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7 February 2022
  • Helena Celle's Midnight Channel - 9th April 2021

    7 February 2022  12:00 am - 12:30 am

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

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

    Slide out of winter and into spring. A Collaborative ensemble of Dosimat is a polyglot depot for municipal events.
  • Konrad Behr & Markus Westphal - Sleeping Refrigerators Sound Improvisation

    7 February 2022  1:00 am - 2:00 am

    In times of domestic quarantine, our refrigerators were fuller than ever. What do you think they were dreaming about? The Show was a broadcast series during the "Corona" special program SHIFT FM of the experimental radio bauhaus.fm at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. For the night broadcasts during the project week, media artist Konrad Behr invited artist friends to make audio recordings of various refrigerators at night time. At the end of the broadcast week, media artists Markus Westphal and Konrad Behr played the present collaborative sound improvisation based on the submitted recordings and other sounds. Participating artists: Anne Wahl & Marc Schmidt (Liebherr CNel 4213 Indes 21E / 001, Dresden), echofreak (Refrigerator with kitchen cuckoo clock, fan wheel wet wood preservation of the State Office for Archaeology Dresden), Konrad Behr (Freezer exquisit, Weimar), Laura-Dang (Techwood-KS9121, Weimar), Rajko Aust (unknown device, Dresden), Grit Ruhland (2 x unknown devices, Dresden & Berlin), Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (unknown device, Graz), Marco Schröder (unknown device, Berlin), Markus Westphal (unknown device, Weimar), Aanna Schimkat (Liebherr, Leipzig), Annalena Stabauer (unknown device, Vienna), Ina Weise (Accordeon, Weimar)
  • Shaun Robert - a 60 minute programme

    7 February 2022  2:00 am - 3:00 am

    Featuring 9 works ; yurbrinwllflllinthsebinks from Distance Music, convos Pourquoi pas from AuToDeFé, Perish from psycho acoustic divination, Conflagration from Spont, poignant springs from nonmajestic˜˜˜existential∞theism, Kijk from unbecoming, Namaste from Wild Planet, primordialimmersion from radio the artof, screamo from Spont.  

     http://shaunrobert.bandcamp.com/

  • Neo Gibson & Charles Stobbs - Image Broadcast

    7 February 2022  3:00 am - 3:30 am

    For Radiophrenia, Neo and Charles will present an Image Broadcast. Focusing on radio’s material potential, the broadcast will suspend a single image via audio transmission, allowing it to interface with the sonic and visual landscape of its reception (and disintegration.) The image was produced during a previous Image Broadcast, documenting not the audio itself but the space in which it was heard. Here a prior broadcast finds its way into the current, processed once again through a series of material translations.

    Neo Gibson is a musician, releasing music under the alias 7038634357.  Charles Stobbs is a part-time lecturer.  Together they have produced radio broadcasts and installations under their own names, and as Maitre D'. Previously they have been hosted by Wave Farm, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Veronica, and Montez Press Radio.

    https://maitre-d.online

  • Northfield Lenox - Back Lane

    7 February 2022  3:30 am - 4:00 am

    Back Lane is a radio play constructed with re-purposed audio from the 1932 film “Back Street”. The 90-year-old samples are surrounded by original music, new foley, field recordings and various media. The dialog is presented in the original sequence, but with the visuals and many key details and cues removed, more possibilities are opened. The central theme from the original story remains, a chain of events is set in motion by a simple decision that alters the lives of the characters completely, forever, and ends in a classic, ‘what if’… Northfield Lenox is a one-person audio initiative producing electronic music and soundscapes that combine the use of computer based electronic instruments with samples from media archives, radio, and other field & audio recordings. Virtual instruments are used exclusively for all original musical content. northfield-lenox.com
  • J Franklin - dogsbody

    7 February 2022  4:00 am - 4:30 am




    those corners see it all
    watching
    every event
    every life and existence
    they see it all
    white wash plaster observer
    plastic switch
    cupboard corner
    put out, take in
    every event within walls
    we all know stones, watch
    we all know trees, watch
    a surface built
    a relationship already established
    erected then left
    left to soak up actions
    or left to soak up none
    catching more than light
    should the opportunity arise
    numerous corners
    a stellar view
    of events within walls.

    Dogsbody is a long form audio composition consisting of various recording
    techniques, formats and experimentations.


  • Astrid Björklund - Notes from a Subterranean Landscape

    7 February 2022  4:30 am - 5:00 am

    The stories of soil, rotting wood, blood and bone is uncomfortable, it crawls beneath us and within us, oozing out of soil and skin. The subterranean landscape is in this narrative a place of grief, anger, and fear caused by the uncertainties of our era, but it is also a place of comfort and refuge. This piece is a mix of found, recorded, and created noise and ambience, layered and merged into a speculative journey through underground caverns, a narrative set outside time. Astrid Björklund is an artist based in Glasgow who explores how speculative fictions can transform and merge with the mythical elements of our realities to create new mythologies. It is a chthonic speculative feminism: something dark, strange, and curious that operates from both wonder and grief, melancholy and comfort. The interest in working with sound to delve into these themes has grown through SUBTERRA, a collaborative project navigating speculative narratives of the chthonic (of relating to or inhabiting the underworld) through text, poetry and music. http://www.astridbjorklund.com http://www.instagram.com/astridbjorklund http://www.instagram.com/sub.terrestrials
  • Kristina Warren - Skatebirds

    7 February 2022  5:00 am - 5:30 am

    Skatebirds is an experimental soundscape that traverses various sonic terrains both musical and abstract. It weaves together a wide variety of sounds, including analog synthesized sounds from ARP 2500 and Joranalogue Filter-8, as well as recorded foley-type sounds from pistachio shells, PVC pipe, metal mixing bowl and bench scraper, and more. Some of the natural sounds and birdsong were recorded at the Barrington Skate Park in Rhode Island, USA, hence the title Skatebirds. For the artist, Kristina Warren, uniting all the sounds in this piece represented creative freedom and exploration.

    Kristina Warren is a sound artist based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Warren unites acoustic, analog, and digital sounds and techniques to explore human-instrument relationships, noise, and rest. She runs a Patreon channel focused on sound art and listening, where she releases completed work, process documentation, and prompts and jam sessions for followers to make sound. Recently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Electronic Music at Brown University, Warren holds a PhD in Composition & Computer Technologies from the University of Virginia.

    kmwarren.org
    patreon.com/kmwarren
  • Samaan Fieck - FAMILY TAPE 4.12.78 SUB MASTER / I Am No Lung; No,

    7 February 2022  5:30 am - 6:00 am

    An exploration and subversion of the Anthroposophical notion of Right Speech. Eschewing the use of Elevated language as a path to higher development, in favour of the vernacular, misheard, mimicked, muddled, profane and poorly translated. Composed of archival tape recordings, documenting meetings held by members of my mother's Homeland nature community (1978). As well as a collection of readings, anthropop speech exercises, travel diary entries and generative speech-to text experiments spanning the last 8 years. Originally commissioned by Sally Ann McIntire for the Radia network. 

    Samaan Fieck lives on Gadubanud land, surrounded by the Otway Ranges. He is the host of More Than the Ear Can Hold, a weekly broadcast on Apollo Bay Radio. He has exhibited / performed throughout Australia, Taiwan, Japan and New Zealand at; CCP, ACMI, Lacking Sound Festival (Taipei), Treasure Hill Artist Village (Taipei), Liquid Architecture and Avantwhatever Festival among others. Since moving to the Otways he has provided the composition and sound design for The Sublime and Remain In Light, in collaboration with These Are The Projects We Do Together. He is a member of Red Wine and Sugar, with Mark Groves. 

    http://www.samaanfieck.com
  • Antonia Beeskow - Sighing from the sound booth: Wunderkammer of sound

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

    In the Wunderkammer of sound, you encounter processed field recordings and disembodied voices. Sighs from the Sound Booth is conceived as an acousmatic performance, in which the audience is invited to stroll through bucolic landscapes, lost places and after-hour sets. In the crackling of a record you hear a low whisper that wants to excite you to buy a new tablet, the loudspeaker whimpers in unison, a 24-bit phantom groans. CUT TO: An immortal Marlboro Cowboy strolls through the Waste Lands of Ancient Caucasia. He inhales the smog of his cigarette ©, thinking of Strawberry Fields. Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow Born in 1992 in Düsseldorf. Initially studied archeology at the University of Cologne, then from 2013 studied applied theater studies at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen. This summer she won 3rd place at the Berlin radio play festival and the Hörspielwiese in Cologne with the radio piece NOISE. Since April 2021 she has started studying the Master’s programme sound and reality at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. She works in the theatre scene, radio, on art installations and writes for the fanzine grapefruits on female* composers and sound artists. https://www.antoniaalessiavirginia.com https://www.instagram.com/antoniaalessiavirginia/ https://soundcloud.com/antoniaalessiavirginia
  • Helna Celle - Radiophonic Music (August)

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

    Helena Celle is a Glaswegian artist and audio engineer. She is concerned with the participatory representation of the imaginal through the organisation of sound, image and language, and currently produces an hour (or more) of original work for patrons every month. She plays guitar in the band Herbert Powell (Lost Map Records), and previously played bass guitar in the band Anxiety (La Vida Es Un Mus Records). https://www.patreon.com/helena_celle
  • Shorts 1

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

    1. Adam Knight - The (—) Tower (warming-up) (9:00)
    2. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 1(4:21)
    3. Sam Sernavski - It is like another door opening! (6:56)
    4. Nika Son - Zwischen U und Nix (9:40)
    5. Will Davies & Heather Rodenhurst - Tracks (13:34)
    6. Dushume - Boo Su (5:10)
    7. Luke Fowler - Even the Serge (Friday) (5:23)
    8. Bengisu Uykusu - JAPAN - 大丈夫 (Daijoubu) (3:59)

    1.  Adam Knight - The (—) Tower (warming-up)

    In summer 2019 I was artist-in-residence inside the former East German watchtower at Schlesischer Busch park in Berlin: a 3-floor command tower that was part of a system of 300 structures guarding the Berlin Wall. I conducted weeks of field recordings involving contact, coil, binaural, shotgun and omni microphones. The work developed in response to an intense relationship with the Tower: by looking outwards and inwards and to explore equivalences of listenability and visibility. The sound-work consists of a number of warming-up exercises in an attempt to synchronise my voice and cadence with the Tower and to activate dormant sonic potentials.

    Adam Knight is an artist and tutor based in London working across text, sound and video. He studied at the Royal College of Art and completed his MA in 2007 and MPhil in 2019. Taking apart the formats of artistic production, Adam Knight addresses complexities inherent in art-making. He is interested in pursuing and interrogating moments of a-synchronicity, doubt and self-critique.
     
    2. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 1

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

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

    3. Sam Sernavski – It is like another door opening!



    Pina Bausch, the choreographer, conveyed a monologue/dance in Walzer (1980). She asked the audience to relate to her consciousness through post-modern eyes “It is like another door opening!”. I started from a mix of sound clips of the performance in a narrative sense stressing the context of the monologue in WALZER and added the interviews as a layer of Pina’s consciousness. The music is a pseudo-Baroque fashioned Piano adagio that runs hand in hand with the climax of the monologue.  Together with the electronics capturing the rhythmic portion in the music and a texture resonating with the monologue correspondingly.

    Sam Sernavski is a composer and multidisciplinary artist based in Athens, Ohio US. Majored in music and sound technology, his influences are from 20th century musique concrete and visual arts, the psychoacoustical and physical aspects in music. Worked as a supervisor at the Art and Technology department at Aalborg University Denmark, dealing with interactive audio- visual installations and performance. Engaged in solo projects or collaborative acts that include interactive improvised music, interpretative dance, 3D sound, and augmented reality.
    At the present, he is a PhD candidate at the Interdisciplinary Arts program at Ohio University, and instructor of modern music ensemble.  
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-sernavski-a4460295/

    4. Nika Son - Zwischen U und dem Nix [Mein Gehirn ist mein Magengrab]

    A soundwalk throughthe Dieter Roth Foundation in Hamburg, while recompiling and garbling the poem Mein Mund ist ein Auge by Dieter Roth. This soundwork was originally commissionedby International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Hamburg 2021. Voices: Sanna, Dora, Eliska, Zuzana, Tatyana, Alice, Vitoria, Dieter, Nika. Translation: google-translate. Thanks to: Dieter Roth, Kathrin Haaßengier, Marcel Bisevic, Kris Jakob.  
    http://www.nikason.de/      
    https://soundcloud.com/nikacis
     
    5. Will Davies & Heather Rodenhurst - Tracks

    Join Heather Rodenhurst and Will Davies as they explore Heather’s corner of the British countryside; revelling in the history of the land and their connections to it. What started off as a simple day walking soon evolved and spread into a meditation on memory, song and nature. At a time when so many of us have been stuck inside or away from our usual walking companions, ‘Tracks’ invites you out of your usual trudge and into the hills.

    Heather Rodenhurst is a happy librarian living in beautiful Shropshire. She is a hedgerow poet and wild singer - a balladeer of the landscape she loves and collector of its stories. Will Davies is a Sound Designer and Musician from Leeds in the United Kingdom. He can now be found wandering the Pennine Hills in all weathers - microphone in hand and headphones clamped on tight.

    6. Dushume – Boo Su

    Boo Su is a fictional cog as part of a system that lives in a futuristic subterranean world of stuttered magnetic rhythms coalescing in a tapestry of harsh brutal noise and architecture. It is where dark cold machines conjure up resistance to bass and unwanted sounds. The DIY glitch compass faces towards a place where aesthetics and operations of failure are embraced - North.
     
    Amit D Patel, aka Dushume, is an experimental noise and sound artist, influenced by Asian underground music and DJ culture. His work focuses on performing and improvising with purpose built do-it-yourself instruments, and recording these instruments incorporating looping, re-mixing and re-editing techniques. Lack and loss of control are central to his work. He has a PhD in Music, “Studio Bench: the DIY nomad and Noise Selector” (2019), from the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is a member of the Sound/Image Research group at the University of Greenwich, London, and Principal Investigator for the AHRC Research Grant “Exploring Cultural Diversity in Experimental Sound” (2021-22)      
    http://www.dushume.co.uk           instagram.com/dushume

    7. Luke Fowler - Even The Serge (Friday) 

    8. Bengisu Uykusu - JAPAN - 大丈夫 (Daijoubu)

    An experimental sonic travelogue. This sound experiment is based around electronics, samples, and the field recordings I made with my handy recorder while visiting Japan,
  • Virginia Hutchison - Stories of radical landownership in north Lewis - Chapter 1: Gabhsann/Galson

    7 February 2022  9:00 am - 9:15 am

    Stories of radical land ownership in North Lewis is a project produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison, that brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Developed in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie, the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership.

    Agnes Rennie recounts the events that lead up to the buyout and the establishment of the Urras – the Galson EstateTrust. Underpinning the interviews are recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define Galson, in collaboration with Fiona Rennie, and Seismic Sounds, produced by Stephen Hurrel.

    Agnes Rennie is the chair of the Galson Estate Trust and Vice Chair of Community Land Scotland.

    Stories of radical landownership in North Lewis – full project info

    Produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison this project brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007.Created during the COVID pandemic in 2020/2021 the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership. With access and social distancing measures in mind the project has taken the form of a series of cast bronze artefacts temporarily sited in the landscape of North Lewis. Embedded with digital QR codes the artefacts link visitors directly to the audio works via mobile phone.

    Each of the six objects – a series of cast bronze artworks moulded from cut peat – contain conversations recorded with members of the local community. Two out of six of the artworks remain open as audio project spaces for future conversations.

    “If you didn’t know the names of these places you couldn’t talk about them..”[1]

    Underpinning the interviews are recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define North Lewis. A gentle call and response between Gaelic and English - though not a direct translation - through the landscape, geography and history of the area.

    Looking out onto the Barvas moor visitors can be mistaken for thinking that it is an empty landscape. But listening closely to the Gaelic expressions used to describe the environment of North Lewis gives a sense of the intimate and complex relationship between people and place. A language embedded within local culture and knowledge and not always translatable.

    “Space doesn’t become a place until you interact with it. It doesn’t become a place until you name it…and it becomes a place in relation to somewhere or something else..ie. it’s always changing.”[2]

    Permeating the voices within the audio works are recordings made from the constant movements and tectonic shifts beneath the Earth’s surface. Produced by artist Stephen Hurrel, the seismic sounds provide layers to the stories and issues that surround engagement with the landscape. Hurrel’s work with Seismic Sounds and with Gaelic speaking communities in Barra, weaves closely into the stories of radical landownership in North Lewis. Where these conversations meet and overlap presents opportunities for wider discussions around land reform in Scotland.

    Many thanks to the Galson Estate staff and community. Special thanks to Agnes and Frank Rennie, Lisa Maclean, Annie MacSween, Iain Gordon Macdonald, Richard Collins (Edinburgh University), Edinburgh College of Art and Blackbay Recording Studios.

    This project was produced in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie.

    Virginia Hutchison is an artist based in Glasgow and the Isle of Lewis. Working within a predominantly social context her practice draws on the processes involved in collaborative creative production to explore how different forms of artistic engagement influence the interaction we have with our environments. Virginia currently runs the bronze casting facilities at Edinburgh College of Art and is one part of the duo ’In the Shadow of the Hand’ with artist and film-maker Sarah Forrest.

    Produced with support from Community Land Scotland and the Stove Network.

    https://www.galsontrust.com/about-clsartproject




    [1]Annie Macsween, Faclan 2020, A History with Heart and Soul – The Place-names of North Lewis, Ness Historical Society


    [2]Frank Rennie, Dùthcas 2020, The Changing Outer Hebrides – Galson and the meaning of Place

     

  • James Chrzan - Swimmer pt1 (August 22, morning)

    7 February 2022  9:15 am - 9:30 am

    Swimmer is a suite of four field recordings. Recorded in Palm Desert, California in late-summer, the work explores the sonic relationship between an individual and a place. The focal point of the recordings is the sound of a person swimming in a backyard pool. This performance is accompanied by the ambient sounds of a suburban California neighborhood: mockingbirds, cicadas, lawnmowers, pickup trucks, the wind through the trees. The disembodied sound of the swimmer in this place breaks down the hierarchy between human and nature, offering a post-human, decentered perspective. Swimmer was released on cassette in September 2021. James Chrzan is an artist and musician working in New York City. His work engages in the long history of the dematerialized art object. Narcissus pseudonarcissus—an opera in two acts written in collaboration with Rachel Hillery—debuted in June 2021. He releases music as one half of Former New York Mayor and alone as My Life as a Kinetic Sculpture. He has exhibited work in New York, Chicago and elsewhere. He received his MFA from Hunter College in 2019.
  • Anna Martí-Subirana and Jimmy Peggie - A Vantage Point

    7 February 2022  9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Through sound and narration, this piece attempts to convey the main societal repercussions of large scale mining in the state of Arizona, USA. The history of Arizona is intimately associated with mining activities, since the early days of Native American miners and the greedy, rugged Spanish and American prospectors to the big mining companies that currently operate throughout the state. As rich as its underground treasures, Arizona offers an above ground of cultures, languages, traditions and communities that more often than not, whether they want it or not, intersect at a common ground: the impact that mining has on their lives. 1. A Separate Everything The piece chronicles social hierarchies in mines. Hierarchies are constructed on prevalent ethnic and racial prejudices of the Southwest diverse populations: Native American, white Anglo Saxon, Mexican and Mexican-American 2. Convenient Stereotypes The piece chronicles stereotypes commonly associated with miners and how they can be used to justify exploitation, insufficient safety measures and, in some occasions, to dilute, if not erase altogether, the consequences of fatal mine accidents 3. Supay’s Wrath The piece chronicles the cultural roots of gender hierarchies, superstition, and stereotyping that rule the mining world 4. Preparation The piece chronicles labor strikes in Arizona, how they have been neutralized, and how they have shaped mining communities and gender relations. 5. That Yellow River Mining activities are largely responsible for water pollution. In Arizona, rural and Native American lands are rich in natural resources. This piece chronicles the impact of mining in the daily lives of such communities Anna Martí-Subirana was born and raised in Barcelona (Spain) and pursued studies in Molecular Biology and English & American Literature. She currently lives in Phoenix (Arizona), where she has been teaching Molecular Biology and Engineered and Bioengineered solutions to environmental pollution for the last twenty years. Anna is interested in experimenting, along with her students, with the power of storytelling and the audio-visual arts in creating awareness of environmental and societal issues that affect Arizona communities. anna.martisubirana@gmail.com Jimmy Peggie is a sound artist based in 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 work is focused on a sense of place, natural processes, transience and imperfection. http://www.jimmypeggie.com
  • Katy Bentham - Radio Discord White Noise Receiver

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

    Radio Discord White Noise Receiver is a fictional radio show that plays on themes of mindfulness, mental health and queer and non-binary identity. Created under lockdown in early 2021, it adopts the form of radio as an enduring technology that has always collapsed distances between artist and audience - a mediator of performative interactions across space and time. Simultaneously intimate and aloof, the personable voice of the DJ takes us through a half hour of 'listening' that keeps losing sense of itself.

    I am an artist and writer based in Newcastle upon Tyne working across moving image, photography, installation and live performance.My work often takes the starting point of drawing together seemingly disparate subject matter – from pop culture, history or wider society – as a means of illuminating ideas around socio-economic structures and the personal. A Donna Summer record may collide with a BBC art documentary, Mackintosh furniture provide the backdrop to an ABBA karaoke session. I currently contribute a monthly show to Slacks Radio – Tyne and Wear’s independent artist run station.

    http://www.katybentham.com
    https://soundcloud.com/search?q=katy%20bentham     Slacks Radio show archive)
  • Kate Donovan - Transmission Ecologies

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

    This mix is a compilation of snippets from (mostly) live radio experiments, working with site- and time-specific transmissions of microFM, walkie-talkie, short wave and/or ‘natural’ radio, together with speculative histories/futures and situatedness. An underlying thread tying these works together is the expanded (ecological) perspective of radio as an inextricably intertwined medium of more-than-human transmissions. Included in this mix are moments from: - “..and there were frequencies of light”, a live radio piece made with David Corbett, broadcast on CoLaboRadio in Berlin. - “Navigating Twilight Radio”, which is a durational radio work that was broadcast live through the three phases of twilight - civil, nautical, astronomical - in May 2021 for the Reveil project. - “Radio Ecologies,” which was made for the Museum for Communication in Berlin for their ‘100 Jahre Radio’ exhibition. The German text in English: “Some say that there was a quickening, And that the Earth’s core bubbled and burped to release the egg, And that the soft, brittle egg cracked to release the worm - The double worm of two entwined in one - To let it slither out and go underground, To disperse through all elements and up through the aether, Burrowing down and emerging up at the same time. But the sun and rocks and stars know that there was radio even before that, And nuclear waste (among other things) will go on to tell our more-than-human successors of the future, That there will still be radio, even then.” - “Tuning to the Bird Body,” which was commissioned by Soundart Radio and was made in collaboration with Jan Verberkmoes. Jan’s poem project ‘Cliff if Felsen’ centres around the birds that zoologist Ernst Schäfer and American naturalist Brooke Dolan II collected during their expedition to Tibet, Sikkim, and adjoining provinces in China in 1934/35. In this radio piece, poems are interlaced with sounds of shortwave radio, referring to multiple mottled histories of colonial acts of claiming and taking. The bird body and the radio body interweave to reveal complex relationships of movement through space and time. - “Nightcall Radio” is a durational work transmitted live during the lockdown of May 2020, which was also the nightingale season in Berlin. It was created for Soundcamp’s annual Reveil event. Kate Donovan is a radio artist and researcher based in Berlin. Her work deals with radio in an elemental sense, in terms of transmission and interconnectedness, but also disruption and interference. She is actively involved in Archipel Stations Community Radio, CoLaboRadio/Free Radios Berlin Brandenburg, Datscha Radio Berlin and the Shortwave Collective. She is part of the research group ‘SENSING. The Knowledge of Sensitive Media’, at ZeM/Potsdam University with a project titled ‘More-than-human Radio Ecologies.’ Together with Monaí de Paula Antunes, she formed the ongoing artistic research project ‘Radio Otherwise’. Guest links: https://www.instagram.com/mattersoftransmission/
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1. Babu Eshwar Prasad - Notes from Underground (10:00)
     
    2. claire rousay - I'm not a bad person, but... (6:47)

     
     
    1. Babu Eshwar Prasad - Notes from Underground
     
    The sound was inspired by my visits to the Kolar goldfields, in the state of Karnataka, India. I have been intrigued by this denuded mine site, subject to so much ecological exploitation. Walking around the chemically treated cyanide mountains, one encounters a landscape with each layer of soil clearly visible. Aside from a digital collage that examined this surface up close, its textures and hues, a sound work also scanned the many underlayers,. The aural and visual representations were locked in a loop of mirroring each other and producing variations.

    Babu Eshwar Prasad is an artist and filmmaker based in India. In the two decades since he has exhibited widely holding exhibitions in India and abroad. The genre of landscape has remained a central point of enquiry in practice. Since 2015 films and sound works have taken centrestage.Babu’s debut film Gaalibeeja (Windseed) was released in 2015 and shown at film festivals, museums and biennale including Mumbai Film Festival, FilmColumbia, Chatham, New York, , Kochi Muziris Biennale and Museum K21, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf. His second film The Running River is all Legs is now awaiting release.
     
     2. claire rousay - I'm not a bad person, but...
     
     
     
     







  • claire rousay - from home to lowcountry

    7 February 2022  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    from home to lowcountry documents a solo journey from my home in San Antonio to one of my favorite local bars, Lowcountry. This journey was originally documented as an unaltered field recording. Later, I decided to record an accompaniment to this field recording that included piano, organ, vocal samples, and various other electronics. The accompaniment acts as an emotional compass that guides the listener through my 36 minute journey from home's front door to the patio bar.
     
     claire rousay is based in San Antonio, Texas. Her music zeroes in on personal emotions and the minutiae of everyday life -- voicemails, haptics, environmental recordings, stopwatches, whispers and conversations -- exploding their significance. rousay has released music on a range of labels, most notably Astral Spirits, Second Editions, Longform Editions and American Dreams, who in 2021 released a softer focus, a collaboration with visual artist Dani Toral. rousay’s music has received acclaim from NPR, which writes that rousay “enchants the ordinary,” and Pitchfork, which calls her music “quietly devastating.” rousay has presented music at Audiograft Festival, Casa Del Lago (CDMX), Issue Project Room, Rewire Festival, and Salon De Normandy (Paris), among many others, held residencies at Rhizome DC and Elastic Arts Exposure Series, and performed with musicians such as Ken Vandermark, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Jacob Wick and Theodore Cale Schafer.

    https://clairerousay.com/ 
    https://clairerousay.bandcamp.com/
  • Julien Sarti - A Durian in the Ear Ep1: Saigon the noise factory

    7 February 2022  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    A Durian in the Ear is a sound series that crosses Vietnam. It takes the form of a hybrid object between immersive experimentation and a postcard, where the sounds of the environment support the narrative by providing a stationary journey for the listener.

    Julien Sarti is a sound designer, producer of radio shows, documentaries and unidentified sound objects. He likes to make images with sound. In 2018, from his collection of rare records, he created “Sommeil paradoxal” with which he won the Phonurgia prize in the sound art category. For 1 year, he has worked in Vietnam and took the opportunity to produce a sound series "a durian in the ear".

    http://www.juliensarti.com
  • Shorts 15

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

    1. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 14 (7:38)
    2. Anette Gellein - City Sounds Like Car Noise (3:54)
    3. Expose Your Eyes - Savage Buckets Gone Ignition
    4. Diana Duta & Paul Haworth - Squeeeeak! (11:56)
    5. Aline Clair - From Pasila (6:28)
    6. Toni Dimitrov - Non-Verbal Communication (04:59)   
    7. Christina Shelagh Mongelli - Signal to Noise (10:44)
    8. Anna Marshall & Ralph Lewis - Hear There (5:45)

    1. Cinzia Nistico  - One Dimension and a Half Episode 14 
     
    For full details see Shorts 1 Monday 7th 8am.  http://www.cinzia-nistico.com

    2 Anette Gellein - City Sounds Like Car Noise. 
     
    Field recordings, guitar and electronic sounds. I started making experimental sound works when I was around 17 years old, quite quickly after I quit doing my guitar lessons. At this point I liberated myself from a form that did not really fit me and my interests. I did not know that there existed a world of experimental music and sound art, but approached it on my own rather unknowingly about the bigger context and history. Which I of course later learned to love, and it made me feel less weird and lonely! Many of my earlier works have been more influenced by my guitar playing, mixing it with field recordings and other digital electronic sounds and filters. 
     
    Anette Gellein multimedia artist currently based in Stavanger, Norway.    anette.gellein.com

    3. Expose Your Eyes - Savage Buckets Gone Ignition

    Utilizing source sounds provided by Chandor Glöomy.
     
    Paul Harrison (currently releasing under lots of different project names on many small labels and my own bandcamp https://xemporium.bandcamp.com/
     
    4. Diana Duta & Paul Haworth - Squeeeeak!
        
    Squeeeeak! is a collaboration between Diana Duta and Paul Haworth. The writing process began around the theme of dreams. Fascinating as they can be, dreams are also banal and tedious to describe. The writing developed to encompass the language of advertising and therapy (specifically the bland contemporary iterations often spouted through social media in lieu of access to professional mental health services). In both the writing and sound, it is a collaged and tonal work. Recorded live in Jambes, from London and Brussels in August 2021. Voices: Diana Duta and Paul Haworth. Live sound mixing: Diana Duta.

    Diana Duta is an artist based in Brussels since 2016. Her project Jambes is a recording studio commissioning new work by artists experimenting with sound and voice. Paul Haworth is active in painting, hip hop and writing. He is the author of Alone, Desperate and Going Nowhere, Silk Handkerchiefs, Andy de Fiets: Letter to Robin Kinross (written with Sam de Groot) and the music fanzine Homelovin'.  
    http://dianaduta.com   
    http://www.homelovin.co.uk/

    5. Aline Clair - From Pasila

    In January 2020, I left France to live in Helsinki for several months. I went to study Music & Technology at the Sibelius Academy. From this experiment, I made a sound trip diary.From the sound recorded in the city or in Lapland to the sound produced with new electronic tools, this is a translation of my trip. From Pasila is one of the soundwork of Helsinki Sound Trip diary.

    Master's degree in Sound Design and Bachelor’s  egree in Design from ESAD Le Mans, I navigate between multiple forms of art and design. I am interested in sound creation for radio art, performance, live, sound installations ... My practice currently includes electronic tools such as modular synthesizers, field recording, sampling , the cello ( Music Diploma in Cello at the Conservatoire, Le Mans, 2017), the clarinet or any sound source that I meet on my way. It is at the crossroads of these artistic practices and these sound materials that i wish to continue my journey.

    6 Toni Dimitrov - Non-Verbal Communication

    Concept, field recordings, editing and directed by Toni Dimitrov
    File under: field recordings, soundscape, sound documentary

    The starting point of Eco's semiotics is the fact that, in both industrialized and nature-based civilizations, human beings are evolving in a "systems of signs". A distinguishing feature of Eco's theory is that in addition to words and language, it also addresses non-linguistic and even natural signs, which do signify, based on a code, or previous learning. The sender and receiver must share a common code, that according to Eco is, "a series of rules that will allow one to attribute a signification to the sign". In the soundpiece, you can hear a discussion between frogs, bees, rain, goats, cat, firework... No humans were involved in this discussion, and as you can hear the communication still works.

    http://www.post-global.com     http://www.elanvital.bandcamp.com  http://www.kanal103.com.mk

    7. Christina Shelagh Mongelli - Signal to Noise
     
    Signal to Noise is a re-orientated acoustic ecology of interwoven and competing natural and artificial sounds.The sounds of birds in London -that started singing at night in order to be heard due to background traffic noise- are woven with whistled conversations from the Canary Islands and disrupted by wind turbines and fireworks. These fireworks dominate wildlife and force birds into flight. It’s various dialogues between clarinet and violin, machine and organism, and ‘signal’ and ‘noise’ echo an allegory of hierarchy and domination relating to politics and sound. ‘New Creatives’ is supported by Arts Council England and BBC Arts.

    Christina Shelagh Mongelli- Writer, Sound Design, Clarinet/Joseph Evans- Collaborator & Recording Engineer/Chris Loupis- Mixing & Mastering/Dima Mabsout- Violin/José Luis Hernández Martín- Canary Island Whistler/David Diaz Reyes- Canary Island Whistler

    https://www.christinashelaghmongelli.com/       

    8. Anna Marshall & Ralph Lewis  - Hear There

    Personnel: Anna Marshall, horn    Ralph Lewis, composition. “Hear There” is as much a process for hornist Anna Marshall to examine, inhabit, and record spaces as it is a piece written for her to play. Before setting up to record, Marshall locates an ongoing audible event outside or inside a space. Marshall slowly aligns with it, playing with and around these sounds. As we listen to the broadcast on Radiophrenia, we hear moments of soundscape, melody, and a blend between the nuances of horn and the rattles and hums of the space. How do they blend on your speakers and in your space?

    Anna Marshall is the professor of horn at University of Illinois Springfield and Illinois Wesleyan University and has performed professionally with the Champaign Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia da Camera. Anna is currently pursuing her doctorate in horn performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and studies under Prof. Bernhard Scully. Ralph Lewis is a composer who loves the collaborative, public, and experimental qualities of radio art. He recently graduated with his doctorate in music composition from the University of Illinois. His live-to-Zoom commissioned work “Straight Into Tangles” was premiered in August by the Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra
  • Jack Wansbrough and Alex Turner - The Many Forked Tongue

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

    The Many Forked Tongue includes voices, memories and ideas from Ellen Broadhurst, Elina Bry, Jonny Burrows, David Excoffier, Rose KB, Melissa McGrath, Taylor Reudavey, Andrew Sutherland, Alex Turner, Ailsa Waddell, Jack Wansbrough. Alex Turner and Jack Wansbrough are artists living in Boorloo/Perth Australia. Alex's background is in music and psychoacoustics and Jack's background is in visual art. They both usually work collaboratively.
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Gabi Schaffner - 10 (S)cent Poems (12:00)
     
    2) Lucy Duncombe - DIATOMIC COMBAT (5:28)

     
     
     


    1) Gabi Schaffner - 10 (S)cent Poems
     
    The concept is based on the tradition of street poetry, where poets improvise their poems on cues or even directly to the person. The reward is a dollar, five francs, ten cents, 300 lire.... whatever people are willing to give.

    All the poems were written spontaneously while smelling a flower or in a certain scent situation and were noted down on the spot. These notes were revised and offered as poems to the singer and artist Hans Kellett. In a joint session, he sang, spoke, or whispered these texts, which were then revised by Gabi Schaffner and partly supplemented with further sounds and ‘scents’.

    Fragrant is the Night (1:02), Lavender (1:08), Fake Jasmin (1:05), The Pink Peony (1:14), Snapdragon (1:11), Iris (1:10), Rhubarb (0:41), Nicotiana (1:19), Papaver Somniferum (1:31), Polarstar (0:59)

    Poems, recordings and composition: Gabi Schaffner 2019/2021 - Singer: Hans Kellett (NZ/Germany) - Addtional Sounds: Felix Schroed’Air, Field Recordings

    Gabi Schaffner works as a trans-disciplinary artist within the realms of radio art, composition and performance. Her artistic practice is determined by the methods of poetic ethnography in connection with fluxus-like mise-en-scènes, radio-making and sound art performances.

    Hans Kellett was born in 1977 in New Zealand, where they are best known for their writing for theatre. In 2001 they moved to Berlin and became a core member of the literary cabaret troupe O-Ton Ute. From 2003 - 2017 they were artistic director and frontperson of the experimental chanson project Princessin Hans. Both live in Berlin.
    Current work: Duftgesänge (Fragrant Songs). Vinyl. Artist‘s edition 20 copies, silkscreen printed cover, 2021

    schaffnerin.net
     
    2) Lucy Duncombe - DIATOMIC COMBAT
     
    From the album 'The Rapture of Cellular Accretion'  - a tape, fiction text and artwork completed during the convalescence of lockdown.  
  • Alias Domaines - Being On This Boat Is Not Revenge

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

    ALIAS DOMAINES Alias Domaines is a cross-Atlantic collaboration between Sukaina Kubba and Craig Mulholland. Alias Domaines is a semi-fictional space where exchange occurs by proxy. Alias Domaines is theoretically and virtually located on a cruise ship that travels between the ports of New York City and Southampton, UK. Our ship is part of the Cunard Transatlantic Fleet, a real cruise ship company. CUNARD The Cunard brand is a nostalgia for art-deco design and lifestyle aspirations. From a post-colonial perspective, art-deco functions as sugar-coating or white-washing of harsh modernist and colonialist power relations driving international capitalism. While it inhabits a space outside national lands and laws, the Cunard is an allegory for British class relations and British colonialism. A cross-section of the ship reveals a microcosm and floating representation of the hierarchy of class and racial structures. SETTING First Class Lounge, Deck, Cabins, Storage Unit and Connecting Spaces CHARACTERS Beverly Valenzuela: Concierge and Aspiring Fashion Designer John Templeton: Entertainments Manager and Pianist “Being on this boat, it’s not revenge” Edouard Glissant, filmed aboard the Cunard from Martinique to France, reflecting on the terrible journey his ancestors took in the opposite direction across the Atlantic. From “Edouard Glissant: One World in Relation” directed by Manthia Diawara, 2009 ALIAS DOMAINES (2021-22) is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts
  • Isaac Phillips and Althea Young -JustScream.baby

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

    JustScream.babyis a live audio-acoustic performance piece for radio, harvesting sound and text material from the call-in art project JUST SCREAM! by American Pedagogue and Artist Chris Gollmar. JUST SCREAM!, a collated archive of 250,000 recordings, amongst them screams, messages of hope and several renditions of ‘The Circle of Life’, left on an answering machine whose sole purpose was to exist as a place for people to scream, was a public project created in response to the mass isolation and frustration caused by the global pandemic. By overlapping these recordings into a cacophony of sonic material and poetic text, JustScream.baby attempts to expose the collective grief, hope and humor formed in the constellations between individual expressions of loneliness. 
      
    Althea Young is a multi-disciplinary artist and performance writer. Althea layers vast, imaginative texts and music on top of stark, contained spaces as a means of expanding the audience’s awareness of place, and bringing attention to their experience of their bodies as spiritually fluid objects capable of feeling beyond themselves and into the world. 

    Isaac Phillips is a composer andmulti-media artist. Working from sonic and visual material found in the realworld as well as digital spaces, Isaac filters and deconstructs sound and imagevia musical and conceptual processes. Their work makes particular use ofcontemporaneous technologies such as AI to form new and radical approaches to composition.

     
  • Timothea Armour - East Lothian Gothic Episode 1

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



    East Lothian Gothic is a radio play, haunted by a TV series, in six parts.

    As in, it is a radio play, about the making of a TV series, a supernatural, art-world crime drama set in East Lothian, that doesn't exist.

    The three main characters – Pitch, Story and Memoir - with their different modes of storytelling, and the kind of backdrop or scenery that's provided by the other voices (including a local newspaper, a local amateur historian and a TripAdvisor reviewer) embody a process of navigating different ways of telling the same story, describing the same place or landscape, or recounting the same events.

    Field recordings were made on location in East Lothian from 2015-20 and all the characters' parts were recorded remotely during lockdown in November 2020. The scripts are based on a series of real events that took place from 2015-20.

    Timothea Armour is an artist, writer (and bartender) living in Leith. She is interested in the ways in which social lives and networks of support can be documented in art, through writing and informal or amateur forms of knowledge and networks of distribution – anecdote, music fandom, field recording.

    https://timotheaawarmour.hotglue.me/
    https://www.instagram.com/royorbisoninspace/
      
  • Henry McPherson - Colagens//Collages

    7 February 2022  4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

    A set of sonic collages based on field recordings of LGBTQ(+)/Queer locations in Rio de Janeiro. "The audio samples used in the project were taken from locations of contemporary and historical importance to the Queer/LGBTQ(+) community of Rio de Janeiro's Zona Sul. Locations included: nightlife venues, places of support and shelter, public spaces, places of celebration, and the streets at day and night. Recordings were taken in the neighbourhoods of: Glória, Centro, Copacabana, Ipanema, Lapa, Urca, Botafogo, Catete, Flamengo, Jardim Botânico, Laranjeiras, and Santa Teresa." Further info on this project can be found at https://www.henrymcpherson.org.uk/2019, and in a short article for the MASS Collection in Feb 2020 - http://www.the-mass.com/february-2020 Henry McPherson is an artist, composer, improviser, performer, and researcher from the UK. His creative practice draws widely across the visual, sonic, and kinetic, and his work has been shown internationally across diverse settings – from concert halls to galleries, from bathrooms to dance studios, from parks and warehouses to cafes, virtual spaces and radio. Creating across a variety of media and disciplinary settings, Henry holds improvisation as the centre of his artistic work; as both a richly expressive performance practice, and as a generative mode of being-awareness, and a source of creativity and presence. His recent works explore aspects of free association, spontaneous collage, and transmedia interactivity across paint, instruments, body, text, notation, voice, and sound.
  • Helen Anna Flanagan - Sunday

    7 February 2022  4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

    Sunday (2020) involves the figure of the radio agony aunt, a disembodied voice that offers ano-nymous callers advice. A lady, known as Sandra, calls up talking about how numbers, rhythmic machines and voices are slowly taking over her fatigued body and obsessive mind, working much like the beat of an infectious song. Note: the self-composed audio track was made for the radio sequence in the short experimental film Sunday. Helen Anna Flanagan (1988, Birmingham) is an artist working in video, performance, sound and installation. Her work has been shown internationally, including most recently IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art, Eupen (BE), Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (UK), WIELS, Brussels (BE), SMAK & Citadel Park Gent (BE), Sonsbeek Quadriennial & HISK, Arnhem (NL), Big Screen Southend (UK), TENT, Rotterdam (NL), Kunsthal Gent (BE), Projektraum 145, Berlin, Netwerk Aalst (BE), IMAI, Düsseldorf (DE), CAMPO Victoria, Gent (BE), MHKA, Antwerp (BE), MOMA, Odessa (UA), among others. She is currently the recipient of an artists fellowship with Needcompany in Brussels. http://www.helenannaflanagan.com http://www.vimeo.com/helenannaflanagan https://www.instagram.com/h.a.flanagan/
  • John Hall - SOFT DRIVE

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

    Soft Drive  is based on an expanded version of the essay “The Coronascene; The Evolution Of Human into Coronacreature”, written by John Hall and Dr Jamie McPhie for the Artspace  Cumbria project on the Mediators Of Communal Memory.   

    Assembled from samples and clips, found tapes, promotional flexidiscs, original production music and field recording the piece includes the voices of Henry and Emma James, and Alex Blackmore.

    Soft Drive was made in Ulverston, Cumbria  in 2021.
     
    John Hall's recent solo and collaborative projects include soundworks, video, performances and other visual art work. These have involved traditional musicians, oral histories, schools, DJs, broadcasters, actors and national and regional archives in examinations of  arcane forms of expression and ritual  and their place within (rather than alongside) popular culture.
    John is Artist / Director of Artspace, delivering residencies, community and education projects in Cumbria. John has released two Vinyl EPs on the Bifocals Library Label and edits / publishes Flypaper, a quarterly zine on vernacular creativity and ritual.   


    https://www.johnhallartist.com
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Christian de Mouilpied Sancto - Feel So Close (radio edit) (6:31)

    2) Danny Pagarani & Jens Masimov - All days hence 3 (11:00)

    3) Hali Palombo - Fisherman (2:15)

     

    1) Christian de Mouilpied Sancto - Feel So Close - Radio Edit

    Synopsis: 

    "Feel So Close - Radio Edit" is a short work of AI radio theatre. Adapting the lyrics of Calvin Harris's eponymous EDM hit, Samuel Beckett's radio play All That Fall, and my text messages, the piece probes the strangely similar ways in which both radio and the pandemic have made the home into unhomely setting. The artificial poignancy of the neural-net voices' recitation—underscored by lines about manipulating texts and moods—echoes the irony of the Calvin Harris track: a dancefloor banger about the ecstasy of closeness repackaged for socially distant radio audiences.

    Bio:

    Christian de Mouilpied Sancto isan artist, musician, and researcher. At present he is a PhD student in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, New York. Previously, he studied composition at Goldsmiths, University of London.

    2) Danny Pagarani & Jens Masimov - All days hence 3

    3) Hali Palombo - Fisherman 

    From the album 'Cherry Ripe'.

  • Alëna Korolëva - Random City

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

    What a relief to arrive at last in this new city. Your feet are restless, they take you across bridges and underneath construction sites, under the river even, where you embrace views that make you feel like you have ears all over your new body. This hour-long travelogue grazes across sonic neighborhoods that might resemble Tbilisi, Batumi, Toronto, Havana, St. Petersburg, Ulyanovsk, Strasbourg, Marseille, Naples, Reggio Calabria, Lisbon and Barcelona. Or at least, the sound sources, the original copies, were first heard there. recordings, mix and photo by Alëna Korolëva https://alenakoroleva.bandcamp.com text, voice and additional recordings by Mike Hoolboom https://mikehoolboom.com Alëna Korolëva is a multidisciplinary Russian-Canadian artist who makes sound collages with field recordings. She also works in photo and video art and curates programs for film festivals. She has a degree in documentary filmmaking and has made a few short films, but since 2018 she's reinvented her practice with sound art. I'm fascinated by the potential of accidental or routine sounds made by people, machines and animals to create music, by the ability of sound to change its power and meaning when put in concert with others. I find inspiration in exploring the soundscapes of big cities, finding rhythms in chance encounters, using incompatible fragments to create a tune.
  • Melissa McCarthy - The Slipping Forecast

    7 February 2022  7:00 pm - 7:20 pm

    Slipping. Sliding. Circling. Skating. Falling. Gripping. Holding on. This is a general synopsis. Join writer Melissa McCarthy as she brings the storm warnings, the weather reports, the circumspection and the outlook. Variable becoming northwest, 2 to 4, becoming cyclonic later. Taking in the Norse voyages to Greenland; Hitchcock’s Vertigo; the physics of friction; the footballer Zidane and his vertigo, The Slipping Forecast is a three-part investigation into writing, listening, and literature. Rockall, Malin, Hebrides. Melissa McCarthy is a writer whose last book, Sharks, Death, Surfers: An Illustrated Companion, was published by Sternberg Press in 2019. She lives in Edinburgh and writes about art, literature, and sharks. See her website sharksillustrated.org for links to recent work, including Epidermal Epistemology in The Yellow Paper; An Archaeology of Surf on Public Domain Review; Sharks, Circling in Full Stop magazine. Her next book will be about flowers, photography, and explosions. http://sharksillustrated.org
  • Blanc Sceol - Spiritbox

    7 February 2022  7:20 pm - 8:00 pm

    In collaboration with Charlotte Wendy Law and James Worse. Pareidolic phenomena whispers in from the airwaves; messages, dreams, memories, sonic ephemera. Sound, breath, static, down the wire, a web of fragments and sparks, a ghostly electromagnetic exchange. The piece emerged from an interest in radio auto-tune devices that search for Electronic Voice Phenomena, searching for connection, within and without, exploring the things that can’t be explained and the stories we weave to make them explainable. The collaboration with artists CWL and James Worse was a beautiful effort of communication and sonic dowsing across spacial and temporal boundaries, sounds and words dropping in from four corners creating an otherworldly journey. Blanc Sceol work with sound and Deep Listening in a performance and participatory practice. Their works are anchored in landscape but re-imagined into new territory, attentive to the vibrational nature of materials and surroundings. They investigate extra-sensory communication and understanding, working with hydrophones, VLF receivers and seismic recorders. http://www.blancsceol.co.uk Collaborators: charlottewendylaw.net http://www.jamesworse.com
  • Radio Concrete featuring Yiftah Kadan

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

    Radio Concrete is an ongoing experimental radio art project which combines field recordings and radio re-sampling together with electro-acoustic instruments.

    This episode was recorded live with Yiftah Kadan (ISR) and HagaiIzenberg (ISR) in Schocken studio, Tel Aviv. It features Yiftah Kadan on guitar and tape and Hagai Izenberg on objects, electronics and various media sources.

    Other sources used in this recording include an amplified old clock, recordings of bees, a vinyl called Israel’s Quest for Peace and samples from Greta Gerwig speeches.

    Kadan is an Israeli guitarist, sound artist and composer who plays experimental music,  jazz and free improvisation.

    Hagai Izenberg is a sound artist, composer and musician and a founder member of the electronic duo Rendezvous. His work focuses on collecting and reconstructing field recordings together with live radio sampling, using sounds we’re exposed to every day in the public and domestic spheres. 

    http://www.hagaizenberg.com/

  • Carlo Patrão - The Pursuit

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

    The Pursuit is a collection of radiophonic pamphlets on professional development, career anxiety, and mindsets for excellence. Learn how to navigate brand new advertising opportunities, implement story-telling that really works, and build a business identity that merges the real YOU with the latest land-scape of corporate expectations and client satisfaction. This system works pretty well. The Pursuit was created for the show Radio Row on WFMU and aired on January 2021. Carlo Patrão is a Portuguese radio artist and researcher based in NY. zepelimradio.com radiooo.bandcamp.com
  • KeDiMouRa - Generative Radio Cut-Ups

    7 February 2022  9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Generative Radio is crawling in and between internet’s fiber-optic cables. A bug that escaped the algorithm now seeks lost or found sounds, spitting back sonic absurdities.

    Generative Radio is a system that sorts through the large and growing archives of audio content found on the web, generating an algorithmic online radio stream.

    It was conceived by KeDiMouRa and realised by Dimitri Aatos Ellinas in 2017.

    Generative Radio Cut-Ups is a fixed and edited version of the stream marking the official release of https://loskop.radio/ where it will go live.

    Active since 2013, the Center for Research and Propagation of Musical Turmoil (KeDiMouRa) avidly explores sound and play, in real-time formations and archival contexts.It was formed in Corfu, Greece as an answer to the common need of its members for a flexible group structure where they could explore collaborative and playful ways of musical interaction, performance and composition.
 KeDiMouRa has initiated numerous concerts, workshops and large-scale events related to improvisation, inviting and collaborating with various musicians and artists.

    Their latest project is the experimental online radio Loskop (https://loskop.radio).

  • Andreas Monopolis - MoCM and Manthos Karras - BIZ15

    7 February 2022  10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Andreas Monopolis - MoCM and Manthos Karras transformed an old vacant space into a music room for a day and set up a long-lasting event.

    d.i.y. electronic instruments, rare vinyl records, old cassettes, samples, contact microphones, found objects, a telecaster, radios, video projector, and open mic ware some of the tools for a Live performing "Sound collage". 16 des. 2017 Corfu - Greece

    http://www.monopolis.gr/links.asp
  • Hunter Charlton - Separation Zone

    7 February 2022  10:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    A docu-drama which takes place in the English Channel over the course of a single night and day. The story is about a Channel swimmer seeking to understand and reconcile the relationship with his mother following the breakdown of her mental health. The span between England and France becomes a metaphor for the emotional vacuum which forms through mental illness. Separation Zone explores familial guilt and trauma but ultimately is an exposition on the unceasing endurance of a mother's love. Hunter Charlton is the co-founder of Burning Bright Audio, a new audio production company based in London. In 2021 he won the Charles Parker Prize and also became a British Podcast Awards finalist for his independent podcast SwimOut. He recently completed a Radio MA at Goldsmiths and currently hosts an LGBT music show called Sequins at Noon on NOODS radio. In 2019 he swam the English Channel.
  • Radioart106 - Ep1: Pour en finer avec le judgement de dieu. A radio creation by Antonin Artaud

    7 February 2022  11:00 pm - 8 February 2022  12:00 am

    Radioart106 #121 Antonin Artaud - Pour en finer avec le judgement de dieu

     
    A Radio creation by Antonin Artaud (1947)

    Translated to Hebrew by Aviva Barak / Meira Asher ‪-‬ Voice, Electronics, Objects / Haggai Fershtman - Drums, Voice, Objects / Amir Bolzman - Electronics, Turntables, Bass / Eran Sachs - No input mixer, Voice /
    Boris Martzinovsky - Accordion.

    'Pour en finir avec le jugement de Dieu ' is the last work by Artaud, recorded in several sessions in the broadcasting studios of the Radiodiffusion Française (RDF) in Paris in November 22-29, 1947. The general manager of the radio immediately banned it from the air on the planned evening of the broadcast February 2,1948. Artaud passed away about a month later.

    In his letter of protest to Wladimir Porché, director of the Radiodiffusion, Artaud wrote:
    "I wanted a new work that catches certain organic points in life,
    a work in which we feel the whole nervous system burning like an incandescent lamp with vibrations, consonance which invite man TO GO OUT WITH his body in pursuit of this new, strange and radiant Epiphany in the sky.
    (…)
    Anybody, down to the coal merchant, must understand being fed up with the filth- physical, as well as physiological -, and DESIRES an in-depth
    CORPORAL change."
                        (Paule Thévenin, Artaud, op. cit., pp. 130-132, Gallimard)

    Adapted by Meira Asher and Haggai Fershtman / Produced by Meira Asher
    Recorded by Ronald Boersen at Hateva, Yaffa / “La question se pose de” recorded by Ronen Hajaj / Mixed by Daniel Meir / Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin / Artwork by David Opp
8 February 2022
  • NRRF Radio Collective - We Interrupt This Broadcast…

    8 February 2022  12:00 am - 2:00 am

    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming of disasters as usual blasting from skyscraping antennae. We interrupt the daily panic of breaking news, pundits and howling heads, pre-programmed song grids, weather catastrophe, traffic alerts, incessant advertising. Step off the grid and fall into clandestine frequencies between stations on our hyper-local transmitters, where reception is interception. This is radio made of the elements: earth, air, fire, flood and fog. Five sources summed and scattered from no regulated radio frequency.

