Melita Milin is a Senior researcher at the Institute of Musicology in Belgrade. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Ljubljana in 1995. Her main research area is twentieth- century Serbian music in the European context, with an emphasis on musical nationalism, the relationship between music and politics, and the work of Ljubica Marić, a female Serbian composer. She has been a member of three international musicological projects. She was the cofounder and editor of the first five annual issues of the international journal Muzikologija (2001-2005). She is the author of a book on Serbian music since 1945 and numerous articles published in Serbia and abroad. She is also the editor of several collected papers.
John Plemmenos holds an MPhil and PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Cambridge, with a scholarship from the British Academy. He has taught in several Greek universities, and in 2008 he was elected research fellow at the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens, while lecturing in the Hellenic Open University. In 2017, he was invited on a sabbatical leave at the Institute of Orthodox Theology, Université Laval (Montreal, Canada). He has published extensively in various academic journals. He has edited three volumes for the Academy of Athens, and has his PhD thesis published in Germany (Berlin, 2010). He has broadcasted for the BBC Radio 3, Radio Romania, and Greek stations. He has contributed to Grove Music Online (2017), and the Oxford Handbook of Orthodox Theology (forthcoming). He is a member of the Hellenic Folklore Society, and the advisory board in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music.
Thomas Beimel, composer, musicologist, violist was born in 1967 in Essen, Germany. Starting as a viola player, he finalized music studies and instrumental pedagogics at Hochschule für Musik im Rheinland. In 1989 he founded together with other musicians the ensemble Partita Radicale, specializing in the field between improvisation and composition. Since 1993, the ensemble worked with outstanding Romanian composers (there are two CDs with contemporary Romanian music released by sonoton, Munich).
Since 1991, Thomas Beimel has made several musicological researches resulting in book publications on the music of the Belgium composer Jacqueline Fontyn, and of the Romanian composer Myriam Marbe. Since 1998, he conceived many broadcasts on topics like contemporary music in Romania and Latin America, classical modern music in Eastern Europe, music and rhetoric.
Since 1994 Thomas Beimel works also as composer. In the summer of 1997 he studied privately composition with Myriam Marbe, Bucharest. In 1999, his first opera was premiered at Stadttheater Mönchengladbach, Germany. Stage activities were continued in June 2001 by the theatre music for the first integral drama adaption of Franz Kafka’s novel In der Strafkolonie, opera house, Wuppertal. In 2002, faltenbalg, a stereophonic composition for five orchestras of accordions, was premiered.
Thomas Beimel received a special award for composition, Impulse, 2004. He was 2005-2006 composer-in-residence, Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg.
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