Blazekovic has worked with Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), the world’s premiere database of music literature, since 1987 and he directs the Research Center for Music Iconography (RCMI). The RCMI was established in 1972 by Barry S. Brook himself, as the American headquarters of the international organization Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM). RCMI is one of the only visual indices of representations of music in art in the United States. Its collection of more than 20,000 images spans from antiquity to the early 20th century. In addition to their catalog, the RCMI publishes the journal Music in Art and regularly organizes exhibitions and conferences.
The Brook Center has appeared on Study with the Best once before, when the Foundation for Iberian Music’s Antoni Pizà was interviewed. Pizà has also appeared on CUNY TV’s Nueva York, in an episode spotlighting Cuban jazz musician Paquito D’Riveira (with whom the Foundation has collaborated).
Blazekovic’s interview will air in December of 2016. You can watch Study with the Best for free online, or in one of its regular times on Wednesday (8 am, 2 pm, 10 pm), Saturday (3:30 pm), or Sunday (8 am, 8 pm).