Mira Milosavljevic

Mira Milosavljević (Serbia) is a doctoral student of composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, supervised by Prof. Zoran Erić. Works by Milosavljević have been performed at the Ruid al Sud International Art Festival, KoMA festival in Belgrade, Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow, TACT festival in Italy, in Ljubljana and Split, and broadcast in Great Britain. Mi-losavljević has written music for TV dramas and plays, most prominently Ko još jede hleb uz supu? (Who Still Eats Bread with Soup?) staged at the Faculty of Drama in Belgrade. In 2016–2017 she won the Dositej schol-arship of the Foundation for Young Talents of the Republic of Serbia, as well as the Stevan Hristić Award. She also won a scholarship to take part in the Next Generation programme of the Donaueschinger Musiktage festival of contem-porary music, and another grant from the British Music Society to attend work-shops at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht – Rosalie Hirst’s work-shop on “Open Music and Contemporary Compositional Tech-niques” and Thanasis Deligiannis’s “Music Theatre” workshop.

Homo ludens. According to Johan Huizinga, play, as a basic characteristic of human existence, features some paradoxical traits – it is linked with freedom, it is an expression of freedom, but at the same time, it is also bound by rules. It exists in interaction between freedom and organisation. In that sense, my piece follows that logic and pours it into a crea-tive principle. Melodic “play” thus always remains in a reductive form, limited by static harmonic blocks and an ABA form. Homo ludens (2015) was performed at the Festum and Ruid al Sud festivals and was complemented in 2017 with an arrangement for flute, violin, double bass, and piano.