Ana Gnjatović

Ana Gnjatović (b. 1984, Serbia) – composer and sound artist. She collects and combines found items, works, concepts, and ideas that lend themselves to generalization, translation, interpretation, and sonorization. Her pieces have been performed throughout Europe, in Israel, Mexico, the USA, and Japan, and have been programmed at festivals such as the International Review of Composers, Wratislavia cantans (PL), MusMA Festival, Festival de Wallonie (BE), Culturescapes (CH), MA/IN MAtera INtermedia (IT), MUSLAB (MX). She collaborated with ensemble Sentieri selvaggi, E-MEX, Garth Knox and Rohan de Saram, soloists of the OENM, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, pre-art, RTS Symphony Orchestra, among others.

She studied composition at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade with professors Milan Mihajlović and Srđan Hofman. She has attended various composition masterclasses and workshops, working with composers Georges Aperghis, Chaya Czernowin, Beat Furrer, G. F. Haas, Ivan Fedele, Trevor Wishart, Mark Andre, Franck Bedrossian.

Ms. Gnjatović is currently employed as an associate professor at the Faculty of Arts University of Kosovska Mitrovica. She is a lecturer in the interdisciplinary doctoral program Multimedia Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade.

In her recent artistic research, she explores the possibilities of extension of instrumental performance through electronics, speech, movement, and video.

About the piece

Music for the Missing Butterflies (2021) for string orchestra and video

Science estimates that many yet undiscovered species are on the verge of extinction. Butterflies have four wings and, between them, a long thin heart. Quiet, high, and pulsating music ends with a paraphrase of Amin from Opelo by Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac. It is dedicated to the worlds of small sounds and sounds behind the music that we write off before we get to know them.