Show 876 – Malgrado col tempo si sfaldi by Stefano De Ponti (radiopapesse.org)

Stefano De Ponti, texts, soundscapes and electronics
Elia Moretti, percussion and vibraphone
David Ryan, voice and clarinet
Eleonora Pellegrini, voice
Andrea Berti, photo

Produced with the humble support of Radio Papesse.

Through a non-linear dramaturgy of sound, the soundscape composition Malgrado col tempo si sfaldi  – Although, it falls apart over time – retraces and rewrites the numerous chapters of multi-layered project La natura delle cose ama celarsi – The nature of things loves to hide, an ongoing research musician Stefano De Ponti has been dedicating since 2019 to the dynamics of massification and accumulation in musical creation and fruition, confronted with the inevitable  impermanence of everything.

The poetic imagery and material peculiarities of pietra serena – a gray-blue sandstone used extensively in Renaissance Florence  – form the backdrop to a multi-media transient fresco, where planning and the randomness of events coexist, in which process and work overlap until they merge.

Malgrado col tempo si sfaldi is a composition born from Stefano De Ponti’s notebooks and from the research materials and intuitions gathered during his field investigations at the Nardini sandstone quarry in Vellano, Tuscany. It brings together and organizes a wide range of thoughts and sketches, by aiming to value the craft and relational aspects of the process that unfolded between the quarry environment, Nub Project Space in Pistoia and the Tempo Reale research centre in Florence.

Stefano De Ponti (Milan, 1980) is a musician and sound artist. He collaboratively works with theatre companies and visual artists and this plays a decisive role in the construction of a diagonal poetic vision, incline to exchange and hybridization practices between techniques, languages and different levels of perception.

You may find Stefano’s texts, quotes and references also on radiopapesse.org.

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Show 0875: scant_intone_winter_volute by Constantine Katsiris (radioart106)

Since April 2020 I have been going through the archives, my back-up hard drives, and revisiting old projects. Since the world seemed to collectively hit pause, the pandemic provided an opportune moment to take stock of the past. Presented here are two early works, recorded while I was studying audio at college in Southern Ontario during 2001 and 2002. It was around this time that I had mostly thrown away my conventional methods of making music, the bulk of which up to that point was created on computers with module trackers and other shareware. I was a few years deep into both hardware synthesizers and field recording, and I was in search of new processes and techniques for working with sound without the rigidity of programming on a grid.

The programme for this half-hour broadcast consists of Winter [21m53s] and Volute [6m20s]. The first piece was recorded during a blizzard as I sat inside a warm recording studio in Stoney Creek. I watched the snow come down for hours through the big windows while I programmed the Nord Electro all day. The second piece is an electric meditation of resonating fields and buzzing wires that was recorded in my apartment at the Victory Building in Hamilton. It was among my first forays into recording static, magnetic noise, and other such sources as sound material. I hope that these pieces from 20 years ago provide a unique listening experience.

-CK, 21 December 2021

Constantine Katsiris has been a composer of experimental electronic music for nearly three decades. An avid phonographer, he has conducted field recording expeditions around the world from urban settings like Prague and Paris to more remote regions such as the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. His compositions have been broadcast to listeners around the world from Concertzender Nederland to MTV Brasil. Katsiris has brought his live performances, installations and fixed media works to many notable venues, such as La Société des Arts Technologiques [Montréal], Whitechapel Art Gallery [London], Brut Konzerthaus [Vienna], and SESI Art & Cultural Center [São Paulo]. He is also passionate about showcasing, broadcasting, and disseminating sound works as a curator of exhibitions and concerts for galleries and festivals, as a programmer on community radio, and as the director of the Panospria record label for sonic experimentation.

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Show 874: Diana – The Musical – A Ghost Story for Christmas by Ergo Phizmiz & Depresstival (projects107diffusion)

Have you, in the last few months, experienced bumps in the night? Strange sounds that seem to come out of the aether? Glowing orbs of light in midnight kitchens? Do you feel that everything may be collapsing around you, and the fragile veil between this world and the next may just be tearing at the seams?

