Dr. Jovana Backovic is a Serbian born composer and performance artist
based in London, U.K. Her main interest lies within the field of
improvisational electroacoustic and electronic music performance and
composition, and how they can help facilitate transition from oral tradition
to authorship. Her sound has often been described as cinematic. As well
as composing for theatre, feature and documentary
movies Jovana performs as a part of duo ArHai that have been touring the
UK, EU and the Balkans extensively. Duo has two releases ‘Eastern
Roads’ (2013) and ‘Where Light Resides’ (2019).

In July 2021 Jovana received one of Sound and Music’s COVID-19 Composer Awards:

“Being chosen for a Sound and Music Covid-19 composer award made a real
difference right at this moment. I’m happy and grateful beyond words to
have been included in the final selection.”


The City that does not sleep (excerpt)