THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

Darija Andovska

(b. 2 January 1979, Skopje).

Macedonian composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed in Europe and elsewhere.

Ms. Andovska studied music theory and piano with various teachers at the Ilija Nikolovski-Luj School of Music in Skopje from 1993–97 and composition with Goce Kolarovski at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje from 1997–2002, where she graduated with honours and where she later had postgraduate studies in composition with Goce Kolarovski.

Among her honours is a prize in the competition A Place on the Disc of Jeunesses Musicales of Macedonia (2000, for Six Haiku Pieces). Her music has been performed in Azerbaijan, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Ukraine.

She is also active in other positions. She has worked as a music journalist for Macedonian Radio since 2000 and as a music producer for Macedonian Television since 2001.

She has lectured on analysis and musical forms at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University since 2001.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: adarija@yahoo.com

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS

ORCHESTRAL:

The Sound, 4 percussion, string orchestra, 2000

Six Haiku Pieces, 20 strings, 2000

Cosmogony, large orchestra (95 players), 2002

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Palindrome, oboe, clarinet, 1998

Awaiting, violin, metronome, 1998

Quinta Essentia, flute, viola, cello, marimba, 1999

Status Quo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, double bass, 1999

Whisperings, cello, 1999

Kaleidoscope, clarinet, violin, piano, 2000

Illuminations, string quartet, 2001 (also version for bassoon, 2 violins, cello, 2004)

Odyssey BalkanicaMacedonia 2001, bassoon, violin, 2 cellos, piano, accordion, 2002

Calypso, flute, bass clarinet/bass guitar, piano, vibraphone, 2003

Lilith, alto flute, 2004

DOrMIrNO, flute, clarinet, piano, 2004

CHORAL:

The Prophet (text by Khalil Gibran), mixed chorus, 1998

VOCAL:

Awakening (text by Dragan Stojkovski), bass, piano, 1997

Mirror (scene, text by the composer), alto, 1998

Prayer (text by the composer), soprano, piano, 1999

Vocalise, soprano, piano, vibraphone, 2001

PIANO:

Three Pieces, 1996

Three Harmonic Studies, 1997

After the Rain, 1998

MULTIMEDIA:

pass_PORT project (all players also move and perform actions), flute, clarinet, cello, piano, accordion, percussion, fixed media, film (by Mladen Djukić), 2004

FILM SCORE (DIRECTOR):

Name This Film after Me, 2004 (Mladen Djukić)