Svjetlana Bukvich

  • Music Design

  • New York, NY

"One of the most interesting electronic writers around" (SoundWordSight), Svjetlana Bukvich specializes in composong an art-rock tinged blend of classical, avant-garde, world and experimental music for dance, film and the concert stage. Integrating technology, trail-blazing performers, and tuning of her own design in productions described as "ecstatic musical experiences" (New Music Connoisseur), she has appeared in numerous venues in the US, and internationally including Beijing, London, South Africa, Berlin and Copenhagen. Sarajevo-born, Bukvich is featured in the book In Her Own Words - Conversations with Composers in the United States along with twenty-five contemporary women composers, including Meredith Monk, Joan Tower, and Pauline Oliveros. A 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellow in Music/Sound, Bukvich has enjoyed support from the Soros Foundation, ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at Harvard University, GENERATE: The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise, and USArtists International. Bukvich’s only solo release to date, the genre-busting album EVOLUTION (PARMA Recordings) featuring bassist Tony Levin (David Bowie), electric guitarist Mordy Ferber (Miroslav Vitous) and electric violist Martha Mooke (Lou Reed) was hailed as "astounding, mind expanding" (babysue), and was featured on more than 20 radio stations across the US and abroad. In summer 2015, Bukvich was honored when she performed her music in front of the 190 United Nations delegates at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in NY. Recent awards include New Music USA (2016 Live Music for Dance), and the O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation. Bukvich is a board member of the American Festival of Microtonal Music, associate director of the New York-based Composers Concordance organization, and an honoree in 2014 Selected Honors, Awards & Achievements in ASCAP Concert Music. She is on faculty at NYU, and writes in Modern Diplomacy International. www.svjetlanamusic.com