The Squid's Ear Magazine

Ristic, Manja / Joana Guerra / Veronica Cerrotta: Slani pejzazi [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] (Tsss Tapes)

TSSS Tapes brought together these three performers -- Belgrade violinist and sound artist Manja Ristić; Lisbon exploratory improviser and cellist Joana Guerra; and Argentine pianist and sound artist living in Rio de Janeiro, Veronica Cerrotta -- developing these two intensely detailed compositions of acoustic performance, field recordings and acousmatic sound.

Price: $8.95


In Stock

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
Shipping Weight: 3.00 units

Sample The Album:

product information:


Veronica Cerrotta-composer, performer

Joana Guerra-composer, performer

Manja Ristic-composer, performer

Click an artist name above to see in-stock items for that artist.

Label: Tsss Tapes
Catalog ID: tst047
Squidco Product Code: 34928

Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Italy
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded by the artists.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"[...] Slani pejzaži features complementary musicians who had not previously known each other, their common link being Francesco, who helped to bring the three together. The label owner writes, "Manja is a violinist, Joana a cellist, Veronica a pianist ... (they) met in this place where (their) music somehow has the same feeling." According to Manja, "we gradually built a sonic simulacrum of places and moments frozen in time." Manja sent the initial recordings to Verónica, who added material and sent it to Joana, who sent it back to Manja. Piece by piece, three worlds became a shared and sacred space.

Each of these three worlds also represents multiple locations; Manja's recordings of Korčula are joined by recordings from the limestone quarries of the South Adriatic and the Austrian-Czech borderlands; she also plays a cardboard box. Verónica's field recordings in and above Rio De Janeiro are mixed with film samples and shortwave radio. She writes, "I felt that one sound was calling to another. It was like painting a picture, mixing colors, highlighting figures, creating textures, outlining shapes." Joana's layer includes prepared cello, Moroccan flute, an old organ, bowed Portuguese guitar and her own voice. She writes, "The first track carried me to fluid, sandy shores, misty and mysterious landscapes, reminiscent of a lost memory or dream. In the second track, I sensed a cyclical motion, an ode to the beauty found in everyday rituals, hinting at an interconnectedness that binds all existence."

This interconnectedness becomes the binding agent of the album. "Diario de sueños" ("Dream diary") begins with chimes, rustles and birds, like the curtain pulled back on an ancient temple, revealing dusty bowls, emptying nests. There is holiness in connection, symbolized here by the musical conversation. Some parts are meant to be harmonic, others distinct yet not dissonant: a sign that every participant can be heard without all agreeing on every matter. Collaboration, in this instance, leads to consensus. As the women share memories of the places they've been, they create a global dialogue, meeting on common ground. The cello plays a lullaby over trains and traffic, stability and movement implied at the same time. Thunder begins to rumble; droplets descend on the instruments, producing nature's own notes. Joana's voice imitates a theremin, introducing an otherworldly tone balanced by the sound of footsteps on gravel.

And then to "O vento retoma o seu lugar inicial," a line from Yannis Ritsos roughly (Google) translated as "The wind takes over its initial place." At first, prospective travelers mill abound, seemingly at ease, waiting for the transport that will take them home or away; then the agitated cello, implying that the journey may not be so calm. The soothing voices of the station operators paper over any leftover anxiety. In this tape, leaving home also connotes leaving one's comfort zone, surrendering control, accepting that collaboration may produce something greater than individual efforts. The wind blows in at the midpoint: the winds of change or even a spiritual wind. An Irish forecast is followed by a drenching, formidable rain, into which the flute soars, unafraid. A snippet of summer poetry produces an intense calm. Now tame as a tea kettle, the wind has come back around, safe as houses, safe as playgrounds. [...]"-A Closer Listen

Get additional information at A Closer Listen

Artist Biographies

"Argentine sound artist. She studied Visual Arts at the National University of Art (U.N.A.) and Music at the Juan Pedro Esnaola Music School, with a specialty in piano. She works in the field of sound art, placing listening and the everyday landscape in focus. Her artistic production is based on the use of field recordings and oscillates between soundscape and experimental music. She has several pieces published in compilations from Argentina, Brazil, Barcelona, ​​Chile, Peru, and the UK. She currently lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she does sound design and cultural production work. She directs the Fonoteca Maresia, an archival project that brings together field recordings and soundscapes by RJ and is part of the independent collective Estúdio Escuta that promotes the dissemination of experimental music and sound art artists from Latin America."

