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9 November 2020
  • NRRF Bb Radio - Even Starlight

    9 November 2020 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

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    The development of planetary radio practices and systems also brought the insight that Earth is continually bathed in radio signals emanating from points across the universe, from ‘nearby’ within our solar system or from vast distances in space and time. Departing from Velimir Khlebnikov’s poetic observation in 1920 that “even starlight is a wireless signal”, the NRRF collective eavesdrops on the radiophony coming our way, and encounters fast radio bursts, long waves, and even the loneliest wave of all.

    NRRF is an intermittent collaborative effort to make unlicensed neighborhood radio art. Earlier projects include a series of clandestine FM broadcasts in Chicago, Montréal and beyond with a rotating group of collaborators. Since 2012 NRRF features Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Stephen Germana, Jeff Kolar, and Peter Speer. It’s live radio expanded and improvised from various geographical locations, with the current group collaborating from Vermont, Florida, North Carolina, Chicago and Santa Cruz. The core group of performers play everything from traditional instruments to home built electronics, sample wildly, speculate broadly, and have been known to sing.

    https://www.jonnyfarrow.net/

    http://nicelittlestatic.com/

    https://www.stephengermana.com/

    https://jeffkolar.us/

    https://peterspeer.bandcamp.com/

    https://soundcloud.com/nrrf-radio

     

  • Craig Gell - Wave Machine

    9 November 2020 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am

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    Wave Machine translates real-time sea wave data, streamed from a marine observation buoy, into a continually evolving electronic soundscape. 

    A network of buoys dotted around the UK coast relay data to a freely accessible resource at channelcoast.org.

    Using Pure Data, the measurements such as wave height, speed and wave direction are programmed to control the parameters of sound – pitch, timbre, duration and position within the stereo field. Sea temperature is marked by a single modulating tone, with degrees Celsius transformed into oscillations per second. The buoy’s location sets the initial pitch giving each buoy its own distinct sound signature.

    Craig Gell is a composer and artist based in Folkestone. His recent work has been informed by the forces of nature and the natural environment.

    Wave Machine(2020) has exhibited at Folkestone and Ramsgate sound festivals, using data from their local buoys. 

    Craig also composes music and scores including the animated short films; Quarantine (2019) which aired on BBC4 and won Best Animated Short Film at London Short Film Festival, and Red Rover (2020) which was in part composed during a residency at the former home of Imogen Holst in Aldeburgh, care of the Britten-Pears Foundation and Wild Plum Arts.

    http://www.craiggellmusic.com

     

  • Giles Perring - World Organ - Lowlandman’s Bay

    9 November 2020 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am

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    The World Organ, a installation created by musician, composer and sound artist Giles Perring, is a system of tubes that listens to the world and relays what it hears as a live audio stream at  http://www.worldorgan.com. It’s part of a wider cross-media approach to the idea of landscape. The World Organ portrays its surroundings sonically. An acoustic phenomenon that the Organ is designed to create, weaves a musical layer into the sounds of the natural world. The World Organ is installed at the Sound of Jura Studio at Knockrome, on Jura, overlooking Lowlandmans Bay.

    Giles Perring is a musician, record producer, sound sculptor and cross media artist. In 1983 he was a founder member of the sonic sculpture collective Echo City. His many collaborations include work with Fad Gadget, Albert Kuvesin & Yat Kha, Kevin Godley, Alan Wilkinson, John Cayley, Melanie Pappenheim and Ivor Kallin. His own solo projects, aside from a successful catalogue as a record producer and TV/Film composer, includes his series of performances with live telephony, ‘The Exchange’. It featured in Glasgow’s Sonica in 2013 and he streamed it worldwide in Sept 2019 for Charts Argyll & The Isles. He lives and works on the Isle of Jura where he maintains a working croft, a music studio and a creative space.

    @soundofjura
    @xamusiclabel

    http://exchangeart.co.uk/wp/exchange/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-e-qjJQ0CY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWEP7S5sxWE&feature=youtu.be


     

  • CWCH collective - Edition 1:The Same Boat

    9 November 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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    Worker-artists convene a hive broadcast of indiscriminately gathered sound-pollen, transmitting codified messages to kindred folk. 

    Each week a potent gang of sound artists are at play, exploring whatever is on their minds. Style guide: Anything goes

    Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington (Ürzig) http://mobile-radio.net/

    Katharina Bihler & Stefan Scheib (Saarbrücken) http://www.liquidpenguin.de/

    Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) http://nicelittlestatic.com/

    Ralf Schreiber (Cologne) http://ralfschreiber.com/

    Live broadcast 9th April 2020 on Resonance Extra, Soundart Radio, WGXC, Wave Farm and π-node. Later on Radio ARA, JET FM &Radio Panik. Produced by Mobile Radio with support from π-node.

     

  • Axel Gomo - Rear Window vol 1

    9 November 2020 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am

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    “Each impro starts more or less from a field recording from my rear window in a small courtyard in the northern area from Paris Montmartre. During the springtime 2020, two young girls from our neighborhood were regularly playing together. I begun to record them from our flat on the fourth floor. listening to nothing else than their small talks and a natural reverb. The girls were happy, their noisy children’s games was a bit of fresh air… One day a deranged man from the building next shouted at them, saying it was against the law and we should all be ‘locked down’. He called the police, who came, but did nothing. Since this incident the girls have been too scared to play in our courtyard, to our regret. From these recording sessions came 7 volumes of ‘Rear Window series’. 

    https://axelgomo.bandcamp.com/

     

  • Giles Perring - World Organ

    9 November 2020 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 am

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    The World Organ, a installation created by musician, composer and sound artist Giles Perring, is a system of tubes that listens to the world and relays what it hears as a live audio stream at  http://www.worldorgan.com. It’s part of a wider cross-media approach to the idea of landscape. The World Organ portrays its surroundings sonically. An acoustic phenomenon that the Organ is designed to create, weaves a musical layer into the sounds of the natural world. The World Organ is installed at the Sound of Jura Studio at Knockrome, on Jura, overlooking Lowlandmans Bay.

    Giles Perring is a musician, record producer, sound sculptor and cross media artist. In 1983 he was a founder member of the sonic sculpture collective Echo City. His many collaborations include work with Fad Gadget, Albert Kuvesin & Yat Kha, Kevin Godley, Alan Wilkinson, John Cayley, Melanie Pappenheim and Ivor Kallin. His own solo projects, aside from a successful catalogue as a record producer and TV/Film composer, includes his series of performances with live telephony, ‘The Exchange’. It featured in Glasgow’s Sonica in 2013 and he streamed it worldwide in Sept 2019 for Charts Argyll & The Isles. He lives and works on the Isle of Jura where he maintains a working croft, a music studio and a creative space.

    @soundofjura
    @xamusiclabel

    http://exchangeart.co.uk/wp/exchange/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-e-qjJQ0CY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWEP7S5sxWE&feature=youtu.be


     

  • Toni Dimitrov - City Sketches 1: Athens

    9 November 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am

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    This is the first in the series of field recordings / soundscape pieces from the field recordist and sound artist Toni Dimitrov, sketching a city. The sketches for this piece are recorded in Athens during his stay for the performance on Electric Nights festival in spring 2018. The sketches are depicting venues, markets, museums, parks and various other locations of the city.

    Toni Dimitrov is a multimedia artist, cultural explorer, radio activist working in the field of radio and media for 20 years, philosopher, communicologist and passionate 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 labels post global recordings andélan vital recordings, but also 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/political topics. At the moment working on projects related to political analysis of media.

    http://www.post-global.com

    http://www.kanal103.com.mk

     

  • Shorts 15

    9 November 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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    1. Hannah Kemp Welch – Amateur Radio

    This work investigates the social possibilities of audio technologies, and their histories. Amateur radio is a technical hobby primarily undertaken by men of retirement age – it’s sometimes described as a dying hobby. It allows users to create vast new networks; some describe it as a lifeline for men who would otherwise be socially isolated.  

    Cambridge has a significant legacy of developing radio technology and many retired employees of communications companies attend local amateur radio clubs. As such, the airwaves around Cambridge are buzzing with ‘contacts’ – this work captures these sounds and invites us to listen in.

    Hannah Kemp-Welch has a socially engaged practice that is concerned with listening. Working with diverse constituencies to record conversations, stories and local histories,works emerge through the voices of participants, layered with environmental and imagined sounds. Hannah makes works for broadcast, installation and performance, using documentation such as zines to keep open possibilities for collective action and social change. Hannah has worked with communities across the UK, and shown works in arts spaces including Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Nottingham Contemporary, Tate Modern, Barbican and Flat Time House.

    sound-art-hannah.com

    Twitter: @SoundArtHannah

    2. Elliot Yair Hernandez – Electrical Commotion XT

    At the present time we are involved in a world where the electricity is essential for the functioning of most of the things. Even in the way how our brain works which is based on chemical discharges that give rise to electric currents that allow the communication between brain cells. Hence, I can say that all of us are part of electricity and it is part of us. That’s why this electroacoustic piece wants to take the public to an abstract space where the experience of the daily and transformed sounds converge, creating a narrative where we are all part of an electrical shock.

    Elliot Yair Hernández López  studied sound art with Manuel Rocha Iturbide, multichannel electroacoustic composition with Edmar Soria and electronic art with Hugo Solis. As a digital artist, he seeks to experiment with different objects and disciplines to create immersive, reflective and abstract pieces with the aim of creating sensations and emotions for the public through audiovisual elements.

    3. Clarinda Tse & Craig Hunter – How many mushrooms

    This piece live journals a mushroom foraging experience in September 2020 across the urban nature of Glasgow. The random encounters with mushrooms inspired us to discover abundance in environments around us, during unprecedented times of longing.
    Underground fungal networks spread unseen across our planet, regulating our ecosystem, digesting and processing, antagonistic, symbiotic, parasitic. Neither plant nor animal, they are a mysterious bunch – dichotomised into mushroom/toadstool, tasty/poisonous, kicked or picked, when the truth is more complex. Layered with conversations, humming, footsteps and nature field recording, the piece unfolds a humorous and livening passing of time, exploring contamination as collaboration.

    Sharing a home, Clarinda Tse and Craig Hunter are in a constant state of collaboration. Both interested in foraging, audio recordings have been anew-grown limb to process their experience and share with others. While physical hosting is not possible, sound work has been the space where they find new life.

    Clarinda Tse is an artist, a listener, a movement and community practitioner. Her creative practice explores (in)humanity with a focus on perforation in soft-edged boundaries and their transitional qualities.  Craig Hunter is a journalist and radio enthusiast.

     clarindatse.com

    4. Fabian Zuniga – Room tone 2

    Soundscapes recorded with the mindset of showcasing a perspective of reality. The idea is to create an awareness of the soundscapes that exists, the combinations of worlds, the movements, the rhythms, the tempos, the sensations and energy that the sounds around us create, the randomness, the consciousness and subconsciousness in sound creating and listening. How conscious acts from an outsider perspective, form part of a subconscious whole. These recordings are reminders of what surround us, what influences us, what shapes us, what we are part of.

    Born and raised in Costa Rica, with a degree in Film and Television. Even though I work in several aspects of the audiovisual production, sound it’s my main field. In 2017 I did a postgraduate in arts in sound in Belgium called EPAS. During EPAS I discovered new ways of listening and viewpoints towards sound, as well as sound art. The last couple of years, I have been mostly interested and documenting soundscapes and its role in our sound world/life.
    Documentary, randomness, surrealism, consciousness and subconsciousness, narrative sound would describe my recent approach.

    5. Chelidon Frame – (For) A Morning Blues

    A soundscape composition realized from field recordings gathered and processed during the hardest day of lockdown, when the city of Milan, Italy, was forced to pause and the overall sonic environment changed radically.

    Chelidon Frame is an experimental electronic music project that mainly works with field recordings, radio interferences, guitars and processed sounds. His installations are experienced-based and suggest a dialogue between the location (both virtual and physical) and the sounds proposed, aiming to deliver a message in the simpler yet most effective way. The use of code, data analysis and data-driven sounds, allow information to be experienced anew. In his studio works and live sets different layers of sounds – guitars, synthesizers and custom-made instruments – piles up creating unexpected new soundscapes.

    https://chelidonframe.site/
    https://chelidonframe.bandcamp.com/

    6.  David Moré -Solidarity Stove

    On April 27th, 2020, I asked my cousin Neil in Dumfries to record himself describing the sounds he heard around him. Neil sent the recording to Tom, who then had twenty four hours to make a sound recording based on Neil’s description. The resulting sound composition was sent to Fionn,who had twenty four hours to recorded themselves describing what they heard, and so on…

    Solidarity Stove was commissioned by the Stove Network in Dumfries as part of their Homegrown Micro-grant scheme. The participants were: Neil Sturrock, Fionn Duffy, Fritz Welch, Benjamin A Owen, and Jenny Salmean.

    David Moré relocated from Richmond, Virginia to Glasgow in October2019. The following month, his work as an art handler took him elsewhere, and he didn’t return till the end of February 2020. He then found a job at a small restaurant, which didn’t last long, and has since been working unsociable hours stocking shelves at a large grocery store. 

     

  • Māpura Music - Pandemic Zoom Class: I Was Singing Anything

    9 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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    My name is Stefan Neville & I work at Mapura Studios in Auckland, New Zealand. We are a creative space for people living with disability & diversity. 

     http://www.mapurastudios.org.nz/

    During May this year our programs had to happen remotely online and I produced a series of “PANDEMIC ZOOM CLASS PODCASTS” from recordings of the sessions. They captured students & tutors adapting to the situation & connecting through conversation, artwork, ideas, poetry & music. Framed by technical difficulties, unintelligibility & bad connections becoming musical refrains, you will hear us wrestling with a scary time & keeping each other company.

     

  • Dauwtrip - con2rs

    9 November 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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    Dauwtrip is a Belgian collective ofsiblings, organizing night life events. The name means a walk earlyin the morning with a focus on experience through the senses.They collaborated on new audio work, looking to create alternatedimensions in which to hover around. To help crack the dawn, Dauwtrippresent ‘CON2RS’.

    Credits to Pepijn, Maud and Aaron Gyssels and Tijn Driessen.

    http://dauwtrip.com

    https://www.facebook.com/Dauwtrip-2156135337845933

    http://www.tafeltafel.com

     

     

  • JF Cavro - 17 Sound Postcards from Puebla Mexico

    9 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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    Field recordings from Puebla main streets – Mexico – September and October 2019
    1 – « 5 de Mayo » Street – sound environment
    2 – Knifeblade sharpener
    3 – lucha libre outside event
    4 – French fries with tabasco
    5 – A few minutes with Clara – street artist
    6 – Cholula – sunday morning
    7 – Street- musicians
    8 – Musician – No Tiene Fortuna
    9 – Guitar player in a bus
    10 – Various street vendors – « 5 de Mayo »
    11 – Various street vendors – « 5 de Mayo »
    12 – Barrel Organ – « 5 de Mayo »
    13 – Blind man
    14 – Mambo
    15 – Flea Market
    16 – « Save The Planet » – Friday Climate Demonstration
    17- It’s raining in 5 de Mayo
    + Bonus :
    18 – Puebla-Sound-Portrait

    For more : https://mtwws-orvkns.tumblr.com/search

    https://mtwws-orvkns.tumblr.com/search/puebla

    Il est diplômé du Conservatoire National de Région de Lyon (CNR – classe de Denis
    Dufour) et du Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon (CNSM – classe de
    Philippe Manoury et Denis Lorrain), en composition instrumentale, électroacoustique et
    informatique musicale. Il a également suivi le cursus de DEA musicologie du XXième
    siècle à l’IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique – Paris. Il
    est titulaire d’un Master II Musicologie Recherche – mémoire de Master sur les
    représentations sonores urbaines.

    https://mtwws-orvkns.tumblr.com

    https://clochers42.wixsite.com/clochers42

     

  • James Iball - The Decline Of Heavy Industry

    9 November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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    The Decline Of Heavy Industry is an electroacoustic/documentary piece exploring the experiences of growing up inactive pit villages of Stirlingshire and surrounding areas. Combining interviews, archived recordings, field recordings and other materials, the piece examines the effects of colliery closures and strikes on these villages and towns, and how in turn this has affected the peoples’ relationship to their hometown.

    James Iball is a composer, producer, sound artist and DJ based in Glasgow, working in a variety of mediums both electronic and acoustic/orchestral. With our recent locked-down state having been a perfect time for radio to flourish as a creative format, James’ recent projects have included a generative environment-based piece for radio broadcast,contributions to Nasim Luczaj’s series scoring Daniel Defoe’s 1722 novel ‘A Journal of the Plague Year’, and a genre-bending show on Subcity Radio.

     

  • Buffer Zone

    9 November 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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    Alex McCartney and Carrie Skinner – Inverse of The Other (Positive) (10 mins aprox)

    A spectrogram is a visual translation of recorded audio into a spectrum of frequencies, as it varies with time. We are interested in how the spectrogram displays audio in a visual way and
    with greater clarity than can be gained from solely aural perception. The output of a spectrogram is a graph of varying densities and colour: in this work we will use this as surface
    or material for mark making. Negative mark making on a spectrogram engenders specific
    decibel reduction at certain frequencies. Similar to physical mark making, such as with a
    pencil, depth or pressure can also be expressed by decibel reduction on a spectrogram. The
    work is an experiment in auditory absence: can we conjure a sense of something missing in
    the audio and effect this on the listener?

    This consists of two 10-minute works which are the inverse of the other. Like bookends, the first is broadcast on the first day of Radiophrenia and the second on the last day at the same time.
    Lutenist Alex McCartney has a busy performing schedule which takes him to concert halls
    across the world. ‘McCartney virtually shreds his accompaniments with fervent plucking and
    percussive strumming.’ The New Yorker. Alex has released five solo recordings, the latest of
    which Paladin was released in 2019: ‘McCartney navigates these complex works with ease.’
    Limelight. Alex is a BBC Introducing artist and performs on BBC Radio 3, he is also life
    member of The Royal Society of Musicians. Alex co-founded and runs the Veterum
    Musica micro record label. Recent interests include audio-focused video-game development.

    Carrie Skinner is a visual artist working with performance based in Glasgow. She is into
    figuring out contemporary cultural relationships with time and its multiple concepts through
    popular imagery and themes from Gothic and Science-Fiction genres. Recent projects
    include; ‘let the music play on and on and on and on and on and on and on’, CCA, Glasgow,
    2019; ‘on the waves of the air, there’s dancing out there’ Glasgow International Festival,
    2018; ‘woah oh oh oh, on the radio -adio –adio’, Radiophrenia, Glasgow, 2017. She has been
    getting to grips with an experimental performance practice that switches between the
    languages and conventions of gallery and theatre, and getting overexcited by the
    contradictions of presenting, documenting and archiving the ephemeral moment of
    performance.

     

  • Ashanti Harris - OHCE

    9 November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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    Sylvia Wynter’s Maskarade (1973), uses the concept of “Reverse Time” as way of interpreting “carnival-time” and the performance of the world turned upside down. Up becomes down and forward becomes backward; the procession moving in opposing time. 

    Using an autobiographical approach, OHCE is a sonic procession. Field recordings and choreographic directions situate the listener within the liminal position between two places, Guyana and Scotland; using sound, memory, composition and movement to meet an echo backwards. 

    Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and researcher working with dance, performance and movement, alongside sculpture, film, sound and installation. With a focus on re-contextualising historical narratives, Ashanti’s work explores the movement of people, ideas and things and the wider social implications of these movements. Her recent research subjects have included dance of the African and Caribbean diaspora in Scotland and Speculating the historical legacies of Guyanese women in Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    As part of her creative practice, she is co-director for Project X – a creative education programme, platforming dance and performance from the African and Caribbean diaspora; and works collaboratively as part of the collective Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) – facilitating experimental movement workshops and research groups.

    Recent solo shows include: The Skeleton of a Name, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2019); Second Site, Civic Room, Glasgow (2019). Recent group shows include: Being Present, OGR, Torino (2020); In The Open, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2020); Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick (2020); Pre-Ramble, David Dale, Glasgow (2020); Walking Through the Shadows Eyes Open, SUBSOLO Laboratório de Arte, Sao Paolo, (2019); BLIP! as part of Annuale 2019, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, (2019); As of Yet, Many Studios, Glasgow (2019); Just Start Here, The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen (2019); Festival of the Not, Circa Projects, Newcastle (2019)

    Ashanti Harris
    ashantisharda@gmail.com 
    http://www.ashantiharris.com
    @ashantisharda

    Project X
    ashantiharris.projectx@gmail.com
    http://www.projectxplatform.co.uk
    @project_x_dance
    fb: @projectxdance

     

  • Vo Ezn - Blood’s boiling waters [lever burns]

    9 November 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • Shorts 19

    9 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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    1. Frazer Merrick – Hidden Sounds Of Coastal Arcades

    Through a series of binaural recordings, interviews and musical composition, Merrick explores the infectious energy of Walton Pier in North Essex, England, and its hidden sounds; including those of the people, the place and even the electromagnetic fields produced by the machines. Composed of three movements, the piece is based upon the architecture of the place, beginning in the bustling arcade, then moving into the cacophonous fairground and finishing above the water at the end of the pier itself.

    I use field recordings, circuit bending and synthesis to create experiences which explore the act of play. Using lo-fi technologies I transform a space or object, encouraging the audience to become a curious performer and embrace play through interactivity, improvisation and collaboration. My work materialises as playful interactive sculptures, transportive soundscapes and empowering educational projects. http://www.frazermerrick.com

     2.Fabian Zuniga – Taco

    Soundscapes recorded with the mindset of showcasing a perspective of reality. These recordings are reminders of what surround us, what influences us, what shapes us, what we are part of.

    Born and raised in Costa Rica, with a degree in Film and Television. Even though I work in several aspects of the audiovisual production, sound it’s my main field. In 2017 I did a postgraduate in arts in sound in Belgium called EPAS. During EPAS I discovered new ways of listening and viewpoints towards sound, as well as sound art. The last couple of years, I have been mostly interested and documenting soundscapes and its role in our sound world/life.
    Documentary, randomness, surrealism, consciousness and subconsciousness, narrative sound would describe my recent approach.

    3. Johann Diedrick – Twilight

    Recorded at Times Square, April 4th 2020 around 7pm. It is impossible to not notice how much more quiet the world has become during this time of global pandemic. With the reduction of human activity outside, the ambient noise floor around us has decreased and our sonic environment is less punctuated by the sounds of human activity (commuting, playing in parks,parties and nightlife) that we often associate with a thriving society. Many have welcomed this transition as a moment to hear more closely to our shared soundscape, as noises once impossible to hear over the loudness are now able to reveal themselves. Others find this silence a grim indication that these times are now ones of stillness, inactivity, and death. For me, I wanted to make field recordings of this moment, described by some as The Sudden Quiet, as a record of how our sonic environment has radically changed during this outbreak,as a way to remember what it was like to live in this time of crisis.

    Johann Diedrick is an artist, engineer, and musician that makes installations,performances, and sculptures for exploring the world through our ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours,workshops, and open-source hardware/software. He is the founder of A Quiet Life, a sonic engineering and research studio that designs and builds audio-related software and hardware products for delightfully encountering our environment and each other. He is currently a 2020 Technology Artist-in-Residence at Pioneer Works and a recipient of a 2020 Brooklyn ArtsFund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. http://www.johanndiedrick.com/

    4. Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen – In Media ResA-1

    This work especially made for Radiophrenia. Result of a transformation from a sculpture about type, typography, language alchemy ,sound and pronunciation of groups of type-characters.

    Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen is a Eindhoven The Netherlands based interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited,curated programs and exhibitions, lectured and performed internationally. He is deeply involved with both acoustic and visual media.Publishing on his record and book label Cosmic Volume. http://www.iae.nl/users/jada

    5. Jules Bryant – Endless

    Soundscape created using the Volca Bass and 2 guitar effects pedals; the TC Electronic reverb Hall of Fame and the TC Electronic Flashback Delay. Very simple tones with minimal human input, only slight alterations to the Volca to create industrial and almost organic sounds at times. Recorded live in one take, with live effects manipulation and no post production effects.
    It should probably be noted that this album was recorded during week 4 of the UK Corona virus lockdown in 2020 and this may have influenced the style and sounds being recorded.

    Jules Bryant is a composer and sound artist who works with a wide range of instruments and sound sources. His work could be described as minimalist, using simple structures and effects to draw out and uncover interesting features within. His pieces make use of the quality of instrument sounds and as the composer he seeks to frame them appropriately for presentation to the audience.  http://www.julesbryant.co.uk

    6. Julian Brown – Order II Between The Lines

    Order II is a study of Space in political language using Sound to deconstruct Parliamentary intercourse. By stripping entire sessions in Parliament of their verbalisations and speech, we reveal the Liminal–Space that occupies and defines the boundaries between thought, word and action. In this movement, Prime Minister’s Questions held on the 25th March 2020 has the content of its speeches removed whilst retaining the gaps in between the rhetoric and discourse. Order II is placed almost exactly one year after Order I which covered Brexit. The difference between the two is stark and reflects national change through forms of silence.

    Julian Brown is a Korean British Conceptual Sound Artist working with Sound, Data, and Listening. His work explores relationships in Meaning, Identity and Environment with a focus on Urban and Social Space. He employs an interdisciplinary framework combining Sensory, Data and Urban practice to interrogate how Listening-Processes mediate our understanding of the world and inform, modulate or corrupt maps of meaning within urban and social contexts. His work often addresses issues of Mental Health and Disabiliity working with practitioners from different fields. His work has been featured at The Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and The V&A.  http://www.julianbrown.co.uk

    7. Gabriele Hasler – Stimmungslage Ortsbezogen

    In autumn 2019 sound artist Gabriele Hasler moved from Hamburg into a small village near the river Elbe. Until the beginning of the long corona break in spring 2020, she often visited the pub named „Willi Schulz“, a women´s regulars table among others. In the ballroom, she found an old piano that had not been tuned for fifteen years, made recordings of it and produced a
    soundscape of texts and out of tune sounds. The ambiguous German word „Stimmungslage“ stands for mood as well as for the state of a (de)tuned instrument. „ortsbezogen“ means local.

    Gabriele Hasler has performed with several ensembles in Europe, South Asia and North Africa. Her vocal performance can be regarded as a process of exploring the limits of the human voice. She can be heard on 25 CD/LPs and runs a record label of her own called Foolish Music. She just released a new album called „Herden und andere Büschel“ (LAIKA Records).

     

  • Michael Brooks - Odysseus and Westfield / Whitstable and Nausika

    9 November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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    These two binaural soundscapes are the first and second recordings in a series of site-specific investigations into the sonic properties of late capitalism. The first transposes the myth of Odysseus and the Sirens onto the River Lea in East London, with the listeners’ hands tied to the mast of a boat that’s rowed through the Olympic Park and into Westfield shopping centre. The second transposes the myth of Odysseus and Nausika onto processes of migration from the City to the Kent Coast. The accompanying texts (edited versions of longer essays) are read or projected live alongside the audio works.

     Mike Brooks is a sound artist and musician currently based in London. His work focuses on the politics of listening – in particular the sonic properties and processes of late capitalism- and has taken the form of sound walks, workshops, field recordings, readings and performances. He is a member of the artist group Common Study.

     https://commonstudy.co.uk/?post=mike-brooks

     

  • Buffer Zone

    9 November 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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    Marja Ahti – Coastal Inversion from ‘Vegetal Negatives’ (12:40)


    Dorota Blaszczak – Trying To Hear A Tree Fall In The Forest

     

  • Helena Celle - Music for New Towns

    9 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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    This piece is inspired by early electronic music, primarily the work of Tod Dockstader, and the retrofuturism of new towns built post WW2 (I lived in Cumbernauld as a teenager and my family still live there). 

    Helena Celle is a former audio engineer and Scottish Album of the Year Award shortlisted audio producer, who currently produces an hour or more of original music broadcasts distributed every month via https://www.patreon.com/outletarchive

     

  • Bishopsgate Experimental Noise Theatre - Lockdown Symphony

    9 November 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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    BxNT, a workshop group devoted to improvisation, grew out of an avant-garde music course run by Roger Thomas at the Bishopsgate Institute, 2013. The group subsequently met monthly in a recording studio above the Cockpit Theatre – a room where wires tangled between electronic sound equipment, bits of plastic and various other non-instruments. Fast forward five years and the ‘current situation’ precipitated the possibility of new explorations. Lockdown Symphony developed from live sound made at home whilst being broadcast to each other across Zoom, individually recorded and edited by Olie Griffin and then re-mixed for transmission over the airwaves.

     MANIFESTO

    One of the many attractions of BxNT is the list of things it doesn’t need in order to function. It doesn’t need a fixed membership – no participant has a designated musical role and it doesn’t need trained musicians. It doesn’t need a rehearsal schedule. It doesn’t need to meet regularly and it doesn’t need fixed instrumentation – it is at least partly defined by the capabilities of whatever instruments are available (varying the instrumental resources at each session has become an established strategy for keeping the group’s music in a state of refreshment). Roger Thomas  

     BxNT (Bishopsgate Experimental NoiseTheatre) is Roger Thomas, Sumit Paul–Choudhury, Rachel Cattle, Olie Griffin, Kevin Hicks, Georgina Walker.

     http://bxnt.org.uk/

     

  • BellArtLabs - Four Rivers

    9 November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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    Three members of BellArtLabs have been recording river sounds at their respective locations: Tony Scott exploring Seaton Burn (Northumberland); Chris Mizsak at Denver Sluice on the River Great Ouse (Norfolk); and Tom Scott at the Thames Estuary (Essex). Four Rivers, encompasses notions of Deep Listening whereby the act of making becomes a ritual act of listening. When the recordings are processed, mixed and played, an auditory confluence occurs as the river becomes a vehicle of flow, containing traces of the past and present. The rivers sonic palette is flexible and flowing in rhythms,frequencies and intensities, which reflect the changing river flow.

    BellArtLabs is an independent multidisciplinary art group whose aim is to foster collaboration between its artist members: Chris Mizsak, Tom Scott, Tony Scott and Colin Dewar. We create experimental, time-based art in moving image(digital video and analogue film), sound, text, installation and live performance. Concepts are developed through a process of individual and collaborative research. Thematically, our work explores the transient nature of time through landscapes and memory. Narrative stories are woven in to create artworks that are thought provoking and accessible.

    http://bellartlabs.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/bellartlabs/

     

  • Rainbowpeel 475.13 - As we there are

    9 November 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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    Brékkek Kékkek Kékkek Kékkek! Kóax Kóax Kóax! Ualu Ualu Ualu! Quaouauh!

    The long night of Finnegans Wake is back again. ‘As we there are’ is a musical narration of passages of chapter 2.2 in 4 voices, using instruments, objects, tape recorder and electroacoustic sounds to create a faithfully unfaithful re-narration of the story. In this chapter also known as “night studies”, the central text is constantly interrupted by sides and foot notes, making the reading a disorienting experience.For the 2020 edition of Radiophrenia Rainbowpeel 475.13 made a re-mix of a recent performance that took place at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven on the birthday of James Joyce. Rainbowpeel 475.13 is a Dutch Belgian band devoted to reading and translating Finnegans Wake into music, consisting of Mariana Lanari and Sjoerd Leijten. Mariana Lanari is a performance artist currently doing a PhD at the University of Amsterdam. Her research is about reading infrastructures, focused on mapping, visualisation and mediation in libraries. Considering the library as heritage, memory and perhaps as a museum. Sjoerd Leijten is a sound artist, composer and radio maker with a keen interest in dissident sounds and politics. His work consists of performances, concerts, installations, releases, podcasts and radio work. His music for cinema and videogames has been rewarded several awards. He is co-initiator of the artist run venue toitoi Drome in Borgerhout and together with Jo Caimo he hosts the bi-weekly radio show trashkot on Radio Centraal 106.7 FM in Antwerp.
    More information about Rainbowpeel 475.13 at:
    rainbowpeel.webflow.io

     

  • Pantea Armanfar - everydaymeal

    9 November 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

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    Based on field-recordings from Scotland, Japan and Iran, this work is guided by “Auralization”, a practice to ‘hear’ memories in one’s mental space as opposed to visually imagining them. Listening back to the recordings, it seemed like every sound could assume multiple identities in the context of other sounds. This could lead to pausing the recordings to listen to the background noise of my apartment in Tehran and fusing them with the field recordings as well. Some sounds are synthesized to mimic field recordings, blurring the line between what is real and what is imagined/auralized.

    Pantea Armanfar is an artist working with experimental documentary, analogue photography and field recording to explore new ways of telling stories. She studies themes of the environment, immigration and wetlands.
    https://pantea.bandcamp.com/

     

  • Buffer Zone

    9 November 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

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    Amanda Brannin – small sleep

    Gregory Kramer – Melting Neapolitan

    Nichola Scrutton – Post Industrial Landscape 2

    Mathias Klenner & Sofia Balbontin – Cooling Tower Charleroi

     

  • Shorts B2

    9 November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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    1. Peter Eason Daniels – Cover Songs                                         

    Yesterday by the Beatles has been credited as the most re-recorded and released song, by January 1986, 1,600 cover versions had been made. This is the sound of the actual cardboard cover of that single. Creating a document of the record itself.

    Peter Eason Daniels is an Artist, Filmmaker and Musician. His practice concerns itself with ideas of preservation and permanence. Using photography, film and sound to create documents of temporal moments, actions and objects. http://www.petereasondaniels.com

    2. Ilaria Boffa and P è n i nș o l a r, – 500 Hertz                                               

    500 Hertz is a threshold quoted in ‘Dusk Chorus’ documentary below which an oil pipeline forces its sonic presence to the detriment of all the other natural voices set on that bandwidth.Respectful living-to-living & living-to-non living relationships refer to our ability to cohabit -scapes appreciating each and every subject/object, its identity and voice.

    Ilaria Boffa is an Italian poet. She has published three poetry collections and she is one of theeight authors included in the North East American Association publication‘Writing in a Different Language’ Vol XL 2018.

    http://www.samueleeditore.it/about-sounds-about-us-ilaria-boffa/    

    https://soundcloud.com/ilaria_boffa

    P è n i nș o l a r, a classically trained multinstrumentalist and improvisational alchemist, has been navigating the musical floodwaters of our times for over two decades, sidestepping the clotting cobwebs & evershifting paradigm of artistic representation & dissemination in the data saturated age. One of the few Takemitsu/Morty Feldman indeterminates of this generation, he delves deeper into the mysteries of sonic source, and listening to his music feels like peering into the most remote corners of the macrocosm as he continues a career-long exploration of artist collaborations & sounds inherent copolymerization. https://linkt.ree/peninsolar

    3. TreesOnComa – Wolfeinstein

    Tribute to the Apple II computers. The entire piece was created using an Apple IIc and an Imagewritter printer.

    TreesOnComa was born in 2004. The original idea was to create music using old computers and machines;using“collage“ and the juxtaposition of elements as the main techniques, playing aswell with the absurd and oneiric, turning nightmares into sound. The music of TreesOnComa is created by Dimas Gestas in Bogotá, Colombia.

    4. Marjorie Van Halteren – Another Part of the forest

    Composed/performed by Marjorie Van Halteren (voice, synth,recordings) with Ilaria Boffa (words and voice). 

    Marjorie Van Halteren isa three-time, Peabody Award winning producer. Her productions in the UnitedStates include over a dozen original radio plays for WNYC’s The Radio Stage,audio poetry with NY IPS, and her own play “Paul and Not Paul,” which won a NFCB Golden Reel award.  Her WDR Köln höerspiel “Roadtrip” was shown atthe Whitney in New York. She relocated to France in the 90’s and made pieces for BBC R3’s Between the Ears, and directed her own play, “Present Progressive” with Lorelie King for BBC R4. In recent years she has turned to live performance of poetry-stories, as well as composing and performing sound for dance. http://www.electroacousticalpoeticalsociety.com

    5. Rob Marriner – Aliens in Rawtenshall                       

    The piece is based on field recordings from noise complaints and condenses the story of aliens going about their nightly business in Rawtenstall, Lancashire while a resident is struggling to sleep, and wraps it up in a radio-friendly 4-minute long balmcake of anxiety.  Based around field recordings made mostly at a single location, it discusses how context and noise level influence the way we perceive sound and how our perception of sounds can affect our physiological state, particularly when the sounds in question are made by aliens and disrupting our sleep.

    I am an acoustic consultant and occasional musician and sound artist. In my work, I frequently advise people on noise complaints. Investigating and measuring unusual noises is a great opportunity for recordings, ostensibly for technical analysis but also to provide creative material. https://soundcloud.com/robertmarriner/

    6. Roberto D’ Ugo Jr. – Objective Chance                        

    Near the subway station, the encounter with the uncanny.  Latent meanings swirl on the sidewalk. The search for what is below or beyond the manifest reality.Repressed energy that emerges in waves, textures. I dissolve in foam, for a moment. Voice: Anna Carl Lucchese.

    7. Sally Garner – Consistently Cheap                             

    This short radio work is an experimental piece inspired by the internal struggle caused by spending money when you do not have much to spend. I wanted to use found sounds that were easy to acquire, and free for me to mix and create. As this is my first endeavor into radio art, I was truly inspired by the sounds intermingling and just let myself have fun experimenting with the medium.

    Sally C. Garner is a visual artist based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her work is currently centered around using recycled VHS tapes as textile installations that defend the beauty of memory distortions, a topic that is often feared instead of admired. Sally is a MFA candidate at the Georgia State University,starting her first year in grad school amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She likes to keep to herself anyways, so school is going well.  http://www.sallycgarner.com

     

     

  • Radio LOOS – Field Recording in The Hague

    9 November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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    A radio feature exploring a variety of field recording practices conducted by composers/sound artists/academic researchers based in The Hague.

    Featuring:
    Barbara Ellison
    Francisco Lopez
    BMB con (Justin Bennett and Roelf Toxopeus)
            
    Curated by Leonie Roessler

    Leonie captures her environment through field recordings, which she uses for radiopieces, sound installations, and compositions for soloists and ensembles. She had recent residencies at New Media Society and Limited Access Festival (Iran), Forum Wallis (Switzerland), and The Story of Space Festival (India), and Berlin Circus Biennale (Germany), and Altes Finanzamt (Germany). She is a core artist at Studio LOOS in The Hague and runs the radio branch of LOOS, Radio LOOS. Her works have been released through Musica Dispersa (Spain/UK), and Noise á Noise (Iran) and have been physically archived in the British Library.

    Listen again here: https://www.mixcloud.com/…/radio-loos-the-hague-field…/

     

  • Kunstradio 1 - Initmate Space by Andrea Sodomka

    9 November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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    The poetry of transmission
     
    Definition: Intimate Space is the area around a human body, about an arm’s length, in which one is comfortable with loved ones and close friends

    A story about distance, communication and intimacy.

    Radio art today appears in numerous, hybrid forms: sound installations, mobile phone-performances, Mini-FM-transmitter-installations, satellite-concerts, internet radio-pieces, podcasts….

    Radio pieces are projected into so many different environments: your home, garden, car, trains,… Many of them into mobile situations.

    When I’m listening to podcasts on my iPod, transmitted by a minimal distance transmitter in my car, it doesn’t matter where I am, or when I’m listening. Radio creates a mapping between time and space, transforming an acoustical geometry into a spatial geometry.

    In this extended transmission-space I use radio like an instrument:
    A transmitter might be triggered by a guitar, or a telephone call, or a robot- voice from my netbook.
    Intimate spaces and public realms are connected via mobile sound communication devices.

    My home is where my communication tools are.

    (Andrea Sodomka, 2009)
    Sound engineer: Anton Reininger
    Interview editing: Anna Kuncio
    Voice: August Black
    Accordion: Heidelinde Gratzl
    Electric Guitar: Helmut Jasbar

    with a sound-donation by Daniel Lercher

    https://alien.mur.at/

     

  • Iride Project - Sleep It Off

    9 November 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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    Sleeplessness and drowsiness grasp a man since his childhood.
    Only when he travels he feels alive and attentive.
    But growing old, his life seems a mere break between naps.
    When somebody associates his sleep with death, he sees the reason of his dozing.
    In his early days the death of his father and breaking of war had left him defenseless
    and ignored by others.
    Sleep helps him find a way to elude shocking events.
    Finally, he gets in control and leave for the real destination of his existence. It is not
    too late.

    Text by Monica Miuccio adapted and interpreted by Bernard Clarke

    “IRIDE PROJECT” Massimo Davi & Monica Miuccio is a performing duo and anexciting research into non-deterministic electro-acoustic music and sound emphasis poetry.They explore the sound through conventional and unconventional instruments,piezoelectric transducers, field recordings, electronics, voice/spoken word and

    an analogue modular synthesizer.
    Iride Project’s works were performed in Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Finland,
    Germany, Mexico, Macedonia, UK, Czech Republic, Spain and were regularly
    featured on Ireland’s National Radio RTÉ Lyric FM in Bernard Clarke’s program
    “Nova”.We are member of Association of Irish Composers, Irish Sound Science and
    Technology Association, Spatial Music Collective and Irish Music Right

    Organization.
    https://irideproject.bandcamp.com/

     

  • Stijn Demeulenaere - Latitudes hybrid set

    9 November 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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    Latitudes is a project in which Stijn Demeulenaere collects field recordings from all over the world, subsequently shaping them into soundscapes and live sets. For this Latitudes hybrid set, played live during Q-O2’s Mayday Radio Marathon, Stijn asked some of his friends, people he met while developing his own practice, to contribute a recording. He mixed these together with his own recordings, and further interlaced them with testimonies about the act of listening, collected from friends and colleagues. The set includes recordings from Peter Lenaerts, Jonáš Gruska, Willem Sannen, Thoranna Bjornsdottir, Martin Eccles, Rodolphe Alexis, George Vlad and Stéphane Pigeon.

    Stijn Demeulenaere is a sound artist, field recordist and composer. He creates installations, soundscapes and performances, and works for dance and theatre. Stijn researches the relationship between identity, sound and listening; trying to unravel social structures, personal history and the unconscious imagination of people. In his field recordings he’s exploring the relationship between sound, space and listening. Stijn is attracted to sound because of its directness, its malleability, and its mystery. He was nominated for the LOOP Discovery Award, the European Sound Art Award, and won prizes at the Engine Room International Sound Art Award and the Musica soundscape prize.

     

  • Shorts A1

    9 November 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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    1. Bedlam Suitcase – Nicosia

    I will now present … the history of a hailstone that fell to earth in Cyprus in 2013. Mediterranean hailstones are (to me) unexpected; consequently they are colder and bigger and sting more than Irish ones. I always remember the flickering TV images of my youth of Irish peacekeeping troops trundling through the streets of Nicosia. In 2013 we were hosted by an Argentine chefthat came here to keep the peace. He served us wine and talked politics andsociety into the early hours. We crossed the checkpoint like any tourists,reverently. So this is the story of a hailstone, layered as an onion, and of a divided city. 

    Written and read by Padraig Meehan. Music by Bedlam Suitcase, featuring Cathal Roach on sax.

    Bedlam Suitcase are a group from Sligo, on Ireland’s north west coast. They initially formed from a monthly Arts/Cabaret event called The Steampunk Club, and staying true to the ethos of thos eperformances, mixes composed music with free improvisation and spoken word pieces.

    The band comprises of Padraig Meehan, TomJamieson and Tara Baoth Mooney, and they have collaborated with other Sligo artists, and also with musicians remotely in the making of their debut album The Fourth Wall, released in February 2020.

     https://www.facebook.com/BedlamSuitcase/

     https://www.instagram.com/bedlamsuitcase/

     https://twitter.com/bedlamsuitcase

     2. Leonie Roessler – Lithuanian Summer Day       

    My grandfather had Lithuanian nurse during the years before his death. Lena became part of our family and my son and I spent two summers with her largely self-sustaining family in the countryside. Lena always says, “It’s a hard life but it’s a good life.” I got water from the well every morning and night. You can hear the repeating pattern of this in the piece, and with it rhythmic patterns of chicken sounds, transforming into children playing, and then transforming further into a rhythmic block of the children swimming in a pond in the yard.

    Leonie captures her environment through field recordings, which she uses for radio pieces, sound installations, and compositions for soloists and ensembles. She had recent residencies at New Media Society and Limited Access Festival (Iran), Forum Wallis (Switzerland), and The Story of Space Festival (India), and Berlin Circus Biennale (Germany), and Altes Finanzamt (Germany). She is a core artist at Studio LOOS in The Hague and runs the radio branch of LOOS, Radio LOOS. Her works have been released through Musica Dispersa (Spain/UK), and Noise á Noise (Iran) and have been physically archived in the British Library

    3. Ivor Kallin – Sangs of Bute, Eh? R09_102       

    From a collection of 51 improvised ‘songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play). They were recorded in a cottage on Bute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me.

    4.  Sofia Saldanha – Waking up

    The time you are not awake, you are not asleep; you transition from dream to reality, reality to dream until you finally wake up.

    Sofia Saldanha is an award winning audio producer. She started her radio adventure in Portugal at Rádio Universitária do Minho, has a masters degree in Radio and is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Sofia is part of In The Dark, anon-profit organization that presents audio documentaries from around the world to live audiences.

    http://fernandopessoatour.com;

    5. Nichola Scrutton – Post Industrial Broadcast 2

    Post-Industrial Broadcast #2 is the second in a series of studio works (Post-Industrial Broadcasts) which evoke and explore fictional places – abstract landscapes in a state of transformation. This composition draws from various source sound materials including a range of field recordings, found sounds, breath and voice.

    Nichola Scrutton is an award-winning composer and improviser, vocalist, performer, sound artist and facilitator who works across a range of mediums including visual. She has extensive experience as a collaborator in interdisciplinary and participatory contexts, and also works with Sonic Bothy inclusive music charity in the Ensemble and across various projects. Nichola was awarded a PhD from university of Glasgow for her portfolio Hearing Voices.

    https://www.nicholascrutton.co.uk/
    @NicholaScrutton
    https://www.instagram.com/nic_scrutton/

    6. RebeccaWilcox – Night Edge

    A short poem, interfered with breath and an echoing shopping centre.

    Rebecca Wilcox lives in Glasgow and works with writing, audio and performance, often using voice as a tool. She is interested in processes of apperception as they disturb our habits of attention.

     

  • Sarah Knudtson - Slumber Party Abduction

    9 November 2020 @ 10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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    It was a dark and stormy night, much like this one, when the little girls gathered on the living room carpet and tried to raise the dead. The radio zapped in and out warning of a deranged hook handed extraterrestrial on the loose. Out of abundance of precaution the girls called upon their guardian with the alligator purse, who declared them all dead and went out as quickly as she came. The face in the window laughed and just like that it was time for bed. Sarah K. Knudtson is a multidisciplinary artist. In her researched based practice she explores the idea of excess. She uses information culled from the internet to begin journeys in which societal and personal responsibility begin to collapse. She documents these trips through the language of the tourist, creating photographs, souvenirs and journals. She holds both a BFA (Studio Art) and MFA (Art and Technology) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with her partner Stephen Germana and their
    cats Roland & Meep.

    http://www.sarah-knudtson.com
    http://www.sarahknudtson.bandcamp.com

     

  • HAIRS ABYSS - Looking at the Land

    9 November 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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    Looking At the Land is about Earth decay, esoteric myths.

    H A I R S A B Y S S
    Collaborateurs are: Paul ”EYE” Harrison (Smell & Quim / Expose Your Eyes)
    and Chandor Glöomy (Cromlech Shadow / Coma Kultur).

    X E M P O R I U M
    Emerging sounds from DHS,EYE,PEG, HAIRS ABYSS + other projects & a Fiend Recordings selection. Fiend was a (mostly) tape & CDR label which Paul Harrison ran with Candi Nook from the early/mid 1990s to the early/mid 2000s. This bandcamp was previously known as Eye Fiend. xemporium.bandcamp.com

    COMA †‡† KULTUR ƩNĐ ϴF DΔYS
    comakultur.bandcamp.com

     

  • Ralph Lewis - The Cloud-Chamber of Darkness Half Hour

    9 November 2020 @ 11:30 pm - 12:00 am

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    “The Cloud-Chamber of Darkness Half-Hour” is a program that eerily presents recent works written for Harry Partch’s instruments by Harry Partch Instrumentarium Director and Curator Charles Corey, adapted viola specialist Luke Fitzpatrick, Kerrith Livengood,and Ralph Lewis. Lewis, serving as narrator, guides listeners through the macabre music and its treacherous night time scenes, beginning with Fitzpatrick’s TheTomb, Corey’s Come to Dust, Lewis’s Nightpartches, Livengood’s Frog Pond Translations, and more. While Lewis may be guiding the listeners, he himself appears to be lost, and may need help emerging from this darkness. (With special cackles from Michaela Wright and Cheryl Lewis).

    Harry Partch was an american composer, music theorist, and instrument builder known for works such as U.S. Highball, Barstow, and his book Genesis of a Music. Information about his music, just intonation theories, and instruments, visit https://www.harrypartch.com/.Charles Corey, the Harry Partch Instrumentarium Director and Curator, oversees productions of Partch’s work in Seattle and elsewhere, with violinist and composer Luke Fitzpatrick on adapted viola. Composer Kerrith Livengood often combines groove, humor, lyricism and noise in her works, especially in her collaborations with poet Jennifer L. Knox. Ralph Lewis adores exploring transmission art and microtonality.

    https://www.harrypartch.com/

    http://www.charlescorey.com

    http://www.lukefitzpatrick.net

    http://kerrithlivengood.com/

    http://www.ralphlewismusic.com 

     

10 November 2020
  • Luke Fowler & Markus Schmickler - Adjourned Bricks

    10 November 2020 @ 12:00 am - 12:45 am

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    For Marcus Schmickler and Luke Fowler by Jean Luc Guionnet.

