Jasna Veličković

Friday, February 27th, 2015 - 11:44 am


Jasna Veličković is composer and performer based in Amsterdam. She has written around 60 compositions using a variety of musical instruments ranging from solo instrument to compositions written for orchestra with live electronics. Most recently she is developing custom designed magnetic instrument, made out of magnets and coils. This project is a new installment of her ongoing artistic research based on the creation of tools that facilitate playing on instruments and objects which use the transformative acoustic possibilities of an electromagnetic field.

Jasna Veličković studied composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Srdjan Hofman then continued her postgraduate study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She studied with Louis Andriessen, Gilius van Bergeijk and Clarence Barlow. In 2004 she graduated with distinction.

Her works has been performed at festivals such as Biennale Zagreb, ISCM World Music Days, Gaudeamus Music Week, Holland Festival, Time of Music, Archipel Festival, A-devantgarde, Avaton Festival, Ring Ring Festival, International Review of Composers by ensembles such as Bl!ndman (BE), Studio 6, Metamorphoses, Dušan Skovran, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (RS), Piano Possibile (DE), Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (CAN), Ensemble Aleph, Cairn (FR), Ensemble MAE, Ear Massage, Ensemble Klang, de Ereprijs, David Kweksilber’s Big Band, Axyz, LOOS, Dutch Radio Kamerorkest (NL), European Contemporary Orchestra (EU).

She won the 28th Irino Prize (2007) in Tokyo, Slavenski Award (1998), the first prize at the 5th International Review of Composers in Belgrade (1996). She was nominated twice for the Mokranjac Award (2001, 2006). In 2012 she was a finalist of the ECPNM Live-Electronics Competition. Last Song (for percussion quartet) was nominated for the Dutch Toonzetters Award (2011) and received a “recommendation” at the Unesco Rostrum of Composers (2011).

Jasna Veličković is co-founder of CHINCH – Initiative for Research and Production of Contemporary Music, “Live” and Visual Arts and co-founder of TkH: Walking Theory / Teorija koja Hoda.