-Earth.FM (Translated by Google) (

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Joana Guerra: "I was born in 1983 and grew up in the Lisbon suburbs, specifically in Rinchoa.

My musical studies began at the neighborhood school where, curiously, also had karate lessons! Subsequently, I pursued my musical education at the Lisbon Conservatory of Music while concurrently earning a degree in Portuguese Literature from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Balancing my musical pursuits, I navigated through a series of less-than-ideal part-time jobs.

As a musician I moved to musical landscapes that could reflect my desire for acoustic experimentation and for the adoption of bolder sound references as well as extended techniques for cello, which led me to become part of Lisbon's free improvisation movement.

I have regularly collaborated with numerous musicians, as well as with dance, performance and theater projects, influencing and interweaving an ever-expanding sound universe. I released four albums of my solo project, dating the last release of 2020 with the acclaimed "Chão Vermelho" (Miasmah Records). I played on several portuguese venues and festivals, as well as across borders: Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil, São Tome and Principe.

I am also part of several projects in the spectrum of exploratory and improvised music: Lantana, The Alvaret Ensemble, Joana Guerra & Gil Dionísio or the Cornelius Cardew inspired ensemble 'Tratado de Cardew. In addition to other collaborations with Joëlle Léandre, Maria do Mar, Surma, Spectrum Awareness, Carlos Godinho, Gume, Victor Herrero, Lula Pena, Yaw Tembe, Asimov, Angelica Salvi, Tiago Sousa, João Ferro Martins, Pop Dell'Arte, João Pais Filipe, Paulo Vicente, Beat the Odds, Raquel Lima, Trigger, Ricardo Jacinto, Pedro Melo Alves, Mia Distonia, Orquestra do Ruído, Cícero, Bernardo Álvares...

As a composer and a performer, I've been involved in projects from other artistic fields: in dance performance, I've worked with the choreographers Clara Andermatt, Madalena Victorino and Marina Nabais; in theatre, with the João Garcia Miguel Company and Hotel Europe; in cinema/documentary, I've made the soundtrack for Os campos em volta, by João Botelho, presented at Festival IndieLisboa 2015 and also for Peceras, by Asur Fuente.

This vibrant melting pot of artistic experience enriches my being as a musician and as a composer. I share this constant evolution with the audience during my live performances!"

-Joana Guerra Website (

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Manja Ristić, born in Belgrade in 1979, is a violinist, sound artist, published poet, curator, and researcher. She graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Music (2001), then awarded at the Royal College of Music, London, with PGDip Solo/Ensemble Recitalist (2004). As a classical solo and chamber musician, as well as a composer and an improv musician She has performed all across Europe and in the US, involving collaborations with established conductors, performers, multimedia artists, poets, and theatre/film directors.

Ristić's sound-related research besides contemporary performance in the field of instrumental electro-acoustics, is focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sound and field recording as well as experimental radio arts.

Ristić has created commissions for ORF musikprotokoll, Radiophrenia, Radio Art Zone, Kunstradio - Radiokunst, Radio Cona, Semi-Silent, Radia.FM, Framework Radio, REVEIL Soundcamp, all national broadcasting agencies across SE Europe, and many independent media platforms. She co-curated sonoAdriatic Tales at Ars Electronica 2020, and in the last 20 years curated and developed a distinctive number of cultural events, international projects, cultural conferences, and educational platforms in the fields of inter-media, experimental sound-related arts, scene, and multimedia arts mostly as a founder and manager of the Association of Multimedia Artists "Auropolis", but also as a sound-related arts curator of Gallery 12 HUB, programme editor of the Cultural Centre "Parobrod", co-curator of Belgrade Summer Festival BELEF, project manager of NOFM Radio collective.

