Show 738: This is a mistake! by Wiener Radia Kollektiv for Radio Orange 94.0

The word “Glitch” is everywhere those days. In movies and TV shows, in clubs and galeries, on billboards, in magazines and all around the social network. Most people see it as a Digital failure, at best as a nice effect or plot device. But it’s so much more: Some kind of natural accuring Digital art. A new dynamic in modern Electronic music. A way to breech the boundries of the (Computer) system. A crack in the Utopian facade and a way to exploid the unknown possibilities of imperfection.

Peter Wetzelsberger and Lale Rodgarkia-Dara of the Wiener Radia Kollektiv attempted a brief history of Glitch, including some examples:

  • The tracks loneloft, practice and Brunch mit Darwin by Austrian glitch artist Wolfwetz.
  • Some alcohol induced Philosophic outbursts by Gregor Fröhlich, Dita Mukane and Stefan Nowak. (Examples of the brain as a corrupted system)
  • Lale Rodgarkia-Dara’s failed interview with the theorist and feminist art curator Jelena Petrovic about the Glitch and the Dichotomy between the Digital and Analogue, supplemented by two Music pieces based on recordings with the counter-tenor Marin Vitas and a fan.
  • The piece Biomechanics (raw data of Günther Witzany’s “Biocommunication and Natural Genome Editing”) and excerpts of Meine Kleine Nachtmusik, generated by Lale’s broken Intercom system.

Wolfwetz
http://wolfwetz.bandcamp.com

Jelena Petrovic
http://redmined.org/

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Show 737: No Ravens Left for the Funeral by André Damião (for Radio CORAX)

“No Ravens Left for the Funeral” discusses the juxtaposition of different forms of sound definition mediated by instrumental improvisation with prepared electronic guitar, self-built circuits and other electronic instruments.

André Damião works transversally between the fields of music and electronic art. He graduated in Composition at the State University of São paulo (UNESP), and holds a PhD in Sonology at the University of São Paulo (USP). Currently he is a fellow of the Radio Art Residency at Radio CORAX in Halle (Saale), which is awarded in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and supported by the Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt. (radioart-residency.net)

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Show 736: Mother Drone and Other Ancient Spirits of Great Power (by Jeremy Kerr for CFRC)

I came up with the name Mother Drone and Other Ancient Spirits of Great Power after googling how to summon demons. I stumbled upon the image of a being called Caim which is depicted as a thrush and drew the album cover. Prior to this I had been working on some music built around the idea of reverb trails, as in taking source material, applying reverb and cutting away as much as possible except the reverb to create a new timbre. As experimental music can be quite cold I felt that by making the piece about the character of Mother Drone I could give it a personality rather than just showcasing whatever technical process I came up with. As such Mother Drone became the spirit of the piece, and the piece became the story of Mother Drone.

Jeremy Kerr is a musician and sound artist based in Kingston, Ontario. He got his start writing and recording music while living in the middle of nowhere as a kid with no internet and nothing better to do. He attended queens university in Kingston and obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in 2018. He continues to make music in a variety of styles and plays regularly around Kingston. He is currently playing bass in the Meringues and working on a noise-pop/drone album titled In the End Everyone Lets You Down.

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Show 735 : Gaia Drifting in the Sky by Julie Rousse (Campus Paris)

Some sonic thoughts on the link between the Earth and the Universe.
From radio to RADIA : creating for the RADIA network a composed play of electromagnetic signals.

With field recordings and electromagnetic reception recordings from around the world, here is a sonic drift about us, the earth and the universe, without much intention for narrative structure. I want to talk about the very little time we have left to make earth a better and peaceful world ; how fragile and wounded nature is, although still offering us pure moments of bliss ; waves link us together with everything. In the end, we are one with the world, time has no meaning, nothing comes first. All in all is all in one.

BIO

Julie Rousse is a sound artist and improviser performer.
Her work is diverse and expressed through several different experimental projects and based on improvisation : live acts, sound installations, music scores for dance, performance, films, visual art and documentary. A passionate phonographer and noise lover, she is always looking for new sonic sources in her worldwide travels, exploring the possibilities of sound capturing in specifically chosen contexts, whilst working with different recording devices. She oscillates between pure field recordings and a special attraction for archaic, lo-fi recording machines. She uses that sonic collection – in an experimental process – as her raw material, an infinite source of rhythms and colors which she shapes with a real time sound treatment software – real time being the essential element of her spontaneous and chaotic approach. She digs in the sound – intruding in the detail – in search of new textures and raw sounds.

http://julie.la.rousse.free.fr
http://soundcloud.com/juliethered
https://vimeo.com/julierousse

In solo or along with musicians from the experimental scene, she has played worldwide in venues and festivals.