    NRRF is an ongoing series of radio art programs created and performed by the current NRRF Radio Collective composed of Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Stephen Germana, Jeff Kolar and Peter Speer. The group assembled in Chicago in 2012 at the Experimental Sound Studio for a summer residency, making long-form, improvised radio art based on B-movie and sci-fi themes, deconstructing the genre for its tropes and stereotypes. The NRRF collective emphasizes abstract improvisation and takes as many tangents as possible. This results in an unpredictable mix of open sound fields, drones, occasional narratives, spaceships that fail to launch, and even singing.

    https://nrrfbradio.tumblr.com/
    https://soundcloud.com/nrrf-radio

    Anna Friz
    https://nicelittlestatic.com/

    Jeff Kolar
    https://jeffkolar.us/

    Stephen Germana
    https://www.stephengermana.com/

    Peter Speer
    https://www.instagram.com/peter.speer/

    Jonny Farrow
    https://jonnyfarrow.net
  • factor x - sixty minutes of factor x: Radio DAda

    8 February 2022  2:00 am - 3:00 am

    factor X started as a conceptual idea, ended as an obtuse synth pop band. Radio DAda #1 happened somewhere in between.This recording is an overview of the project, a gathering of materials from live performances, kitchen jams, spoken word, noise improv, and adverts. Parts of a fantasy radio show; both as a recording prepared on tape to be played on the radio and also the fragmented parts that a listener at home records off the radio; these meet and fluctuate. The piece moves between style and context, making paradigm shifts. It is raw, personal, and unpredictable, like tuning a radio
  • Conor Walsh - Generative Works

    8 February 2022  3:00 am - 7:00 am

    Conor is an artist from Cobh, Co.Cork, Ireland often releasing music under the pseudonym "Wilfred". He began experimenting with generative techniques during the spring of 2021 after becoming increasingly interested in the music and theories of Brian Eno which led Conor to further his own experiments within the realm of generative art. The act of leaving the machine go where it needs to is something that appeals to the artist and is explored within the longform pieces created for Radiophrenia Glasgow.

    https://linktr.ee/Wilfred.Music
  • Hali Palombo - Radio Utah

    8 February 2022  7:00 am - 7:30 am

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

    8 February 2022  7:30 am - 8:00 am

    A meditation on power and power relations that draws upon voices and sounds from the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden and the surrounding areas. Originally produced for SSW’s radio station Lumsden Live in 2021.

    Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based sound artist whose practice focuses upon 
field recording, the manipulation of environmental sounds and acousmatic presence.
Operating on the fringes of sound art, music and broadcasting, his work explores ideas
of audio archaeology, magnetic memory and the reappropriation of found sounds. A
 keen advocate of radio as an art form, he co-runs Glasgow art radio station,
 Radiophrenia and has produced programmes for stations internationally.

     
    http://www.meagreresource.com

     

     

  • Shorts 2

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

    1. Krasnye Zori - No one is stronger than earthworms (8:14)
    2. Ilaria Boffa & Mark Vernon - Annotation (1:00)
    3. Anette Gellein - We won’t take it anymore, 5, 6, 7, 8 (6:31)
    4. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 2 (4:20)
    5. Adriana Knouf - Constructed Amateur Warblings: SSTV (21:24)
    6. Harbour Me - I Go Swimming (2:58)
    7. Daria Baiocchi - 1916 (4:42)
    8. Vincent Eoppolo - Eleusinian Mysteries (4:20)
    9. Yati Durrant - Quiet Cities 1: Edinburgh Leith Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020 (4:40)

    1. Krasnye Zori - No one is stronger than earthworms - Krasnye Zori (Red Dawns) is a fem-trip-punk band from St.Petersburg, Russia. We play electronic music with poetry. For us it is a field for experiments with synths, live instruments, field recordings, spoken word and vocals, noises. Helga Zinzyver: composition, field recordings, mixing and Anna Tereshkina: text, vocal.

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

    2. Ilaria Boffa & Mark Vernon - Annotation* -tries to capture ‘Tristitia’, an affect and a state of the soul. An embodied experience blending sorrow and pain. “Foam. The space between the white and the noise. Embodying the foam and the space between the white and the noise.” 

    3 Anette Gellein - We won’t take it anymore, 5, 6, 7, 8.  - Guitar, synth, field recordings and electronic sounds. I started making experimental sound works when I was around 17 years old, quite quickly after I quit doing my guitar lessons. At this point I liberated myself from a form that did not really fit me and my interests. I did not know that there existed a world of experimental music and sound art, but approached it on my own rather unknowingly about the bigger context and history. Which I of course later learned to love, and it made me feel less weird and lonely! Many of my earlier works have been more influenced by my guitar playing, mixing it with field recordings and other digital electronic sounds and filters. Which you can also hear from the works I have submitted, in addition to this the new piece. https://anette.gellein.com/

    4. Cinzia Nistico  - One Dimension and a Half Episode 2
     
    For full details see listing for Shorts 1 Monday 7th February 8am. http://www.cinzia-nistico.com

    5. Adriana Knouf  - Constructed Amateur Warblings: SSTV -Digital amateur radio transmissions are primarily designed for efficiency. Even so, their sonic qualities are striking, such as the 1970s synthesizer-like sounds of RTTY, the atonal warblings of JT65 or FT8, or the techno beat of slow-scan television (SSTV). As part of a residency before STWST 48x7 (2021) in Linz, Austria, I worked with a form of SSTV that has a nice beat of around 140bpm. For a live performance during the MAKE ME A SIGNAL event I transmitted custom SSTV images on the 20m amateur radio band that resulted in danceable melodies and rhythms, thus making hardcore techno in the process. 
     
    https://tranxxenolab.net/projects/constructed_amateur_warblings_sstv/
    https://waag.org/en/adriana-knouf

    6. Harbour Me 
- I Go Swimming. Harbour Me is a project of solo and collaborative works conceived by sound artist Jilliene Sellner. The name Harbour Me intends to suggest a safe haven, a sheltering and a collective support system and is a nod to where she lives, by the sea. The Future City No Kissing EP came as a visceral response to isolation, trauma and longing during the pause and chaos of 2020.  All of the tracks on ‘Future City No Kissing’ began as open ideas initiated by Sellner and shared with collaborators whose contributions have been woven into sonic storytelling environments. None of these tracks are possible without a spirit of sharing and empathy between Sellner and her extraordinarily talented collaborators. Headphones are recommended. Voice and text (German and English) - Ines Marita Schärer
 Voice, clarinet, field recordings, concept and editing - Jilliene Sellner

    http://www.jillienesellner.com  heyasounds.wordpress.com  https://harbourme.bandcamp.com

    7. Daria Baiocchi - 1916 -This work is dedicated to the memory of First World War (1914-1918). In particular this project takes its cue from the 1916 abolition of Dublin Mean Time and introduction of GMT, at that time strongly opposed by Countess Markievicz. The main element of this composition is the sound of a flute that “gives voice” to Markievicz. I recorded 25 flute sound-fragments and 12 flute rhythmic-fragments (DMT) : the sound fragments refer to the C, G, M notes that are the initials of the name of the Countess while the rhythmic sounds recall the sound of a clock. The contest of this historic event has been created with flute sounds that has became, with an electronic interpolation, sea and ship landscapes. Time as a clock to measure our life in a temporal distinction of past, present and future, as an abstract intellectual concept that humans use to sequence and compare events: information about time tells us the durations of events, and when they occur, and which events happen before which others. Time as a real or unreal, as objective or relative, as tensed or tenseless. A special thanks to the flautist Mauro Baiocchi.

    https://soundcloud.com/dariapi

    8. Vincent Eoppolo - Eleusinian Mysteries -A work inspired by the initiations held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone.https://soundcloud.com/vincent_eoppolo  

    9  - Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 1: Edinburgh Leith Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020 - 
    Quiet Cities are live improvised sound art visualised field recordings from Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith, UK at 4pm on May 5th 2020. The field recordings have been electronically altered slightly and each of them are different. “I walked around during a lockdown afternoon in May 2020 with my stereo field microphone. The city sounded strange to me…so quiet and subdued. These are free improvisations on the impressions I had at the time…” 
    http://www.yatidurant.com/
  • Virginia Hutchison - Stories of radical landownership in north Lewis - Chapter 2: Borgh/Borve

    8 February 2022  9:00 am - 9:15 am

    Stories of radical land ownership in North Lewis is a project produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison, that brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Developed in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie, the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership.

    Agnes Rennie talks about the history of crofting in North Lewis and the role of community owned estates today. Underpinning the interviews are recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define Borve, in collaboration with Fiona Rennie, and Seismic Sounds, produced by Stephen Hurrel.

    Agnes Rennie is the chair of the Galson Estate Trust and Vice Chair of Community Land Scotland.

    Full project info:

    Produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison this project brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Created during the COVID pandemic in 2020/2021 the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership. With access and social distancing measures in mind the project has taken the form of a series of cast bronze artefacts temporarily sited in the landscape of North Lewis. Embedded with digital QR codes the artefacts link visitors directly to the audio works via mobile phone.

    Each of the six objects – a series of cast bronze artworks moulded from cut peat – contain conversations recorded with members of the local community. Two out of six of the artworks remain open as audio project spaces for future conversations.

    “If you didn’t know the names of these places you couldn’t talk about them..”

    Underpinning the interviews are recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define North Lewis. A gentle call and response between Gaelic and English - though not a direct translation - through the landscape, geography and history of the area.

    Looking out onto the Barvas moor visitors can be mistaken for thinking that it is an empty landscape. But listening closely to the Gaelic expressions used to describe the environment of North Lewis gives a sense of the intimate and complex relationship between people and place. A language embedded within local culture and knowledge and not always translatable.

    “Space doesn’t become a place until you interact with it. It doesn’t become a place until you name it…and it becomes a place in relation to somewhere or something else..ie. it’s always changing.”

    Permeating the voices within the audio works are recordings made from the constant movements and tectonic shifts beneath the Earth’s surface. Produced by artist Stephen Hurrel, the seismic sounds provide layers to the stories and issues that surround engagement with the landscape. Hurrel’s work with Seismic Sounds and with Gaelic speaking communities in Barra, weaves closely into the stories of radical landownership in North Lewis.  Where these conversations meet and overlap presents opportunities for wider discussions around land reform in Scotland.

    Many thanks to the Galson Estate staff and community. Special thanks to Agnes and Frank Rennie, Lisa Maclean, Annie MacSween, Iain Gordon Macdonald, Richard Collins (Edinburgh University), Edinburgh College of Art and Blackbay Recording Studios.

    This project was produced in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie.

    Virginia Hutchison is an artist based in Glasgow and the Isle of Lewis. Working within a predominantly social context her practice draws on the processes involved in collaborative creative production to explore how different forms of artistic engagement influence the interaction we have with our environments. Virginia currently runs the bronze casting facilities at Edinburgh College of Art and is one part of the duo ’In the Shadow of the Hand’ with artist and film-maker Sarah Forrest.

    Produced with support from Community Land Scotland and the Stove Network.

    https://www.galsontrust.com/about-clsartproject

    [1]Annie Macsween, Faclan 2020, A History with Heart and Soul – The Place-names of North Lewis, Ness Historical Society

    [2]Frank Rennie, Dùthcas 2020, The Changing Outer Hebrides – Galson and the meaning of Place




  • James Chrzan - Swimmer pt2 (August 22, evening)

    8 February 2022  9:15 am - 9:30 am

    Synopsis: Swimmer is a suite of four field recordings. Recorded in Palm Desert, California in late-summer, the work explores the sonic relationship between an individual and a place. The focal point of the recordings is the sound of a person swimming in a backyard pool. This performance is accompanied by the ambient sounds of a suburban California neighborhood: mockingbirds, cicadas, lawnmowers, pickup trucks, the wind through the trees. The disembodied sound of the swimmer in this place breaks down the hierarchy between human and nature, offering a post-human, decentered perspective. Swimmer was released on cassette in September 2021. Bio: James Chrzan is an artist and musician working in New York City. His work engages in the long history of the dematerialized art object. Narcissus pseudonarcissus—an opera in two acts written in collaboration with Rachel Hillery—debuted in June 2021. He releases music as one half of Former New York Mayor and alone as My Life as a Kinetic Sculpture. He has exhibited work in New York, Chicago and elsewhere. He received his MFA from Hunter College in 2019.
  • Julia Drouhin, Ocean Viva Silver and DinahBird - Put.Use.When.Can

    8 February 2022  9:30 am - 10:00 am

    It is a cold and rainy December evening in Paris and we’re sitting in the studio at Radio Campus, just round the corner from the Place des Vosges.The French radio artist Julia Drouhin is over from Tasmania. We have just finished recording our monthly F-Air Play session, where the artist and composer Ocean Viva Silver set us some sticky questions and we replied as best we could with a selection of field recordings, a thumb piano, voices, a small record player and a melodica. We have 45 minutes left in the studio before the next programme, so we decide to leave the microphones open and to play along to the creaks and squeaks of the studio chair and the friendly buzz of the mixing desk. Never waste a good opportunity we say to ourselves, Put.Use.When.Can.

    A live radio improvisation by Julia Drouhin, Ocean Viva Silver and DinahBird.

    Produced by DinahBird
     
    https://www.juliadrouhin.com/
    https://fairplay.hotglue.me/?radio
    http://www.oceanvivasilver.com/
    http://bird-renoult.net/dinah-bird/
  • Annie May Demozay - 21 Ardbeg Street

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

    21 Ardbeg Street is a twenty-eight minute monologue: a voice inside a Glasgow flat describes a bleak and pleasureless early home.

    I used to live in Govanhill. Every day I would walk past the building where R. D. Laing was born and raised, and think: if these walls could talk. I read and listened and gathered together everything I could find, that R. D. Laing had said, about 21 Ardbeg Street. I changed the tense from past to present. I cut up his words and moved them around, turning them into something new.

    Annie May Demozay is an artist and writer who lives in Glasgow. She has an MA from the Royal College of Art, an MFA from the University of the Arts Helsinki and a BFA from the University of Tasmania School of Art.
  • Jessa Mockridge - SWIM

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

    I am an artist and writer (Cape Town) living in London. I work with diy publishing, performance and sound. 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, skin or fist. I co-edited PaperWork: iilwimilipsing, an art writing publication and event series about not-translating. I have performed at: David Dale Gallery (Glasgow), The Whitworth (Manchester), PEER (London), Tate Modern (London), Cubitt (London) and Whitechapel Gallery (London). My writing is published by The Happy Hypocrite, SALT., TACO!, HOAX, Feminist Review and Performance Research.

    SWIM maps out routes by water using: canals, basins, rivers, creeks, bathwater, modern wastewater systems, bodies; as sloppy containers for sobriety. These bodies of water are not discreet; they spill into each other. Rainwater gullies surge underground. Combined sewer outfalls spew into the Thames. Canal water is rushed to the North Sea by the tide. The narrative is delivered through a series of site performances: on an Uber boat from Canary Wharf to Greenwich, in a public toilet cubicle at Lewisham Shopping Centre, from the concrete culvert of the river Ravensbourne under the A20 motorway.

    http://www.jessamockridge.com

  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Hali Palombo -  Truckers (2:23)

    2) Elina Bry - Spit and Fever - Live in the studio (5 mins aprox)

    3) Anne Marie Deacy & Lesego Rampolokeng - Recalibrating Reason (5:45)

    4) Feronia Wennborg - Blomma (2:17)

     

    1) Hali Palombo - Truckers

    From the album 'Cherry Ripe'.

    2) Elina Bry - Spit and Fever 

    Live Performance: With a Cheek Retractor, makingmy way through Fever from Peggy Lee. Singing until the last lyrics withoutcleaning my face of my spit. Fever.

    3) Anne Marie Deacy & Lesego Rampolokeng - Recalibrating Reason

    A collaboration between sound artist Anne MarieDeacy and the acclaimed South African spoken word/poet Lesego Rampolokeng.Their exchange began after both were curated by Brent Meistre into a groupexhibition ‘Broken Vessels’ for Galway International Arts Festival in 2021 andrealising they both had a penchant for radio.

    Lesego’s powerful poetry had a huge effect on Anne Marie and led to this transmission piece.

    In the powerful spoken word piece ‘Riddim, Rime Reason’,  Lesego, under a satirical eye, tells of truth and lies, displacement, pain, oppression and destruction in hishomeland. Underneath and interwoven into his words, low frequency celestialtuning forks vibrate, creating dissonance and responding in resonance. This work is an attempt at exploring the healing and transformative aspect of soundand sounding.

    Anne Marie Deacy is a sound artist and fieldrecordist, based in Co.Galway, Ireland. Field recording is the foundation of her practice and using various devices she explores the heard and discreet sounds of the urban and rural landscape. She found a home for all her lost and found ideas in the medium of radio transmission and it is a platform from which she has been exploring themes around nostalgia, lost formats, sound as activism, community grieving and the inherent need we have to connect.

    Lesego Rampolokeng is a prolific South African performance poet and playwright. He was born into a Catholic, working-class family in Soweto, then a Johannesburg township. His mother raised him alone after the early death of his father, who worked in a platinum mine. Rampolokeng briefly studied law at the University of the North. The violence and Catholicism of his childhood inform his poetry’s blunt, unflinching examination of degradation and oppression. Oral folk traditions and contemporary rap music echo throughout his work.

    https://www.annemariedeacy.com     https://www.instagram.com/forasnafuaime/?hl=en

    4) Feronia Wennborg - Blomma (2:17)

    Blomma is anexcerpt from a sound installation exhibited together with sculptures by Jack OFlynn, at the Pipe Factory in 2018.The exhibition presented a curious landscape of strange growths and visceralsounds. The original piece is 29 minutes long and produced for 6 audiochannels.

     

  • Hali Palombo - Call-Book

    8 February 2022  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Often, amateur broadcasts on shortwave radio tend to go undocumented, resulting in hundreds of broadcasts a day vanishing into the ether - never to be heard again. “CALL-BOOK” highlights and emphasizes several conversations, interactions and unusual instances collected over the course of 48 hours of shortwave listening. This will preserve the throwaway broadcasts in relative immortality while framing them in naturally evolving and alien aural environments.

    Hali Palombo is a composer and visual artist working in Illinois. Crafting most of her music from a large personal library of CB and amateur radio recordings, her compositions also include Morse code, wax cylinder samples and field recordings she has taken at various Midwestern points of interest.

    http://www.halipalombo.com
  • Julien Sarti - A Durian in the Ear Ep2: at the end of the world, next to the Chinese border

    8 February 2022  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


    A Durian in the Ear is a sound series that crosses Vietnam. It takes the form of a hybrid object between immersive experimentation and a postcard, where the sounds of the environment support the narrative by providing a stationary journey for the listener.

    Julien Sarti is a sound designer, producer of radio shows, documentaries and unidentified sound objects. He likes to make images with sound. In 2018, from his collection of rare records, he created in 2018 “Sommeil paradoxal” with which he won the Phonurgia prize in the sound art category. For 1 year, he has worked in Vietnam and took the opportunity to produce a sound series "a durian in the ear".

    http://www.juliensarti.com
  • Shorts 16

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

    1. Mónica Rivas - This is why the shadow idea is useful (7:12)
    2. Canaan Balsam - A passive Apocalypse (5:08)
    3. Trevor Black - Radioscape No.2, on a theme of JL Stern (9:40)
    4. Timo Kahlen - Residue Sounds (6:40)
    5. Jeff Gburek - Sky Burial (13:21)
    6. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 15 (3:56)
    7. Yulia Stepanova - Eulogy to Sound (10:14)
    8. Johnny Dixon - Pill Pieces No 5 (0:53)

    1. Mónica Rivas Velásquez (with John Hughes) - This is why the shadow idea is useful

    This sound work comes from a drawing of a diagram that is a text and then became a sound work. In the text I explore my relationship to a place in the Andean mountains of Colombia while reflecting simultaneously on what language is even useful to do so. Thinking of soil, grass, war and personal history mediated via memory, time and physical distance. In the sound piece I add layers to those intentions to create a soundscape through the words that is not descriptive of place and try to bring in the experience of reading, re-reading, highlighting, drawing and colour.

    I am a Colombian artist living in London. My practice traces ideas of care, encounter and relation through expanded notions of drawing, embodied narratives and the coming together of image, text and voice. My most recent project, currently developed in my AHRC funded PhD, interrogates notions of learning through an auto-ethnographic narrative of encounters with a set of Colombian plants. Manifesting iteratively as publications, performative readings and lectures, the project’s latest strand ‘More than an Object, its Shadow’ has been staged at ICA, Stanley Picker Gallery, Art Licks, South London Botanical Institute, AWL Radio, Theatrum Mundi and Clouds and Tracks.

    2. Canaan Balsam - A passive Apocalypse

    Featuring narration from Alexander Johnston.

    Canaan Balsam is a an electronic artist based in Edinburgh. His work explores the liminal zone between the harshness of industrial and the beatific serenity of devotional music. His first record 'Cruise Utopia' was released last year on Passat Continu Records.

    3. Trevor Black - Radioscape No.2, on a theme of JL Stern

    A short piece on radio station classification as defined by JL Stern in his essay for McGraw Hill’s Electronics Engineers Handbook 2nd edition, circa 1982.

    Trevor Black grew up on industrial Tyneside, the son of a professional musician and a nurse, and trained in electrical engineering. Making sounds as Malady of Knots.

    https://malady-of-knots.bandcamp.com/

    4 Timo Kahlen - Residue Sounds

    2021 audio miniature, binaural sound

    Timo Kahlen’s audio miniature „Residue Sounds“ (2021) is an exploration into the aesthetics of the acoustically abject, into the dirty, dissonant, interfering buzz and noise recorded and (often unintentionally) documented as part of the artist’s field recordings in search of new sonic experiences. The binaural sound and spacial width of this audio miniature is best experienced on headphones.

    Timo Kahlen is a sound sculptor and media artist based in Berlin. For the past 35 years, and in more than 200 exhibitions, he has chosen to work with the ephemeral: with wind and steam, with pixels and dust, with sound, noise and vibration.
     
    http://www.timo-kahlen.de

    5. Jeff Gburek. - Sky Burial.

    Based upon a poem from dictated by dream, written & re-voiced.
    Instrumentation: Voice, Field Recordings, Horsehoes, Radio, Bird Whistle, Synthesizer.

    6. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 15

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

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

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

    7. Yulia Stepanova - Eulogy to Sound

    Researchers say that the first thing that a human “hears” inside the womb is their heartbeat and their mother’s heartbeat. This project is an attempt of having a dialogue with AI about this “human” phenomenon. It has two rhythmic lines: one symbolizes baby's heartbeat (panned right) and the other symbolizes mother’s heartbeat (panned left). The melody has one part that is played by a human (more “natural” piano sound); and the other that is played by AI, Google Magenta (synthesized sound). These fragments follow each other, repeat several times, and combine in the end.

    Yulia Stepanova is a musician and a young media artist. After collaborating with music producers as a vocalist for years, in 2019, she launched her own electronic music project – Night Editor – focused on melodic bass music genres like future garage and downtempo. She later moved on to exploring interactive and digital art and participated in creating multimedia artworks. She performed live sets and dj sets at major electronic music events in Russia, like Signal, where a multimedia installation that she worked on in a group of artists and musicians was showcased.

    8. Johnny Dixon - Pill Pieces No 5
  • Alessandro Bosetti - The River

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

    « The river » is a story where the characters are chords (harmonic ratios). They do not have a name or a gender and the only way to evoke them is by recalling and hearing the corresponding relation between frequencies. The story is about a nightly trip on a barge along a mysterious river. The river is also the frontier between two opposite kingdoms and it’s populated by memories, fog and allegoric dreams.

    The story is repeated two times, in the first iteration is a very simple enunciation of the story where chords punctuate the narration each time one of such sonorous beings is evoked. In the second iteration chords extend their duration, they are not only the characters of the story but also become the landscape, the emotional canvas and the harmonic geography where the story takes place.

    « The river » It’s a study on harmony. The the protagonist is a just intoned minor seventh chord ( 1/1 3/3 7/4, seventh harmonic). Travelling with him are two weirder 13th limit triads ( 1/1 16/13 3/2 and 19/16 3/2 27/16 ) while an other mysterious character ( a just intoned major third, 1/1 5/4 3/2 -, somehow an alter ego of the protagonist ) has missed the appointment and is often thought about. The complete cast of the story includes 26 characters all belonging to different tuning systems.

    The inspiration comes from the observation of allegorical universes and mnemonic architectures as described by Giordano Bruno or Giulio Camillo Delmino and its matched with the idea that purely sonorous beings – like harmonic ratios – could live a life of their own in such universes.

    It’s inscribed into a larger research on what I like to call “a sentimental history of intervals” and reflects my fascination for musical harmony as a force capable of moving deep emotions. Even if chords live their life into a sonorous and mathematical world of their own they are capable of profoundly moving human emotions and behaviors even if chords and humans do not inhabit the same dimension.

    The fascination for renaissance and post renaissance alchemical, combinatory and mnemonic arts comes with the frustrating sensation of them “not working anymore”. A part of that tradition slowly metamorphosed into experimental science and gave birth to modern technology. The words science and magic parted from each other and magic was somehow archived as ineffective. Still, a certain porosity between the two realms — as it is the case with the two realms evoked in « The river » — never ceased existing.
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Lucas Norer - Eduard Wallnoefer Platz (4:00)

    2) Lucy Duncombe - THIS PERFECT BALANCE OF BLISS ANON (8:24)
     
    3) Hali Palombo - Echo Pleasantries (16:00)

     
    1) Lucas Norer - Eduard Wallnoefer Plat
     
    A sound collage that focuses on everyday life and special events around the Liberation Monument at Eduard Wallnöfer Platz in Innsbruck/Austria. Built in 1948 by the French military government, the Liberation Monument is one of the very few monuments that honor the resistance against National Socialism and is dedicated to all those who died for the freedom of Austria. The significance of the monument is unfortunately completely negated by officials and citizens alike. Inappropriate activities and insensitive events such as the celebrations of the Austrian National Day, Zapfenstreich (military tattoo) or the use as a place for leisure activities testify to the lack of respect.

    Lucas Norer's works are characterised by an interdisciplinary approach and refer to auditory contents such as production and consumption of music, sound, noise, silence and its relation to social, political, architectural and artistic issues. As part of an extended research and manufacturing process he creates audio-visual installations, objects and projects in the public realm.  In 2011 Norer graduated from The University of Art & Design Linz. Since then he has shown his work in gallery spaces, contemporary art museums and festivals.

    http://lucasnorer.tumblr.com/
     
    2) Lucy Duncombe - THIS PERFECT BALANCE OF BLISS ANON
     
    From the album 'The Rapture of Cellular Accretion'  - a tape, fiction text and artwork completed during the convalescence of lockdown.  





    3) Hali Palombo - Echo Pleasantries

     
    From the album 'Radio Utah'
  • claire rousay - from home to lowcountry

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

    from home to lowcountry documents a solo journey from my home in San Antonio to one of my favorite local bars, Lowcountry. This journey was originally documented as an unaltered field recording. Later, I decided to record an accompaniment to this field recording that included piano, organ, vocal samples, and various other electronics. The accompaniment acts as an emotional compass that guides the listener through my 36 minute journey from home's front door to the patio bar.
     
     claire rousay is based in San Antonio, Texas. Her music zeroes in on personal emotions and the minutiae of everyday life -- voicemails, haptics, environmental recordings, stopwatches, whispers and conversations -- exploding their significance. rousay has released music on a range of labels, most notably Astral Spirits, Second Editions, Longform Editions and American Dreams, who in 2021 released a softer focus, a collaboration with visual artist Dani Toral. rousay’s music has received acclaim from NPR, which writes that rousay “enchants the ordinary,” and Pitchfork, which calls her music “quietly devastating.” rousay has presented music at Audiograft Festival, Casa Del Lago (CDMX), Issue Project Room, Rewire Festival, and Salon De Normandy (Paris), among many others, held residencies at Rhizome DC and Elastic Arts Exposure Series, and performed with musicians such as Ken Vandermark, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Jacob Wick and Theodore Cale Schafer.

    https://clairerousay.com/ 
    https://clairerousay.bandcamp.com/
  • Matthieu Robin - Today is Tomorrow

    8 February 2022  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Today is Tomorrow is a personal sonic reflection of Glasgow during the first lockdown of the pandemic. It assembles a wide selection of manipulated and layered field recordings taken in Glasgow during this time and explores musical, rhythmic and atmospheric qualities of the acoustic environments. Matthieu Robin is a musician, sound designer and music producer living and working in Glasgow. https://soundcloud.com/mattamrobin
  • Clarry M - Radio Play live from the Creative Lab

    8 February 2022  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    A live performance using only sounds emitting from FM radios. A number of radios will be played simultaneously as ‘instruments’, dialling back and forth through white noise and found snippets of various FM and AM radio broadcast content. Some tracks will be pre-recorded, playing content from locations around the UK which are significant to the performer, and which offer a diverse range of content. The live element will consist of one radio being played live at the time of the performance, from Glasgow’s CCA. The performance will be unreplicable, as the final sound depends on what is being broadcast across Glasgow at the time of the performance. The resulting piece will experiment with the blending of local and national sound profiles and include different languages, accents, musical genres, adverts and talk, as well as different types of static noise. It will use FM and LW radio as a sound source from which to draw out interesting overlapping soundscapes, and aims to overstimulate the listener with nostalgia sparked from old songs, fragments of conversation removed from their context, droll commercial adverts and a cacophony of abrasive white noises. The action of dialling through radio frequencies can be likened to ‘scrolling’ through social media channels, and speaks of the limits of the modern attention span, whereby the mind rarely stays on content for more than a few seconds, but scrolls on relentlessly, continually seeking something better. Fragments of information are collected, without ever stopping for the whole picture. The performance aims to echo this and evoke the uneasy feeling of relentless change and inability to settle, tinged with the occasional comforts of nostalgia. Clarry M is a DJ and sound artist based in Glasgow, hosting regular radio shows on Subcity radio (Glasgow) and Melodic Distraction (Liverpool), as well as more occasional appearances on Clydebuilt radio and Radio Beuna Vida (Glasgow), ehfm (Edinburgh) and Domes FM (Wirral). She is an avid field recorder and enjoys making drones and experimental sound pieces using field recordings as a sole source material. She especially enjoys the unpredictability and scope of radio as an antithesis to the algorithms of streaming platforms. https://soundcloud.com/clarrym http://bidstonobservatory.org/radio https://remembrancespecies.bandcamp.com/album/remembrance-species-2020
  • Keith de Mendonca - London Punch

    8 February 2022  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    “Punch & Judy” is a traditional English puppet show that celebrates its birth date on May 9 1662, when Samuel Pepys noted in his diary that he watched puppets perform in Covent garden. Over time, Punch & Judy incorporated many famous living characters into the plot – people who lived and died within my local area in London: Samuel Pepys the diarist, Joseph Grimaldi the clown, Jack Ketch the executioner. Let Mr Punch lead you on a sound journey around an imaginary London, its church bells and its ghosts. “Oranges & Lemons say the bells of St. Clements”. From Samuel Pepys’ birthplace off Fleet Street – along Birdcage walk, and across the river Thames to stare into the Great fire. Climb Pentonville hill and dance on the musical grave of “Joey” Grimaldi the clown. We start with my execution bell at Newgate jail: death by the rope, bullet or sharpened axe. “When will you pay me say the bells of Old Bailey?”. “Here we are again!” Keith de Mendonca sound artist who lives and works in London. In the past, he has created interactive installations that utilized fax machines, telephones and answering machines. He is a regular contributor of sound experiments to “Framework” – a field recording radio show that broadcasts worldwide. https://frameworkradio.net/tag/keith-de-mendonca/ https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/clear-spot-core-7-may-2020-howard-dodd-and-keith-de-mendonca/ https://soundcloud.com/keith-de-mendonca http://anarchy.translocal.jp/kinesonus/index.html https://disembodiedart.tumblr.com/
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Babu Eshwar Prasad On the Road (10:00)
    2) Danny Pagarani & Jens Masimov - All days hence 1 (4:27)

    3) Feronia Wennborg & Lucy Duncombe - TRIAL 4 (3:34)


     
    1) Babu Eshwar Prasad On the Road 
     
    In this sound piece we inhabit an aural landscape. The honking and sounds of cars, the drilling and construction activities on the roads all seem to reverberate and slowly turn into a dream-like space. They are accompanied by pockets of silence that make us aware of other sounds of the natural landscape and the wind. The artist wants to build on this experience of being in that no man zone of the highway, at times awake and at others asleep. What is this place which one hears? What is that experience of immersion and equally alienation that it builds within?
     
    Babu Eshwar Prasad is an artist and filmmaker based in India. In the two decades since he has exhibited widely holding exhibitions in India and abroad. The genre of landscape has remained a central point of enquiry in practice. Since 2015 films and sound works have taken centrestage.Babu’s debut film Gaalibeeja (Windseed) was released in 2015 and shown at film festivals, museums and biennale including Mumbai Film Festival, FilmColumbia, Chatham, New York, , Kochi Muziris Biennale and Museum K21, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf. His second film The Running River is all Legs is now awaiting release.
     

    2) Danny Pagarani & Jens Masimov - All days hence 1
     
     


    3) Feronia Wennborg & Lucy Duncombe - TRIAL 4
     
  • Alias Domaines - Being On This Boat Is Not Revenge

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

    ALIAS DOMAINES Alias Domaines is a cross-Atlantic collaboration between Sukaina Kubba and Craig Mulholland. Alias Domaines is a semi-fictional space where exchange occurs by proxy. Alias Domaines is theoretically and virtually located on a cruise ship that travels between the ports of New York City and Southampton, UK. Our ship is part of the Cunard Transatlantic Fleet, a real cruise ship company. CUNARD The Cunard brand is a nostalgia for art-deco design and lifestyle aspirations. From a post-colonial perspective, art-deco functions as sugar-coating or white-washing of harsh modernist and colonialist power relations driving international capitalism. While it inhabits a space outside national lands and laws, the Cunard is an allegory for British class relations and British colonialism. A cross-section of the ship reveals a microcosm and floating representation of the hierarchy of class and racial structures. SETTING First Class Lounge, Deck, Cabins, Storage Unit and Connecting Spaces CHARACTERS Beverly Valenzuela: Concierge and Aspiring Fashion Designer John Templeton: Entertainments Manager and Pianist “Being on this boat, it’s not revenge” Edouard Glissant, filmed aboard the Cunard from Martinique to France, reflecting on the terrible journey his ancestors took in the opposite direction across the Atlantic. From “Edouard Glissant: One World in Relation” directed by Manthia Diawara, 2009 ALIAS DOMAINES (2021-22) is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts
  • Kristina Warren - Skatebirds

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

    Skatebirds is an experimental soundscape that traverses various sonic terrains both musical and abstract. It weaves together a wide variety of sounds, including analog synthesized sounds from ARP 2500 and Joranalogue Filter-8, as well as recorded foley-type sounds from pistachio shells, PVC pipe, metal mixing bowl and bench scraper, and more. Some of the natural sounds and birdsong were recorded at the Barrington Skate Park in Rhode Island, USA, hence the title Skatebirds. For the artist, Kristina Warren, uniting all the sounds in this piece represented creative freedom and exploration. Kristina Warren is a sound artist based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Warren unites acoustic, analog, and digital sounds and techniques to explore human-instrument relationships, noise, and rest. She runs a Patreon channel focused on sound art and listening, where she releases completed work, process documentation, and prompts and jam sessions for followers to make sound. Recently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Electronic Music at Brown University, Warren holds a PhD in Composition & Computer Technologies from the University of Virginia. kmwarren.org patreon.com/kmwarren
  • Live-to-Air -Danny Pagarani & Jens Masimov/Lucy Duncombe & Feronia Wennborg

    8 February 2022  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Live from the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow.

    Jens Masimov and Danny Pagarani - All Days Hence/Lucy Duncombe & Feronia Wennborg – “3rd Remove from the Real_ ”
     
    Jens Masimov and Danny Pagarani - All Days Hence 

    All Days Hence was created especially for this year's iteration of Radiophrenia. Combining sound - found and pre-recorded - with improvised music, the piece is an attempt to articulate a disorientating contemporary experience which oscillates between disintegration and a fierce commitment to shared joy, love, and life. Through the power of close friendship and an ever-expanding exploration of soundscape the stage is set for real time collaboration.
    Jens Masimov (b. 1993 in Hedemora, Sweden) is a multidisciplinary artist creating ritualistic distortion through an installation and sound based practice. Stemming from a background of rurality, Masimov's work is an exploration of contextual identities, combined realities, and collective joy.
     
    Jens Masimov (b. 1993 in Hedemora, Sweden) is a multidisciplinary artist creating ritualistic distortion through an installation and sound based practice. Stemming from a background of rurality, Masimov's work is an exploration of contextual identities, combined realities, and collective joy.

    Danny Pagarani (b.1988 London, UK) is an artist and musician based in Glasgow. His practice is an ongoing investigation into subjectivity and the gaps that constitute it. 
     
    Lucy Duncombe & Feronia Wennborg – “3rd Remove from the Real_ ”

    3rd Remove From The Real_ is a collaborative work by Lucy Duncombe and Feronia Wennborg exploring contemporary and historical iterations of voice-based technologies in the form of a radio performance narrated by hybrid voice clones and vocal avatars. The piece quietly explores how acts of transposition, translation and analysis of the voice disrupt its relationship to individuals, and alter the interpersonal dimensionality of the voice in conversation.

    The project is kindly supported by The Hope Scott Trust and Creative Scotland.

    Lucy Duncombe is an artist, vocalist and musician, using text and sound to explore the emergence of voice based technologies within the field of synthetic biology.  She has previously performed at; QO2 Brussels, Celine Gallery, The National Opera of Belgium and La Monnaie, Radiophrenia, Celine Gallery, Tectonics Festival, Counterflows, & Market Gallery. In 2021, she released music with 12th Isle, Warm Winters Ltd, and a self-released tape, The Rapture of Cellular Accretion.

    Feronia Wennborg is an artist, musician and arts programmer based in Glasgow, working interdisciplinary with a focus on sound. Her work collects traces of intimacy and friendship through processes of recording, transcription and digital transformation. She often works in close collaboration with others and is part of the music duo soft tissue together with Simon Weins. In 2019-2021 she was a programme committee member at the artist-run space Market Gallery. Her work has been presented and commissioned by institutions, festivals and artist-run initiatives in the UK and internationally, including: Wysing Arts Centre, West den Haag, ArtVerona, CCA Glasgow, The Pipe Factory, Counterflows & Radiophrenia. 
  • Jordan Dykstra and Jessie Marino - Sunrunning in Reverse

    8 February 2022  9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

    A new piece  for two voices with electronic sound design playback. The new work explores the world of poker-- both historically and contemporarily -- through the juxtaposition of a guided meditation, text from a Bertolt Brecht short story called "Four Men and a Poker Game," as well as a microtonal sonification of a number of different poker hands.

    Jordan Dykstra is a Brooklyn-based violist and composer exploring the performer-composer-listener relationship through the incorporation of conceptual, graphic, and text-based elements. His film music has been heard at numerous film festivals (Cannes, Sundance, Rotterdam, TriBeCa, Toronto, etc.) and his chamber music has been programmed in venues around the world (Tokyo, Reykjavík, Zürich, Portland, Brussels, Berlin, etc.). Dykstra's 2020 album The Arrow of Time was listed as one of the best Modern Composition albums byThe Wire and included in Best Contemporary Classical Albums of 2020 by Bandcamp.In 2015 Dykstra founded Editions Verde, a small-run cottage industry label exploring the connection between sound and object.
     
     http://www.jordandykstra.com
  • Dante Tanzi - Gezi Park

    8 February 2022  9:45 pm - 10:00 pm

    Inspired by events after the occupation of Gezi Park (May 2013, Istanbul, Turkey) the composition includes the sounds of clashes, spread through a social network. Taksim Gezi Park is one of the few central Istanbul of green areas that should disappear within project from pedestrianization Taksim Square. The construction project involves the reconstruction of the barracks Taksim, historic building demolished in 1940 to accommodate a shopping center. Protests intensify as a result of the violence of thepolice charge to dislodge a group occupying the park. May 31, 2013, police represses the demonstrators with tear gas and hundreds were injured. Dante Tanzi is a composer and performer of acousmatic music. His compositions have been performed in Italy (Musica Nel Nostro Tempo, Colloquium of Music Informatics, Festival 5 Giornate, Festival Musica e Suoni, AUDIOR concerts), in Switzerland (Euromicro, Computer Music Concert), in Canada (EuCue Series), in the United Kingdom (ICMC, Sonorities), in Spain (Flix Festival, Festival Bernaola), in France (Festival Licences, Festival Futura, SIME, En Chair et En Son, Klang!), in Colombia (BunB), in the United States (NYCEMF), in Portugal (DME) in Austria (Ars Electronica) in Argentina (Atemporànea) and in Japan (OUA-EMF). He is a founder of the 'Audior' association (www.audior.eu).
  • Shorts 29

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

    1. Gabi Schaffner - Mond4Aurach (12:52)/ 2. Jorge Martínez Valderrama - Exsilium (7:07)/ 3. Mathias Müller & Sebastian Six - Irlichs Weh (4:41)/ 4. Richard McReynolds - Hemlock (05:53)/ 5. David Jason Snow - Adventures in necromusicology, episodes 1-2 (11:37)/ 6. Lidia Zielińska - Insektarion (08:18)/ 7. Martha Riva Palacio - Persephone VII (6:29)

    1. Gabi Schaffner - Mond4Aurach -In this patched-up universe under a patched-up sky, owls fly with typewriters, satellites and fallen star’s vomit. Seeds drop into glasses and bees are chased with smoke. Honey drips from staircase railings. Pianos may help but must not. Field recordings and sounds by: Sarah Washington (Analogue Birds, 2014); Smoke Box, Gueterbahnhof Bremen; diverse satellites (NASA)
     
    https://schaffnerin.net/

    2. Jorge Martínez Valderrama- Exsilium - Deterritorialized, incorporeal voices, confined in a chimerical exile, warning us by means of sound stamps about upcoming events. "Exsilium" is an acousmatic work that uses recordings of different female vocal expressions that are digitally manipulated, synthesized and processed. Although the work travels through murky and insane paths, it simultaneously poses an introspective listening in the midst of the daily bustle. An exile implies the disintegration of thought, re-articulates and re-constructs the word in order to emit it and produce resonances. Seclusion is perhaps a territory where we do not exist but we can be.

    Sound artist and composer.He has presented his work in diverse festivals, venues and forums in Mexico and abroad. His work reflects on various concepts and elements of contemporary, electroacoustic, electronic and acousmatic music. He has been an artist-in-residence in Perú (Tejido Vivo, 2018) and Portugal (Buinho, 2019) where he created work based on field recordings. MartínezValderrama is also the inaugural digital artist-in-residence at the British Museum’s SDCELAR (2020-2021). He has worked as a composer, musical supervisor, sounds designer for film, dance, theatre and multimedia projects.
     
    3. Mathias Müller & Sebastian Six - Irlichs Weh - All sentences have always been anagrams. Incessantly they break open and are constantly capable of new constellations. What really happened? (Was wirklichgeschah?) In retrospect, no one can say. Three people speak to each other. They form ever new syllables and words from the letters. They repeat themselves, but also answer each other, until they begin to sing together. Anagrams by Mathias Müller. Sounds and arrangement by Sebastian Six. Voice by Laurien Bachmann, Sam Bunn and Sebastian Six

    Mathias Müller lives and works in Vienna. Participates with Versatorium in translations of Rosmarie Waldrop, Charles Bernstein and Roberta Dapunt, organizes events together with the IlseAichinger House and has published literary texts in magazines. In 2021 the book "Birnengasse" will be published by SonderzahlVerlag in Vienna. Sebastian Six lives and works as in Linz. Acoustic experiments, sculptural assemblages, procedural interventions and the physical component of sound are the central elements of his musical and visual compositions.
    https://sebastiansix.net/

    4. Richard McReynolds – Hemlock - Hemlock is a spoken word text set to acousmatic media. The text is an extract from the end of Plato's Apology. It is an account of the speech that Socrates gave when defending himself on trial against the people of Athens. Charged with corrupting the minds of Athens’ youth and not believing in the gods of the state, Socrates stood defiant in the stands before being found guilty and sentenced to death by drinking hemlock. The acousmatic piece creates a soundscape for the spoken word to sit.

    Richard McReynolds is a Belfast born composer and sound-artist based in Cardiff. He designs independent processes that generate sounds that he organises to present the way that they interact. In this way, he creates a reflection of the nature of the world. The aim is not to represent life but to mimic its chaotic patterns of action. This has the potential to create beauty or ugliness, with each result being equally desirable. He enthusiastically experiments with different approaches, such as graphic and text scoring, as well as computer interaction and generative soundscapes.

    5. David Jason Snow - Adventures in necromusicology, episodes 1-2

    The keyboard compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Edvard Grieg, Franz Liszt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Igor Stravinsky that were posthumously dictated to spirit medium Rosemary Isabel Brown during the 1960s and 70s are familiar to everyone in the necromusicology community. After her death in 2001, it appeared that the world would no longer be privileged to receive musical transmissions from the hereafter. Then in 2017, I received an email from the deceased Mrs. Brown informing me that she wished to transmit a new work…

    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 MusinfoJournées Art & Science Festival in Bourges, the Festival Exhibitronic in Strasbourg, the Festival Internacional de Video Arte y Música Visual in Mexico City, the Sound Thought Festival in Glasgow, and Echofluxx in Prague.

    6. Lidia Zielińska - Insektarion

    Insektarion is a piece about Wroclaw - one of the biggest cities in Poland. "My" Wroclaw is not so much the city’s audiosphere, but rather a mental sketch of memory. The work established anew the atmosphere, sound logos, symbols and sonic emblems recalling different situations and people in Wroclaw. I used a field recordings made by myself and from the archive of the Soundscape Research Studio of the University of Wroclaw.

    Lidia Zielińska – Polish composer, professor of composition and director of the Electroacoustic Music Studio 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 EMS Stockholm, SE PR Warsaw, IPEM/BRT Gent, ZKM Karlsruhe, Experimentalstudio des SWR Freiburg; vice-president of the Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music, former vice-president of the Polish Composers’ Union, programming committee member of the “Warsaw Autumn” Festival.

    7. Martha Riva Palacio - Persephone VII

    This piece is the seventh iteration of a sound essay built from the digital mix of human voice and crickets chirping in different frequencies. Compost: subtle variations of the same chaos. Fluid, nomadic entities fuze into one single sonic body. Symbiosis. Paraphrasing Salomé Voegelin, a multiplicity of possible worlds emerge from these dis/harmonies that from a vertical perspective, are considered monstrous. Woman-goddess-insect stirs the earth, brings us spring.
    Mexican author and sound artist. She studied psychology and visual arts, and is part of the art and science collective Cúmulo de Tesla. Her sound essays have been transmited in spaces such as Tsonami and Sur Aural Festivals, the WFAE World Conferences, the Study Center of Complex Sciences (UNAM) and the past edition of Radiophrenia among others. In 2020 her project Followingcricketsaroundthehousewas granted the Otherwise Award. She is the human responsible for Sono-bot, a bot that generates an infinite inventory of probable and improbable sounds on Twitter.

  • Radioart106 - Ep1: Pour en finer avec le judgement de dieu. A radio creation by Antonin Artaud

    7 February 2022  11:00 pm - 8 February 2022  12:00 am

    Radioart106 #121 Antonin Artaud - Pour en finer avec le judgement de dieu

     
    A Radio creation by Antonin Artaud (1947)

    Translated to Hebrew by Aviva Barak / Meira Asher ‪-‬ Voice, Electronics, Objects / Haggai Fershtman - Drums, Voice, Objects / Amir Bolzman - Electronics, Turntables, Bass / Eran Sachs - No input mixer, Voice /
    Boris Martzinovsky - Accordion.

    'Pour en finir avec le jugement de Dieu ' is the last work by Artaud, recorded in several sessions in the broadcasting studios of the Radiodiffusion Française (RDF) in Paris in November 22-29, 1947. The general manager of the radio immediately banned it from the air on the planned evening of the broadcast February 2,1948. Artaud passed away about a month later.

    In his letter of protest to Wladimir Porché, director of the Radiodiffusion, Artaud wrote:
    "I wanted a new work that catches certain organic points in life,
    a work in which we feel the whole nervous system burning like an incandescent lamp with vibrations, consonance which invite man TO GO OUT WITH his body in pursuit of this new, strange and radiant Epiphany in the sky.
    (…)
    Anybody, down to the coal merchant, must understand being fed up with the filth- physical, as well as physiological -, and DESIRES an in-depth
    CORPORAL change."
                        (Paule Thévenin, Artaud, op. cit., pp. 130-132, Gallimard)

    Adapted by Meira Asher and Haggai Fershtman / Produced by Meira Asher
    Recorded by Ronald Boersen at Hateva, Yaffa / “La question se pose de” recorded by Ronen Hajaj / Mixed by Daniel Meir / Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin / Artwork by David Opp
  • Radioart106 - Ep2: Prison Without Trial

    8 February 2022  11:00 pm - 9 February 2022  12:00 am

    Radioart106_#124_Prison Without Trial Special broadcast for International Women’s day 2020 This is a reading of “Prison Without Trial”, a conference from January 2nd 2020, about the struggle against Administrative Detention of Palestinians by the Israeli state. The conference was organised by The Ad-hoc Committee to Abolish the Israeli Use of Administrative Detention. It took place at the Khashabi theatre in the city of Haifa. The speakers and readers of this conference and broadcast are all female activists. Featuring: Dareen Tatour (poet, photographer) - Read by Elham (actress, singer). Abeer Baker (lawyer) - Read by Meira Asher (sound/radio artist). Dr. Anat Matar (philosopher) - Read by Smadar Yaaron (actress, interdisciplinary artist). Chaired by Dr. Yali Hashash (social historian) - Read by Orna Akad (author, playwright). Music by Kamilya Jubran and Werner Hasler playlist: Yaday, Aux enfants, Nafad Al-Ahwal 3, Asra (fragment). Produced by Meira Asher, radioart106 Lexical assistance: Liam Evans Image: Reut Gat More information: @StopAdministrativeDetention http://www.addameer.org @radioart106 http://www.mixcloud.com/radioart106
9 February 2022
  • BaRiya Studios - Med Dew Dims

    9 February 2022  12:00 am - 8:00 am

    Med Dew Dims is an 8hr Nocturnal broadcast, where poems have been granulated and then played, and self-generated, and passed through 8 M4L Devices (created to interpret chemical properties of 8 mediums - Bromine, Mercury, Glycerine, Gold, Olive Oil, Iron, Alcohol, and Sulphuric Acid), to come together  as a non-cooperative movement towards the scarcities imposed upon by ensuing (mis)managements, a movement to be able to attain a sense of timelessness in our practice through pandemic, overwhelming panic and crisis, and an act of watering the basic instincts of sonic translations amidst incapable whispers of ‘not being able to help’.

    Pratyush Pushkar and Riya Raagini aka BaRiya is an independent emerging Trans-disciplinary Artist duo from New Delhi, India. Navigating disorientedly (poetically) BaRiya assume art as an organ to dissolve-dwell through the remains of marginalized spirituality, create a vocal consensus with nature, meditate all through the gender spectrum, and probe (quantum) compulsions: while acknowledging truthfully the binary and racial barriers questioning intimate spiritual inventions.
     
    bariyastudio.com 
  • Shorts 3

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

    1. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half (5:21)
    2. Zhon-Zhon Sandyr - Odovala (2:50)
    3. Marjorie Van Halteren - Can’t Draw Can’t Paint (4:49)
    4. Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 2: Edinburgh Leith/Walk of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020 (6:04)
    5. Agapi Zarda - Whith.In.Radio ( 5:36)
    6. Johnny Dixon - Was this helpful Part 1 (10:03)
    7. Ilaria Boffa & Mark Vernon - Nexotica (7:50)
    8. Isabella Rahme - Flux (I, II & III) (8:59)
    9. Doriane SouilhoL - she blew into (5:11)

    1. Cinzia Nistico -  One Dimension and a Half Episode 3

    For full details see listing for Shorts 1 Monday 7th February 8am.

    Cinzia Nistico: voice/music/script/field recording    Igor Iofe: trumpet
    cinzia-nistico.com

    2. Zhon-Zhon Sandyr - Odovala

    Here is a preview of the sound installation, which I consider an independent work.
    Odovala is a radio art project dedicated to the Udmurt sound epic, which is being created here and now. A total sound installation consisting of recordings collected in endless ethnofuturistic expeditions. The frequency adjustment knob wanders along the receiver's scale, and each time the listener finds himself in different places of "Inner Udmurtia". At the same time, everyone has the opportunity to create their own unique sound performance, to hear their own version of the Udmurt epic.
    Zhon-Zhon Sandyr - from Udmurtia, Russia director of a mobile radio station, ethnofuturist, performance maker, video artist, sound artist

    http://emnoyumno.ru       https://soundcloud.com/ethnostalking
     
    3. Marjorie Van Halteren – Can’t Draw Can’t Paint
     
    Why I make what I make. 4 short pieces from an album I have been creating called “From My Lips to Odd Ears.” The concept behind these works is that they are nearly entirely created from my own voice as electronic impulses, including synthesised short melodies from spoken phrases, some brut playing (such as on harmonica) and all manner of effects. Other sounds are “found,” such as news broadcasts.

    Marjorie Van Halteren was born in Detroit, and lived for many years in New York City, where she was a poet, radio producer/director and commissioner of radio dramas and spoken word for WNYC Radio. She relocated to the North of France in the 1990’s, and has evolved into an electroacoustic composer and live improvisor. She sometimes broadcasts live from her Lille apartment on http://www.www.mixlr.com/eaps.   http://www.electroacousticalpoeticalsociety.com.

    4. Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 2: Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020

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

    http://www.yatidurant.com/

    5. Agapi Zarda - Whith.In.Radio

    Whith.In.Radio constitutes an experimentation to create a sound composition, using as a basic material fragment of improvised sounds that I was searching in my room during the quarantine (Covid-19) period. I was experimenting with radio sounds, and I used them as the composition’s structural sound element. I also used a DIY rudimentary circuit bent and kalimba. The basic idea of the sound work was to compose with the most familiar audible outcome of this medium (radio), which is the sound of the frequency band for FM radio.  

    Agapi Zarda is graduate from the School of Physical Education and Sport Science, (University of Athens) with specialty in “Orchesis/Creative Dance”. She is also holding a degree on Early Childhood Education, (University of Thessaly, Volos) focusing on Creative Music in Education. Due to her interest in creative and collaborative music/sound practices and in electroacoustic and soundscape composition, she continued her studies by attending the MA course “Sonic Arts and Audio Technologies”, (Ionian University 2020-21). Her main instrument is the trumpet, and she practices free improvisation.
     
    https://soundcloud.com/user-496834453

    6. Johnny Dixon - Was this helpful Part 1 
     
    7. Ilaria Boffa & Mark Vernon –Nexotica

    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 years, she has been experimenting with field recording, blending her spoken words with sounds. 
     
