Artistic Portfolio

[BIO] Dejana Sekulić, violinist, sound expression explorer and performer, was born on planet Earth 43°19′09″N 21°53′46″E, where her music education started and continued until she obtained Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Art at the University of Niš (with Branislava Petrovic-Markovic and Igor Aleksic). She continued her studies and obtained Masters degree and Postgraduate in Music on Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of professor Oistrakh and Boucaert, as well as advanced fellow program for contemporary music of the Ictus (Brussels) and Spectra (Gent) Ensembles at School of Arts Gent. She worked and collaborated with masters such as Igor Oistrakh, Ruggiero Ricci, Vladimir Spivakov, Eugenia Tchugayeva, Marc Danel, Stefan Camilarov, Ilan Gronich, Mihail Grube, Dejan Mihailović, Angel Satnkov, Barbara Maurer, Peter Ablinger, Tom Pauwels, Graeme Jeannings, Bram Bossier, George van Dam, Pieter Jansen. During this time she has been performing regularly in Serbia and in Belgium, as well as in Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Portugal, USA and China. Her recent solo performances include concerts on the “ArsMusica” International Contemporary Music Festival (Belgium), Epidaursu Festival (Croatia), concert during the “Museum Nigh Fever” in Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), “Constantinus Festival” double violin concertos with Valery Oistrakh), BigBang Festival (with ICTUS+GAME) as well as concerts in Flagey and in the MiM (Musical Instruments Museum), performances on TRANSIT and LOOP festivals (with LAPS). She also did several recordings for both Serbian and Italian radio and TV broadcasting companies.
She is the violinist in LAPS ensemble, ensemble that works with combining acoustic and electronic production of sound. She also plays in the violin and piano duo, with pianist Nao Momitani and a duo with harpist Maria-José Jeannin (“MaD duo”).
Currently, she is working on a research in contemporary violin music, technique and performance ("Temporality of the Impossible"), and is researching interactive sound installations (more specifically “Sensonarium” 1.0 that is part of her concept performance “microMACRO”, for solo instrument and sound installations).
For more info, please visit: http://dejanasekulic.com

 

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[ Temporality of the Impossible ]

”Temporality of the Impossible: contemporary violin music, aesthetics, technique and performance” is an artistic research, that started as a personal curiosity but grew into a PhD research, now taking place at the CeReNeM and HuCPeR, at the University of Huddersfield (UK).

**ABSTRACT: ”How impossible is the “impossible”? The lasting curiosity of composers in exploring continues the legacy of creating music that is fresh, “new” and challenging not only for listening, but also to artistry of playing. Subsequently, performers continue to be challenged by these pieces demanding unconventional approaches. “Temporality of the Impossible” focuses on these challenges, and pieces often described as “impossible to play”, and addresses two important and inseparable parts of music and performance: the tangible and the abstract. While the former investigates challenges of the extended violin techniques and the notation, the latter investigates the shaping of sensibility for understanding the music. Questioning what is this “impossible” and how do we overcome it by finding remedies for technical “unplayability”, the aim of this research is to simultaneously seek out ways for reshaping the understanding for the “new” aesthetics and expressivity, and whether and how we grow into appreciating this “unconventional”.”**

Some of the questions asked revolve around the topics of how difficult is the “impossible”, what characterizes the “impossible” and, in the case of the contemporary violin music and performance, how permanent is the “impossibility”... how can we reshape the understanding of aesthetic values in contemporary violin music... how can better understanding of aesthetics help in overcoming the challenges - of music, of extended techniques for playing, notation...

