Nemanja Radivojević was born 1981 in Novi Sad, Serbia. After graduating in guitar at the Academy of the Arts in Novi Sad, he pursued his studies first in Geneva (MA in theory of music) and then in Bern where he obtained his MA in Composition with Xavier Dayer.
The sound world of Radivojevic’s music participates in a quasi-baroque formal construction, where the carnal pleasure is (re)discovered, and ideals of purity are rejected. Liberated from the fear of materiality and of the corporality, his music is engaged in playful artifice in which masks seem to be more truthful then the faces they hide.
Radivojević’s music has been presented at the festivals such as Lavaux Classic in Cully, Festival Archipel in Geneva, Lucerne Summer Festival, Opening Festival in Trier, Cluj Modern Festival, Belgrade International Review of Composers, Musikfestival in Bern, Les rencontres d’été in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.
His compositions have been performed by the Ensemble Proton Bern, MDI Ensemble, Contrechamps, Ensemble Recherche, Asko/Schönberg, Ensemble Interface, Lucerne Festival Alumni Ensemble, Matka, Hodiernis, AdHOC Ensemble, Ensemble Studio 6, Gradilište Ensemble, Oerknal, Boston New Music Initative, clarinetist Richard Haynes and guitarist Ruben Mattia Santorsa.
He is the author of music for ten theater pieces directed by his father Ratko Radivojević.