Friday, July 7, 2017
Milica Djordjevic, Deutscher Musikrat, Edition Zeitgenossische Musik
A musically precocious childhood in Belgrade led to an interest in theatre, painting, physics and in the end composition. Her music reflects biographical elements such as growing up in war-torn Serbia, the challenge of realizing a thoroughly immersive musical composition, the incorporation of failure into the final result, and the search for a wider palette of sound beyond conventional and typical extended techniques for instruments. She is a complex soul and no brief and glib summary does her justice.
The music has an expressivity that to my ears aligns it as much to European New Music Improv as much as it settles into a concert high modernism. The wealth of content on the CD defies easy description. Suffice to say that there is an impressive depth and breadth to be heard, a fluid eloquence that marks Ms. Djordjevic as a highly talented artist who has embraced the new and found herself an original place within it.
A definite must for those seeking to understand and embrace new high modernist trends.