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23rd May 2019
  • Radio Picnic - Music for the Radio 4 Olga Kokcharova

    23rd May 2019  12:00 am - 12:40 am

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    A series of concerts conceived for the radio and transmitted exclusively on the radio.
    It was and remains necessary to see the radio not only as a medium but also as art. Radio art is discordant with radio and music in their traditional perceptions. Music in particular, in its classical diffusion, does not adapt efficiently to the radio medium, because it is not designed for this medium and does not take into consideration its specificity and its paradigm.
    These radio concerts have been performed and recorded live at the Radio Picnic Studio in Brussels between March and June 2018.

    Production : Radio Picnic – Zonoff

    http://radio-picnic.zonoff.net/onde/?p=1316

     


  • Yvan Etienne - L'energie du Non

    23rd May 2019  12:40 am - 1:00 am

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    Yvan ETIENNE – “Twist” – (Aposiopèse 14)

    label-aposiopese.bandcamp.com

     


  • media petros - Those Pioneering Days of Sound Broadcasting

    23rd May 2019  1:00 am - 2:00 am

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    (Those Pioneering Days of) Sound Broadcasting is a re-imagining of “old time radio”, created from source material that includes U.S. radio programs and commercials originally broadcast in the 1930s-1940s and overseas shortwave news broadcasts (circa late 70s/early 80s), edited and/or combined with an array of other sounds. This “OTR reboot” includes radio drama, mystery, game show, a sports game play-by-play, with news breaks, commercials and public service announcements – all presented as an hour’s worth of radio art.

    https://www.facebook.com/PetePetrisko

     


  • Embodied Radio Device - Absolute Value of Noise and Anna Friz

    23rd May 2019  2:00 am - 7:00 am

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    Absolute Value of Noise and Anna Friz team up to present a mixture of sounds based on artificial intelligence and human controlled synthesizer systems. The AI (provided by Absolute Value of Noise’s new outdoor installation work – Solar Radio) is trying to recreate the sounds of life in its immediate environment – imitating the sounds of insects, birds, frogs, magnetic phenomena, rain falling, and waves on the ocean. Anna Friz plays along with manipulated voice (the human synthesizer) and the evocative sounds of the Tetrax Organ. Loosely defined, the piece has five parts: rain, birds, magnetics, river delta, and the sun.

    Anna Friz and Absolute Value of Noise (Peter Courtemanche) are Canadian sound and radio artists. Anna Friz creates self-reflexive radio for broadcast, installation and performance. Her compositions reflect upon public media culture, environment and infrastructure (human and extra-human, acoustic, and electro-magnetic), time perception, and speculative fiction. Absolute Value of Noise creates radio and outdoor installations. He likes to work with “gadgetry” – custom turntables, lamp filaments, wire coils, high voltage ionizers, magnetic transceivers, and “little electronic brains” that observe and respond to local phenomena. His outdoor works are a comment on bio-diversity, extinction, and fragility.

    http://absolutevalueofnoise.ca/2019_embodied/
    http://nicelittlestatic.com/

     


  • Cucina Povera - The spectrolite pool

    23rd May 2019  7:00 am - 7:20 am

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    Cucina Povera has dedicated her free time to finding the perfect swimming pool. The Spectrolite Pool attempts to revive vernacular storytelling through the ever-prevalent medium of radio. Spectrolite being a labradorite feldspar, an iridescent native stone of South Karelia, the work is about bringing culturally disparate and varied voices together, as is a defining characteristic of her current home, Bethnal Green. Pools are societal leveling factors and places for well-being. In Montreal pools are free for all to access in the hottest months of the year. In Brooklyn too, but they do not let you in if you look rough. In Finland there are try-hards and chancers – natural waters are popular, too. The East London ones are most varied but also have displaced people living in them in favour of more affluent citizens. In an austere and fragmented climate open, shared and public space is scarce. CP encourages everyone to give municipal pools more attendance and support seeing as they are a true embodiment of communal leisure and the best creative ideas are thought of in them.

     


  • Shorts I9

    23rd May 2019  7:30 am - 8:00 am

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    1. Steph Morris – Duets
    2. Olivia Furey – Making a Ruckus in the Studio
    3. Amanda Brannin – We met
    4. Vincent Eoppolo – Nuit diaphane …à Pierre

    1. Steph Morris – Duets

    An audio reflection on Glaswegian life. Part field recording, part poetry, part soundscape, it explores isolation, relationships, community, and the wide-open gaps in society.

    “Duets” was created by Steph Morris, a writer and performer from Glasgow. She experiments with poetry and song writing, theatre and film to communicate life as she experiences it. All of Steph’s work is drawn from autobiographical content, mixed with the stories of others whose experiences mirror her own.

    2. Olivia Furey – Making a Ruckus in the Studio

    This piece is an exploration of combining traditional instruments with instruments Olivia has built. The piece was recorded live along with a pre-recorded track of Olivia playing guitar. In the live performance Olivia is popping bubble wrap with a contact mic, hitting a sheet of metal with a kick drum pedal and rubbing a contact mic over a guitar Olivia invented with a variety of different types of strings e.g. dental floss, metal rods, guitar strings, bass strings.

    Olivia Furey is currently a second year student of the MFA in Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art. Her most recent works have included performances that are heavily interactive with audience members that explore the feeling of safety when being and audience member in comparison to the feeling of safety as a performer. In these performances, Olivia takes on several different personas that touch on a variety of different issues relating to politics, society and contemporary culture. A recent introduction to the performances has been sound work that Olivia incorporates with instruments she has invented and found objects.

    3. Amanda Brannin – We met

    The world continues without us witnessing. Ice shifts, birds sing. We met. Very quickly.

    I’m an artist from Texas that works with sound and space (spaces, spacing) in various contexts.

    https://soundcloud.com/amandabrannin

    4. Vincent Eoppolo – Nuit diaphane …à Pierre

    An hommage to late Pierre Henry. 2 track fixed media acousmatic music composition realized in 2018. Created using various techniques and technologies such as analogue modular, FM and granular synthesis as well as field recordings. Recorded in my studio Eclisse.

    My compositions are a synthesis of various sound art traditions such as musique concrete, acousmatic music, electro-acoustic music and radio art.

    https://soundcloud.com/societys-realization

     


  • Shorts 25

    23rd May 2019  8:00 am - 9:00 am

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    1. Robert McClure – in excess
    2. Archivosonoro – Don Renato Lata 43
    3. Nick Prior – Voices of Akihabara
    4. Leontios Toumpouris – Suggestions and Encounters: Physical or Otherwise/The Narration
    5. Expose Your Eyes – GAWP 2
    6. Dead Mans Float – Jane Arden Song
    7. Parisa Sabet – Visiting Grandpa

    1. Robert McClure – in excess

    in excess explores the vast amounts of waste humans produce on a daily basis. This general observation was magnified during my time living/working in China. Excessive packaging accompanied nearly all products in a vain attempt to elicit a feeling of luxury in the consumer. This plastic packaging served as the primary sound producing material. This work was written in conjunction with the oboe solo, “struggling”. The two pieces can be performed simultaneously under the title, “struggling, in excess”. Taking cues from the oboe solo, balloons were used to simulate multiphonics; an important sound character for “in excess”.

    Robert McClure’s music attempts to discover beauty in unconventional places using non-traditional means. His work has been featured at festivals including NYCEMF, Beijing Modern Music Festival, ISCM, TIES, SEAMUS, and ICMC.

    His works may be found through ADJ•ective New Music LLC, Bachovich Music Publications, Resolute Music Publications, and Tapspace Publications as well as on the ABLAZE and Albany Record labels.
    http://www.robertwmcclure.com

    2. Archivosonoro – Don-Renato-Lata-43

    We are Archivosonoro (Soundarchive) from Chiapas, Mexico. The team are Gabriela Guadalupe Barrios García and Carlos Emilio Ruiz Llaven. Las latas de Don Renato (Don Renato’s Thin Cans), is about short stories (1 minute long) tell told only with sounds, no talk, no spoken word in any language. Don Renato (fictional character) is an old man who likes to collect sounds and keep in cans… so share with us your collection with many many cans.
    http://www.archivosonoro.org

    3. Nick Prior – Voices of Akihabara

    Nicknamed “Electric Town”, Akihabara is a bustling district located in the centre of Tokyo, a place of fast-moving sounds, sights and smells. This is a composition based on four soundwalks in the Akihabara district that explores the myriad ways voices clash and coalesce in an information-saturated environment that meshes together the sounds of arcades, J-pop, plastic toys, street venders, the chants of street festivals and ordinary pedestrians. It’s an environment where it is often difficult to disentangle human from non-human voices and where sound takes on a dream-like, kaleidoscopic quality.

