Jana Andreevska

Jana Andreevska (1967, Skopje) holds a BA and MA degree in Composition from the Faculty of Music at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. Her education in composition also includes numerous workshops with renowned composers in the Netherlands, Poland, the United States, and Macedonia. Since 1995 she has taught at the Faculty of Music in Skopje as a full professor of composition, polyphonic composition, musical forms and analysis.

As a research fellow and visiting professor, she has taught at the Arizona State University in Tempe, USA (2001), the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2014), and the Royal Academy of Music in London (2011). Also, she has lectured at different international workshops.

Her music has been performed and recorded by herself and many renowned soloists and ensembles in Macedonia and across Europe and is available on CDs published by SOKOM, Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik, Peer Music, and Zefir Records.

‘2.2.4 to 4.4.2’ for Piano Four-hands is based on musical material taken from other, previous works by the composer (only this time shaped and developed in a different way), generating a contrasting sound world to the elusive, distant, and broken sounds of Domenico Scarlatti’s Piano Sonata K.87 in B minor.

In this vision of interweaving the past and the present, their shifts and mutual dependence, the two sound worlds are connected by ticking, like that of an eternal clock, which symbolises the passing of time and eternity. Regarding the many possible notions of the title, initially conceived as a word play (which may be understood as 2 to 4 to 4 for 2 – referring in part to the development and stratification of texture from two- to four-part and vice versa, of the form etc…), the most emphasised meaning is that of a call between the two contrasting worlds (2.2.4 calling 4.4.2).