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  1. "Sabih's Dream" was presented as part of the Music with a View Festival 2012. Curated by pianist Kathleen Supové, Music With A View is a downtown New York music series devoted to the discovery of new, fresh sound created and performed by contemporary musicians. Each performance is followed by an open discussion between the artists and the audience, moderated by leaders in the field of music.

    From the composer: There is a point of levitation in a thoroughbred Arabian horse's run when the rider needs to adjust the velocity of their gaze and find the still point on the horizon. The word in my mother tongue which describes this moment is "jezditi" which means "to touch the stars on a horse".

    The experience of this moment of kinetic and spiritual freedom is at the core of my inspiration for this piece. It features tuning of my design woven with tempered intonation.

    Patti Kilroy, amplified violin
    Svjetlana Bukvich, minimoog & voice

    Soundtrack
    Svjetlana Bukvich, electronics & voice
    Tony Levin, electric bass

    Read the concert review: http://www.womanaroundtown.com/sections/playing-around/human-stories-human-sounds-music-with-a-view-at-the-flea-theater

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  2. "Before and After the Tekke" was presented in the Here and Now Series at one of New York's most unique music venues—a floating barge with the backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline—as part of Journaling (part five), "a series of performances in which Dufallo documents his own work with extraordinary living composers while tracking various paths in twenty-first century music." Also on the program were compositions by Kinan Azmeh, Paul Brantley, Jacob TV, Patrick Derivaz, Tim Hodgkinson, and Dufallo.

    From the composer: "Before and After the Tekke" is inspired by Mesa Selimovic's book about an 18th century dervish in Bosnia, my visit to an 18th century Tekke—dervish monastery—in Herzegovina at the karstic Buna river spring, Bosnian Christian Orthodox and Islamic music idioms, and the sounds of New York City. The piece features tuning of my design woven with tempered intonation.
    Strangely, if you travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina you won't find this music. It is dreamed up from sounds that I have once known but since forgotten.

    Cornelius Dufallo, amplified violin

    Soundtrack
    Svjetlana Bukvich, electronics & voice
    Tony Levin, bass

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  3. From the composer: Twenty years ago in Sarajevo, I had directed a youth sympho-rock choir. Director and chorus fell in love, but the war took the project away. Back to the Heart-Planet heals this part of my history by referencing the thematic material from that time, bringing it full circle, and exploding into a journey of a loss of innocence and a fuller heart regained.

    The piece was commissioned as part of my Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence at Lafayette College for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Lafayette College mixed chorus

    Jennifer Kelly - conductor

    Svjetlana Bukvich - keyboard & electronics
    Greg Eicher - electric bass
    Gary Rissmiller - drum set

    Courtney Harmel - videography

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  4. There is a point of levitation in a thoroughbred Arabian horse's run when the rider needs to adjust the velocity of their gaze and find the still point on the horizon. The word in my mother tongue which describes this moment is "jezditi" which means "to touch the stars on a horse".

    The experience of this moment of kinetic and spiritual freedom is at the core of my inspiration for this piece. It features tuning of my design woven with tempered intonation.

    Leonardo Suarez Paz - amplified violin
    Martha Mooke - electric viola
    Ha-Yang Kim - amplified cello
    Svjetlana Bukvich - minimoog, electronics, and voice

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  5. Written by Dan Raspler
    Directed by Marc Milhone
    Starring Alfred Hyslop

    Margret Hjaltested, Viola
    Svjetlana Bukvich, Electronics

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svjetlanamusic Channel

svjetlanamusic

An innovator in hybrid electronic sound, and a "force in new music", Sarajevo-native Svjetlana Bukvich has emerged as one of the most unique music figures on the New York scene. Her genre-bending performances described as “ecstatic musical experience"…


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An innovator in hybrid electronic sound, and a "force in new music", Sarajevo-native Svjetlana Bukvich has emerged as one of the most unique music figures on the New York scene. Her genre-bending performances described as “ecstatic musical experience" (New Music Connoisseur) often feature video, voice, and tuning of her design, and regularly involve top avant-garde, jazz, and prog rock instrumentalists such as Martha Mooke, Tony Levin, Mari Kimura, Cornelius Dufallo, Patrick Derivaz, Johnny Reinhard, Leonardo Suarez Paz, Ha-Yang Kim, and Mordy Ferber, among others. Billed by ASCAP as a "concert composer/performer whose music defies boundaries" she has appeared in venues as varied as the The Kennedy Center, the Tribeca Film Festival, The Kitchen, Music with a View Festival, Serial Underground at the Cornelia Street Café, Composers Concordance Festival, Lincoln Center, (le) Poisson Rouge, ASCAP's Thru The Walls Series, the [New York] Times Center, and internationally including Beijing, London, South Africa and Copenhagen. Her music has been heard on Voice of America, American Music Center's Radio, WQXR and MNN Public TV in NY, John Schaefer's New Sounds on WNYC, Australian SBS Radio, and Marvin Rosen's Classical Discoveries. She has received grants from the Soros Foundation, the American Composers Forum, ASCAP's Buddy Baker Film Scoring Scholarship, New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at Harvard University.

Svjetlana grew up during the wildly active music scene in Sarajevo's eighties, with Arabian horses and four major religions at her doorstep. She is now among twenty-five groundbreaking contemporary women composers - including Meredith Monk, Joan Tower, Pamela Z and Pauline Oliveros - featured in the book "In Hew Own Words - Conversations with Composers in the United States" slated for the spring 2013 release. She was an artist-in-residence at Lafayette College for the 2011-2012 academic year where she premiered a new commission for mixed chorus, electronics, bass, and drum set. Last fall, she has collaborated with Pomegranate Arts in NY in support of Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra's north American tour, along with their sold-out show at Carnegie Hall. The upcoming season features a commission from the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, an evening of her music at Spectrum in New York City, and the release of her highly anticipated album "Evolution", mixed by the Grammy-award winning team David Frost and Tom Lazarus. Stories of love, loss, trial and triumph dominate this album with music that has already garnered critical acclaim. Among her mentors were Philip Glass, Robert Ashley, Carl Stone, Neil Rolnick, Kurt Munkacsi, Goran Bregovic, and Martin Bresnick. For more information please visit svjetlanamusic.com.

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