    It was first premiered at Kolnisher Kunstverein Germany in 2015.
    Adjorned bricks is a quadraphonic work for electronic sources and voice.
    Based on a text score by Jean Luc GUIONNET.
    Luke Fowler uses Voice, organic oscillators and Serge modular synthesiser.
    Marcus Schmickler uses voice and digital synthesis.

    This recording has been down-mixed especially for Radiophrenia.

    https://luke-fowler.com/

     

  • Sarah Rose Graber, Ruxy Cantir & Ryan Scott - Voyager: An Audio Experience

    10 November 2020 @ 12:45 am - 1:00 am

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    Voyager is a new audio storytelling experience that asks the question -what do we want the universe to know about who we are? Inspired by NASA’s Voyager space mission and the Golden Discs, this piece uses binaural audio,soundscapes, foley, and storytelling as two women grapple with the nature of our existence.



    Ruxandra Cantir and Sarah Rose Graber are Glasgow-based theatre makers and performers. They have been collaborating on new, devised work since 2017 making everything from spectacle-based outdoor theatre to intimate indoor shows.They draw from contemporary devising practices, puppetry, and physical theatre traditions like clown, mask, vaudeville, and movement theatre. They teamed up with Ryan Scott,sound designer and engineer, in 2019 and together they have explored how performance and technology can work in harmony to tell stories. 

     

  • Clara Hancock - elemental cartographies

    10 November 2020 @ 1:00 am - 1:30 am

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    entering into the feeling of the elements composed inside bodily sensation. 

    a collage of spoken word, field recording and experimental sound to draw together a landscape of earth, water, fire and air as they are consumed and as they consume us, aligned through longing. 

    Clara Hancock is Glasgow-based artist and poet, working across sound,moving image and design. Their work explores radical cartographies and the poetics of queer spatial identities. They run the radio show Here & Not Yet on Subcity and are currently undertaking an Msc in Urban Design. 


    https://www.clarah.co.uk 

     

  • Jed Miner - Magnetic Siren

    10 November 2020 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 am

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    Afterusing shortwave radios for sound generation I have recently assembled a eurorack based synthesizer using only a shortwave radio module as a sound source. These broadcast transmissions are treated with effects live and then recorded directly into a hardware sampler.

    “Magnetic Siren” is a small collection of recordings from the past several months. The process of recording can occur at any time based on the radio reception and weather conditions. usually late afternoon and in the early hours of the morning.



    I studied Art and Electronic Music at CalArts and began building synthesizers inspired by David Tudor using I-Ching chance operations to determine circuit design. Circuitry plays a large role in my work, the metaphor of electronic signal flow provides a schematic approach to process based multimedia practice that can be modeled using simple process flow diagrams.

    Recently, I received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices at University of Colorado, Boulder. While there, my interests focused on the creation of in-camera glitch artifacts from video recording screens and public display devices.


    https://jedminer.com/synthesizers

    https://wavefarm.org/wf/archive/jxm1yr

    https://archive.org/details/XanthamGun
     
    https://generationsunlimited.bandcamp.com/album/twenty-seven-years-later

     



     

  • Giles Perring - World Organ

    10 November 2020 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am

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    The World Organ, a installation created by musician, composer and sound artist Giles Perring, is a system of tubes that listens to the world and relays what it hears as a live audio stream at  http://www.worldorgan.com. It’s part of a wider cross-media approach to the idea of landscape. The World Organ portrays its surroundings sonically. An acoustic phenomenon that the Organ is designed to create, weaves a musical layer into the sounds of the natural world. The World Organ is installed at the Sound of Jura Studio at Knockrome,on Jura, overlooking Lowlandmans Bay.

    Giles Perring is a musician, record producer, sound sculptor and cross media artist. In 1983 he was a founder member of the sonic sculpture collective Echo City. His many collaborations include work with Fad Gadget, Albert Kuvesin & Yat Kha, Kevin Godley, Alan Wilkinson, John Cayley, Melanie Pappenheim and Ivor Kallin. His own solo projects, aside from a successful catalogue as a record producer and TV/Film composer, includes his series of performances with live telephony, ‘The Exchange’. It featured in Glasgow’s Sonica in 2013 and he streamed it worldwide in Sept 2019 for Charts Argyll & The Isles. Helives and works on the Isle of Jura where he maintains a working croft, a music studio and a creative space.

    @soundofjura
    @xamusiclabel

    http://exchangeart.co.uk/wp/exchange/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-e-qjJQ0CY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWEP7S5sxWE&feature=youtu.be

     

  • CWCH collective - Edition 2: Oil & Vinegar

    10 November 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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    Worker-artists convene a hive broadcast of indiscriminately gathered sound-pollen, transmitting codified messages to kindred folk.

    Each week a potent gang of sound artists are at play, exploring whatever is on their minds. Style guide: Anything goes.

    Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington (Ürzig) http://mobile-radio.net/

    Frauke Berg (Düsseldorf) http://www.fraukeberg.de/

    Katharina Bihler & Stefan Scheib (Saarbrücken) http://www.liquidpenguin.de/

    DinahBird (Paris) https://bird-renoult.net/dinah-bird/

    dieb13 & Billy Roisz (Vienna) http://dieb13.klingt.org/ & http://billyroisz.klingt.org/

    Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) http://nicelittlestatic.com/

    Ralf Schreiber (Cologne) http://ralfschreiber.com/

    Live broadcast 16th April 2020 on Resonance Extra, Soundart Radio, WGXC, Wave Farm and π-node. Later on Radio ARA, JET FM& Radio Panik.Produced by Mobile Radio with support from π-node.

     

  • Axel Gomo - Rear Window vol 3

    10 November 2020 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am

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    “Each impro starts more or less from a field recording from my rear window in a small courtyard in the northern area from Paris Montmartre. During the springtime 2020, two young girls from our neighborhood were regularly playing together. I begun to record them from our flat on the fourth floor. listening to nothing else than their small talks and a natural reverb. The girls were happy, their noisy children’s games was a bit of fresh air… One day a deranged man from the building next shouted at them, saying it was against the law and we should all be ‘locked down’. He called the police, who came, but did nothing. Since this incident the girls have been too scared to play in our courtyard, to our regret. From these recording sessions came 7 volumes of ‘Rear Window series’. 

    https://axelgomo.bandcamp.com/

     

  • Craig Gell - Wave Machine

    10 November 2020 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 am

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    Wave Machine translates real-time sea wave data, streamed from a marine observation buoy, into a continually evolving electronic soundscape. 

    A network of buoys dotted around the UK coast relay data to a freely accessible resource at channelcoast.org.

    Using Pure Data, the measurements such as wave height, speed and wave direction are programmed to control the parameters of sound – pitch, timbre, duration and position within the stereo field. Sea temperature is marked by a single modulating tone, with degrees Celsius transformed into oscillations per second. The buoy’s location sets the initial pitch giving each buoy its own distinct sound signature.

    Craig Gell is a composer and artist based in Folkestone. His recent work has been informed by the forces of nature and the natural environment.

    Wave Machine(2020) has exhibited at Folkestone and Ramsgate sound festivals, using data from their local buoys. 

    Craig also composes music and scores including the animated short films; Quarantine (2019) which aired on BBC4 and won Best Animated Short Film at London Short Film Festival, and Red Rover (2020) which was in part composed during a residency at the former home of Imogen Holst in Aldeburgh, care of the Britten-Pears Foundation and Wild Plum Arts.

    http://www.craiggellmusic.com

     

  • Toni Dimitrov - City Sketches 2: Bucharest

    10 November 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am

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    This timethe sketches are recorded in Bucharest during his stay in Romania for field recordings residency in the Danube delta, in the summer of 2019. In the piece you can hear the recordings from the Bucharest streets, parks, the noise from the rain, fountains, etc., interweaving subtly, blurring the line between field recording and sound art.

    Toni Dimitrov a multimedia artist, cultural explorer, radio activist working in the field of  adio and media for 20 years, philosopher, communicologist and passionate 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 labels post global recordings andélan vital recordings, but also various sound/art events. His radio programs broadcasts on music radio Kanal 103 and are dedicated to contemporaryelectronic music, soundscape, field recordings but also discussing various socio/cultural/political topics. At the moment working on projects related to political analysis of media.

    http://www.post-global.com

    http://www.kanal103.com.mk

     

  • Shorts 16

    10 November 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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    1. Adam Pierce – Tennis Bleus

    A composition created specifically for radio in late August and Early September 2020, Constructed using free audio software on a Macbook Pro: Electroacoustic Tools(CMPE Pack) designed by Joo Won Park (and sampling only original recordings)and Bill Orcutt’s open source audio program, Cracked. Recorded to 1/4 inch tape.

    Adam Pierce is a Detroit musician who has been innumerous ensembles, art rock bands, and most recently creating soundworks as a solo artist. His pieces have appeared in both Academic settings and non, museums, galleries, venues, basements, and a variety of other spaces.Constantly challenging himself to pursue the possibilities of sound in the everyday,  Pierce seeks a concrete music all his own.  https://adampierce.bandcamp.com/

    2. The Great Indoors – Forever Moving Jar

    The Great Indoors recorded State of You in the summer of 2019 and mixed it during the winter of 2019/20. They –Ged Kite and Barmy Owl – recorded and mixed State of You in remote pockets of West Yorkshire and West Cumbria – the landscapes serving a huge influence upon them and this. Kite and Owl recorded and mixed live improvisations to 4-track over several sessions- using various instruments, objects and voices – combined with field recordings and god-knows what from the other side.

    https://gedandbarmy.bandcamp.com/releases

    3. Leonie Roessler – Lithuanian Summer Day

    My grandfather had Lithuanian nurse during the years before his death. Lena became part of our family and my son and I spent two summers with her largely self-sustaining family in the countryside. Lena always says, “It’s a hard life but it’s a good life.” I got water from the well every morning and night. You can hear the repeating pattern of this in the piece, and with it rhythmic patterns of chicken sounds, transforming into children playing, and then transforming further into a rhythmic block of the children swimming in a pond in the yard.

    Leonie captures her environment through field recordings, which she uses for radio pieces, sound installations, and compositions for soloists and ensembles. She had recent residencies at New Media Society and Limited Access Festival (Iran), Forum Wallis (Switzerland), and The Story of Space Festival (India), and Berlin Circus Biennale (Germany), and Altes Finanzamt (Germany). She is a core artist at Studio LOOS in The Hague and runs the radio branch of LOOS, Radio LOOS. Her works have been released through Musica Dispersa (Spain/UK), and Noise á Noise (Iran) and have been physically archived in the British Library

    4. Amanda Brannin – birdcall

    The words that I’m saying are very important. You want to pay attention to the words that I’m saying. I will keep saying the same things over and over until you stop listening. You continue to pay attention.

    An artist currently residing in Austin, though different places while asleep. Sound for in-between spaces. 

    https://soundcloud.com/amandabrannin

    5. Johann Diedrick – Birds of Fedex

    It is impossible to not notice how much more quiet the world has become during this time of global pandemic. With the reduction of human activity outside, the ambient noise floor around us has decreased and our sonic environment is less punctuated by the sounds of human activity (commuting, playing in parks,parties and nightlife) that we often associate with a thriving society. Many have welcomed this transition as a moment to hear more closely to our shared soundscape, as noises once impossible to hear over the loudness are now able to reveal themselves. Others find this silence a grim indication that these times are now ones of stillness, inactivity, and death. For me, I wanted to make field recordings of this moment, described by some as The Sudden Quiet, as a record of how our sonic environment has radically changed during this outbreak,as a way to remember what it was like to live in this time of crisis.

    Johann Diedrick is an artist, engineer, and musician that makes installations,performances, and sculptures for exploring the world through our ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours,workshops, and open-source hardware/software. He is the founder of A Quiet Life, a sonic engineering and research studio that designs and builds audio-related software and hardware products for delightfully encountering our environment and each other. He is currently a 2020 Technology Artist-in-Residence at Pioneer Works and a recipient of a 2020 Brooklyn Arts Fund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council.

    http://www.johanndiedrick.com/

    6. Ivor Kallin -Sangs of Bute, Eh? R09_92   

    From a collection of 51 improvised ‘songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play). They were recorded in a cottage on Bute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me.

    7. Craig Gell – Wave Machine (Radio  Edit)

    Wave Machine translates real-time sea wave data, streamed from a marine observation buoy, into a continually evolving electronic soundscape. 

    A network of buoys dotted around the UK coast relay data to a freely accessible resource at channelcoast.org.

    Using Pure Data, the measurements such as wave height, speed and wave direction are programmed to control the parameters of sound – pitch, timbre, duration and position within the stereo field. Sea temperature is marked by a single modulating tone, with degrees Celsius transformed into oscillations per second. The buoy’s location sets the initial pitch giving each buoy its own distinct sound signature.

    Craig Gell is a composer and artist based in Folkestone. His recent work has been informed by the forces of nature and the natural environment.

    Wave Machine(2020) has exhibited at Folkestone and Ramsgate sound festivals, using data from their local buoys. 

    Craig also composes music and scores including the animated short films; Quarantine (2019) which aired on BBC4 and won Best Animated Short Film at London Short Film Festival, and Red Rover (2020) which was in part composed during a residency at the former home of Imogen Holst in Aldeburgh, care of the Britten-Pears Foundation and Wild Plum Arts.

    http://www.craiggellmusic.com


     

  • Caroline Profanter - Carnevales

    10 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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    Caroline Profanter studied Computer Music and Electronic Media at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and holds a Master’s degree in Acousmatic Composition from the Conservatoire Royal de Mons in Belgium. She collects field recordings, combines them with electronics, and explores the grey zones in between concrete material and abstraction. Therefore she collects and classifies recorded sounds and relates them to instrumental sounds or generated sounds, from analog synthesizers and feedback-systems.

    https://cprofanter.klingt.org/cprofanter/home.html

    Musica per la radio is a series of concerts conceived for the radio and transmitted exclusively on the radio

     

  • Cathy Lane - Synthesizer and portastudio: their roles in the Tigrayan People’s Liberation struggle

    10 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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    In 1986 I was invited to set up a music development project with the cultural troupes of the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front or TPLF. Our brief was extremely vague….

    We spent six months in the remote Kaza valley in Northern Ethiopia, working with the cultural troupes working to notate their music; arrange traditional Tigrayan music for modern electric instruments and to record and produce their work. 

    In 2019 we returned to Tigray and met up with some of pour former students to find out what had happened to both the liberation struggle and the legacy of the Gureza music school.

     Cathy Lane is a composer, sound artist and academic. Her work uses spoken word, field recordings and archive material to explore aspects of our listening relationship with each other and the multiverse. She is currently focused on how sound relates to the past, our histories, environment and our collective and individual memories from a feminist perspective.

    https://cathylane.co.uk/

    https://www.crisap.org/people/cathy-lane/


     

  • Chin Li - Beyond the Garden: A Love Story

    10 November 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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    Across the abyss of time, unfinished tableaux are re-enacting sepia stories that have lost their meaning, without any promise of the return of hope.

    Chin Li was an NHS clinical psychologist for many years, but is now focusing on writing, and also dabbling in other forms of creative expression such as audio work.

     

  • SEAMANTIS - CollageFotor7

    10 November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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    a tuning in to: … temporal fissures … static drift … digital artifacts … cracked binaries … occasionally heightened & often obscured synchronicity.

    A recorded response to the possibilities and oblique challenges of live group free improvisation in the virtual realm. Each performer dialling in remotely from topographically distinct locations to a temporarily shared virtual space within the ever shifting online ocean. With the medium itself an insistent participant, glitches abound and what one performer responds to is not necessarily what another hears. And yet, out of the multilayered digital morass, sounds attune as the mantis momentarily manifests.

    SEA MANTIS is a semi-mythical, many tentacled aquatic being that has a seeming tendency to emerge in the combined company of Ed Shipsey, Andrew Ciccone, Adam Kinsey and Stephan
    Barrett; four active members of London’s free improvisation and experimental music scene. Having first surfaced at a live performance at SET in Dalston in December 2019, the MANTIS has now transmogrified into a mainly virtual phenomenon, although physical sightings are still occasionally reported.
    https://seamantis.bandcamp.com/

     

  • Buffer Zone

    10 November 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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    Kyle Vanderburg – Tape Piece 32-192 (10:01)

    Tape Piece is part of a series of single-sound-source daydream pieces, where a solitary object or family of objects is repurposed to create an otherworldly soundscape. This work uses tape–masking, scotch, aluminum, packing, and duct–sometimes recognizable, and sometimes heavily processed. The familiar is juxtaposed with the fresh, and what starts out with unrolling and tearing quickly unravels as sounds evocative of gunfire, of bombs and explosions, and of Geiger counters suggesting the downfall of civilization. New creatures emerge throughout, each trying to find their place in a world that has come unglued.

    Composer Kyle Vanderburg (b. 1986)grew up in Missouri where the Ozarks meet the Mississippi River valley. Raised on southern gospel and American hymnody, his music walks the line between eliciting nostalgia and devising innovative sonic worlds.  His electronic works often play with familiar sounds in new contexts; his acoustic works feature memorable melodies and a very fluid sense of time. He holds degrees from Drury University and the University of Oklahoma and has studied under Carlyle Sharpe, Marvin Lamb, Konstantinos Karathanasis, and Roland Barrett.He’d be delighted if you checked out KyleVanderburg.com.

    https://kylevanderburg.com

     Gustavo Chab  – Awake con Clarinet

    TreesOnComa – no me no me Know me

     

  • Marja Ahti - The Yard, The Room Upstairs (Still Life)

    10 November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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    The Yard, The Room Upstairs (Still Life) is a tape work inspired by allegorical vanitas paintings. Aiming at a moving target, the piece explores the elusiveness of memory by alternating two thematically connected field recordings, each time with overdubs and treatments gradually replacing the original source.

    Two memories are revisited alternately three times each. The piece starts out from two short scenes recorded on site: a yard sounded by crickets and a piano in a room. Banal yet charged with what is absent: other senses, inaudible sonic details, layers of emotion. These scenes are recreated three times: first with the original source, the second time with part of the source and the third time without the source.

    Scene I: The Yard
    Date: August 14, 2020, South-West Finland
    Setting: An almost empty camping ground. A remnant of the welfare culture of decades past. A remote bay surrounded by forest, houses, cottages and sheds, peeling red paint. An overgrown playground and mini golf court half sunken into the soft ground covered with pine needles.

    At dusk, walking across the yard. The air has a smokey quality and is filled with the rise and fall of the sounds of crickets. They are always at a distance, never near, stopping when you enter their field, then starting again a few moments after leaving it, like the wake of a boat swelling back into the sea. A mouse runs across the gravel and freezes motionless under your gaze. Faint movements in the surrounding trees in full dark green at the peak of late summer. The light scent of burning logs.

    Revisit the memory of this moment over and over as it evades you, like the crickets, the wake.

    Scene II: The Room Upstairs
    Date: August 29, 2020, Southern Finland
    Setting: A yellow house surrounded by fields. Windows in all but one direction. Afternoon sunlight. A rarely played piano in a large living room. A dishwasher humming in the adjoining kitchen. The presence of people downstairs felt but not heard. Amateur oil paintings adorning the walls. Portraits, landscapes and still lives, mostly. A book case filled to the ceiling with 70’s and 80’s bestsellers. A stuffed snake on a shelf, a cow hide rug, a hearing aid and batteries on a mahogany coffee table, a pair of large slippers. Another scene inhabited by the remnants of hobbies, leisure time, objects to fill out the measures of an afternoon that grows longer with each year.

    Play along to the piano.

    The piece contains samples of rehearsal recordings from another work in progress with Aino Juutilainen (cello), Johanna Kalliokulju (mezzo-soprano) and Villa Ruscica (harp).

    Marja Ahti (b. 1981) is a Swedish-Finnish sound artist and composer working with field recordings, electronics, feedback, magnetic tape and digital treatments. Her work gravitates towards organic textures and intuitive tunings, assembling rough edged yet precise compositions, poetically narrative and rich in detail. Ahti has presented her music in many different contexts around Europe, in Japan and the United States. She is currently active as a duo with her partner Niko-Matti Ahti and in the artist/organizer collective Himera.

    http://www.marjaahti.com

     

  • Toni Dimitrov - A night in Letea

    10 November 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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    At the end ofJun of 2019, a group of sound artists went on a 2 weeks trip to the distantvillage of Letea, at the Danube delta in Romania. The purpose was to record field recordings and soundscapes of this remote place and experiment with them.The forest, the wild horses, frogs, mosquitos, the boat trips, the Lipovean babushkas and the rich quietness of the Danube Delta were the true leitmotif ofour stay there. This is a small part of what we were listening to those days.

    Toni Dimitrov a multimedia artist, cultural explorer, radio activist working in the field of radio and media for 20 years, philosopher, communicologist and passionate mountainclimber, 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 labelspost global recordings andélan vital recordings, but also various sound/art events. His radio programsbroadcasts on music radio Kanal 103 and are dedicated to contemporaryelectronic music, soundscape, field recordings but also discussing varioussocio/cultural/political topics. At the moment working on projects related topolitical analysis of media.

    http://www.post-global.com

    http://www.kanal103.com.mk

     

  • Shorts 2

    10 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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    1.  Shortwave Collective – Receive-Transmit-Receive

    Snippets of radio transmissions during times of social distancing – acompilation of CQ calls between amateurs, international stations, met reports,naval communications and continuous wave code. Our first collective sound pieceis the result of a collaborative experiment in true exquisite corpse form:Shortwave Collective members capture intriguing sounds, responding to oneanother’s selections to create an audio snapshot sampling the global radiospectrum. A collaborative approach to audio production, valuing dialogue andexchange, testing new ideas in the creative use of radio.

    Shortwave Collective is a new international, feminist artist group establishedin May 2020, interested in the creative use of shortwave radio. We meetregularly to discuss feminist approaches to amateur radio and the radiospectrum as artistic material, sharing resources, considering DIY approachesand inclusive structures. Shortwave Collective are: Alyssa Moxley, Brigitte Hart, Franchesca Casauay, Georgia Muenster, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Lisa Hall and Sasha Engelmann.

    2. Gregory Kramer – Melting Neapolitan

    Melting Neapolitan is a soundwork made from field recordings of three distinct ice cream trucks. For many people, the sounds ofice cream trucks are evocative of a time and place. These three ice cream truck sounds (representing strawberry, chocolate and vanilla flavors of Neapolitan ice cream) are processed to be distant and atmospheric, yet familiar.

    Gregory Kramer is a multidisciplinary artist and musician working with sound and space. Taking inspiration from his archaeological curiosity of abandoned places, he seeks ghosts among the ruins and unearths evidence of forgotten histories through sound. He composes with field recordings, found materials,and electronics, sometimes extending into installations. His work is currently in AUDIOSPHERE, an exhibition at Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and wasfeatured in Belgium’s Site Specific, Mexico’s SONOM International Sound Art Festival and Bali’s Setia Darma Museum of Masks and Puppetry. He has album releases on Taâlem, Pharmafabrik, Monotype Series, Impulsive Habitat, and SONMArchive.

    http://www.gregorykramerstudio.com
    https://www.instagram.com/gregorykramerstudio

     3. Misery Bacon – The Fat Within the Meat of Logic

    As the world drifted into the pandemic, I boarded a plane to Bergen to start a new life. What promised to bea difficult year of readjustment, became a surreal one where the world was forced to readjust in unison. I began to explore new ways of working with sound as a solo artist for the first time. Walks into the mountains to record sounds equally familiar and foreign, edited together with found audio and live instrumentation. These works attempted to explore my anxieties, memories of the life left behind and imagining a new one I was yet to build.

    Misery Bacon is a solo audio project by artist Luke Drozd, an artist, illustrator and musician based inBergen (Norway). His commercial illustration work takes a variety of forms,including screen printed posters, album and merchandise design for music. His writing, performance and sculpture practice has evolved through different collective projects including “spoken-weird” duo Reet Maff’l with musician Andy Abbott and co-founding the small-press cassette label Bloxham Tapes. Until March 2020, Luke was based in London (UK). Between 2010-18 heco-curated the living room project space 38b in Peckham, providing a platform for emerging artists to create new work.

    http://lukedrozd.com/

    https://bloxhamtapes.bandcamp.com/

    4.     Ilaria Boffa – On the Move

    Written and recorded in Morocco (MerzougaDesert) in 2019, ‘On the Move’ is a journey across cultures, languages andsounds, reflecting on the posthuman identity& predicament in this Anthropocene.

    Born January 6 1972, Ilaria Boffa is anItalian poet. She has published three poetry collections and she is one of theeight authors included in the North East American Association publication‘Writing in a Different Language’ Vol XL 2018.

    Over the last three years, she has been experimenting with field recording, blending her spoken words with sounds.

    Her work can be found here:

    http://www.samueleeditore.it/about-sounds-about-us-ilaria-boffa/

    https://soundcloud.com/ilaria_boffa

    https://www.facebook.com/ilaria.boffa.IB

    5.     Ivor Kallin – Sangs of Bute, Eh?  R09_0096

    From a collection of 51 improvised ‘songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play). They were recorded in a cottage on Bute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me.

    6. Danny Pagarani – I Read the Dictionary to Know Your Heart

    With a brick on the sustain pedal and liberal use of the open A string I was able to play cello and piano at the same time to improvise the core of this music and then add overdubs. The text comes from a Sierra Leonean Krio dictionary. I’m interested in the way we find meaning as much through misrecognition as recognition. When is the point at which nothing becomes something and when it does, does it stop being nothing?Thanks to Green Door Studio for helping me record and mix this.

    Danny Pagarani is a musician and artist living and working in Glasgow

     

  • Jack Vickridge - Building Instruments

    10 November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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    Building Instruments centres on the soundworld of an industrial workspace. In the piece, the building is imagined as an instrument; a resonant body which filters and transforms sounds of the outside world and produces its own distinct sonic language from within. The majority of the sounds in Building Instruments were captured using contact microphones attached to windows, walls and floors; the vibrations of birdsong, rain, and faraway crowds entwine with the internal murmurings of the building. 

    Jack Vickridge is a visual artist based in Glasgow. 

    http://www.jackvickridge.com

     

  • Buffer Zone

    10 November 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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    OOR Scintilla – water talk {NT 78 60] (5:47)
    Māpura Music – Pandemic Zoom Class Podcasts : It Was Easy Because I Had Confidence (09:07)

    My name is Stefan Neville & I work at Mapura Studios in Auckland, New Zealand, We are a creative space for people living with disability & diversity. 

    http://www.mapurastudios.org.nz/

    During May this year our programs had to happen remotely online and I produced a series of “PANDEMIC ZOOM CLASS PODCASTS” from recordings of the sessions. They captured students &tutors adapting to the situation & connecting through conversation,artwork, ideas, poetry & music. Framed by technical difficulties, unintelligibility & bad connections becoming musical refrains, you will hear us wrestling with a scary time & keeping each other company.

    Christian Olesen – Itineraire_04_Il_Cinema_Ritrovato (6:42)

    During the 2018-edition of the archival film festival Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, I recorded my walks into and from the city centre every morning and evening next to fragments of films at indoor and outdoor screenings. After the festival, I layered and looped sounds from these recordings organizing them in a day in the life structure. In doing so, I wanted to reflect the blurring of fiction and reality and evoke the trance-like state that watching neglected and classic cinema for a week induces, while capturing a glimpse of the cinephile culture and community kept alive at the festival.

    Christian Gosvig Olesen is a Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam and Researcher at Utrecht University. His interests and expertise include the history and theory of audiovisual archives, digital methods for media historical research and practice-based approaches to film and media analysis. He has worked on several projects aimed at unlocking digitized audiovisual collections for scholars and artistic researchers in collaboration with the Eye Filmmuseum and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and was previously invited as the inaugural scholar of the Eye Filmmuseum’s Artist and Scholar-in Residenc eprogram in 2018.

    itinerairede.com

    Adam Winnie –  Monologue Mixdown

     

  • Ashanti Harris - OHCE

    10 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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    Sylvia Wynter’s Maskarade (1973), uses the concept of “Reverse Time” as way of interpreting “carnival-time” and the performance of the world turned upside down. Up becomes down and forward becomes backward; the procession moving in opposing time. 

    Using an autobiographical approach, OHCE is a sonic procession. Field recordings and choreographic directions situate the listener within the liminal position between two places, Guyana and Scotland; using sound, memory, composition and movement to meet an echo backwards. 

    Ashanti Harris is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and researcher working with dance, performance and movement, alongside sculpture, film, sound and installation. With a focus on re-contextualising historical narratives, Ashanti’s work explores the movement of people, ideas and things and the wider social implications of these movements. Her recent research subjects have included dance of the African and Caribbean diaspora in Scotland and Speculating the historical legacies of Guyanese women in Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    As part of her creative practice, she is co-director for Project X – a creative education programme, platforming dance and performance from the African and Caribbean diaspora; and works collaboratively as part of the collective Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) – facilitating experimental movement workshops and research groups.

    Recent solo shows include: The Skeleton of a Name, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2019); Second Site, Civic Room, Glasgow (2019). Recent group shows include: Being Present, OGR, Torino (2020); In The Open, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2020); Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick (2020); Pre-Ramble, David Dale, Glasgow (2020); Walking Through the Shadows Eyes Open, SUBSOLO Laboratório de Arte, Sao Paolo, (2019); BLIP! as part of Annuale 2019, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, (2019); As of Yet, Many Studios, Glasgow (2019); Just Start Here, The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen (2019); Festival of the Not, Circa Projects, Newcastle (2019)

    Ashanti Harris
    ashantisharda@gmail.com 
    http://www.ashantiharris.com
    @ashantisharda

    Project X
    ashantiharris.projectx@gmail.com
    http://www.projectxplatform.co.uk
    @project_x_dance
    fb: @projectxdance

     

  • Roberto D'Ugo Jr - M.A.R

    10 November 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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    Soundscape made from field recordings and loops extracted from the song Sereia do Mar (Seamermaid), by Brazilian female composer Babi de Oliveira (1908-1993). A game of marine images, reprocessed as if played by hesitant pianolas. An internal dive.Signs and calls to Yemanjá, waves of memory. The contemplation of a sunset to the sound of whistles from imaginary ships. Sound collage. Participating musicians:Giulia Grabert (piano); Tatiane Reis (soprano); Thiago Bernardes (tuba);Jefferson Silva (percussion). Piece created for the artistic performance A Artede Navegar (The Art of Sailing), by Giulia Grabert, IA Unesp, São Paulo, 2019.

    Roberto D’Ugo Junior  is a sound artist and Brazilian researcher, born in 1969. PhD student in Arts at the Institute of Arts of the State University of São Paulo “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” – UNESP. Researches the radio as an art form. Creates works of radio and sound art that explore the interface between technique and magic. Professor of radio disciplines at Faculdade Cásper Líbero – São Paulo. Radio director and producer. For several years, Roberto coordinated the programming of Cultura FM,103.3 Mhz, educational radio station from Fundação Padre Anchieta, SP.

    https://www.instagram.com/d_ugo_minimal_radio/?hl=pt-br

     

  • Carlo Patrão - Second Hand Third Eye

    10 November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm

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    Second Hand Third Eye is a 40-minute radio collage that mixes themes related to self-image, consciousness, perception, existentialism, media theory, and other dimensions. The creative process for this piece started with a survey of academic literature anchored on selfhood and a compilation of terms orbiting the construct of self. This list of keywords was the starting point for creating a dedicated archive of over one thousand voice samples from radio and tv shows from the 1950s to the present day. Often contradictory, non-sensical, or meta-referential, these samples come together in a collective search for meaning, both local and cosmic. This radio piece was initially commissioned by People Like Us (Vicki Bennett) as part of her exhibition First Person, Fourth Wall at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.

    Carlo Patrão is a Portuguese radio artist and independent researcher based in NY. His radio work has been commissioned and featured on several international radio stations and in audio festivals. He writes about sound studies, plant music, and the poetics of balloon music and has shared research at Harvard University and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.
    https://zepelimradio.com

     

  • Matterlurgy - Flom Sang

    10 November 2020 @ 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

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    Flom Sang (Flood Song) is a sound work that explores water and flooding; how it is lived with and felt; how it shapes futures, imaginations and relations between humans and environments. The work blends field recordings of the River Sokna (Norway) with the voices of students from Sokndal School and musical contributions from Sokndal Brass Band. Mixing the situated perspectives of communities with the sonic agency of water, the soundscape amplifies contexts and subjectivities that persist, play and re-imagine what it means to live with environmental change.

    Matterlurgy is a collaborative practice by artists Helena Hunter and Mark Peter Wright (London, UK). Their work critically explores the intersections of art and ecology and involves collaborations with scientists, communities and technologists.Matterlurgy create soundworks,exhibitions and installations, performance, film and VR/AR that have been shownat Tate Modern, Gazelli Art House, Raven Row Gallery, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, ICA, The Showroom Gallery, Delfina Foundation, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (UK), Bòlit Contemporary Art Centre, Girona (ES),Frontiers in Retreat, HIAP, Helsinki (FI) and Jøssingfjord Hydropower Station,Sokndal, (NO).

    https://www.matterlurgy.net/

    https://www.instagram.com/matterlurgy_studio/

     

  • Milo Thesiger-Meacham - Dig this Time

    10 November 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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    A live-streamer, ANTIGENUS (anagram of ecologist Tina Negus), navigates continents, time and virtual space, charting a digressive narrative about identity, species and data in a post-Internet world. 

    Dig This Time positions the online streamer as a documentary filmmaker and environmentalist, whose accounts of trips with a drone camera to undefined forests, coastlines and mountain ranges reflect contemporary wildlife documentary. While advanced filming techniques allow viewers to see starker images of Earth and its evolution, they also accelerate the human ability to visualise and articulate imagery. 

    The script – developed alongside an original score and illustrated with digital photography, 3D design and images gathered from the internet – becomes a multimedia work in itself, and draws on the careers of various scientists, politicians and figures in global business. Google Earth features as a character and the piece culminates in a song, which meditates on the international oil trade.

    Text, music, production, direction: Milo Thesiger-Meacham.

    ANTIGENUS (narrator): Douglas Wood.

    MASON? FORD? (singer): Laurie Innes. 


    Milo Thesiger-Meacham is an artist and researcher, whose work is rooted in contemporary literature, philosophy and the consumption of digital media. He writes solo and ensemble works, which combine text, music and visuals. 

     

  • Buffer Zone

    10 November 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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    Māpura Music – Pandemic Zoom Class Podcasts: who Are You Talking To (15:34)

    My name is Stefan Neville & I work at Mapura Studios in Auckland, New Zealand, We are a creative space for people living with disability & diversity.

    http://www.mapurastudios.org.nz/

    During May this year our programs had to happen remotely online and I produced a series of “PANDEMIC ZOOM CLASS PODCASTS” from recordings of the sessions. They captured students &tutors adapting to the situation & connecting through conversation,artwork, ideas, poetry & music. Framed by technical difficulties, unintelligibility & bad connections becoming musical refrains, you will hear us wrestling with a scary time & keeping each other company.


    Jeff Gburek – Voscillations (7:13)

    Excerpt from the final moment from”Where Does the Listening Begin”, a 40 minute composition for 4channels premiered in Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic, as part of the Murmurans Mundus, 2019. It has been rather difficult to come up with a stereo version of the original concept. After having abandoned several attempts at an intelligent reduction I can live with, I scrapped them all. Only this segment seems tostand on it’s own. That is likely due to the voices who participated in the call to action. I thank them. In order of first appearance: Karolina Ossowska,Ana Kavalis, Rozaliya Mitrova, Cao Thanh Lan, Jeff Gburek, Olivier Pe, IlariaBoffa.

    Jeff Gburek is a sound artist & composer who has incorporated radiophonic signals/noises and radio processing in his electro-acoustic works since 1993, when he recorded a series of live shortwave assemblages entitled Radio Wide World in Firenze, Italy. This transformative encounter with an earth-spanning signal system aired marginally: on WFMU and New Mexico’s Aetherfest, and eventually self-published in a 4 cd set in 2003. It was at this time he coined the phrase radiophonography to describe his particular style of field recording and DXing while traveling abroad. Radio Wide World would only be more widely heard in 2011 when younger Chicago-based pirate radio art enthusiasts invited him to present his work as a Radius episode # 11 (https://theradius.us/), which led to the first reviews of the project. In more recent times, his radio works have been disseminated via Wave Farm in NY and at scattered European art events. He has published for the last 3 years radio-phonographic works, musique concrete and  works via Radiophrenia Glasgow and has held artistic residencies in Indonesia, Berlin, Amsterdam and Brussels. He lives in Poznan currently.  

    transparent-abelard.blogspot.com

    Ivor Kallin – Sangs of Bute, eh?

    Jose Postigo – Esquizofrenic

    Miglietta Alessandro – Flow radio

    Maria Bertomue Roldan – Pandemia

    Alison Carlier & Amanda Loomes – Disorder

    Mella Roger- Le Vrai Silence

     

  • Helena Celle - Music for New Towns

    10 November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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    This piece is inspired by early electronic music, primarily the work of Tod Dockstader, and the retrofuturism of new towns built post WW2 (I lived in Cumbernauld as a teenager and my family still live there). 

    Helena Celle is a former audio engineer and Scottish Album of the Year Award shortlisted audio producer, who currently produces an hour or more of original music broadcasts distributed every month via https://www.patreon.com/outletarchive

     

  • James Greer & Neil Luck - we all emerge some hours later baffled

    10 November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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    Tokyo is a city in a continual state of performance, a panoply of lives compressed into a dense metropolis.Underneath all the glossy commerce, however, is the city’s strange and fascinating underbelly – a rich strata of human subcultures. Over one humid,woozy summer weekend James Greer and Neil Luck traverse the marginalia of Tokyo at night, negotiating its train lines, visiting deserted bubble-era ghost towns, underground jazz venues, salaryman drinking spots, and a tiny bar repurposed as a theatre. “We all emerge some hours later, baffled” is their disorienting mix of reconfigured field recordings and half remembered reflections.

    Currently based in Tokyo, James Greer is a field recordist and composer whose work often responds to people and the built environment.

    https://www.jamesagreer.com/

    Neil Luck is a composer, performer, and director based in London. His music engages the physical and fallible nature oflive performance in multimedia contexts, and attempts to frame the act of musicmaking itself as something strange, useful, or spectacular in and of itself.

    https://www.neilluck.com/

     

  • Andrew O' Connor - Terra Do Guacho

    10 November 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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    Terra Do Guacho is a soundscape composition created during the 2019 Somsocosmos residency in rural Brazil, and takes place on a600-hectare colonial era coffee plantation, that is home to the very rare and beautiful Guacho bird whose surreal call can be heard throughout the area. Terra do Guacho is made entirely of sounds and music recorded at the residency, it is a conversation between the natural world and the artists who come there to be inspired. By using soundscapes and music recorded from a distance, heard through layers of natural ambience it explores the dialogue between the artists and the natural world.

    Andrew O’Connor is an independent radio producer, and sound artist based in Toronto. His work reflects an interest in sound, storytelling, and transmission, and explores these ideas through formal broadcast radio as well as installation art, sound design, and pirate radio.  Andrew’s work has been featured across the CBC Radio network, syndicated internationally aswell as featured in the Third Coast Filmless Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the UK International Radio Drama Festival.  Andrew currently hosts and produces a weekl  ypirate radio show called DISCO 3000 on his long running, clandestine radio project Parkdale Pirate Radio.   

     

  • Kunstradio 2 - Bio-electric Radio by absolute value of noise

    10 November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    “Bio-electricRadio” is conceived as an outdoor sound installation. The piece imagines a world where electronics and living plants have merged and hybridized into “living circuits.” These circuits make sounds and broadcast them to the world using long antennas made of vines. The sound is made up of recordings of individual bees (honey bees, bumble bees, miners, leaf-cutters, and unidentified varieties) mixed with tones and sound artifacts from bio-electricsynthesizer modules (modules that use parts of the plant within their circuitry).

    The piece explores ideas and research around the electro-chemical relationship between bees and plants. It delves into the “bioelectric” theories of Georges Lakhovsky (1869-1942), and it develops the artist’s interests in radio,electronics, and bringing attention to phenomena that are typically invisible,or overlooked, within our environment.

    Absolute Value of Noise is a sound artist from Vancouver. He creates radio, installations, network projects, performances, curatorial projects, and handmade CD editions.

    http://absolutevalueofnoise.ca/

     

  • Paul Nataraj - Cobblestones and Kitchari

    10 November 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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    ‘Cobblestones and Kitchari’ is a sound work about loss, grief, family and love. Writing began in January 2013, the month my father died and was completed in 2020. The work is presented as a continuous narrative exploring places and events from my life, through childhood, his illness and his unexpected death. Each of the works included are produced from sounds connected to my Dad, his immediate UK and extended Indian family. The individual sections are expressions of sonic memory, audio testimony and the shifts in the perceptions of those memories over time. .As well as being a portrait of my family, this work also explores transnationalism, and minority identity formation and is in many ways an ethnographic study through the prism of sound. This work is an exploration of the transitory points of listening and how they change and change us overtime.  Acts of listening and creating memory are in constant flux, not fixed. Making memory and identity formation is dynamic, non-generic and a labile process especially through traumatic times. It is the merging of spaces,places and objects, it is skewed repetition, its is voices unremembered,fragile and moving, timbres rather than words, one sided conversation, echoes and the liminal intersections of dreams, perception, reality and emotion, it is not just one song.  These memories coalesce around words, move across worlds and drift as people, either absent or present, adding to the layers we accrue over time. They become the threads in the fabric of who we are and the practice of our everyday lives. Movements, re-tellings, gestures, and their concomitant sounds both recorded and transient, rest in these liminal spaces,and maybe that’s where this should be heard. 

    https://paulnataraj.bandcamp.com/

     

     

  • Xentos Fray Bentos - The Beetul Jewel

    10 November 2020 @ 10:30 pm - 12:00 am

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    An original 90 minute radio drama especially composed for Radiophrenia 2020

     

11 November 2020
  • Limbo Tapes - 24 Hours In Radio Limbo Part 1

    11 November 2020 @ 12:00 am - 12:30 am

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    This tape is a carefully arranged collection of radio highlights, released in celebration of two years of our show, Radio Limbo.

    Featuring peculiar dialogue, sketches and sound design plundered from across the airwaves, and re-purposed. The clips are woven together cinematically, with new, otherworldly music, and our own sonic branding.

    “24 hours in Radio Limbo”holds close the most endearing traits of radio production and shines a flickering light on the contrived absurdity of much of mainstream radio’s output. Leaving out much of the musical element, you can expect a concentrate flow of unhinged cut and paste material, across themes of space, sound,creatures and the occult.

    Radio Limbo consists of Pete Hazell & Sean Lee, who together run Limbo Tapes, a cassette label based in Bristol. They’ve put out eight releases since 2017, with a growing audience for their collectable compilations.

    The focus has always been on representing fringe music, that feeds off of popular underground sounds whilst maintaining their own mysterious interpretations of it.

    The same can be said of Radio Limbo,which is delivered as a specialist music show, hosted by Pete Hazell, featuring signature branding and moments of unpredictable, amusing and dramatic scenes.

    Hazell & Lee continue to evolve their collaborations, with new material on the way…

    Soundcloud.com/limbotapes

    limbotapes.bandcamp.com

    facebook.com/limbotapes

     

  • Ortooeen Waves - The Unlimited Dream Company

    11 November 2020 @ 12:30 am - 1:00 am

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    My name is Paul Harrison – I’ve been messing around with sound since the 1980s -have been in the noise group Smell & Quim – used to run Fiend Recordings CDR label – these days make all sorts of different sounds using different names & do collaborations – recent ones include Howard Stelzer, Scorpiacee, Chandor Gloomy, Andy Jarvis….

    My newest project is Ortooeen Waves – all tracks being inspired by my fave books by my fave author!

    https://xemporium.bandcamp.com/album/ballardian

     

  • Austin Rich - Mid-Valley Mutations: Summer Winds

    11 November 2020 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am

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    This is an episode of the weekly experimental / collage radio program, “Mid-Valley Mutations.” This is a special episode, collecting four excerpts from three previous broadcasts, all featuring a mixture of sound collage and live performance.

    Beginning in 1993, Austin Rich has been creating media in a variety of formats, offering DIY / collage interpretations of ’zines, radio and music. Influenced by a combination of Cometbus, Don Joyce, Old Time Radio and Thrift Store aesthetics, Austin began broadcasting radio in 1998, and has continued through two digital revolutions and six format changes, to offer his particular take on radio and art. 

    midvalleymutations.c

     

  • Giles Perring - World Organ

    11 November 2020 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 am

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    Hour 1 – Lowlandman’s Bay – album version

    Hour 2 – World Organ

    The World Organ, a installation created by musician, composer and sound artist Giles Perring, is a system of tubes that listens to the world and relays what it hears as a live audio stream at  http://www.worldorgan.com. It’s part of a wider cross-media approach to the idea of landscape. The World Organ portrays its surroundings sonically. An acoustic phenomenon that the Organ is designed to create, weaves a musical layer into the sounds of the natural world. The World Organ is installed at the Sound of Jura Studio at Knockrome,on Jura, overlooking Lowlandmans Bay.

    Giles Perring is a musician, record producer, sound sculptor and cross media artist. In 1983 he was a founder member of the sonic sculpture collective Echo City. His many collaborations include work with Fad Gadget, Albert Kuvesin & Yat Kha, Kevin Godley, Alan Wilkinson, John Cayley, Melanie Pappenheim and Ivor Kallin. His own solo projects, aside from a successful catalogue as a record producer and TV/Film composer, includes his series of performances with live telephony, ‘The Exchange’. It featured in Glasgow’s Sonica in 2013 and he streamed it worldwide in Sept 2019 for Charts Argyll & The Isles. Helives and works on the Isle of Jura where he maintains a working croft, a music studio and a creative space.

    @soundofjura
    @xamusiclabel

    http://exchangeart.co.uk/wp/exchange/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-e-qjJQ0CY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWEP7S5sxWE&feature=youtu.be

     

  • CWCH collective - Edition 3: Wormhole Variations

    11 November 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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    Worker-artists convene a hive broadcast of indiscriminately gatheredsound-pollen, transmitting codified messages to kindred folk. 

    Each week a potent gang of sound artists are at play, exploringwhatever is on their minds. Style guide: Anything goes.

    Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington (Ürzig) http://www.mobile-radio.net

    Xentos Fray Bentos (Broughton) http://www.discogs.com/artist/xentos

    Frauke Berg (Düsseldorf) http://www.fraukeberg.de

    Katharina Bihler & Stefan Scheib (Saarbrücken) http://www.liquidpenguin.de

    DinahBird (Paris) http://www.bird-renoult.net/dinah-bird

    dieb13 & Billy Roisz (Vienna) http://dieb13.klingt.org & http://billyroisz.klingt.org

    Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) http://nicelittlestatic.com

    Ralf Schreiber (Cologne) http://www.ralfschreiber.com

    Live broadcast 23rd April 2020 on Resonance Extra, Soundart Radio,WGXC, Wave Farm & π-node. Later on Radio ARA, JET FM & Radio Panik.

    Produced by Mobile Radio with support from π-node.


     

  • Axel Gomo - Rear Window vol 4

    11 November 2020 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am

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    “Each impro starts more or less from a field recording from my rear window in a small courtyard in the northern area from Paris Montmartre. During the springtime 2020, two young girls from our neighborhood were regularly playing together. I begun to record them from our flat on the fourth floor. listening to nothing else than their small talks and a natural reverb. The girls were happy, their noisy children’s games was a bit of fresh air… One day a deranged man from the building next shouted at them, saying it was against the law and we should all be ‘locked down’. He called the police, who came, but did nothing. Since this incident the girls have been too scared to play in our courtyard, to our regret. From these recording sessions came 7 volumes of ‘Rear Window series’. 

    https://axelgomo.bandcamp.com/

     

  • Mark Vernon - Magneto Mori: Kilfinane

    11 November 2020 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 am

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    Magneto Mori: Kilfinane is an exploration of tape recording as a form of memory storage. In this iteration the location is the Irish mountain town of Kilfinane. Using a portable reel to reel tape recorder sounds from around the town were recorded onto the first side of the tape over a two day period – dripping rain, creaky gates, car mechanics, drainpipes, shops, church bells, refrigerator cabinets, wind blowing through the trees, passing traffic,etc. were just some of the sounds encountered.

    On the second side were compiled voices of Kilfinane – extracts from the personal radio archives of Diarmuid McIntyre and Grey Heron Media that date back as far as twenty years or more. The recordings selected consisted mostly of local history, coverage of community events, news stories of local interest and interviews with a variety of Kilfinane residents.

    Using tape as an analogy for the frailty of human memory this tape was then cut into pieces of random length, freeing the sounds from their linear,chronological sequence. The tape cuttings were then intermingled with a collection of magnets that de-magnetise (thus erasing) portions of the tape.The tape (along with the magnets) was then buried in a hole in the grounds of the local school. After several days steeped in the earth of Kilfinane the remaining audio fragments were exhumed. Dirty, mangled and partially erased the tape was washed, dried and spliced back together in a random order ready for playback.

    Further digital recordings were also made around the same location during the period of the tape’s interment. The contrast between these higher fidelity field recordings and the degraded analogue sounds added a further substrata of time to the process.

    Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based sound artist whose current work is focused on concepts of audio archaeology, magnetic memory and nostalgia. At the core of his practice lies a fascination with acousmatic presence, environmental sound, obsolete media and the reappropriation of found sounds. A rich collection of domestic tape recordings; audio letters, dictated notes, answer-phone messages and other lost voices often find their way into his unorthodox soundworlds. These diverse elements are distilled into radiophonic compositions for broadcast, multi-channel diffusion, fixed media and live performances.

    http://meagreresource.com

     

  • Toni Dimitrov - City Sketches 3: Belgrade

    11 November 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am

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    Another episode in the series of field recordings pieces from the field recordist andsound artist Toni Dimitrov dedicated to a city. This time the sketches are recorded in Belgradeduring his stay in the city for the Belgrade marathon in spring 2019. In thepiece you can hear the recordings from the opposition protests, the noise fromthe race, fountains, bars, parks, etc., interweaving subtly, blurring the linebetween field recording and sound art.

    Toni Dimitrova multimedia artist, cultural explorer, radio activist working in the field ofradio and media for 20 years, philosopher, communicologist and passionate mountainclimber, 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 labelspost global recordings andélan vital recordings, but also various sound/art events. His radio programsbroadcasts on music radio Kanal 103 and are dedicated to contemporaryelectronic music, soundscape, field recordings but also discussing varioussocio/cultural/political topics. At the moment working on projects related topolitical analysis of media.

    http://www.post-global.com

    http://www.kanal103.com.mk

     

  • Shorts 17

    11 November 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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    1. Colleen Keough – Perpetual Drift

    The earth has undergone drastic climate changes, and a crew aboard a lost ship at sea struggle to adapt to an uncertain future created by a series of tragic events. The ship’s crew are: Ether (a transmissions artist),the Captain, the Navigator (a depressed robot poet), Echo (the mythical nymph),and the Specialist (Scientist), a female scientist who specializes in rare botanics. The story embodies environmental concerns we face as a collective  human family, and the death of old structures giving way to new life forms,systems, and organizations. I perform each character’s voice, and composed theelectro-acoustic soundtrack. 

    Colleen Keough is a hybrid media artist working in lens and time-based media, performance, installation, creative writing, and digital art.Her integrated media works explore feminist new media themes through the intersection of pop culture, identity, myth and technology. Her works have been included in national and international exhibitions and festivals. She completed undergraduate studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA,& DePaul University in Chicago, IL, and earned an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in New York state. Keough is based in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.

    http://www.colleenkeough.com

    2.  Holbeck Still – Sound Laboratory – Atomic Landscapes:Alpha Particles

    Holbeck, Still is an audio artist based in Surrey,UK.  The Holbeck, Still style fuses thick analog electronic sound design with unique captures of traditional instrumental tones.  This is compounded by a fascination for exploring the limits of the stereo field, whilst incorporating elements of randomness and imperfection. He utilises a range of techniques tha tinclude field recordings, vintage tape machines, sampling and cutting-edge synthesis.  The resulting works are cinematic,complex soundscapes. 

    https://www.instagram.com/holbeck.still

    https://www.facebook.com/holbeck.still

    https://twitter.com/HolbeckStill

     3. Joao Oliveira – N’vi’ah

    N’vi’ah is an Old Testament word meaning prophetess. A prophetess conveys one or more divine messages often in the form of inspired songs. And many times her words are cryptic, requiring interpretation or even translation. This work uses isolated phonemes as musical material. Intelligible words are not articulated, leaving to the listener the imagination of what their contents and meanings could be.N’vi’ah was commissioned by the Ibermúsicas Project, and composed at the Human Interaction Laboratory – Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile. It is dedicated to Federico Schumacher.

    Composer João Pedro Oliveira holds the Corwin Endowed Chair in Composition for the University of California at Santa Barbara. He studied organ performance, composition and architecture in Lisbon. He completed a PhD in Music at the University of New York at Stony Brook. His music includes opera, orchestral compositions, chamber music, electroacoustic music and experimental video. He has received over 50international prizes and awards for his works, including three Prizes at Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition, the prestigious Magisterium Prizeand Giga-Hertz Special Award, 1st Prize in Metamorphoses competition, 1st Prizein Yamaha-Visiones Sonoras Competition, 1st Prize in Musica Nova competition.
    http://www.jpoliveira.com

    4.     Lisa Fabian – NORDSJÖ

    An assembly of sounds mainly recorded from ice expanding and contracting on a lake next to my family house in Sweden.These recordings are mixed with NASA space recordings that are made by translating electromagnetic waves into sound waves. Growing up I was both intimidated and intrigued by the otherworldly sounds the lake would produce. I remember breath-taking night skies endlessly filled with stars, accompanied by the sound of a lake singing on clear cold winter nights, timelessly linked frozen water and space in memory.

    Lisa Fabian is an artist based in Glasgow predominantly working in sound, video and performance.

    5. Yamachan – Moods

    A set of compositions reflecting on the increasingly changeable spectrum of emotions associated with modern living and mental health. Ormusic recorded during lockdown, April 2020.

    6.  Kengel Maysonet Baerga – Mamma Mia

    Mamma Mia” is also comprised entirely of audio clips from a single gay porn site. I continue to question if a product is tainted by its source, but in this piece, I do this from a more playful point of view. I recreate video game sounds and intend to create a very fraternal atmosphere, which exists in contraposition to its explicit gay source.

    My work is centered around identity, primarily my own. As a queer, dark skinned Puerto Rican living in the continental US, I often delve into the complications of race,nationality, religion, sexuality, and especially gender. The way my work ties all these themes together is with the idea of the artist’s hand. Although, I am not referring so much to the physical marks left behind in a painting or sculpture, but a different sense of authorship. I leave behind traces of my intersectional Self, hints at my identities such as incorporating pink,tropical imagery, or sugar, etc.           http://bit.ly/kmaysonet

    7.     Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen – In Media Res A-6

    This work especially made for Radiophrenia. Result of a transformation from a sculpture about type, typography, language alchemy, sound and pronunciation of groups of type-characters.

    Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen is a Eindhoven The Netherlands based interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited,curated programs and exhibitions,lectured and performed internationally. He is deeply involved with both acoustic and visual media.Publishing on his record and book label Cosmic Volume. http://www.iae.nl/users/jada

    8.     Jamie Kane – The everted rim of a vase

    The everted rim of a vase oscillates between the space of a room to that of the mouth, from the sound of landscapes to the formation of language, from above to below, upwards and outwards.

    My work centres around the relationships between time and materiality. I liken my practice to that of a dump, where time, information and material bear upon, decay and fuse with each other. The economy of the dump is one where temporalities, histories, hierarchies and values are loosened, undone and attributable in new ways. In 2019 I received the study abroad scholarship from The Leverhulme Trust, allowing me to complete my Masters of Fine Art at The Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam.           http://jamiekane.xyz

     

  • Una Lee - Faràn

    11 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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    This work of audio storytelling depicts the fictional myth of an island (Faràn) in five monologues, conceived as an ode to the phenomenon of ‘tide’. The monologues are quasi accompanied by five pieces of music each of which takes inspiration from different seascapes created by varying states of the tide. Each composition is led by a specific imagery of sea alluded to in the respective monologue. For the storyline, I’ve drawn from diverse folklores and traditions such as Breton, Korean, Torajan and Mexican, representing some of the ways
    in which these cultures deal with tide and/or death.

    Una Lee is an artist working with sounds, stories and sensations in perpetual pursuit of found sound and ways for alternative storytelling. She sings, narrates, writes and tells stories, improvises, collects field recordings and produces immersive compositions. Many of her works address to time, memory, human condition and ecology. She holds MA and PhD in Sonic Arts.
    http://www.unalee.org

     

  • Shorts 16P

    11 November 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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    1. Canaan Balsam – infinite value through absence

    I am musician from Edinburgh and my first tape is coming out next month on Passat Continu records in Spain (this piece isn’t on it). 

    https://soundcloud.com/canaanbalsam

    2. Cynthia Zaven – Human Moments In WWIII

    Fragments of radio communications inspired by Don De Lillo’s science fiction short story in which two astronauts receive unidentified radio signals while orbiting above an Earth torn apart by war. These radio signals are later revealed to have been old broadcasts from Earth. 

    Voice 1 : Excuse me, I was just wondering if you could help me find my way.
    Voice 2 : Where do you want to get to?
    Voice 1: It really doesn’t matter.
    Voice 2: Then it really doesn’t matter which way you go.

    Cynthia Zaven is a composer, pianist and artist based in Beirut. Her projects combine a variety of media to explore the relationship between sound, memory and identity through interwoven narratives. Her music has been published by the Berlin based label, Staalplaat. Works include Untuned Piano Concerto With Delhi Traffic Orchestra (performance, 2006), Bunker Fairy Tale (sound installation with video, 2013), and more recently, Perpetuum Mobile, a 12channel sound installation that was exhibited within the Temple of Bacchus, at the World Heritage site of Baalbeck, and nominated for the Prix Ars ElectronicaAward 2017.

    http://www.cynthiazaven.com

    3. Thomas Leyland Collins – Lockdown Love Songs Vol I.

    4. Ilaria Boffa – Pollens

    Written and recorded at “Anello dei ColliEuganei” in Padua (Italy) in 2020, ‘Pollens’ explores the ecological awareness of time passage under possible conditions of mass extinction.

    Born January 6 1972, Ilaria Boffa is an Italian poet. She has published three poetry collections and she is one of the eight authors included in the North East American Association publication‘ Writing in a Different Language’ Vol XL 2018. Over the last three years, she has been experimenting with field recording, blending her spoken words with sounds.

    Her work can be found here:

    http://www.samueleeditore.it/about-sounds-about-us-ilaria-boffa/

    https://soundcloud.com/ilaria_boffa

    https://www.facebook.com/ilaria.boffa.IB

    5.  Freya Johnson Ross – Fragmented histories (i.)

    This piece invites us to reflect on the politicaldimensions of listening from twin perspectives: the individual and collective, theembodied and theoretical. It draws on archived sound and new recordings, interweavingvoicesdiscussing the history of work theorising the political dimensions of listening,while simultaneously presenting these as experiences.We hear and experience processesof ‘witnessing’individual and collective histories of landmark industriallosses, and are reminded of the subtleties of interpersonal listening learnedthrough induction into the Sunderland shipyards.The construction serves toemphasise the temporal dimensions of listening, and awareness of history itselfas an ongoing process of construction and reconstruction.

    Freya Johnson Ross is an artist and researcher working primarily with sound and installation. Her interests are focused on sound and listening across disciplines, knowledge production and understanding, and equality, and in her practice she strives to invoke people’s reflection on the intangible and their own perceptions. Her current work addresses the politics of listening and the making and re-purposing of sound archives.From Glasgow,she has studied at the University of Cambridge, Wimbledon College of Art, and University of Sussex. http://www.freyajohnsonross.com

    6. Kengel Maysonet Baerga – I’m Str8

    In “I’mStr8” I have created music entirely comprised of audio clips I have acquired from a single gay porn site. Everything the listener hears is made of manipulated, gay “Pornographic audio.” Through this piece I am exploring the potential of sounds and questioning if the music remains”tainted” by the source.

    My work is centered around identity, primarily my own. As a queer, dark skinned Puerto Rican living in the continental US, I often delve into the complications of race,nationality, religion, sexuality, and especially gender. The way my work ties all these themes together is with the idea of the artist’s hand. Although, I am not referring so much to the physical marks left behind in a painting or sculpture, but a different sense of authorship. I leave behind traces of my intersectional Self, hints at my identities such as incorporating pink,tropical imagery, or sugar, etc.

    7.  Josie Perry – Beautifully Formed

    ‘Beautifully Formed’ is a sonic spin-off of a longer performance called ‘Retainers,’ which juxtaposes verbal description of a call-centre job with the rhythmic telling of an absurd and viscerally uncomfortable story. In this sound piece, a part of the ‘Retainers’ story is taken as an extract and delivered by an ambivalent voice, bleeding into an ambient soundscape. 

    I’m an artist working mainly between drawing, sculpture and performance. In performance and soundworks, I use modes of alienated voicing and unreliable narration to perform the incoherence and contingency of selfhood, and to play with the material and affective boundaries of speech. Recent exhibitions and performances include at Centre Cívic Can Felipa (Barcelona), Stichting Perdu (Amsterdam), Formerly Known As With de With Centre for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam), DE PLAYER(Rotterdam) and Twenty One, venue of Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-Sea). Ihave recently moved to Glasgow after finishing an MFA at the Piet ZwartInstitute, Rotterdam.

    https://josieperry.com

     

  • Adam Kinsey - The Conference

    11 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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    Bringing people together has never felt more distant. We exist and relate remotely. The oppressive repetition of daily life. The personal and professional. The Conference is an improvised work of electronics and voice produced in a single take in September 2020 for Radiophrenia. 

    Adam Kinsey is a sound artist with interests in electronics, improvisation and transmission arts. Adam performs sporadically in London at free improv events and has had work broadcast on a number of radio platforms including  Radiophrenia Scotland, Resonance Extra and Threads Radio. Adam also works as aduo under the name Littoral Transmissions. 

     https://adamkinsey.bandcamp.com/ 

    https://soundcloud.com/littoraltransmissions

     

     

  • Shorts 17Q

    11 November 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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    1. Chin Ting Chan – Rituals

    Rituals is inspired by various ritual processes of different cultures. Some rituals involve elaborate processes,while others are simply daily rituals inherited from the tradition. While most rituals are diversely different, they all engage a sequence of actions according to a prescribed order guided by a mythical belief. This piece takes inspirations and sonic elements reminiscent of the ritual processes and forms a sonic collage that alternates constantly between hyper-real and surreal soundscapes, and creates a multi-layered texture of timbral and rhythmic complexity.

    Hong Kong-American composer Chin Ting CHAN has been a fellow and guest composer at festivals such as IRCAM’s ManiFeste (Paris, 2013/2018), the ISCM World Music Days Festival (Tongyeong, 2016; Tallinn, 2019), and UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers(Tallinn, 2015). He has worked with ensembles such as Ensemble intercontemporain, ensemble mise-en, Ensemble Signal, eighth blackbird, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and Mivos Quartet, with performances in more than twenty countries. His works are published with ABLAZE Records, Darling’s Acoustical Delight, New Focus Recordings, PARMA Recordings, Phasma-Music, RMNClassical, BabelScores, SCI Journal of Music Scores, and Unfolding MusicPublishing (ASCAP).http://www.chintingchan.com

     2.  Boonif – Sicklical

    ‘Sicklical’ is woven entirely from samples that were recorded using objects and sounds found inside my parents’ house during lockdown (the ‘kickdrum’ is a book slamming on a table, the ‘shaker’ is a tub of cotton swabs shaken, etc) as well as field recordings from Toulouse. Some sounds were edited (re-pitched or given delay for example) whilst others were recorded straight in. The washing machine sound at the start was the inspiration for the piece. The cyclical, repetitive experience of relentless domesticity:staying indoors everyday.This contrasts with lively outdoor noises from  Toulouse – thoughts of escape.

    Boonif is a sound artist, trumpet player and producer based in Glasgow. Influences include low-fi synth pop, new wave UKjazz and Donna Summer.

     Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-232211547-83518734

    3. Faxen – Firedrake (Radio edit)

    Based on a multi-media installation, Firedrake (radio edit) examines attempts of the Chinese government to censor foreign short wave radio stations (also called jamming) and methods to avoid these interferences by manipulating radios. By constantly playing an one hour long piece of Chinese folk music entitled “Firedrake“, radio stations such as Voice of America, Radio Free Asia and BBC World Service are muted by the Chinese authorities. In order to bypass Chinese jamming DIY adaptations of radios, so called anti-jamming antennas are used. The multiple materials needed for these antennas are the starting point for an acoustic improvisation that can be heard in this piece. In addition, excerpts from an interview on jamming activities of the Chinese government, recordings from shortwave radio stations and the original Chinese Firedrake broadcast are part of this composition.

    4. Adam Paroussos – Pools of water (improvisation)

    This piece is an improvised sonic exploration into Swampcore. It features a homemade TV aerial chordophone, found tape recordings, bird samples and electronically processed Bb Trumpet.

    Adam Paroussos composes soundscapes, performative music and spaces of spontaneous collaboration. His sound work spans through film, theatre, dance and live art with frequent collaborators such as Sound Writing KollabPetriDelights and SubPhonics. Adam runs ongoing multi-disciplinary improvised events‘Crossspace’ and often uses self made instruments and sound costumes to engage audiences in solo works.  

     adammk25.wixsite.com/adamparoussos

    adamparoussos.bandcamp.com/

    @bamboo_mustard

    5.  Kate Donovan – Raum III

    Soundscape of radio signals.

    Kate Donovan is a practicing radioartist, facilitator and researcher based in Berlin. Her artisticpractice deals with radio in an elemental sense, in terms of frequency,transmission and interconnectedness (but also disruption and interference). HerRadio show ‘elements’ is broadcast monthly on CoLaboRadio in Berlin.Since 2017, she’s been part of the Datscha Radio Berlin team. Currentlyshe’s part of the research group“SENSING – the knowledge ofsensitive media”, with a PhD project on expanded listening and radio art.

    https://mattersoftransmission.wordpress.com

     

  • Rasmus Ostling - tilasta toiseen

    11 November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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    While composing it I made a condition to myself that it had to be exactly 30 minutes long. Its core is made of field recordings from two completely different spaces, a resonant hall and a small fishing hut full of old fishing equipment. Alongside those two spaces there are recordings of improvised electronic feedback in different shapes.This piece is my exploration on accidents and the strive to overtake and transform them to something subtle in the form of a radio collage.

    Rasmus Östling is a Turku-based musician who combines various sound sources in his work. He aims to bring field recordings, synthetic sound and feedback together, creating a collage-esque composition and holding on to the critical elements of musique concrète.

     

  • Buffer Zone

    11 November 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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    Māpura Music – Pandemic Zoom Class Podcasts: It Come Out Of My Head  (10:11)

    My name is Stefan Neville & Iwork at Mapura Studios in Auckland, New Zealand, We are a creative space forpeople living with disability & diversity. 

     http://www.mapurastudios.org.nz/

    During May this year our programshad to happen remotely online and I produced a series of “PANDEMIC ZOOMCLASS PODCASTS” from recordings of the sessions. They captured students& tutors adapting to the situation & connecting through conversation,artwork, ideas, poetry & music. Framed by technical difficulties,unintelligibility & bad connections becoming musical refrains, you willhear us wrestling with a scary time & keeping each other company.

    Marja Ahti – Chora from ‘Vegetal Negatives’ LP (10:47)

     

  • Jeff Gburek - Overwhelming Waves Radio Wide World Retrospective

    11 November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

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    Overwhelming Waves is an essay in radio signal and radio noise. It is a collage of shortwave radio captures recorded by Jeff Gburek at various locations, some spanning 25 years, recomposed & combined with an spoken word commentary about the meaning of this listening process, the relationship of the earth to the ionosphere and the electro-magnetic resonance of the planet reflected in radiowaves where the individual listener is a creative participant, an electroreceptor and transmitter of consciousness. References include Pauline Oliveros, Thomas Ashcraft and Douglas Kahn.

    JeffGburek is a sound artist & composer who has incorporated radiophonic signals/noises and radio processing in his electro-acoustic works since 1993,when he recorded a series of live shortwave assemblages entitled Radio WideWorld in Firenze, Italy. This transformative encounter with an earth-spanning signal system aired marginally: on WFMU and New Mexico’s Aetherfest, and eventually self-published in a 4 cd set in 2003. It was at this time he coined the phrase radiophonography to describe his particular style of field recording and DXing while traveling abroad. Radio Wide World would only be more widely heard in 2011 when younger Chicago-based pirate radio art enthusiasts invited him to present his work as a Radius episode # 11 (https://theradius.us/), which led to the first reviews of the project. In more recent times, his radioworks have been disseminated via Wave Farm in NY and at scattered European art events. He has published for the last 3 years radio-phonographic works, musique concrete and  works via Radiophrenia Glasgow and has held artistic residencies in Indonesia, Berlin, Amsterdam and Brussels. He lives in Poznan currently.  

    transparent-abelard.blogspot.com

    https://jeffgburekprojects.bandcamp.com/

    https://soundcloud.com/jeff-gburek

     

  • Gregory Whitehead - As All The Heavens

    11 November 2020 @ 12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

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    Composed and performed by Gregory Whitehead, with Aimée Anders as the Voice of the No Place.

    Based on four lines from a poem by Emily Dickinson:
    As all the Heavens were a Bell,
    And Being, but an Ear,
    And I, and Silence, some strange Race,
    Wrecked, solitary, here –

     

  • Shorts 3

    11 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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    1. Kate Donovan – Deep Time Radio

    A legend about the beginnings and ends of radio, including the voice of Molly Donovan Higham.

    Kate Donovan is a practicing radio artist, facilitator and researcher based in Berlin. Her artistic practice deals with radio in an elemental sense, in terms of frequency,transmission and interconnectedness (but also disruption and interference). Her Radio show ‘elements’ is broadcast monthly on CoLaboRadio in Berlin.Since 2017, she’s been part of the Datscha Radio Berlin team. Currently she’s part of the research group “SENSING – the knowledge of sensitive media”, with a PhD project on expanded listening and radio art.

    https://mattersoftransmission.wordpress.com

    2. BandaBase – Radio Clásic Española

    The piece was crafted during an improvisation session where under the backdrop of a pitched-down looped classical record the  radio was spontaneously tuned and merged through a constant alternation between both sources. Additionally, it includes light synthesizers dribbles and unintended Theremin sounds, adding to the piece an extra-terrestrial feel. The piece in itself plays with elements of randomness and chance, influenced by John Cage’s early radio works and James Tenney’s early tape manipulations. 

    Band Base is a loose free improvisation ensemble from Madrid, derived from members from Radio Relativa,music collectives Undermad and Real No Real and counter-cultural sonic research platform Unlocked Youth. Banda Base are Alejandro Martinez de Miguel (Sonidos del Espacio/ RadioRelative / Undermad), Juan Vacas ( Real No Real / Freak Caravan), Pablo Losa(Undermad, Radio Relativa) and Pablo Mirón (Real No Real/ UnlockedYouth). 

     https://amdemiguel.bandcamp.com/album/sonidos-del-espacio-tiempo-modulado

    https://radiorelativa.eu/

    https://realnoreal.org/

    3. Ivor Kallin –  Sangs of Bute, Eh? R09_0088

    From a collection of 51 improvised ‘songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play). They were recorded in a cottage on Bute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me

    4. Dorota Blaszczak – Through Our Windows

    Stay-at-home in March 2020 was an obligation which I treated as an invitation for local observations including “listening through the windows” with an autonomous recorder on the roof. Two minutes soundfiles were recorded every ten minutes to preserve sound envelopes of each day.  „Through Our Windows” consists of a linear sequence of excerpts from recordings of each hour. One minute of the piece represents four hours of real time. The sound is not processed. Four parts are built from recordings of four days. A short introduction brings police announcements to stay at home.

    Dorota Blaszczak is an audio engineer at the Polish Radio Archives in Warsaw and a lecturer at the Sound Engineering Department of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She teaches courses in interactive sound, works in sound restoration and preservation, creates audio works and interactive projects.
    http://www.dorotablaszczak.pl

    5. Amanda Brannin – Fever statement

    A fever-dream broadcast. 

    An artist currently residing in Austin, though different while asleep. Sound for in-between spaces.

    https://soundcloud.com/amandabrannin

     

  • William Kudahl - Notes on air

    11 November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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    A live radio broadcast from Bergen, Norway that— through a speaking voice and sound recordings—investigates and speculates in the materiality of air, its ability transport smell and sound, memory and emotion. But also talks about the air in Bergen, as a political loaded domain—an aerial territory. Norway is the only country in the world that has stopped its national radio transmissions on the FM-band, which opens up a list of poetic and political questions: What signals fills the air? Who decides what the air contains? And who has an interest in “cleaning” the air?

    I am an artist and writer studying an MA in fine arts in Bergen, Norway with a bachelor degree in electronic music composition. My work explores ephemerality, the ordinary, and hierarchies between what we consider being valuable, and it often takes the shape of radio broadcasts or written publications. My work in sound has been featured on Resonance.fm, Borealis Radio Space and The Lake Radio. I have been working as a radio host and curator at The Lake Radio since 2015.
    http://www.williamkudahl.dk/
    http://www.instagram.com/williamkudahl/

     

  • Buffer Zone

    11 November 2020 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

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    OOR Scintilla – dialing the moor. moss. impossibl. (11:47)

    Nathaneal Jones – Rap Painting 1 (12:07)

    Rap Painting 1 is asound poem. Rap Painting 1 tickles the ear differently than it does the eye.When you grow up as an Afro-Caribbean surrounded by white anglophones in a particularly tense part of French Canada how can people expect you to have your grandmother’s accent? They can’t.

    Nathanael Jones is a Canadian writer and artist born in Montreal and currently based in Chicago,USA. He holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from NSCAD University and an MFA in Writing from SAIC. He has exhibited and performed in Edmonton, Halifax, Fredericton, and Chicago, and has published work online and in print with Funny Looking Dog Quarterly, Aurochs, GhostProposal, DREGINALD, and Infinity’s Kitchen.

    https://soundcloud.com/nathanaeljones/

    Magz Hall – Waves of Resistance – Tonnta Friotaíochta (10:54)

    Featuring the Voices of Alex Jueno and Máiréad Ni Chroinin.For Galway 2020 on the Island of Inis Oirr

    This broadcast is about how radio helps during times of isolation. I have been rethinking the human condition in terms of isolation at sea, and how visible and invisible boundaries can be broken via radio waves as an act of resistance and the legacy of radio art across boundaries. We are all kitchen table broadcasters now, online streaming means we have broken free with live streams across the globe for those with technology, power and the internet,However analogue radio is still a mighty force and affordable for many worldwide. My radiophonic poem draws on my own enforced isolation first through Brexit and then in lockdown. In the spirit of transnationalism it sends a broadcast from the phantom but once mapped island of Hy Brasil off the Irish coast, relaying a message of peace, hope and unity across all borders.  A new radiophonic work considering how radio helps us with forced isolation and how visible and invisible boundaries can be broken via radio waves as an act of resistance.

    Commissioned as part of the Aerial/Sparks project curated by Louise Manifold production: Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture 2020

    https://magzhall.wordpress.com/waves-of-resistance-tonnta-friotaiochta/

    Mark Briggs – Petit Traumas 1: Keys (01:48)

    Petit Traumas are fictional narrative testimonies, created from a collection of autofictive prose as therapeutic mechanical processes to provide a tacky clingfilm layer over the tupperwear of greater cosmic disorder.

    Mark Briggs is filmmaker, musician, writer and curator working both independently, under the guise of gas-tower.com and as part of the band 2ply with Eothen Stearn.

     

  • Marja Ahti - The Yard, The Room Upstairs (Still Life)

    11 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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    The Yard, The Room Upstairs (Still Life) is a tape work inspired by allegorical vanitas paintings. Aiming at a moving target, the piece explores the elusiveness of memory by alternating two thematically connected field recordings, each time with overdubs and treatments gradually replacing the original source.

    Two memories are revisited alternately three times each. The piece starts out from two short scenes recorded on site: a yard sounded by crickets and a piano in a room. Banal yet charged with what is absent: other senses, inaudible sonic details, layers of emotion. These scenes are recreated three times: first with the original source, the second time with part of the source and the third time without the source.

    Scene I: The Yard
    Date: August 14, 2020, South-West Finland
    Setting: An almost empty camping ground. A remnant of the welfare culture of decades past. A remote bay surrounded by forest, houses, cottages and sheds, peeling red paint. An overgrown playground and mini golf court half sunken into the soft ground covered with pine needles.

    At dusk, walking across the yard. The air has a smokey quality and is filled with the rise and fall of the sounds of crickets. They are always at a distance, never near, stopping when you enter their field, then starting again a few moments after leaving it, like the wake of a boat swelling back into the sea. A mouse runs across the gravel and freezes motionless under your gaze. Faint movements in the surrounding trees in full dark green at the peak of late summer. The light scent of burning logs.

    Revisit the memory of this moment over and over as it evades you, like the crickets, the wake.

    Scene II: The Room Upstairs
    Date: August 29, 2020, Southern Finland
    Setting: A yellow house surrounded by fields. Windows in all but one direction. Afternoon sunlight. A rarely played piano in a large living room. A dishwasher humming in the adjoining kitchen. The presence of people downstairs felt but not heard. Amateur oil paintings adorning the walls. Portraits, landscapes and still lives, mostly. A book case filled to the ceiling with 70’s and 80’s bestsellers. A stuffed snake on a shelf, a cow hide rug, a hearing aid and batteries on a mahogany coffee table, a pair of large slippers. Another scene inhabited by the remnants of hobbies, leisure time, objects to fill out the measures of an afternoon that grows longer with each year.

    Play along to the piano.

    The piece contains samples of rehearsal recordings from another work in progress with Aino Juutilainen (cello), Johanna Kalliokulju (mezzo-soprano) and Villa Ruscica (harp).

    Marja Ahti (b. 1981) is a Swedish-Finnish sound artist and composer working with field recordings, electronics, feedback, magnetic tape and digital treatments. Her work gravitates towards organic textures and intuitive tunings, assembling rough edged yet precise compositions, poetically narrative and rich in detail. Ahti has presented her music in many different contexts around Europe, in Japan and the United States. She is currently active as a duo with her partner Niko-Matti Ahti and in the artist/organizer collective Himera.

    http://www.marjaahti.com

     

  • Viv Corringham - the cow stubbornly stands

    11 November 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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    While in Bangalore I read books by the many local women writers. When a book mentioned a place I went there, read an excerpt out loud, and sang with the sounds I heard there. This show combines stories, improvised singing,environmental sounds and some of my own experiences. Recorded with binaural microphones on the streets of Bangalore, India.

    Readings from:
    The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan
    The Red Carpet: Stories by Lavanya Sankaran
    Multiple City by Aditi De
    Cut Like Wound by Anita Nair

    Viv Corringham is a British vocalist and sound artist, based in New York and active since the late 1970s. Her work includes concerts, soundwalks, radioworks and installations. She received an MA in Sonic Art and holds a Certificate to teach Deep Listening. She received two Composer Fellowships through American Composers Forum. Her work has been presented in twenty six countries in venues including Hong Kong Arts Centre, Fonoteca Nacional deMexico, Issue Project Room New York, Onassis Centre Athens, ICA London, Serralves Museum Portugal, Ohrenhoch Berlin and Tempo Reale Florence.

    http://www.vivcorringham.org
    https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/an-audio-introduction-to-viv-corringham

     

  • Sweætshops - C://transmission - Live in the studio

    11 November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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    An alphabetical numbers station broadcast reciting the Covid-19 genome sequence in full from A to C to G to T. What is the sound of 5G? Advisory haikus 👏 clapping games 👏 keep washing your hands 👏 Form your conspiracy.

    Sweætshops® is a multipersonality“conglomerate” and multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is focused on creating allegory out of the waste of 21st century capitalism using sound and performance. Their name is a portmanteau of the two extremes of our current era. They hold a sonic arts MMus, are the 2019 recipient of the BUZZCUT Emerging Artist Award and have been both banned from the Edinburgh Fringe and simultaneously legally married/divorced for Brexit. They have played various festivals including Listen Again and Meadows Festival. Their work has also been featured on compilations by various labels including Violet Comet and DeadHound Records. 

    https://www.swextshops.io

     

  • Dom Bouffard - Bzou

    11 November 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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    From her origins as a symbol of teenage empowerment, against a backdrop of medieval werewolf (‘Bzou’) trials, Little Red Riding Hood has resurfaced as a morality tale; a metaphor for the Napoleonic Rhineland invasion; a Nazi propaganda tool; a werewolf’s lover and a New York vigilante. Dom Bouffard’s ‘sound movie’ weaves her many incarnations, together with texts such as the infamous ‘Hammer of Witches’ and Valerie Solanas’s SCUM manifesto, into a furious, impressionistic, sound journey through space and time, constructed from field recordings, modular electronics, contemporary classical and extreme guitar noise, sewn together with Penny Cliff’s disturbing poem ‘Red Line’.

    Dom Bouffard is a London-born, composer, performer and sound artist who cut his teeth in the early 2000s with UK rock bands Sona Fariq and Queen Adreena. Since then, he has explored all reaches of music’s perimeters, especially on the fringes of the performance art and dance scenes in Europe and New York. He has composed music for two Robert Wilson radio plays, Monsters of Grace II for SWR/hr2 and Tower of Babel for hr2/BBC (2018 Deutsche
    Hörspielpreis winner) and his own hr2 commissioned work WW1 was shortlisted for the Karl Szucka and Kriegsblinden prizes in 2016.

    http://www.dombouffard.com

     

  • Buffer Zone

    11 November 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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    OOR_Scintilla -water talk [NT 78 60]

    Siri Black – all dead men on holiday (07:38)

    The piece is centred around an unsolved murder case and miscarriage of justice. The dripping of a tap and the creaking of floorboards become as crucial in the retelling of the crime as the shaking voices of the two characters, who share their misgivings and suspicions with a largely silent protagonist.

    The piece oscillates between fact and fiction, and is loosely based on an encounter with a retired barrister who was researching a murder that had occurred in my flat in 1908. The audio consists of field recordings and a collection of interviews.

    Siri Black is an artist and graduate of Glasgow School of Art BA Fine Art Painting and Printmaking. Her practice is the lovechild of pure anachronism and technophilia. She considers the sculptural qualities of film to test the intersections of the observer and the observee; image and image-carrier. Recently, her work has been shown at 16Nicholson Street (Glasgow),Lunchtime Gallery (Glasgow), and Wooosh (Dundee).

    http://www.siriblack.com

    https://www.instagram.com/quitesqualid/

    Rosie Trevill – Clothes Off (8:07)

    Clothes Off is a spoken word sound piece composed of fragmentary narratives of everyday power relations, fluctuating between personal accounts and fictional details that encompass the mundane and the fantastical.

    Rosie Trevill is an interdisciplinary artist based in Glasgow, working predominantly in sound, performance and printmaking. Rosie’s practice centres around language and embodiment, examining how new vocabularies offer potential for resilience and resistance. 

    rosietrevill.co.uk

    Ryan Frame – At The Races

     

  • OOR_Scintilla - unknown thirds

    11 November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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    A new radiophonic composition continuing OOR_Scintilla’s dialogue around materialities of intimacy, distance, ‘live’ and recorded dynamics. Ancient spiritual apotropaic markers found within churches and standing stones or ritualistic gestures of contact are taken as reference points for seeking out unknown ‘third’ presences within landscapes, weathers, voices and the making and playing of instruments.

    The work incorporates a number of new sited and remotely realised performances recorded along waterways and forests in and beyond Edinburgh, as well as reworked/unheard material from OOR_Scintilla’s recent album project The Whiteadder Tapes situated in the Lammermuir Hills.

    voice, crwth, harmonium, violin, hurdy gurdy, gongs, DIY aeolian harps and horns, field recordings, infra- and ultra-sonics, hydrophonics, electromagnetics.

    OOR_Scintilla (Louisa Love + Clive McLachlan Powell) are an Edinburgh-based collaborative artist duo exploring the material poetics of sound, voice and place. They work improvisationally with numerous forms of resonance across processes of field recording, musical performance, sculptural production, objects, electronics and the voice to produce environmentally-responsive audio works exploring hybrid and unstable conditions. Drawing on ancient origins, local and folkloric narratives, they are interested in the gestures and enigmatic territories that interconnect bodies, places, histories, technologies and natural phenomena, engaging with sounding and listening as acts of embodied archaeological research. The duo have come to define themselves through a humble and intuitive approach which employs only the environment, the human voice, the physicality of materials and mostly traditional instruments as raw material. These form the basis for an unsettled sonic dialogue rooted in multichannel natures and the wilding of latent identities.

    In September 2020 OOR_Scintilla released The Whiteadder Tapes, an album of sonic archaeology compositions responding to the Whiteadder Water Valley, Scottish Borders, produced in conjunction with AOC Archaeology through a major project of new community-led excavational research (2019-20).

    https://oorscintilla.bandcamp.com/releases

    https://www.instagram.com/oor_scintilla/

    https://soundcloud.com/oorscintilla

     

  • Neil Verma - Memorial

    11 November 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 7:00 pm

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    This is a recording of 113 sirens recorded from an alley in Chicago, from May 24 to June 2, 2020, the de facto end of COVID lockdown. I’ve layered the sirens over one another, in the order in which they were recorded, leaving nothing out. I taped every night, from evening until dawn, documenting emergency sounds from several nursing homes and a COVID hospital nearby. The project changed after the murder of George Floyd on May 25. Over time, there were fewer ambulances and more police. Migratory morning birds gave way to news helicopters and demonstrations.

    Neil Verma is a scholar and sound recordist in Chicago, where he serves as assistant professor of sound studies at Northwestern University. His books include Theater of the Mind:Imagination Aesthetics and American Radio Drama, and Indian Sound Cultures, Indian Sound Citizenship. His experimental sound recordings have aired on Radiophrenia, Resonance FM and WaveFarm, among other venues. He is editor of the RadioDoc Review and founder of the Great Lakes Association for Sound Studies.

     

  • Modellkorrektur - Destabilisierungsprozesse und Adaptionsverluste

    11 November 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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    Julia Scher_ text, voice Tobias Grewenig_ electronics, processing, video Sebastian Thewes_ electronics, processing, video Dirk Specht_ electronics, treatments, recording.

    Electronic textures, processed voices, spoken word. Along an iterative hybridization of communicative fragments, a stimulating, enigmatic network of language / vocal sounds, narration, rhythmic elements and sonic drifting between ambient and noise develops. Feedback loops, self-similarity, symbolic orders and sorting algorithms – destabilization processes and loss of adaptation. Initially planned as an experimental sound art performance for Projektraum Omen (site of the former Cologne-Deutz gas engine factory) – then placeless, ubiquitous, unsited!

    Summer 2020. In search of new connections we explore our city and discover their creative and artistic germ cells. With distance. New points on the city map, musical mergers and unheard sound symbioses. Without an audience. Polymer is composed in equal parts of the place, the piece, the creators together.

    Aram Khlief_ audio recording and mastering Helene Heuser, Iren Tonoian_ production management.

    Polymer is an concert series by ON – Neue Musik Köln based on a call from IV e&k supported by the city Cologne and the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

     

  • Clemens von Reusner - draught

    11 November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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    The sphere of the water and the sphere of the wide space of the air and its inhabitants in the glacial valley of the german Elbe river are the sonorous resources of this electroacoustic composition. Just as the inner german border that once separated the area of the Elbe valley has been abolished, the boundaries of the metric division of time and the boundaries of the structured tonal space in “draught” are irrelevant. The wave is an essential principle of the
    composition in micro- and macro-form, in horizontal and vertical density: The short wave of the water droplet as well as the wave of the large, slowly moving swell, which steadily and inexorably passes by the person sitting on the shore.

     http://www.cvr-net.de
    Clemens von Reusner (b. 1957) is a composer and sound artist based in Germany, whose work is focused on electroacoustic music. He studied musicology and music-education – drums with Abbey Rader and Peter Giger. At the end of the 1980s development of the music software KANDINSKY MUSIC PAINTER. He has been commissioned to compose works for radio and his compositions have received numerous international broadcasts and performances in Americas, Asia, Europe. Invitations to ISCM World New Music Days 2011
    Zagreb (Croatia), 2017 Vancouver (Canada) and 2019 Tallinn (Estonia).

     

  • Kunstradio 3 - PHNOM PENH FM: RE / DISC / OVER by Sopheak Sao

    11 November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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    The sound collage of the Cambodian documentary filmmaker and DJ Sopheak Sao is based on a live recording from March 2019 of an evening at Meta House Phnom Penh. In collaboration with the German music producers Chris Zippel (‘Genuine’), Jan Mueller (Prof. Kinski) and Meta House founder Nico Mesterharm.

    Sao is concerned with the role of women in Cambodian society, from the legendary Apsara dancers depicted on the bas-reliefs of Angkor Wat’s World Heritage Site, the farmers’ wives in the rice fields, the child soldiers of the “Killing Fields” to the modern, courageous businesswoman, mother and activist. Cambodian women of various age groups have their say. Young Khmer artists, bloggers and activists whom Sao Sopheak met in the course of her 10-year career as a filmmaker. Also featured are Cambodian television stars, women from mountain tribes in the north-east of the country and – posthumously – Cambodian rock diva Kak Channthy, who died in a car accident in 2018.

    Kak Channthy and Sopheak Sao shared a passion for Cambodian rock’n’roll from the 1960s, which they – like 80% of the total population born after 1979 – know only from audio recordings, tapes or radio broadcasts. Due to the genocide of the Khmer Rouge (1975-79) and three decades of civil war, there is almost no original vinyl left in the country. The songs of “Cambodian Elf” Sin Sisamouth and his contemporaries, most of whom were killed by the Communists, are still reminiscent of the older generation of better times when Cambodia’s King Sihanouk wanted to develop his country into “Switzerland of Southeast Asia” and Cambodian pop culture was very popular throughout the subcontinent.

    RE / DISC / OVER tries to explore how the Khmer live today in a way that honours the spirit and music of the “Golden Era”, including audio clips from Sopheak Sao’s films, field recordings, reworked record samples and live scratching.

    In cooperation with Medienwerkstatt Wien, Weltmuseum Wien and Meta House Phnom Phen supported by Goethe Institut.

     

  • Rhiannon Walsh & Siobhain Ma - The Cosmic Ascent to Mars Rx

    11 November 2020 @ 8:45 pm - 9:00 pm

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    The Cosmic Ascent to Mars Rx was a mystery collaboration done between two pals who ended up reading each other’s minds and making something that sounded like it was planned all along. Siobhain looked to explore feelings of being trapped, both mentally and physically, and imaginary visions of nature. While Rhiannon used metallic tones and extraterrestrial musings to convey the disruption and disordering that comes along with Mars being in Retrograde and its effect on both personal and collective levels.

    Siobhain Ma is a sound artist who explores themes of identity, environment and the supernatural in her work. You can find out more at siobhainma.com

    Rhiannon Walsh is a Reiki practitioner and energy worker, as well as a sometimes writer and audio maker. You can contact her on her email at nnonnaihrr@gmail.com

     

  • Jonathan Frigeri - The Cult of Connection

    11 November 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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    The Cult of Connection

    This hour is dedicated to the cult of connection; allowing listeners, through an initiation rite, to connect to the invisible forces of radio waves. The dance of the spirit will give rise to disembodiment in order to reach the land of voices and travel in a space parallel to our perceptions.

    Jonathan Frigeri is a sound artist, radio producer, sound collagist, and electronic musician. As a sound artist he is mainly interested in revealing hidden sonic layers of reality, to open spaces of imagination. In his work for radio he incorporates the creative process, the radio device and the space between the transmitter and the receiver, emphasising the space inbetween; between here and there.

    http://jfz.zonoff.net/jfz/

     

  • Shorts C3

    11 November 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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    1. Teddy Coste – The Pattern artist   

    An audio piece about an artist who lives horizontally and can’t find what is his art practice. But then the wing beat of imbecility hits him and he may find his way through something.

    Teddy Coste is an artist who currently lives in Glasgow. He performed in several places including Radio Athènes (Athens), Montevideo (Marseille), Paris Internationale/Treize (Paris), Swimming Pool (Sofia), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam) and San Serriffe (Amsterdam).  

     2.  Vincent Eoppolo – Becoming: You Cannot Step Into The Same River Twice

    A work inspired by the words of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus “You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters and yet others, go flowing on.”

    Composer:VINCENT EOPPOLO (Ioppolo) – Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A. My works are a synthesis of various sound art traditions such as musique concrete, acousmatic music, electro-acoustic music and radio art.  My works have been presented at the New York City Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, the Bushwick Open Studio Festival in Brooklyn , Utopie Sonore in Nantes, France and De Natura Sonorum in Rome,Italy. Many of my compositions have been featured on radio programs in Scotland, France, Italy, Canada, Ireland and the USA.

    3. Rebecca Wilcox and Hanna Ellul – Ancient Work

    Sounds have been gathered, broken down, magnified to make a piece of layered, faulty atmospheres.

    https://m.soundcloud.com/wilcoxellul

    4. Anette GelleinEverything is Fucked Up     

    From Cinema For Lonely Souls a compilation of sound works,more minimal than my previous work. It is composed by a synth programmed in Max/Msp and the analog synth Moog Mother 32. The sound compositions is both based on very fixed parameters as well as analog improvisation. This collection of work is especially inspired by more minimal electronic composers,such as for example Eliane Radigue. 

    Anette Gellein (b.1995) is a multi-media artist working with video, music,  sound, text, images, drawing, performance and textiles. Her work often comes together in immersive installations combining different mediums. She graduated with a masters from Glasgow School of Art specialising in performance in 2019 and is currently based in Stavanger, Norway. Previous studies include Nordland Art- and Film school & BA in Contemporary Art from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary art in 2017. 

    anette.gellein.com 

    5. Lin Li – Good Evening, Dada help!  

    In order to make (non)sense of the strange times we are in, this sound piece was made using the Dadaist creative strategies of chance and found objects to randomly select auditory fragments from speeches given by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson since March this year. The fragments were selected by computer automation and remixed into a word salad about the unprecedented situation in the UK.

    Lin Li lives in Scotland and uses sound and moving image in her creative practice. More information about her work is available on http://www.linli-art.com

    6. Peter Hawkey –  Imperfect Constant      

    This piece explores how much a repetitive action can vary. A single note is repeated while subtle changes are made each time, creating a slowly evolving soundscape.

    Peter Hawkey is a musician and composer who studied at Oxford Brookes University.Although having a background in rock music,he enjoys writing in many styles,and taking on the challenges of composing in unfamiliar styles or starting with unusual materials. He has had music played by various radio stations and concert performances.

    7. Neil Verma – The Breakfast Ship

    Based on a dream from Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams. The text was performed by sound artist Olivia Block. Music by Blue Dot Sessions. Field recordings and electromagnetic fields recorded in Dechen Cave, Iserlohn, Germany and in Glenshee, Scotland. Special thanks to Chris Watson,Jez riley French and LOM microphones. This piece was featured on the Liminal Sounds exhibit at Earlid and aired on Wavefarm earlier this year. Thanks to Joan Schuman.

    Neil Verma is a scholar and sound recordist in Chicago, where he serves as assistant professor of sound studiesat Northwestern University. His books include Theater of the Mind:Imagination Aesthetics and American Radio Drama, and Indian SoundCultures, Indian Sound Citizenship. His experimental sound recordings have aired on Radiophrenia, Resonance FM and WaveFarm, among other venues. He is editor of the RadioDoc Review and founder of the Great Lakes Association for Sound Studies.

     

     

  • Ryan Frame - Diary entries 2010 to 2020

    11 November 2020 @ 10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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    Based on a compilation of my diary entries from 2010 to 2020, all from the 19th of Sep each year.  Recorded one take directly to Sony ICD-UX560 recorder.

    Ryan Frame is a now at home ex office worker and experimental field recording artist. Based in Edinburgh, his recordings from pubs, streets, buses and his own flat are all captured on his iphone or small sony recorder. He also dabbles with improvised electronics, radio static, drum machines and samples.

     

  • Jordan Dykstra - A Known Unknown

    11 November 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

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    A Known Unknown attempts to sonically represent celestial events (Gravity,Moon, Planet, Star, Stellar Nursery, Pulsar, Quasar, Constellation, Nebula, and Impact Event) — treating all sounds as moments within physical boundaries — via through-composed “Known” sections and structured-improvisatory “Unknown” sections. Because the subject matter which the sounds represent is always moving no sound is perceived as stagnated or accented, instead the sound overlaps in a fluid manner. These parameters result in sounds that react, morph, die, and birth new events.

    Jordan Dykstra (b. 1985, USA) is a Brooklyn-based composer and violist working in the fields of chamber music and media scoring. He received his undergraduate degree from the California Institute of the Arts and his masters degree — which focused on the connection between astronomy and microtonality — from Wesleyan University. In September2020 New World Records released a composer portrait album entitled The Arrow of Time.

    https://www.jordandykstra.com


     

     

12 November 2020
  • Limbo Tapes - 24 Hours In Radio Limbo Part 2

    12 November 2020 @ 12:00 am - 12:30 am

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    This tape is a carefully arranged collection of radio highlights, released in celebration of two years of ourshow, Radio Limbo. 

    Featuring peculiar dialogue, sketches and sound design plundered from across the airwaves, and re-purposed. The clipsare woven together cinematically, with new, otherworldly music, and our ownsonic branding.

    “24 hours in Radio Limbo”holds close the most endearing traits of radio production and shines a flickering light on the contrived absurdity of much of mainstream radio’s output. Leaving out much of the musical element, you can expect a concentrate flow of unhinged cut and paste material, across themes of space, sound,creatures and the occult.

    Radio Limbo consists of Pete Hazell& Sean Lee, who together run Limbo Tapes, a cassette label based inBristol. They’ve put out eight releases since 2017, with a growing audience fortheir collectable compilations. 

    The focus has always been on representing fringe music, that feeds off of popular underground sounds whilst maintaining their own mysterious interpretations of it.

    The same can be said of Radio Limbo,which is delivered as a specialist music show, hosted by Pete Hazell, featuring signature branding and moments of unpredictable, amusing and dramaticscenes. 

    Hazell & Lee continue to evolve their collaborations, with new material on the way…

    Soundcloud.com/limbotapes

    limbotapes.bandcamp.com

    facebook.com/limbotapes

     

  • Gary Wilkinson - Spiritualist Church///Symphony

    12 November 2020 @ 12:30 am - 1:00 am

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    Exploringthe hauntings in the working class colliery houses of the composers hometown, focusingon the Spiritualist Church that was located at the bottom of the street thecomposer lived on as a child and describing the terrors that he imaginedwere inside. 

    Thepiece also considers the work of mediums and reflects upon the comfortpeople look for from those who’ve passed over.

