"... 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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"richly colorful dreamscapes... highly stylized form vs. improvisatory freedom... " - read the review for Stairs, my collaboration with Jeanette Stoner and Dancers here!
Read my new music and art column in Modern Diplomacy International!
"Interior Designs... exhibits a dazzling ingenuity" - read the review about my collaboration with Carolyn Dorfman Dance here!
Thank you, ASCAP, for the mention in 2014 Selected Honors, Awards & Achievements in ASCAP Concert Music!
Watch my live TV Voice of America (VOA) Interview - Thank you to Inda Swanke and Glas Amerike Studio Washington!
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 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."