Fri 18

18 February 2022
  • Absolute Value of Noise - Magnetic Radio

    18 February 2022  12:00 am - 1:30 am

    Magnetic Radio is formed from a collection of ELF (extremely low frequency) recordings made with a 28” diameter bicycle wheel-rim antenna. Sources of radiation are taken from performances, wandering around the neighbourhood, motors in motion, and "urban" areas within the city. The antenna tracks the sun across the sky, follows AM receivers as they are being tuned, plays with a speaker horn, picks up the sound of a commuter bus. A film projector spins. We hear motors that are powered by the rain and the sun, street signs, high-voltage diodes, electric bicycles, a cafe, and a walk along the road leading to an urban farm.

    Absolute Value of Noise (Peter Courtemanche) is a sound artist from Vancouver, Canada. He creates radio, installations, network projects, performances, and curatorial projects. 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. He often works outdoors making installation pieces that comment on bio-diversity, extinction, and fragile eco-systems. He has been doing radio since 1988 and currently produces Insomnia Radio on CITR FM in Vancouver. 

    http://absolutevalueofnoise.ca/
  • Dirk D'Hulster - Statues of Flesh

    18 February 2022  1:30 am - 2:30 am

    The play explores the variable differences between acoustic and electronic sound, and between simulation and unconscious, through repetition and layering. It’s a music of fictional spaces and phantom figures – a world between real and imaginary causes.

    As sound material D’Hulster uses data sonifcation of his own photographs, recorded sounds and footage in which the listeners become groping characters in another sound world.

    http://www.dirkdhulster.org/
  • Gary Wilkinson - Cage Fights///Symphony

    18 February 2022  2:30 am - 3:00 am

    It has been suggested that cage fighting is popular in the north because it allows the male population to regain an identity of themselves that was lost following the depletion of the heavy industries in the area. However, this symphony doesn’t ‘comment’ on that suggestion, instead it will ‘commentate’ on the actual fighting, describing the punches, counter punches, kicks, chokeholds, chaos, aggression and rhythms of the violence of cage fights. The symphony has been created using cut-ups predominantly from Brahms and Holst, and is heavily influenced by the rhythms of Chicago juke house music, flashcore and jungle breakbeats. Gary Wilkinson creates orchestral music created using cut-ups, loops and layers of public domain classical pieces. He comes from Ashington in the North East of England, a former mining community which has been ‘left behind’ and is struggling through a ‘downturn’. The music he makes covers stories and subjects from an area described as one of the most depressed in the country. His pieces Alcohol Fuelled Violence, Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, Cannabis Farms, Wind Farms and Spiritualist Church have all been transmitted as part previous Radiophrenia broadcasts. Twitter: @garywilkinson_ Instagram: @garywilkinsonmusic Facebook: @garywilkinsonmusic
  • Otherworld - Dark Dream Descending

    18 February 2022  3:00 am - 3:40 am

    Helena Celle is a Glaswegian artist and audio engineer. She is concerned with the participatory representation of the imaginal through the organisation of sound, image and language, and currently produces an hour (or more) of original work for patrons every month. She plays guitar in the band Herbert Powell (Lost Map Records), and previously played bass guitar in the band Anxiety (La Vida Es Un Mus Records). https://www.patreon.com/helena_celle
  • Melodie Blaison - Sleeping Machines (Dormeureuses de la ville)

    18 February 2022  3:40 am - 4:00 am

    "We decided to write this manifesto by gathering everyone's ideas and thoughts. It was designed as a reflection of first impressions. We formed a circle, each of us taking turns speaking and offering a word or two if we wanted to. We wanted to form a collage with the things that were important to us." Mélodie Blaison is a French visual artist and musician, graduated in Fine Arts in 2016 after a flute course at the Nantes Conservatory. Her practice is transversal, she is interested in the narrative potential of writing, and not in particular in the hybrid spaces that fiction can create while questioning our relationship to the world. By playing on the scales of time and space, and passing in turn through installations, immersive sound pieces or modular objects, she asks herself the question of the creation of new possibilities in our contemporary societies. She is co-founder of Atelier Vé in Marseille where several exhibitions have taken place. She has performed in Cardiff, Copenhagen, at MAgasins Généraux in Pantin, as well as at Coco Velten and Kit Galerie in Marseille. She is currently part of the post diploma arts and sound creation at the Ensa of Bourges. https://www.melodieblaison.com/ https://soundcloud.com/melodieblaison
  • Konrad Behr & Markus Westphal- Sleeping Refrigerators

    18 February 2022  4:00 am - 6:00 am

    In times of domestic quarantine, our refrigerators were fuller than ever. What do you think they were dreaming about? The Show was a broadcast series during the "Corona" special program SHIFT FM of the experimental radio bauhaus.fm at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. For the night broadcasts during the project week, media artist Konrad Behr invited artist friends to make audio recordings of various refrigerators at night time. At the end of the broadcast week, media artists Markus Westphal and Konrad Behr played the present collaborative sound improvisation based on the submitted recordings and other sounds.

    Participating artists:
    Anne Wahl & Marc Schmidt (Liebherr CNel 4213 Indes 21E / 001, Dresden), echofreak (Refrigerator with kitchen cuckoo clock, fan wheel wet wood preservation of the State Office for Archaeology Dresden), Konrad Behr (Freezer exquisit, Weimar), Laura-Dang (Techwood-KS9121, Weimar), Rajko Aust (unknown device, Dresden), Grit Ruhland (2 x unknown devices, Dresden & Berlin), Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (unknown device, Graz), Marco Schröder (unknown device, Berlin), Markus Westphal (unknown device, Weimar), Aanna Schimkat (Liebherr, Leipzig), Annalena Stabauer (unknown device, Vienna), Ina Weise (Accordeon, Weimar)
  • Michael Ridge - Empty Predawn Gaze

    18 February 2022  6:00 am - 6:45 am

    Empty Predawn Gaze is a composition of subtle field recording tape loops merged with extended and minimal lo-fi drone. Material used on the loops include windy/stormy weather, rain gently hitting a crumpled metal tray, running willow sticks through my fingers, and gently striking an alpine bell. Inspired by winter mornings moments before dawn slowly breaks over vast barren landscapes. Originally released as a limited edition single sided C90 in April 2021 on Quagga Curious Sounds.

    Michael Ridge is an artist who combines elements of sound, video, electronics, sculpture, collage and found objects in his work. Other activities include running the DIY record label Quagga Curious Sounds and recording experimental noise/electronic music under the name Zebra Mu.

    https://mridge.bandcamp.com/
    https://michaelridge.wordpress.com/
    https://quaggacurious.wordpress.com/
  • Hali Palombo - Radio Utah

    18 February 2022  6:45 am - 7:00 am

    Hali Palombo is a composer and visual artist working in Illinois. Crafting most of her music from a large personal library of CB and amateur radio recordings, her compositions also include Morse code, wax cylinder samples and field recordings she has taken at various Midwestern points of interest. http://www.halipalombo.com
  • LUDD PÚCA - Fantôme dansant

    18 February 2022  7:00 am - 8:00 am

    Fantôme dansant by LUDD PÚCA from Crois-tu en des spectres concrets?, produced by LUDD PÚCA.


