3 May 2020

>> slip between them almost >>



Piece commissioned by Soundtent #Reveil2020, Acoustic Commons Project, radio event by
Cona Zavod, Ljubljana.

Fragments of the past – memories, suddenly trapped in an eclectic reality of Belgrade’s curfew, confronted with sonic imprints of the home, anxiety, and restless repetitions; as days go by with the same uncertainty amidst the macabre fluctuations in a hostile society.

Composed April, 17th - 21st, 2020.
www.cona.si/blog/2020/04/21/soundcamp_cona/
Released April 29, 2020

29 Apr 2020

cup for my mother's tears



2 tracks developed during long days of Belgrade's curfew (April 24th -27th, 2020).

DEEP UNDER: the starting point is a hydrophone recording of Nitra river, recorded early May 2019, random fish wobbling, and river flow wrapped in the noise of the nearby traffic. the track is developed with hydrophone recordings of abandoned or artificial aquatic sites, collecting sounds of mosquito larvae, tadpoles, etc. It also includes sounds of underwater noise pollution recorded at the island of Korčula.

USPAVANKA: processed field of treetops, old boiler buzz, small stones thrown in the long hole at the abandoned mega-structure Stožice site (Ljubljana), processed bouncing of rice in the can, fragments of improv on a brass table leg, bass guitar signal, a fragment of bowing cello tailpiece.

16 Apr 2020

Research paper ~ Introduction to sound & listening as psychoenergetic agencies


Research paper on academia.edu produced as a framework for the lecture given in Steklenik gallery for sound, bio-acoustics and art, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, January 2020. Read >>> here <<< 

Short abstract

In this paper, which is a draft for the lecture to be given in January 2020 at “Steklenik,” gallery for sound, bio-acoustics & art, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, I would like to bring fundamental traits of sound & listening in close relation with pivotal physical, physiological and psychological bodily functions. With acknowledging both psychophysical and bioenergy dynamics, my final effort is to highlight the possible role of sound & listening in better comprehension of the overall human experience: of oneself, and the all-pervading environment.

15 Apr 2020

AMPLIFY 2020: quarantine festival



Collection of works composed for AMPLIFY 2020: quarantine festival run by producer Jon Abbey.
This collection you can listen & support also on my Bandcamp page.
Cover art by Janja Bilbija.

Stories Untold


Stories Untold published on Semi Silent Podcast platform for sound art, radio art and field recording >>>>>>>>> listen

20 Mar 2020

Revenge of the Pangolin



Confusion
Despair
Anxiety
Disbelief
& everything underneath them;
we absorb the wounded space
while what we thought is the world - crumbles,
and the ugly faces emerge
all at once.

released March 19, 2020

Radio Cona ~ Storyscapes SE ~ curatorial




radioCona: Storyscapes SE

FM exhibition
18. - 23. Jan. 2020
daily from on exactly the time of the night
88.8 MHz and www.radiocona.si
curator Manja Ristić

Listening to the wounded nature, listening to oneself, archiving social realities & creating new ones – with the senses awaken by sound.

radioCona:Storyscape SE as a radio open for new sound related practices (with the focus on bioacoustics & artistic interventions in field recordings) will try to answer some of the questions about mnemopoetics of the Balkans and South Eastern Europe through the selection of artists from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.

More about the radioCona Exhibition: www.radiocona.si/radiocona-krajine-pripovedijv/

Pines & other stories



archive recordings from the Inner island site-specific series of ambient and improvisational music.

track no 1 - recorded under the old pine trees overlooking Pelješac canal in South Adriatic, few kilometers off village of Lumbarda at the site called Lenga.

the locale use to be an open quarry, where stonemasons were cutting and shaping lime rock into big blocks. Hundreds of years later the landscape is fully overtaken by Mediterranean flora & fauna, having old square cuts reshaped by the sea salt and with dense pine forest hiding old trade tracks.

track no 2 - in the stone house of Popović family (sculptor Adriana Popović, architects Nataša & Tiana Popović, painter Ljuba Popović) on the tiny island of Vrnik off the Korčula town in South Adriatic, we gathered the crowd from the house and village to give an improvisational performance.

7 Feb 2020

Lecture in Steklenik Gallery, Ljubljana




Lecture was held in Steklenik on Tuesday, 21.1.2020 at 7.00 pm in the frame of live sound event Jata C performing Bibaret JC210120 by and broadcasted live on radioCona FM 88.8MHz and stream.

www.steklenik.si/en/manja-ristic-…rgetic-agencies/

Steklenik, Gallery for Sound, Bioacoustics and Art

25 Dec 2019

Silba Sound Map



September 2019 I was invited by SEA - Silba Environment Art to harvest sonic morphologies of this magical island situated in the North Adriatic.

Silba island has an area of 15 square kilometers, shaped as number 8, with the village of Silba located at the narrowest point in the middle. There are no cars, only tractors & popular hand-pulled "karić" wheels. Famous 50 years old boat Lastovo stops in Silba every day during summer season. Population varies from aprox 200 year round, to significantly more during tourist season.

23 Dec 2019

city meanders



Collection of random field / hydrophone recordings as well as "purposeless" interventions happening while I ramble with my son through the city of Belgrade & on its outskirts; archive 2018/2019.

released December 18, 2019

20 Dec 2019

Sounds of the EarthSea

Photo by Nina Pernat

FriForma Series, Ljubljana; 
Sounds of the EarthSea ~ Robertina Šebjanič, Ida Hiršenfelder & Manja Ristić 

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1 Dec 2019

Feather & the brisk clogs



For the end of 2019 I present you my recent browsing through field & hydrophone recordings that I made this summer. This release is dedicated to my closest friends, Igor, Marko, Ivana, Tina, MIlan, Maja, Milica, Paul, Adriana, Jakica, Branka... and many others that I share my life with in dynamic interactions.

released December 1, 2019

All filed & hydrophone recordings are made with JrF equipment
jezrileyfrench.co.uk