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Sonja Mutić

b. 1984

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Sonja Mutić is a composer, performer and PhD candidate at Harvard University. She works with sounds at thresholds of silence, harmony and noise, using minimal means to create textures of maximal expressive weight. She is interested in slowness, artistic self-exposure and vulnerability.

Born in Croatia and raised in Serbia, Sonja finished master studies at University of the Arts in Belgrade and at Harvard University, postgraduate studies at Kunstuniversität Graz, and is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard University, studying with Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku.

She is the winner of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin program for 2023, George Arthur Knight Prize, Harvard University (2023), Adelbert W. Sprague Prize, Harvard University (2021, 2019), Hildegard Competition (2020), impuls prize (2019), Styria-Artist-in-Residence Graz (2018), Judith Lang Zaimont Prize (2017), Sigismund Toduţă (2017), Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik (2016), Young Composers Meeting (2014), Künstlerhaus Boswil artist-in-residence (2014-15), pre–art (2013), Josip Slavenski (2011).

Her music was performed by Ensembles Klangforum Wien, Nadar, United Instruments of Lucilin, Elision, Cairn, National Sawdust, Constellation Chor, Schallfeld, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn, Studio 6, Lucerne Festival Alumni, Orkest de Ereprijs, pre-art and Fractales amongst others, with performances at impuls festival, Lucerne Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, International Rostrum of Composers, Festival ensemble(s), 33.7, MusicOlomouc, impuls Minuten Konzerte, Culturescapes, LBO Songbook UnGalas, Echofluxx, mise-en, International Review of Composers etc.

Sonja is currently based in Berlin as a DAAD Music&Sound fellow.

Biography taken from composer’s website.
Photo: Mirjana Mutić & Emiliano Zúñiga Hernández

…like many surfaces of an attempt | 2018 | 13 mins

Saxophone, Clarinet, Cello, Double Bass

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