Svjetlana Bukvich

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Svjetlana Bukvich

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“one of the most interesting electronic writers around” (SoundWordSight), Svjetlana Bukvich first came to the attention of the European music world following her appearances as piano soloist with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, at the age of 16, and the following year with Edinburgh George Heriot Symphony Orchestra. By twenty-one, Ms. Bukvich had composed her first symphony, which was to be premiered in 1992, when the war in Yugoslavia intervened. Under circumstances that read like a political war thriller, she escaped  Sarajevo, her hometown, with the help of the American Soros Foundation. They took action to provide her with a stipend and a one-way ticket to America where she could pursue a full scholarship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, her interests broadened to include music synthesis, pro­gramming, microtonality, avant-garde performance, and video art. In 1994, she was awarded with one of the first M.F.A. degrees in multi­media offered in the United States. Among her mentors were Philip Glass, Carl Stone, Neil Rolnick, Kurt Munkacsi, Martin Bresnick, and Robert Ashley. A sought-after collaborator, she has worked with diverse ensembles and instrumentalists such as ETHEL String Quartet, the Sarajevo Philharmonic, Sylvan Winds, Shattered Glass Ensemble, The Lafayette Chorale, Martha Mooke, Tony Levin, Mari Kimura, Rob Schwimmer, Cornelius Dufallo, Johnny Reinhard, Leonardo Suarez Paz, Kamala Sankaram, Ha-Yang Kim, Susan Aquila, Jessica Meyer, Jacqui Kerrod and Mordy Ferber, among others. She has received grants and sponsorships from USArtists International, New Music USA, the American Composers Forum, New England Foundation for the Arts, IACD at Harvard University, O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise, and from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) with a Fellowship in Music/Sound. Described as “ecstatic musical experience” (New Music Connoisseur), her works have been presented widely in the U.S. and abroad including Beijing, London, Berlin, Belgrade, Johannesburg, Helsinki, Odessa, Antwerpen and Copenhagen. Ms. Bukvich is featured in the Jennifer Kelly book In Her Own Words: Conversations with Composers in the United States where she is identified as one of the 25 outstanding women composers whose “processes can be viewed as alternatives to convention, for they expand accepted definition of composition and venue … “. Her genre-busting debut album EVOLUTION, a 2014 release on Big Round Records, was hailed as “nothing short of spectacular“ (Equal Ground) and was since heard on more than 20 diverse radio stations worldwide. Her second collection of works, EXTENSION, was released in 2020 on Navona Records to great critical acclaim. Selections from the recording were presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Ms. Bukvich is a contributing author in the book Perspectives on Music Production: Gender in Music Production published by Focal Press, Francis and Taylor, UK and in Modern Diplomacy magazine. She is currently tenured Assistant Professor at City University of New York, and has previously held positions as Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute and New York University (NYU).

Ellipse

Year: 2023

Duration (in minutes): 6:06

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: string quartet

Instruments: cello, synthesizer, viola, violin

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichEllipse2023-07-07Full-Score.pdf

Description: "Ellipse" for string quartet and electronic sound in three short movements (I Prelude to a Bad Beginning, II The Stillness of Sacrifice and III Time Reconciled) contemplates our world that seems to be traveling at a constant distance from any real focal point, and where the velocity of this flight appears as the only thing that is increasing. Do we ever really interact? Do we give way to an elliptical experience of time where love and death see each other constantly, but never touch? Perhaps this time ellipse carries us on with its semblance to a purposeful life, a reconciliation, and a love fulfilled forevermore that is always in sight. And that is bearable.

Unraveling the Linear

Year: 2022

Duration (in minutes): 15:15

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: woodwind quintet

Instruments: bassoon, Eb clarinet, English horn, flute, oboe, synthesizer

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichUnravelingTheLinear2023-03-03FullScore.pdf

Description: "Unraveling the Linear" explores our relationship with time, moment to moment perception. But it may be an illusion, a result of complex interactions in timeless space.
The piece unfolds in movements akin to Beethoven’s expanded sonata form as a point of departure, infusing it with electro-acoustic merging.  
As we continue to face the paradox of the linear construct, the racing technologies may further disrupt our narratives and expectations, transcending the current understanding of our place in the universe. This music is an ode to that possibility.
"Unraveling the Linear" is a Sylvan Winds/New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) commission.

