Composition 2018.08 (Violin Stories) is a collaboration between the violinist and sound artist Manja Ristić and the composer Bernhard Living. The components of the composition were derived from violin samples - with the samples effected and pitch-shifted to create a number of different elements that repeat and fade in and out of each other.
In the words of Manja Ristić: Composition 2018.08 (Violin Stories) was conceptualised with pre-recorded violin samples by Manja Ristić. Processed violin sounds build a meditative atmosphere inviting us into a deep listening experience. Suggested by "sonic breathing", drone-like fluctuations and spatial extensions with overall minimal sound movement - and allude to altered state of consciousness that transcend the alteration of space-time perception. The organic sound of the instrument is wrapped in a digital net developing a dense, almost material sonic body.
Composition 2018.08 (Violin Stories) was first performed at Poetronica - Curated by Pavel Zhagun - National Centre for Contemporary Art - Moscow - 21.04.2018