    Sonopoetry Works: https://soundcloud.com/ilaria_boffa Latest Publication: About Sounds About Us, 2019, book of poems: http://www.samueleeditore.it/about-sounds-about-us-ilaria-boffa/

    http://www.meagreresource.com

    8. Isabella Rahme - flux

    This work is an exploration of various techniques on the pedal harp, specifically the electroacoustic pedal harp with its defining feature of individual pick-ups on all 47 strings. All the sounds explored in each movement are derived from recordings of the electroacoustic harp. The name “flux” is a tribute to harpist and composer Carlos Salzedo, known for his expansion of modern harp techniques. His approach to the instrument was one full of new techniques and soundworlds, which is something this exploration of new electroacoustic capabilities also aims to do.

    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, electroacoustic music, and for animation. 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."

    9. Doriane Souilhol - She blew into

    How to tell Lizzy Mercier Descloux?
    This is an in love cut – up and spoken word about this peculiar figure.


    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.


  • Virginia Hutchison - Stories of radical landownership in north Lewis - Chapter 3: Baile an Truiseil / Ballantrushall

    9 February 2022  9:00 am - 9:15 am

    Stories of radical land ownership in North Lewis is a project produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison, that brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Developed in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie, the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership.

    LisaMaclean talks about placemaking, land use and the management of community owned estates. Underpinning the interviews are recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define Ballantrushall, in collaboration with Fiona Rennie, and Seismic Sounds, produced by Stephen Hurrel.

    Lisa Maclean was the Chief Executive of the Galson Estate Trust from 2010 – 2021, and was formative in establishing ‘Community Land Outer Hebrides’, a body of community trusts located throughout the Western Isles.

    Full project info:

    Produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison this project brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Created during the COVID pandemic in 2020/2021 the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership. With access and social distancing measures in mind the project has taken the form of a series of cast bronze artefacts temporarily sited in the landscape of North Lewis. Embedded with digital QR codes the artefacts link visitors directly to the audio works via mobile phone.

    Each of the six objects – a series of cast bronze artworks moulded from cut peat – contain conversations recorded with members of the local community. Two out of six of the artworks remain open as audio project spaces for future conversations.

    “If you didn’t know the names of these places you couldn’t talk about them..”

    Underpinning the interviews are recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define North Lewis. A gentle call and response between Gaelic and English - though not a direct translation - through the landscape, geography and history of the area.

    Looking out onto the Barvas moor visitors can be mistaken for thinking that it is an empty landscape. But listening closely to the Gaelic expressions used to describe the environment of North Lewis gives a sense of the intimate and complex relationship between people and place. A language embedded within local culture and knowledge and not always translatable.

    “Space doesn’t become a place until you interact with it. It doesn’t become a place until you name it…and it becomes a place in relation to somewhere or something else..ie. it’s always changing.”

    Permeating the voices within the audio works are recordings made from the constant movements and tectonic shifts beneath the Earth’s surface. Produced by artist Stephen Hurrel, the seismic sounds provide layers to the stories and issues that surround engagement with the landscape. Hurrel’s work with Seismic Sounds and with Gaelic speaking communities in Barra, weaves closely into the stories of radical landownership in North Lewis.  Where these conversations meet and overlap presents opportunities for wider discussions around land reform in Scotland.

    Many thanks to the Galson Estate staff and community. Special thanks to Agnes and Frank Rennie, Lisa Maclean, Annie MacSween, Iain Gordon Macdonald, Richard Collins (Edinburgh University), Edinburgh College of Art and Blackbay Recording Studios.

    This project was produced in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie.

    Virginia Hutchison is an artist based in Glasgow and the Isle of Lewis. Working within a predominantly social context her practice draws on the processes involved in collaborative creative production to explore how different forms of artistic engagement influence the interaction we have with our environments. Virginia currently runs the bronze casting facilities at Edinburgh College of Art and is one part of the duo ’In the Shadow of the Hand’ with artist and film-maker Sarah Forrest.

    Produced with support from Community Land Scotland and the Stove Network.

    https://www.galsontrust.com/about-clsartproject

    [1]Annie Macsween, Faclan 2020, A History with Heart and Soul – The Place-names of North Lewis, Ness Historical Society

    [2]Frank Rennie, Dùthcas 2020, The Changing Outer Hebrides – Galson and the meaning of Place



     

  • James Chrzan - Swimmer pt3 (August 23, afternoon)

    9 February 2022  9:15 am - 9:30 am

    Synopsis: Swimmer is a suite of four field recordings. Recorded in Palm Desert, California in late-summer, the work explores the sonic relationship between an individual and a place. The focal point of the recordings is the sound of a person swimming in a backyard pool. This performance is accompanied by the ambient sounds of a suburban California neighborhood: mockingbirds, cicadas, lawnmowers, pickup trucks, the wind through the trees. The disembodied sound of the swimmer in this place breaks down the hierarchy between human and nature, offering a post-human, decentered perspective. Swimmer was released on cassette in September 2021. Bio: James Chrzan is an artist and musician working in New York City. His work engages in the long history of the dematerialized art object. Narcissus pseudonarcissus—an opera in two acts written in collaboration with Rachel Hillery—debuted in June 2021. He releases music as one half of Former New York Mayor and alone as My Life as a Kinetic Sculpture. He has exhibited work in New York, Chicago and elsewhere. He received his MFA from Hunter College in 2019.
  • Gabi Schaffner - Lost Origins

    9 February 2022  9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Lost Origins invites listeners on a journey along the subtle outlines of a fragmented map made up of sounds, signals, songs, chimes and rhythms. From a Buddhist monastery to bird calls to wandering drones, this piece was all about tracking (and breaking) the kinship between natural and man-made frequencies. The curtain of time, woven from the thin fabric of oblivion, is sewn together by bumblebees and sewing machines alike, and its hem is embroidered with the song of cicadas and the sound of one hand clapping. Recordings and composition: Gabi Schaffner 2021 Occasional percussive elements: FX Schroed ’Air Folk song: Courtesy Romina Casile, 2018 rominacasile.com Gabi Schaffner works as a trans-disciplinary artist within the realms of radio art, composition and performance. Her artistic practice is determined by the methods of poetic ethnography in connection with fluxus-like mise-en-scènes, radio-making and sound art performances. Schaffner has been realising award-winning productions with DeutschlandfunkKultur, radia.fm, Hessian Cultural Radio and ABC Australia. Since 2012 she maintains “Datscha Radio”, a nomadic transmission project that links the medium of radio to current ecological issues. Gabi Schaffner lives in Berlin. Currentwork: Duftgesänge (Fragrant Songs). Vinyl. Artist‘s edition 20 copies, silkscreen printed cover, 2021 schaffnerin.net datscharadio.de
  • Hannah Kemp-Welch - Voicing the Archive

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

    During the pandemic, artist Hannah Kemp-Welch was in-residence at the Women’s Art Library, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. Reaching out to community groups in the local area, Hannah photocopied and collated packs of ephemera from artists' projects documented in the library and posted these to local residents. Seven women selected an artist from the archive and responded to their work, recording personal reflections as they looked through materials. This audio essay considers access to archives, and how voices can bring the Women’s Art Library to life. Hannah Kemp-Welch is a sound artist with a socially-engaged practice. She produces audio installations, radio broadcasts and online artworks, often with community groups, using voices, field recordings and found sounds. She also produces zines and builds basic radios, aiming to open out sonic practices and technologies for all. Hannah has worked with communities across the UK, and shown works in arts spaces including Art Gene, John Hansard Gallery, Tate Modern, Barbican and Flat Time House. Website: sound-art-hannah.com Twitter: @SoundArtHannah
  • Toni Dimitrov - Radio Utopia

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

    This radio art piece deals with the topic of utopia, giving critics on the degradation of the contemporary society in the context of a capitalistic system, and is giving a possible solution. It is an answer to the systematic pressure and a dream for a better world. It is inspiration for what we are aiming to, a better world, imagining a utopia in conditions of living in dystopia.

    Toni Dimitrov a multimedia artist, cultural producer, radio host, curator, label owner, mountain climber and nature lover, that connects all these things with the love of music, sound art and field recordings. Working in the field of sound art and experimenting with electronic music for more than 20 years, and have even longer experience in the radio. Have been curving his way into the new experimental music/sound art scene with his solo engagement, bands and lots of collaborative releases, radio art and art installations. Curating the labels post global recordings and élan vital recordings.

    http://www.post-global.com
    http://www.elanvital.bandcamp.com
    http://www.kanal103.com.mk
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Daniela Solis - Im learning to talk underwater (5:00)

    2) Alexandra Spence - Communion (10:55)

    3) Hali Palombo - Interval - 1 (6:51)


    1) Daniela Solis - Im learning to talk underwater

    I'm learning to talk underwater is aseries of 5 sound-performative exercises and a mix. 

    released in may 2020, thisalbum was part of a series of water and underwater works that happened duringtimes of extreme quarantine while living in a communal setting near a river withmy family.

    I started to practice screamingunderwater really to let some stress out, and soon I found myself practicinglots of different voice expressions.

    here is a list of the 5different sound performative exercises: 

    1. ex one:I practiced my firstwords: "i'm from water",  I did this for 15 minutes goingunderwater on the same spot.. 

    2. ex two: I jumped from a highplatform while screaming, kept the sound going from the jump and until i wasunderwater. 

    3. ex 3: this day I talkedunderwater while swimming down the river, had to take air but i tried to beunderwater as much as possible, this ex lasted 15-20 minutes 

    4. ex. 4: I invited someone tojoin me underwater and I confessed a secret 

    5. ex 5: I said something thatis hard for me to say, a truth, i said it in spanish and english.

    6: mix: this is a fun mix 

    bio

    My name is Daniela Solis and I'm a mexican artistbased in Morelos, México. I work with sound and visuals (video, photo andoverhead projection). I’m interested in the development of live performance andthe power of sound in space. I started making music and sound related works in2017 and I have been experimenting with video and visual stimulus since I wasvery young.

    Today I focus my work on the experimentation of both mediums, light and sound,and the subjects that matter in my life both political and emotional

    Daniela Solis

    email: dani.solisgs@gmail.com

    Web site: https://danisolisgs.wixsite.com/misitio

    Ig handle: @dsgs

     

    2) Alexandra Spence - Communion

    Communion, to be released Dec 3 by Dragons Eye Recordings as part of ‘Touch’compilation, put together by Tomoko Hojo, mastered by Lawrence English

    https://dragonseyerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/touch

     

    3) Hali Palombo - Interval - 1

  • Evamaria Müller - Schutzmaßnahmen

    9 February 2022  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    The Lahnbach is closely linked to the development of Schwaz – almost the entire city lies on it`s alluvial cone. Stream and people have been in direct process of forming the landscape for hundreds of years. Initially used to generate energy to operate mills, smelters and forges, the Lahnbach quickly became a destructive force due to the sudden settlement, deforestation and mining and it´s mudflows where feared. The soundscape combines a collection of sounds of „protective measures“ – biological (protective forrest), technical (steps/dams) and superstitious (weatherbells) – portraying these mutual transformations creating the hybrid that is the Lahnbach.
     
    In her artistic practice Evamaria Müller is interested in the ways how „nature“ and technical or cultural processes mix and what these (inter-)actions sound like. In her mostly site-specific works, she combines field recordings, found footage and interviews with sound experiments, composed of collected fragments and objects. By engaging directly with the visited places they expand to include stories based on constructed acoustic situations, local history and myths. By engaging with the sonic signature of these geographic locations her works investigate sounds, structures and objects of our surroundings to highlight the voices they contain.
     
    http://www.evamariamueller.net


  • Julien Sarti - A Durian in the Ear Ep3: the aquatic world of the Mekong Delta

    9 February 2022  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    A Durian in the Ear is a sound series that crosses Vietnam. It takes the form of a hybrid object between immersive experimentation and a postcard, where the sounds of the environment support the narrative by providing a stationary journey for the listener.

    Julien Sarti is a sound designer, producer of radio shows, documentaries and unidentified sound objects. He likes to make images with sound. In 2018, from his collection of rare records, he created in 2018 “Sommeil paradoxal” with which he won the Phonurgia prize in the sound art category. For 1 year, he has worked in Vietnam and took the opportunity to produce a sound series "a durian in the ear".

    http://www.juliensarti.com
  • Shorts 17

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

    1. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 16 (5:00)
    2. Andrew Knight-Hill - Atra-hasis (18:00)
    3. Primitive Acoustics - Brief Conversation (2:16)
    4. Hannah Kemp Welch & Lisa Hall - We are just animals, humans and machines getting on together in specific lifeworlds (9:59)
    5. Gonzalo Varela - Tres historias breves (4:46)
    6. Catherine Clover - Neighbourhood (11:59)
    7. Tom Glasser - After the Beep (6:58)
     
    1. Cinzia Nistico  - One Dimesnion and a Half Episode 16

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

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

    2 Andrew Knight-Hill. - Atra-hasis

    Written nearly 4000 years ago, the Babylonian Atra-hasis is an iconic poem with an eternal message for mankind. It tells the story of how a thoughtless mankind weighs heavily upon the earth, such that the gods are forced to act. They first send forth a great sickness, then a great famine. But when neither of these can quiet the noise and chaos of humans, they are forced to send forth a great flood to wash away mankind.

    These soundscapes and choral works were developed as part of the Over Lunan performance project.

    Composition and Sound Design - Andrew Knight-Hill

    Choir - Chamber Choir from the University of St Andrews Music Centre
    Rebecca Black
    Sarah Greer
    James McNinch
    Nathanael Fagerson
    Ross McArthur
    Guy Minch
    Elizabeth Unsworth Wilson
    Jane Pettegree
    Choir Director - Claire Innes-Hopkins

    3. Primitive Acoustics  - Brief Conversation

    My name is Tom Thompson aka Primitive Acoustics from Indio, California, USA
    My compositions feature ambient layers mixed with experimental sound textures using a variety of instruments; music boxes, synthesizers, guitars and recordings of sounds captured in the wild.
     
    https://primitiveacoustics.bandcamp.com/

    4. Hannah Kemp Welch and Lisa Hall - We are just animals, humans and machines getting on together in specific lifeworlds

    During the pandemic urban parks transformed into a vital place of escape. New communities formed through a rhythm of use and timing. As our attention is confined to the local, we have become more attuned to animals with whom we share these urban spaces. This work invites us to hear the park through the ears of its inhabitants and from their varying hearing perspectives, celebrating a simple connectivity with other living matter. The piece features community group Edible Landscapes and was recorded on-site at Finsbury Park, commissioned by RCA Curating Collective Breath Mark and Furtherfield.

    Lisa Hall is a sound artist exploring how environments are built in sound. Hannah’s practice is socially engaged and concerned with listening. Hannah and Lisa met at London College of Communication, whilst studying MA Sound Arts in 2010. We share an interest in public and private space, and how sound and audio technologies build networks and tell stories that often can’t be seen. We have since collaborated on audio art projects for performances and installations at Tate Modern, CRiSAP, Fringe Arts Bath and Firstsite Colchester.

    5. Gonzalo Varela - Tres historias breves

    “Tres historias breves”is a set of small electroacoustic pieces composed between 2018 and 2020. The first one, “Maleable”, features transformations of a single pitch played in flute, guitar, piano and violin. The second one, “Magadan”, was built with samples of instruments of a bronze Javanese Gamelan that I recorded in Chicago. The third and last one, “Michigan Avenue”, mainly uses synthesis methods involving delay lines and wavetables. To make the compositions I programmed patchs for the programming language Pure Data and the sampler Kontakt, and in the three cases the work was finalized using the digital audio workstation Reaper.

    Composer, sound designer, audio programmer and guitarist born in 1990 in Montevideo, Uruguay. I have received awards from Uruguay's Ministry of Education and Culture, Fulbright, the Uruguayan Choral Association and Columbia College Chicago among others, and compositions of mine have been played in concerts, festivals and workshops in eleven countries. I hold a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia College Chicago and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Universidad de la República. Furthermore, I have held teaching positions at three universities: Columbia College Chicago, Universidad de la República and Universidad Católica del Uruguay.

    6. Catherine Clover - Neighbourhood
     
    This is a field recording from Pahar Ganj, central Delhi, in 2018, before the pandemic. Music plays on the streets of this neighbourhood, both recorded and live, all day every day as well as late into the night. The music is Indian – classical, contemporary, religious, folk, Bollywood. In the recording, music and singing blend with audio feedback, traffic horns and street noise as a Sikh festival passes through the daily market. A local radio station plays in the market stalls, tuktuks and on hand-held radios and the recording ends with two Bollywood songs playing in the hotel lobby.

     Catherine Clover’s multidisciplinary practice addresses communication through voice, language and the interplay between hearing/listening, seeing/reading. Using field recording, digital imaging and the spoken/written word she explores an expanded approach to language within and across species through a framework of everyday experience. 
     
    Brought up in London UK she arrived in Melbourne Australia as visiting artist through Gertrude Contemporary in the 1990s. Her work has been exhibited and performed internationally since the 90s. She teaches in Melbourne at Swinburne University (MA Writing), RMIT University (MA Public Art) and holds a practice led PhD (Fine Art) through RMIT University.

    7. Tom Glasser - After the Beep

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

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

    Tom Glasser is a freelance radio producer who has made sounds for BBC Radio 4, R4 drama, National Prison Radio, and many others.



        
  • Martin Eccles - Walking Contencion Island

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

    In response to “stay home” restrictions in the Covid-19 pandemic I walked into existence an imaginary island. For the first lockdown I walked from my house; I recorded my walking and mapped my route; I make Contención Island; I walk until easing begins – 42 days. In the second lockdown I walk the shoreline - 28 stretches of coastline; different lengths; I walk one each day; over 28 days I re-build an island across time. In the third lockdown I walked to places using chance operations and record sounds for randomly determined periods of time - 83 sounds of randomness.

    My practice reflects my experience of being in and walking through natural environments. I use sound recording and text to 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. Written or spoken and transcribed notes made whilst walking provide the material for poems, often in the form of haiku, and other text works. I have exhibited nationally and internationally and have created radio works for Framework Radio, Resonance EXTRA and Radiophrenia.

    web: https://martinpeccles.com
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Jonathan Webster - In Search of the Light (12:30) 
    2) Alexandra Spence - Suddenly silent (5:50)
    3) David Toop - Dry Keys Echo in the Dark and Humid Early Hours (2:23)



    1) Jonathan Webster - In Search of the Light 
     
    In search of the light reflects on experienceswhilst working as a doctor in the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. It juxtaposes the physical, sonic and intellectualintensity of being in the hospital environmentwith the calm internalplaces you must travel to when there is nowhere else to go.It uses the words of Indian Philosopher Sri Aurobindo to allude to the incredible bravery that many patients had to demonstrateduring the pandemic when they oftenfaced their own mortality isolated from their loved ones. It uses some binaural effects that are best experienced with headphones.

    Jonathan Webster (b. 1992, London) is an artist and an academic junior doctor based in Birmingham. He graduated with an Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Newcastle University in 2017, and a Masters of Research in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art in 2015. His practices aims to look at the similarities, differences and opportunities for mutual enrichment that lie between his medical and arts practices. Using sound, fabric, video, found objects, photography, writing, and performance he tries to tell humanistic stories about things that are universal: love, death, family, identity, compassion, culture, and connection.

    http://serfleeds.co.uk/member/jonathon-webster/

     2) Alexandra Spence - Suddenly Silent 

    SuddenlySilent, released by Low End Theorists, August 2021,as part of compilation, mastered by Brendan Zacharias

    https://theorytherapy.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-season

     
     3) David Toop - Dry Keys Echo in the Dark and Humid Early Hours
  • Hali Palombo - Call-Book

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

    Often, amateur broadcasts on shortwave radio tend to go undocumented, resulting in hundreds of broadcasts a day vanishing into the ether - never to be heard again. “CALL-BOOK” highlights and emphasizes several conversations, interactions and unusual instances collected over the course of 48 hours of shortwave listening. This will preserve the throwaway broadcasts in relative immortality while framing them in naturally evolving and alien aural environments.

    Hali Palombo is a composer and visual artist working in Illinois. Crafting most of her music from a large personal library of CB and amateur radio recordings, her compositions also include Morse code, wax cylinder samples and field recordings she has taken at various Midwestern points of interest.

    http://www.halipalombo.com
  • Luigi Morleo - ART NO WAR 7

    9 February 2022  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    ART NO WAR 7 by Luigi Morleo - on text by Teresa Albanese.

    This work give four keys of lectures of the narration: the first narration is the musical accents of the words; the second is the sound alone of the musical line of the words; third narration is the melody of the words; fourth narration is the armonic region of the
    words. The complete work open the musical sound of the words.

    Luigi Morleo (born 16 November 1970 in Mesagne, Province of Brindisi) is an Italian percussionist and composer of contemporary music, who lives in Bari and teaches at the Niccolò Piccinni Conservatory. He uses varied musical and artistic styles like minimalism, rock-cross-over, folk-Pop, jazz, electronica and DJ. Many of his works have been played by the Maracaibo Symphony Orchestra, Rome and the Lazio Orchestra, Clermont-Ferrand Conservatoire Orchestre, Orchestra Sinfonica Metropolitana di Bari, Orchestra del Conservatorio di Monopoli, Orchestra Sinfonica di Lecce e del Salento, Halleiner Kammer Orchester, Orchestra Filarmonica della Calabria, at PASIC (Percussive Arts Society) in Nashville, Federation Bells of Melbourne, and at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and Festival MUSLAB from Mexico, Jasmin Vardimon Company from Ashford-UK, Percussion Ensemble from Academy of Music STANISLAW MONIUSZKO in Gdansk-Poland.

    http://www.morleoeditore.com
  • Iride Project - Lyricae

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

    "Lyricae" deals with personal struggle on different levels from the turmoil of a young man to depression, despair and finally suicide seen by the suicidal person as salvation rather than failure and tragedy. The soundscape is a further narration that evolves following the structure of the Sonata Form. Most sonic elements develop, change shape but maintain their eroding character, they come and go like memories of the past, insistent and corrosive. Then, new unexpected sonic fragments appear suddenly, undeveloped, as if they were there to represent not anymore the past but the present, suddenly perceived but not accepted "IRIDE PROJECT – Massimo Davi & Monica Miuccio" is a performing duo and a journey through electroacoustic music, their latest production focuses on radio drama. Their works were performed in Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Macedonia, UK, Czech Republic, Spain and were regularly featured on Bernard Clarke's Nova on RTÉ Lyric FM. Massimo is a Sound Artist, Pianist and Composer. Monica is a Performer and Writer, her prize-winning literary works featured in prestigious publications such as the academic psychology magazine “Tecniche Conversazionali” (Milano – IT). Monica's novels are often the core of Iride Project's research on experimental sound-emphasis poetry. https://irideproject.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/irideproject/ https://it-it.facebook.com/massimo.davi.iride.project https://www.facebook.com/monica.miuccio.iride.project
  • Cindy Islam - The veil between the worlds live from the Creative Lab

    9 February 2022  5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

    Combining synthesised sounds and field recordings from Iraq and the UK, Cindy Islam uses sound to rewrite and reprocess their migrant journey, unlocking a sound-portal to herstory and the future. Cindy Islam’s performance doesn’t consider to be a creation of sound but the rendering of existing sounds as audible. Using machines, recordings and instruments to generate the frequencies already lingering through their body, space and time; the ritual of conjuring these sound facilitates a deep listening practice. The performance invites listeners on a meditative journey through hearing some of the invisible vibrations that connect everything.  

    The artist doesn’t claim any of these ideas to be original and has been heavily influenced by the following references:
    +Quantum Listening: From Practice to Theory (To Practice Practice). Pauline Oliveros
    +The World Is Sound Nada Brahma: Music and the Landscape of Consciousness by Joachim-Ernst Berendt, Fritjof Capra.
    +Sufi thought and Sufi listening practices


    Cindy Islam is a pseudonymous artist of Iraqi descent.
    The artist splits their time working as a Social Worker and being a sound artist.
    Sculpting, morphing and shaping the medium of sound to generate ambient soundscapes and performances; Cindy Islam believes the ears are an entry point towards healing and that sonic geography has the power to reconnect broken lines of lineage. Warped and woven into this vibrational resonance is a constant critique of what it means to be an artist and how artistic labour is related to material reality and change.
  • Buffer Zone

    9 February 2022  5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

    1. Isabella Stragliati - Aarti (7:48)
  • Alexandra Spence - Do Jellyfish Breathe?

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

    During Sydney’s most recent lockdown I submerged* a 15 minute-long piece of cassette tape in seawater collected from a local beach. The cassette tape contained a field recording of waves, and a recording of my voice offering a (non-definitive, and non-hierarchical) list of things found in the Pacific Ocean. I’ve been thinking about connection with bodies of water, as well as connections between bodies and water, and how we might reimagine our bodily limitations to examine the things that connect us to each other and to our surroundings. The sea has always felt like home, and having lived on both the east and west edges of the Pacific Ocean it has become a place of connection for me. I’ve been thinking about the Pacific Ocean as a home – not only to marine creatures and sea currents – but to the obscure movements of global trade, offshore data barges, and sunken satellites deactivated and dumped from space. Vast bodies may seem infinite, but nothing is – the depths hold mysterious, beautiful, and troubling things. …Bottlenose dolphins, ancient artefacts, Lego pieces, approximately 36 species of shark, underwater mines… Imagining an infinite ocean has led to overfishing, floating plastic-particle gyres, lost whales (as a result of the underwater din of shipping and naval industries), and an international sense of unaccountability. “… Do jellyfish breathe?” is a kind of sonic traversing of oceanic layers, exploring imaginary landscapes, entwining and encountering unequal forms, such as breath with wave, fish with fishing line, along the way. *Submerging the tape in salt water is an expansion of an ongoing project in which I bury tape loops 7-second field recordings on tape loops before burying them in the earth at the location in which they were recorded. I imagine this as a collaboration of sorts — I make a recording and the physical variables of each place and location alter it. While the magnetic coating of the tape retains sonic remnants of the recorded sounds of the place, the physicality of the tape ribbon retains material remnants of the place: sand, salt, other, which, in turn, impart audibly on the recording in the form of crackles, scratches, tape-warp, and hiss. Alexandra Spence is a sound artist and musician living on unceded Wangal land in Sydney, Australia. Through her practice Alex attempts to reimagine the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation. Her aesthetic favours field recordings, analogue technologies and object interventions. Alex has presented her art and music in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America including Vancouver Art Gallery; BBC Radio 3 & 4; Ausland, Berlin; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Sound Forms Festival, HK; MCA ARTBAR, Firstdraft Gallery, and Liveworks Festival, with Liquid Architecture, Sydney. She has released her work with labels Room40, Longform editions, More Mars (w. MP Hopkins) and Canti Magnetici. https://linktr.ee/alexandraspence
  • John Meirion Rea - Atgyfodi (vb. revive; vb. resurrect)

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

    Sound works based on a site-specific installation shown in St Fagans National Museum of History, in Cardiff. The museum has saved Wales' architectural heritage by moving, and reconstructing buildings of significance in the grounds of St Fagans Castle. I have re-imagined my original sound interventions specifically for radio, by combining the sound archives of the museum, with impulse response recordings of the interior acoustics, and field recordings from the original locations. The idea is to convey a sense of how the buildings may once have sounded, and placing them in a historical, and human context. John is a composer and multi-disciplinary artist based in Cardiff. His work is deeply rooted in Welsh culture and landscape & his interest is in new approaches of presentation. In 2018 John presented a significant site-specific work in collaboration with St Fagans National Museum of History's archives, The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and Radio Cymru; combining the historical recordings with composed musical narrative, and film. John is currently developing a multi-disciplinary collaboration with renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie; a 'spectral' influenced work combining immersive sound, with performance and sound-reactive film. http://www.johnmeirionrea.com
  • The Slipping Forecast - Melissa McCarthy

    9 February 2022  7:00 pm - 7:20 pm

    Slipping. Sliding. Circling. Skating. Falling. Gripping. Holding on. This is a general synopsis. Join writer Melissa McCarthy as she brings the storm warnings, the weather reports, the circumspection and the outlook. Variable becoming northwest, 2 to 4, becoming cyclonic later. Taking in the Norse voyages to Greenland; Hitchcock’s Vertigo; the physics of friction; the footballer Zidane and his vertigo, The Slipping Forecast is a three-part investigation into writing, listening, and literature. Rockall, Malin, Hebrides.

    Melissa McCarthy is a writer whose last book, Sharks, Death, Surfers: An Illustrated Companion, was published by Sternberg Press in 2019. She lives in Edinburgh and writes about art, literature, and sharks. See her website sharksillustrated.org for links to recent work, including Epidermal Epistemology in The Yellow Paper; An Archaeology of Surf on Public Domain Review; Sharks, Circling in Full Stop magazine. Her next book will be about flowers, photography, and explosions.
     
    http://sharksillustrated.org
  • Chin Li - The Wall at the End of the Street

    9 February 2022  7:20 pm - 8:00 pm

    A talking head monologue: Reflecting on his life, a man finds it almost impossible to understand any of it. And the conundrum is to do with an ordinary wall in an ordinary street. Chin Li worked as an NHS clinical psychologist in Scotland for many years, but is now focusing on writing (short fiction and poetry), and also trying to learn the ropes of other forms of creative expression such as audio work.
  • Mark Vernon - Sheet Erosion - Audio Archaeology Series Volume 3: Brest

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


    Mark Vernon

    Sheet Erosion
    Audio Archaeology Series Volume 3: Brest


    Sheet Erosion is the third episode in a series of works based around ideas of audio archaeology and found sounds. The setting this time is the city of Brest in France. The piece is created from recent field recordings made in early 2020 during the storms Ciara and Desmond and a batch of found open reel tape recordings from the 70s and 80s. The tapes include domestic home recordings but mostly document the recordist, Michel’s tastes in music and radio programmes of the time. In listening to the tapes it occurred to me that what we choose to record is actually a record of ourselves – our tastes, interests, emotional state or personality even. Each recording in isolation provides little in terms of clues but en masse a clearer picture begins to emerge and certain character traits start to become identifiable. Recorded with a mic in front of a speaker rather than directly cabled, daily life bleeds into these lo-fi recordings of radio and TV programmes – ambiguous activities in the background, babies crying, feedback, chairs scraping, chatter, etc. In the composed work family histories and musical tastes are transposed over a more contemporary soundscape of Brest. Over-saturated tape distorts time as well as sounds. Speeds change. Chronologies become confused. Different instances in time are blended and fused. What seeps through these chronological crevices are events and incidents unmoored from linear time taking place in a chimerical non-space. Although the location remains the same would it be in any way recognisable to the inhabitants chronicled within it?

    Field recordings used in the piece include: Le Téléphérique de Brest (cable cars), hotel lifts, wind whistling between railings on the Pont de Recouvrance, wind whistling through gaps in doors, traffic, ventilation units, fans, light bulbs, alarms, automatic toilets, soap dispensers and hand driers.

    Biography: 
     
    Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based sound artist whose practice focuses upon
field recording, the manipulation of environmental sounds and acousmatic presence.
 Operating on the fringes of sound art, music and broadcasting, his work explores ideas 
of audio archaeology, magnetic memory and the reappropriation of found sounds. A 
keen advocate of radio as an art form, he co-runs Glasgow art radio station,
 Radiophrenia and has produced programmes for stations internationally.

     
    Web: http://www.meagreresource.com



     

     

  • Xentos Fray Bentos - Gaugin's Hut

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

    March 1954. An embittered colonial administrator washes up on the island of Tahiti. Disgusted by what he finds there, he falls prey to a pointless artistic quest. Absorbed in his obsession, he fails to notice the astounding environmental crime about to take place 3,000 kilometres away. The Americans are preparing to test their latest weapon of mass destruction - a hydrogen bomb that will bespoil the region for generations to come. Using fragmentary narrative and dissociative sounds, Gaugin’s Hut examines absolute power and its unthinking ability to obliterate both nature and culture in furtherance of dubious aims. Xentos Fray Bentos was born in a small hut in the west of Ireland. Transported to England, he tended sheeplike goats until he was sent to school to unlearn everything he’d been taught. Aged eight, a friendly aunt and uncle gave him a battered tape machine with two reels of tape along with an ancient valve radio receiver that ran very very hot. One can imagine what came next but it will serve no purpose to delve any further into this particular set of circumstances.
  • Shorts 30

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

    1. Sam Sebren - “This Is Your Pharmacy Calling” (21:04)/2. Alan Neilson and Matthew P Hale - "My Brother Niall" (4:52)/3. Felipe Otondo - Mombasa mix (8:18)/4. Rachel Beckles Willson - Unwept Tears (4:49)/5. Museleon - Life Mask (9:30)/6. Liz Narey - I Dont Want To Be A Monster (1:39)/7. Frederico Pessoa - Placeness (7:14) 1. Sam Sebren - “This Is Your Pharmacy Calling” This piece was originally conceived for live performance, utilizing all equipment (plus additional electronics, microphones, and instruments) in the WGXC radio studio for the Everything Is Real Radio program, July 11, 2021. This is a constructed version, made as a rough guideline for any future performances. There is a quasi narrative of a guy stuck in a machine, trying to find his way out. Sam Sebren: processed guitar, vocals, toy piano, synthesizers, microphones, field recordings, radio tuning, answering machine, samples, loops, turntable manipulation, drums, engineering, mastering Gary Ziroli: additional vocals Sam Sebren works in installation, collage, painting, photography, video, public works, and also sound-based works with ties to noise and experimental music. His radio works for Wave Farm/WGXC have been broadcast nationally and internationally on Pacifica stations and on the Radia Network. He was awarded a Wave Farm residency and produced “Re:Search”, an un-documentary about the history of radio artists. Sebrenhas exhibited widely in galleries and universities, also in film festivals, unsanctioned public interventions and non-profit spaces. He hosts “The Nothing Is Real Radio Hour” and “Everything Is Real Radio” programs on Wave Farm/WGXC. 2. Alan Neilson and Matthew P Hale - "My Brother Niall" This piece of spoken word/music is a part of a collection of my compositions called “Soliloquy” where I asked poets and writers to read out of a piece of their work. I then set this recording to music, inspired by the feel of the writing and the writer’s performance. Matthew’s poem concerns the play on words of the repeated phrase: “Niall is..erm..”, which eventually morphs into the word, “nihilism”. It is a piece about an artist losing his creativity and mind while carrying out his menial job. I have been writing all my life. I attended Manchester Metropolitan University and majoring in Creative Writing/Musical Composition. I have a varied musical output, ranging from standard pop/rock songs to the more avantgarde, where I have incorporated found sounds and spoken word. Initially this was using my grandad’s spoken life story that was passed to me on tape cassettes after he died. Then later this developed into the album “Soliloquy”. I have been self-releasing my music for over 10 years now under the title ‘elementary recordings’ – I also support and release music by local artists/musicians. 3. Felipe Otondo - Mombasa mix This piece, composed in 2020, was conceived taking as a starting point various kinds of field recordings carried out in 2012 during the month of Ramadan in the city of Mombasa on the East coast of Kenya. By means of combining interviews, radio samples, environmental recordings and subtle rhythms generated by means of different synthesis techniques the work aims to explores various aspects of contemporary African culture. This work is also a small tribute to the 1981 record ‘My life in the bush of ghost’ by Brian Eno and David Byrne which opened the door to a new world of African sounds. Felipe Otondo (1972) studied acoustics and composition in Chile where he developed various composition projects for experimental theatre. In 2005 he pursued his composition studies at the University of York in England with Ambrose Field and Roger Marsh focusing in electroacoustic composition and music theatre. His music has been played in festivals in 37 countries and his research output has been published by important journals such as Computer Music Journal, Organised Sound and Leonardo Music Journal. Felipe is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Acoustics at Universidad Austral in Chile. More information at http://www.otondo.net 4. Rachel Beckles Willson - Unwept Tears What do secrets sound like? Where do they live? In this 5-minute radio piece I tell the story of a secret being revealed. I use the sound of whispers and spoken text fragments like instruments, combining them with an unusual and slightly surreal mix of accordion, oud(oriental lute), udu (a Nigerian drum played by women), and saxophone. The whispers and fragments gradually become coherent, but the secret is elsewhere: it’s hidden in the pages of a book. I try to capture the sound of transformation and hope that a painful secret, once released, can bring. I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist and researcher, with an interest in hidden sounds and stories. Currently my main creative project is connective tissue, a mixed-media collaboration with artist Lin Li; I also direct Beyond Mode, a quartet exploring music travelling in the Mediterranean and beyond; while my recent work with asylum seekers in Sicily culminated in a CD release, Today is Good! I have published numerous articles and books, including Orientalism and Musical Mission (2013), and Ligeti, Kurtág, and Hungarian Music during the Cold War (2007). I am Honorary Research Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. rachelbeckleswillson.com 5. Museleon - Life Mask As for many, 2020 was a strange and tough year and if it wasn't for my art, both sound and visual, I might not be writing this now. I haven’t talked much about it but earlier in 2020 I had a viral illness that affected me greatly and I turned to my art as a means to express what it was like. Life Mask is the sound of the inside and artwork of the outside, a sonic and pictorial expression to try and order things in my mind and was created between April through to Autumn 2020. The resulting project, which can be seen in its entirety on Vimeo, is uncompromising in both sound and image. Museleon is a project which allows me to break away from some of the conventions that I have used elsewhere as an electronic musician. I have been experimenting more with sound and I use a range of field recordings, found sounds and hardware with minimal processing, as I’ve always been interested in how sound can morph into beautiful complex patterns. It’s the ‘small sounds’, anomalies, mistakes and the sounds ‘between’ that catch my ear. Many of my pieces are based on images and things I see, which act as graphic scores. http://www.museleon.com 6. Liz Narey - I Dont Want To Be A Monster I Don't Want To Be A Monster is a completed commitment to an idea formed while Liz's kid Heidi was still at school. They joked after school one day about making a hit record on this theme. Heidi provides supporting vocals to Liz's short theatrical realisation of this idea. After many years, it is a connection to something frivolous and just for fun. Engineered and co-produced by Jon Harvison. Liz Narey (she/her) is a singer in Bingley, West Yorkshire, England. She has just recorded an album which will be available on bandcamp later this year. https://liznarey.bandcamp.com/ 7. Frederico Pessoa - Placeness Placeness is an experiment with a set of common objects and kitchen utensils, as well as contact microphones used in a live performance that had as its theme the city and its different aspects and problems. This version is composed and processed in such a way as to be listened with attention to details, spaciality and the subtle development of sensation of place. Frederico Pessoa is a brazilian sound artist and musician who has been presenting solo and group exhibitions, sound and multimedia performances and working with other artists in different projetcs and languages.He has studied classical guitar and has a PhD in Arts from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He is interested in the relations between sound and politics; sound and other artistic languages; sound, body and space; simple technologies and the vibrational aspect of day to day life and its effects on our bodies. http://www.fredericopessa.net Instagram: @—fpessoa
  • Radioart106 - Ep2: Prison Without Trial

    8 February 2022  11:00 pm - 9 February 2022  12:00 am

    Radioart106_#124_Prison Without Trial Special broadcast for International Women’s day 2020 This is a reading of “Prison Without Trial”, a conference from January 2nd 2020, about the struggle against Administrative Detention of Palestinians by the Israeli state. The conference was organised by The Ad-hoc Committee to Abolish the Israeli Use of Administrative Detention. It took place at the Khashabi theatre in the city of Haifa. The speakers and readers of this conference and broadcast are all female activists. Featuring: Dareen Tatour (poet, photographer) - Read by Elham (actress, singer). Abeer Baker (lawyer) - Read by Meira Asher (sound/radio artist). Dr. Anat Matar (philosopher) - Read by Smadar Yaaron (actress, interdisciplinary artist). Chaired by Dr. Yali Hashash (social historian) - Read by Orna Akad (author, playwright). Music by Kamilya Jubran and Werner Hasler playlist: Yaday, Aux enfants, Nafad Al-Ahwal 3, Asra (fragment). Produced by Meira Asher, radioart106 Lexical assistance: Liam Evans Image: Reut Gat More information: @StopAdministrativeDetention http://www.addameer.org @radioart106 http://www.mixcloud.com/radioart106
  • Radioart106 - Ep3: Al Kahlil- No Settlement

    9 February 2022  11:00 pm - 10 February 2022  12:00 am

    radioart106_#126 Al Khalil - No Settlement Listen to the people of Al Khalil aka Hebron. This show was produced during the end of April 2020 while we were all experiencing the Corona virus. In occupied Khalil, curfews and lockdowns are imposed on the non settler population frequently. Apart from Al Quds, aka East Jerusalem, Al Khalil is the only Palestinian city still formally occupied by the Israeli state. 3 months later, on July 26, Badee Dweik with whom I premeditated this show, wrote the following introduction to it: The situation in Palestine becomes more hard than ever before. First because of the Israeli occupation actions against Palestinians such as the annexation project, secondly due to the Corona pandemic which hit Palestine strongly than in the beginning, particularly in Hebron. The statistics of the cases in Palestine reached about 500 in one day, half of which are in Hebron, most of the time. The reason to that is not because Hebron is the largest city but because the Palestinian authority can’t provide services to the people who live under Israeli control, in the city part called H2. The occupation forces demolished a Covid-19 medical centre in Hebron. An act condemned with full force. This aggression is not only against Palestine and its’ health system BUT it is a crime against all human and moral values, international charters, agreements and health protocols. It confirms that Israel has a gang government which bullies, terrorises and considers itself above the law. The world’s silence and impotence are a green light for Israel to continue instead of boycotting it as an apartheid regime. Featuring (in order of appearance): Badee Dweik, Lama Aloul, Alaa Jaber, Imad Abu Shamsie, Farihan Farrah, Nayef and Dalal Da’na, Issa Amro, Adli Daana and Lana Abu Ajmeah. Translation from Arabic by Dareen Tatour. Sounds Dror Feiler and Meira Asher, live at the Link-Brixton 2011. Winter Family (Rosenthal/klaine), from the documentary theatre performance 'H2-Hebron’. Sounds from videos shot by the Capturing Occupation Camera Project in Palestine, Human Rights Defenders Hebron. Dror Feiler, live at Tegen 2 Stockholm, April 2020. Voodoo Rabbit by Black Chama, Raash Records 2020. photo: Shuhada St. checkpoint during lockdown by Issa Amro Hebron Human Rights Defenders Youth Agains Settlements International Palestinian Youth League Dror Feiler Winter Family Meira Asher Black Chama Raash Records
10 February 2022
  • LUDD PÚCA - Fantôme dansant

    10 February 2022  12:00 am - 1:00 am

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

    Fantome Dansant percolates through the dank ether that connects the clamour of Derrida's spectral Paris with mid-century EVP experiments in Croydon and the fractured noise of Living with the Archive. Time slips in and out of phenomena.
  • Stephen Germana - Space Dolphin Meets Peyote Lizard

    10 February 2022  1:00 am - 4:00 am

    A ridiculous name that conjures a variety of landscapes, soundscapes, characters, and narratives, Space Dolphin Meets Peyote Lizard is the title of recent solo improvisations by Stephen Germana for pirate radio/internet radio transmission in and from Florida. Done with no overdubs, utilizing algorithmic programming, field recordings, guitars and hardware synthesizers, Germana is the only performer. This project is continuing, generating enough material for a permanent durational radio installation. Space Dolphin Meets Peyote Lizard is/was/will be a numberless number station . . . the repeated misunderstandings between a performer and instruments for whatever audience stumbles upon the transmission. Stephen Germana is an artist that primarily performs experimental music - an improvisational performance practice that balances between noise, drone, free jazz and his background as a classically trained performer of stringed instruments. His artistic practice includes algorithmic sound/video, radio transmission, painting, sculpture, and lens based media. With degrees from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA), University of Miami (MMus), and University of Minnesota (BMus), he teaches Fine Arts and Art History in South Florida, living in West Palm Beach with his partner Sarah Knudtson and their cats, Roland and Boonmee (Meep). https://www.stephengermana.com/
  • Konrad Behr and Markus Westphal - Sleeping Refrigerators

    10 February 2022  4:00 am - 7:00 am

    In times of domestic quarantine, our refrigerators were fuller than ever. What do you think they were dreaming about? The Show was a broadcast series during the "Corona" special program SHIFT FM of the experimental radio bauhaus.fm at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. For the night broadcasts during the project week, media artist Konrad Behr invited artist friends to make audio recordings of various refrigerators at night time. At the end of the broadcast week, media artists Markus Westphal and Konrad Behr played the present collaborative sound improvisation based on the submitted recordings and other sounds. Participating artists: Anne Wahl & Marc Schmidt (Liebherr CNel 4213 Indes 21E / 001, Dresden), echofreak (Refrigerator with kitchen cuckoo clock, fan wheel wet wood preservation of the State Office for Archaeology Dresden), Konrad Behr (Freezer exquisit, Weimar), Laura-Dang (Techwood-KS9121, Weimar), Rajko Aust (unknown device, Dresden), Grit Ruhland (2 x unknown devices, Dresden & Berlin), Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (unknown device, Graz), Marco Schröder (unknown device, Berlin), Markus Westphal (unknown device, Weimar), Aanna Schimkat (Liebherr, Leipzig), Annalena Stabauer (unknown device, Vienna), Ina Weise (Accordeon, Weimar)
  • Francis Heery - Moon Phases

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

    Moon Phases is a 60 minute ‘sonic apparition’, that transforms the radio into a spiritualist medium. It is inspired by WB Yeats’ esoteric work A Vision, the raw material for which came from Yeats’ wife Georgina, who acted as a medium, channelling voices from the beyond. Moon Phases is structured around the 28 lunar phases as they appear in A Vision, with each phase assigned to a specific combination of modulated harmonics. It will be an occult presence emanating from the airwaves— a ‘haunting’ of the inner and outer spaces into which the music emanates. Francis Heery (b.1980) is a composer and sound artist. His music is inspired by science-fiction, occultism and animal aesthetics. He is an accomplished improvisor and specializes in long-form, site-specific performances in public spaces.His instrumental works have been performed by the RTE Symphony Orchestra, the Crash Ensemble, the Quiet Music Ensemble, the Talujon Percussion Ensemble and by soloists including Carin Levine, Pascal Galois, Izumi Kimura and James Aylward. He also produces ‘Fortean’ electronic music under the name The Cube of Unknowing. http://www.francisheery.com
  • Shorts 4

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

    1. Isabelle Stragliati - Aarti (7:48)
    2. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 4 (6:21)
    3. Chin Ting Chan - Elements for fixed media (6:19)
    4. Yaz Lancaster - Alter (3:48)
    5. E.U.E.R.P.I. - Forgotten (12:02)
    6. Aoife Allen - Siren Song (6:58)
    7. Julia Calver - Accidence (5:36)
    8. Toni Dimitrov - All Borders are Imaginary (7:17)

    1. Isabelle Stragliati - Aarti 
     
    Varanasi, a morning of March 2019. At sunrise facing the Ganges I attended an offering ceremony: Ganga Aarti. An offering of fire to the river goddess. It is this chant that we hear in Aarti.
I composed from the recording of this ritual, sound materials created by sage pbbbt,
    Carol Robinson, Laryssa Kim, Zineb Soulaimani and other field recordings from India. 

    Aartiis is part the compilation "Inclusives", a collaborative project of the Fair_Play network and the TsukuBoshi label https://fairplaynetwork.bandcamp.com/album/inclusives
    Isa Stragliatiis a sound artist, radio producer, composer and dj living in Grenoble (France). Her productions and live performances, involving field recording as much as documentary, concrete music or techno, are broadcasted on international networks and national radios, during international festivals and events and in contemporary art centres. Her radio piece “Le feu qui ne s’arrêtejamais” (The fire that never stops) won first prize in the international competition 60 Seconds Radio in 2019. 

    http://noearnosound.net 

    2. CinziaNistico  - One Dimension and a Half Episode 4
    Cinzia Nistico: voice/music/script/field recording Igor Iofe: trumpet

    In this podcast I merge both the principle of storytelling and songs, marking a counterpoint between sounds/music and the narration, a sort of unsung songs. A journalist’s semi-dada journal about an expedition aimed at reaching Earth’s fluid strata. The story alludes to the Nordic myth of Jörmungandr the World Serpent which marks Ragnarök, a serie of natural disasters leading to the submersion of the Earth in water. The first season focuses on events preceding the expedition, the second focuses on the mission itself. CinziaNistico is a composer and multimedia artist. She’s interested in the psychological impact of sound and the emotional load it carries. In her projects she explores themes of identity and reality and the disruption and distortion of both. In her music she creates structures that are static and evolving at the same time. In her electronic/electroacoustic music she uses instruments or/and voice as a source. She graduated in composition in London (Trinity College of Music) and Milan (Conservatorio di Musica). Her music is performed in Europe and worldwide. Visit cinzia-nistico for a full resume.

    3. Chin Ting Chan  - Elements for fixed media 

    Elements represents the composer’s quest to create virtual space and to manipulate the listeners’ perception of time using natural sounding materials. It represents how COVID-19 has permanently changed the global soundscape as well as our collective idea of time passing. The piece is entirely processed with a Eurorack modular system, with additional post-processing and editing on the computer.

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

    http://www.chintingchan.com

    4. Yaz Lancaster - Alter
     
    This piece is a short meditation on "change." It includes excerpts and manipulations of interviews with other artists on how their lives have changed due to the pandemic.

    Yaz Lancaster (they/them) is a Black transdisciplinary artist most interested in practices aligned with relational aesthetics and the everyday; fragments and collage; and anti-oppressive, liberatory politics. Yaz performs as a violinist, vocalist, and steel pannist in a wide variety of settings from DIY and popular music to orchestras; and their work is presented in many different mediums and collaborative projects. It often reckons with specific influences ranging from politics of identity and liberation, to natural phenomena and poetics. Yaz works with Peach Mag and ETHEL String Quartet; and they hold degrees in violin and poetry from New York University.

    https://www.yaz-lancaster.com

    5.  E.U.E.R.P.I. - Forgotten

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

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

    6. Aoife Allen - Siren Song

    Piece synopsis: Siren Song features musings on the impact sirens have on those who hear them, and the thoughts they evoke. It is designed to expose the emotions their seemingly ubiquitous presence in cities conjure up, and provide a musical articulation of those feelings. Siren Song was made during lockdown over Christmas and New Year 2020/ 2021. It was originally created as an entry to the HearSay Audio Prize 2021, and went on to be shortlisted for the prize in the Create stream.

    Aoife Allen is an Irish audio producer currently based in London. She enjoys swimming, chess and audio in all its forms.

    Twitter: @beriberry

    7. Julia Calver – Accidence

    ‘Accidence’ is a linguistic term, describing how the structures of tense, person and number change the shape of words. This piece for voice, and accompanying cracks and claps, works on accidence as a grammatical encoding of its homophone ‘accidents’ and on accidents’ connoted violence. Accidence finds radio is a site where homophonic resemblance holds a particular attention, unresolved by the disambiguation spelling provides in written works.
    Accidence was commissioned by Book Works, for The Happy Hypocrite – Without Reduction, issue 12, 2021, edited by Maria Fusco and originally broadcast 25 September 2021 by Book Works and Resonance Extra.

    Julia Calver is an artist and writer working with experimental linguistic morphologies. She is undertaking a practice-based PhD at Sheffield Hallam University. Recent publications include works in The Happy Hypocrite, issue 12;On Care and Setting a Bell Ringing published by MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE; and Inscription: The Journal of Material Text (with The Roland Barthes Reading Group). In 2021 she co-organised oHPo radio, a space for the art school at Sheffield Hallam University.

    8. Toni Dimitrov  - All Borders are Imaginary

    Concept, field recordings, editing and directed by Toni Dimitrov
    File under: field recordings, soundscape, sound documentary

    All borders are imaginary. But borders are equally there to be crossed. From the moment they are established, there are always groups/individuals who have an interest in finding ways to move beyond the b
  • Virginia Hutchison - Stories of radical landownership in north Lewis - Chapter 4: Eoropaidh / Eoropie

    10 February 2022  9:00 am - 9:15 am

    Stories of radical land ownership in North Lewis is a project produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison, that brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Developed in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie, the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership.

    Bringing together archive interviews produced by Fiona Rennie in 2017, Chapter 4 presents conversations with Carola Bell, Sally Reynolds and Murdanie Macleod - recounting individual experiences of living and working in North Lewis and the future of community landownership. Underpinning the interviews are recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define Eoropie, in collaboration with Fiona Rennie, and Seismic Sounds, produced by Stephen Hurrel.

    Stories of radical landownership in North Lewis – full project info

    Produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison this project brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Created during the COVID pandemic in 2020/2021 the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership. With access and social distancing measures in mind the project has taken the form of a series of cast bronze artefacts temporarily sited in the landscape of North Lewis. Embedded with digital QR codes the artefacts link visitors directly to the audio works via mobile phone.

    Each of the six objects – a series of cast bronze artworks moulded from cut peat – contain conversations recorded with members of the local community. Two out of six of the artworks remain open as audio project spaces for future conversations.

    “If you didn’t know the names of these places you couldn’t talk about them..”

    Underpinning the interviews are recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define North Lewis. A gentle call and response between Gaelic and English - though not a direct translation - through the landscape, geography and history of the area.

    Looking out onto the Barvas moor visitors can be mistaken for thinking that it is an empty landscape. But listening closely to the Gaelic expressions used to describe the environment of North Lewis gives a sense of the intimate and complex relationship between people and place. A language embedded within local culture and knowledge and not always translatable.

    “Space doesn’t become a place until you interact with it. It doesn’t become a place until you name it…and it becomes a place in relation to somewhere or something else..ie. it’s always changing.”

    Permeating the voices within the audio works are recordings made from the constant movements and tectonic shifts beneath the Earth’s surface. Produced by artist Stephen Hurrel, the seismic sounds provide layers to the stories and issues that surround engagement with the landscape. Hurrel’s work with Seismic Sounds and with Gaelic speaking communities in Barra, weaves closely into the stories of radical landownership in North Lewis.  Where these conversations meet and overlap presents opportunities for wider discussions around land reform in Scotland.

    Many thanks to the Galson Estate staff and community. Special thanks to Agnes and Frank Rennie, Lisa Maclean, Annie MacSween, Iain Gordon Macdonald, Richard Collins (Edinburgh University), Edinburgh College of Art and Blackbay Recording Studios.

    This project was produced in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie.

    Virginia Hutchison is an artist based in Glasgow and the Isle of Lewis. Working within a predominantly social context her practice draws on the processes involved in collaborative creative production to explore how different forms of artistic engagement influence the interaction we have with our environments. Virginia currently runs the bronze casting facilities at Edinburgh College of Art and is one part of the duo ’In the Shadow of the Hand’ with artist and film-maker Sarah Forrest.

