Jurica Jelic

A contemporary composer and fretless guitarist from Croatia, who represents his work in a form of instrumental, electroacoustic, electronic music and sound art.

He learned his first chords from his father at an early age and started playing bass and guitar in few local bands in his teens. Over the years his affinity towards rock, blues, jazz and experimental music was constantly developed and along with it, curiosity for finding new sounds and unexplored areas.

At age 20 he discovered a fretless guitar and wonderful world of non-twelve tone tuning systems by the help of microtonal guitar player and composer Neil Haverstick. Along with fretless guitar, Jurica started working on a computer and electronic music using Csound and many other sound applications. He started blending acoustic sounds with electronically made ones, woven together with field recordings from various spaces.
Along with that, Jurica played fretless guitar and composed (music/lyrics) in the experimental pop band "The Alibor" for 3 years (2007 - 2010). Played live with Croatian band "Vjestice" made some film and theatre scores with Samuel (Srdjan) Sacher and produced/recorded albums for various bands and artists. Jurica wrote for, performed and collaborated with many artists like Boris Leiner, Srdjan Sacher, Janko Novoselic, Miljan Bakic, Dan Stearns, Marina Vesic, Tony Dubshot, Shaun Sandor (Promute), Momo Mano, Yonat Hafftka, Michael Hafftka, Joshua Pierce, Joel G. Taylor, Johnny Reinhard, Angelos Quetzalcoatl ... to name a few.
At the moment Jurica works on a dozen of musical projects, microtonal electroacoustic music book and lives in Knin (Croatia) with his partner Mirna, cat Pacho and Alaskan malamute Kiva
Have You Heard?
Elctroacoustic Microtonal Music

by Jurica Jelic
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