Tatjana Milošević Mijanović

Tatjana Milošević Mijanović (Serbia) earned her BA and MA degrees in composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Prof. Zoran Erić, who also supervised her doctoral artistic project, which she successfully defended in 2013 – a two-act chamber opera titled Ko je ubio princezu Mond? (Who Killed Princess Mond?). Today she is a Full Professor at the same department. She also teaches composition at the Academy of Art (Akademija umjetnosti) in Banja Luka. She was a visiting professor at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia (USA). She participated as a lecturer and member of the jury in the young composers’ course at the 15th Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn (Netherlands).

Works by Milošević have been performed at a number of major festivals and concerts of contemporary music in most European countries, in the United States, South Korea, as well as Serbia and the region (BEMUS, NIMUS, International Review of Composers, Music Biennial Zagreb…). She has collaborated with numerous Serbian and foreign performers and ensembles. The following works stand out from her extensive opus: Sjaj Betelgeza ili tajna crvenog džina (The Glow of Betelgeuse or the Secret of the Red Giant), the piece with which she represented Serbia at the 1997 World Music Days in Seoul; CoinciDance, a ballet, which the Orkest De Ereprijs performed at the 2009 Groeten uit Arnhem festival; Spyro, a piece premièred by the Zagreb String Trio at the 2002 BEMUS festival; Buzzle, premièred in 2000 on the jazz stage of the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, as part of New Blues for Piano, a project by the Dutch pianist Marcel Worms; Green with Buzz and Ludus Mimesis, two symphonic pieces, etc. Supported by UNESCO, she took part in Waterproof, a project that also saw the performance and publication of her electronic piece titled Tribute for Fort Hosnwijk in 2001. Milošević has won a number of Serbian and international awards for music composition.

About the piece

The composition Time of Light is the third piece that I wrote for Trio Pokret. It is also the final part of the trilogy Three Pieces for Trio, which is preceded by the compositions Dark Blue Almost Black and A Walk With Rina. The title suggests the use of “bright” harmonies, which include avoiding the deep register of the piano, airy texture, as well as colouring certain pitches with different instrumental timbres. The composition was premiered at the concert of the Trio Pokret called “Neue Musikalische Bewegungen” in Munich in 2018.