    Produced with support from Community Land Scotland and the Stove Network.

    https://www.galsontrust.com/about-clsartproject

    [1]Annie Macsween, Faclan 2020, A History with Heart and Soul – The Place-names of North Lewis, Ness Historical Society

    [2]Frank Rennie, Dùthcas 2020, The Changing Outer Hebrides – Galson and the meaning of Place



     

  • James Chrzan - Swimmer pt4 (August 24, midday)

    10 February 2022  9:15 am - 9:30 am

    Synopsis: Swimmer is a suite of four field recordings. Recorded in Palm Desert, California in late-summer, the work explores the sonic relationship between an individual and a place. The focal point of the recordings is the sound of a person swimming in a backyard pool. This performance is accompanied by the ambient sounds of a suburban California neighborhood: mockingbirds, cicadas, lawnmowers, pickup trucks, the wind through the trees. The disembodied sound of the swimmer in this place breaks down the hierarchy between human and nature, offering a post-human, decentered perspective. Swimmer was released on cassette in September 2021. Bio: James Chrzan is an artist and musician working in New York City. His work engages in the long history of the dematerialized art object. Narcissus pseudonarcissus—an opera in two acts written in collaboration with Rachel Hillery—debuted in June 2021. He releases music as one half of Former New York Mayor and alone as My Life as a Kinetic Sculpture. He has exhibited work in New York, Chicago and elsewhere. He received his MFA from Hunter College in 2019.
  • Siôn Parkinson - Song Work

    10 February 2022  9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Siôn Parkinson presents thirty minutes of uninterrupted workplace noise. The mix is made up of field recordings all taken from Song Work, an online audio library created in partnership with National Library Scotland Sounds with the aim of capturing the sound of everyday work environments. Recordings feature the ghostly sounds of a former tyre factory, the whirs and clicks of ancient jute processing machinery in Dundee, and the decompressing hisses of a pneumatic printing press. All sounds featured in the programme can be downloaded and used for free from songwork.org.

    Produced by Siôn Parkinson and Song Work for Radiophrenia, (c) 2022. Find out more at songwork.org.


  • Hannah Kemp-Welch - The Right to Record

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

    Residents of Barking & Dagenham with long term health conditions and disabilities are campaigning for the right to record their benefits assessments on a medium other than cassette tape, as is the current Government ruling. This audio work contains their personal testimonies about the corruption of the Personal Independence Payments, and documents activists’ efforts to hold the Government to account for breaches of the Equality Act. This work resulted in a rule change by the Government in February 2021. The project was supported by Studio 3 Arts. Thanks to the funders Arts Council England and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
     
    Hannah Kemp-Welch is a sound artist with a socially-engaged practice. She produces audio installations, radio broadcasts and online artworks, often with community groups, using voices, field recordings and found sounds. She also produces zines and builds basic radios, aiming to open out sonic practices and technologies for all. Hannah has worked with communities across the UK, and shown works in arts spaces including Art Gene, John Hansard Gallery, Tate Modern, Barbican and Flat Time House.

    http://www.sound-art-hannah.com
    Twitter: @SoundArtHannah
  • Fragile X - Dwaal

    10 February 2022  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    The word "Dwaal" represents a dreamy, dazed and absent minded state. This 30 minute piece was conceived whilst sitting on a bench on Glasgow city centre, daydreaming and watching the people of the city pass by and go about their lives. The music is presented as a mixture of disorientated piano beginning, field recordings of the city, followed by alternating melodic drone motifs on loop with, sometimes whispered and sometimes clearer, vocals intertwined. The vocal elements placements are intended to create the dreamlike and hazy atmosphere of the "Dwaal". My name is John and I'm a music producer and sound design artist from Glasgow. I make music under the Fragile X alias and also own and operate the Bricolage label out of the city. I've did various audio and visual commissions over the years and have been interested in submitting to Radiophrenia for quite some time. Now seemed like the right moment. https://soundcloud.com/fragilex
  • Hilary Mullaney - Enough

    10 February 2022  11:00 am - 11:30 am

    This work was made using fields recordings, DIY instruments, voice and instrumentation. Personal moments captured, mistakes latched onto, manipulated and edited into a series of sound images.

    Composed during summer 2021, during a time of personal change and new beginnings. The work uses various field recordings made over the past 20 years that had meaning, memories and connection for me, both personally and in my sound explorations, representing reflections on the past, and changes to come.

    Hilary Mullaney is an Irish composer and sound artist based in the North West of Ireland. Active in this field for over 20 years, her works are widely performed and broadcast, most recently for Audiosphere. Sound Experimentation 1980-2020, the first large-scale contemporary art exhibition of sound works, with no images or objects, at Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid. Place informs her practice, using field recordings, improvisation and everyday experiences to explore memories and associations through sound. Psychogeography merges with an interest in psychoanalysis, and from there the work unfolds and reveals itself through sound and listening.

    http://www.hilarymullaney.com

  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Mike Minarcek - convenient words / exactly lost (2:49)
    2) Alexandra Spence - Water bugs (3:11)
    3) Kiera Mulhern - Signs in the memory (5:43)
    4) Susannah Stark - Relentless (5:16)


     
    1) Mike Minarcek - convenient words / exactly lost  

    Credits: Performed by Mike Minarcek (voice,percussion), Poem Written by Bradley Njus, Music Composed by Ralph Lewis

    “convenient words/exactly lost” pokes at thedifference between intention and reception in radio transmission. BradleyNjus’s text is already lost somewhat to us listeners–he has put the originalpoem through a series of processes rendering it fractured and filtered. Thisnew facsimile is set by Ralph Lewis for Mike Minarcek. As rain pours outside ofhis car on Philo Road in Urbana, Illinois, Minarcek delivers the somewhatcryptic text with his voice and hands, puzzling  through its notions andfilling in what is missing with his steering wheel. What else could be lostthroughout this broadcast?

    Mike Minarcek is a percussionist and drummer whorecently received his doctorate from the University of Illinois. Previously, aninstructor at Illinois Wesleyan University, he has been selected as a finalistin the Krannert Debut Artist Competition and has commissioned and performedworks from Emma O’Halloran and Joe Meland. Bradley Njus is a writer based in Los Angeles. His earliestradio memories are of hours spent crouched next to the tape deck, ready to hitrecord when his favorite songs came on. Ralph Lewis is a composer who loves the collaborative, public, andexperimental qualities of radio art.

    2) Alexandra Spence - Water bugs

    Waterbugs, to be released shortly by Room40 as part offorthcoming solo EP ‘Blue Waves, Green Waves’, mastered by Lawrence English.

    3) Kiera Mulhern - Signs in the memory 

    From the album 'De ossibus 20'.

    4) Susannah Stark - Relentless


  • Alexandra Spence - Do Jellyfish Breathe

    10 February 2022  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


    During Sydney’s most recent lockdown I submerged* a 15 minute-long piece of cassette tape in seawater collected from a local beach. The cassette tape contained a field recording of waves, and a recording of my voice offering a (non-definitive, and non-hierarchical) list of things found in the Pacific Ocean.

    I’ve been thinking about connection with bodies of water, as well as connections between bodies and water, and how we might reimagine our bodily limitations to examine the things that connect us to each other and to our surroundings. The sea has always felt like home, and having lived on both the east and west edges of the Pacific Ocean it has become a place of connection for me.

    I’ve been thinking about the Pacific Ocean as a home – not only to marine creatures and sea currents – but to the obscure movements of global trade, offshore data barges, and sunken satellites deactivated and dumped from space. Vast bodies may seem infinite, but nothing is – the depths hold mysterious, beautiful, and troubling things.

    …Bottlenose dolphins, ancient artefacts, Lego pieces, approximately 36 species of shark, underwater mines…

    Imagining an infinite ocean has led to overfishing, floating plastic-particle gyres, lost whales (as a result of the underwater din of shipping and naval industries), and an international sense of unaccountability.

    “… Do jellyfish breathe?” is a kind of sonic traversing of oceanic layers, exploring imaginary landscapes, entwining and encountering unequal forms, such as breath with wave, fish with fishing line, along the way.

    *Submerging the tape in salt water is an expansion of an ongoing project in which I bury tape loops 7-second field recordings on tape loops before burying them in the earth at the location in which they were recorded. I imagine this as a collaboration of sorts — I make a recording and the physical variables of each place and location alter it. While the magnetic coating of the tape retains sonic remnants of the recorded sounds of the place, the physicality of the tape ribbon retains material remnants of the place: sand, salt, other, which, in turn, impart audibly on the recording in the form of crackles, scratches, tape-warp, and hiss.
     
    Alexandra Spence is a sound artist and musician living on unceded Wangal land in Sydney, Australia. Through her practice Alex attempts to reimagine the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation. Her aesthetic favours field recordings, analogue technologies and object interventions.

    Alex has presented her art and music in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America including Vancouver Art Gallery; BBC Radio 3 & 4; Ausland, Berlin; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Sound Forms Festival, HK; MCA ARTBAR, Firstdraft Gallery, and Liveworks Festival, with Liquid Architecture, Sydney. She has released her work with labels Room40, Longform editions, More Mars (w. MP Hopkins) and Canti Magnetici.

    https://linktr.ee/alexandraspence
  • Julien Sarti - A Durian in the Ear Ep4: High lands

    10 February 2022  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


    A Durian in the Ear is a sound series that crosses Vietnam. It takes the form of a hybrid object between immersive experimentation and a postcard, where the sounds of the environment support the narrative by providing a stationary journey for the listener.

    Julien Sarti is a sound designer, producer of radio shows, documentaries and unidentified sound objects. He likes to make images with sound. In 2018, from his collection of rare records, he created in 2018 “Sommeil paradoxal” with which he won the Phonurgia prize in the sound art category. For 1 year, he has worked in Vietnam and took the opportunity to produce a sound series "a durian in the ear".

    http://www.juliensarti.com
  • Shorts 18

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

    1. Bláithín Mac Donnell - a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material (7:39)
    2. Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 6:  Edinburgh Leith/ Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020 (4:14)
    3. Rui Almeida and Nuno Miranda Ribeiro (RA/NMR) - You are listening to morse code    8:31
    4. Johnny Dixon - Remixed Poetry 2: Spring from Discord (4:05)
    5. Chin Ting Chan - Moment Studies (for fixed media) (23:38)
    6. Gregory Kramer - Emission (8:35)

    1. Bláithín Mac Donnell - a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material

    "a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material" situates the listener in multiple landscapes and timeframes each linked by a natural or synthetic event that has altered the land irreversibly. From football pitches to Roman streets and building sites we are taken on a cyclical narrative that reveals itself as the ground fractures and stories are unearthed. Highly descriptive colloquial and scientific language are employed to both fix and unfix the reader in the specificity of time and place.

    My practice draws on storytelling techniques to explore how we share and retell stories. A PhD researcher at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin I am interested in the ways in which the Internet is shaping orality. I gained an MA photography from The RCA and a BA Fine Art from Goldsmiths. Performing work in unexpected locations recent exhibitions include an online performance with an accompanying sensory pack in association with Culture Ireland. A published text for TACO!, a zoom performance for AAIR Gallery, Antwerp and a performance on a ladder underneath a hole for Five Years Gallery.

    2. Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 6: Edinburgh Edinburgh Leith/ Water of Leith4pm 07.05.2020

    Quiet Cities are live improvised sound art visualised field recordings from Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith, UK at 4pm on May 5th 2020. The field recordings have been electronically altered slightly and each of them are different.

    “I walked around during a lockdown afternoon in May 2020 with my stereo field microphone. The city sounded strange to me…so quiet and subdued. These are free improvisations on the impressions I had at the time…”

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

    http://www.yatidurant.com/

    3. Rui Almeida and Nuno Miranda Ribeiro (RA/NMR) - You are listening to morse code

    A self-referring sentence, in Morse, is the backbone of this piece. It serves as a repeating pattern that summons the concrete sounds of objects. A rubik's cube, inline skates, guitar cases, hair-driers, books, a walkie-talkie. The unaltered sounds of these objects form layers over the rhythmic pulse of Morse Code.

    Rui and Nuno have been collaborating in projects related to performing arts, sound art and free improvisation with both objects and musical instruments. In their most recent collaboration, as a way to fight social isolation, they broadcasted live performances improvising with sounds and visuals, featuring regular musical and artistic guests.

    4. Johnny Dixon - Remixed Poetry 2: Spring from Discord

    5, Chin Ting Chan - Moment Studies for fixed media

    I.    Burst
    II.    Caption
    III.    Ring
    IV.    Pipe
    V.    Stutter
    VI.    Crack
    VII.    Moving Space
    VIII.   Glitch Code

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

    Emission is taken from Unearthing, an album composed from field recordings, electronics and found objects. The album is themed on environmental exploitation and its repercussions and was recently released on MuteAnt Sounds

    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 ruins and unearths evidence of forgotten histories through sound. He composes with field recordings, found materials, and electronics, sometimes creating installations. His work was recently 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 SetiaDarma Museum of Masks and Puppetry. He has album releases on Muteant Sounds, Taâlem, Pharmafabrik, Monotype Series, Impulsive Habitat, and SONM Archive.
  • MME dUO - If you see me on the road

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

     If you see me on the road‘ takes place at sea and on shore, is locomotion and waiting, a road movie of two lost audiophiles in a landscape full of disturbances, stutters, voids and whims and moments that cannot be told. We are hitchhikers and Please pick up me is an invitation to you, dear listener, to perceive us and this sound piece we have prepared for you with not a jot of attention. How to? Nu - stay tuned.
     
    Since 2016 Cologne based Patricia Koellges and Tamara Lorenz make use of a variety of instruments and devices: DIY electroacoustics, small synths, loopers, tuning forks, e-bass, percussion and voice are thrown into the game and shape a sound in the tradition of Musique concrete, Post Punk and factual Dada that is as diverse as it is striking in its interplay between dissonant sounds and harmonic sequences, breaks between a-tactical accents and continuous rhythms, the supposed familiarity of spoken language, which is nevertheless alienated by fragmentation, give rise to unusual sound collages in the overall work that explores the potential for ambiguity that arises from the interweaving of a variety of disciplines, including video, sound, collage, sculpture, fashion and photography.

    http://www.mme-duo.de

    https://mmeduo.bandcamp.com

    https://www.instagram.com/mme_duo/
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Sebastiane Hegarty - Séance for stones radio mast hour hand and harp (6:40)

    2) Susannah Stark - Time Together Soundscape 1 (1:44) 

    3) Kiera Mulhern -  Self-auscultation 24-05-020 (12:44)

     

    1) Sebastiane Hegarty - Séance for stones radio mast hour hand and harp

    At the former site of Marconi’s radio experimentation station on the Isle of wight, the ghostly strum of an hour-hand plucks notes from thin air as it plays ‘automatically’ on the strings of an abandoned autoharp. Divined in séance with the breeze, this paranormal lullaby, is accompanied by the litho-telegraphy of pebbles tapping away at the concrete remains of a lost radio tower. As it tests substance, this di-di-dit continues the transmission of the first wireless signal sent out‘over the horizon’ one hundred and twenty-one years hence.
    Litho-telegraphy choreographed and performed by Julia Hall.

    Sebastiane Hegarty’s creative practice explores the relationship between time, place and remembering. Recent works focus on the materiality of sound and the haunted geographies of the audible, silent and unheard.These works are realised in the form of field recordings, composition, performed phonographic objects, failed actions, and lost radio transmissions.

    https://sebastianehegarty.wordpress.com

     

    2) Susannah Stark - Time Together Soundscape 1

     

    3) Kiera Mulhern -  Self-auscultation 24-05-020 

    From the album 'De ossibus 20'.


     


  • Lindsey french & Alex Young - You Hope to be Imbued with Measures of Purity, Manners, Industry, Folly, Strength

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

    Prison. Graveyard. Coalmine. War. Home. Moundsville, West Virginia is built upon the site of numerous pre-Columbian burial mounds, including the monumental Grave Creek Mound ― which, in the 19th Century, the state penitentiary was placed directly adjacent. The composition’s accumulating sonic material of field recordings, radio transmissions, didactics, bluegrass, and vocal excerpts from Moundsville-centric popular American folk music form a sonic mound, collapsing at center for a radio-transmitted commercial advertising area tourism. Descending, static interferes with attempts to recontextualize these contradictions. The composition’s title, a translation of a hoax -artifact once thought to be of moundbuilder origin, is both a promise and demand.

    Alex Young and Lindsey french are artists whose collaborative research engages Pittsburgh’s regional landscape’s ruderal ecologies in the wake of extractive energy industries.

    Based in Pittsburgh, Young’s work has been presented at venues internationally, including Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo; Conflux Festival, New York; Kiasma Museum, Helsinki; ACC Galerie, Weimar; and Spanien 19C, Aarhus.

    Newly based in Saskatchewan and formerly of Pittsburgh,, french has shared her work in
    arenas including the Museum of Contemporary Art and International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago; Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York; and in conjunction with the International Symposium of Electronics Arts, Albuquerque and Vancouver.

    http://www.worldshaving.info/

    https://lindseyfrench.com/
  • Lupini - comfort tone

    10 February 2022  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    ‘comfort tone’ explores radio as background noise and broadcasting as community-building. A 23-minute collaborative sound piece, 'comfort tone' aims to return us to the intimacy of real, live sonic environments, even if just temporarily, by building a delicate, short-lived, user-constructed sound world. Users record themselves - on a smart phone or anything they have to hand - listening to the broadcast in their local environment, and then send this recording to the studio to be mixed back into the live broadcast. Over the duration of the piece, we build an extensive, undulating sound collage that constructs a temporary communal sonic space. I am a broadcaster, DJ and sound artist based in Liverpool, UK. I’m a monthly resident on NTS radio, as well as having appeared on many other stations, nationally/internationally. Radio has been at the heart of my practice for the last four years, given that my day job is as the Station Manager for independent internet radio station, Melodic Distraction. Having worked with Liverpool Biennial and No Bounds Festival on a number of aural projects, earlier this year I was inspired to form Heavy Texture, a deep listening sound project. Heavy Texture launched last month with an experimental broadcast featuring original work from Claire Rousay, DIALECT and Lupini. https://www.instagram.com/lupini_______/ https://soundcloud.com/l00pini https://soundcloud.com/heavytexture https://www.nts.live/find?q=lupini&type=all http://www.melodicdistraction.com
  • Jasmina Al-Qasi - A stork story

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

    In search of a main character for an untold sci-fi story: empirical knowledge and personal experiences, myths and my own delirium, knit together a story of storks which transpasses taxonomy and care for bodies and becomes a curious evolutionary journey of birds and births. Like a science fiction in the making, this story speculates on possibilities of togetherness and it takes the power of fiction as a fuel for real-life changes. Voices: biology teacher and self thought fitoteraphist Nicolae Ioana, obstetrics gynecology nurse Consuelo Ferreira Rey, conservationist and wildlife researcher Dr. Purnima Barman, collective animal behaviour and movement ecology researcher Dr. Andrea Flack, women's rights and sexual, reproductive health advocate Adriana Radu, and various voices of storks.This work is possible with a grant of the program Yass! Mentorship program of Radio Papesse.

    Jasmina Al-Qaisi is a writer and archivist. She often makes waves on free, independent, temporary or mobile radios and is a member of  the sound interested artist group Research and Waves. Sometimes she appears in a different form: as a Walking Scientist, a Bird-Watcher-Watcher, as Schnelle Musikalische Hilfe, a service of emergency musical help or the Self-Entitled-Self-Entitlement-Office. She co-authors diverse audio actions with the artist Ralf Wendt.

  • Felix Kubin - Phantom Frequencies

    10 February 2022  5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

    The recordings of this programme cannot be trusted. They were made unintentionally or occurred without any human interaction. Some of them – like electromagnetic interferences – can be explained scientifically, others cannot. What connects all of them is their unexpected appearance. These sounds emerged from nothingness – like phantoms. They manifested on old tapes, online streaming channels, disrupted hard discs and broken studio gear, recordings played at the wrong speed or accidentally contaminated by outer signal interferences. Featuring recordings by Burkhard Friedrich, Dieb13, Diet Schütte, Dorit Chrysler, Mark Vernon, Eli Gras, Florian Bräunlich, Jenny Abouav, Jean-Marc Montera, Jérôme Noetinger, Ken Montgomery, Kiwa, Laura Maes, Marc Hollander, Mary Ocher, Meeuw, Nele Möller, Raul Keller, Richard von der Schulenburg, Scott Haggart, Victoria Keddie, Yoshino and Felix Kubin http://www.felixkubin.com/
  • Buffer Zone

    10 February 2022  5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

    1) David Toop - Always she seemed to be listening to some foray in the blood, that had no known setting (2:49)
    2) MMEdUO - jetzt (1:02)
    3) Susannah Stark - Time Together Soundscape 2 (4:21)
     

    1) David Toop - Always she seemed to be listening to some foray in the blood, that had no known setting 
     
    2) MMEdUO - jetzt


    3) Susannah Stark - Time Together Soundscape 2
  • Kiera Mulhern

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

    Sequelae (pft sequela of black hole in the kitchen, glass. A kitchen. Utensil utili ssociated after the cow licks her clean. Or we are born with sin & undergo. a cleaning process. . X consider the reverse the viscera lost But of course the newborn is already altered by the world. It’ss created by it , Sadism of helplessness. Winnow the edible. Wasn’t it just what people do to each other ! take Or could you be angry Kiera Mulhern (b. 1992) is a poet and musician based in New York. Mulhern works with field recordings, various electroacoustic material, and voiced text, incubating words and verbal fragments within thick environments of sound. She is most interested in memory and where it may be situated, fragility of meaning, and basal feelings of aliveness and death. http://kieramulhern.com http://kieramulhern.comhttps://recitalprogram.bandcamp.com/album/de-ossibus-20
  • Sam Easton - Breathe

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

    Performed by: Laura May Brunk Jessica Garton Marcel Kalisz Directed and Produced by: Rosa Hallam Fryer Rosheen O'Hanlon PJ Cunningham Asher Brandon 'Breathe' is an audio meditation exploring ideas surrounding the complex relationship between both ‘chaos’ and ‘calm’. Created and produced in November 2020, the feature dissects how simplicity in a time of disorder can make such an impact on how we feel. With original written material created by the performers, the feature covers a wide range of topics such as isolation, togetherness, gender roles and anxiety in a time of uncertainty. Sonically, the piece incorporates an amalgamation of found sound, original music and electronic sound design as a backdrop to the performers’ musings on both ‘chaos’ and ‘calm’. Sam Easton is a composer, sound designer and musician based in Manchester, UK. He has over a decade’s worth of professional experience as a drummer and singer-songwriter, currently performing under the name Sammy Lynne. Furthermore, he has provided sound design to multiple independent projects for artists and creators across the UK, taking inspiration from the likes of Mica Levi, Trent Reznor and Owen Pallett in his compositional style. http://www.soundcloud.com/sameastonsounddesign
  • Live-to-Air - David Toop, Iride Project Susannah Stark

    10 February 2022  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    David Toop – Voices Through Smog
    Iride Project - Le Streghe Di Montenerodomo
    Susannah Stark - Early Water
     
    David Toop - Voices Through Smog 

    Smog is a composite of smoke and fog, a term coined in the late 19th or early 20th century to describe an urban confluence of industrial and domestic airborne pollution. London was famous for its so-called ‘pea soupers’ and in 1979 I interviewed my grandfather – Syd Senior – and uncle – Bob Purver – on the subject. At the time I was working on a reminiscence aid project, exploring possibilities for helping elderly people suffering from memory loss. I still have the tape, recorded with the three of us gathered around the fireplace, my grandfather and uncle delving into memories of impenetrable smogs and the acetylene flares used to light a way through them, along with other memories stimulated by our conversation, particularly food, drink, economics and the pressure of patriotism in the early 20th century. In recent years I have been using bone conduction speakers to play back tapes that have some meaning in my personal memories, amplifying them in performance with small transient resonators made from metal, wood and paper. Old voices and music, usually from the dead, come to life through these humble materials. The poor quality of the tapes combines with the physical characteristic of the resonators to create sounds that are thin, ghostly and intermittent, as if transmitted through some ethereal radio of things. Retrospectively, we can see that smog was an omen, a sign of what was to become an emergency in our lifetime. For painters like Monet and Whistler the London fogs were fascinating phenomena in which objects became hazy and obscured. Similarly the tapes I play back through tiny bone conduction speakers are voices of lost worlds, musical forms that have disappeared or the reminiscences of my now long-dead ancestors.

    Voices Through Smog is a performance for bone conduction loudspeakers, tapes, resonators, electronics and other instruments.

    David Toop (born 1949) plays bone conduction, resonators and buzzers, strings, paper, magnetism, archival memories, flutes, electricity and other materials. He has been developing a practice that crosses boundaries of sound, listening, music and materials since 1970. This encompasses improvised music performance, writing, electronic sound, field recording, exhibition curating, sound art installations and opera. It includes eight acclaimed books, including Rap Attack (1984), Ocean of Sound (1995), Sinister Resonance (2010), Into the Maelstrom (2016), Flutter Echo, a memoir first published in Japan in 2017 (2019) and Inflamed Invisible: Writing On Art and Sound 1976-2018 (2019). Briefly a member of David Cunningham’s pop project The Flying Lizards in 1979, he has released fourteen solo albums, from New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments on Brian Eno’s Obscure label (1975) and Sound Body on David Sylvian’s Samadhisound label (2006) to Entities Inertias Faint Beings (2016) and Apparition Paintings (2021) on ROOM40. His 1978 Amazonas recordings of Yanomami shamanism and ritual were released on Sub Rosa as Lost Shadows (2016). In recent years his collaborations include Rie Nakajima, Akio Suzuki, Tania Caroline Chen, John Butcher, Ken Ikeda, Elaine Mitchener, Henry Grimes, Sharon Gal, Camille Norment, Sidsel Endresen, Alasdair Roberts, Lucie Stepankova, Fred Frith, Thurston Moore, Ryuichi Sakamoto and a revived Alterations, the iconoclastic improvising quartet with Steve Beresford, Peter Cusack and Terry Day first formed in 1977. Curator of sound art exhibitions including Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery (2000), his opera – Star-shaped Biscuit – was performed as an Aldeburgh Faster Than Sound project in 2012. His most recent record releases include Garden of Shadows and Light, a duo with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Breathing Spirit Forms with Akio Suzuki and Lawrence English and Until the Night Melts Away with John Butcher and Sharon Gal.

    Iride Project – Le Streghe Di Montenerodomo

    Analogue Electroacoustic Radio Drama in Italian regional dialect “abruzzese”. This new version of “Le Streghe di Montenerodomo” is an analogue electroacoustic radio drama based on the short story “Le Streghe di Montenerodomo” by Monica Miuccio, published by Keltia Editrice in 1996.

        “The members of an archaic community embody their fears of the natural calamities that hit them in a manifestation of Devil: Witches. The people engage in a fight against them revealing that their superstition is not rooted in mere ignorance, but in a pre-Christian belief that their isolation has preserved, and that now lives side by side with the Word of Gospel. But more than prayers and magic can their sense of unity. Relying on each other in a circle of strength they defeat the witches in the very same moment they defeat fear. Even when the witches have gone, so strong is their belief in their actions to shape history to their creed, turning reality into a legend”
        Monica Miuccio

    Voice: Monica Miuccio         Electronics and voice: Massimo Daví

    “IRIDE PROJECT” (Massimo Davi & Monica Miuccio) is a duo and a constant research in the field of electroacoustic music, electroacoustic poetry and radio drama mainly through radio productions. Their works have been performed in Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Macedonia, United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Spain both in acousmatic form and as live performances and radio broadcasts and festivals such as Radiophrenia Glagow. The first productions achieved a good notoriety thanks to the radioprogram “Nova” of the Irish national radio RTÉ edited and hosted by Bernard Clarke. The duo then collaborated with Bernard for the realization of several electroacoustic radio drama, relying on his intelligent interpretation and narration of Monica Miuccio’s scripts.

    The duo has several live participations to its credit, at conferences of the Irish Sound Science and Technology Association ISSTA, Limerick; at events organized by “Spatial Music Collective SMC” Dublin, by the “Association of Irish Composers AIC” and by “Phonica” Dublin; at the festivals “Sonic Dreams” Waterford,”Sonic Arts Waterford SAW”, “Tidal Scratchings” Limerick, “Sonic Vigil” Cork, “Listen At” Dublin and at the “Prague Quadriennial of Performance Design”, Prague

    Massimo is a pianist, composer and sound artist. Monica is a performer and writer, her literary works have been awarded in various literary competitions and published in prestigious editions such as the Psychologymagazine “Tecniche Conversazionali” -Milan. Her scripts, poems and tales are the basis of IRIDE PROJECT research in the fields of Electroacoustic Poetry and Electroacustic Radio Drama.

    Susannah Stark - Early Water
     
    Early Water is the coming together of new compositions that combine audio samples and field recordings, percussion, trumpet and vocals. These songs and soundscapes are part of a sustained look into different dimensions of understanding softness in relation to the human voice and manners of speech, as well as rhythms that emerge from encounters between beings. With Laurie Pitt on drums and Phil Cardwell on trumpet.
     
    Susannah Stark is a visual artist, singer and composer from Fife. She has presented sound installation work, print and sculptural assemblages around Scotland and internationally, often working in collaboration with other people. In 2020 a collection of her songs 'Time Together (Hues And Intensities)' came out on music label STROOM.tv.
  • Nothing to See Here 52: Your Body Is The Wind

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

    These are stories about a breakup, the gravel pit, your possible faces, mushrooms, life, death, quantum suicide, your body, and the wind. Contributions from: Lil MacDonald, Ross Unger, Aidan McMahon, Raf MacDonald, Mauricio Gutierrez, Su Iplikci, Bart Kukner, Deniz Ersay, Aylin Sozdinler, Jason Everitt, Devin Chambers, Mark Hines and David Clark. Original Music by Ross Unger Mixed and Sound Design by David Clark Produced by David Clark at NSCAD University, Halifax and ZK/U (Centre of Art and Urbanistics, Berlin. https://soundcloud.com/nothing_to_see_here_radio/52-your-body-is-the-wind Nothing to See Here is a program of experimental spoken word radio produced at NSCAD University by David Clark. It is broadcast on CKDU (88.1FM) in Halifax, Sackville, Wavefarm in New York, and through NAISA radio in Ontario. David Clark is a media artist, filmmaker, and visual artist. His work has been shown at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Biennale Nationale de Sculpture Contemporaine, Trois-Rivières, Sundance Film Festival, SIGGRAPH, European Media Arts Festival, Transmediale, 2012 Winter Olympics, and the Museum of Moving Images in New York. He teaches Media Arts at NSCAD University in Halifax. http://www.chemicalpictures.net
  • Shorts 31

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

    1. Gregory Kramer - My Guts, Animal Guts (12:26)
    2. Lucie Pinier -  Adret/Ubac (20:08)
    3. Jinkstraüm - Le Mort Qui Rêve (Dead, but dreaming) (5:50)
    4. Radio Noise Duo - Accumulate and fire (6:01)
    5. Rick Myers - Obstacle #69: Sentences in a Magnetic Field 01 (6:50)
    6. Phaune Radio - Petites Natures: Stones (6:43)
    7. Johnny Dixon - Pill Pieces 9 (0:58)

    1. Gregory Kramer - My Guts, Animal Guts

    My Guts, Animal Guts is a soundwork juxtaposing field recordings of human intestines with disemboweled animal intestines. During a nature recording session at Limpopo, in the Bushveld region of southern Africa, I realized that I had situated myself next to the remains of a small animal that had been eviscerated by another animal. The sound of flies doing their part in decomposing as evening approaches is interwoven with the sound of live intestines digesting, relating different life cycle stages.

    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 ruins and unearths evidence of forgotten histories through sound. He composes with field recordings, found materials, and electronics, sometimes creating installations. His work was recently 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 SetiaDarma Museum of Masks and Puppetry. He has album releases on Muteant Sounds, Taâlem, Pharmafabrik, Monotype Series, Impulsive Habitat, and SONM Archive.

    2. Lucie Pinier - Adret/Ubac

    I found myself locked in my house, testing positive for Covid but without symptoms. I went from my room to the garden. These two spaces became my world, my horizon for 10 days. I observed and recorded the birds, I reread the books that accompany me. Side A, Adret means the sunny side of the mountains. This side is narrative, composed of a collage of borrowed and written texts. Side B, Ubac is the shady side of the mountains. The B side is an abstract composition both telluric and aqueous.

    After a Master's degree at the École Européenne Supérieured'Art de Bretagne in Quimper in Art in 2014, then a Master's degree in Exhibition Practices at the Académie Royale des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles in 2020, Lucie Pinier is developing a critical and poetic writing of agency as an exhibition curator, but also as a sound artist with the performative and musical duo, Sorcière Picasso, created with Marine Penhouët in 2019. Lucie Pinier is engaged as a curator with the Queer Homografìa festival at Tripostal, as well as the visual arts and poetry festival Something Beautiful at LaVallée and L'institut des ailes which is a research on the gestures of care and collective attention

    3. Jinkstraüm - Le Mort Qui Rêve (Dead, but dreaming)

    Le Mort Qui Rêve is the last song of Jinkstraüm's sixth EP. This track is mostly made from a sample from a very famous movie (guess which one now). This sample has been looped, stretched and overdubbed A LOT OF TIMES, looped again, overdubbed again and destroyed with a little help from my friends (aka, PROCO RATs and BOSS RE20...)

    Jinkstraüm is a "one-man(? - Emet)-and-his-pedalboards-band" from Vendée, France. Few EPs, one LP and few Split Albums (with Musique Noire De Vendée) are available online for free. Jinkstraüm is what you want to put in it. It's not thought as a musical creation, but more as a sonic painting, or a chtonic whispering. Jinkstraüm is not made for fame, but to make you feel something, and if you feel shitty, consider it has reached its goal. Btw, Jinkstraüm plays live, sometimes.

    4. Radio Noise Duo - Accumulate and fire’

    Accumulate and fire: The idea is based on searching for various dependence between real-time radio noise and its connections to space, so i tbecomes a resonator which affects the tracksound each time it's performing or recording.The recording uses digital radio signals (sdr radio Network) in combination with sounds generated by analog radios. In this way, a glocal sound structure was created. The recording was recorded in the small village of Gorzkie pole near Poznań during a live session on August 18, 2021.

    Radio Noise Duo (Tomasz Misiak and Marcin Olejniczakfrom Poland) looking for inspiration in electricity, radio noise and amplifiedeverydayobjects. Earlier the musicians were associated with groups like kalEka (Misiak) or Monopium(Olejniczak), but they also had some solo projects. Radio Noise Duo is a part of Radio NoiseOrchestra- still continuing initiative focused on radio noise in various artistic activities.   

    https://antennanongrata.bandcamp.com/     https://www.facebook.com/AntennaNonGrata/
     
    5. Rick Myers -Obstacle #69: Sentences in a Magnetic Field 01 
     
    Performed and recorded using a two channel microphone held with one channel in each hand in such a way that my elbows exerted pressure on my lungs while the alternating movement
    of my left and right hands and forearms and the resulting panning in the recording and syncopation of my voice were modulated in real time by the text score + tape and magnetic fields. 

    rickmyers.co.uk

    6. Phaune Radio - Petites Natures: Stones 

    Power to the Pebbles
    All landscapes contain older landscapes, forgotten landscapes, landscapes that have never been inhabited. All landscapes contain the wavering of lost landscapes right where you are standing. Stones remember.

    PHAUNE RADIO is a little bug as curious and untameable as the strange sounds it airs 24h/7 on the world wild web and on on your mobile phones: soundscapes from the wider world, bald and hairy music, meetings with animals, archives from the future, eartoys….
    Phaune Radio, it’s like night and day. More than 10 000 tracks for an handmade airplay : effervescent and tousled during the day, horizontal and experimental from 10:00pm (Paris Timezone).
     
    PHAUNERADIO.com

    Floriane Pochon
    Thinks and writes with sounds. Searches, guesses, produces forms. Sound forms, hybrid forms, living forms but also forms of perception, transmission. Since 2013, has been breathing through and for Phaune Radio, a mobile webradio dedicated to acoustic ecology, radio arts and unheard-of music. A little bug as curious and wild as the strange sounds it airs 24h/7... Since 2014, has also been crossbreeding sonic and literary narratives with the writer Alain Damasio for the sound arts studio “Tarabust”. Since 2016, has also been growing audio ecosystems in Virtual Reality between Montreal and France. Exploration of suspended moments, populated silences, worlds to come or already there, all her works follow the wild thread of the living that vibrates: hybrid compositions, fictions, soundwalks, events and sound installations in unusual places …

    mushin.fr

    7 Johnny Dixon – Pill Pieces
  • Radioart106 - Ep3: Al Kahlil- No Settlement

    9 February 2022  11:00 pm - 10 February 2022  12:00 am

    radioart106_#126 Al Khalil - No Settlement Listen to the people of Al Khalil aka Hebron. This show was produced during the end of April 2020 while we were all experiencing the Corona virus. In occupied Khalil, curfews and lockdowns are imposed on the non settler population frequently. Apart from Al Quds, aka East Jerusalem, Al Khalil is the only Palestinian city still formally occupied by the Israeli state. 3 months later, on July 26, Badee Dweik with whom I premeditated this show, wrote the following introduction to it: The situation in Palestine becomes more hard than ever before. First because of the Israeli occupation actions against Palestinians such as the annexation project, secondly due to the Corona pandemic which hit Palestine strongly than in the beginning, particularly in Hebron. The statistics of the cases in Palestine reached about 500 in one day, half of which are in Hebron, most of the time. The reason to that is not because Hebron is the largest city but because the Palestinian authority can’t provide services to the people who live under Israeli control, in the city part called H2. The occupation forces demolished a Covid-19 medical centre in Hebron. An act condemned with full force. This aggression is not only against Palestine and its’ health system BUT it is a crime against all human and moral values, international charters, agreements and health protocols. It confirms that Israel has a gang government which bullies, terrorises and considers itself above the law. The world’s silence and impotence are a green light for Israel to continue instead of boycotting it as an apartheid regime. Featuring (in order of appearance): Badee Dweik, Lama Aloul, Alaa Jaber, Imad Abu Shamsie, Farihan Farrah, Nayef and Dalal Da’na, Issa Amro, Adli Daana and Lana Abu Ajmeah. Translation from Arabic by Dareen Tatour. Sounds Dror Feiler and Meira Asher, live at the Link-Brixton 2011. Winter Family (Rosenthal/klaine), from the documentary theatre performance 'H2-Hebron’. Sounds from videos shot by the Capturing Occupation Camera Project in Palestine, Human Rights Defenders Hebron. Dror Feiler, live at Tegen 2 Stockholm, April 2020. Voodoo Rabbit by Black Chama, Raash Records 2020. photo: Shuhada St. checkpoint during lockdown by Issa Amro Hebron Human Rights Defenders Youth Agains Settlements International Palestinian Youth League Dror Feiler Winter Family Meira Asher Black Chama Raash Records
  • Radioart106 - Ep4: Venus Ex Machina: Self Love Songs

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

    radioart106 #127 Self Love Songs Venus Ex Machina Venus Ex Machina is a composer and creative technologist based in London, UK. She has produced an installation for Hyper Dub, a pirate AI opera at CTM festival, a workshop on building radio transmitters at Moog fest North Carolina, and has released music on NON Worldwide and Optimo Music. She is the curator and producer of Self Love Songs, a compilation by members of the female:pressure network. 100% of the proceeds from the compilation are donated to Women for Women International - a humanitarian organisation that provides practical and moral support to women survivors of wartime sexual violence. selflovesongs.bandcamp.com https://soundcloud.com/venusexmachina http://www.femalepressure.net/ womenforwomen.org Playlist: Venus Ex Machina - Iniuria Evil Medvěd - Vltava Bathtime Kelli Frances Corrado - Case of the Lookarounds Exosa - A Passegio Marie Wilhemine Anders - Peace (Frieden) Death of Codes - Steal Your Voice La Claud - Venus in Fabula Mikado Koko - Ghost Helen McCookerybook - Home Prison dolltr!ck - Sister Sister Kømmen - Shy Meira Asher - Good to Go
11 February 2022
  • Doog Cameron - The summer of fun drones on 2020 to 2021

    11 February 2022  12:00 am - 1:00 am

    I have recorded an hour long track with mainly a bit of Digitakt/Blofeld for drones and a bit of 110 hertz spirituality mixed into some 2020/2021 locked down and unlocked down samples with some pre-Covid world recordings for a bit of contrast.

    No longer acceptable as entertainment student party and cheap deal booze nights got sacked for hard clubbing and sonic experimentation – only the good stuff from then on was pursued. The dawn of  multitrack recording ensued with late night sessions of improvised intoxicated songs with Ryan Lambie as Johns Indie Disco.  The JID  years were a productive period, tracks of techno punk quality and some flashes of pure genius, but only 3 live gigs, meant the main means of promotion was handing out home burnt CDs in the street. The Ladywell Lout era then ensued, involving the circle of contributors from JID with semi-documentary based audio on gala days, gadgies, losers and high rises.

    https://theladywelllout.bandcamp.com/


  • Dave Madden - I've Discovered a New Color, And I'm Working on a Magnet That Attracts Wood

    11 February 2022  1:00 am - 1:30 am

    I've Discovered a New Color, And I'm Working on a Magnet That Attracts Wood (2021) 1. I've Discovered a New Color(14:28) 2. And I'm Working on a Magnet That Attracts Wood (14:56) As a pre-teen, I relished Sunday nights for a single reason: The Dr. Demento Show. Mired in strangeness such as the terrifying “Pencil Neck Geek,” here I learned about Zappa, developed a taste for Devo and became a fan of DIY “alt-novelty” broadcasting. In 2019, I found the same fix in the myriad Adult Swim streaming shows, particularly the Wayne’s World-esque alt-news program, Stupid Morning Bullshit,the “meme as art” Bottom Text and social media roasters The Perfect Women – the latter became a meta event after my work was randomly grabbed and critiqued by a surprise legend. What a year. Dave Madden’s (BM, MM) earliest memories are Magical Mystery Tourand the guy who claimed to be the Lizard King. Madden uses percussion, found objects, turntables and synthesis to create new sonic environments based on foggy memories of warehouses, rituals, subterranean boogeymen, submarines and other heterotopia, melatonin dreams et al.; build it, and it really did happen. Madden’s current direction moves through Tudor’s rain forests with a backpack stocked with Hugh Davies’ contact mics, lost Stockhausen tape loops, Crank Sturgeon’s attitude, and three quarters of a Buchla that needs a case. https://thenonnon.bandcamp.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/phenomenonnon/videos https://tulpamancers.bandcamp.com/ http://www.instagram.com/nowhere_mountain https://vimeo.com/markregester
  • Mutant Beatniks - Attic tails of Process

    11 February 2022  1:30 am - 2:00 am

    Mutant Beatniks started with the idea to produce short form pieces of Music Concrete, transfigured and morphing developed with a ever changing line up. There's a story that a party in the late eighties was ruined by a Mutant Beatniks album being accidentally selected from a pile of cassettes. From the years of not self editing, a open space arrived, and in this clearing was a sound set with out ego. Various members joined and left, lots of tapes of unlistenable noise were made, only to be played once, and mostly for only a few seconds. @ http://mutant-beatniks.bandcamp.com
  • Scant Intone - Morose Code

    11 February 2022  2:00 am - 3:00 am

    These recordings document some of my explorations within the damaged memory banks of an old synthesizer. Upon discovery of the corrupted patches I was determined to thoroughly explore the splayed data contained therein, which provided a very unique circumstance in which to retrieve a whole new palette of illogically-programmed waveforms. Comprised of 30 vignettes that play out rather like a sequence of coded language that has been garbled in transmission, the version presented here is unmixed, with no additional reverb, and intended solely for broadcast. I recommend speakers in a room as optimum playback conditions, with headphone listening mildly discouraged. http://scantintone.com http://notype.com
  • Glue Banta - Able Gaunt 1 & 2

    11 February 2022  3:00 am - 4:00 am

    Glue Banta is always trying to piece things together. He sees and hears bits of evidence everywhere -- evidence of The Others. They run things, and they often send messages to him through vinyl dead-drops. Glue is one of the few who knows this, and he has no choice. He collects, arranges, interprets and re-encodes their messages to create "reports”. And through modulation and looping, he then uses the medium of radio to distribute the latest intel to his listeners. This particular report is intended to "reset" the missions of various field operatives, who are always listening.

    Jonny Farrow (as Glue Banta) hosted Wave Farm/WGXC's monthly radio show The Distract and Disable Program from 2011-2016, and is part of the NRRFRadio collective. He also makes sculpture, sound art, paintings, and prints. His radio work has been heard worldwide via such festivals as Radiophrenia, Poniia (soundcrack), New Adventures in Sound Art, Safina Radio (Venice Biennale), Electrofest (UAE), and Radioee. His sound work and music has been released by and appeared on Hello CD, Dive Records, Rhinestone Records, Five Leaf Clover, free103point9, and Must Die Records.

    IG: @jonnyfarrow
    FB: Jonny Farrow
    Web: https://jonnyfarrow.net

    The Distract and Disable Program Blog
    https://distractanddisable.blogspot.com

    Wave Farm Show/Artist's Page
    https://wavefarm.org/ta/archive/artists/y0vja9

    Wave Farm/WGXC Archive
    https://tinyurl.com/yjvlnks6

    Jonny Farrow
    https://jonnyfarrow.net

    Safina Radio (for Venice Biennale)
    Circuits±Waves (Jonny Farrow/Glue Banta)
    https://www.safinaradioproject.org/venice-audio-and-sound
     
    NRRF Collective Links:
    Tumblr:
    https://nrrfbradio.tumblr.com/
    Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/nrrf-radio
  • Anna Marti Subirana & Jimmy Peggie - A Vantage point

    11 February 2022  4:00 am - 4:30 am

    Through sound and narration, this piece attempts to convey the main societal repercussions of large scale mining in the state of Arizona, USA. The history of Arizona is intimately associated with mining activities, since the early days of Native American miners and the greedy, rugged Spanish and American prospectors to the big mining companies that currently operate throughout the state. As rich as its underground treasures, Arizona offers an above ground of cultures, languages, traditions and communities that more often than not, whether they want it or not, intersect at a common ground: the impact that mining has on their lives.

    1. A Separate Everything

    The piece chronicles social hierarchies in mines. Hierarchies are constructed on prevalent ethnic and racial prejudices of the Southwest diverse populations: Native American, white Anglo Saxon, Mexican and Mexican-American

    2. Convenient Stereotypes

    The piece chronicles stereotypes commonly associated with miners and how they can be used to justify exploitation, insufficient safety measures and, in some occasions, to dilute, if not erase altogether, the consequences of fatal mine accidents

    3. Supay’s Wrath

    The piece chronicles the cultural roots of gender hierarchies, superstition, and stereotyping that rule the mining world

    4. Preparation

    The piece chronicles labor strikes in Arizona, how they have been neutralized, and how they have shaped mining communities and gender relations.

    5. That Yellow River

    Mining activities are largely responsible for water pollution. In Arizona, rural and Native American lands are rich in natural resources. This piece chronicles the impact of mining in the daily lives of such communities

    Anna Martí-Subirana was born and raised in Barcelona (Spain) and pursued studies in Molecular Biology and English & American Literature. She currently lives in Phoenix (Arizona), where she has been teaching Molecular Biology and Engineered and Bioengineered solutions to environmental pollution for the last twenty years. Anna is interested in experimenting, along with her students, with the power of storytelling and the audio-visual arts in creating awareness of environmental and societal issues that affect Arizona communities.
    anna.martisubirana@gmail.com

    Jimmy Peggie is a sound artist based in 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 work is focused on a sense of place, natural processes, transience and imperfection.

    http://www.jimmypeggie.com
  • Helena Celle - Interiority of Machine - IOM 1

    11 February 2022  4:30 am - 5:00 am

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

    11 February 2022  5:00 am - 7:00 am

    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming of disasters as usual blasting from skyscraping antennae. We interrupt the daily panic of breaking news, pundits and howling heads, pre-programmed song grids, weather catastrophe, traffic alerts, incessant advertising. Step off the grid and fall into clandestine frequencies between stations on our hyper-local transmitters, where reception is interception. This is radio made of the elements: earth, air, fire, flood and fog. Five sources summed and scattered from no regulated radio frequency.

    NRRF is an ongoing series of radio art programs created and performed by the current NRRF Radio Collective composed of Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Stephen Germana, Jeff Kolar and Peter Speer. The group assembled in Chicago in 2012 at the Experimental Sound Studio for a summer residency, making long-form, improvised radio art based on B-movie and sci-fi themes, deconstructing the genre for its tropes and stereotypes. The NRRF collective emphasizes abstract improvisation and takes as many tangents as possible. This results in an unpredictable mix of open sound fields, drones, occasional narratives, spaceships that fail to launch, and even singing.

    https://nrrfbradio.tumblr.com/
    https://soundcloud.com/nrrf-radio

    Anna Friz
    https://nicelittlestatic.com/

    Jeff Kolar
    https://jeffkolar.us/

    Stephen Germana
    https://www.stephengermana.com/

    Peter Speer
    https://www.instagram.com/peter.speer/

    Jonny Farrow
    https://jonnyfarrow.net
  • Jemnastique - ¾ to 1: Awakening

    11 February 2022  7:00 am - 7:45 am

    I am in the early stages of my music making journey. I make “music” using field recordings. The field recordings that I use are a combination of personal recordings and ones found on freesound.org. I also am currently work on perfecting an improvisational DJ/ Live hybrid setup, with guitar pedals and eventually percussion. Some examples of my work are on my Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jemnastique. I like to try out different things, so expect the unexpected My submission is called ¾ to 1: Awakening. This title comes from playing the 3 section of Vivaldi’s Winter and the first part of Spring. The piece transitions from my interpretation of the transition from Winter to Spring. The piece also slowly transitions in volume, and intensity aka awakens due to EQ automation and reverb and the master channel. Vivaldi’s Winter slows down as it plays and spring speeds up. The soundscape also ‘wakes up” by going from stereo to mono and back again. This piece is a mix of my own recordings and sounds from freesound.org . Hope you enjoy.
  • Manja Ristić - Soul Agenda, A Stone Around the Neck

    11 February 2022  7:45 am - 8:00 am



    Manja Ristić is a violinist, sound artist, published poet, curator and researcher. She graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Music (2001) and was awarded a PGDip as a Solo/Ensemble Recitalist from the Royal College of Music, London (2004). As a classical solo and chamber musician as well as a composer and an improv musician Manja has performed all across Europe and the US, and has been involved in collaborations with established conductors and performers, multimedia artists, poets, theatre and movie directors. Manja’s sound related research besides contemporary performance in the field of instrumental electro–acoustics, is focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sound and field recording as well as experimental radio arts.

    Manja is the founder of the Association of Multimedia Artists Auropolis (since 2004), that by her guidance developed a distinctive number of cultural events, international projects, cultural conferences and educational platforms in the fields of scene and multimedia arts. She works and lives on the island of Korčula, Croatia.

    http://manjaristic.blogspot.com/

    https://manjaristic.bandcamp.com/

    https://sonicmatter.bandcamp.com/

    1. 30 minutes before
  • Shorts 5

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

    1. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 5 (3:34)/2. Luke Fowler - Gutted (Sat) (3:27)/3. Xelís de Toro - Criscrossing (7:48)/4. Ilaria Boffa - Almost Real (4:26)/5. Obstacle My Arms - Savage Buckets Gone Ignition (5:45)/6. Johnny Dixon - Was This Helpful Part 2 (9:54)/
    7. Alastair Duncan - Metamorphosis (10:30)/8. Cristian Fierbințeanu - About The Future (8:20)/
    9. Vicki Hallett - Ebb & Flow (3:02)

    1. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 5

    For full details see listing for Shorts 1 Monday 7th February 8am.   http://www.cinzia-nistico 
     
    2. Luke Fowler – Gutted (Sat)

    3. Criscrossing by Xelís de Toro 

    This piece is a combination of sounds recorded in Galicia and in the Southeast of England coast mixed with vocal manipulations of words uttered while walking. It tries to create a no-geographic place, with a no-linguistic expression, that tries to create a dome of sound inviting to wander inside. Vocalic, no semantic voices mix with recognizable sounds such as bells and water to draw an unbalanced landscape. This piece has been produced by Currently Off Air.

    Xelís de Toro is a Galician writer, performer and singer based in Brighton. He has published several awarded novels in Galician and a great number of children books (his most recent novel Feral river has been published in English, https://www.smallstations.com/book/feral). He has performed internationally as a solo performance and spoken word artist and is the singer of the Brighton based band Chopchop. In 2021-2022 he will be working in a ACE funded project on Sound Poetry.     xelisdetoro.net

    4. Ilaria Boffa – Almost Real

    The unknown, the might-be, the almost real behind the landscape and soundscape of a city that believes in believers.
    Field recording taken at Teatro Cinema Astra in Padua (Italy) during the meet & greet with filmmaker Andrea Segre for the premiere of ‘Welcome Venice’ film part of the ‘Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia 2021’.
    Poem: Almost real
    ‘Why is there nothing rather than something?
    Why is there something rather than nothing?
    They say ‘knowledge that something is actually true
    is compatible with ìgnorance as to how it could be true.’
    No thing, non-thing, the absence of a something
    nonexistence, niente. Reductio ad absurdum
    in the maze of doubts.
    Il nulla is subjectively unacceptable.
    But what’s almost real quotes the third landscape.
    It entices us to browse through the wreckage
    of visibility. Leftovers from passages which no one
    had the rashness to venture.
    Whereas the straw, bland and ditched, avails
    scarecrows and stuffed chairs.
    These deeds of the might-be
    stare out of people’s eyes and gnaw at us.
    All of me wanted all of it.
    All of me surrendered.’

    Ilaria Boffa is an Italian poet. She writes bilingual poetry and she has published three poetry collections to date. 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 years, she has been experimenting with field recording, blending her spoken word with sound. Her sonopoems have been played at international experimental sound art festivals and radios. In 2021, two audio-video installations, produced in collaboration with international video-artists, have been exhibited at the Mahalla Festival in Instanbul and the Nature&Culture Poetry Film Festival in Copenhagen. 
     
    https://soundcloud.com/ilaria_boffa         https://linktr.ee/ilariaboffaIB)

    5. Obstacle My Arms – Savage Bucket Gone Ignition
     
    Utilizing source sounds provided by ChandorGlöomy.
     
    Currently releasing under lots of different project names on many small labels and my own bandcamphttps://xemporium.bandcamp.com/
     
    6. Johnny Dixon – Was This Helpful Part 2

    replies to readers' questions.

