Milica Ilić

(born in Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1981), guitarist and composer. From 1993 she lived in Perth, Australia where she became known as Mili Davies. She holds a First Class Honours degree in performance from the University of Western Australia, Perth, where she studied with guitar teacher John Casey. In 2002, she toured Australia and Asia backing Jose Carreras and in 2004 she was honoured with a Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award for her contribution to the state's Youth Arts. She has toured in Australia, Asia and Europe, performing as a soloist, with orchestra and as an accompanist. Milica Ilić has produced two albums, Rouge Guitar (2005) and Stir the Sky (2007), and her work live and on record - has been played on the BBC, Classic FM (UK) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. As from 2008, she is based in London where she performs, composes, teaches guitar and is writing a guitar manual, Guitar Intuition.

 

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Mirela Ivičević

(born in Split, Croatia, resident in Vienna), composer, sound artist and performer. Her artistic work focuses mainly on the exploration of reflective and subversive potential of sound as a major as well as a supporting part of the concept. Her sonic fiction uses bits and pieces of reality, abducted from their natural environment into a surreal acoustic world where they are striped naked, questioned, played with, laughed at and reused in order to create alternative experiences which would help to better understand or transform their real-world origin. The themes of her work are predominantly issues of identity, otherness, physical and mental freedom and challenges they face in contemporary social environments, especially in those she has been part of. The result is a patchwork of abruptly exchanging, hyperactive structures, distorted occurrences of south-slavic reality, blocks of noise and traces of trip-hop.
Selected works: Magic Wand, for ensemble (work in progress); The Rape of Rainbow, for piccolo, trombone and ensemble, 2012; Dominosa Octarine, for flute and ensemble, 2009/10; Dominosa FF00FF, (Zagreb edition), for ensemble, 2008; Dominosa FF00FF, (Split edition), for ensemble, 2008; Ace of diamonds, for symphony orchestra, 2011; Dominosa Octarine, for symphony orchestra, 2011; Love potion!, for three women voices and orchestra, 2008; Na dah, for 13 string players, 2006; Unity, for Big band, 2005.

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Pauliina Isomaki

(born in 1964 in Vehmaa, Finland), composer. She studied musicology at Ǻbo Akademi (Turku) and piano with Dorothy Lewis Griffith in the U.S.A Her style is best described as neo-classicism. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1987 in the U.S.A and MA in Ǻbo Akademi in musicology. She has taught in the Parainen music school 1988-1990, Turku Swedish school 1990-1993, Turku Regional Music institute 1996. She has appeared as recorder in Turku castle, as recorder in Turku Opera Association. She is member of the Society of Finnish composers.
Selected works: chamber works: Narcissus on the Praire, 1991, oboe, percussion; Sonatina, 1994, for Violin and Piano, violin and piano; Fanfare à la Paganini 1995/1998; Small things 1-3 1997 violin and piano, Nameless discovers counterpoint 1999/2000; Alkusoitto 2000, 2 Trumpets, organ; Moods 2001, soprano saxophone, piano; Meditation 2004, bass recorder, organ. Works for Solo Instruments: White Surf, 1998, cello; Seawards, out into the world, 2002-2003 accordion.