Tatjana Ristić

(Belgrade, 18th April, 1964), gained a degree in composition in 1994 from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where she worked with Srđan Hofman. She successively followed master classes at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg with Brian Ferneyhough, and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Yuri Holopov. She also undertook courses in audio-visual communication at the University Pompeu y Fabra in Barcelona and gained a Ph.D. in composition within the programme doc.Artes in Amsterdam in 2009. Her broad field of professional interests reflects Ristić’s artistic life as well as her scientific and pedagogical work. As a composer and artistic director she has participated in festivals in Russia, Japan, Serbia, Italy, England, Norway, Spain, Germany, the USA and Luxembourg and has also been a guest-lecturer in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Turkey and Norway. She writes for the theatre, television and film, and has realized video projects and installations. Her works have been performed throughout Europe, Asia and America. Her wide array of activities includes collaborations with institutions such as TV Arte, PBC Production and the American Film Institute. She is also an associate professor at the Agder University in Norway. Her compositions include: String quartet no.1, Allegro Ostinato (1986), La Vie!, for symphony orchestra (1991 /rev 2004), Timenoid (2008), Time in a Bottle, for guitar and violin (2008), Time Math, five songs for soprano and piano (2008), Memories (Merciful Angel), for symphony orchestra (2008-09), Every Light is Moving, sound installation (2008), scores for the film, We Are What We Lost, and for the documentary, Living Past.