"... very beautiful and intriguing"

Robert Woodruff, Artistic Director, American Repertory Theatre

Education

2004
Moving, Sounding and Acting
Workshop with Janis Brenner at Movement Research, New York City

2003
The Landmark Forum
Landmark Education, New York City

1994
M.F.A. in Electronic Arts
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

1991
Bachelor Degree in Composition
Sarajevo University's Music Academy, Yugoslavia

1990
Bachelor Degree in Musicology
Sarajevo University's Music Academy, Yugoslavia

1990
Summer Intensive in Composition
Cultural Center of the International Federation of the Jeunesses Musicales, Groznjan, Istria

1985
One Year Specialization in Piano Performance with Peter Evans
George Heriot School, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Associations

Writer/Publisher
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers [ASCAP]

Board Member
American Festival of Microtonal Music

Associate Director
Composers Concordance

Member
New York Women Composers

Member
Electronic Music Foundation [EMF]

Member
Grammy365

Member
American Music Center

Member
Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences [BHAAAS]

Member
The Society of Women in TeCHnology [SWiTCH]
 

Latest News

After a successful stint in Berlin, my piece for bassoon and electronic sound Hard Rain, Johnny received its American premiere on March 12 2017 at the Composers Concordance's 6th annual festival New York // New Music. It continues on to premiere at the Odessa Festival of Modern Art - Two Days and Two Nights of New Music on April 22 held at the Concert Hall of the Odessa Philharmonic Society.

Once You are Not a Stranger, my collaboration with Janis Brenner & Dancers and visual artist Eva Petric, premiered Feb 10, 2017 at the National Theater Sarajevo as part of XXXIII Sarajevo Winter Festival - The Silk Road Art. The work received the 2016 O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, Inc. grant, and will premiere in NYC in June 2017!

On Jan 26 2017, the fantastic ETHEL string quartet premiered my piece for string quartet, bass guitar and tape at (le) Poisson Rouge in NYC as part of the Composers Concordance's 'RoundTable' concert.

"The action grows more urgent, even frantic, impelled by Svjetlana Bukvich's dramatic, special-effects score." Read the review for Traces, my collaboration with Carolyn Dorfman Dance in NJArtsNet!

The Ask a New Yorker interview where I talk about scoring for dance and my collaboration with choreographer Carolyn Dorfman. Thank you, Denise Marsa!

Listen to Clocktower Radio's Svjetlana Bukvich, Beyond Evolution! Featured in Impossible Music, the show is an hour long conversation about my music, with excerpts from recent work.

Traces, my commission from Carolyn Dorfman Dance, 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."

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