Meet the ComposHER: Aleksandra Bajde

Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Check out today's Meet the ComposHER interview with Aleksandra Bajde!

Aleksandra is a Slovenian singer and composer currently residing in Vienna. She studied the piano, the violin and classical singing. During her career, she participated a singer and music composer in various projects in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Slovenia. She initiated several projects, among them are: Nostalgy.com, Luminosity, Self-Portraits in Imagined Places and duo clearobscure in collaboration with Emre Sihan Kaleli.

Her music has been performed in several European countries, including Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and the Netherlands

Currently, she works as an Assistant to the President of the International Society for Contemporary Music (Austrian Section) and to the Secretary General of impuls . International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music.

Get to know more about her and her works in the Meet the ComposHer of this week!

I have always had many interests and for that reason, I also pursued different studies. Music is an important part of my life, but I would not identify myself only as a composer.

I have been lucky enough to meet a few wonderful people on my journey, who have supported me and taught me a lot about music and life.

My biggest challenge is to reinvent my personal approach to composition with every new piece.

I have a different compositional approach if I have to write a piece for an ensemble or for a solo/duo. For example, if I write a piece for a solo voice, I always start with improvisation. But in the end, the piece is not an improvised piece because all the elements have already been determined during the process. To start, I improvise, experiment, and record my own voice. I listen to the recordings and think about how I can develop the piece further. Then I experiment/sing again, record, make some adjustments and that's how it continues for some time... During the process I make sketches and at the end, sometimes even after a few performances, I notate the piece. Thus the production of sound and physicality both play an important role in my music.

hA Andr le for solo voice:

Michelle Agnes Magalhaes – Mobile (2012):

I am not able to answer this question.

I do not have any advice for future composers, everyone needs to find his/her own way.

Thank you for promoting women composers!


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