Svetlana Maras (1985) is composer and sound artist from Serbia. She works at the intersection of experimental music, sound art and new media. Her musical work is finding adequate form of expression in different media, genres and representational contexts and encompasses live electronic music performance, electro-acoustic composition, radiophonic art, sound and media installations.
Maras has presented her work internationally, at venues, festivals and events such as CTM (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), Espace Multimedia Gantner (Bourogne), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrade), Ausland (Berlin), Izlog Suvremenog Zvuka (Zagreb), ICMC (New York), International Rostrum of Composers (Wroclaw), ISEA (Dubai), International Music Institute (Darmstadt), Orpheus Institute (Ghent) and National radios of Austria, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Croatia, Slovenia and many other countries.
Maras was awarded Vitomir Bogic prize by Radio Belgrade in 2013, for best, young radiophonic composer. Her composition Dirty thoughts was recommended work at the International Rostrum of composers in Wroclaw in 2016, and her piece Jezik, commissioned by ORF was shortlisted for Prix Italia award. Maras was jury member for Media Art Prize at Bauhaus University in 2017 and keynote speaker at Audio paper symposium at Inter Arts Center in Malmo in 2018. Her article “Thingification of compositional process - emergence and autonomy of extra-musical object in Western Art Music” was published as a book chapter in 2017.
Maras is currently head of Radio Belgrade's Electronic Studio.