Besides concert performances, this work inclues regular “Performance+Talk Sessions”. Some of the latest of these sessions took place between March and June in ArtBase, Brussels (Belgium). Excerpts from some of the piece can be heard here:




 

 

[ Duo Momitani - Sekulic ]

Duo Momitani-Sekulic started their collaboration out of their mutual interest and love for music, more precisely contemporary classical music. The spectrum of expression, exploration of depth of music and musical thought with vast possibilities through compositions both conventional and non-conventional, way of using and understanding violin and piano, as solo and duo, presents never-ending challenge. In their collaboration they strive to achieve and overcome musical and technical challenges and bring out the beauty of music today, rather masterfully crafted into art of composition and in the service of substantial content that creates aural world of power, sensitivity and beauty. Their aim is to present music that dazzles with such extremes as luminance and darkness, sensitivity and roughness, noise and silence. They share feelings on stage, among each other and with public but as well off stage, while preparing and creating repertoires, choosing pieces and collaborating with composers.
In the future, Nao and Dejana will perform at the Royal Academy of Belgium on January 2015. Furthermore, they are also part of the LAPS, ensemble of five acoustic instruments and two laptops that plays and explores possibilities of acoustic and electronic sonorities, to the point of fusion that abandons the importance of source of where and what is acoustic and what is electronic.

The duo's most notable concet is “Sound Stories". This is a concept in which the sounds (different, unconventional and those that are challenging the perception of “what is beautiful sound”) found in the pieces are associated with descriptive words that can lead the audible experience of understanding and following the story of the piece told. This edition of “Sound Stories” is going to emphasis on gestures used for producing the sound, gestures that produce timbres that we are not used to hearing from these instruments. And yet, none of these gestures and techniques are used just for the sakes of “new” or “different” but rather masterfully crafted through art of composition and in the service of substantial content that creates aural world of power, sensitivity and beauty. Music that dazzles with both extremes: luminance and darkness. It opens empirical self discussion of the listener, while presenting pieces that can be described with: pink noise, texture, acoustic vs. / ft. electronic..

Recent performances include performances in La Maison des Musiques, MiM, L'Academie Roayale de Belgique, L'atelier Courtois

SoundStories: The Color of Sound 14.06.2015. SoundStories: The Color of Sound 14.06.2015. SoundStories: The Color of Sound 14.06.2015. SoundStories: The Color of Sound 14.06.2015. L'ARB concert 08.01.2015. Music Instruments Museum 26.10.2014. La Maison des Musiques 15.05.2014. La Maison des Musiques 15.05.2014.

 

 

[ LAPS Ensemble ]

LAPS = L a p t o p & A c o u s t i c P r o d u c t i o n S y s t e m
LAPS, young Belgian Ensemble, arose from the desire to create an original ensemble which associates amplified instruments with laptops. The first idea was to provoke human and gestural interactions, imagining a "chamber-music concept" emerging from the relation between "acoustic" musicians and "electronic" performers. Launched in 2013 on the initiative of the composers Claude Ledoux (manager and conductor of the ensemble) and Gilles Gobert (member of the Laptop duo KNAPP with the composer Gilles Doneux), LAPS has a goal of awakening and creating a new repertoire for this original group of instruments and musicans. Besides a policy of guest composers, the ensemble also promotes its own composers. The concept of the performance often includes program that alternates between "written" compositions and improvisations.

password for all videos: laps

For more videos/audios, please visit the Media section of the LAPS website.

 

[ microMARCO ]
Microcosm of macrocosm becomes macrocosm of its own when focus shifts - from your perception being the membrane within which the sound exists, to you being the particle within the sound.

The concept of this performance is based on evoking experiencing sound and music, from barely audible to extreme expressions through sound by alternating pieces that would offer a spectator a full spectrum of various sonorities. The performance itself has two variations, just instrument (violin) solos or alternating between solo violin pieces and sound installations.
Performances until now included pieces by Aperghis, Francois, Gobert, Lachenmann, Sciarrino, Steen-Andersen, Sekulic

microMACRO program notes from the peformance on 05.06.2014. in Miry Hall, Gent microMACRO program notes from the peformance on 05.06.2014. in Miry Hall, Gent microMACRO program notes from the peformance on 15.06.2015. in Rosas Studio 5, Brussels microMACRO program notes from the peformance on 15.06.2015. in Rosas Studio 5, Brussels microMACRO program notes from the peformance on 15.06.2015. in Rosas Studio 5, Brussels microMACRO program notes from the peformance on 15.06.2015. in Rosas Studio 5, Brussels

 

[ Sensonarium - a living instrooment ]

Sensonarium 1.0 - a living instrooment study (2015/2016)
What if you were a particle of a sound? If you could perceive sound as being inside of it?