    Fantome Dansant percolates through the dank ether that connects the clamour of Derrida's spectral Paris with mid-century EVP experiments in Croydon and the fractured noise of Living with the Archive. Time slips in and out of phenomena.
  • Shorts 12

    18 February 2022  8:00 am - 9:00 am

    1. Andre Perim (Coagulation) (7:39)
    2. Valeria Muledda - Z z zeta (6:43)
    3. Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 5: Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020 (5:55)
    4. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 11(4:12)
    5. Benjamin Yates - Flora Fauna Funga (10:42)
    6. Joan Schuman - A Map of Poetic Possibilities (22:48)

    1. Andre Perim - Coagulation

    Coagulation is an electroacoustic stereo composition based on the process of Alchemy.
It is stated as the seventh and last stage of Alchemy (Calcination.Dissolution.Separation.Conjunction.Fermentation.Distillation.Coagulation)
The process of composition was made by the multiple derivation of a single sound found in a harsh recording though the desmaterialization of sound and resignification of noise.
The composition was produced from March to May 2020.
     
    2. Valeria Muledda  - Z z zeta

    di Valeria Muledda / STUDIOVUOTO, in  S.L.U.R.P. (Urban Recreational Spaces with Shared Responsibility), for Pievebovigliana, 2020.

    In March 2020, many of the people we met in Pievebovigliana during a community urban regeneration process were still living in emergency homes, because the earthquake had destroyed theirs. We wanted to send them our thoughts from the different places where we were living, to read a poem with them, to meet them in the sound space of anopen house.
    Zzzeta is a sound postcard sent during the Covid-19 2020 crisis by the members of the S.L.U.R.P. network to the inhabitants of Pievebovigliana, a small village in the Marche region hit by the 2016 earthquake.
     
    Valeria Muledda, sound and transdisciplinary artist, performer, activist living in Italy. She has been trained in the international panorama of research theater and in the artistic practice of different languages and instruments. She focused on the exploration of the body-space relationship as an aesthetic and political experience. Attentive to the processes of individual and collective, urban and eco-social transformation, her research contaminates physical, contemplative, participatory, sound and linguistic practices, aiming to nourish a renewed relationship with the everyday and a continuously developing awareness. In 2012 he founded STUDIOVUOTO, an open and shared laboratory of investigation and creation.                       

    3. Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 5: Edinburgh Leith/ Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020

    Quiet Cities are live improvised sound art visualised field recordings from Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith, UK at 4pm on May 5th 2020. The field recordings have been electronically altered slightly and each of them are different. “I walked around during a lockdown afternoon in May 2020 with my stereo field microphone. The city sounded strange to me…so quiet and subdued. These are free improvisations on the impressions I had at the time…”

    Yati Durant is a US born composer of concert and film music, lecturer, trumpeter and conductor living in Edinburgh, UK. He has studied with Krzysztof Meyer and Hans Ulrich Humpert at the HochschulefürMusik Köln, as well as with George Crumb, Philip Lasser, NarcisBonet, Lee Konitz and conducting with Jonathan Brett. He is a multi-instrumentalist and active performer and producer of jazz and improvisatory music, contemporary acoustic and electronic music and music for film and media.  He holds a MeisterklasseKonzertexam from the HochschulefürMusik Köln. His compositions and film scores have received many prizes from International festivals, and he has received commissions and premieres from many well-known artists and ensembles from around the world.  His TV and Film credits include work for WDR, ARD, HBO, MTV, Disney and many others. He is a visiting Professor of Film Music Conducting at the Rovigo Conservatory of Music “Francesco Venezze” and teacher in film music for Thinkspace UK.He is the former Programme Director of MSc Composition for Screen at the University of Edinburgh (2010 – 2019) and General Director of the International Media Music and Sound Arts Network in Education (IMMSANE) since 2019.

    4. Cinzia Nistico  - One Dimension and a Half Episode 11

    CinziaNistico: voice/music/script/field recording          Igor Iofe: trumpet

    In this podcast I merge both the principle of storytelling and songs, marking a counterpoint between sounds/music and the narration, a sort of unsung songs. A journalist’s semi-dada journal about an expedition aimed at reaching Earth’s fluid strata. The story alludes to the Nordic myth of Jörmungandr the World Serpent which marks Ragnarök, a serie of natural disasters leading to the submersion of the Earth in water. The first season focuses on events preceding the expedition, the second focuses on the mission itself.

    Cinzia Nistico is a composer and multimedia artist. She’s interested in the psychological impact of sound and the emotional load it carries. In her projects she explores themes of identity and reality and the disruption and distortion of both. In her music she creates structures that are static and evolving at the same time. In her electronic/electroacoustic music she uses instruments or/and voice as a source. She graduated in composition in London (Trinity College of Music) and Milan (Conservatorio di Musica).
    Her music is performed in Europe and worldwide. Visit cinzia-nistico for a full resume.

    5. Benjamin Yates  - Flora Fauna Funga

    Flora Fauna Funga is a short documentary featuring the voice of Chilean mycologist Giuliana Furci, the first female mycologist in Chile.  Giuliana has spent her career studying fungi and shining a light on their elusive, hidden world. The piece brings to life some of her insights into the work of fungal discovery, and on how language and education is beginning to bring fungal stories to the front and centre of ecological conversations around the world.

    Benjamin Yates is an audio maker from the United Kingdom, now living in Berlin. He produces radio documentaries, sound art and compositions, with a focus on narratives in ecology and memory.

    https://benjaminwyates.com/

    6. Joan Schuman - A Map of Poetic Possibilities (2006/2021)

    A Map of Poetic Possibilities
    3-part piece (total time:  22:48)
    • Bewilder(7:46)
    • Gauze(6:54)
    • Phantom Limbed(8:08)
    https://www.joanschuman.com/hyperacousia/posts/a-map-of-poetic-possibilities/

    In the early 2000s, I was intensely steeped in the experiences of living in varied desert geographies. It was a provisional relationship of landscape and smell, sight and sound. From these phenomena, I made radio art.
    I’m back at the ocean now. In re-listening to earlier work, there’s continued resonance. Re-named, these segments persist as a whole: I linger among linked homages to geography, to these conversations of exile and creative possibilities. Many writers are woven through; now media activistBifo invites me tofind comfort in rhythm and apparition. Stories still dissect the marvelous coherence of landscape.

    My audiophilia whispers into the radio's ear with documentary experiments and poetic narratives airing globally via artist-curated programming. Listening along the northern California coast, I teach production artistry online at The New School for Public Engagement and curate Earlid, a virtual space for adventurous sound artistry, radiophonics and curious listeners.
  • Kick Down the Barriers - Episode 5: Naseem Hussain

    18 February 2022  9:00 am - 9:45 am

    Kick Down The Barriers is about the people and stories from Blackburn Lancashire. It asks us to listen to one another, as the first step to developing deeper understandings of our cultural heritage and to find the commonalities that bind us. Rather than focussing on the mass media stereotypes that often maintain our division these podcasts hope to serve as true a reflection as possible of the lovely who live or work in Whally Range in Blackburn. The interviewees deserve all the credit for these works, because without their brave, open, thoughtful, rich, surprising, complex, nuanced, original, unique stories and voices there would be nothing here, and all the amazing things that they have to teach us about life in Blackburn, past, present and future would still be hidden from our ears, hearts and minds. We hope these works can remind us that every experience is hugely valuable in finding better ways to live, and the more that we can share our stories, the deeper the connections we can make to each other and the town in which we live.

