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Music, in chronological order Music, by type
2017
Lullabies
transcription for mezzo-soprano, harpsichord and string quartet. Duration 15’
The gentle arrival of light
For violin, flute and piano. Duration 11’
Silence
For voice, flute and piano. Duration 10’
Text: Thomas Hood.
A Boulder
Radiophinic music
inspired with "Hasanaginica" by Ljubomir Simović. Duration 21’30’’
In the dark
For mezzo-soprano and strings.
Text by Ljubomir Simovic. Duration 8'
2016
paraphernalie
For viola and accordion.
2015
Two Antiochian songs
Version for string quartet.
2013
The shore
For obligate violin, chamber ensamble and strings. Duration cca 15'
2012
The poet on a boat
For two pianos
2011
Deep C - story about a bell
Tape music with one poly-instrumentalist or more musicians
(piano, electric guitar, african instrument - mbira, voice)
If you hear my voice (Revelation 3.20)
For mixed choir and organ.
2010
The poet in a glass box – a fairytale
Version for a mezzo-soprano and ensemble
(flute, oboe, horn, fagot, piano and strings) Duration 12’
The poet in a glass box
Radiophinic music
Duration 19’30"
2009
Short rainbow
For percussion ensemble, 4 players. Duration 7’
2008
She
For flute, violoncello, piano, female voice and clock. Duration 5’
2005
Extraordinary scenes from Homer’s grave in Smyrna – New additions for Hans Christian Andersen
For flute, piano, percussions, strings and narrator.
Text by H.C. Andersen. Duration 25’
2003
Ordinary conversations
For oboe and violin. Duration 8’
Over the water
For soprano, flute and piano.
Texts by Hellenic poets Sappho, Alcman and Alceaus. Duration 21’
2002
If the Lord refuses
For mixed a cappella choir
Version for female choir. Duration 4’
1998
First Eastern dream
Tape music
ORF (Austrian Radio) Production. Duration 26’
1997
Tree of life
For strings. Duration 10’
Four Antiochian songs
For mixed a cappella choir, without words
Duration 12’
1996
Music for June
For flute and piano
Duration 6’
Instrumental song
For soprano and piano, without words
Duration 9’
1995
Tibullus against war
For mixed choir and timpani. Text by Tibullus
Duration 18’
1994
And, in the distance, a garden full of flowers...
For solo violin
Duration 20'
Circle
Tape music, choreodrama. Duration 42’
1993
Play Strindberg
String Quartet No.3
Duration 15’
Signs along the road
For flute and piano. Duration 8’
Lachrymose
Tape music. ORF (Austrian Radio) Production
Duration 25’
Piano works: Dance, Piece for the left hand, Dungeon, January, Yesenin dances the waltz, and others.
Music for March
For piano or harpsichord
Duration 7’
1992
Isadora
Tape music for ballet
Libretto and choreography by Jelena Santic
Duration 85’
Metropolis of Silence/Ancient Ras
Radiophonic work
Radio Belgrade Production. Duration 33’
Four nighttime notes
For solo viola and 13 strings
Duration 22’
1990
Psalm
For solo soprano and mixed choir
Text from Orthodox liturgy. Duration 11’
1989
When cometh no succour
For ancient instruments, percussion and strings
Duration 22’
Lingua/Phonia/Patria
Radiophonic work
Radio Belgrade/Horspiel Studio WDR Köln co-productio
Duration 35’
1988
Lullabies
For mezzo-soprano, harpsichord and strings, without words
