Dejan Despić (1930, Serbia) composer, music writer, theoretician and pedagogue. He studied composition with Marko Tajčević and conducting with Mihailo Vukdragović at the Belgrade Academy of Music (today the Faculty of Music), graduating in 1955. Despić first taught theoretical subjects at the Mokranjac Music School (1955 -1965), and then at the Belgrade Academy of Music, from which he retired as full professor (1965–1995). He was elected Corresponding (1985) and Full Member (1994) of the Serbian Academy of Science and Art (SASA). Since 1999 Despić is Secretary of the Department of Fine Arts and Music of SASA.
Homo homini … op. 221 (2011), sacrament for baritone and piano quintet.
In the world we’re living – local and global – there are too many reasons and causes for this kind of horrible „sacrament“ that poet Jovan Nikolić has written. To his text, in this piece I gave an appropriate title, its ending being implied by experience that stays unchanged from old Latin days to our times.
Dejan Despić www.dejandespic.com