[ISEA94] Artist Statement: Eric Zoran – The Great Red Spot of Jupiter

Artist Statement

“Chaos is a science of process rather than state, of becoming rather than being.”  Nonlinear and unstable Systems, like turbulence for instance, are based on the modifications of an initial substance through the time. That substance generates a number of initial patterns that are immediately going to make their own clones. It again causes further alterations through the entire system making new (independent) reality. The form of this piece comes from the computer-structured turbulence that, as a randomized motion, shows by its nonlinearity that the act of playing the game has a way (in itself) of changing the rules.  Four phases of the
process have to be comprehended as musical movements. They form an emotional cycle consisting of usual reactions coming after the changes of prevailing conditions:
I Unawareness
II Resistance (Waterproof HarpsichordHarpsiproof
III Anger
IV Acceptance

Duration 15′

  • Eric Zoran (Belgrade, 1950) is one of the most significant Serbian composers of the middle
    generation. He studied Composition with Stanojlo Rajicic at the Belgrade Academy of Music, where he graduated and acquired a MM. degree. He spent a short time at the Orff Institute in Salzburg and in the CCFIJM at Groznian, where he took part in summer courses and the master class for Composition led by W. Lutoslawski. Since 1980 Zoran Eric is an eminent
    full-time professor at the Belgrade Faculty of Music (Department of Composition and Orchestration). His works have been performed in almost all European countries, in the USA, China, and have achieved considerable succes at festivals and concerts in London, Paris, Athens, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam and Beijing.