8 Apr 2021

Patient Love / collaboration with Lazar Aleksandar

 

Released April 2nd, 2021

The work Patient Love is a live-set recording conceptualized for To Be Continued 2021 Music Marathon, an original concert lasting 24 hours, during which Stazione di Topolo is broadcasting live sets from many countries worldwide. The initiative is under the aegis of the Global Health Incubator, established in July 2009 in Topolò by Dr. Mario Raviglione, today professor in Global Health at the University of Milan, to create links between the world of creativity and that of science.

Lifting this work further, I invited multi-talented artist Aleksandar Lazar to contemplate ambient visuals for the sonic scaffolding of the Patient Love, as we already did together several times in the past through concert performances; employing intuitive composing, improvisation, live cinema, and inexhaustible source of audio-visual magic – a cymatic sand plate.

Furthermore, in the days that followed, I landed on a few hydrophone recordings that inspired me deeply to contemplate the intensity of our inner dynamics in times of pandemic despair and uncertainty, conceptualizing the work Water.

Since the date of the release is Autism Acceptance Day, I dedicate this work to my son Luka.

24 Mar 2021

Searching for the Cohenian Crack [Manja Ristić & Vasilis Bόtoulas]


The growing body of work is a collaboration with Vasilis Bόtoulas, a linesmith, dotsmith, repetitionist from Greece, whose work is a radiant example of transcending the visual perception into a multisensory experience. In this series that involves “sounds for drawings”, we are producing joint compositions that reflect social trauma as well as a trauma of the landscape, specifically one that occurred during the wildfires in the Attica region of Greece in 2018. The direful event escalated into an unprecedented loss of human life and an environmental devastation that has changed both the natural and urban landscape forever.

With the means of experimental sound art, soundscape composition, raw field recording, conceptual and minimalistic drawing, we are sculpting out of our memories, looking for the tactile edges of the past's phantasmagoria, searching for that fine Cohenian crack.

22 Feb 2021

Femkanje ¬ Spaces of Togetherness


contribution for the 
EXHIBITION @ CULTURAL CENTER OF BELGRADE
28.01 – 04.03.2021.
curated by Femkanje collective

SOUND DATABASE

This invitation to exhibit and the current situation of the pandemic, allowed us to work on a new archive – reaching out to all former guests to contribute from their homes. The sound database presents a special collection of sound documents from the field of contemporary art and culture, primarily Serbian artists, former guests of Femkanje, artists from the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Europe, and beyond. The archive consists of sound works, compositions, sounds from works (videos, performances, installations), as well as audio recordings of plays, readings of dramatic texts and other materials, sound messages of various contents, and field recordings. 

28 Jan 2021

Requiem for the undersea


Review by Nina Čalopek on kulturpunkt.hr >>> here <<< 

Requiem for the undersea is a collection of works based on noise pollution observed at the heart of Korčula town in South Adriatic. Hydrophone recording sites are urban reconstruction sites, that comprehend undersea digging with heavy machinery, such as reconstruction of the West port as well as ACI marina docks. The recording of a forklift scrapping the sea bed, recording of a large pneumatic drill, the sound of pouring a large amount of concrete into the sea bed – are foundations of electro-acoustic constructs, which are further de-contextualized with musical appropriations of several objects treated as instruments: metal laundry dryer, cardboard tube, AM radio signals, electromagnetic waves from electrical outlets, etc. With additional field and hydrophone recordings from the sites: island of Vrnik, Ražnjić Lighthouse, Lenga open quarry, St. Nikola’s Monastery, as well as improvisational sequences on cello – the intention to capture the moments of anthropogenic impact evolves into anxious necrologies for the undersea. 

17 Jan 2021

Framework Radio #740

 


Sounds in this edition from both new discoveries (Hayley Suviste & Lewis Ashton) and old favorites (Manja Ristić & Francisco Meirino), along with sounds from the aporee maps from the US, Austria, Portugal, Spain, and Greece, and a framework introduction recorded for us by regular contributor Barry Cullen. Listen episode >>> here <<< >>> broadcasts schedule <<< >>>

5 Dec 2020

Do Not Go Gentle


>>> 20 pieces 20 seconds long <<< 

[...] as a starting point, I decomposed the poem by Dylan Thomas "Do not go gentle into that good night" using his own voice as a unique sonic imprint / verses are scattered to reflect the chaotic or rather syncopated apprehension of reality / verses are also moved away from each other with compositions in between as a metaphor of days that stand between impulses, realization, and integration of an experience as such / on the far end, I am yearning for a dramaturgical balance in the poetry fragments from the Bell Jar by beloved Sylvia Plath / the final poetical narrative is in my mother tongue and speaks about the struggle of a woman in an oppressive and discriminatory society.

