Jovana Stefanović (1971) graduated at the Department of Composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Zoran Erić. She wrote a large number of chamber pieces performed at home and in Europe. Since 1997, she has been active at the Radio Belgrade Drama Program with radiophonic works. She participated at Prix Italia, Soundscape Festival in Barcelona where she received an award for her radiophonic composition Spring, as well as the MediterraniaFestival in Spain. She is the author of a musical fable for children The Princess and the Pea performed in many concerts with a children’s choir she directs at the Slavenski School of Music. Currently, she is a teacher at that school in Belgrade.
Thoth, for chamber ensemble
The composition Thoth was a student’s piece, written in 1996, when it was performed at the Fifth International Review of Composers in Belgrade; it was awarded.
Thoth is a deity of ancient Egypt. The Moon, light, time and magic are the main properties of Thoth – a man with a head of an ibis. He was considered the master of the Moon sent by Ra, the God of the Sun, to illuminate dark roads. Thoth was also a time-keeper and was the Master of magic.