The interactive sound installation Sensonarium is imagined as a representation of the membrane that holds a sound. Being inside of this membrane and feeling the sound, one becomes a kind of internal particle. Through analyzing microscopic slides, this work exhibits the visual structures of different elements (water, wood, pollen, earth, metal, tissue...). Further research examines different sounds and frequencies with cymatics, and then pairing up each element with combinations of sounds. As a result, visual images have their equivalent signature sounds, their air vibrations, their voices. The intended effect is for the spectator, while interacting with the installation, to feel these vibrations and frequencies being and becoming a part of their insides, becoming the atom. Elements’ interiors will thus feel closer to the spectator and become one with the nature of being.
The significent work on "Sensonarium" started developing during the residancy at Q-O2 (Brussels), in October 2015. The continuance of the research, that is curently ongoing, is taking place in I.S.I.B. - Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles. The process of research consists, among other, in examining images of microscopic slides of different elements (water, wood, pollen, earth, metal…) for their visual structure. Using the system of examining different sounds and frequencies with cymatics, examining their visual structure and then stacking and combining them, the resulted image of these combined sounds becomes equivalent image to an "image" of a sound, if we could see the sound under the microscope. These combinations of frequencies, sounds, come to represent the closest visual equivalent to microscope slides that will in return be assigned to each of the examined elements and become their signature sound, the voice of the element.
The paired element and its sound would be further used in creating a piece and small interactive installation. Upon triggering and manipulating the installation the spectator can sense the vibration of this element, and thus feel as if he became part of its voice.
Although small scale installations are being made, along with acquired results, a 1:1 scale interactive installation is in plan, which could welcome a spectator inside, for experiencing this vibration in whole, making his perception of sound switch from his hearing being the membrane within which the sound exists, to being a particle within sound.
This work was selected and presented on the CTM Festival 2016

 

[ "ELLES" ]

Three duos (trios), created in collaboration with P.A.R.T.S. dancers, with music for solo violin “Elles” by Geoffrey François.
With dancers/choreographers: Régis Badel, Lav Crncević, Ellada Damianou, Frank Gizycki, Eileen Van Os, Souleymane Sanogo. Special thanks to Johanne Saunier and Alain Franco.
Performances took place on December 15th, 16th an 17th 2014, March 8th and 22nd 2015 and July 1st and 4th 2015.

password: elles

 

[ MaD duo ]

The MaD duo is improvisation based duo for harp, violin and sounding objects, working on exploring the connections of visual and sound, and our perception through their play. The performances mix live interactions of sound and movement, as well as interaction of music and video and they often follow a theme. One of the specially designed concepts, “Creature Thoughts”, is imagined as interpretation of thoughts and features of different creatures through sound. This concept as well has an educational component, and the duo is developing its special edition aimed at children.

"MaD" are Maria Jose Jeanin and Dejana Sekulic.

 

