Damjan Jovičin (b. 1995, Serbia) finished his Bachelor and Master of Music Studies at the University of Arts in Belgrade, and is currently on a final year of the Doctoral Studies in Music Composition in the class of professor Zoran Erić. He is an active participant of many international festivals where his pieces were premiered, including the Darmstadt Summer Course for new music (Germany), ISA (International Summer Academy of University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria), Time of Music in Finland, Walden CMR (New Hampshire, USA), Concerts du Foyeer Europeen (Luxembourg), International Singing Conference Lahti (Finland), Belgrade Music Festival – BEMUS (Serbia), International Review of Composers (Serbia), KoMA (Serbia), Festum (Serbia), CEME Festival (Israel). His piece Matematički san for symphony orchestra was commissioned by the Belgrade Music Festival – BEMUS and premiered by the RTS Symphony Orchestra at the Great hall of the Kolarac Endowment. He works as a teaching assistant at the Department of composition of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade.
About the piece
The piece Oktogon originated in the immediate vicinity of the well known octogonal crossroad in Budapest, during the time of curfew and social isolation. Two contrasting musical languages are presented through two movements of the piece. The concept of the work revolves around the interdependency of musical time and content.