The winner of several distinctive awards for solo and chamber classical music, laureate of the Academy Charles Cros Sélection Musiques Expérimentales 2024, holds an honorable mention from the Phonurgia Nova Awards, and a Golden Award for the extended media from the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia. She is a founding member of CENSE - Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies.

In the last decade, Ristić has published sound art independently as well as for labels and publishing bodies: LINE, Kamizdat, DASA tapes, Objects & Sounds, Unfathomless, mappa, Verdure Engraved, Troublesome House, Cona Zavod, Naviar Records, Flag Day Recordings, Framework Seasonal, Inexhaustible Editions, Elan Vital Recordings, Radio Art Zone, SIRR-ECORDS, Sonospace, Cities & Memories, Auropolis, UIII / AIIR, 20 Seconds Art Magazine, AMPLIFY 2020, sonic matter, and more.

Manja signs several independent theater and movie productions as an author, composer, and performer (The Deserters - by Damir Markovina, Munje - by R. Andrić, Between Dream and Dream - by M. Stojnić, Life of Lenka Reinerova Mnemosyne the Theater of Memories - by M. Ristić / S. Leboš, Penumbra - by G. Hudson, Tale of the Forbidden Flower - by B. Lyregaard, Red Coats - by D. J. Duncan, Some Alaska - by H. Pinter, Judith - by H. Barker, Nose - by N. Gogol, Midsummer Night Dream - by W. Shakespeare, Mansion Beckett - by S. Beckett, Oxygen - by I. Viripaev).

Works and lives on the island of Korčula, Croatia."

-Manja Ristic Website (

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Track Listing:


1. Diario de suenos 16:50


1. O vento retoma o seu lugar inicial 16:52

Related Categories of Interest:

Physical Releases that include Download Codes
Compositional Forms
Electroacoustic Composition
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Stringed Instruments
Trio Recordings
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Mexico, Central & South Americas + Islands
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
New in Experimental & Electronic Music
Recent Releases and Best Sellers

Search for other titles on the label:
Tsss Tapes.