    Paul Nataraj holds a practice led PhD in Sound Studies from the University of Sussex. The work, ‘You Sound Like a Broken Record’, was voted in the top ten experimental albums of the year by 'A Closer Listen' magazine 2018. His work explores musical materiality, memory, the personal stories attached to music, and how our relationship with listening and the listened to, changes over time. His work thinks about the rhizomatic connectivity of music and how the dialogue between times, places and spaces open fractures through which to listen differently to the everyday.

    He has exhibited internationally and had a solo show at Prism Contemporary, Blackburn. He has published articles in ‘The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies’ and ‘The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies’. He is a regular contributor to the online music magazine, Inverted Audio and has written for Soundest fanzine. His sound works have been featured on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, Resonance Extra, Radiophrenia, Berlin Community Radio, Threads Radio, NTS, and The Wire’s Adventures in Sound and Music

    His latest album ‘Cobblestones & Kitchari’ was released in May 2020 on Fractal Meat Cuts.
  • Stevie Jones - Illegible Voices

    18 February 2022  9:45 am - 10:00 am


    Illegible Voices is an experimental radio play comprised of non lexical, paralinguistic vocal soundings, manipulated field recordings and disassembled/reassembled montage mix. It explores ambiguity and the non semantic and celebrates the multiplicity of our aural realities, navigational possibility and non-linear communication.  

     Stevie Jones is a musician, sound engineer and sound designer based in Glasgow. Informed by a background in theatre, he often works with tensions around narrative and subverting hierarchies in production and process.
     
    His radio plays and compositions have been aired on stations and programmes such as Resonance, Late Junction, Radiophrenia, Wave Farm, WXOX, Freak Zone and Borealis. Recent releases include Static Cling(TakuRoku) and Leapling (Chemikal Underground).
  • James Prevett and Annie May Demozay - Conversation Pieces 5

    18 February 2022  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    A series of five sound works interweaving interview and archive sound to explore sculpture in the home. Each episode takes interviews with people in their home about the things they keep around them. These are woven together with archive footage of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth to explore our very human responses to matter and material.

    Conversation Pieces are made by James Prevett and Annie May Demozay for radio broadcast and form part of Prevett’s larger project Things for Homes / Homes for Things commissioned by TACO! in Thamesmead, London. 

    James Prevett makes things to gather around - objects, events, text, video that are often combined together as sculpture. He often works with other people. He is interested in sculpture as means to explore the limits of minds and bodies, both personal and communal. James lives and works in Helsinki, Finland where he is a Sculpture Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki. 

    Annie May Demozay is an artist and writer who lives in Scotland and works in a park.


    http://www.jamesprevett.com 
    http://www.partiesforpublicsculpture.org 
    https://www.amdemozay.com 
    https://taco.org.uk/T4H-H4T
  • Phaune Radio - Dormance

    18 February 2022  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    None of the dead come back. But some stay. ― St. John the Divine Unless you are an expert in French history of occult sciences, there is very little chance that you have heard of Émile Tizané. And yet, as early as the 1930s, this officer of the gendarmerie unofficially tracked down in all four corners of France every form of poltergeists and other unexplained phenomena. We are now opening the doors of a house where past, present and future, living and dead, order and chaos graze over and over. Memories buried in the walls, obsessive drifts, subversive appearances and vertigo facing what we have lost but does not leave us, will you find your epicentre? PHAUNE RADIO is a little bug as curious and untameable as the strange sounds it airs 24h/7 on the world wild web and on on your mobile phones: soundscapes from the wider world, bald and hairy music, meetings with animals, archives from the future, eartoys…. Phaune Radio, it’s like night and day. More than 10 000 tracks for an handmade airplay : effervescent and tousled during the day, horizontal and experimental from 10:00pm (Paris Timezone). phauneradio.com Floriane Pochon Thinks and writes with sounds. Searches, guesses, produces forms. Sound forms, hybrid forms, living forms but also forms of perception, transmission. Since 2013, has been breathing through and for Phaune Radio, a mobile webradio dedicated to acoustic ecology, radio arts and unheard-of music. A little bug as curious and wild as the strange sounds it airs 24h/7... Since 2014, has also been crossbreeding sonic and literary narratives with the writer Alain Damasio for the sound arts studio “Tarabust”. Since 2016, has also been growing audio ecosystems in Virtual Reality between Montreal and France. Exploration of suspended moments, populated silences, worlds to come or already there, all her works follow the wild thread of the living that vibrates: hybrid compositions, fictions, soundwalks, events and sound installations in unusual places … mushin.fr
  • Buffer Zone

    18 February 2022  11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    1) Clovis McEvoy - Flâneur (8:52)

    2) Sue Coulson and MK Lord - Whistmans Wood Parts 1 and 2 (7:58)

     
     
    1) Clovis McEvoy - Flâneur 


    Programme Note
    Flâneur  - To walk through a city in order to experience it.
    Drawing from my own thoughts and impressions gained on numerous soundwalks through Auckland City, this highly narrative work follows the steps of an observer, a traveler who watches the cascade of life unfolding around him while never truly feeling a part of anything.
    Cultures, languages, movements and music - half-heard or half-seen - all washing over and passing by as the protagonist walks ever onward.om

    Bio
    Clovis McEvoy is a New Zealand born composer, sound artist, and researcher currently based in the UK.
    His work frequently explores subjective, first-hand experiences, and how these can be communicated to others through new technologies and sonic art. His current project is a large-scale commission from Creative New Zealand to create an interactive oral history of the country – allowing stories and music to intertwine though the medium of virtual reality.





    2) Sue Coulson and MK Lord - Whistmans Wood Parts 1 and 2

    ARTIST COLLABORATION (2021) By Sue Coulson and MK Lord
    for Skylark Radio 105.8 & 107.6 and adapted for Soundart radio 102.5 FM

    Atmospheric sound piece inspired by Whistmans Wood on Dartmoor.  

    Sue Coulson is a visual artist who uses sound and text in relation to drawing and painting
    MK Lord is a musician, artist, writer, and performer
  • Charmaine Lee - Mira Mirage

    18 February 2022  12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

    'Mira Mirage' is a piece by vocalist Charmaine Lee using electronics, voice, and microphones.

