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.”
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.
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.
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.
4. Vincent Eoppolo - Jeanne d’Arc
A work inspired by the life of the great Saint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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).
Read by occult/horror/fiction author Derek Hunter (America/Los Angeles)
Ambient tape drones by musician/photographer Steven Gribbin (Scotland/Paisley)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 - Ep7: Hunger for Justice
13 February 2022 11:00 pm - 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.