Recommended & Related Releases:
Other Recommended Releases:
Euro Herc
(Tsss Tapes)
"Turning discarded sounds into a form of stumbling poetry", Christian Schiefner (aka Chemiefaserwerk) and Michal Fundowicz (aka Turmeric Acid) use cassette tapes, objects and field recordings (eg. a kitchen timer, a kalimba pattern, a Polish instructional tape, Croatian field recording) to create fascinating transformations of sonic environments in two engaging aural journeys.
Eventless Plot
(Tsss Tapes)
The Thessaloniki trio Vasilis Liolios, Aris Giatas and Yiannis Tsirikoglou, aka Eventless Plot, pays great attention to sonic details through experimental sound and sonic expression, here in a two-part work performed on percussion, analog modular synth, tapes/Revox A-77, field recordings, electromagnetic mic & objects, joined by double bassist Antonis Argyriou for the 2nd part.
Jerman, Jeph / Ted Byrnes
(Tsss Tapes)
Two western-US, like-minded sound artists and improviser who started their musical lives as drummer/percussionists, Jeph Jerman and Ted Byrnes present nine relatively succinct tracks of unusual and unidentifiable sources, typically formed around a rhythmic center and always actively engaging, finding logic in curious or even chaotic interaction.
Various Artists
Free Percussion/Water [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Tsss Tapes)
Demonstrating the striking diversity modern solo percussionists present, the Italian tape label TSSS Tapes compiles an international set of solo works from explorers Tim Daisy, Jeph Jerman, Ted Byrnes, Wojtek Kurek, Clinton Green, Rie Nakajima, Emilio Berne, Shakeeb Abu Hamdan, Lucie Nezri, Karen Willems, Paolo Sanna, Li Qing, Carlos Godinho, and Rodrigo Vieira.
Nakajima, Rie / Takahiro Kawaguchi
(Tsss Tapes)
Rapid and lucid activity of mechanical and organic activity, a mad mechanism under the control of master machinists perking the ears in inexplicable ways, from the collaboration of Japanese sound artists Rie Nakajima and Takahiro Kawaguchi, their uncredited sources seemingly a mix of motors, bells, squeaky toys, material flurries, whistles, &c. &c.; playfully fascinating.
Lami, Giovanni / Giovanni di Domenico
(Tsss Tapes)
Four recordings from the collaboration of Italian sound artists Giovanni Di Domenico and Giovanni Lami, two prolific experimenters using real time manipulation of sounds that include piano, electronics and subliminal pulses, creating haunting cycles of muted progressions enveloped in harmonic environments, both tranquil and energetically compelling.
Jacques, Anne-F / Takamitsu Ohta
Oto to Secchi [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Tsss Tapes)
Using small objects and contact microphones to create peacefully clacking, mewling and idiosyncratic utterances, sound artists Takamitsu Ohta and Anne-Francoise Jacques developed this installation shown in 2019 at the Bonjour! Gendaibunmei gallery in Kyoto, recorded by Jacques as a tour of the various sonic manifestations that a visitor to the gallery might experience.
Corcoran, Kevin / Giacomo Salis / Paolo Sanna
(Tsss Tapes)
Initiating like a jet shaking the sky, the trio of Kevin Corcoran on percussion & objects, Giacomo Salis on percussion, objects & field recordings and Paolo Sanna on percussion & objects create otherworldly sonic environments that project collapsing and ringing events above often turbulent foundations, creating side-long journeys that engage through mysterious and surmisable sound.
Olive, Tim / Kayu Nakada
(Tsss Tapes)
Applying techniques similar to those of the prepared piano, Japanese experimental artist Kayu Nakada uses circuit bending--circuit boards from electronic instruments short circuited for new effects--joining forces with Japan-based Canadian electronic instrument maker Tim Olive (845 Audio) for four works of intriguingly interactive glitch, hum, static and sonic inexplicables.
Jacques, Anne-Francoise / Tim Olive
(Tsss Tapes)
The fourth release from the long-standing sonic research duo of Montreal sound artist Anne-F Jacques, who uses "rotating devices" based around small amplified motors, and Montreal ex-patriot living in Kobe, Japan Tim Olive (845 Audio), using magnetic pickups on objects and self-built instruments, here in six richly detailed and sometimes curiously menacing recordings.
Nakajima, Rie
(Tsss Tapes)
Working with sculpture and objects in sound installations and live performance, Rie Nakajima captured this appealing set of kinetic performances named for the objects featured in each: a handle of a Japanese sliding door (fusuma), Japanese rice bowls, coils, jars, shells, flower pots, plastic bags, tin foil, tin cans, chopsticks, a bamboo pot, stones, cups, &c.
Dunning, Graham / Edward Lucas
(Tsss Tapes)
A series of unusual improvisations between London free improvising trombonist Edward Lucas (Hyperion Ensemble, London Experimental Ensemble) and experimental sound artist, turntablist & percussionist Graham Dunning, merging acoustic sources with controlled feedback, objects and field recordings, pressed to dubplate to create these engagingly strange and concise dialogs.
Jerman, Jeph
Popular Fictions [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Tsss Tapes)
Two side-long compositions from audio explorer Jeph Jerman, assembled using recordings of objects including "mouth, stone, wood, glass, metal, paper, plastic, radio" plus field recordings made through the spring and summer of 2020 in and around Cottonwood, AZ, joined with audio contributions from Doug Theriault, Chris Reider, Julie Schubert, &c.

The Squid's Ear Magazine

The Squid's Ear Magazine

© 2002-, Squidco LLC