    Nick Prior is Professor of Cultural Sociology at The University of Edinburgh. Author of Popular Music, Digital Technology and Society (Sage, 2018) and co-editor of the journal Cultural Sociology, he is currently exploring the world of virtual idols and Japanese contemporary culture, as well as what a sociology with rather of music might look like.
    http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/people/staff/prior_nick

    4. Leontios Toumpouris – Suggestions and Encounters: Physical or Otherwise/The Narration

    This sound piece was first presented as part of the installation titled Suggestions and Encounters: Physical or Otherwiseat The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow (February-March 2018).It recounts fragments of the (hi)story of a tribe and suggests the convergence of bodily processes and alchemical operations within a fictional past, towards a speculative future.

    Leontios Toumpouris is a visual artist based in Glasgow. He exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions and participated in residencies and workshops in the UK and abroad. Toumpouris was awarded grants by the Eaton Fund (2018) the Cultural Services of Cyprus’ Ministry of Education and Culture (2017) andthe Hope Scott Trust (2017) amongst others. In his practice, alchemical discourse, body and matter correlations, language and painting inform methodologies of interaction with matter, fiction and narrative in site-responsive installations, text, sound and performance.
    http://www.leontiostoumpouris.com

    5. Expose Your Eyes – GAWP 2

    Paul Harrison – been playing around with noises since the mid-1980s since I started making my own experimental films & creating soundtracks – decided that the noises themselves created their own images so focussed more on just the sounds. I also started my own label, Fiend Recordings, in the early/mid-1990s – to release my own sounds (mostly as E.YE., sometimes using my own name or occasionally a different ‘project’ name) & sounds by others that I liked. I was also collaborating with a lot of other people in the 90s – including the noise band Smell & Quim. When I met my partner Candi Nook (see the Susan Lawly compilation ‘Extreme Music From Women’) – she started to help me run Fiend and we were both in Smell & Quim during the mid to late 90s era. See the Bandcamp for some of the people I collaborated with (Nocturnal Emissions, Lasse Marhaug, Thirdorgan, Government Alpha etc.)
    https://xemporium.bandcamp.com/

    6. Dead Mans Float – Jane Arden Song

    A song from Sop’s experimental solo music project Dead Mans Float from the forthcoming EP ‘Unheld’ on Nervous Energy Records. It was originally made as a spoken word sound collage inspired by the films of feminist filmmaker Jane Arden for a project conceived by Charlotte Procter in 2010. This longer, re-worked version now includes samples collected from Sop’s travels over the past few years including Le Thoronet, France, Bawdi Syep Well, Neemrana, India, Cafe Oto, London; and Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, USA. The work is intended as journey through worldwide sonic environments, inner voices and a broken psyche.

    Sop is a London based artist, musician and writer. They come from the queer, DIY, punk scene and their work spans performance, music, writing, and workshops. They have long term chronic illness and this threads as a subject throughout their work promoting visibility as an aid to help others. They are a founding member of DIY Space for London and play in bands Woolf, Child’s Pose and Dead Mans Float, and are half of the experimental writing collective Rita Munus. They have shown work at LUX, London; Platform Garanti, Istanbul; Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.
    https://deadmansfloat1.bandcamp.com/

    7. Parisa Sabet – Visiting Grandpa

    Visiting Grandpa is a multi-channel soundscape based on my memories of my grandfather. It was written when I learned that the Iranian revolutionary guard demolished the historic cemetery of Baha’is in Shiraz (Iran), where my grandfather’s remain, as well as many other Baha’is’, were buried. I’d like to thank my husband, Kamran Fallah, for the translation of the original text into English; Nika Khanjani, for her powerful narration of the story; and Roya Sepehri, for creating a serene atmosphere by chanting prayers beautifully in Persian.

    Iranian-Canadian composer, Parisa Sabet, creates a sonic world that is rich, layered, lyrical, and accessible to listeners. She draws from both the drama and the commonplace in her personal experiences to integrate unique elements of Eastern and Western musical languages, incorporating varied timbral and instrumental effects. Currently, she is pursuing her DMA in composition at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Christos Hatzis.
    Parisa is a recipient of several grants. Professionally, her compositions have won various competitions and have been performed in different venues in North America and Europe.
    http://www.parisasabet.com.

     


  • CCC - L'esprit de l'escalier one and two

    23rd May 2019  9:00 am - 9:40 am

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    The term l’esprit de l’escalier was coined by Denis Diderot. Thinking of the perfect reply, only too late.

    The work uses the premise of a stairwell moment to examine the relationship between ideas of death, sleep, loss and preservation—all the words you wish you’d said and all the thoughts you wish you’d documented. Based on six short essays written, directed and produced by CCC and voiced by Abigail Whitney and Stella Isaac, the audio piece reworks these texts into a discordant array of thoughts that roam from one topic to the next, attempting to regain their focus.

    The audio works (L’esprit de l’escalier one and two) were originally created for Koffler Centre of the Arts in Toronto, Canada. They were installed in two stairwells that face each other, track one and two are in conversation with each other with silence in between them (the hallways connecting the stairwells without any audio). It contains quotes from works by Theodor Adorno, Paul Auster, James Baldwin, Roland Barthes, John Berger, Anne Carson, Lars Bang Larsen, and Anne Michaels.

    CCC is a collaborative project founded by Angela Shackel and Braden Labonte in 2013. Shackel and Labonte are sound artists and audio producers who live and work in Toronto, ON. Together they create audio plays, audio walks, sound installations, and podcasts. Their podcast and radio productions have aired on Canadaland’s The Imposter, Monocle Radio, NTS radio, and KCRW’s The Organist. Beyond audio production, Shackel and Labonte have a visual arts practice. Their audio and installation-based works have been shown across Canada and in the UK.

     


  • Double Goocher Shop - The Kaplan Texts

    23rd May 2019  9:40 am - 10:00 am

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    The Kaplan Texts: these pieces are based on the character George Kaplan from Alfred Hitchcock’s film ‘North by Northwest’. This work is based on a book project Renato produced for the Museum of Poor Art in Torino. Through multiple Italian to English translations of the original book, these text-sound pieces speak to the confused identity, the non-body, and the orchestrated character sabotage of Kaplan. In these ruminations of who or what Kaplan might be, Double Goocher Shop employs language itself as the kidnapper – the arch double agent – to decompose identity into a sound that is beyond any reasonable answer regarding Kaplans self-presence

    Double Goocher Shop is the project of Renato Grieco and MP Hopkins. These two nocturnal rascals operate in the dead of night to touch all your things and move your furniture just a fraction out of place. Once the interior is sufficiently altered, these deranged intruders tumble on out of the house to take a sinister romp down passages and and and streets… Double Goocher Shop is the sound of mumbled directions given amongst trespassing removalists.

    Debut s/t cassette/digital released on Regional Bears: https://regionalbears.bandcamp.com/album/double-goocher-shop

     


  • gobscure -lovings&ragings

    23rd May 2019  10:00 am - 10:30 am

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    sound-art all over including for radiophrenia & partners; b#side – international anti-war artists exhibition italy; carlisle arts festival; stockton contemporary; arts access australia. most recently have taken scissors to a few folks ties was commissioned by alma zevi venice as part of our solo exhibition there, 2018 c.e.
    http://www.almazevi.com/exhibitions/venice/187/is-that-a-bruise-or-a-tattoo/

     


  • Gabi Schaffner - The Dog That Licked Up A Star (Hengchun Dog)

    23rd May 2019  10:30 am - 11:00 am

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    “Hengchun Dog” is a radiophonic study in deceleration. The composition features (among others) a singing dog from the town Hengchun, in the South of Taiwan. While I sat in the patio listening to his voice, a cloud passed. The other afternoon I sat under a tree next to the lake of Luan and recorded short wave radio in the rain. The dog and I also went up to Maokong mountain in a gondola and shared a dish of Stinky Tofu. On the way down we noticed something glittering in the mud. It was a tiny star.