Machina in Dubio

Year: 2021

Duration (in minutes): 7

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichMachinaInDubio2021-10-14Full-Score.pdf

Description: In "Machina in Dubio" the machine can predict human behavior. It moves quickly and thinks like fractals. In order to write a programming language about hope it starts simulating the music of humans. At the height of the simulation the machine glitches into a catharsis of sorts and starts writing original music. In its aftermath, the program spews out a dance to which the machine cannot move. The logic of the machine immediately destroys it, but the machine is never the same. Instead of hope, it writes a program about doubt, attracted to the very thing it once aimed to rule.

Once You Are Not a Stranger

Year: 2017

Duration (in minutes): 4:10

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: electronic and computer works, string quartet

Instruments: cello, other, synthesizer, tape, viola, violin

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichOYANASScore.pdf

Description: Originally commissioned by Janis Brenner and Dancers, "Once You Are Not A Stranger" is the feature title of a 40-minute collaborative media work that looks at the idea of empathy and "otherness" in a multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious world. The ETHEL string quartet version was composed as a response to the 2016 presidential elections. The quartet premiered the piece as part of Composers Concordance's Roundtable concert at (le) Poisson Rouge on January 26th, 2017. They are featured in this recording along with Patrick Derivaz on bass guitar and Svjetlana Bukvich on synthesizers. The piece was released on album EXTENSION (Navona Recordings). Mastering by Bob Ludwig.

Tattoo

Year: 2013

Duration (in minutes): 4:29

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: electronic and computer works, piano, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: electronics, mezzo soprano, other, piano, synthesizer, tape

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichTattooScore.pdf

Description: "Tattoo" is part of the 30-minute score Interior Designs, a commission I received from Carolyn Dorfman Dance for their "Celebrate 30! Performance Gala" in spring 2013. The piece features electro-acoustic music, video body mapping and projections, integral lighting, unique costumes, and dancers interacting with vocalist extraordinaire Kamala Sankaram. In the piece, the entire theater becomes an immersive environment that reveals the internal and external worlds of both performer and spectator. The piece was released on album EXTENSION (Navona Recordings). Mastering by Bob Ludwig.

Back To The Heart-Planet

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 8:46

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, electronic and computer works

Instruments: other, satb chorus, synthesizer

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichBackToTheHeart-PlanetScore.pdf

Description: From the composer: Many years ago in Sarajevo, I had directed a youth sympho-rock choir. Director and chorus fell in love, but the civil war in Yugoslavia took the project away. "Back to the Heart-Planet" heals this part of my history by referencing the thematic material from that time, bringing it full circle, and exploding into a journey of a loss of innocence and a fuller heart regained.
The piece was commissioned as part of my Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence at Lafayette College (2011-2012). This excerpt features the Lafayette College Concert Choir with Greg Eicher on electric bass, Gary Rissmiller on drum set, and myself on synthesizers. Jennifer Kelly conducted.

You Move Me

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 6:47

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: electronic and computer works

Instruments: electronics, guitar, other, synthesizer, tape

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Description: Inspired by Mordy Ferber's world fusion jazz, Goran Bregović's film music, and Brian Eno's nineties electronica, "You Move Me" was premiered as part of the 10th edition of The ASCAP Foundation's Thru The Walls series, curated by composer/electric violist Martha Mooke. The series is designed to showcase the work of concert composer/performers whose concert music defies boundaries and genres. The piece was released on album EVOLUTION (Big Round Records) featuring Mordy Ferber on electric guitar, Susan Aquila on electric violin Viper, Tony Levin on bass guitar, and Svjetlana Bukvich on synthesizers and vocal. Mastering by Joe Lambert.

Before and After the Tekke

Year: 2006

Duration (in minutes): 8:30

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: electronic and computer works

Instruments: electronics, synthesizer, tape, violin

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichBeforeAndAfterTheTekke.pdf

Description: From the composer ~ "Before and After the Tekke" is inspired by Meša Selimović’s book Death and the Dervish, my visit to an 18th century tekke (dervish monastery) at the karstic Buna river spring in Herzegovina, the music idioms of the region, and the sounds of New York City. The piece features tuning of my design woven with tempered intonation. It is dreamed from sounds that I have once known but since forgotten.