    Charmaine Lee (b. 1991) is a New York-based vocalist from Sydney, Australia. Her music is predominantly improvised, favoring a uniquely personal approach to vocal expression concerned with spontaneity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Charmaine uses amplification, feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the voice. She has performed with leading improvisers id m theft able, Ikue Mori, Sam Pluta, Tyshawn Sorey, Nate Wooley, and C. Spencer Yeh, and maintains ongoing collaborations with Conrad Tao, Victoria Shen, Zach Rowden, and Eric Wubbels. Charmaine has performed at ISSUE Project Room, the Kitchen, Roulette, The Poetry Project, and MoMA PS1, and participated in festivals including Resonant Bodies, Huddersfield Contemporary, and Ende Tymes. She has been featured in group exhibitions including The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging at the Museum of Chinese in America (2019). As a composer, Charmaine has been commissioned by the Wet Ink Ensemble (2018) and Spektral Quartet (2018). She was an Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room (2019) and a Van Lier Fellow at Roulette (2021). Charmaine is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Sound American.
  • Kin - When your baby monitor starts playing guerrilla lullabies against child surveillance

    18 February 2022  12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

    In 1939, sculptor Isamu Noguchi made the first baby monitor commissioned in response to a high- profile kidnapping for which a Glasgow nanny, Betty Gow, was wrongly accused. Tapping into parents’ fears and desires to keep their children safe, surveillance was justified under the guise of care. And yet unwittingly it opened a door for new vulnerabilities. This programme documents a fictional guerrilla singing group that are hacking into baby monitors to warn newborns of the dangers of contemporary surveillance. Riffing off the historical use of lullabies as a coded medium, these lullabies warn of the importance of privacy and how cute photos innocently shared online give fuel to private companies that rely on scraping data from social media to build tools for law enforcement, deportation and immigration, and oppression. Kin (Cultura Plasmic INC) is a multi-pseudonymous artist and essayist from Newcastle upon Tyne, based in Glasgow. Working with sound, installation, moving image and digital technologies, she formulates critiques of Big Tech power and the relationship between communication and surveillance technologies. In 2020, she became a Sound Pioneer supported by Yorkshire Sound Women Network and HCMF, and in 2021, she was HCMF’s Artist of the Month for July, one of Axisweb’s Five2Watch artists, released an album under the name Hurrian Cult Legacy, and premiered a new work critiquing machine learning and exclusionary tactics of pattern recognition ‘Crystalline Unclear’ with Cryptic.
  • Shorts 26

    18 February 2022  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    1. Chin Ting Chan - Reel (5:02)/ 2. Marjorie Van Halteren - L'Autre Cote De L'Autre (2:34)/3. Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 8: Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020(6:57)/ 4. Anette Gellein - Artaudaudio (3:29)/ 5. Peter Basma Lord - Over Looking - Out Looking (4:52)/ 6. Johnny Dixon - Remixed Poetry 4: Bill Me 17-25 (4:39)/ 7. E.U.E.R.P.I. - New Beginning (14:01)/ 8. Gavin Inglis - Inkmouth (3:27)/ 9. Harbour Me - ‘بیروت’ (‘Beirut’) (11:44)

    1. Chin Ting Chan - Reel for fixed media (2021)

    Reel emulates the behavior of a malfunctioned tape machine. The primary plucked string sounds are synthesized and fed into a Make Noise Morphagene module, and accompanied by selected spatialized environmental sound samples.

    Hong Kong-American composer Chin Ting CHAN has been a fellow and guest composer at festivals such as IRCAM's ManiFeste, the ISCM World Music Days Festival, and UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers. He has worked with ensembles such as Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Metamorphosis, Ensemble Signal, eighth blackbird, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Hypercube, and Mivos Quartet, with performances in more than twenty countries.

    2 Marjorie Van Halteren - L'Autre Cote De L'Autre
     
    Taking on the French language best I can. 

    Short pieces from an album I have been creating called “From My Lips to Odd Ears.” The concept behind these works is that they are nearly entirely created from my own voice as electronic impulses, including synthesised short melodies from spoken phrases, some brut playing (such as on harmonica) and all manner of effects. Other sounds are “found,” such as news broadcasts.

    http://www.www.mixlr.com/eaps. http://www.electroacousticalpoeticalsociety.com.

    3. Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 8: Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020
     
    Quiet Cities are live improvised sound art visualised field recordings from Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith, UK at 4pm on May 5th 2020. The field recordings have been electronically altered slightly and each of them are different. “I walked around during a lockdown afternoon in May 2020 with my stereo field microphone. The city sounded strange to me…so quiet and subdued. These are free improvisations on the impressions I had at the time…”

    yatidurant.com
     
    4. Anette Gellein – Artaudaudio
     
    Mixed recordings from documentary on Antonin Artaud, field recordings, electronic sounds and guitar.

    Anette Gellein (b.1995) multimedia artist currently based in Stavanger, Norway.

    anette.gellein.com

    5 Peter Basma Lord  - Over Looking - Out Looking

    Pulled between places and pulled between people. A document of my mum's formative years living between Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and England.

    Of loss. Of longing. Of belonging.

    My knowledge and understanding of these places I've never visited are informed by the personal words and histories of my mum and the detached observations of Google maps and image searches.

    Working across a variety of mediums including video, audio, electronic interactive works, and found objects, Peter Basma-Lord creates immersive installations both physical and virtual. Their work examines the relationship between the self and the mass, the real and the fake, loss and longing. Having spent several years co-running the Hill52 radio station and putting on nights in Glasgow they now live in Berlin where they continue to put on nights though much more URL than IRL these days!

    6. Johnny Dixon -  Remixed Poetry 4: Bill Me 17-25 

    7. E.U.E.R.P.I. – New Beginning

    I submit 3 tracks part of my album “Ghost Villages”. This album contains field recordings from abandoned villages in the region of Tryavna, part of Central Balkan Mountain. In this region there are more than 100 villages with the total population of around 1000 people. In some of them there are 2-3 inhabitants and some are totally abandoned for years and they are gradually swallowed up by the forest. For us humans it can be said that this is a pandemic of extinction, but for nature it is a completely natural process and part of its cycle.

    E.U.E.R.P.I. is a guitar drone ambient project of MiryanKolev, who lives in StaraPlanina and performs in various geographical zones in Europe and Asia, where since the project is active he has about 200 concerts and participations in multidisciplinary projects, collaborations with visual artists, performers and other musicians. His music is minimalist, atmospheric and discreetly psychedelic, and improvisation is an essential part of each of his live performances, turning it into an expressive soundtrack of time and space. At times his music is gloomy, at times cosmic, and melancholy is often present in it, as is the world around him.

    8 Gavin Inglis - Inkmouth

    Inkmouth is the story of a young man fascinated by colour, whose disregard for dental hygiene makes him an internationally renowned artist. The first half of the original story was chopped up and the pieces randomly sequenced using Ableton Live; drums and bass loops were also randomly sequenced throughout. A different version of this track was originally broadcast on The Dark Outside in 2020. The inks mentioned in the story are available from all good stationers.

    Gavin Inglis is an Edinburgh writer working mainly in games and interactive digital storytelling. His credits include Zombies, Run!, Call of Cthulhuand Fallen London. He is known for his energetic spoken word performance, and in lockdown has refocused that energy on producing new work with music. He was Language and Cognition Fellow at the Department for Clinical Neuroscience, where he produced a graphic novel about Functional Neurological Disorder, a story set to smells, and new writing by AI versions of Jane Austen and H.P. Lovecraft.
     
    9. Harbour Me -‘بیروت’ (‘Beirut’)

    Harbour Me is a project of solo and collaborative works conceived by sound artist JillieneSellner. The name Harbour Me intends to suggest a safe haven, a sheltering and a collective support system and is a nod to where she lives, by the sea.
    All tracks:
Mixed by Ziad Moukarzel 
Mastered by Simon Scott at SPS Mastering Album Art by Julie Caves

    This EP came as a visceral response to isolation, trauma and longing during the pause and chaos of 2020.  All of the tracks on ‘Future City No Kissing’ began as open ideas initiated by Sellner and shared with collaborators whose contributions have been woven into sonic storytelling environments. None of these tracks are possible without a spirit of sharing and empathy between Sellner and her extraordinarily talented collaborators.
    Headphones are recommended.

