(Belgrade, 15 th August, 1970), composer, pianist, sound designer and producer, finished her studies in composition in the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, with Rajko Maksimović. She performs regularly as a pianist, playing her own works and those of other Serbian or foreign contemporary composers. She creates music for theatre and dance, combining traditional acoustic instruments and live electronics. To expand her musical vocabulary she often draws upon inspiration from non-European musical traditions and cultures. Aleksandra Đokić-Rakić has presented her compositions for the leading contemporary music festivals in Serbia, including the International Series of Composers: String quartet (2000), Trigon (2002). Since 2003 she works with choreographers and directors for theatrical commentaries: Mali princ (2006), Zaboravljeni jezik (2007), Igra senki na mom ramenu (2008), Kriva za Gausa (2008), Dve babe, četiri mačke i trotinet (2009), Reset (2009). Her music has been presented in Serbia and abroad including Alexandria, Egypt (2009) and the Infant-festival in Novi Sad (2009). Since 1999 she has been working at the Lujo Davičo ballet school in Belgrade.
Aleksandra “Anja” Đorđević
(Belgrade, 1970), studied and obtained her M.A at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Vlastimir Trajkovic and subsequently followed master classes with Zoran Erić. She has performed in many festivals: Ring-Ring, Belgrade Summer Festival (BELEF), Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS), Kanjiža Jazz festival, Interzone, Exit, Ulm festival and in the United States, Austria and Italy. She has worked as a music critic for the Politika newspaper. Some of her works were published in 2003 by PGP-RTS, the year in which she also won the Stevan Mokranjać annual award for her opera Narcissus and Echo. In 1990 she worked with Goran Bregović, as a singer and arranger and from 1994 onwards she performed with double-bass player Vojin Draskoci in the Musical Synthesis project. From 2000 until 2004 she was a member of the Balkan music ensemble Marsija, founded by Žorž Grujić. Her music is essentially vocal and theatrical and includes: Narcissus and Echo, opera, Atlas (2002), stage cantata for large chamber ensemble (2008), female voice and narrator, Tesla songs (Total Reflection, Enemy Time, Niagara (2006)), for electronics and voice, Abduction of Europa, for symphony orchestra, Chaste Welcome, for string quartet and tape, Bog Grada (Der Gott Der Stadt, Georg Heym), for mixed choir and string orchestra, Spray of Evian, for string quartet, bass clarinet, bassoon, piano, percussion and female voice, Shark, for two violins, viola, piano, percussion and female voice and Heat (Jara), for string quintet, piano, percussion and female voice.
Alicia Diaz de la Fuente
(born in Madrid, Spain, in April 1967). Composer, musicologist and teacher. She obtained a degree in Organ and Composition at the RCSMM. She continued her organ studies in Barcelona, with M. Torrent, and composition studies at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, with J.L. de Delás. Doctor in Philosophy by the U.N.E.D., she has given courses and conferences about different subjects related to Musical Analysis, Composition and Musical Aesthetics at several Universities and Conservatories (Advanced Music Conservatory of Salamanca, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Manhattan School of Music, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart...). She was composition teacher at the Proffessional Music Conservatory Joaquín Turina and she currently works as analysis teacher at the Advanced Music Conservatory of Madrid and as teacher of the Master Creación e Interpretación musical (Musical Creation and Interpretation) of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.
Select works: Ecos del pensamiento (2nd SGAE Award 1995); En el azul (INAEM assignment 1995); Siluetas sobre fondo de silencio (INAEM Award 1997); Elde (Aujourd´hui Musiques Festival 2000); El destino de Euterpe (assignment of E. Télémaque 2002); Redes al tiempo (assignment of CDMC, 2002); Pleamar (assignment of CDMC 2005); Aymará (FIMTC assignment 2007); La noche en ti no alterna (INAEM assignment 2007); Habib (Trío Arbós assignment 2008), Nadiyama, for chamber group (27 Music Festival of Alicante).