Tatjana Milošević (Serbia) holds a BA and MA degree in composition from the class of Prof. Zoran Erić at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, who also supervised her doctoral artistic project – a two-act chamber opera titled Ko je ubio princezu Mond (Who Killed Princess Mond, 2013). She now teaches as an assistant professor (docent) at the same department. As a visiting professor, she also taught at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia (USA). She was also a lecturer and jury member at the 15th Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn, Holland.
Works by Milošević have been performed at numerous major festivals and concerts of contemporary music in most countries of Europe, the United States, South Korea, as well as Serbia and the region. In her extensive oeuvre, especially noteworthy are the following pieces: Sjaj Betelgeza ili tajna crvenog džina (The Lights of Betelgeuse or the Secret of a Red Giant), the piece that represented Serbia at the 1997 World Music Days in Seoul (South Korea), CoinciDance, a ballet performed by De Ereprijs ensemble at the 2009 Groeten uit Arnhem festival in Arnhem (Netherlands); Buzzle, premièred in 2000 on the jazz stage of BIMUHUIS as part of New Blues for Piano, a project by Dutch pianist Marcel Worms… Sponsored by UNESCO, she participated in Waterproof, a project that included a performance and publication of her electronic piece Tribute for Fort Honswijk 2001. Milošević has won numerous Serbian and international music awards.
Adonis i Galateja(Adonis and Galatea), a mini opera with libretto by Vladimir Kosić and Željko Mijanović
Synopsis: Adonis 65 S, an android, travels to Saturn to meet Galatea, the main protagonist of Cosmovision, a popular interplanetary reality TV show. When they meet, he declares he loves her and proposes that they run away together. Galatea refuses. She explains to him that he, too, is an artificial creature, property of Cosmovision, which punishes insubordination with death. Then she appears with a poisoned apple, takes a bite from it, and dies. Adonis then revives her with a kiss, whereupon they both announce the end of the show. As it turns out, the apple scene is only part of the show, where both of them are now featured.
The piece explores the compatibility of the original thematic material, quotations, and transformed quotations, which, taken out of their original context and inserted into a new context, become constitutive elements in the creation of a different musical language. It comprises six scenes. The second and fourth scene contain figures from pieces by Hurel, Ligeti, and Furrer, while the apple scene and the scene where Adonis and Galatea first meet use parts from Jean-Baptist Lully’s opera Acis et Galatée.
The piece is dedicated to Construction SiteContemporary Music Ensemble. It was premièred in December 2014 at the Hall of the Ministry of Culture in Cetinje.