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Show 734: My Digital Music Collection, by Allanah Stewart (Radio One 91FM, NZ)

My Digital Music Collection is exactly what it says on the box: a list read out in a single take by New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based sound artist and podcaster Allanah Stewart “of all the albums I have on my computer at the moment.”

In this piece Allanah’s voice, self-recorded simply in a domestic room in front of the computer screen, turns the data of titles into a kind of wonky conceptual sound poetry, in which the names of obscure, fetishistic experimental music albums from New Zealand’s underground history bump up against more commercial releases, in a surprisingly intimate self-portrait.

Making a gently humorous case for the continued role of the DJ as loving listener, nerd, selector and collector in an age where automated-playlist bots increasingly program our listening spaces, and celebrating the role of the peer-to-peer file share in independent radio, My Digital Music Collection re-humanises the algorithm, returning lists of data back to a resolutely analogue, lo-fi, and radiophonic voice.

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“I have loads more digital music files in my life than I do physical releases. Unfortunately I don’t have enough of an income to keep up with the speed that I find new music and I don’t think I ever will. There’s so much good stuff out there to explore. I remember when I first started downloading music, when I was 11. My username on Napster was “Hellokittyfanman” and people would tease me on the chat rooms because they thought that I was a “man” who enjoyed hello kitty. But I was just kid that happened to be a hello kitty fan, man. These days I spend a bit of time roaming through Soulseek. I like digging through peoples files and just downloading stuff cause the name sounds cool. I suppose that trading files online has become my version of a record fair. I can find super rare rips of stuff without having to pay someone hundreds of dollars for a damaged tape that was originally sold for 3 bucks or something. It definitely removes the exclusivity of the whole process, though some might say it also removes some of the romance.” – Allanah Stewart

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Allanah Stewart is an artist from Aotearoa/NZ, currently living in Melbourne, Australia. As well as her work in various experimental music projects, she is the presenter of a monthly podcast radio programme called Enquiring Minds, hosted by Noods radio, which explores experimental music and its many crossovers. She recently finished a Master of Arts Therapy, and believes in the power of the arts. Dissecting drums, recording silly things, making music and eating chocolate keeps her going.

http://www.tapeways.com/p/enquiring-minds.html

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Show 733: The Dog That Licked Up A Star – Orchid Mix by GABI SCHAFFNER for radio x

radia season 42 – show #733 (radio x) – The Dog That Licked Up A Star – Orchid Mix by GABI SCHAFFNER
– playing from april 15 to april 21, 2019 –

The Dog That Licked Up A Star – Orchid Mix
by GABI SCHAFFNER

“The Dog That Licked Up A Star – Orchid Mix is a radiophonic suggestion for deceleration. The composition features (among others) a singing dog from the town Hengchun, in the South of Taiwan. While I sat in the patio listening to his voice, a cloud passed. The other afternoon I sat under a tree next to the lake of Luan and recorded short wave radio in the rain. The dog and I also went up to Maokong mountain in a gondola where we met with Mr. Hu and the Orchid Lady. On the way down we noticed something glittering in the mud. It was a tiny star.

Recordings for this piece were made in: Treasure Hill Artist Village, Bamboo Curtain Studio and Maokong mountain in Taipei; Yilan, Yilan District; and in Hengchun and Hengchun Folk Museum, Houbihu and Longluantan, Pingtung District, South Taiwan.

Mr Hu is the eldest inhabitant of Treasure Hill Village. 93 years old, he likes to study books on the history of China and he loves to sing to the ladies. Translator: Catherine Lee, director of Taipei Artist Village (TAV).

Margaret Shiu is the founder and artistic director of the Bamboo Curtain Studio, an ecologic artist residency in Tamsui, New Taipei. Excerpt is taken from our ‘Plum Tree Talk’, February 2019.”

[Gabi Schaffner, April 2019]

GABI SCHAFFNER
Gabi Schaffner works as an interdisciplinary sound artist and curator. In her artistic practice, she merges ethnography with poetics and the arts of transmission. She also she cofounded “Datscha Radio”, a temporary garden radio station that connects the spheres of radio art, gardening and ecology. She is active as a radio artist, writer, translator and poet. Since 2005 Schaffner has realised productions with Deutschlandfunk, HR2 Kultur, radia.fm and ABC Australia. Gabi Schaffner lives in Berlin.

Find out more about her projects at schaffnerin.net and at www.datscharadio.de.

metadata:
The Dog That Licked Up A Star – Orchid Mix
by GABI SCHAFFNER
radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: april 2019
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (cc-by-nc) GABI SCHAFFNER
www.radiox.dewww.gunst.inforawaudio.dewww.datscharadio.de

credits:
great many thanks to GABI SCHAFFNER!

additional info:
includes radia jingles (in/out), station and program info/intro (english)

links:
radio x & radiator x: www.radiox.dewww.radiox.de/radiator-x
GUNSTradio & radiator x: www.gunst.infowww.gunst.info/radiator
Gabi Schaffner: rawaudio.dewww.schaffnerin.net

pic:
(c) Gabi Schaffner

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Show 732: Radia Miro a collective work for Jet Fm

Le carnaval d’Arlequin, Joan Miró courtesy of Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo,USA).

