Milos Raickovich, composer and conductor, was born in Belgrade in 1956. He has lived and worked in Belgrade, Paris, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Hiroshima and New York, where he now resides. Since 1979, his music has evolved into a style that combines Minimalism with Classical forms, a style that he calls New Classicism. The Los Angeles Times critic Mark Swed describes Raickovich's New Classicism as ...neither ironic nor naive but, instead, a unique postmodern response to both Minimalism and multiculturalism. It is surely possible to hear Schubert, Haydn or Rossini in Raickovich's New Classicism ; but under Schubert, Haydn or Rossini lie Eastern European folk music, Minimalism, Messiaen, and, deeper still the Pacific Rim and its cultures. All are part of Raickovich's remarkable musical roots, but they operate in the background, nested like the windows on a computer screen.