The Fierce Urgency of Now is named after a speech from Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat Representive in New York City, who used the phrase to talk about the need to address inequalities in America at the time of the storming of the Capitol Building. We’ve since learned the phrase was used by Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in his ‘I have a dream speech’.
Vic & Gareth Wolf met at Dartington College of Arts at the inaugural Soundart Radio broadcast 15 years ago. This commission has given us the platform we were hoping for to move from theatre into audio. Our work explores human mortality and environmental decline.
Rouge-ah is a pseudonym of a sound explorer, visual artist and music writress Urška Preis from Ljubljana.
She finished her MA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana, but has also studied at the academies in Reykjavík and Leipzig and completed internships at Aitor Throup studio in London and Atelier Hotel Pro Forma in Copenhagen. She collaborated in various music groups and constellations and currently represents one half of II/III duo, while also working for Radio Študent and ARS – Radio Slovenia Third Channel.
Her work traverses a wide genre-spectrum of electro-acoustic composition. It includes field recordings, noise and drone ambient, along with a variety of digital and analogue processing of acoustic and electric harp, her trademark instrument.
In Radia Network we will listen to a segment of rouge-ah recent sound work, an excerpt of the live performance from April 2021 that was streamed from ŠKUC gallery, closed for visitors due to the pandemic restrictions.
We are constantly surrounded by waves, vibrations, transmissions, traveling invisibly through and around us and carrying messages: information, 24-hour news feeds, talk shows, rock shows, data streams, conspiracy theories, sad songs, bad songs, operating systems, all of them whizzing around us. How many bummer vibes have passed through your home today, even without being picked up by a receiver?
The Radio Witch Moon Hotline is a counter-spell encoded into the radio vibrations, carrying with it messages and signals to reinforce the good vibrations inherent in the world. In this broadcast, we talk about the magic of radio itself, what makes radio different and how it works on us and the world. Will radio magic about radio magic create a feedback loop? Call in with your feedback and perhaps it already has. +1-518-302-6067.
The Radio Witch Moon Hotline was produced by Jess Speer as part of the Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship 2020/2021. Previous episodes can be found at wavefarm.org. Jess Speer is an artist, radio DJ, educator, librarian, and mother living in Asheville, North Carolina. As a librarian and artist, she explores questions about permanence, presence, history, mindfulness, mortality, and access to information and ideas. Speer has collected over 800 records, many of which include sound effects, field recordings, spoken word and documentary works, and mines this collection for both broadcast and live performances. By collecting records and making field recordings, she attempts to create an archive of sorts, to gather time, history and experience together. Performing with them, over broadcast and in live events, brings that history to life and shares it, while also embodying the ephemerality that’s at the heart of history, truth, nature, and human beings. She is the host of Ecstatic Listening on 103.3 WSFM-LP Asheville FM.
Francisco de Goya es considerado uno de los más grandes artistas de la historia, considerado como el padre del Arte Contemporáneo. Este año 2021 se conmemora el 275 aniversario del nacimiento de este aragonés universal.
Es indudable que Francisco de Goya fue un artista en continuo contacto con las ideas de su tiempo, y de forma más concreta con las ilustradas, a través de todos sus canales usuales de difusión: las tertulias, las relaciones de amistad, las obras literarias o la prensa periódica.
Descubramos a través de la combinación de inspiraciones sonoras basadas en las Pinturas Negras de Goya, el camino variante de la luz, como nacimiento de una fuerza similar a la vida, atravesando las etapas ineludibles del enigma en que radica la existencia tal y como la experimentamos. Desde la génesis hasta las estancias que nos desentrañan, alcanza las tinieblas del sueño, para aproximarse a su final. Donde todo concluye y desaparece. Aunque bien pudiera ser que emergiera en algún tiempo, más allá de la conciencia.
Francisco de Goya is considered one of the greatest artists in history, considered the father of Contemporary Art. This year 2021 marks the 275th anniversary of the birth of this universal Aragonese.
There is no doubt that Francisco de Goya was an artist in continuous contact with the ideas of his time, and more specifically with the illustrated ones, through all his usual channels of diffusion: social gatherings, friendship relations, literary works or the periodical press.
Let us discover through the combination of sound inspirations based on Goya’s Black Paintings, the variant path of light, as the birth of a force similar to life, going through the inescapable stages of the enigma in which existence lies as we experience it. . From the genesis to the rooms that unravel us, it reaches the darkness of the dream, to approach its end. Where everything ends and disappears. Although it could well be that it emerged at some time, beyond consciousness.