    Orchestralmusic created using cut ups, loops and layers of public domain classicalpieces.

     

     

     

  • Giles Perring - World Organ

    12 November 2020 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 am

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    The World Organ, a installation created by musician, composer and sound artist Giles Perring, is a system of tubes that listens to the world and relays what it hears as a live audio stream at  http://www.worldorgan.com. It’s part of a wider cross-media approach to the idea of landscape. The World Organ portrays its surroundings sonically. An acoustic phenomenon that the Organ is designed to create, weaves a musical layer into the sounds of the natural world. The World Organ is installed at the Sound of Jura Studio at Knockrome,on Jura, overlooking Lowlandmans Bay.

    Giles Perring is a musician, record producer, sound sculptor and cross media artist. In 1983 he was a founder member of the sonic sculpture collective Echo City. His many collaborations include work with Fad Gadget, Albert Kuvesin & Yat Kha, Kevin Godley, Alan Wilkinson, John Cayley, Melanie Pappenheim and Ivor Kallin. His own solo projects, aside from a successful catalogue as a record producer and TV/Film composer, includes his series of performances with live telephony, ‘The Exchange’. It featured in Glasgow’s Sonica in 2013 and he streamed it worldwide in Sept 2019 for Charts Argyll & The Isles. Helives and works on the Isle of Jura where he maintains a working croft, a music studio and a creative space.

    @soundofjura
    @xamusiclabel

    http://exchangeart.co.uk/wp/exchange/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-e-qjJQ0CY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWEP7S5sxWE&feature=youtu.be


     

  • Barry Burns - 23 Minutes To Go: Commence Exuding The Opaque Vapour

    12 November 2020 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 am

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    For the last five years I have taken a sample from every video I watch on my laptop. As a tip of the hat to William Burroughs and Robert Anton Wilson I take the sample from the 23rd minute. Each sample is arranged and layered chronologically, constructing an aleatory narrative; a random DJ mix of dialogue, music and foley; a self portrait of viewing habits and memory; an audio Rorschach test. VHS rips merge with Blu Ray restorations, youtube binges mingle with abandoned box sets. Since premiering in 2015 the work has built up an international following (an insomniac in Wolverhampton and someone painting a fence in Council Bluffs, Iowa).

    Barry Burns is not the bloke out of Mogwai, it’s a different, unsuccessful one. He is the co-manager of Radiophrenia and has used his immense power to give himself the highly coveted graveyard slot.

     

  • CWCH collective - Edition 4: Transcendental Trepidation

    12 November 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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    Worker-artists convene a hive broadcast of indiscriminately gathered sound-pollen, transmitting codified messages to kindred folk.

    Each week a potent gang of sound artists are at play, exploring whatever is on their minds. Style guide: Anything goes.

    Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington (Ürzig) http://www.mobile-radio.net

    Xentos Fray Bentos (Broughton) http://www.discogs.com/artist/xentos

    Frauke Berg (Düsseldorf) http://www.fraukeberg.de

    Katharina Bihler & Stefan Scheib (Saarbrücken) http://www.liquidpenguin.de

    DinahBird (Paris) http://www.bird-renoult.net/dinah-bird

    dieb13 & Billy Roisz (Vienna) http://dieb13.klingt.org & http://billyroisz.klingt.org

    Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) http://nicelittlestatic.com

    Ralf Schreiber (Cologne) http://www.ralfschreiber.com

    Live broadcast 30th April 2020 on Resonance Extra, Soundart Radio,WGXC, Wave Farm & π-node. Later on Radio ARA, JET FM & Radio Panik.

    Produced by Mobile Radio with support fromπ-node.

     

     

  • Axel Gomo - Rear Window vol 7

    12 November 2020 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am

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    “Each impro starts more or less from a field recording from my rear window in a small courtyard in the northern area from Paris Montmartre. During the springtime 2020, two young girls from our neighborhood were regularly playing together. I begun to record them from our flat on the fourth floor. listening to nothing else than their small talks and a natural reverb. The girls were happy, their noisy children’s games was a bit of fresh air… One day a deranged man from the building next shouted at them, saying it was against the law and we should all be ‘locked down’. He called the police, who came, but did nothing. Since this incident the girls have been too scared to play in our courtyard, to our regret. From these recording sessions came 7 volumes of ‘Rear Window series’. 

    https://axelgomo.bandcamp.com/

     

  • Giles Perring - World Organ

    12 November 2020 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 am

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    The World Organ, a installation created by musician, composer and sound artist Giles Perring, is a system of tubes that listens to the world and relays what it hears as a live audio stream at  http://www.worldorgan.com. It’s part of a wider cross-media approach to the idea of landscape. The World Organ portrays its surroundings sonically. An acoustic phenomenon that the Organ is designed to create, weaves a musical layer into the sounds of the natural world. The World Organ is installed at the Sound of Jura Studio at Knockrome,on Jura, overlooking Lowlandmans Bay.

    Giles Perring is a musician, record producer, sound sculptor and cross media artist. In 1983 he was a founder member of the sonic sculpture collective Echo City. His many collaborations include work with Fad Gadget, Albert Kuvesin & Yat Kha, Kevin Godley, Alan Wilkinson, John Cayley, Melanie Pappenheim and Ivor Kallin. His own solo projects, aside from a successful catalogue as a record producer and TV/Film composer, includes his series of performances with live telephony, ‘The Exchange’. It featured in Glasgow’s Sonica in 2013 and he streamed it worldwide in Sept 2019 for Charts Argyll & The Isles. Helives and works on the Isle of Jura where he maintains a working croft, a music studio and a creative space.

    @soundofjura
    @xamusiclabel

    http://exchangeart.co.uk/wp/exchange/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-e-qjJQ0CY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWEP7S5sxWE&feature=youtu.be


     

  • Toni Dimitrov - City Sketches 4: Ioannina

    12 November 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am

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    These sketches are recorded in the small city of Ioannina during hisvisit for the Biennale of Western Balkans in autumn 2018. In the piece you canhear the recordings from the lake, the small island, the castle, citystreets and gyro restaurants, but also sounds from the galleries,venues and boat trips, that interweave subtly, blurring the line betweenfield recording and sound art. 

    Toni Dimitrova multimedia artist, cultural explorer, radio activist working in the field ofradio and media for 20 years, philosopher, communicologist and passionate mountainclimber, 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 labelspost global recordings andélan vital recordings, but also various sound/art events. His radio programsbroadcasts on music radio Kanal 103 and are dedicated to contemporaryelectronic music, soundscape, field recordings but also discussing varioussocio/cultural/political topics. At the moment working on projects related topolitical analysis of media.

    http://www.post-global.com

    http://www.kanal103.com.mk


     

  • Shorts 18

    12 November 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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    1. Elen Huynh & Mark Vernon – Alarm Bells

    2.  Misery Bacon – The Plaque Around the Teeth of Reason

    As the world drifted into the pandemic, I boarded a plane to Bergen to start a new life. What promised to be a difficult year of readjustment, became a surreal one where the world was forced to readjust in unison. I began to explore new ways of working with sound as a solo artist for the first time. Walks into the mountains to record sounds equally familiar and foreign, edited together with found audio and live instrumentation. These works attempted to explore my anxieties, memories of the life left behind and imagining a new one I was yet to build.

     MIsery Bacon is a solo audio project by artist Luke Drozd, an artist, illustrator and musician based in Bergen (Norway). His commercial illustration work takes a variety of forms,including screen printed posters, album and merchandise design for music. His writing, performance and sculpture practice has evolved through different collective projects including “spoken-weird” duo Reet Maff’l with musician Andy Abbott and co-founding the small-press cassette label BloxhamTapes. Until March 2020, Luke was based in London (UK). Between 2010-18 he co-curated the living room project space 38b in Peckham, providing a platform for emerging artists to create new work.

    http://lukedrozd.com/

    https://bloxhamtapes.bandcamp.com/

    3.  Elen Huynh & Mark Vernon – Déchirable voile de l’image

    4.  Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen – In MediaRes A-3

    This work especially made for Radiophrenia. Result of a transformation from a sculpture about type, typography, language alchemy ,sound and pronunciation of groups of type-characters.

    Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen is a Eindhoven The Netherlands based interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited, curated programs and exhibitions, lectured and performed internationally. He is deeply involved with both acoustic and visual media.Publishing on his record and book label Cosmic Volume. http://www.iae.nl/users/jada

    5.  Christian Sancto – Flucht Schutz

    Tempelhof airport, built in the centre of Berlin under Nazi direction, has had multiple personalities: fascist monument and refugee shelter; military base and nightclub;aircraft repair shop and public park. This work limns Tempelhof’s charged history in the form of a sound essay for radio. The script is based on original historical research on the airport and my experiences there, both in-person and remote. The layered loops, comprising processed field recordings and samples, simulate Tempelhof’s staggered,conflicting significations (as described in the script): it’s a place of motion and stasis,of gesture and interruption, of flight (Flucht) and shelter (Schutz).

    Christian de Mouilpied Sancto is a writer, musician, and artist. He is currently a PhD student in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, New York, where he researches sound, infrastructure, environmental aesthetics, and contemporary art. He has studied music composition at Goldsmiths, University of London and Eastman School of Music, and media studies at Utrecht University.His writings have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and he has presented his work at academic and art institutions across Europe and North America.

    6.  Catriona Shaw – Tee Rocket

    Tee-Rocket was conceived for a collective project, an audio hommage to the artist Gustav Metzger, broadcast in2008 on Radio Bayern 2, and curated by Justin Hoffmann. The audio pieces were released as a CD compilation in 2009, “A Tribute to Gustav Metzger”. 

    Tee-Rocket deals with Metzger’s favourite topic: autodestruction. I relate a personal anecdote about a second-hand tee-shirt purchased whilst on holiday and its subsequent, baffling demise. Parallel to the story of the tee shirt, vocal layers describe the autodestruct feature of space rockets. Both merge and form something between nursery rhyme, hörspiel and song ’Tee Rocket’.

    Catriona Shaw is a scottish artist and musician based in Berlin. Using drawings, text, performance and music,she creates interactive environments which engage audiences throughout the creative process. Most recently she co-conceived the educational project,“We’ll be making lots of Noise” together with Fred Bigot for Gropius Bau inBerlin.

    http://www.misslebomb.net

    http://www.gooey.de

     7.  Andreas Zaunseder – Diary Of A Key Worker

    Do you know how the working life of a key worker is – or rather “sounds” – like?

    I work in the warehouse. Working from home is not an option.The workplace is teeming with alertness yet care and solidarity amongst the workers, radio broadcast that features a eye-watering mix of alert news galore,largely a repetitive playlist and efforts to jolly along the people on a daily basis. My (key) workplace has come to be a space of intricate and curious over-exposure of information – and is full of movement.

    With this sonic art documentary I seek to capture my experience of this space. A sonic phenomenology.

    Heightened risk almost visibly clamours into every social space. As soon as one leaves the house: potential danger lies on every surface,in every social interaction. Against this backdrop of anxiety, social distancing, and in many regards a overwhelmingly uncertain future, the keyworkers of a Glasgow-based food wholesaler bravely keep up the supply of healthy aliments for many people mainly across Scotland.

    I cycle to work. 40min one way. Faster, more flexible and less Covid-19-hazards than on public transportation

    8.  Hannah Kemp Welch – Vanguard  

    This work investigates the ‘vanguard’ of Barrow-in-Furness, looking at the duality of the definition:

    1.   a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas

    2.   the foremost part of an advancing army or naval force.

    Vanguard class submarines,which are armed with nuclear missiles, are famously built in Barrow. The work attempts to listen to submarines through very low frequency and shortwave radio communications, and through the sentiment of local people towards it. The work asks: how does this homonym reveal values past or present? 

    Hannah Kemp-Welch has a socially engaged practice that is concerned with listening. Working with diverse constituencies to record conversations, stories and local histories,works emerge through the voices of participants, layered with environmental and imagined sounds. Hannah makes works for broadcast, installation and performance, using documentation such as zines to keep open possibilities for collective action and social change. Hannah has worked with communities acrossthe UK, and shown works in arts spaces including Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Nottingham Contemporary, Tate Modern, Barbican and Flat Time House.

    sound-art-hannah.com


     

  • Foreign Investment & Alan Dunn – The Fable Files (Interior)

    12 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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    We all have sayings or proverbs from artists and musicians that help us and that we sometimes need to hear again: #thefablefiles project invited people to share their proverbs on an answering machine over a few set August days, leading to two‘interior’ and ‘exterior’ mixes that question the gaps and the synchronicity between dialogue. With more people at home during the pandemic, has the answering machine become redundant, or can we still be ‘uncontactable’ at times?

     Foreign Investment (FI) is a UK based collective that is known for their often-pioneering art projects based around notions of exchange; exchange as currency, exchange as a method of interaction and exchange as the basic form for meetings: spontaneity cannot be underestimated.See http://www.foreign-investments.comand @southlondonmuseum

    Alan Dunn is an artist and curator based between Liverpool and Leeds, where he is a reader in Art & Design at Leeds Beckett University. His projects have been presented at Tate Britain, ICA, Liverpool Art Prize, BBC Radio and Bluecoat. See http://www.alandunn67.co.uk and @alandunn67

    Weblink with full list of contributors: http://www.alandunn67.co.uk/fable.html

     

     

     

  • Tuuli Malla & Amanda Monti - Strands Of Long Distance Love

    12 November 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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    Tuuli & Amanda have been touching without touching since 2017. Writing letters to one another from Helsinki to New York, they have reported and imagined their present and shared futures. Strands of Long Distance Love takes the form of sonic letters recorded in July and August near their homes and on trips. It is an experiment in opening the penpal dialogue to a third unknown listener,you, and inviting you into a dis/located soundscape and conversation between the two artists. The letters take inspiration from more-than-human networks,especially the fungal world, which weave cross-continental webs of information and care.

    Tuuli Malla is a performance and installation artist working collaboratively with places and people. Thei rprevious sound work Šäigg – Root Echo will soon be available online via the Sámi Museum Siida.

    Amanda Monti is across-disciplinary poet based in NYC. They use sound, performance and divination to create spaces for tenderness. Amanda’s first poetry collection Sporeradical is forthcoming next year.

     

  • Shorts 19

    12 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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    1. Frazer Merrick – Hidden Sounds Of Coastal Arcades

    Through a series of binaural recordings, interviews and musical composition, Merrick explores the infectious energy of Walton Pier in North Essex, England, and its hidden sounds; including those of the people, the place and even the electromagnetic fields produced by the machines. Composed of three movements, the piece is based upon the architecture of the place, beginning in the bustling arcade, then moving into the cacophonous fairground and finishing above the water at the end of the pier itself.

    I use field recordings, circuit bending and synthesis to create experiences which explore the act of play. Using lo-fi technologies I transform a space or object, encouraging the audience to become a curious performer and embrace play through interactivity, improvisation and collaboration. My work materialises as playful interactive sculptures, transportive soundscapes and empowering educational projects. http://www.frazermerrick.com

     2.Fabian Zuniga – Taco

    Soundscapes recorded with the mindset of showcasing a perspective of reality. These recordings are reminders of what surround us, what influences us, what shapes us, what we are part of.

    Born and raised in Costa Rica, with a degree in Film and Television. Even though I work in several aspects of the audiovisual production, sound it’s my main field. In 2017 I did a postgraduate in arts in sound in Belgium called EPAS. During EPAS I discovered new ways of listening and viewpoints towards sound, as well as sound art. The last couple of years, I have been mostly interested and documenting soundscapes and its role in our sound world/life.
    Documentary, randomness, surrealism, consciousness and subconsciousness, narrative sound would describe my recent approach.

    3. Johann Diedrick – Twilight

    Recorded at Times Square, April 4th 2020 around 7pm. It is impossible to not notice how much more quiet the world has become during this time of global pandemic. With the reduction of human activity outside, the ambient noise floor around us has decreased and our sonic environment is less punctuated by the sounds of human activity (commuting, playing in parks,parties and nightlife) that we often associate with a thriving society. Many have welcomed this transition as a moment to hear more closely to our shared soundscape, as noises once impossible to hear over the loudness are now able to reveal themselves. Others find this silence a grim indication that these times are now ones of stillness, inactivity, and death. For me, I wanted to make field recordings of this moment, described by some as The Sudden Quiet, as a record of how our sonic environment has radically changed during this outbreak,as a way to remember what it was like to live in this time of crisis.

    Johann Diedrick is an artist, engineer, and musician that makes installations,performances, and sculptures for exploring the world through our ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours,workshops, and open-source hardware/software. He is the founder of A Quiet Life, a sonic engineering and research studio that designs and builds audio-related software and hardware products for delightfully encountering our environment and each other. He is currently a 2020 Technology Artist-in-Residence at Pioneer Works and a recipient of a 2020 Brooklyn ArtsFund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. http://www.johanndiedrick.com/

    4. Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen – In Media ResA-1

    This work especially made for Radiophrenia. Result of a transformation from a sculpture about type, typography, language alchemy ,sound and pronunciation of groups of type-characters.

    Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen is a Eindhoven The Netherlands based interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited,curated programs and exhibitions, lectured and performed internationally. He is deeply involved with both acoustic and visual media.Publishing on his record and book label Cosmic Volume. http://www.iae.nl/users/jada

    5. Jules Bryant – Endless

    Soundscape created using the Volca Bass and 2 guitar effects pedals; the TC Electronic reverb Hall of Fame and the TC Electronic Flashback Delay. Very simple tones with minimal human input, only slight alterations to the Volca to create industrial and almost organic sounds at times. Recorded live in one take, with live effects manipulation and no post production effects.
    It should probably be noted that this album was recorded during week 4 of the UK Corona virus lockdown in 2020 and this may have influenced the style and sounds being recorded.

    Jules Bryant is a composer and sound artist who works with a wide range of instruments and sound sources. His work could be described as minimalist, using simple structures and effects to draw out and uncover interesting features within. His pieces make use of the quality of instrument sounds and as the composer he seeks to frame them appropriately for presentation to the audience.  http://www.julesbryant.co.uk

    6. Julian Brown – Order II Between The Lines

    Order II is a study of Space in political language using Sound to deconstruct Parliamentary intercourse. By stripping entire sessions in Parliament of their verbalisations and speech, we reveal the Liminal–Space that occupies and defines the boundaries between thought, word and action. In this movement, Prime Minister’s Questions held on the 25th March 2020 has the content of its speeches removed whilst retaining the gaps in between the rhetoric and discourse. Order II is placed almost exactly one year after Order I which covered Brexit. The difference between the two is stark and reflects national change through forms of silence.

    Julian Brown is a Korean British Conceptual Sound Artist working with Sound, Data, and Listening. His work explores relationships in Meaning, Identity and Environment with a focus on Urban and Social Space. He employs an interdisciplinary framework combining Sensory, Data and Urban practice to interrogate how Listening-Processes mediate our understanding of the world and inform, modulate or corrupt maps of meaning within urban and social contexts. His work often addresses issues of Mental Health and Disabiliity working with practitioners from different fields. His work has been featured at The Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and The V&A.  http://www.julianbrown.co.uk

    7. Gabriele Hasler – Stimmungslage Ortsbezogen

    In autumn 2019 sound artist Gabriele Hasler moved from Hamburg into a small village near the river Elbe. Until the beginning of the long corona break in spring 2020, she often visited the pub named „Willi Schulz“, a women´s regulars table among others. In the ballroom, she found an old piano that had not been tuned for fifteen years, made recordings of it and produced a
    soundscape of texts and out of tune sounds. The ambiguous German word „Stimmungslage“ stands for mood as well as for the state of a (de)tuned instrument. „ortsbezogen“ means local.

    Gabriele Hasler has performed with several ensembles in Europe, South Asia and North Africa. Her vocal performance can be regarded as a process of exploring the limits of the human voice. She can be heard on 25 CD/LPs and runs a record label of her own called Foolish Music. She just released a new album called „Herden und andere Büschel“ (LAIKA Records).

     

  • Dosimat - Harvest Broth

    12 November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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    Come and join us for a Hairst Bree. Hearty autumnal ear fodder.

    A Collaborative ensemble of Dosimat is a polyglot depot for municipal events.

     

     

  • Buffer Zone

    12 November 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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    Stefano Giampetro – Intimate music from somewhen (8:57)

    This soundwork features recordingsof used tapes I bought on the internet. I didn’t expect them to unravel anintimate dimension. They contain familyrecordings, probably made decades ago. A woman singing, a mother talking toher child (presumably the same woman), the voice of the father, piano pieces(presumably played by the father), a child singing Italian songs from a tv show, children songs and nursery rhymes.This listening experience put me ina voyeuristic condition and led me to this private world made of memories and nostalgia that, like a Fellini’s movie, became relatable and universal.

    Stefano Giampietro was born inNaples, Italy in 1993. In 2017 he enrolled at the Electronic Music course ofSan Pietro a Majella Conservatory and got involved in internal projects andlive contexts. He played around Italy in multiple events and festivals (TempoReale, Disorder and in May 2021 at Maison de la Radio in Paris for GRM). His works are related to concrete music practices and focused on themes like space, semantic of sounds, and through atypical use of microphones, taperecorders, he collects material and tries to discover new potential ofelectroacoustic devices and relations between different sounds.

    https://soundcloud.com/stefanogiampietro

    Jeff Gburek – animals and loss (8:37)

    Mark Briggs – Petit Traumas 2: Middle Finger (01:15)

    Petit Traumas are fictional narrative testimonies, created from a collection of autofictive prose as therapeutic mechanical processes to provide a tacky clingfilm layer over the tupperwear of greater cosmic disorder.

    Mark Briggs is filmmaker, musician, writer and curator working both independently, under the guise of gas-tower.com and as part of the band 2ply with Eothen Stearn.

     

  • OOR_Scintilla - unknown thirds

    12 November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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    A new radiophonic composition continuing OOR_Scintilla’s dialogue around materialities of intimacy, distance, ‘live’ and recorded dynamics. Ancient spiritual apotropaic markers found within churches and standing stones or ritualistic gestures of contact are taken as reference points for seeking out unknown ‘third’ presences within landscapes, weathers, voices and the making and playing of instruments.

    The work incorporates a number of new sited and remotely realised performances recorded along waterways and forests in and beyond Edinburgh, as well as reworked/unheard material from OOR_Scintilla’s recent album project The Whiteadder Tapes situated in the Lammermuir Hills.

    voice, crwth, harmonium, violin, hurdy gurdy, gongs, DIY aeolian harps and horns, field recordings, infra- and ultra-sonics, hydrophonics, electromagnetics.

    OOR_Scintilla (Louisa Love + Clive McLachlan Powell) are an Edinburgh-based collaborative artist duo exploring the material poetics of sound, voice and place. They work improvisationally with numerous forms of resonance across processes of field recording, musical performance, sculptural production, objects, electronics and the voice to produce environmentally-responsive audio works exploring hybrid and unstable conditions. Drawing on ancient origins, local and folkloric narratives, they are interested in the gestures and enigmatic territories that interconnect bodies, places, histories, technologies and natural phenomena, engaging with sounding and listening as acts of embodied archaeological research. The duo have come to define themselves through a humble and intuitive approach which employs only the environment, the human voice, the physicality of materials and mostly traditional instruments as raw material. These form the basis for an unsettled sonic dialogue rooted in multichannel natures and the wilding of latent identities.

    In September 2020 OOR_Scintilla released The Whiteadder Tapes, an album of sonic archaeology compositions responding to the Whiteadder Water Valley, Scottish Borders, produced in conjunction with AOC Archaeology through a major project of new community-led excavational research (2019-20).

    https://oorscintilla.bandcamp.com/releases

    https://www.instagram.com/oor_scintilla/

    https://soundcloud.com/oorscintilla

     

  • Tobia Bandini - Messa per l'apocalisse

    12 November 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

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    Made in one week on the occasion of Santarcangelo Festival dei Teatri, this piece is about how we imagine the apocalypse in its broadest sense and what we can expect from it.

    I just asked a simple question – What’s the first image that comes to your mind if I say the word “apocalypse”? – to strangers and recorded their answers. Many similarities – and a few interesting oppositions – appeared.

    Composer with a passion for foreign languages, I like words, microphones, radio and samplers. I try to combine my passion for orality and languages with my passion for sound and audio recording, investigating the gaps between words, meaning, and sound through electroacoustic and radio art works.

    https://soundcloud.com/b40t

     

  • Shorts 4

    12 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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    1. Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones – The Very Best Thing That You Have

    The Very Best Thing That You Have’ meditates on voice and identity with fragments from a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and the speaking voice of American singer Anthony Madonna.

    Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones is a singer, songwriter and audio producer. Rooted in storytelling, her work encompasses folklore, memory, voice and intimacy. Hannah writes and performs alt-folk music under the name Asthmatic Harp.

    http://www.hannahfredsgaardjones.com
    http://www.asthmaticharp.com

    2. Joao Oliveira – La Mer Emeraude

    Let us imagine a small invented world, a micro universe where everything exists… matter, energy, spirit, telluric movements, mysteries, natural and supernatural forces. That world is whole and from afar, whoever watches, sees it as a living ocean.
    This work was composed in the Musiques-Recherches studio and is dedicated to Annette Vande Gorne and Francis Dhomont. It received the second prize at SIME Competition 2019, the first Prize at Cittá di Udine Competition 2020 and the first prize at Destellos Competition 2020.

    Composer João Pedro Oliveira holds the Corwin Endowed Chair in Composition for the University of California at Santa Barbara. He studied organ performance, composition and architecture in Lisbon. He completed a PhD in Music at the University of New York at StonyBrook. His music includes opera, orchestral compositions, chamber music,electroacoustic music and experimental video. He has received over 50international prizes and awards for his works, including three Prizes a tBourges Electroacoustic Music Competition, the prestigious Magisterium Prize and Giga-Hertz Special Award, 1st Prize in Metamorphoses competition, 1st Prizein Yamaha-Visiones Sonoras Competition, 1st Prize in Musica Nova competition.He taught at Aveiro University (Portugal) and Federal University of MinasGerais (Brazil). His publications include several articles in journals and abook on 20th century music theory.
    http://www.jpoliveira.com

    3.  Discount Gnostic – MR Dagenham’s Little House and Beautiful Garden

    Childhood remains a mysterious zone and one that frequently fails to secure fond memories. As the listener crosses a psychic threshold they are led through a landscape of fragmented recollection; Mr Dagenham’s house and his beautiful garden may not be quite as they seem. But never mind let him take you by the hand to the elsewhere of what was or thought to be. Do not fret, he always knows the way out! 

    Exploring field recordings,abstracted sound sources and free improvisation DiscountGnostic evokes imagined pasts, occult encounters and accidental epiphanies. Using narrative triggers,the listener engages with a spectral world of false memory, childhood recollections and disjointed psychological spaces. Along the way discarnate radio and TV voices may be heard alongside more formally structured composition, discarnate soundbites in a proliferating sonic universe. Enter the rhizome and float freely, untethered to time and space. For more information and recordings Bandcamp and Facebook host artist pages.

    4. Adam Pierce – Recorded Voices of Friends

     ‘Recorded Voices of Friends’ and’ Tennis Bleus’ is a composition created specifically for radio in lateAugust and Early September 2020. The piece was constructed using free audio software on a Macbook Pro: Electroacoustic Tools (CMPE Pack) designed by JooWon Park (and sampling only original recordings) and Bill Orcutt’s open source audio program, Cracked, and compositions recorded to 1/4 inch tape.

    AdamPierce is a Detroit musician who has been in numerous ensembles, art rock bands, and most recently creating soundworks as a solo artist. His pieces have appeared in both Academic settings and non, museums, galleries, venues,basements, and a variety of other spaces.Constantly challenging himself to pursue the possibilities of sound in the everyday, Pierce seeks a concrete music all his own.  

    https://adampierce.bandcamp.com/

    5. Alejandro Vargas and Xelis de Toro – Seeing with eyes closed

    This is a collaboration between the Cuban musician Alejandro Vargas and the Galician writer and vocal improviser Xelís deToro. This pandemic has restricted artists’ movements but it has also created a situation which offers new possibilities: Xelís de Toro, a Brighton resident,moved back to his hometown, Santiago de Compostela, and met the Cuban musicianAlejandro Vargas. From this encounter some recordings and projects started toemerge. This is an improvised piece recorded with a zoom recorder in Alejandro’s house.

    Alejandro Vargas (alejandrovargas.info) is a multi award winning jazz pianist, who in2001 gained the award of Best Young Cuban Jazz  Musician and in 2008 best jazz cuban record.  In recent years he has been exploring new musicalspaces beyond jazz and collaborating with other music improvisers. Xelís deToro (xelisdetoro.net) is a multiple award winning writer in theGalician language, and a vocal improviser. Among other awards he won best Galician novel of the year in 2001, and his practice incorporate smovement, vocal and  performance work. He sings in the British band chopchop (chopchopsounds.com)

    6. Jimmy Peggie – Overcoming Obstacle

    This is a 7:45 minute experimental radio art work by Jimmy Peggie from Phoenix, Arizona.  It was composed during September, 2020. It is an observation of the ongoing effects of the Mexican/US wall being built by the current government on the relationship between the two countries.  A barrier is going up with a view to prevent unlawful immigration and drug smuggling.  However, Arizona was part of Mexico until 1912 and there is currently a move to downplay the join theritage and Latino culture which for many is an important aspect of life inthis state.  Many people turn to radio originating in Mexico as a solution.   I used radio transmissions originating from Mexico which were collected and reworked in Arizona to compose this experimental piece. 

    This is an extension of the CD Irecorded during 2019 – ‘Josef and Anni Go to Mexico’ https://jimmypeggie.bandcamp.com/album/josef-and-anni-go-to-mexico  

     Jimmy Peggie is a sound artist basedin Phoenix, Arizona – whose output is centered around the re-contextualization of organic sounds (location recordings, radio frequencies, decaying textures)and integrating them using electronic processing methods. His sonic work is focused on micro recording, digital tape manipulation and sound collage. 

    http://www.jimmypeggie.com

     

  • Stevie Jones - To The Person Who Drew You This

    12 November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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    To The Person Who Drew You This is a ‘radio play without text,’ subverting hierarchies in the production of theatre and examining sound as a sole vehicle for generating narratives and commentaries. The title refers to creative work and communality as necessarily bound together and considers the acts of reciprocity in the listener / narrator relationship.

    Stevie Jones is a composer, musician, sound designer and engineer that collaborates extensively across a range of contexts including performance, film and theatre. Since his last Radiophrenia piece (2019’s Can We Try That Without Sound?) he has released an album Leapling with his large-scale exploratory acoustic ensemble, Sound of Yell. 

     

  • Buffer Zone

    12 November 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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    Mark Lyken – green above the blades, Part 01 (14:22)

    – amplified box w/ found objects, looper pedal, gameboy(s), cassette dictaphone, contact mic, hydrophone. eq, pitch shifter, daffodils, milk bottle, zx spectrum home computer

    Mark Lyken is a filmmaker & sound artist based in rural Thornhill, S.W Scotland


    Ben Owen – Jonathan and Maggie (6:21)

    An audio-tapestry, bringing together the voices of a curator of ancientinstruments and a virtuoso vocal improviser. Jonathan taps wood and notices howage and climate are expressed in the tone and warmth of a musical note.Maggie’s instrument is her own body and that body lives, experiences, andevolves in time. What is ageing? Can you learn how to listen to time?

    Benjamin Owen is an artist workingwith film, music, performance, and installation. A celebration of participation, improvisation, and collaboration are at the heart of Benjamin’s practice. His work often uses live soundtracking to reframe and unsettle the relationships between film, sound, ageing, and the body.

    Mark Briggs – Petit Traumas 3: Spillage (03:16)

    Petit Traumas are fictional narrative testimonies, created from a collection of autofictive prose as therapeutic mechanical processes to provide a tacky clingfilm layer over the tupperwear of greater cosmic disorder.

    Mark Briggs is filmmaker, musician, writer and curator working both independently, under the guise of gas-tower.com and as part of the band 2ply with Eothen Stearn.

     

  • Jeff Gburek - Overwhelming Waves Radio Wide World Retrospective

    12 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

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    Overwhelming Waves is an essay in radio signal and radio noise. It is a collage of short wave radio captures recorded by Jeff Gburek at various locations, some spanning 25years, recomposed & combined with an spoken word commentary about the meaning of this listening process, the relationship of the earth to the ionosphere and the electro-magnetic resonance of the planet reflected in radiowaves where the individual listener is a creative participant, an electroreceptor and transmitter of consciousness. References include Pauline Oliveros, Thomas Ashcraft and Douglas Kahn.

    JeffGburek is a sound artist & composer who has incorporated radiophonic signals/noises and radio processing in his electro-acoustic works since 1993,when he recorded a series of live shortwave assemblages entitled Radio WideWorld in Firenze, Italy. This transformative encounter with an earth-spanning signal system aired marginally: on WFMU and New Mexico’s Aetherfest, and eventually self-published in a 4 cd set in 2003. It was at this time he coined the phrase radiophonography to describe his particular style of field recording and DXing while traveling abroad. Radio Wide World would only be more widely heard in 2011 when younger Chicago-based pirate radio art enthusiasts invitedhim to present his work as a Radius episode # 11 (https://theradius.us/),which led to the first reviews of the project. In more recent times, his radioworks have been disseminated via Wave Farm in NY and at scattered European artevents. He has published for the last 3 years radio-phonographic works, musique concrete and  works via Radiophrenia Glasgow and has held artistic residencies in Indonesia, Berlin, Amsterdam and Brussels. He lives in Poznan currently.  

    transparent-abelard.blogspot.com

    https://jeffgburekprojects.bandcamp.com/

    https://soundcloud.com/jeff-gburek

     

  • Cyril Lamar - Sound and Vision #1 (Cycles)

    12 November 2020 @ 3:50 pm - 4:00 pm

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    The piece emerged out of exchanges and reflections during lockdown times. It is a collage of field recordings, audio messages, as well as work with modular equipment and tape delay.

    http://www.passiveactivism.net

     

  • Jacob Dwyer - The Devil Museum

    12 November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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    In The Devil Museum we listen to the audio diary of a man tasked with photographing all three-thousand of a museum’s devil sculptures. As the assignment begins to falter and the man starts spending more time in his wooden cabin recording the sounds around him, the piece moves into subjects of boredom, isolation and Martin.

    The work was produced on residency at Rupert (Lithuania) withsupport from the Mondriaan Fonds. It combines field recordings with original musical compositions by Kareem Lotfy and Jacob Oostra.

    Jacob Dwyer (UK) is an artist based in Amsterdam. His work often centres around personal encounters that could equally be seen as fables or heresy. He studied Experimental Film at Kingston university and completed a residency at De Ateliers (Amsterdam).

     

  • Rosie Roberts - Calling Utero

    12 November 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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    ‘Calling Utero’ is a 30-minute radio show hosted by Rosie Roberts and P. Ocean that looks at what radical locality might mean when two beings share one body, in a particular place at a particular time. Theshow will feature sections of demi-improvised semi-prompted live music, pre-recorded tracks, poetry readings and literary discussion.

    Rosie Roberts is an artist and writer from Glasgow interested in observing overlapping relations from a feminist neurodivergent perspective. Her research surrounds the poetic haptics of everyday occurrence, moving image, storytelling and notions of relevance, commons and locality. Rosie has just published a book of non-fiction prose poetry ‘portals’ with SPAM Press, is currently ProjectsCo-Editor at MAP magazine with artist and writer Alison Scott and is screening her film ‘just/only’ as part of LUX Scotland’s One Artist, One Work programmein September.

    https://www.rosieroberts.tv/

    https://www.instagram.com/rosie__rob/

     

     

  • Buffer Zone

    12 November 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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    Rosie Trevill – Clothes Off (8:07)

    Clothes Off is a spoken word sound piece composed of fragmentary narratives of everyday power relations, fluctuating between personal accounts and fictional details that encompass the mundane and the fantastical.

    Rosie Trevill is an interdisciplinary artist based in Glasgow, working predominantly in sound, performance and printmaking. Rosie’s practice centres around language and embodiment, examining how new vocabularies offer potential for resilience and resistance. 

    rosietrevill.co.uk

    John Wilde – I Belong (8:00)
    Inspiredby the music hall standard, I Belong asks all sorts of people from Glasgow andthe Rest of the World to say where they feel they belong. Mixed with street and other sounds recorded in Glasgow. Created by John Wilde.

    John Wilde is a writer, director, performer and sound artist who thinks that the lockdown would suit him just fine if it wasn’t for that pesky virus. John is a regular if infrequent contributor to Lights Out Listening Group and is currently enjoying working as part ofScript to Stage Renfrewshire with scripts from new writers. John alsocontributes to Writers Block Radio Hour for broadcast.

    Boonif – Sicklical

    Ivor Kallin – Sangs of Bute, Eh? R09_0130

    Cynthia Zaven – Human Moments

    Gabriel Furzumachi – Alma’s Orange

    Alison Carlier and Amanda Loomes – Disorder

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  • Mark Lyken - Borrowed View

    12 November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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    A sound collage of audio snapshots sent from around the world captured on phones and digital recorders in response to lockdown.The recordings were used as source material for a live performance from Lyken’s Dumfriesshire studio, with additional processing and fragments of sound overdubbed later.

    A mesostic poem accompanies the piece, written using the index letters R, A, D, I, O, P, H, R, E, N, I, A to select fragments of text from the descriptions that accompanied the recordings.If you would like to read the mesostic as you listen, it can be viewed here:

    https://radiophrenia.scot/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Borrowed_View_-Mesostic_New_Mark_Lyken.pdf

    Mark: Edit, text, mix, processing

    Collaborators:theta (Tromso, Norway), Colm McAuliffe (London, England), Alan Currall (Wanlockhead, Scotland), Anonymous (New Orleans, Louisiana), Ruaridh Law (Paisley, Scotland), Lee Ming-Yu  (Taipei, Taiwan), Alicia Hood (Burnhead, Scotland), Matt Atkins (London, England), Garry Maclennan (London, England), VEX (Dundee, Scotland), Abby Carter (Edinburgh, Scotland), Erlend Tait (Black Isle, Scotland), Jana Robert (Glasgow, Scotland), Jos Smolders (Tilburg, Netherlands), Jason Moyes (Borders, Scotland), Kate Davies (Shap, Scotland), Ian Watson – (Cardiff, Wales), Amy Whiten – (Portincaple, Scotland), Stephen Skrynka (Glasgow, Scotland),  Ros Fraser (Glasgow, Scotland), Aura Lynx (Bloomington, Indiana), Nadia Jones (Glasgow, Scotland), Skoddie (Tustin, California), Pete Smith (Edinburgh, Scotland), Lucy Parnell (Moniaive, Scotland), Emma Dove (Tokyo, Japan), Jackie Paper (Glasgow, Scotland), Dominic Khoo (North Region, Singapore), Jim Colquhoun (Bonnyrigg, Scotland), Tommy Perman (By Kinross, Scotland), Leonie Berman (Penpont, Scotland), Florencia García Chafuén (Lake Mergozzo, Italy), L.A.W (Dundee, Scotland)

     

  • Fergus Kelly - Ever Circling

    12 November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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    This stereo soundscape is a tribute to the 70s work of David Bowie, centring principally on the five years between 1973 and 1977, though also bracketed with elements from earlier work and final work. It excludes Pin-Ups, butincludes Iggy Pop’s album The Idiot, as the music was mainly composed by Bowie (using it as a trial run for ideas fleshed out on Low), and is afascinating bridge between Station To Station and Low.

    The piece functions like a radio play or speculative documentary; it is an affectionate portrait where edits from songs form building blocks for new combinations, associations and references, along with music he was influencedby/took from, film, current affairs, comedy, field recordings and interviews.It is cinema for the ear, and should be listened to via a decent amp andspeaker set up or good headphones – not computer speakers or smartphone, as much detail and subtlety will be lost. The piece is freely downloadable to transfer to suitable listening media.

    I grew up with Bowie’s 70s albums, and they had a huge impact on me. He was utterly unique, his star rising at a time when, via big label backing and a strongly competitive streak, he could occupy a monopoly position and maximise his impact through a dazzling range of stylistic shifts and otherworldly personae. This body of work (completed by the time he was just 30) has a remarkable durability for me, and repays constant replays – I never tire of it.

    Whether sliding down a rope or slithering down a greasy pipe, he was continually moving forward in a whirl of high speed, voracious and unceasing creativity, capturing things quickly then moving on (a lot of his vocals were done in very few takes), avidly soaking up everything of interest that came into his orbit. He was like a perpetuum mobile. He seemed to anticipate the post-modernist, fragmented approach of the 80s and beyond.

    It’s curious how his strenuous attempts to steer clear of the ‘madness’ (as he poorly labelled it) in his family background, drove him via his prodigious cocaine intake, to those very states he was so keen to avoid – rampant paranoia, delusional beliefs, blurring of reality and fantasy and what would now be called schizo-effective and addictive behaviours. And yet he remained as creatively focused as sunlight through a magnifying glass. This is perhaps partly what saved him, the ‘distraction’ of it away from those negative states.It was his own therapy. What is remarkable is how he managed to survive and effectively manage his own recuperation in a much needed move from Bel Air to Berlin. Iggy described him as having “a lot of psychic stamina”.

    I’ve used some of Mica Levi’s soundtrack to Jonathan Glazer’s film Under TheSkin, as I feel there are echoes and resonances with The Man Who Fell ToEarth, both featuring big name stars going ‘anonymous’ as autistic alienson a strange unspecified mission. I also liked the idea of references coming from outside of my chosen time frame, which is part of the Bowie legacy, the sense of a certain kind of future in his work, that was built on by others who took it as a template for their own excursions. Jurgen Knieper’s score for Wim Wenders’ film, Wings Of Desire also appears in places as a subtle backwash, a shorthand for the last of pre-unification Berlin.

    There’s also the hauntological aspect of those futures that never arrived. As a teenager in the late 70s, Bowie’s albums always felt like the future, alwaysforging ahead, a lightning rod for their time. They still do. A distorted, uncanny temporality is essayed at the start of the piece, where echoes of Space Oddity exist alongside 2001, a line from Lazarus (with its suggested/inevitable future), and a pre-cursor to Blackstar in the form of an Elvis song of the same name from 1960.

    The title, taken from the final track on Diamond DogsChant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family – is one which works on a broader scale toits specific reference, hinting at an astronomical dimension, a satellite inconstant orbit, both during and after his life, spinning in constant motion, anenergy field, a strange attractor, ever present. There is also a connection with the Buddhist belief in reincarnation, where the spirit remains and seeks a new body and a new life. Bowie’s ashes were scattered in Bali in line with these beliefs. A new career in a new town – listening to new music: night andday. 

    Teasing out the reincarnation trope a little further, apparently the midwife who delivered Bowie had a reputation as a clairvoyant, and said to his mother Peggy, “This child has been on earth before”. Reliable anecdote or convenient fiction, it is a tantalising image to bolster the back story.

     

  • Shaun Robert - colección de intercesión

    12 November 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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    I have put together a programme ofsounds , recordings I’ve made over the last ten years , an overview of myoutput , ideal for Radio airplay . I started working under the Shaun Robert in1995 , after the demise of my factor X project . Sounds used are fromrecordings made by me , be they of objects tested as instrument of vice versa ;this is sound art , Musique Concrète , noisemusic . Places are evoked , drama isset , conceptual music intone the mindscape

    colección de intercesión

    001 ZOLOFT fromnonmajestic˜˜˜existential∞theism

    002 Fronton from Magical Realism

    003 Disentral from Spont

    004 tongue from subversive

    005 DasKopp from Distance Music

     all works from original albumson bandcamp

    https://shaunrobert.bandcamp.com

    Shaun Robert has been working withsound from an early age , a natural extension of play . Starting like many withdomestic tape recorder ; years finger poised on the pause button , making edits, skimming back with reverse to make collation transitions ; building deeprelationships with that aesthetic , within this interaction shows itself in allmy works . And the importance of sounds from analogue radio can not beunderstated.

    Cross talk & frequency driftingpulls my heart strings. And Heavy use of Cassette Tape in Structure , making myown compilations developed into making my own works . And relating to loops andrough editing , audio drop outs

    A Sonic Organic

     

  • Kunstradio 4 - Electric Cars and Electric Guitars by Bernhard Loibner and Tom Sherman

    12 November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    Nerve Theory (Tom Sherman & Bernhard Loibner) present their new collaborative piece: “Electric Cars and Electric Guitars” was originally created as a multi-channel-installation for TONSPUR passage at Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier. It is a sonic trip into a nearby future, where cars are navigated by autonomous artificial intelligence agents and the physical aspect of being transported from one point to another becomes radically different to now.For Kunstradio, Nerve Theory have produced an extended radio version in stereo.


    “Their new work is an audio installation composed by Loibner for an 8-channel setup that centers around the script and narration of Sherman. The eponymous «electric guitars» are the first sounds we hear in this piece, and they do sound like dust and dirt, as Loibner apparently borrowed heavily from desert rock aesthetics. As the first chords strum along, Sherman’s voice laconically introduces the piece. “Listen: Electric Cars and Electric Guitars.” And inevitably an image is evoked: one of a desert landscape, stretching left and right for kilometers; us sitting in a car; Sherman on the steering wheel, telling us about the journey we’re about to undertake; us gazing out of the window while barren shrubbery and rocky peaks pass in the distance as we race down a straight highway. Loibner paints the landscape, Sherman drives us through.” (excerpt from a text by Clemens Hausch)


    https://loibner.cc/wp/nervetheory/
     

     

  • Elg - Mauve Zone

    12 November 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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    here’s a cosmic description of Mauve Zone by Matt Valentine:

    “I DIG COSMIC MUSIC WITH ROCKS OFF…  it feels hip to stay forever eternal in the house of mirrors& emerge on the cyclone. coney island baby bataille. there’s a dimensionality of miracles herein, we were born on earth…as humans. We hear the inimitable Dylan Nyoukis and the one and only OG Alan Bishop. these heads are perfect jam vehicles to hang with Laurent. Then there’s the paramour lady Catherine Hershey, forever muse…roast tongue. brand new language, brave nu world. we’re in the “Mauve Zone”, where is bananafish? hearing is believing. a transport to future analog and digital dialup. call this dude, he’s beyond rap. what a crazyf ucking life.” — Matt “MV” Valentine; Guilford, VT;spring 2016.  

    Since 2004, Èlg (LaurentGérard) has drawn concentric sound spirals made of musical pipes and entrails. He uses an arsenal of instruments and methods, constantly renewed while building improbable bridges between musique concrete and French song-writing, cartoon-like radiophonic creations and cosmic pop as well as lo-fi Dada-esque experimentation with electronic tentacles. Èlg is half of the electronic botanic duo Opera Mort, and a third of big band trios Orgue Agnes (with the members of Kaumwald)and Reines d’Angleterre (with Jo Tanz and GhédaliaTazartes). He’s had albums released by Alter, Kraak, Hundebiss Recordsamong others.  He has also created the radio series “Amiral Prose” for LYL Radio (withguests as Oren Ambarchi, Laetitia Sadier, Anne Laplantine amongst others). This series has been nominated in the radio festivals “Longueur d’Ondes”and “Phonurgia Festival” in France.

    Released by the Nashazphone label.

    https://soundcloud.com/lg2-3

    https://lachimie.bandcamp.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUcWVRbQnR0

    https://www.discogs.com/label/72950-Nashazphone

     

     

  • T. Person - Erotomania

    12 November 2020 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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    Erotomania is a radio series centred on experimentation with the voice and its intimacies.
    Engaging field recordings, ambience, midi and poetry, it celebrates the voice as one
    juncture of the intimacy developed between sound & our bodies.

    T. Person is a poet and editor living in Glasgow. They edit —algia magazine and co-edit
    Orange Apple press.

    https://person.cargo.site

     

  • Shorts D4

    12 November 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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    1. Ralph Lewis and Illinois String Academy Music Composition Class (Emily Wilson, D.J. Wang, Samuel Fifield Larsen, and Keshav Gandhi) – Joyous Hippopotamus                    

    Joyous Hippopotamus is a first time, collaborative adventure into radio art by Illinois String Academy music composition students. While some members of the group focused on recording and manipulating found objects, others explored howto incorporate skills they already had like piano playing into this moreflexible medium. The title captures the sense of fun in the madcap moments during the production when the classmates constantly switched through a keyboard’s MIDI instruments as Wang played. The resulting cartoonish, lumbering energy in the work is full of the gleeful curiosity at the heart of a wonderful first artistic venture.

    During the 2018-2019 school year, Illinois String Academy music composition students Emily Wilson, D.J. Wang, Samuel Fifield Larsen, and Keshav Gandhi investigated some of the different creative practices in today’s world. As part of this, they have explored radio art and shared their collaborative work on Moonah Community Radio, dreamed up Fluxus pieces for new CELF, and written flute and piano duos and piano solos for Michelle Li and Mike McAndrew’s Duo Motive group.

    2. Bedlam Suitcase – The Answer to Nothing                  

    This spoken word piece is a collaboration between actress/ poet Sorcha Fox and the band Bedlam Suitcase. The poem reflects on the bitter fallout between two lives falling asunder. The words are written by Sorcha Fox and read by Padraig Meehan over an improvised soundscape by Tom Jamieson.

    Bedlam Suitcase are a group from Sligo, on Ireland’s north west coast. They initially formed from a monthly Arts/Cabaret event called The Steampunk Club, and staying true to the ethos of those performances, mixes composed music with free improvisation and spoken word pieces.