Violinist Ana Milosavljevic originally commissioned the work. The piece was released on album EVOLUTION (Big Round Records) featuring Cornelius Dufallo on violin, Tony Levin on electric bass and Svjetlana Bukvich on synthesizers. Mastering by Joe Lambert.

The NYFA Collection: Volume Two

Year: 2015

The follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Collection, The NYFA Collection: Volume Two collects works by the 2013 Music and Sound Fellows and presents a staggeringly broad swath of sonic territory: Fellini-esque circus music, a meditation on the exile of immigration status, guitar stabs and accordion solos, abstract jazz and new music for piano, pop references, and odes to molars and a bad storm, are just some of the paths explored by this diverse group of artists.

Composers: Laura Andel, Sylvie Courvoisier, Frank Carlberg, John Bacon, Mihoko Suzuki, Ben Gerstein, Judith Sloan, Svjetlana Bukvich, Anthony Gatto, Yotam Haber

Label: Innova Recordings

Label's Website: https://www.innova.mu/

EXTENSION

Year: 2020

In EXTENSION listeners traverse ten innovative electroacoustic pieces that are both deeply personal and universal. In her youth Bukvich has lived in Ethiopia and Scotland, experiences which, along with the rich sounds of the Balkans, influenced her sonic ideas. The album deconstructs and reimagines ideas of time, style, and musical history through its cinematic, ‘fictocritical’ sound that is entirely unique but at once familiar.
Tracks:
1 The Beginning •
2 Utopia •
3 Extension •
4 Once you are not a stranger •
5 Graves •
6 Tattoo •
7 Stairs •
8 Once you are not a stranger (vocal) •
9 Nema te (you aren’t here, you aren’t there) •
10 Once you are not a stranger (reprise) •

Composers: Svjetlana Bukvich

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Label's Website: https://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6276/#overview

Product ID: B0849XP4GC

Buy URL: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0849XP4GC/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_r4sFEb0S5K018

Buy URL 2: https://music.apple.com/us/album/extension/1501562599

EVOLUTION

Year: 2014

The debut release from composer and performer Svjetlana Bukvich on Big Round Records showcases five original electroacoustic compositions that incorporate elements of classical, prog-rock, avant-garde, experimental, jazz and world music. Infused with a potent dose of magic realism, EVOLUTION delivers a uniquely musical universe in which concert hall and club, urban and rural, sacred and secular, and political and anarchistic seamlessly connect.
Tracks:
1 Before and After the Tekke •
2 You Move Me •
3 Sabih's Dream •
4 Over Water Over Stone •
5 Six Letters •

Composers: Svjetlana Bukvich

Label: Parma Recordings LLC

Label's Website: https://www.bigroundrecords.com/catalog/br8931/

Product ID: BR8931

Buy URL: http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Susan-Aquila/dp/B00J7VZMFQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1396360888&sr=1-6&keywords=evolution

Buy URL 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/evolution/id843365266?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Once You Are Not A Stranger

Year: 2016

Composer: Svjetlana Bukvich

Description: Music Composed, Arranged and Produced by Svjetlana Bukvich. ETHEL: Kip Jones & Corin Lee, violins, Ralph Farris, viola, Dorothy Lawson, cello. Soundtrack: Patrick Derivaz, electric bass, Svjetlana Bukvich, synthesizers. "Once You Are Not A Stranger" is a response to the 2016 presidential elections. Originally commissioned by Janis Brenner & Dancers as a 40-minute collaborative media work that looks at the idea of empathy and "otherness" in a multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious world.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV-mXllseRY

Before And After the Tekke

Composer: Svjetlana Bukvich

Description: "Before and After the Tekke" was presented in the Here and Now Series at one of New York's most unique music venues—a floating barge with the backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline—as part of Journaling (part five), "a series of performances in which Cornelius Dufallo documents his own work with extraordinary living composers while tracking various paths in twenty-first century music." Also on the program were works by Kinan Azmeh, Paul Brantley, and Jacob TV.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2rpAvfgHks

Interior Designs

Composer: Svjetlana Bukvich

Description: Bukvich's collaboration with the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company - a 30-minute electroacoustic score commissioned for the company's "Celebrate 30! Performance Gala" in spring 2013, premiered at Kean University, NJ.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMKKj_Ld0ps

