The Mobius Artists Group is pleased to present John Mallia and Katherine Miljkovic in a concert of their live, electronic music composition in solo and duo performances. The concert will begin at 8pm and there is a suggested donation of $10.
Composer Katarina Miljkovic investigates interaction between science, music and nature through collaborative musical performance. Here music has been variously described as “dreamy, captivated, refined, and hypnotic, “ by four different reviewers, which gives you an idea of the kind of impression her work leaves on listeners.
In collaboration with Wolfram Research, Miljkovic has been working on sound mapping of the elementary rules from Stephen Wolfram’s New Kind of Science. She has presented her investigations at conferences and exhibitions in Europe, Canada and the United States. Katarina Miljkovic’s works have also been performed at major music festivals in her native Yugoslavia, including the Belgrade Music Festivities, BEMUS, Music Biennale and World Festival of Chamber Music in Zagreb, the Rostrum of Yugoslav Music and, at the international festivals in Budapest, Romanische Sommer, Cologne and soundAxis, Toronto. She has had orchestral works performed in China, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Russia, and Great Britain. Her recent collaborative projects include works with Theater Dah from Belgrade, director Vlada Petric, Harvard University, Milan Popovic, video artist, Belgrade, the choreographers Dawn Kramer and Stephen Buck, Boston, composer/performer Ko Ishikawa, Japan and percussionist, Peter Negroponte, NYC.
Miljkovic moved to Boston in 1992. She is on the faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music since 1996 and has been the recipient of the Louis Krasner and Lawrence Lesser award for excellence in teaching.
John Mallia is on the Composition Faculty and directs the Electronic Music studio there. Much of his music is informed by spatial models and concepts. Compositions for diverse instrumental, vocal and electronic forces have been performed internationally by artists and organizations including Yo-Yo Ma, Gaudeamus (The Netherlands), International Computer Music Association, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Zeppelin Festival of Sound Art (Barcelona, Spain), Festival Synthese (Bourges, France), Society for New Music (New York), CyberArts (Boston, MA), Medi@terra's Travelling Mikromuseum (Greece, Bulgaria, Germany), and the Boston Microtonal Society. He was co-Director of the Auros Group for New Music (1992-99) and has produced more than seventy concerts of contemporary music in New England. He remains active as a presenter of concerts of electro-acoustic music in the Boston area. Recent projects include collaborations with new media artist Denise Marika and animator-bookmaker Misa Saburi.