Duration 15’
1986
Dedication
For piano
Dedicated to my Father. Duration 10’
November, November ... quasi una fantasia
For solo violoncello. Duration 9’
1984
Interpretation of a dream
For solo flute and tape
Text by Rosa Luxemburg and Vesna Krmpotic
Duration 17’
1981
Mimicry
For 14-flute choir
Duration 22’
1980
Fugue tordue
For solo violin
Duration 12’
Paysage
For harpsichord and tape
Duration 10’
1979
Whither with a bird in the palm
For percussion ensemble and tape, 5 players
Duration 12’
A fragment of a probable order
For six keyboard instruments (2 pianos, organ, celesta, accordion, harpsichord)
Duration 12’
1978
Hommage à Villon
For ancient instrument and two voices
Text by François Villon. Duration 13’
Incantations
For soprano and chamber orchestra
Text from The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Duration 13’
1977
The wandering button
Children’s opera
Text by Predrag Cudic. Duration 45’
Dusan's Code
Version for ancient instruments (5 players)
Duration 8’
1976
For Irene
For solo flute
Dedicated to Irena Grafenauer. Duration 8’
Harmonies String Quartet No.2
Duration 18’
Harmonies
Version for strings, 1980
Duration 22’
Two voices
For two flutes and electric piano
Duration 5’
1974
The epistle of birds
Tape music, Radio Belgrade Production. Duration 10’
Kust
For bassoon and piano
Version for violoncello and piano, 2003. Duration 11’
My universe
For mezzo-soprano and piano
Text by Desanka Maksimovic. Duration 10’
Kabana
Cantata for soloists, children’s and mixed choirs and orchestra
Text by North American Indians. Duration 45’
Nausea or the Coming of death
For soprano, contralto, narrator and chamber ensemble
Text by Henri Michaux. Duration 10’
1969
String Quartet No.1
Duration 20’ (student work)
1968
Passcaglia and Fugue
For solo violin (student work)
Solo music
Passcaglia and Fugue
1968, No Op. (student work)
For solo violin
For Irena AUDIO, VIDEO
1976, Op.7
For solo flute
Dedicated to Irena Grafenauer
Duration 8’
First performed in Ljubljana, 9 March 1976
Performance by Irena Grafenauer
Fugue tordue
1980, Op.15
For solo violin
Duration 12’
First performed in Belgrade, 27 January 1981
Part of Musica moderna concert series, Radio Belgrade 3
Performance by Tomaz Lorenc (Slovenia), violin
Paysage
1980, Op.16
For harpsichord and tape
Duration 10’
Sound design by Zoran Jerkovic
First performed in Slovenia, 26-28 September 1980
Festival of XX Century Chamber Music, Radenska, Slovenia
Performance by Olivera Djurdjevic, harpsichord
Dedication
1986, Op.19
For piano
Duration 10’
Dedicated to my Father
First performed at Yugoslav Music Tribune in Opatija, 1986
Performance by Aleksandar Madžar, piano
Piano music, 1967 - 2003, No Op:
Dance
Toccata AUDIO
Yesenin dances the waltz LINK
Piece for the left hand LINK
Dungeon
January
Satirical
Clocks – time AUDIO
Music for March
1993, Op.23
For piano or harpsichord
Duration 7’
First performed by Smiljka Isaković, harpsichord
November, November ... quasi una fantasia
1986, Op.20
For solo violoncello
Duration 9’
Part of ‘Four seasons’ cycle
First performed as part of Yugoslav Music Tribune in Opatija, 1989
Performance by Sandra Belić, violoncello
And, in the distance, a garden full of flowers...
