SPASOVSKI Zoran

Zoran Spasovski (Skopje, 1965) is a Macedonian composer and instrumentalist. Spasovski graduated from the Faculty of Music in Skopje (class of prof. Emil Klan). Since 1990 he has been working as a percussion teacher at DMBUC “Ilija Nikolovski – Luj” in Skopje. He has collaborated with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and from 1991 to 1997 held a teaching positiong at the Faculty of Music in Skopje. Spasovski performed with several chamber ensembles, and as a soloist with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and the FMA Chamber Orchestra. In 1994 he was elected member of the International Association of Composers SACEM in France. As a member of Macedonian cult rock band Mizar, Spasovski performed various concerts in the countries of Ex-Yugoslavia during the 80s. As a longtime member of the group “Anastasia”. The band, whose music is a blend of Byzantine music, through Eastern Orthodox Church music with a rich gamut of ethnic Macedonian music rhythms was active from 1989 to 2001, during which time it performed numerous concerts and festival gigs in the region and throughout Europe and the world. Zoran Spasovski’s discography counts many albums and Eps, with the bands “Aporea”, “Anastasia” and solo projects: “By the rivers of Babylon” (Dom, 1991 and Peta Negra 1994), “Before the rain” (original motion picture soundtrack) (Polygram Music, 1994 and Decca Records, 1994), “Face/Burn” (Third Ear Music, 1997), “Melurgia” (Libra Music, 1997), “Nocturnal” (Third Ear Music, 1997), “Anastasia Live 1994” (Lithium Records, 2010). As a film music composer, Spasovski took part in many film projects: “Bugs”, “Clock” and “Upside Down” – directed by Igor Ivanov-Izi, “Before the Rain” (with Anastasia) – directed by Milcho Manchevski, “Like a Bad Dream” – directed by Antonio Mitrikjeski (with Anastasia). He also worked for several theater plays in Serbia, Greece and Macedonia .