Svetlana Savić (1971, Serbia) graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, at the Department of Composition, with Prof. Srdjan Hofman. She got her Master’s degree from the same Department, under the mentorship of Prof. Zoran Erić. She works as a Lecturer at the Department of Composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. Her compositions were commissioned for BEMUS, International Review of Composers, Cello Fest, “Obzorja na Tisi”, and Days of Vlado S. Milošević. She received two awards for her student work at the International Review of Composers in 1996 and 1997, “Vasilije Mokranjac” Foundation award in 2001, and the scholarship from the Serbian Government in 2002. Some of her more important compositions are Re-versions for nonet, Poor and Sad Don Juan’s Daughter for soloists, female choir and electronics, Quincunx for string orchestra, Sustineo and Extraversions for symphony orchestra, and Songs about Stars for female choir and chamber orchestra.
Il tempo sensibile
Sentimental tempo. Number of beats per minute. Heart.
Time of sensibility… it is hidden.
Have you ever dreamt of flying?
The ground throws you in the air and you jump over treetops?
You fly over buildings and people and you are free… will you ever dream of flying again?
How do you feel tonight? What are you feeling?
Is there somebody you wish to express your feelings to?
Do you wish you could hug somebody, but you dare not… so as not to frighten him?
How many times have you said “I love you” today?
And do you like your face?
Heart. It is hidden.
But it’s still ticking.
The composition Il tempo sensibile was commissioned by the trio Pokret and is dedicated to exceptional artists Madlen Stokić Vasiljević, Maja Mihić and Miloš Nikolić, who performed it for the first time on May 4, 2012, at the Kolarac Foundation Grand Concert Hall.