Miloš Zatkalik

Miloš Zatkalik (1959), composer and music theorist from Belgrade, Professor at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Faculty of Music; member of the University Senate. Formerly a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Novi Sad, Kragujevac, and Banjaluka. Lectured by invitation in Canada, Norway, the USA, Slovenia, Germany and Australia.

Major works: symphonic: Minas Tirit: What’s He to Hecuba; of Saralinda, Xingu and the Duke Swallowed by Golem – A Fable for Symphony Orchestra; chamber: The Mad Carriage-greeter from Ch’u; Lost Fragments II; Seemingly Innocent Game; Noise in the inner Silence; Lux in tenebris; A beleza do Alberto Caeiro; chamber orchestra: Dum incerta petimus, Lost fragments; Four Visions of Absence; solo instruments (flute, viola, cello, oboe).

As a theorist, presented papers on many scientific conferences. Published papers at home and abroad, as well as a book on post-tonal prolongation. Author of the first Serbian electronic textbook on music analysis.

Representative of the Composers Association of Serbia Association at the European Composers and Songwriters Alliance, and formerly a long-time member of the Association’s Managing Board, and of the jury of the “Stevan Mokranjac” Award.

About the piece

An exteriorization of the internal dialogue with my previous compositions, procedures applied, alternatives envisaged, solutions discarded. A distorted self-quote (not meant for the audience to recognize).