Roads of Arabia

Two compositions for the international exhibition "Roads of Arabia" staged at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin from 25th January to 9th April 2012. Sound compositions were created with more than 15 layers, composed with audio field recordings, digital synthesis and white noise.
Sound in the Room 1 was meant to be heard in front of the sculptures and is more dynamical, inspired with wind and desert sand. Sound in the Room 3, which can be heard in the whole room, is more static and mystical, calm, inspired with monumentality.



From personal experience, the author examines the idea of individual's vulnerability in the world. She is looking for a "place" where it is possible, at least briefly, to feel safe. This "place" is found in music, where communication and the exchange of energy through sound, play a crucial role.
The performance is designed for a group of listeners located in the middle of the space. Around them, eight musicians/performers are playing music using Tibetan bowls and glasses, instruments that carry the symbolism of both strength and fragility. The sound influences senses in various ways, bringing the listeners gradually into a meditative state, and taking them closer to the "place" where protection is found. The sound composition is designed for the acoustical features of a circular space, which on this occasion is the Mestrovic Pavilion.

Performed by
Ksenija Ladić, Guillermo Lares, Gabriel Santander, Jana Valdevit, Morana Krpan, Ivan Jovanovac, Ivo Korečić, Matija Vojvodić

Supported by Goethe Institut

Lighting design by Studio 2rPi

Clothes design by Ivana Valdec

Photo by Emilia Haukka

Additonal thank you to: Ornament Zagreb, Renata Zorić, Ivan Dropuljić, Tihomir Horvat, Renato Petek- Udruga Lotos



Excerpt (stereo mix) from a 4-channel sound and dance performance "Sources", premiered at Kesselhaus in Berlin in November 2013, with dancers Annegret Schalke and Ana Jelusic. 

Light design by Annegret Schalke

Costume design by Sophia Elstermann

Sponsored by Freundeskreis der UDK Berlin and Ufer Studios

Photo by Jennifer Eberhardt

Kesselhaus, Berlin

I´MM Media Lab

Performed, compiled & (re)mixed by Ksenija Ladic

Excerpt from 28-minute performance of I´mm Media Lab sound crew @ Device Art 4.012 festival, 2012, Zagreb, Croatia. Performers use their own DIY instruments, mostly created at I´MM Media Lab. Other performances can be heard at the imm-medialab Soundcloud. 


Sample and hold

A workshop for professional music artists from Southeast Europe with Dirk Dresselhaus aka Schneider TM. 

The basic idea of the workshop is composing sound collages or music works based on processed field recordings made by the participants in the city of Skopje.  The results of the workshop were presented live in the Macedonian National Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia, 2011.

Thoughts for you

"Thoughts for you"                                                                                                                                                                             2009. audio-video, 19'40''
TEST! 9 +10 FESTIVAL, SC, Zagreb, Croatia

sound: Ksenija Ladic
video: Robert Maloic

The topic "communication" is approached in a metaphysical way - exploring telepathy as a possible way of communication. Process leads to a different type of connectivity. Although the authors were introduced to each other once before, they did not communicate until the idea of this experiment occurred to them. 

The authors performed an experiment in the indefinite number of days (8 days, in total), every day, when they thought of each other or recognized communication, they recorded thoughts, impulses, feelings - each in his own media. After this process, the authors merged the material and spectators can see if they are connected or not.

The idea of telepathy as a primary communication between individuals is the main backbone of this project, which explores the extent to which the mind can reach out to other person and how this actually is the initial impulse of the Invisible phone.