Education

• University of Music and performing Arts Vienna (10. 2016 – now) – Media Composition and Applied Music (diploma programme, as a degree student), major professor: Iris ter Schiphorst
• University of Music and performing Arts Vienna (10. 2016 – 6. 2019) – Music Theory (diploma programme, as a degree student), major professor: Gesine Schröder; Diploma Thesis: Methoden und Prozesse der Analyse allgemein und in Musik und Konzeptkunst (Performance), assessment: Excellent (1)
• University of Music and performing Arts Vienna (10. 2014 – 6. 2016) – Composition and Music Theory (diploma programme), major professors: Herbert Lauermann, Martin Lichtfuss; 1st Diploma Exam, Assessment: Excellent (1), degree: degree student
• University of Music and performing Arts Vienna (10. 2013 – 6. 2014) – Preparatory course Composition and Music Theory, Conducting, Tonmeister Education, major professor: Herbert Lauermann

List of work-performances

• שבעה ימים (”Seven Days”) (2021) for big symphony orchestra, world premiere: August 20, 2021; will be performed by Tonkünstler Orchestra, masterclass with Toshio Hosokawa and concert within the Grafenegg Festival, Grafenegg, Austria
• ”PRISMA” (2020), String Quartet, world premiere: November 3, 2020; performed by Arditti Quartet, concert within the festival Wien Modern, University of Music and performing Arts Vienna
• ”INFANS” (2020), for mixed Ensemble, world premiere: March 13, 2020; performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain, concert „Cabinet de curiosités“, Philharmonie de Paris
• ”Skrik II” (2017/19), for mixed Ensemble, world premiere: April 4, 2019; performed by Sepia-Ensemble, festival ”Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna”, Poznan, Poland
• ”ANIMA” (2018/19), for Trombone, Cello, E-Guitar, Percussion, Piano and Sampler (amplified), composition-contract of ECLAT-Festival, world premiere: February 10, 2019; performed by ascolta-ensemble, ECLAT-Festival, Theaterhaus Stuttgart
• Music for theater piece ”Watschenmann” (Director: Berenice Hebenstreit), for Violin, Voice and live-electronics (1 player), world premiere: January 31, 2019; performed by Hristina Susak, Volkstheater Vienna, further performances: February – June 2019
• Performance-piece ”TREE” (2018), for Violin, live-electronics and Installation, world premiere: May 18, 2018; performed by Hristina Susak, University of Music and performing Arts Vienna
• Song ”LIE” (2017), world premiere: June 1, 2018; «Univision Popmusic Awards», WUK Vienna
• ”SKRIK” (2017/18) for big Symphony Orchestra, world premiere: April 7, 2018; project ANHÖRUNG Bruckner Orchester Linz, conductor: Markus Poschner, Bruckneruni Linz
• ”Skrik I’’ (2017), for mixed Ensemble, world premiere: October 19, 2017; performed by Sepia-Ensemble, concert within the 200th anniversary of University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna „200 Jahre MDW“, University of Music and performing Arts Vienna
• Musical theatre piece ”300000km/s” (2017), for 2 Cellos (amplified), Sampler and 2 Actors, Director: Thyl Hanscho; world premiere: June 22, 2017; concert within the project ”Die Optimierung des Menschen”, Off-Theater Vienna
• ”Transformations for 4 Bassoons and Contrabassoon’’ (2016), world premiere: April 29, 2017; concert within the project ”HolzBlechSchlag”, University of Music and performing Arts Vienna
• Jazz-piece ”50” (2016), for Bigband-Orchestra, world premiere: December 12, 2016; Austrian Jazzcomposers Orchestra (alias Nouvelle Cuisine), BigBandEvent VI, Porgy&Bess Vienna
• ”String Quartett No.1” (2015), world premiere: June 20, 2016, University of Music and performing Arts Vienna
• ”Tango” (2015), for Violin and Accordeon, Premiere: May 24, 2016; Violin: Anna Gutowska, Accordeon: Grzegorz Stopa, Polish Institute Vienna
• Music for short movie within the project ”Musik zum Anfassen’’, Premiere: December 15, 2015; University of Music and performing Arts Vienna
• Performance-piece ”Limes: B&W”, for Violin and Piano, world premiere: November 26, 2015; Piano: Andrej Vesel, Violin: Hristina Susak, Festival „Intonation Ungarn“, Collegium Hungaricum Vienna
• ”Prelude and Fugue” (2012), for String Orchestra, world premiere: April 7, 2013; Camerata Zürich, finalist concert of International young Composers Competition, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

List of conceptual Performances

• Audio-Video-Performance ”NANO”, piano by Natasa Veljkovic, performance by Natasa Veljkovic and Hristina Susak, live streaming concert „Adventskonzerte by Natasa Veljkovic“, Altes Rathaus Vienna, December 24, 2020
• Video-Performance ”Death Mask”, within the Workshop with performance-artist Marina Abramovic, recorded by BBC, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (MSUB/MOCAB), September 26, 2019
• Performance ”Les Images”, performed by Dusan Sretovic and Hristina Susak (+ live-electronics and Video), University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, June 20, 2019
• Performance ”0 x Infinity”, performed by Abdullah Akat (voice) and Hristina Susak (+ live-electronics), concert within the project ”Confusing Inspiration 2”, University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, October 17, 2017
• Performance ”Who are You?”, performed by Hristina Susak (+ live-electronics and Installation), Another Festival, WUK Vienna, March 11, 2017
• Performance ”Limits of Perception”, performed by Hristina Susak (+ Installation and Amplification), University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, December 13, 2016

