Croatian composer born in Zagreb in 1991.
Sara Glojnarić studied composition from 2009 to 2013 with Davorin Kempf at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, and then at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, where she studied under Michael Reudenbach and Martin Schüttler. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in composition from this institution in 2013 and 2014.
Her catalogue includes musical theater pieces (Im Stein, 2021), operas (Pray, chuck, come hither, 2019), orchestral and chamber music pieces (SYNCD., 2018), video works, and multimedia and multisensory installations (Confession Box, 2016).
Her music has been performed by Ensemble Musikfabrik, Trio Catch, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Modern, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Sarah Maria Sun, Dirk Rothbrust, Ensemble Mimitabu, Rubiks Collective, Decoder Ensemble, the Black Page Orchestra, and the Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra. It has also received performances at international events such as the Stuttgart ECLAT Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Ultraschall Festival Berlin, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Showroom of Contemporary Sound, Warsaw Autumn, and the Music Biennale Zagreb.
Glojnarić focuses her artistic vision on the sociopolitical mechanics at work in contemporary society. Her work as a composer spans themes of pop culture, art music, nostalgia and collective memory, anti-feminist propaganda, racism, gender and patriarchy.
Her particular interest in performative, scenic, and digital forms of music is reflected in Im Stein, a musical theater piece staged as a live multimedia stream from the Halle Opera House, which was transformed into a virtual studio, creating a synthesis between film and musical theater performance.
Another representative example of her work is the video installation #popfem (2016), for which she used the cut-up technique to divert hate speech from ultra-conservative, misogynistic, and pro-life videos found on YouTube, transforming it into feminist discourse. Produced in collaboration with artist Binha Haase, this work was awarded the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Darmstadt Summer University in 2018.
Winner of numerous other awards and grants, Glojnarić also received the 2022 Esrte Bank Composition Award.
Glojnarić lives in Stuttgart. Her work is published by the Berlin-based publishing house Edition Juliane Klein.
Awards and honors
- Der Faust German Theater Prize, 2022
- Erste Bank Composition Award, 2022
- Winner of the Neue Szene V opera competition organized by the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2020
- Progetto Positano Grant (Ernst von Siemens Foundation for Music), 2020
- Grant from the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg Foundation, 2019
- Kranichsteiner Musikpreis (Darmstadt), 2018
- Grant from the Rudolf and Margita Matz Foundation, 2014
© Ircam-Centre Pompidou, 2022
Site de la compositrice ; site des éditions Juliane Klein.
- Solo (excluding voice)
- Chamber music
- elec Indispensable Ms. Jones for keyboard, electric guitar, drum kit, cello, flute and electronics (2016), 10 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- sugarcoating #2 for piano, clarinet and cello (2017), 10 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- SYNCD. for percussion quartet (2018), 15 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec Artefacts #3 for flute, percussion, piano, accordion, violin, cello and video (2020), 6 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec This Champagne is burned for quartet and video (2021), Edition Juliane Klein
- Instrumental ensemble music
- BSIDE: Tschai IV/I for orchestra (2016), 8 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- sugarcoating (v1.0) for ensemble (2017), 11 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- sugarcoating (v2.0) for large ensemble (2017-2018), 11 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- sugarcoating (v3.0) for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, keyboard, violin, alto and cello (2017-2020), 11 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- Vocal music and instrument(s)
- Mixtape for voice and cello (2015), 5 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- stage Zabica kraljica (Frog the Queen) musical puppet show for children, for soprano, drums, piano and puppeteer (2017), 35 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- Artefacts #2 for soprano, drum kit and tape (2019), 11 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec stage Pray, chuck, come hither chamber opera for soprano, tenor, mixed ensemble with electronics (2019), 20 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec stage Im Stein musical theater for solo voices, choir, orchestra and electronics (2020-2021), 1 h 30 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- A cappella vocal music
- elec Artefacts for six solo voices, tape and video (2018), 10 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments
- elec Artefacts #3 for flute, percussion, piano, accordion, violin, cello and video, 6 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec Latitudes for piano and video, 9 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- sugarcoating (v3.0) for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, keyboard, violin, alto and cello, 11 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec #popfem 2 for video, 5 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec Artefacts for six solo voices, tape and video, 10 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec Forever Apocalyptic for electronics, 1 h 5 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- SYNCD. for percussion quartet, 15 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- sugarcoating (v2.0) for large ensemble, 11 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec #popfem for video, 7 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- BSIDE: Tschai IV/I for orchestra, 8 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec Confession Box scent installation, Edition Juliane Klein
- elec Indispensable Ms. Jones for keyboard, electric guitar, drum kit, cello, flute and electronics, 10 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- Mixtape for voice and cello, 5 mn, Edition Juliane Klein
- Site de la compositrice : https://www.saraglojnaric.com/
- Site des éditions Juliane Klein : https://www.editionjulianeklein.de/composers?composer_id=100019
- Page SoundCloud de la compositrice : https://soundcloud.com/sara-glojnaric
- « An Object Beyond Music », entretien avec Sara Glojnarić, par Hannah Schmidt, publié le 27 mai 2021, à lire en ligne : https://van-magazine.com/mag/sara-glojnaric/
(liens vérifiés en octobre 2022).
- Sara GLOJNARIC, artefacts # 2, avec des oeuvres de Mikel Urquiza, Clara Iannotta, Ondřej Adámek, Mayke Nas, Misato Mochizuki, Lisa Streich, Sasha J. Blondeau et Marc Barden, dans Wittener Tage für neue Kammermuzik 2019, 2 CD Kulturforum Witten, 2019, WDR 2019.