1994, Op.34
For solo violin
Duration 20’
Dedicated to Mateja Marinković
First performed at Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade, 13 October 1994
Performance by Mateja Marinković, violin
Chamber music
String Quartet No.1
1969-70, Op.1 (student work)
Duration 20’
First performed at Yugoslav Music Tribune in Opatija
Performance by Slovenian string quartet: Vladimir Sverak, first violin, Karel Žužek, second violin, Franc Avsenek, alto, Janko Kihl, violoncello
Harmonies String Quartet No.2
1976, Op.8
Duration 18’
First performed at Belgrade Bemus Festival at Kolarac Concert Hall, 13 October 1976
Performance by Serbian string quartet: Jovan Kolundžija, first violin, Živojin Velimirović, second violin, Petar Ivanović, alto, Ivan Poparić, violoncello
Play Strindberg, String Quartet No.3 AUDIO
1993, Op.29
Duration 15’
First performed at the Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilion in Belgrade, 29 May 1993
Performance by Camerata Academica: Julija Hartig, first violin, Zorica Stanojević, second violin, Peđa Milosavljević, alto, Ishtvan Varga, violoncello
Discography: CD NEW SOUND 114/1999, digitally remastered AAD, SOKOJ-MIC
Кust VIDEO
1974, Op.3
For bassoon and piano
Version for violoncello and piano, 2003
Duration 11’
First performed at Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall, 28 April 1975
Performance by Božidar Tumpej, bassoon, and Velislava Palačorova, piano
First performance of version for violoncello and piano at Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall, 12 February 2004
Performance by Imre Kalman, violoncello, and Dušan Egerić, piano
LINK
Nausea or the Coming of death
1974, Op.4
For soprano, contralto, narrator and chamber ensemble
Text by Henri Michaux
Duration 10’
First performed at Belgrade Student Cultural Centre Hall (SKC), 12 June 1979
Performance by Musica Nova Ensemble: Irina Arsikin, soprano, Aleksandra Ivanović, mezzo-soprano, Mihajlo Janketić, narrator, Miodrag Janoski, conductor
Two voices
1976, Op.9
For two flutes and electric piano
Duration 5’
First performed at Belgrade Student Cultural Centre Hall (SKC), 20 March 1977
Performed by group of students from Belgrade Academy of Music as part of ‘Flute Renewal’ cycle
Dušan's Code
1977, Op.9A
Version for ancient instruments (5 players)
Duration 8’
First performed by the Renaissance Early Music Ensemble
A fragment of a probable order
1979, Op.14
For six keyboard instruments (2 pianos, organ, celesta, accordion, harpsichord)
Duration 12’
First performed at Belgrade Bemus Music Festival, Kolarac Concert Hall, 9 October 1979
Performance by Belgrade piano studio: Arbo Valdma, Dušan Trbojević, Nikola Rackov, Miloš Petrović, Andrija Galun
Discography: PGPRTB records 230294
Interpretation of a dream SHEET MUSIC, AUDIO
1984, Op.18
For solo flute and tape
Text by Rosa Luxemburg and Vesna Krmpotić
Duration 17’
Sound design by Zoran Jerković
First performed at Belgrade Kolarac Concert Hall, 27 May 1984
Performance by Ljubiša Jovanović, flute
Discography: CD – SOKOJ CD 205, PGPRTB records 2130858
Signs along the road AUDIO
1993, Op.30
For flute and piano
Duration 8’
First performed at the Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilion in Belgrade, 29 May 1993
Performance by Ljubiša Jovanović, flute, and Olivera Djurdjević, piano
Music for June
1996, Op.36
For flute and piano
Duration 6’
First performance by Stana Krstajić, flute, Olivera Djurdjević, piano
Ordinary conversations AUDIO
2003, Op.41
For oboe and violin
Duration 8’
First performed in the Hague at the Crossing Borders Festival, Grote Kerk, 16 November 2003
Performance by Borko Čičovački, oboe, and Peđa Milosavljević, violin
First performed in Belgrade at the Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall, 12 February 2004
Performance by Borko Čičovački, oboe, and Miloš Petrović, violin
Over the water SHEET MUSIC, AUDIO
2003, Op.42
For soprano, flute and piano
Texts by the Hellenic poets Sappho, Alcman and Alceaus
Duration 21’
First performed at the Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall, 12 February 2004
Performance by Donne di Belgrado –Stana Krstajić, flute, Aneta Ilić, soprano, Maja Šljivančanin, piano
The poet on a boat
2012, Op.51
For two pianos
"Poet on a boat" was performed for the first time in September 2012, in Belgrade.
Two Antiochian songs
2015, Op.39B
For string quartet
First performed by Quartet TAJJ in December 2015.
paraphernalie
2016, Op.53
for viola and accordion
World premiere 1 November 2016, SKC Hall
Saša Mirković, viola and Vladimir Blagojević, accordion
Silence
2017, Op.56
for voice, flute and piano
World premiere November 2017. Review of Composers
The gentle arrival of light
2017, Op.57
for flute, violin and piano
World premiere May 20, 2017, Čačak
Performing by Trio Singidunum: Stana Krstajić - flute, Ksenija Milošević - violin and Dejan Subotić - piano.