     The band comprises of Padraig Meehan, Tom Jamieson and Tara Baoth Mooney, and they have collaborated with other Sligo artists, and also with musicians remotely in the making of their debut album The Fourth Wall, released in February 2020.

    https://www.facebook.com/BedlamSuitcase/

     https://www.instagram.com/bedlamsuitcase/

     https://twitter.com/bedlamsuitcase

    3. Martha Riva Palacio – An Atom Journey through Ether 

    This piece is inspired in the No. 8 of Hilma af Klint’s Atom Series: “Atom on the ether plane is in constant change between rest and activity. At the rest it pulls itself inwards. This affects the earthly atom as giving of force.” I mix crickets chirping in different frequencies with the clink of Tibetan tingshas in order to create soundscapes that I subsequently modify and incorporate into the structure of a new piece. Fractals, subtle variations of the same theme: an atom moves along the thin line between order and chaos.

    Mexican sound artist and author based in Mexico City. She’s part of the art, literature and science collective Cúmulo de Tesla and has presented her sound pieces in places such as the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and the Centre of Complexity Studies at the UNAM, the Soundasaurus Festival, The Border Project at the Art Museum of the University of Arizona, The FKL International Symposium on Soundscapes and the WFAE world conferences among others.

    4. Lesley Wilson and Lise Olsen – The Land that Forgot            

    Written and performed by Lesley Wilson. Soundscape created by Lise Olsen.

     The Land that Forgot is a story of a world where forgetting is at epidemic levels: The reasons for forgetting are complex but the consequence sare that the land, and all that lives on it, is dying. However, in this world lives an old woman who knows the secrets of the land, the songs of its soul and a way of saving it. This collaborative work was produced using a poem written and performed by Lesley Wilson, and a soundscape created by Lise Olsen. The sound weaves together the story with field-recordings and an original score by musician Ailie Robertson. 

    Lesley Wilson is a Perthshire based playwright whose work has been read and performed at theatres across Scotland. She creates stories about the world by questioning the interaction of people, place, time and space. Her writing brings into the light the voices and stories of those who are often invisible and unheard.  

     Lise Olsen is a responsive artist who works in-between a sphere of space and the sonic. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Sonic Arts at the University of Aberdeen; presenting her work at many Scottish events, her research explores immersive soundscapes and the embodied experience of the in-between. 

    5. MISC –  Exquisite Corpse      

    The piece is a project formed around a technique born from the French Surrealist movement, where individual artists are asked to create a continuation of a prior segment of work without being able to see the entire scope of the piece with which they are working. Recorded separately during lockdown, our group wished to explore this concept by transcribing to sonic approaches, where each contributor can only hear the previous participants 20 second segment, attempting to maintain some element of musical balance, which is where the real interest lies.

    MISC is a Manchester based collaborative focused on interactive methods within composition. We are primarily composed of musicians working within the field of electronic music and synthesis, but not exclusively. The group originated from a series of monthly sessions where Manchester based musicians would convene to share new music that they had discovered to experience the listening process collectively.

     6. Shaun RobertEmotional Perception

    Shaun Robert has been working with sound from an early age , a natural extension of play . Starting like many with domestic tape recorder ; years finger poised on the pause button , making edits , skimming back with reverse to make collation transitions ; building deep relationships with that aesthetic, within this interaction shows itself in all my works . And the importance of sounds from analogue radio can not be understated.

    Cross talk & frequency drifting pulls my heart strings. And Heavy use of Cassette Tape in Structure , making my own compilations developed into making my own works . And relating to loops and rough editing , audio drop outs

    A Sonic Organic

    https://shaunrobert.bandcamp.com

     

     

  • Dani Gal and Bernhard Schreiner - Speak & Math

    12 November 2020 @ 10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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    Gal and Schreiner planned to meet and play music after not seeing each other for over
    ten years. But the newly imposed Covid -19 lock down during March made the meeting impossible. Being at home, they sent each other sounds dug up from personal archives. Material such as recorded memories of distante nvironments made in past travels and shortwave radio sounds recalling distance communications. These were incorporated into their instrumental setups in a process that became a sort of a ball game where they made
    up the rules as they went along, affecting every aspect of the sound piece.

    Bernhard Schreiner studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Frankfurt with the avant-garde film artist Peter Kubelka. Schreiner’s work is spread over diverse media such as sound, photography, film, and installation. The phantom kind of sound is somehow central, expressed either ins ound installations or on silk-screen prints and photographs, which the artist additionally connects to the ‘spirit photography’ of the late 19th century. In the very manner Schreiner manipulates images of famous musicians such as John Coltrane or Glenn Gould.

    http://www.baskaru.com/bernhard_schreiner.htm

     DaniGal (1975, Jerusalem) lives and works in Berlin. He studied at Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Stäadelschule in Frankfurt and in Cooper Union in New York. His films and art installations have been shown at the 54th VeniceBiennale (2011), Istanbul Biennale (2011), New Museum New York (2012),Kunsthalle St. Gallen Switzerland (2013), The Jewish Museum New York (2014),Berlinale Forum Expanded (2014), Kunsthaus Zurich (2015) Kunsthalle Wien(2015), Documenta 14 (2017), Centre Pompidou (2018) and at Club TransMedialeFestival Berlin (2020).

    danigal.com

     

     

     

  • Ann Antidote and Lun Ário - Bondage

    12 November 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

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    In this program Ann Antidote and Lun Ário from the collective The Strange Life of the Savages speak about one of their favourite topics: japanese bondage, some aspects of its history, making it feminist and non-hierarchical,community, queering it out, or how to do it safely.

    Ann Antidote is an autodidact DIY artist, active in the fields of bondage,video,performance, sound and landscape art. She has been active in advocating polyamorous, queer and kinky/sex-positive lifestyles as respect-deserving options. This work includes teaching, performance,video,and installation/landscape art, in Berlin, where she lives, and beyond.

    Lun Áriois a queer sex-positive DIY performer artist based in Berlin. Lun Ário is doing burlesque performance, making movies and teaching shibari since he moved to Berlin in 2009. Lun is committed to a DIY,low-budget aesthetic.

    http://www.strangesavagelives.net

     


     

13 November 2020
  • Andreas Bulhoff & Marc Matter - Again_As

    13 November 2020 @ 12:00 am - 12:30 am

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    Again As is a combinatorial Text-Sound Composition consisting of short synthesised words which are ambiguous or homophonous, collected from New York Times’ website and the “Politically Incorrect” sub-forum of the 4chan messageboard to create an artificial dialogue. It is based on a vinyl DJ-tool produced by the composers.

    This work makes use of 32 monosyllabic words which were collected from the website of the New York Times (newspaper, formal language, mainstream, liberal) and the sub-forum of the 4chan messageboard entitled Politically Incorrect (online messageboard, informal language, subculture, reactionary) in winter 2018/19. Recited by two synthetic voices, they mirror two opposing extremes of current online debate. This work aims to let them artificially talk to each other, while stripping the language material from its context to generate new text.

    To multiply the possibilities of meaning, this work contains ambiguous and homophonous words only – avoiding hate speech –, arranged in lists, text planes, rhythmic compositions and loops while exploiting the musicality of speech. It was produced by mixing two by two copies of this record in a DJ-setup, played by the two composers themselves in a duo situation.

    The record ɅV – A Sound Writing Tool is released by the Research & Waves collective and distributed as a DJ-Tool to make your own version of this piece. The composers are using this record for turntablist live performances as well. Again As is at the same time a post-digital take on sound poetry as it is created due to the current landscape of online debates and their ideologies. In the combinatorial filter bubble of this piece, looped words become a writing method that may produce fragmentary narratives or arbitrary mantras.

    First broadcasted by SWR2 Ars Acustica in March 2020, curated by Frank Halbig.
    <https://www.swr.de/swr2/hoerspiel/swr2-ars-acustica-20200303-2303-andreasbuelhoff-
    marc-matter-again-as-ein-plattenspielerischer-textgenerator-100.html>
    Andreas Bülhoff (sync zine, Library of Artistic Print on Demand, SLU&ERS) Marc Matter (Institut für Feinmotorik, The Durian Brothers, Salon des Amateurs) first met for a collaborative sound poetry performance at Poesiefestival Berlin in 2018, resulting in an ongoing artistic research

     

  • Matt Byrd - Clastic Composition 7

    13 November 2020 @ 12:30 am - 1:00 am

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    The seventh in a series of nine Clastic Compositions, 7 is the superimposition of the three preceding works,virtually set inside a fiction of the room I was in at the time of creation.

     Matt Byrd has been making recordssince hearing The Beatles and Stockhausen as a kid, records of and in between Big Concept Art Rock Albums and Electronic Suites and Stellar Emissions like the numbered Clastic Compositions 1-9. As the feeling of the end of the world draws nigh, he’s become focused on collaborative beat/noise-work, field recording, and the piano.

    mattbyrd.bandcamp.com

     

  • Matt Burnett - Listening Experience

    13 November 2020 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am

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    “Listening Experience” is an hour-long presentation that airs monthly on Resonance Extra.It is a platform to present audio experiments and musical creations, that are typically organised around a theme. The ever-present question is “What does it mean to listen? What is listenable?”.

    This episode of “Listening Experience” runs for two hours and is curated for Radiophrenia 2020 from episodes of the past year.

     Matt Burnett is a sound artist / sound designer based in Berlin.

    Twitter:@mbmusicBerlin

    Bandcamp:https://mattburnett.bandcamp.com/

     

     

  • Giles Perring - World Organ

    13 November 2020 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 am

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    The World Organ, a installation created by musician, composer and sound artist Giles Perring, is a system of tubes that listens to the world and relays what it hears as a live audio stream at  http://www.worldorgan.com. It’s part of a wider cross-media approach to the idea of landscape. The World Organ portrays its surroundings sonically. An acoustic phenomenon that the Organ is designed to create, weaves a musical layer into the sounds of the natural world. The World Organ is installed at the Sound of Jura Studio at Knockrome,on Jura, overlooking Lowlandmans Bay.

    Giles Perring is a musician, record producer, sound sculptor and cross media artist. In 1983 he was a founder member of the sonic sculpture collective Echo City. His many collaborations include work with Fad Gadget, Albert Kuvesin & Yat Kha, Kevin Godley, Alan Wilkinson, John Cayley, Melanie Pappenheim and Ivor Kallin. His own solo projects, aside from a successful catalogue as a record producer and TV/Film composer, includes his series of performances with live telephony, ‘The Exchange’. It featured in Glasgow’s Sonica in 2013 and he streamed it worldwide in Sept 2019 for Charts Argyll & The Isles. Helives and works on the Isle of Jura where he maintains a working croft, a music studio and a creative space.

    @soundofjura
    @xamusiclabel

    http://exchangeart.co.uk/wp/exchange/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-e-qjJQ0CY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWEP7S5sxWE&feature=youtu.be

     

  • CWCH collective - Edition 5: Mission Compossible

    13 November 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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    Worker-artists convene a hive broadcast of indiscriminately gathered sound-pollen, transmitting codified messages to kindred folk. 

    Each week a potent gang of sound artists are at play, exploring whatever is on their minds. Style guide: Anything goes

    Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington (Ürzig) http://www.mobile-radio.net

    Xentos Fray Bentos (Broughton) http://www.discogs.com/artist/xentos

    Frauke Berg (Düsseldorf) http://www.fraukeberg.de

    Katharina Bihler & Stefan Scheib (Saarbrücken) http://www.liquidpenguin.de

    DinahBird (Paris) http://www.bird-renoult.net/dinah-bird

    dieb13 & Billy Roisz (Vienna) http://dieb13.klingt.org & http://billyroisz.klingt.org

    Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) http://nicelittlestatic.com

    Ralf Schreiber (Cologne) http://www.ralfschreiber.com

    Live broadcast 7th May 2020 on Resonance Extra, Soundart Radio, WGXC,Wave Farm & π-node. Later on Radio ARA, JET FM & Radio Panik.

    Produced by Mobile Radio with support from π-node.

     

  • Craig Gell - Wave Machine

    13 November 2020 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am

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    Wave Machine translates real-time sea wave data, streamed from a marine observation buoy, into a continually evolving electronic soundscape. 

    A network of buoys dotted around the UK coast relay data to a freely accessible resource at channelcoast.org.

    Using Pure Data, the measurements such as wave height, speed and wave direction are programmed to control the parameters of sound – pitch, timbre, duration and position within the stereo field. Sea temperature is marked by a single modulating tone, with degrees Celsius transformed into oscillations per second. The buoy’s location sets the initial pitch giving each buoy its own distinct sound signature.

    Craig Gell is a composer and artist based in Folkestone. His recent work has been informed by the forces of nature and the natural environment.

    Wave Machine(2020) has exhibited at Folkestone and Ramsgate sound festivals, using data from their local buoys. 

    Craig also composes music and scores including the animated short films; Quarantine (2019) which aired on BBC4 and won Best Animated Short Film at London Short Film Festival, and Red Rover (2020) which was in part composed during a residency at the former home of Imogen Holst in Aldeburgh, care of the Britten-Pears Foundation and Wild Plum Arts.

    http://www.craiggellmusic.com

     

  • Toni Dimitrov - City Sketches 5: Milan

    13 November 2020 @ 7:30 am - 7:55 am

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    This is a documentary piecefrom the field recordist and sound artist Toni Dimitrov, dedicated to a city.This time the sketches are recorded in Milan during his stay for the Radio Cityfestival in spring 2018. The recordings from the Duomo metro station, Sforza Castle, Orto Botanico di Brera, Santa Maria del Carmine church, escalators, bars, parks, etc., interweave subtly, blurring the line between field recordingand sound art. 

    Toni Dimitrov a multimedia artist, cultural explorer, radio activist working in the field of radio and media for 20 years, philosopher, communicologist and passionate 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,r adio, field recordings, he is curating the labels post global recordings and élan vital recordings, but also various sound/art events. His radio programs broadcasts on music radio Kanal 103 and are dedicated to contemporaryelectronic music, soundscape, field recordings but also discussing various socio/cultural/political topics. At the moment working on projects related to political analysis of media.

    http://www.post-global.com

    http://www.kanal103.com.mk

     

  • Benoit Borries with Francesca Bolognesi- La Foresta dei Violini

    13 November 2020 @ 7:55 am - 9:00 am

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    Initially, there is a sound art documentary produced by the Italian Swiss Radio entitled “The violins forest”, released in September 2020. I thus spent the whole month of June 2020 in the Val di Fiemme in the Dolomites with Francesca Bolognesi , the co-author of this documentary creation. We followed the men of this region making sound an endemic species of fir trees in order to choose the essences which will make their future violin instruments. The subject lends itself very well to sensitive sound writing. By surveying the mountain paths for a month, recording the different sound elements of the environmental and social landscape, collecting some anecdotes of the inhabitant / environment relationship through the sound dimension, it seemed natural to me to offer a longer, more musical form also existing in performative form, thought of as a sound stroll in the Val di Fiemme. “The violins forest”, in this version, tells about the strong bonds between the people of a valley and their close environment, through the prism of the sense of hearing.

    “The violins forest” is a sound journey made of the musicality of the landscapes of the Val di Fiemme. At times, voices are heard, incorporated into the rhythm of the composition. The didactic, analytical tone is prohibited here. Words always arise to tell an anecdote, an experience evoking the sensitive link of an inhabitant of the region with their close environment via sound. Giuliano, a ranger, describes his imitation of the call of the male of the white partridge, when he is in counting operation. Marcello has accompanied many luthiers in the region and developed a special sense of hearing in contact with the forest in order to find the best essences.

    With the voices of Marcello Mazzucchi, Giuliano Zugliani from the Forestale di Paneveggio, Fabio Ognibeni from the violin making company Ciresa.
    We would like to thank Franco Saber from the La Primula sawmill.
    With the support of the Val di Fiemme Tourist Agency.

    https://faidosonore.net/La-foresta-dei-violini-La-foret-des-violons-sortie-automne-2020.html

     

  • Chiara Ambrosio - Letters from my friends

    13 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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    Initially devised as a two part show for Resonance 104.4 fm, this is a sonic patchwork that brings together the voices of many of my friends and collaborators (recorded across space and time over the telephone during lockdown), in a cathartic act of release, a gesture of collectivity on the airwaves, a celebration of the radio’s power to gather us together against the odds of circumstance and geography.

    Featuring, amongst many: Sukhdev Sandhu/ Andrea Zimmerman/ Gareth Evans/ a bird chorus recorded by Helena Hunter and Mark Peter Wright/ Joanna Ebenstein/ Jeremy Reed/ Bird Radio/ Brian Catling

    Chiara Ambrosio- Biography

    Chiara Ambrosio is a London-based filmmaker andvisual artist, working with film, photography, sound and printed matter toexplore the ways in which we perceive, remember, articulate and preservepersonal and collective histories and sense of place.

    Her current ongoing project “Raft” uses film, radio broadcast and printedmatter to imagine the city of London as a stage where encounters with realpeople and places speak to the role of local culture and applied imagination inshaping the identity of the city, creating a political and poetic form ofresistance of the marginal, small and silenced.

    For more info on Chiara’s radio work https://raftalondonstory.com

    For more about Chiara’s visual art http://www.acuriousroom.com/ENTER.html

     

  • Fabian Zuniga - Agua

    13 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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    A number of documented soundscapes recorded with the mindset of showcasing a perspective of reality. The idea it’s to create an awareness of the soundscapes that exists, the combinations of worlds, the movements, the rhythms, the tempos, the sensations and energy that the sounds around us create, the randomness, the consciousness and subconsciousness in sound creating and listening. How conscious acts from an outsider perspective, form part of a subconscious whole.

    These recordings are reminders of what surround us, what influences us, what shapes us, what we are part of.

    Born and raised in Costa Rica, with a degree in Film and Television. Even though I work in several aspects of the audiovisual production, sound it’s my main field. In 2017 I did a postgraduate in arts in sound in Belgium called EPAS. During EPAS I discovered new ways of listening and viewpoints towards sound, as well as sound art. The last couple of years, I have been mostly interested and documenting soundscapes and its role in our sound world/life.
    Documentary, randomness, surrealism, consciousness and subconsciousness, narrative sound would describe my recent approach.

     

  • Shorts 13M

    13 November 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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    1. Neil Verma –    That’s What I’d Do

    Found sounds from Pike Place Market in Seattle, recorded from 4:30 am until dawn, one Saturday in March 2019. Gulls, ice shovels, paper bags, rusty doors, freezers,even a grunting sea lion. Recorded with a Sony PCM D-100, a good friend, and a bag of fresh donuts. This is the sequel to “What’s it Going to Be, Numbers?/I Smell Like Fish Every Day,” a piece about another fish market that aired on Radiophrenia in 2019.

    Neil Verma is a scholar and sound recordist in Chicago, where he serves as assistant professor of sound studies at Northwestern University. His books include Theater of the Mind:Imagination Aesthetics and American Radio Drama, and Indian Sound Cultures, Indian Sound Citizenship. His experimental sound recordings have aired on Radiophrenia, Resonance FM and WaveFarm, among other venues. He is editor of the RadioDoc Review and founder of the Great Lakes Association for Sound Studies.

    2. Sylvie Chenard – Marcher sur l’eau

    Marcher sur l’eau est un montage d’art sonore pour savourer, trouver de la musique lorsque le temps nous prend, qu’on avance à l’endroit, à l’envers du voyage, que des voix, des machines de l’été, du fleuve.

    3. Sweaetshops  –  An introdoctrination to We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission No 12

    Have you got X? That certain “something”?Have you been biding “your time”? Do you just want to be “up there”? You know you do. You have always known. We have always known and in all ways known. Your dreams. Your deepest desires. Your moment. We are here to take you there on the next step.

    We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission is an ongoing multidisciplinary work about the parallels between the rhetoric of religious cults and reality TV. Created from a mixture of audition tapes,self-help cassettes and show business jargon.

     Sweætshops® is a multipersonality “conglomerate” and multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is focused on creating allegory out of the waste of 21st century capitalism using sound and performance. Their name is a portmanteau of the two extremes of our current era. They hold a sonic arts MMus, are the 2019 recipient of the BUZZCUT Emerging Artist Award and have been both banned from the Edinburgh Fringe and simultaneously legally married/divorced for Brexit. They have played various festivals including Listen Again and Meadows Festival. Their work has also been featured on compilations by various labels including Violet Comet and DeadHound Records. 

    https://www.swextshops.io             

    4. Alison Carlier and Amanda Loomes – Disorder (extract from Spiky Punk)

    Spiky Black was a collaborative digital audio work made for Metal’s digital art park – NetPark in Chalkwell Park, Southend, UK. We worked with Chalkwell Park’s gardeners, Peter Beales rose nursery in Norfolk, NetPark Wellbeing Project and Leigh Horticultural Society. Spiky Black playfully shifts register from the pragmatic to the poetic, incorporating language sourced from punk bands, historic rose catalogues, horticultural terminology and first person interviews. A retired park gardener inspired the title and concept for the artwork – he grew up a punk and imagined naming a rose ‘Spiky Black’ in memory of his youth. ‘Disorder’ features names of punk bands and roses, grafted together over English fairground music typical of the early 20th Century when the rose garden was first planted.                                          

    5. Anette Gellein – Crystalizing         

    From Cinema For Lonely Souls a compilation of sound works,more minimal than my previous work. It is composed by a synth programmed in Max/Msp and the analog synth Moog Mother 32. The sound compositions is both based on very fixed parameters as well as analog improvisation. This collection of work is especially inspired by more minimal electronic composers,such as for example Eliane Radigue.  

    Anette Gellein (b.1995) is a multi-media artist working with video, music,  sound, text, images, drawing, performance and textiles. Her work often comes together in immersive installations combining different mediums. She graduated with a masters from Glasgow School of Art specialising in performance in 2019 and is currently based in Stavanger, Norway. Previous studies include Nordland Art- and Film school & BA in Contemporary Art from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary art in 2017. 

    anette.gellein.com     

    6. Christian Banasik – Glass Cutter 

     This piece was composed using normal tableware, such as glasses, cups and saucers, as well as other kitchen sounds. The rhythms of these original short actions have an influence on the form development and the electronic manipulations. The idea was to create a sound miniature which consists of real daily life parts which are heavily manipulated on a musical level. The algorithmic calculated patterns control the development and position of the short sampled “domestic actions” during the piece and the change of single sound parameters.

    Christian Banasik – studied composition and live-electronics with Gunther Becker and
    Dimitri Terzakis at the Robert Schumann Academy of Music in Dusseldorf and with Hans
    Zender at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. His instrumental and
    electronic works have been featured in concerts and radio programs throughout Europe as
    well as in the Americas, Asia, and Australia. He has received national and international music awards and scholarships. Banasik is lecturer for Audio Visual Design at the University for Applied Sciences / Peter Behrens School of Arts and the artistic director of the Computer Music Studio and the EM composition class of the Clara Schumann Music School in Dusseldorf/Germany. Beside live electronics and computer music, he has produced works for tape, radio plays and film soundtracks.

                                                                 

     

     

     

  • Iride Project - Listen. See. Sneak Out

    13 November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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    Credits: Bernard Clarke, Narrator

    “In the consuming flow of time, from childhood to manhood, iconoclasm worms its way out of a man crushed by shame and guilt. Images observe him, they reveal his dark secrets.By purging all those accusing smiles he secures a momentary relief. As his resentment grows stronger, he retaliates against the most famous smile but he fails and by realising that people can’t comprehend his mind and never will, he learns that “misunderstanding” is freedom to treasure personal secrets.”
    Text by Monica Miuccio published by the academic psychology magazine Tecniche Conversazionali (Milano 2000), adapted and interpreted by Bernard Clarke.

    “IRIDE PROJECT” Massimo Davi & Monica Miuccio is a performing duo and an exciting research into non-deterministic electro-acoustic music and sound emphasis poetry. They explore the sound through conventional and unconventional instruments, piezoelectric transducers, field recordings, electronics, voice/spoken word and an analogue modular synthesizer. Iride Project’s works were performed in Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Finland,
    Germany, Mexico, Macedonia, UK, Czech Republic, Spain and were regularly featured on Ireland’s National Radio RTÉ Lyric FM in Bernard Clarke’s program “Nova”. We are member of Association of Irish Composers, Irish Sound Science and Technology Association, Spatial Music Collective and Irish Music Right Organization.

    https://irideproject.bandcamp.com/

     

  • Buffer Zone

    13 November 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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    Timothea Armour – East Lothian Gothic, Episode 1: The Pilot Episode (13:32 mins approx)

    East Lothian Gothic is a radio play about a TV series, also called East Lothian Gothic, which doesn’t exist. If it did exist, it would be a supernatural crime drama, set in East Lothian and beginning with the death of a curator who has moved up from London to Dunbar to escape the city. It sometimes contains goblins. The first three episodes broadcast here are a work in progress. 

    Timothea Armour is an artist and bartender living in Edinburgh. She is a current student on the MLitt Art Writing course at Glasgow School of Art. Previous projects include The Last Hour! at Collective, Edinburgh in 2017, which was about the pasts and potential futures of the public house and The Neighbours are Bats, a nomadic, collaborative project with Yasmine Akamune Miles and Esme Armour, celebrating bats and DIY culture. 

    Alexis Weaver – Scrapes and Sighs (5:12)

    https://radiophrenia.scot/portfolio/alexis-weaver/

     

  • Mark Lyken - Borrowed View

    13 November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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    A sound collage of audio snapshots sent from around the world captured on phones and digital recorders in response to lockdown.The recordings were used as source material for a live performance from Lyken’s Dumfriesshire studio, with additional processing and fragments of sound overdubbed later.

    A mesostic poem accompanies the piece, written using the index letters R, A, D, I, O, P, H, R, E, N, I, A to select fragments of text from the descriptions that accompanied the recordings.If you would like to read the mesostic as you listen, it can be viewed here:

    https://radiophrenia.scot/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Borrowed_View_-Mesostic_New_Mark_Lyken.pdf

    Mark: Edit, text, mix, processing

    Collaborators:theta (Tromso, Norway), Colm McAuliffe (London, England), Alan Currall (Wanlockhead, Scotland), Anonymous (New Orleans, Louisiana), Ruaridh Law (Paisley, Scotland), Lee Ming-Yu  (Taipei, Taiwan), Alicia Hood (Burnhead, Scotland), Matt Atkins (London, England), Garry Maclennan (London, England), VEX (Dundee, Scotland), Abby Carter (Edinburgh, Scotland), Erlend Tait (Black Isle, Scotland), Jana Robert (Glasgow, Scotland), Jos Smolders (Tilburg, Netherlands), Jason Moyes (Borders, Scotland), Kate Davies (Shap, Scotland), Ian Watson – (Cardiff, Wales), Amy Whiten – (Portincaple, Scotland), Stephen Skrynka (Glasgow, Scotland),  Ros Fraser (Glasgow, Scotland), Aura Lynx (Bloomington, Indiana), Nadia Jones (Glasgow, Scotland), Skoddie (Tustin, California), Pete Smith (Edinburgh, Scotland), Lucy Parnell (Moniaive, Scotland), Emma Dove (Tokyo, Japan), Jackie Paper (Glasgow, Scotland), Dominic Khoo (North Region, Singapore), Jim Colquhoun (Bonnyrigg, Scotland), Tommy Perman (By Kinross, Scotland), Leonie Berman (Penpont, Scotland), Florencia García Chafuén (Lake Mergozzo, Italy), L.A.W (Dundee, Scotland)

     

  • Fraser Macbeath - Bha Là Eile Ann

    13 November 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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    Through a combination of Scottish archive footage dating from the1940’s, ambient music and field recordings from the Outer Hebrides, this dream-like piece is intended to transport the listener to a journey through rural Scotland, encountering tales of folklore and tradition told by the people themselves. In our modern world where digital storytelling has all but taken the place of our oral traditions, this piece aims to act as a time capsule left by the common people of the past, of the long forgotten tales and environments that shaped their world, and eventually our own.’

    Fraser MacBeath is a sound artist, music producer and current student at The Glasgow School of Art who hails from the Isle of Lewis. Using field recordings and archive footage, his hometown in the Outer Hebrides plays a central role in the work he produces. Fraser at present works solely with material gathered throughout rural Scotland, using the surroundings as the inspiration and very texture of his work. Creating contemporary sounds that showcase Scottish Island culture through the lens of his personal relationship with it.’

    https://doedeer1.bandcamp.com/releases

     

  • Shorts 5

    13 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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    1.  David Snow – Quantum Fields

    In 1920, André Breton and Philippe Soupault published Les champs magnétiques (“The magnetic fields”), generally acknowledged to be the first major work of literary surrealism. Breton and Soupault composed the text by means of automatic writing, a technique Soupault praised as “granting the spirit a liberty which we had known only in our dreams… freeing ourselves from all logical apparatus.”That same ego-negating poetic impulse currently finds expression in the use of computers to generate verse. The lyrics that comprise The quantum fields were generated using McPoet by Chris F. Westbury and The Surrealist Compliment Generator by Banjo Ruthless Creations.

    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 FestivalExhibitronic in Strasbourg, the Festival Internacional de Video Arte y MúsicaVisual in Mexico City, the Sound Thought Festival in Glasgow, and Echofluxx in Prague.

    davidsnowmusic.org

     2. Gerald Fiebig & Michael Herbst -Herbstblätter III

    Thetitle is both a pun on the name of the author of the featured texts – it literally means „Herbst’s sheets“ – and the German word for „autumn leaves“.Through extreme time-stretching, the ‘authentic’ voice of the author-subject speaking his text (actually, lists of very heterogeneous German words) is turned into an ‘a signifying material flux’ (Christoph Cox), thus blurring the boundaries between meaningful speech, noise, and melody. Other fragments of speech function as rhythmic units. In this way, the piece radicalises certain tendencies of radio art int he tradition of concrete poetry.

     Gerald Fiebig’s radiophonic work has been broadcast on “Radiophrenia” as well as various public and independent radio stations in Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Portugal,and Switzerland. Michael Herbst edited the art zine “Der Anbau” and is active as a writer and photographer. Since2012, Gerald Fiebig has realised various sound pieces based on Herbst’s text and voice: “Herbstblätter I” for live performance and “Herbstblätter II” for fixed media. Their collaboration also includes a photo series by Herbst with texts by Fiebig.

    http://www.geraldfiebig.net

    3. Hannah Kemp Welch – A Seat at the Table

    A Seat at the Table is an audio work produced through social practice, with female-identifying anti-war activists from across the globe. The title of the work refers to the trope that positions nuclear weapons as necessary to secure membership of a global decision-making group. The work is composed from recordings made in the UK and in Japan during the summer of 2019. Sounds include the voices of Japanese Hibakusha (survivors of the nuclear bomb), and field recordings collected at locations such as the A-bomb dome and hospitals caring for first generation Hibakusha.

    Hannah Kemp-Welch has a socially engaged practice that is concerned with listening. Working with diverse constituencies to record conversations, stories and local histories,works emerge through the voices of participants, layered with environmental and  imagined sounds. Hannah makes works for broadcast, installation andperformance, using documentation such as zines to keep open possibilities for collective action and social change. Hannah has worked with communities across the UK, and shown works in arts spaces including Middlesbrough Institute ofModern Art, Nottingham Contemporary, Tate Modern, Barbican and Flat Time House.

    sound-art-hannah.com

    Twitter: @SoundArtHannah

    4. Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen – In Media Res A-4

    This work especially made for Radiophrenia. Result of a transformation from a sculpture about type, typography, language alchemy ,sound and pronunciation of groups of type-characters.

    Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen is a Eindhoven The Netherlands based interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited, curated programs and exhibitions, lectured and performed internationally. He is deeply involved with both acoustic and visual media.Publishing on his record and book label Cosmic Volume. http://www.iae.nl/users/jada

    5.  Jess Shane – Nicola Talkback

    My first radio documentary was anon-narrated piece that followed a gymnast in the wake of quitting her sportdue to injury. When it aired, I sent it to my subject, Nicola, then 16 years old. Nicola listened, then told me she hated it. This has haunted my documentary practice ever since.

    Nicola, Talkback is an audio piece about what it means to be in, and to tell, someone else’s story. It’s based around a conversation between Nicola and I about the process of making the original documentary, and features outtakes from the original doc.

    Jess Shane is a Canadian audio producer, whose work has aired on BBC’s Short Cuts, WBEZ’s Re:Sound, and across the CBC network. She has presented work at Open City Documentary Festival, Audiocraft, Hearsay Audio Festival, the International Features Conference, and On Air Fest. Jess is a co-founder of Constellations, a project for sound arta nd experimental audio.

    http://www.jessshane.com

    6. Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones -My World in a Bucket

    My World in a Bucket is a piece about childhood, memories and a shift of perspective. It features the speaking voice of Dutch composer Julia Koelmans. My World in a Bucket is part of a series of audio works exploring stories and ideas under the title Lost and Found.

    Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones is a singer, songwriter and audio producer. Rooted in storytelling, her work encompasses folklore, memory, voice and intimacy. Hannah writes and performs alt-folk music under the name Asthmatic Harp.

    http://www.hannahfredsgaardjones.com
    http://www.asthmaticharp.com

     

  • gobscure - dead beside her son upon a heap of feathers which were scattered over & night gale

    13 November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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    dead beside her son upon a heap of feathers which were scattered over.

    a ‘support worker’ once said what dya need booksfor yr homeless?  our revenge was 13 years of reading, graduating from the open university after 13 years.  heres experimental radio from fragments including responses to engels condition of the working class (one of the most importantcourse books) – 2020 is 200th anniversary of engels birth.  plus 1929 song how can a poor person stand such times & live, music box playing chant des partisans (french resistance anthem) plus (post)-industrial locations engels wrote about. part of our project ‘provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth’ which includes solo show

     night gale

    nightingales move across europe, africa and asia to sing hard-won songs. woodlands are now managed. there is always is new growth.   during our worst sectioning (before that homeless hostel) we could only cope with watching trees yet had to deal with insanities of staff, torn books, press headlines – not word-salad but ward-salad.  we finally escaped to sit on a rock in middle of river tees (above middleton-in-tees), watch milky way and sing our version of fiddle and drum (a joni mitchell song we knew onlyfrom cassette of june tabor in the eighties). new songs are needed

     gobscure.   

    sound-art in 2020 c.e. includes ink any bodyalbum part of our rose carved in rain solo exhibition with newbridgeproject gateshead, supported by curious arts; with loves raging much turnswas commissioned by arts&heritage and is for our museum of homelessness colleagues; ships-ov-fool (online)was a GIFT: Gateshead InternationalFestival of Theatre commission, supported by Sage Gateshead summer studioresidency and sound&music award.  touching the flood -music-theatre about our earliest childhood memory (touching the river tees inflood) was commissioned by sage gateshead for livestream.  we received another sound&music award under lockdown. 

    https://gobscure.wixsite.com/provoked

    https://soundcloud.com/gobscure/

     

  • Buffer Zone

    13 November 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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    Ricardo de Amas – In God We Trust


    Alexis Weaver – The Shimmering Haze (12:42)

    https://radiophrenia.scot/portfolio/alexis-weaver/

    Māpura Music – Pandemic Zoom Class Podcasts: Grasshopper

    My name is Stefan Neville & I work at Mapura Studios in Auckland, New Zealand, We are a creative space forpeople living with disability & diversity. 

     http://www.mapurastudios.org.nz/

     During May this year our programs had to happen remotely online and I produced a series of “PANDEMIC ZOOMCLASS PODCASTS” from recordings of the sessions. They captured students & tutors adapting to the situation & connecting through conversation,artwork, ideas, poetry & music. Framed by technical difficulties, unintelligibility & bad connections becoming musical refrains, you willhear us wrestling with a scary time & keeping each other company.

    John Wilde – The Red Zinnia (3:45)
    A monologue written by John Wilde and performed by Chrissie Mac with music by John Wilde, The Red Zinnia is a musing on a painting by Mary Cassatt. The speaker wonders what kind of woman the subject was and what she might have been doing when Cassat asked to paint her.
    Previously broadcast on Writers Block Radio Hour.

    John Wilde is a writer, director,performer and sound artist who thinks that the lockdown would suit him just fine if it wasn’t for that pesky virus. John is a regular if infrequent contributor to Lights Out Listening Group and is currently enjoying working as part of Script to Stage Renfrewshire with scripts from new writers. John also contributes to Writers Block Radio Hour for broadcast.


     

     

  • Rena Anakwe - From My Window: Dreams, Hopes and Disappointments

    13 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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    Embodied through words, sounds and voice “From My Window: Dreams, Hopes and Disappointments” is a sound collage that explores field recordings taken from the windowsills in my house, escapes from New York City and reflections on what it means to dream through chaos.

    Rena Anakwe is an interdisciplinary artist and performer working primarily with sound, visuals, and scent. Exploring intersections between traditional healing practices, spirituality and performance, she creates works focused on sensory-based, experiential interactions using creative technology. 

    Currently, Rena is a 2020–21 resident of the Abrons Arts Center AIRspace performance program. She was also a 2019 ISSUE Project Room artist-in-residence, a 2019 Abrons Arts Center Sound Series commissioned artist, and a 2018 Signal Culture artist-in-residence. She has collaborated, produced, and shown work at New York City institutions including: Dia Foundation, Fridman Gallery, Knockdown Center, Lincoln Center, MoMA PS1, CultureHub, Pioneer Works, and Montez Press Radio. Most recently, under the moniker A Space for Sound, Anakwe released the first in an ongoing audio series titled “Sound Bath Mixtape vol. 1”, through the New York City-based label and collective PTP. 

    Rena is based in Brooklyn, New York, by way of Nigeria and Canada.

    http://www.aspaceforsound.com

     

  • Maria Sappho and Kate Steenhauer - Bethany

    13 November 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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    Close to retirement Bethany’s incredible career and identity were at odds, as a transgender woman with a background in military and commercial diving. In this short podcast Bethany shares stories and reflects on her career which took place in the most male-dominated arenas: RAF, commercial diving in the North Sea, her own engineering consultancy within the Oil, Gas & Nuclear Power Industries.  She explores what it meant to be a trans woman surrounded by ‘alpha males’ and how she negotiated gender, judgment,injury and self discovery.

    Maria (Improviser) and Kate (Visual Artist) are an interdisciplinary duo who work with political and social issues in a perpetually changing world. Together they collaborated on Painting Music a production which uses Artificial Intelligence to create music from live-painted drawing; and The making of a feminist inspired by the complex entanglement of human and computer ‘intelligence’ in a world designed for men  (created under COVID-19quarantine). Bethany is one story from In the Bell their current cross-disciplinary project which  encompasses live painting and music interwoven with verbatim narrative investigating identity, gender, andsexuality.

    http://katesteenhauer.com/in-the-bell

    https://www.mariasappho.com

     

  • We Are Publication - Machine Mountain

    13 November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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    A soundscape,which takes it cue from the secluded alpine sanatorium described by Thomas Mann in TheMagic Mountain (1924). Individual sonic contributions are re-imagined as if circulating within the spaces of a remote mountain refuge, where acoustic fragments pass and mingle via a series of rest-cures, breakfasts, luncheons and dinners, eventually to disperse in slumber.  

    Originating in 2015 at Kingston School of Art’s Contemporary Art Research Centre, artist group We Are Publication(WAP) has published in the form of the radio broadcast Diagram of anHour (Resonance FM, 2016), a vinyl record (Curved Pressing, 2017), the handmade rug Notes on a Carpet (Five Years, London / FocalPoint Gallery, Southend-on-Sea / London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery,2017-2018), the exhibition and soundscape We.Are.Cut.Up. (PrattInstitute, New York / Radiophrenia, CCA Glasgow, 2019) and the exhibition andperformance programme  t h e  H  O L  D  (Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston,2019).

     http://www.wearepublication.com

     

     

     

     

  • Stories No One Wants Me To Tell - Four Dreams

    13 November 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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    Marjorie Van Halteren (USA/France) voice, keyboard, electronics, text; Christian Vasseur (France), guitar, lute, electronics, voice; and Philippe Lenglet (France), guitarist, electronics.

    SNOWMTT is performing  their piece, “Four Dreams,” live and semi-improvisational.

    Marjorie Van Halteren is a radiophonic composer and electroacoustic poet/performer. Veteran guitarist Christian Vasseur also plays the lute with a strong repertory in classical as well as contemporary music. He is dedicated to stage performance, improvisation, electronic experimentation and composition, and often takes part in a large range of media, including photography, video, dance and theatre. Guitarist and improviser Philippe Lenglet lives and works in the North of France. He’s a member of the Muzzix collective, and is also a photographer.

    http://electroacousticalpoeticalsociety.com/

    https://christianvasseur.weebly.com/

    https://christianvasseur.bandcamp.com/

    http://muzzix.info/?lang=fr

    http://improphoto.blogspot.com/

     

  • Alexis Weaver - Mineral Disobedience

    13 November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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    Mineral Disobedience is an experimental soundscape inspired by an unofficial war waged in Sydney, Australia. Known for its natural beauty, the Emerald city is experiencing a period of rampant development; mirroring the wider world. Industry leaders must increasingly engage with environmental concerns raised by the public, as has been demonstrated by the ongoing climate change protests. For the latter group, this is a deeply personal issue which must affect the way we all interact with nature forever; for the former, it seems climate collapse is an administrative nuisance rather than impending reality. I use this context as a starting point to explore how Human, Machine and Animal might interact if the machines and tools we use in our taming of Nature were given anthropomorphic voices. Field recordings of construction sites and the natural world intersect as the machinery rattles to life. How would the diggers, jackhammers, trucks, the frames of the skyscrapers themselves, interact with their surroundings if liberated from their day jobs? The minerals from the ground, re-moulded into the building blocks of humankind, would surely have some things to say.

    The piece charts a loose journey through the life of such machines, including the monotony of the construction site, hearing the dazzling voices of many humans, a flirtation with the natural world, and an inevitable return to ordained duty. The natural resonances of these field recordings inform the melodic content of the piece, including the recurring, poignant melody.

    Alexis Weaver is an electroacoustic composer based in Sydney, Australia. Born in the Shoalhaven, Alexis grew up learning flute, voice and harp before commencing study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2014. Now, she draws on her classical music upbringing in a slightly different way, creating whimsical and adventurous electroacoustic works which celebrate the emotive capabilities of sound. 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 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. ​

    http://www.alexismarieweaver.com

    https://alexismarieweaver.bandcamp.com/

    https://soundcloud.com/alexis-marie-weaver

     

  • Shorts 21U

    13 November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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    1. Elina Bry – Preambule

    Journey through a practice, the methods and reflections on our Art Heros.

    ElinaBry is French/Finnish, Glasgow based multidisciplinary artist. She works across video, storytelling and live performance, and is interested at listening to and re-staging the malfunctions of the human body. She is curious about the body as a sentient arena; as a responsive tool and as a protagonist of an everyday drama. By that, she investigates the known, model it and work in collaboration with the instability of her body. It is essential that she doesn’t cause any harm as she want to challenge her body with the everyday, in order to give a stage and witness what is already there.

    2. Ivor Kallin – Sangs of Bute, Eh? R09_0090

    From a collection of 51 improvised’ songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play). They were recorded in a cottage onBute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me

    3. Elen Huynh & Mark Vernon – La résonnance des couleurs

    4. Lise Olsen and Lesley Wilson – The land that Forgot

    Written and performed by Lesley Wilson. Soundscape created by Lise Olsen.

    The Land that Forgot is a story of a world where forgetting is at epidemic levels: The reasons for forgetting are complex but the consequences are that the land, and all that lives on it, is dying. However, in this world lives an old woman who knows the secrets of the land, the songs of its soul and a way of saving it. This collaborative work was produced using a poem written and performed by Lesley Wilson, and a soundscape created by Lise Olsen. The sound weaves together the story with field-recordings and an original score by musician Ailie Robertson. 

    Lesley Wilson is a Perthshire based playwright whose work has been read and performed at theatres across Scotland. She creates stories about the world by questioning the interaction of people, place, time and space. Her writing brings into the light the voices and stories of those who are often invisible and unheard.  

     Lise Olsen is a responsive artist who works in-between a sphere of space and the sonic. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Sonic Arts at theUniversity of Aberdeen; presenting her work at many Scottish events, her research explores immersive soundscapes and the embodied experience of the in-between.

    https://liseolsengenerates.com/

     

  • Mark Peter Wright - Listening to Learning

    13 November 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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    Listening to Learning is an experimental soundwork assembled from interviews with practitioners in the Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Across fields of education, ethnography and geography, the work investigates listening within the context of learning, and explores various methods involved in sonic pedagogy. Voices are mixed with ambient recordings from the research center itself, MMU, interlinking the space in which listening takes place to an ecology of sensation, relations and praxis. The project was developed by Mark Peter Wright in collaboration Dr.Michael Gallagher in the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI), MMU.

    Mark Peter Wright is an artist-researcher working at the intersection of sound,ecology and contemporary art. His practice investigates relations of capture and mediation between humans and non humans, sites and technologies, observers and subjects. He is interested in listening as a critical, imaginative and interpretive methodology for situated practice-based knowledge. His work has been presented across international platforms and combines installation,broadcast, performance and writing.

    https://markpeterwright.net/

    https://twitter.com/markpeterwright

     

     

     

  • Shorts 11K

    13 November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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    1. Panayiotis Kokoras- Qualia             

    Qualia are claimed to be individual instances of subjective conscious experience. The way it feels to have mental states such as hearing frequencies at the lower threshold of human hearing or a piercing sound hearing a tone from a ship horn or the granularity of a recorded field recording. The motion and the meaning inherited in the sounds are not disconnected from the sounds and are not the reason for the sounds but are in fact the sound altogether. Energy movement and timbre become one sound source identification cause guessing sound energies gesture decoding and extra-musical connotations are not independent of the sound but vital internal components of it.

    Kokoras is an internationally award-winning composer and computer music innovator. He is an Associate Professor in composition at the University of North Texas. Kokoras’s sound compositions use timbre as the main element of form. His concept of “holophony” describes his goal that each independent sound (phonos) contributes equally into the synthesis of the total (holos). In both instrumental and electroacoustic writing his music calls upon a “virtuosity of sound,” emphasizing the precise production of variable sound possibilities and the correct distinction between one timbre and another to convey the musical ideas and structure of the piece.

     http://www.panayiotiskokoras.com

    2. Henri Cachia – La Chenille         

    Principalement un texte écrit par moi-même Henri Cachia avec un bruitage en général plutôt discret parfois brutal. En introduction trois secondes et en conclusion trois secondes de texte chanté.

    3. Sweaetshops – An introdoctrination to We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission No 9

    Have you got X? That certain “something”? Have you been biding “your time”? Do you just want to be “up there”? You know you do. You have always known. We have always known and in all ways known. Your dreams. Your deepest desires. Your moment. We are here to take you there on the next step.

    We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission is an ongoing multidisciplinary work about the parallels between the rhetoric of religious cults and reality TV.  Created from a mixture of audition tapes,self-help cassettes and show business jargon.

    Sweætshops® is a multipersonality“conglomerate” and multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is focused on creating allegory out of the waste of 21st century capitalism using sound and performance. Their name is a portmanteau of the two extremes of our current era. They hold a sonic arts MMus, are the 2019 recipient of the BUZZCUT Emerging Artist Award and have been both banned from the Edinburgh Fringe and simultaneously legally married/divorced for Brexit. They have played various festivals including Listen Again and Meadows Festival. Their work has also been featured on compilations by various labels including Violet Comet and Dead Hound Records. 

    https://www.swextshops.io

    4. Ivor Kallin – Sangs of Bute, Eh?  R_09_0104                                      

    From a collection of 51 improvised ‘songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play).They were recorded in a cottage on Bute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me

    5. Seth Gabrielsson – Carpet Monologue                        

    ‘Carpet Monologue’ is an electroacoustic work that builds on some aesthetic inquiries into musical gesture, stasis, and listener capacities for sonic micro-detail. The piece is centred around the timbral qualities of a Chinese ‘Guzheng’ harp, and is constructed like a large and continuous fabric comprised of but a few sonic elements both static and ever-changing.

    Seth Gabrielsson is a composer and filmmaker from Sydney, Australia. His film and sound work explores the materiality of forms, acoustic sound, and celluloid film. He has composed for narrative film, radio theatre, and installation works, as well experimenting with his own short art films and audiovisual works.Currently studying composition at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. 

     

     

     

  • Kunstradio 5: Zahra Mani - News from Radio Yerevan Revisited

    13 November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

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    Austria: Mia Zabela – E-Violin, Live Electronic, Voice
    Hungary: Tibor Szemző – Flute, Samples, Voice
    Italy:Roberto Paci Dalò – Clarinet, Live Electronic

    Kroatien: Zahra Mani  – Contrabass, E-Guitar, Field-recordings, Voicesamples

    Sound and radio waves have the potential of power on many levels: artistic, communicative, rebellious; they are medium and expression of manifold layers of meaning. In the Corona crisis, the four musicians joined into a live quartet on the radio via Internet stream from their studios in Austria, Hungary, Italy and Croatia. The acoustic exchange of music, language and sound was the base for a joint radio performance from a distance. 

    On the initiative of the Styrian GKP (Gesellschaft für Kulturpolitik) the artists streamed simultaneously from their studios on Friday, May 22, 2020 and could be heard live on the radio of the University of San Marino USMARADIO.ORG. In addition, “News from Radio Yerevan” could also be heard in real time via Radio Helsinki Graz and Radio Agora Leutschach & Klagenfurt.

    The title refers to Radio Yerevan, a fictional radio station that for years answered a series of audience questions behind the so-called iron curtain (Radio Yerevan was asked…..Radio Yerevan answered……), the answers were characterized by humor, cynicism and absurdity as a reflection on the lies and hypocrisy of a communication culture that is now emerging as the forerunner of today’s fake news.

    For her radio art remix, sound artist Zahra Mani has taken the live quartet recordings to the next creative step, exploring acoustic materials, their manipulation, meaning, application and aesthetics.

