incubus mnemonics // digital release




Incubus Mnemonics is an ambient experiment by Manja Ristić, composed solely from field recordings gathered across the period of a year spent on relation Belgrade (Serbia) - Korčula Island (South Adriatic, Croatia).

"Sonic contrast of the two 'so close but so far away’ places I considered my domiciles had concrete impact on development of my cognitive memory.
The idea of cognitive memory being a catalyst in individual development of psychological perception of sound brought me to a discourse where listening of environmental sound triggers complex compositional process, builds active energy transfers and sense of connection with the source of sound or sonic ambients".

Mnemosyne. Stories of Stone & Sound




Mnemosyne. Stories of Stone and Sound links one of globally most impressive memorials of WWII — Partisans' Necropolis in Mostar, Bosna and Herzegowina — with the island of Korčula. Stonemasons from Korčula built Partisans' Necropolis under the guidance of its architect Bogdan Bogdanović, whose monuments, scattered in the countries of ex-Yugoslavia, commemorate the most precious lecture for the humankind today: all men are brothers, all cultures are equally valid and no man's memory is more important than another man's life.
Manja Ristić (violin, stones, bell, found objects), Ronald Panza (stones, voice, found objects)& Marko Paunović (tapes, electronics, stone marimba) held memorial concert in Korčula Old town, September 18th 2016 //

Eruption /// Digital release



Eruption duo (( Manja Ristic & Ivana Grahovac )) are multi-instrumentalists who achieved an extraordinary communication in the sphere of cognitive improvisation ///

"Enochian diaries" is a session dedicated to an old piano kept for a long time in Ivana's family. The album is knitted with unusual treatment of an instrument, but also with carefully chosen field recordings such are sounds of Byford's forest which is located right opposite of the Ivana's old family house as well as astronomical sound recordings of Jupiter atmosphere such is Jovian chorus ///
Guest performer is Serbian ambient artist Marko Paunovic who contributed with samples of analogue radio frequencies and electricity sound interventions. 

radioCona: 0.2425

ArtSync is hosting radioCona curatorial from February 2016 ~ Artists: Agapea, Miha Erman, Andraž Magajna, Kaja Kraner / Alja Lobnik / Katja Kosi, OR poiesis (alias Petra Kapš), Jan Turk / Marko Batista, Simon Macuh, Boštjan Perovšek, Irena Pivka, Dušan Zidar, Brane Zorman, Mauricio Valdés Emeterio, Gilles Aubry, Justin Bennett, Colin Black, Christopher DeLaurenti, Chantal Dumas, Louis Dufort, Simohammed Fettaka, Anna Friz, Miguel A. García, Georg Klein, Eric LaCasa, Eric Leonardson, Francisco Lopez, Jay Needham, Novi_sad, Emeka Ogboh, Lee Patterson, Anna Raimondo, Pablo Reche, katrinem, Suk-Jun Kim, Jacob Kirkegaard, Raed Yassin, WR.

See full preview at radioCona /////////

Gleam archives // Manja Ristić & Marko Paunović



Gleam archives is unique reflection on sound perception of spatial cognitive codes in collective memory // In search of a multidimensional sound picture duo creates organic synthesis of electronic ambient, atypical treatment of the instrument, field recordings and music concrete //

Sensibility of created spaces invites for fully engaged listening and deliberation of the ambient sound perception ontology // Duo Ristić / Paunović collaborates since 2014 // Main focus in their work is synthesis of instrumental improvisation and sonic ambient //