Show 0895: GASP by Christian Rønn & Helena Berglund (Radio WORM)

A rendition of what happens when you spend 6 days in Ton studio Worm while the world is burning with war, post-pandemic dystopia nightmares, weird santa´s and the bubbling spring-time vibes of Rotterdam. The piece is an attempt to combine Christian Rønn´s freeform playing-practice on keyboard-instruments (Piano, Church Organ, Rhodes & Würlitzer in combination with electronics) with Helena Berglund´s evocative performance-poetry. The duo releases music under the name “MäRK”, and while working on this piece in Ton Studio Worm, they used a “one-take-Dogma” which involved minimal editing and post-editing, partly to separate this work from their previous releases, which are all intensively edited studio-productions.

https://www.christianronn.dk
https://bit.ly/36jva0Y (Rønn´s music on Soundcloud)
https://bit.ly/3IaFuWk (MäRK on Bandcamp)
https://spoti.fi/3q2z2uG (MäRK on SPotify)

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Show 894: 30 years of Moacrealsloa (Radio Panik)

Since 1992 the a-conventional music program Moacrealsloa has been active at the Brussels Radio Panik. From the archive that counts several thousands of hours and hundreds of different participating artists, 27 minutes were distilled. In this collage the following artists are represented : Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound) Aloysius Suwardi, Ami Denio, Ana Homler, Arto Lindsay (DNA), Atsuko Hatano, Beatriz Ferreyra,Caroline Kraabe,Charlemagne Palestine, Charles Hayward (This Heat), Chris Speed, CM Von Hausswolff, Daniel Menche, David Lee Meyers (Arcane Device), David Moss, Detlef Weinrich, Drew McDowel (Coil) Elliott Sharp, Erik Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart),Fred Frith (Henry Cow), Guy Klucevsek, Negativland, Renaldo & The Loaf, The Residents, JG Thirlwell (Foetus), Joëlle Léândre, Jean-Hervé Perron(Faust), Jean-Jacques Birgé (Un Drame Musical Instantané), Tomoko Sauvage,Mark Cunningham (Mars)

Hundreds of podcasts are available here : https://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/moacrealsloa/

this show on archive.org : https://archive.org/details/radia_s48_e894_Panik_-30_years_Moacrealsloa

Picture Peter Brötzmann & Nico Bogaerts © Laurent Orseau

(WARNING for radio stations concerned by that issue : contains strong language)

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show 893; Unidentified Aerial Phenomena by Barry Whittaker (Radioworm)

Barry Whittaker

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (2022)

Humans have a history of hurling objects into space. Rockets, satellites, animals, humans, plants, and insects have all graced the skies above the earth. Beyond the occasional launch event where objects are lobbed into the air, signals are constantly beamed into space. Messages, images, and sounds are spread across the electromagnetic spectrum, radiating outward to infinity. A gold-plated record and a Tesla with David Bowie’s “A Space Oddity” also float through the void, waiting for an audience. Who, or what, will be first to listen to our noises, and what will they hear?  This project imagines the interstellar journey of the sonic time capsules carried by objects and waves as they float across the vastness of space.    

Credits: 

Barry Whittaker — field recordings, synthesizers, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum machines, percussion, text

Yuka Ueda — voice

Public domain recordings sampled: 

Laughing Song (Especialidad de Risas) (Especialidade de Risos)Henry Klausen

My South Polar ExpeditionSpoken by: Lt. Ernest H. Shackleton

I am the Edison PhonographSpoken by: Thomas A. Edison

The Serenade Herbert, Victor

Nasa Apollo 11 Recordings

Produced April 2022 while in residence at WORM/Klangendum Studio.

Bio:

Barry Whittaker is a multi-media artist, designer, musician, and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, USA. 

Website:

http://barrywhittaker.com

 

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Show 892: Aramesh by Lale Rodgarkia-Dara et.al. (Radio Orange 94.0)

Postcard

 

Aramesh

by Lale Rodgarkia-Dara et.al.

Aramesh – attempts a literary-acoustic examination of sound and the sonic spectrum, violence and war. In partly fictionalised interviews and conversations with people currently living in Vienna on one hand and on the other hand in an electro-acoustic-literary approach in the form of a live radio play with live transmission.

The interviews, which were originally conducted in a decentralised manner in cultural associations, had to be moved to private rooms due to the pandemic. From Nov 2020 Oct 2021 interviews and the development of a composition and a live radio play had been taking place. In addition a joint collective of people of different origins and residence between Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Russia, Germany, Spain, Syria, Austria and the former Yugoslavia came into being.

Some of them conducted interviews themselves for the first time in their lives and the musicians, apart from three who already knew each other, grew into a collective music group that will continue to work in a follow-up project.

The text of the play is based on those interviews and Ursula von der Leyen’s speech “On the State of the European Union” from September 15th 2021. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/de/SPEECH_21_4701

A speech characterised by hegemonic ideas and sometimes almost bizarre world views. The radio play is mostly in German and in the respective languages of the interlocutors.

