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Manja Ristić (1979) born in Belgrade. 

MANJA CV

In 2001 graduated at the Belgrade Academy of Music, then in 2004 awarded at the Royal College of Music, London, with PGDip Solo-Ensemble Recitalist. As a classical solo and chamber musician as well as a composer and an improv musician Manja performed all across Europe and in the US, involving collaborations with established conductors and performers, multimedia artists, visual artists, poets, theater and movie directors.

During her undergraduate studies Manja starts collaboration with cellist Ivana Grahovac, forming experimental electro–acoustic duo Eruption, that brings progressive approaches in instrumental string performing within SEE region and since the end of 90s continuously supports development of the free improvisation scene in Belgrade.

After finishing post-graduate studies Manja is focusing on contemporary performance in the field of instrumental electro–acoustics, sound art, field recording, interdisciplinary sound related research (mnemotopia, mnemopoetics and site specific intervention), experimental radio arts, … In 2015 Manja presented conceptual system of graphic notations dedicated to contemporary music composers and performers, under the title Violin Revealed – Alternative Guide to Violin’s Sonic Life, a concept developed during two decades of multi-instrumental improv practice and performance research.

Manja is founder of the Association of Multimedia Artists „Auropolis“ (since 2004), that by her guidance developed distinctive number of cultural events, international projects, cultural conferences and educational modules in the fields of scene arts and multimedia arts.

Workes and lives in Belgrade, Serbia and Korčula Island, Croatia.

Contact: culturalgerila@gmail.com