    بیروت
    As a small gesture of solidarity, ‘بیروت’ (‘Beirut’) is the result of our collective grievance for our colleagues and friends after the explosion in Beirut on 4 August 2020. The track was made together apart during lockdown, from Istanbul, Cairo, Lisbon and Hastings.
    30% of funds from full album purchases will go to Impact Lebanon.
    https://www.impactlebanon.org/ 

    Voice (Arabic translation) and sounds - Yara Mekawei
 Cello - Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu
 Voice (English) - Diana Combo
 Voice, field recordings, percussion, text (English), concept and editing - Jilliene Sellner
     
    https://harbourme.bandcamp.com/album/future-city-no-kissing
  • Marjorie Van Halteren and Sébastien Beaumont - The Hollyhock Wars

    18 February 2022  2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Marjorie Van Halteren (electroacoustic poet, performer and composer) and Sébastien Beaumont (guitarist/composer) are Something North, a duo combining poetry, new folk and sound, mixing English and French languages with a touch of humor. Something North is a project of the Muzzix Collective in Lille, France 


    http://www.muzzix.info
    http://www.electroacousticalpoeticalsociety.com.
  • Buffer Zone

    18 February 2022  2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    1) Krasnye Zori - No one is stronger than earthworms (8:14)
    2) Vicki Hallett - Ebb & Flow (3:02)
    3) Thomas Glasser - After the beep (6:59)

     
    01) Krasnye Zori - No one is stronger than earthworms

     
    Krasnye Zori (Red Dawns) is a fem-trip-punk band from St.Petersburg, Russia. We play electronic music with poetry. For us it is a field for experiments with synths, live instruments, field recordings, spoken word and vocals, noises.

    Helga Zinzyver: composition, field recordings, mixing
    Anna Tereshkina: text, vocal

    Helga: This song contains a clock ticking and it makes a rhythm. Tick's recording is imposed to each other with a half-tick shift so as to create an effect of time goes mad. There's also a radio, rustling of footsteps on forest moss, a summer house door squeaking during a thunderstorm, old wooden abacus, and a train engine. Anna’s voice here sounds like on the old vinyl disk. When I mixed this track and listened to it I was scared a few times because the door squeaked like a living being.
     
    Anna: It is the first song where I don’t recite but sing and I went to a vocal class for that. The text was written as a nursery rhyme but when I sang it I realised that it has an emancipatory sence. When you feel like a smal worm you still can be strong.
     
     
    2) Vicki Hallett - Ebb & Flow

    Synopsis:
    Ebb & Flow is a sound work created by Vicki Hallett, a regional Australian artist. The work is an exploration using underwater recordings of the Barwon River revealing aquatic bugs, fish and other hidden creatures. The ebb and flow of the cascades to the estuary, the intermingling of salt and fresh water where the eel passes on its migration urging the listener to reflect and contemplate.

    Biography:
    Vicki Hallett is a composer, versatile musician, sound artist and educator with a unique approach of combining acoustic ecology, scientific analysis and innovative performance practices. This exploration has led Vicki to develop a collaborative concept, with Cornell University's Elephant Listening Project. Vicki travels the world recording nature’s sounds as well as improvising in acoustically interesting environments including Mabolel Rock (South Africa) with a pod of Hippopotami. Her focus is to document and record the ever-diminishing habitats and species of our planet through multi-channel and  extended field recordings. These are used in installations, live performances, compositions and recordings.
     
    http://www.vickihallett.com
     
     
    3) Thomas Glasser - After the beep

    For many years Dr Susan Schuppli has been scouring charity shops and carboot for answering machine tapes. It's always been a joy for her to find recordings on those tapes; voices once deemed disposable, now treasured by Susan.

    After Susan was kind enough to give me access to her incredible archive, I wanted to create a piece with the ‘bleeps, bloops and whirrs’ that would offer a brief flicker of the immensity of the stories left behind in the tape machines thrown out into the charity shops of North America.

    Biog

    Tom Glasser is a freelance radio producer who has made sounds for BBC Radio 4, R4 drama, National Prison Radio, and many others.
     
  • Autumn Chacon - What Will Be Lost

    18 February 2022  3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    What Will Be Lost is a new collaborative work between the Indigenous US based artist and Sandra Marja West, sámi activist, artist, and member of the sámi Parliament. Drawing on her own history of vocal activism, Autumn’s work stands in solidarity with the current dispute the sámi face against big copper mining in sápmi. What Will Be Lost, is 2 simultaneous broadcasts in which words directed at the German Copper Buying Industry is interrupted by a second broadcast of the land, water, animals, and peoples who will be negatively affected by copper extraction in sápmi. * * Chacon and West first became friends when Sandra’s family spent the winter of 2016/2017 at the Standing Rock occupation in North Dakota, United States where a proposed oil pipeline threatened the livelihood of the Lakota Nations. They were reunited in spring 2017 when Autumn and a delegation of North American Indigenous women travelled to Norway to plead with its banks and parliament to divest from the North American pipeline and were successful in a 3.5 billion dollar withdrawal. A co-commission between Borealis Festival and Radiophrenia. Autumn Chacon is an Indigenous (Diné), multi-media and new-media artist of the Albuquerque, New Mexico area of the United States. From an early age she has been an active community organizer for the advancement of Native American Rights, Environmental Justice, and Media Rights and Access. Being a self taught artist her work reflects her activist values. Autumn has shown work domestically and abroad, in the mediums of sound, performance, and electronic installation. With no lack of stories to be told Autumn strives to engage through new media technologies even if her stories are very old. *Diné means “The People” or “Children of the Holy People” and is the name preferred by the Navajo people – a native american tribe.
  • Goni Riskin & Dganit Elyakim - A Deliberately Anaesthetic Radio Transmission

    18 February 2022  3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

    Orchestrated for percussion, electronics, and voice, "A Deliberately Anesthetic Radio Transmission" is an ASMR 1 realization of four assays on radio, written by Benjamin Walter, and translated to English (from Radio Benjamin 2 ). These essays on radio as media, written by one of the most significant philosophers and thinkers of the twentieth century, demonstrate the range of Benjamin’s thinking and his fascination with the impact of new technology on culture. He wrote and presented about eighty broadcasts on radio, that reveal his insights on the new medium: “It is the voice, the diction, the language—in short, too frequently the technological and formal aspect makes the most interesting shows unbearable, just as in a few cases, it can captivate the listener with the most remote material”. 

