"... 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 writes electronic and acoustic pieces that are passionate, articulate, sophisticated and moving" - read EVOLUTION CD Release Concert review HERE!
"one of the most interesting electronic writers around" (SoundWordSight), Svjetlana Bukvich grew up during the wildly creative 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 training, Bukvich has emerged as an uncommon figure on the New York music scene. Her genre-bending performances, described as "ecstatic musical experiences" (New Music Connoisseur), weld deconstructivist dance suites with microtonal sympho-rock tone poems, experimental prog rock/world/classical fusions with musique concréte, and contemporary art-song with electronic soundscapes. 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, Eddie Venegas, Jessica Meyer, and Mordy Ferber. Her "powerful and atmospheric, evocative of the sacred" (IAWM Journal) sound... Read more
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On Jan 26 2017, the fantastic ETHEL quartet premieres my piece Once You are Not a Stranger for string quartet, bass guitar and tape at (le) Poisson Rouge in NYC as part of Composers Concordance's 'RoundTable' concert. The event will feature new and recent works by Dan Cooper, Melissa Grey, Peter Jarvis, Robert Levin, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, and Randy Woolf.
My new collaboration with Janis Brenner & Dancers and visual artist Eva Petric received the 2016 O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, Inc. grant. Now we are much closer to taking the work to Bosnia and Herzegovina in February 2017 and showcasing it in NYC in June 2017.
The Ask a New Yorker interview where I talk about scoring for dance and my collaboration with choreographer Carolyn Dorfman. Thank you, Denise Marsa!
Traces, my new commission from Carolyn Dorfman Dance was presented at the Bickford Theater in Morris Museum (NJ) on Nov 6 2016 and on Nov 22 2016 the work received standing ovations at the Sarajevo National Theater. Traces received grants from O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, Inc. and New Music USA, 2016 Live Music for Dance.
"Interior Designs... exhibits a dazzling ingenuity" - read the review about my collaboration with Carolyn Dorfman Dance here!
"richly colorful dreamscapes... highly stylized form vs. improvisatory freedom... " - read the review for Stairs, my collaboration with Jeanette Stoner and Dancers here!
Read my music and art column in Modern Diplomacy International! The latest article is about violinist Tim Fain and Composers Concordance.
Watch my live TV Voice of America (VOA) Interview - Thank you to Inda Swanke and Glas Amerike Studio Washington!
I'm featured 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. "...an exquisite picture of the power and beauty of human creativity."