THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

Donika Rudi

(b. 7 June 1982, Pristina).

Kosovar composer of mostly chamber and electroacoustic works that have been performed in Europe.

Ms. Rudi studied composition with Mendi Mengjiqi at the Universiteti i Prishtinës in Pristina from 2000–02. She then studied composition with Nicolas Bolens, Éric Gaudibert and Michael Jarrell and electroacoustic music with Rainer Boesch, Émile Ellberger and Luis Naón at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève from 2002–06. She has studied acousmatic music and composition with Annette Vande Gorne at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Mons since 2009, where she is working on her master's degree.

Her music has been performed in Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, and Switzerland.

She is also active in other positions. She has served as director of the Electronic Music Center – Noise in Pristina since 2008 and as artistic director of the festival for contemporary music ReMusica in Pristina since 2010.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: donikarudi@gmail.com

SELECT LIST OF WORKS

STAGE:

Sytë e gjyshesGrandmother's eyes (incidental music, play by Arif Demolli), youth actors, child actors, puppets, 2000

Life in Slow Motion (ballet in 7 scenes, choreography by Filibertt Tologo, scenario by Doruntina Basha), fixed media (2 tracks), 2007

ORCHESTRAL:

Aura II (text by Robert Lax), mixed chorus, violin, small orchestra (piano, percussion, strings), fixed media (2 tracks), 2010

CHAMBER MUSIC:

String Quartet, 'Sauts', 2002

B (theatrical word game, text from the letter "B"), soprano, double bass, piano, accordion, 2003

Colours (after Joan Miró), cello, fixed media (2 tracks), 2004

Image (text by Eqrem Basha), flute, fixed media (2 tracks), 2005

Move (theatrical word game, vocalise), mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, piano, 2006

Kabatronic, viola, fixed media (2 tracks), 2007

Le Rire perdu, 3 clarinets, 2007

First Step, 4 percussion, 2008

Autumn, viola, fixed media (2 tracks), 2009

9, trombone, fixed media (2 tracks), 2010

CHORAL:

Epitaf (text by Eqrem Basha), mixed chorus, 2003

Why? (vocalise), 12 sopranos, 12 altos, 2006

Au-delà du rêve, 8 mixed voices, soprano ocarina, fixed media (2 tracks), 2008

VOCAL:

Aura I (vocalise), soprano, mezzo-soprano, clarinet, 2 violins, 2 violas, 3 percussion, fixed media (2 tracks), 2009

PIANO:

In the rain..., 2010

ELECTROACOUSTIC:

Naissance, fixed media (2/8 tracks), 2006

Defiance, fixed media (2 tracks), 2009

Grumble, fixed media (2 tracks), 2009

Disturbia, fixed media (2 tracks), 2009

Sophie's world, fixed media (2 tracks), 2010

Nuit Bleue (after Frédéric Chopin), fixed media (2 tracks), 2010

MULTIMEDIA/PERFORMANCE:

The Red Room, fixed media (2/8 tracks), animation (video projection by Shpend Gashi), 2006