© 2019 by Marko Ivic.

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I'm a composer and performance artist based in Amsterdam and Berlin. I was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela to a Croatian – Italian family. I started playing piano at 12, which later took me to Croatia for studies. Seeking for new ways outside classical music made me experiment with sound and technology, which resulted in moving to Amsterdam to study live electronics and get in touch with interdisciplinary productions. Since then my work  has been fluctuating between music making, composing for dance/theatre and performing with the body on stage. As an interdisciplinary artist I'm moved by subjects like identity, sexuality and existence.

My first music theatre production “IF” premiered in 2016 and connected physical performance and music making using wireless sensors. It was supported by and partly developed in STEIM (studio for electro-instrumental music) in Amsterdam. Over the last years, I started working with improvisation as a way to connect with the present moment of music making; soon my music took a turn into meditative waters reflecting my personal interest in spirituality and contemplation.

Inspired by improvisation, minimal music and electro-acoustic set-ups,  “Reflective Music” came to life as a conceptual core for my musical practice: a spatial environment supporting the individual meditative or reflective state of the listener, away from the usual concert practice. Music  then “happens”; it is experienced rather than consumed. After its premiere in 2018, Reflective Music established itself as a recurring ongoing event in my musical practice.

Interview while in residency at GlogauAIR Berlin in January 2018