[ Soundspotting ]
concept+realization: Dejana Sekulic

Aristotle said that the world exists as an imprint in our mind and in this sense everything is interpretation (Aristotle “On Interpretation”). If performance is “the execution of an action; something accomplished” (Oxford Dictionary), then in this sense every sharing and showing of these interpretations can be a performance. A concert is a performance, a theatre play is a performance, a book, a song… But then it should be easy to imagine an existing space for The Performance. An event whose purpose is creating an experience, a platform for experimenting with all aspects known, and maybe unknown, to mankind that can explore and evaluate perception of time and space, and their inhabitation and purpose. An experience that offers a challenge to reexamine and rethink on our own perception and possibilities to create a reality so convincing that it can shake and question the seemingly even most concrete beliefs.
The idea of rethinking possibilities for a performance based on experiencing through sound not just experiencing sound reached one of its articulations in a performance called "Soundspotting”. A parcours that took place on April 2nd 2015 in the Bijloke Campus. Envisioned as a parcours that offers a playground for perception of space through sound and objects that sound, it aimed to engage both the observer and the performer and give them the opportunity to explore and discover alternating through a dialogue between alive being (a performer) and inanimate objects (sculptures/installations) who inhabit space in their own moments in time and temporality. While sometimes the performer (alive being) is becoming the sound object and thus inanimate object itself, and the sculptures/installations (inanimate objects) with their sounding characteristics becoming alive (human), this dialogue between animate and non-animate is not just a narrative for audience, but possibility to explore: “What is all sound?”, “What makes a space?”, “How do we perceive sound?”, “How do we perceive space?”, “What makes us determined the walls and can our ears take charge and overwrite what our eyes describe as a tangible?”. Thus, the premise of the concept was to contour and describe the space with sound, as if that space is determined by it, making the sound become a material thing that can be seen and touched.

Performers: GAME (Sara Baldini, Cédric De Bruycker, Maria Jose-Jeannin, Kaya Kuwabara, Benjamin Maneyrol, Ruben Martinez Orio, Hannah Reardon-Smith, Adam Rossenblatt, Gwenaëlle Rouger, Dejana Sekulić, Primož Sukič, with Lucile Buffet, Diego Coutinho, Inga Huld Hákonardóttir, Daan Janssens, Tom Pauwels, Stijn Ubaghs and Jasna Veličković), KASK Multimedia (Leontien Allemeersch, together with Esther Schelfhout, Femke Fredrix, with Hannah Vanspauwen and Benjamin Cools, Anna de Rijk), KASK Drama (Briek Lesage, Stien Sampers, Arne De Tremerie, Louise Bergez, Nona Demey, Kjell Muylle, Khalid Koujili, Louis Janssens, Naomi van der Horst, Imke Mol, Carine van Bruggen, Menzo Kircz, Sabien Van Moorter, Midas De Saedeleir, Marthe Schneider, Mats Vandroogenbroeck, Freek De Craecker, David Van Dijcke, Flor Vanseveren, Adja Fassa, Marie Mignolet, Simon Baetens, Faustijn De Ruyck, Salomé Mooij, Rosie Sommers, Timo Sterckx, Eleonore Van Godtsenhoven )
Realised with help and support of: Tom Pauwels, Lukas Pairon, Hans Bryssinck, Kristof Van Gestel, Jan Steen, Fabrice Delecluse, Shila Anaraki, Laurent Derycke, Régis Dragonetti, Sara Smalbrugge, Ilse den Hond, Hans Roels, Leo Verlinden, Marc Goethals, Stijn Schollaert, Jan Vanhalewyn, Kristof Ellertz
Program included:
•Mark Applebaum: “Rabbit Hole” (2012), for 8 performers and conductor (3 percussionists, flute, trumpet, violin, viola and violoncello)
•David Helbich: “KEINE-MUSIK: Ohrstücke / NO-MUSIC: earpieces” (2009/2014), composition for ears
•Mauro Lanza: “I Funerali dell’Anarchico Acciarito” (2009) for 6 performers playing futurists instruments)
•Sarah Nemtsov: “ZIMMR I-III” (2013), for 8 musicians (Harp, Kaosspad, Bass Flute, Bass Clarinet and String Quartet)
•Jasna Veličković: “Hipnotik” (2015), for two Velicon performers (*Velicon is a new custom designed magnet instrument, invented and created by Jasna Veličković, composer-inventor-performer)
•“De verkenning en het gebruik van de ruimte” by Leontien Allemeersch
•"We can not make It disappear #1” and “We can not make It disappear #2”, by Femke Fredrix
•“Mais oui”, by Anna de Rijk
•“Opbouw en afbraak en opbouw en afbraak van de/een gezamenlijke utopie en hoe dat dan klinkt. Een exploratie.”, a work developed and performed by Khalid Koujili, Louis Janssens, Naomi van der Horst, Imke Mol, Carine van Bruggen.
•“Het gaat over geluid”, a work developed and performed by Briek Lesage, Stien Sampers, Arne De Tremerie, Louise Bergez, Nona Demey, Kjell Muylle
•“Luistert”, a work developed and performed by Menzo Kircz, Sabien Van Moorter, Midas De Saedeleir, Marthe Schneider, Mats Vandroogenbroeck
•“Sounddating”, a work developed and performed by Freek De Craecker, David Van Dijcke, Flor Vanseveren, Adja Fassa, Marie Mignolet
•“Het leven een geluidsaanwijzing”, a work developed and performed by Simon Baetens, Faustijn De Ruyck, Salomé Mooij, Rosie Sommers, Timo Sterckx, Eleonore Van Godtsenhoven