    1 ASMR- Autonomous sensory meridian response 
    2 Walter Benjamin, Benjamin Radio, Verso, 2014. Translated by Jonathan Lutes, Lisa Harries Schumann and Diana K. Reese.​

    Dganit Elyakim 
    Composer and artist, working across a broad spectrum of practices to depict various aspects of the human and digital paradigm. Exploring a variety of artistic approaches that span from electro-acoustic, vocal, or chamber music through sound installation, video, and new-media work, her oeuvre attempts to reflect on philosophical, political, and ethical issues regarding the constantly evolving technologies. Elyakim has completed both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in philosophy composition and electronic music at The University of Haifa and The Royal Conservatory in the Netherlands. She lectures in the art department at Shenkar College. 

    http://www.misscomposed.com 

    Goni Riskin 
    Photographer and artist. Her artistic practice includes multiple collaborations with various artists and different communities. Her video and still photography focus on portraits and bodies, exploring their endless facets that manifest in materiality, processes of decomposition, and defamiliarization. Riskin has completed the postgraduate program in Fine Art at Hamidrasha Faculty of Arts, Beit Berl College. She exhibited her works at venues such as Studio Bank, Tel Aviv; The Israeli Center For Digital Arts, Holon; and Arad Contemporary Art Center. Specializing in portraits and fashion, her photography oeuvre has been featured in prominent local publications, including Time Out-Tel Aviv, Ha'aretz, and others.

    https://www.instagram.com/goniriskin/?hl=en 
    http://goniriskin.telavivian.com/
  • Corin Sworn & Jude Browning - The Unpickers

    18 February 2022  3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

    Written and performed by Corin Sworn & Jude Browning A script written for two voices that shifts between descriptions of clothes and tactile sensations of wear. In snippets of narrative the immediacy of intimate knowledge presents a garment's behaviour as inverting agent and object roles. The Unpickers takes the daily practice of dressing as a ritual where fantasy and reality remain undecided, a site to experiment with inarticulate marks, loose amid our system of signs. Image credit: paper padded cups, Jude Browning, 2022. With thanks to: Richard McMaster for the sound mix The residents, Cecily & team at Hospitalfield Liath for giving us use of his room as a recording studio students at Northumbria who listened to an early version of the script Susan Sontag Notes on Camp, in Against Interpretation (1966) Jude Browning is a Glasgow-based artist interested in historical modes of public speaking and theatrical performance. Her artworks often take the form of monologues, which are self-authored, appropriated and misremembered. She runs the live event and publication series At Practise (formally Pre-Ramble) at David Dale Gallery. https://www.judebrowning.com/ Corin Sworn’s work uses storytelling, material encounters and interactive technologies to explore logistics and connection. She is Professor of Contemporary Art at Northumbria University and is represented by Kendall Koppe Gallery.
  • Kunstradio Ep5 - “Im Sattel der Zeit“ by Volkmar Klien

    18 February 2022  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    In The Saddle of Time takes place in a labyrinth of paper walls which also function as speakers. In the beginning, there is the premiere of the composition of the same name, for ensemble and electronics by Volkmar Klien, which has not just the five musicians, but also the audience walking around the installation of paper wall speakers. The speaker membranes of the two-meter-high walls don’t grant an overview over the situation, but they do give the composer ample opportunity to play with them. He can use them to surround the audience, to layer sounds, to expand the instruments, to flood the room. The performance leaves the speaker labyrinth transformed and demolished over large parts. The musicians and the audience cut paths through the paper walls, change the sound of things and leave behind a traversable installation that lets the performance resonate and that can still be visited in the following days at mumok. A co-production of Wien Modern, mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien and Ö1 art radio. With support of Gerald Hanisch. In the saddle of time A music-theatrical composition and installation for ensemble, electronics, radio and loudspeaker labyrinth by Volkmar Klien Ensemble: Weiping Lin: Violin Lena Fankhauser: Viola Christine Gnigler: Recorder Alfred Melichar: Accordion Daniel Riegler: Trombone Markus Wallner: Stagedirection Volkmar Klien: Electronic
  • Mobile Radio residency - Glasgow Calling Scale live with Rebecca Wilcox & Hannah Ellul

    18 February 2022  5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    In collaboration with Radiophrenia and the Goethe Institut Glasgow ‘Mobile Radiophrenia’ is a cultural exchange and radio residency that will result in five new live broadcast works. The artist duo Mobile Radio (Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann) from Ürzig in Germany have been invited over to work with five Glasgow based artists or artist duos on an intensive daily collaboration that culminates in a live radio performance at 5pm each day. The performances have been devised within the following framework: ‘Glasgow Calling Scale: a verbal response series in five parts’ There are five grades starting with the most musical: Mon 14th Feb - No verbal response Eothen Stearn, Lady Neptune, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington. Tues 15th Feb - Incomprehensible sounds Elina Bry, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington. Weds 16th Feb - Inappropriate words Cindy Islam, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington. Thurs 17th Feb - Confused Nichola Scrutton, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington. Fri 18th Feb - Oriented Rebecca Wilcox, Hannah Ellul, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington. Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann began Mobile Radio in 2005. It was established as a travelling project to build upon their work across Europe in the fields of radio and sound art which had arisen during the three years that they helped to establish the London art radio station Resonance 104.4FM. Their work takes them to media and art festivals, conferences, universities and one-off events where they run short-lived radio stations, create special live broadcasts or edited pieces, give workshops or talks, design radio installations and play concerts. Their interest in radio technology is complemented by their live electronic improvised music project Tonic Train (radio terminology for ‘interrupted continuous wave’) which features radio feedback and mini transmitters built into circuit-bent instruments. They have been invited as guest ‘radio experts’ by projects tapping into a renewed interest in experimental radio and ‘radio art’. Now based in Germany, they continue the work of Mobile Radio with those who want to develop concepts through the medium of radio. They have acted as organisers, curators and artistic directors for high profile radio projects at the 30th São Paulo Biennial, documenta 14 and Radio Revolten, the largest festival of radio art in the world. Mobile Radio remains a personal artistic journey to create radio work which arises from their encounters and surroundings. Their mission remains to seek out new forms of radio by taking radio production out of the studio environment. They are currently working on Radio Art Zone, a premier showcase of radio art as part of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022. https://mobile-radio.net https://radioart.zone Rebecca Wilcox lives in Glasgow and works with writing, audio and performance, often using voice as a tool. She’s interested in apperception, infrastructures and the poetics produced between sensory engagements and the written and spoken word. Hannah Ellul is a Glasgow-based musician and artist. She makes music as part of Human Heads and White Death. She is also the co-founder of the collaborative project Psykick Dancehall, exploring sonic experience across forms and disciplines. Together they have produced pieces and performances for BBC Tectonics Festival (2021), Takuroku (Cafe Oto, 2020), Radiophrenia (2020), and Tone Glow (2021).
  • Buffer Zone

    18 February 2022  5:30 pm - 6:00 pm


    1) Stéphane Borrel - Three Pieces from Anthology Of Laughter (10:10)

     
    1) Stéphane Borrel - Three Pieces from Anthology Of Laughter
     
    Synopsis
    The triptych composed of Les Tourtereaux, Les Orientales and Les Inspirés is excerpt from Anthology of laughter, an electroacoustic work that employs as its essential sound material the laughter from the recordings of three hundred invited participants. The musical writing, based on very precise sound selection, manipulation and editing, brings into focus the timbres, the rhythms and the pitches of this material. In addition, it takes into account a more evocative side which consists of recreating "plausible" scenes or portraits that highlight the different laughter types.
    Anthology of laughter is in stereo format, suited for a radio broadcast.

