Show 0914: New Poem by That Travis (Resonance)

Currently based in London, for Radia singer-songwriter That Travis revisited their work “New Poem.” Originally released in 2021, the EP dived into the spaciousness within their imagination through songwriting and weaving woodwinds with voice. Experiencing lockdown at the time, they lived through solitude with one eye open; while the other one was reserved, longing for intimacy. That Travis is originally from Hong Kong, with a background of a colonised education and indigenous Hong Kong traditions. While the two worlds fight for presentation within their work, they exhibit an organic mixture of all influences through sonic expressions, lyrics and visual aids.

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Show 0913: Shentov, Simitchiev, Lukanov – Live in Skopje (Kanal103)

The episode consists of an excerpt from the bootleg recording of Shentov, Simitchiev, Lukanov’s performance at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Skopje from July 2022. This was the second performance of the drone trio outside of their native Bulgaria (the first one was a day earlier at the Macedonian radio Kanal 103). The performance took place on the museum patio, with parts of Skopje and the sun setting behind the mountains. 

It was part of the Amek Collective & Kontingent Records label showcase organized by KRIK – festival of critical culture in Skopje.  

https://amekcollective.bandcamp.com/

https://kontingentrecords.bandcamp.com/

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Show 0912: And you’ve asked me to think about medicine by Sarah Scaife (Soundart Radio)

And you’ve asked me to think about medicine 

a collective sonic collage by Sarah Scaife

In a sympathetic garden, we made a gentle journey to explore wellbeing and medicine with some honesty. The work is created from original sounds, collected and recorded live in the gardens of Dartington Hall, Devon, UK, by contributors who joined Sarah’s workshop at Sentient Performativities: thinking alongside the human, 2022.

a wonderful collage of voices — including some amazingly vulnerably and moving moments      (particpant)

In the spaces between us and the more-than-human, we found sensations, imaginings and understandings. These conversations are ultimately lyrical and optimistic, but other voices and feelings are heard.

Sarah warmly thanks the participants who generously shared their recordings and trusted her to create this collage. The participants are Eleanor Snare, Gemma Collard-Stokes, Jane Mason, Katrina Brown, Rita Leduc, Sabine Kussmaul, Sam Francis, Scott Thurston.

Sarah Scaife is an artist and doctoral research student in the University of Exeter Department of Communications, Drama and Film. She uses practice-based performance research methods to explore “medicines of uncertainty”. The research is supervised at the University of Exeter and the University of Bristol and supported by the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, UK.

Credits

Image credit: Sarah Scaife using photograph by Katrina Brown 2022
Music: digitally devised by Sarah Scaife remixing ‘Elementary’ by Scott Buckley
Created in partnership with Soundart Radio 102.5FM.

Background and context

https://art-earth.org.uk/symposium-sentient-performativities/

More about Sarah’s work on these platforms

https://cargocollective.com/ragged-robin
http://www.berrybrowngown.uk

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Show 911 : RADIO TOUT-LE-TEMPS by BNA-BBOT, for Radio Campus Bruxelles

RADIO TOUT-LE-TEMPS, BNA-BBOT

On February 24, 2022, the Brussels organization BNA-BBOT launched a new sound platform including, in addition to a set of artistic projects carried out on the territory of the city, a Database, a Sound Map and a Radio: Radio tout-le-temps. Radio tout-le-temps is a webradio that broadcast continuously random fragments of BNA-BBOT’s database, but can also be programmed or curated in a more specific way. It is an open platform in which citizens, artists and organisations can participate. Our database contains 26,000 sound fragments. No one has ever listened to the entire collection it houses. To listen to it all, an individual would have to devote 1,458 hours to it, or approximately 61 days and nights, without interruption. radio tout-le-temps offers this sound collection a place for sharing and spontaneous narratives, created from the random linking of isolated stories, which then form a new narrative. 

www.bna-bbot.be

info@bna-bbot.be

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Show 910: Summer flip-flop by Jbi (Radio Grenouille & Euphonia)

Summer flip-flop

A small summer flip-flop makes us hear a fateful moment, that of the twilight of a day of July, around 9pm.
While the cicadas make way for the crickets, as the human activity closes and the urban background calms, 28 minutes of sound rocking where the moment is appreciated, warm but serene of eternity.