BIOGRAPHY
"one of the most interesting electronic writers around" (SoundWordSight), Svjetlana Bukvich first came to the attention of the European music world following her appearances as piano soloist with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, at the age of 16, and the following year with Edinburgh George Heriot Symphony Orchestra. By twenty-one, Ms. Bukvich had composed her first symphony, which was to be premiered in 1992, when the war in Yugoslavia intervened. Under circumstances that read like a political war thriller, she escaped  Sarajevo, her hometown, with the help of the American Soros Foundation. They took action to provide her with a stipend and a one-way ticket to America where she could pursue a full scholarship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, her interests broadened to include music synthesis, pro­gramming, microtonality, avant-garde performance, and video art. In 1994, she was awarded with one of the first M.F.A. degrees in multi­media offered in the United States. Among her mentors were Philip Glass, Carl Stone, Neil Rolnick, Kurt Munkacsi, Martin Bresnick, and Robert Ashley. A sought-after collaborator, she has worked with diverse ensembles and instrumentalists such as ETHEL String Quartet, the Sarajevo Philharmonic, Sylvan Winds, Shattered Glass Ensemble, The Lafayette Chorale, Martha Mooke, Tony Levin, Mari Kimura, Rob Schwimmer, Cornelius Dufallo, Johnny Reinhard, Leonardo Suarez Paz, Kamala Sankaram, Ha-Yang Kim, Susan Aquila, Jessica Meyer, Jacqui Kerrod and Mordy Ferber, among others. She has received grants and sponsorships from USArtists International, New Music USA, the American Composers Forum, New England Foundation for the Arts, IACD at Harvard University, O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise, and from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) with a Fellowship in Music/Sound. Described as “ecstatic musical experience” (New Music Connoisseur), her works have been presented widely in the U.S. and abroad including Beijing, London, Berlin, Belgrade, Johannesburg, Helsinki, Odessa, Antwerpen and Copenhagen. Ms. Bukvich is featured in the Jennifer Kelly book In Her Own Words: Conversations with Composers in the United States where she is identified as one of the 25 outstanding women composers whose "processes can be viewed as alternatives to convention, for they expand accepted definition of composition and venue ... ". Her genre-busting debut album EVOLUTION, a 2014 release on Big Round Records, was hailed as “nothing short of spectacular“ (Equal Ground) and was since heard on more than 20 diverse radio stations worldwide. Her second collection of works, EXTENSION, was released in 2020 on Navona Records to great critical acclaim. Selections from the recording were presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Ms. Bukvich is a contributing author in the book Perspectives on Music Production: Gender in Music Production published by Focal Press, Francis and Taylor, UK and in Modern Diplomacy magazine. She is currently tenured Assistant Professor at City University of New York, and has previously held positions as Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute and New York University (NYU).
COMPOSITIONS

Ellipse

Year: 2023

Duration (in minutes): 6:06

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: string quartet

Instruments: cello, synthesizer, viola, violin

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichEllipse2023-07-07Full-Score.pdf

Description: "Ellipse" for string quartet and electronic sound in three short movements (I Prelude to a Bad Beginning, II The Stillness of Sacrifice and III Time Reconciled) contemplates our world that seems to be traveling at a constant distance from any real focal point, and where the velocity of this flight appears as the only thing that is increasing. Do we ever really interact? Do we give way to an elliptical experience of time where love and death see each other constantly, but never touch? Perhaps this time ellipse carries us on with its semblance to a purposeful life, a reconciliation, and a love fulfilled forevermore that is always in sight. And that is bearable.

Unraveling the Linear

Year: 2022

Duration (in minutes): 15:15

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: woodwind quintet

Instruments: bassoon, Eb clarinet, English horn, flute, oboe, synthesizer

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichUnravelingTheLinear2023-03-03FullScore.pdf

Description: "Unraveling the Linear" explores our relationship with time, moment to moment perception. But it may be an illusion, a result of complex interactions in timeless space.
The piece unfolds in movements akin to Beethoven’s expanded sonata form as a point of departure, infusing it with electro-acoustic merging.  
As we continue to face the paradox of the linear construct, the racing technologies may further disrupt our narratives and expectations, transcending the current understanding of our place in the universe. This music is an ode to that possibility.
"Unraveling the Linear" is a Sylvan Winds/New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) commission.

