The Spell III, written for violinist Ana Milosavljevic, is inspired by a traditional song from Eastern Serbia about a fairy stripped off of her powers because she fell in love with a mortal.  All violin sounds are played, captured, recorded, and looped by the performer on stage.  Voices are prerecorded and are quoting the material from the original song performed by Moba, a female vocal group from Serbia. 

In The Spell III, my intention was to create a complex sonic ambience by using minimal musical patterns layered over each other in various combinations. 

The piece is dedicated to Vladimir Pavlovic.

Special thanks to Brian Mohr.


The Spell III was choreographed by Takehiro Ueyama for TAKE Dance, in 2009.

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