    Gabi Schaffner works as an interdisciplinary artist and curator.In her artistic practice, she merges ethnography with poetics and the arts of transmission. She also she cofounded “Datscha Radio”, a temporary garden radio station that connects the spheres of radio art, gardening and ecology. She is active as a sound artist, writer, translator and poet.Since 2005 Schaffner has realised productions with Deutschlandfunk, HR2 Kultur, radia.fm and ABC Australia. Gabi Schaffner lives in Berlin.
    Recent projects:Pandemic Muisc: Un Fazzoletto per un Eternità, Ars Acustica Group, 2017/18; “Work Space Anagram Scapes, Deutschlandfunk, 2018; Datscha Radio Taiwan, 2019
    Websites:schaffnerin.net,datscharadio.de

     


  • Bill Whitmer & J. Simon van der Walt - Radio Automata Live in the Studio

    23rd May 2019  11:00 am - 11:30 am

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    A potpourri of automaticity to bear witness to the devolving of radio programmes into pure programming.

    A moment of Zen: if the last remaining creative decisions in broadcast radio were entirely automatic, would anyone notice? Despite Hobbes’ contention that we are all machines, there is an uncanny valley in bio mimetics; we are particularly attuned and perturbed by quasi-human displays.Automata eventually fail the Turing test. We will broadcast a brilliant failure, mining the uncanny valley through the medium of radio.

    A programme sampling from current radio formats will be created and performed. By algorithm. “Chatbots” chatting about chatbot issues, chart music from computerised charts, poetry by permutation. All of it familiar, yet all faulty.

    Robot-disaster response team
    Bill Whitmer is a hearing scientist (Medical Research Council MR/S003576/1) , recovering ethnomusicologist and occasional musician.

    http://www.donkeyscratch.com

    J. Simon Van der Walt is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and teacher, and the pre-eminent practitioner in real-time coding music-making in Scotland. Along with algoraving, his work includes gamelan, theatre and “performance chemistry”:
    jsimonvanderwalt.com/ .

     


  • Buffer Zone

    23rd May 2019  11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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    Featuring:

    Paul Michael Browne – It Was A Great Weekend (1:03)
    Matt Byrd – A Radio Retort for Shortwave, Tape and MIDI (6:44)
    Kerrith Livengood- Clang Jingle Clang blog 90 (4:13)

    Jez riley French – spores (6:21)

    Paul Michael Browne – It Was A Great Weekend

    Ongoing voicemail project.

    British artist. Working with text, prose, sound and ordinary objects. Interested in human interaction and the internal dialogue, memory, mental health, and the slow rush of time.

    https://soundcloud.com/paulmichaelbrowne

    Matt Byrd – A Radio Retort for Shortwave, Tape and MIDI

    In the back seat I heard the radio flicker meaningfully. Was it even the radio? Perhaps it was a tape, prepared beforehand by our “friends”. What message hid inside the missing bits? Cheeseburgers in Paradise. Or Hell, if you’d rather…

    Matt Byrd began as an experiment in evasion at WRNMMC. “What is there to be evaded?” That which is determined. Everybody has parts they play from the script that they get, but he’s supposed to’ve followed along without, getting fed his Lines only on the fly! He’s rather good at just barely avoiding all this, but I figure that’s exactly what they had in mind to begin with. You can find him in Bloomington, Indiana.

    mattbyrd.bandcamp.com

    Kerrith Livengood – Clang Jingle Clang blog 90

    11/29/10: omnimusic: recorded highway rumble strips, Omnichord (electronic autoharp), defunct clarinet keys.

    Clang Jingle Clang was a project for which I created a new piece of electroacoustic music every day for a year, and posted it online.

    I am a composer and performer who, between September 2010 and September 2011 created, recorded, and posted a new piece of electroacoustic music online, every day, using concert instruments toys, tools, instruments, computers, friends and anything else I could get my hands on.

    https://www.clangjingleclang.com/ http://www.kerrithlivengood.com/

    Jez riley French – spores

    An extract from the soundtrack to the film ‘for the love of corals’ (Sonia Levy 2018) created from sounds recorded in the coral breeding labs of the Horniman museum, uk. In this piece we listen in on various water and light monitoring systems for the breeding tanks, a storage fridge and structures in the gallery spaces being sounded.

    Jez riley French

    focusing extensively with sound as both material and subject JrF’s work over the past four decades has involved installation, intuitive composition, scores, film and photography.
    Alongside performances and exhibitions Jez lectures and run workshops on field recording / located sound and has also developed a range of specialist microphones widely used across sound and art cultures. He also works as a curator of live events, of a record label, of sound installations and an arts zine ‘verdure engraved’. In recent years he has been working extensively on long form recordings of surfaces, spaces and situations and developing the concept of photographic scores and ‘scores for listening’

    jezrileyfrench.co.uk

     


  • Pan Daijing - A Prologue

    23rd May 2019  12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

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    Pan Daijing is an artist and musician from Guiyang. Her raw approach as a composer and performer takes many forms; sound, choreography, installation and storytelling. Soul-baring utterances and sonic, aesthetic outbursts are the main tendons of her practice. Her poetic, uncanny work interweaves vehicles of power and vulnerability, and often oscillated along paradoxical conceptual states and spatial interactions.

    Since the release of her acclaimed debut album, Lack, on Berlin based label PAN in 2017, she has been showcasing a few projects. These include Fist Piece, a complex choreography of film, sound and performance premiered in Kraftwerk, was also presented in Barbican Centre London and Hamburg Elbphilarmonie; In Service of A Song, a performative installation shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and exhibited at Galleria Isabella Bortolozzi, TissuesI, a live play and composition for two opera singers, eight actors and three connected spaces which was commissioned by Biennale of Moving Image 2018 Geneva and premiered at Pavilion Sicli.

    http://www.pandaijing.com

    Commissioned by Radiophrenia with the support of Creative Scotland.

     


  • Scanner - Radio Rainfall

    23rd May 2019  12:20 pm - 12:20 pm

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    This work utilises live radio waves and a modular synthesiser. What you hear are the indiscriminate signals that float around all the time, pulled down live into the mix and processed directly through various modules in real time. It’s a sonic snapshot of a moment in time of the airwaves themselves.

    British artist Scanner has released albums ranging from ambient electronic music through to touring the music of Joy Division with a full orchestra. His diverse body of work includes soundtracks for film, dance, radio, and site-specific multimedia installations over the last twenty-six years. He has collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Laurie Anderson, The Royal Ballet and Wayne McGregor. His work Salles des Departs (2003) is permanently installed in a working morgue in Paris.

    http://soundcloud.com/scanner
    https://twitter.com/robinrimbaud
    https://www.facebook.com/scannerdot

    http://www.scannerdot.com

     


  • Gregory Kramer - Out of the Cave Moonblind

    23rd May 2019  12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

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    Out of the Cave Moonblind is a recently released, long-form soundwork of electronics and field recordings.