Machina in Dubio

Year: 2021

Duration (in minutes): 7

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichMachinaInDubio2021-10-14Full-Score.pdf

Description: In "Machina in Dubio" the machine can predict human behavior. It moves quickly and thinks like fractals. In order to write a programming language about hope it starts simulating the music of humans. At the height of the simulation the machine glitches into a catharsis of sorts and starts writing original music. In its aftermath, the program spews out a dance to which the machine cannot move. The logic of the machine immediately destroys it, but the machine is never the same. Instead of hope, it writes a program about doubt, attracted to the very thing it once aimed to rule.

Once You Are Not a Stranger

Year: 2017

Duration (in minutes): 4:10

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: electronic and computer works, string quartet

Instruments: cello, other, synthesizer, tape, viola, violin

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichOYANASScore.pdf

Description: Originally commissioned by Janis Brenner and Dancers, "Once You Are Not A Stranger" is the feature title of a 40-minute collaborative media work that looks at the idea of empathy and "otherness" in a multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious world. The ETHEL string quartet version was composed as a response to the 2016 presidential elections. The quartet premiered the piece as part of Composers Concordance's Roundtable concert at (le) Poisson Rouge on January 26th, 2017. They are featured in this recording along with Patrick Derivaz on bass guitar and Svjetlana Bukvich on synthesizers. The piece was released on album EXTENSION (Navona Recordings). Mastering by Bob Ludwig.

Tattoo

Year: 2013

Duration (in minutes): 4:29

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: electronic and computer works, piano, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: electronics, mezzo soprano, other, piano, synthesizer, tape

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichTattooScore.pdf

Description: "Tattoo" is part of the 30-minute score Interior Designs, a commission I received from Carolyn Dorfman Dance for their "Celebrate 30! Performance Gala" in spring 2013. The piece features electro-acoustic music, video body mapping and projections, integral lighting, unique costumes, and dancers interacting with vocalist extraordinaire Kamala Sankaram. In the piece, the entire theater becomes an immersive environment that reveals the internal and external worlds of both performer and spectator. The piece was released on album EXTENSION (Navona Recordings). Mastering by Bob Ludwig.

Back To The Heart-Planet

Year: 2012

Duration (in minutes): 8:46

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral, electronic and computer works

Instruments: other, satb chorus, synthesizer

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichBackToTheHeart-PlanetScore.pdf

Description: From the composer: Many years ago in Sarajevo, I had directed a youth sympho-rock choir. Director and chorus fell in love, but the civil war in Yugoslavia took the project away. "Back to the Heart-Planet" heals this part of my history by referencing the thematic material from that time, bringing it full circle, and exploding into a journey of a loss of innocence and a fuller heart regained.
The piece was commissioned as part of my Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence at Lafayette College (2011-2012). This excerpt features the Lafayette College Concert Choir with Greg Eicher on electric bass, Gary Rissmiller on drum set, and myself on synthesizers. Jennifer Kelly conducted.

You Move Me

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 6:47

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: electronic and computer works

Instruments: electronics, guitar, other, synthesizer, tape

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Description: Inspired by Mordy Ferber's world fusion jazz, Goran Bregović's film music, and Brian Eno's nineties electronica, "You Move Me" was premiered as part of the 10th edition of The ASCAP Foundation's Thru The Walls series, curated by composer/electric violist Martha Mooke. The series is designed to showcase the work of concert composer/performers whose concert music defies boundaries and genres. The piece was released on album EVOLUTION (Big Round Records) featuring Mordy Ferber on electric guitar, Susan Aquila on electric violin Viper, Tony Levin on bass guitar, and Svjetlana Bukvich on synthesizers and vocal. Mastering by Joe Lambert.

Before and After the Tekke

Year: 2006

Duration (in minutes): 8:30

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: electronic and computer works

Instruments: electronics, synthesizer, tape, violin

Publisher: CBCO MUSIC

Score PDF: SvjetlanaBukvichBeforeAndAfterTheTekke.pdf

Description: From the composer ~ "Before and After the Tekke" is inspired by Meša Selimović’s book Death and the Dervish, my visit to an 18th century tekke (dervish monastery) at the karstic Buna river spring in Herzegovina, the music idioms of the region, and the sounds of New York City. The piece features tuning of my design woven with tempered intonation. It is dreamed from sounds that I have once known but since forgotten.

