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Božičević, Ivan: Croatian contemporary composers

Croatian contemporary composers
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... Božičević composes a personal form compatible to the music content – regardless of the instruments – therefore; nothing deforms the unity and everything is subjected to the control of proportion, bearing in mind the transparency of music texture as one of the important characteristics of his expression.

Božičević's music material is often based on minimalistic motion and repetitive elements, but a movement as a whole owes its expressivity to the surrounding events of this line of motion that can seemingly be the most noticeable; the meaning emerges from the subtle play of relations and timbres of instruments joining in, which creates a certain relaxed beauty of the tone event which undoubtedly embodies author's poetic music impression. ...

(Erika Krpan, from CD book)


Croatian Composers’ Society, Cantus Ltd, 2017. 


Recorded live on 17 May 2016 in a concert at the Blagoje Bersa Concert Hall of the Music Academy, University of Zagreb.

  A Thousand Pine Trees, One Moon, for chamber ensemble   Cantus Ensemble; Ivan Božičević, piano; Berislav Šipuš, conductor  
  Canto de la ave rapiega, for violoncello and piano   Srđan Sretenović, violoncello; Neda Hofman, piano 
  Chamber Music, a song cycle to J. Joyce's lyrics for mezzo-soprano, violoncello and piano   Gradilište Ensemble - Ana Radovanović, mezzo-soprano, Srđan Sretenović, violoncello; Neda Hofman, piano 
  Spring Passes, for string quintet and piano four-hands   Srebrenka Poljak, Ivan Božičević, pianos, Cantus Ensemble, Berislav Šipuš, conductor 
  Sustainable Development, for chamber ensemble   Cantus Ensemble, Berislav Šipuš, conductor