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Prof. Svetlana Maraš

Prof. Svetlana Maraš

Prof. Svetlana Maraš

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Svetlana Maraš (1985) is composer and sound artist active in the field of experimental music. She works in variety of formats, but most notably performs live electronic music, composes for ensembles and soloists, builds sound installations and experimental musical instruments and makes works for the radio. She is the winner of the most prestigious Serbian composition prize "Mokranjac", awarded by the Serbian Composers' Association.

From 2016–2021, she was composer in residence and artistic director at Radio Belgrade’s Electronic studio, where she established numerous programs such as artistic residencies, educational courses and restoration of the historical synthesiser – EMS Synthi 100.

Since 2021, she is co-director of Basel Electronic Studio, and professor of Creative Music Technology. She teaches various subjects that relate to theory and practice of electronic music and sound art. As a teacher, she encourages students to adapt the usage of technology to their own creative ideas, even though this means tweaking and miss-using the existing, or building the new technology. In a discursive manner, following her passion for musical semiotics, theory of art and philosophy, she teaches “Aesthetics and techniques of Electronic Music”, where she discusses with students and guest professionals variety of theoretical concepts (modern and historical) that relate to understanding, creating, presenting and distributing electronic music.

Maraš has presented her work internationally, at venues, festivals and events such as Wien Modern, Kunstmuseum (Basel), Haus der Kunst (Munich), Ruhr Triennial, CTM (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), House of Electronic Arts (Basel), Espace Multimedia Gantner (Bourogne), Musikprotokoll (Graz), Heroines of Sound (Berlin), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Stadttheater (Bern), Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrade), Izlog Suvremenog Zvuka (Zagreb), Blurred edges (Hamburg), ICMC (New York), International Rostrum of Composers (Wroclaw), ISEA (Dubai), International Music Institute (Darmstadt), Orpheus Institute (Ghent) and numerous other places. Her music was used in theatre plays, experimental and documentary films and presented at places like Aubagne International Film Festival, Bitef theatre (Belgrade) and MOMA (New York).

Since 2022, she is a member of the Zürich Stadt-Music Commission.