Ensemble for Different New Music (ADNM) is a multi-keyboard ensemble, founded in 1977 in Belgrade. The ensemble was created by Miroslav “Miša” Savić, Miloš Raičković, Milimir Drašković, Miodrag Lazarov Pashu and Vladimir Tošić – a group of strong-minded young composers at the time, who were not interested to follow their older colleagues’ steps and whose creativity broke down barriers by embracing the quality of the music as a great medium for Performance Art.
From its very beginning, this ensemble has also attracted attention as a collective of composers and pianists dedicated to Minimalism and Postminimalism.
After the initial concert held at the Student’s Cultural Centre in Belgrade in 1977, ADNM has performed at countless festivals in the former Yugoslavia. Notable past festival performances include those at the Music Biennale in Zagreb, Contemporary Music Festival in Opatija, BITEF in Belgrade, as well as performances at festivals in Graz, Essen, Frankfurt, Trieste and Budapest.
During the ‘70s, the ensemble continuously recorded various programs for Radio and TV. It was in 1981, that ADNM recorded what is regarded as a milestone LP record, featuring pieces by Robert Moran and Milimir Drašković.
After a long break, ADNM came together at the comeback concert in 2017 – marking both its 40th birthday and the beginning of a new chapter. ADNM has performed many concerts since 2018 and is very active on different concert stages in Serbia. The ensemble also made special appearances at the International Minimal Music Festival in Kassel (2019), and Summer Festival in Izola (2021).
ADNM has released a CD “ABC for ADNM”, featuring Serbian composers. It was funded by the Organization of Music Authors of Serbia (SOKOJ), and released by the POP Depression label. This release was awarded the best classical music album of 2022 by magazine “Muzika klasika”.
A new CD “This is not Op.1” is being prepared, featuring local and European composers.
Over a period of more than 45 years, a large number of Belgrade musicians passed through the ADNM. Today, Ensemble for Different New Music connects several of its oldest members with a new generation of pianists and composers. It includes soloists, composers, curators and educators: Nada Kolundžija, Branka Parlić, Miroslav “Miša” Savić, Dragoljub “Ilke” Ilić, Lidija Stanković, Nataša Penezić, Milena Petrović and Andrej Negić.