Maja Bosnić

Maja Bosnić (b. 1985) is a composer of experimental conceptual music from Belgrade. She is attracted by absurd solutions, limited possibilities, unexpected developments, audience participation, treating instruments as “ready-made” objects, and treating everyday objects as musical instruments. She received her doctorate in composition in the class of Professor Roger Redgate at Goldsmiths University in London (Great Britain) and is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. She writes music for various ensembles, orchestras, electronics, and multimedia art projects and her compositions have been performed at art and music festivals in the country and abroad. In 2023, she was selected for the Progetto Positano scholarship of the Berlin based ensemble mosaik, the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Foundation, and the Wilhelm Kempff Foundation, thanks to which she received an artistic residency in Positano and an author’s concert in Berlin in October 2023. In 2010, she founded the contemporary music association Zabuna, where she organizes workshops and concerts.

About the piece

Unity.projections [001=>2] for accordion and violoncello (2020) was commissioned by Branko Džinović and was inspired by the idea of merging two instruments into one new hybrid sound device, which the two instruments could hypothetically create together. Both instruments are simultaneously limited and enhanced by the characteristics and technical capabilities of the other. A hint of inspiration for one of the motifs is the beginning of the song “Come Together” performed by The Beatles.