Vladimir Korać (b. 1986, Serbia) graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, Department of composition, where he studied with Srđan Hofman. He completed his doctoral studies at the same Faculty, in the class of Zoran Erić. He is currently employed as an assistant professor at the Department of Composition and Orchestration. He was a participant in master classes and workshops: KompArt, International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest, Sarajevo Sonic Studio, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Internationale Ferienkurse Für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Synthi100, Sonemus; Delian Academy for New Music… where he studied with a number of renowned composers such as Nigel Osborne, Philippe Manoury, Raphael Cendo, Mark Andre, Pierluigi Billone, Georges Aperghis, Enno Poppe, Simon Steen-Andersen, Richard Barrett and others. His works were performed in in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Greece, Iran, at festivals Izlog suvremenog zvuka, Vienna International Saxfest, The 18th World Saxophone Congress; The International Review of Composers; Tehran International Electronic Music Festival, etc.
About the piece
The piece Phase Two was commissioned from the Belgrade Trio. The starting point for the process of music composition was the recording of variuos samples of the ensemble instruments, which were submitted to spectral analyses in order to provide the main building element for the creation of the accoustic layer of the piece; at the same time, they were used as a building material for the creation of electronic and/or fixed media segments of the composition.
The amplified instrumental ensemble’s music performance erases perceptive borders between the accoustic and electronic layers of the composition. The electronic part is written with the same purpose and it is built in ’real time’ from the sound coming from the ensemble and from fixed media sequences shaped from the prerecorded segments of the piece performed by the piano trio.