Miloš Zatkalik

Miloš Zatkalik (1959, Serbia), composer and music theorist from Belgrade, Professor at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade. Formerly a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Novi Sad, Kragujevac, and Banjaluka. Zatkalik has lectured by invitation in Canada, Norway, the USA, Slovenia, Germany, and Australia.

Major works: symphonic – Minas Tirit: What’s He to Hecuba; of Saralinda, Xingu and the Duke Swallowed by Golem – A Fable for Symphony Orchestra; chamber: The Mad Carriage-greeter from Ch’u; Lost Fragments II; As if Nothing Had Happened; Seemingly Innocent Game; noise in the inner Silence; chamber orchestra: Dum incerta petimus, Lost fragments; Four Visions of Absence; solo instruments (flute, viola, cello); songs.

As a music theorist, Zatkalik has presented at a large number of conferences and published papers at home and abroad. Research areas: analysis of 20th-century music; relationships between music and narrative; psychoanalytic foundations of music analysis. Zatkalik is the author of the first Serbian electronic textbook on music analysis.

For a long time, Zatkalik was a member of the Composers’ Association of Serbia Managing Board, representative to the Association of European Composers and Songwriters Alliance, and member of the jury of the Mokranjac Award. He also studied English language and literature and translated a large number of texts on music into English.

Three Poems by Alexander Search The one who wrote these poems is not the one who actually wrote these poems. The one who set them to music believes to be the one who composed music for these poems. Those who shall perform these songs, and those who shall listen to them, will have become – perchance by a gross fallacy of the creator – a shade different from those who shall perform and listen to these songs.