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[ "Where Do We Go from Here?" ]

"Where Do We Go from Here?" - following the footsteps of thoughts of exceptional artists

The concept of this artistic research (or rather artistic journey) is dealing, expressing and searching for new technique, technical expressions, contemporary music lines and meaning, thus broadening violinists perceptions, music and repertoire. The work documents conversations, thoughts and experiences of artists and musicans and is shared through, sometimes short sometimes not so short, videos. The idea is to simply offer a source and inforamtion, to anyone who finds him/herself in search for inspiration, ideas, motivation...

 

[ repertoires and program proposals ]

english version
version française

 

[ other notable performances ]

⌈ 11. 06. 2017. "Temporality of the Impossible" Session #3: with music by Cage, Cassidy, Kourliandski, Lachenmann, Sciarrino, Seely... @ ArtBase, Brussels (Belgium)
⌈ 12. 05. 2017. "Within" by Tarek Atoui || KUNSTENFESTIVALDESARTS @ Dynastiepaleis/Palais de la Dynastie (Belgium)
⌈ 06. 05. 2017. Duo Momitani-Sekulic @ Trésor Saint-Lambert / Trésor de Liège (Belgium)
⌈ 30. 04. 2017. "Temporality of the Impossible" Session #2: by Bandoh, Cage, Cassidy, de Jaer, Lachenmann, Sciarrino... @ ArtBase, Brussels (Belgium)
⌈ 05. 03. 2017. "Temporality of the Impossible" Session #1: with music by Cage, Cassidy, Cedillo, de Jaer, Lachenmann, Sciarrino... @ ArtBase, Brussels (Belgium)
⌈ 24. 11. 2016. with LAPS @ ARSMusica in Espace Senghor, Brussels (Belgium)
⌈ 29. 09. 2016. @ Festival de Wallonie, Mons (Belgium), with LAPS
⌈ 13. 08. 2016. "Showcase Open Space" || solo violin, and violin+electronics works by Sciarrino, Gobert, Watts @ Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik Darmstadt (Germany)
⌈ 08. 08. 2016. "Open Space" || "Sensonarium" + "Nada:Act 1" presentation @ Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik Darmstadt (Germany)
⌈ 19. 03. 2016. @ SMOG - Studio Grez (Brussels), with LAPS
⌈ 18. 02. 2016. @ LOOP8 Festival, Espace Senghor (Brussels), with LAPS
⌈ 29.01. -07. 02. 2016. @ CTM Festival (Berlin), with solo project "Sensonarium"
⌈ 04. 12. 2015. @ SMOG - Projection Room (Brussels), solo
⌈ 25. 10. 2015. @ TRANSIT Festival, STUK (Leuven), with LAPS
⌈ 28. - 29. 08. 2015. @ La Cite Miroir, Liege, "Portraits (Hy)bridés" I&II, ARS MUSICA - Saison "OFF" , with LAPS
⌈ 28. 06. 2015. @Q-O2, Brussels, "Talking Space", work in progress - workshop performance
⌈ 15. 06. 2015. @ICTUS/Rosas Studio 5, Brussels, "microMACRO", soloviolin+electronic+sound installation,
⌈ 14. 06. 2015. @ "Atelier Courtois", Belgium, "Sound Stories: The Color of Sound", with Nao Momitani
