split is an audio/visual miniature that speaks of loneliness. It’s entire audio part is based on the manipulation of two audio files: a recording of Danilo Kiš's poem "Đubrište" (Thrashyard) recited by vocal artist Thea Soti and barely recognizable madrigal "Lamento della Ninfa" of Claudio Monteverdi. The two files and their stretched particles merge into each other with different cross-synthesis techniques and mutate in the frequency domain. Its visual layer, filmed at a subway station in Boston and a carwash in Belgrade underlines the melancholy and merges with music in a rather intuitive way in an attempt to evoke a feeling of isolation.
Jug Marković (brother of the down mentioned Sara) is a Serbian composer born in Belgrade and active both in the fields of acoustic, electro-acoustic and electronic music.
He tends to approach music in a deliberately intuitive way and in his music tries to refrain from strict premeditated concepts and formalistic systems. He is particularly interested in stylistic heterogeneity, hybridity of genres and sound gestures that have historically been charged with certain connotation. He is passionate for electronic music (in its various forms) and its immense potential to juggle with genres. Furthermore he is particularly inclined to vocal music and human voice plays an important role in his work. Being a pianist he also tends to perform his own piano music. Jug’s music was interpreted among others by Ensemble Intercontemporain, Divertimento Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Diotima Quartet, TANA Quartet, United Instruments of Lucilin, Neue Vocalsolisten, Latvian Radio Choir, Chamber Choir Ireland, Croatian Radio-TV Choir, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic and Radio-Television of Serbia Symphony Orchestra. He was a composer in residence at Cite des Arts in Paris, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and Snape Maltings in UK.
Jug was educated the at Faculty of Music in Belgrade, IRCAM Paris and HMDK Stuttgart and is also a graduate of archaeology from the University in Belgrade.
He is currently contracted as a lecturer of Composition as a secondary subject at the HMDK Stuttgart.
Sara Marković (sister of the abovementioned Jug) is a Serbian filmmaker who brings Balkan character to her creative work in the US and internationally. Her short fiction film The Brazilian travelled to Cannes Short Film Corner in 2019, and she had her first feature documentary film banned in Serbia due to its political controversy. The Blacklisted is, however, streaming on Amazon Prime, Roku and Tubi. Sara holds an MFA from Emerson College, she is a member of Serbian Association of Filmmakers, and she has directed over 30 commercials and shorts. Currently, she is in production of her documentary series Survivor’s Guide to Diaspora. Other than directing and writing, Sara finds it most inspiring is to collaborate with devoted filmmakers, helping them produce new, bold art that resonates. She produced a feature film Ugly Sweater in 2023, that is now in post-production.