Milos Zatkalik (1959), composer and music theorist from Belgrade, associate professor at the University of Arts in Belgrade, head of the Department of Music Theory. Visiting professor at the Art Academies of Novi Sad, Kragujevac and Banjaluka (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Lectured by invitation at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Telemark University College, Norway and Ljubljana University, Slovenia.
Author of compositions for symphony orchestra (Minas Tirit; What’s He to Hecuba; Of Saralinda, Xingu and the Duke Who Was Swallowed by Golem – A Fable for Large Orchestra), chamber orchestra (Dum Incerta petimus, Lost Fragments I), chamber ensembles (The Mad Carriage Greeter from Ch’u; Song of a Dead One; Lost Fragments II), voice and piano, solo instruments (piano, flute, cello, viola), as well as some incidental music. Author of several articles published in domestic and foreign periodicals and/or presented at scientific conferences at home and abroad; particular fields of interest: the psychoanalytical foundations of music analysis; relationships between language/ literature and music. Also author of a textbook on music analysis on CD, the first such project in Serbia.
Member of the Managing Board of the Serbian Composers Association. Representative of the University of Arts in the National Commission for the Reform of Higher Education. Editor of the publications of the Department of Music Theory. Director of the International Review of Composers in Belgrade 2003. Member of the jury of Serbia’s most prestigious composition award.
- Lost Fragments
Fragment is always a fragment of something, but that something is lost
Someone has heard something, but that someone is lost
Fragment which was part of something which someone has heard, was a clear image in the mind which is lost
What remains is an unchangeable pulse.
What remains is chance.