"... a superb, involving job of bringing together strands of classical, traditional Balkan, European disco and dramatic musics into a dazzling, coherent whole."
George Grella - The Big City
An innovator in hybrid electronic sound, and a "force in new music", Sarajevo-native Svjetlana Bukvich has emerged as one of the most unique music figures on the New York scene. Her genre-spanning performances described as "ecstatic musical experience" (New Music Connoisseur) often feature video, voice, and tuning of her design, and regularly involve top avant-garde, jazz, and prog rock instrumentalists... Read more
I'm in the book "In Her Own Words - Conversations with Composers in the United States" along with Meredith Monk, Pamela Z, Jennifer Higdon, Tania Leon, Chen Yi, Joan Tower, and Pauline Oliveros.
My piece "Sabih's Dream" was selected for the World Electro-Acoustic Listening Room W.E.A.L.R. as part of the 2013 New Music Festival: Voice in the 21st Century in California.
"stories of trial and triumph... powerfully intuitive choral voices... cavernous chords... an exuberant lightness... she looked to be worshipping at an altar of music" - read full review for my concert at Music With a View Festival in NYC! Watch the video.
Watch the world premiere of "Back to the Heart-Planet" for mixed chorus, electronics, electric bass and drum set at Williams Center for the Arts in Easton, PA!
Watch the talk I gave at UMich Ann Arbor about the music of Goran Bregovic in support of his North American tour. It was super fun to DJ this!More News