Milica Paranosic - composer short bio 2019

“Amazing…astonishing,” (The New York Times), Milica Paranosic is a Serbian-born composer, performer, educator, producer and a “…free-wheeling performance-art-type cat “(Kyle Gann), currently living in New York City. 

Her work was supported, commissioned and  presented by organizations such as LMCC, NYSCA, ASCAP, Whitney Museum, New Dramatists, HERE Arts Center, American Composers Orchestra, LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton, VisionIntoArt, Buglisi Dance Theater, Joyce Theater, Symphony Space, Zankel Hall/Carnegie, Lincoln Center, BAM café, Bohemian National Hall among others. Intercontinental highlights include BEMUS (Serbia), EtnaFest (Italy) and UFBA (Brazil).

Milica’s works range from one-woman multimedia shows, theatrical soccer chants, sound installations to operatic and symphonic works.

Paranosic’s musical and performance style, which often blends contrasting elements creating unpredictable results, has been referred to as 'liquor-filled pralines,' (Morgenpost), and ’edgily comical’ (Klaus Klingbeil Der Lausitzer Rundschau Germany).

Film scoring credits include the award-winning Das Fräulein and Cure: The Life of Another, and more recently, Killing Anabella, an independent animated short.

Milica earned her Master’s Degree in composition from The Juilliard School where she was a music faculty for over 20 years.

She is the founder and president of the Harlem-based non-profit for music and multimedia, Paracademia Center, Inc., and an advisory board member at Composers Now and Miolina.


photo by gorazd poposki


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