Senad Hadžimusić Teno

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Senad Hadžimusić Teno
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Background information
Birth name Senad Hadžimusić
Also known as Teno, SCH
Born (1957-09-28) 28 September 1957 (age 56)
Sarajevo, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia
Occupations musician, composer, songwriter, poet
Years active 1983-present
Associated acts SCH
Website www.SCH.ba

Senad Hadžimusić (born 28 September 1957) is a Bosnian musician, songwriter and poet best known as the founder, mastermind, songwriter, producer, singer and guitarist of the Sarajevo alternative industrial band SCH. With SCH, his band-alterego,[1] Teno has authored, performed, produced and recorded 11 official albums. His music was also featured in a number of films and radio programs, as well as in the theater.[2][3]

Numerous articles, essays, and reviews have been published about this extraordinary and significant figure of the Bosnian and Ex-Yugoslavian alternative culture.

If anyone has succeeded in shaping the traumas of our war and post-war period into a thoroughly convincing and artistically relevant form, than this is surely Senad Hadžimusić Teno, singer, guitarist and political activist, with his alternative rock band SCH. Their records were almost always infused with the prophetic, granting the band and their artistic endeavors a special position within both the rock scenes of their native Sarajevo and Bosnia, but also outside those confines, within both Yugoslavia and Europe. Hadžimusić's political brutality, however, has always been bereft of direct political activism, opting as he did instead for claustrophobic visions of the projects of the future, whether bright or dark, dependent on the moment these visions came to be and the events they tended to anticipate.[4]

The pain caused by the general loss of humanism and the absence of integrity and dignity, the conception of the emptiness of existence in a world unfit for man, none of this has broken the back of Senad Hadžimusić; instead, it has led/forced him to find, in the ruins of this world, an elementary cell of re-born humanity. With fascinating persistence, Teno has dodged the trap of contemplating the point(lessness) of doing anything but taking up the art of butchery (i.e. politics and ‘making money’), allowing his creativity to flourish, with disregard for the surroundings and problems of the material nature.[5]

In 1996 in Prague, Senad Hadžimusić also published the bilingual (English/Bosnian) lyrics book "SCH - Songs and Tales",[6] which was highly acclaimed by well-known Bosnian and Croatian writer, poet, journalist and literary critic Miljenko Jergović.[7]

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