Then ask yourself have you also, in the last few months, seen David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s rock operatic epic “Diana: The Musical, either on the Broadway stage or via the magic of Netflix?

Could these two phenomena be related?

Ergo Phizmiz, Depresstival and their extremely angry guinea-pigs, take the plunge into the spooky netherworld of high-budget historical figure musical theatre, in a ghost story for Christmas that will leave you wanting to wear exclusively pink and hanging out with small, furry, cute animals.

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Show 873: Night construction (Radio Student)


Night Construction is an improvised acoustic image that went on air in the night.  Acoustic atmosphere that was made with physical things in the studio (accordion, paper, books, autumn leaves, xylophone, pipe, marbles, glass, fruit,…) was inspired by texts of known (Danilo Harms, Dostojevski) and unknown authors or participants.  Construction material was on air dematerialised and transformed into a sonic landscape.

The show in its entirety.

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Show 872: BLACKBODY, WHITE NOISE by Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson for Wave Farm

Writes Robinson, “BLACKBODY, WHITE NOISE is an experimental radio art composition. For an entire week, while in residence at Wave Farm, I collected sounds using two vacant cast iron cubes and sound reproduction technology. Each structure bore a single hole (a Blackbody) allowing sunlight to penetrate and radiate throughout the interior space. During the course of the residency I recorded thermal conduction, movement, and ambience. I manipulated the collected data to compose a sonic relationship with excerpts from La’Vender Freddy’s Sunscreen Conspiracy project. The title Blackbody, White Noise is inspired by Frantz Fanon’s highly acclaimed literary work, Black Skin, White Mask. This project set out to reveal and translate a relationship between the light of the Sun and the struggle against forces determined to control it. The resulting meditation articulates a historical conflict, thereby leaving the listener to reimagine a new future inspired by a new solar narrative.”

Featured Voices Credits:
Preface: Black Body Radiation, Prince, Joseph Campbell, Hazel Barnes, Malcom X, Dwight D. Einsenhower, Harriet A. Washington, Maxine Hong Kingston, Neil Postman, Arthur Firstenberg, Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Jacob Bronowski, Professor Dave
Chapter One: M. NourbeSe Philip, Louis Daniel Armstrong , Ambervision Infomercial , Huston Smith, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, BLACK on BLACK by Joe Saltzman , Margaret Mead, Daniel Quinn, Dr. Robin DiAngelo, Jimi Hendrix- Star Spangled Banner, Anthony T. Browder, Russell Means, Documentary The Milgram Experiment , Alice Walker, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Chude-Sokei, Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, Alex Haley, Amina Baraka, Russell Means, David Roberts, Duck and Cover, Elizabeth Kolbert, Osofo Kofitse Ahadzi, Kwame Ture, Miriam Makeba, James Dewey Watson, Paul Robeson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Wiener Today, Georgia Bea Jackson, Marvin Gaye- Star Spangled Banner, Zora Neal Hurston, Haunani-Kay Trask , Jessica Valoris-Xigga, Douglas E. Brash-Sunlight Continues To Damage Skin, Aldous Huxley, Greatest Story Ever Told- Sun, Kathryn Yusoff, Joseph S. Nye, GCSE Science Revision Physics: Black Body Radiation , Carolyn Finney, Malidoma Patrice Somé, Carl Sagan, Fred Moten , Shock G., Sindiwe Magona

Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson was in-residence at Wave Farm Sep 24, 2021 – Oct 03, 2021. Visit https://wavefarm.org/wf/calendar/b5q45p for more information.

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Show 871: IN MEMORIAM. RAYMOND MURRAY SCHAFER by TEA FM

Revered Canadian composer and author R. Murray Schafer has died Aug. 14 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at age 88.

Regularly described by colleagues as a man of extraordinary innovation and communicative ability, Schafer was one of Canada’s most prominent composers.

His works reflected an interest in myth, ritual, audience participation, and ecology and environmentalism’s aural elements. His best-known works were large, ambitious outdoor pieces that incorporated elements from the environment as an integral part of the performance. Examples include The Princess of the Stars that premiered in 1981 by New Music Concerts, and Music for Wilderness Lake, written for 12 trombonists spaced around a lake.

