Jovanovič Arsenije (bio_ENG)
Jovanović is a Serbian and international theatre, radio, and television director, composer, photographer, writer, and audio artist active since the 1960s. A retired professor of the Academy of Theatre Arts in Belgrade, he has also directed plays at theatres in England (Sheffield), Bulgaria (Sofia), Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Šibenik (Croatia), Albany (USA) and elsewhere. He was a Fulbright scholar and a visiting professor at State University of New York in Albany. He is the co-founder of the sound workshop at Kunstradio, and founder of the Sound Workshop at the Sydney University Media Arts Centre, sound workshops in Finland and the Faeroe Islands, Poland, Italy and other countries.
Jovanović has produced radio art works for Radio France, RAI, Ylesiradio, Kunstradio, SFB, WDR, ABC-Sydney, Czech Radio, Radio Belgrade, and Radio Sarajevo. For the last 15 years, he has worked mostly out of his home studios in Rovinj (Croatia) and Belgrade. He is founder of the Adriatic Sound Factory, a sound laboratory located in Rovinj, where he spends most of his time working at the seaside. Jovanović has won multiple prizes at many international radio festivals, including the Prix Italia (twice), Premio ondas (Spain, twice), Acustica international (WDR), Grand Prix (Rust, Austria), and Bienalderadio (Mexico City, three times), and has earned many national prizes in the former Yugoslavia.
American film director Terrence Malick used his “Prophecy of the Village Kremna” in the opening sequence of The Thin Red Line. Some of Jovanović’s compositions are also used in Malick’s soon-to-be-released The Tree of Life. Jovanović is married to artist Ilinka Colic, who has been his expert associate in the field of music and sound for many years. They have an 11-year-old daughter, Ana.