⌈ 02.04.2015. @ Bijloke Campus, Gent, "Soundspotting", a multidisciplinary parcours featuring works by Applebaum, Helbich, Lanza, Nemtsov, Velickovic and sound installations (with GAME ensamble)
⌈ 26. 03. 2015. @ Mons (Belgium), SBAM - Biennale III with LAPS Ensemble || Premiere by Stephane ORLANDO abd Gilles GOBERT + works of Slinckx, Ledoux, Doneux
⌈ 24. 03. 2015. @ De Bijloke, Gent, Shelter (with Ictus, Spectra and GAME Ensembles)
⌈ 01.03. 2015. @ Studio 1.10, Amsterdam (Netherlands), duo with Jasna Velickovic, playing Velicon
⌈ 14.-15. 02. 2015. (Lille, France) / 01.-02.09. 11. 2014. (Brussels, Gent, Antwerp) / 17.-18. 10. 2015. (Lisbon, Portugal) "Ballet Mekanique" , with ICTUS+GAME
⌈ 08. 01. 2015. @ L’Académie royale de Belgique, Brussels - “Sound Stories: Sounding Belgium”, with Nao Momitani
⌈ 11. 12. 2014. @ Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, "PhD in One Night" - sound and space workshop
⌈ 26. 10. 2014. @ MiM, Brussels, "Sound Stories: l'act du mouvement”, with Nao Momitani
⌈ 10. 08. 2014. @ Orangerie, Darmstadt (Germany), "Composition Beyond Music" by and with Peter Ablinger and Dan Tramte
⌈ 13. 08. 2014. @ Open Space, Darmstadt (Germany) , "Talking Space"
⌈ 14.-15. 08. 2014. @ West Side Theatre, Darmstadt (Germany) , "Contemporary Opera" [with Ensemble Interface, Hans Thomalla, Patrick Hahn, Stefan Schreiber, Lydia Steier, Eliza Brown and Jason Thorpe Buchanan] @ West Side Theatre, Darmstadt (Germany)
⌈ 05. 06. 2014. @ Miry Hall, Gent , "microMACRO”, for solo violin
⌈ 01.- 05. 04. 2015. @ Théâtre La Balsamine, Brussels , with Besides - open general rehearsal for Baudouin de Jaer's new chamber opera "La forêt"
⌈ 19. 12. 2013. @ Saturnalia, Miry Hall, Gent, with LAPS
⌈ 28. 10. 2013. @ Orpheus Institut, Gent, Lachenmann and Gubaifulina
⌈ 13. 10. 2013. @ MiM, Brussels, Bach and Ysay solo violin sonatas
⌈ 13. 09. 2013. @ L'Académie royale de Belgique, Brussels, solo violin music by Ledoux
⌈ 18. 06. 2015. Recital "Sound of existence. Existence of sound", followed by presentation of the essey "Do you hear me? Handbook to contemporary notation, with Nao Momitani @ Koninklij Conservatorium, Brussels
⌈ 03. 02. (Flagey, Brussels) - 04. 04. (Bozar, Brussels) - 04. 05. 2013. (Maison de Poesie, Namur) with Trio Degradable
⌈ 15. 03. 2013. @ La Raffinerie, Brussels, with LAPS for ArsMusica
⌈ 20. 02. 2013. @ Koniklijk Conservatorium, Brussels, “COncErto...? Certo! - cOn soli pEr tutti (... perduti) with Heinz Holliger
⌈ 20. 03. 2012. @ l´Espace Senghor (Brussels), solo vilin perforamcne at "ArsMusica" International Contemporary Music Festival
⌈ 03. 03. 2012. @ Palais des Beaux-Arts, Henry Le Bœuf Hall, duo with harpist Ursual Ascic
⌈ 07. 06. 2011. duouble concertos with Valery Oistrakh at Constantinus Festival. Nis, Serbia