Active Participation at Workshops and Masterclasses

• Masterclass with Marina Abramovic, active participation, Museum of contemporary Art Belgrade (MSUB/MOCAB) Belgrade, September 24-26, 2019 (certificate from MAI institute)
• ECLAT-Festival, composition-contract for piece ”ANIMA” (2018/19) world premiere: February 10, 2019; performed by ascolta-ensemble, Theaterhaus Stuttgart
• Workshop with Hans Zimmer, active participation, Vienna International Film Music Symposium FIMU 2018, University of music and performing arts Vienna, October 21, 2018
• Composers Workshop of University of the Arts Berlin, active participation, July 2-6, 2018
• Another Festival, WUK Vienna, Performance ”Who are You?”, performed by Hristina Susak, March 11, 2017
• Workshop with Georg Friedrich Haas, University of Music and performing Arts, June 8, 2016
• Ethnomusicological field research in Istanbul within the Project «Confusing Inspiration 2» (of University of Music and performing Arts Vienna), Istanbul, October – November 2016
• Festival „Intonation Ungarn“, Performance-piece ”Limes: B&W”, world premiere: November 26, 2015; Piano: Andrej Vesel, Violin: Hristina Susak, Collegium Hungaricum Vienna

Active Participation and Presentations (Music Theory) at Conferences

• Komponistinnen und Interpretinnen im französisch- und deutschsprachigen Raum: analytische, historische und soziologische Zugänge, Vienna, June 2019 (Presentation: «Musiktheoretische Ausgangspunkte meiner Performances. Entwurf eines Konzepts zur künstlerischen Forschung»);
• XVIII annual congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH), Bremen, Germany, October 2018 (Presentation: «Kontrapunkt in Sofia Gubaidulinas Offertorium. Eine Analyse aus ausgetauschtem Blickwinkel»);
• Austrian Society of Music, free Presentation: «Ein neuer Blick auf Edgards Varéses Ionisation», June 2018;
• recherche du CIERA, Sorbonne-Université et de la Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig 2017–2019, Sorbonne-Université, Paris, May 2018 (Presentation: «Mathematical proportions and its impact on music in Sofia Gubaidulina’s Offertorium»);
• International PhD Musicological Conference, Musicology (in)action: Past Musics, Present Practices, Future Prospects, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, February 2018 (Presentation: «Bewildering Suggestions: Multiple Ways to analyze Edgar Varèse’s Ionisation»);
• XVII annual congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH), Graz, Austria November 2017 (Presentation: «Komplexes aus Einfachem: Justin Biebers «Love Yourself» (Spektral und Microtiminganalyse)»);
• Musica movet: affectus, ludus, corpus, Belgrade, October 2017 (Presentation: «The power of instrumental corpora. Reflections on occasion of Edgar Varèse’s Ionisation»);
• Third Congress of the Society for Theory of Music (OTM), Moscow state Conservatory P.I Tschaikovsky, Russland, September 2017 (Presentation: «Shostakovich’s orchestration. His symphonies 1-5 as a mirror of a cataclysmic Land»);
• La tradizione violinistica Italiana 1650–1850, Faenza, Italien, April 2017 (Presentation: «The same shake will not serve with equal propriety. Varieties of ornamentation and their theoretical conditions»)

Publications

• Article «Musiktheoretische Ausgangspunkte meiner Performances. Entwurf eines Konzepts zur künstlerischen Forschung», in: Schriften online: Musikwissenschaft, Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig (in preparation)
• Article «Mathematische Proportionen und deren Einfluss auf die Musik in Sofia Gubajdulinas Offertorium», in: Schriften online: Musikwissenschaft, Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig (in preparation)
• Piece ”Transformations for 4 Bassoons and Contrabassoon” (2016) published by Firma Doblinger within the project „HolzBlechSchlag“, Vienna, Fall 2019
• Song ”LIE” (2017) used in movie „Gipsy Queen“ directed by Hüseyin Tabak, 2019
• Article: «The power of instrumental corpora. Reflections on occasion of Edgar Varèse’s Ionisation», in: Musica movet book, publisher: University of Arts Belgrade (forthcoming)
• Lemmata «Afghanistan» and «Yehudi Menuhin», in: Lexikon des Orchesters, edited by Frank Heidlberger, Gesine Schröder and Christoph Wünsch, Laaber: Laaber-Verlag, September 2019
• Article: «Kontrapunkt in Sofia Gubaidulinas Offertorium. Eine Analyse aus ausgetauschtem Blickwinkel», in: GMTH Proceedings, publisher: Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (forthcoming)

Prizes, scholarships

• Song ”LIE”: 3rd place on «Univision Popmusic Awards», WUK Vienna, June 1, 2016
• Orchestral piece ”SKRIK” selected to represent University of Music and performing Arts Vienna on the project ANHÖRUNG, world premiere: April 7, 2018 Bruckner Orchester Linz, conductor: Markus Poschner, Bruckneruni Linz
• Performance Scholarship (Leistungsstipendium) 2015/16 of University of Music and performing Arts Vienna for the recognition of outstanding study achievements
• Piece „Prelude and Fugue“ for string orchestra in finale of International Young Composers Competition of Camerata Zürich, finalist concert, Kunsthaus Zürich, April 7, 2013