Nataša Bogojević (1966, Serbia/USA) graduated in composition from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Srđan Hofman. During her studies she attended courses in electroacoustic music (in Radio Belgrade’s III Programme Electronic Studio with Vladan Radovanović) and film music (with Enio Simeone in Italy). Upon the graduation she worked as an assistant at the Department for Composition and Orchestration at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. Living and working in the USA where form 2003 she teaches at the De Paul University in Chicago, as well as in her private studio Musica Natasha.
Before she left for the USA she participated in the work of the Belgrade TV – Cultural programme, was one of the founder of the composers’ group The Magnificent Seven and founder of the group Gretchen for research of the music and visual arts synthesis.
Nataša Bogojević composes in the sphere of acoustic and electronic music as well as in their active mix into the homogenous, multimedia synthesis. In her output there are pieces for symphonic orchestra, solo instruments, chamber and vocal ensembles, choir, as well as ballet, theatre and film scores. Her pieces were performed at important festivals such as: European Festival of Experimental Music (organized by Pierre Schaeffer, France), Beyond Biography, Gaudeamus, New Music in Middleburg (The Netherlands), International Festival of New Music (Slovakia), Europhonia, Gedok New Music (Germany), Concerts for Peace (Japan); New Music Forum (Ukraine); Arrai Music Festival (Canada); Electro Media Works (Greece) National Conferences of American Music (USA) etc. Nataša Bogojević’s music could be heard on the repertories of prominent soloists, ensembles and orchestras of former Yugoslavia, Greece, France, Germany, England, Switzerland, Slovakia, across the former Soviet Union, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Australia and Canada. Her biography was included in The World of Woman in Classical Music, by Ann K. Gray (Seven Locks press, 2007), as well as in all editions of Marquis Who Is Who in America.
Nataša Bogojević was awarded a number of times at home (Josip Slavenski Award, Radio Belgrade Award, Association of the Serbian Composers’ Award, and October Award of the City of Belgrade) and abroad (First Prize of the UNESCO Rostrum of Composers in Paris for chamber composition Formes differentes de sonneries de la Rose+Croix).
The piece was commissioned by Amarone String Quartet and was performed for the first time in Brandenburg as part of the programme “The Long Night of Chamber Music – Celebration of 190 Years of the Brandenburg Theatre“ in October 2007. The title of the integral piece reads: Consolation Disappointment (C/D) with movements – Disappointment Postponed and Disappointment Regained which could be performed separately.