Sonja Mutić (1984, Serbia) recieved her BA degree from the Department of Composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, in the class of Zoran Erić (2011). She is currently attending doctoral studies at the same faculty, department, and class. She continued her education attending courses and workshops in composition, improvisation, electronic and film music with Miguel Mera, Luca Francesconi, Richard Barrett, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Kala Pierson, Rajko Maksimović, Michael Rose, Boris Despot, Timbre trio, Home of easy credits duo. Her works have been performed in Serbia, Great Britain and Switzerland, at the festivals Culturescapes Balkans 2013, and KoMA. She has collaborated with the ensembles Pre-Art, Timbre Trio, Construction site, St. George Strings, Belgrade Chamber Orchestra ”Ljubica Marić”, Home of easy credits. She was awarded the Second prize at the 7th Pre-Art Competition for Composition in Southeastern Europe, Special Award by Künstlerhaus Boswil as an artist-in-residence (Switzerland) for the work Disappearing particles (for flute, cello, doublebass, accordion, and piano, 2013), and the prize of the “Josip Slavenski” Fund of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (2011) for her composition It for symphony orchestra.

In it

…in that, in it, in something…
flowing in, immersion
the thrill of discovery…
from the insight into the universe
union and annihilation
inherent to a being
breathe in… breathe out…

The accordion is breathing, forming an all-encompassing, all-embracing scale, from Bach’s fantasies for the organ with an almost fatally immeasurable depth of dissonance context, to Chopin’s aestheticized cries of the inner conflict between the Apollonian and the Dionysian, pompously enticing with its latently morbid improvisatory stench, finally immersing into Sciarrino’s invocation of silence. The piece is dedicated to Vlada Blagojević.