• Mirjana Veselinović-Hofman University of Arts in Belgrade, Faculty of Music
Keywords: new, experimental, contemporary, new sound, New Sound journal, international, world, global


In this text, written to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the New Sound journal of music, I discuss two concepts/terms that have exerted a formative influence on its physiognomy. Those concepts are new sound and (the) international, whose meanings have crystallised in the Journal in line with their intersections with categories that are respectively related to them. The basis of those intersections is identified in the globalising context of transcending borders.

Author Biography

Mirjana Veselinović-Hofman, University of Arts in Belgrade, Faculty of Music

Mirjana Veselinović-Hofman, PhD, worked as a full-time professor in the Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. Until retirement, was a longtime Head of Department and the chair holder of its scientific projects. She was affiliated to the Department of Music at the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2003–2005), and cooperated with University of Music and Theatre in Rostock, Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and Academy of Arts / University of Novi Sad. A chairperson of the IMS Regional Association for the Study of Music of the Balkans. Editor-in-chief of the New Sound International Journal of Music, and IMS/RASMB on-line journal Series Musicologica Balcanica. Her scientific activity has focused on the areas of contemporary music, with special emphasis on the fields of Serbian and European avant-garde and postmodernism. She has published around 90 scientific studies, along with five books and two mini-monographs, some of which have been published abroad. Participated in conferences worldwide, several times also as a keynote speaker.