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PIECES FOR VIOLIN

Listen to Vocalise (version for flute) HERE Publications: IMC Vocalise for violin and piano – was originally composed as a second movement of a triptych for harp, flute and chamber orchestra called “City of Mystics”. The piece depicts an imagery of beautiful and almost non-real landscapes of that fictional City. However it may as well be just a wink of childhood memory, appearing in a mind of a grown-up, asking himself, whether this was indeed something real, or just a fantasy? As Antoine de Saint Exupéry puts it in his “Little Prince”: All grown-ups were once children

PIECES WITH VIOLIN

(I. Homage to Stravinsky –  II. Homage to Alban Berg  – III. Homage to Schubert  –  IV. Homage to Paganini) Publications: IMC Listen HERE or HERE “FOUR HOMAGES” is a cycle of four movements, each one dedicated to another great composer, each one of which had his very particular influence on me both as a composer and as a performer. The movements include dedications to Igor Stravinsky, Alban Berg, Franz Schubert, and Niccolo Paganini. Each of these giants have effected immensely the development of musical culture, each one in his unique way. HOMAGE TO STRAVINSKY is the shortest movement of all, and in fact the only one which is not based

for clarinet, violin and piano Publications: IMC The trio Perelandra Tale for clarinet, violin and piano was written under impression from the science-fiction novel by C.S. Lewis “PERELANDRA”. The main idea of the novel is a one of “loosing moral innocence”. That is, by discovering a civilization on some distant planet in the state close to that of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and by having an opportunity to “look at them from outside”, the main hero thus is confronted with the question about the absolute character of moral and ethical values. The musical representation of this particular idea in this case is the implementation of the so called

for clarinet, horn, violin and piano Publications: IMC Performances: November 20, 2014  – A world premiere at the Croatian Composers Society  w Tomas Tulacek, violin, Hrvoje Pintarič, horn, , Ana Horvat, clarinet, Sanja Vrsalovič, piano Listen HERE The piece is about liberation from the Tyranny of Time. EXODOS (in ancient Greek drama) - is the final scene or departure, especially in a tragedy. The piece features a slow and at times dramatic process of transformation from and dissolution of a very precise, almost mechanical type of rhythmic structure into a minimalist set of ever-repeated chords, almost free from any rhythmic process, resembling a funeral procession, with some almost aleatoric formations in piano hovering freely over it. It concludes with just a simple