Manja Ristić (1979) graduated at the Belgrade Academy of Music, then awarded at the Royal College of Music, London. As a classical solo and chamber musician as well as a composer and an improvising musician Manja performed all across Europe and in the US, involving collaborations with established conductors and performers, multimedia artists, visual artists, poets, theatre and movie directors. Manja’s sound related research beside contemporary performance in the field of instrumental electro–acoustics, is focused on interdisciplinary approach to a sound art, field recording as well as experimental radio arts. Manja is founder of the Association of Multimedia Artists Auropolis, that by her guidance developed distinctive number of cultural events, international projects, cultural conferences and educational modules in the fields of scene and multimedia arts. Published poet and a sound theory researcher, she also signs number of theatre and movie productions as author, composer and performer. Manja participated at the founding CESSE Conference in Budapest, 2018. Works and lives on the coast of island of Korčula, Croatia and is member of the organinisation of Grey Zone / Siva zona.