Andreja Andrić

Andreja Andrić (b. 1973, Serbia) is a Serbian composer and programmer, living in Aarhus in Denmark. He explores intersections of mathematical processes, intuition and chance and uses computer programming as key means of artistic expression. With a primary interest in composition and performance for his networked laptop/smartphone ensemble, he is also active as composer of vocal and instrumental music and creator of video and multimedia art. His work has been performed on festivals such as ICMC (International Computer Music Conference) 2022 (Limerick, Ireland), ADAF (Athens Digital Arts Festival) 2021, and World Music Days 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia. He holds a PhD in Music Informatics from the State University of Milan, Italy. He was the finalist of the Franco Evangelisti International Composers’ Competition in Rome in 2020 with the piece Meditations (II) for violin and piano, and the winner of the First and Second prizes for electronic music on SONOM festival, Monterrey, Mexico in 2017 and 2014 with computer pieces Spill and Spread.

About the piece

Summertide combines a systematic exploration of pairs of traditional triadic chords with endless generative melody based on different orderings of individual notes from said chords. 11 chords are used throughout the work and all the possible pairs of them are traversed, which makes a total of 110 possibilities. Bright atmosphere, feel of restless, tenacious, perpetual motion and surprising turns that the music continuously takes, give the piece its title. The work aims to find unexplored possibilities, new meaning and feeling in traditional consonant harmonies and familiar instrumental relationships.