Draško Adžić (1979, Serbia) graduated from the Department of Orchestration and Composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, in the class of Isidora Žebeljan. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the same institution, where he also works as a teaching assistant.
Works by Adžić have been performed in Serbia, Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Armenia, Malta, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia. Adžić has appeared in a number of European music festivals, including 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 performed at the following festivals: Berlinale, Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, Fest, BITEF, Sterijino pozorje, MESS, and Cinema City. Adžić was a member of Serbia’s national selection of composers representing the country at the 13th Prague Quadrennial in 2015. Also, in 2012, he won a Sterija Award in the category of original stage music.
Adžić has performed as a theatre performer, pianist, singer, and conductor, with interpretations of his own as well as works by other composers. Also, he occasionally organises concerts of contemporary music.
Study No. 4is the result of a software transformation of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 4, in E-flat major. A sound recording of the selected motives and sections from each movement of the suite was manipulated in such a way as to render the resulting material reminiscent of slow, ambiance, and colouristic music, such as that of William Basinski, Pauline Oliveros, and Brian Eno. This kind of transformed Bach then became the basis for the viola part, which spontaneously arose from the selected motivic content, using it in a free, improvisatory, and hetero-phonic manner. Study No. 4 was written on the initiative of the violist Saša Mirković.