Maja Bosnic

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Maja Bosnić (1985, Serbia) is a composer and performer from Belgrade. She is drawn to impossible missions, absurd solutions, limited material, playfulness, uncertain outcomes, audience participation, treating instruments as ready-made objects of expression, and treating real-life objects as musical instruments. She obtained a PhD degree in music composition at Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), supervised by prof. Roger Redgate, and is currently working as Assistant Lecturer in Composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. She writes pieces for solo, chamber, ensemble, and orchestra performances, as well as, projects for electronics, multi-media, and interactive settings with audience participation. Bosnić’s works have been performed in festivals, such as Musikprotokoll, Impuls (Austria), CTM Festival, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Festival Jünger Kunstler Bayreuth (Germany), IYAF in Kingston upon Thames, London Composers Forum (United Kingdom), Spazio Musica (Italy), Delian Academy of New Music (Greece), Sites + Subjects (Bulgaria), Timsonia Festival (Romania), Music Here and Now, KOMA, International Review of Composers, April Meetings, and S.U.T.R.A. Festival (Serbia). Her works have been performed around Europe with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade, Goethe-Institut, Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, the Austrian Ministry of Culture and European Cultural Foundation. She was awarded third prize at the international composition competition New Music Generation in Kazahstan 2020, honorable mention at the Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium, scholarships, and annual grants by the Ministry of Youth of the Republic of Serbia, Donaueschinger Muziktage 2014, and Delian New Music Academy in 2019.

More information: http://majabosnic.net

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


The Q and A piece for bicycle, two cars, ensemble and audience in a public city space (2021)
Cavitation for harpsichord and baroque quartet (two baroque violins, baroque viola, viola da gamba and harpsichord) (2017)

Solo Instrument


Vessels (160935 km) for amplified harp, video and smarphone (2020) (2020)
C:\GAME> start MS-DOS tale for accordion (2019)
A/C Modulations for piano (2018)
Ponovo pff... for solo double bass (2009)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Unity.projections [001=>2] (2020) for accordion and cello (2020)
Pneumothorax (ˌnjuːməʊˈθɔːræks) for soprano saxophone and piano (2020) (2020)

String Orchestra


Plucked. (2019) for harpsichord and string orchestra (2019)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


\com.app.data Ever-changing piece for two groups of musicians with phone apps (2018)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


The Upgrade [for a group of musicians with phones ...in an imaginary waiting room from a not-too distant future) for voice, flute, piano, accordion and string orchestra (4,4,3,3,1) and all their smartphones (2017)

Symphony Orchestra


Ti Mathena To Su Pericha To Ocos for piano and orchestra (2009) (2009)
A/C Modulations for piano (2018)
C:\GAME> start MS-DOS tale for accordion (2019)
Cavitation for harpsichord and baroque quartet (two baroque violins, baroque viola, viola da gamba and harpsichord) (2017)
Plucked. (2019) for harpsichord and string orchestra (2019)
Pneumothorax (ˌnjuːməʊˈθɔːræks) for soprano saxophone and piano (2020) (2020)
Ponovo pff... for solo double bass (2009)
The Q and A piece for bicycle, two cars, ensemble and audience in a public city space (2021)
The Upgrade [for a group of musicians with phones ...in an imaginary waiting room from a not-too distant future) for voice, flute, piano, accordion and string orchestra (4,4,3,3,1) and all their smartphones (2017)
Ti Mathena To Su Pericha To Ocos for piano and orchestra (2009) (2009)
Unity.projections [001=>2] (2020) for accordion and cello (2020)
Vessels (160935 km) for amplified harp, video and smarphone (2020) (2020)
\com.app.data Ever-changing piece for two groups of musicians with phone apps (2018)