Thousand Years of Peace
NENAD BACH Citizen of the World Nenad is a recording artist, composer, and performer who has recorded for Sony, Polygram and many other labels. Two of his albums reached No. 1 in Europe, and to date he has sold over one million records. In addition, he has performed all over the world with a wide range of artists, including Luciano Pavarotti, Bono & The Edge (U2), Brian Eno, Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, Garth Hudson & Rick Danko (The Band), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), Martin Sheen, Michael York, John Malkovich, Ellen Burstyn, and many more. He performed at Woodstock '94, and in 1998 he made a compilation album with Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen and Allen Ginsberg. In March 1999, he opened the Miss Universe pageant in Europe with his new song 'Miss Universe.' Nenad also writes and records music for film and theater. He has scored many features and short films. One such project was 'King of Cool,' a biopic about the life of Steve McQueen, which premiered on American Movie Classics (AMC), to over 65 million households. Another was 'Life beyond Timothy Leary'. Subsequently, Nenad scored the Mladen Juran film 'Transatlantic', which was the Croatian entry for consideration as Best Foreign Film in the 1999 Academy Awards. Also, he scored a new film directed by Burt Young called 'Murder on Mott Street', 'The Making and the meaning of We Are Family' film by Danny Schechter in 2002, 'Justice' by Evan Oppenheimer in 2003, 'Freedom from Despair' by Brenda Brkusic in 2004. At the present time Nenad is scoring a new film called 'Lost Dogs' by talented duo: director Roger Majkowski and producer Michael Fix. Finally, Nenad is also a record producer with a special interest in documenting the fascinating but little-known musical traditions of his homeland, Croatia. His most recent work includes the production of three new a cappella albums: 'Fire on the Sea,' by Klapa Fortunal; 'Following the Cross,' a collection of Lenten chants based on 600-year-old Gregorian Chants never previously recorded; and just released 'Novaljo, Novaljo,' by Klapa Navalia. Nenad's work and his life story have been featured on all the major US TV networks (CBS, ABC, NBC), on CNN, on Sky Channel, and on TV channels in Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, Japan, and many other countries. Press coverage has been similarly widespread, ranging from The New York Times to Billboard, from The Washington Post to Corriere Della Sera, and from The Boston Globe to the New York Daily News. Nenad's most recent solo record is 'Thousand Years of Peace' which will be released in 2001. The album was recorded in Nenad's own recording studio, which he also uses for his scoring and production work and which was designed to accommodate anything from a cappella vocals to rock and roll to symphonic orchestras on a location. He is currently in preproduction for a new solo album, which is due for release at the end of 2005. Nenad sang in the new recordings of 'We Are Family' benefit for the Sept. 11th fund as well as scored the film 'The Making and the Meaning of We Are Family'. His label just signed a contract for the worldwide promotion and distribution of 'The Pharos Cantors' (Glagolitic Chants based on Gregorian Chants). He also recently completed work as a language consultant for the literature and film project for all four of the Harry Potter books. Through his singing and songwriting Nenad's goal is to spread the message of joy and universal peace. Records New Album 'Everything Is Forever' in production 2005 Re-released enhanced CD album; 'Thousand Years of Peace'/ NBM Ltd 2002 Recording Contract - performed on charity CD 'We Are Family' 2001 Produced CD album 'Following the Cross' by St. Stephen's Choir NBM Ltd 2000/ ARCANA 2002 Produced CD album 'Novaljo, Novaljo' by Klapa Navalia NBM Ltd 2000 Produced CD album 'Fire on the Sea' by Klapa Fortunal NBM Ltd/SIAM records 1999 Released enhanced CD album; 'I Love Losers'/NBM Ltd 1998 Recording Contract with Mercury/Polygram; 'News Goo' compilation with Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen,... 1998 Recording contract with the Decca/London; 'Pavarotti and Friends' 1996 Recording contract with the Rockworld/Sony; Single 'Can We Go Higher?' 1993 Recording contract with the Croatia Records; Single 'Can We Go Higher?'1993 Recording contract 'Paragon Artists-Public Records'. Recorded a full length album 'Greatest Hits' from which the singles 'You Need A Love' and 'Woman In The Bay' were released '...album of superior quality...' Billboard (USA), 1988. Recording contract 'RTB' released the U.S. recorded 'Greatest Hits' This album rose to #1 in former Yugoslavia in December '88/January '89. Released the hit single 'Between Two Flights' in 1984. Recording contract 'RTB' recorded an album 'Takvu Te Necu' in 1983. Released the single 'Vesna' in 1981. Recording contract 'RTV Ljubljana', recorded an album 'Vrijeme i Zemlja I' which rose to #1 in 1980 from which the hit single was released. Recording contract 'Jugoton', Zagreb recorded a compilation