Sonja Mutić

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’s studies at the University of the Arts in Belgrade and postgraduate studies at Kunstuniversität Graz, and is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard University, studying with Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku. Her music has been performed by Ensembles Elision, Schallfeld, Studio 6, Lucerne Festival Alumni, Orkest de Ereprijs, pre-art and Fractales amongst others, with performances at the Lucerne Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, International Rostrum of Composers, impuls Minuten Konzerte, Culturescapes, Echofluxx, mise-en, International Review of Composers etc. Prizes and awards include: Impuls Prize (2019), Styria-Artist-in-Residence Graz (2018), IAWM 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), and Josip Slavenski (2011). Listen to Sonja's prior work at