SONEMUS FEST (2015 – 2018): FROM ‘SONIC BOOM’ TO ‘ICARUS’

Rijad Kaniža

INSAM Institute for Contemporary Artistic Music

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author’s contact information: kaniza.rijad@gmail.com

INSAM Journal of Contemporary Music, Art and Technology, Issue 1, 2018

Main Theme of the Issue: Process in Art, Technology and Theory

Publisher: INSAM Institute for Contemporary Artistic Music, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Section: BEYOND THE MAIN THEME

Abstract: SONEMUS is an organization established in 2001 for the purpose of performing, promoting and educating in the domain of contemporary music. The SONEMUS Festival is the only festival of its kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that is the reason for its great importance for the development and expansion of 21st-century culture and art in the home country, as well asin the region of Southeast Europe. So far, a large number of projects have takenplace under the name of SONEMUS, including a variety of concerts,workshops and lectures. From 2015 to 2018, the Society has registered fourfestivals of exceptional importance for musical life in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Consequently, this article will review of the Festival’s development over the past four years.

Keywords: SONEMUS Fest, Sarajevo, Contemporary music, Sonic Boom, Trancegression, DIS/C/LOC/K/ATION, Icarus

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