Draško Adžić

Draško Adžić (1979, Serbia) graduated from the Department of Orchestration and Composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, under the supervision of Isidora Žebeljan. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the same institution, where he also works as a teaching assistant. His works have been performed in Serbia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, the Czech Republic, Armenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia. He has appeared in major European music festivals, such as Gaudeamus Muziekweek, ISA PragWienBudapest, Music Biennale Zagreb, and BEMUS.

He often composes music for theatre, television, and film. His works in applied music have been presented at the following festivals: the Berlinale, Fest, BITEF, Sterijino pozorje, MESS, Cinema City, and Maifestspiele Wiesbaden. In 2012, he won a Sterija Award in the category of original stage music. Also, he was one of the artists who represented Serbia as part of its national selection at the 13th Prague Quadrennial in 2015. He has performed as a pianist, singer, and conductor, interpreting his own as well as works by other composers. Occasionally, he also organises concerts of contemporary music.

Kikimora is a female character from Slavic mythology, who lives in people’s homes, causing damage and minor mischief to the household and its inhabitants. Kikimora is pictured as a small, ugly, hunchbacked old woman, a ridiculous, disfigured, sloppy hag dressed in rags. She is so tiny and meagre that she won’t leave the house, lest the wind blow her away. When she appears in the house, Kikimora bangs on the pots and pans and throws them around, waking everybody up, slams the lid on the chimney, throws onions from the cellar, fur coats, and pillows at people, pulls the man of the house by his hair and hens by their feathers.