    Biography
    Stéphane Borrel (1974) lives and works in Lyon, France. He writes for different ensembles and diverse electronics, ranging from chamber music to the symphony orchestra, from mixed music to sound installations. He has worked with ensembles such as the Instant Donné ensemble, the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Orchestre National de Lyon, Ictus ensemble, Cairn ensemble, Divertimento ensemble, Vortex ensemble and so on. He was the prize-winner of the Phonurgia Nova scholarship in 2009, and Hervé Dugardin Prize of the SACEM in 2013. Since 2003, he has taught composition and electronic music composition at Conservatoire de Lyon (CRR), France.

    https://www.stephaneborrel.fr/

     
     

     
  • Jenny Berger Myhre - Slowly I wake up to my other life

    18 February 2022  6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Slowly I wake up to my other life is an intimate piece about listening to the soft voice — the one we hear in our dreams, and in our thoughts — and the one we keep for our loved ones. It pays tribute to the intimacy in voice messages between friends, specifically those that are recorded early in the morning, just after sleep. It is a film for the ears about not knowing how to spend the days that come and go, and about coming to terms with the uncertainties of life. To Camila, who inspired and collaborated with me on this from beginning to end. The dreamer — Camila de Laborde Violin & double bass improvisations — Vilde & Inga (Vilde Sandve Alnæs & Inga Margrete Aas) Supercollider patches and sinus waves — Niklas Adam Modular synth — Niklas Adam & Jenny Berger Myhre Composed by Jenny Berger Myhre Thanks to Håvard Volden for the Revox B77 tape machine. A co-commission between Borealis Festival and Radiophrenia Jenny Berger Myhre is a multidisciplinary artist working with sound, video, performance and photography, based in Oslo, Norway. Her music is created from field recordings, fragments of melodies, computer generated sequences, modular synths and lo-fi electronics – resulting in soundscapes with references to both the electro-acoustic tradition as well as experimental pop music. Coming from a DIY background, Jenny’s approach to music making is versatile and curious, with an apparent love for the quirky and unpolished. She is interested in personal stories, memories and everyday life. Her work revolves around archives, intimacy, reality and re-contextualisation. Since the release of her debut album Lint in 2017 she has also been working with musician and novelist Jenny Hval, contributing to, and touring with the performance The Practice of Love in 2019. For the past years, Jenny has made several commissions for public spaces and radio, and in 2022 she is releasing her second album Here Is Always Somewhere Else on Breton Cassette. https://jennybm.com/
  • Hannah Dargavel-Leafe - Black Soup

    18 February 2022  6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Black Soup was composed in one take from manipulated field recordings using turntablism. The work was inspired by mud and stagnant water, pond life and amniotic fluid and all field recordings were taken in the home and a nearby canal. Black Soup was first performed live at Forma HQ in support of Kate Carr’s record launch. A text piece of the same name is being published by TACO! Gallery in DreamsTimeFree. Recent releases include ‘Fountains’ on Eminent Observer, USA and ‘Sonic Envelopes’ on British Earways, which is also the name of my radio show on RTM.FM. http://www.hannahdargavel-leafe.co.uk
  • Leon Clowes Nine Sound Works Made Over Nine Days In November

    18 February 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    First broadcast on Reel Rebels Radio on Monday 16th November 2020, this is a series of 9 x 9-minute pieces I created over a 9 day period (08.11.2020-16.11.2020). They're made up of field recordings, improvised music, found sounds, YouTubers, pop music, 90s 4-track demos and plenty of Audacity. Here's the track listing: 

    1. Banging and Buskers (1:46) 
    2. Give Me Everything You've Got Now (11:04) 
    3. Exhaling Whenever It Feels Comfortable For You (20:28) 
    4. September, November and December will all be magic again (29:52) 
    5. The Broad Walk (39:10) 
    6. From Covent Garden to the Avant Garden (48:31) 
    7. Washing Machine and Bubble Wrap (57:52) 
    8. Damian's Deviants - The AIDS EP (1:07:14) 
    9. I'm Learning The Guitar So I Can Sing 'I Love You' (1:16:38)
    Leon Clowes is a queer disabled conceptual artist. His research-led creative practice combines sound, words, space, co-creation, autoethnography and Brechtian Verfremsdungeffekt. It is informed by research excavation of my lived trauma experiences, and exchange with other artists who also deal with trauma.


    http://www.leonclowes.com.
  • Poly Palms - Windows Wide Open, 35°C

    18 February 2022  8:30 pm - 9:00 pm


    Electrified Palm Leaf Ensemble with Jan Arlt, Patricia Koellges, Volker Hennes, Andreas O. Hirsch

    Poly Palms is an ensemble founded by Andreas O. Hirsch which collectively explores the possibilities of his self-developed plucked instruments made from withered palm leaves whose thorns can be plucked and tuned. Abstract signals versus rhythmic structures, woody-warm sounds versus Palmtronix – peculiar chamber music at the transition between the oasis, experimental electronics and Fluxus. Here comes a roughly remixed montage of extracts of the first sessions the four played under a spacious roof top in Cologne, August 2020.


    Andreas Oskar Hirsch, Cologne based musician and visual artist, has been inventing various electroacoustic instruments he performs with. Among others, the Electric Palm Leaf or the Carbophon, a kind of complex super-kalimba. Both lend themselves to warm downbeat rhythms, odd tonalities and minimal noise intrusions. In combination with a bunch of effect pedals Hirsch creates a space somewhere between a playful freestyle gamelan and experimental electronics. Together with Patricia Koellges he runs makiphon, a label for experimental music and artist records.

    http://www.hirschonhirsch.com

    http://www.makiphon.de

  • Edward Herring - The Family

    18 February 2022  9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    THE FAMILY is an experimental radio play for automated voices. Encompassing themes of jealousy, resentment, sex, and escape, and accompanied by a minimal piano score, THE FAMILY is narrated by the tortured members of a seemingly normal suburban family.

    Edward is a writer working in text and audio. His work has appeared in/on/at Radiophrenia 2019, BBC Sounds, ICA, The White Review, and Gossamer Fog.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-269111424
  • HAIRS ABYSS - BACK FROM THE MEMORY BANK

    18 February 2022  9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    HAIRSABYSS is the collaborative project I do with ChandorGlöomy - this piece 'BACKFROM THE MEMORY BANK' was created with radio airplay in mind - the general ideabehind it is about picking up the pieces, putting things back together,remembering or reinventing how to live, new beginnings... 
     
