Dr. Igor Karaca is a Bosnian composer and pianist of classical and jazz music. He studied music composition and conducting at Sarajevo Academy of Music under Josip Magdic and Andjelka Bego-Simunic. He graduated in 1996 with a BM in music composition, and has since been a guest at different masterclasses in Europe, working with Boguslaw Schaeffer, Klaus Huber, Helmut Lachenmann, Marc-André Dalbavie and Marco Stroppa, among others. In 1999, Karaca came to United States to study composition with Dr. Thomas Wells at the Ohio State University, from which he received his DMA in 2005. Igor Karaca has written three symphonies, concertante works for clarinet and piano, twenty electronic and electro-acoustic compositions, and over eighty chamber compositions, including the award-wining Wind Trio, Between Walls, and Handful of Dust. Currently, Dr. Karaca is teaching music composition, counterpoint, music technology, and music theory at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.
Igor’s work is featured on our Experimental Radio Lab.