Know how to appreciate this moment, whose final blurring can only be conceived in mirror of its flamboyant beginning.
Put a headphone on your ears or let July in Marseille enter your living room or your kitchen.

Jbi

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Petite bascule d’été

Petite bascule d’été nous fait entendre un moment fatidique, celui du crépuscule d’un jour de juillet, vers 21h.
Alors que les cigales font place aux grillons, que l’activité des humains se referme et le fond urbain s’apaise, 28mn de bascule sonore où le moment s’apprécie, alangui de chaleur, mais serein d’éternité.

Sachez apprécier ce moment, dont l’estompement final ne se conçoit qu’en miroir de son début flamboyant.
Posez un casque sur vos oreilles ou bien laisser juillet à Marseille entrer dans votre salon ou votre cuisine.

Jbi

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Show 909: Flux of Fragments by Line Horneland (Radio Zero)

Flux of Fragments (voice/loops/electronics – Line Horneland)

what would it take
to be filled with light
split
divide
in the middle
open and become
nothing
everything
would it take for my scream to become one
with the silence

A central issue in her work is whether the voice through the artistic trajectory has a potential for the individual’s listening experience in the public space. The vocalscape is seen as an auditive framework, a potential sound space for centering in the listener’s own story, in a process of tuning in to…something, in the paradox of the desired state of flux, the perception of fragments, and the friction between them..the in-between possibly being the true sound space?

Line Horneland (Norway) has her background in the music field as a vocalist, drawing on different kinds of material from jazz to free improvisation and loops, evolving into an artistic practice on vocalscapes for installations and soundworks. The solo album Where nothing has a name was released at Sirr-ecords/Portugal in 2022. Recent installation work includes Beautiful as the flip side of ugly – voicing a sound space (2021) at Stazione di Topolò (Italy), Innimellom er lyden stille (2019) at the sound art festival Il Suono in Mostra (Italy) and at Lydgalleriet (Norway 2018). Since 2016 she has been involved in the interdisciplinary improvisation project Sono Flux. Line has a MA in Creative Disciplines and Learning Processes (Music) from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, in addition to language studies and education as a physiotherapist.

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Show 908: The House Of Kinshasa Part 1 by Po B. K. Lomami (CKUT)

Po B. K. Lomami – The House of Kinsaha

This is the outcome of a WhatsApp call between my parents in Belgium and me in Canada about the final chapter of their house in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They recalled how two Zairean Ph.D. students, who just met in Brussels, decided to buy a house in Kinshasa without seeing it. They bought a home to prepare for their return to Zaire/DR Congo together after their academic program. The return never happened. Now retired, they just sold the house 36 years later. The house my brothers and I never grew up in is gone.

Like any call with my parents, I learned about way more than what I asked for. It is a snippet of the experiences and trajectories of the Congolese diaspora of their generation in Belgium. It is also a glimpse of how I experienced it as their child who left that same Belgium as soon as they could. The House of Kinshasa is a five-part sound project about the diasporic realities of transmission, return, and housing for a family spread over DR Congo, Belgium, and Canada. In this first part, I intertwine my parents’ story with my perspective, field recordings, and bits of CKUT’s archive. With the participation of my mother and my father.

Audio sources from CKUT’s archive include (in order):

  • Café. CKUT, 24 Jun 2022
  • “Child presentation.” Homelessness Marathon 2005. CKUT, 11 Jan 2005
  • “Origins of the XX Files.” XX Files. CKUT, 25 May 2016
  • “Economic Empowerment.” Black Talk. CKUT, 31 Jan 1992
  • “Roundtable Discussion on Black Identity as Immigrants to Canada.” CKUT, n.d.
  • “Diana Sharpe Interviews Prof. Joel Harder and Analyzes the Lumber Situation in Congo.” Amandla. CKUT, 2007
  • “Roberta Bondar, Canadian astronaut, Discovery Space Shuttle.”, CKUT, n.d.
  • Black Talk. CKUT, 1991, cassette side B

