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Ognjen Šavija:

Member of Cultural Association Ambrosia. Guitar player, musician, composer, producer, sound designer, art performance artist, multimedia artist & DJ – the explorer of Infinity and its possibilities. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1971.

He has taken classical guitar lessons from Mile Praljak. Simultaneously, he has worked with electronics and audio engineering, and has studied several other music instruments. 1986, together with his brother Nebojša Šavija-Valha, he started experimenting with music and sound within contemporary music, new age, experimental, avant-grade jazz and ambient (See Ognjen Šavija and Nebojša Šavija-Valha duo). At the same time he has played with several alternative rock bands. 1991-1996 he was a leader of a goth rock band the Invisible Fields. During 1993, together with his brother, he developed an audio-visual project “Twilight Whisper” that was performed at the beginning of 1994 involving several more people. The project was a milestone for his future work. Soon after, they recorded music for a feature film “Mladi muzi poznavaji svet” directed by Radim Spacek in production of the Czech Television.

Together with several people he was a founding member of a Cultural Association “Ambrosia”, which was established at the end of 1994. He has participated in over 100 different art projects done by the association in following years. At the same time he has been playing with acid jazz band “Fabrizzio Und His Friends” latter renamed as “Kaiten“. The band opened the 1st Sarajevo Jazz Fest. During mid 90ies he started projects in electronic music and have developed the Ambrosia Musica projects, AAM and Techno Experimental Sound System. At the same time he has been working in a lot of different solo music projects (techno, breakbeat, ambient, experimental).

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