    In “News from Radio Yerevan revisited”, the layers of sounds, the merging and summing of the individual voices into a new overall sound are deconstructed and reconstructed, spatialized, filtered, transformed. The result is a dynamic, spatial radio piece that explores power and manipulation as well as dialogue and exchange.

     

  • Gustavo Chab - Sapphires

    13 November 2020 @ 8:50 pm - 9:00 pm

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    This piece was conceived in three different process:

    Sapphires appear at the beginning as precise and punctual materials “a place where absorption of light is possible”. The first version of the piece where the structure can be heard. “As an Interaction between matter with different wavelengths of light as a sounds”. Dichroism is more descriptive and oneiric. The voice like a derive of the spectrum of Sapphires (a precious gemstone). Lia Ferenese (singer) explore new vocal possibilities as a part of a musical expression in this piece. Nontextual sonic combined with electronic sounds of the first piece: a variation of the word/phoneme of Sapphires is mixed and process creating new
    sounds like an “incident polarization state of light… A material will absorb light, like a Corundum depending on the presence of transition impurities in its crystalline structure”. Diattenuation is a variation that include materials of the previous pieces. The length of the piece always is the same (8:24). In Diattenuation there are permutations of the essential like an Items derive from different electroacoustic technics. Excerpts of this pieces have been composed in my residency at Studios LaBut in 2019, Strasbourg, France.

     

  • Wassili Widmer & Finn O'Hare - Echo of collective trauma

    13 November 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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    The pandemics caused a collective, global trauma. While our bodies were physically immobilised we were digitally interconnected. We’ll explore the phenomena disembodyment in relation to the Cold war, by the use of quotes of Cold War documents, samples from number stations and the greek myth of Ekho. Our performance will be a mix of those elements with a media critical essay, exploring the development of medial truth since the beginning of the Cold War. Echo is the conceptual and technical core of the project. The spoken text will be accompanied by a soundscape made with a Russian synthesizer which creates a hypnotic, dreamy soundscape. We will play with the concept of time through content and technology.

     

  • Shorts E5

    13 November 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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    1. Kim Fox –  Joe Smith is for the April birds 

    A collection of beats, birds and interview clips. The nat sounds of birds recorded in Egypt underlies the hip hop dominance with varying drum machines. Credits to: The Citizen DJ Project, Joe Smith Collection at the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Contains samples of “Off the record interview with Ashford and Simpson, [1986-1988?]-08-04” by Smith, Joe (1928-) (Interviewer), Ashford, Nickolas (Interviewee), Ashford & Simpson (Interviewee), and Simpson, Valerie (1948-) (Interviewee). Retrieved from Joe Smith Collection at the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.   

    2. Barry Burns – Phenomena Barely Observed and Wrongly Explained   

    3. SweaetshopsCentury©      

    A 2 minute meditation on silence, made from machine frequencies captured at the Lady Haig Poppy Factory. It is one of the 2main poppy factories in the UK, it is staffed by disabled veterans producing 5million poppies per year. 

    Sweætshops® is a multipersonality“conglomerate” and multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is focused on creating allegory out of the waste of 21st century capitalism using sound and performance. Their name is a portmanteau of the two extremes of our current era. They hold a sonic arts MMus, are the 2019 recipient of the BUZZCUT Emerging Artist Award and have been both banned from the Edinburgh Fringe and simultaneously legally married/divorced for Brexit. They have played variousf estivals including Listen Again and Meadows Festival. Their work has also been featured on compilations by various labels including Violet Comet and Dead Hound Records.

    https://www.swextshops.io

    4. Thomas Finbarr – The Pre-Hearing        

    Composed as an introduction piece for Barcelona’s 12 x 12Theatre Company’s production of ‘The Trial’. The Pre-Hearing is created from manipulated recordings of the cast rehearsing the work. It attempts to convey the menace, disorientation and paranoia inherent in the work. 

    5. – Anne Line DrocourtLa Derniere Personne sur Terre       

     

     

  • Eggblood - Teetering On a Tripwire between the Priest and the Para-Medicinal Urinal

    13 November 2020 @ 10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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    This new work of recorded material plundered between 2018/20. Composed 20th September in some current locked in covid syndrome. Incorporating inter personal archive spanning 25 years of ripped and clipped sounds. Real-time recordings, covert mobile conversations and live synth,

    This audio work focuses on memory, nostalgia, psychosis, faith and satire. Pushing and pulling the process of sampling, collage, cutup techniques and repetition into shattered fragments from some knackered audio pen-womb-man-ship shape shift…

     ANTI DEPRESSANTWEIGHT GAIN>NIGHTMAREISH GHOUL SYNDROME> CAELMUND THE LOCAL LEPER >CROUCHED ON A TOILET BOWL>PISSING HAPPY THOUGHTS >IN A SAD BATHWOOM>INA MULTIPLE RADIO PERSONALITY SYNDROME S> TALKBACK2TVUDO>RRR>RADIO RUB>BBB>BISHSCARE>>>A MISERABLE PRICK, NO MATES, NO HAIR>>>

     

     

     

  • Doog Cameron - Canny Really Mind Gettin Hame

    13 November 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 14 November 2020 @ 1:30 am

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    This submission has been created from only two Tascam DR05 samples taken on the same day/night and then edited in Ableton live and with only a simple delay applied after arranging and chopping.  The context is a day/night of drinking culminating in the unknown quantity of getting from where you are to where home is with mind repetition, in skull noise loops, drunk yelps and squawking laughter with occasional full sentences and empty street drama.  The outcome is an evolving echo and delay noise based on the original untreated samples input with periods of flat panning then left/right jumping and back to a conversation started but not finished an hour ago.  

    Avid Radiophrenia follower and contributor with a sonic background in limited DJing and performances undertaken in Edinburgh and Glasgow throughout the 00’s+teens at various ultimately doomed alternative/experimental club nights.  Keen street sound and ambience recorder to record the mundane world around us.  Now former keyboard player with Motherwell grounded bleakist indiepop band the Just Joans.  One half of Johns Indie Disco the experimental post ArabStrap/Mogwai/Spiritualized insular late night recording duo.  Main musical outlet is now often through the Ladywell Lout moniker and is working on the completion of the 3rd LWL album ‘Schemeadelic’ to complete the unknown trilogy.

    https://www.facebook.com/theLadywellLout/

    https://twitter.com/ladywelllout

    https://theladywelllout.bandcamp.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChGFbw8nJ4qmkMKns1Jz3wg

    https://open.spotify.com/artist/3RkKiio19f5Wus0I3PyIU6 

     

14 November 2020
  • Alex Ness - Transmission Party Slow Jam

    14 November 2020 @ 1:30 am - 5:00 am

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    A certain song by a certain Glasgow band,stretched to 1/60 of the original speed with custom software.

    Alex Ness is a composer, sound artist, and audio programmer living in San Francisco.  He enjoys listening to time-stretched recordings and is the proud inventor of the”NessStretch”, an algorithm for extreme time-stretching of audio.  Other recent projects include “Whether we like it or not”, a collection of pieces (some real, some imaginary) for pianist Marta Finkelštein (presented at the Festivalis Druskomanija in Lithuania), and “Contrafacts”, a resynthesis of three pop songs composed for the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra.  He holds music degrees from Harvard University and New York University.

    NessStretch software: https://github.com/asness/TimeStretch/

    Recordings: https://alexness.bandcamp.com/

     

  • CWCH collective - Edition 6: Weltshmerz Heimat

    14 November 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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    Worker-artists convene a hive broadcast of indiscriminately gathered sound-pollen, transmitting codified messages to kindred folk. 

    Each week a potent gang of sound artists are at play, exploring whatever is on their minds. Style guide: Anything goes

    Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington (Ürzig) http://www.mobile-radio.net

    Xentos Fray Bentos (Broughton) http://www.discogs.com/artist/xentos

    Frauke Berg (Düsseldorf) http://www.fraukeberg.de

    Katharina Bihler & Stefan Scheib (Saarbrücken) http://www.liquidpenguin.de

    DinahBird (Paris) http://www.bird-renoult.net/dinah-bird

    dieb13 & Billy Roisz (Vienna) http://dieb13.klingt.org & http://billyroisz.klingt.org

    Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) http://nicelittlestatic.com

    Ralf Schreiber (Cologne) http://www.ralfschreiber.com

    Special live guest Dr. Fortunatus Keller

    Live broadcast 14th May 2020 on Resonance Extra,Soundart Radio, WGXC, Wave Farm & π-node. Later on Radio ARA, JET FM, RadioPanik & Radio Orange.

    Produced by Mobile Radio with support from π-node.

     

  • Giles Perring - World Organ

    14 November 2020 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am

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    The World Organ, a installation created by musician, composer and sound artist Giles Perring, is a system of tubes that listens to the world and relays what it hears as a live audio stream at  http://www.worldorgan.com. It’s part of a wider cross-media approach to the idea of landscape. The World Organ portrays its surroundings sonically. An acoustic phenomenon that the Organ is designed to create, weaves a musical layer into the sounds of the natural world. The World Organ is installed at the Sound of Jura Studio at Knockrome,on Jura, overlooking Lowlandmans Bay.

    Giles Perring is a musician, record producer, sound sculptor and cross media artist. In 1983 he was a founder member of the sonic sculpture collective Echo City. His many collaborations include work with Fad Gadget, Albert Kuvesin & Yat Kha, Kevin Godley, Alan Wilkinson, John Cayley, Melanie Pappenheim and Ivor Kallin. His own solo projects, aside from a successful catalogue as a record producer and TV/Film composer, includes his series of performances with live telephony, ‘The Exchange’. It featured in Glasgow’s Sonica in 2013 and he streamed it worldwide in Sept 2019 for Charts Argyll & The Isles. Helives and works on the Isle of Jura where he maintains a working croft, a music studio and a creative space.

    @soundofjura
    @xamusiclabel

    http://exchangeart.co.uk/wp/exchange/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-e-qjJQ0CY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWEP7S5sxWE&feature=youtu.be

     

  • Naitsabes Rebok - Vögel sind komische Vögel/Birds Are Funny Birds

    14 November 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

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    „Vögel sind komische Vögel /Birds Are Funny Birds“ is a sonic walk through the world of birdsong and birdrelated music. „Komischer Vogel“ is an odd person in german.

    It starts friendly andpeaceful, but the mood is changing constantly. We hear recordings made by birdwatchers a hundred years ago, chirping synthesizers, professional whistlers andbirdcall imitators. Eric Dolphy and Charlie Parker duel with some birds from Venezuela and in the end no one can tell if the sounds are made by animals or men. The whole 60 Minutes are accompanied by an acoustic drone of birdsongs.

    My Name is Till Kober when Iam an independent radio presenter on „ByteFM“ and german public radio„Deutschlandfunk Kultur“, I am Naitsabes Rebok when I play music. I am 46 years old and live in Berlin with my wife and my son. For breakfast I like some egg and some tea, but most of all I like to talk about me.

    https://johnsteam.bandcamp.com/album/little-naitsabes-rebok-gary-flanell-split-tape

    https://www.byte.fm/sendungen/brown-rice/

    https://www.byte.fm/sendungen/bordermusic/

     

  • Shorts 20

    14 November 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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    1. Kirsten Millar – M8 + M8s

    During lockdown civic spaces changed; with reduced noise and air pollution we were able to collectively reimagine cities with roads and streets becoming social spaces. This year the Kingston Bridge has been proposed as a listed structure. Should we be looking beyond the bridge’s functionality and reimagine its purpose?  There is a correlation between air pollution and increased risk of COVID-19. With a lack of public space in the city centre should we reconsider how our cities are built and who they benefit? This work comprises a conversation over dinner on Glasgow’s built environment and sounds of the Kingston Bridge.

    My current practice takes place outwith a studio space working with resourceful and economical materials. By working with pre fabricated industrial materials, as well as captured and live sounds, the work moves away from the idea of craft, creating installations that translate exterior landscapes into alternate spaces. I often look into the socio-political history of site and place bringing it back to bodily experiences seeing how this affects our minds/health and form our ideas of place.

    2. Jess Shane – The Juicy Part

    In web content and documentary makers, presenters tend to contextualize their traumatic experiences in terms of traditional narrative arcs; suspense, climax,and resolution. Often, this results in commodification; trauma becomes ‘story’ and the underpinning systems of power fall to the wayside. While sharing details of trauma is valuable, sculpting them to fit a medium where views are money is different from recounting them to a therapist. The Juicy Part consists of segments of confessional YouTube videos so as to emphasize the disconnect between people relaying their trauma with sincerity, while simultaneously using entertainment tropes to entice listeners to lean in.

    Jess Shane is a Canadian audio producer, whose work has aired on BBC’s Short Cuts, WBEZ’s Re:Sound, and across the CBC network. She has presented work at Open City Documentary Festival,Audiocraft, Hearsay Audio Festival, the International Features Conference, and On Air Fest. Jess is a co-founder of Constellations, a project for sound art and experimental audio.
    http://www.jessshane.com

    3.  Amanda Brannin – Coyotes

    A summer evening postcard from Texas.

    An artist currently residing in Austin, though different places while asleep. Sound for in-between spaces.

    https://soundcloud.com/amandabrannin

    4.     Diana Duta – IOU (excerpt)

    In 1867, Alexander Melville Bell published his Visible Speech, a visual phonetic alphabet mapping the position of the lips, throat and tongue as they produce speech, originally intended to help deaf people articulate language. Diana Duta has created a series of circular scripts containing aleatory sequences fromBell’s alphabet – mixing verbal and non-verbal sounds, human and non-human, such as contempt, annoyance, pain, sawing wood, or the grunt of a pig – which were interpreted by five voice performers: camille gérenton, Simone Basani, Barry Fitzgerald, Myriam Van Imschoot and Marcus Bergner and blended together in this composition.

    Diana Duta is an artist based in Brussels since 2016. Her project Jambes is a recording studio commissioning new work by artists interested in experimenting with sound and voice.

    http://dianaduta.com

    http://jaaambes.be

    5. Katie Currie – Extractor Fantasia

    During the peak of lockdown I struggled a lot with the lack of true human contact. I asked the people I would usually have around me to send recordings of sounds from their homes or workplaces, allowing me to enter into their spaces with them. These individual sounds have been arranged together like all the instruments in an orchestra – a symphony of isolation.

     https://www.katiecurrie.co.uk/

    6. Beverley Hood – We began as part of the body

    We began as part of the body is a spoken word sound piece using speech synthesis, inspired by the organotypic artificial skin cells, cultivated within the eczema genetic research laboratory of Professor Sara Brown (University of Dundee). Scripted from the point of view of the artificial skin cells, which are both real and synthetic, it was written in response to interviews with the lab staff,conducted as part of an artist residency. The piece leads the audience through the cells’ journey, during their short, precious, three weeks long ‘in-vitro’ life, from operating theatre to lab, and finally to disposal.

    Beverley Hood is an artist and Reader in Technological Embodiment & Creative Practice, at the University of Edinburgh. Since the mid 1990’s she has investigated the impact of technology and science on human experience through the creation of digital media and performance arts projects, and writing. She works collaboratively, developing projects involving a range of practitioners, including medical researchers, scientists, writers,technologists, dancers, actors and composers. Her work has been performed and exhibited at venues and events internationally including: Stockholm Kulturhuser; V&A Digital Futures;Talbot Rice Gallery; Edinburgh Art Festival;ISEA; CCA Glasgow; Institute of Contemporary Art, London.

    7. Isabelle Stragliati – The Fire that Never Stops

    Chants, an accent, atmospheres already overheard or dreamed of, boat engines and lapping: we are in India, on the water, by the water. We come to die here. Place of destination and place of passage, of the great passage to a mystical afterlife, this city with multiple names also bears the lesser known name of Maha Shmashan Puri, “the fire that never stops”.

    Isa Stragliati is a sound artist, radio producer, composer and dj living in Grenoble.

    http://noearnosound.net

    8. Lydia Davies – Dog hairs

    The voice recounts a series of interconnected vignettes of conversations, thoughts and
    encounters. These segments are formed out of forgotten objects, bits of debris, receptacles and cavities, and draw on the embodied experiences of the narrator – a sideways glance, an object reached for at a stretch, the gravitational pull as they run down a slope. The pace of the voice drags and tightens against various percussive and instrumental rhythms, and occasionally snags on a phrase in the flow of speech. Drawing on research surrounding narrative theories of the self, ‘Dog hairs’ antagonises a subjective sense of self-continuity across time.

    I am an artist based in Glasgow, working across writing, sound and moving image. My work
    draws on temporal and embodied features of perceptual experience, often through durational
    or linguistic devices which play with degrees of attentiveness. My practice draws on research
    concerning the voice, how the self is constructed through interactions and relations with others, and ways in which vision is coded by dominant systems.

    http://www.lydiadavies.co.uk

     

  • Alexandra Bell - Treasure Hunt for the Imagination

    14 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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    Winner of the Leith School of Art2020 Prize for Outstanding New Work in Contemporary Art.

    This soundscape hunts for learningfrom past pandemics and imagines positive change resulting from this pandemic.A 200-year tour is set within the artist’s daily lockdown loop walk around maritime Leith, challenging perception of time, place & possibility. Immersive scenes describe 1918’s influenza pandemic, present day lockdown and the future in 2120, using music, story, poetry & sound. The workacknowledges the invisibility of sound and virus, contrasted with their materiality and emotive power. Includes free magic.

    Alex trained as a classical musician, performing and composing with orchestras and rock bands, before becoming an engineer. Originally from Belfast, she lived and worked around the world before settling in Scotland. Passionate about travel, Alex has expeditioned on all continents and sailed the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Now combining artistic and technical skills with her globetrotting experiences, Alex explores the interface of art, science, place and sound; with interests in synaesthesia and the impact of emerging immersive technologies on physiology and psychology. She loves the sea and describes herself as a contrarian.

     

  • John Hall: The Tide Will Turn / The Whitby Horngarth Service

    14 November 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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    John Hall hacks down and weaves interviews, field recording, archive material and cassette recordings made by participants to evoke the threads  of superstition, social obligation and inconvenience with which we can trace the Whitby Horngarth  Service from its roots in rituals of rogation to the present day, through 900 years of recorded observance.

    We hear several generations of the family that delivered the service on pein of losing their land,  the current Court Leet Bailiff of Fyling,  various explainers and  commentators, and the service itself.

    The piece was made for the Bifocals Ritual Exchanges project:

    bifocals2013ritualexchange.blogspot.com

    John Hall is based in Ulverston, Cumbria. He works in sound and visuals to explore ritual and vernacular.  John is lead artist and project manager with Artspace in Cumbria and is a  founding director of the Octopus Collective.John publishes Flypaper, a quarterly tabloid exploring vernacular creativity as part of his 2019-20 project Ritual Exchanges. His film of the Horngarth Service was included in Whitby’s online FolkWeek in 2020 and can be found here: https://vimeo.com/439517043

    John’s radiowork includes pieces for the Sao Paulo Biennale, Radio Revolten, Hannah FM and explorations of the vinyl library at BBC Radio Cumbria.

    https://www.johnhallartist.com/

     

  • Mary Farfisa's Outer Space Radio Theater - Blasé Koolkatt

    14 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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    Mary Farfisa’s friend, Blasé Koolkatt, is a beatnikcat-girl from the Moon. Can she keep her cool when Mommy-O demands that clean her room? A children’s radio series written and produced by Jim Cheff.

    Fascinated by radio drama from a very young age, Jim created, wrote and produced thirty-five half-hour episodes of ‘Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space RadioTheater,’ a comedy sci-fi series for kids. Mary Farfisa adventures have been played on community radio stations and radio festivals all over the world.Contact him at jimcheff@suddenlink.net

     

  • Alexandra Spence - tidewater

    14 November 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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    Alexandra Spence is an artist and musician from Sydney, Australia. She makes installations, compositions and performances based on (everyday) sound and listening. Through her practice she attempts to reimagine the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation. She has a current, near-spiritual, obsession with the animation of material and object through sound. Alex has performed and presented work on radio, in concerts, festivals, symposiums and galleries worldwide, and has two releases: Waking, She Heard The Fluttering, with Room40, and Immaterial, with Longform Editions.

    http://alexandraspence.net/

     

  • Shona Handley - The Spectrum Sings: Childhood

    14 November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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    The Spectrum Sings is an episodical radio project made by an imaginary BBC education department in 1973. Each episode was recorded live using 2 or 3 turntables; sometimes a gramophone and an improvised dialogue punctuated with internal anxiety. This is the first episode of The Spectrum Sings entitled: Childhood. Check the your local listings for the subsequent episodes entitled: War, France and Health respectively. I do hope you can join us next time.

    Shona Handley entered artistic stasis around 2010 having previously studied at Camberwell Art school and Edinburgh college on Art. Her previous practice encompassed performance, costume and textile design. Since 2018 Sound Art has provided a new creative outlet to process current themes of interest including bird calls and sleep talking. Shona is the person you think you know from some where, but you don’t. We have never met.

     

  • Buffer Zone

    14 November 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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    tandsmør – inside the fish we find (9:29)

    https://radiophrenia.scot/portfolio/tandsmor/

    Timothea Armour – East Lothian Gothic, Episode 2: Love on a Farmboy’s Wages  (10:24)

    East Lothian Gothic is a radio play about a TV series, also called East Lothian Gothic, which doesn’t exist. If it did exist, it would be a supernatural crime drama, set in East Lothian and beginning with the death of a curator who has moved up from London to Dunbar to escape the city. It sometimes contains goblins. The first three episodes broadcast here are a work in progress. 
    Timothea Armour is an artist and bartender living in Edinburgh. She is a current student on the MLitt Art Writing course at Glasgow School of Art. Previous projects include The Last Hour! at Collective, Edinburgh in 2017, which was about the pasts and potential futures of the public house and The Neighbours are Bats, a nomadic, collaborative project with Yasmine Akamune Miles and Esme Armour, celebrating bats and DIY culture. 


     

  • Alexis Weaver - Mineral Disobedience

    14 November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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    Mineral Disobedience is an experimental soundscape inspired by an unofficial war waged in Sydney, Australia. Known for its natural beauty, the Emerald city is experiencing a period of rampant development; mirroring the wider world. Industry leaders must increasingly engage with environmental concerns raised by the public, as has been demonstrated by the ongoing climate change protests. For the latter group, this is a deeply personal issue which must affect the way we all interact with nature forever; for the former, it seems climate collapse is an administrative nuisance rather than impending reality. I use this context as a starting point to explore how Human, Machine and Animal might interact if the machines and tools we use in our taming of Nature were given anthropomorphic voices. Field recordings of construction sites and the natural world intersect as the machinery rattles to life. How would the diggers, jackhammers, trucks, the frames of the skyscrapers themselves, interact with their surroundings if liberated from their day jobs? The minerals from the ground, re-moulded into the building blocks of humankind, would surely have some things to say.

    The piece charts a loose journey through the life of such machines, including the monotony of the construction site, hearing the dazzling voices of many humans, a flirtation with the natural world, and an inevitable return to ordained duty. The natural resonances of these field recordings inform the melodic content of the piece, including the recurring, poignant melody.

    Alexis Weaver is an electroacoustic composer based in Sydney, Australia. Born in the Shoalhaven, Alexis grew up learning flute, voice and harp before commencing study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2014. Now, she draws on her classical music upbringing in a slightly different way, creating whimsical and adventurous electroacoustic works which celebrate the emotive capabilities of sound. 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 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. ​

    http://www.alexismarieweaver.com

    https://alexismarieweaver.bandcamp.com/

    https://soundcloud.com/alexis-marie-weaver

     

  • Shorts 19S

    14 November 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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    1. Liam Stefani – GO GO GO [TAKE IT AWAY]

    2. Ivor Kallin – Sangs of Bute, Eh? R09_0089

    From a collection of 51 improvised’ songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play). They were recorded in a cottage on Bute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me

    3. Fabian Zuniga – Montaña

    A number of documented soundscapes recorded with the mindset of showcasing a perspective of reality. The idea it’s to create an awareness of the soundscapes that exists, the combinations of worlds, the movements, the rhythms, the tempos, the sensations and energy that the sounds around us create, the randomness, the consciousness and subconsciousness in sound creating and listening. How conscious acts from an outsider perspective, form part of a subconscious whole. These recordings are reminders of what surround us, what influences us, what shapes us, what we are part of.

    Born and raised in Costa Rica, with a degree in Film and Television. Even though I work in several aspects of the audiovisual production, sound it’s my main field. In 2017 I did a postgraduate in arts in sound in Belgium called EPAS. During EPAS I discovered new ways of listening and viewpoints towards sound, as well as sound art. The last couple of years, I have been mostly interested and documenting soundscapes and its role in our sound world/life.
    Documentary, randomness, surrealism, consciousness and subconsciousness, narrative sound would describe my recent approach.

    4. John Hughes – In the name of the otter

    inthe name of the otter

    inthe name of the goat

    inthe name of the rabbit

    inthe name of the stoat

    inthe name of the badger

    inthe name of the mouse

    inthe name of the otter

    inthe name of the goat

    inthe name of the rabbit

    inthe name of the swan

    inthe name of the badger

    inthe name of the stoat  

    inthe name of the otter

    inthe name of the crow

    inthe name of the crow

    inthe name of the goat

    voice: Paul Wynter

    https://soundcloud.com/john-patrick-hughes

    5. Edward Bruce – Tackled and Lost

    In sound work Tackled and Lost, genders and gamecodes are ‘mixed’ in a kind of constantly developing hybrid of boys and girls,football and netball. I am interested in binaries or polar situations like ‘attack / defence’, ‘blue team, green team’, ‘male / female’ and how they breakdown. I put them in a ‘game’ situation where they are in free play continually.There is no winning and losing, just a mixing, an opposing, a coming together,a breaking apart; all happening constantly in a free matrix which is thespace  of the imaginary ‘games court’.

    Born in Oxford in 1971. Multi-media artist, Edward Bruce has a M.Litt. in Fine ArtPractice from the Glasgow School of Artand a BA in Fine Art from NorthumbriaUniversity. After his degree, he lived and worked in London and exhibited withthe Glue Factory Group. He lived in Liverpool from 2003 -2017 and his work formed part of the EuropeanCapital of Culture programme. Edward Bruce lives and works in Glasgow.

    https://edwardbruce.net

    https://soundcloud.com/user-808545354

    6. Emily Albee – Sunlight refracts

    An audio poem asking the listener to consider what happens in the spaces we have abandoned.

    Emily Albee is a multimedia artist living in Atlanta, GA. She is currently an MFA candidate at
    Georgia State University, working towards a degree in Ceramics. Her work focuses on the
    human/animal connection, with special attention on dreams and the mythic imagination.

    7. Isabella Rahme – Midnight (for harp and mixed media)

    This work exists as an exploration of a limited number of sounds and extended techniques employed on the harp, which throughout the work undergo a number of transformations until they reach obscurity. The name is an acknowledgement of the impact the current pandemic, and the associated quarantine, has had on many people’s daily lives, including their sleep schedules. It is an ode to all those who are now regularly experiencing many more midnights awake, and the constant flicker between both the calm and uneasy nature of the quiet night.

    Isabella Rahme is an emerging harpist and composer based in Sydney, Australia. Currently undertaking her Bachelor of Music (Composition) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she has written for choirs and ensembles, and more recently composed within the electroacoustic music practice. Her compositional style utilises both functional harmonic language and non-functional tonality, combining lyrical and avant-garde elements in a way that is contemplative and emotional.

    https://soundcloud.com/isabellarahme



     

  • Shorts 6

    14 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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    1. Elen Huynh & Mark Vernon – To Roar or to Whisper

    2. Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen In Media Res A-2

    This work especially made for Radiophrenia. Result of a transformation from a sculpture about type, typography, language alchemy ,sound and pronunciation of groups of type-characters.

    Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen is a Eindhoven The Netherlands based interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited,curated programs and exhibitions, lectured and performed internationally. He is deeply involved with both acoustic and visual media.Publishing on his record and book label Cosmic Volume. http://www.iae.nl/users/jada

    3. Chelidon Frame – Please Respect Urban Solitude

    An electroacoustic composition madefrom guitar sounds, tape manipulation, radio noises and a no-input pedalboard.

    Chelidon Frame is an experimental electronic music project that mainly works with field

    recordings, radio interferences, guitars and processed sounds. His installations are experienced-based and suggest a dialogue between the location (both virtual and physical) and the sounds proposed, aiming to deliver a message in the simpler yet most effective way. The use of code, data analysis and data-driven sounds, allow information to be experienced anew. In his studio works and live sets different layers of sounds – guitars, synthesizers and custom-made instruments – piles up creating unexpected new soundscapes.
    https://chelidonframe.site/                             https://chelidonframe.bandcamp.com/
    https://facebook.com/chelidonframe           https://www.instagram.com/chelidonframe/

    4.  Ivor Kallin – Sangs of Bute, Eh? R09_0095

    From a collection of 51 improvised ‘songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play). They were recorded in a cottage on Bute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me

    5. Johann Diedrick – Daybreak

    Daybreak- Recorded outside of my apartment window, April 5th 2020, around 6am.

    It is impossible to not notice how much more quiet the world has become during this time of global pandemic. With the reduction of human activity outside, the ambient noise floor around us has decreased and our sonic environment is less punctuated by the sounds of human activity (commuting, playing in parks,parties and nightlife) that we often associate with a thriving society. Many have welcomed this transition as a moment to hear more closely to our shared soundscape, as noises once impossible to hear over the loudness are now able to reveal themselves. Others find this silence a grim indication that these times are now ones of stillness, inactivity, and death. For me, I wanted to make field recordings of this moment, described by some as The Sudden Quiet, as ar ecord of how our sonic environment has radically changed during this outbreak,as a way to remember what it was like to live in this time of crisis.

    Johann Diedrick is an artist, engineer, and musician that makes installations,performances, and sculptures for exploring the world through our ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours,workshops, and open-source hardware/software. He is the founder of A Quiet Life, a sonic engineering and research studio that designs and builds audio-related software and hardware products for delightfully encountering our environment and each other. He is currently a 2020 Technology Artist-in-Residence at Pioneer Works and a recipient of a 2020 Brooklyn Arts Fund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council.

    6. Jessa Mockridge – GUT RECORDING

    synopsis: A lover’s spat between GUT and VOICE; with hot chip fantasying, gut to gut call and response,and sweet soothing David Attenborough. A short audio piece put together during lockdown in London using recordings made in and around my shared house.This work was towards a group (remote) residency at Wysing with artists:Rebecca Jagoe, Maija Timonen, Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Anna Zett.

    I’m an artist and writer (Cape Town) living inLondon. I work with print, performance, sound and moving image. I’m interestedin the power dynamics of media in relation to bodies and a politics oflistening; a feminist ear that can also be a gut, skin or fist. Recentwork, sucking-sensing-feeling-phantasying : sonic meditations for conferencecall, adapts performances from Pauline Oliveros for remote group listening.Listening with the gut bloats what is hearable within the sonic architecturesof: headphones, throats, conference calls, rooms, rectums, mics, fantasies andrecorders. I am co-editor of PaperWork, an artwriting print publication and event series.

    http://www.jessamockridge.com

    http://www.paperworkmagazine.com



     

  • Clouds and Tracks - Audio Circular 1

    14 November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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    Clouds and Tracks firstiteration is a collation of sound works reflecting the strange and unsettlingtimes we’re living through during the Covid19 pandemic. So far we have workedwith a handful of fellow artists who’ve created sound pieces of around 10-15minutes charting their thoughts, feelings, driftings and wandering during andafter lockdown; journeys inside and outside their homes and their heads. FeaturingSarah Bennett, Rachel Cattle, Volker Eichelmann, John Hughes, Daniel Shankenand Anne Tallentire.

    Volker Eichelmann and John Hughes have set up Clouds and Tracks, an audio project thatinvites artists and writers to contribute sonic works and experiments relatingto some shared preoccupations.

     Track 1: Gross Re-Percussion: Daniel Shanken

    Track 2: 3 April 2020: Volker Eichelmann

    Track 3:Recording 36: Anne Tallentire

    Track 4:Green Moss: Sarah Bennett (PaulRamsay – sound design)

    Track 5: Such Balls: John Hughes (ChristianNewby – drums) 

    Track 6: The Dream: Rachel Cattle

     

     

  • tandsmør - ever and ever (forever and ever)

    14 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

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    Ever and ever, forever and ever, you’ll be the one that shines in me like the morning sun. (This is an audiowork about joy and self-love and their interplay.) Ever and ever, forever and ever, you’ll be my spring, my rainbow’s end and the song I sing. (Initially envisioned as an hour long rendition of ‘forever and ever’ by Demis Roussos, the piece evolved to be a reflection on karaoke as a form of love.) Take me far beyond imagination. You’re my dream come true, my consolation. (Inspired by the philosophies of Audre Lorde, Sonya Renee Taylor, Prentis Hemphill, adrienne maree brown and doggface from instagram, along with the love songs of Roussos, Burt Bacharach and Whitney Houston, the piece evokes joy as an act of resistance to capitalism.) You’ll be my dream, my symphony, my own lover’s theme. (The piece practices self-love by singing love songs to itself. The piece remembers joyful dreams dreamt during lockdown, euphoric dreams of endless space, adventure, friendship and belonging.) Ever and ever, forever and ever, my destiny will follow you eternally. 

    Tilly Alexander Hallworth aka tandsmør (she/her) is a poet, musician, sound artist and cycle instructor living and working in Glasgow

    https://tandsmor.bandcamp.com/

     

  • Cameron Dodds - Gooseworm / Wormgoose

    14 November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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    Gooseworm/Wormgoose is an hour long radio opera that follows the narrative of a field recordist who becomes more and more distressed by a sound that only she can hear, her narrative is increasingly disrupted by a series of disparate vignettes and soundscapes including spacey synthesizers, experimental folk music and jazz sung by crows.

    Cameron Dodds (b.1991) is a British composer and artist whose work spans an array of disciplines including visual art, theatre, and fiction writing. Cameron is mainly concerned with creating bizarrely humorous and, often, psychedelic microcosmic worlds within his own work. In 2016 he was awarded theTracey Chadwell Memorial Prize for his song cycle ‘Scattered Rhyme Songs:PetrarchXBrautiganXCosmoKramer’ and in 2019 was awarded Sound and Music’s firstSeed Award. Cameron currently lives in London where he is working for his PhD at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

    http://www.camerondodds.com

     

  • Glasgow Artists' Moving Image Studio: Haxan by Andrews and Hay

    14 November 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

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  • Buffer Zone

    14 November 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

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    Mathias Klenner & Sofía Balbontín – Espacios Resonantes – 04 Depósito de Pluviales Joan Miró (2:53)

     

  • Rena Anakwe - From My Window: Dreams, Hopes and, Disappointments

    14 November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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    Embodied through words, sounds and voice “From My Window: Dreams, Hopes and Disappointments” is a sound collage that explores field recordings taken from the windowsills in my house, escapes from New York City and reflections on what it means to dream through chaos.

    Rena Anakwe is an interdisciplinary artist and performer working primarily with sound, visuals, and scent. Exploring intersections between traditional healing practices, spirituality and performance, she creates works focused on sensory-based, experiential interactions using creative technology. 

    Currently, Rena is a 2020–21 resident of the Abrons Arts Center AIRspace performance program. She was also a 2019 ISSUE Project Room artist-in-residence, a 2019 Abrons Arts Center Sound Series commissioned artist, and a 2018 Signal Culture artist-in-residence. She has collaborated, produced, and shown work at New York City institutions including: Dia Foundation, Fridman Gallery, Knockdown Center, Lincoln Center, MoMA PS1, CultureHub, Pioneer Works, and Montez Press Radio. Most recently, under the moniker A Space for Sound, Anakwe released the first in an ongoing audio series titled “Sound Bath Mixtape vol. 1”, through the New York City-based label and collective PTP. 

    Rena is based in Brooklyn, New York, by way of Nigeria and Canada.

    http://www.aspaceforsound.com

     

  • Lidia Zielinska - Musica Huaman or How Symphonies Are Born

    14 November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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    “Musica Humana…” is a radio piece addressed to an individual single listener, not to a concert audience, as a “soundscape” talking through the sounds but withoutwords. It describes sources of inspiration for composer’s imagination. The topic is my Little Atrophic Symphony and the reconstruction of the process of composing it. In the case of woman composer busy with running home, with cooking and cleaning, the process of composing looks a little differently from this one concerning a man composer, armed with a wife and many other helps giving him the opportunity to sail in heaven of metaphysics and creation.

    Lidia Zielińska – Polish composer, professor of composition and director of the Electroacoustic MusicStudio at the Academy of Music in Poznan; numerous awards for orchestral music, multimedia, electroacoustic works; books, articles, papers, guest lectures(topics: sound and music, acoustic ecology, Polish experimental music, traditional Japan music), summer courses, workshops in Europe, both Americas,China, Japan, New Zealand; electroacoustic compositions realized at the EMSStockholm, SE PR Warsaw, IPEM/BRT Gent, ZKM Karlsruhe, Experimentalstudio desSWR Freiburg; vice-president of the Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music,former vice-president of the Polish Composers’ Union, programming committeemember of the “Warsaw Autumn” Festival.

     lidiazielinska.wordpress.com

    https://soundcloud.com/lidia_zielinska

     

  • Shorts 12L

    14 November 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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    1. Matthew Shaw, Kit Vaughan and Rob Knight – The Nightingales of Prime Coppice

    Ron Knight was a 92 year old resident of the Dorset village Whitchurch Canonicorum at the point this programme was made. Rob passed away a few weeks after this was recorded,

    I visited Rob with Kit Vaughan to talk with Rob about his memories of thevillage. Rob was born in Whitchurch Canonicorum and apart from his military service he remained there all his life.

    Rob played us a recording from the only tape of the dawn and evening birdsong at Prime Coppice recorded in 1970. Rob reflected on changes in the village, it’s harvest customs and to the local wildlife.

    Prime Coppice is a 52 acre wood located in the beautiful Marshwood Vale in West Dorset. The wood is the last large remaining block of ancient woodland coppiceof that size in the West Dorset Area.

    The wood was once a vibrant and thriving working woodland, hence the name Prime Coppice. Historically the wood was an excellent example of a community working woodland providing a wide range of livelihood and coppice products eg:employment, training, cider, firewood, charcoal, timber, hazel and ash hurdles,baskets and bean sticks etc. Historically the area adjacent to the wood was known as the kings moot where the local leaders would meet to discuss affairs and surrounding the woodland there is a rich history including the finding of a bronze age Viking axe head and the old Marshwood castle and deer park. The woodland and Marshwood vale where the wood sits is ringed by a series of 7 ancient hill forts including the famous Pilsdon Pen.

    Voices – Rob Knight and Kit Vaughan.
    Nightingales recording and Schubert recording from the collection of Rob Knight.
    Piano by Matthew Shaw.
    Recorded and produced by Matthew Shaw  

    2. Sweaetshops – An introdoctrination to We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission 10

    Have you got X? That certain “something”? Have you been biding “your time”? Do you just want to be “up there”? You know you do. You have always known. We have always known and in all ways known. Your dreams. Your deepest desires. Your moment. We are here to take you there on the next step.

    We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submissionis an ongoing multidisciplinary work about the parallels between the rhetoric of religious cults and reality TV. Created from a mixture of audition tapes, self-help cassettes and show business jargon.

    Sweætshops® is a multipersonality“conglomerate” and multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is focused on creating allegory out of the waste of 21st century capitalism using sound andperformance. Their name is a portmanteau of the two extremes of our current era. They hold a sonic arts MMus, are the 2019 recipient of the BUZZCUTEmerging Artist Award and have been both banned from the Edinburgh Fringe and simultaneously legally married/divorced for Brexit. They have played various festivals including Listen Again and Meadows Festival. Their work has also been featured on compilations by various labels including Violet Comet and DeadHound Records. 

    https://www.swextshops.io 

    3. Vernon and BurnsTransient Lunar Phenomena              

    From the Kunstradio programme ‘Eleven postcards from the Moon’ curated by Felix Kubin including ‘Transient Lunar Phenomena’ by Vernon & Burns featuring the voices of Elina Bry and Tony Morris.

    http://kunstradio.at/2019B/14_07_19en.html

     

     

  • Joan Schuman - Woolgathering

    14 November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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    It has been proposed that there is a singleway, artistic and testimonial, to communicate a catastrophe: narrate it in it spure facticity. Like a dream? Dense with truth and linear detail, full of spurs, we spin through visual dislocations all night. Woolgathering meanders around collective catastrophes, animal-others and the contradictory disasters of the dreamscape through composed stories and a goat intermission. These are joyful and curious disasters. They confound and charm in their numinous animal skins and bones and bodies.

    I create radio art, organize sound-makers at Earlid, mentor radio fellows at Wave Farm, and teach sonic culture and production via online courses at The New School for Public Engagement. I am mesmerized by forest silences and ocean smells and enormous trees in Northern California along the U.S. West Coast,where I live and return to from other geographies.

    http://www.joanschuman.com
    http://www.earlid.org

     

  • 60 Second Radio - Part 1

    14 November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    60 Second Radio presents a selection of 120 works sent in by artist from 29 countries during the 6th edition of its international radio art project. These are only some of the 300 that participated. 60 Second Radio aims to share the works collected. We thank Radiophrenia who opens its arms to them, in order and disorder : 

    SATURDAY
    Minhea Chelariu – Plastic • Sebastian Pafundo – Cruzando El Umbral. • Timo Kahlen – Stranger To The Ears • Timo Kahlen – Trespassing Cave Canem • Ricardo de Armas – In God We Trust • Jose Iges – One Hundred • Nicolas Vazquez – Night Noise • Hervé Caberlon – Expressions • Gintas Kraptavičius – Space • Avakian – Il faut entendre de belles choses • René Girma – Lassalle • Nicolas Vazquez – Feedback IV • Hugo López-Campana – Cuidemos el medio Ambiente • Christian Ahlborn – Noises • Benoit Bories – Débarquement • Chelidon Frame – Sailing Ships • Théophane Bertuit – Grenda Moenada • Estelle Beugin – Suspendue et folle • Patricia Galassi – Un minuto con la abuela • Jupitter-Larsen, G.X. – One Day • Jean-Luc Bonspiel – Morceau inconnu • Jean-Marc Touvsbiennovitch – Jeneantviderien • Daniel-Martin Borret – Effets de masque • Asmus Korn – Ok Lets Grow • Martina Weber – Kultur in Abwesenheit • Deo Jesmeen – Planet Earth • Mehdi Bayad – Quiore • Philippe Donnefort – Le reveil des oiseaux • Mat Eric Hart – L’homme tousse la planète respire • Phoebe McIndoe – You May Have Loved 59 • Line Multari – La Moustache • Zarda Agapi – Skating in Eb • Hannah Roberts – From the bottom of my heart – O Eigion Calon • Julien Sarti – L’air du temps • Domingo Chinchilla – Plastic-0168 • Christiane Blouet – Ouaf-ouaf • Frédéric Lebrasseur – Sans Oreilles • Pierre Ménard – Philippe Cohen Solal • Sylvie Chenard – Marcher sur l’eau • Elsa-Daynac – Alors voilà • Jérémie – Quatre canaris • Steve Urquhart – The Doors Of Interruption • Antonin radio – La fièvre monte • Phil Smith – Soixante-graines • Gianmarco Bozoglu – Untitled • Alison Carlier & Amanda Loomes – Disorder • Gabriel Furmuzachi – Alma’s Orange • Eugène Lledo – Putain je viens de comprendre • Victor Chicote – Shepherds • Marta Salcedo Martínez – Lloran las ventanas • Cristian Fierbinteanu – Nothingnesslessness • Santiago García Gago – Metaconcurso • Gaston Olive – Rencontre à la ceriseraie • Arthur Olive – Reverse-night • Ingrid Lebrasseur – Quiche salade minute • Simone Longo – Recondito • Edusha Lassissi – La musique des mots • Emilio Pascual – Violeta y sus cometas • Melia Roger – Le vrai silence • Pablo Diserens – Intertidal zone • Jesus-Moreno – Coordenadas • Tympan cul cul – Suavium. 

    http://www.60secondesradio.com/manifesto/

     

  • Charlie Knox - Practice Good Practice

    14 November 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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    Practice Good Practice is a monthly radio show, irregular record label and – back in the heady days of 2019 -occasional party. It’s here to celebrate the boundless possibilities of messing about with sound files, noodling on synths and generally (mis)treating the studio like an instrument.

    This collage was put together by Charlie Knox (Semispecific Ensemble, Trudat Sound)and draws on contributions from himself, Caroline Hussey, Dave House, Simon Weins and Klaysstarr. If you like what you hear why not sign up to the mailing list at http://www.practicegoodprctice.party

     

  • Shorts F6

    14 November 2020 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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    1. Ricardo Paraiso Silvestre – Travel      

    It has always fascinated me how even a short piece of audio can contain a multitude of sources to elaborate audio works. Samples can be stretched, reversed, re-engineered, distorted both physically and electronically and suffer what ever alteration you can imagine.
    Sounds can be taken out of context and introduced in totally new scenarios.
    In this piece I took a very short recording of a street scene in Lisbon´s quiet Graça neighbourhood and used it to construct a space voyage.

    Ricardo Paraíso Silvestre is a sound artist living in Oeiras Portugal. With a background in plant pathology and sculpture he Collects everyday sounds with the intent of altering them physically and electronically in order to remove them from context and give them new uses.

    https://audiolandscape.blogspot.com/                                   

    2. Ryan Frame – At the Races       

    A piece solely based on the names of racehorses running on the 19th of Sep 2020. Recorded directly to a Sony ICD-UX560 recorder.

    Ryan Frame is a now at home ex office worker and experimental field recording artist. Based in Edinburgh, his recordings from pubs, streets, buses and his own flat are all captured on his iphone or small sony recorder. He also dabbles with improvised electronics, radio static, drum machines and samples                 

    3. Matt Byrd – Clastic Composition 8 (For Donnie Fredericks) 

    The eighth in a series of nine Clastic Compositions, 8 (For Donnie Fredericks) is made of entirely fresh field recordings made on the very threshold of self and sanity, arranged with a wink towards the non-oblong.

    Matt Byrd has been making records since hearing The Beatles and Stockhausen as a kid, records of and in between Big Concept Art Rock Albums and Electronic Suites and Stellar Emissions like the numbered Clastic Compositions 1-9. As the feeling of the end of the world draws nigh, he’s become focused on collaborative beat/noise-work, field recording, and the piano.

    mattbyrd.bandcamp.com              

    4. Steve Bates – The Unhearable

    The Unhearable is a work for radio transmission based on research into historical and contemporary experiences of auditory hallucination. Drawn from the sonic archive of a larger,
    ongoing project, Black Seas. The Unhearable is inspired by the breadth and depth of this sound world in both pathological and non-pathological instances and the continuum between
    these two extremes. The Unhearable draws from horror literature and film, cognitive science,
    philosophy, telecommunications history and sound studies, religious studies, post-colonialism

    and queer studies, cognitive science, mysticism, early psychiatry, 19th and 20th century psychic journals, and shared stories.

    Steve Bates is an artist and musician currently living in Saskatoon. His work has been exhibited and performed in Canada, Europe, Chile, Senegal and the United States, at such galleries as Casino Luxembourg, Musée d’art contemporain du Montréal, Dazibao, and Fonderie Darling as well as festivals including Suoni per il Popolo, Mutek, and Tuned City. His work listens to boundaries and borders, points of contact and conflict. Thresholds are explored, stretched and blurred. The sonic is the starting point for his projects which are evocations of communication networks and systems, or expressions of spatial and temporal experience. He works in the field, on the air, in museological/gallery and performance contexts. These shifting territories reflect the content of his practice.

    Website: http://stevebates.info

     

  • Anna Kravets - Somebody There

    14 November 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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    The work’s dramaturgy is centered around the idea of disintegration or loss of a common language and the unintelligibilities within speech. Traveling through the most urgent themes of nowadays often addressed by means of art – climate, feminism, societal polarization – the multilayered work attempts to make a sonic reenactment of that disintegration, while asking questions about selfhood and the matter of art, potentials and strategies of communication, particularly in Eastern Europe. Materials used in it are soundscapes, conversations, interviews, and a participatory performance/ collective game experience about a shifted self.  Somebody There is being created in the framework of Biennale Matter of Art in Prague.

    Anna Kravets is a researcher holding a double Master’s in cultural studies and social sciences.Her fields of activity include radio art and radio journalism, podcasting, translation. In her work and research projects, she has addressed linguistic aspects of power relations and mechanisms of collective imaginary, anthropology of voice, work in migration, experimental media. In 2017, she founded the Radio International experimental radio workshop. Her current projects oscillate between work and routine philosophies, conditions of precarity, shifted subjectivity and participative vocalizations. Among them is Podcast. Somebody There, an audio series in the framework of Biennale Matter Of Art (Prague, 2020). She runs a radio show about the transformations of work and leisure on RUI/Cashmere Radio. Anna lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

    mixcloud.com/radioInternational17

    mixcloud.com/Anna_Kravets 

    https://soundcloud.com/anna-kravets
     

    https://matterof.art/podcast

    https://cashmereradio.com/shows/the-art-of-work/

     

  • Doog Cameron - Canny Really Mind Gettin Hame

    13 November 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 14 November 2020 @ 1:30 am

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    This submission has been created from only two Tascam DR05 samples taken on the same day/night and then edited in Ableton live and with only a simple delay applied after arranging and chopping.  The context is a day/night of drinking culminating in the unknown quantity of getting from where you are to where home is with mind repetition, in skull noise loops, drunk yelps and squawking laughter with occasional full sentences and empty street drama.  The outcome is an evolving echo and delay noise based on the original untreated samples input with periods of flat panning then left/right jumping and back to a conversation started but not finished an hour ago.  