Po B. K. Lomami (Pauline Batamu Kasiwa Lomami) is a self-taught undisciplinary artist, art administrator, and artistic and public programmer. They are a Congodescendant from Belgium currently based in Tiohtià:ke-Mooniyang-Montreal. Exploring Afrofuturist principles and methodologies, Lomami’s art practice revolves around the displacement of work, the becoming of their subjectivity, and the possible collective futures with black, crip, queer and Afrofeminist perspectives.
https://pobklomami.art

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Show 907: Doubtful No. 14: Land by Charlie Hamish Jeffery (*Duuu, guest slot)

Doubtful #14: Land

Doubtful is a radio program that does not know what it is going, or how often it would like to appear. Doubtful in size and shape and content and behaviour.
Welcome to Doubtful.

A program proposed by Charlie Hamish Jeffery for *Duuu.

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Show 906: Fish for Thought by Co-Tension from reboot.fm

Co-Tension – Fish for Thought
From reboot.fm for radia.fm

By Varja Hrvatin, Polina Burovskaya, M. Marque Pham & Gideon Morison

Co-Tension – Fish for Thought was realized as part of the Kammer Kampus Radio organized by Katja Kobolt and Diana McCarty and produced by Noemie Cayron as part of the „Friendly Confrontations“ program curated by Julia Grosse und Julian Warner at the Münchner Kammerspiele in 2020.

 

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Show 905: ERRANT WAVES IN ARCADIA by GABI SCHAFFNER for radio x

 

ERRANT WAVES IN ARCADIA
by GABI SCHAFFNER

Frequencies permeate our life-world on all levels.

They can be abstract, unfathomable, they can lurk at the threshold of our hearing, they can be extremely figurative or even plainly obtrusive. They can be soothing, piercing, alarming, beautiful, awe inspiring, familiar. Once in a blue moon they come along single, as one clear tone, more often they huddle in clusters or patterns. Frequencies sail like clouds along the horizons of our perception. They rain on us. And they sneak into the deepest layers of our brain, where they conjure up memories or feelings or both.

As a series of life-world-frequency vignettes, “Errant Waves in Arcardia” assembles varied notions of mimicry, dirt, duration and osmosis.

Recordings and composition: Gabi Schaffner, 2022
Accordion: Olsen Wolf, 2020
Musical Saw: Mimosa Pale, 2012/2020
Cat: Augustin, 2021
Drums: Toni Brokoli, Patrick Guderitz, 2020
String instrument: Anonymous Lady in Folk Music Shop, Taiwan 2019
Xylophone: Stella Braun, 2011
Husky dogs: recorded by Nathalie Grenzhaeuser, 2021

GABI SCHAFFNER
Gabi Schaffner works as an interdisciplinary sound artist and curator.
Her artistic practice is determined by the methods of poetic ethnography in connection with fluxus-like mise-en-scène, radio-making and sound art performances. Much of her work originates from journeys. Next to her radiophonic productions, Schaffner creates speculative musical genres and inserts them into music history in order to raise awareness for cultural, gender-related and/or geographical conditions.
Schaffner has been realising award-winning productions with Deutschlandfunk Kultur, radia.fm, Hessian Cultural Radio and ABC Australia. Since 2012 she maintains DATSCHA RADIO, a nomadic transmission project that links the medium of radio to current ecological issues.

Find out more about DATSCHA RADIO at www.datscharadio.de
and about GABI SCHAFFNERs projects in a broader perspective at www.schaffnerin.net

credits:
great many thanks to GABI SCHAFFNER for ERRANT WAVES IN ARCADIA … and we also say thank you to her artistic collaborators, contributors and donators – especially to Augustin the cat and to the Huskies, as well as to all the birds in the background!
last but not a special thank you to Karl Schönswetter =;)

metadata:
ERRANT WAVES IN ARCADIA by GABI SCHAFFNER
radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: july 2022
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (cc-by-nc-nd) GABI SCHAFFNER
www.radiox.de – www.gunst.info – www.datscharadio.de – www.schaffnerin.net

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

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

pic:
(c) Gabi Schaffner 2022

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