The radio drama was broadcasted live on Radio Helsinki 92.6 – Freies Radio Graz and Radio Orange 94.0 on the evening of October 3rd 2021. It was located on the Danube in Vienna in a concrete arena, called Kaisermühlenbucht. It is a wide area of approximately 100 m diameter
along the Danube river without any basic infrastructure. The elaborate technical set-up itself was a challenge and took the whole day and half the night. The audience had the possibility to listen on the spot or turn on their radio. Therefore, two separate mixes where produced, one for the radio-broadcast and one for the location. The live radio performance was accompanied by an exhibition and a picnic.

By October 2021 most of the citizens of the EU would deny the range of military conflicts on the fringe of our borders, let it be the war in the Ukraine that started on the 24th of February 2022, ongoing pushbacks on our borders or the failure to render assistance offshore.

Aramesh is an artistic work – in the current common sense it is placed in the artistic research field – by Lale Rodgarkia-Dara and designed in a participatory way.

The project team has included the following people (Name | Function):

Manar Aleter | Picnic design and sewing, buffet.
Wajd Abdalrahmann | Text contribution (rap)
Christina Krämer | Planning and realisation Lighting
Mohadese Siasar | live-performance, collective musical conception
Wolfgang Fuchs | live-performance, collective musical conception
JUUN performance | live-performance, collective musical conception
Abdul Hadi Hashem live-performance
Barbara Huber | Tech Support Streaming
Lenja Gathmann | Soundediting for live radio transmission
Prilfish | Sound equipment and technical support
Taguhi Torosyan | Scientific-dramaturgical research, conception,
Nadar Afsali | DJ
Sama Yaseen | Interviews
Bernadette Schausberger | Interviews
Jessica Gaspar | Graphics and print material
Angela Schausberger | Performance development Voice, live performance
Afzal Khan | Corona Checks
Stephanie Reumann | Helping Hand
Christoph Mooser | Helping Hand
Felix Theile Helping Hand
Pablo Herrasti-Fajardo Sound Technician/Preproduction
Lale Rodgarkia-Dara | Concept, text, production, live-performance,
collective musical conception
Delagha Miakhel | Initiation and Interviews
Hakam Alwan | Photodocu Interviews
Mutuz Al Kerdy | Video Production
Sahf Abdalrehmann| Exhibition in public space
Anna Karner | Official Permits, on location management
Maria Danila | Official Permits, on location management

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Show 891: EA by B2Lngr (Jet fm)

EA by B2Lngr
Live recording at home, at the bottom of the garden, in a small old litlle barn, during one week in June 2021.
With this audio material-friend (roland MC101 – piano – somasynth Ether – korg monotron – microbrut arturia – free birds and remix session livecoding (foxdot thank you Vlad ), slow tracks but some that mixes themselves, say “hello” and then leave.
Short titles, like pieces of stories ( a Code and a drama – The fall – so far – Pied sans à terre – a late sound – Ether – The hesitation waltz – 101 sonorities ), absent texts, a voice that we wait for.
Many thanks to the mastering (Yan Hart-Lemonnier), the artwork (Monajamois) and to p-node.org
-> more info : https://b2lngr1.bandcamp.com/releases or http://p-a-t.info/ or both or poems http://p-a-t.info/ctrlp/

https://archive.org/details/radia-s-48-n-891-jet-fm-b-2lngr-ea

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Show 889: Secret Set by Milo Thesiger-Meacham (Resonance)


An audio-only version of Secret Set (https://vimeo.com/653411081) which features an original script, soundtrack and set; field recordings; video found on the SD cards of secondhand cameras; digital photography; handheld, webcam and drone footage; and CGI. Narrated by Kadence Neill.
Written for Christof Migone’s online event AND, 12 December 2021, presented by Alt Space Loop, Arraymusic, Avatar Centre, Errant Bodies Press, Fado, Radius, Resonance Extra, squint.press, Wave Farm, Western University and Zone Sound Creative.

Milo Thesiger-Meacham:
https://soundcloud.com/milotm
https://vimeo.com/milotm
https://www.instagram.com/_milotm_/

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Show 888: The Choir (Kanal 103)

The program documents the first ever performance of the first Inclusive City Choir, founded by Trisomie 21 – Association for Support of People with Down Syndrome and created in collaboration and mentorship of the Kolektiv Veternica. It took place in Skopje’s City Walls residential area, on 22.10.2021.

Mario, Stefan, Ena, Matej, Filip, Ilina, Oli, Niki, Beti, Dare and Kosta are performing famous Macedonian folk and pop songs. 

At one point a neighbor yells from a balcony: “Stop it, you are disturbing! Go to the National TV to do this.” 

Hopefully, one day, they will.

