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Ivana Stefanović

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Ivana Stefanović. Photo taken from the artist's website.

Ivana Stefanović (born 1948) is a Serbian composer.

Biography

Ivana Stefanović was born in Belgrade in 1948. She studied violin (with Aleksandar Pavlovic) and composition (with Enriko Josif), graduating from the Faculty of Music Arts (FMA) in Belgrade. She continued her studies at the Institute for Research and Coordination Acoustics/Music (IRCAM) in Paris. Her compositions were first performed in 1966 and have been presented internationally.

Her first public concert was held at the Belgrade Music Academy in 1966, where she performed her composition "Three movements for Piano". In 1968 Stefanović took up a position with Radio Belgrade writing music and program leads. In 1970 she began working for Television Belgrade, preparing and maintaining cultural programs. In 1975 she was employed as a music editor, in 1985 became the first editor of the Sound Drama Workshops program, and in 1989 the chief editor of Radio Belgrade. In 2000 she began teaching at the Center for Women's Studies. Between 2001 and2006 she was the artistic director of the Bemus Music Festival. Between 2007 and 2008 she served as State Secretary of Culture of Serbia.[1]

Stefanović has lived in Damascus, Ankara and currently resides in Bucharest, Romania. She has written a book titled Put za Damask (Road to Damascus), and has published professional articles on music and culture in newspapers and magazines.[2]

Works

Ivana Stefanović composes for radio and for theater, and has made music for over forty plays. Selected works include:

  • 1968 - Passcaglia and Fugue for solo violin
  • 1969 - Length 20
  • 1969 - String Quartet no. 1
  • 1974 - Sickness or death that occurs for soprano, contralto, recital, trumpet, timpani, harp, organ and piano. Text: Henry Miso (Anry Micheaux)
  • 1974 - Cabana cantata for soprano, alto, children's and mixed choir, and symphony orchestra, texts of North American Indians
  • 1974 - My world for soprano and piano. Text: Desanka Maksimović
  • 1974 - Kust for Bassoon and Piano
  • 1974 - The Epistle of Birds. Experimental Radio Production, Co-authors Marjan Radojičić and Predrag Knezevic
  • 1976 - Part singing for two flutes and electric piano. Duration 5 '
  • 1976 - Harmony Version for string orchestra
  • 1976 - Harmony, string quartet no. 2
  • 1976 - For Irena for solo flute, is dedicated to Irena Grafenauer
  • 1977 - Dushan's Code For old instruments (5 artist)
  • 1977 - Button stray children's opera Soloists, children's choir, chamber ensemble. Author: Predrag Čudić
  • 1978 - Incantations for soprano and chamber orchestra (14 artists). Text: The Egyptian Book of the Dead
  • 1978 - Hommage à Villon the old instruments (7 artists) and two voices (soprano and mezzo-soprano or tenor). Text: François Vijon (François Villon)
  • 1979 - Fragment of a possible order for six keyboard instruments (two pianos, organ, celeste, klavsen, accordion)
  • 1979 - What to do with a bird at a Glance for percussion ensemble (4 artists) and tape
  • 1980 - Paysage for harpsichord and tape
  • 1980 - Torsion joints for solo violin.
  • 1981 - Mimicry for flute choir (14 performers)
  • 1984 - Dream Interpretation for flute, tape, a female voice the voice and stage movement. Text Rosa Luxemburg (Luxemburg) and Vesna Krmpotić.
  • 1986 - November, November ... Quasi una fantasia for solo cello
  • 1986 - Dedication for piano, dedicated to her father
  • 1988 - Lullabies for mezzo-soprano, harpsichord and string orchestra
  • 1989 - Lingua/Phonia/Patria for radio, Radio co-production and studio Hörspiel WDR Cologne
  • 1989 - And the help niodkudu the old instruments, percussion and strings
  • 1990 - Psalm for mixed choir and solo soprano Text from the Orthodox liturgy
  • 1992 - Four night results for solo viola and 13 strings
  • 1992 - Metropolis of Silence/Stari Ras Poem for radio
  • 1992 - Isidora ballet, tape-music, libretto and choreography: Jelena Santic
  • 1993 - Music for March for piano or harpsichord
  • 1993 - Piano pieces {Play, Toccata, only for the left, Dungeon, Watches, Time, January, Satirical}
  • 1993 - Lacrimosa radio drama, produced by ORF (Austrian Radio)
  • 1993 - Signs along the road for flute and piano, harp, harpsichord
  • 1993 - String Quartet No. 3
  • 1993 - Strindberg play
  • 1994 - Circle music for tape, choreodrama
  • 1994 - And in the distance a garden full of flowers for solo violin, Dedication to Matthew Marinkovic
  • 1995 - Tibul against the war for mixed choir and timpani. Text: Tibul
  • 1996 - Instrumental Song for high female voice and piano.
  • 1996 - Music for June for flute and piano (or harp)
  • 1997 - Antioch songs for mixed choir and caprella speechless
  • 1997 - Tree of Life for string orchestra
  • 1998 - The first eastern dream landscape of the strip. Produced by ORF (Austrian Radio)
  • 2002 - If the Lord does not for mixed choir. Version for female choir a cappella. Text from the Orthodox prayer book
  • 2003 - Verses Hellenic meličara: Sappho, Alcaeus and Alkman
  • 2003 - Over water for soprano, flute and piano
  • 2003 - Ordinary conversations for oboe and violin
  • 2005 - Unusual scene with Homer's grave in Smyrna - new contributions for the Hans Christian Andersen for solo flute, piano, harpsichord, accordion, percussion, strings and narrator. Text H.K. Andersen
  • 2008 - It for female voice, flute, piano, cello. Text: Ljubomir Simović
  • 2009 - Short debt for percussion ensemble, 4 performers
  • 2010 - Poet in a glass box - Fairy Tale for soprano and chamber ensemble

References

  1. Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  2. "Biography". Retrieved 21 November 2010.

Text adapted from Wikipedia