"powerful and atmospheric work, evocative of the sacred"

Meira Warshauer - IAWM Journal

Selected Works

2017

Once You are Not a Stranger

score for string quartet, electric violin, electric harp, bass guitar, ectronics and voices - Janis Brenner & Dancers Commission

Performances

New Sarajevo National Theater , Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dance Hall, Kittery, Maine, US

2016

The Period of Forgetting

for piano and analog tape

Performances

Faust Harrison Pianos, New York City

Hard Rain, Johnny

for bassoon and electronics - American Festival of Microtonal Music Commission

Performances

Sowieso, Berlin

Gallery MC, New York City

Traces

score for electric violin Viper, electric harp, drum set & percussion and ectronics - Carolyn Dorfman Dance Commission

Performances

La Guardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), Long Island City, New York City

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark, NJ

New Sarajevo National Theater , Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2015

Stairs

for violin, cello, electric guitar, electric bass, upright bass and electronics - Jeanette Stoner & Dancers Commission

Performances

Stoner Loft, New York City

I Never Saw You Cry

for violin and electronics

Performances

National Theater, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2014

Waves - Where is my Baby?

for interactive viola, electronics, voice and telemetry based visuals - Pratt Institute Commission

Performances

Roulette, New York City

2013

Interior Designs

score for electronics and vocal ensemble - Carolyn Dorfman Dance Commission

Performances Watch

La Guardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), Long Island City, New York City

Wilkins Theater, Kean University, Union, New Jersey

Svjetlana and Friends, Spectrum, New York City

MicroFEST 2013, Spectrum, New York City

Serial Underground/C&C Piano Factory, Cornelia Street Café, New York City

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark, NJ

Bickford Theater at Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli, NY

Roulette, New York City

National Theater, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2012

Back to the Heart-Planet

for mixed chorus, electronics, electric bass guitar and drum set - Lafayette College Commision

Performances Watch

Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, Pennsylvania

Music with a View, The Flea Theater, New York City

Svjetlana and Friends, Spectrum, New York City

2011

Sabih's Dream

for amplified violin, electric viola, amplified cello, minimoog, electric bass guitar, electronics and voice - American Festival of Microtonal Music Commission

Performances Watch

American Festival of Microtonal Music 30th Anniversary Gala

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, New York City

Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, Pennsylvania

Music with a View, The Flea Theater, New York City

Svjetlana and Friends, Spectrum, New York City

Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, Pennsylvania

MicroFEST 2013, Spectrum, New York City

World Electro-Acoustic Listening Room W.E.A.L.R., 2013 New Music Festival, California State Fullerton

Evolution CD Release Show, The Cutting Room, New York City

The Year of the Horse concert, Spectrum, New York City

Roulette, New York City

National Theater, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2010

Fruits of Eden

music for short film - electric violin/Viper and electronics - filmmaker Sasa Savic Commission

Performances Watch

Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2009

Secret

for electric violins/Vipers, electronics and voice

Performances Listen

Ansche Chesed, New York City

2008

You Move Me

for electric guitar, alto flute, electronics, electric bass guitar and voice

Performances Watch

ASCAP's Thru The Walls new music series, The Cutting Room, New York City

Ansche Chesed, New York City

Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, Pennsylvania

Svjetlana and Friends, Spectrum, New York City

Evolution CD Release Show, The Cutting Room, New York City

The Year of the Horse concert, Spectrum, New York City

Roulette, New York City

2008

Over Water Over Stone

for cello, electronics and voice - Revolving Museum Commission, Boston

Performances Watch

ASCAP's Thru The Walls new music series, The Cutting Room, New York City

Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, Pennsylvania

Evolution CD Release Show, The Cutting Room, New York City

The Year of the Horse concert, Spectrum, New York City

Roulette, New York City

2007

Rozdenstvo Tvoje

for electronics and voice

Performances

Music With A View, The Flea Theater, New York City

2006

Before and After the Tekke

for amplified violin, electric bass guitar, electronics and voice - violinist Ana Milosavljevic Commission