    Gregory Kramer is a multidisciplinary artist working with sound and space. Taking inspiration from his archaeological curiosity of abandoned places and his interest in mythology, he searches for ghosts among the ruins and seeks to unearth evidence of forgotten histories through sound. He composes with field recordings, found materials, electronics, musical instruments and radio transmissions, sometimes extending his work into physical installations. He has album releases on Pharmafabrik, Monotype Series, Impulsive Habitat, SONM Archive and International Winners. https://gregorykramer.bandcamp.com

     


  • Shorts 11

    23rd May 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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    1. Toni Dimitrov – Bistra
    2. Martian Hello – Humanoid Wasp Nest
    3. Chelidon Frame – A Moth is Dreaming on The Wall
    4. Charo Calvo -1917 October
    5. Ng Sze Min – Reason to the Moon
    6. David Snow – This is only a test

    1. Toni Dimitrov – Bistra

    Toni Dimitrov a multimedia artist, cultural explorer, radio activist working in the field of radio and media for 20 years, philosopher and communicologist, poet and mountain climber, but also sound designer, graphic designer, dj, organizer, label owner, based in Skopje, Macedonia. He is doing various projects related to sound/art, radio, field recordings, he is curating the label post global and various sound/art events.His radio programs broadcasts on music radio Kanal 103 and are dedicated to contemporary electronic music, soundscape, field recordings but also discussing various socio/cultural topics. At the moment working on projects related to political analysis of media.

    Website: http://www.post-global.com / http://www.kanal103.com.mk

    2. Martian Hello – Humanoid Wasp Nest

    Inflammatory Haircut is a bizarre, evolving world of an album by Martian Hello. Mutated electronic soundscapes are populated with manic, hallucinatory instrumentals that constantly shift and play against the sturdier backdrops. Most sounds are analog before being digitally manipulated. Conceived as a literally endless album, Inflammatory Haircut will technically never be finished and will only ever grow and mutate at random intervals in the coming years. Inflammatory Haircut is a growing world populated by truly alien forms. Martian Hello are horridus oplopanax and Zachary Zena Giberson, and are in Oregon and Texas, respectfully. They collaborate over the internet and have fun making weird, impossible music together. Both horridus and Zachary make solo music, horridus’ devilsclub project can be found at https://soundcloud.com/devilsclub and Zachary’s lives at https://zacharyzenagiberson.bandcamp.com/. They haven’t met yet in real life, but it’d probably be very cool when they finally do.

    3. Chelidon Frame – A Moth is Dreaming on The Wall

    An electroacoustic piece with some deviation towards ambient and drone, made mainly with short wave radio noises, synths and field recordings. It has been originally conceived for “Radio Pirate XX FILES”, a 5 days installation of radio art realized by XX Files Radio during Pop Montreal 2018.

    Chelidon Frame is an electroacoustic project from Milano, Italy. He works with drones, found objects, shortwave radio signals and prepared guitars. Since 2013, he released songs for compilations dealing with Musique Concrète. In 2014, “Antartica” was chosen for Saout Radio’s installation “here.now.where?”, for the V Marrakech Biennale. He also worked on the first and third edition of “Waywords and Meansigns”, an unabridged recreation of “Finnegans Wake”. In 2017 is selected for an artistic residence at the San Fedele Centre, Milan. In 2018 worked to various radio installation both in Italy and Canada. He released five studio albums and two EP.

    http://chelidonframe.bandcamp.com

    4. Charo Calvo -1917 October

    Radio short form by Charo Calvo/Voice: Maria Balabas.

    A poem by Russian poet V. Khlebnikov, ‘When freedom comes, she comes naked…’, written on the aftermath of the October Revolution in 1917. The romantic and hopeful content of this poem is called into question through an ambiguous treatment of the sound. He says: ‘freedom comes naked’, but we soon dress her up with violence, egoism, lies, tyranny, consumerism and fake comfort. The voice of Rumanian radio maker Maria Balabas, adds an special meaning to the work, she grew up under the government of Ceausescu.

    Charo Calvo is a Spanish electroacoustic composer, sound designer and professor, living in Brussels. After performing as a dancer with the influential Belgian dance company Ultima Vez, she starts her studies on Electroacoustic Composition with Annette Vande Gorne at Brussels Conservatory. Her work is being developed on different media, widely diffused on international venues and festivals. On the radio art circuit she has received several important prices as Palma Ars Acustica 2014 EBU, Phonurgia Nova Awards Paris in radio art 2017, Prix Marulic 018 short forms and was shortlisted for Prix Europa, Grand Prix Nova Bucharest, Hearsay Prize Ireland.

    https://charocalvo.org/

    5. Ng Sze Min – Reason to the Moon

    The advent of the spacecraft enabled man to reach the moon. And what have we discovered?

    Ng Sze Min is a sound artist interested in expanding documentary and participatory forms. She expresses text, concepts and experiences into audio works, participatory performances, and one-on-one live art shows which have been selections at the 15th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (USA), Poetry Festival (Singapore), George Paton Gallery (Melbourne, Australia). She is also the Creative Director of Artwave Studio, a Singapore based music studio dedicated to composition and sound design across film, theatre and literary works.

    https://artwave.studio/
    https://www.instagram.com/artwave.studio/
    https://www.instagram.com/nszemin/

    6. David Snow – This is only a test

    This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. Broadcasters, in cooperation with the authorities, have developed this system to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been instructed where to tune in your area for news and official information.

    The compositions of David Jason Snow have been performed in concert by the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Banda Municipal de Bilbao at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, The New Juilliard Ensemble at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and many other artists and ensembles internationally. His fixed media audio and visual works have been performed at the Musinfo Journées Art & Science Festival in Bourges, the Festival Exhibitronic in Strasbourg, the Festival Internacional de Video Arte y Música Visual in Mexico City, the Sound Thought Festival in Glasgow, and Echofluxx in Prague.

    davidsnowmusic.org

     


  • Peggy Nelson - Weirwood

    23rd May 2019  2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    programme/artist information

    Upon learning that the Weirwood trees in Game of Thrones were named after Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, I set out to make an ambient soundscape about our long strange trip. The interiors of birch branches form the base. Over them I used field recordings from Yellowstone, and a cold tide on a black sand beach, grabbed with buried hydrophones. Then I stretched out a cello playing a few notes until the changes in tone were almost imperceptible, and finally wove in the audio illusion of Shepard tones. Providing color commentary is NASA’s John Glenn.

    Peggy Nelson (otolythe) is a new media artist and writer who works in film, sound, and social media. Her work has been featured in Radiophrenia previously, as well as Boston CyberArts, The Boston Globe’s Brainiac column, Ladyfest (LA), San Francisco’s ATA Gallery, Brooklyn’s Conflux Festival, BASIC.fm, Shiraz Art House (Iran), and The Dark Outside at the Wigtown Book Festival; and her articles have appeared in Berfrois, Craig Baldwin’s OtherZine, Nieman Storyboard at Harvard University, and HiLobrow, where she was previously Arts Editor. Her films have shown at SXSW, the Santa Cruz Film Festival, the Dallas Video Festival, and TV.

    http://velveteenbenjamin.com/
    https://soundcloud.com/otolythe

     


  • Janie Nicol & Ailie Rutherford - In Kind showcase live in the studio

    23rd May 2019  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    programme/artist information

    ‘In Kind’ is a research project that aims to map the hidden economies of the visual arts and the “below the water-line”* economy, charting the unseen and unaccounted efforts that enable arts festival to take place. It aims to challenge the apparently successful model rolled out across many major cities, looking at whether this is actually sustainable for artists and the sector. This excavation of the extent of the underlying economy aims to empower artists and organisations alike to make the case for proper remuneration for their labour.

    Janie Nicoll is a Glasgow based Visual Artist who graduated in Painting at ECA and the MFA at Glasgow School of Art. She has a studio based and socially engaged practice, often creating hybrid-works across a range of media using collage techniques and collaboration with other artists or communities.

    Ailie Rutherford has a collaborative practice that is grounded in the places she works; inviting people to become co-producers of works that activate local public space and collectively imagine alternatives to the way we live. Her recent work The People’s Bank of Govanhill, Glasgow looks at alternative economies and community currency.

    http://www.inkind.info
    http://www.janienicoll.co.uk
    http://www.ailierutherford.com

     


  • Shorts R18

    23rd May 2019  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    1. Thaís Aragão, Germán Gras, GPIT – Sons do Rino (Brazil, 2015)
    2. Alexis Weaver – 3 Miniatures for Non-Ideal Listening Situations No. 1
    3. Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen – just listen carefully
    4. Lorenzo Cimino – yamamote line copia
    5. Steve Urquhart – Poppy Factory

    1. Thaís Aragão, Germán Gras, GPIT -Sons do Rino (Brazil, 2015)

    GPIT is an UFRGS’ research group on identity and territory. In 2015, it performed a cartographic intervention in the centre of Porto Alegre, taking as starting points the city market and the port region – subjects of heated debates regarding real estate interests and intense processes of urban densification. RINOCIDADE is a project derived from R.U.A.: Augmented Urban Reality. Its visual traces were presented in the International Seminar “Engraving, Word, Imaginary: 500 Years of Ganda”. Later, Thaís Aragão selected moments from the set of sounds recorded during the collective intervention (using Roland R-09HR and mobile phones), from which Germán Gras developed a poetic four-minute piece.

