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Svetlana Maras

Professor of Creative Music Technology and Co-head of Electronic Studioat Basel Music Avademy
United States
Focus area: Digital Art, New Media, Experimental Music, Sound, Acoustics

Svetlana Maraš (1985) is composer and sound artist from Serbia. She works at the intersection of experimental music, sound art and new media. Her musical work is finding adequate form of expression in different media, genres and representational contexts and encompasses live electronic music performance, electro-acoustic composition, radiophonic art, sound and media installations. She has been musically educated from an early age. Graduated at the renowned Aalto University (Helsinki) where she worked as a research assistant, she also received training in composition and art at places like Bang on a Can Summer Institute (MASSMoCA), Columbia University - School of the Arts, Mozarteum Summer Academy, KlangKunstBuhne at UDK (Berlin), The Berklee Summer School, Darmstadt International Summer Course  and many other places.
Maraš has presented her work internationally, at venues, festivals and events such as CTM (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), House of Electronic Arts (Basel), Espace Multimedia Gantner (Bourogne), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrade), Ausland (Berlin), Izlog Suvremenog Zvuka (Zagreb), ICMC (New York), International Rostrum of Composers (Wroclaw), ISEA (Dubai), International Music Institute (Darmstadt), Orpheus Institute (Ghent) and National radios of Austria, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Croatia, Slovenia and many other countries. 
​Maraš was awarded Vitomir Bogić prize by Radio Belgrade, for best, young radiophonic composer. Her composition Dirty thoughts was recommended work at the International Rostrum of composers in Wroclaw in, and her radiophonic piece Jezik (premiered at ORF) was shortlisted for Prix Italia award. Maraš was jury member for Media Art Prize at Bauhaus University and keynote speaker at Audio paper symposium at Inter Arts Center in Malmo. Her article “Thingification of compositional process - emergence and autonomy of extra-musical object in Western Art Music”​ was published as a book chapter.  Maraš is co-curator at 4fakultät concert series in Hamburg. She was SHAPE artist for 2020.

Svetlana Maraš was composer-in-residence and artistic director at  Radio Belgrade's Electronic Studio from 2016-2021.
From September 2021, she is starting a job as a Professor of Creative Music Technology and Co-head of Basel Electronic Studio.