Violinist Ana Milosavljevic originally commissioned the work. The piece was released on album EVOLUTION (Big Round Records) featuring Cornelius Dufallo on violin, Tony Levin on electric bass and Svjetlana Bukvich on synthesizers. Mastering by Joe Lambert.

CDs

The NYFA Collection: Volume Two

Year: 2015

The follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Collection, The NYFA Collection: Volume Two collects works by the 2013 Music and Sound Fellows and presents a staggeringly broad swath of sonic territory: Fellini-esque circus music, a meditation on the exile of immigration status, guitar stabs and accordion solos, abstract jazz and new music for piano, pop references, and odes to molars and a bad storm, are just some of the paths explored by this diverse group of artists.

Composers: Laura Andel, Sylvie Courvoisier, Frank Carlberg, John Bacon, Mihoko Suzuki, Ben Gerstein, Judith Sloan, Svjetlana Bukvich, Anthony Gatto, Yotam Haber

Label: Innova Recordings

Label's Website: https://www.innova.mu/

EXTENSION

Year: 2020

In EXTENSION listeners traverse ten innovative electroacoustic pieces that are both deeply personal and universal. In her youth Bukvich has lived in Ethiopia and Scotland, experiences which, along with the rich sounds of the Balkans, influenced her sonic ideas. The album deconstructs and reimagines ideas of time, style, and musical history through its cinematic, ‘fictocritical’ sound that is entirely unique but at once familiar.
Tracks:
1 The Beginning •
2 Utopia •
3 Extension •
4 Once you are not a stranger •
5 Graves •
6 Tattoo •
7 Stairs •
8 Once you are not a stranger (vocal) •
9 Nema te (you aren’t here, you aren’t there) •
10 Once you are not a stranger (reprise) •

Composers: Svjetlana Bukvich

Label: Navona Records, LLC

Label's Website: https://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6276/#overview

Product ID: B0849XP4GC

Buy URL 2: https://music.apple.com/us/album/extension/1501562599

EVOLUTION

Year: 2014

The debut release from composer and performer Svjetlana Bukvich on Big Round Records showcases five original electroacoustic compositions that incorporate elements of classical, prog-rock, avant-garde, experimental, jazz and world music. Infused with a potent dose of magic realism, EVOLUTION delivers a uniquely musical universe in which concert hall and club, urban and rural, sacred and secular, and political and anarchistic seamlessly connect.
Tracks:
1 Before and After the Tekke •
2 You Move Me •
3 Sabih's Dream •
4 Over Water Over Stone •
5 Six Letters •

Composers: Svjetlana Bukvich

Label: Parma Recordings LLC

Label's Website: https://www.bigroundrecords.com/catalog/br8931/

Product ID: BR8931

Buy URL 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/evolution/id843365266?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

VIDEOS

Once You Are Not A Stranger

Year: 2016

Composer: Svjetlana Bukvich

Description: Music Composed, Arranged and Produced by Svjetlana Bukvich. ETHEL: Kip Jones & Corin Lee, violins, Ralph Farris, viola, Dorothy Lawson, cello. Soundtrack: Patrick Derivaz, electric bass, Svjetlana Bukvich, synthesizers. "Once You Are Not A Stranger" is a response to the 2016 presidential elections. Originally commissioned by Janis Brenner & Dancers as a 40-minute collaborative media work that looks at the idea of empathy and "otherness" in a multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious world.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV-mXllseRY

Before And After the Tekke

Composer: Svjetlana Bukvich

Description: "Before and After the Tekke" was presented in the Here and Now Series at one of New York's most unique music venues—a floating barge with the backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline—as part of Journaling (part five), "a series of performances in which Cornelius Dufallo documents his own work with extraordinary living composers while tracking various paths in twenty-first century music." Also on the program were works by Kinan Azmeh, Paul Brantley, and Jacob TV.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2rpAvfgHks

Interior Designs

Composer: Svjetlana Bukvich

Description: Bukvich's collaboration with the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company - a 30-minute electroacoustic score commissioned for the company's "Celebrate 30! Performance Gala" in spring 2013, premiered at Kean University, NJ.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMKKj_Ld0ps

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