    Thaís Aragão is a Brazilian producer and researcher. She holds a doctoral degree in Communications from Unisinos and works at the radio station of the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), in Brazil. She worked as visiting scholar at the University of Westminster’s School of Media Arts and Design, London, and has a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from UFRGS. Her work focuses on sound, space, media.

    http://www.escutanovaonda.com

    Germán Gras is an Argentinean composer, Doctor of Music and professor of composition and theory at Universidade Estadual do Ceará in Fortaleza, Brazil. He was awarded with first prize at “Ausum Ensamble” composition competition in 2005 (Santa Fe, Argentina); first prize at the “International Composition Prize Atahualpa Yupanqui” in 2008 (Buenos Aires – Argentina); honourable mention at the “NE/BAM Brazilian Composers Competition” in 2009 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands); and won “Funarte Prize of Classical Composition” in 2012 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), “Alberto Nepomuceno Prize of Classical Music” in 2017 (Fortaleza, Brazil), and honourable mention in the “Juan Carlos Paz Prize” in 2018 (Buenos Aires, Argentina). In 2014, was artist-in-residence in Santiago de Chile at the Germina.Cciones… Primaveras Latinoamericanas program. In 2015, he travelled to Salvador-Bahia (Brazil), to work with “Camará Ensemble” (Brazil) – and again, to work with International Contemporary Ensemble – ICE (New York, US).

    https://soundcloud.com/german-e-gras

    http://www.ufrgs.br/gpit/rinocidade

    2. Alexis Weaver – 3 Miniatures for Non-Ideal Listening Situations No. 1

    These three short, sharp pieces aim to maximise listener immersion in loud, busy, well-lit, obnoxious places; that is, non-ideal listening situations for this sort of music. Miniature 1, in particular, was composed to demonstrate extremes of stereo panning. The sound objects are often edged with high frequency content, and very immediate in the foreground – both qualities which allow the material to be better heard. With a more meditative feel, Miniature 2 features many instances of emergence and disappearance. Miniature 3 is the only movement to feature traditional musical instruments: piano and voice. Both are distorted, warped, to give this final movement a jumpy and dream-like quality.

    Alexis Weaver is an electroacoustic composer based in Sydney, Australia. While her principal interest lies in composing fixed-media acousmatic music, she has also composed soundtracks for animations, short stories, radio, dance and theatre, and exhibited audio-visual installations.

    Alexis completed her undergraduate studies in Composition in 2017 with First Class Honours, and commenced a Master of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2018. She seeks to further her understanding of electroacoustic composing techniques to create deeply immersive connections between listeners and acousmatic music. Alexis is also co-founder of female composer collective lost+sound, who in 2018 launched a series of concerts celebrating established and emerging artists working in experimental music fields.

    soundcloud.com/alexis-marie-weaver
    https://alexismarieweaver.bandcamp.com
    http://www.alexismarieweaver.com

    3. Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen – just listen carefully

    http://www.jadaland.org/

    4. Lorenzo Cimino – yamamote line copia

    Lorenzo Cimino is an Italian trumpet player and composer. He has taught at the University of Pisa , Conservatory of Bologna, Istituto Boccherini Lucca.He made numerous recordings on behalf of Rai and won the audition for the first trumpet in the orchestra of the Fermo Festival. He has carried out an intense concert activity, founding and working for ten years the Ensemble Giacinto Scelsi, also performing numerous compositions in the first absolute performance, many composers have dedicated pieces to his trumpet On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dadaism he plays and writes the music of the Performance “WiTz”, the only Italian project awarded by the Dada 100 Foundation in Zurich

    Discography : Voluta Musicale , Fondazione Culturale Mandralisca 1992; Amore Pirata con Lester Bowie Ed Il Manifesto 1998; Mondo Volato ed Blue Freak 2018

    5. Steve Urquhart – Poppy Factory

    Various sounds of poppies being produced at Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory, Edinburgh, in preparation for the Armistice Centenary 2018: 0’00” paper cutting; 1’50” silk cutting, 3’57” crimping, 4’40” stapling & producing cardboard boxes, 6’20” rummaging through boxes of poppies. With grateful thanks to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory, and Poppyscotland.

    Steve Urquhart has been producing radio for twenty-five years. He’s made features and series for BBC (Radio 4, Radio 3, World Service, Radio Scotland), KCRW’s Unfictional, ABC Australia’s Radiotonic / Soundproof, National Prison Radio (UK), In The Dark (UK), The Wire magazine, Resonance FM, and many more. Steve is also a composer and sound artist. He’s created audio installations and soundscapes for the Science Museum (London), the Foundling Museum, National Library of Scotland, Radiophrenia, and others. Elsewhere, he’s a radio and TV continuity announcer (BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC One Scotland, BBC Two Scotland).

    https://www.listentosteve.com

     


  • Tom White - Run Amok

    23rd May 2019  4:00 pm - 4:40 pm

    programme/artist information

    Run Amok is a composition featuring recordings of an intervention at the location of Werner Herzog’s film Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) on the volcanic island of Lanzarote. During the early 1970s Herzog shot two of his most radical early films on the island prior to the tourism boom; sections of Fata Morgana and the entirety of Even Dwarfs Started Small, the location of the which remains much the same almost half a century later. Further recordings were made around the island, utilising the materiality of Lanzarote’s alien landscape and used as source material for the resulting work.

    Recorded Lanzarote March 2018. Edited and mixed London Summer 2018.

    Mastered by Jason Lescalleet. Originally released by Glistening Examples on CD/DL in October 2018

    https://tomwhitesound.com/

     


  • Cucina Povera - The spectrolite pool

    23rd May 2019  4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    Cucina Povera has dedicated her free time to finding the perfect swimming pool. The Spectrolite Pool attempts to revive vernacular storytelling through the ever-prevalent medium of radio. Spectrolite being a labradorite feldspar, an iridescent native stone of South Karelia, the work is about bringing culturally disparate and varied voices together, as is a defining characteristic of her current home, Bethnal Green. Pools are societal leveling factors and places for well-being. In Montreal pools are free for all to access in the hottest months of the year. In Brooklyn too, but they do not let you in if you look rough. In Finland there are try-hards and chancers – natural waters are popular, too. The East London ones are most varied but also have displaced people living in them in favour of more affluent citizens. In an austere and fragmented climate open, shared and public space is scarce. CP encourages everyone to give municipal pools more attendance and support seeing as they are a true embodiment of communal leisure and the best creative ideas are thought of in them.

     


  • Buffer Zone

    23rd May 2019  5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    programme/artist information

    Featuring:

    Lorenzo Cimino – Fly in to the world copia (6:38)
    Action Pyramid – Hide (6:19)

    Zoe Chalaux – chaudiere (2:44)
    Bell Lungs – Lysteria Hysteria (5:54)

    Lorenzo Cimino – Fly in to the world copia

    Lorenzo Cimino is an Italian trumpet player and composer. He has taught at the University of Pisa , Conservatory of Bologna, Istituto Boccherini Lucca.He made numerous recordings on behalf of Rai and won the audition for the first trumpet in the orchestra of the Fermo Festival. He has carried out an intense concert activity, founding and working for ten years the Ensemble Giacinto Scelsi, also performing numerous compositions in the first absolute performance, many composers have dedicated pieces to his trumpet On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dadaism he plays and writes the music of the Performance “WiTz”, the only Italian project awarded by the Dada 100 Foundation in Zurich

    Discography : Voluta Musicale , Fondazione Culturale Mandralisca 1992; Amore Pirata con Lester Bowie Ed Il Manifesto 1998; Mondo Volato ed Blue Freak 2018

    Action Pyramid – Hide

    The soundscape within a bird hide can be quite a unique thing and this work hopes to convey something of these unique spaces. I’m interested in their quiet reverence, the hushed tones and whispered observations. The rustle of the gortex outerwear, and the rapid flicker of the telescopic lensed cameras. The mild eccentricity and obsessiveness, and the interesting characters which one might find there. The reverberant space of the wooden hide with the muffled movements of people sitting, shuffling watching and waiting. For me there are similarities with these soundscapes to those within sacred or religious buildings.