Recorded and edited by Gjorgji Janevski

Photo by Jelena Belikj

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Show 887: “KINsequences, a sculpture that wants to get made”, by Writers Kin – Soundart Radio, Devon, UK

KINsequences is a collaborative piece of writing by Molly Allam, Sovay Berriman, Alan Braidford, Tara Casey, Rachael Coward, Joanne Dorothea-Smith, Claire Gladstone, Tina Kutter, Clementine Neild & Frances Staniforth. The text has been built by each participant writing in response to the person that has preceded them. It is both in the Surrealist tradition and a version of the parlour game known as ‘consequences’. Each writer can only see the previous participant’s contribution, with the whole only being revealed at the end. The text contains enough common threads to form a narrative arc but travels in unanticipated directions and represents a chorus of voices, both visually and through language. There are three acts; Act I: A Sculpture That Wants To Get Made, Act II: The Making, and Act III: The Viewing.

Writers’ KIN is a group of artists who regularly meet through CAMP, a member led support and professional development network for artists, curators, producers and arts writers living in Devon and Cornwall.
A group reading of KINsequences was performed from this co-created and illustrated text, recorded and produced by Shelley Hodgson at Soundart Radio.

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Show 886 : “Rituel radioactif de désenvoûtement de la finance” by Laboratoire sauvage de recherches expérimentales Désorceler la Finance – Radio Campus Bruxelles

Le Rituel radioactif de désenvoûtement de la finance is a radio performance halfway between a magical ritual and an act of resistance.

It engages the metamorphosis of our relationship to capitalist power. The audience, the listeners, are invited to cut the link we have with this power to free ourselves from its hold on our lives.

This rite of passage gives rise to a real and living collective, capable of resisting the stupefaction of disasters, and of making something new.
The health, economic, social and environmental crisis has exacerbated financial imbalances, inequalities and the dysfunction of the dominant mode of production. It has underlined the way in which our rights are flouted. It has shown that what is most important, what we value most, starting with our health and that of our loved ones, is worth no more than an accounting line: apart from applause, little or nothing has been done to change the health system, and commodification continues.
It is time to get rid of vertical management and austerity policies; it is time to get out of the emergency, out of the reign of experts, and to facilitate the appropriation by the population of the problems it encounters; to share our knowledge, our resources, our common actions.

The Radioactive Ritual of Unblinding of Finance relies on collective intelligence, opens up imaginations and gives us the power to bring forth alternatives to power and the economy. This radio piece was made on October 15th, at dusk, we unblessed ourselves from the sorcerous power of finance on our health, on the health professions.

By the Laboratoire sauvage de recherches expérimentales Désorceler la finance
With : Théo Bourgeron – Brune Campos – Aline Fares – Amandine Faugère – Maxime Lacôme – Arthur Lacomme – Camille Lamy – Vincent Matyn – Emmanuelle Nizou – Fabrice Sabatier – Emilie Siaut – Suzie Suptille

Language : French only

Curation for Radio Campus Bruxelles : Carine Demange & Jonathan Frigeri

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Show 885 | 1336 et après… | François Wong (Radio Grenouille – Euphonia)

1336… et après ?
François Wong

« En 2010, les Fralib, ouvrier·es de Gémenos, ont lutté contre la fermeture de leur usine quand elle appartenait à la société multinationale Unilever. Le site, déclaré non rentable et sujet à une délocalisation en Pologne devait cesser son activité.
Unis, les Fralib ont lutté âprement durant 1336 jours – plus de 3 ans et demie –, physiquement et juridiquement, pour contrer cette fermeture et reprendre l’usine sous forme de coopérative. Ils gagneront en 2014. La SCOP est toujours sur pied à ce jour.

A partir d’un travail de terrain commencé en 2018 et mené sur le long terme, j’ai pu collecter des sons dans ce milieu industriel et tisser des relations serrées avec les personnes qui y travaillent. Leurs trajectoires sont venues construire un destin collectif singulier dans l’histoire industrielle.

En puisant dans ce terreau à forte intensité sonore, en menant des interviews de terrain, j’ai souhaité livrer une lecture personnelle d’une histoire ancrée dans la lutte et l’émancipation. »

Création au Festival Futura 2021, reprise à Longueur d’Ondes 2022.
Prochaine diffusion : 26 mars 2022, avec acousmonium in-situ dans l’usine (Biennale des Écritures du Réel), en partenariat avec Radio Grenouille. 

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1336… and beyond?
François Wong

In 2010, the Fralib, workers of Gémenos, fought against the closure of their factory when it belonged to the multinational company Unilever. The site, declared unprofitable and subject to relocation to Poland, was to cease operations. United, the Fralib fought hard for 1336 days – more than three and a half years – physically and legally to counter this closure and take over the factory as a cooperative. They will win in 2014.
The SCOP is still on its feet to this day.

From a field work started in 2018 and conducted over the long term, I was able to collect sounds in this industrial environment and build close relationships with the people who work there. Their trajectories have come to build a singular collective destiny in industrial history.

By tapping into this high-intensity soil, by conducting field interviews, I wanted to give a personal reading of a history rooted in struggle and emancipation.

Premiered at the 2021 Futura Festival, retaken at Wavelength 2022.
Next broadcast: March 26, 2022, with acousmonium in-situ in the factory (Biennale des Écritures du Réel), in partnership with Radio Grenouille.

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