    7. Alastair Duncan - Metamorphosis
     
    This work was developed to accompany a woven tapestry I made in response to the death of my parents. The bulk of the soundscape was developed around the word “hello” with other elements such as a refined static overlaying the deepest base I could generate. A section of the generated static sound is broken into a repeating morse code signal.
    Some effects were achieved using granular synthesis and I also used adjustments to stretch and pitch. My overall intention was to give a sense of expansive, never ending space, the ether in which the molecules of my parents now float.
     

    I am a visual artist working in Wales as a tapestry weaver, photographer and sound recordist. Currently I am developing interactive audio as part of my weaving. I also produce short environmental walk videos using still photography and field recording
     
    https://www.alastair-duncan.com   https://www.stillwalks.com
    https://soundcloud.com/stillwalks https://alastairduncan.bandcamp.com

    8. Cristian Fierbințeanu  - About The Future

    Author: Cristian Fierbințeanu Production Company: SEMI SILENT  
     
    Radio art piece composed in the frame of POLYPHONIC ECHOES, a multilingual collaboration, a project organized by SEMI SILENT in 2020.  Sonic voices, meaningful voices, object-voices, a multitude of possible voices assem bling in a polyglot, virtual atrium. POLYPHONIC ECHOES is a sound art & poetry project, using translations in multiple languages as independent sonic objects, each with their own individual modes of discourse. 

    Cristian Fierbințeanu is an independent musician, author, producer and composer, member of art-pop project Fierbințeanu. The band performed live on several im- portant European scenes, including Berlin Konzerthaus (Dvorak remastered), and released albums via independent Romanian labels. Their work have been presented in international contemporary art festivals, Fierbințeanu being the winners of multi- ple “best” video and music awards (Phonurgia Nova, UK International Radio Drama Festival, Grand Prix Nova, Dvorak Marathon). 

    V. Leac lives and works between Arad and Bucharest. Published poetry: Seymour: sonată pentru cornet de hârtie, Vinea Publishing (2005, 2006, 2013); Dicționar de vise, CarteaRomânească Publishing, 2006; Lucian, CDPL, 2009; Toțisuntîngrijorați, TracusArte Publishing, Collection NEO, 2010, 2015; Unchiulesteîncântat, Char- mides Publishing, 2013. Founding member of the literary collective Celebrul animal and of the magazine Cași Cum. Founder of MOI in Timișoara in 2012, together with Bianca Baila; curator of W.A.D. Arad, 2014. Films: 2014, The Village Drones (I); 2015, The Village Drones (II); Trasee descriptive cu intrus.
    His latest volume, Monoideal, published by Nemira in 2018, was granted the Radio România Cultural Award for Poetry.

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

    http://www.vickihallett.com



  • Virginia Hutchison - Stories of radical landownership in north Lewis - Chapter 5: Cros/Cros

    11 February 2022  9:00 am - 9:15 am

    Stories of radical land ownership in North Lewis is a project produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison, that brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Developed in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie, the project weaves together localaudio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership. 

    Chapter 5 presents recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define Cros, a gentle call and response between Gaelic and English - though not a direct translation - through the landscape, geography and history of the area. Underpinning the recital are Seismic Sounds, produced by Stephen Hurrel.

    Stories of radical landownership in North Lewis – full project info

    Produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison this project brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Created during the COVID pandemic in 2020/2021 the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership. With access and social distancing measures in mind the project has taken the form of a series of cast bronze artefacts temporarily sited in the landscape of North Lewis. Embedded with digital QR codes the artefacts link visitors directly to the audio works via mobile phone.

    Each of the six objects – a series of cast bronze artworks moulded from cut peat – contain conversations recorded with members of the local community. Two out of six of the artworks remain open as audio project spaces for future conversations.

    “If you didn’t know the names of these places you couldn’t talk about them..”

    Underpinning the interviews are recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define North Lewis. A gentle call and response between Gaelic and English - though not a direct translation - through the landscape, geography and history of the area.

    Looking out onto the Barvas moor visitors can be mistaken for thinking that it is an empty landscape. But listening closely to the Gaelic expressions used to describe the environment of North Lewis gives a sense of the intimate and complex relationship between people and place. A language embedded within local culture and knowledge and not always translatable.

    “Space doesn’t become a place until you interact with it. It doesn’t become a place until you name it…and it becomes a place in relation to somewhere or something else..ie. it’s always changing.”

    Permeating the voices within the audio works are recordings made from the constant movements and tectonic shifts beneath the Earth’s surface. Produced by artist Stephen Hurrel, the seismic sounds provide layers to the stories and issues that surround engagement with the landscape. Hurrel’s work with Seismic Sounds and with Gaelic speaking communities in Barra, weaves closely into the stories of radical landownership in North Lewis.  Where these conversations meet and overlap presents opportunities for wider discussions around land reform in Scotland.

    Many thanks to the Galson Estate staff and community. Special thanks to Agnes and Frank Rennie, Lisa Maclean, Annie MacSween, Iain Gordon Macdonald, Richard Collins (Edinburgh University), Edinburgh College of Art and Blackbay Recording Studios.

    This project was produced in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie.

    Virginia Hutchison is an artist based in Glasgow and the Isle of Lewis. Working within a predominantly social context her practice draws on the processes involved in collaborative creative production to explore how different forms of artistic engagement influence the interaction we have with our environments. Virginia currently runs the bronze casting facilities at Edinburgh College of Art and is one part of the duo ’In the Shadow of the Hand’ with artist and film-maker Sarah Forrest.

    Produced with support from Community Land Scotland and the Stove Network.

    https://www.galsontrust.com/about-clsartproject

    [1]Annie Macsween, Faclan 2020, A History with Heart and Soul – The Place-names of North Lewis, Ness Historical Society

    [2]Frank Rennie, Dùthcas 2020, The Changing Outer Hebrides – Galson and the meaning of Place



     

     

  • Sop - The Den Pt1

    11 February 2022  9:15 am - 9:30 am

    Part one of a three part soundwork. Sop, whilst shielding in the pandemic, made a secret den in the edges of a cemetery next to a wood seeking respite in nature. They document their relationship to this modest space, which they visit throughout the seasons, through narration and the soundscapes of the wood and the quiet cemetery. The work attempts to give an insight into how it felt being classed as a “clinically extremely vulnerable” person, told not to leave the house, and how this extra layer of fragility impacts on a person already living with chronic illness. 
     
    The third and final part will be in a show ‘Rooted Beings’ at Wellcome Collection at the same time as our February broadcast dates.

    Sop is a London based artist and musician working with sound, performance, writing, film and objects, frequently in collaboration with others who have also experienced chronic illness. Sop's work tends to centre modes of sociality, and explores the use of voice as gesture alongside narrative. They have a particular interest in alternative healing, especially through nature, sound, breathwork and collective group writing. They are one half of Rita Munus, they sing in Child’s Pose, drum in Woolf and their solo project is called dmf.

    https://www.instagram.com/sop__sop__sop/
  • Laura Mitchison & Steve Urquhart - The Quick and The Dead: An oral history of Brompton Cemetery Part 1 : The Quick

    11 February 2022  9:30 am - 10:00 am

    We buried ourselves in a little house within Brompton Cemetery. Our mission was to find incredible oral stories from the Londoners who work, love, and dream among the gravestones. Here, in the resulting radio documentary, you’ll meet a “gilded vagrant in velvet”, a man who drilled a hole in his own head, a famous pop-artist, a funeral celebrant, an expectant mother and a rich assortment of other city-dwellers. What distinguishes Brompton Cemetery’s “field of stories” is that people flutter from one state of being into another, a bit like the butterflies and the broken angels around them. This graveyard is a green fuse for transformations - DIY brain surgery, new seasons, gender transition and life-after-death. Produced by Laura Mitchison & Steve Urquhart for On the Record, with sound design by Steve Urquhart. About On the Record - We specialise in oral history, co-production and creative media. We are a not-for-profit organisation guided by co-operative principles, founded in 2012. Oral history is a shared process of recording and archiving people's lived experiences. Before anything else we listen. We ask “what was it like to be a stay-at-home dad then?” “What is it like to be a hospital cleaner now?” Each person’s account is in its own way unique. We collaborate with the people we record, and whose stories we tell. Laura Mitchison is a co-director of On the Record and an oral historian. Steve Urqhuart is an award-winning Glasgow-based BBC radio producer, and sound artist. http://www.on-the-record.org.uk
  • John Hughes and Sissy Christopoulou - The 21st Century British Slavery Convention

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

    The 21st Century British Slavery Convention uses song to address contemporary perceptions of power, control and marginalisation. Scab On The Picket Line, Work Work Work, Fit for The Future and Zero Hours explore the travails and traps of the working population. The title song looks at attitudes towards begging, control and the culture of resentment. Keep Your Hands To Yourself Prince Andrew is a satire addressing the cover up of sexual abuse by those in power. The songs are demos, made for the medium of radio, exploring different combinations of sound, text and voice in a socio-political context.  

    Tracks:
    This Is For You Michael   Zero Hours   Work Work Work   The 21st Century British Slavery Convention   Love & Hate   The Dry Rot Men Are Everywhere   Scab On The Picket Line   Keep Your Hands To Yourself Prince Andrew   Move To The Suburbs   Up Yours   Fit For The Future   Worm Worm Worm   The Saveloy Sausage Song   This Is For You Michael 2   Tissue Ladies   
    Can You Hear My Teeth   Fit For The Future Bonus Track   Love & Hate Demo 

    John Hughes and Sissy Christopoulou have taken part in several group shows at studio1.1, London. In 2011 they were commissioned by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) to design the new Jubilee South and East London Line Branch banner.  
     
  • Sascha Brosamer and Rym Nouioua - The Bat Effect

    11 February 2022  10:30 am - 11:40 am

    This will let you hang upside down from the dancefloor. Natural scientist Rym Nouioua and sound art curator Sascha Brosamer will guide you to scientific studies and environmental issues in artistic contexts. In this episode of a documentary-style podcast about bio-art, bat sounds and experimental music you’ll learn about ultrasonic sounds, bioacoustics and Covid-19 spread from bats. Furthermore you will listen to some tracks made mainly by bat sounds, based on a sound library from their current project “The Bat effect ''. Besides the communication of bats by recording the ultrasonic noises and presenting them into sound, we will illustrate the interrelation of human and non-human and create points of contact of human and animal shared living spaces.

    https://totalsilencecologne.bandcamp.com/album/the-bat-effect-2

    https://www.saschabrosamer.com/podcast
  • Buffer Zone

    11 February 2022  11:40 am - 12:00 pm

    1) MME dUO - Isn't It Isn't (2:48)
    2) Marco Paltrinieri - I progressi di una figura (8:48)
     
     
    1) MME dUO  - Isn't It Isn't
     
    From the album 'awholerunboom' 
     
     
    2) Marco Paltrinieri - I progressi di una figura 
     
    From the album 'Entroterra.'
  • Kiera Mulhern

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

    Sequelae (pft sequela of black hole in the kitchen, glass. A kitchen. Utensil utili ssociated after the cow licks her clean. Or we are born with sin & undergo. a cleaning process. . X consider the reverse the viscera lost But of course the newborn is already altered by the world. It’ss created by it , Sadism of helplessness. Winnow the edible. Wasn’t it just what people do to each other ! take Or could you be angry Kiera Mulhern (b. 1992) is a poet and musician based in New York. Mulhern works with field recordings, various electroacoustic material, and voiced text, incubating words and verbal fragments within thick environments of sound. She is most interested in memory and where it may be situated, fragility of meaning, and basal feelings of aliveness and death. http://kieramulhern.com http://kieramulhern.comhttps://recitalprogram.bandcamp.com/album/de-ossibus-20
  • Stephan Barrett & Sylvia Hallet - River Pathway Static

    11 February 2022  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    River. Pathway. Static. takes field recordings as its starting point, capturing walks undertaken daily by musician Stephan Barrett. Along the River Lea, through Tottenham Marshes and across Downhills Park, Stephan and his collaborative partner Sylvia Hallett pay attention to the ordinary; the worlds that exist in cracks in the pavement that every day we fail to see. Stephan and Sylvia perform between, behind and within these landscapes, their interventions and responses almost imperceptible from naturally occurring sound. The piece was produced by live arts collective and production house Colliding Lines, and illustrated by Nichola Scrutton. Stephan Barrett is a musician and improviser inspired by the resonance of objects and the imaginary potential of sonic landscapes. He is part of the radio-making and improvisational duos Postcards from the Volcano and Littoral Transmissions, as well as an active participant in London's experimental and free improvisation scenes. Sylvia Hallett is a multi-instrumentalist and composer moving between violin, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, saw, accordion, electronics and found objects. She performs internationally as a solo improviser, having released four solo albums, and also performs as part of The London Improvisers Orchestra and The Heliocentrics. http://www.collidinglines.com http://www.instagram.com/collidinglines
  • Shorts 19

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

    1. Thomas Finbarr - Impressions of Hong Kong (12:10)

    2. Clarinda Tse & Craig Hunter - (mildly) toxic (8:18)

    3. Jan Sparsam - Mauerlunge (2:20)

    4. Doriane Souilhol - Girls pity boum onomatopoeia (2:32)

    5. Chelidon Frame - The Seasons Change in a Somber Montage (5:49)

    6. Johanna Linsley with Jan Mertens - Sonic Spectral Summoning (22:34)

    7. Ryan Lambie - Taking an audio sniffer for a walk (extract)  (2:12)

    8. Johnny Dixon - Pill Pieces 6 (1:01)

    1. Thomas Finbarr  - Impressions of Hong Kong 

    Taken from recordings made during a short stay in Hong Kong this sound collage includes the sounds of traffic, typhoons, national parks, a library, a monastery, ashopping mall, the underground, a museum and a gift shop. Evoking the contrasts that make up the city.

    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 EdinburghUniversity 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 andMedialab Prado in Madrid. He is currently living in Barcelona.

    2. Clarinda Tse & Craig Hunter- (mildly) toxic

    Toxicityis such a loaded term, and foraging wild fungi highlights the lack of nuanceattached to the various uses. There is no dichotomy, but a spectrum oftoxicity, a lack of information and a conversation based on fear. This pieceshares our experience of consuming (mildly) toxic mushrooms.

    Craig Hunter is a journalist, music and radio enthusiast. Clarinda Tse is an interdisciplinary artist, listener, facilitator, movement practitioner, Hong Kong-born and Glasgow-based. She works across being a sofa barnacle and a mutating muscle.@clarindatse     @koalacraig

    3 Jan Sparsam - Mauerlunge

    The tracks were composed for a longer radio show documentary about the sonification of electromagnetic fields through induction, thereby revealing a new spectrum of sound in our environment. The basic sounds were recorded with a self-built device called"Elektrosluch" (after the design of JonášGruska), with which such fields can be transformed into audio signals. The track “Strippe” (colloquial for “phone”) is a recording of a DSL system. The Track “Mauerlunge” (“WallLung”) is a collage of field recordings and wire-tapped sounds from hi-fi speaker cables. Both tracks are previously released under my solo moniker monadnode.

    My name is Jan, I am a sociologist and musician from Freiburg, the most southwestern end of Germany. I play guitar in a garage punk band and compose music individually as monad node, using a wide array of instruments and self-built devices like synthesizers, tape loops, drum machines as well as a ton of effects that I self-soldered. I also produce a monthly radio show with two friends in which we discuss current releases fromthe field of experimental music. The show is called "Büchse Buntes"(roughly translatable as pick-n-mix) and runs on the free radio station"Radio Dreyeckland" (http://www.rdl.de).

    4. Doriane Souilhol -Girls pity boum onomatopoeia

    Collage of onomatopoeias, noises, fictitious languages of the post-punk scene with the voices of Lizzy Mercier Descloux -Pylon - Vivien Goldman ...  This short sound piece is part of the INNUENDO project which started in 2019 in collaboration with the artist Amandine Rué. We shared music and focused on the gender of this music, on my side feminist punk and post-punk, and for Amandinehair metal. The lyrics, the poses, the gestures, the clothes.

    http://www.mydoriane.com

    5. Chelidon Frame  - The Seasons Change in a Somber Montage

    Like most of the tracks I've composed recently under the name Chelidon Frame, even "The Seasons Change in Somber Montage" has been realized during lockdowns and red zones. With this song, I've moved in two directions: on the one hand, heavily processing raw sound to make them completely unrecognizable on the other, slightly modifying some field recordings to realize an alien yet familiar soundscape.The overall aim was to combine e recreate an imaginary landscape of glitches and noises, a travel of the mind during restricted times.

    Chelidon Frame is an experimental electronic music project that mainly works with fieldrecordings, 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 studioworks and live sets different layers of sounds - guitars, synthesizers and custom-made instruments - piles up creating unexpected new soundscapes.

    6. Johanna Linsley with Jan Mertens - Sonic Spectral Summoning

    This learning experience is aimed at equipping participants with the tools necessary to identify, isolate and summon your own ghostly spectre from the acoustic atmosphere of your choice. Every ringtone, white noise machine, laptop fan or refrigerator buzz has the potential to contain a latent haunting. Every inside joke, gossip circuit and open secret might, if you listen the right way, have the capacity to raise the dead. Drawing on common affects like revenge, melancholy and ecstatic force to tune your senses, you will develop a sensitivity to wraiths, apparitions, and lingering presences. (Originally commissioned for Queer Extension)

    Johanna Linsley is an artist and researcher based in Dundee, Scotland.  She works across performance, interdisciplinary writing and sound. Her ongoing creative collaboration Stolen Voices, with Rebecca Collins, develops 'sonic detection' as a way of thinking expansively about site and place.  Her work has been presented in the UK and internationally, in venues including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Victoria & AlbertMuseum (London), the Wellcome Collection and the Centre for Contemporary Art(Glasgow). She is a Lecturer in Creative Practice at the University of Dundee.She collaborates often with Jan Mertens, a sound artist also based in Dundee. http://www.jhlinsley.com   https://soundcloud.com/janmertens      https://www.queerextension.org/

    7. Ryan Lambie - Taking an audiosniffer for a walk (extract)

    A shorter than planned piece based around sounds captured on a walk with a SOMA Ether electromagnetic audio receiver.  File then manipulated / mixed in the Borderlands granular app (on an Ipad in a caravan in Cornwall).  Longer piece to be uploaded to bandcamp at the end of Feb 2022.  Lo-fi experimental field recording artist from the Scottish central belt. Work mainly revolves around one take Iphone 5s and Sony ICD-UX560 voice recordings. Everyday sounds of the streets, radio static, random pub conversations and feedback. Borderline sound art. 

    8. Johnny Dixon - Pill Pieces 6 


  • Steve Ashby - Only Transition

    11 February 2022  2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

    Only Transition is an exploration of presence within the soundscape of the Cairngorms. The lochs, the river, the wind, the rain, the endless heather and mountains of granite covered in green inviting the traveler to step further into their wealth. Over a week spent exploring the paths and hills of Glenshee, sound marks big and small slowly emerge, a brief introduction to the history and spirits that forged its terrain.

    Steve Ashby is a musician, composer, and sound artist based in the United States. Ashby work focuses on sound found in the natural and digital world to discover places of intersection which engage in the art of listening.

     

  • Buffer Zone

    11 February 2022  2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

    1) Rhiannon Walsh - Tinnitus (1:32)

    2) Marco Paltrinieri - The Other Body I (4:14)

    1) Rhiannon Walsh - Tinnitus

    Synopsis: The replicated sounds of a particularly bad 24 hour bout of tinnitus
    squished into a minute and a half. Sometimes it is rhythmic, sometimes it has a pulse,
    sometimes it is so quiet I can barely hear it. Sometimes it is none of these things.
    Share my left ear with me as we experience these boring yet incredibly infuriating
    auditory hallucinations together.

     
    2) Marco Paltrinieri - The Other Body I

    From the album 'The Weaver'.

    The Weaver is the debut solo album by the multidisciplinary artist and Discipula collective member Marco Paltrinieri.

    Merging spoken words with field recordings, electro-acoustic textures and relics of found melodies, The Weaver brings to life, across 6 movements, the memories and thoughts of a creature living in a world in which the distinction between reality and simulation, as well as between psychic space and external environment seems to have definitely collapsed.

    The album stems from Paltrinieri’s ongoing interest in the cognitive and perceptual mutations caused by the irreversible technologization of our lives. Drawing upon the speculative power of fiction, The Weaver aims at creating a multilayered and non-linear narrative in which sounds and words are used to conjure images from an unknown and yet unsettlingly familiar dimension. 





  • MMEdUO - I all go rythmus

    11 February 2022  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    I all go rythmus
    describes a series of laconic islands
    with the most diverse vegetation
    of dense voice fragments
    and clearings,
    which we follow along a Hummingway,
    fringed by
    repetitive blurred and unfiltered
    reflections and recordings

    In “I all go rythmus”, MME dUO challenges and explores above all the crazy wilderness of gaps, over and through which to stumble, to explore what is in between, above, below and beside.

    Since 2016 Cologne based Patricia Koellges and Tamara Lorenz make use of a variety of instruments and devices: DIY electroacoustics, small synths, loopers, tuning forks, e-bass, percussion and voice are thrown into the game and shape a sound in the tradition of Musique concrete, Post Punk and factual Dada that is as diverse as it is striking in its interplay between dissonant sounds and harmonic sequences, breaks between a-tactical accents and continuous rhythms, the supposed familiarity of spoken language, which is nevertheless alienated by fragmentation, give rise to unusual sound collages in the overall work that explores the potential for ambiguity that arises from the interweaving of a variety of disciplines, including video, sound, collage, sculpture, fashion and photography.

    http://www.mme-duo.de

    https://mmeduo.bandcamp.com

    https://www.instagram.com/mme_duo/

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

    11 February 2022  4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    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

  • Timothea Armour - East Lothian Gothic Episode 2

    11 February 2022  4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

    East Lothian Gothic is a radio play, haunted by a TV series, in six parts.

    As in, it is a radio play, about the making of a TV series, a supernatural, art-world crime drama set in East Lothian, that doesn't exist.

    The three main characters – Pitch, Story and Memoir - with their different modes of storytelling, and the kind of backdrop or scenery that's provided by the other voices (including a local newspaper, a local amateur historian and a TripAdvisor reviewer) embody a process of navigating different ways of telling the same story, describing the same place or landscape, or recounting the same events.

    Field recordings were made on location in East Lothian from 2015-20 and all the characters' parts were recorded remotely during lockdown in November 2020. The scripts are based on a series of real events that took place from 2015-20.

    Timothea Armour is an artist, writer (and bartender) living in Leith. She is interested in the ways in which social lives and networks of support can be documented in art, through writing and informal or amateur forms of knowledge and networks of distribution – anecdote, music fandom, field recording.
  • Nichola Scrutton & Zoe Strachan - Salt Cellar live from the Creative Lab

    11 February 2022  4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    What is a prompt? It’s an inciting, a bringing forth, an augury, an urge, a bringing to light. In this live to broadcast performance, Nichola Scrutton and Zoë Strachan employ a cootie catcher (also known as a salt cellar) to provoke a series of discreet but interlinked improvisations based on texts, photographs and physical objects. Thus they seek to enact an archaeology of embodied memory within the palimpsest of a time-limited performance space.

    Nichola Scrutton is an award-winning composer, vocalist and artist who works across a range of mediums and processes. Nichola has extensive experience as a collaborator in interdisciplinary and participatory contexts and was awarded a PhD in electroacoustic composition from University of Glasgow. Zoë Strachan is an award-winning novelist and librettist, who also writes short stories, essays & plays. She is Reader in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. Zoë and Nichola have an ongoing collaboration making experimental sound art/radio works.
  • Catalina Barroso Luque and Daniella Valz Gen - Deslices

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

    A collaborative enactment that migrates between voices, bodies and geographies. Deslices accompanies artists Catalina Barroso-Luque and Daniella Valz Gen through a series of correspondences between Mexico City, London and Glasgow. Together, the artists offer shared reflections, forms of cross-cultural kinship and moments of misunderstanding in order to examine multiple notions of gender and the exchanges that shape these relationships. Credits: Voice and field recordings by Catalina Barroso-Luque and Daniella Valz Gen Excerpts from songs using mobile phone recordings: ‘A la mañantita’ by Paloma del Cerro; ‘Adiós Nonino’ by Astor Piazzolla; ‘Cucurrucucú Paloma’ by Tomás Méndez, performed by Lola Beltrán; ‘No soy de aquí, ni soy de allá’ by Facundo Cabral, performed by Chavela Vargas. Mixing support by Richard McMaster The audio piece is accompanied by an A3 publication designed by Samantha Whetton. To request a copy of the text, please email Catalina (cbarrosoluque@gmail.com). Deslices is generously supported by Glasgow International 2021 and the a-n Artist Bursary. Catalina Barroso-Luque is an artist and writer based between Mexico City and Glasgow. Catalina often works with other womxn to produce artworks that migrate between registers and which are voiced between tongues. Daniella Valz Gen is an artist who lives and works in London. Valz Gen’s work explores the interstices between languages, cultures and value systems with an emphasis on embodiment. Alterity, liminality and ritual come into play through a practice that prioritises process. Whether through an engagement with materials, writing or performance, their work is preoccupied with complexity and non-linear narratives. https://soundcloud.com/catalina-barroso-luque/deslices https://daniellavalzgen.net | insta: @daniella_vg http://www.catalinabarroso-luque.com | insta: @blcata | facebook: @catabl
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Olivier Julien - An End (6:30)
    2) MME dUO - Divi Divi (3:12)
    3) Marco Paltrinieri - The Other Body II (3:10)
    4) anomali - private space is not the place (5:37)
     
    1) Olivier Julien - An End
     
    The work is an end, using ends as means to an end, and that’s final! I’ve made it for the sake of it, nothing too plunderphonic or pentatonic. Every end part of every song I have in my itunes that can possibly fit into Logic within crashable reason lays here, cooing for space, clattering to be more than just a snippet. I tried to build a whirlwind with a hook! 

    Biography – Olivier Julien is an artist living and working in glasgow. He is into the new horror, funny financial jargon and the internet as centre for collective memory and desire.

     
    2) MME dUO - Divi Divi
     

    From the album 'awholerunboom.

     

    3) Marco Paltrinieri - The Other Body II

    From the album 'The Weaver'.

    The Weaver is the debut solo album by the multidisciplinary artist and Discipula collective member Marco Paltrinieri.

    Merging spoken words with field recordings, electro-acoustic textures and relics of found melodies, The Weaver brings to life, across 6 movements, the memories and thoughts of a creature living in a world in which the distinction between reality and simulation, as well as between psychic space and external environment seems to have definitely collapsed.

    The album stems from Paltrinieri’s ongoing interest in the cognitive and perceptual mutations caused by the irreversible technologization of our lives. Drawing upon the speculative power of fiction, The Weaver aims at creating a multilayered and non-linear narrative in which sounds and words are used to conjure images from an unknown and yet unsettlingly familiar dimension.  

     4) anomali - private space is not the place

    A short look at human movement made in response to Léa Molinier's zine "entrez dehors" which was available free of monetary cost in exchange for anything made. 


     
  • Siobhain Ma & Rhiannon Walsh - Journey Through The Auricle

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

    “Journey Through the Auricle” is a voyage through an elevator centring on exploration and internal and external discovery. Stop one consists of a commission from your ears. They have enlisted our help to clear out the clutter and clatter of what is going on upstairs. Stop two takes you to an unknown land, rich in colour and restorative light beams. While stop three nourishes your roots and provides a sound bath for the senses. Throughout this collaborative piece Siobhain channels the imagined environments through dreamlike synths, while Rhiannon uses metallic and machine-like sound and voices that are not her own. Siobhain Ma is a sound artist who explores themes of identity, environment and (sometimes) the supernatural in her work. Rhiannon Walsh is a sometimes audio maker, writer and Reiki practitioner. She enjoys producing content centred around the body, nature, rest and meditation – including ASMR.
  • Tom Miller - Glasgow Mix

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

    Glasgow Mix sends radio listeners on a psychogeographic drift through coded signals, ethnographic archives, wax cylinders, broken cassette tapes, lost airwaves, backyard aviaries, city streets and the darkness of polar night. Parts of this work have been previously aired by Cities and Memory, 60 Secondes Radio, Kaamos Radio, North American Short Wave Association, Society for Ethnomusicology Sounding Board, Wave Farm Radio and WRMI-Radio Miami International. Special thanks to Sumayya Begum, Leonardo Cardoso, Stuart Fowkes, David Goren, Alvin Huang, Naomi Monestime, Gabi Schaffner and Claudia Wegener. Ghostly apparitions: Marius Barbeau, BélaBartók, Carl Stumpf, Marcel Proust and the Lost Time Band.

    Tom Miller, a composer, curator, and sonic anthropologist, works at the intersection of radio, archives, field recordings, music and post-human voices. His sound installations have been commissioned by theAmerican Anthropological Association, American Museum of Natural History, Ethnographic Terminalia, Linden Museum, National Endowment for the Arts, Proteus Gowanus and Wave Farm. Amember of composers’ collective Gamelan Son of Lion, he’s produced radio art for KRAB-FM, NPR, WFMU, WGXC-FM and WKCR-FM. Previous Radiophrenia contributions: Spectral Wars (2016); VoxInhumana, Redux (2017); Three Cities (2019);Building Radio Bridges:Audio Letters between Lockdown NYC and the Zambezi Valley (2020, with Claudia Wegener).
     
    https://wavefarm.org/ta/archive/artists/qq5fkh
    https://brooklyn-cuny.academia.edu/ThomasMiller
  • The Slipping Forecast - Melissa McCarthy

    11 February 2022  7:00 pm - 7:20 pm

    Slipping. Sliding. Circling. Skating. Falling. Gripping. Holding on. This is a general synopsis. Join writer Melissa McCarthy as she brings the storm warnings, the weather reports, the circumspection and the outlook. Variable becoming northwest, 2 to 4, becoming cyclonic later. Taking in the Norse voyages to Greenland; Hitchcock’s Vertigo; the physics of friction; the footballer Zidane and his vertigo, The Slipping Forecast is a three-part investigation into writing, listening, and literature. Rockall, Malin, Hebrides.

    Melissa McCarthy is a writer whose last book, Sharks, Death, Surfers: An Illustrated Companion, was published by Sternberg Press in 2019. She lives in Edinburgh and writes about art, literature, and sharks. See her website sharksillustrated.org for links to recent work, including Epidermal Epistemology in The Yellow Paper; An Archaeology of Surf on Public Domain Review; Sharks, Circling in Full Stop magazine. Her next book will be about flowers, photography, and explosions.
     
    http://sharksillustrated.org
  • Angus Farquhar & Andrew Knight Hill - Over Lunan

    11 February 2022  7:20 pm - 8:00 pm

    In 2015 the journalist Charlie Ross spent a summer in Lunan Bay on the north-east coast of Scotland, investigating the area's history and mythology, and the natural forces that have shaped this coast through millennia. He died before his work was complete, but his discoveries, including Lunan's connection to the ancient cultures of the Middle East, have been brought to life posthumously in this new radio piece, produced by Steve Urquhart and directed by Purni Morell, with music and sound design by Andrew Knight-Hill. Credits Script - Purni Morell & Angus Farquhar Direction - Purni Morell Producer - Steve Urquhart Composition and Sound Design - Andrew Knight-Hill Marimba - Cameron Sinclair & Angus Farquhar Conch shells and trumpet - Bede Williams Choir - Chamber Choir from the University of St Andrews Music Centre Rebecca Black Sarah Greer James McNinch Nathanael Fagerson Ross McArthur Guy Minch Elizabeth Unsworth Wilson Jane Pettegree Choir Director - Claire Innes-Hopkins Actors: Laura Bauld John Buick Angus Farquhar Robin Laing Pauline Lynch Vincent Laing Lisa Livingstone Purni Morell Jana Robert Mark Wood Billy Riddoch Mary McCusker Arvid Larsen Michael Matar Nathan Wasserman https://www.aproxima.co.uk/over-lunan-radio
  • Daniel Garcia & David Malatesta - Night Ballad for the Rio Grande

    11 February 2022  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    In a ghostly and nocturnal journey, the act of listening unfolds the stories of invisible lives and anonymous deaths. Night ballad for the Rio Grande is a radio piece based on field recordings and interviews with Latino migrants collected across the South of the US between 2010 and 2015. The piece is the result of the collaboration between a documentary filmmaker and a sound artist, in which music, voices, processed sounds from nature and radio excerpts are combined to produce the soundscape of a geographical and mythical space: the borderlands of the US and Mexico. Dani García is a Spanish filmmaker. In 2010 he travelled for the first time to Texas to film Christmas in Icaria. He would return in 2016, to co-produce a photography publication. His latest projects have shifted towards sound: a podcast and a sound installation (What you humans call North). David Malatesta is a Spanish musician and composer who records as a solo artist, Malatesta, and as a member of the band Casa das Feras. As a sound artist he has made sound collages and fiction pieces for Radio ZZ and a podcast for the magazine Bcn Mes.
  • J Franklin - dogsbody

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

    those corners see it all watching every event every life and existence they see it all white wash plaster observer plastic switch cupboard corner put out, take in every event within walls we all know stones, watch we all know trees, watch a surface built a relationship already established erected then left left to soak up actions or left to soak up none catching more than light should the opportunity arise numerous corners a stellar view of events within walls dogsbody is a long form audio composition consisting of various recording techniques, formats and experimentations.
  • Nothing to See Here 45: If I Hit My Head

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

    Awkward conversations, thoughts about Greenland, poems generated by computers, and the grasping at connection that is part of our daily struggle to be human. Based on a text by Devin Chambers. Featuring the voices of Devin Chambers, Mauve Mulroy, David Clark, and Raf MacDonald. Original Music by Ross Unger Sound Design and Mixing by David Clark Produced by David Clark at NSCAD University, Halifax. https://soundcloud.com/nothing_to_see_here_radio/45-if-i-hit-my-head Nothing to See Here is a program of experimental spoken word radio produced at NSCAD University by David Clark. It is broadcast on CKDU (88.1FM) in Halifax, Sackville, Wavefarm in New York, and through NAISA radio in Ontario. David Clark is a media artist, filmmaker, and visual artist. His work has been shown at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Biennale Nationale de Sculpture Contemporaine, Trois-Rivières, Sundance Film Festival, SIGGRAPH, European Media Arts Festival, Transmediale, 2012 Winter Olympics, and the Museum of Moving Images in New York. He teaches Media Arts at NSCAD University in Halifax. http://www.chemicalpictures.net
  • Shorts 32

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

    1. James O'Neill & Paul Freeman - The Scarlet Cross (18:39)
    2. The Argent Grub - Ardrossan (3:23)
    3. Ricardo de Armas - Lucid dream (7:30)
    4. Gavin Inglis - Hive Mentality (5:24)
    5. Pietro Faoro - We are the 2016 (17:22)
    6. The Great Indoors - Everything Goes Through Me (4:45)
    7. Johnny Dixon - Pill Pieces 4 (0:58)

    1. James O'Neill & Paul Freeman – The Scarlet Cross

    "1665. The Great Plague has reached Cambridge. Man of learning Francis Mortymer describes the blight and it’s tightening grip. Sitting alone, in a stifling chamber with the plague closing around him, his thoughts circling smaller and smaller and darker and darker. And the regular visits of his haunting, spectral doctor. An atmospheric account of dread and fear.
    And death. 
     
    It utilizes an excellent and at times unconventionally electronic and experimental soundtrack created by my Sound Design partner Paul Freeman which counters Mr. Lesser's traditional and eloquent delivery of the dialogue.  
     
    Performed by Anton Lesser (Wolf Hall, The Crown, Game of Thrones)
    Sound Design by Paul Freeman
    Written by James O'Neill

    2. The Argent Grub - Ardrossan

    Ardrossan captures the sound of Ardrossan Beach on the West Coast of Scotland in August 2021. The beach is a sliver of land sandwiched between the water of the Firth of Clyde and a road, the A78, with it’s 60mph speed limit. There are spectacular views across the water to the Isle of Arran, and the recording captures the lapping of waves, children playing on the beach, and the passing traffic. This is from a collection of recordings made in 2021 that contrast industrial soundscapes with natural landscapes. They explore the desire to escape into nature, to leave the city behind, and how that for most of us this is constantly compromised by the industrial sounds that we are unable to  escape, even in places we might imagine, and experience as natural.

    The Argent Grub make music, and began releasing material to the public in 2020.
    Working with field recordings, is one strand of the work, with additional music created using cheap, rescued and repaired, analogue electronics. The digital production process only uses software that is free and open source. All productions are licenced for re-use under free culture Creative Commons licences. The Argent Grub is based in the Bradford district in the UK.

    3. Ricardo de Armas - Lucid dream
     
    A lucid dream, in simplest terms, is a dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. In this incredible oneiric practice, nothing is impossible and since we, the dreamers, participate and have responsibility in the plot of the dream. This composition presents short textual quotes of fragments of "Ma mèrel’Oye" by Ravel and to the “Gymnopedie No 1” by Erik Satie.
    Ricardo de Armas


    Ricardo de Armas is a composer of acousmatic music, a sound artist, and a cellist, who frequently interacts in his creative work with other means of aesthetic communication like performance, dance, musical drama, video, photography and interventions in public places. Ricardo de Armas has been cellist in the Provincial Symphonic Orchestra of Bahía Blanca since 1988 until now, in parallel with his activity as acousmatic composer and sound artist. The musical work of Ricardo de Armas is based on different kinds of procedures like intervention, appropriation, citation, and redefinition. He is the creator and organizer of “Bahía[in]sonora festival and cicle. He was born in Buenos Aires in 1957 and he lives in Bahía Blanca, Argentina.

    4. Gavin Inglis - Hive Mentality

    Hive Mentality is the story of a stag night gone wrong, in a pub which makes a feature of hundreds of free-flying bees. The original flash fiction was cut-up and manually resequenced as a storytelling tool. The vocal was duplicated to create an evolving drone, supported by orchestral elements and vinyl-based synthesis.

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

    5. Pietro Faoro - We are the 2016

    In the summer of 2016 I was in Nablus, Palestine. With some friends I had the chance to work in a school  situated in the old town, together with the children and teenagers living in the neighborhood. I proposed them to go around the old city, the environment they lived in every day, and register the sound that most attracted our attention or that we considered interesting, in some way.We spent hours going through the streets, sharing my small digital audio recorder chasing sounds. It was really fun. Five years later some of these sounds were finally edited.

    Italy, 1984. Lives and works in Bologna.

    6.  The Great Indoors - Everything Goes Through Me

    The Great Indoors began recording their second album, ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’, in August 2021, the follow-up to 2020’s multi-selling State of You. Recording and mixing live improvisations to 4-track, drawing on personal archives of field recordings, musical experiments and live voice and instruments, Kite and Owl assemble their music intuitively using a mixture of chance and democratic dialogue in the face of chaos, hostility and murder acted out by larger birds of prey.

    7. Johnny Dixon – Pill Pieces 4
  • Radioart106 - Ep4: Venus Ex Machina: Self Love Songs

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

    radioart106 #127 Self Love Songs Venus Ex Machina Venus Ex Machina is a composer and creative technologist based in London, UK. She has produced an installation for Hyper Dub, a pirate AI opera at CTM festival, a workshop on building radio transmitters at Moog fest North Carolina, and has released music on NON Worldwide and Optimo Music. She is the curator and producer of Self Love Songs, a compilation by members of the female:pressure network. 100% of the proceeds from the compilation are donated to Women for Women International - a humanitarian organisation that provides practical and moral support to women survivors of wartime sexual violence. selflovesongs.bandcamp.com https://soundcloud.com/venusexmachina http://www.femalepressure.net/ womenforwomen.org Playlist: Venus Ex Machina - Iniuria Evil Medvěd - Vltava Bathtime Kelli Frances Corrado - Case of the Lookarounds Exosa - A Passegio Marie Wilhemine Anders - Peace (Frieden) Death of Codes - Steal Your Voice La Claud - Venus in Fabula Mikado Koko - Ghost Helen McCookerybook - Home Prison dolltr!ck - Sister Sister Kømmen - Shy Meira Asher - Good to Go
  • Radioart106 - Ep5 Eleftherios Krysalis - Politics of Listening

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

    radioart106 #130 Eleftherios Krysalis Politics of Listening This show starts with the introduction of Palestinian freedom fighter Maher alAkhras who has been on Hunger Strike for 70 days now, since the beginning of his administrative detention by the Israeli state. Please sign the petition calling for the immediate release of Maher alAkhras here: https://www.atzuma.co.il/maheralahras Eleftherios Krysalis completed his BA in art history and theory at the Athens School of Fine Arts and his MFA in media arts and design at the Bauhaus University, Weimar. He is creating experimental radio and electroacoustic music. From 2018 until 2020 he was a DAAD scholarship holder. The audio piece “Soundscapes from Ramallah, Palestine” (2020) is a 50 minutes hybrid between a radio feature and a soundscape composition. The piece is characterised as a radio feature due to its journalistic approach of interview recordings with people, and dominant soundscape composition, developing in a slow pace. Processed and raw field recordings together with interviews of people who are living or once lived in the area of Ramallah, are being used to narrate and question the soundscape of the city and its changes due to the political situation and the continuously changing reality. The closing piece is “Ptiná” (2019) which means birds in Greek. In an electroacoustic composition about birds and clusters, Ptiná transforms from concrete soundscapes to abstract surfaces.
12 February 2022
  • Luke Pendrell - THE CONCRETE ACID ECHO TAPES

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

    THE CONCRETE ACID ECHO TAPES (DR RAYPOWER vs. His Majesties LüDD PUCA) by DR. RAYPOWER from LIVE AT THE BROADMARSH SHOPPING CENTRE CHRISTMAS '92, produced by LUDD PÚCA. The Concrete acid echo tapes resurface buried signals, emitted by spectres now cast out. The brutal dance echoes like sonic plattenbau. Undergirds the Real with a fluid solvent.
  • Tom Scott - Earthloops

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

    This work is composed of analogue material recorded in the early 80’s reimagined with recent field recordings in 2021. The work maintains the presence of looped tape material and field recordings are processed via spectral filters until eventually only the spectural shifts are present. It explores the relationships between the movements of the environmental sounds and the materiality of the processed audio. 

    How do you listen? Position yourself in stillness.
     
    bellartlabs.com
    https://sites.google.com/view/acoustic-landscapes/home
  • Absolute Value of Noise and Anna Friz - Solar Radio

    12 February 2022  1:00 am - 5:00 am

    Absolute Value of Noise and Anna Friz are collaborating to produce a new outdoor sound installation for Wavefarm (located in Acra NY) in 2022. The piece centers around an automated radio station that is powered by the sun. It responds to its environment and the state of the sun by playing with simple AI sound synthesis algorithms - imitating the sounds of insects, birds, frogs, the wind moving through the trees, rain falling, magnetic phenomena and various waves. This radio piece mixes the synthetic sounds of the AI with radiophonic sounds and field recordings - featuring on-site recordings made on the land at Wavefarm. 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, ecology and infrastructure (human and extra-human, acoustic, and electro-magnetic), time perception, and various fictions. 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/
  • Helena Celle's Thinning of The Veil

    12 February 2022  5:00 am - 6:00 am

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

    12 February 2022  6:00 am - 7:00 am

    In a ghostly and nocturnal journey, the act of listening unfolds the stories of invisible lives and anonymous deaths. Night ballad for the Rio Grande is a radio piece based on field recordings and interviews with Latino migrants collected across the South of the US between 2010 and 2015. The piece is the result of the collaboration between a documentary filmmaker and a sound artist, in which music, voices, processed sounds from nature and radio excerpts are combined to produce the soundscape of a geographical and mythical space: the borderlands of the US and Mexico. 

    Dani García is a Spanish filmmaker. In 2010 he travelled for the first time to Texas to film Christmas in Icaria. He would return in 2016, to co-produce a photography publication. His latest projects have shifted towards sound: a podcast and a sound installation (What you humans call North).

    David Malatesta is a Spanish musician and composer who records as a solo artist, Malatesta, and as a member of the band Casa das Feras. As a sound artist he has made sound collages and fiction pieces for Radio ZZ and a podcast for the magazine Bcn Mes.
  • C. Lavender Circadian - Rhythm Radio (Morning)

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

    Recalling a time when radio was used as an alarm clock in the morning and left on until late at night, C. Lavender's "Circadian Rhythm Radio" seeks to bring back radio as a part of the sleep/wake cycle. By utilizing pure audio frequencies known as "isochronic tones" which manipulate brain wave states through the method of "brainwave entrainment," this piece which slowly wakes the listener up in the morning as well as helping them relax and eventually fall asleep at night. Originally created during a Wave Farm residency 2016. C. Lavender is a multi-disciplinary sound artist, sound healing practitioner and educator. She has albums and recordings featured on the labels Editions Mego, Ecstatic Peace! and RVNG Intl. She has been artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works, Harvestworks, and Wave Farm. Lavender is the author of “Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Lives” (Anthology Editions, 2020), about how listening can be a powerful source of inspiration. http://www.clavender.net http://www.lavenderhealer.com
  • Shorts 6

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

    1. Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 3: Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020 (3:55)
    2. Anne Marie Deacy -  Electronic Memory (4:48)
    3. Jeff Gburek - Angelina's Incantation (23:39)
    4. Marjorie Van Halteren - ENTROPY (Beckett was right) (5:54)
    5. Peter Basma Lord - Looking Out - Looking Over (2:54)
    6. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 6 (1:49)
    7. Viv Corringham - Shadow-walks (at home)-with Geert Vermeire (15:19)

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

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

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

    2. Anne Marie Deacy  - Electronic Memory

    A piece on found sounds and obsolete formats in three extracts. Firstly, the warming of a valve and we hear a 1950's Webster wire recorder playing a recording from a variety show in the fifties. Switched of then, on, a Philips 302 Dictaphone, on the micro tape an excerpt from an unknown man reading his dissertation. Who is it? Then rewind fast forward to the third, a blank Sony cassette tape found in a bin in a shop. On it I hear the lost voices of local people. The treasures in found sounds.

    Anne Marie Deacy is a sound artist and field recordist, based in Co.Galway, Ireland. Field recording is the foundation of her practice and using various devices she explores the heard and discreet sounds of the urban and rural landscape. She found a home for all her lost and found ideas in the medium of radio transmission and it is a platform from which she has been exploring themes around nostalgia, lost formats, sound as activism, community grieving and the inherent need we have to connect.

    https://www.annemariedeacy.com         https://www.instagram.com/forasnafuaime/?hl=en

    3. Jeff Gburek - Angelina's Incantation

    Field recording of a woman singing and tapping an aksak rhythm in the Bulgarian village of Belovo in the summer of 2021. It mingles with the sound of doves and other local birds. Her language, believed by many to be a mixture of Romany language and Turkish, remains unconfirmed. It is strongly felt by all listeners thus far to be an invocation and prayer for blessings and for relief from severe drought. She was recorded on 3 different moments and different times of the day and night. This is the longest of the captures and it has not been edited or manipulated in any way.

    4. Marjorie Van Halteren – ENTROPY (Beckett was right)

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

    Marjorie Van Halteren was born in Detroit, and lived for many years in New York City, where she was a poet, radio producer/director and commissioner of radio dramas and spoken word for WNYC Radio. She relocated to the North of France in the 1990’s, and has evolved into an electroacoustic composer and live improvisor. She sometimes broadcasts live from her Lille apartment on http://www.www.mixlr.com/eaps. http://www.electroacousticalpoeticalsociety.com.
     
    5. Peter Basma Lord - Looking Out Looking Over

    A companion piece to https://newart.city/show/lookingout-lookingover

    Pulled between places and pulled between people. A document of my mum's formative years living between Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and England. Of loss.Of longing.Of belonging. My knowledge and understanding of these places I've never visited are informed by the personal words and histories of my mum and the detached observations of Google maps and image searches.

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

    6. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 6

    For full listing see Shorts 1 Monday 7th February 8am

    http://www.cinzia-nistico.com

    7. Viv Corringham - Shadow-walks (at home)-with Geert Vermeire

    This piece represents my sung response to a narration sent to me by artist Geert Vermeire, who tells of a dream-like experience on a walk. This is a pandemic version of my long-term project Shadow-walks, in which local people take me on their special walks in a place. Then I repeat the route alone, listening for the memory of that walk and singing my response. In this new “at home” version my vocals respond to how I imagine the walk while listening to people’s verbal descriptions.

    Viv Corringham is a singer, composer and sound artist, active since the late 1970s. Her work includes concerts, sound-walks, radio pieces, workshops and installations, exploring people's sense of place and the link with personal history and memory. She holds an MA Sonic Art and a Deep Listening teaching certificate from Pauline Oliveros. Her work has been presented in twenty six countries. The Wire featured her work in an audio introduction here.

    vivcorringham.org
  • Virginia Hutchison - Stories of radical landownership in north Lewis - Chapter 6: DailbhoThuath / North Dell

    12 February 2022  9:00 am - 9:15 am

    Stories of radical land ownership in North Lewis is a project produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison, that brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Developed in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie, the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership. 

    Chapter 6 presents recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define North Dell, a gentle call and response between Gaelic and English - though not a direct translation - through the landscape, geography and history of the area. Underpinning the recital are Seismic Sounds, produced by Stephen Hurrel.

    Stories of radical landownership in North Lewis – full project info

    Produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison this project brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. Created during the COVID pandemic in 2020/2021 the project weaves together local audio archives and interviews and brings them into contemporary conversations surrounding community land ownership. With access and social distancing measures in mind the project has taken the form of a series of cast bronze artefacts temporarily sited in the landscape of North Lewis. Embedded with digital QR codes the artefacts link visitors directly to the audio works via mobile phone.

    Each of the six objects – a series of cast bronze artworks moulded from cut peat – contain conversations recorded with members of the local community. Two out of six of the artworks remain open as audio project spaces for future conversations.

    “If you didn’t know the names of these places you couldn’t talk about them..”

    Underpinning the interviews are recitals of the Gaelic place-names that define North Lewis. A gentle call and response between Gaelic and English - though not a direct translation - through the landscape, geography and history of the area.

    Looking out onto the Barvas moor visitors can be mistaken for thinking that it is an empty landscape. But listening closely to the Gaelic expressions used to describe the environment of North Lewis gives a sense of the intimate and complex relationship between people and place. A language embedded within local culture and knowledge and not always translatable.

    “Space doesn’t become a place until you interact with it. It doesn’t become a place until you name it…and it becomes a place in relation to somewhere or something else..ie. it’s always changing.”

    Permeating the voices within the audio works are recordings made from the constant movements and tectonic shifts beneath the Earth’s surface. Produced by artist Stephen Hurrel, the seismic sounds provide layers to the stories and issues that surround engagement with the landscape. Hurrel’s work with Seismic Sounds and with Gaelic speaking communities in Barra, weaves closely into the stories of radical landownership in North Lewis.  Where these conversations meet and overlap presents opportunities for wider discussions around land reform in Scotland.

    Many thanks to the Galson Estate staff and community. Special thanks to Agnes and Frank Rennie, Lisa Maclean, Annie MacSween, Iain Gordon Macdonald, Richard Collins (Edinburgh University), Edinburgh College of Art and Blackbay Recording Studios.

    This project was produced in conversation with artists Stephen Hurrel and Fiona Rennie.

    Virginia Hutchison is an artist based in Glasgow and the Isle of Lewis. Working within a predominantly social context her practice draws on the processes involved in collaborative creative production to explore how different forms of artistic engagement influence the interaction we have with our environments. Virginia currently runs the bronze casting facilities at Edinburgh College of Art and is one part of the duo ’In the Shadow of the Hand’ with artist and film-maker Sarah Forrest.

    Produced with support from Community Land Scotland and the Stove Network.

    https://www.galsontrust.com/about-clsartproject

    [1]Annie Macsween, Faclan 2020, A History with Heart and Soul – The Place-names of North Lewis, Ness Historical Society

    [2]Frank Rennie, Dùthcas 2020, The Changing Outer Hebrides – Galson and the meaning of Place



     

     

  • Sop - The Den Pt2

    12 February 2022  9:15 am - 9:30 am

    Part two of a three part soundwork. Sop, whilst shielding in the pandemic, made a secret den in the edges of a cemetery next to a wood seeking respite in nature. They document their relationship to this modest space, which they visit throughout the seasons, through narration and the soundscapes of the wood and the quiet cemetery. The work attempts to give an insight into how it felt being classed as a “clinically extremely vulnerable” person, told not to leave the house, and how this extra layer of fragility impacts on a person already living with chronic illness. 
     
    The third and final part will be in a show ‘Rooted Beings’ at Wellcome Collection at the same time as our February broadcast dates.

    Sop is a London based artist and musician working with sound, performance, writing, film and objects, frequently in collaboration with others who have also experienced chronic illness. Sop's work tends to centre modes of sociality, and explores the use of voice as gesture alongside narrative. They have a particular interest in alternative healing, especially through nature, sound, breathwork and collective group writing. They are one half of Rita Munus, they sing in Child’s Pose, drum in Woolf and their solo project is called dmf.

    https://www.instagram.com/sop__sop__sop/
  • Laura Mitchison & Steve Urquhart - The Quick and The Dead: An oral history of Brompton Cemetery Part 2: The Dead

    12 February 2022  9:30 am - 10:00 am

    We buried ourselves in a little house within Brompton Cemetery. Our mission was to find incredible oral stories from the Londoners who work, love, and dream among the gravestones. Here, in the resulting radio documentary, you’ll meet a “gilded vagrant in velvet”, a man who drilled a hole in his own head, a famous pop-artist, a funeral celebrant, an expectant mother and a rich assortment of other city-dwellers. What distinguishes Brompton Cemetery’s “field of stories” is that people flutter from one state of being into another, a bit like the butterflies and the broken angels around them. This graveyard is a green fuse for transformations - DIY brain surgery, new seasons, gender transition and life-after-death. Produced by Laura Mitchison & Steve Urquhart for On the Record, with sound design by Steve Urquhart. About On the Record - We specialise in oral history, co-production and creative media. We are a not-for-profit organisation guided by co-operative principles, founded in 2012. Oral history is a shared process of recording and archiving people's lived experiences. Before anything else we listen. We ask “what was it like to be a stay-at-home dad then?” “What is it like to be a hospital cleaner now?” Each person’s account is in its own way unique. We collaborate with the people we record, and whose stories we tell. Laura Mitchison is a co-director of On the Record and an oral historian. Steve Urqhuart is an award-winning Glasgow-based BBC radio producer, and sound artist. http://www.on-the-record.org.uk
  • Jim Cheff - Mary Farfisa's Outer Space Radio Theater: The Asterodeo

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

    Welcome to ‘Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater,’ a series of half-hour radio plays for kids, created and written by cartoonist Jim Cheff. The show follows the adventures of Mary Farfisa, an eight-year-old space girl who travels the Universe on her space horse, Briscoe — searching for songs and sounds and music and noise to catch in her audio lasso and share with the Universe! In today's episode -THE ASTERODEO - Mary Farfisa and Briscoe discover a rodeo in Outer Space – where students rope, ride and catch the musical instruments of their dreams! A children's radio series written and produced by Jim Cheff. Starring Cara Alboucq, Cat Black, Jim Cheff, Marcus Conn-Minister, Ian Robin, Brianna Robin, and Sir Tim Stokes. ©2017 Jim Cheff, All Rights Reserved
  • Tom White & Renato Grieco - Accidental Stereo at the Peninsula

    12 February 2022  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Recordings from Greenwich Peninsula, May 2019. Studio Manipulations Naples and London, 2020-2021 https://apologiesimprint.bandcamp.com/album/accidental-stereo-at-the-peninsula
  • Sol Rezza & Franco Falistoco - Yeast DNA - El ADN de la Levadura -

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

    In view of the particular situation experienced worldwide this year, an unexpected event connected us with an ancestral activity: making bread at home.

