, TINA HATLAK, LEONA SIVOŠ, ANTOINE PROS.
Krleža’s relationship towards Austro - Hungarian traditions has been very
characteristically manifested in this very prose. Grotesque - satirical image of
megalomaniacal self-defence of the Empire denying its own death but also a
magnificent exhibition of imagination demonstrating elegance and glamour of that persevering force in a moment when it is reduced to a mere shell of its former historic memory.
The character of Olga connects this utterance of Krleža’s ambiguous literary expression with the world of the Glembaj family from Zagreb representing a broader framework of rise and fall of their vitality and materialistic achievements as well as esthetical luxury of Middle European aristocrats. The story is settled in a garrison of Imperial and Royal Asper – Essling 17th Dragoon Regiment in Hungarian Transdanubian town of Maria Thereresienburg describing the visit of three senior Japanese officers awarded for their meritorious service in the war against Russia. Count Fudschi – Hasegava and his companions are received with high ceremonies while colonel’s wife Olga Warronigg is the first lady of the ceremony hosted by the regiment. Lieutenant Ramong Gejza is in love with Olga and offended with her since she has sent him just a conventional farewell card in the eve of his departure to Sicily. There is a small incident in the presence of Japanese guest during the ball.
punishes Ramong with imprisonment. Ramong asks to be released, Warronigg refuses that and Ramong commits a suicide with a revolver in prison. Warronigg has been compromised due to his wife and giving the eulogy at the funeral he describes the deceased as a person without the sense of honour. Since the father of the deceased is a retired Hussar lieutenant colonel they give him a state funeral.