Many of his ideas were informed by a lifelong fascination with the “soundscape”, a term coined by Michael Southworth, and popularised by R. Murray Schafer in his influential book The Tuning of the World, published in 1977.

The book followed the World Soundscape Project (WSP), which he founded while teaching at Simon Fraser University in 1969. “[WSP grew out of Schafer’s initial attempt to draw attention to the sonic environment through a course in noise pollution, as well as from his personal distaste for the more raucous aspects of Vancouver’s rapidly changing soundscape,” writes colleague Barry Truax.

A TEA FM Radio School Production/Chuse Fernandez

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Show 870: On étale la confiture (ACSR / Radio Panik)

On that night at Recyclart in Brussels, our neighbour the ACSR blowed out the candles and Radio Panik wished them a “Joyeux Anniversaire”.  A tribute to l’Atelier de Création Sonore et Radiophonique, which spent already twenty-five years exploring, creating, mixing and playing with sounds…
And the show must go on…. !

(with Charco Calvo, Chedia Leroji, Gildas Bouchaud, Leslie Doumerx, Lorgatelier, Sebastian Dicenaire)

more info, more sounds :

https://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/l-heure-de-pointe/l-acsr-fete-ses-25-ans/

ACSR

Radiola

This show on archive.org

 

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Show 869: Jacco Weener Speaks by Radioworm

 

This piece is inspired by recollections and vague remembrances of rock and roll music from my childhood. This childhood was in The Hague (The Netherlands), the city that is the centre of many things. In many aspects it was the centre of European occult sciences (See Fredrick V of the Palatinate who took refuge in The Hague after being ousted as the king of Bohemia, also the influence of huguenots), but also the birthplace of “Indo-rock”, one of the first Dutch rock and roll phenomenon influenced by Indonesian culture combined with Martial sounds from USA military bases.
It is a mental puzzle piece of the idea of rock and roll, not reality, and then performed in stream. To amplify the working class mysticism element of it and the idea of the ritual as pure entertainment. From a love of outsider rnr music. I believe many things that are considered hidden are now actually present, but in a different way. In many ways considered low-culture. Squats and brothels, the afromented rock and roll music, evangelical preachers. They are now the spiritual reality

all sounds by Jacco Weener

produced by radioworm/Lukas Simonis

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Show 868: LoFi Manifesto by Vienna Radia Collective

Muffins by julia, photo by marianne

For this recording we have dedicated ourselves to the Lo-Fi Manifesto, which provided the basis for a live recording and jam session. The LofiDogma was published by a Swiss cultural foundation and is inspired by the Danish film “Dogma95”.

Nine articles severely restrict the use of technology in music recording and create the charme of home-recorded music. We have adapted the manifesto, shortened it to 8 articles and explicitly allowed a synth. The rules are:

  • The piece must be recorded in one day.
  • All musicians and instruments must be in the same room.
  • A maximum of ten mixer channels may be used.
  • All channels must be mixed together into two channels during the recording.
  • Only equalisers and compressors may be used to influence the sound, synth is allowed!
  • Only one effects device may be used in the mix.
  • Nothing may be cut, added or corrected afterwards.
  • A result must be published.

What you will hear was recorded on the 31st of October 2021 at the Sendeschluss in Vienna.

Musicians:

Barbara Huber (noseflute, violin, xylophone and flute)
Marian Potocar (Bass and Electric Guitar)
Karl Schönswetter (Drummachine and Synth)

Idea & Research:

Peter Wetzelsberger (kollektiv-magazin.com)

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Show 866: An acoustic wander through chruches by Freho & Akamatsu for Jet fm.

A train station, a place in the middle of the village, a church, a supermarket, an abandoned building, a park, a beach… Both artists Freho and Akamatsu propose an original sound creation to rediscover the areas of our daily lives. Recorders in hands, they capture the atmosphere and what it inspires to them, figuring a very personal and poetic lecture of it. So turn up your headphones and enjoy.


Recordings : Église Sainte-Croix, Nantes, France.

Additional text “La Religion” : Le Prophète – Khalil Gibran

Release date : 10 octobre 2021

https://akamatsu.bandcamp.com/

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