19 Nov 2021
On October 31st I accidentally discovered Tunnel Grič in central Zagreb. It is 1 kilometer long WWII air-raid shelter, now a pedestrian tunnel recently reopened for the public after being sealed for decades.
This is the integral field recording of my first encounter with the tunnel and its incredible acoustics, interacting with passers-by, examining its sonic properties, feeling its dense memory field, while walking up and down and holding the recorder in my hand.
The recording is later enriched by minimal ambient interventions.
Released November 14, 2021
26 Oct 2021
Najveći deo radnje je hermetičan, odnosno smešten na srednjovekovni dvor i u dvorsku kosturnicu u doba pandemije, a obuhvata period od 13. veka, do dana današnjeg. Realni likovi, kojima je tekst inspirisan, pretočeni su u nekakve dvorske arhetipove kao što su: lekar, car, sveštenik, dvorska dama, dvorska luda, ministar vojni, lakej, kovač, pustolov zatočen u buretu i šišmiš. Ovih deset upečatljivih likova interpretira dvoje glumaca koristeći širok opseg glasovnih tehnika, podržan eksperimentalnom kompozicijom utemeljenoj u atmosferskim fragmentima terenskog zvuka, improvizacionim sekvencama i droničnoj dramaturgiji, kao i u bogatoj arhivi music concrete intervencija snimljenih specijalno za ovu priliku.
Radio drama donosi izuzetno jaku humornu notu, elemente horora, ali svakako, kao i svaka satira, na kraju ipak ostavlja gorak ukus realnosti.
Izvedba: Mila Manojlović, Nesim Hrvanović
Kompozicija i dizajn zvuka: Manja Ristić
Snimatelji zvuka: Igor Bulović, Igor Lončar (Studio Wave)
Mastering: La Plant Studio
Ko-produkcija: Sonja Leboš
Naslovna ilustracija: Marko Banićević
Produkcija: Studio ELL Korčula, 2021
Realizacija je podržana od strane Ministarstva kulture Republike Hrvatske
Closing track credits: kLIMEK & Marta Collica & Manja Ristić “Don’t Kill The Animals”, from the soundtrack to the 2011 WDR3 radio feature “MESSERSCHLEIFEN”.
7 Oct 2021
18 Sept 2021
17 Sept 2021
THE DESIRE OF MY HEART - conceptualized for RADIA FM Network which involves broadcasts on over 40 radio stations globally, and published on SIRR.ECORDS from Portugal.
The Desire of My Heart is a collection of intimate interventions extracted from my daily life and observations of my immediate environment from the perspective of transcendental attuning. On the trace of early 20th century esoteric practices of automatic painting and writing, I build a meta-narrative in three stages, using field recordings, sonification, and improvisation on amplified objects, as well as exploring and manipulating basic frequencies from electrical fields.
Instruments used –
thick jar with the ice cubes
broken radio receiver inside the thick jar with the ice cubes
radio receiver tuning to an FM scale (excerpts from HRT3 programme about WWII)
wheelchair wheel salvaged from shallow waters in the Adriatic played with wooden sea debris, electrical coffee mixer, soft xylophone stick, and a pine cone
radio receiver placed on the wheelchair wheel
cardboard tube rubbed against a window
stones rubbed with the soft xylophone stick
baby megaphone toy
field recordings –
Poreč marina, ventilation behind the restaurant in the park (June 2021)
hydrophone and field recorder buried in the stranded sediments of a dry Posidonia Oceanica algae, Good Waters bay, Silba Island (July 2021)
St. Marco’s Cathedral church bells, Korcula town (December 2020)
instrumental excerpt from the Depression for the Bass Clarinet graphic score, interpretation Vasa Vuckovic (April 2018)
contact mic & hydrophone built by Jez riley French
Mastering La Plant Studio Mixing and Mastering Belgrade
26 Aug 2021
Other than the magic of Silba, on my way there I recorded the Neretva river in Mostar, letting hydrophone into the strong whirls under the Bunur bridge while participating in the project Toxic Lands curated by Armina Pilav.
I also picked some noises from catamaran Biševo, and a ferry boat cutting the horizon on the route Split – Vela Luka. The sea organ in Zadar, and some sailboat masts singing in the wind in Poreč marina too.
released July 30, 2021
All sounds and images by Manja Ristic
JrF hydrophone and contact mic
Mastering La Plant Studio Belgrade
Supported by SEA Silba Environment Art
19 Jul 2021
20 Seconds Magazine ISSUE 3 came out on July 5th, 2021, with contributions by Abdullah Miniawy, Aldo Tambellini, Alma Đelić, Atelier Impopulaire, Authored Landscapes, Cedrik Fermont, Khyam Allami, Manja Ristić, Vasilis Botoulas, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Temps Zero.
my essay ~ That which eyes cannot see: Symbolism in conceptual listening ~ puts the postures of listening in an anthropological evolutionary context, and in relation to symbolism and the notion of collective memory. the essay is embodied by collaborative series of sounds for drawings "Searching for the Cohenian Crack", which I am developing with Vasilis Botoulas.
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152 pages, Perfect bound, Softcover
24 Apr 2021
the release (vinyl & digital) you can listen & order as well as read about the project on publisher's Bandcamp: f-o-m.bandcamp.com/album/kairos-the-dwellers
8 Apr 2021
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.
25 Mar 2021
for full program notes see: https://frameworkradio.net/2021/04/752-2021-04-11/
24 Mar 2021
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.