Mixing Svjetlana’s album, Evolution, was pure joy. Beauty in atmosphere, emotion, and artistry… all perfectly balanced.
9-time Grammy Award-winning and Oscar, Emmy, and Tony-winning sound engineer/music producer
The set design and choreography were world class and excellent, but it was the music that cut through, distilled, solidified and brought all elements together. What struck me that evening was that I was in the presence of a maestro. This is an artist who is defining this moment in time, with an incredibly unique voice.
2-time Grammy Award-winning
music producer/film director
Svjetlana combines acoustic and electronic sounds to create a seamless and colorful musical landscape. Her imagination and skill are compelling, and her music is creative and original.
18-time Grammy Award-winning music producer
The ensemble is very excited to pursue this opportunity as Ms. Bukvich’s compositional style is genre-bending; a combination of classical, art-rock, avant-garde, world, and experimental music integrated with cutting-edge technology… this will be a ground-breaking work for the wind quintet genre.
Award-winning wind quintet
I was drawn to Svjetlana Bukvich’s music because of its rich textures, broad dynamic sounds and her deep soul. In all her work, she synthesizes both musical abstraction and a deep sense of human narrative, creating works that evoke images of the past, present and future. Svjetlana is a brilliant collaborator, musician, composer and human and I am thrilled to be working with her again on our newest work, TRACES.
The music itself has abundant energy, with richness of detail and interesting development. There is a drive from the beginning of the piece that sustains itself and evolves masterfully until the end. Svjetlana came to each rehearsal with timings magically correct. I didn’t think it was possible to find such a partner.
I am mesmerized as I listen to your work. The infusion of music and sounds and poetry from the east and west is gorgeous, exciting and moving. I can feel how you’ve incorporated your passion and history into your music. Your work is naturally cinematic as well.
Oscar-nominated film director
The pairing you’ve created between your music and the choreography is some of the best and most impressively effective I’ve ever seen. Congratulations!
Artistic administrator & composer advocate, New York Women Composers
Svjetlana Bukvich is a composer whose blend of classical tradition, high tech production, and electronic dance energy with her native Balkan culture, tradition, language, and spirit is a reflection of her embrace of life.
Founder, Roulette Intermedium NYC
Unraveling the Linear for wind quintet and electronic sound… mesmerizing new work.
Concert Division, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Very beautiful and intriguing.
Artistic director, American Repertory Theatre
Bukvich depicts an illusory, sensuous performance – a night fantasy, as Aristotle would say.
Chief executive officer, Cyland Media