1 Dec 2020

Starfish & the sonic tonalities


The storytelling starts with an old vinyl crackling of the Wind Quintet by Ljubica Marić, and develops into anthropogenic anarchy of below and above Adriatic sea noise pollution. Many of the hydrophone sounds should be credited to shrimps, crabs, and fish from the Korčula archipelago. 

The fabulous cover is made by Vukadinn Filipović, it is a portrait of Janja Bilbija.

The last track is the filed recording of a small rock barrier at the St. Nikola's Monastery, which is situated at the edge of the Korčula town. The Monastery was built around 1505, with additional buildings added in the reconstruction effort in 1665. Monastery has one of the oldest libraries in Europe.

24 Nov 2020

Inferno ~ Cities and Memory


To mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s masterpiece The Divine Comedy, more than 80 artists from all over the world have created his vision of Hell through sound – this is the Cities and Memory Inferno.

Facing the architecture of darkness, I chose the realm of Phlegethon, or did it chose me? The Phlegethon is the boiling river of blood that comprised the first part of the Seventh Circle of Hell.

“Within this river are those tyrants so aptly punished in a boiling blood.” — Virgil.

Composition Souls on Fire is conceptualized around the realm of darkness deeply seeded in the human soul, which reflects in extreme actions such as murder, tyranny, and violence, and fuels the deepest fears we struggle to comprehend or even only to look at.

19 Nov 2020

Sonic Ontology of Negligence




7 Nov 2020 – 8 Jan 2021
FM exhibition
exhibition of 8-channel sound installation
in-situ FM walks

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7 Nov 2020 at 12.00 (noon) on FM 88.8 MHz – in-situ FM walk (at Park Tivoli)
10 Nov 2020 at 18.00 p.m. on FM 88.8 MHz – in-situ FM walk (at Park Tivoli)
18 Nov 2020 at 20.00 p.m. on program Ars – radio exhibition opening
Production Zavod Cona, Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacoustics and art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

About conceptualization of work pdf notebook Sonic Ontology of Negligence

Review ~ Radio Student

Polyphonic Echoes ~ Orango


Orango is a multilingual spoken-word and sound art piece composed by Manja Ristić with a poem by Cosmina Moroșan in the frame of POLYPHONIC ECHOES, a project organized by Jumătatea plină for SEMI SILENT. Poetry curatorial by Vasile Leac, sound art and overall curatorial by Anamaria Pravicencu. Partners: Czech Center and the National Museum of Romanian Literature. With the support of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. 

12 Oct 2020

Strelice >>> Arrows <<< exhibition by Simonida Rajčević

 


exhibition by Simonida Rajčević >>> STRELICE <<< DOB Gallery Belgrade October 13th <<< excerpt from the sound installation made for this occasion is decomposition of the track Blue by R.E.M. feat Patti Smith, with fragments from The Bell Jar by beloved Sylvia Plath.

9 Sept 2020

sonoAdriatic tales ~ ArsElectronica 2020

 

 


the compositional study that I am developing in continuity is shifting through the disciplines of sound & listening, instrumental improv, anthropology, culture of memory, site-specific intervention, phenomenology, neuroscience and beyond.

23 Aug 2020

collection ~ the naked flame trembles in an empty room

 


gentle blend of soundscapes and poetry, sonic textures, dreamlike drones and object improvisation. in the collection - the naked flame trembles in an empty room - I am transcending the context of memory field strained within the stratum of subjective emotional growth, that tackles the question of our strengths and availabilities to comprehend the paradigm shift of a safe space, while burdened with the uncertainty of the galloping recession and menace of the pandemic, caught in the labyrinth of both intimate and collective fears.

August 2020, Korčula island.