(Com)Passionate Music receives award!


We are so happy and honored to share that Elliot Bark’s (Com)Passionate Music for Guitar and String Quartet (commissioned and recorded by Petar Jankovic Ensemble) received 2014 Korean National Composer Prize! This is one of the most prestigious composition awards for Korean composers! It’s a 12 min complex and very engaging new work. The first movement is full of raw energy and passion bursting with tension throughout. And then just when it reaches it’s peak it resolves in a gorgeous second part full of warmth and love making sense of all the motives and materials previously exposed. In Elliott’s own words: ” Passion, the zeal within you, makes you move forward; and compassion, the heart for others, compels you to reach out. Passion and compassion together seem more effective than one without the other”. I suggest you take a listen to the full work. Truly a great composition! Thank you Elliott Bark! Here is the link to a full work on SoundCloud. Check it out: https://soundcloud.com/petarjankovic/compassionate