Vocal music
My universe
1974, Op.5
For mezzo-soprano and piano
Text by Desanka Maksimović
Duration 10’
Songs: My universe, The heavens are cold, Untitled
First performed by Aleksandra Ivanović, mezzo-soprano, and Nada Kecman, piano
Appears in Anthology of Serbian Solo Songs, by Ana Stefanović PhD, 2007
Published by Composers’ Association of Serbia
Lullabies
1988, Op.21
For mezzo-soprano, harpsichord and strings, without words
Duration 15’
First performed at the Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade, 24 December 1990
Performance by Academic String Orchestra Dušan Skovran – Aleksandra Ivanović, mezzo-soprano, Olivera Djurdjević, harpsichord, Aleksandar Pavlović, conductor
Instrumental song VIDEO
1996, Op.37
For soprano and piano, without words
Duration 9’
First performed in Damascus, Syria, 27 February 1996
Performance by Galina Kaldeeva, mezzo-soprano, and Rustam Gubaidulin, piano
She SHEET MUSIC, AUDIO
2008, Op.45
For flute, violoncello, piano, female voice and clock
Duration 5’
First performed at the XVII International Composers’ Tribune opening, Belgrade National Bank Hall, 19 November 2008
Performance by Katarina Jovanović, soprano, Ljubiša Jovanović, flute, Jasna Tucović, piano, and Aleksandar Latković, violoncello
LINK
The poet in a glass box – a fairytale
2010, Op.48
Version for a mezzo-soprano and ensemble (flute, oboe, horn, fagot, piano and strings) Duration 12’
In the dark
2017, Op.54
For mezzo-soprano and strings.
Text by Ljubomir Simović.
First performed in SANU hall, 21 February 2017.
Performance by Katarina Jovanović, Lola klasik - strings and Ljubiša Jovanović - conductor
Lullabies
2017, Op.21B
Transcription for mezzo-soprano, harpsichord and string quartet
World premiere June, 27th 2017, Belgrade, Historical Museum of Serbia. Performance by Tanja Obrenović, mezzo-soprano, Bojana Dimković, harpsichord and Mokranjac quartet.
Music for voice and instruments
Kabana
1974, Op.6
Cantata for soloists, children’s and mixed choirs and orchestra
Text by North American Indians
Duration 45’
Performance by Irina Arsikin, soprano, Aleksandra Ivanović, mezzo-soprano, Mitja Gregorač, tenor, RTB and SORTB children’s and mixed choir, Oskar Danon, conductor
First broadcast on Radio Belgrade 3 ‘Nova dela’, 30 May 1976
Tibullus against war
1995, Op.35
For mixed choir and timpani
Text by Tibullus
Duration 18’
Piece commissioned by the Krsmanović-Obilić Choir for the 111th anniversary of the founding of the Obilić Academic Choir
First performed at the Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade, 17 May 1995
Performance accompanied by chamber orchestra
Published by AKUD Krsmanović
Music for strings
Harmonies
1980, Op.8 bis
Version for strings
Duration 22’
Third version for string orchestra, 2003
First version first performed by Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Kolarac Concert Hall, 16 January 1980, Anton Kolar, conductor
Second version first performed by St George Strings, Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, 12 February 2004, Bojan Sudjić, conductor
When cometh no succour AUDIO
1989, Op.22
For ancient instruments, percussion and strings
5 players: Recorder, crumhorn, conrnamuse, gamba, percussion (bass drums, tamburino.
