UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Lecture series: MUSIC IN CONTEXT 2020/2021
Guest lecturer: NATAŠA MIRKOVIĆ
Topic: Voice as an Instrument
Course professor: Dr. Amila Ramović, associate professor, UNSA Academy of Music
Date: Thursday, April 15 and 22, 2021, 7 p.m.
The Academy of Music of the University of Sarajevo has the pleasure to announce a lecture by Damir Imamović, a prominent musician, composer, researcher and educator, within the course "Music in Context".
With a lecture entitled "Tradition and Individual Creativity", Damir Imamović will share with students and the audience his research and experiences in exploring the boundaries between normative and creative in the space of musical tradition, as well as methods of creative thinking for which tradition can be a model and inspiration.
The Music in Context course is led and moderated by musicologist Dr. Amila Ramović, associate professor at UNSA’s Academy of Music.
The Academy of Music of the University of Sarajevo is pleased to announce a lecture by Nataša Mirković, vocal artist and professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, in the curriculum of the course "Music in Context".
With lectures entitled "Voice as an Instrument", Nataša Mirković will present to students and the audience her experiences in the creative approach to voice as an instrument of expression of individual creative thinking in different artistic and personal contexts. At the first lecture, on April 15, 2021, Prof. Mirković will talk about her own experiences in the multidisciplinary field of artistic activity in her artistic career. In the second lecture, she will present the basic principles of her own methodological theory "Universal Voice Leading", aimed at strengthening the individual artistic expression of the singer, which is applicable in different artistic and stylistic environments.
The program is led and moderated by musicologist Dr. Amila Ramović, associate professor at the Academy of Music, within the Music in Context teaching area.
Nataša Mirković is a vocal artist from Bosnia and Herzegovina living in Vienna.
She studied musicology at the Academy of Music in Sarajevo, then in Graz, where she then graduated in solo singing, and Lied & Oratorium. As a soloist she performed from 1996 to 2003 at the Oper Graz, Kammer Oper Graz, Schauspielhaus Graz, and from 2002 at the Volksoper in Vienna, where she excelled in opera, baroque, musical and acting roles. Since 2004, her solo engagement includes multidisciplinary artistic activity through acting (Schauspielhaus Graz, dramagraz), artistic music (baroque music and Lied), folk music of the Balkans, as well as collaboration with renowned musicians of the European jazz scene. She performs on international concert stages throughout Europe. What sets Nataša Mirković apart from the "typical singer" is not only her musicality and versatility, but also her exceptional mastery of the voice as an instrument, for which she is known and appreciated throughout Europe. Famous Hollywood composer Gabriel Yared (Oscar for the film "English Patient") enthusiastically collaborated with Nataša Mirković, and composed a piece for her, which was performed as the title song in Angelina Jolie's film "In the Land of Blood and Honey" (2012), continuing their collaboration on the film “The Promise” (George Terry). In 2017, Nataša won one of the most prestigious European awards for the album EN EL AMOR, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik - German Music Critics Award.
Se has been successfully applying his own methodical theory for singers [Universal Voice Leading] in her pedagogical work for many years in Germany, France, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Austria. Since 2019, she has been a professor at the world-renowned University of Music and Dramatic Arts-MDW in Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien), where she teaches singing at the Department of Popular Music.
The lectures will take place via Zoom on Thursday, April 15 and 22, 2021, at 7 p.m.
The link request can be submitted by registering through Google Forms, by April 15 and 22, 2021, 6.00 p.m: https://forms.gle/M5dtj9d14faDoq7U7 .
The invitation with the link will be emailed to registered participants on April 15 and 22, 2021, at 6.30 p.m.