    HAIRS ABYSS - BACK FROM THE MEMORY BANK got a limited cassette release last November [I think there are still some left] and is also available as a download on Anticipating Nowhere: https://label.anticipatingnowhere.com/album/back-from-the-memory-bank
    HAIRS ABYSS - just out on a CD called'APOSEMATIC DISPLAYS' on the US label Spleencoffinhttps://spleencoffin.com/portfolio/aposematic-displays/

    Paul Harrison (currently releasing under lots of different project names onmany small labels and my own bandcamp
    https://xemporium.bandcamp.com/

     


     
     

  • Shorts 39

    18 February 2022  10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    1. Jeff Gburek - Scoala Abbandonata (Meeting the Spirit of Don Cherry) (3:09) 2. Keziah MacNeill - TWO PLATES OF GLASS TOUCH TOGETHER (2:44) 3. Nat Grant - Bubble (12:15) 4. Radio Limbo presents... The Short Wave Ghost Ensemble - Feed me (1:57) 5. Laura Marina Boria & Ana Cecilia Calle - From the Center Out - archiving Black dance in the U.S. (15:01) 6. Pauline Achart - LIGNUM SUAVIUM (2:25) 7. Derick Armah and Ivan d’Avoine - ‘Surveillance’ (9:06) 8. Harold Nono - “Harry Smith's Last Transmission” (9:53) 1 Jeff Gburek - Scoala Abbandonata (Meeting the Spirit of Don Cherry) This is an interactive field recording made in an abandoned grade school in the Romanian village of Băcești using an oddly expressive old door-hinge. 2. Keziah MacNeill - TWO PLATES OF GLASS TOUCH TOGETHER TWO PLATES OF GLASS TOUCH TOGETHER traces an irregular dialogue between photographic characters such as the digital image and the analogue image. The medium of sound becomes an invitation to explore the personification of an image, considering both the hesitancies and appreciation that it may have towards its characteristics and function. Photographic thought is unlocked through narration and rhythmic devices. Keziah MacNeill is a Scottish artist seeking the Photographic in sculpture and sound. Her thoughts place themselves in a digital age where the remix, a regeneration of information, becomes default and acts of customisation become rewarding. http://keziahmacneill.com 3. Nat Grant – Bubble Originally created as a multi channel installation work, commissioned by Starlings Spatial Sound Collective for an exhibition at McLelland Sculpture Gallery in 2021. This work is an ode to water: an 8 channel audio installation for the 8 months of lockdown/opening up/lockdown in Melbourne in 2020. It’s about the water that puts out fires and maintains life, and the much needed buoyancy that even a cup of tea can bring. With recordings made in kitchens, baths, pools,and bays within and outside of the 5km bubble from the artist’s home. Nat Grant is a performer, sound artist and composer working on unceded Wurundjeri country in Melbourne, Australia. Nat has created original music for theatre, dance, film, and live art, holds a PhD in composition from the Victorian College of the Arts, and in 2018 received the Age Music Victoria award for best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act. A podcaster and programmer for 3CR community radio, Nat is interested in the power of sound and music as storytelling tools. A co-curator for the weekly experimental performance series the Make it Up Club, Nat is invested in creating and maintaining community around sound making 4. Radio Limbo presents... The Short Wave Ghost Ensemble – Feed Me 5. Laura Marina Boria & Ana Cecilia Calle - From the Center Out: archiving Black dance in the U.S. Gesel, a choreographer living in Austin, Texas, walks us through solos that a hip-hop dancer and an expressionist dancer taught her over 10 years ago. "From the Center Out - archiving Black dance in the U.S." is about how a dancer's body remembers and what those memories sound like. During rehearsal, we're transported to scenes from the solos and we experience the stories and emotions driving them. Sound design includes imaginative recreations with original music and voice as well as sound effects, scoring, and music to evoke what performing those solos for the first time was like for Gesel. Laura Marina Boria (she/her) edits audio for independent projects and writes about podcasting. She enjoys producing stories about individuals and groups seeking autonomy in how they relate to place, sound, or gender. Laura also researches contemporary Caribbean literature and performance at UT-Austin. She is a 2020 AIR New Voices Scholar, and a Public Radio Exchange and UT School of Journalism alumna. Laura moves between Texas and Puerto Rico, and wants to add more environment reporting to her audio practice. Ana Cecilia Calle (she/her) is a Colombian writer, DJ, and sound enthusiast. She enjoys reporting about sound, bodies, music, and popular culture. Her work has been published in Colombian magazines Arcadia, Diners and El Malpensante, and has written podcasts for Latinx media. Her children's album book El Bajo Alberti was published in Colombia and Chile. She is a former NPR #NextGeneration mentee. She currently Dj's with Chulita Vinyl Club, an all-women all-vinyl collective with chapters in Texas and California. 6. Pauline Achart - LIGNUM SUAVIUM This piece belongs to the pornographic project Tympan Cul-cul. A submersion in sound bodies crossing our sweating bodies. Be careful, sounds, like tongues, are slippery roads. The ear slips: are the sounds of sex, sex? Pauline Achart was born in 1984. After that, she lived a little, thought a little, played music, made choices, changed her mind, wrote, loved a lot, learnt a lot. Now, she walks her microphones from obsession to obsession. The sound is the support that suits her the most, as it discloses the secrecy behind the audible, and she likes that. She created the Tympan Cul-Cul aural project, an experimental space for a peculiar, political and poetical pornography. She learnt her craft little by little, and also creates other aural documentary and creative objects of many formats. 7. Derick Armah and Ivan d’Avoine - ‘Surveillance’ (originally commissioned for and broadcast on Short Cuts, BBC Radio 4, 14/09/2021) "Outside, on any given day, your skin might get hot from the suspicious glares of passers-by, or from cruising police cars, or from the bug-eyed security cameras that are planted on every building within sight". This is an audio essay on Derick's observations of hyper-visibility as a young Black male in one of the most surveilled cities (London) in the world. Structured as a long walk, the piece joins ambient sounds of the street with fragments of memory and archival samples, bringing to life the feeling of alienation from the place he calls home. Derick is a writer, researcher and audio artist from London, who focuses on shaping engaging stories about the world outside our doors. Derick graduated from SOAS, UoL in 2019, and has since supplied documentary productions with specialised research on social and cultural histories, particularly as it pertains to Black histories. Ivan is an audio artist and writer from London, whose research interests have consequently revolved around urban analysis, and the ways in which we occupy the space around us. Ivan graduated from Goldsmiths, UoL in 2020, and has gone on to work as a freelance audio artist and video editor. 8. Harold Nono - “Harry Smith's Last Transmission” David Hillary lives and works as a professional musician in Edinburgh, Scotland. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art as a Master Of Fine Art in Painting in 1999 – his final show based on an experimental composition he wrote for and involving The Saltire String Quartet. Since then he has been performing and recording as Harold Nono, in the fields of electronica, experimental music and sound art. He has, to date, recorded 5 albums and 1 EP as Harold Nono and numerous other recordings under different guises. 

He is currently signed to Scottish independent label, Bearsuit Records. With this piece Nono utilized the distorted frequencies found while attempting to tune in to a short wave radio. From these chance and ominously sounding beginnings a structure began to suggest itself and some tentative, fleeting melodies were incorporated into the overall piece. Fragments of radio broadcasts and his own family recordings were added to create a loose narrative – hinting at a man's random and chaotic memories coming into and out of focus – perhaps, in an imagined narrative, an astronauts last thoughts... 
 That discordance and chaos suddenly gives way to harmony, tonality and structure – perhaps toys with the listeners expectations...
  • Radio Anti - White Noise

    18 February 2022  11:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Insignal processing, white noise is a random signal which has equal intensity atdifferent frequencies, giving it a constant power spectral density. To producewhite noise, every frequency the human ear can hear is played in a random orderat the same amplitude.

    Whileplaying Youtube relaxation and ASMR videos, branded noise, and musical noise,Matt and Ross discuss the force of white noise as an aural material, as well asthe cultural context that structures our understanding of white noise, itsmeaning and its value.

    Radio Anti is a temporary FM anddigital radio station run by Matt de Kersaint Giraudeau and Ross Jardine, basedin London in the UK. They use broadcasting as a way to host conversations anddevelop research into how things come to be.

    www.radioanti.co.uk