Graduated from Ethnology, following studies in Croatian Studies and Philosophy, Vid Jeraj is a music writer with Croatian Composers Society, and work as reporter in Ljubljana, Zagreb and Belgrade. Since autumn of 2007 he had been delivering lectures and performing under the moniker of A Club Essay, alone and with mutual partners, such as dancers, actresses, and/or musicians. Since May 2005, he’s been an editor of Slusna Obmana, a media project that promotes fresh, angular and alternative music. Some of his verses have found its way to be published on a CD, following the path of his prose.
HDS – Croatian Composers’ Society
January 2015 – Present (1 year 10 months)
Experiences with the radio as critic (Third Program Croatian Broadcast, Radio Student Lubliana), and Host-Executive Editor (Radio 808, Orange – Free Radio in Wien) in avant-garde music, world music, jazz, new musicology, indie, pop, alternative, gained me a status of freelance music writer with HZSU and HDS/ZAMP.
Program manager/Moderator with Močvara (Zagreb) and Gradska knjižnica Ante Kovačića (Zaprešić).
Reporter with lupiga.com and forum.tm on Culture, Human Rights, Media Affairs, Political Affairs, Environmental and Economic Affairs; also, 24 sata Express, ravnododna.com and Cantus.
Sveučilište u Zagrebu / University of Zagreb
Master of Arts (M.A.), Croaticum /Philosophy
1995 – 2003
My research in Arts & Humanities started by enrolling in Croatian Comparative Studies (A) and Studies of Philosophy (B); also, classes in Indology, Philosophy of History and Philosophy of Education at University of Zagreb. Translates philosophy (Plotinus, H. Putnam), explores Croatian folk traditions of Indian-European, Celtic and Oriental influences, delivers a paper in “History of folklore in Dubrovnik”. Besides, a journalist (Homo Volans, SC Godine), plays with seminal alternative and art-rock groups. Works as a teacher of Croatian Language and Literature, and Ethics, respectively, in public secondary schools and translator with Open Society Institute. As a small-scale promotor, booking agent, successfully booked gigs in the region for international acts, such as Eugene Chadbourne, Amy Denio, slam poets; thus, starts a fruitful relationship with URK, Udruženje za razvoj kulture. This is the period when specializes for jazz music and travels around the region.
Freelance writer with HZSU
HZSU – Croatian union of independent professionals
January 2015 – January 2019