16 Jan 2019

Framework #667

[time / artist / track / release / label]

00:00 – 04:17 / martin clarke / framework introduction, recorded in india
01:34 – 15:27 / yannick dauby / glasshouse / glass, cloud, ice / kalerne editions
07:30 – 13:30 / vincent duseigne / underground mine / andenne, be / aporee soundmaps
08:50 – 21:30 / manja ristić / dance of the psychopomp / ateh & the astral ramblers / [self-released]
11:47 – 23:52 / howard stelzer & frans de waard / [side a] / the rebels fold scratchy, relaxed meanings into their smallest actions / park 70
15:12 – 19:38 / second harmonic generation & tribes of europe / crab marsh / – / [self-released]
18:34 – 30:48 / annika moses / [extract 1] / white gums are standing with their feet in the water /
24:32 – 34:47 / yannick dauby / cloud seeding / glass, cloud, ice / kalerne editions
28:44 – 36:31 / juan duarte / plástico / porto, pt / aporee soundmaps
34:58 – 40:59 / manja ristić / lost in gyration / ateh & the astral ramblers / [self-released]
36:35 – 51:21 / howard stelzer & frans de waard / [side b] / the rebels fold scratchy, relaxed meanings into their smallest actions / park 70
41:26 – 50:43 / annika moses / [extract 2] / white gums are standing with their feet in the water /
41:47 – 49:46 / vincenz mell / raindrops in the courtyard / innsbruck, at / aporee soundmaps
46:37 – 56:50 / manja ristić / before sunrise / ateh & the astral ramblers / [self-released]
48:37 – 59:00 / yannick dauby / drumlin field / glass, cloud, ice / kalerne editions
55:49 – 59:00 / rizzi / popping mud / emmelsbüll-horsbüll, de / aporee soundmaps

17 Dec 2018

Treperenja, video archive & interview

An overview of The Flickerings (Treperenja) micro festival, book promotion and score exhibition held in Alternative Arts Space  Kvaka 22, in Belgrade. 

16 Dec 2018

Year of the Dog

Selection of tracks and improv moments from 2018.
Contributing artists Ivana Grahovac, Mirian Kolev, Toru Takemitsu, Tenali Hrenak.
track list >>>
The Summer (The Nightfall, Naviar Records)
Violin & Cello, session at the Kvaka 22 (Archive)
Shallow bells (Ateh & the astral ramblers)
Dark night (Fairy & the river teeth, Sonospace)
Cold air (Dead in April)
Chanting and children in Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Cities&Memories)
Autumn (The Nightfall, Naviar Records)
Memories of the gravel (Further East)
The Word (Dead in April)
Before sunrise (Ateh & the astral ramblers)
The Fort (The Struggle of Man)

Ateh & the astral ramblers

Emerging from the simple actions or positions, those sounds evolved within the textural environment producing own sonic simulacrum, and were further articulated by almost organic structures defined by closer listening. The sound itself, being field recordings, hydrophone recordings, electricity and instruments (bass guitar, violin, objects, AM frequencies...) carry potent imprints of the places or situations in which they occur. Those sonic memories are creators of the new reality, and are calling to an intimate journey across the vast dreamscapes of subconsciousness. 

Track no 5, Marica's Dream is dedicated to Marica Radojčić (1943-2018) pioneer of Serbian multimedia arts. The miniature is made out of the single contact mic electricity recording, inspired by Marica's fascination with Nikola Tesla, resonance and branching phenomenons.

Please use headphones and listen on low volume.
Released December 11, 2018

7 Dec 2018

7 Tales, Korčula Sound Map

Edition 2018 of the first Korčula island sound map is rather personal story. From over hundred hours of field recordings I chose 55 "space-time windows" curated in to 7 sound tales.
From art to conservation, my work around this map will last for years and will always be labeled as a cultural and environmental activism. The first series are already on the road, under the title Crni otok / The Black Isle, and are shaped through performance art, sound art, installation, digital & interactive art, visual & inter-media arts.

Enjoy scrolling through the island's precious sounds!

