Ivana Ognjanović

(Ruma, 4 th October, 1971) completed her studies in composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Zoran Erić, and in 2007 gained her Masters degree in multimedia composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. Her interest in electronic music and multimedia led her to Joanna MacGregror who commissioned Ship in embrace of the Endless Dark Ocean for the multimedia project Ultramarine which was eventually released on Joanna’s CD Play. She worked with actress Ana Sofrenović for the theatrical productions Whole (Cochrane Theatre, London) and Coda. In Germany she worked with director David Gierten for the FalshgelD project within Connecting Media - Multimedia-Kongress and Voiceover, as well as the Mozart-Projekt with director Maria Popara. Ognjanović is active as a pianist and programmer presenting her interactive composition PlayWithMe - Play for Disklavier. Her music is published in Serbia and in England and presented for many festivals including the International Review of Composers (Belgrade), Salisbury festival (England), Connecting Media (Hamburg), Elektronische Nacht (Stuttgart), Making New Waves (Budapest), Bipolar (Berlin, 2007), Music festival of Skopje (Macedonia), and in the USA. She has created installations and music for other artists, performances and exhibitions and is one of the founders of the European Bridges Ensemble (EBE), created in 2005, specialized in Internet composition and performance. With this ensemble she has presented Hebbel Am Ufer - Hau 2 in Berlin. Her works include: Poslednji bal Margarete Nikolajevne, for orchestra (1997), Frisch Musikfrucht, for chamber orchestra (1997), Ray of Dark (2002), Talk to me (2003).