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Musicologist Speaks

Danijela Kulezić-Wilson – PERSONAL MESSAGES IN A BOTTLE. Interview with Ana Kotevska
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Studies

Marija Masnikosa – THE LIFE AND WORK OF LJUBICA MARIĆ – ‘MULTIFARIOUSNESS OF ONE’
Abstract: Aiming at encompassing the creative work of the most important Serbian women composer of the 20th century – Ljubica Marić, this paper summarizes the compositional technique and stylistic position of her every single work, discussing it in the context of her interesting and unusual biography. Moving through all the phases of the creative work and ‘silences’ of Ljubica Marić - from her studying period in Josip Slavenski’s class (1925-1929); to her early expressionistic phase during her studies in Prague (1930-1937); and post-war ‘turning-phase’ - set out to reexamine her attitude to the musical romantic tradition (1945-1948), up to her creative maturity and culmination (1956-1964), and the last creative period (1983-1996) – this paper follows the most significant creative threads of composer’s art work: the evolution of her musical language, her attitudes towards thematicism, musical artifacts, and texture, her relation to the poetic text and musical dramaturgy, which, finally, resulted in tracking the stylistic evolution of the composer’s poetical concept in the framework of the 20th century musical modernism.
Keywords: Serbian 20th century music, expressionism, modernism, folklore, modernistic citation practice, constuctivism.
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Jelena Novak – UNDOING THE REAL of MUSIC in works by Jasna Veličković
Abstract: Three works by Jasna Veličković, written within three years – Strelka (2004), Fiasko (2005) and Sputnik (2006) – draw attention first and foremost by their unusual instrumentation. However, in spite of the ‘metallic’, ‘jingling’ sound of Strelka, anxious tension of Sputnik and nonchalant melodiousness of Fiasko, these works lead up to an unexpected and exciting effect: compositional systems, carefully and minutely built and in each work in turn are also carefully and minutely deconstructed by the end of each piece. It is shown that a broad application of a system and its global operation is impossible. The point is in a fiasco of a utopia – proving that a successfully designed and functional system contains the engine of its own destruction.
Keywords: Jasna Veličković, Fiasko, Strelka, Sputnik, music reality.
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Interpretations

Ana Kotevska – PANSONIC THEATRICAL ADVENTURE. Mauricio Kagel’s Acustica for Experimental Sound Generators and Loudspeakers. I CD ZZT080403 - Zig-Zag Territoires / Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo, 2007
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New Works

Vesna Mikić – A SAMPLE OF THE EQUALS’ DUEL – SRĐAN HOFMAN: MUSIC TOYS FOR VIOLONCELLO AND DOUBLE-BASS
Abstract: In this paper the recent piece by Srđan Hofman, Music Toys for violoncello and double bass (2008) has been surveyed. The results of the analysis and insight in the major part of the composer’s output lead to a musicological interpretation of the piece and the contextualization in relation to the Duel for piano and live electronics (1996), as well as regarding the recent direction of the composer’s work.
Keywords: Srđan Hofman, Music Toys, new miniature, sample, violoncello, double bass, contemporary music, Serbian music, Duel.
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Analyses

Predrag Repanić – PHOENIX – CANON NON NOBIS, DOMINE or Towards the new cycle of the sound of the endless canon
Abstract: The goal of this paper was to clarify, through an all encompassing approach and polyphonic analysis based on an original methodology, all unclarities, resolve all dilemmas and fill in the blanks related to the origin, authorship and ways of performing the famous canon Non nobis Domine. In the first part of the paper, the canon is viewed from historical, stylistic and analytic aspects. Following the historical-stylistic overview and the analytical work, the results of the research have initiated this author’s wish to outline some of the newly discovered options for performing this complex canon for contemporary audiences in a sound realisation. This initiation has then spread to an attempt to reach a new sound through contemporary canonic treatment of the theme by means of a composer’s intervention, in the way described, from a composer’s aspect, in the final part of the paper.
Keywords: artificial imitation, stretta, polymorphic canon, relations, model and consequence of vertically, horizontally and dually movable counterpoints.
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Research and Tradition

Irina Subotić – TWO SELF-PORTRAITS OF JOSIP ŠTOLCER SLAVENSKI
Abstract: This paper analyzes the particulars of two Self-Portraits of Josip Slavenski from his Legacy in Belgrade; although done in one and the same technique (coloured pencils), they differ in stylistic traits and meaning. Slavenski’s library is presented as the source of information on his extramusical interests and on his environment at the time the drawings were made (1926). The connections with Zenitists – Branko Ve Poljanski, with whom Slavenski visited some significant artists of the School of Paris, and Ljubomir Micić in Belgrade – are pointed out. Two other Slavenski drawings dedicated to astronomy, and France Kralj’s portrait of Slavenski, are also mentioned.
Keywords: Josip Slavenski, Ljubomir Micić, Branko Ve Poljanski, France Kralj, Balkanism, Zenitism, modern art, avant-garde, School of Paris, self-portrait, astronomy.
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Festivals and Symposia

Ira Prodanov Krajišnik – NOVI SAD MUSIC FESTIVAL 08
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Marija Nikolić – NEW MINIATURES. 17TH INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF COMPOSERS. Belgrade, 19–25 November 2008
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Biljana Srećković – A REVIEW OF THE FESTIVAL АRT OF SOUNDS. Belgrade, 25–28 December 2008
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Ana Gnjatović – KoMA '5 FESTIVAL
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Reviews

Vesna Mikić – IVANA VUKSANOVIĆ: ASPEKTI I PREZNAČENJA ELEMENATA TRIVIJALNIH ŽANROVA U SRPSKOJ MUZICI XX VEKA [ASPECTS AND RESIGNIFICATIONS OF THE ELEMENTS OF TRIVIAL GENRES IN THE XX CENTURY SERBIAN MUSIC]. FMU, Beograd, 2006, ISBN 86-83745-57-0
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Ivana Miladinović – OD PLATONA DO DŽONA ZORNA [FROM PLATO TO JOHN ZORN]. A collection of students' works. Belgrade, Fakulet muzičke umetnosti, 2008, 362 pages
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Ira Prodanov Krajišnik – MUSICAL FOLKLORE АS А VEHICLE? Serbian Musicological Society, International Musicological Society, Department of Musicology and Department of Ethnomusicology, Faculty of Music, Belgrade, 2008
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