Arsenije Jovanović

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Theatre, radio and television director, writer, audio-art author, university professor. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, 1932. He was teaching acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade until the brake of the war in ex-Yugoslavia - Fulbright scholar and visiting professor at State University of New York at Albany, for eleven years theatre director in The National Theatre in Belgrade, later artistic director of The Bitef Theatre (Theatre in the Church), directing plays for theatre both in ex-Yugoslavia and abroad (Sheffield in England, Sofia in Bulgaria, Albany in USA), author of different sound installations - one was in Berlin as a part of SFB participation at Sonambiente event - initiator of a sound workshop at Kunstradio (ÖRF, Wien), initiator of a sound workshop at Media Arts Center at the University of Sydney 1999, participating sound workshops in Finland (Oulu and Helsinki), Denmark (Faeroe Islands), founder of the Adriatic Sound Factory, a moving sound laboratory settled for the time being in Rovinj in Istria, Croatia.

Aside of awards in his home country what was Yugoslavia, A.J. got Prix Italia in the category of stereo work for the Tombstones along the Roadside (Venice, 1971.), Prix Italia for the Resava Cave (Venice, 1977.), Premio Ondas for "Resava cave" (Barcelona, Spain, 1978.) Premio Ondas for Along the Long Long Street together with Ms. Neda Depolo (Barcelona, SPAIN), WDR Acustica International for "Faunophonia Balcanica" (Koeln, 1990.), "Finalist award" for Homo Politikus Vulgaris with P. Siren and A. Walligorska at New York Radio Art Festival (New York, 1992.), first prize for "Concerto Grosso Balcanico", International Radio Festival in Rust (Austria), Grand prix Radio France International with Ilinka Colic for La parata (Palmares, France, 1997.), one of the composers for the film The Thin Red Line by Terrence Malick (USA, 1998) - that was the composition The Prophecy of the Serbian Village Kremna produced earlier.

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