Svetlana Savić (1971) is a full professor at the Department for composition of the Faculty of music in Belgrade. Since 2011 she has taught at the Interdisciplinary studies programme of the University of Arts in Belgrade. She has collaborated with renowned soloists, ensembles and orchestras such as the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, RTS Symphony Orchestra, Academic Choir “Collegium musicum”, Belgrade Strings (“Dušan Skovran”), St. George Strings, Ensemble for New Music, Ensemble “Construction Site”, Ensemble “Metamorphosis”, Belgrade Chamber Orchestra “Ljubica Marić”, Trio “Pokret” and others.
About the piece
Tužbalice [Laments] for piano trio and electronics were composed over a period of several years, as outlines, one by one. Each year I lost someone important and close to me and I found it difficult to write music. That is why in this piece I relied on samples and quotations, which were employed to “tell my story.”