Slavko Zagorac

Who?

Born in Sarajevo (then Yugoslavia, now capital of Bosnia).  Studied composition at Birkbeck College (university of London) with David Sutton-Anderson and Paul Sarcich. Recently completed Masters in Music Composition (MMus) at Goldsmiths College (University of London) with Roger Redgate.

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Music

Influenced by eastern european composers Stravinsky, Bartok, Ligeti, Lutoslawski and contemporary electro-acoustic composers such as Faust Romitelli, Kaija Saariaho, Karlheinz Essl and Ake Parmerud.    Traditional Balkan music is woven into my DNA, as is my interest in technology and creative utilisation of computers in music.   


All pieces below are my recent electro-acoustic works. Purely acoustic recordings hopefully coming soon.

Violation (the Left, the Right and the Centre)

Composition for Viola, explores tensions of the sound movement within the stereo field. All sections start with the sound moving from the Left to the Right. In most of the sections the sound position eventually gets balanced across the stereo field. However, in last section the battle of the opposite direction movements commences and the sound is pushed back where it started. Viola masterfully played by Benedict Taylor.

Violation (Left, Right and the Centre) by SlavkoZagorac

Uma Libidt

Piece for clarinet and MAX MSP, recorded as live performance. The title is anagram of Ad Libitum and represents intention to combine improvised and ordered/composed. Clarinet expertly played by Tom Jackson.

Uma Libidt by SlavkoZagorac


For the Piano in Glass
Sarajevo music school concert piano, found in the bombardment rubble.
 For the Piano In Glass by SlavkoZagorac