    In turn, this activity connected us to the life of a tiny being called yeast. Before starting this sound work, the production team talked to their loved ones, friends, family and acquaintances asking if this situation was replicated in their homes. To our surprise most people at some point in the confinement set out to make bread or sourdough.

    When we asked why we should make bread, we found an almost unanimous response: It makes me feel good.

    Here is the story of this tiny being who has made many of us feel good at such a particular time in human history.

    As Bruno Schulz says:

    "The first function of the spirit is to tell and create stories. The driving force of the human being is the conviction to find, at the end of one's search, the ultimate meaning of the world".

    Idea, Sound Design, Composition, Editing:
    Sol Rezza, Franco Falistoco

    Voices:
    Guillermo Peñalvez (Spanish)
    Kal Cahoone (English)
    Mariam Frick (German)

    Special thanks to those who made this production possible:
    Fenia Kotsopoulou
    Mariam Frick
    Kal Cahoone
    Lorenzo Gömez Oviedo
    Lucia Rotania Pluganou
    Maria Cristina Kasem
    Guillermo Peñalvez
    Graciela Rosa Araya

    Production:
    Sol Rezza
    Franco Falistoco 
    Sol Rezza is an Argentinean composer and sound designer fusing experimental electronics with immersive audio. A specialist in audio spatialisation and digital storytelling, she develops her work in virtual environments and live performances moving between art, psychoacoustics, and technology.

    Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she began experimenting with new forms of editing and mixing, which brought her closer to the universe of radio art and experimental radio. She lived in Mexico for 12 years, where she studied audio engineering and sound design and eventually began to develop sound atmospheres for video games, installations, and live performances.

    Her work has been published by numerous international labels including Acustronica and she has participated in a wide range of festivals such as the CTM Festival (Germany) in partnership with Deutschlandradio Kultur, MUTEK Festival (Canada), In/Out Festival (online), and File Prix Lux Festival (Brazil). She has participated in renowned artistic residencies including the Radio Art Residency at Radio Corax (Halle, Germany) in 2020 and Somerset House Studios Residency (London, England) in 2021 as part of the AMPLIFY D.A.I. Program, BINAURAL NODAR Residency 2021 (Castro Daire, Portugal).

    Rezza’s work has been featured in several spaces, media, and festivals. She is currently working on the project Does Volume Equal Power? for the Mutek Festival jointly with artists Analaucía Roeder and Gabrielle Harnois-Blouin, and is about to premiere Entre Marte y Júpiter, a work commissioned by Goethe-Institut, Uruguay.

    She currently lives and works in Argentina.

    solrezza.net

    Franco Falistoco (n.13 February 1976, Córdoba Argentina). He is a journalist, radio broadcaster, teacher and sound artist who specializes in field recordings, noise and drone.

    He is a specialist in the genre of radio art and experimental art, he directs the project of ludoexperimentation sound, deconstruction of languages of radio communication since 2011 called the Noise is the Message. It is transmitted by several radio stations around the world.

    His works are based on the physical scheme of communication, taking the body as a whole as a communication system.

    He has participated in various transmissions and festivals both as a teacher and sound artist among which are: BINAURAL NODAR Residency 2021 (Castro Daire, Portugal), Tsonami Festival 2020, Microferia de Arte Rosario 2019, 1st Congress of Talking Sound Art - Ars Sonorus, 5th Caja Negra Festival. Workshop on audio editing and its manipulation of sound matter 2017.

    His work is mainly characterised by the recording, manipulation and reinterpretation of the soundscape.

    His works have been published by several international labels.

    elruidoeselmensaje.com
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Sylvain Souklaye - Soliloquy in motion (11:45)
    2) Alice Kemp - Corpse Garden Practices (3:28)
    3) MMEdUO - The Gap (1:11)
    4) Siobhain Ma - Paraselene (5:28)

     
    1) Sylvain Souklaye - Soliloquy in motion 

    Soliloquy in motion is a fight between an empty space and a sonic parasite. Far away from France, locked and masked up in Brooklyn, it has been two years without holding my chosen family members in my arms. I explore possibilites to synchronise body language, sonic friction and interrogative narrative to offer an unknown imaginary land to animpalpable audience.
    For how long can I remember the others inside the dimension of absence?

    Sylvain Souklaye is a Brooklyn-based French multimodal artist researching and performing about epigenetics trauma. His methods involve unsettling,intimate and collective experiences.

     

    2) Alice Kemp -  Corpse Garden Practices
    from the album '9 Dreams In Erotic Mourning'.



    3) MMEdUO - The Gap
     
     

    4) Siobhain Ma - Paraselene




     
  • MMEdUO - I all go rhythmus

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

    I all go rythmus describes a series of laconic islands with the most diverse vegetation of dense voice fragments and clearings, which we follow along a Hummingway, fringed by repetitive blurred and unfiltered reflections and recordings In “I all go rythmus”, MME dUO challenges and explores above all the crazy wilderness of gaps, over and through which to stumble, to explore what is in between, above, below and beside. Since 2016 Cologne based Patricia Koellges and Tamara Lorenz make use of a variety of instruments and devices: DIY electroacoustics, small synths, loopers, tuning forks, e-bass, percussion and voice are thrown into the game and shape a sound in the tradition of Musique concrete, Post Punk and factual Dada that is as diverse as it is striking in it’s interplay between dissonant sounds and harmonic sequences, breaks between a-tactical accents and continuous rhythms, the supposed familiarity of spoken language, which is nevertheless alienated by fragmentation, give rise to unusual sound collages in the overall work that explores the potential for ambiguity that arises from the interweaving of a variety of disciplines, including video, sound, collage, sculpture, fashion and photography. http://www.mme-duo.de https://mmeduo.bandcamp.com https://www.instagram.com/mme_duo/
  • Shorts 20

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

    1. Rebecca Wilcox - I am what i left with (9:52)
    2. Cecilia Tyrrell - Sirens Dawn (10:56)
    3. Tara Guram - Elegy (2:05)
    4. Daniel Federico Arana - A Burned Dream (10:56)
    5. Jason Bolte - AridFlow (6:34)
    6. Niamh Gibbs - The Trees Speak (6:09)
    7. Sebastián Ernesto Pafundo - Boreal (6:55)
    8. Ilaria Boffa - Home Happens
        
    1. Rebecca Wilcox - I am what i left with
     
    Rebecca Wilcox lives in Glasgow and works with writing, audio and performance, often using voice as a tool. She's interested in apperception, infrastructures and the poetics produced between sensory engagements and the written and spoken word.

    2. Cecilia Tyrrell - Sirens Dawn
     
    Blurring the boundaries between land and sea, Sirens Dawn creates a seascape in constant flux with its identity—ever changing, always in motion. A sonic topography inspired and partly arranged from recordings made around a sound mirror on the South East coast of England (UK). The mirror, itself, stands dormant as it waits, facing outward away from land. Sound markers and siren warnings; still it listens, quietly detecting.

    Cecilia Tyrrell is an artist originally from London, UK. She uses her interest in sound to illuminate processes and systems that go unnoticed by the human experience by creating soundscapes that draw upon ecology and psychogeographies through virtual and physical space.

    3. Tara Guram - Elegy

    Tara Guram (b. 1971):Initially a geneticist, Tara was subsequently a prize-winning postgraduate student at the Royal College of Music. Her music has been played in Britain,
    Mexico, Germany, Switzerland & France; broadcast on BBC Radio 3 & BBC Sounds; published by the Compendium Musicae Flauta and recorded for sargasso Records. Commissions include the Brighton Festival, International Harp Festival, Street Orchestra Live and Animo. Tara’s Piano Sonata has been recorded by Anna Kislitsyna, for the PARMA label and will be premiered at Carnegie Hall. Tara’ s Solo Viola Sonata will be published by Gems Music Publications, and recorded by Peter Sulski for PARMA.     http://www.taraguram.com

    4.  Daniel Federico Arana -A Burned Dream

    A Burned Dream is a work that takes specific sound elements, mixed with samples of traditional instruments and sounds from synthesizers. The work is currently based on racism, with its epicenter in the US with the George Floyd case, but which crosses the world with discrimination and xenophobia and racism. The voices are that of black civil rights fighters Marthin Luther King and Malcolm X.  I have a dream but that dream disappeared, it burned. Daniel Arana 

    Daniel Federico Arana esun compositor nacido en la ciudad Tres Arroyos (provincia de Bs. As., República Argentina) y que actualmente reside en Monte Grande (provincia de Bs. As.). EsLicenciado en Composición con Medios Electroacústicos de la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes. En el año 2016 cursó el posgrado de MúsicaExpandida en la Universidad Nacional de San Martín. Actualmente realiza presentaciones performáticas con poetas, actores y bailarines, realizando música en vivo y procesamiento de la señal en tiempo real. También realiza música paracortos de video arte que se presentan en distintos festivales alrededor del mundo.

    5. Jason Bolte - AridFlow

    AridFlow was inspired by the spring thaw in the Gallatin Range south of Bozeman, MT. The work was commissioned by the Zaccho Dance Theater (San Francisco) and Artistic Director, Joanna Haigood.  The composition was premiered as part of a Spring Thirst, presented by Mountain Time Arts.

    Jason Bolte is a composer and educator. He currently resides in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Barbara, their two beautiful daughters, and friendly dog Allie. Jason teaches music technology and composition at Montana State University where he serves as the Interim Director of the School of Music. Jason’s music explores the North American Mountain West, modular synthesis and live performance, intersections of music, art, and science, and other areas he finds compelling.

    6. Niamh Gibbs - The Trees Speak

    The Trees Speak blends sound design, musical tones and voice to create the atmosphere of an eerie, mournful forest. The work is about humankind’s neglect of nature over the years and the fact that as we move further towards technological advancement we lose our connection with nature. This mix between technology and nature is reflected in the sound design, with sounds reminiscent of the wind, birds and outdoors which are both natural and synthetic in tone. The words spoken are from the viewpoint of the different plants within the forest, conversing about the way the world is changing.

    Niamh is classical musician and composer from the UK. She has much experience performing both as a soloist and within musical ensembles. She recently performed as a member of the band Gypsy Life for the BBC’s 75th Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony. Niamh writes a wide variety of original music, her song ‘Earth Rotating’ was highly commended in the 2020 Tune Into Nature Music Competition by Selfridges and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Niamh is the founder of Fantasy Fusion Music Studios which creates ambient, ethereal soundtracks. Her PhD research focuses on the use of sound design to evoke fantasy and uncanny atmospheres.

    7. Sebastián Ernesto Pafundo  - Boreal

    The work a Nordic soundscape with elements of their music: Jounikko, lovikka appear in the work, as well as the recorded sound of the Northern Lights. Other elements of processed sounds also appear.

    Argentine music teacher, composer and bassist. Graduated from the Municipal Institute of Music of Avellaneda, complementary studies at the Superior Conservatory and Falla "Higher Diploma in Contemporary Music". Participating in different festivals and projects at the National and International level,.Member of Alternative Sonoridades "MúsicaContemporánea Argentina". Currently playing experimental free jazz in "Horaciotíotrío".  I participate in the transdisciplinary laboratory 2020 (Directorate of Artistic Education of Buenos Aires) Also in FIBA "International Festival of Buenos Aires".  Sound researcher and plastic artist.
    Name :Sebastián Ernesto Pafundo
    https://sebastianpafu.blogspot.com/?m=1     https://m.soundcloud.con/user-900783100

    8. Ilaria Boffa - Home Happens
    This sonopoem reflects on how profound relationships could be considered homes, powerful and kind of magic connections between space, time and beings that simply happen.
    Field recording taken in Gubbio (Italy) in 2021.
     
    ‘Home happens’
    They uprooted the twin poplar on the opposite riverine side
    where its mate still sways.
    The updated setting altered the acoustic mirror effect
    the sense of companionship one had walking by that spot.
    It was the beginning of the summer.
    The operation was planned as part of the cleaning.

    Everything reconfigures. Covertly, lest one shrieks in native tongue
    crammed into vowels wide open. For growing takes years.
    We may demolish a house, abandon it and squat elsewhere.
    Ecosystems rewild constantly.
    But the unique link between place, beings and timespan
    just occurs. Home happens.

    https://soundcloud.com/ilaria_boffa  https://linktr.ee/ilariaboffaIB
  • Manja Ristić - The Desire of My Heart

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

    Manja Ristić is a violinist, sound artist, published poet, curator and researcher. She graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Music (2001) and was awarded a PGDip as a Solo/Ensemble Recitalist from the Royal College of Music, London (2004). As a classical solo and chamber musician as well as a composer and an improv musician Manja has performed all across Europe and the US, and has been involved in collaborations with established conductors and performers, multimedia artists, poets, theatre and movie directors. Manja’s sound related research besides contemporary performance in the field of instrumental electro–acoustics, is focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sound and field recording as well as experimental radio arts.

    Manja is the founder of the Association of Multimedia Artists Auropolis (since 2004), that by her guidance developed a distinctive number of cultural events, international projects, cultural conferences and educational platforms in the fields of scene and multimedia arts. She works and lives on the island of Korčula, Croatia.

    http://manjaristic.blogspot.com/

    https://manjaristic.bandcamp.com/

    https://sonicmatter.bandcamp.com/
  • Buffer Zone

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

    01) Alice Kemp -  The Painting In The Chapel Under The Stairs (4:10)
    02) Feronia Wennborg - In new constellations (5:43)
    03) Marco Paltrinieri - Together (6:05)

    01) Alice Kemp -  The Painting In The Chapel Under The Stairs
    from the album '9 Dreams In Erotic Mourning'.


    02) Feronia Wennborg - In new constellations

    In newconstellations is a piece produced for the digital festival AMPLIFY: Quarantine2020. The piece explores the acoustic and affective residue of domestic tasksand of the recording process itself.

    03) Marco Paltrinieri - Together 

    From the album 'The Weaver'.

    The Weaver is the debut solo album by the multidisciplinary artist and Discipula collective member Marco Paltrinieri.

    Merging spoken words with field recordings, electro-acoustic textures and relics of found melodies, The Weaver brings to life, across 6 movements, the memories and thoughts of a creature living in a world in which the distinction between reality and simulation, as well as between psychic space and external environment seems to have definitely collapsed.

    The album stems from Paltrinieri’s ongoing interest in the cognitive and perceptual mutations caused by the irreversible technologization of our lives. Drawing upon the speculative power of fiction, The Weaver aims at creating a multilayered and non-linear narrative in which sounds and words are used to conjure images from an unknown and yet unsettlingly familiar dimension. 

     
  • Siobhain Ma & Rhiannon Walsh - Journey Through The Auricle

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

    “Journey Through the Auricle” is a voyage through an elevator centring on exploration and internal and external discovery. Stop one consists of a commission from your ears. They have enlisted our help to clear out the clutter and clatter of what is going on upstairs. Stop two takes you to an unknown land, rich in colour and restorative light beams. While stop three nourishes your roots and provides a sound bath for the senses. Throughout this collaborative piece Siobhain channels the imagined environments through dreamlike synths, while Rhiannon uses metallic and machine-like sound and voices that are not her own.


    Siobhain Ma is a sound artist who explores themes of identity, environment and (sometimes) the supernatural in her work.

    Rhiannon Walsh is a sometimes audio maker, writer and Reiki practitioner. She enjoys producing content centred around the body, nature, rest and meditation – including ASMR.




  • Trevor Pitt - The Great Barnfield Rambles

    12 February 2022  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Radio programme about the life and work of outsider artist Fred Barnfield (1935 – 2013). Based on interviews with people who knew him well, the programme unravels the paradox of a how a working class Black Country man became a conceptual artist.

    Commissioned for Blast! Festival Trevor Pitt rambled (talked) with people who knew Fred to create an audio installation and led a ramble (walked) on the festival’s final weekend, taking in locations in Wednesbury that were significant to Fred, providing an opportunity to dig deeper into the stories that made him such a fascinating character.

    Trevor Pitt is a Birmingham based artist and curator with a track record of creating inventive, intelligent and collaborative projects in galleries and community contexts.
    He works in various formats including installation, music, performance, public art, exhibitions and events and supports artists to develop their creative ventures.

    https://trevorpitt.co.uk/index.php/work/the_great_barnfield_rambles
  • Human Heads - In the afternoon

    12 February 2022  4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

    A live olfactory transmission composed of song-speech, field recordings, synth excursions and guest contributions from friends. A playful extended presentation of sounds released on Fractal Meat Cuts (2021), which included a vial of scent mixed by Clara Weale at the Library of Olfactive Material (Glasgow). Listeners can request a vial prior to the broadcast, for the full audio-olfactory experience. Responses from other collaborators to the broadcast’s sounds and smells will weave in and out of our performance. Human Heads are an electro-sprechgesang duo from Glasgow featuring Hannah Ellul and Ben Ellul-Knight.
  • Julia Carolin Kothe | Yulia - ‘a blunt object or piece of clay dropped onto a hard surface with medium impact’

    12 February 2022  4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

    Spoken-Word | Soundscape recorded in an installation at Tontine in Glasgow | September 2019.

    ‘a blunt object or piece of clay dropped onto a hard surface with medium impact’ explores the relationship between digital devices and our bodies, for example the tangible physical shock sensation felt when perceiving a shattered screen surface. The piece explores the relationship between digital consumerism and sleep as an anti-capitalist state of quiet resistance.

    In seven scenes, the self-proclaimed producer of the work reads a text about the production of artistic work, working with her hands and proximity to haptic material. The protagonist suggests altering the exhibition, talks about possible actions by the producer and the audience. An abstract, monotonous sound piece wafting up and down is played, consisting of the vibrations of a smartphone recorded on various materials and surfaces. The words are text suggestions from the protagonist's smartphone, which she uses in English and German.

    Concept | Installation – Julia Carolin Kothe
    Performance | Voice – Yulia
    Recording – Kien Denier
    Technical support – Rosa Farber
    Photos – Wassili Widmer


    Julia Carolin Kothe | Yulia

    Julia Carolin Kothe’s artistic work moves between various media, materials and (collaborative) formats – at the crossroads of sculpture, text, sound, choreography and performance. Her practice evolves in non-linear acts or chapters based on narratives combining fiction and theory that respond to particular conditions of spaces and the bodies within it. The processual nature of her practice breaks away from the notion of a singular, finished work. Instead, her work offers the spectator a spatial, atmospheric, physical and psychological experience, casting an unforeseen light on particular environments and contexts. In auto-fictional texts, multi-logues and sonic encounters, Yulia reflects on making and the uncertainty associated with it. She speaks about intimacy as well as fragility and creates seductive as well as subversive states.
     
    http://www.juliacarolinkothe.de
    @julia.ko_
    https://www.instagram.com/julia.ko_/
  • Mary Hurrell - Blush Response/PERISCOPE

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

    Blush Response (15 minutes) was originally made as a soundtrack to an exhibition. The piece is composed of natural and synthesized vocal fragments and a text stemming from Hurrell’s research into Jacob Epstein’s tomb for Oscar Wilde at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Made in 1914 and inspired by Wilde’s poem ‘The Sphinx’, the tomb has evoked a tradition whereby visitors kiss the statue after applying lipstick to their mouth, leaving a ‘print’ of the kiss on the stone. In 2011, however, a glass barrier was erected around it to make the monument ‘kiss-proof’. Blush Response excavates ideas around touch, absence, memorialized and replicant bodies in a poetic meditation on multiplicities found within feminine symbols and representations of love and desire. Featuring Hurrell’s text read by an automated reader, evoking different colours that could be left by lipstick on the stone surfaces – e.g. ‘cake, flame, grenadine, rococo’ – Blush Response explores a perceptual synaesthesia between hearing, touching, and moving through imagined and digital tomb-like spaces that oscillate between stasis and transformation.
    (Blush Response is the first work produced as part of an eponymous live performance and exhibition organised by NıCOLETTı at Exo Exo, Paris; with the generous support of Fluxus Art Projects and the French Institute in London.)

    PERISCOPE (15 minutes) is the soundtrack to a performance for camera film captured in the City of London during the third Lockdown in 2021. The film composes a text written by Hurrell and read by an automated reader, processed vocals and field recordings, with moving images shot on four cameras. Articulating a movement of language and a language of movement, PERISCOPE conflates antithetic registers of technology and flesh, intimacy and alienation, the surveyor and the surveyed. In this work Hurrell considers the body as a liquid perspective, stretching through emotional and physical densities, elasticities and compressions.
    (Opening sequence text extract from E.E. Cummings “Crepuscule”. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.)
     
    b.1982 South Africa, lives and works in London

    Mary Hurrell is an interdisciplinary artist working across sound, performance and sculpture to explore choreography of the body; she is interested in forms of language and movement in relation to physical and psychological experience.
    Recent performances and exhibitions include; Blush Response (2021) Nicoletti Audio; UNDEX at Jupiter Rising Festival, Edinburgh (2019); Cafe OTO, London (2019); Movement Study 6 (Maxxinna), The Bower, London, (2018); ちょう¬, Yamakiwa Gallery, Japan (2018); 3 (OXIORCAD), Flat Time House, 2 (AERIAL), Kunstraum, London; 1(Pitch), organised by fluent at Centro Botin, Spain (2018); StereoSkin, Herdubreid Biosal, Iceland (2017); Movement Study 5 (Pearlex), David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2016); EROTIC MECHANICS, 10 Martello Street, London, (2016)
     
    https://maryhurrrell.cargo.site/ 
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Marco Paltrinieri - The Valley (6:34)
    2) Alice Kemp - Songs in the Key of NO - 08 Hot Fat Conduit (3:07)
    3) Feronia Wennborg - Voice once (2:38)
    4) Helen McCrorie and Richy Carey -  we know a better word than happy (5 mins aprox)

    1) Marco Paltrinieri - The Valley

    From the album 'The Weaver'.

    The Weaver is the debut solo album by the multidisciplinary artist and Discipula collective member Marco Paltrinieri.

    Merging spoken words with field recordings, electro-acoustic textures and relics of found melodies, The Weaver brings to life, across 6 movements, the memories and thoughts of a creature living in a world in which the distinction between reality and simulation, as well as between psychic space and external environment seems to have definitely collapsed.

    The album stems from Paltrinieri’s ongoing interest in the cognitive and perceptual mutations caused by the irreversible technologization of our lives. Drawing upon the speculative power of fiction, The Weaver aims at creating a multilayered and non-linear narrative in which sounds and words are used to conjure images from an unknown and yet unsettlingly familiar dimension. 

    2) Alice Kemp - Songs in the Key of NO - 08 Hot Fat Conduit

     
    3) Feronia Wennborg - Voice once

    Voice onceworks with one sound sample as material base for a composition. A recording ofnonverbal vocalisations made while spending time alone in the flat of a friend,is digitally processed and reimagined.

    4) Helen McCrorie and Richy Carey- We know a better word than happy,



     Recordings by Helen McCrorie at The Children's Wood Glasgow

    Recorded with school and nursery groups in The Children's wood in Maryhill Glasgow, a green space established by 10 years of community activism and rewilding. The work was a response to the unthinkable reality of many city children being completely confined indoors during lockdown, and to UK governments and councils neglecting to recognise children's right to play. 

    Child psychologist Donald Winnicott said that through play we learn to negotiate between the inner world of the imagination and the self, and the outer world of the environment and others. The work attempts to express this urgency and complexity of play, taking us on journey through the creative possibilities of an urban green space: from physical and exploratory to sensory and imaginary play as the children delight in their own agency. 

     

     

     
  • C9 Marco Paltrinieri - Untitled (an anecdote)

    12 February 2022  6:00 pm - 6:20 pm

    Untitled (an anecdote) is a composition that tells the story of a journey away from reality and towards what could be a newfound awareness for some or perhaps madness for others. But there is no moral to be drawn here. Instead, what matters is the experience of listening itself, to be understood as an act of openness to the possible. In a world largely dominated by the immediacy of vision, I do believe in the role of other senses in bringing a renewed depth to the experience of the world itself and to our role in it. Starting from these assumptions, Untitled (an anecdote) has a twofold nature: on the one hand it is an homage to the ability of sound to help reconsidering reality and to foster imagination and on the other, it relies on such qualities to accentuate the nuances of the story while experimenting with narrative possibilities. — Written, recorded and mixed by Marco Paltrinieri Words by Marco Paltrinieri Voice by Lucie Page Mastered by Renato Grieco Artwork by Mirko Smerdel Marco Paltrinieri is based in Milan, Italy. He is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and founding member of the artistic research collective Discipula. Working mainly with sound and writing, his practice is concerned with the tension between humanity’s aspirations and our inescapable condition of fragility, decay and mortality. His first solo album, “The Weaver”, was released by Canti Magnetici in 2020. He is currently teaching Visual Culture at Cfp Bauer in Milan, Italy. https://mrcpltrnr.tumblr.com/ https://www.instagram.com/marcopaltrinieri_/
  • Frederico Pessoa - O poder do povo vai construir um mundo novo

    12 February 2022  6:20 pm - 6:40 pm

    O poder do povo vai construir um mundo novo (The power of the people will build a new world) This is a song made up of pieces from the recording of a public demonstration against Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president held in July, in Belo Horizonte. People were in the streets with their bodies, voices and percussion instruments to make themselves heard, demanding vaccine, shouting against corruption, against the attack on the of human rights carried out by the government and calling for the president’s impeachment. Frederico Pessoa is a brazilian sound artist and musician who has been presenting solo and group exhibitions, sound and multimedia performances and working with other artists in different projetcs and languages.He has studied classical guitar and has a PhD in Arts from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He is interested in the relations between sound and politics; sound and other artistic languages; sound, body and space; simple technologies and the vibrational aspect of day to day life and its effects on our bodies. http://www.fredericopessa.net Instagram: @—fpessoa
  • Manfredi Clemente - Rito n°1

    12 February 2022  6:40 pm - 7:00 pm

    Rite#1 is the first of a series of works that inhabit the boundary between composition and sound installation, focused on the theme of the relationship Culture-Nature. This pair is made up of two opposed terms that permeate and repel each other at the same time.Rituality, performance, art have often attempted a connection between the two, despite the difficulty of a mutual exclusion. This work is itself a moment ofreflection about the impossibility of this relationship: it tries to establish a specific rituality, a specific language, unifying sound synthesis, naturalistic and urban field recording in a contemplative flow.

     Manfredi Clemente is a composer and sound artist based in Palermo (IT). His aesthetical research focuses on the phenomenology of recorded sound and sound spaces. He often composes for theatre and performances and works as a sound engineer for classical music recordings. His compositions are played all around the world and have received several international recognitions including: 1st prize at Prix Presque Rien 2019, prize Banc d’Essai 2018 of the GRM, finalist at Prize Franz Liszt 2017, 1st Prize at Di_Stanze 2014. At the moment he is Professor of Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatorio Rossini of Pesaro (IT).

     http://www.manfrediclemente.it


  • Live-to-Air - Alice Kemp, Teresa Cos & Tom White

    12 February 2022  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


    Alice Kemp - untitled

    Catalina Barroso-Luque & Feronia Wennborg - R-22.2 (cancelled)

    Teresa Cos & Tom White - SEELONCE

    Alice Kemp (b.1972, UK) explores an idiosyncratic praxis comprising experimental music, audio composition, public/private performance, installation, drawing, writing, and object making. Her cryptic yet coherent work is informed by states of subtle trance, dream and disturbance, evolving a private mythology through stillness, boundaries and aural stimuli. She has presented live art and released audio/musical works internationally. Kemp is a Schimpfluch affiliate and human ex-voto, living and working in Devon, England.

    alicekemp.net

    alicekemp.bandcamp.com

    soundcloud.com/alicekemp

    “R-22.2” is a performance collaboratively produced by Catalina Barroso-Luque and Feronia Wennborg. The story follows Refrigerant Gas 22 as they make their way through the distinct environments in a fridge cooling system. R-22 is one and many, embodying both dark and jovial aspects of individual and collective existence. The basis for this domestic sci-fi tale was produced in quarantine using home recordings, noises, voices, and interactions with everyday objects. Originally commissioned as a sound piece for Wysing Broadcast, the story takes new multidimensional form as a performance for Radiophrenia.

    Choreography by Salma Françoise Faraji.

    Catalina Barroso-Luque is a Mexican artist who constructs narratives, makes images and hosts intimate events. Writing is at the heart of her practice and relies on techniques of performativity and vocality, alongside processes of disassembly, reassembly, and translation. Catalina works with other practitioners. Making is carried across bodies and territories, resulting in artworks that are voiced between tongues. In 2021 Catalina launched She’s a bit much (abitmuch.netin collaboration with Jude Browning, an online publishing platform that is sensitive, sick and cloyingly sweet. Catalina has also been working with Daniella Valz Gen on Deslices, a correspondence series for Glasgow International 2021, Montez Press Radio (New York 2021) and Desbordes / Deshacer in post[s] (Quito 2022). Other new work include: Berta Esmeralda, a short story about a macaw, Gutter Magazine Vol. 24 (Glasgow 2021;) and Xaxalpa, a Mexican gothic memoir for Bricks from the Kiln V (London 2022).

    http://catalinabarroso-luque.com

    Feronia Wennborg is an artist, musician and arts programmer based in Glasgow, working interdisciplinary with a focus on sound. Her work collects traces of intimacy and friendship through processes of recording, transcription and digital transformation. She often works in close collaboration with others and is part of the music duo soft tissue together with Simon Weins. In 2019-2021 she was a programme committee member at the artist-run space Market Gallery. Her work has been presented and commissioned by institutions, festivals and artist-run initiatives in the UK and internationally, including: Wysing Arts Centre, West den Haag, ArtVerona, CCA Glasgow, The Pipe Factory, Counterflows & Radiophrenia.

    http://www.feroniawennborg.com

     SEELONCE is a live audio-visual collaborative work for radio and video stream. The piece explores the possibilities of topographic extremes of listening, the precariousness of communication and sonic-cinematic tropes. The live performance will be instructed by a graphic score, punctuated by a musical theme manipulated throughout, combined with Improvisational and concrète elements imagining the soundtrack to an undetermined car journey reaching the end of the radio signal. 
     

    Teresa Cos is an artist exploring the processes of memory and repetition underlying history, society and human psychology, similarly to those inherent to sound and image composition. Her interdisciplinary practice encompasses film, video and sound installation, visual scoring, experimental music composition and performance. Teresa has presented and performed her work in various international contexts including: Cafè Oto, 3rd Industrial Art Biennial, Argos Centre for Audiovisual Arts, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Casino Luxembourg, bb15, Q-O2, Fondazione Baruchello, Kanal-Centre Pompidou, The Mac – Metropolitan Arts Centre Belfast, Les Ateliers Claus, Centrale Fies, Mostyn Gallery and the 14th Venice International Architecture Biennial. She has released work on Takuroku and Umland Editions/Q-2 and self-releases her ever growing Archive of Loops. Teresa has taken part in several international residency programmes, including WIELS, Jan Van Eyck Academy, Visio-European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images and the Botín Foundation workshop with Tacita Dean.

    http://www.teresacos.com
    https://teresacos.bandcamp.com/
    https://soundcloud.com/teresacos

    Tom White is a London-based artist focusing predominantly on sound-based practices such as live performance, installation, recordings, composition for dance and film. He is interested in the physicality and phenomena of sound; how it can be felt by the body and experienced in architectural space. Past projects include commissions and appearances for Radiophrenia, Glasgow (CCA); BRAUBLFF (KRAAK & De Player); Whitechapel Gallery, London & Colour out of Space Festival, Brighton. Recent collaborators include Surface Area Dance Theatre, Maya Dunietz, Ben Knight, Renato Grieco and Lia Mazzari.He has performed extensively across the UK and Europe, traveled to North America & Japan and had work published by labels such as Takuroku (Cafe OTO), Glistening Examples, Vitrine, Chocolate Monk, Calling Cards Publishing and South London Gallery. He won the British Composer Award in 2014 (Sonic Art) for Public Address, commissioned by South London Gallery. In 2016 he founded Apologies in Advance; a platform for artists presenting work in progress performances.

    https://tomwhitesound.com/
    https://tomwhite.bandcamp.com/
    https://soundcloud.com/tomwhites

     

     

  • Dosimat - Cast A Circle

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

    Slide out of winter and into spring. A Collaborative ensemble of Dosimat is a polyglot depot for municipal events.
  • C. Lavender - Circadian Rhythm Radio (Night)

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

    Recalling a time when radio was used as an alarm clock in the morning and left on until late at night, C. Lavender's "Circadian Rhythm Radio" seeks to bring back radio as a part of the sleep/wake cycle. By utilizing pure audio frequencies known as "isochronic tones" which manipulate brain wave states through the method of "brainwave entrainment," this piece which slowly wakes the listener up in the morning as well as helping them relax and eventually fall asleep at night. Originally created during a Wave Farm residency 2016. C. Lavender is a multi-disciplinary sound artist, sound healing practitioner and educator. She has albums and recordings featured on the labels Editions Mego, Ecstatic Peace! and RVNG Intl. She has been artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works, Harvestworks, and Wave Farm. Lavender is the author of “Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Lives” (Anthology Editions, 2020), about how listening can be a powerful source of inspiration. http://www.clavender.net http://www.lavenderhealer.com
  • Radioart106 - Ep5 Eleftherios Krysalis - Politics of Listening

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

    radioart106 #130 Eleftherios Krysalis Politics of Listening This show starts with the introduction of Palestinian freedom fighter Maher alAkhras who has been on Hunger Strike for 70 days now, since the beginning of his administrative detention by the Israeli state. Please sign the petition calling for the immediate release of Maher alAkhras here: https://www.atzuma.co.il/maheralahras Eleftherios Krysalis completed his BA in art history and theory at the Athens School of Fine Arts and his MFA in media arts and design at the Bauhaus University, Weimar. He is creating experimental radio and electroacoustic music. From 2018 until 2020 he was a DAAD scholarship holder. The audio piece “Soundscapes from Ramallah, Palestine” (2020) is a 50 minutes hybrid between a radio feature and a soundscape composition. The piece is characterised as a radio feature due to its journalistic approach of interview recordings with people, and dominant soundscape composition, developing in a slow pace. Processed and raw field recordings together with interviews of people who are living or once lived in the area of Ramallah, are being used to narrate and question the soundscape of the city and its changes due to the political situation and the continuously changing reality. The closing piece is “Ptiná” (2019) which means birds in Greek. In an electroacoustic composition about birds and clusters, Ptiná transforms from concrete soundscapes to abstract surfaces.
  • Radioart106 - Ep6: Colonial War and Mental Disorders

    12 February 2022  11:00 pm - 13 February 2022  12:00 am

    radioart106 #132 Colonial War and Mental Disorders

    This broadcast highlights the release of the album “Colonial War and Mental Disorders” by Meira Asher (Voice, Electronics), Eran Sachs (No-input Mixer) and Dave Phillips (Electronics, Field Recordings).
    Part two of a trilogy to be released on cassette and digital via Raash Records (RR) on 27.11.2020.

    Colonial War and Mental Disorders was performed and recorded live on stage in May 2019. It is a Sound-Text rendering of three cases, described and analysed by Frantz Fanon as they appear in the fifth chapter of his book ‘The Wretched Of The Earth’ (1961). In this section, Fanon deals with the problem of mental disorders born out of the national war of liberation waged by the Algerian people.

    Individual creations by the artists involved in this release are also included: ‘we know enough to know how much we will never know’ and ‘the construct’ by Dave Phillips from 2015, ‘Specters of Manshiyya‘ by Eran Sachs from 2014, ’Still Sleeping’ by Meira Asher from 2016 and Cases nr. one and three from ‘Colonial War and Mental Disorders’ are played in the beginning and the end of the show.

    Colonial War and Mental Disorders (Asher. Zax & dp, 2020)
    read more
    https://raashrecords.bandcamp.com

    we know enough to know how much we will never know and The Construct (Dave Phillips, 2015)
    Speaks of knowledge/intelligence - logical/rational (male) and gut/heart intelligence. Is that enough/too much/not enough?
    read more
    http://www.davephillips.ch

    Specters of Manshiyya (Eran Sachs, 2014)
    A spatially diffused electro-acoustic piece. Composed as part of the Echoing Yafa project, created by sociologist Miriam Schickler.
    read more
    https://eransachs.wordpress.com

    Still Sleeping (Meira Asher, 2016)
    In memory of Mohammed Abu Khdeir who was murdered by Jewish Israeli ultra nationalists on July 2, 2014. He was 16 years old.
    read more
    https://www.meiraasher.net

    Playlist:
    Case #1 - Colonial War and Mental Disorders - Asher.Zax & dp
    we know enough to know how much we will never know - Dave Phillips
    Specters of Manshiyya (part1) - Eran Sachs
    Still Sleeping - Meira Asher
    Specters of Manshiyya (part2) - Eran Sachs
    The Construct - Dave Phillips
    Case #3 - Colonial War and Mental Disorders - Asher. Zax & dp









     

     
13 February 2022
  • Dai Coelacanth - Radio Graveyard

    13 February 2022  12:00 am - 6:00 am

    Graveyard radio the graveyard slot the graveyard shift radio graveyard hello I am Dai Coelacanth and I will be taking your calls on the psychic hotline take your wig off and relax there is no point getting in a spin six hours of all action reportage shouting fuzz hiss interspersed with snippets from the hit parade welcome home come on in and close the door.
  • Attorneys General - If I'm Fool Enough to See This

    13 February 2022  6:00 am - 6:15 am

    An improvised piece based on a random track found on a vinyl Reader's Digest collection of music from the 1940's played back through an excised Audiotronics 304E elementary school record player from the 1960's. Specific source track is "My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?)” by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (Eugenie Baird, vocal). Manipulation tools used were a Korg Kaoss Pad (v. 3) and a TC Electronic Ditto Looper. Created in the hours straddling June 1 and June 2, 2020.


    Attorneys General is a project led by Matthew Byars of DC-based band The Caribbean. A formative experience for Byars as a listener was hearing the work of soundman Martin Swope of Mission of Burma on their seminal 1985 live record, The Horrible Truth About Burma, in which Swope, using a reel-to-reel tape machine, captured, looped, manipulated, and destroyed elements of the band’s sound in spontaneous and unexpected ways. Byars has adapted this approach to live performance scenarios, but also to obscure vinyl recordings, as demonstrated on “If I’m Fool Enough to See This.”


    http://attorneysgeneral.space
  • Helena Celle's Time Binding Ensemble - Be Still and Know

    13 February 2022  6:15 am - 7:00 am

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

    13 February 2022  7:00 am - 9:00 am

    A place. Bounded by the Bering Sea and mountains; land lived on and from for generations. Walk, stand, look at, over and across the land; scrub, hill, marsh, river, sea, town, gold. In this composition of field recordings and poetry, through seven replicated walks I explore embodied time, distance and movement across this place. Each day re-sets the image of this place; a new walk, a fresh exploration, an open path - the same place. Each replication is walked once; sequential sections of seven walks; seven consecutive days - seven days in June - one place in seven movements.

    My practice reflects my experience of being in and walking through natural environments. I use sound recording and text to 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. Written or spoken and transcribed notes made whilst walking provide the material for poems, often in the form of haiku, and other text works. I have exhibited nationally and internationally and have created radio works for Framework Radio, Resonance EXTRA and Radiophrenia.

    https://martinpeccles.com
  • Shorts 7

    13 February 2022  9:00 am - 10:00 am

    1. Nick Murray - RE H O M E (14:37)/2. Akari Komura - On the breath (2:55)/3. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half (3:20)/4. Vincent Eoppolo - Jeanne d’Arc (3:39)/5. Ivan Palacký- BaBa Vanga: Predictions. sPace odyssey A poem by Dmitri miticov (20:49)/ 6. Daria Baiocchi - Hyperloop (3:30) 7. Charles Coes - A Warm Day in February (5:07) 8. Claire Barwell - Flat Life Number 2 (2:00)/ 9. Johnny Dixon - Pill Pieces 1 (1:17)

    1 Nick Murray -  RE H O M E

     'H O M E' was an anthology of visual poetry published by Colliding Lines, asking ten poets to submit work for reinterpretation by five typographic artist. Neither poet nor designer spoke to one another, and neither knew the other's work prior to this project. The resulting pieces represent two perspectives – graphic and text, author and interpreter. Continuing from where the anthology left off project sound designer Nick Murray created an audio response to each poem, building a sonic landscape around each poet's voice. The result is one continuous piece, embellishing, accompanying and re-contextualising as Nick wanders poem to poem.

    Nick Murray is a producer, composer and artist making interactive sonic and narrative work focusing on loss and digital cultures. This often takes the form of games, interactive poetry and performance. Nick is a producer for Now Play This at Somerset House, and associate producer with Penned in the Margins, as well as producer for several individual artists.

    Colliding Lines is a small publisher and production house bringing together international artists from different creative disciplines to create new and exciting work. We publish anthologies, release tapes, and put out a monthly podcast of interviews and sound pieces.

    http://www.collidinglines.com

    2. Akari Komura - On the breath
     
    The piece entirely comprises voice samples that I recorded during my daily vocal warm up exercises. The aesthetic goal was to create a musical piece out of this everyday routine to prepare my voice from an “incomplete” or “raw '' state to a full performance voice. In this piece, I recorded myself singing through a classical repertoire and cut out all the singing parts to be left with the abrupt sound of inhales between musical phrases. Then, I manipulated the recordings to create a timbre that is barely recognizable as human breaths and to transform into a percussive musical timbre.

    Akari Komura is a Japanese composer-vocalist. She grew up in Tokyo and has always been involved in performing arts from an early age through playing the piano, singing, and dancing modern ballet. Her breadth of work spans chamber ensemble, multimedia/electronic, dance, and vocal music. Her works have been presented at the Composers Conference, Atlantic Music Festival, soundSCAPE, Montreal Contemporary Music Lab. She holds a M.M. in Composition from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Vocal Arts from the University of California, Irvine. Her major teachers include Evan Chambers, Roshanne Etezady, Frances Bennett, and Seth Houston.  https://akarikomura96.wixsite.com/akarikomuramusic

    3. Cinzia Nistico- One Dimension and a Half Episode 7

    For full details see listing for Shorts 1 Monday 7th February 8am.
    http://www.cinzia-nistico.com

    4.  Vincent Eoppolo - Jeanne d’Arc

    A work inspired by the life of the great Saint. 
      
    https://soundcloud.com/vincent_eoppolo

    5. Ivan Palacký  - BaBa Vanga: Predictions. sPace odyssey A poem by Dmitri miticov
    Author: Ivan Palacký
 Production Company: SEMI SILENT

    Radio art piece composed in the frame of POLYPHONIC ECHOES, a multilingual collaboration, a project organized by SEMI SILENT in 2020. Sonic voices, meaningful voices, object-voices, a multitude of possible voices assembling in a polyglot, virtual atrium. POLYPHONIC ECHOES is a sound art & poetry project, using translations in multiple languages as independent sonic objects, each with their own indi- vidual modes of discourse. 

    Ivan Palacký plays amplied knitting machine Dopleta 180. He is a musician, an architect and a sound collector. In the 80s and the beginning of the 90s, he played with various groups and taken part in several music projects. He was a member of the guitar/double bass/bassoon group “Slede, zive slede” (Herring, live herring) – and currently performs in a audiovisual duo „Koberce, zaclony/Carpets, Curtains“ (with Filip Cenek). He is an enthu- siastic member of Prague Improvisation Orchestra. He is a singer and guitar player of the „Pátí na světě/Fifth in the World“ band. He is a member of „Messier Objects“ quartet (with Klaus Filip, Andrea Neumann, and Toshimaru Nakamura). The quartet released a concert CD on label Ftarri (JP). He “writes” a sound diary from all his journeys – collects excerpts of stories, weird sounds and various “acoustic mistakes”. He likes to take part in one-shot improvisational groups or duos (with Cremaster (ES), Ruth Barberán (ES) and Margarida Garcia (PT), Will Guthrie (AU), Andrea Neumann (DE), Klaus Filip (AT), Toshimaru Nakamura (JP)... ) as well as playing solo performances. Since 2005 his main interest has been to „dig out“ sounds from an ampli ed Dopleta 160 knitting machine from the 70s. 

    Dmitri Miticov (1980), born in Târgoviște. Studied mathematics at the Transylvania Univer- sity in Brașov. Poetry published books: Efectul de peliculă (Vinea, 2006), Numele meu e Dmitri (Paralela 45, 2010), Dmitri: uite viața (Casa de editură Max Blecher, 2012), Dmitri: genul cinic (Cartea Românească, 2015). In 2015, participated in the translation workshop organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Stockholm. Lives in Bucharest and works in the banking system. 

    All sounds (recorded, played, composed, edited) by Ivan Palacký for SEMI SILENT
Voices: Cosmina Tcaciuc, Jennifer de Felice, Michaela Ondrašinová, Lucie Páchová, Rober- ta Štěpanková, Tomáš Doležal, Petr Čáslava, Matthieu Legros 

    6. Daria Baiocchi – Hyperloop

    Hyperloop is a soundart piece inspired by Elon Musk's fast train. I manipulated different sounds that I recorded from sealed tubes and system of tubes with low air pressure. I decided to use “glissando” as a metaphor for speed. This work is composed by four parts: A-B-A'-B'. This macrostructural organization allowed me to think about it as an infinite loop. This work is dedicated to X Æ A-XII Musk.
     
    Daria studied piano, classical composition and electronic music. She also owns a degree in “Classical Literature” from the University of Bologna(Italy). She's actually Professor of Sound Design in Milan Academy of Fine Arts, Turin Academy of Fine Arts, in Venice Academy of Fine Arts and in Frosinone Academy of Fine Arts in the New Technologies Department. Daria is the speaker of the Radio Program “Classica and...”: new performers, contemporary music composers and sound design composers and is the Director of the Sound Art Museum Online in Ascoli Piceno.

    7. Charles Coes – A Warm Day in February

    A Warm Day in February is a piece constructed of a field recording from Feb 2021 in Lewiston Maine and a performance using modular synthesis.  

    I'm Charles Coes, a sound designer and recording engineer based in New Jersey and Maine working primarily in theater.  I've designed shows at many theaters in the US, and festivals in Paris, France, Sibou Romania, Hong Kong, Shanghai, China, and Cairo, Egypt among others.  The pandemic has sent me on a path doing quite a bit more field recording and related musical work as well as exploring sound art more broadly.

    8. Claire Barwell - Flat Life Number 2

    A howl of rage at the machines that disrupt the peace of our communal garden. The constant building work has invaded any space for creative thinking an
  • Adam Kinsey - Stamping Circles

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

    I took to my bike again. Stamping a dance, a ritual. Stamping slow. One foot then another. On Dirt. On Gravel. On Sand. On Twigs. On Mud. On Leaves Dead. Stamping a rhythm, repeating it. Listening to how it all sounds.

    Stamping Circles was inspired by the graphic score produced by Carole Weber in 1974. It was published in the magazine Womens Work edited by Alison Knowles and Annea Lockwood and reproduced by Primary Information in 2019.

    Adam Kinsey is a sound artist with interests in electronics, improvisation and transmission arts. Adam is currently producing multi disciplinary work as part of The Newham Folk Archive and performs sporadically in London at free improv events.

    Adam has has had work broadcast on a number of radio platforms including Radiophrenia Scotland, Borealis Radio Space, Resonance Extra and Threads Radio. Adam also produces work for radio in a duo under the name Littoral Transmissions.

    https://adamkinsey.bandcamp.com/
    https://soundcloud.com/littoraltransmissions
    @NewhamFolkArchive
  • Tails for Tethered Heads - Jerry Wigens & Ivor Kallin

    13 February 2022  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Originating as a text piece with images written and drawn on an i-phone, the possibility of the inclusion of music was always at the back of my mind for whatever medium eventually accommodated it. I was fortunate to enlist Ivor Kallin as a narrator and the piece became what you hear here with musical rather than visual accompaniment/illustration. Written largely in a stream-of-consciousness vein, certain narrative trails do emerge but my intention was always to give precedence to the actual sound of words and phrases - narrative sense being a secondary consideration.
    Words and music written and played: Jerry Wigens

    Narrator: Ivor Kallin


      Jerry Wigens is a musician who has worked extensively in the field of improvisation and composition. After a hard day’s work in this field he likes to relax by walking and talking and watching birds in other fields, and sometimes woods. His writing can be surrealistic and subliminally derived.

    Ivor Kallin previously graced Radiophrenia with his stupid wee improvised ‘Sangs of Bute, eh?’ which only he thought amusing. He also broadcasts as Ambrosia Rasputin on Resonance FM and sometimes rants poetry that never rhymes or scans. He vocalises and basses in the Glowering Figs and also scrapes a viola with the London Improvisers Orchestra.

    jerrywigens.net
  • Kate Donovan & Jan Verberkmoes - Tuning to the Bird Body

    13 February 2022  11:00 am - 11:30 am

    This work uses radio as a way to embed the poems of Jan Verberkmoes’ ‘Cliff if Felsen’ project, which explores the imagined subjectivities of the thousands of birds taken in natural history expeditions in the 1930s. Written in a hybridized, fragmented language composed of English with threads of German breaking through, the poems seek to linguistically map the transformation of the birds bodies from living beings into scientific specimens. The bird body and the radio body interweave to reveal a complex relationship of movement through space and time. 

    Originally commissioned by Soundart Radio, thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund.

    Kate Donovan is a radio-artist and researcher based in Berlin. She’s part of the Shortwave Collective, Datscha Radio Berlin, Colaboradio/Free Radios Berlin Brandenburg, and the SENSING research group. She recently initiated the artistic research project Radio Otherwise with Monaí de Paula Antunes. 

    Jan Verberkmoes is a poet and editor from Oregon. She received an MFA from the University of Mississippi, where she was a John and Renée Grisham Fellow, and is now pursuing her PhD in English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver. Her first collection, *Firewatch*, is forthcoming from Fonograf Editions in fall 2021.

    https://mattersoftransmission.wordpress.com 
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Valeria Muledda e Christoph Penning - Orsa maggiore (10:10)
    2) Manja Ristić - ORANGO (8:05)
    3) Glass Salt - Moi Aussi (2:30)
     
    1) Valeria Muledda e Christoph Penning - Orsa maggiore

    Orsa maggiore was born as an encounter between two sound artists in the plane of the poetic word. The piece is composed in the exploration of poetry as an experience of mysterious pronouncing and language as sound. The shared text creates its space in the darkness of the night, where Ingeborg Bachaman's Orsa Major shines, with the words of a speech for one of her radio drama, and those of Sergio Atzeni, taken from his "Passavamo sulla terra leggeri". Together they give life to a physical vision, where sound, poetry and being in the world are together earth and cosmos.

    Valeria Muledda, sound and transdisciplinary artist, performer, activist living in Italy. She has been trained in the international panorama of research theater and in the artistic practice of different languages and instruments. She focused on the exploration of the body-space relationship as an aesthetic and political experience. Attentive to the processes of individual and collective, urban and eco-social transformation, her research contaminates physical, contemplative, participatory, sound and linguistic practices, aiming to nourish a renewed relationship with the everyday and a continuously developing awareness. In 2012 he founded STUDIOVUOTO, an open and shared laboratory of investigation and creation.

    https://soundcloud.com/valeria-muledda
    valeriamuledda.com
    v.muledda@gmail.com

    Christoph Pennig, composer, sound artist, performer and activist living in Naples. His artistic interests are improvisation and collective works. His works are perception offers that focus on the non-repeatable and the moment. It is not the what that matters but the how. He composes acousmatic music as well as pieces for acoustic instruments or voice with live electronics and video projections and other forms of mixed media. 
    After a classical education on piano, trumpet and singing, he first studied music informatics with a focus on composition. Since 2010 he has been increasingly active in the field of radical improvisation.

    christoph.penning@gmx.com
     

    2) Manja Ristić - ORANGO

    A POEM BY COSMINA MROȘAN
    Author: Manja Ristić
    Production Company: SEMI SILENT
    Short form, 8m05s
     
    Radio art piece composed in the frame of POLYPHONIC ECHOES, a multilingual collaboration, a project organized by SEMI SILENT in 2020.
    Sonic voices, meaningful voices, object-voices, a multitude of possible voices assembling
    in a polyglot, virtual atrium. POLYPHONIC ECHOES is a sound art & poetry project, using
    translations in multiple languages as independent sonic objects, each with their own individual modes of discourse.
     
    Manja Ristić (1979), born in Belgrade. Violinist, sound artist, published poet. Finished
    postgraduate studies at the RCM, London (2004). As a classical solo / chamber musician,
    composer and improvisational musician Manja performed across Europe and in the US. In
    her recent work, Manja is active in the field of instrumental electro–acoustics, soundscape
    composition, field recording & interdisciplinary sound related research. She is founder of
    the Association of Multimedia Artists „Auropolis“ (since 2004), that by her guidance developed distinctive number of cultural events, international projects and educational modules in the fields of contemporary scene and multimedia arts. She works and lives between the island of Korčula (Croatia) and Belgrade (Serbia). http://www.manjaristic.blogspot.com

    Cosmina Moroșan (1989), born in Dorohoi, Rom.nia, text/ performance. She works stubbornly- chaotic, in the shadow of some conceptual presence/ under the spell (-the white
    vapor from a dream-) of some voices of women writers, friends-authors and the serene
    echoes of others, „scooping” the life of its fears. 2017, Beatitudine (political essay), poetry,
    published by Nemira/ Performance at ODD, CNDB, Tranzit, Anca Poterașu.
     
