Kaniža Rijad

Kaniža, Rijad (b. 1997, Livno) graduated and received his master’s degree (Musique concrete in the meta-system of electronic music / Digital technology in musique concrete) at the University of Sarajevo – Academy of Music under the mentorship of prof. Dr. Lana Šehović. He is currently studying at the Composition Department of the UNSA Academy of Music in the class of prof. dr. Dino Rešidbegović. Kaniža’s scientific research work in the field of electroacoustic music and computer musicology is based on examining the musicality of sound/musical materials generated during human interaction with technology, with a special interest In the computer as the pinnacle of recent digital technology. He deals with the phenomenology of recorded sound, which in a scientific perspective offers results through the methods of computer musicology. Kaniža’s compositional work most often problematizes cultural models and musical idioms taken from pop culture and recontextualizes them in the aesthetic framework of contemporary artistic music, while examining the (dys)functionality of models and idioms in a new musical environment. He is a member of the administration and editorial board of the INSAM Journal of Contemporary Music, Art and Technology and the Musicological Society of FB&H. In several mandates, he held various positions in the field of student politics, where the responsibilities related to the positions of president of the Association of Students of the Music Academy in Sarajevo, vice dean for student affairs, and Senator of the UNSA stand out.