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Eric, Zoran

Erić, Zoran

Erić, Zoran, Serbian composer and teacher; b. Belgrade, Oct. 1950. He studied with Rajičič at the Belgrade Academy of Music, took specialized courses at the Orff Inst. in Salzburg, and attended Lutoslawski’s master’s course in Groznian. Erić became a prof, of composition and orchestration at the Univ. of the Arts in Belgrade, where he was vice dean from 1992 to 1998. His compositions explore music’s acoustic properties.

Works

Behind the Sun’s Gate for Orch. (1971); Concerto for Orchestra with Soloists (1975); Mirage for Piano, Synthesizer, Electronic Piano, and Orch. (1979); Banovic Strahinja, ballet (1981); Scenario for 2 Cellos (1981); Off for Double Bass and Strings (1982); Cartoon for Strings and Harpsichord (1984); Subito for 2 Double Basses, Women’s Chorus, and Tape (1984); Elizabeth, Princess of Montenegro, ballet (1985); Aries Liberales for Chorus, Timpani, and Gong (1986); Talea Konzertstuck for Violin and Strings (1989); Images of Chaos, cycle of 5 pieces:The Great Red Spot of Jupiter for Amplified Harpsichord, Percussion, and Live Electronics (1990), The Abnormal Beats of Dogon for Bass Clarinet, Piano, Harmonica, Percussion, and Live Electronics (1990–91), Helium in a Small Box for Strings (1991), I Have Not Spoken for Saxophone, Bass Harmonica, Actor- Narrator, and Chorus (1995), and Oberon Concerto for Flute and Instrumental Ensemble (Belgrade, Oct. 7, 1997); much stage and film music.

—Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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