Duration 22’
First performed in Belgrade, Bitef Theatre, 27 June 1989
Performance by Ars Nova Ancient Music Ensemble, the Academic String Orchestra Dušan Skovran, Aleksandar Pavlović, conductor
Discography: SOKOJ AAD, CD NEW SOUND, 102, 1993
Tree of life
1997, Op.38
For strings
Duration 10’
First performed at St Anthony’s Franciscan Church, Damascus, Syria, 13 June 1997
Performance by National Symphonic Orchestra, Solhi Al-Wadi, conductor
First performed in Belgrade at Bemus Music Festival, 15 October 1997
Performance by St George Strings, Petar Ivanović, conductor
Discography: NAURIZ-21, 2006
Children’s music
The wandering button AUDIO
1977, Op.10
Children’s opera
Text by Predrag Čudić
Duration 45’
Musical for children based on the text by Predrag Čudić and directed by Boda Marković
For soloists, two children’s choirs, chamber ensemble including flute, Picc, Fl. in sol, (or 3 Blok Fl), Cl. in B, Bass cl, Fg, 2 Cor. in F, 2 Tr in C, electric organ, bass guitar, guitar, harp, violin, double bass, percussions, xylophone
First broadcast on RTB, 24 April 1977
Performance by: RTB Children’s choir, Kolibri Children’s choir, instrumental ensemble, Milica Manojlović, conductor, soloists: Dragan Laković, Dušan Jakšić, Zoran Radmilović, Nikola Simić, Zaga Marjanović, Zorica Jovanović, Aljoša Vučković, Nada Blam, Zorica Šumadinac, Moris Levi. Dirigent Angel Šurev, actors
Discography: PGPRTB MC 5150604 PL 2150255
Chamber ensembles
Hommage à Villon
1978, Op.11
For ancient instrument and two voices
Text by François Villon
Duration 13’
First performed as part of Music Atelier programme on Belgrade Radio Television
Performance by the Renaissance Early Music Ensemble, Irina Arsikin, Aleksandra Ivanović
First performed live at the Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilion, Belgrade, 29 May 1993
Performance by the Renaissance Early Music Ensemble, Ivana Radivojević, soprano, Magda Skračić, mezzo-soprano, Biljana Radovanović, conductor
Incantations
1978, Op.12
For soprano and chamber orchestra
Text from The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Duration 13’
First performed at the Gaudeamus Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 3 September 1978
Performance by Irina Arsikin, soprano, Uroš Lajovic, conductor
Mimicry
1981, Op.17
For 14-flute choir
Duration 22’
First performed at the Cvijeta Zuzorić Art Pavilion, Belgrade, 1 March 1982
Part of Musica moderna concert series, Radio Belgrade 3
Performance by Flute choir, Professor Miodrag Azanjac, conductor and artistic director
The shore
2013, Op.52
For obligate violin, chamber ensamble and strings
Duration cca 15’
Movements:
It's quiet, even though it's not nighttime
How many souls are there here?
Light is breaking through
Upstream, to the beginning
It's quiet, as though nothing happened
Concertante music
Four nighttime notes SHEET MUSIC, AUDIO
1992, Op.28
For solo viola and 13 strings
Duration 22’
Piece commissioned by Artistic Board of Bemus Music Festival
First performed at the Sremski Karlovci Gymnasium Concert Hall, 12 October 1992
Performance by Camerata Academica Orchestra, Dejan Mlađenović, viola, Ištvan Varga, conductor
Extraordinary scenes from Homer’s grave in Smyrna – New additions for Hans Christian Andersen AUDIO
2005, Op.44
For flute, piano, percussions, strings and narrator.
Text by Hans Christian Andersen – ‘A Rose from Homer’s grave’ from the travelogue ‘En Digtes Bazar’, 1842)
Duration 25’
First performed at the Kolarac Concert Hall, Belgrade, 5 May 2007
Performance by Ljubiša Jovanović, solo flute, St George Strings, Biljana Radovanović, conductor, Dragan Mićanović, narrator
Narrators in other performances: Ana Sofrenović, Miki Manojlović
Percussion music
Whither with a bird in the palm
1979, Op.13
For percussion ensemble and tape, 5 players
Duration 12’
Tape material prepared at IRCAM, Paris
Sound design by Zoran Jeković.
First performed in Belgrade, 17 April 1980
Part of Musica moderna concert series, Radio Belgrade 3
Performance by Percussion Studio from Ljubljana, Boris Šurbek, artistic director
Discography: CD - SOKOJ CD 205
Short rainbow AUDIO
2009, Op.46
For percussion ensemble, 4 players
Duration 7’
First performed 21 June 2011.
