Jug Marković is a Serbian composer born in Belgrade where he was raised and educated. While he spent recent years in Paris where he completed IRCAM Cursus for composition and computer music he is active both in the fields of acoustic, electro-acoustic and electronic music.
Marković tends to approach music in a deliberately intuitive way and in his music he tries to refrain from strict and rigid premeditated concepts and formalistic systems. He is particularly interested in stylistic heterogeneity, hybridity of genres and exploring / recontextualizing manners and sound gestures that have historically been charged with certain meaning and connotation. He is passionate for electronic music (in its various forms) and its immense potential to juggle with genres and expectations. He is also active as pianist and tends to perform his own piano music.
Jug’s music was performed within music festivals in Europe such as ManiFeste, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Biennale Nemo, Time of Music, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, New Music Dublin. He is the winner of ISCM Young Composers Award 2019 for choral piece "Nirvana" and recipient of Stevan Mokranjac Award 2019 (awarded by the Serbian Ministry of Culture). He was also awarded prizes at New Classics Competition of Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow), Gubaidulina Competition (Kazan) and EnsembleFestival Competition (Leipzig). Jug’s music was interpreted among others by Ensemble Intercontemporain, Divertimento Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Diotima Quartet, TANA Quartet, Latvian Radio Choir, United Instruments of Lucilin, Chamber Choir Ireland, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic and RTS Symphony Orchestra. His piece Vokativ (for orchestra) was selected as one of the “Recommended pieces” at the 65thInternational Rostrum for Composers. He was a composer in residence at Cite des Arts in Paris, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and Snape Maltings in UK where he was mentored by Michael Finnissy. Marković’s most recent projects include Chant de Vélès (for large ensemble and choir) commissioned by Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and Snake Fiction (for ensemble and electronics) commissioned by the Belgrade based Ensemble Studio 6. He is currently under commission by IRCAM as well as Divertimento Ensemble.
Jug holds MA degree in composition from University of Arts in Belgrade and is also a graduate of archaeology from the University of Belgrade.