Performances Watch

Mannes College, The New School for Music, New York City
The 15. International Review of Composers in Belgrade
Inner Voices New Music Festival, Los Angeles
John F. Kennedy Center - the Millennium Stage, Washington D.C.
Music With A View new music series at the Flea Theater, New York City
ASCAP's Thru The Walls new music series, The Cutting Room, New York City
The Times Center, New York City
American Festival of Microtonal Music, New York City
2008 Beijing International Congress on Women in Music, China
International Chamber Music Festival Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Light and Sound New Music Series, Brooklyn, New York City
Lincoln Center/Rose Studio, New York City
Underground Serial at Cornelia Street Café, New York City
(le) Poisson Rouge, New York City
Bargemusic, Here and Now Series, New York City
Svjetlana and Friends, Spectrum, New York City

Evolution CD Release Show, The Cutting Room, New York City

MicroFest Knin, Knin Fortress, Croatia

Roulette, New York City

National Theater, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2005

Proud

additional orchestral music for feature film - Music of AZ Commission

Performances Watch

AMC theaters, national release
Tribeca Film Festival, New York City
High Falls Film Festival
Urbanworld Film Festival
Ebony's Hollywood in Harlem
Nominee: Best Independent Feature, 2006 Black Reel Awards

2004

Ex Libris

music for short film - viola, electronics and voice

Performances Watch

Anthology Film Archives, Raw Impressions Inc., New York City

2003

Unlimited Potential

music for short film - retuned piano and electronics

Performances Watch

Anthology Film Archives, Raw Impressions Inc., New York City

2002

Stand-Up to Saddam

for piano, soprano and tenor

Performances

La MaMa, E.T.C., Raw Impressions Inc., New York City

2001

Life Is What You Make Of It

songs and stories by Alzheimer's patients - choreographer Allison Gonzalez Commission

Performances

Museum of Science, Boston

2000

Dream Matrix

for French horns, electronics, voice, and video projection

Performances

Berklee Performance Center, Boston

1999

Remember What We Have

for electronics and voice

Performances

John Hancock Hall, Boston

1998

theVoyage

multimedia theater production and soundtrack CD for electronics, voices, dancers, and video projection

Performances

Sarajevo Winter Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, iEAR Studios, Troy, New York
MNN TV Channel 56, New York City

1997

Six Letters

for electronics, voice, dancer, and video projection - Choreographers Asylum Commission

Performances

Jacksons Lane Theater, Mosaics' cutting edge dance theatre, London
Mobius center for experimental arts, Boston

Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, Pennsylvania

MicroFest Knin, Knin Fortress, Croatia

The Year of the Horse concert, Spectrum, New York City

Roulette, New York City

1995

Lullaby

for electronics, voice, and video projection

Performances

Cooper Union, New York City
Mobius center for experimental arts, Boston
The Chapel and Cultural Center, Troy, New York

1995

Standing Alone

for electronics, voice, and two-channel video

Performances

Mobius center for experimental arts, Boston

1994

Vila Raviojla

for amplified chamber ensemble with altered tuning
- flute, piccolo, string quartet and electric bass guitar

Performances

The Chapel and Cultural Center, Troy, New York

1993

If Swallows Came Back...

one channel video with electronic music, computer graphics, and voice

Performances

Monitor International Video and Audio Festival, Sweden
SABC Television, Johannesburg, South Africa
Audible Visions, Boston
Mobius center for experimental arts, Boston
The Balkan Archive, Los Angeles

Ladies First- Tell it Like it Is, Bohemian National Hall, New York City

1993

Hope and 01

for voice and electronic percussion

Performances

The Knitting Factory, New York City

1993

Three Reconstructions...

sound installation for electronics and voice - architect Lebbeus Woods Commission

Performances

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

1993

Thunderhead...

electronic sound for two-channel video installation

Performances

University Art Museum, Albany, New York

1992

D.U.H. (Djeciji Umjetnicki Hor)

album for a rock band and fifteen member youth choir - Good Vibrations TV Commission

Performances

TV and Radio play, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

1991

Plave Sume - Blue Woods

for symphonic orchestra

1990

Bosanska Sonata- Bosnian Sonata

for piano solo

Performances

Yugoslav Music Academies Festival, Yugoslavia

1990

Gudacki Kvartet - String Quartet

1989

Iz Vise Razloga - For Several Reasons

for soprano

Performances

Cultural Center of the International Federation of the Jeunesses Musicales Groznjan, Istria, Yugoslavia

1989

Kraljica od Sabe - The Queen of Sheba

for piano solo

Performances

Cultural Center of the International Federation of the Jeunesses Musicales Groznjan, Istr

 

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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