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Reflections (2009) for violin and piano
ANA Milosavljevic, violin,Terezija Cukrov, piano
(Available on Innova Recordings)
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In late 2008, a colleague of mine asked me to write a new work for violin and piano, to be premiered by the two of us at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. The inspiration for the piece came about organically. I was reflecting on my life as a whole as well as specifically my family and friends. Reflecting on the past, present and future, I felt a sense of both sadness and hope, which informed my composition. In Reflections, the violin line is somewhat inspired by the melody of the traditional Serbian folk song Djurdjevdan. Since its premiere at Carnegie Hall, Reflections has been performed in various venues in the USA and Europe. In addition to its concert version, I adapted Reflections into music for an off-Broadway play. Also, a solo piano version of Reflections is used in Flight by the New York City-based contemporary dance company TAKE Dance. In 2012, Marvin Rosen premiered a concert version of Reflections for solo piano.

Red (2011) for string quartet, with optional additional instrument
ETHEL string quartet, Robert Mirabal, Native American flutes
(Recorded live at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on April 15, 2011, with ETHEL including ANA Milosavljevic as guest violinist)

Red is my favorite color. It is the color of the sunrise and the sunset. This color resonates with me, symbolizing love, passion, courage, vitality, beauty, and life. Red was originally written as a string quartet with optional additional instrument. It was premiered by string quartet ETHEL (I was a guest violinist in this performance) and Grammy Award-winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal, on April 14, 2011 at the Akron Art Museum, as part of the program Music of the Sun.

A video of RED in a version for string orchestra is available on the video page.

Untitled (2011) for solo violin
ANA Milosavljevic, violin
(Available on Innova Recordings)

I wrote this piece for a collaboration with choreographer Takehiro Ueyama, and we premiered it at The (New York) TimesCenter in 2008. Like much of my work, it is rooted in Serbian folk traditions, but I also incorporate a repetitive motif inspired by Buddhist chant. The work is a wordless prayer expressed in music and, when performed live together with a dancer on stage, movement.

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