Mnemopoetics as a generator of artistic intervention in the field recording practice

Paper presentation at the Founding Conference of Central European Network for Sonic Ecology,
28th November – 1st December 2018


In this paper I am investigating the construct of mnemopoetics from the perspective of an artistic disemboguement further addressed in to a cultural activism, within the frame of the field recording and site–specific sound intervention practices. In the conceptual exposition of the construct I am proposing several directions in tracing the physical, psychological, biological and anthropological origins of interrelations between the culture of memory, sensory perception and the notion of energy propagation and exchange. Following the recent scientific insights, but also challenging theories not generally accepted by the mainstream science, I am discussing possible links between the sound, organization of matter, cumulative memory and our physiological predispositions for the conscious treatment of the environment. The paper is focused on the particular environment, being the island of Korčula located in the South Adriatic sea.

Published by
Association of Multimedia Artists Auropolis, Belgrade, November 2018

Download paper HERE

Presentation will take place at MOME, Budapest
Moholy - Nagy University of Art and Design
November 29th
at 12:00h

26 Sep 2018

Framework Seasonal #10

Seasonal issue by Framework Radio - platform dedicted to field recording and sound art, with compositions by Manja Ristić, Julie Rousse and Alan Courtis!

Inner Island Vrnik 0.1

INNER island is a small series of events dedicated to improvised and experimental sound arts situated on the tiny island of Vrnik in South Adriatic, and initiated by Manja Ristić. Edition 0.1 was an ambient improve session with electronic music composer and improviser Rastko Lazić. 
Duo played on built instruments, violin, gongs, acoustic guitar and Casio sequencer along with an island ambient wrapped in sounds of crickets, waves, wind, boats, children playing, dogs barking...

The struggle of man

4 track compilation started with the tiny revelation, a sudden comprehension of the bio-acoustics and their poetics in the artificially produced aquatic micro space. Intuitive decision not to throw away broken glass object (and leave it exposed to the sea winds and rain on my balcony in the Korčula’s old town during the last winter season), happened to produce a miniature pond. And I became aware of its richness the moment I put JrF hydrophone in it one idle morning discovering magnificent eco acoustics of a world within the world.

Sound of the Mediterranean forest filled with haunting drone of a long pipes holding the giant mobile transmitter, sounds of under and above sea pollution produced, sounds of unexpectedly caught tiny animals, crustaceans, insects, sounds of birds and crickets, sounds of electrical signals in many forms are the “sonic matter” of this ambient journey.

18 May 2018

Flickerings / Treperenja sold out

s o u n d   t h e o r y

Dead in April

s o u n d   p o e t r y

Experimental collection of poetry, photography & improvisational music, inspired by an old abandoned piano frame, found in Kvaka 22 (Youth Cultural Space established in squatted building in Ruzveltova Street that previously served as a music workshop for numerous Army bands & orchestras in Ex Yugoslavia). In March 2018 during my exhibition of graphic & photo scores I spent some time in Kvaka 22 gallery playing on this magnificent piano frame.

Art book is done by talented young Slovenian artist Urša Rahne. Urša's work has deep relation with aural poetry, and she is stretching her fields of interests from docu & artistic photography to
experimental movie making & video art. Concepts of music & poetry in her visual narratives are reflecting strong emotional experience while building intense & eclectic compositions, in which spatial dimension is perceived as super-organism generated from plasticity of nature & architecture. Sound art is integral element of her language. Urša is currently studying movie direction at one of the Belgrade's Film Academies.

5 May 2018

Further East

Seemingly unusual collaboration between Bulgarian ambient artist and guitar wizard Mirian Kolev and Serbian sound artist and improve violinist Manja Ristić rounded up in a strong, emotionally dense and artistically refined album. Meltdown of electro-acoustic sound is built with superfine textures, hidden pulsations, space-wrapping guitar ambient and lyrical violin solos – all together creating 6 balanced tracks unwinding explicit but very intimate storytelling.

Two artists never met and never collaborated before, but the way their musical worlds overlapped producing such organic and sincere outcome speaks about their ability to connect through subtle layers of perception. Overall album is filled with the notion of nostalgia, sometimes leaning more toward darker tones, sometimes reaching out toward almost infantile blissfulness. Ristić is once more opening out her arsenal of field recordings as well as site-specific sound interventions, instrumental experimentations and subtle electro-acoustics, while Kolev is firmly holding the overall sound in potent and carefully designed guitar ambient.

Further East is the story about connecting, sound journey over the magical Balkans described in a quite different manner, emerged from its heartland and by its own “children”.
This is only the beginning of Manja’s and Mirian’s wonderful musical voyage.