Maja Bosnic on her piece “\com.app.data”
Watch my interview with Belgrade-based composer Maja Bosnic on her piece “\com.app.data”. It is an ever-changing piece for two groups of musicians with phone apps. In the piece free apps for smartphones are used as found objects and incorporated into the performance so that they dictate musical material, react to live sounds, make and play sounds, conduct musicians, record them live, and playback with effects. All apps are available for free download on the Google Play store and Apple store.
Watch my interview:
Maja Bosnić is a composer and performer, based in 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 an 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, multimedia, 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).
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