Dragan Latinčić

Dragan Latinčić (Srbija) studied composition at the Belgrade Faculty of Music (class of prof. academician Vlastimir Trajković). At the same university he works as assistant professor. He earned his doctorate in 2014 with the composition Batal, preludes for string orchestra. He attended several summer and winter courses of composition (Summer Academy Prague-Wien-Budapest ISA06 (Austria, 2006), Young composers meeting (Netherlands, 2007), and, Acanthes (France, 2008)). His compositions are performed in different European countries. He is the winner of Spe­cial price of the Summer Academy ISA06 and Price of the City of Belgrade for young artists for composition Whispering for two violas (2007). His art songs Hladno Šišmiš Huji were published in the international magazine “The Signal”. He is the author of the books: Microintervals in spectral geometry (2015), and, Spectral Trigonometry (Establishing the Universal Musical-Mathematical Analysis) (2017), published by Andrejević Foundation, and, also, the author of a scientific papers: Microintervals in spectral geometry, and, The application of the Pythagorean Theorem to the temporality of rhythmical projections of individual spectrum harmonics published in scietific magazine Serbian Science Today by Andrejević Foundation.

The composition Fragments of Blue for flute, violin, cello and piano was written as a commission for the Green Thing Ensemble and was premiered at the Alte Schmiede Kunstverein, Cultural Center in Vienna, in 2014. That same year, the ensemble performed the composition on the International Week of New Music in Bucharest.
The Tonsatz of the composition is based on the microtonal relations of the string instruments (a1 = 427.47 Hz) with other (standardly tuned) instruments. Microtonal relations were established using the technique of rhythmic modulations on variable metric lengths. The composition is inspired by the literary motifs from the story “Wedgwood“ tea set, by Serbian writer Milorad Pavić.