Ana Gnjatović

Ana Gnjatović (Belgrade, 1984) is a composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music, collecting and combining found items, works, concepts, and ideas that lend themselves to generalization, translation, interpretation, and sonorization. She graduated from the Department of Composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, in the class of Prof. Milan Mihajlović. She is currently attending Ph.D. studies at the same department in the class of Prof. Srdjan Hofman and works as a teaching assistant. She teaches music analysis at the Faculty of Arts Priština-Zvečan.

She has attended various composition masterclasses and workshops, working with composers Georges Aperghis, Chaya Czernowin, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, Louis Andriessen, G.F. Haas, and Ivan Fedele, among others. She was a prize winner of the Summer Academy ISA05 (2005) and of the 7th Pre-art Compositon Competition (2013), winner of the FoM Belgrade ‘Josip Slavenski’ award (2010), finalist of the 4th International Biennial of Contemporary Music in Koper (2014). Her pieces have been performed in Europe, Israel, USA and Japan, and have been programmed at festivals such as the International Review of Composers, Mokranjčevi Dani, KoMA, ‘Harpsichord – Living Art’, International Harp Festival ‘Harp Connection’, Festival Wratislavia cantans (PL), Espressivo (ME), de Wallonie (BE), Culturescapes Festival (CH), and the International Ankara Music Festival (TR).

The piece Phyllody. Quiescence (Filodija. Mirovanje, 2013) was written for the 7th pre-art competition and was awarded the third prize. Phyllody is a retrograde metamorphosis of the floral organs to the condition of the leaves. Parts of the flower metamorph into leafy structures; unable to normally produce flowers, the plant becomes partially or entirely sterile. Phyllodic flowers can appear caused by infections, hormonal imbalance, or gardening.