    Often working under the moniker Action Pyramid, Tom Fisher’s projects vary from sound installations and headphone pieces for galleries and museums, to experimental radio and commercially released music. His work focuses on examining the themes of landscape, environment and peoples relation to the ‘natural world’. His work has been featured in galleries including the Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the Grant Museum For Zoology, on Resonance Fm, in the Fjuk Art Center and Husavik Whale museum in Iceland. He also writes and performs music as a member of the band Ilk, with releases on Accidental Records in collaboration with producer Matthew Herbert

    http://www.actionpyramid.com/

    Zoe Chalaux – chaudiere

    Chaudière (“Boiler”), Déshumidificateur (“Dehumidifier”) and Génératrice (“Generator”) are three short pieces based on the same idea (+ Frigo – “Fridge” coming soon): In the first part you hear a kind of evolving drone which is a record of the buzz produced by some electrical installation that a I hear daily. I process this record with a band equalizer in order to highlight the harmonics of the drone and play with them. For the second part, I tried to sing those harmonics and through recording and edition I navigated through those sounds.

    I joined the wonderful world of art three years ago when I entered ESAAA, Annecy Alpes Experimental School of Art. Most of my work consists in videos, sound pieces and sound/text performances. I am often playing again a piece of reality that appeals to me – whether a sound, an accent, a cinema genre… Through the process of selecting and playing it with my own means, something new is created. In 2019, we created with colleagues a radio collective, Trente Minutes au Four. We’ve broadcasted three live programs through the web so far (links soon available). This collective is a way for us to experiment radio art and to share this experience with listeners.

    Bell Lungs – Lysteria Hysteria

    Text, vocals, bouzouki, shruti and violin by Ceylan Hay.
    Inspired by conversations with microbiologist Dr Clare Taylor (University of Napier), courtesy of the Minerva Scientifica “Superwomen of Science” project by Electric Voice Theatre. With thanks to Frances Lynch for all her suggestions and support throughout.
    Recorded by John Hailes.
    Mixed by John Cavanagh.

    https://bell-lungs.com/

     


  • Possilpark to Cove Park

    23rd May 2019  5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    Pieces made with Young People’s Futures group from Possilpark in 2018/19. Part of a project run by Articulate Cultural Trust1 with sound artist Duncan Chapman.

    The first three and last sections of this sequence were made at Cove Park on a very windy and stormy day in February 2019. The other pieces were made during sound and image workshops at Possilpark in 2018.
    Landscape Sonification (Cove park)
    Stormy Day (Cove park)
    It’s windy (Cove park)
    Objects and Voices (Possilpark)
    Japanese Landscape (Possilpark)
    Sounding (Dylon)(Possilpark)
    Mirrin Mixed (Mirrin)(Possilpark)
    Bing bang(Possilpark)
    Ben & Ciarans Soundplant (Possilpark)
    Stream (Cove Park)
    Looking over the Loch (Cove Park)
    Created by
    Dylon McGonogle
    Chloe Boag
    Kiara Milan
    Mirrin Gremmell
    Niamh English

    with Duncan Chapman

    Project facilitated by Anne-Marie Timoney (YPF) & Caroline Thompson (Articulate)

    Articulate Cultural Trust exists to support arts access and participation by children,
    young people and adults who are least likely to engage in creative activity, or who
    face significant barriers to taking part, and yet have the greatest potential to benefit
    from doing so. This specialist focus supports improvements in achievement and
    attainment, empowerment and well-being.

     


  • Pan Daijing - A Prologue

    23rd May 2019  6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

    programme/artist information

    Pan Daijing is an artist and musician from Guiyang. Her raw approach as a composer and performer takes many forms; sound, choreography, installation and storytelling. Soul-baring utterances and sonic, aesthetic outbursts are the main tendons of her practice. Her poetic, uncanny work interweaves vehicles of power and vulnerability, and often oscillated along paradoxical conceptual states and spatial interactions.

    Since the release of her acclaimed debut album, Lack, on Berlin based label PAN in 2017, she has been showcasing a few projects. These include Fist Piece, a complex choreography of film, sound and performance premiered in Kraftwerk, was also presented in Barbican Centre London and Hamburg Elbphilarmonie; In Service of A Song, a performative installation shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and exhibited at Galleria Isabella Bortolozzi, TissuesI, a live play and composition for two opera singers, eight actors and three connected spaces which was commissioned by Biennale of Moving Image 2018 Geneva and premiered at Pavilion Sicli.

    http://www.pandaijing.com

    Commissioned by Radiophrenia with the support of Creative Scotland.

     


  • Oliver Pitt & Barry Burns - Quad for Stereo (in stereo)

    23rd May 2019  6:15 pm - 6:50 pm

    programme/artist information

    Originally conceived as a quad performance for a multi-channel night in the venue Stereo organised by Iain Finlay-Walsh, this is a stereo remix of some of the rehearsals.

     


  • Fire Station Ghosts - Will Renel Barbara Renel Nick Pemberton

    23rd May 2019  6:50 pm - 7:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    Fire Station Ghosts is a collaboration between a sound artist, a poet and a fiction writer. It was created for the White Watch exhibition which celebrated the opening of The Old Fire Station Arts Centre in Carlisle, Cumbria (2015). Barbara’s ‘fragments’ were a result of her spending time wandering in the derelict building before work began on the reconstruction. The sounds are auditory reworkings of a phonography project titled Sounds of a London Fire Station, composed during Will’s MMus in 2013. Nick’s sonnets that bookend the work were inspired by material found at the Carlisle Archive Centre.

    Will Renel A PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, Will’s practice as a sound artist and designer emerges at the junctions between acoustic ecology and inclusive design. His current work explores the ways that sound socially includes or excludes d/Deaf and disabled people from society. @RenelWi

    Barbara Renel Flash fiction writer, her work has appeared in print and online including Noon Departures (Arachne Press tbp), The Dawntreader (Indigo Dreams), The Bath Flash Fiction Festival Anthology1(AdHoc Fiction), Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Spelk, FlashFlood Journal, theshortstory.co.uk, Structo, A3 Review. @barbara_rene http://www.postcard-stories.uk

    Nick Pemberton (1947 – 2018) Poet

     


  • James Greer - Keisei (Oshiage and Kanamachi Lines)

    23rd May 2019  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    Keisei (Oshiage and Kanamachi Lines) explores the Shitamachi: Tokyo’s original working-class neighbourhoods, in the city’s low-lying eastern fringes. Despite creeping out of the shadow of Japan’s tallest, sheeniest showpiece tower, “The Skytree” one could be forgiven for imagining that the Keisei Line trains we ride on this journey take us to a parallel universe where the bubble era never happened. Wandering the meandering backstreets we get lost in an ancient Buddhist temple, walk under sakura-blooming cherry trees by a river, almost knock over a ramen delivery bicycle, and at dusk, walk under the tracks where children play street games.

    Originally from Aberdeenshire Scotland and now based in Tokyo, James Greer is a field recordist and composer. His TOKYO の DENSHA (pronounced “Tokyo No Densha”) series uses the rail map of Tokyo Megapolis as a guide to explore the people and places of the city.

