Jasna Veljanović-Ranković was born in 1980 in Fulda (Germany). She received her primary and secondary schooling (piano and theory) in Kragujevac at the Music School Dr Miloje Milojević. She graduated from the Ukrainian National Music Academy P. I. Tchaikovsky, Department of Composition, in 2003, in the class of Genadiy Lyashenko. Her graduation work Concerto for Piano and Orchestra was performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Ukrainian Broadcasting Company. She took her master’s degree in 2007 at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Vlastimir Trajković, with a composition titled Five Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra on the Verses of Aleksander Blok.
She is an assistant at the Music Department of the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac.
Interrupted Passacaglia, for flute, oboe, accordion and cello
A modern ensemble clad in an old form, Interrupted Passacaglia presents a composer’s view of the passacaglia form. Against the backdrop of ostinato bass played by the cello, new voices/instruments are superposed and the volumes increases. The moment the accordion enters, the course of the passacaglia is frozen, to be continued after the accordion solo. The composition draws to an end by reversing its beginning, decreasing the volume of counterpoint voices, followed by a conclusion/coda.