Choir music
Psalm
1990, Op.25
For solo soprano and mixed choir
Text from Orthodox liturgy
Duration 11’
First performed in Sremski Karlovci, 22 September 1990
Part of 300th anniversary of the Great Serb Migrations
Performance by Branko Krsmanović Choir, Darinka Matić-Marović, conductor, Aleksandra Ivanović, soloist
Four Antiochian songs AUDIO
1997, Op.39
For mixed a cappella choir, without words
Duration 12’
First performed at the Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall, International Composers’ Tribune, 25 May 1998
Performance by Belgrade Chamber Choir, Vladimir Marković, conductor
If the Lord refuses
2002, Op.43
For mixed a cappella choir
Version for female choir
Duration 4’
If you hear my voice (Revelation 3.20) AUDIO, VIDEO
2011, Op.49
For mixed choir and organ.
First performance by Croatian Radio-Television Choir and Tonči Bilić - conductor, Belgrade 19 June 2011, Cathedral of Blessed Virgin Mary
Radiophonic music
The epistle of birds AUDIO
1974, Op.2
Tape music, Radio Belgrade Production
Duration 10’
Radiophonic experiment, recorded at Radio Belgrade, Produced by Radio Belgrade
Marijan Radojčić and Predrag Knežević, co-authors
First broadcast on 19 June 1974
Discography: Melodija, BIRD SONGS. Br.C 92 06403, 1976
Lingua/Phonia/Patria
1989, Op.24
Radiophonic work
Duration 35’
Radio Belgrade/Horspiel Studio WDR Köln co-production
Metropolis of Silence/Ancient Ras AUDIO
1992, Op.27
Radiophonic work
Radio Belgrade Production
Duration 33’
With the participation of the Renaissance Early Music Ensemble, Vojka Djordjević, solo soprano
Sound design by Zoran Jerković
First broadcast at the London Art Acustica Festival, 27 May 1992
Discography: CD - SOKOJ CD 205
Lachrymose
1993, Op.31
Tape music
ÖRF (Austrian Radio) Production
Duration 25’
First broadcast on ÖRF, Vienna, 6 May 1993
Discography: CD digital audio, ORF 147832131274, 1993
LINK
Circle
1994, Op.32
Tape music, choreodrama
Duration 42’
First performed as part of the premiere of the play Circle, performed by the Mimart Movement Theatre, Sava Centar, Belgrade
LINK
Three-handed Holy Mother of God from Hilandar
1994, Op.33
Duration 27’
Radiophonic Drama
Co-author Nebojša Ignjatović, Double Bass
Text: Ljubomir Simović, Milorad Pavić, Matija Bećković, Mirjana Vukomanović.
First performace: 5 February 1994, Belgrade, Radio Television of Serbia
First Public Bradcasting: The Third Spiritual Academy in Studenica
Isadora
1992, Op.26
Tape music for ballet
Libretto and choreography by Jelena Šantić
Duration 85’
Choreography by Jelena Šantić
Sound design by Zoran Jerković
First performed at the Atelje 212 Theatre, Belgrade, 25 September 1992
Part of the 26th Bitef Festival
Lead roles by Ašhen Ataljanc and Konstantin Kostiukov
First Eastern dream
1998, Op.40
Tape music
ÖRF (Austrian Radio) Production and Kunst Radio, Vienna
Duration 26’
Sound design by Gerhard Wieser
First broadcast on Chanel I, 8 October 1998
The poet in a glass box
2010, Op.47
Radiophinic music
Duration 20'
Deep C - story about a bell
2011, Op.50
Tape music with one poly-instrumentalist or more musicians (piano, electric guitar, african instrument - mbira, voice)
In cooperation with: Dragan Mitrić (virtual instruments and computer programs) and Nebojša Ignjatović (performer - poly-instrumentalist)
First live broadcast from Belgrade, 8 January 2011 on Ravel satellite channel - European Broadcasting Union - EBU - manifestation "Art’s Birthday"
A Boulder
2017, Op.55
Radiophinic music inspired with "Hasanaginica" by Ljubomir Simović.
First broadcast: Third program of Radio Belgrade, May, 7th 2017, performers: Ana Sofrenović and Slobodan Beštić.
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