Have you ever noticed that one sound can be a thousands others sounds ?
Just like if there was as many sounds as listeners

On january 12 th, this year
we were 13 in a room
we choose 16 sounds
we took 3 hours
and made 10 times 2 minutes of radio art
with those same 16 sounds

Before our eyes, a Joan Miro’s painting.
it’s called “le carnaval d’arlequin”

So there are shapes, colors,
and an ambiguous happiness tainted of fright in his characters,
You can’t tell if those characters are figures or animals

Anyway, we tried to hear the painting”


With Sophie Gergaud, Stéphane Garcia, Margot, Marjolaine Leclancher , Marianne Gaudillère , Izabela Matos, Cécile Préfol, Gary Salun, Kat Lucas, Julie Auzou, Laure Rodier, Damien Fourcot, Anne-Line Drocourt.

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Show 731: Radio Symphony Orchestra | Jason Cady for Radio Papesse

A symphony for San Donato (Florence, Italy) with Jason Cady and 42 radios.

/ˈsɪmf(ə)ni/ symphony [from Greek sumphōnia, from sumphōnos ‘harmonious’, from sun- ‘together’ + phōnē ‘sound’.]. – An elaborate armonic composition of sounds and voices

February, 22nd 2019 a full orchestra composed of 42 radios and 4 musicians, performed a symphony dedicated to the San Donato district in Firenze. A full scale radio happening to be listened to live and to experience first hand.

Composer Jason Cady created for Radio Papesse a new radio performance: forty-two radios and four musicians interacted with the sounds form the San Donato/Novoli area, bringing front and center acoustic memories and sounds form a rapidly changing neighbourhood.

Radio Symphony Orchestra brings ideas of radio listening together with the harmonies sprung from a collectivity.

Music & synth: Jason Cady
Cello: Alice Chiari
Percussions: Simone Tecla
Guitar: Alessandro Ponzo
Flutes: Francesco Checchini

Production: Radio Papesse

Radio Symphony Orchestra is a project by Radio Papesse and supported by Città di Firenze, Lighton International Artist Exchange Program and Città Metropolitana di Firenze.

The second half of this Radia Show presents two fragments of recent works by Jason Cady: Candy Corn (2018) and The Captives (2015). Two works that combine Cady’s research in possible musical narratives, his mastership in mod-synthesizers and new opera languages.

www.radiopapesse.org || www.jasoncadymusic.com

Enjoy!!

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Show 730: How does Bosch sound by Kinga Toth (Radio Helsinki, Graz)

2015 I had the opportunity to visit Bosch researching field the first time and the amazing Platform12. This is a new planet, a freer place for creation under strickt circumstances of a huge factory as Bosch. My idea was to connect this organism through the first layer, the skin: the text. To research all the written communication and the unique Bosch-language with codes, secrets and word-creations. I was also very curious about how this organism functions, how we receive the language, so to sum up: HOD DOES BOSCH SOUND? During my stay I sat on a bagger, watched a controled a mower,  and amazing robots and machines, and tried to communicate them, collect their sounds and compose with them – using their and also mine secret language. In my understanding text also has a body (it is a body itself), so I worked also with the shapes and important lines, contours as part of this language. The result came in a book by Parasitenpresse with the titel “Wir bauen eine Stadt” in graphics, poems, sounds and also performances with Normal Gergely sound and visual artist and also in this text-sound-composition with poems, codes the sounds of Bosch-machines and my reactions to it. After Jena and Stuttgart 20. and 28. March 2019  I’m going to present the project in Graz, in the off-gallery Griesgasse 31.

http://tothkinga.blogspot.com/

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Show 729: Circular Thinking by Mark Vernon and Jenn Mattinson (Resonance FM)

Using interviews and field recordings pertaining to all manner of cyclical processes, circuits, loops, spinning things and rotating machines Circular Thinking is a multi-channel work by Mark Vernon and Jenn Mattinson. The piece was commissioned by the Octopus Collective for The Hub, an outdoor ambisonic sound system situated in the town centre of Workington, UK. Sourced from across the region of Cumbria (north west England), the material used in the composition of the piece includes recordings of a potters wheel, a launderette, wind turbines, speedway races, a water mill, bicycle wheels, a clock restorer’s workshop and a tour of the Cranston’s sausage factory where they make the famous spiralled Cumberland ring sausages.

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