”You ask me am I crazy for playing the cello? Why do you not ask if they are not crazy for shelling Sarajevo?”
On May 27, 1992, he sat on his stool and started playing his cello in front of the massacre site where 22 persons lost their lives in a mortar shell explosion. For consecutive 22 days, Vedran was coming to the massacre site playing Albinoni Adagio in G minor. Every day he played for the life of one person who lost life there. Sadly, the music of Vedran Smajlovic did not stop to be heard on those events, as massacres and funerals were happening from day to day.
The ”act of lunitic” for the people outside of the Sarajevo, was actually the moment of confrontation with death and the last farewell. Friends, families and citizens of Sarajevo were remembered with every note Vedran played.