Torque – for harp and pedal-propelled DC motors – This piece will be performed at regular intervals throughout the festival, during the main installation opening hours: Friday 5-8, Saturday 1-7.
In Torque the harp is explored as a perpetual string resonator. The vibration of the different strings create clouds of overtones constantly changing over time. The harpist regulates the resonance of the instrument and controls the strings to be excited by manipulation of the harp pedal.
Milana Zarić was born in Belgrade. She finished her undergraduate studies in harp performance with distinction before she went to London in the year 2000. She was awarded a scholarship for attending the Postgraduate Advance Diploma Course at Trinity College of Music, where she studied with Imogen Barford and Sioned Williams. She completed the course in 2002, after which another scholarship followed for the Individual Programme of Study course at the same college, where she studied with Gabriella dall’Olio. In the recent years, she has also attended master classes by distinguished international harpists such as Susanna Mildonian, Helga Storck, Fabrice Pierre and Brigitte Sylvestre in Italy, France and England respectively. Milana performs regularly in various chamber ensembles, ranging from duos to nonets. The most recent performances include leader of the harp ensemble at the openning of the International Harp Festival. Milana is the founding member of the Trio Timbre, as well as duo Neo with Marina Nenadović. In the season 2004-2005. Milana was solo harpist of the Opera of Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad .Since 2005. she holds the position of solo harpist in the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hugo Morales Murguia (Mexico City, 1979) is a composer and sound artist based in the Netherlands. His current work focuses on the development of alternative instruments for sound oriented composition through the extension of traditional instruments and/or implementations of rudimentary objects. Various technological applications, physical sound processes and unconventional instrumental techniques are usually elements defining his music composition and performance.