Tale of the Mirzana
Tale of the Mirzana is an improv fairytale inspired by a Kazakhstan folk story. 
It is played without any pre-conception or clear musical form. 4 woman and a fireplace, instruments and house objects. Maja, Ivana, Katarina and Manja are diving in to the unusual noise and rhythm textures, improv virtuosity, jazzy solos and tribal grooves. 

One day the Snake of the Lake grabs Mirzana, a beautiful village girl, and takes her in the lake's depths. But when underwater Snake turns in to a prince in which Mirzana falls in love with and marries him. But up there on the shore, although finding out Mirzana is happy, Mirzana's mother longs for her daughter and constantly dreams about her coming back. One day Mirzana visits her mother, and mother sees the opportunity. While Mirzana is a sleep mother kills the snake, leaving her daughter a widow.
Released January 11, 2016 

Maja Radovanlija, guitar, sound objects 
Katarina Vukadinović, voice, sound objects 
Ivana Grahovac, cello, sound objects 
Manja Ristić, violin, sound objects, editing 

Cover art by Ola Volo ((( ))) 

Recorded at Studio AVALA
January 2nd, 2016 

Silence Fest
Live session recording held at Gallery 12HUB in Belgrade at the Silence Fest promo event /// gathering multimedia artists creating in the space of intimate, contemplative and mnemopoetic audio-visual narratives ///
Released November 23, 2015 

Manja Ristić, violin, sound objects, percussion, bass guitar with effects 
Ivana Grahovac, cello, zither, Tibetan bowls 
Dušan Damnjanović, percussion, sound objects 
Ivan Kadelburg, sound engineering 
Cover photo by Dušan Lazarević 
Image of the video installation by Nevena Vasiljević 
Edited by Manja Ristić

Zenit Sessions
Manja Ristić, violin, small percussion, objects
Milana Zarić, harps, zither, small percussion, objects
Ivana Grahovac, cello, small percussion, objects

Zenit Sessions are exploring improvised and conceptual music practices, by staying connected with ensemble principles of contemporary music. The music deals with matters of collective structuring in the moment of performance, in which intention and intuition, memory and emergent material fuse and correspond.
We are concerned with expressive power of resonance above all. Compositional tools such as spacing and layering of different textures, timbral and spectral transformations, blurring of boundaries between instruments as well as sharp contrasts between individual voices are coupled with the use of instruments’ extended techniques, and strong connection between strings and percussion.
By embracing uncertainty in our improvisations, the aim is to create an open space for unpredictable outcomes, and to offer the possibility to surprise and discover in the very moment of performance.

Sonopoly  at Mal au Pixel, Paris
Mal au Pixel festival brings together young digital artists and unconventional electronics: unexpected technologies, prototypes and open ended events. For the 4th edition of the festival, we will once more be looking  at connecting technology, urban electronics and environmental issues, this time to investigate our ecological beliefs. Eruption participation was live web streaming feed from New Radio Belgrade studio in Maja Đorđević interactive multimedia installation "Sonopoly".

Sonopoly is a theater play based on three short stories by English author James Graham Ballard: Footage number 12 (1958), Prima Belladonna (1956) and Sound cleaner (1960). Copula that connects three stories reclines on dramaturgical approach to human voice and a sound in general. Stories are preserved and showed separately, but their lineup is conditioned by the logics of time and narrative. Base lines are text and audio/visual surrounding. Performance considers acting, sound and video edited in real time and both live and web streaming music making.

Idea of staging Sonopoly came from desire to implement metaphorical and dystopian (or anti utopian) world of Ballard in to a multimedia form, focusing on three short stories: Prima Belladonna, Footage number 12 and Sound cleaner. Each of those presents one technological patent, like orchids with the opera singer’s voice, micro-acoustical recordings or « sonovaks » - vacuum cleaner of harmful sounds. These unusual innovations are revealing dark and secret fantasias of characters from unstable worlds of future that bring in psychologically grotesque and physically fatal elements. Observer is placed in the world full of cables, tubes, microphones and unusual instruments. Sonopoly implements the idea that architecture and urban environment are extensions of subconscious impulses. Frequent theme of Ballard’s works is human need to build surrounding according to its own inner structures. Cities and space organization of any kind are therefore mirrors of subconscious matrix. Adaptation, video installations/visuals, VJ/ing: Maja Đorđević; scenography, costume, visuals: Ana Zarubica; sound engineer: Herve Herrero; performing/comedy: Cloe Beguet; music / web streaming: Manja Ristić (violin), Ivana Grahovac (cello), Vuk Jovanović (lute), Rastko Lazić (recorded electronics); voice effects, singing: Melodie Orru aka Mo; interpretation: Juliette Allauzen; performing/acting: Mike Ladd, Juliette Allauzen, Oliver Roelofs.

Theater of Memories, the theater-installation staged twice in Belgrade is inspired by the work of Czech writer Lenka Reinerova, who is perceived as the representative of the human will to survive even under the most horrible circumstances, of the strength to testify about the darkest moments of the XX.Ct. and irresistible descriptions of European and world cities between the two world wars as well the mid-European culture of the time.

Production: Association of Multimedia Artists Auropolis – 2009 / 2010
Center for Cultural Decontamination, Thursday 04.03.2010. / 18:00h
House for Culture “VUK”, Sunday 07.03.2010. / 21:15h

Sonja Leboš, cultural anthropologist and practitioner, the initiator of the project
Manja Ristić, violinist and conceptualization of multimedia implementation
Stevan Lung, videographer and conceptualization of multimedia implementation
Magdalena Klašnja, costume designer
Ivan Kadelburg, electronic music
Birgitte Lyregaard, poetic forms, singing, performing
Paul Murray, conceptualization and implementation of phisical performing
Mathieu Calleja, percussion, sound scapes
Ivana Grahovac, cello

Scrolling is a multimedia performance based on poetry, music and video integration. The body of this performance is poetry by Simon Mundy written as an experimental on line project during 10 months in the 2009, while poet was traveling throughout Europe and further. Scrolling was staged twice in December 2009 in Belgrade, at the Planetarium - Kalemegdan and House of Culture VUK. This recording was taken as a live radio broadcast between two public performances.
Simon Mundy, narration
Manja Ristić, violin
Ivana Grahovac, cello
Igor Stangliczky, electronics
Ivan Kadelburg, electronics
Maja Đorđević, video

Piano Trio ARION 
Irina Dečermić, piano
Manja Ristić, violin
Ivana Grahovac, cello

Concert in Wales / UK that was the outcome of Simon Mundy's programming collaboration with Sidney Nolan Trust. Piano trio ARION performed also in City Hall in Subotica.

Programme involved Haydn trio D - major, Shostakovitch piano trio no. 2 and a composition under title "The Station" composed especially for this tour by Božidar Obradinović.
Concerts were supported by Ministry of Culture RS.
Soon after trio recorded DVD in Jugoslav Drama Theater with the support of Milan Tvrdišić and Eye to Eye production.


Red Coats by David James Duncan
Recording of live performance at The City Library as a part of early Supernova Sessions.
Paul Murray - spoken word
Manja Ristic - violin
Ivana Grahovac - cello
Ivan Jovanovic - double bass
Igor Stangliczky - electronics
Stevan Lung - live video.
Additional performance of The Draw, a poem by Manja Ristic.

Server Earth
Janez Janša (concept, video)
Brane Zorman (electronics)
Tomaž Grom (upright bass)
Manja Ristić (violin)
Ivana Grahovac (violoncello)
Matjaž Manček (guitar)
Seppo Gründler (sound 3D spatialization)

IEM / CUBE, Inffeldgasse 10/3, 8010 Graz
April 19 2007 at 6.30 pm
broadcasting on Oe1/ORF, program Long Night of New Music