    All sounds (recorded, played, composed, edited) by Manja Ristić for SEMI SILENT
    Voices: Manja Ristić, Jakov Vilović
    Mixing: Mara Mărăcinescu


    3) Glass Salt - Moi Aussi
  • Marco Paltrinieri - Untitled (an anecdote)

    13 February 2022  12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

    Untitled (an anecdote) is a composition that tells the story of a journey away from reality and towards what could be a newfound awareness for some or perhaps madness for others. But there is no moral to be drawn here. Instead, what matters is the experience of listening itself, to be understood as an act of openness to the possible. In a world largely dominated by the immediacy of vision, I do believe in the role of other senses in bringing a renewed depth to the experience of the world itself and to our role in it. Starting from these assumptions, Untitled (an anecdote) has a twofold nature: on the one hand it is an homage to the ability of sound to help reconsidering reality and to foster imagination and on the other, it relies on such qualities to accentuate the nuances of the story while experimenting with narrative possibilities. — Written, recorded and mixed by Marco Paltrinieri Words by Marco Paltrinieri Voice by Lucie Page Mastered by Renato Grieco Artwork by Mirko Smerdel Marco Paltrinieri is based in Milan, Italy. He is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and founding member of the artistic research collective Discipula. Working mainly with sound and writing, his practice is concerned with the tension between humanity’s aspirations and our inescapable condition of fragility, decay and mortality. His first solo album, “The Weaver”, was released by Canti Magnetici in 2020. He is currently teaching Visual Culture at Cfp Bauer in Milan, Italy. https://mrcpltrnr.tumblr.com/ https://www.instagram.com/marcopaltrinieri_/
  • Fari Bradley - In Another's Shoes

    13 February 2022  12:20 pm - 1:00 pm

    What does behind-the-scenes sound like in radio? Building up to a recorded interview In Another's Shoes seeks empathy through the mundane, the accidental, where, in the ante-chamber of the mind, words play out, in mental preparation for a personal, seismic event; coming out into a new post-Covid world for a new mother. In Another's Shoes explores the thought process of coming out of lockdown after the isolation of maternity leave, another world-shifting event, using the linear format of sound and a multiplicity of voices. Including the final interview for which she leaves the house, with only some cuts to edit the conversation for air. Causal, situationist in that it is spontaneous and full of sonically figurative sonic flaws, Bradley, a seasoned interviewer, 'performs' an investigation into the site she is exploring, using tiny, unobtrusive microphones in each ear, taking the listener with her on both unspoken and spoken discoveries of the physicality of the location, the flavour and thematics of the contemporary event we are immersed in. But now she is always checking for ventilation: “The windows now but a furtive checkpoint for nervous venturers.”
     

    http://www.bradley-weaver.com


    http://www.faribradley.co.uk
     




  • Shorts 21

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

    1. Mojca Kamnik - Four Walls (3:26)
    2. Sebastián Ernesto Pafundo - La Sombra (18:10)
    3. Ruby Illing - You’ve Outgrown That by Far (10:14)
    4. Danni Rowan - Piano Thing (4:56)
    5. Lin Li - Can you hear me? (12:03)
    6. Lee Kirk - Such Unholy Shapes (10:52)
    7. Ilaria Boffa - S.A.D. (3:00)

    1. Mojca Kamnik - Four Walls

    Through the lockdown era I started documenting my thoughts in audio, this track is summing up how I felt and what I thought most of, last year. It was a part of the exhibition Najin New Raum (Our new space) I did with my friend, a visual artist (BrankaJovanović) in Klagenfurt, 19th of May 2021.

    I am a professor of music education, although I work as a self-employed in culture as an interpreter of cultural heritage, singer and instrumentalist. My band Hedera Vento is combining all kinds of genres in collaboration with folk song and traditional aspects of making music. I am also working with people with dementia and trying to find their favorite song from their childhood, so they could stay emotionally active as dementia progresses. I am interested in sound and intermedial art, which I try to combine with my other interests.

    2. Sebastián Ernesto Pafundo - La Sombra

    Argentine music teacher, composer and bassist. Graduated from the Municipal Institute of Music of Avellaneda, complementary studies at the Superior Conservatory and Falla "Higher Diploma in Contemporary Music". Participating in different festivals and projects at the National and International level,.Member of Alternative Sonoridades "MúsicaContemporánea Argentina". Currently playing experimental free jazz in "Horaciotíotrío". I participate in the transdisciplinary laboratory 2020 (Directorate of Artistic Education of Buenos Aires) Also in FIBA "International Festival of Buenos Aires". Sound researcher and plastic artist.


    3. Ruby Illing - You’ve Outgrown That by Far

    Travel through one person’s personal history. A coming-of-age piece exhibiting the meshing and moulding of a human brain heard through conversations with friends throughout time documented on old camcorders and voice memos.

    I’ve always loved recording conversations and moments with friends to be able to then hear or see a past moment in time. I decided to look through all the recordings I’ve made on various devices and put this piece together to explore my development as a human being. I also see this as a piece that explores how female friendships change over time.

    Ruby Illing is Radio MA graduate from Goldsmiths University. She specialises in producing programmes that help us make sense of the human condition. You can hear more of her works on her SoundCloud Ruby Radio.

    4 Danni Rowan- Piano Thing

    In Piano Thing a slowly unwinding piano line meanders alongside a warping synth drone. As both parts intertwine the piece walks a rickety line between melody and ambient distortion, harmony and ethereal dissonance.

    Danni Rowan is an ambient music producer and soundtrack artist based in Glasgow. Her music draws on ambient music and noise as well as film and TV soundtracks to create textural, atmospheric soundscapes for film and video. She has released a series of EPs and singles on her Bandcamp page. Her work has appeared on independent film and TV productions and an upcoming feature movie, as well as on many collaborations, compilations, music mixes, live events, and radio broadcasts.

    5 Lin Li - Can you hear me?

    Can your hear me? considers the issue of audio communication with plants as a starting point for sonic imagination. It contains audio clips extracted from YouTube which touch on some of the research findings on plants’ responses to sounds as well as human attempts to ‘listen’ to plants using sonification devices.

    Lin Li lives in Scotland and uses sound and moving image in her creative practice. Her works have been included in previous editions of Radiophrenia. More information is available on http://www.linli-art.com.

    6. Lee Kirk - Such Unholy Shapes

    Absurd/surreal - comedic, occult infused horror short ‘Such Unholy Shapes’. Three curious young men have dabbled with esoteric powers beyond their ken/control through a life-changing ritual/ceremony.

    Written by Lee Kirk (Scotland/Cumbernauld).
    https://www.instagram.com/theeleekirk/
    https://soundcloud.com/wraithcape/killfastnodie-a-wee-play

    Read by occult/horror/fiction author Derek Hunter (America/Los Angeles)
    https://www.love-chaos.com/

    Ambient tape drones by musician/photographer Steven Gribbin (Scotland/Paisley)
    https://www.instagram.com/stevengribbin/

    Lee Kirk writes short story fiction ‘social surrealism’ - recently finished his first novella ‘I Suffer Alchemy’ the first in a series of pursuits of the irrational, exploration into the sub-conscience feral hyperactive brain of a man named Kirk who traverses the external/internal backroads of life via his sex-drive and lust for adventure. The novella will be self-published and released via Amazon/Lulu very soon.

    Online radio show ‘Writers Block Radio’ has housed his monologues/spoken word read by himself and actors Bev Sweeney, Karen Fraser. Lee has written a one-act radio play ‘Killfastnodie’

    7. Ilaria Boffa- S.A.D.

    Seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) is no longer confined to winter depression. As the climate crisis grows, this disease occurs more frequently. When the environment is disturbed, we humans also suffer from disturbance. There is a human-environment attunement to hurt.
    Field recording taken in 2019 at George Washington University (Washington) during the NeMLA Conference 'Writing in a Different Language'.

    Ilaria Boffa is an Italian poet. She writes bilingual poetry and she has published three poetry collections to date. 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 years, she has been experimenting with field recording, blending her spoken word with sound. Her sonopoems have been played at international experimental sound art festivals and radios. In 2021, two audio-video installations, produced in collaboration with international video-artists, have been exhibitedat the Mahalla Festival in Instanbul and the Nature & Culture Poetry Film Festival in Copenhagen.
     
    https://soundcloud.com/ilaria_boffa https://linktr.ee/ilariaboffaIB
  • Leona Jones and Jon Ruddock - thrummm

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

    hrummm - an audio world offering a chaos of possibilities, a two-channel collaborative sound composition by Leona Jones and Jon Ruddick. Combining the styles and interests of Jon and Leona thrummm stimulates imagination through the multi-layered activity of listening, a process that is as active and creative as composition and performance. A recent collaborative residency allowed time and space for Leona and Jon to examine questions around ‘Listening’, the sensual impact of sound with the perceptual impulse to make sense – a stimulating muddle of subjectivity and objectivity they both found highly relevant after the isolation and adjustments of the pandemic. 

    Leona Jones explores the hardlyheard and underseen to create performances and installations centred around sound, language and voice. Using environmental recordings and site-responsiveness, as well as text, she highlights physicality and context to encourage an audience’s ability to listen. She believes listening to be vital to any society. 

    http://www.leonajones.co.uk

    Jon Ruddick is a sound artist/performer and a member of SHIFT multidisciplinary R&D space, Cardiff which offers working space and support to artists. Jon and Leona are based in Cardiff, Wales. The residency at SHIFT in August/September 2021 allowed them to create work together for the first time. 

    https://tsta.cargo.site
  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Glass Salt - Currents (3:00)
    2) Helen Flanagan - Sunday (13:25)

    1) Glass Salt - Currents 
     
    2) Helen Flanagan - Sunday
  • Manja Ristić - Nothing Has To Happen, Fortress Europe

    13 February 2022  3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

    And the Fortress I was walking on was barren, derelict and intoxicated. Swollen by greed. Cold and deadly. still landscape soaked & burgeoning the rainbow is piercing lead horizon flashed by the beams of fleeting Sun as it was posing above meadows, hills & forests for the greatest collodion photo curled up dog is sleeping in a derelict bus stop soon the night will fall and the migrants will roam by the dark highway wet to the bones Every time you think “That is somewhere over there. Nothing has to happen”, a child that dreamed of freedom disappears. The composition is made around an excerpt from my Stožice abandoned construction site field recording archive. Recorded in January 2020 during the reZone residency in Ljubljana. Poetry excerpts from the collection Stories Untold. Mastering by La Plant Studio Belgrade. * Manja Ristić is a violinist, sound artist, published poet, curator and researcher. She graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Music (2001) and was awarded a PGDip as a Solo/Ensemble Recitalist from the Royal College of Music, London (2004). As a classical solo and chamber musician as well as a composer and an improv musician Manja has performed all across Europe and the US, and has been involved in collaborations with established conductors and performers, multimedia artists, poets, theatre and movie directors. Manja’s sound related research besides contemporary performance in the field of instrumental electro–acoustics, is focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sound and field recording as well as experimental radio arts. Manja is the founder of the Association of Multimedia Artists Auropolis (since 2004), that by her guidance developed a distinctive number of cultural events, international projects, cultural conferences and educational platforms in the fields of scene and multimedia arts. She works and lives on the island of Korčula, Croatia. http://manjaristic.blogspot.com/ https://manjaristic.bandcamp.com/ https://sonicmatter.bandcamp.com/
  • Tobia Bandini - Le sensazioni persistenti che incarnano l’evento

    13 February 2022  3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

    Le sensazioni persistenti che incarnano l'evento is an attempt to develop a personal sound archiving practice and to explore how the residues of our experiences settle and stir. The dust of various events and situations accumulates and recombines, revealing things that never happened but could have been and what was initially latent and not clearly intelligible.

    Using one cassette per month as an audio diary, this then becomes the basis for an electroacoustic live set in which the various recordings are mixed and reworked.

    Musician and sound artist with a passion for foreign languages, I like orality, radio, microphones and samplers. I try to disentangle voices, words, and sounds through electroacoustic and radio art works.

    https://soundcloud.com/b40t
  • Connor Molloy & Katie Fiore

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

    A live, hour-long storytelling show that is completely improvised. The co-hosts will take turns to raconteur, whilst the other uses a library of sound to score the emerging narrative in real time. This project was inspired by a need to relieve boredom on long car journeys and in stormy bothies, but has morphed into a game that we continually revisit and love to introduce others to. Through this show, we aim to pair the potency of the oral tradition with the intimacy of radio, narrating fun and spontaneous stories that take place within a vivid sensorial soundscape.

    Katie Fiore and Conor Molloy are (artists/filmmakers/writers) based in Glasgow.

    Katie is a multidisciplinary artist who often uses sound in her work as a tool to explore our collective histories and create spaces for play and experimentation. Her work is generally concerned with finding moments of connectivity/protest/joy/poetry within our otherwise disempowering socio-political condition.

    Conor is a writer and film-maker who took to recording audio sketches during the pandemic. His style blends surrealist writing with factual tone and delivery, and intends to interrogate the human condition from a perspective of compassion and humour.

    http://www.katiefiore.uk

    https://vimeo.com/conormolloy
  • Public Domain - test broadcast, programme 2

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

    Taking the elements from around us and making them into music. A collage of reality, times, experience. This being evolved towards radio, records and the internet. Making them anew into a voyage of our perception. The mirror of the collective unconscious. Including voyeurism and black humour. Reflecting the things we love, and placing thing in ridicule. Putting the disparate and colliding them, in careful randomness. We make a true statement of the Public domain Playing with endless juxtaposition, and the media's they a show

  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Manja Ristić - Requiem for the undersea (6:28)
    2) Ema Ferreira - Quero ir  (11:49)

    1) Manja Ristić - Requiem for the undersea
     
    2) Ema Ferreira - Quero ir  

    Synopsis
    Quero ir is a music work for soprano and fixed media, which uses the homonymous poem by the soprano Beatriz Ramos - the same one that did the interpretation we hear here. The sounds of spoken, sung and whispered voices present in electronics came from recordings of the poem made with Beatriz.
    The use of these recordings is crucial for the work's universe, where the electronics and the singer are offshoots of each other, making so ambiguous which one is the origin that we can assume they are only one.


    Biography
    Ema Ferreira is a Portuguese composer and multimedia artist, with special interest in electroacoustic music, image-sound relationship and interactivity in the audio and audio-visual context.
    She is currently artist-in-residence in the European project IMPROVISA – Life in Motion. Until the date. her works and projects have been presented in Portugal, Sweden, Mexico and in the United States of America.
    In the academic year 2021/22 Ema is going to simultaneously start the Master in Composition at ESMAE – IPP and the Master in Interactive Systems and Media at Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design (ESMAD - IPP).
    https://linktr.ee/EmaFerreira
  • Glass Salt - Cove

    13 February 2022  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    “Cove” is a radiophonic piece by Glass Salt that documents their creative practice during their residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. The work is informed by their improvisational approach to music making, attentiveness to listening to their immediate environment, and an intuitive response to the moment. The result is an ecology of moving parts created through reciprocity and presence, expressed through music, voice, field recordings, and conversation. Glass Salt is an experimental music and sound duo consisting of singer, producer and improviser Caylie Staples and artist, engineer, and musician Johann Diedrick. Staples and Diedrick improvise with voice, electronics, custom software, homemade hardware and percussion. Glass Salt creates with values of presence, tactility, transparency, friendship, collaboration, learning, skill-building and playfulness. They released their debut album Greetings on Whatever’s Clever Club in July 2020 and a follow-up album Mer on Cherche Encore in December 2020. Caylie Staples is a Canadian-based innovative singer, songwriter, producer and improviser. She is internationally recognized for her unique skill of creating on-the-spot, free form lyrics and vocals. Current projects include her self-titled art-pop electronica project, improvisational duo Glass Salt with Johann Diedrick focused on voice and custom electronics, co-leading improvising avant-rock ensemble Anthems of the Void with NYC-based experimental luthier Bradford Reed, and co-writing electronica with Morgan Doctor for Aporia Records. Staples has a B.F.A. Honours in Music from York University, Toronto, Canada. Johann Diedrick is an artist, engineer, and musician that makes installations, performances, and sculptures for encountering 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 revealing possibilities off the grid through sonic encounter. He is a 2021 Mozilla Creative Media Award recipient, a member of NEW INC, and an adjunct professor at NYU’s ITP program. His work has been featured in Wire Magazine, Musicworks Magazine, and presented internationally at MoMA PS1, Ars Electronica, and the Somerset House, among others. https://glasssalt.bandcamp.com glass salt
  • Antonia Beeskow - Sighing from the sound booth: Wunderkammer of sound

    13 February 2022  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    In the Wunderkammer of sound, you encounter processed field recordings and disembodied voices. Sighs from the Sound Booth is conceived as an acousmatic performance, in which the audience is invited to stroll through bucolic landscapes, lost places and after-hour sets. In the crackling of a record you hear a low whisper that wants to excite you to buy a new tablet, the loudspeaker whimpers in unison, a 24-bit phantom groans. 

    CUT TO: An immortal Marlboro Cowboy strolls through the Waste Lands of Ancient Caucasia. He inhales the smog of his cigarette ©, thinking of Strawberry Fields. 

    Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow Born in 1992 in Düsseldorf. Initially studied archeology at the University of Cologne, then from 2013 studied applied theater studies at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen. This summer she won 3rd place at the Berlin radio play festival and the Hörspielwiese in Cologne with the radio piece NOISE. Since April 2021 she has started studying the Master’s programme sound and reality at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. She works in the theatre scene, radio, on art installations and writes for the fanzine grapefruits on female* composers and sound artists. 

    https://www.antoniaalessiavirginia.com 
    https://www.instagram.com/antoniaalessiavirginia/ 
    https://soundcloud.com/antoniaalessiavirginia
  • Aaron Haddad - Or Be Lost Forever

    13 February 2022  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Or Be Lost Forever is a poetic, interlanguage, interspecies, intersound dialogue and reflection prompted by the artist's experience of infant loss and transcultural identity in the mechanized world; it is an aural dialogue with water and sound as media of transport and feelings between worlds, species, intelligences. Written and crafted by Aaron Haddad before and during the pandemic. I am a human being. I am a parent, I am a spouse. I am an educator and a volunteer artist. I am a person that regularly evades and removes the yoke of labels. In this society, I am often seen as a racialized person. I was born in this place often called Canada. My genetic history is a meeting of tragic, amazing, mysterious stories borne of the Middle Passage.
  • Nichola Scrutton - Memory | Dream | Encounter

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

    Memory | Dream | Encounter is a collection of micro-commissions curated by Nichola Scrutton during the development of her Night Vision performance project supported by Creative Scotland in 2021. Several composers/sound artists were invited to respond in sound to fragments of Nichola’s exploratory drawings under a collective title Memory | Dream | Encounter and then discuss the works and processes in a special event. The works here are composed by Claire Docherty, Dafna Naphtali, Elisabetta Senesi, Julia Drouhin, Nichola Scrutton, Ruth Wiesenfeld. Individual work titles Claire Docherty Pulse dream fragment - For Una MacGlone (bass) & Emma Roche (flute) (3'23) Dafna Naphtali Striations (3') Elisabetta Senesi Under the Surface (3'50) Julia Drouhin Mer4 (3'50) Nichola Scrutton Gestures (3'44) Ruth Wiesenfeld the wool from which the ribbons were made (3'54) WORKS and PROGRAMME NOTES Claire Docherty Pulse dream fragment For Una MacGlone (bass) & and Emma Roche (flute) (3’23) Pulse dream fragment is an improviser’s score for bass and flute, created in response to the visual work. The score explores fixed elements such as pitches, sonic relationships between bass and flute, and their relationship to pulse and free improvisation. Part of Memory | Dream | Encounter micro-commissions curated by Nichola Scrutton during her Night Vision development supported by Creative Scotland. Claire Docherty is a Glasgow-based composer, facilitator and performer who has worked in participatory arts settings for 10 years, designing and delivering music projects for organisations across Scotland. She is the creator and Director of Sonic Bothy.http://www.sonicbothy.co.uk/claire-docherty/ Dafna Naphtali Striations(3’) I am using software and processing elements from a few different things I am working on (including Audio Chandelier!), processed cello samples, metal kettles/chimes, and ending with some little vocal samples. I was very taken by the texture and depths of the painting, the foregrounded white almost spackled striations over deep secrets to explore. So, though I did not use the painting as a score, there are many different elements which inspired the various sound gestures and structures. Part of Memory | Dream | Encounter micro-commissions curated by Nichola Scrutton during her Night Vision development supported by Creative Scotland. Dafna Naphtali is a sound-artist, vocalist, electronic musician and guitarist. A performer and composer of experimental, contemporary classical and improvised music since the mid-90’s, she creates custom Max/MSP programming for sound-processing of voice and other instruments, music for robots, “Audio Chandelier” multi-channel sound projects and “Walkie Talkie Dreams” audio augmented reality soundwalks in NY and Germany. https://dafna.info/ Elisabetta Senesi Under The Surface (3’50) The piece is focused on liquid forms, real and fictional, on a constant floating surface to keep breathing and listening. A human ground comes up with voices and gestures, the delicacy of air shapes a new kind of encounter and music, my body interact with spaces and materials in search of what is underneath. This work aims to interpret Scrutton’s image in a symbolic manner by means of abstraction and deconstruction, with the possibility of imagining inner/outer worlds.Part of Memory | Dream | Encounter micro-commissions curated by Nichola Scrutton during her Night Vision development supported by Creative Scotland. Elisabetta Senesi trained as an artist photographer since 2001 with visual project regarding the urban environment and perception of space. Since 2009 she works in the field of Sonic Arts with site-specific projects involving photographs, field recordings and programming. In the last six years, she develops and leads several listening walks in different cities such as Florence, Modena, Arezzo, Siena, and Fiesole. http://elisabettasenesi.me/me.html Julia Drouhin Mer4 (3’50) Petit Cristal Baschet, Loop pedal, voice, karaoke microphone, shells, found animal bones, electric hurdy gurdy, chain, water, porcelain.Improvised in lutruwita/Tasmania in July 2021 from Scrutton's score painting.I printed Nichola's score on a tick arch paper to make it stand up on my Petit Cristal Baschet metal rods. While I'm looking at the movements and textures of the calling waves of the score, I started to sing that the children will enter the sea, they feel calm.Part of Memory | Dream | Encounter micro-commissions curated by Nichola Scrutton during her Night Vision development supported by Creative Scotland. Dr Julia Drouhin is a French Australian artist and curator based in Tasmania-lutruwita. She explores embodiment of invisible soundstreams that reveal friction in sociality and shift usual modes of transmission through radioscapes, installations and collaborative performances. Her work using field recordings, electromagnetic frequencies as well as textiles, edible and found objects had been presented in Europe, Hong Kong, Brazil, South Africa and Australia, as well as broadcast on terrestrial airwaves and online radios. https://www.juliadrouhin.com/ Nichola Scrutton Gestures (3’44) Gestures is a studio work composed with a limited palette of abstract sound materials and thoughts in mind about ‘haptic’ and ‘presence’ in the visual and sonic experience of making gestures on a surface or in space.This reflects something of my process in the drawing fragments provided as prompts for the Memory | Dream | Encounter micro-commissions. Nichola Scrutton is an award-winning composer, experimental vocalist and artist. Her work includes sound and soundscape composition, performance, improvisation, writing and drawing.Nichola has extensive experience as a collaborator in interdisciplinary and participatory contexts. https://www.nicholascrutton.co.uk/ Insta: @nic_scrutton Twitter: @NicholaScrutton Ruth Wiesenfeld the wool from which the ribbons were made for two untuned zithers(3’57) The title is the translation of the Greek term for Lemniscate, the visual form of the physical movement underlying this stream of sounds: a lying eight drawn with my pelvis resulting in circular gestures of both arms, which in touch with the instrument create the sound world of this piece.Movement and sound came into being in response to Nichola Scrutton’s artwork evoking the physicality of gesture and a tactile sense of encounter.Part of Memory | Dream | Encounter micro-commissions curated by Nichola Scrutton during her Night Vision development supported by Creative Scotland. Ruth Wiesenfeld‘s artistic language wanders between musical composition, performance and visual art. Her body of works consists of scores in conventional as well as experimental forms of notation, sculptural objects, installations and videos. In July 2020 Ruth launched the research project TOWARDS SOUND , a network, archive and series of events rendering sonic imagination tangible. http://www.ruthwiesenfeld.com/
  • Lieutenant Caramel + Shaun Robert - Chaîne volcanologue

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

    A song for the radio; Chaîne volcanologue; This piece made for radio is a study of sounds taken from journeys, disparate but interlinked, Signals Signals. Postcards from the archipelagos; from cartes postales des archipels a 75 minute CD album by Lieutenant Caramel + Shaun Robert.

    https://instituteforalienresearchvariousartists.bandcamp.com/album/cartes-postales-des-archipels
  • Shorts 33

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

    1. Gustavo Chab - Invisible shapes (9:10)
    2. Flowmatic - Blood Moon (15:26)
    3. Abinadi Meza - Ghost Map (8:38)
    4. Ian Moorhead - Shortwave (21:49)
    5. Al Fraser/Sam Leamy/Neil Johnstone - Spiracles    3:29

    1. Gustavo Chab  - Invisible shapes

    This piece was inspired by a famous radio anthology series. A voice is heard. I processed an excerpt with sounds, invisible sounds, invisible shapes as a form of life that can’t be seen. Levitate sound objects against gravity. The invisibility brings a message. A listener invents a scenario like a mysterious magical journey through sonic territories as a story to be discovered about the end.

    Argentina-Spain (b. Buenos Aires, 1964). Composer of mostly electroacoustic works that have been performed in the Americas and Europe. He studied harmony, counterpoint and piano with Daniel Montes; composition and musical analysis with Francisco Kröpfl. He composed his first electroacoustic piece in 1993, specializing in composition techniques in electroacoustic.
    His compositions, including works for instrumental, electronic music, and performances. Frequently explores the spatialization of sound in composition, mixing fixed media acousmatic and sound generation in real time. His compositions have been performed at numerous festivals and has received-among many awards – Prize Exhibitronic 2018/International Festival of Sound Arts (Strasbourg-France); First Prize of the FNA /Juan Carlos Paz (Buenos Aires, Argentina); a special Mention of the Municipality of Buenos Aires and a honourable Prize-Residence of the International Competition of Electroacoustic Music GMEB (Bourges-France, 1993) /Artist in Residence CCMIX, Center for the Composition of Music IannisXenakis (France).

    2 Flowmatic – Blood Moon

    Blood Moon is Poetisk Podcast’s first bilingual production and in many ways a collaborative effort. Shadi Bazeghi’s poems tackle trauma, tension, and the effects of war. Big-picture reflections on the current state of our planet rooted in a poetic intimacy of the everyday. Mansoor Hosseini, like Shadi originally a refugee from Iran, has created music that is both modern and nostalgic, creating landscapes that open a space for the words and amplify their intensity.

    Text/Voice:ShadiBazeghi  Music:Mansoor Mani Hosseini Montage/Sound Design:Rudiger Meyer

    3. Abinadi Meza - Ghost Map

    So much of listening to radio, for me, involves touch – rotating the dial, listening, turning slightly more, searching…very small movements become enlarged and direct the sonic flow of material. Radio becomes a kind of traveling by touch and listening. Sending and receiving. Early radio signals involved contact, tapping electrified wires, listening to the information in the air, ground, surfaces. Ghost Station is a transmission of surfaces and contact, intended to materialize an “other” soundscape. 

    Abinadi Meza is a Latinx artist of Franco-Levantine-Native American (Wixárika) descent. Meza studied art, creative writing, andarchitecture; he makes sound art, pirate radio, live performances, and sound installations. Meza's work has beenpresented at Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art (Toronto); Sonorities Festival (Belfast); Helicotrema Festival (Venice); Radio Kinesonus (Tokyo); EndeTymesFestival of Noise and Experimental Liberation (Brooklyn); Hipersonica Festival (São Paulo); Radius FM (Chicago); Full Pull Festival (Malmö), and other places.

    4. Ian Moorhead - Shortwave (Best listened to through headphones)

    Shortwave is a new work by Melbourne sound artist Ian Moorhead. It is inspired by shortwave radio transmissions and coded and clandestine broadcasts, received and transmitted from northern Australia, including

    • Cherry Ripe - a mysterious number station that briefly transmitted out of Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory until 2009.
    • Radio Maubere - a Timorese radio station that sent covert information to Australian activists in Darwin following the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975.
    •  JN-25 - Japanese radio messages containing KanaMorse code intercepted by special wireless units based in northern Australia during WW2.

    Ian is a Melbourne-based composer and sound designer. His work inhabits the space in between music and sound; finding musicality in non-musical things, finding harmony and texture in the sounds that surround us, and encouraging an immersion in the act of listening. He has worked with numerous companies, including Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, New Working Group, Back to Back Theatre, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Dee and Cornelius, Windmill Theatre, Barking Gecko,  Patch Theatre Company, Restless Dance Theatre, Vitalstatistix, Arts Centre Melbourne, Museum Victoria, the Australian Museum and ABC Radio.

    5. Al Fraser/Sam Leamy/Neil Johnstone -Spiracles 
  • Radioart106 - Ep6: Colonial War and Mental Disorders

    12 February 2022  11:00 pm - 13 February 2022  12:00 am

    radioart106 #132 Colonial War and Mental Disorders

    This broadcast highlights the release of the album “Colonial War and Mental Disorders” by Meira Asher (Voice, Electronics), Eran Sachs (No-input Mixer) and Dave Phillips (Electronics, Field Recordings).
    Part two of a trilogy to be released on cassette and digital via Raash Records (RR) on 27.11.2020.

    Colonial War and Mental Disorders was performed and recorded live on stage in May 2019. It is a Sound-Text rendering of three cases, described and analysed by Frantz Fanon as they appear in the fifth chapter of his book ‘The Wretched Of The Earth’ (1961). In this section, Fanon deals with the problem of mental disorders born out of the national war of liberation waged by the Algerian people.

    Individual creations by the artists involved in this release are also included: ‘we know enough to know how much we will never know’ and ‘the construct’ by Dave Phillips from 2015, ‘Specters of Manshiyya‘ by Eran Sachs from 2014, ’Still Sleeping’ by Meira Asher from 2016 and Cases nr. one and three from ‘Colonial War and Mental Disorders’ are played in the beginning and the end of the show.

    Colonial War and Mental Disorders (Asher. Zax & dp, 2020)
    read more
    https://raashrecords.bandcamp.com

    we know enough to know how much we will never know and The Construct (Dave Phillips, 2015)
    Speaks of knowledge/intelligence - logical/rational (male) and gut/heart intelligence. Is that enough/too much/not enough?
    read more
    http://www.davephillips.ch

    Specters of Manshiyya (Eran Sachs, 2014)
    A spatially diffused electro-acoustic piece. Composed as part of the Echoing Yafa project, created by sociologist Miriam Schickler.
    read more
    https://eransachs.wordpress.com

    Still Sleeping (Meira Asher, 2016)
    In memory of Mohammed Abu Khdeir who was murdered by Jewish Israeli ultra nationalists on July 2, 2014. He was 16 years old.
    read more
    https://www.meiraasher.net

    Playlist:
    Case #1 - Colonial War and Mental Disorders - Asher.Zax & dp
    we know enough to know how much we will never know - Dave Phillips
    Specters of Manshiyya (part1) - Eran Sachs
    Still Sleeping - Meira Asher
    Specters of Manshiyya (part2) - Eran Sachs
    The Construct - Dave Phillips
    Case #3 - Colonial War and Mental Disorders - Asher. Zax & dp









     

     
  • Radioart106 - Ep7: Hunger for Justice

    13 February 2022  11:00 pm - 14 February 2022  12:00 am

    radioart106 134 Hunger for Justice An Interview with Palestinian activist Maher alAkhras recorded on November 12, 2020. He reflects upon his 103 day hunger strike. Voice over and assistance: Liam Evans Interpreter: Samia Nasser Translation: Dareen Tatour and Samia Nasser Image: David Oppenheim Thanks: Tagreedd alAkhras, Ahlam Haddad, my fellow activists who vocalised their solidarity in the struggle.
14 February 2022
  • Media Petros - That And How It All Happened

    14 February 2022  12:00 am - 3:00 am

     A serialized 3-hour experimental audio drama that uses spoken word, sound art, shortwave radio frequencies-sweep recordings and music as narrative devices. Recurring characters in this 6-part neo-surrealist tale include: The Swimmer (chapters 1, 5 & 6), Traveler X (chapters 2, 3 & 5), and The Shortwave Conversationalists (chapters 1, 3 & 6). Originally released simultaneously as a limited series Podbean podcast (includes full series, and each chapter's, descriptions) and as EPs (which also include links to the old-time radio shows, and late 19th- to mid-20th Century pulp Science Fiction short stories / scientific literature readings, excerpted and re-contextualized herein).

    Media Petros is the sonic nom de plume of Pete Petrisko, a multimedia cultural worker based in Phoenix AZ (USA).

    https://thatandhowitallhappened.podbean.com/
    https://mediapetros.bandcamp.com/

  • Conor Walsh - Generative Works

    14 February 2022  3:00 am - 7:00 am

    Conor is an artist from Cobh, Co.Cork, Ireland often releasing music under the pseudonym "Wilfred". He began experimenting with generative techniques during the spring of 2021 after becoming increasingly interested in the music and theories of Brian Eno, which led Conor to further his own experiments within the realm of generative art. The act of leaving the machine to go where it needs to is something that appeals to the artist, and this is explored within the longform pieces created for Radiophrenia Glasgow.

    https://linktr.ee/Wilfred.Music

  • Ivana Ray Singh, Anakhemia, Eden Gray & Leonie Roessler - Soundtober: Orange

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

    Four artists, namely Ivana Ray Singh, Anakhemia, Eden Grey, and Leonie Roessler, spent the month of October 2021 sending a track with the duration of an hour to one another, and filling it in with sound, music, and spoken word to the theme of ORANGE. They are all artists of the Sympoietic Sound Network.

    The network, in collaboration with Music Dispersa Label, was supposed to host a festival near Barcelona in September of 2021. When the festival, which had been postponed
    before, was cancelled once more, Leonie invited members of the network to take part in a sound project at a distance - Soundtober. It was a way to still be close at a distance, to work together for the first time, and to ease into the grizzly autumn time without feeling too disconnected from one another.

  • Shorts 8

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

    1. Wayne Mason with Shawn Blackburn – My Voice Is A Symphony Of Muddy Overlapping Realities (8:01)
    2. Anette Gellein – Eg hate å gå på butikken Någen ganger e det greit (I hategoing to the store but sometimes it’s alright) (3:29)
    3. Valeria Muledda and Christoph Penning – Orsa maggiore (8:36)
    4. Luke Fowler – Plants extract 1 (5:46)
    5. Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua – Feminist Pirate Broadcasts (7:21)
    6. Anna Stereopoulou – Es Trophoniou memanteutai (23:50)
    7. Johnny Dixon – Pill Pieces 2 (0:57)
    8. William Brooks – Audible Photographs (0:59)

    1. Wayne Mason with Shawn Blackburn – My Voice Is A Symphony Of Muddy Overlapping Realities 

    Wayne Mason reads a cut-up text piece with improvisational noise guitar accompaniment from long time musical collaborator Shawn Blackburn.

    Wayne Mason is an experimental writer and sound artist from Florida, USA. He has been published widely in the small press and is the author of several chapbooks. Together with Shawn Blackburn, they perform and record as electronic project Blk/Mas.

    2. Anette Gellein – Eg hate å gå på butikken Någen ganger e det greit (I hate going to the store but sometimes it’s alright) 

    Mixed field recordings, vocal,guitar and electronic sounds.

    Anette Gellein (b.1995) is a multimedia artist currentlybased in Stavanger, Norway.

    3. Valeria Muledda and Christoph Penning - Orsa maggiore

    Orsa maggiore wasborn as an encounter between two sound artists in the plane of the poetic word.The piece is composed in the exploration of poetry as an experience ofmysterious pronouncing and language as sound. The shared text creates its spacein the darkness of the night, where Ingeborg Bachaman's Orsa Major shines, withthe words of a speech for one of her radio dramas, and those of Sergio Atzeni,taken from his "Passavamo sulla terra leggeri". Together they givelife to a physical vision where sound, poetry and being in the world aretogether earth and cosmos.

    Valeria Muledda is a sound and transdisciplinary artist, performer and activist living in Italy. She has been trained in the international panorama of research theatre and in the artistic practice of different languages and instruments. She focuses on the exploration of the body-space relationship as an aesthetic and political experience. Attentive to the processes of individual, collective,urban and eco-social transformation, her research contaminates physical, contemplative, participatory, sound and linguistic practices, aiming to nourish a renewed relationship with the everyday and a continuously developing awareness. In 2012 she founded STUDIOVUOTO, an open and shared laboratory of investigation andcreation.

    Christoph Pennig is a composer, sound artist, performer and activist living in Naples. His artistic interests are improvisation and collective works. His works are perception-offers that focus on the non-repeatable and the moment. Itis not the ‘what’ that matters but the ‘how’. He composes acousmatic music as well as pieces for acoustic instruments, or voice with live electronics andvideo projections and other forms of mixed media.
     
    After a classical education on piano, trumpet and singing, he first studied music informatics with a focus on composition. Since 2010 he has been increasingly active in the field of radical improvisation.

    4. Luke Fowler – Plants extract 1


    5. Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua – Feminist Pirate Broadcasts 

    The beginning of a projected album of work for this duet of spoken word and improvised e-violin, these two pieces bring together experimentally composed texts using Oulipo-derived techniques, live violin performance and sampled violin and environmental sounds. The texts could be considered critical rewritings, or translations, of existing work that address historical, political, aesthetic, and gender-based themes, and their relation to art and listening. Rather than just a backdrop, the violin improvisation ‘plays into’ the spaces offered by the spoken word, presenting its own spaces, or responding to the spoken text.

    Composers and improvisers Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua frequently work together on collaborative projects and in their duet for organ and live electronics. Alistair performs with the acoustic and 5-string electric violins, along with live electronics, and is also a conductor, and a researcher with the Royal Music Association’s Music and/as Process study group.Lauren is an organist and a musicologist who writes on the aesthetics of recent music, and a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. This combination of spoken word and improvised e-violin is the beginning of a new project involving text and improvisation.

    6. Anna Stereopoulou – Es Trophoniou memanteutai 

    A podcast that is a Dream Bilingual Narrative of educational and ecological character,based on the “Encoimesis” (Incubation) practices that took place in Asclepeions(the Ancient Greek world). It consists of the Soundwalk's Field Recording[Hercyna Springs (Krya) – Oracle of Trophonius – Livadia City-center], offering a psycho-acoustic experience, similar to the one of each "Sleeper"-patient's. The title is inspired by the same ancientproverb (ancient Greek: «Ες Τροφωνίου μεμάντευται» / English: “He/She receivedan oracle from the oracle of Trophonius”) referring to the Sullen and Gloomypeople, in general (or in particular, the Visitors of the Asclepeions, in the ancient times).

    Anna Stereopoulou specialises in music composition for film and television [“200Years Modern Greek State – 200 Miracles and Steps Forward” anniversary TVFillers series (ERT | 03-12/2021), “A Place Called Home”: Best Original Score Award (CYIFF 2014), “PLANO”: Best Music Video Award (NIFF 2019, Kolkata,India), “SYN”: 'Classical:NEXT Innovation Award 2020 Nomination' and 'Under the Aegis of GNTO – 2019']. She has presented her art worldwide, in cultural centres and archaeological sites.She has also worked as an advisory programmer in music and film festivals, as part of her activity in culture, education, journalism and tourism, and within her interdisciplinary research.

    7. Johnny Dixon – Pill Pieces 2 (0:57)

    8. William Brooks – AudiblePhotographs (0:59) 

    35mm photograph encoded in radiowave. Using Slow Scan Television (SSTV), an image is translated into radio transmission, and can bedecoded back into its photographic form. Used as a method to disseminatephotographic information during early space exploration,each recording can bedecoded through audible reception using an SSTV app on any mobilephone/computer (Robot36 encoding). Each attempt to decode the photo from theaudio results in a slightly different image due to minute variations in audible reception; it is often the case that ambient noise influences what is decoded.The photographic images are from the Preseli Hills, Pembrokeshire, Wales. 

    My name is William Brooks, I am third year BA Fine Photography (w/CreativeComputing) student at University of the Arts London: Camberwell. My practice has primarily concerned the use of radio communication as an artistic medium; often attempting to visually articulate the telematic connections that we rely upon and use in our day to day lives.

  • Kick Down the Barriers - Ep1: Hansha Sultan

    14 February 2022  9:00 am - 9:30 am

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

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

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

    His latest album ‘Cobblestones & Kitchari’ was released in May 2020 on Fractal Meat Cuts.
  • Maria Fusco - Mollspeak

    14 February 2022  9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Mollspeak is an experimental ambient composition. The original script mingles archival research with historic poetic form to give voice to an 18C working class maid servant's story, creating a plainly spoken, yet abstract portrait. The sound composition is solely created with 3D sound scans from Museum of the Home’s collection. ‘Mollspeak’ is an eighteenth-century phrase employers coined to mock their servants' dialectical speech. Written and directed by Maria Fusco, composed by Olivier Pasquet, voiced by Maxine Peake. Mollspeak was commissioned as an eleven-channel sound installation, by Sinead McCarthy at Museum of the Home, London. 

    Maria Fusco is an award winning Belfast-born writer, working across fiction and performance writing. Her work is translated into 10 languages. She is currently Professor of Interdisciplinary Writing at the University of Dundee. 

    http://mariafusco.net 

    Olivier Pasquet is a French composer specialising in sound for performance.

    https://www.opasquet.fr

    Maxine Peake is an acclaimed English stage, radio, film and television actress.
  • James Prevett and Annie May Demozay - Conversation Pieces 1

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

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

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

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

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


    http://www.jamesprevett.com 
    http://www.partiesforpublicsculpture.org 
    https://www.amdemozay.com 
    https://taco.org.uk/T4H-H4T
  • Action Pyramid - Singing Below the Surface

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

    In this release for Takuroku Label, Action Pyramid (Tom Fisher) takes to the remote locations in his native county of Suffolk, unearthing the sounds of the local marsh, woodlands, river and coast ,and the multitude of life that exists there. Occasionally arranging these sounds with his own musical interventions, he whisks together beguiling sonic material, rich in timbral, textural and rhythmic in quality. 'Singing Below the Surface'features 7 parts, each with their own haunting identity. Through subtle collaging, spatialisation and musical symbiosis, Tom opens the liminal space between real and imaginary worlds.

    Working primarily under the name Action Pyramid, Tom Fisher's projects range from site-
    specific sound installation and headphone works for galleries and museums, to experimental
    radio works and commercially released music. Utilising a multitude of recording techniques hiswork often seeks to explore and re-interpret the seemingly unnoticed and unseen/unheard
    elements of our surroundings, using sound and composition to re-examine and reconsider our surroundings, looking at the relationship between ourselves and the nonhuman, and our part in the wider ecologies of landscapes.
     
    http://actionpyramid.com

  • Camille Hummel - Simone fades away (Simone s'efface)

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

    In the kitchen, the clock's hands are shaking. Motionless in her chair, Simone lets the memories return.

    My name is Camille Hummel, you canfind my work on soundcloud :

    https://soundcloud.com/camille_hummel

  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Manja Ristic - The Dwellers (5:29)
    2) Glass Salt - Flocking (5:00)
    3) Isolde Touch (AKA Asha Sheshadri) - Mostly Static - Always Waiting (5:42)  
     
    1) Manja Ristic - The Dwellers
     
    Taken from the album 'Kairos and the Dwellers'. 

    2) Glass Salt - Flocking
     
     https://glasssalt.bandcamp.com/music

    3) Isolde Touch (AKA Asha Sheshadri) - Mostly Static - Always Waiting 


    From the album 'Secretary of Sensation'

  • Manja Ristić - Nothing Has To Happen, Fortress Europe

    14 February 2022  12:00 pm - 12:40 pm

    And the Fortress I was walking on was barren, derelict and intoxicated. Swollen by greed. Cold and deadly. still landscape soaked & burgeoning the rainbow is piercing lead horizon flashed by the beams of fleeting Sun as it was posing above meadows, hills & forests for the greatest collodion photo curled up dog is sleeping in a derelict bus stop soon the night will fall and the migrants will roam by the dark highway wet to the bones Every time you think “That is somewhere over there. Nothing has to happen”, a child that dreamed of freedom disappears. The composition is made around an excerpt from my Stožice abandoned construction site field recording archive. Recorded in January 2020 during the reZone residency in Ljubljana. Poetry excerpts from the collection Stories Untold. Mastering by La Plant Studio Belgrade. * Manja Ristić is a violinist, sound artist, published poet, curator and researcher. She graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Music (2001) and was awarded a PGDip as a Solo/Ensemble Recitalist from the Royal College of Music, London (2004). As a classical solo and chamber musician as well as a composer and an improv musician Manja has performed all across Europe and the US, and has been involved in collaborations with established conductors and performers, multimedia artists, poets, theatre and movie directors. Manja’s sound related research besides contemporary performance in the field of instrumental electro–acoustics, is focused on interdisciplinary approaches to sound and field recording as well as experimental radio arts. Manja is the founder of the Association of Multimedia Artists Auropolis (since 2004), that by her guidance developed a distinctive number of cultural events, international projects, cultural conferences and educational platforms in the fields of scene and multimedia arts. She works and lives on the island of Korčula, Croatia. http://manjaristic.blogspot.com/ https://manjaristic.bandcamp.com/ https://sonicmatter.bandcamp.com/
  • Clemens Von Reusner - KRENE

    14 February 2022  12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

    It was once said of the work of the austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828), that it is “less a processing of thematic entities than a story of sonic processes, of sound processes where one emerges from the other.” KRENE (ancient greek for spring or well) is related in many ways to Franz Schubert’s piano sonata in B-Major, one of his last compositions. KRENE begins with a short motive of the second movement. I do not want to and cannot level the historical distance to the original piece - I rather approach Schubert’s sonata from two perspectives inscribed in it: On the one hand, I direct my attention to Schubert’s very own way of dealing with the sonata form to the ever surprising breaks and deviations within the formal proportions. On the other hand, I approach the sound spectra in the metallic color of the piano sound by the means of the electronic studio. 

    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).
    http://www.cvr-net.de
  • Shorts 22

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

    1. Dreamwreck – Pills (3:02)
    2. Jan Sparsam – Strippe (5:52)
    3. Fil Corbitt/The Wind – Coyote Call (5:00)
    4. Livia Malossi Bottignole – HEKS (3:14)
    5. Stéphane Borrel – Three Pieces from Anthology Of Laughter (10:10)
    6. Mykadelic – The Day After 48 (8:17)
    7. Sarah Dew & Emily Jane Bell – The Sisters Walk (18:08)
    8. Cedric Elisabeth – Transmission (4:33)

    1. Dreamwreck – Pills 

    Musician GrantCampbell and artist Cosima Cobley Carr form Dreamwreck, a transdisciplinarygroup creating multi-sensory experiences questioning the value of abstract concepts through interrogating the everyday. optic nerve combines ethereal electronic soundscapes with traditional instruments and collage elements, including melodic vocals, spoken word, found or archival sounds and field recordings. Grant’s projects include Saint Jude’s Infirmary, Naked and Canaan Balsam. Cosima has exhibited across the UK, including at the Barbican and Fruitmarket Gallery.

    2. Jan Sparsam – Strippe 

    For full details see listing for Shorts 19, 1:00 pm, Friday 11 February.

    3. Fil Corbitt/The Wind – Coyote Call 

    The coyote is one of the few mammals who can operate both in packs and alone. One of the other few mammals with this ability is humans, who about 150 years ago invented the telephone. This voicemail contest was recorded during quarantine and aimed to take a census of isolated calls from across the American West. FilCorbitt is a radio broadcaster and podcaster outside of Reno, NV, USA. Their primary project is a podcast called The Wind, recorded at a handmade desk in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. https://thewind.org/,http://filcorbitt.com/

     4. Livia Malossi Bottignole – HEKS 

    HEKS is conceived as a dramatic struggle, a fight in between the ensemble and the mezzo-soprano, the leading voice who embodies the figure of the Witch. The piece depicts the scenic representation of a public trial, where the Witch opposes strenuously with her voice, but she is finally defeated by the belligerent people. This is how it must be represented: without any kind of softening or mitigation, in order to seek a mechanism of catharsis which can only come from a complete identification with the sufferings of the oppressed, and not from a feeling of relief resulting from an happy ending. From a specific musical point of view, I felt the need to reconnect this concept with Meredith Monk's artistic researches. Her aesthetic view and spiritual dimension somehow recall the figure of the Witch herself, from a conceptual but also anaesthetic level, due to her non-conventional musical explorations and multidisciplinary investigations between performative dimension and music. 

    Graduated in Piano with full marks and in Chamber Music with full marks and honor, Livia Malossi is currently attending the 3rd year of the Triennium ofComposition Studies in Bologna. Herpieces have been premieredatGaudeamusFestival in Utrecht (NL), La Piana del Cavaliere in Orvieto (IT), for theUniversity of Padua (IT); AngelicA – San Leonardo Theater Music ResearchCenter, Teatro Comunale of Bologna (IT); PanstwowaSzkolaMuzycznaim ChopinadiOlsztyn in Poland (PL) and more. Livia is one of thefounders of In.NovaFertcollective, a young composers association interested in “comunitary” musicwriting. Among others, In.NovaFert received the commission for “Sette canzoniper Bruno”, a documentary-concert about Bruno Maderna that was premiered at theVenice Biennale of Music 2020.

    5. Stéphane Borrel – Three Pieces from Anthology Of Laughter 

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

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

    6. Mykadelic– The Day After 48 

    This track isn’t about the music, but the process of working a track. I made this 'insideout' track by recording myself performing into a portable recorder – so the environmental and ambient sounds were included. I then exported the track intoa DAW and tripled the same tracks – offsetting slightly to distort the sounds, then setting them into different channels, left, right and centre to give the space. Finally I re-recorded over the track, ‘playing’ effects in real time to further rough up the surface. So here it is, a track where the actual music is the least important thing, and the process takes centre stage instead. I hope you enjoy it!

    7. Sarah Dew & Emily Jane Bell – The Sisters Walk 

    Poetry: Emily Jane Bell; Audio: Sarah Dew. Emily and Sarah collaborated on this audio poem from 2020 – 2021. Sarah used Emily's poetry to inspire a soundscape of melody, sound art and field recordings. Some recordings were made on Haworth moor. Narrated by an imagined Emily Brontë, it performs her composition of Wuthering Heights. Emily’s voice blends with the voices of her characters. Extracts from Emily and Anne's 'Diary Papers' (1834 and 1845),and Anne's preface to 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' (1848). Ghosts haunt this soundscape; the title refers to the idea the sisters still ‘walk’ in Haworth…

    Blending melody, field recording and poetry with sound art, composer Sarah Dew takes listeners on magical, timeless journeys. Sounds of nature within her works inspire a sense of wellbeing and a desire to protect our environment. Details of notable recent performances ofher works can be found on her website.’

    Emily Jane Bell is a writer of prose andpoetry and is a research student at the University of Brighton. She iscurrently working on her PhD, a ficto-critical thesis exploring creativeprocesses in literature and visual art, centred on the works of Emily Brontë.’

    8. Cedric Elisabeth – Transmission 

    Since Cedric Elisabeth started to compose music, he has been exploring sound and theambient scene. With his latest album he opens up a deeper level into his universe. He has added more power and texture to his composition. You can still hear the soundscape, ambient mood, but the beats take over. Thoughts from the artist: ‘You have the feeling of finding your own harmony by fighting against yourself – what is your role in this society?’

    Cedric Elisabeth is from Paris, and startedto design sound for one aspiration: ILLUSION. He concentrates his work on linking music to different situations from fashion and art projects to cinema.Through his creations he wants people to be moved and taken to a different level of feeling.     



  • MP Hopkins - Telephonic Moisture Pt. 1

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

    Performed live to air 20 September 2021 on the Listening Space radio program, Sydney, Australia.

    Telephonic Moisture is a live radio work for voices, telephones, electromagnetic field (EMF) and feedback sounds. The work involved several performers: me in the radio studio, two people patched into the radio studio via telephones, and twelve people listening at home recording themselves. I played a pre-recorded collage of EMF and feedback sounds and read from a text. The phone callers were tuned into the broadcast and read from the same text. The people listening at home also read from the text, recording themselves and the broadcast playing in the space they were listening in. In addition to reading from the text all performers repeated what others were saying and described the sounds in the collage.

    Part 1 is a recording of the live broadcast that features me and the two people on phones. Part 2 is a collage of the recordings made by the twelve performers listening and vocalising in their homes.

    MP Hopkins is an artist working on Gadigal and Wangal land (Sydney, Australia). He makes audio, textual, radiophonic and performance works. Exploring ideas of inner speech, noise, ventriloquism, and invented language, the voice in varying states of instability and intelligibility is a key feature of his practice. Hopkins co-hosts the weekly radio program Listening Space on community radio station Eastside FM with musician Laura Altman and organises the Humming Grotto sound series with musician and sound artist Alexandra Spence.

    mphopkins.com
  • Buffer Zone

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


     01) Asha Sheshadri - Patty Live June (17:36)


     
     
     01) Asha Sheshadri -  Patty Live June

    From the album 'No Longer A Soundtrack'
     

    Sheshadri’s work involves the unpredictable observation of and response to a personal and political network of relays -- archival fields coexisting in entropy -- that operate within our collective worlds and imperfect memories. Reading annotations from a book marked up by another, capturing an observational voice memo on a phone, or salvaging footage from a damaged tape are gestures that may produce source material for a fictional letter, a suggestion of an ethnography, soundtrack, or map of a speculated immigration. 

    These, in turn, may result in a composition, an object, a movement or manifesto. Her work, often taking the form of essayistic videos, recordings, readings, and performances, follows these relays towards creating environments from musical and non-musical artifacts alike -- a kind of "affective collaging” concerned with the personal deconstruction and re-assemblage of archival objects and documents.

    "No Longer a Soundtrack" was recorded and unrecorded in many iterations over a several year period in San Diego, Philadelphia and NYC." 
  • Glass Salt - Cove

    14 February 2022  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    “Cove” is a radiophonic piece by Glass Salt that documents their creative practice during their residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. The work is informed by their improvisational approach to music making, attentiveness to listening to their immediate environment, and an intuitive response to the moment. The result is an ecology of moving parts created through reciprocity and presence, expressed through music, voice, field recordings, and conversation.
     
    Glass Salt is an experimental music and sound duo consisting of singer, producer and improviser Caylie Staples and artist, engineer, and musician Johann Diedrick. Staples and Diedrick improvise with voice, electronics, custom software, homemade hardware and percussion. Glass Salt creates with values of presence, tactility, transparency, friendship, collaboration, learning, skill-building and playfulness. They released their debut album Greetings on Whatever’s Clever Club in July 2020 and a follow-up album Mer on Cherche Encore in December 2020.