    Avid Radiophrenia follower and contributor with a sonic background in limited DJing and performances undertaken in Edinburgh and Glasgow throughout the 00’s+teens at various ultimately doomed alternative/experimental club nights.  Keen street sound and ambience recorder to record the mundane world around us.  Now former keyboard player with Motherwell grounded bleakist indiepop band the Just Joans.  One half of Johns Indie Disco the experimental post ArabStrap/Mogwai/Spiritualized insular late night recording duo.  Main musical outlet is now often through the Ladywell Lout moniker and is working on the completion of the 3rd LWL album ‘Schemeadelic’ to complete the unknown trilogy.

    https://www.facebook.com/theLadywellLout/

    https://twitter.com/ladywelllout

    https://theladywelllout.bandcamp.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChGFbw8nJ4qmkMKns1Jz3wg

    https://open.spotify.com/artist/3RkKiio19f5Wus0I3PyIU6 

     

15 November 2020
  • Helena Celle - Outlet Archive August 2020

    15 November 2020 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

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    Helena Celle is a former audio engineer and Scottish Album of the Year Award shortlisted audio producer, who currently produces an hour or more of original music broadcasts distributed every month via https://www.patreon.com/outletarchive

     

  • Craig Gell - Wave Machine

    15 November 2020 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am

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    Wave Machine translates real-time sea wave data, streamed from a marine observation buoy, into a continually evolving electronic soundscape. 

    A network of buoys dotted around the UK coast relay data to a freely accessible resource at channelcoast.org.

    Using Pure Data, the measurements such as wave height, speed and wave direction are programmed to control the parameters of sound – pitch, timbre, duration and position within the stereo field. Sea temperature is marked by a single modulating tone, with degrees Celsius transformed into oscillations per second. The buoy’s location sets the initial pitch giving each buoy its own distinct sound signature.

    Craig Gell is a composer and artist based in Folkestone. His recent work has been informed by the forces of nature and the natural environment.

    Wave Machine(2020) has exhibited at Folkestone and Ramsgate sound festivals, using data from their local buoys. 

    Craig also composes music and scores including the animated short films; Quarantine (2019) which aired on BBC4 and won Best Animated Short Film at London Short Film Festival, and Red Rover (2020) which was in part composed during a residency at the former home of Imogen Holst in Aldeburgh, care of the Britten-Pears Foundation and Wild Plum Arts.

    http://www.craiggellmusic.com

     

  • Giles Perring - World Organ

    15 November 2020 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am

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    The World Organ, a installation created by musician, composer and sound artist Giles Perring, is a system of tubes that listens to the world and relays what it hears as a live audio stream at  http://www.worldorgan.com. It’s part of a wider cross-media approach to the idea of landscape. The World Organ portrays its surroundings sonically. An acoustic phenomenon that the Organ is designed to create, weaves a musical layer into the sounds of the natural world. The World Organ is installed at the Sound of Jura Studio at Knockrome,on Jura, overlooking Lowlandmans Bay.

    Giles Perring is a musician, record producer, sound sculptor and cross media artist. In 1983 he was a founder member of the sonic sculpture collective Echo City. His many collaborations include work with Fad Gadget, Albert Kuvesin & Yat Kha, Kevin Godley, Alan Wilkinson, John Cayley, Melanie Pappenheim and Ivor Kallin. His own solo projects, aside from a successful catalogue as a record producer and TV/Film composer, includes his series of performances with live telephony, ‘The Exchange’. It featured in Glasgow’s Sonica in 2013 and he streamed it worldwide in Sept 2019 for Charts Argyll & The Isles. Helives and works on the Isle of Jura where he maintains a working croft, a music studio and a creative space.

    @soundofjura
    @xamusiclabel

    http://exchangeart.co.uk/wp/exchange/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-e-qjJQ0CY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWEP7S5sxWE&feature=youtu.be

     

  • CWCH collective - Edition 7: 3 Trillion Times Less Dense

    15 November 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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    Worker-artists convene a hive broadcast of indiscriminately gathered sound-pollen, transmitting codified messages to kindred folk. 

    Each week a potent gang of sound artists are at play, exploring whatever is on their minds. Style guide: Anything goes

    Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington (Ürzig) http://www.mobile-radio.net

    Xentos Fray Bentos (Broughton) http://www.discogs.com/artist/xentos

    Frauke Berg (Düsseldorf) http://www.fraukeberg.de

    Katharina Bihler & Stefan Scheib (Saarbrücken) http://www.liquidpenguin.de

    DinahBird (Paris) http://www.bird-renoult.net/dinah-bird

    dieb13 & Billy Roisz (Vienna) http://dieb13.klingt.org & http://billyroisz.klingt.org

    Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) http://nicelittlestatic.com

    Ralf Schreiber (Cologne) http://www.ralfschreiber.com

    Live broadcast 21st May 2020 on Resonance Extra,Soundart Radio, WGXC, Wave Farm & π-node. Later on Radio ARA, JET FM, RadioPanik & Radio Orange.

    Produced by Mobile Radio with support from π-node.

     

     

  • Martin Eccles - Back Up The Long Wall: four midsummer dances for an imaginary island

    15 November 2020 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

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    On the edge of the Cheviot Hills in north Northumberland (influenced by the work of John Cage) I used the 4:4 time signature of the rant, a traditional Northumberland folk dance to group 16 randomly identified sites into four ordered sets of four rants. From one site to the next, I sequentially walked the rants on one day in late June; I recorded my walking and, at each site, made a random duration recording of the place (including two inaccessible sites represented by periods of silence). Condensing and re-sequencing time this is four midsummer’s eve dances around an imaginary island.

    My practice reflects my experience of being in and walking through natural environments. I use sound and text to (re-)present time, distance, place and space of the landscape and to provide an opportunity for a listener to consider what it means to move through the landscape at a human pace and scale. From mono, stereo or quadrophonic recordings made whilst walking, I create sound works presented as multi-channel installations, sound walks and radio programs. Written or spoken transcribed notes made whilst walking provide the material for poems, often in the form of haiku, and other texts.

    https://martinpeccles.com

    https://soundcloud.com/mpeccles

     

  • Rena Anakwe - A Salve

    15 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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    (Previously aired on Montez Press Radio on September 21st, 2020)
    In preparation of the new moon energy, I created electronic expressions alongside tank drums to help folks reset on the last day of Virgo season.

    Rena Anakwe is an interdisciplinary artist and performer working primarily with sound, visuals, and scent. Exploring intersections between traditional healing practices, spirituality and performance, she creates works focused on sensory-based, experiential interactions using creative technology. 

    Currently, Rena is a 2020–21 resident of the Abrons Arts Center AIRspace performance program. She was also a 2019 ISSUE Project Room artist-in-residence, a 2019 Abrons Arts Center Sound Series commissioned artist, and a 2018 Signal Culture artist-in-residence. She has collaborated, produced, and shown work at New York City institutions including: Dia Foundation, Fridman Gallery, Knockdown Center, Lincoln Center, MoMA PS1, CultureHub, Pioneer Works, and Montez Press Radio. Most recently, under the moniker A Space for Sound, Anakwe released the first in an ongoing audio series titled “Sound Bath Mixtape vol. 1”, through the New York City-based label and collective PTP. 

    Rena is based in Brooklyn, New York, by way of Nigeria and Canada.

    http://www.aspaceforsound.com

     

  • Double Goocher Shop - Mouths Wide Close

    15 November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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    𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 present: 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗪𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 a radio play about medicine, in three parts. Double Goocher Shop is the project of Italian artist Renato Grieco and Australian artist MP Hopkins. ‘Mouths Wide Close’ is a radio drama that is very loosely based on the Molière play ‘The Hypochondriac’ (1673). ‘Mouths Wide Closed’ uses a combination of English, Italian, and invented word.

     

  • Buffer Zone

    15 November 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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    Timothea Armour-  East Lothian Gothic, Episode 3: An Interlude, the View from the Train (10:03)

    East Lothian Gothic is a radio play about a TV series, also called East Lothian Gothic, which doesn’t exist. If it did exist, it would be a supernatural crime drama, set in East Lothian and beginning with the death of a curator who has moved up from London to Dunbar to escape the city. It sometimes contains goblins. The first three episodes broadcast here are a work in progress. 

    Timothea Armour is an artist and bartender living in Edinburgh. She is a current student on the MLitt Art Writing course at Glasgow School of Art. Previous projects include The Last Hour! at Collective, Edinburgh in 2017, which was about the pasts and potential futures of the public house and The Neighbours are Bats, a nomadic, collaborative project with Yasmine Akamune Miles and Esme Armour, celebrating bats and DIY culture. 

    Alice Boyd and Laura Grace Simpkins – Germination (4:25)

    ‘Germination’ is a sound piece based on Simpkins’ essay of the same name, which explores the connection between taking medication and its consequences for the environment.
    Lithium carbonate, commonly used to manage bipolar disorder, is mined from salt flats and
    causes untold devastation to the surrounding environment. After seeing photographs of salt
    flats in Bolivia, Simpkins explores the tension between her need for medication and its
    environmental impact. Boyd responds to Simpkins’ narration with an electronic soundscape, communicating the eerie beauty of the salt flats, as well as their direct connection to Simpkins’ mental health.

    Alice Boyd is a composer and sound designer. She has produced the soundtracks for theatre
    shows which have toured to Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and beyond. Her
    electronic composition for short film ‘Crisis’ was shortlisted for #CreateCOP25, a competition for the UN’s COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid.

    Laura Grace Simpkins is a creative nonfiction writer, who aims to articulate her mental health
    experiences using the description of colour, shape, and pattern. Her writing has been published by The Guardian and broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol. She is currently working on a research project with the Wellcome Collection.

    https://www.aliceboyd.info/
    https://www.lauragsimpkins.com/

     

  • Roy Claire Potter & Kieron Piercy - Three Sweep Between

    15 November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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    In making Three Sweep Between, their new commission for Radiophrenia 2020, Roy Claire Potter and Kieron Piercy had meltdowns; it’s not an easy time to make work. They used a terraced house layout to build and inform their interrelated recording and writing process, which brings synthesised and manipulated sounds together with visual descriptions to reimagine a total shithole’s lost potential.

    Roy Claire Potter is an interdisciplinary artist mainly making written texts and performances. Kieron Piercy makes audio composition, improvisation and installation. Between them they have audio released by SubRosa, Chocolate Monk, FortEvilFruit, Harbinger Sound and Porta.
    They are tired.

     

  • Wild Tracks Radio - Water Walkers and Under Okta in Peril

    15 November 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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    Wild Tracks are the sounds collected outside the frame in film making, when the
    cameras aren’t rolling – non-synchronous sounds that give context to what we see. Wild Tracks Radio are a group of young artists who have been working remotely with composer and sound editor Richy Carey since the start of lockdown to create their own sci-fi radio plays, using only their phones as recording devices. Here we present two episodes of our plays, Water Walkers and Under Okta in Peril, with an introduction by the artists to some of the themes and the creative processes involved in their works.

    https://wildtracksstudio.wordpress.com/listen/
    https://soundcloud.com/user-15847976

     

  • Shorts 7

    15 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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    1. Giorgiana Violante – Fear’s Heartbeat

    “Never fight fear head-on. That rot about pulling yourself together, and the harder you pull the worst it gets. Let it in and look at it. What shape is it? What colour? Let it wash through you. Move back and hang on. Pretend it isn’t there. Get trivial.”  – William Burroughs, The Western Lands. 

    Giorgiana Violante used to make low fi music under the name Mitten, releasing a number of failed albums via Angular Records and even smaller record companies. Proudest moment, the review that ended up as the slogan on every future gig poster:”I’d rather use a cheese grater on my knob than ever listen to Mitten again”. But that was 15 years ago, now deeply inactive on every level this sound piece was recorded as a one off. It’s called ‘Fear’s Heartbeat’.

    https://soundcloud.com/giorgiana-violante

    2.  John Hughes – The Gunnersbury Triangle Side A

    The narrator describes lying on a railway platform with an omelette on their face, in an attempt to lure out missing suburban wildlife. 

    Electromagnetic and wildlife field recording,composed using SAMPLR App and a CASIO SKI Electronic Keyboard. Samples feature an Otter,Badger, Nightjar, Barn Owl, Crow, Mole, Fox, Pigeon and Horse. Includes SoundFoley by Rachel Cattle, Sissy Christopoulou& Mandy Ure.

    John Hughes’s sound work has been heard in Radiophrenia(2019), Five Years (2015),The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery (2012) and New Contemporaries, Club Row(2006). In 2013 he was Artist in Residence at studio1.1, London and took partin Braziers International Artist Workshop, Oxfordshire in 2007. He is a member of artist group We Are Publication and is co-editor of JOAN with RachelCattle, a new publishing project for contemporary artists’ writing. He is currently working towards a PhD at Kingston School of Art in contemporary art.

    https://soundcloud.com/john-patrick-hughes

     3. Leah Reid – Reverie

    Reverie is an acousmatic composition that leads the listener through an immersive fantasy centered around deconstructed music boxes. The work is comprised of eight sections that alternate between explorations of the music boxes’ gears and chimes. In the work, the music boxes’ sounds are pulled apart, exaggerated, expanded, and combined with other sounds whose timbres and textures are reminiscent of the original. As the piece unfolds, the timbres increase in spectral and textural density, and the associations become more and more fantastical. Gears are transformedinto zippers, coins, chainsaws, motorcycles, and fireworks, and the chimes morph into rainstorms, all sizes of bells, pianos, andmore. 

    Leah Reid is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. Her primary research interests involve the perception, modeling, and compositional applications of timbre. In her works, timbre acts as a catalyst for exploring new soundscapes, time, space, perception,and color. In recent reviews, Reid’s works have been described as“immersive,” “haunting,” and “shimmering.” Her works are frequently performed throughout Europe and North America. Reid received her D.M.A. and M.A. in music composition from Stanford University and her B.Mus from McGill University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Additional information may be found at http://www.leahreidmusic.com

    4.     Fabian Zuniga – Metro Barcelona

    A number of documented soundscapes recorded with the mindset of showcasing a perspective of reality. The idea it’s to create an awareness of the soundscapes that exists, the combinations of worlds, the movements, the rhythms, the tempos, the sensations and energy that the sounds around us create, the randomness, the consciousness and subconsciousness in sound creating and listening. How conscious acts from an outsider perspective, form part of a subconscious whole. These recordings are reminders of what surround us, what influences us, what shapes us, what we are part of.

    Born and raised in Costa Rica, with a degree in Film and Television. Even though I work in several aspects of the audiovisual production, sound it’s my main field. In 2017 I did a postgraduate in arts in sound in Belgium called EPAS. During EPAS I discovered new ways of listening and viewpoints towards sound, as well as sound art. The last couple of years, I have been mostly interested and documenting soundscapes and its role in our sound world/life.
    Documentary, randomness, surrealism, consciousness and subconsciousness, narrative sound would describe my recent approach.

    5.     Elina Bry – We Will Survive Together

    “We will survive together“ is a performance that involves working towards body empowerment, inspired by Jazzercise routines as well as nights out and Karaoke gone wrong. The routines will get you through the day, and inspire you to embrace you inner Judy Shepard back from outer space or on a green field back in 98”.

    ElinaBry is French/Finnish, Glasgow based multidisciplinary artist. She works across video, storytelling and live performance, and is interested at listening to and re-staging the malfunctions of the human body. She is curious about the body as a sentient arena; as a responsive tool and as a protagonist of an everyday drama. By that, she investigates the known, model it and work in collaboration with the instability of her body. It is essential that she doesn’t cause any harm as she want to challenge her body with the everyday, in order to give a stage and witness what is already there.

     

  • Horse Whisperer & Anna Danielewicz - you would sound much more convincing if you spoke as if you cared

    15 November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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    ‘you would sound much more convincing if you spoke as if you cared’ is an anarchic anti-adaptation/vandalism of Ayn Rand’s novel ‘The Fountainhead’ – staging (in irreverent fashion) a reinterpretation of this text mainly based on online synopses and secondary material (neither of us bothered reading it). Mixing real with fictional / serious with comic /improvised with scripted – join us for an ill advised jaunt over dubious ground. 

    Anna Danielewicz (b. Koszalin, 1991) is an artist and writer based in Glasgow. Coming from a background in performance, her practice is now rooted mostly in writing and the workshop format. Her most recent projects include Lip, Belly, Foot at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Voun Town at the Edinburgh Art Festival. Anna is a member of the programming committee of Market Gallery. She is currently working on a prose fiction project to do with the language of teenagers, and the problem of translation.

    Max Syedtollan (b. London, 1994) is an artist-composer based in Glasgow, often working under the moniker ‘Horse Whisperer’. In 2019 he was selected as one of Sound and Music’s ‘New Voices’ and exhibited work in the Venice Biennale, as well as releasing his second album of DIY chamber music on Glasgow label GLARC (supported by the Arts Council). His pieces have been broadcast on BBC Radios 4 and 6, and performed at institutions such as Cafe Oto and Snape Maltings. In 2020/21 he is working with Plus Minus Ensemble on a new text/music piece.

    http://www.annadanielewicz.com&nbsp;

    http://www.maxsyedtollan.net

     

  • Buffer Zone

    15 November 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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    tandsmør – closeknit pharyngeal dream (10:05)
    https://radiophrenia.scot/portfolio/tandsmor/

    Giles Perring – World Organ Intervention 1 Albert Kuvezin (6:00)
    WORLD ORGAN ‘Interventions’

    This is a series of songs and improvisations delivered by remote collaborators in conjunction with Giles Perring’s sound installation on Jura, the World Organ. The pieces are assembled in different ways that reflect the various listening experiences of the players, and the colours of the sound that the organ ‘hears’.

    Alongside Giles Perring, on Jura, the performers are

    Melanie Pappenheim, Kennington, London. ’Two Corbies’
    Kirsty Law, Edinburgh, ‘My Heart Is Sair’ [Robert Burns arr. Law]
    Susie Honeyman, Edinburgh, ‘Over the Sound’
    Albert Kuvezin, Kyzyl, Tuva ‘Talking to Spirits’
    Ivor Kallin, Clapton, London, ‘Trumpton Fire Brigade’
    Rob Mills, Swanage, ‘The Ministry of Wind’

    Giles and Ivor have played in various improvising bands together, notably Ya Basta and power trio The Scheidt. Rob Mills and Susie Honeyman are both long standing colleagues of Giles from their work together in the sonic sculpture group Echo City. Giles produced Albert Kuvezin & Yat Kha’s number one World Music album ‘Poets and Lighthouses’ on Jura in 2010. Giles first performed with Melanie Pappenheim in the vocal big band The Shout. They have since made a number of music and sound works for radio and theatre together. Giles works with Kirsty Law on recordings and cross-media projects having first collaborated together with Stornoway story teller Ian Stephen.

     

  • Double Goocher Shop - Radio Carrion

    15 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

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    The early 1940’s. Several unconnected people from various locations disappear. They somehow became stuck in a radio field. Since then, the inhabitants of this interference space have had to readjust their social behaviours, re-evaluate their ethics, find a way to live despite disembodiment. Cultural practices have mutated within the magnetic field, including those of burial and remembrance for the dead. During short wave radio explorations, Double Goocher Shop unintentionally captured EVP interactions with these inhabitants. The stereophonic artefact produced by the duo for Radiophrenia explores an anthropological hoax via the metaphysical features of spherics, veering voltages, static electromagnetism, and ghost voice hunting.

    How to bury a body without a body?

    Credits:

    Cello: Elise Harmsen 

    Hand Bells: Stefano Costanzo 

    Upright Piano: Jacopo D’Amico 

     

  • Azya Lashelle - Black Realizing

    15 November 2020 @ 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

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    “When is the first time you realized you were Black?” 

    I asked forty different Black people this one question. Through this project, I aim to give a platform for the voices that we often do not get to hear. Being Black is certainly not easy—our history, which continues to unfold, exemplifies thec hallenges of being Black in Amerika.  I hope that listeners find similarities within their own stories, or become more aware of what life is like for many marginalized groups.

    Azya Lashelle is a Black artist who was born and raised in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia where she is attending Georgia State University and pursuing her masters in photography. A lot of Lashelle’s work centers around Black identity and the notion of being “Blue Black.” She is inquisitive about race and racism and the effects that it has on the human psyche. Through her art Lashelle aims to speak out on the issues that she observes happening in Amerika. 

     

  • Doriane Souilhol and Isotta Trastevere - Noir ne sait parler (black can't speak)

    15 November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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    Variations from Noir by Chistophe Tarkos.

    Christophe Tarkos’s writing sends us back to a fluctuating musicality. Sometimes the words are linked without allowing us to grasp the link that holds them, sometimes we find the thread, by resonances to plunge into the heart of black. From its materiality, its obscure qualities, one learns gropingly, hollow to draw its outlines over the words. The text is manipulated, sliced, hollowed out. The voice is multiple, repetitive, enveloping. The sounds are reduced to the essential down to white noise. Sounds transcribe the cadence of the voice and create a world of shadows around it.
    Christophe Tarkos (1963-2004) is a French poet and performer. He works around the materiality of language.
    Doriane Souilhol (b. 1981) lives and works in Marseille. She is conducting research around
    the notion of desire, attempting to approach the way in which it “takes shape” at the origin
    in the process of thought, dream, creation … This occurs into a careful exploration of the materiality of image and language. Her proposals are shaped into installations, sculptures, videos, images and editorial projects. Her recent works open up to the practice of performance which involves voice and sounds.
    http://www.mydoriane.com

    Isotta Trastevere Composer. Graduated in electroacoustic composition from the Pierre Barbizet Conservatory in Marseille. She is interested in music composed with a certain economy of materials, such as minimalist music, and focused on the silence. Her acousmatic pieces are performed in France (Festival Futura) and abroad (MusLab). With a collective of artists, she has founded Radio Nunc, an independent web radio for sound creation.
    isottatrastevere.org

     

  • Niko Matti Ahti - Kaivajaiset

    15 November 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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    Kaivajaiset is a radiophonic piece of sound art that includes excerpts of an interview. The word doesn’t really exist in Finnish, but it more or less means an event where people dig with shovels. The name is derived from an English group called The Diggers (True Levellers) who attempted to farm on common land and published a well-known pamphlet in 1649. It also refers to Michel Foucault’s reinterpretation of the notion genealogy. Kaivajaiset is a cartoonish tragicomedy that touches upon the nature of opinion pieces, algorithms as use of power and the relations of media, capital andpower.

    Niko-Matti Ahti (b.1976) is a dilettante based in Turku, Finland, working with sound art, music, translation and installations. Ahti began making music in 1993 and has been apart of groups like Avarus, Kemialliset ystävät and Kiila. For the past years his main interest has been in sound art. In addition to his solo work, he is currently active in two duo projects, Ahti & Ahti and Tiheäsalo & Ahti.He is also part of the Himera work group organizing concerts and a yearlyfestival in Turku.

    ahtiahti.com

    himera.fi


     

  • Liz K Miller - Sylvan Sounds

    15 November 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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    Sylvan Sounds is an exploration into the hidden and unnoticed sounds made by trees. The forest landscape is considered from alternative audio perspectives such as from inside trees and beneath the ground. Liz K Miller guides the listener through her journey into sylvan soundscapes asking questions such as,what can listening to trees reveal, and where do the sounds of trees fit into the study of soundscape ecology? This audio work is informed by Liz’s research into ways of reconnecting with forest landscapes in the uncertain and rapidly changing time of the Anthropocene.

    Liz K Miller is a London-based artist and printmaker. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art (BA), Camberwell College of Art(MA), and was a print fellow at the Royal Academy Schools (2013 to 2016).In 2018 she was awarded an AHRC TECHNE scholarship to study a practice-based PhD at the Royal College of Art. Her research considers how listening to the sounds made by trees can reconnect humans to the forest in this current time of climate and ecological breakdown, and how the combination of audio and visual can be used to enhance that connection.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Buffer Zone

    15 November 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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    Camille Hummel – Marguerite (11:48)

    Marguerite is a piece of electroacoustic sounds and voice’s extracts that reveals the loneliness and schizophrenia of an old lady from Alsace in France.The piece tackles her suffering and the non said into a family.

    Camille Hummel is a young documentarist from France who enjoys working on new and alternative ways of storytelling. She studies making and writing documentaries of creation at Creadoc (Angoulême) and learns electroacoustic at the conservatory.

    Mathias Klenner & Sofía Balbontín – Espacios Resonantes – 03 Gasometer Charleroi (4:33)



     

  • tandsmør - ever and ever (forever and ever)

    15 November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

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    Ever and ever, forever and ever, you’ll be the one that shines in me like the morning sun. (This is an audiowork about joy and self-love and their interplay.) Ever and ever, forever and ever, you’ll be my spring, my rainbow’s end and the song I sing. (Initially envisioned as an hour long rendition of ‘forever and ever’ by Demis Roussos, the piece evolved to be a reflection on karaoke as a form of love.) Take me far beyond imagination. You’re my dream come true, my consolation. (Inspired by the philosophies of Audre Lorde, Sonya Renee Taylor, Prentis Hemphill, adrienne maree brown and doggface from instagram, along with the love songs of Roussos, Burt Bacharach and Whitney Houston, the piece evokes joy as an act of resistance to capitalism.) You’ll be my dream, my symphony, my own lover’s theme. (The piece practices self-love by singing love songs to itself. The piece remembers joyful dreams dreamt during lockdown, euphoric dreams of endless space, adventure, friendship and belonging.) Ever and ever, forever and ever, my destiny will follow you eternally. 

    Tilly Alexander Hallworth aka tandsmør (she/her) is a poet, musician, sound artist and cycle instructor living and working in Glasgow

    https://tandsmor.bandcamp.com/

     

  • ‘MINUS TARGET’ by ALIAS DOMAINES

    15 November 2020 @ 6:50 pm - 7:00 pm

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    MINUS TARGET

    MINUS TARGET follows a day in the life of Beverley Valenzuela, concierge at a cross-Atlantic ocean liner. The boat takes an unforeseen southern turn due to a hostile weather environment, and stalls at Global Coordinates:  2.904111, -33.123889 (2°54′ 14.8″ N, 33° 7′ 26″ W)

    “It’s only water around, but I think you can handle it.”

     MINUS TARGET by ALIAS DOMAINES was presented at From Glissant Unfixed and Unbounded at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2019; and was commissioned by Elegoa Cultural Productions, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

     ALIAS DOMAINES

     ALIAS DOMAINES is a cross-Atlantic collaboration by Sukaina Kubba and Craig Mulholland. 

     Kubba is an Iraqi-born artist living in Toronto. She has exhibited at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto; CCA, Glasgow; Glasgow International; Hilary Crisp, London; and Kendall Koppe, Glasgow. Upcoming residencies include International Studio and Curatorial Program, NY. Kubba was lecturer and curator at the GSA. 

     Mulholland lives and works in Glasgow. He has exhibited at Glasgow International;Queens Park Railway Club; LGP Gallery, Coventry; SWG3, Glasgow; Spike Island, Bristol; and Tate Britain, London. Mulholland is represented by Koppe Astner, and is course leader and lecturer at the GSA. 

     

     

  • Shorts 18R

    15 November 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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    1. Marcelo Armani –  Welcome to A Strange Properties 

    This piece is the result of an experience that I often perform in mystudio / studio. It consists of inserting directional microphones in theexternal area of my house and thus capturing in real time the soundscape thatoccurs at that moment. I use this landscape as a basis for composing a dialogue between different sound narratives that cross, complement and overlap the layer of this acoustic landscape. We add mass collages produced by digital and analog audio syntheses, samplers, fragments, textures and intentions that build multilayers in a slow displacement, sometimes abrupt and rough.

    Marcelo Armani is a sound artist, electroacoustic composer and sound professional in the cinematographic and theater projects. As an artist and researcher,he relates to different listening situations. In contemporary artistic production, he moves through in intersection with Conceptual Art,Situationism, Expressionism, Ready Made, Electroacoustic processes and Concretemusic. His production is centered on the composition of pieces and sound installations based on the capture of the soundscape and the composition by synthesis and digital / analog expressions using software, synthesizers and tape recorder. He has participated in exhibitions, residences, festivals and edited materials in Latin America, Europe and Mexico.

    http://marceloarmani.weebly.com/

    https://elefantebranco.bandcamp.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/user/marceloarmani

    2. Ivor Kallin – Sangs of Bute, Eh? R_09_0106

    From a collection of 51 improvised’ songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play). They were recorded in a cottage on Bute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me.

    3. Thomas Finbarr –  Hot Planet  

    Hot Planet is a sound piece created from the moulding and manipulation of recordings made by the composer of ice melting. Based loosely on the theme of a warming climate, it tries to convey the relentlessness of the changes to the planet as a result of the increased global temperatures, and both the small and not so small consequences of this.

     First entering a studio as a bass player, Thomas Finbarr soon learnt his way around both analogue and digital recording. After an Msc in Sound Design at Edinburgh University he has worked as a recordist, sound designer and dialogue editor as well as creating his own sound pieces for festivals theatre productions and installations, including pieces at the Perth Concert Hall in Scotland and Medialab Prado in Madrid. He is currently living in Barcelona.          

    3. Sweaetshops – An Introdoctrination to We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission

    Have you got X? That certain “something”?Have you been biding “your time”? Do you just want to be “up there”? You know you do. You have always known. We have always known and in all ways known. Your dreams. Your deepest desires. Your moment. We are here to take you there on the next step.

    We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission is an ongoing multidisciplinary work about the parallels between the rhetoric of religious cults and reality TV.  Created from a mixture of audition tapes,self-help cassettes and show business jargon.

     Sweætshops® is a multipersonality“conglomerate” and multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is focused on creating allegory out of the waste of 21st century capitalism using sound and performance. Their name is a portmanteau of the two extremes of our currentera. They hold a sonic arts MMus, are the 2019 recipient of the BUZZCUT  Emerging Artist Award and have been both banned from the Edinburgh Fringe and simultaneously legally married/divorced for Brexit. They have played various festivals including Listen Again and Meadows Festival. Their work has also beenfeatured on compilations by various labels including Violet Comet and DeadHound Records.

    https://www.swextshops.io     

     

  • Trihn Lo - Drama ohne Worte

    15 November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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    Drama ohne Worte

    for My Mother
    Vocals: Marie-Dominique Greco
    Voice: Patrizia Pivetti
    Cello: Brigitte Patricia Mirailles

    Violin & electronics: Trihn Lo

    ©Trihn Lo september 2020

    Drama ohne Worte is essentially built on an asemantic vocality. The only perceptible lexemes or syntagms “silence, it’s now, mouche, chute, zusammen” announce or recall a dramatic descent into the horror of a contemporary Hades, among modern Mourners and Sirens/Fates. A catabasis or a nostos in the realm of the dead and shadows in pain because they are unburieds, in a sort of inverted myth, not like a new Orpheus in search of Eurydice, but like a Persephone in search of her dead mother, in the sign of a return to the origins.
    Poet, composer, visual artist and free improviser, Trihn Lo is currently working on interdisciplinary projects mixing instrumental and electronic music. The relationship between sounds and images, capable of producing an asynchronous audiovisual rhythm far from the most immediate synaesthesia, in a minimalist, experimental or more narrative approach, is today one of the main axes of her artistic work. Among her latest videos, Hétérotopies, presented in world premiere at the Futura Festival (France), and SIT TIBI TERRA LEVIS for the Ciclo des Mujeres Compositoras (Chile). Her works has been featured on new French and international music radio programs and platforms.

     

  • 60 Second Radio - Part 2

    15 November 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    60 Second Radio presents a selection of 120 works sent in by artist from 29 countries during the 6th edition of its international radio art project. These are only some of the 300 that participated. 60 Second Radio aims to share the works collected. We thank Radiophrenia who opens its arms to them, in order and disorder : 

    SUNDAY 
    • John Ryan – From the Capital • Francisco Godinez Galay – A Los Caidos • Francisco Godinez Galay – A New Soundscape II • Jasmina Al Qaisi – Workless radio • Laure Neria – Ça va bien aller • Ralf Wendt – I like eggs • Music for animals • Music for animals indian elephants • Music for animals Keas • Time • Benjamin On The Minute • Learning German History • Learning German units of time • Music for animals Humboldt Penguins • Mauricio Basanta – Haciendome humano • Katrin Emler – Gait Gaits • Vicente Mascarós Langa – Confinement • Carole de Haut-Darwiche – Chez les ptits oursons • Tina Klatte/Maximilian Glass – Repeating My Age • Julia Anglin/Céline Laine – Send it back to the Dinasaurs • Henri Cachia – La Chenille • Pierre Whelan – Il est 20h Bruxelles • Abril Padilla – Si tu • Ristić Manja – Untitled • Jose Postigo – Esquizofrenia • Renato Grieco – How do waves propagate through space • Gregoire Terrier/Camille Faucherre – La langue des arbres • Anne-Line Drocourt – La Dernière personne sur Terre • Niki Matita – Subsuppe • Octave Broutard – Covlang • Ingrid Obled – Fragment • Sofia Saldanha – Waking-up • Miglietta Alessandro – FlowRadio • Jenny Cartwright – Sarajevo • Mark Vernon – The Clockwork Orange • Lionel Malric – Résistance • Elisabeth Rändel – Active Waiting • Maria Ponce Garcia – The-present • Emiliano Flores – Mauvais Rêve • Marc-André Labelle – Obsession • Maria Bertomeu Roldan – Pand.





    http://www.60secondesradio.com/manifesto/

     

  • Giorgio Dursi - Prof. Sempreverde's Cowphilia Tale

    15 November 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 9:40 pm

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    The piece is loosely divided into:

    * Theme
    * Part I in which Prof. Sempreverde sings Mumble Jumble at the piano
    (accompanied by imaginary orchestra)
    * Part II in which Prof. Sempreverde has brain transplant and dreams of a cow
    * Part III in which Prof. Sempreverde is full of love and disappears in a lake
    * Finale

    The piece was commissioned by Meakusma Radio Lab 2020, and already broadcasted on the 06.09.2020. Thanksto Maximilian Glass and Tina Klatte who run this Meakusma Radio Lab, for their inputs and feedbacks in the process

    Giorgio Dursi is a sound-assemblagist and studio-performer. Born in Italy is now based in Berlin. He has fashioned an artistic practice where the familiarity of commonplace objects and voices fuse and contort into completely unexpected avenues of sound experience. (Kraak) Only with the help of simple percussions, everyday and found objects and his own voice, Giorgio Dursi introduces us to his colorful and shapeless universe of concrete physical sounds, spare phrases, lonely words and calembouristic vocalizations. (Artetetra)

    https://giorgiodursi.tumblr.com/

     

  • Lauren Gilmour - Breathe In

    15 November 2020 @ 9:40 pm - 10:00 pm

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    ’Breathe In’ is a short form, spoken word soundscape. It explores how we express ourselves internally and externally when we are under pressure and highlights how polarising these experiences can be; we might say very little but feel an overwhelming reaction inside. The sonic world of ‘Breathe In’ uses the human voice to represent the inside of my brain; how it processes information, uncomfortable questions and harboured feelings in the confines of a therapist’s office. I am fascinated by the interplay betweenour internal and external dialogue and how it can result in physical manifestations of distraction, panic or anxiety.

    Lauren Gilmour is a producer and sound designer from Glasgow. After graduating from her Commercial Music degree with a First, she established Novasound studio; Scotland’s only female-run recording studio. As a composer and sound designer, Lauren’s experience ranges from theatre (National Theatre ofScotland, Stellar Quines, Birds of Paradise, Imaginate) to film and commercial media (Greenlight Creative, Fittings (Liverpool), Tidy Carnage). Lauren has just completed her Master’s in Sound Design and Audiovisual Practice at theUniversity of Glasgow. The course has inspired her to follow her fascination with the human voice by creating experimental soundscape work that centres around it.

    This Girl Laughs,This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing(StellarQuines):
    https://open.spotify.com/album/6ccI2isfHeWZ4WLNWfJwnv?si=S19SRrbkQbq_5oeQHTHmtw

    Shame(Tidy Carnage, Edinburgh Assembly):
    https://open.spotify.com/album/4G10j4ReLRSz2wWdgSXpdR?si=X4qP4UJBRRigt98Uq_GHTA

    TAM (Greenlight Creative:

    https://open.spotify.com/album/1d3fTcDq1hNIHFr6ojoUqU?si=jYZlOjgJRGyzUAzfqW2bHA

     

  • Shorts G7

    15 November 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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    1. Sweaetshops  –  An Introdoctrination to We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission 4

    Have you got X? That certain “something”?Have you been biding “your time”? Do you just want to be “up there”? You know you do. You have always known. We have always known and in all ways known. Your dreams. Your deepest desires. Your moment. We are here to take you there on thenext step.

    We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission is an ongoing multidisciplinary work about the parallels between the rhetoric of religious cults and reality TV.  Created from a mixture of audition tapes, self-help cassettes and show business jargon.

     Sweætshops® is a multipersonality“conglomerate” and multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is focused on creating allegory out of the waste of 21st century capitalism using sound and performance. Their name is a portmanteau of the two extremes of our current era. They hold a sonic arts MMus, are the 2019 recipient of the BUZZCUTE merging Artist Award and have been both banned from the Edinburgh Fringe and simultaneously legally married/divorced for Brexit. They have played various festivals including Listen Again and Meadows Festival. Their work has also been featured on compilations by various labels including Violet Comet and Dead Hound Records. 

    https://www.swextshops.io

    2. Martha Riva Palacio – To wake with the lover: soundscape for Sei Shônagon

    This sound art piece is inspired in the entry 69 of Sei Shônagon’s The Pillow Book: Summer provides the most delightful setting for a secret assignation (Encontrarse con el amante -Meeting with the lover- in the Spanish version). It was built from the digital mix of bees and crickets in different frequencies. The morning sounds progressively acquire more definition, noise flows into silence.

    Mexican sound artist and author based in Mexico City. She’s part of the art, literature and science collective Cúmulo de Tesla and has presented her sound pieces in places such as the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and the Centre of Complexity Studies at the UNAM, the Soundasaurus Festival, The Border Project at the Art Museum of the University of Arizona, The FKL International Symposium on Soundscapes and the WFAE world conferences among others.

    3.Mykadelica– Distressed Beats  

    A completely beatless experimentation with sound, cut up to loosely soundlike beat hits. It is also only 3 minutes long (a conscious decision, as the  ‘classic’ pop song tends to be around the 3 minute mark). It is influenced by the hip-hop beats and instrumentals that have been very popular over the lastdecades, but come at from the angle of a sound artist.      

     https://soundcloud.com/mykadelica

    4. Vincent Eoppolo – Temptation of St Andrews  

    Awork inspired by the writings of Saint Athanasios regarding the temptationsthat Saint Anthony the Great experienced while living in his mountain cave inEgypt.

    My works are a synthesis of various sound art traditions such asmusique concrete, acousmatic music, electro-acoustic music and radio art.  My works have been presented at the New YorkCity Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, the Bushwick Open Studio Festival inBrooklyn , Utopie Sonore in Nantes, France and De Natura Sonorum in Rome,Italy. Many of my compositions have been featured on radio programs inScotland, France, Italy, Canada, Ireland and the USA.

    5. Robert McLure – viscera                                     

    A single-source monophonic fixed media work that utilizes sounds from a no-input mixer. The  mixer wrenches and  howls  as if it were being torn apart from the inside.  

    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, Bachovich MusicPublications, Resolute Music Publications, and Tapspace Publications as well ason ABLAZE, Albany, and New Focus Record labels. Robert received his doctoratefrom Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Robert has previously held positions at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Soochow University inSuzhou, China. He serves as Assistant Professor of Composition/Theory at Ohio University.

    robertwmcclure.com

     6.BellArtLabs  – Shed Rain Wind   

    This work was recorded over a week of rain and wind of varying intensities which produced unusual elements within the mix. You know you’re in a shed listening to the rain and wind masking out other sounds, but creating new ones, over whole a subtle dissonance exists with the sounds located at the acoustic horizon that sneak into the near field of the shed. You would imagine it would be a relaxing sound, it is, but stuff keeps happening.

    BellArtLabs is an independent multidisciplinary art group whose aim is to foster collaboration between its artist members: Chris Mizsak, Tom Scott, Tony Scott and Colin Dewar. We create experimental, time-based art in moving image (digital video and analogue film), sound, text, installation and live performance. Concepts are developed through a process of individual and collaborative research. Thematically, our work explores the transient nature of time through landscapes and memory. Narrative stories are woven in to create artworks that are thought provoking and accessible.

    http://bellartlabs.com/

              

     

  • Radio Concrete featuring Martin Lau

    15 November 2020 @ 10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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    Radio Concrete is an ongoing experimental radio art project which combines field recordings and radio broadcasting together with electro-acoustic instruments.

    This episode was recorded live online with Martin Lau (UK) and Hagai Izenberg(ISR) playing remotely during the first outbreak of Covid-19 on May 2020. It features Martin Lau on synthesizers and flute and Hagai Izenberg on objects, electronics and various media sources.

    More sounds on this episode include:
    “China says pneumonia outbreak due”
    “Preventing the Spread of Disease 1940”
    “The Cask of Amontillado – Edgar Allan Poe (read by Basil Rathbone)”

    Martin Lau is a UK based sound and visual artist. His sound work involves the creation of improvised soundscapes, often using electronics and his classical training in flute. He performs in the audio/visual project on & off and by himself, live scoring silent movies and other visual material.

    Hagai Izenberg is a sound artist, composer and musician and a founder member of the electronic duo Rendezvous. Born in 1978, he lives and works in Israel. His work focuses on collecting and reconstructing field recordings together with radio broadcasting, using sounds we’re exposed to every day in the publicand domestic spheres. 

    http://www.hagaizenberg.com/

    http://www.martinlau.net/

    https://www.facebook.com/radioconcrete/

     

  • Dead Slow - Hurt Wires

    15 November 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

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    Hurt Wires is the sound of a radio bought in 1956, abandoned to rust in 1971, and salvaged in 2071. When plugged in and revived, 100 years after it received its last transmission, it emits sound sporadically for an hour before breaking down for good. The sounds that passed through its wires have imprinted themselves like memories. As the radio wakes, surges of electricity jolt it into consciousness. As it attempts to express the bewilderment and hurt it feels after being abandoned for so long, it replays sounds that have passed through it: sometimes heartfelt and sweet, sometimes abrasive and toxic.

    Dead Slow is sporadic radio show on Subcity run by adam forbes, sporadic musician & dj

     

16 November 2020
  • Michael Ridge - Dread Creeping Through Cracks In Stone

    16 November 2020 @ 12:00 am - 12:30 am

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    Dread Creeping Through Cracks In Stone (Radio Edit) is a semi-improvised work of tense experimental drone and minimal noise, originally recorded to cassette. Various amplified coil springs played with a cello bow and simple noise synthesiser circuit were utilised to compose the piece. It is loosely inspired by the uncertain future and preservation of many medieval churches and buildings in my home city of Norwich. It was originally released on the UK based label Matching Head as a single sided 90-minute cassette in March 2020.

    Michael Ridge is an artist who often 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://michaelridge.wordpress.com/
    https://mridge.bandcamp.com/
    https://quaggacurious.wordpress.com/

     

  • Jack Grieve Mills - FK17.KY10.EH2.GU2

    16 November 2020 @ 12:30 am - 1:00 am

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    FK17.KY10.EH2.GU2 is adrone work using 16 looping field recordings captured across 4 locations in the summer and autumn of 2016. As the looping audio repeats, improvised adjustments to the balance increasingly drive the line amp of an old tape machine. Non-linear distortions are introduced, exaggerating the tonal and rhythmic qualities contained within the captured audio.

    Jack Grieve Mills is an electronic musician based in London. Working as a sound engineer on film scores during the day, his personal experimental work uses field recording, microsound and generative analogue synthesis techniques with a particular focus on density in sound and complex rhythmic structures.

    jackgrievemills.bandcamp.com

     

  • Zach Layton - Shobud

    16 November 2020 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 am

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    This piece is intended to convey anauditory landscape, utilizing a spectral synthesis process known as phase vocoding to stretch and blur a short recording of an original composition for 10 String pedal steel.  The sonic panorama is intended to convey an early morning fog rising over an open field.  

    Zach Layton is a guitarist, composer, curator, teacher, and media artist based in New York.  He has worked with a diverse number of artists including Vito Acconci, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Bobby Previte, Ben Vida, Tristan Perich, and Bradford Reed.  He has performed and exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, the Kitchen, and many other venues in New York and internationally.  Curator of ISSUE Project Room from 2008 -2012, PS1 Warmup from 2005 – 2007, and founder of the Darmstadt “Classicsof The Avant-Garde,” festival. He is currently Assistant Professor ofMusic Production at Ramapo College in New Jersey.

     zachlayton.bandcamp.com

    zachlaytonindustries.com

     

     

  • David Snow - Vex americana: self-mutilating variations on a nationalist theme

    16 November 2020 @ 2:00 am - 4:30 am

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    Vex americana was inspired by Erik Satie’s Vexations for piano, which can last up to 24 hours in performance. Unlike Vexations, which requires 840 static repetitions of a musical phrase, Vex americana comprises 240 variations on America First, composed by Milwaukee dentist Uno Nyman in 1916. The tune is subjected to incremental and recursive permutation, so that by the conclusion the theme has been rendered unrecognizable. The 240 variations represent the number of years between the establishment of the American republic in 1776 and the end of that experiment in 2016 with the election of the country’s first fascist president.

    The compositions of David Jason Snow have been performed in concert by the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Centre GeorgesPompidou in Paris, the Banda Municipal de Bilbao at the Euskalduna Palace inBilbao, 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 theMusinfo Journées Art & Science Festival in Bourges, the FestivalExhibitronic in Strasbourg, the Festival Internacional de Video Arte y MúsicaVisual in Mexico City, the Sound Thought Festival in Glasgow, and Echofluxx inPrague.

    davidsnowmusic.org

     

     

  • Oliver Pitt & Barry Burns - live at the Flying Duck

    16 November 2020 @ 4:30 am - 4:50 am

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    Pitt and Burns, live at The Flying Duck in the beforetimes when we had live gigs, with 2 dictaphones, a phone and some bike lights.

     

  • Gunter Saxenhammer - Gunter meets Doric on the Night Bus

    16 November 2020 @ 4:50 am - 5:00 am

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  • Mark Vernon - Things That Were Missed in the Clamour for Calm

    16 November 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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    Mark Vernon – ‘Things that were missed in the clamour for calm’

    Description:

    There is an odd looking machine in the New Hindu Kovil on Sea Street in Colombo kept within a rusty cage to protect it from rats. When the machine is switched on a motor kicks metal clappers and drumsticks into operation. In perfect rhythm, the clappers ring on the bells and cymbals, and the drum sticks mark out a background tattoo on the drum. Its purpose is to banish unwanted and intrusive “bad” exterior sounds; the tuk tuk horns, the quarrelling street traders, the general commotion of the material world. The repetitive mechanical mantra of drum, bell and cymbal effectively drowns out all other sounds, using one form of noise to counteract the other. Thus is created a meditative space, a place for contemplation and prayer amidst the hubbub of quotidian reality.

    All recordings made in SriLanka between October and December 2013. Composed during a 6-week residency atSura Medura, Hikkaduwa on the South West coast of Sri Lanka. Additional recording locations included Galle, Ambalangoda, Matara, Debera, Yala National Park, Bundala National Park, Udawattakele Sanctuary, Kandy, Sigiriya,Sinharaja, Udawalawe National Park, Mirissa, Unawatuna, Welligama and Colombo.

    The residency was supported by UZ Arts and Creative Scotland.

    Biography:

    Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based sound artist whos ecurrent work is focused on concepts of audio archaeology, magnetic memory and nostalgia. At the core of his practice lies a fascination with acousmatic presence, environmental sound, obsolete media and the reappropriation of found sounds. A rich collection of domestic tape recordings; audio letters, dictated notes, answer-phone messages and other lost voices often find their way into his unorthodox soundworlds. These diverse elements are distilled into radiophonic compositions for broadcast, multi-channel diffusion, fixed media and live performances.

    http://meagreresource.com

     

  • CWCH collective - Edition 8: We Got Der Funk

    16 November 2020 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am

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    Worker-artists convene a hive broadcast of indiscriminately gathered sound-pollen, transmitting codified messages to kindred folk. 

    Each week a potent gang of sound artists are at play, exploring whatever is on their minds. Style guide: Anything goes

    Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington (Ürzig) http://www.mobile-radio.net

    Xentos Fray Bentos (Broughton) http://www.discogs.com/artist/xentos

    Frauke Berg (Düsseldorf) http://www.fraukeberg.de

    Katharina Bihler & Stefan Scheib (Halle) http://www.liquidpenguin.de

    DinahBird (Paris) http://www.bird-renoult.net/dinah-bird

    dieb13 & Billy Roisz (Vienna) http://dieb13.klingt.org & http://billyroisz.klingt.org

    Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) http://nicelittlestatic.com

    Ralf Schreiber (Cologne) http://www.ralfschreiber.com

    Live broadcast 28th May 2020 on Resonance Extra,Soundart Radio, WGXC, Wave Farm & π-node. Later on Radio ARA, JET FM, RadioPanik & Radio Orange.

    Produced by Mobile Radio with support from π-node.

     

  • Ollie Hawker - It's So Easy Pt. 3 (It's Always This Easy)

    16 November 2020 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 am

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    It’s So Easy Pt. 3 is an audio installation made from recordings of my singing saw processed and layered, then triggered to produce semi-random harmonies. It starts as one great swell of all the bowed parts playing together, but over 10 minutes they are gradually teased apart until there is a constant swirl of notes. These are then semi-randomly detuned and retuned over five minutes, then brought back in lineover another 10 minutes until we arrive back at the beginning, at which point the piece takes another big breath in and out, and so on.