album. Film & TV Scored 'The Making and the meaning of We Are Family' film by Danny Schechter in 2002 Scored 'Murder on Mott Street' film by Burt Young in 2001 Scored 'King of Cool' film by Robert Katz (biopic about the life of Steve McQueen) in 1998. R.Katz is an Academy Award nominee. Scored 'Beyond Life With Timothy Leary' film by Danny Schechter in 1998. D. Schechter is an Emmy award winner. Scored 'Transatlantic'film by Mladen Juran in 1998. Croatian entry for the Academy Awards Produced, directed and wrote music video 'Can We Go Higher?' in 1991 (includes Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, John Malkovich, Richie Havens, Indigo Girls, Ellen Burstyn, Martin Sheen, Michael York, Michael Penn, Peter Holsapple, Johnny Farina) Scored Brian Owens feature film 'Happy Hell Night', 1992/93 (HBO, CINEMAX) Scored the Robert Stone documentary feature film, 'The Satellite Sky' 1990 which won 'Louis Award' for 1990. (R.Stone is an Academy Award nominee) Scored the John Shepphird film 'Urban Annoyance' premiered at the Sundance Festival Scored the William Robertson short film, 'An Afternoon In The Park' done at Columbia Film School in class of Milos Forman which won four prestigious awards at United States Film Festivals. Scored the Webster Lewine short film, 'Haunted' done at the same school in class of Martin Scorsese which has been selected for the Berlin Film Festival of 1989. Scored the Adam Idelson short film, 'Crosswords' done at the same school in the class of Milos Forman Scored the Anthony Alosi short film, 'Dead Silence' in the class of Martin Scorsese. This film entered the finals of the Focus Festival in 1989 Promotional music video 'You Need A Love' for the 'Greatest Hits' Album Promotional music video 'Woman In The Bay' for the 'Greatest Hits' Album Information about additional film & video scores will be provided upon request. Television Appearances 'Clip Trip' 'Much Music' Canadian TV 'Video Music Box' WNYC 'Late Shift' New Haven CT (ABC) 'Street Stories' with Ed Bradley C B S 'News At Five','News At 11' C B S 'MTV News' MTV US, MTV Asia 'MTV' Europe, MTV US 'Showbiz Today', 'Headline News' C N N 'Entertainment Tonight' Syndic. (NBC, CBS, ABC) 'ET' European TV 'Canal Plus' French TV 'Picture In Picture' Croatian TV 'Sky Channel' Europe Cable 'Rights and Wrongs' PBS, CUNY (58 Countries) 'Country, Land, people' HTV Croatian TV 'Stars of America' Russian TV 'News' 'New York One' Cable 'Up To The Minute' C B S 'Night Flight' USA Network, 'The Joe Franklin Show ' WWOR-TV 'Midday News' KNTV-TV 11 (ABC) 'California This Week' KRON-TV 4 (NBC) 'Susan Sikora Show' KBHK-TV 44 'Mornings On Two' KTVU-TV 2 (FOX) 'Turbo Limach Show' HTV Croatian TV 'Happy Hell Night' Film HBO, CINEMAX Cable TV Hawaiian TV programing CH 4 (ABC), CH 2 (CBS), CH 9 (NBC) Recent Live Appearances Sarajevo, live with the Symphonic Orchestra Madison Square Garden; New York, USA Royal Festival Hall; London, Great Britain Liechtenstein Palace & Carl Platz; Vienna, Austria 'Woodstock '94'; Saugerties, New York 'Pavarotti and Friends'; Modena, Italy List of additional Films,Theater Shows,Puppet Theater Shows, TV shows,Cable TV Shows and Film TV presentations will be provided upon request. Musical Collaborations With Rick Danko (The Band) Richie Havens Peter Holsapple (REM, DB's) Michael Penn Indigo Girls Bob Clearmountain Bob Ludwig Bono (U2) The Edge (U2) Luciano Pavarotti Meatloaf Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran) Dolores O'Riordan (Cranberries) Johnny Farina (Santo & Johnny) Taylor Dayne Vince Welnick (keyboards for Grateful Dead; Tubes) Mino Cinelu (percussion for Sting, Weather Report, Miles Davis) Gary Burke (drums for The Mamas & Papas, Joe Jackson, Bob Dylan, Steve Reich) Graham Maby (bass for Joe Jackson, Marshall Crenshaw, Garland Jeffries) Hugh MacDonald (bass for Alice Cooper, Cher) Vinnie Zummo (guitar for Joe Jackson, Marti Jones) Robert Crenshaw (drums for Marshall Crenshaw) Richie Cannata (saxophone for Billy Joel, Elton John, Beach Boys) Tony Aiello & Michael Morreale (brass for Joe Jackson) John McCurry (guitar for Cyndi Lauper, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Billy Joel) ... and many more Film & Video Collaborations With Ellen Burstyn John Malkovich Martin Sheen Michael York Danny Schechter & 'Globalvision' Burt Young Robert Katz Robert Stone Recording Facilities ? Bearsville Studios; Woodstock, New York ? BearTracks Studios; Suffern, New York ? Electric Lady Studios; New York City ? Village Recorder; West Los Angeles, California ? Cove City Sound Studios; Long Island, New York ? Record Plant Studios; New York City ? Zeitgeist Studios; Brentwood, California ? Sound One studios; New York City ? Nenad Bach Music Ltd; Irvington, New York Recent Newspaper Appearances ? 'Billboard' ? 'New York Times' ? 'Washington Post' ? 'New York Daily News' ? 'Philadelphia Daily News' ? 'New York Newsday' ? 'Spin Magazine' ? 'Boston Globe' ? 'Aquarian' ? 'Miami Herald' ? 'New Haven Register' ? 'Media Culture Review' ? 'Vecernji List' ? 'Slobodna Dalmacija' ? 'Corriere Della Sera' ? 'Hello!' ? .......and many more .....more to come.