Maja Bosnić (1985, Belgrade) is a composer and performer from Belgrade, with a PhD in music composition from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is mostly based in Belgrade were she works as Assistant Lecturer in Composition at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade and manages cultural project with the Zabuna Association that she founded in 2010. She writes pieces for solo, chamber ensembles and orchestra, projects for electronics and smartphones in multi-media and interactive settings. Bosnić’s works have been commissioned and performed at festivals, such as International Reviews of Composers, Impuls, CTM Festival, IYAF, Timsonia and many more. Her works are published by BabelScores and Score Follower.
Maja re-questions and examines accustomed phenomena in the process of music making, exposes them to concepts of everyday life, then resets them in compositions that sometimes call for audience interaction in the performance. She is interested in creative power of non-musicians and music amateurs and likes leading workshops that engage community into gathered sound making experience. She is drawn to impossible missions, absurd solutions, limited material, playfulness, uncertain outcomes, treating instruments as ready-made objects of expression and treating real life objects as music instruments.