    Ollie Hawker is a Glasgow-based composer currently studying for his Masters degree at RCS. He is primarily interested in the complex mixture of data-overload futurism and nostalgic romanticismin his personal relationship to the internet and its folk culture.

     https://soundcloud.com/olliehawker

     

  • Acoustic Mirror - Dawn

    16 November 2020 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am

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    “Dawn” is aaudio- and data-focused response to a changing urban soundscape underconfinement. A field recording of a daily practice of listening to the dawn chorus (inevitably, in an city context, due to restricted movement) has been transformed into a datascape with data of COVID19-related deaths between February and August 2020.

    Unlike more conventionaldata sonification practices, “Dawn” uses FFT, as well as other spectrum-domain transformations to transform the original recording. Technical details aside, the purpose of “Dawn” is to convey the uncanny sense of something else, something different taking place amid the silenced city soundscape.

    Kamen Nedev is a soundartist, flâneur, fugueur, and independent cultural producer. Since 1986 he works and tries to live in Madrid, Spain.Since 2005, under the Acoustic Mirror moniker, he has been working on a line of research in phonography, sound art, and radio art, with an emphasis on thesoundscape of urban space as well as social sound production, situated listening,and militant sound investigation.

    http://acousticmirror.tumblr.com

    http://soundcloud.com/acoustic_mirror

    http://self-noise.tumblr.com

     

  • Shorts 22

    16 November 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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    1. Sabutay Ugur – Grave        

    I wanted dirty sound. Therefore, I made poor records. These recordings were piano, tuning whistle and flute recordings. At the same time, these were improvised recordings. But I didn’t want to be content with these sounds. So I needed different, non-melodic sounds. Because I wanted to channel the psychology of the listener from sentimentality to materialism. I recorded the bubbling sound of the potato dinner cooking. During recording, I achieved various sound effects by moving the lid of the pot. Since I was studying physics, I was already quite interested in physical concepts such as sound waves, frequency and timbre. I used simple audio plugins

    I started the department of physics at Eskişehir Osmangazi University in 2007. At the same time I started the musical education when I studied the classical guitar with Sezgin Atila in this university’s course center.  Then, I took private lessons from Dr. Stefan Pohlit on theory, Anadolu University School of Music and Drama academic members Prof. Oytun Eren on ear training, dictate and  piano, and Assoc. Dr. Berkant Gençkal on harmony. I followed the counterpoint and harmony lessons of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tolga Zafer Özdemir as a guest student in İstanbul Bilgi University and I studied on composition with him. I followed the seminar of composition department at Bilkent University and I participatedt he composition workshop. Addition this, I studied with composers Tolga Yayalarand Onur Türkmen in workshop.

    https://sabutayugur.bandcamp.com/

    2. Marjorie Van HalterenModiano Sunday   

    Composed and performed by Marjorie Van Halteren (with field recordings),with Barbara Wastinaux, guitar, voice.    http://www.electroacousticalpoeticalsociety.com

    3. Leah Reid – Sketch  

    Sk(etch) is an acousmatic work that explores sounds, gestures, textures, and timbres associated with the creative process of sketching, drawing, writing, and composing.      

     Leah Reid is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. Her primary research interests involve the perception, modeling, and compositional applications of timbre. In her works, timbre acts as a catalyst for exploring new soundscapes, time, space, perception,and color. In recent reviews, Reid’s works have been described as “immersive,” “haunting,” and “shimmering.” Her works are frequently performed throughout Europe and North America. Reid received her D.M.A. and M.A. in music composition from Stanford University and her B.Mus from McGill University. Sheis currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia.  http://www.leahreidmusic.com.   

    4. Ilario Boffa and P è n i n ș o l a r– Untrodden Lead New Pristine   

    Inspired by ‘Im Westen Nichts Neues/All Quiet in the Western Front’ book by Erich Maria Remarque, the piece is a reflection and a call to action. Cross-generational dialogue is a way to learn from experience and move forward with non-violent, compassionate and yet radical determination. First spoken is an excerpt from ‘Im Westen Nichts Neues/All Quiet on the Western Front’ (Chapter 12). Second spoken is Ilaria Boffa’s sonopoem ‘Im Westen NichtsNeues’. https://soundcloud.com/ilaria_boffa         https://linkt.ree/peninsolar

    5. Lauren de Sá Naylor – AEGINA MUSCLY SHEEP 

    A sound collage comprising field recordings from walks around Aegina and and two spoken narratives. Bells chime, music bangs in an empty bar, a child tells the tale of the fabled Todmorden hench sheep, a distorted voice describes a hallucinatory hillwalk. 

    I’m a poet and artist based in Todmorden, UK.I write self-mining narratives and make visual poems/sound collage attending broadly to the poetics of relation. I’m particularly interested in autobiography, myth, dreams and the erotic as tools for divination. Recent publications/exhibitions include an essay in HOTEL Journal (Manchester) and a short film in the One Minutes program Everything Happened so Much. Forthcomingtape release: Imminent Termination (SNDHLS label).  ldsn.bandcamp.com/

    6. Marco Dibeltulu    Quadri Degli Elementi

    The piece has a didactic purpose and is divided into four different parts inspired by air, water, earth and fire. The four elements are associated to instrumental sections and different musical genres. Each section is made up of two different parts: one is the natural sounds recorded in the framework of the project “Erasmus Plus – The soundscape we live in”, the other is the sounds produced by musical instruments played bysome students of the Liceo Musicale “D. A. Azuni” of Sassari (Samuele Cossu,Gabriele Fais, Fabio Foddai, Federico Pintus, Nicola Roggio and Enrico Serra),who improvised according to their own sensibility.

    Marco Dibeltulu (Alghero, Italy, 1971) studied at the Conservatory of Cagliari Composition, Choral Music and Electronic Music. His compositions have been selected in many competitions as 6th International Computer Music Competition“Pierre Schaeffer” 2007 (1st Prize) – Pescara; ICMC 2012 – Ljubljana(Slovenia); EMUFest 2012 – International Electroacoustic Music Festival of the Conservatorio S. Cecilia, Rome; NYCEMF – New York City Electroacoustic MusicFestival, New York City. He performed at Festivals: Synthèse – Bourges; Biennaledi Venezia on-line; Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; Contemporary Art Fair– Shanghai; Rifiuti preziosi – Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; ArteScienza 2006 –Rome; Zeppelin 2008 – Barcelona; Primavera en La Habana 2008.  http://www.marcodibeltulu.it

    7. Gareth John & Laura Tansley – Denise Van Outen  

    Gareth shared several pieces of music with Laura, who then wrote short poetic prose in response. The result is an experiment in co-working, call-and-response, and a thematic exploration of nostalgia. Gareth John and Laura Tansley met whilst studying at the University of Cardiff in 2002. This is their first collaboration. Individually Gareth runs the label Weak Friends. Laura’s writing has been published in a variety of places including Sand, Dream Pop Press and Adjacent Pineapple. They live in London and Glasgow, respectively.

    8. Paul Baran – Cycling to Mount Aphos  

    Follows a conversion from the materialist world to the celebratory, ecstatic visions channeled through religion in this case the Greek Orthodox Church

     

     

     

  • Gerald Fiebig - Passagen: Werk für Walter Benjamin

    16 November 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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     „Passages/Arcades.A Work for Walter Benjamin“ is a tribute to the German philosopher, mediatheorist, and radio writer marking the 80th anniversary of his death on 26 September 1940. The radiophonic composition consists of several parts which each give acoustic shape to Benjamin’s thought. While the quotes are inGerman, the composer starts the programme by introducing his concept in English, so it can be listened to as a sound work whose methods include radio drama, field recording, drone music, improvised sound work, and noise. This is an original and unique mix of this live radio piece for Radiophrenia.

     Gerald Fiebig’s radiophonic work has been broadcast on “Radiophrenia” as well as various public and independent radiostations in Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Portugal,and Switzerland. His sonic works have been performed and exhibited at festivals in Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Romania, and Colombia. He also works in the fields of electroacoustic music for both fixed media and live performance and sound installation. Recent releases include the CD “Gasworks”(Gruenrekorder 2019, with EMERGE and Christian Z. Müller) and the LP “fiction circuit”(attenuation circuit 2019, with Artificial Memory Trace, PBK, and EMERGE).

    Formore information see http://www.geraldfiebig.net.

     

     

    Weblink:  http://www.geraldfiebig.net

     

     

  • Zachary Schoenhut & Raphael Daibert - Multiplicity of Resonant Disruption

    16 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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    Multiplicity of Resonant Disruption: Act I Cacophony // Act II Envelopment 

    Curated by Raphael Daibert and Zachary Schoenhut, including works by Mavi Veloso and Ram Botero.

    Multiplicity of Resonant Disruption is a sound piece considering the insurrectionary force of sounds, voices, and reverberating forms of communication of trans/queer individuals across the world. In “Act I:Cacophony”, the multitude of sonic vibrations form languages of refusal that amplify the marginalized sonic-activist archives of Brazilian artist Mavi Veloso remixed with morse code and sounds of personal archives of the two curators. In “Act II: Envelopment”, recordings of Philipine trans activist,artist and filmmaker Ram Botero become sonic agents disrupting the colonial narrativity and modern racist grammar held in the material relics of European global expansion and domination. 

    Zachary Schoenhut and Raphael Daibert are two independent artists, researchers, and curators from Brussels and Berlin respectively. Both of their work focuses on decolonial projects that attempt to combat the forces of oppression that exist. Both have recently graduated from the Dutch Art Institute Masters in Art Praxis program in the Netherlands. Mavi Veloso is a Brazilian artist and performer living and working in Amsterdam, NL, whose work traverses the subjects of linguistics, queer performativity, and the trans experience.Ram Botero is a Philippine artist, activist, and filmmaker living in the Philippines whose work crosses between the intersections of performance, activism, and mythology. 

     https://zacharyschoenhut.cargo.site/  


     

     

  • Buffer Zone

    16 November 2020 @ 10:45 am - 11:00 am

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    Cucina Povera –  Avainsana from ‘Hilja’ (6:41)

     

  • Radio Kapital: Kapital Gains Day 1 - Wojtek Kurek

    16 November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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    Kapitał Gains is a daily radio programme showcasing live performances by Polish and German sound and radio artists, curated and hosted by Knut Aufermann. Every day at noon CET (11am GMT) from 16th to 22nd of November 2020 a roster of acclaimed noise makers will present solo or duo concerts from their homes live for the radio audience. Today it is the turn of Wojtek Kurek, drummer and electronic performance artist from Warsaw.

    The second half of the show is dedicated to works from the international radio art network Radia. Kapitał Gains is a project by Goethe Institut and Radio Kapitał in Warsaw, with partner broadcasts on ∏-node in Paris and Radiophrenia in Glasgow.

    Artist biog:
    Wojtek Kurek – drummer, improviser, producer, theater music author. He released almost two dozen albums, including three solo albums in Poland, Portugal and USA with free impro music, electroacoustic improvisation and electronics. He prepares his instrument using synthesizers, max msp, pure data, arduino and effects.

    Web links:
    http://www.wojtekkurek.com/     Wojtek Kurek
    https://www.goethe.de/warschau    Goethe Institut Warsaw
    https://radiokapital.pl/    Radio Kapitał

     

  • Nina Queissner - Sound Ecology Part 1

    16 November 2020 @ 11:30 am - 11:45 am

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    I was born in Germany and moved to France six years ago. I first studied humanities. After
    volunteering for several months at a local and non-commercial radio (l’Eko des Garrigues) I
    decided to shift to Fine Arts and integrated the Conservatory’s electro-acoustic music class
    to concentrate on music and sound within the field of Art. I graduated in 2019 from the
    Higher National Academy for Fine Arts in Bourges (ENSA) and in 2020 from the International
    Post-Graduate Program in Arts in Sound in Ghent, Belgium @ KASK/Conservatorium (EPAS). I am currently living and working in France. My artistic work is based on the exploration of the esthetic experience of sound and music. I use the technique of Field Recording and produce sound and video installations and performances. I frequently contribute my compositions and recordings to radio and cinema projects. Sometimes I work as a sound engineer for events such as concerts, theater shows or radio programs. Currently I am working with an environmental biologist with whom we founded the Observatory of the Hole in Deep Time that aims to analyze the links between Sound and Biodiversity in the Anthropocene era.

     

  • Buffer Zone

    16 November 2020 @ 11:45 am - 12:00 pm

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    ROY CLAIRE POTTER and KIERON PIERCY – Adjrust from ‘Conversations with the Anthony Burgess Cassette Archives’ (2:54)

    https://radiophrenia.scot/portfolio/roy-claire-potter-kieron-piercy/

    Double Goocher Shop – una grammatica dell’ornamento (10.00)

    https://radiophrenia.scot/portfolio/mp-hopkins-r-grieco/

     

  • Cucina Povera - The Healer

    16 November 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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    Cucina Povera is the solo project of Luxembourgish-Finnish musician Maria Rossi. It has been described as one of the most striking new voices from Glasgow’s underground music scene. Named after the Italian culinary concept which emphasises the use of a few simple ingredients, Cucina Povera conjures gorgeous, otherworldly songs about nourishment and precarity from layered vocals and electronics. Live, her music unfolds beautifully, as beguiling melodies emerge from harmonic drones and looped phrases. Recordings blend clear, unaffected voice and minimal synth. She released her debut album, Hilja, 2018 on Glasgow’s Night School Records. Her second album Zoom 2019 is a verité collection of situational recordings in intimate spaces full of acoustic or ideological intrigue, primarily using just her voice. It is a document of different locations and moods, a postcard-look into the stream-of-consciousness processes of an artist developing her language. Using little else other than a Zoom recorder, clip-top bottle and a loop pedal. In Zoom Rossi’s minimalism is fully stark, a process becomes transparent and all the more powerful because of it. 2020 has also seen the artist come into her own as a highly effective collaborator, with two different releases on which she recorded music alongside another artist. The first of these collaborations came in the form of her joint-release on The Hague-based label BAKK, alongside experimental Dutch producer Haron, for the sixth edition of their Plafond series. The release brings together the folkloric and the futurist, with the cinematic long-form piece ‘Riffittelyä’ a particular highlight.

    For Radiophrenia 2020, Rossi proposes a new body of work, produced at the music studio WORM in Rotterdam. The theme once again riffs on a favourite, asceticism. Simplistic synthlines interweave with a text. The work has gathered momentum over the past months of creative stasis, and it seeks to pass a sentiment of strength-in-introspection onwards.

    https://cucinapovera.bandcamp.com/

    https://soundcloud.com/cucinapovera

     

  • Shorts 8

    16 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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    1. Gregory Kramer – Here Comes No-Body

    A visit from a shadow at the edge of dusk; a soundtrack to itself composed with field recordings, contact mic objects, radio transmissions and synthesizer.

     Gregory Kramer is a multidisciplinary artist and musician working with sound and space. Taking inspiration from his archaeological curiosity of abandoned places, he seeks ghosts among the ruins and unearths evidence of forgotten histories through sound. He composes with field recordings, found materials,and electronics, sometimes extending into installations. His work is currently in AUDIOSPHERE, an exhibition at Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and was featured in Belgium’s Site Specific, Mexico’s SONOM International Sound Art Festival and Bali’s Setia Darma Museum of Masks and Puppetry. He has album releases on Taâlem, Pharmafabrik, Monotype Series, Impulsive Habitat, and SONMArchive.

    http://www.gregorykramerstudio.com
    https://www.instagram.com/gregorykramerstudio

    2.     Elen Huynh & Mark Vernon – Au ciel sans fin

    3.     Lisa Fabian and Matt Robin – Current Clap

    This sound collage is looking at clapping as a collective social ritual. Clapping is a natural and impulsive gesture for humans, which has been coded into different social and cultural etiquettes over many decades.The collected material is investigating a variety of crowds in different contexts from different locations in the world in 2020. Through juxtaposing these very different crowds and by somewhat blurring their contexts, the piece aims at highlighting the undifferentiated nature of clapping.

    Matt Robin is a current master’s student in Sound for the Moving Image at GSA. Lisa Fabian is an artist based in Glasgow predominantly working in sound, video and performance.

    Lisa Fabian is an artist based in Glasgow predominantly working in sound, video and performance.

    4. Ivor Kallin – Sangs of Bute, Eh? R09_0087

    From a collection of 51 improvised ‘songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play). They were recorded in a cottage on Bute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me

    5. Andy Sim & Carolyn Scott – Considered Cargo

    Gathered from 18th and 19th century records, journals, diaries and letters, Considered Cargo is a sound work giving a brief insight into the involvement that the North East of Scotland, and in particular Montrose, had in the historic slave trade.

    It was produced in 2015 by Carolyn Scott and Andy Sim, who met while studying for an MFA and a MSC in Media Arts and Imaging, respectively, at Duncan of Jordanstone College ofArt and Design, Dundee University. Since Graduating in 2010  they have collaborated on half a dozen projects, all with a lean to the documentary.Often showing work as an installation, that may include film, audio,and projected images along with contemporary and sourced archival photographs in the presentation.

    http://www.carolynscottimages.com

    6. Alex Bell – Spiral of Silence

    This soundscape is a commentary on the ideology of free speech, compared with the modern social media reality. It reflects on the personal risk assumed when expressing opinions contrary to the mainstream. “Spiral of silence” is a sociology theory which describes how society can exclude outlier beliefs; and how individuals are silenced as they become isolated.

    We follow a character on a journey from freedom of expression towards self-censorship. She travels through crowd scenarios to arrive in a noise-absorbing cell, hearing only the sounds of her own body, realizing that she is dismissed, unheard and alone.

    Alex trained as a classical musician, performing and composing with orchestras and rock bands, before becoming an engineer. Originally from Belfast, she lived and worked around theworld before settling in Scotland. Passionate about travel, Alex has expeditioned on all continents and sailed the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Now combining artistic and technical skills with her globetrotting experiences, Alex explores the interface of art, science, place and sound; with interests in synaesthesia and the impact of emerging immersive technologies on physiology and psychology.She loves the sea and describes herself as a contrarian.

     

  • Theater Between Addresses - The Canary by Abigal Weaver

    16 November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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    Intergenerational trauma, postmemory, and ladies in space. On a mission a parsec and a half from the sun, A navigator, a biologist and a computer have to renegotiate their relationships to each other and their homeland when they lose their last anchor to earth and become unmoored from time.

    Abigail Weaver is an emerging playwright and translator based in Northampton MA. With a background in Yiddish studies, she looks to a history ofcultural resistance to develop a response to the perpetual crisis. 

    She is continuing to make radio plays and more with the new collective Theater Between Addresses.

     

  • Soft Tissue - AC Projects Residency live from Creative Lab CCA Glasgow

    16 November 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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    In their AC Projects/Creative Lab Residency, soft tissue will spend time developing a new performance and recording setup.

    Exploring the visual programming environment in MAX/MSP, they will work with pre-recorded samples, micro-amplification, digital feedback and autonomous sound-producing objects to create a system in which sounds emerge through a process of gradual interaction and transformation. Through developing a lo-fi network of amplification, they will consider alternatives to traditional Stereo PA or high-tech surround sound as a way to distribute sounds in a non-centralised way.

    soft tissue is the collaborative practice between Glasgow-based artists and musicians Feronia Wennborg and Simon Weins. They both work interdisciplinary with a focus on sound, and have exhibited and performed solo and collaborative work in the UK and internationally. Recent projects include a tape release on London-based label Penultimate Press (s/t, 2019), an audio-visual commission for West Den Haag (Leaks, 2020) and a commission for Radiophrenia (it, still, 2020).

    Their new commission for Radiophrenia can be heard on Wednesday 18th at 6pm and 12pm on Thursday 19th.

     

  • Roy Claire Potter & Kieron Piercy - Three Sweep Between

    16 November 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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    In making Three Sweep Between, their new commission for Radiophrenia 2020, Roy Claire Potter and Kieron Piercy had meltdowns; it’s not an easy time to make work. They used a terraced house layout to build and inform their interrelated recording and writing process, which brings synthesised and manipulated sounds together with visual descriptions to reimagine a total shithole’s lost potential.

    Roy Claire Potter is an interdisciplinary artist mainly making written texts and performances. Kieron Piercy makes audio composition, improvisation and installation. Between them they have audio released by SubRosa, Chocolate Monk, FortEvilFruit, Harbinger Sound and Porta.
    They are tired.

     

  • Rose Ruane with David O'Flynn and Suzie Ferguson - Naming The Orphans

    16 November 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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    By: Rose Ruane with David O’Flynn and Suzie Ferguson

    Written, directed and produced By Rose Ruane with additional material by David O’Flynn and Suzie Ferguson

    The narrator is performed by Suzi Ferguson

    Original music and sound design by Rose Ruane and Local Teenagers with additional material by Suzie Ferguson.

    Naming the Orphans interweaves creative non-fiction, archive footage and interviews with field recordings and music composed from vocal and instrumental responses to The Adamson Collection; works created in the UK’s first art therapy group, by individuals compelled to live at Netherne asylum during the mid-20th Century. Employing radio’s singular ability to invoke present and past simultaneously, it is equal parts poem,soundscape and documentary. The narrator’s identity mutates, timestreams interpolate, converging and diverging through a drawing of a house, surfacing a lost and found visual collection through audio collage and transmissions from the static of a history riddled with lacunae.

    Rose Ruane is a writer,visual artist and Glasgow University PhD candidate, exploring The Adamson Collection through creative writing. Her debut novel This Is Yesterday was published by Corsair in November 2019.

    David O’Flynn is chair of the Adamson Collection Trust and is on the board of Bethlem Gallery. He is a psychiatrist working at Lambeth and Maudsley hospitals.

    Suzie Ferguson is a clown, theatre maker and artistic director of Hearts and Minds; an arts in health charity that brings human connection, laughter and joy to those who need it most through the art of therapeutic clowning. “


     

  • Shorts 20T

    16 November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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    1. MISC – Exquisite Corpse

    The piece is a project formed around a technique born from the French Surrealist movement, where individual artists are asked to create a continuation of a prior segment of work without being able to see the entire scope of the piece with which they are working. Recorded separately during lockdown, our group wished to explore this concept by transcribing to sonic approaches, where each contributor can only hear the previous participants 20 second segment, attempting to maintain some element of musical balance, which is where the real interest lies.

    MISC is a Manchester based collaborative focused on interactive methods within composition. We are primarily composed of musicians working within the field of electronic music and synthesis, but not exclusively. The group originated from a series of monthly sessions where Manchester based musicians would convene to share new music that they had discovered to experience the listening process collectively.

    2. Leeza Negelev – Under the Apple Tree

    “Under the Apple Tree”recounts the moment that my Grandfather, Bentsin Shoykhet, first learned of the second World War. He was sleeping under the shade of an apple orchard with his kindergarten classmates in the small town of Tomashpol, Ukraine. Lying there,he imagines the trees are growing out of the sky. His grandmother arrives early to pick him up, saying the war has begun. My Grandfather hears Yury Levitan on the radio, known then as the “the voice of the war”. He recalls Levitan’s words, and the audio goes back and forth between his memories and the actual announcement. 

    Leeza Negelev was born in New York City in 1986, and lives and works in Atlanta, GA. She hails from a Soviet Jewish family most recently from Uzbekistan. Her work explores the materiality of migration and assimilation. She utilizes the symbols, styles, and bright palette of traditional Russian art and folktales,in conversation with a more intuitive and tactile approach to painting. Leeza is pursuing her MFA in visual art at the Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University.

    3. Carlos Arteaga – Crosstalk

    In electronics, crosstalk is any phenomenon by which a signal transmitted on one circuit or channel of a transmission systems creates an undesired effect in another recruit of channel”.
    Crosstalk was created with the objective to hinder the explicit and implicit messages of the FM radio. The process intended to destroy the myth of frequency modulation transmission, and to decrypt the subliminal and impressive signals on which our commercial radio is encoded. The direction in which the communication flows will remain unknown.

    I am interested in music, sound art, and more specifically non-cochlear sonic art. I have a couple academic credentials on the subject, but more importantly I feel like I have grown to understand myself through sound and music. For the past few years I’ve been interested in challenging my comfort with sustained sound. Now, I mostly think of pointillism, controlled
    instability, and morphology as different approaches when working with sound.

     IG is @statendivision

    4. Thomas Leyland Collins – Lockdown Love Songs Vol II.

    5. Holbeck Still – Sound Laboratory: Atomic Landscapes: Photon Ballet

    Holbeck, Still is an audio artist based in Surrey,UK.  The Holbeck, Still style fuses thick analog electronic sound design with unique captures of traditional instrumental tones.  This is compounded by a fascination for exploring the limits of the stereo field, whilst incorporating elements of randomness and imperfection.  He utilises a range of techniques that include field recordings, vintage tape machines, sampling and cutting-edge synthesis.  The resulting works are cinematic,complex soundscapes. 

    https://www.instagram.com/holbeck.still

    https://www.facebook.com/holbeck.still

    https://twitter.com/HolbeckStill

    6.  Lucie McLaughlin & Chris Penty -Sol’em-nit-e

    Sol’em-nit-e is a poem and sound space, created using recordings in both public and private places. Drips and drops from the boiler or kitchen meet the intermittent tuning of church organs to display a writing in sound which unravels throughout the breathy prose of a mind wandering. The thoughts heard here are at once intimate and also empty, the air whispering from sites where we meet, collectively, but are often alone. 

    Lucie McLaughlin is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her work has been published in Faultline Journal of Arts and Letters, California, performed at Raven Row, London and exhibited at Lily Robert Gallery, Paris. She is currently on the MLitt Art Writing at Glasgow School of Art.

    Chris Penty Alvarez is a London based musician, sound artist and filmmaker. He has shown work at the Sheffield Doc Fest and Whitechapel Gallery and is currently working on a number of collaborative music projects.

    luciemclaughlin.com 

    7. Jean Francois Cavro – Berck: Sound Portraits

    4 portraits of Refugees – Berck – France 2019
    Prabagaran family from Sri Lanka
    Lasha from Georgia
    Bismillah from Afghanistan
    Mitra from Iran

    Il est diplômé du Conservatoire National de Région de Lyon (CNR – classe de Denis Dufour) et du Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon (CNSM – classe de Philippe Manoury et Denis Lorrain), en composition instrumentale, électroacoustique et informatique musicale. Il a également suivi le cursus de DEA musicologie du XXième siècle à l’IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique – Paris. Il est titulaire d’un Master II Musicologie Recherche – mémoire de Master sur les représentations sonores urbaines.

    https://mtwws-orvkns.tumblr.com
    https://clochers42.wixsite.com/clochers42

     

  • Radio Continental Drift - This is a radio bridge across the Zambezi and across the world

    16 November 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm

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    Description:“This is a radio-bridge across the Zambezi and across the world…” interweaves sound- and radio recordings made by the women of Zubo Trust and Zongwe FM in the border regions of Zambia and Zimbabwe with music- and radio contributions of international artists, composers and musicians from Australia to Canada. The basket-weaving artistry of Tonga women is renowned globally; yet hardly their stories and voices. This is a journey on sounds, storytelling and music to remote areas in rural Zimbabwe and Zambia, in to the circles of the weavers, the studio of ZongweFM and to the first and only women fishing cooperative on Kariba Lake.
    first broadcast by Kunstradio 2019:

    http://kunstradio.at/2019B/11_08_19en.html


    radio continental drift a “broad casting house in the bag of a listener”, founded by Claudia Wegener in the streets of Johannesburg in 2005. radio continental drift connects local producers, communities and organisations of artists or activists across borders in correspondence of listeners, e.g. in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, UK, Germany. Local audio/ radio projects include training and develop their own infrastructure. projects aim to pass the skills of digital production and tools of distribution to the hands of the storytellers themselves. field-recordings archived under cc license with the invitation to global listeners to explore and use the audio.

    https://radiocontinentaldrift.wordpress.com/2019/08/09/zambezi-valley-on-air-tune-in-11-august-11pm/



    radio continental drift a broad casting house in the bag of a listener out to here unheard voices
    a branch of the growing networks of sound workers, audio artists, radio communities, and the street corner academies of listening and broadcasting around the world radio is happening
    when people loiter in public places the air is free!

     

     

  • Buffer Zone

    16 November 2020 @ 5:40 pm - 6:00 pm

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    Léa Boudreau  – Quatre Machines Pour Sauver Le Monde (12:43)

    In January 2019, young students from Jean-Baptiste-Meilleur elementary school in Montréal took part in a little brainstorm : to imagine fantastic machines under the theme « Quatre machines pour sauver le monde » (Four machines to save the world). Based on their suggestions, I composed this piece, expressing with sound and music the devices thought out by the youngsters but also their surrounding environment. The work is divided into four parts which respect the original titles given by the schoolchildren (translated from french) :
    1- A flying machine that functions with pollution and turns it into fresh air
    2- An animal-shaped robot-machine to save homeless animals that live on the street
    3- A machine to send all the snow falling here to the North Pole so it doesn’t melt anymore
    4- A machine-boat-submarine to clean the oceans

    Léa Boudreau is a composer and musician based in Montréal. She has nourished a
    passionate relationship with sound since her teenage years, a time when she would spend
    days on end as a hermit, listening and creating… oh, how little things have changed!
    Nowadays, she continues to create in the realms of performance and composition, driven
    by a desire to explore the infinite sonic possibilities of everyday objects.
    She has received several awards in recent years: the 2nd prize JTTP 2020 and the 3rd prize
    in JTTP 2019 from the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC), the 3rd place in SIME
    2019 competition (Lille University), the Marcelle Prize 2019 (Université de Montréal) and
    the 3rd Hugh Le Caine Prize (SOCAN Foundation) in 2017. Her works have been
    performed in concert in numerous cities around the world.

    Nika Son – Rhubarb from ‘To Eeyore’ (3:12)

    https://radiophrenia.scot/portfolio/nika-son/

     

  • Double Goocher Shop - Radio Carrion

    16 November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm

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    The early 1940’s. Several unconnected people from various locations disappear. They somehow became stuck in a radio field. Since then, the inhabitants of this interference space have had to readjust their social behaviours, re-evaluate their ethics, find a way to live despite disembodiment. Cultural practices have mutated within the magnetic field, including those of burial and remembrance for the dead. During short wave radio explorations, Double Goocher Shop unintentionally captured EVP interactions with these inhabitants. The stereophonic artefact produced by the duo for Radiophrenia explores an anthropological hoax via the metaphysical features of spherics, veering voltages, static electromagnetism, and ghost voice hunting.

    How to bury a body without a body?

    Credits:

    Cello: Elise Harmsen 

    Hand Bells: Stefano Costanzo 

    Upright Piano: Jacopo D’Amico 

     

  • Alexandra Spence - bell, fern

    16 November 2020 @ 6:40 pm - 7:00 pm

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    Bell, fern explores my ongoing fascination in the animation and translation of material and object through sound. It was developed in and inspired by a residency period spent in Hong Kong, 2019. And is to be released on Room40 later this year, mastered by Lawrence English.
    gauzy construction cloth in green, yellow, white and blue
    it swells and ripples in the wind.
    bamboo scaffolding – somehow more obvious
    organic against inorganic material.
    lush, vibrant green baby ferns, small and waving in the breeze
    a necessary softness after all the hard concrete.
    flashing orange construction lights
    orange against the hazy night time, luminous blue.
    piles of rubble and floating plastic line the beaches
    dusty grey, white, monotonous and bright, candy colours.

    Alexandra Spence is an artist and musician from Sydney, Australia. She makes installations, compositions and performances based on (everyday) sound and listening. Through her practice she attempts to reimagine the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation. She has a current, near-spiritual, obsession with the animation of material and object through sound. Alex has performed and presented work on radio, in concerts, festivals, symposiums and galleries worldwide, and has two releases: Waking, She Heard The Fluttering, with Room40, and Immaterial, withLongform Editions.

    http://alexandraspence.net/
    https://alexandraspence.bandcamp.com/
    Instagram/Twitter: alxandraspence

     

  • Shorts 9I

    16 November 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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    1. – Action PyramidThe Twa Mice

    Using recordings I made while working both on a remote croft on the Shetland island of Foula and during a shift at a London cafe I wanted to attempt to offset the consumerist world of the average metropolitan city dweller against the reality of the working life of a shepherd tending to his flock. By combining these two quite disparate worlds and types of labour I am looking to examine the invisible nature of many processes regarding animal products, and the consumption of them, as well as depicting the facts of life around the creation of both wool and meat.

    NB: While creating this work I decided to incorporate some sounds of the home slaughter and butchering of a sheep, and while perhaps this makes parts of the work not the easiest listen I decided it was necessary to maintain the integrity of the piece as it serves as an illustration of a certain ‘grass roots’ working reality.

    Often working under the moniker Action Pyramid,Tom Fisher’s practice involves using sound and composition to re-examine and reconsider our surroundings, our part in the wider ecologies of landscapes and how we can think about themes such as ‘environment’ and the relationships between the human and non-human.     

    His work has been featured at LUX, the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Cafe Oto, The Grant Museum of Zoology, London Transport Museum, the Fjuk Art Center and Husavik Whale Museum in Iceland, as well as on Resonance Fm, Radio Anti, Radiophrenia, and as part of Open City DocumentaryFestival.

    http://www.actionpyramid.com/

    2. Phoebe McIndoe – You May have Loved                         

    [‘You may have loved, at least once, surely?’. A woman sits in cafe, looks back over her life,
    re-analysing her story.]

    3. Ivor KallinSangs of Bute, Eh? R_09_0100  

    From a collection of 51 improvised ‘songs’ on the piano, (which I can’t play). They were recorded in a cottage on Bute, which just happened to have a piano, and I’d brought my voice with me.

    4. Seth GabrielssonLens Elements                                   

    ‘Lens Elements’ is a sonic interpretation of the way a lens transmits light to a sensor or film stock.Lenses have unique characteristics and seem to impose their own version of reality onto what is meant to be a cold reproduction of image. The piece manipulates a single clarinet, a lens of sound, to create a dense on often hypnotised sound world. 

    Seth Gabrielsson is a composer and filmmaker from Sydney, Australia. His film and sound work explores the materiality of forms, acoustic sound, and celluloid film. He has composed for narrative film, radio theatre, and installation works, as well experimenting with his own short art films and audiovisual works.Currently studying composition at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. 

    https://soundcloud.com/seth-gabrielsson

    5. SweaetshopsAn introdoctrination to We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission 6

    Have you got X? That certain “something”?Have you been biding “your time”? Do you just want to be “up there”? You know you do. You have always known. We have always known and in all ways known. Your dreams. Your deepest desires. Your moment. We are here to take you there on the  next step.

    We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission is an ongoing multidisciplinary work about the parallels between the rhetoric of religious cults and reality TV. Created from a mixture of audition tapes,self-help cassettes and show business jargon.

    Sweætshops®is a multipersonality“conglomerate” and multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is focused on creating allegory out of the waste of 21st century capitalism using sound and performance. Their name is a portmanteau of the two extremes of our current era. They hold a sonic arts MMus, are the 2019 recipient of the BUZZCUT Emerging Artist Award and have been both banned from the Edinburgh Fringe and simultaneously legally married/divorced for Brexit. They have played various festivals including Listen Again and Meadows Festival. Their work has also been featured on compilations by various labels including Viole tComet and Dead Hound Records. 

    https://www.swextshops.io 

    6. Hannah Roberts – From The Bottom of My Heart       

    This is a piece of sound art performed in the Welsh language that explores the nature and physicality of the heart in its human box. Best experienced with headphones.

    Text translation: The batteries of life. She sits in a box, blood thirsty. She is the mistress of the pulse – a slave to the rhythm. Torrents of blood rush through her chambers colouring the human box. Her metallic current feeds the iron framed core. With her stresses and strains, she is not broken. Bio-engineered perfection.

    7. Vincent Eoppolo – Theatre of Consciousness      

    Work inspired by the chance photography of my cousin Robert Mahon. Specifically the collection entitled “Mata Durga” copyright 2001.

    This is part of a collection of works are 2 track fixed media compositions realized in2019-2020.  The works were created using various techniques and technologies such as analogue modular, FM and granular synthesis as well as field recordings and samples. All works were recorded in my studio Gallerie Sonore. The collection I am presenting for consideration in this years Radiophrenia are largely reflective works exploring spirituality and the search for self.

    My works are a synthesis of various sound art traditions such as musique concrete, acousmatic music, electro-acoustic music and radio art.  My works have been presented at the New YorkCity Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, the Bushwick Open Studio Festival in Brooklyn , Utopie Sonore in Nantes, France and De Natura Sonorum in Rome,Italy. Many of my compositions have been featured on radio programs in Scotland, France, Italy, Canada, Ireland and the USA.


     

  • The Lake Radio - Works for Radio 2020 selections

    16 November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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    Danish web radio station, ‘The Lake’ present a collection of pieces sent in to their annual competition – ‘Works for Radio’. All of the following pieces were either prize recipients or received honourable mentions.

    PRIZE RECIPIENT Daniela Solis – Sounds from uncomfortable women 

    PRIZE RECIPIENT Adriana Knouf – A Trans Woman Reads the Harvard Sentences, with Necessary Modifications, or, Finding Occult Queer Futurities 

    PRIZE RECIPIENT Jasmina Al-Qaisi – A Walking Scientist 

    PRIZE RECIPIENT Yuka Nagamatsu – Needle Work 

    HONORABLE MENTION Guillaume Loizillon – Micro Stories 

    HONORABLE MENTION Beth Bramich – A Scaffold of Weak Stone 

    HONORABLE MENTION Ekin Bozkurt – Tranquilising My Monster 

    HONORABLE MENTION Elen Huynh – Fenêtre Du Matin (souvenirs) 

    HONORABLE MENTION Emilie Birket-Smith – Sværmeri 

    HONORABLE MENTION Francisco Godinez Galay – Clamors. Chile 2019 

    HONORABLE MENTION Future Perfect – Infinite Source 

    HONORABLE MENTION Kalle Vainio – Angel of Light 

    HONORABLE MENTION Louise Vind Nielsen – Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrzzzz I Am Radio 

    HONORABLE MENTION Marcela Lucatelli & Gianluca Elia – Den Feed’er 

    HONORABLE MENTION Mark Vernon – Ill Fitting Rooms 

    HONORABLE MENTION Markus Rom – Door To Door 

     

  • Shorts 14N

    16 November 2020 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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    1. Blanc Sceol – Shorelines

    This track is composed of field recordings made over the same weekend on different sides of the Atlantic. Voices, human and animal, call out from the redwood forests of Big Sur (California), the marshes of the Hoo peninsula (Kent), and the shorelines of Gravesend (Kent) and Santa Cruz (California). Foot steps mark a path across the land, a slow walk, shifting pebbles. Electricity bookends, beginning with pylon hum on the Hoo, ending in a moog drone from the original San Francisco Tape Music centre (Mills College). A lullaby plays out, connecting the threads of experience across time and space.

    Blanc Sceol (artists Stephen Shiell and Hannah White) work with sound in a performance and participatory practice. Their compositions and erformances are anchored in landscape but re-imagined into new territory,attentive to the vibrational nature of materials and surroundings. 
    http://www.blancsceol.co.uk

    2. Gregory Kramer – Coffin Cruising

    Coffin Cruising is a drone soundwork of short wave radio and keyboard sounds. Simmering and meditative, it evokes a desolate,post-civilization landscape of technological detritus, inspired by vintage science fiction films.

    Gregory Kramer is a multidisciplinary artist and musician working with sound and space. Taking inspiration from his archaeological curiosity of abandoned places, he seeks ghosts among the ruins and unearths evidence of forgotten histories through sound. He composes with field recordings, found materials,and electronics, sometimes extending into installations. His work is currently in AUDIOSPHERE, an exhibition at Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and was featured in Belgium’s Site Specific, Mexico’s SONOM International Sound Art Festival and Bali’s Setia Darma Museum of Masks and Puppetry. He has album releases on Taâlem, Pharmafabrik, Monotype Series, Impulsive Habitat, and SONMArchive.

    http://www.gregorykramerstudio.com
    https://www.instagram.com/gregorykramerstudio

    3. David Moré – Olympia Action Airport

    A composition made from accumulated recordings made and manipulated while on break from my job stocking shelves overnight at a grocery store. Sources include an inexpensive world band radio purchased at the shop where I work, various electronic toys recorded in store, carts going by,streaming police radio broadcasts from Chicago (my hometown).

    David Moré relocated from Richmond, Virginia to Glasgow in October2019. The following month, his work as an art handler took him elsewhere, and he didn’t return till the end of February 2020. He then found a job at a small restaurant, which didn’t last long, and has since been working unsociable hours stocking shelves at a large grocery store. 

    4. Elen Huynh & Mark Vernon – The Unknown Shadow

    5. Becky Brewis – Oliver Twist Tries Podcasts

    Oliver Twist Tries Podcasts features recordings made in London in 2018,mainly on public transport. These are mixed with clips from the 1948 film Oliver Twist. The piece contrasts certain self help narratives with the daily reality of being part of society. It invites the listener to think about what is individual and what is shared. It’s also about the joy of being in a city surrounded by other people, in whose worlds you can become briefly immersed.The recordings were edited together during lockdown, when eavesdropping in crowded places seemed like a luxury belonging to a different age.

    Becky Brewis is an artist from London now based in Dundee. She re-handles autobiographical and historical images to explore how the past permeates and puts pressure on the present, psychologically and materially. In 2018-19she was artist in residence at the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art at King’s College London. She was selected by Tina Keane for Visions in the Nunnery 2018, a biennial showcase of moving image, and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017. She has been awarded residencies in Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands and at Dumfries House, Scotland and Hackney’s Space Studios, London. 

    beckybrewis.com       INSTAGRAM: @becky_brewis

     

  • Jude Browning - Virtue-is-sic Female Vocality

    16 November 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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    Audio essay with recorded performances by Liv Fontaine and clips from a conversation between Jude Browning and Jessa Mockridge. Jessa discusses the agency of listening and her facilitation of a remote residency at Wysing this summer. The latter part of the programme shares an essay read by Jude, she reflects upon coaching the voice for modes of public address, early monologue performances by Karen Finley and posthuman scholar PatricIa MacCormack’s theory becomings cunt

    Performances:
    Liv Fontaine BIG BEEF STEAK, 2020. Part of a current collaboration of dance music with Dirk Brooks
    Liv Fontaine people pleaser, 2019. Featuring music by Ed Stevens recorded live at the Doublet (Glasgow). 
    Karen Finley – Yam Jam (Bonus Rap/Beat), 1988
    Karen Finley – It’s My Body (Live), 1996
    Karen Finley – Party Animal, 1989 

    Dr Jude Browning is an artist and researcher based in Glasgow. Her work explors methods of feminist performance that subvert Western conventions of the public address and recieved notions of embodied presence. She programmes live events for artists who co-constitutively use writing and performance, and foregrounds a queer feminist politics of language to activate alternative registers of giving voice to power. 
    http://www.judebrowning.com 

    Liv Fontaine is an artist based in Glasgow, UK. She works across performance, writing, video, illustration and photography. She is interested in private lives and pathological lies and particularly the space that exists between the performance and the personal.

    Her current work examines stock characters and familiar narratives relating to ‘The Woman on the Edge’. She focuses on the idea of hysteria and wild desperation as the only adequate response to society. Under the performance pseudonym VIV INSANE she creates live shows that attempt to challenge notions of patriarchal privileges and sexual stereotyping and the subsequent violence of these – all the while examining her own complicity in this total orgy of depravity.
    http://www.livfontaine.com&nbsp;

    I’m an artist and writer (Cape Town) living in London. I work with print, performance, sound and moving image. I’m interested in the power dynamics of media in relation to bodies and a politics of listening; a feminist ear that can also be an eye, gut or fist. I am co-editor of PaperWork, an art writing print publication and event series.

    http://www.jessamockridge.com&nbsp;

     

  • Absolute Value of Noise & Anna Friz - Mechanical Velocities

    16 November 2020 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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    Absolute Value of Noise and Anna Friz team up to present a piece inspired by the speed and sounds of hummingbirds. Thinking about the interplay between organic and synthetic worlds, the artists play with field recordings, simulation and synthesis. The synthesizer tries to mimic the acoustic sound of the hummingbird, but ultimately ends up creating something different and imaginary, with both digital and mechanical movements. We imagine the meetings of these beings, organic, material, or algorithmic. How does our experience of the non-human world change when we try to listen and recreate it through sound and electronics? Sonic sources include cornet, hummingbirds, software simulator, Tetrax Organ, feedback box, analog electronics, and voice.

    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/
    http://nicelittlestatic.com/

     

  • Alex Jacobsen and Corbin Hirschhorn - Story of a Thief

    16 November 2020 @ 11:30 pm - 12:00 am

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    A traveler visits the fabled City of Thieves in search of stories to help advance his career. As he

    documents his findings, the inhabitants gradually begin to steal from him. written and produced by Corbin Hirschhorn.
    Alex Jacobsen is a sound artist based in Omaha, NE, whose audio work focuses on the
    plasticity of sound and aims to connect us with environments and situations that exist outside

    of our current temporal-spatial experiences.
    Originally from New Jersey, Corbin Hirschhorn is a radio host, for KVNO at Omaha, Ne. His
    creative work draws inspiration from radio surrealist such as Joe Frank, and the aesthetic of
    80’s electronic music.

     

17 November 2020
  • Google Useless Radio

    17 November 2020 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am

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    Google Useless Radio present an aural dissection of their 36+ hours of shows. Hosts MC Donalds (Liam Casey) and DJ Sports (Laurie Pitt) plus many, many guests broadcast between 2012 to 2014 live from Glasgow Uni’s Subcity Radio on Tuesday midnights. Channels in the mix included noise signals, google wastelands, bodily excretions, commercial radio and infrastructural communications, aceeeeid!, consciousness alterations, inhuman utterances, sound objects, voodoo magics, social relations, bad banter etc. This new work made explicitly for Radiophrenia 2020 slices nuggets from all of the shows into two hours of concrete non-sequiturs.   

     

  • Beagles & Ramsay - You Excel

    17 November 2020 @ 2:00 am - 2:30 am

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    With additional production and music by Jamie Watt, Lewis Bisset (Faliraki), Kirsten Sinclair, Louie Holland, Niall Stevenson and Matthew Poland.

     Synopsis

    A soundtrack for an operetta set in a deserted open plan office inhabited by the ghostly presences of former employees. Disembodied voices recite meandering internal monologues, while half remembered fragments of conversation loop over and over again.

     Biography

    Beagles & Ramsay have worked steadily to reactively manage consumer expectations since 1996. 

     Website

    http://www.beaglesramsay.co.uk     

     Instagram

    @beaglesramsay

     

  • Barry Burns - 23 Minutes To Go: Commence Exuding The Opaque Vapour

    17 November 2020 @ 2:30 am - 5:00 am

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    For the last five years I have taken a sample from every video I watch on my laptop. As a tip of the hat to William Burroughs and Robert Anton Wilson I take the sample from the 23rd minute. Each sample is arranged and layered chronologically, constructing an aleatory narrative; a random DJ mix of dialogue, music and foley; a self portrait of viewing habits and memory; an audio Rorschach test. VHS rips merge with Blu Ray restorations, youtube binges mingle with abandoned box sets. Since premiering in 2015 the work has built up an international following (an insomniac in Wolverhampton and someone painting a fence in Council Bluffs, Iowa).

    Barry Burns is not the bloke out of Mogwai, it’s a different, unsuccessful one. He is the co-manager of Radiophrenia and has used his immense power to give himself the highly coveted graveyard slot.

     

  • Mark Vernon - Ribbons of Rust

    17 November 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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    Mark VernonRibbons of Rust

    Description:

    An exploration of audio archaeology and found sound focusing on a derelict abandoned holiday resort onthe island of Koh Tao. The piece is composed from field recordings taken onsite along with sounds salvaged from four corroded, oxidised cassette tapes that were found at the resort. Audio rips from video clips uploaded by other travellers who came across the same location add further stratigraphic layersof sonic sediment to the proceedings.

    Biography:

    Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based sound artist whose current work is focused on concepts of audio archaeology, magnetic memory and nostalgia. At the core of his practice lies a fascination with acousmatic presence, environmental sound, obsolete media and the reappropriation of found sounds. A rich collection of domestic tape recordings; audio letters, dictated notes, answer-phone messages and other lost voices often find their way into his unorthodox soundworlds. These diverse elements are distilled into radiophonic compositions for broadcast, multi-channel diffusion, fixed media and live performances.

    http://meagreresource.com

     

     

     

     

  • CWCH collective - Edition 9: Rhapsody in Why?

    17 November 2020 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am

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    Worker-artists convene a hive broadcast of indiscriminately gathered sound-pollen, transmitting codified messages to kindred folk. 

    Each week a potent gang of sound artists are at play, exploring whatever is on their minds. Style guide: Anything goes

    Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington (Ürzig) http://www.mobile-radio.net

    Xentos Fray Bentos (Broughton) http://www.discogs.com/artist/xentos

    Frauke Berg (Düsseldorf) http://www.fraukeberg.de

    Katharina Bihler & Stefan Scheib (Saarbrücken) http://www.liquidpenguin.de

    DinahBird (Paris) http://www.bird-renoult.net/dinah-bird

    dieb13 & Billy Roisz (Vienna) http://dieb13.klingt.org & http://billyroisz.klingt.org

    Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) http://nicelittlestatic.com

    Ralf Schreiber (Cologne) http://www.ralfschreiber.com

    Live broadcast 4th June 2020 on Resonance Extra,Soundart Radio, WGXC, Wave Farm & π-node. Later on Radio ARA, JET FM, RadioPanik & Radio Orange.

    Produced by Mobile Radio with support from π-node.