"... 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
"astounding... mind expanding stuff" - read EVOLUTION review HERE!
"complex, thoroughly thought-out... nothing short of spectacular... engulfing, incredible. Evolution is an album that is worthy of that name." - read EVOLUTION review HERE!
"Bukvich is one of the most interesting electronic writers around..." - read EVOLUTION CD Release Concert review HERE!
Svjetlana Bukvich grew up during the wildly active music scene in Sarajevo's eighties, with Arabian horses and four major religions at her doorstep. Integrating cutting-edge technology with tuning of her own design and her classical roots, Bukvich has emerged as a unique figure on the New York music scene. Her genre-bending performances, described as "ecstatic musical experiences" (New Music Connoisseur), weave deconstructivist dance suites with polymicrotonal sympho-rock tone poems, experimental prog rock/world jazz fusions with musique concréte spirituals, and contemporary art-song with electronica. As an artist with exceptionally wide range, and a passion for innovation, she has worked with instrumentalists such as Martha Mooke, Tony Levin, Mari Kimura, Rob Schwimmer, Cornelius Dufallo, Patrick Derivaz, Johnny Reinhard, Leonardo Suarez Paz, Kamala Sankaram, Ha-Yang Kim, Gareth Flowers, Susan Aquila, and Mordy Ferber. Her "powerful and atmospheric, evocative of the sacred" (IAWM Journal) sound... Read more
Watch my live TV Voice of America (VOA) Interview - Thank you to Inda Swanke and Glas Amerike Studio Washington!
This summer, I was an artist-in-residence at the historic Manley-Lefevre House in Vermont - a sustainable community that nurtures the imaginative spirit - as part of Marble House Project's inaugural residency year.
I'm featured in a 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. "...an exquisite picture of the power and beauty of human creativity."
I received a 2013 NYFA Fellowship in Music/Sound.
"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.