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Savić, Svetlana: About Wolves and Trains  



Basic information

  • Title: 
    About Wolves and Trains
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  • First performance (venue): 
    Students Cultural Centre, Belgrade
  • First performance (performers): 
    Ensemble for New Music “Construction Site”
  • Conductor: 


  • Program notes: 

    Piece About Wolves and Trains is a commission from the Ensemble for New Music “Construction Site” and it was premiered at the concert on 19/09/2016 in Students Cultural Center in Belgrade. It was composed on Jelena Marinkov’s lyrics, chosen from her book of poems “Wolves and Trains” (KOV, 1998). Poems taken, completely or partially are: My Read Lips, Tomorrow, Universe, Metabolism, Hall No2, Driver, Emotion, Solitaire and Secret Sound. In this sequence they represent exciting dramatic unity, with sights and sounds of heartbeat, music-boxes, vinyl cracks, silence…

  • Technical specs: 

    Technical rider with the specification of all equipment that is necessary to perform the work: Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano, electric violoncello and live electronics. Piece can be performed on electric cello or amplified violoncello. In case of performance on electric cello, performer can use sounds from Logic Pro (MacBook), or some other program with different cello sounds. The choice of sound colour is mostly left to performer's vision. MIDI keyboard part has to be performed with composer's Logic Pro X file (530 MB compressed folder). Screenshot of the MIDI keyboard project, with software instruments and audio file, is included in the score. All performers should have microphones, because piano and cello players have to say one sentence each (during performance). Mezzo soprano should be amplified all the time.



Total number of musicians: 
Electric piano
Musicians1st player2nd player



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