    Caylie Staples is a Canadian-based innovative singer, songwriter, producer and improviser. She is internationally recognized for her unique skill of creating on-the-spot, free form lyrics and vocals. Current projects include her self-titled art-pop electronica project, improvisational duo Glass Salt with Johann Diedrick focused on voice and custom electronics, co-leading improvising avant-rock ensemble Anthems of the Void with NYC-based experimental luthier Bradford Reed, and co-writing electronica with Morgan Doctor for Aporia Records. Staples has a B.F.A. Honours in Music from York University, Toronto, Canada.

    Johann Diedrick is an artist, engineer, and musician that makes installations, performances, and sculptures for encountering 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 revealing possibilities off the grid through sonic encounter. He is a 2021 Mozilla Creative Media Award recipient, a member of NEW INC, and an adjunct professor at NYU’s ITP program. His work has been featured in Wire Magazine, Musicworks Magazine, and presented internationally at MoMA PS1, Ars Electronica, and the Somerset House, among others.

    https://glasssalt.bandcamp.com
  • Kunstradio Ep1 “Horror Vacui” by Rupert Huber

    14 February 2022  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Living in restlessness. Impelled by stimuli, always compelled to activity, to communication, to a projection of the putative self. A consciousness simulating itself rotates in a relatively motionless body. Horror vacui is performed by a virtual ensemble of sound-producing and sound-reducing instruments. Traditional instruments producing sound waves - including recording and editing equipment - are accompanied by the necessary instruments of the 21st century: sound-reducing silencers. In Horror vacui, electronic tools such as filters, compressors, and echo effects are used to diminish produced or found sounds; the sound design is characterized by reduction rather than by manipulation. Just like curling waves, or the endless spiral of a waltz, sound-increasing and sound-reducing instruments take turns in dominating the piece. Horror vacui compiles original sound recordings from a trip to the United States of America, sythesizer and piano, Bulgarian percussion, as well as impressions from mass media - these are counterpointed by an equivalent group of sound-reducing tools. The beginning and the end of the sound recordings have each been captured in photographs, e.g. New York, one of the loudest cities of the western world. Thus, the often cited visual overload is experienced as a fraction of a sonic overload. Technical transmission and the congestion of all of our ears forces music to its knees - to take on a clear attitude to submission reflecting the known and which (due to this) can be quickly grasped, even unconsciously. As a great love to http://www.porno.com, the apprehension of a musical sensation is to its emission listened to on the motorway. Our addiction to noise possibly comes from a need to drown our own, inner noise level; the person who is capable of resolving white noise into polyrhythms, and who can discover wonderful symmetries in a city's noisy bustle may regard him/herself as individual of a new age. 050605 ruperthuber http://www.ruperthuber.com
  • Nad Spiro - Pederes: The Haunted Rock

    14 February 2022  4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Nad Spiro – guitar and pedals
    MK Ibáñez – text
    Special guests (readers) : Ken Hollings (BBC, Wire, Resonance... Strange Attractor press), A.Scott Bolton & Rob Storey (both from Resonance Fm), Atsuko Kamura

    Tracks: Machinet – Animeta – Esperó – Foixarda – Satalia – Safont – Matagats... (original names of the old quarries, now disappeared).

    THE WIRE - issue 438 August 2020 - “(Pedreres)... introduces a guitar style that stutters and chimes, like a fragmented and warped Ennio Morricone soundtrack. But rather than the dry, wide vistas of those cinematic soundscapes, Arruti uses cavernous reverb to sink these sounds deep among the carved out stone... ..These resonating washes of processed guitar are extremely evocative of a landscape created by industry and subsequently claimed by folklore. Even if the supernatural qualities of Montjuïc’s quarries remain uncertain, Pedreres leaves no doubt about their sheer eeriness. Spenser Tomson

    SPECTRUM CULTURE - Pedreres is meditative and uneasy listening, but it’s also densely layered and pleasingly slow to unfold its patterns and structures, rewarding and often unexpectedly beautiful". Scott Wilson

    TOUCHING EXTREMES - "We are left wandering inside the realms of sonorities that would perfectly fit in a lysergically active installation, minus the pills. A conscious observation of the intrinsic possibilities of unusually splintered timbres eventually leads to the osmotic absorption of their very transfiguration". Massimo Ricci

    The Spanish experimentalist Rosa Arruti -an essential figure in Barcelona’s avantgarde underground - has worked for many years under the secretive alias NAD SPIRO, a solo venture where she explores unfrequented audioZones in the outer peripheries of electronica, building her complex guitar sounds into a world of unique textures and sound fictions. Her extensive experience includes collaborations with artists like My Cat is An Alien, Kim Cascone, The Asterism.
  • Mobile Radio residency - Glasgow Calling Scale live with Eothen Stearn & Lady Neptune

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

    The performances have been devised within the following framework: ‘Glasgow Calling Scale: a verbal response series in five parts’. There are five grades, starting with the most musical:

    Monday 14 February – No verbal response with Eothen Stearn and Lady Neptune

    Tuesday 15 February – Incomprehensible sounds with Elina Bry

    Wednesday 16 February – Inappropriate words with Cindy Islam

    Thursday 17 February–Confused with Nichola Scrutton

    Friday 18 February – Orientedwith Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul.

    Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann began Mobile Radio in 2005. It was established as a travelling project to build upon their work across Europe in the fields of radio and sound art which had arisen during the three years that they helped to establish the London art radio station Resonance 104.4FM. Their work takes them to media and art festivals, conferences, universities and one-off events where they run short-lived radio stations, create special live broadcasts or edited pieces, give workshops or talks, design radio installations and play concerts. Their interest in radio technology is complemented by their live electronic improvised music project Tonic Train (radio terminology for ‘interrupted continuous wave’) which features radio feedback and mini transmitters built into circuit-bent instruments.

    They have been invited as guest ‘radio experts’ by projects tapping into a renewed interest in experimental radio and ‘radio art’. Now based in Germany, they continue the work of Mobile Radio with those who want to develop concepts through the medium of radio. They have acted as organisers, curators and artistic directors for high profile radio projects at the 30th São Paulo Biennial, documenta 14 and Radio Revolten, the largest festival of radio art in the world.

    Mobile Radio remains a personal artistic journey to create radio work which arises from their encounters and surroundings. Their mission remains to seek out new forms of radio by taking radio production out of the studio environment. They are currently working on Radio Art Zone, a premier showcase of radio art as part of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022. https://mobile-radio.net,https://radioart.zone

    Eothen Stearn is a feminist queer artist interested in craft, memory, emotions and modalities of speech. Their work roams between the intimacy of personal relations, the detail of everyday life, music, feminism, queerness and art-making, among many others. Theyare working to build an arts practice that is centred by music, politics and community.

    Originally formulated in London as a performing alter-ego for nascent singer-songwriter and fashion student Moema Meade, Lady Neptune has been an ongoing work that has evolved from distorted guitar dirges, bass-heavy synth pop music into its current Hi NRG 4am experimental Gabber nadir.


  • Buffer Zone

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

    1) Asha Sheshadri - Elephant Years (10:22)
    2) Christian Mirande - Italian Tire Pressure (7:41)





    1) Asha Sheshadri - Elephant Years
    From the album 'No Longer A Soundtrack'
     
    Sheshadri’s work involves the unpredictable observation of and response to a personal and political network of relays -- archival fields coexisting in entropy -- that operate within our collective worlds and imperfect memories. Reading annotations from a book marked up by another, capturing an observational voice memo on a phone, or salvaging footage from a damaged tape are gestures that may produce source material for a fictional letter, a suggestion of an ethnography, soundtrack, or map of a speculated immigration. 

    These, in turn, may result in a composition, an object, a movement or manifesto. Her work, often taking the form of essayistic videos, recordings, readings, and performances, follows these relays towards creating environments from musical and non-musical artifacts alike -- a kind of "affective collaging” concerned with the personal deconstruction and re-assemblage of archival objects and documents.


    "No Longer a Soundtrack" was recorded and unrecorded in many iterations over a several year period in San Diego, Philadelphia and NYC."


     
    2) Christian Mirande - Italian Tire Pressure 

    Christian Mirande (b. 1986) is an experimental musician from Philadelphia. He has utilized magnetic tape, various audio synthesis methods, and instruments from the fretless bass to the iphone voice memo. His work is often characterized as textural or atmospheric. He has been a member of the groups Open Corner and The Flea Circus.

    https://christianmirande.bandcamp.com         https://soundcloud.com/christian-mirande 
     

      
  • Asha Sheshadri - The Last Picture Show

    14 February 2022  6:00 pm - 6:20 pm

    The Last Picture Show is a survey of self-conscious object details lodged within the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with no expectation that they would ever be heard. The work is interspersed with dialogue from "The Last Picture Show" (1971). It was set up as an open-ended exploration, in which I documented art objects that were to be addressed, through writing and field recordings which were then cast aside. To me, this piece feels like revisiting an outdated atlas.

    Asha Sheshadri (b. 1986) moves freely between video, writing, sound, and photography. Her forms flow together to create unpredictable observations of the overlooked, while documenting personal and political networks within our collective, imperfect memory. She currently lives and works in New York.

    http://www.ashasheshadri.com

  • Acoustic Mirror - Klinein 02 - Rodapozos

    14 February 2022  6:20 pm - 6:40 pm

    What is the sound of the climate emergency? Can practices such as listening and sound walking allow us to apprehend its magnitude?

    Klinein 02 - Rodapozos, is based on recordings produced during a sound walk to the summit of Rodapozos near Burgos, Spain. The walk was in search of a two decades-old land art work produced by local artist Miguel Vivanco, and found the summit surrounded by the wind turbines of a wind farm.

    The work presents a data and soundscape synthesis, by combining field recordings from the soundwalk with NASA's Global Land and Ocean Temperatures Index (which covers temperature changes from 1880 through 2021).

    Thus Klinein 02 - Rodapozos attempts to question conventional notion of soundscape, and is a demonstration of the possibilities of soundscape- and data-synthesis, beyond mere data sonification techniques. The resulting datascape attempts to insert otherness into our sound environment in the current context of climate collapse.

    Kamen Nedev is a sound artist, 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 the soundscape 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
  • Simon Cacheux - Palimpsest

    14 February 2022  6:40 pm - 7:00 pm

    It seems to be the recording of a radio program broadcasting a special tape. This sound piece is about doing things over previous ones (the palimpsest) and how the past mingles with present actions. Made with a previous work, with words of French poetess Pauline Jupin, about memories and how things from different times collide in everyday life, and how maybe creation is about doing the same thing in different ways over and over again. Simon Cacheux is a protean sound maker: he works as a sound artist, musician, and sound designer. He developed a taste for the way sounds are broadcast in a specific space, how they propagate acoustically and psychologically, and how the public grasps those “sonic objects”: listening experiences are at the core of his preoccupations. Thus, sound is always at the beginning of his creative process, but the final form can take any shape, from drawings to sound installations, interactive pieces, generative videos, or radio programs. https://simoncacheux.com/en https://linktr.ee/simoncacheux
  • Benoit Bories - Bouilleur de crû (Travelling Distiller)

    14 February 2022  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    An acousmatic and documentary sound art creation about a traveling distiler.

    Benoit Bories is a documentarist and sound creator. He produces audio documentaries for France Culture, Arte Radio, Radio France International, RTBF and ABC Radio. He also works sound creations in the field of the live performance and trans-media productions (web-documentary, installations). In 2009, he founded Faïdos Sonore with Charlotte Rouault. Together, they animate workshops of sound creations for different public (education, museum and specialized institutes). Benoit Bories gained the Price Bohemia 2013, Special Commendation of the Price Europa 2013 and has been finalist at the Prices Italia 2013 and Sheffield Documentary Award 2014 for the documentary “Camp sisterhood " produced by Arte Radio.
  • Martin Vincent - Wake Up! It's 1995!

    14 February 2022  8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    A mix of recordings from the last decade of the twentieth century. Interviews with artists and others, excerpts of radio packages, assorted links, outtakes and detritus from a brief career in broadcasting.

    Featuring the voices of Vito Acconci, Edward Barton, Eduard Bersudsky, Mike Bowtell, Marcus Coates, Lucy Casson, Paul Crompton, Laura Daly, Willie Doherty, Katherine Dowson, Morgan Doyle, Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George, Douglas Gordon, Andy Hazell, Gary Hill, Damien Hirst, Tatyana Jakovskaya, Louise Karlsen, Trevor Larson, William Latham, Sarah Lucas, John Lundberg, David Mackintosh, Adrian Mokes, Judith Nesbitt, Jenny Randles, Tosh Ryan and associates, Jerome Sans, Louise Short, Stephen Snoddy, Simon Starling, Tanya Ury, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing. Thanks and apologies to all.

    Martin Vincent is an artist, writer, musician and bookseller. In 1990 he was invited to contribute to a programme on BBC Radio 5 titled Hit the North. Over the next five years he made numerous short items for inclusion on BBC Radio, broadcasting on all five of the Corporation’s national analogue stations.


  • Chris Dooks - Glossographs: Geofón Owls

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

    Glossographs is Dooks’ moniker developed on a Scottish Sculpture Workshop residency in 2021 where Chris made an ‘aquaphone’ out of baking tins and welding rods. This became an instrument with which a large body of work – including a vinyl record – was produced on site and was an attempt to develop a site specific piece about an abandoned farm house in Lumsden, Abderdeenshire. Chris Dooks is an interdisciplinary artist interested in psychogeography, community practice and wellbeing themes. Trained in film in the 1990s, over the last ten years his work has spread into two distinct and occasionally overlapping worlds; that of a post-doctoral sound artist and as an arts-commissioned photographer. The sound art has revolved around shellac record performances, site-specific audiobooks, ambient music releases on several labels, stealth field recording, and community spoken word projects.
  • Littoral Transmissions with Laura Sampson & Sam Enthoven: BLADDERWRACK

    14 February 2022  9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Four performers dial in to a shared virtual space from 4 remote locations. At this digital confluence where rivers become ocean, amidst the shimmering wave patterns and roiling tidal rhythms, stories, myths and legends can be discerned in myriad forms, drifting up from the sea floor, skimming the water's surface, mingling with the sea spray, caught in the cross-currents, or washed up on the shoreline. BLADDERWRACK is an experiment in asynchronous live collaborative sound-making via online platforms featuring improvised storytelling and the unearthly song of the theremin weaving through free floating layers of digital and analogue playback. Littoral Transmissions (Adam Kinsey & Stephan Barrett) is the radio project of Stephan Barrett and Adam Kinsey which broadcasts regularly on Resonance Extra and Threads Radio. Live work has included performances at Fort Process 2018, A.P.T Gallery, New River Studios and DIY Space for London. Their album 'Smoles' recorded with the James Worse Public Address Method is available on International Ephemera. Storyteller Laura Sampson and sound artist Sam Enthoven are currently exploring the places where sound and story meet. 
https://www.facebook.com/littoraltransmissions 
https://extra.resonance.fm/series/lea-navigations 
https://soundcloud.com/littoraltransmissions https://www.laurasampson.com/https://www.sinistermasterplan.com/
  • Shorts 35

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

    1. Blair E Smith - momma, mama (8 :45)
    2. Pauline Achart - ETCETC. (1:25)
    3. Tiziano Milani - Shelter for soul (13:18)
    4. Johnny Dixon - Remixed Poetry 1: Effluently Chickentown (3:20)
    5. Radio Limbo - In the Beginning (14:24)
    6. Vincent Eoppolo - The Metamorphosis (5:04)
    7. Chin Ting Chan - Stutter (6:03)
    8. Yati Durant -  Quiet Cities 7: Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020 (4:18)

    1. Blair E Smith - momma, mama

    A short sound-based work by artist, dj, lovenloops, playing with sampling, looping and beatmaking using personal vinyl records from their deceased mother’s collection, drum loops and a vinyl record of poet June Jordan reading her poem, Getting Down to Get Over (dedicated to my mother) in Things That I Do In the Dark & Other Poems.

    Blair (also known as lovenloops) loves to rigorously play and make Black girl sounds, spaces, lands, planets, and galaxies with Black girls and those who love them. Her artist-scholar-curator-teacher  dreams and praxis emerge where Black girlhood as a creative and relation building life force with Black girls/women and alternative modes of cultural work and production meet. Blair is an Assistant Professor of Art Education and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her current dreams are obsessed with Black girlhood celebration as always, already taking many shapes; Black feminist poetics, sound (listening) and sensorial art + design with Black girls locally and worldwide.

    2.  Pauline Achart  - ETCETC.

    He talks, I steal. I cut, I glue, and it's always real.

    Pauline Achart was born in 1984. After that, she lived a little, thought a little, played music, made choices, changed her mind, wrote, loved a lot, learnt a lot. Now, she walks her microphones from obsession to obsession. The sound is the support that suits her the most, as it discloses the secrecy behind the audible, and she likes that.

    She created the TympanCul-Cul aural project, an experimental space for a peculiar, political and poetical pornography. She learnt her craft little by little, and also creates other aural documentary and creative objects of many formats.
     
    3. Tiziano Milani - Shelter for soul

    The piece is built on the continuous transformation of sound masses (acoustic, field recording, electronic, pulse noise) that evolve and stratify over time to create timbral variations in space. The space is conceived as a fluid architecture that strongly conditions the feeling of existing, of being in a space, not intended as a set of objects measurable in length but understood as forces and moments measured as times. I consider space as an entity that changes and moves around the listener and after having transported us to an other dimension than the usual one, leads us back to our world.

    Tiziano Milani, acoustic architect, is an italian based experimental artist who mixers together sound art, ambience & drone textures, impro, electro acoustics, and slight noise tendencies into long shifting, dreamy and varied long form sound paintings what he calls acoustic architecture. Over the years I have attended courses and seminars about electronic music, electro- acustic and visual arts at Conservatorio G. Verdi di Milano, Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma, Conservatorio di Musica “Arrigo Boito” di Parma, Universitàdeglistudi di Siena “Dip. Di scienze della comunicazione “, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Facoltà di Ingegneria Dipartimento INFOCOM, IX. 

    4 Johnny Dixon - Remixed Poetry 1: Kin-Evi-Kin-Dently-Kin-Chick-Kin-Ken-Kin-Town

    5. Radio Limbo – In The Beginning

    Radio Limbo is an engaging world of recycled radio, signature sound design and lo-fi musical illustrations. This collection of Radio Limbo's cut 'n' paste sketches, improvisations and radiophonic sound art, are highlights from their monthly show on Noods Radio, Bristol. 
    From Bible stories cut with commercials, surreal monologues, or limbological horoscopes, to number-station style jingles, cloud spotting, and the Short Wave Ghost Ensemble. Radio Limbo observes many corners of radio with a beady eye, and re-imagines them with a stylised mark of it's own.

    Produced by Pete Hazell & Sean Lee. 

    https://noodsradio.com/residents/radio-limbo
    https://soundcloud.com/limbotapes
    https://limbotapes.bandcamp.com/album/24-hours-in-radio-limbo6. Vincent Eoppolo - The Metamorphosis 
     
    The Metamorphosis is an hommage to Kafka’s masterpiece

     Vincent Eoppolo (Ioppolo) Wilmington, Delaware USA  Eoppolo’s work is a synthesis of various sound art traditions such as musique concrete, acousmatic music, electro-acoustic music and radio art.  Eoppolo’s compositions have been presented at the New York City Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, the Ensemble Mise_en Open Studio Festival in Brooklyn, UtopieSonore in Nantes, France and De Natura Sonorum in Rome, Italy. Many of his works have been featured on new music radio programs in France, Italy, Canada, Ireland, Scotland and the USA.    Eoppolo studied composition and theory at the Delaware School of Music.

    7 Chin Ting Chan – Stutter (for fixed media)

    Stutter is an electroacoustic soundscape that consists primarily of sounds of metals interacting, stretching, and colliding. The sounds are mainly processed with Rossum Electro-Music’s Assimil8or module. The music explores the rich timbre and personalities these sounds have to offer.

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

    8. Yati Durant  - Quiet Cities 7: Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020 

    Quiet Cities are live improvised sound art visualised field recordings from Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith, UK at 4pm on May 5th 2020. The field recordings have been electronically altered slightly and each of them are different.

    “I walked around during a lockdown afternoon in May 2020 with my stereo field microphone. The city sounded strange to me…so quiet and subdued. These are free improvisations on the impressions I had at the time…”

    Yati Durant is a US born composer of concert and film music, lecturer, trumpeter and conductor living in Edinburgh, UK. He has studied with Krzysztof Meyer and Hans Ulrich Humpert at the Hochschule fürMusik Köln, as well as with George Crumb, Philip Lasser, NarcisBonet, Lee Konitz and conducting with Jonathan Brett. He is a multi-instrumentalist and active performer and producer of jazz and improvisatory music, contemporary acoustic and electronic music and music for film and media.  He holds a Meisterklasse Konzertexam from the Hochschule für Musik Köln. His compositions and film scores have received many prizes from International festivals, and he has received commissions and premieres from many well-known artists and ensembles from around the world.  His TV and Film credits include work for WDR, ARD, HBO, MTV, Disney and many others. He is a visiting Professor of Film Music Conducting at the Rovigo Conservatory of Music “Francesco Venezze” and teacher in film music for Thinkspace UK.He is the former Programme Director of MSc Composition for Screen at the University of Edinburgh (2010 – 2019) and General Director of the International Media Music and Sound Arts Network in Education (IMMSANE) since 2019.
  • Radioart106 - Ep7: Hunger for Justice

    13 February 2022  11:00 pm - 14 February 2022  12:00 am

    radioart106 134 Hunger for Justice An Interview with Palestinian activist Maher alAkhras recorded on November 12, 2020. He reflects upon his 103 day hunger strike. Voice over and assistance: Liam Evans Interpreter: Samia Nasser Translation: Dareen Tatour and Samia Nasser Image: David Oppenheim Thanks: Tagreedd alAkhras, Ahlam Haddad, my fellow activists who vocalised their solidarity in the struggle.
  • Tony Morris - Ep1: Ilaria Boffa

    14 February 2022  11:00 pm - 15 February 2022  12:00 am

    Local legend Tony Morris presents a programme about sonopoet Ilaria Boffa. https://soundcloud.com/clydebuiltradio/tony-morris-presents-ilaria-boffa-25921
15 February 2022
  • Konrad Behr & Konrad Westphal - Sleeping Refrigerators

    15 February 2022  12:00 am - 8:00 am

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

    Participating artists:
    Anne Wahl & Marc Schmidt (Liebherr CNel 4213 Indes 21E / 001, Dresden), echofreak (Refrigerator with kitchen cuckoo clock, fan wheel wet wood preservation of the State Office for Archaeology Dresden), Konrad Behr (Freezer exquisit, Weimar), Laura-Dang (Techwood-KS9121, Weimar), Rajko Aust (unknown device, Dresden), Grit Ruhland (2 x unknown devices, Dresden & Berlin), Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (unknown device, Graz), Marco Schröder (unknown device, Berlin), Markus Westphal (unknown device, Weimar), Aanna Schimkat (Liebherr, Leipzig), Annalena Stabauer (unknown device, Vienna), Ina Weise (Accordeon, Weimar)
  • Shorts 9

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

    1. Lauren Redhead & Alistair Zaldua - Machines (5:13)
    2. Yati Durant - Quiet Cities 4: Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020 (3:25)
    3. Finlay J Hall -  Chapter Eight (19:43)
    4. Cinzia Nistico - One Dimension and a Half Episode 8 (2:44)
    5. Ali Rennie - Flood Warning (10:41)
    6. Ilaria Boffa - Body Memory Hypothesis (3:04)
    7. Eleanor Tullock - Red Sea Indeed (14:02)

    1. Lauren Redhead & Alistair Zaldua -Machines

    The beginning of a projected album of work for this duet of spoken word and improvised e-violin, these two pieces bring together experimentally composed texts using Oulipo-derived techniques, live violin performance and sampled violin and environmental sounds. The texts could be considered critical rewritings, or translations, of existing work that address historical, political, aesthetic, and gender-based themes, and their relation to art and listening. Rather than just a backdrop, the violin improvisation ‘plays into’ the spaces offered by the spoken word, presenting its own spaces, or responding to the spoken text.

    Composers and improvisers Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua frequently work together on collaborative projects and in their duet for organ and live electronics. Alistair performs with the acoustic and 5-string electric violins, along with live electronics, and is also a conductor, and a researcher with the Royal Music Association’s Music and/as Process study group. Lauren is also an organist, a musicologist who writes on the aesthetics of recent music, and a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. This combination of spoken word and improvised e-violin is the beginning of a new project involving text and improvisation.
     
    2. Yati Durant – Quiet Cities 4: Quiet Cities 4: Edinburgh Leith/Water of Leith 4pm 07.05.2020 

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

    http://www.yatidurant.com
     
    3. Finlay J Hall - Chapter Eight

    Chapter Eight combines a short walk, ambient music (both improvised), speculative fiction, narrative poetry, and field recording. It functions as both documentation of a performance and a piece of music, and is altogether cohesive, I swear.

    Finlay J Hall is an artist and musician who often makes use of walking. He makes work concerning public space and collaboration, and enjoys thinking about alternate realities. He runs Wooosh Gallery, an art gallery in a car park in Dundee. He is in a band called Machine Speak, and hosts a radio show called Life Down Low. His favourite food is spaghetti. He’s currently 25 years old.  

    http://www.FinlayJHall.com      http://www.instagram.com/loonbeams http://www.soundcloud.com/finbarjh

    https://www.mixcloud.com/finlay-hall/stream/

    4. Cinzia Nistico  - One Dimension and a Half Episode 8

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

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

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

    5. Ali Rennie - Flood Warning

    Flood Warning is a radio collage featuring sampled radio noise arrangementstogether with excerpts from American radio weather channels and talk show broadcasts discussing political and religious issues of the current ideological setting. It is an exploration of human creeds in the context of their radio transmission at a time in history when such creeds are notably forthcoming.

    Ali Rennie is an emerging sound artist and composer from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who has recently completed an MSc in Sound Shaping and Audiovisual Practice at the University of Glasgow. He is known as the creator of the dark ambient music project Ruptured World which has released several albums with the cinematic dark ambient record label Cryo Chamber.
    Rennie is also a writer of dark fantasy and horror fiction and has published a novel, BleakWarrior, and various short stories in a variety of anthologies and magazines (including Weird Tales magazine and the New Weird anthology edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer).

    6. Ilaria Boffa - Body Memory Hypothesis

    Ilaria Boffa is an Italian poet. She writes bilingual poetry and she has published three poetry collections to date. 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 years, she has been experimenting with field recording, blending her spoken word with sound. Her sonopoems have been played at international experimental sound art festivals and radios. In 2021, two audio-video installations, produced in collaboration with international video-artists, have been exhibitedat the Mahalla Festival in Instanbul and the Nature&Culture Poetry Film Festival in Copenhagen. 
     
    https://soundcloud.com/ilaria_boffa            https://linktr.ee/ilariaboffaIB

    Body Memory Hypothesis
    What if the body itself, and not only the brain, was capable of storing memory? What if nostalgia, grief, the passage of others’ lives could persist inside us and manifest through us? Venezia is and has always been a melancholia resonator.
    Field recording taken at Punta dellaDogana (Venezia).
    Poem ‘Body Memory Hypothesis’
    'La nostalgia never rests, never
    complains for it never ceases.
    When we rarefy we loosen grip
    we allow others’ passage.
     
    They release new kinaesthetic
    recordings and by merging we
    discontinue our tissue
    recollections and restore
    experience. Permeable or
    semipermeable, up to us.
    It’s a remembrance crossover
    and recombination.
    Feel me spread and merge.
    Rarefy.'

    7. Eleanor Tullock - Red Sea Indeed

    Red Sea Indeed is an audio map of a story of exile – the Crossing of the Red Sea.
    The piece is part of a project in Los Angeles, California – Exodus  -   a self-guided walking tour of the events of Passover mapped onto resonating sites in a contemporary city. The starting point was the Haggadah supplication that “in each generation, each person is obligated to see himself or herself as though he or she personally came forth from Egypt.” We can, in critical times, experience and reimagine the stress of flight, of changing states, and the dubious relief of freedom.

    Designer, sound artist and Australian exile based in California and the western states of America. Production of folk instruments and the architecture of air, sound and lightness.
  • Kick Down the Barriers - Ep2: Ashok Chudasama

    15 February 2022  9:00 am - 9:40 am

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

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

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

    His latest album ‘Cobblestones & Kitchari’ was released in May 2020 on Fractal Meat Cuts.
  • Melodie Blaison - Sleeping Machines (Dormeureuses de la ville)

    15 February 2022  9:40 am - 10:00 am


    "We decided to write this manifesto by gathering everyone's ideas and thoughts. It was designed as a reflection of first impressions. We formed a circle, each of us taking turns speaking and offering a word or two if we wanted to. We wanted to form a collage with the things that were important to us."

    Mélodie Blaison is a French visual artist and musician, graduated in Fine Arts in 2016 after a flute course at the Nantes Conservatory. Her practice is transversal, she is interested in the narrative potential of writing, and not in particular in the hybrid spaces that fiction can create while questioning our relationship to the world. By playing on the scales of time and space, and passing in turn through installations, immersive sound pieces or modular objects, she asks herself the question of the creation of new possibilities in our contemporary societies. She is co-founder of Atelier Vé in Marseille where several exhibitions have taken place. She has performed in Cardiff, Copenhagen, at MAgasins Généraux in Pantin, as well as at Coco Velten and Kit Galerie in Marseille. She is currently part of the post diploma arts and sound creation at the Ensa of Bourges.

    https://www.melodieblaison.com/
    https://soundcloud.com/melodieblaison
  • James Prevett and Annie May Demozay - Conversation Pieces 2

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

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

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

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

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


    http://www.jamesprevett.com 
    http://www.partiesforpublicsculpture.org 
    https://www.amdemozay.com 
    https://taco.org.uk/T4H-H4T
  • Xiyao Chen - synchronise your dream

    15 February 2022  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    _ Synchronise your dream is a radio piece co-written with Open AI’s text processing intelligence GPT-3, which generates natural language when triggered with input prompts and pruning techniques to steer the direction of the feedback loops. The narratives derive from an improvised dream exchange session with GPT-3. Challenging traditional forms of story telling, the piece weaves mythology and technology, straddling meanings and feelings - bodily experience without bodies. The soundscapes are produced with live coding sound generation technology, exploring the simulated multiverse of machine generated environments. A Pallid Playback Shack production. Pallid Playback Shack is an experimental platform rethinking the simulated hybrid environments where human, machine and nature coexist interdependently, where distinctions between the organism and machine, physical and virtual have become increasingly leaky. Weaving primordial thoughts, myths and rituals with the appropriation of technology - machine learning and algorithm automation, Pallid Playback Shack aims to trace the genealogy of mythical thought to reveal the possibility of myths to act as a resisting force in the neo-liberal and post-colonial world. It is the brainchild of Xi Yao Chen (@oayixnehc), an architect, artist and AI researcher based in London.
  • Yol - Everyone has gone the office cant hurt anybody now

    15 February 2022  11:00 am - 11:30 am

    I recently got access to some empty office spaces and made a series of works in them, with sounds and text from and responding to the building.

    I’ve put some of them together as a sort of radio opera, although there isn’t really a narrative, or a dramatic end or resolution. Offices just go on and on, or they stop, or everyone leaves...there is little sense to them, or this work. Just a screaming in an empty place that wouldn’t have been possible when it was full.

    Yol is a performance/visual/text artist currently based in Hull. Working with physical performance, space as instrument/collaborator, mangled language and extended vocal techniques his work appears in the form of physical performances, installations, and diy released product. Found objects/mouth noise.

    https://yolnoise.bandcamp.com
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6WPqxpXl32mCQoQO7G6dg
    https://mobile.twitter.com/brighthouse5
  • Buffer Zone

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

    01) Asha Sheshadri - Laboratory Channel (8:47)
    02) Christian Mirande - The Shark Presentation (4:07)
    03) crys cole & Oren Ambarchi - Burrata (06:47)

     
    01) Asha Sheshadri - Laboratory Channel
     
    From the album 'No Longer A Soundtrack'
     
    Sheshadri’s work involves the unpredictable observation of and response to a personal and political network of relays -- archival fields coexisting in entropy -- that operate within our collective worlds and imperfect memories. Reading annotations from a book marked up by another, capturing an observational voice memo on a phone, or salvaging footage from a damaged tape are gestures that may produce source material for a fictional letter, a suggestion of an ethnography, soundtrack, or map of a speculated immigration. 

    These, in turn, may result in a composition, an object, a movement or manifesto. Her work, often taking the form of essayistic videos, recordings, readings, and performances, follows these relays towards creating environments from musical and non-musical artifacts alike -- a kind of "affective collaging” concerned with the personal deconstruction and re-assemblage of archival objects and documents.


    "No Longer a Soundtrack" was recorded and unrecorded in many iterations over a several year period in San Diego, Philadelphia and NYC."

     
    02) Christian Mirande - The Shark Presentation 

    Christian Mirande (b. 1986) is an experimental musician from Philadelphia. He has utilized magnetic tape, various audio synthesis methods, and instruments from the fretless bass to the iphone voice memo. His work is often characterized as textural or atmospheric. He has been a member of the groups Open Corner and The Flea Circus.

    https://christianmirande.bandcamp.com         https://soundcloud.com/christian-mirande


    03) crys cole & Oren Ambarchi - Burrata

     
    From the album 'Hotel Record' 


    Hotel Record is the second release from the duo/couple of crys cole and oren ambarchi, following on from Sonja Henies vei 31 (PLANAM 031LP, 2014). Where their debut recording presented a disquieting portrait of the erotic dimension of romantic intimacy, the follow-up continues to explore the pair’s simultaneously musical and romantic relationship in a more subtle fashion, presenting four long-form pieces that touch on the variety of forms the life of this couple takes: as a musical duo, as a pair of travelers to exotic locations, as opponents in a game of cards…

    Carving out an intimate and human sonic space across a diverse array of compositional approaches, sound sources, fidelities, and textures, Hotel Record is the latest dispatch from the continuing explorations of a unique duo. Ambarchi and cole reimagine electro-acoustic music, not simply as “abstract” sound, but as a diary, a love poem, a dream.
  • Asha Sheshadri - The Last Picture Show

    15 February 2022  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    The Last Picture Show is a survey of self-conscious object details lodged within the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with no expectation that they would ever be heard. The work is interspersed with dialogue from "The Last Picture Show" (1971). It was set up as an open-ended exploration, in which I documented art objects that were to be addressed, through writing and field recordings which were then cast aside. To me, this piece feels like revisiting an outdated atlas. 

    Asha Sheshadri (b. 1986) moves freely between video, writing, sound, and photography. Her forms flow together to create unpredictable observations of the overlooked, while documenting personal and political networks within our collective, imperfect memory. She currently lives and works in New York. 

    http://www.ashasheshadri.com
  • Iain Findlay-Walsh - re-embedding / nothing was the field

    15 February 2022  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    Soundscape music made from first-person field recordings, tracing personal listening, in-between-ness, inside/outside, lockdown as a frantic, saturated pause. deep listening is mindfulness. what do you hear? spasm and burnout. fading sound. a tone that changed your mind. bodies connecting and dissolving through the wire. Iain Findlay-Walsh's activities in sound art and writing engage with personal listening, spatial experience and virtuality, often combining first-person field recordings with found music and instrumental performance. Recent solo releases are available through Outlet Archival (2020) and Entr’acte (2019). Sound art/ composition featured at Tectonics Festival and Rewire Festival in 2021. Research on music, sound and listening is published through Organised Sound and the Journal of Sonic Studies.
  • Shorts 23

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

    1. Joanne Matthews - Cosmological Starfish (15:00)/ 2. Panayiotis Kokoras - Sense (8:22)/3. Gabriele Hasler - Leerstand 1: Zwischenstand /Vacancy1:In Between (6:34)/4. Clovis McEvoy - Flâneur (8:52)/5. Sian Gledhill - Stay At Home (5:11)/6. Elliot Yair Hernández López - Ritual (5:25)/7. Harbour Me
 - Fondre (7:07)/8. Johnny Dixon - Pill Pieces 7 (0:59)

    1. Joanne Matthews - Cosmological Starfish

    Cosmological Starfish is a sound piece that pays homage to Not I (1973) by Samuel Becket by tapping into subconsciouses with whispering streams of sound, played out in a ritualised loop. The work is a journey, a dialogue between a starfish, a human and a beach, expanding simultaneously in and out of time and space. It is part of an interdisciplinary, expansive research project, called Murky Horizons, based along the Edinburgh coastline.

    Joanne Matthews is an artist from Brighton, based in Edinburgh, working collaboratively across performance, audio, video, installation, photography and drawing. She conducts embodied fieldwork, rooted in place, creating gestural works of art. She’s interested in leaning into, and finding hope in, the darkness of the ecological crisis and the inseparable links between nature and culture. Her work is intimate, capturing the complexities, emotions and personal feelings she has of a place or idea and tells a ‘story’, often with humour, confusion, eeriness and sensuality. https://www.jojomatthews.art 

    2. Panayiotis Kokoras – Sense  (2013-14) for electroacoustic sounds.

    Sense was composed in 2013-14 at the CEMI Studios at the University of North Texas. The sound core of Sense is the water as a sound object but also as energy and substance that affects other sounding objects. For the audio manipulation, I mainly used procedural audio, music information retrieval tools as well as traditional audio editing techniques. Sense is a story of a man pouring liquor into a glass.

    https://www.panayiotiskokoras.com/

    3.  Gabriele Hasler  - Leerstand 1: Zwischenstand /Vacancy1:In Between 

    The subject of vacancies / fallow land has fascinated Gabriele Hasler for a long time. At what point does potential tip over, becomes decay? And the other way round? Rubble heaps turn out to be magnificent pointer plant biotopes, actually all they need is to be left alone… In January 2021, Gabriele Hasler was able to make sound recordings in the empty indoor swimming pool and in the St. Johannis church in Dannenberg/Elbe (near Hamburg).

    Since the early eighties 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 her new album called „Herden und andereBüschel“/“Flocks and Other Clumps” (Laika Records). She has worked with Louis Sclavis, Günter Baby Sommer, Jaap Blonk, Lauren Newton, Lindsay Cooper, Bobo Stenson, Oskar Pastior, Han Bennink, Arkadij Schilkloper,  Gunter Hampel,  Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille and others.
     
    4. Clovis McEvoy - Flâneur

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

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

    5. Sian Gledhill - Stay At Home

    In February and March 2020, as the numbers of Covid were rising in the UK, the government started producing official public adverts to try and generate awareness of the impending public health crisis. As the pandemic continued and the country went into lockdown, I began collecting newspapers and adverts, fascinated by the language of these official government guidelines, and how they were reflected in the news. Like all of us, I became absorbed in this new language that has been adopted to inform us about the pandemic, and also the rules and rituals that we have collectively found ourselves adhering to during the lockdowns. It was also interesting to observe that at the start of the pandemic my own child was just learning to read and, over the last year and a half, this age group have discovered the joys of reading on their own. For ‘Stay at Home’ I invited children who are just learning to read, or are in the early stages of their reading journey, to read out loud headlines relating to our shared experience of living through the Coronavirus pandemic and official government guidelines from March 2020 onwards.

    http://www.siangledhill.com/

    6.Elliot Yair Hernández López - Ritual
     
    Ritual is a sonic exploration that combines day-to-day sounds digitally transformed; It narrates thestory of a being trapped in an eternal dream that repeats itself infinitely, each repetition is a stage ofdreaming deeper and deeper.

    Elliot Yair Hernández López, born on June 3rd, 1999 in Mexico. He has presented his audiovisual works and electroacoustic pieces in different countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, USA, UK, Japan, Portugal, and Switzerland. Recently, he received a special mention in the Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2021 selection with his work "Ritual". 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.

    7. Harbour Me
- Fondre

    Domestic field recordings during the Spring of 2020 provide the backdrop for this piece which cuts through loneliness, isolation, and romantic/obsessive love; the projection of desires, the absence of genuine love and the melting and blurriness of individual identity. Vocalist Aude Langois adapts Sellner’s French text and through her voice masterfully cleaves sound and words together to convey a longing for devotion from someone or no one. 

    Voice - Aude Langois
 Voice, field recordings, concept and editing - Jilliene Sellner Canine intervention - Jana 

    Harbour Me is a project of solo and collaborative works conceived by sound artist Jilliene Sellner. The name Harbour Me intends to suggest a safe haven, a sheltering and a collective support system and is a nod to where she lives, by the sea.

    http://www.jillienesellner.com         heyasounds.wordpress.com    
    https://harbourme.bandcamp.com/album/future-city-no-kissing

    8. Johnny Dixon – Pill Pieces 7
  • MP Hopkins - Telephonic Moisture Pt. 2

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

    Performed live to air 20 September 2021 on the Listening Space radio program, Sydney, Australia.

    Telephonic Moisture is a live radio work for voices, telephones, electromagnetic field (EMF) and feedback sounds. The work involved several performers: me in the radio studio, two people patched into the radio studio via telephones, and twelve people listening at home recording themselves. I played a pre-recorded collage of EMF and feedback sounds and read from a text. The phone callers were tuned into the broadcast and read from the same text. The people listening at home also read from the text, recording themselves and the broadcast playing in the space they were listening in. In addition to reading from the text all performers repeated what others were saying and described the sounds in the collage.

    Part 1 is a recording of the live broadcast that features me and the two people on phones. Part 2 is a collage of the recordings made by the twelve performers listening and vocalising in their homes.

    MP Hopkins is an artist working on Gadigal and Wangal land (Sydney, Australia). He makes audio, textual, radiophonic and performance works. Exploring ideas of inner speech, noise, ventriloquism, and invented language, the voice in varying states of instability and intelligibility is a key feature of his practice. Hopkins co-hosts the weekly radio program Listening Space on community radio station Eastside FM with musician Laura Altman and organises the Humming Grotto sound series with musician and sound artist Alexandra Spence.

    mphopkins.com
  • Buffer Zone

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


    01) crys cole & Oren Ambarchi - Francis Debacle (Uno) (17:37)



    01) crys cole & Oren Ambarchi - Francis Debacle (Uno) 
    From the album 'Hotel Record' 
    Hotel Record is the second release from the duo/couple of crys cole and oren ambarchi, following on from Sonja Henies vei 31 (PLANAM 031LP, 2014). Where their debut recording presented a disquieting portrait of the erotic dimension of romantic intimacy, the follow-up continues to explore the pair’s simultaneously musical and romantic relationship in a more subtle fashion, presenting four long-form pieces that touch on the variety of forms the life of this couple takes: as a musical duo, as a pair of travelers to exotic locations, as opponents in a game of cards…

    Carving out an intimate and human sonic space across a diverse array of compositional approaches, sound sources, fidelities, and textures, Hotel Record is the latest dispatch from the continuing explorations of a unique duo. Ambarchi and cole reimagine electro-acoustic music, not simply as “abstract” sound, but as a diary, a love poem, a dream.
       
  • Christian Mirande - Son Be Strong

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

    "Hello, my name is Christian Mirande and you're listening to my piece made for Radiophrenia! You'll hear field recordings, tape loops, electric piano, organ, bullroarer and some digital synthesizers, all layered into a work themed very loosely on listening to radio programs. I've been a radio listener all my life; it's buoyed me, fatigued me, excited me and everywhere in between. I initially considered working with single-sideband modulation and voice for this work as the technology is at the core of radio wave transmission and reception, and its effect on sound is quite dramatic, if not a bit cliche. Ultimately, I decided on a performance, a general ribbing and sort of pastiche- a bit of a think about American radio broadcast and it's reflection back. Public radio reports, emotional overwrought essay programs, irritating commercials, religious music, interference- all without using those actual things as source material. I hope you enjoy it! Well, I forgot, there was also fretless bass."
     
    Christian Mirande (b. 1986) is an experimental musician from Philadelphia. He has utilized magnetic tape, various audio synthesis methods, and instruments from the fretless bass to the iphone voice memo. His work is often characterized as textural or atmospheric. Dealing with themes such as memory, loss, and faith, this new piece is a reaction to a lifetime spent in the car with American broadcast radio.

    He has been a member of the groups Open Corner and The Flea Circus.

    https://christianmirande.bandcamp.com

    https://soundcloud.com/christian-mirande
  • Garance Navarro-Ugé - Neutral Ground

    15 February 2022  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    An interpretation of Norman Spinrad's short story, Neutral Ground. It is a science fiction story about psychedelic space travel with a strange chemical called Pshychion-36. The main themes are the link between body and soul, space travel, encounter and the feeling of strangeness. Neutral Ground written by Norman Spinrad in 1966. Adaptation, music and voice : Garance Navarro-Ugé with Alexandre Fortin and Laurent Isnard. Additional drums : Paul Cossé. My name is Garance Navarro-Ugé. I’m podcast producer and musician. I made some radiophonic creations for : Karoo (Bruxelles, Belgique) : I won the Karoo podcast fellowship and realized this podcast. It’s a sort of open mic for children: https://karoo.me/galerie/recreation-sonore-par-garance-navarro-uge Arte Radio (France) : experimentaleditinghttps://audioblog.arteradio.com/blog/168423/podcast/170994/pas-peur-dans-le-sud Radio Brume,(Lyon, France) : Report about CISM University radio in Montreal : https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioBrume/la-fabrique-de-la-nuit-n33-avec-lyon-bondy-blog-9-d%C3%A9cembre-2016/?fbclid=IwAR1xZNnNI47oGSO-k7rAjK4yJfdzVlEPpbKhkJrWDeWWZjS2UypmYYMVLWw - Readings and edits : Monique Wittig : https://soundcloud.com/lfdln/les-guerilleres?fbclid=IwAR3rJaDxMsf_BaApu3QSXC8TU4nssqfziRS_KVLRU_PCbPEGXG0xe9Bm7tI Michel Tournier : https://soundcloud.com/lfdln/le-roi-des-aulnes?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook& fbclid=IwAR39OIEXhdclrqtgcS5LjYDqopAHB8uFM3xJNlOZ4q_B95W3appyXWHvuEU Vladimir Maïakovski : https://www.facebook.com/benjam.zlato/videos/10208820011718558 https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioBrume/la-fabrique-de-la-nuit-7-11-mars-2016/?fbclid=IwAR3b21Fp3uINUjpaoBn0zNnr4YZZthwAogTWCGbJX-wwWOXLh2Ucp_FHBx4 Also, I compose some music : - https://soundcloud.com/user3052871/contribution-ufologique - https://soundcloud.com/user3052871/crisis-hysteria-crisis - https://soundcloud.com/user3052871/subbuscall And participate to other musical project: - Cam Wicked (keyboardist) : https://camwicked.bandcamp.com/album/keep-me-in-a-cool-dark-place - Palais d’éole (chorus) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL5sxlKFTEY - Habile Bill (voice) : https://habilebill.bandcamp.com/album/patrick-lavier - Initials Bouviers Bernois (chorus) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMZQKT0P4d4
  • Kunstradio Ep2 - “Performing Utopia” by alien productions

    15 February 2022  4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

    The genre of utopia is difficult. Utopias are not taken very seriously. They are considered anemic and boring, and in retrospect are most likely to be a curiosity. No one would think of setting up his life according to a literary utopia and, for example, demand the fulfillment of a solar state. It seems as if the future has lost everything worth striving for. It has become a place of vague fears. By now it is clear to everyone that the future cannot be an engineered achievement. That it is not " do-able ". That in the end no design will prevail. As soon as experts (in August 2016) introduced the Anthropocene (ancient Greek: "the humanly [made] new") as a designation for the current age of the Earth, there are already growing signs that our anthropocentric view of the world has begun to totter. On the one hand, human influence seems to have unbalanced natural processes to such an extent that their dynamics are becoming irreversible. On the other hand, scientific research and technological development are increasing evidence and indications that question a unique position of humans (for example, as the "crown of creation"), but on the contrary see them surrounded by many other - natural and artificial - intelligences. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Deep Learning have become factors of our lives. They are there, whether welcome or not, acting, learning, evolving. They operate subcutaneously. We see a striking discrepancy between the direction in which people and societies are evolving, the world is changing, and the stubborn adherence to traditional, outdated models of life. What we need are better utopias. To improve them, we want to use the very technology that, depending on how you look at it, augments or threatens human intelligence: artificial intelligence. Whether we like it or not, we will (have to) communicate with it. For the radio opera, we trained artificial intelligences. Each of these agents formed on historical utopian texts across the centuries; in this learning process this material was thus continuously recombined, rewritten and improved. In the context of the "performance", human and artificial voices then discuss and interact, both interpreting the machine-generated texts. A musical-philosophical dispute about worlds of possibilities. The radio opera consists of four acts, set in the historical periods that provided the breeding ground for essential utopian thoughts and concepts: the Renaissance, Romanticism, revolutionary Russian Futurism, and the digital age. The historical materials used to train the AIs are: [Act 1] Thomas More, Utopia (1516, Engl.: 1551), [Act 2] Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), [Act 3] Velimir Khlebnikov, The Trumpet of the Martians (with Maria Siniakova, Bozhidar, Grigory Petnikov, Nikolai Aseev, 1916) and The Radio of the Future (1921), [Act 4. Act] Donna Haraway, A Cyborg Manifesto (1985), Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, Spasm: Virtual Reality, Android Music and Electric Flesh (1993), and Natasha Vita-More, Transhumanist Manifesto (1983). But not only the libretto, but also the music was composed with the help of neural networks, and the musical parameters correspond to the styles of the respective eras. And so Performing Utopia is indeed a performance, as described in linguistics: Utterances that, by the fact of being uttered, change states in the social world. Here as cooperation between human and artificial intelligences. In the sense of a posthumanistic ecology, namely the realization that only intelligent networks remain capable of survival - regardless of whether humans are involved in them or not. Supported by a composition scholarship of the City of Vienna. Supported by the Department of Art & Culture of the Province of Lower Austria. Music and Text: alien productions [ Martin Breindl | Norbert Math | Andrea Sodomka ] Mezzo-soprano + speaker: Lore Lixenberg Baritone + speaker: Johann Leutgeb Speaker: Rosie Waites Sound Engineer: Elmar Peinelt
  • Adrien Pinet - Cosmos

    15 February 2022  4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

    Through a poetic sequence of sound paintings, this experimental creation offers a sensory journey made of links and surprising metamorphoses. Directing, editing and mixing: Adrien Pinet Thanks to Flavien Gillié Adrien Pinet is a sound designer living in Brussels, born April 20, 1995 and holder of a Master in sound from INSAS. Younger, Adrien wrote poems, was interested in philosophy, science, music, theater, martial arts, magic... He considers magic as a great inspiration. For him, magician and sound designer have the same desire to grind, divert, transform, hide objects or messages to create images, reveal the possibility of another reality. Now, Adrien does sound creation on various collaborative projects for cinema, music, theater, dance and radio. He also writes and carries out personal projects, particularly in radio fiction or experimental.
  • Mobile Radio residency - Glasgow Calling Scale live with Elina Bry

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

    In collaboration with Radiophrenia and the Goethe Institut Glasgow ‘Mobile Radiophrenia’ is a cultural exchange and radio residency that will result in five new live broadcast works. The artist duo Mobile Radio (Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann) from Ürzig in Germany have been invited over to work with five Glasgow based artists or artist duos on an intensive daily collaboration that culminates in a live radio performance at 5pm each day. The performances have been devised within the following framework:

    ‘Glasgow Calling Scale: a verbal response series in five parts’
    There are five grades starting with the most musical:

    Mon 14th Feb - No verbal response
    Eothen Stearn, Lady Neptune, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.

    Tues 15th Feb - Incomprehensible sounds
    Elina Bry, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.

    Weds 16th Feb - Inappropriate words
    Cindy Islam, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.

    Thurs 17th Feb - Confused
    Nichola Scrutton, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.

    Fri 18th Feb - Oriented
    Rebecca Wilcox, Hannah Ellul, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.

    Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann began Mobile Radio in 2005. It was established as a travelling project to build upon their work across Europe in the fields of radio and sound art which had arisen during the three years that they helped to establish the London art radio station Resonance 104.4FM. Their work takes them to media and art festivals, conferences, universities and one-off events where they run short-lived radio stations, create special live broadcasts or edited pieces, give workshops or talks, design radio installations and play concerts. Their interest in radio technology is complemented by their live electronic improvised music project Tonic Train (radio terminology for ‘interrupted continuous wave’) which features radio feedback and mini transmitters built into circuit-bent instruments.

    They have been invited as guest ‘radio experts’ by projects tapping into a renewed interest in experimental radio and ‘radio art’. Now based in Germany, they continue the work of Mobile Radio with those who want to develop concepts through the medium of radio. They have acted as organisers, curators and artistic directors for high profile radio projects at the 30th São Paulo Biennial, documenta 14 and Radio Revolten, the largest festival of radio art in the world. Mobile Radio remains a personal artistic journey to create radio work which arises from their encounters and surroundings. Their mission remains to seek out new forms of radio by taking radio production out of the studio environment.

    They are currently working on Radio Art Zone, a premier showcase of radio art as part of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022.

    https://mobile-radio.net

    https://radioart.zone

    Elina Bry is a 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.

    https://www.elinabry.com/

  • Buffer Zone

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

    01) crys cole & Oren Ambarchi - Pad Phet Gob (15:28)



    01) crys cole & Oren Ambarchi - Pad Phet Gob
     
    From the album 'Hotel Record'
     
    Hotel Record is the second release from the duo/couple of crys cole and oren ambarchi, following on from Sonja Henies vei 31 (PLANAM 031LP, 2014). Where their debut recording presented a disquieting portrait of the erotic dimension of romantic intimacy, the follow-up continues to explore the pair’s simultaneously musical and romantic relationship in a more subtle fashion, presenting four long-form pieces that touch on the variety of forms the life of this couple takes: as a musical duo, as a pair of travelers to exotic locations, as opponents in a game of cards…

    Carving out an intimate and human sonic space across a diverse array of compositional approaches, sound sources, fidelities, and textures, Hotel Record is the latest dispatch from the continuing explorations of a unique duo. Ambarchi and cole reimagine electro-acoustic music, not simply as “abstract” sound, but as a diary, a love poem, a dream.
       
  • Khadea Kuchenmeister - Deep Lake Murmurs

    15 February 2022  6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

    Deep Lake Murmurs is a mediative speculative fiction on diaspora, water and imagined borders. Accompanied by recordings of various rivers, a soft gliding voice ascends and descends in prayer, creating a psychic vessel for spirits travelling off an imprisoning island. Taking inspiration from the African water deity Mami Wata, it brings together a resistance to post-colonial borders with layers of ancient water folklore. Vocals by Fiyin Fakunle. Khadea Kuchenmeister is a ceramicist and artist, exploring histories and storytelling through the use of creative workshops as a way to en