Voya is a Swiss full time film composer, orchestrator and music producer based in Basel, Switzerland. He composed film scores and songs for over 60 visual media projects. Some productions with his music received multiple awards for Best Film, Best Documentary and Audience Awards.
Voya - full name Vojislav Anicic - is a Swiss full time film composer and music producer who lives and works in Basel and runs his own film scoring studio vstudios. He composed film scores and songs for over 60 visual media projects. Some productions with his music received multiple awards like the documentary "Second Me" for Best Film, Best Documentary and Audience Awards. Or the movie "Special Guest", winner of the Swiss Hotel Film Award 2013.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music with a Master Certificate in Orchestration for Film & TV he enjoys working with clients, artists and directors from all over the world.
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Great musician and likeable person. Very professional, high expectations, precise work. Thanks a lot Voya!
Voya composed and produced the soundtracks to four of my shortfilms. The films are very different in genre and style. With each project Voya showed that he is very versatile with his skills and style. Moreover it is a pleasure to work with him, because he has always an idea and a proposition, but does not shy away to go the extra mile, if I had something different in mind. So it is really a fruitful process to develop a soundtrack with Voya. He is professional and a humble and dedicated human being and musician.
Voya mixed our new Album. To Work with him was a great pleasure and his expertise was quit a astonishing experience to us. The days we spend at his comfortable and spacious Studio felt like creating in Holidays. Thanks a lot...great job.
Great Musician to work with. Very pleasant working atmosphere. Beautiful Music...
Interview with Voya
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Very often I get hired for composing film scores or songs for films, documentaries, commercials, art movies and various visual media projects. Then I try to translate my clients visions for their film projects into memorable and high quality sounding music to my best abilities.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The music of John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, Thomas Newman, John Powell and Henry Mancini, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Prince, Queen and Lady Gaga belong to my favourite pieces of music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work on Nuendo and Cubase from Steinberg, but also know my way around Pro Tools and other music production platforms. My studio is located in Basel Switzerland. I use RME Audio Interfaces and have access to world class instrumentalists and microphones.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I try to get a really good picture of what my clients and artist I work for try to accomplish with their music or project, and what they expect me to bring in. Then I work hard and tireless to make their vision happen. It is important to me not to stand in their way but to help them accomplish what they are aiming for with their projects.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a former violinist and drummer I have a broad and deep understanding of music and musical relations and know a variety of instruments. I have a pretty good idea how to translate ideas into musical compositions and interesting sounds and arrangements and what I can expect from professional musicians when recording with them.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I love writing for orchestras and larger ensembles and I love classical music. For nearly 15 years I have been writing film music daily, I work fast and tireless to the point where everyone involved is perfectly satisfied with the work.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly on film scores and media music of any type or genre.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't give up until it sounds right, and don't negotiate with yourself.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Christina Aguilera - I just love her voice.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I try hard to not be driven to any particular style but to be truthful to the music and to do what is necessary for the project.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a violinist, later became drummer in various band projects and about 15 years ago I started writing for movies, which became my passion since.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Difficult to answer, but I guess it would be my piano, a notebook, a pair of speakers, a drum pad...and a modem :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What their vision is with the project, what their big picture is for the music or production and what audience they are aiming for.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it can be done in no time - good stuff takes time.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why we need a mastering engineer and what the hell he's doing anyway? And then I tell them, if they want their music to sound good on their earplugs and on their notebook speakers and on the radio and on their high fidelity speakers at home and in the car...then we'll better give it to a mastering engineer for finalising!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will not stop until everybody is perfectly satisfied with the work and I will not take any short cuts.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital....because I depend on total recall and have to go back to projects years later sometimes.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I work on 3 movie scores and a major scale art project. I compose and produce the music for all of these projects.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: About a year ago I was hired to compose the music for a german feature film, a thriller. It involved writing 70 minutes of orchestral music in about 3 months time. I really enjoyed working on this because of the amount of orchestral music it required and I just love writing for orchestras.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When the music starts coming together and sounds good.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to some of my music and see if it matches your standards and taste. Contact me and we will see if we can arrange something that fits your budget.