    Greer’s work has recently been featured at/in/on: BBC Radio 3, Superdeluxe Tokyo, Japan Sound Portrait, Resonance FM, Radia Network, Tokyo Wonder Site, Radiophrenia, Nonclassical, Musicity, Audiograft Festival, Squib Box and more.

    http://www.jamesagreer.com
    http://www.tokyonodensha.wordpress.com
    http://www.bleep.com/release/112152-james-greer-tokyo-densha

     


  • Cashmere Radio - Zafraan Caravan The Joujouka International

    23rd May 2019  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    The Joujouka International tells the story of a musical tradition of The Master Musicians of Joujouka dating back more than six centuries. It explores the current state of this ritualistic Sufi music consisting of percussion and traditional pipe instruments by looking and listening to the people continuing to practice it in its spiritual birthplace – the village of Joujouka, in the Rif mountain region in Northern Morocco. The story of Joujouka has many unexpected twists and turns throughout their long history. From explicit reference in the cut-up novels by William Burroughs, through tales of Islamic mysticism and even featuring on the Pyramid Stage of Glastonbury Festival, the unique sound of The Master Musicians of Joujouka’s pipes and drums have resonated far and wide. This radio piece attempts to retrace some of these key steps, and to understand why people — as distinct as Brian Jones and Ornette Coleman — have flocked to the mountains of Northern Morocco to experience this utterly singular music.

    What is, precisely, the Joujouka sound and what makes it one of the most radical musical forms living today, and which has attracted the ears of intrepid sound explorers from all over the world? Sufi, trance and drone might be the recurring tropes that capture the spirit of this music most concretely. The connection to Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, dates back to the coming of the Sufi saint Sidi Ahmed Schiech. Sidi Ahmed Schiech brought Islam to Joujouka in the 15th century and passed on a form of music with the specific function of healing disturbed minds and hearts. This music was passed on to The Master Musicians of Joujouka’s ancestors. The shrine of Sidi Ahmed Schiech is still to be found in Joujouka, and so is his blessing (Baraka) that is carried on through each generation of the Master musicians to this day.

    As a music that is played continuously for several hours without any breaks or pauses, and with tight repetitive rhythmical structures, it possesses without doubt the trademarks of transcendental music (trance). Furthermore it relies strongly on the connection between the musicians and a dancing crowd, culminating in the Boujeloud suite, a potent piece of music, with dense ritualistic symbolism, where a half-goat-half man creature raves around a bonfire and provocatively engages the crowd in a frenzy dance-chase. The harmonies play a key role, insofar they create a call-and-response game, as well as dense unison drones that result in oto-acoustic emissions and aural overdrives in the ears of the listener. Extended (three to four hours, sometimes more) exposure to these psychoacoustic phenomena, as well as to engaged dancing and rhythmical movements to the point of physical exhaustion create a heightened and somewhat altered perception of the self and of the environment around the self – as well as giving an ecstatic sense of presence and awareness once the music has turned to silence (while the ears keep on ringing and pulsating).

    This reportage has a dual focus: on the one hand, it deals with The Master Musicians of Joujouka sound in a somewhat unorthodox way. Instead of showcasing the music as it is, it employs sonic treatments of the original material to expose the intrinsically experimental and radical potency that this music has as a subjective listening experience. It retraces this sonic experimentation back to Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who in 1968 first recorded and subsequently produced the Master Musicians. Rather than strictly musicological in intent, Jones produced the now cult album ‘Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka’ in London, an act that explicitly connected The Master Musicians of Joujouka to his own ethos of psychedelic music currently developing in the UK at the time.

    On the other hand, the piece is structured in such a way that the organisation of both sound and word material doesn’t create a linear narrative but is instead structured in an open and fragmentary manner. Textual and sonic elements are repeated and superimposed to produce in a circular network; a reference to William Burroughs’ own method during his cut-up period, itself heavily influenced by the Music of Joujouka (‘the panic pipes from the blue mountain’, as read in The Ticket That Exploded, 1962).
    Recorded throughout Morocco, June-July 2018
    Produced in Berlin and Palermo, Fall 2018
    Conversation excerpts recorded at Le18, Marrakech
    Music by The Master Musicians of Joujouka
    Music excerpts of The Master Musicians of Joujouka recorded in Joujouka for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the recording of ‘Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka’ and at Villa Janna, Marrakech, at a concert presented by Atlas Electronic
    Music copyright The Master Musicians of Joujouka 2018
    Voices: Ahmed El Attar, Abdeslam Rrtoubi, Mohamed El Hatmi, Laila Hida, Frank Rynne, Rikki Stein
    Narration: Rosie Peraza-Bragg
    Written & Produced by Aladin Ilou & Matteo Spanò

    https://cashmereradio.com/

     


  • Shorts K11

    23rd May 2019  9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    programme/artist information

    1. Helder Martinovsky – River Film in 24h
    2. Broken Glass Productions – That’s the way to do it with who
    3. Dimension 11 – Que se deja, que se bota
    4. Aume – Disintegration (Part V)
    5. Jeff Kolar – Music for Phone Booths – Oper 0

    1. Helder Martinovsky – River Film in 24h

    Sound piece performed live using two 16mm film projectors as sound / musical instruments. The artist uses fixed and mobile contact microphones to amplify and highlight the sound of the projectors themselves during the screening of River Film in 24h: film work/performance where the artist stayed 24 hours recording the movement of the waters in the stretch of a river using two 16mm film cameras . The resulting images are displayed on two projectors at the same time, one screen above the other.

    Lives and works in Florianópolis, SC, Brazil. Self-taught researcher, has worked as a photographer and film laboratory technician since 1997. In 2002, he started to work as a photographic technician for the courses of Cinema and Journalism at UNISUL university. Since 2010 he has developed the River Film project (among others), performing experimental works with super-8, 16mm and 35mm films, large and medium format still, investigating processes of capture, development and projection. He has participated in several audiovisual events, both individual and collective. From ’88 to ’91 he had a hard core band and some experimental collective projects involving noise music. Since 1992 has been researching experimental music, including the construction of sound instruments and apparatus. Actually has been working a fusion between the filmic and sound experiments.

    https://soundcloud.com/heldermartinovsky

    2. Broken Glass Productions – That’s the way to do it with who

    3. Dimension 11 – Que se deja, que se bota

    Field recordings made by Alvaro Daguer aka Dimension11 during the residency of the band Glorias Navales (GxNx) in the months of November – December 2018. Amsterdam, Rotterdam(WORM), Holland. All the sounds were mixed in Chile in the portable studio of ETCS Records, March 2019.

    Grabaciones de campo realizadas por Alvaro Daguer aka Dimensión11 durante la residencia de la banda Glorias Navales (GxNx) en los meses de noviembre – Diciembre del 2018 en WORM, Amsterdam, Roterdam, Holanda. Todos los sonidos fueron mezclados en Chile en el estudio portátil de ETCS Records, Marzo de 2019.

    Alvaro Daguer aka Dimensión 11 was: Tascam Dr05 Casio SA46 T ascam 4×4

    https://soundcloud.com/dimension11

    4. Aume – Disintegration (Part V)

    CQ CQ refers to the shortwave radio abbreviation for “calling any station”. This theme came about from a disillusionment created by the overwhelming amount of information being transmitted. That any individual voice falls on deaf ears in the midst of a maelstrom. That one is never more isolated than when everyone is talking at the same time. CQ CQ is full of vocal transmissions, most of which are indecipherable. They are failed attempts at communication. They are transmissions that lead to the disintegration of human connection and understanding.

    Immersive abstract sound and image collaboration between Scot Jenerik (Portland, OR, USA) and Aleph Omega (San Francisco, CA, USA) Scot Jenerik: Composer and multidisciplinary artist. Performed, lectured and distributed works extensively in the United States, Europe and Japan for over 30 years. Co-owner of Mobilization Records, has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, founded 23five Incorporated and co-hosted the No Other Radio Network on KPFA. Aleph Omega: Composer, multi-instrumentalist and artist. Performed and toured extensively throughout the United States, and Europe as a member of Chrome, Helios Creed, F-Space and pioneering Deathrock band, Altar De Fey. Owner/operator Unicursal Studios.

    aume.bandcamp.com

    5. Jeff Kolar – Music for Phone Booths – Oper 0

    Music for Phone Booths is a multi-channel audio installation and recorded album intended to defuse the hectic atmosphere of Chicago’s City Hall and County Building. For this site-responsive work, Kolar composed original music for playback inside five vintage abandoned phone booths located underground in the Chicago Pedway. The compositions feature an 1863 S.D. & H.W. Smith pump organ and electronics. The project investigates the style, function, and format of Background Music – music created to be passively listened to. Music for Phone Booths is intended to induce calm and serve as a comfort station for daily commuters. Performed, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By Jeff Kolar in Chicago, Illinois, United States Commissioned By: Chicago Loop Alliance, Space p11, The City of Chicago Special thanks to Chris Cunningham at Loupe LLC.

