Jasna Veličković (1974, Serbia) studied composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Srđan Hofman. Since 2001 she has been living and working as a composer in the Netherlands where she completed a Masters in music at the Royal Conservatory with Louis Andriessen, Gilius van Bergeijk and Clarence Barlow.
Her works have been performed by various ensembles and performers including Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Radio Television of Serbia, Dutch Radio Kamerorkest conducted by Peter Eotvos, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble Aleph, Piano Possibile, Claron McFadden, Nada Kolundzija, Stephanie Pan, Debora Richards as well by ensembles with specific instrumentation formed for the particular piece.
Her works have been performed at festivals such as Holland Festival (Netherlands), Gaudeamus Music Week (Netherlands), Biennale Zagreb (Croatia), Time of Music (Finland), Festival Aspekte (Austria), A-devantgarde (Germany), International Review of Composers, (Serbia) among others.
She won the IRINO Prize in Tokyo, Japan (2007) with her piece “Strelka”. She also won the first prize at the International Review of Composers in Belgrade (1996), second prize at the International Review of Composers in Belgrade (1997), the Slavenski Award in Belgrade (1998). She was the laureate of the fourth International Youth Music Forum in Kiev (1995) and finalist with the orchestra piece at the Dutch Music Days festival (2002).
Jasna Veličković is co-founder of CHINCH – Initiative for Research and Production of Contemporary Music, “Live” and Visual Arts and Walking Theory group.
Lives as a free lance composer in Amsterdam.
‘’shadow study #6’‘ is the sixth piece in a series of works under this name, on which the composer has been working since June, 2008. A common procedure for all studies is the use of hand-built “magnets” causing vibration/reasoning of an instrument. The piano, mbira, kalimba, zither, metal objects are just some of the instruments/objects used in the previous studies. The basis of all studies is sound. Compositionally, each study differs in form and content.
shadow study #6 for amplified harp, percussions and electronics was written upon the invitation of Belgrade harphist Milana Zarić.
Key words: resonance, body, obsession