Featured Composer: Eli Simic-Prosic
Fascinated with the idea of music as composed time, Eli is a composer and pianist currently based in Melbourne whose recent work involves investigating possible new pathways for interacting with music history via the medium of improvisation as well as compositions which explore music’s capacity to create unique sonic spaces and temporal geographies through the use of repetition, elements of stasis and moments of rupture.
Artists such as Halfsound Duo, Nick Slaney and Ensemble Con Fuoco have performed his works in Melbourne, and he has also performed them himself at institutions such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the University of Melbourne, Government House and the Cvijeta Zuzorić Arts Pavilion in Belgrade, Serbia.
Among other professional highlights, Eli was featured as a composer/improviser in the 60x60 program at the 2014 conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association and in the March 2015, April 2016 editions of the Australian new music web playlist Making Waves.
Completing his Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne in mid-2015, Eli is currently studying with Elliott Gyger for his Bachelor of Music (Honours) and over the years Eli’s teachers have included Kevin March, Katy Abbott, Julian Yu and Linda Kouvaras.