Kiril Džajkovski (Macedonian: Кирил Џајковски), often credited as simply Kiril, is an internationally acclaimed Macedonian musician and music composer.

In the early 1980s together with Milčo Mančevski he formed Bastion, one of the first electronic bands in Macedonia. Subsequently, he went on to play with one of the most famous Macedonian bands Leb i Sol, recording two albums and touring extensively around the Balkans and the rest of Europe.

In the 1990s, Kiril moved to Australia and began experimenting with music, combining Macedonian music and . This led to his first solo release, Synthetic Theatre, an EP received extremely well by Australian independent radio stations.

In 2000, American label Tone Casualties released his album Homebound, which continued the concept of blending Macedonian ethnic instrumentation and electronica. It received excellent reviews from critics around the world, including individuals from the United States, Canada, UK, Spain and Japan. Croatian Playboy Magazine voted it the best album of the year from the former Yugoslavia.

After returning to the Republic of Macedonia, he composed the film score for Milčo Mančevski’s Dust, as well as for the films Bal-Can-Can and The Great Water. He performed concerts around Macedonia and abroad, including performances at the international Exit Festival. He was also involved in composing additional music for the 2007 Milčo Mančevski film Shadows.

Kiril has contributed tracks to various compilations released worldwide by labels such as Putumayo, 10 KILO, Pschent Music, Third Ear Music and Distinctive Records.

In addition to his work with electronic projects and his solo albums, Kiril writes music for film, television and theatre.

BMW, Mazda, Ford and Mastercard have used Kiril’s music for their ad campaigns.He’s written the music for various theatre productions, including Powder Keg, Roberto Zucco,Proud Flesh, Balkan Is Not Dead, Dracula, Danton’s Death, Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, Tempest and Alisa.

Kiril wrote and produced the soundtrack music for ‘Dust’, the long awaited second movie by Milcho Manchevski. Dust officially opened the 2001 Venice Film Festival. He then wrote the music for ‘The Great Water’, a feature film directed by Ivo Trajkov which was the official Macedonian entry in the Best Foreign Language category at the 77th annual American Film Academy Awards. The next film project was Balcancan, directed by Darko Mitrevski. Kiril wrote and produced the soundtrack, including the hit single Baba Zumbula.


Discography:

> Bastion - Bastion—PGP RTB
> Razorbrain - Razorbrain—EMI AUSTRALIA
> Synthetic Theatre - Kiril—-AG RECORDS
> Recorded Supplement - Aparatchicks—- AG RECORDS
> Homebound - Kiril—-AGR/TONE CASUALTIES
> Religion & Sex - Kiril—- AGR/THIRD EAR MUSIC
> DUST —— AGR/THIRD EAR MUSIC/VIRGIN
> The Great Water —— AGRecords
> Balcancan ——— AGR/ PARTYSANS

Compilations:

> Fathom -Antipodian Beats——- Angel’s Trumpet, Melbourne
> mACIDonia 2000——- PMG Recordings, Skopje
> Max Trax 2002——- Tone Casualties, Los Angeles
> Pathaans Small World——- Stoned Asia, London
> Dynamik——- Vital Song, Paris
> High On House - New York to Melbourne——- Odessa Mama Records, Melbourne
> Ritmistika———Third Ear Music, Skopje
> Taking Care of Business—- 10 Kilo, London
> Together- Barramundi 4——-Pschent Music, Paris
> Euro Lounge——— Putumayo, New York
> Musique & Cinema du Monde——- Nada/ MK2 Music, Paris
> Ali B Presents Y4K——- Distinctive Records, London

Music for films:

> Tough Granny — dir. Milcho Manchevski
> Marika on an Airplane — dir. Boris Damovski
> Northern Mistake —- dir. Boris Damovski
> 1=1=1 —- dir. John Pedder
> Leonardo (animated series) —- dir. Boro Pejcinov
> Dust —— dir. Milcho Manchevski
> Balcancan —— dir. Darko Mitrevski
> The Great Water —— dir. Ivo Trajkov

Music for documentaries:

> Guns & Roses —- (1991 Australian Film Institute Award for best documentary)
> The Gulf Between —-dir. Monique Schwartz
> Koorie Culture/ Koori Control - dir. Russel Porter
> In The Line Of Fire - dir.Marion Crooke

Music for TV add campaigns:

> BMW
> MAZDA
> FORD
> MASTERCARD etc.


Music for theatre:

> Powder Keg —- Kerempuh, Croatia
> Roberto Zucco —- Atalje 212, Yugoslavia
> Proud Flesh —— Dramski Teatar, Macedonia
> Balkan Is Not Dead ———- MNT, Macedonia
> Dracula ———- SNG Drama, Slovenia
> Danton’s Death——CSS Teatro Stabile, Italy
> Cherry Orchard——-SNP, Serbia
> Three Sisters——- NTB, Macedonia
> Tempest——— Turkish Drama, Macedonia
> Alisa——— Atelje 212, Serbia
> Za Zdaj Nikjer——— SNG Ljubljana, Slovenia


Official page: www.kiril.com.mk
MySpace page: www.myspace.com/kirildzajkovski

Edited by bvully on 3 Oct 2008, 10:54

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