    Jeff Kolar (b. Chicago, Illinois, US) is an independent sound artist, radio producer, and curator working in Chicago, United States. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform established in 2009. His work, described as “speaker-shredding” (Half Letter Press), “wonderfully strange” (John Corbett), and “characteristically curious” (Marc Weidenbaum), activates sound in unconventional, temporary, and ephemeral ways using appropriation and remix as a critical practice. His solo and collaborative projects, installations, and public performances often investigate the mundane sonic nuances of everyday electronic devices. He has performed and exhibited widely across the United States, and at international venues and festivals such as the New Museum (New York, US), Museum of Arts and Design (New York, US), Moogfest (Durham, North Carolina, US), The Kitchen (New York, US), CTM Festival for Adventurous Music (Berlin, Germany), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, US), Kino Šiška (Ljubljana, Slovenia), ORF RadioKulturhaus (Vienna, Austria), Radio Revolten International Radio Art Festival (Halle, Germany), Megapolis Audio Festival (New York, USA), LAK Festival of Nordic Sound Art (København, Denmark), among others. His work has been reviewed and discussed in international print publications and online platforms such as The New York Times, The Wire Magazine, Red Bull Music Academy and Architect Magazine, and in an array of art, design and music publications including VICE, Art Slant, designboom, and Rhizome.org.

    http://jeffkolar.us

     


  • media petros - Transitional Transmission Ritual

    23rd May 2019  9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    Transitional Transmission Ritual is participatory radio art combining sonic ambience, radio ambience (including an extended “slow sweep” of shortwave radio frequencies), early-20th Century recordings of trance breathing/speech and glossolalia, and elements of circuit-bending, all built upon a hypnotic intro/outro framework utilizing a “bullroarer and rattle” recording by Michael Drake (CC BY-SA 3.0 US, Shamanic Journey Rhythms Volume 1 release).

    https://www.facebook.com/PetePetrisko

     


  • radioart106 #109 Karen Power - Is This On?

    23rd May 2019  10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    This is a selection of seven shows from radioart106 compiled for radiophrenia 2019. Produced and presented by Meira Asher, radioart106 broadcast details:
    WGXC 90.7fm – 1st Saturday 11am ET (-5 UTC)
    USMARADIO – 1st Tuesday 7pm CEST

    Radioart106 is part of the Radia.fm network.
    In 1927, Cork City Gaol hosted one of Ireland’s earliest radio broadcasts, the simple sound of cartwheels on cobbles. RTÉ lyric fm has commissioned is this on?, a new work for radio from renowned Irish composer Karen Power to mark the place of that first broadcast and to pay tribute to the profoundly significant contributions by women to Ireland’s turbulent history in the early twentieth century.

    is this on? combines; field recordings recorded by Karen from all over the world, RTÉ Lyric fm archival materials + inaudible sounds from Cork City Gaol itself.

    We together will move between real and imaginary worlds, times and spaces. We are here in this beautiful space, which creates 1 unique listening environment. Radio audiences are in a variety of other spaces surrounded by other contexts – whether they be passing traffic in a car, the kettle boiling in the kitchen. This piece is designed to trigger sonic connections with these known and unknown spaces. To allow you time to dream in and through sound. To bring you on a journey through Irelands past voices and times. To connect you to each other and at the same time highlight our individuality in the way you receive sound.

    Each of our listening experiences are largely governed by our unique context, or memory of a place, a time, a sound and these unconsciously direct our hearing of everything. All I am doing as the composer of this piece is choosing to highlight specific sounds that surround us all of the time and that have some connection with our history as Irish people. i hope that through these decisions you can embark on 1 of many potential sonic trips. The music is designed to 1st root us in this stunning gaol space and then gradually move away into a realm of real but reimagined spaces. Every so often I remind you of where you started from, but even this grounding changes based on where else we’ve been. 
I ask that you consider this space, consider the mode of radio and its unique ability to reach out and connect us. I ask you to really listen.

    hearspace 2014

    hearspace from 2014 is an interactive piece of radio art composed for and through Irish radio by Karen Power.

    On March 23rd @ 9pm RTÉ lyric fm acted as a live conduit, through which Karen Power composed and performed a new composition for radio based on the idea of exploring the sounds of a particular time, place and memory.

    hearspace explores, isolates and uses specific RTÉ sound archives as a means of grounding listeners to a particular time, place and memory. These voices or sounds of Ireland, which are combined with Karen’s own sounds recorded throughout the world; from The Arctic to Laos, will bring listeners on real and imagined sonic journeys from their past and into their future. This work also features archival materials from other European Radio stations who were invited to submit their sonic snapshots.

    Radio exists without visual cues, allowing listeners to form their own unique relationships with sounds from the privacy of their kitchen, bedroom, cow shed or shower! RTÉ Lyric fm and Karen Power invited the audience to share their listening experiences with them and become a live part of the premier performance of hearspace. When radio is being received in a space it simply enters and shares space with everything else around it. (Unlike a piece of concert music, which expects silence and your full attention.) The result is that radio sounds move frequently and freely between the background and foreground of a space. Karen wants listeners to consciously consider this fact and to share your chosen radio listening space with her, which in turn was possibly added to the composition during the live broadcast.

    http://www.karenpower.ie/Home.html

     


  • Fierbinteanu - This Is My Life

    23rd May 2019  11:00 pm - 12:00 am

    programme/artist information

    An experimental art-pop audio piece designed as a sonic selfie of every person in the world, from the beginning of time till now. It is a sound collage with symphonic ambitions, filtered through a diplomatic-punk estetic. The authors, Fierbinteanu, are a multiple award winning Romanian art-pop duo, consisting of Gabriela Fierbinteanu (vocals) and Cristian Fierbinteanu (vocals, computer, bass). More details on http://www.fierbinteanu.com.

    Fierbinteanu is an art-pop music duo consisting of Gabriela Fierbinteanu (vocals) and Cristian Fierbinteanu (computer, bass, vocals). Active in Bucharest/Romania, they performed live on several important European scenes, including Berlin Konzerthaus, and released albums via Local Records (independent Romanian label). Their work have been presented in international contemporary art festivals, Fierbinteanu being the winners of multiple “best” video and music awards.
    Their most recent project is “The Great Scheme Of Things”, an interdisciplinary concept consisting of an LP, a performance involving dance, visuals and theatrical elements, a concert and an experimental film made up of videos of all the songs on the album.

    “The Great Scheme Of Things” revolves around two main characters – the “real-fake” artists, the decent man and woman – and their encounter with both the relevant and the irrelevant subjects and slogans of our present days agenda. In this environment, the characters are set for a personal, artistic and commercial revolution.

    Parts of “The Great Scheme Of Things” were presented at national and international festivals of music, radio and sound art (Phonurgia Nova 2018, Grand Prix Nova 2018), experimental film (BIEFF) and contemporary choreography (the pilot edition of The Regional Choreograhpy Biennale hosted by The National Centre for Dance in Bucharest).

    They are also members of Plurabelle, an electronic music project, with Alex Bala. Their debut LP, “Phantom Pyramid”, was released in 2014 by the French label Stellar Kinematics

    “An artistic duo that sincerely deserves total fascination” – Art7

    “One of the most eccentric creatures of the independent music made in Romania” – DILEMA veche
    “The oddest and most experimental duo of the Romanian electronic music” – VICE Romania.

    “The electronic-psychedelic duo of Romania” – Stereo Beasts.

    http://www.fierbinteanu.com