 

[ NADA: Act 1 ]

⌈ collaboration with visual artist Jasmina Cibic
⌈ 2016
In-Depth description of the work.
Overview+Credits

Nada: Act 1, still from single channel HD video, stereo, 10 min 9 sec Nada: Act 1, still from single channel HD video, stereo, 10 min 9 sec Nada: Act 1, still from single channel HD video, stereo, 10 min 9 sec
Nada: Act 1, still from single channel HD video, stereo, 10 min 9 sec Nada: Act 1, still from single channel HD video, stereo, 10 min 9 sec Nada: Act 1, still from single channel HD video, stereo, 10 min 9 sec

 

[ The Velicon ]
performance collaboration with Jasna Velickovic


The Velicon is a custom magnetic instrument designed and made by composer-performer Jasna Velickovic, that creats a special sonic world, with uncanny experimental and unconventional use of conventional. This visually appealing instrument, with simple geometric shapes of the magnets (cube, rod, ring, sphere…) in some ways reminds you on Lego, a simple toy which awakens creativity and invention - but now in sound building. The instrument offers a wide range of electroacoustic-like sonic possibilities produced without using any computer nor interface that solely depend on the physical movements of the performer and the way the instrument is being played. Each and every movement made with the coil produces a change, as if it were a bow in contact with a string on a violin. Recent performances of the duo (Jasna+Dejana) playing velicon include performances in Amsterdam, Gent and Brussels, during season 2014/2015.

 

[ writtings ]

⌈ "Do You Hear Me? - Handbook to Contemproary Violin Music and Notation", excerpt. [ pdf, 2012-2013 ]
⌈ Search and Research. Reflections on Art and Knowledge. [ pdf, 2013. - 2015. ]
⌈ Philosophy of Enthusiasm [ pdf, 2014. ]
⌈ "Bach and (Vs.) Ysaye. Timeless and Endless Journey. To Unknown.", excerpt. [ pdf, 2010. - 2011. ]

 

[ "Art is my..."]
art is knowledge. art is unique. art is every person... every life... every day. art is moving. growing through art. art is living. living is art.

artismy artismy artismy artismy artismy

• To view this work, read texts and meet all its (current+future) participants, please visit "Art is my..." site.

⌈ •About "Art is my..."

The only bounderies and limits we have are those that we impose to ourselves. When truth is the fact that one can do and reach beyond any limits. If one dares. It is said art should provoke. This work hopes that it does exactly that. It provokes every individual to find within themselves desire, strength, passion to go beyond their known bounderies, in no matter which part of work or life. Improve. Themselves, for themselves. Thus improving first the quality of own life and than society.
Art and education are the sparks that initiate us to think and strive, expand and set intellectual challenges. Spark that doesn’t allow us to be satisfied with shortcuts, mediocrity and trivial. Art is an individual and unique expression of inner thought and feeling. Each person possess within individuality, unique personality. That makes each life unique. Life, an unique piece of art. Life is art as art is life.
“Art is my…” looks on art as whole, its necessity for quality living and perceiving life, with all its individuality and originality, as a form of art. It aims to remind of these sparks that we should never forget about and that we should embrace, through artists – pictures, stories and performances of their artistry and their everydayness. Because, an artist is not necessarily just the person doing art. Just as well, even without being an artist, one becomes so in its own way and work – by making their everydayness, their life, their doing be inspired and lead by artistry and innovative thinking.

 

 

For more info, please visit: http://dejanasekulic.com. You can also consult the CV here and the post-WWII repertoire here