Massimo Brajković (1955, Croatia) attended music studies at the Music Academy in Ljubljana, where he received a degree in composition in 1978, in the class of Dane Škerl. Since 2004, he has been a regular professor at the Music Department at the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. For his compositions he received many awards and prizes, especially significant was the one from 1979, the Prešeren award, which is given to the student of the year at the Music Academy in Ljubljana, for his piece Sonata for bassoon and piano, then Istria Nobilissimaaward, Pula, 1992 (Concert Overture), 1994 (Mutationes extremae noctis), and 2001 (Concerto for flute, bassoon and string orchestra), then the Medal of Rovinj in 1998 for promoting music culture. Pieces by Massimo Brajkovic were performed at the Moscow Autumn Festival, Music Biennale Zagreb, International Music Rewiev in Opatija, Summer Festival in Pula, Zajčevi dani, International Meetings of Chamber Music at the Gressoney castle (Milan), Osor Musical Evenings, Summer Festival in Rovinj, Smaregliani, and in concerts in Vienna, Brussels, Cagliari, Venice, Turin, Novi Sad, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Osijek, Portorož, Rovinj, Poreč and Rijeka, and they were performed by orchestras such as the Ljubljana Philharmonic Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic, Croatian Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Croatian Broadcasting Network, and Symphony Orchestra of Istrian National Theatre in Pula.
Inspired by infinite sound possibilities of today’s electronic techniques and growing semblance of certain acoustic instruments to the real sound, I have come to the idea to contribute to the creation of new sound possibilities in the composition Intrada marinaresca. In the ternary form, we will encounter magnificent and, at times, piercing sound of ship horns which envelop in the richness of the sound one of “imaginary harbors” (part A), the central part is dedicated to a quasi realistic sound of timpani, as the final part brings us back to the imaginary harbor with a dose of nostalgic feeling.