Božic, Darijan

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Božič, Darijan

Božič, Darijan, Slovenian composer; b. Slavonski Brod, April 29, 1933. He studied composition with škerjanc and conducting with švara at the Ljubljana Academy of Music (1958–61). Upon graduation, he served as an opera conductor and artistic director of the Slovenian Phil. (1970–74); later was a prof, at the Univ. of Maribor (from 1988). His music was at first influenced by jazz; subsequently he adopted radical serial techniques.

Works

DRAMATIC: Baletska jednočinka, ballet (1957); Humoreske, opera (1958); Sposcaron;tovanja vredna vlatuga, opera (1960); Polineikes, collage (1966); Gluha okna, ballet (1967); Ares Eros, opera (1970); Lizistrata, opera (1975); King Lear, opera (1985). ORCH.: Piano Concerto (1956); Saxophone Concerto (1958); Trombone Concerto (1960); Trumpet Concerto (1961); Sym. (1964–65); Audiostructures for Piano and Orch.; Audiospectrum (1972). chamber:Sonata in Cool I for Flute and Piano (1961), II for Clarinet and Piano (1961), and III for Flute, Bass Clarinet, and Harp (1965); Pop-art-music for String Quartet, Piccolo, and 2 Metronomes (1969); Audiogemi I-IV for String Quartet (1974). vocal:Trije dnevni Ane Frank (3 Days of Anne Frank) for 2 Narrators and Synthetic Sound (1963); Gregora strniSe for Narrator and 7 Instruments (1965); Kriki (Cries) for Narrator, Brass Quintet, and Tape (1966); Requiem (to the Memory of a Murdered SoldierMy Father), sound collage for Narrator, Chorus, Instruments, and Concrete Sounds (1969).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire