Dead Horizon



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composition derived from field recordings taken on several locations at Defora / South side of Korčula island, overlooking the island of Lastovo, and in the town of Korčula.

file 1 - hydrophone recording of the sea-hole with baby shrimps, at Glogovac
file 2 - walking over rocks at Rt Ražnjić, field rec
file 3 - St Marco's Cathedral Church bells, field rec
file 4 - rain on the tent with Autumn waves at Rt Ražnjić, field rec

Archive 2017

Digital release ~ The House Full of Wonders

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66 minutes of conceptual sound art derived from improv sequences, field recordings and site-specific interventions, with a strong sense of re-inventing an ambient micro spaces through carefull frequency manipulation. All sounds used are previously recorded or played by the author, except for the sounds of Saturn rings taken from NASA Sounds (on the track no 4) and improv performance by a guest performer and long time collaborator Ivana Grahovac (piano, cello, tibetan bowls, wind chimes) on the tracks 1, 5 and 6.

Improv and field recordings belong to the 2017 archive, and are taken between Belgrade and Korčula island. Compilation is soon to be published on tape.

Released September 22nd 2017

Stone Rain



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The image is taken on Vrnik, tiny island situated close to Korčula town in South Adriatic. The island is historically known for its stone-marble used by stonemasons from the region during the early 20th century. Now the island is a hidden paradise with impressive abandoned query, magnificent marine life and a small village visited by few tourists in the summer season. Field recording is taken in July 2017, on the south side of the island, away from the settlements, facing chunk of an open sea facing the island of Mljet.

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photo score ~ Orlando I


photo score ~ Orlando II

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The scores are made of two images taken at Orlanduša bay, situated on the west side of Korčula island commonly called Defora, facing Lastovo. The small bay is steep and with white pebble beach at its very end. Textures of the boats laying scattered across the place picture particular perspective on the time flow, which is almost repealed in this hidden paradise. The bay has historical importance being the place where allies debarked in the final liberation of the island in the WWII.

night birds


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field recording of location near Zuce village in suburbs of Belgrade (( Karagačka street )), recorded between 2 and 3 am mid May.


Crickets, Chainsaw, Planes


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Field recording of crickets, neighbor cutting wood and planes crossing the suburbs of Belgrade // 
Recorded on May 3rd 2017

Improv Gutter

  

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Recorded April 28th 2017 near Zuce village, suburbs of Belgrade. Fantastic polyphony of rythms in resonant gutter during a mild spring rain. This particular track proposes the musical content revealed in self-generated structure by no intervention.

Wisdom Of The Off Roads ~ Photo Scores




Photo scores series are texture-based compositions picturing investigation of aural semiotics which are interconnecting objects and the place, environment and the time-frame. Following the tiny road of Karagačka Street near Zuce village in the wider suburbs of Belgrade surrounded with forest just under the Avala mountain, the locale is focused on weekend-settlement divided with this tiny road from an old Yugoslav Army rocket base. The overall photo score series are a soundwalk building its dynamics through particular points - places where textures are captured.



Field recording in this context represents principal information in structuring imaginative space in which photo scores imprint various narratives unfolding numerous emotional and analytical possibilities set for intuitive interpretation. Field recording was taken on the March 19th 2017 from 6 am to 7.30 am

Concept of a soundwalk built from audio-visual content invites for synesthetic experience in creative rethinking of this particular habitat. It is a place of tranquility swarming with narratives carefully structured from details, while embracing the impression of forgotten and graciously derelict. The road itself is a small one direction car pass serving house owners, connecting this particular settlement with back side of Vrčin village. Overlapping sounds of wild and domestic fauna with the hum of near by hills and roads as well as eroded noise of distant city of Belgrade are subliminal sonic texture that evoked the idea for abstract framing of creative interrelatedness between this particular place and potential artistic experience.

The media of photo scores is evolving around intuitive approaches in interdisciplinary sound related practice dealing with the notion of active listening and its importance in development of socio-cultural perception of sound. Synesthetic correlation between aural & visual through closer proprioception of the place / photography and time / sound opens new expanse of innovation in intuitive music. The series are inspired by the concept of British composer & sound artist Jez Riley French.

photoscore no 1 ~ Pier & Crack


incubus mnemonics




Incubus Mnemonics is an ambient experiment 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.
Compositions are conceptualized through equal frequency manipulation carefully builded with artificial reverberation calculations that represent my psychological frame for this occasion. The tone of dark ambience refers to subconscious dynamics operating ‘under the surface’ and in own paste of time. Vast stratum of abstract memory has been approached with the sound and in particular recycled environmental sound as a 'sense' of orientation within the experience of collective interrelatedness.
Ambient on the track Seeding Shadow is built from a single field recording of a bus ride, on the route 26 from Marinkova Bara to King Alexander’s Boulevard in Belgrade.

Released November 11, 2016

Field recordings, lithophone and violin improv sequences, composition as well as editing by Manja Ristić /// Guest performer on the track Miniature for the Moments in Eternal Reverberation is Danish pianist Rune Kaagaard ///

27 miniatures



27 is a collection of miniatures conceptualized as a 27 channel sound installation. Inspired by the cycle of "waters" it represents a time lapse of artificial memories composed from an archive of field recordings used as a catalysts in compositional process. 
Data in cognitive listening of the recordings are multilayered and are reflecting notions of the time, place and environmental dynamics that I further developed in to personalized narrative through various sonic interventions or simple software manipulation. 

27 miniatures are windows overlooking 27 places evoking 27 complex emotions defined by synthesis of ambient atmosphere and instrumental or site specific intervention. They represent structured memories formed in dynamic interrelations of seemingly scattered elements extracted from continuous branching of sonic information. The installation is conceptualized as interactive spatial code activating different elements of the overall structure by movement in space. Dimension of random activation alludes on generally speaking vague comprehension of psychological mechanism of subconscious "materia" in constant interactivity with our reasonable resolvability.


Released December 8th 2016