2021, the year of the Ba Da Bing Ba Da Boom. Radio PANdemIK, a show that was so 2020, decides to change and becomes Vide&Co : into sounds rather than words, based on live improvisation rather than edited pre-recordings. Still very collective. Featuring Anne, Arthur, Bérenger, Chédia, Émilie, Laure, Leslie & Lydia
2021, année du tagada-tsouintsouin, Radio PANdemIK se réinvente! Voici une suite. Plutôt dans le son que dans la parole, en improvisation en direct plutôt qu’en montage prééenregistré, mais toujours infiniment collectif et panikéen! Avec: Anne, Arthur, Bérenger, Chédia, Émilie, Laure, Leslie et Lydia
This radiophonic piece is inspired by the work of Royal Raymond Rife (1888 – 1971). He was a scientist, engineer and inventor now considered ‘The Nikola Tesla of the Medical World’. In 1931 he built the Universal Microscope achieving optical magnifications of over 30,000 times. It enabled him to observe microorganisms and viruses in a living state. Rife believed that if he could discover the vibrational frequencies at which disease-causing microorganisms vibrated, he then could bombard them with that frequency until they shook so hard they exploded. By endless watching and trying out frequencies Rife claimed to have documented “Mortal Oscillatory Rates” for various pathogenic organisms and by sending out those rates with a Beam Ray Device Rife cured significant numbers of people infected with various infections. Incredible claims of success (including cure for cancer) and support by credible observers were institutionally avoided, minimized and obstructed so that–if there was indeed evidence to support them– would never see the light of day or any chance of acceptance by mainstream medicine. Royal Raymond Rife remains one of the unsung heroes of the fringe science underground. For this piece original Rife radio frequencies have been scalar-converted into audible range. Two Rife frequency sets will be broadcasted claiming to destroy Covid19. Other healing sounds used in this work are; Solfeggio frequencies, the sound of the Multiple Wave Oscillator (Georges Lakhovsky), High Voltage Electro Therapy (Nicola Tesla), Binaural Beats (Heinrich Wilhelm Dove)). Made by Robert Kroos, www.duckfood.nl
when the actor max glatz and performance artist peta klotzberg challenged themselves to create the auditive experience of a radio play – “klimatolypse jetzt” – they where looking for a project that captured issues arising out of the now + here. while some of the scenes have a dreamlike logic and are quite associative, they tried to scetch a scenario of a not-so-far climatolypse resulting from today ́s problems, and our constant overlooking of climate crisis agendas. so the play arises out of a clash of reality and distopia.
peta klotzberg is a vienna-based performance artist who avails herself to experiments with text, methods of acting, physical body movement and improvisational dance and recently with auditative tools such as music, sound and noize as instruments of communication and spreading ideas. the content of her works circulates around preservation and protection of given ressources as well as keeping a critical eye on structures of systems in the big picture as well as everyday issues. austrian theater actor and performer, max glatz studied philosophy and acting in vienna. he played i.a. in Dschungel Wien, Teater im Spielraum, with theater.wozek, wozek.film, TimeOut and Bluatschwitz black box. his work centers around spiritual and ecological themes. „klimatolypse jetzt“ is his first radio work. we both feel deeply connected to nature and are concerned about climate change and how we are wasting our resources.
the creation process of the radio play lasted about a year and a half and we did research in magazines, newspapers, videos and documentaries which took us all around the globe in our minds. during this time many things occurred such as forest fires in california and australia, thawing permafrost soil, a collective of accusers marching towards the European Court of Justice to sue the governments… we developed some fairy-tale-like and some more realistic characters, who are more or less lovable. there is the chaotic and leisurely university professor dr. florian lichter, e.g., who is burning for the issues of climate change in his public speeches. some strange guy who ́s profession it is to applaud such unconvenient climate savers in a way that they are silenced. a teflon-coated chancellor and his lady sunshine, observed in both public and private. you will meet a a triangle of revolutionists deep down in an austrian forest planning to take over the world by the help of trained martens and a gas that interferes with the nervous system and controls the minds of mankind in a strange way…
for “klimatolypse jetzt” – our first radio play – we experimented with acting techniques, with recording of sounds, such as martens running across metal surfaces and spent hours searching in open source sound libraries and asked native russian speakers to help out with a short dialogue on “sissy brooch and mozartkugeln”. we also used the form of ancient greek chorus, a revolutionary manifest, direct speech, interviews and narrative, and drew a bow to st. stephan ́s place with its famous pigeons and accordeon sounds. we took interest in writing a modern fairy tale.
sit back, listen and enjoy the journey.
voices: max glatz & peta klotzberg (radio play), katrin daliot (presentation) sounds: home recording and free sources under creative common licence music: “erbarme dich” from j. s. bach, st. matthew passion “aloha ́oe” by liliʻuokalani, performed by kahealani hamakua, kaniho giminiz, and aldrine guerrero, www.ukuleleunderground.com recording studio: florian widhalm, www.scopeaudio.com
Last April 17th & 18th 2021, Jet fm organized the 4th edition of the 24h Radiophonic Creation Contest. A very simple proposition, open to everybody involved in radio and sound, which rules with two basic things: maximum ten minutes long and a constraint, and of course you got 24 hours to do the all thing. You could do it with a team or solo. Free forms. This year the constraint was “Machine Arrière” (i.e. backward machine but also stoping the way you do things and maybe trying another way). We receive something like 21 creations, all available here: http://jetfm.fr/site/Les-24-heures-de-la-creation,12934.html and there: https://jetfm.bandcamp.com/album/24h-de-la-cr-ation-radiophonique-2021 For this special radia show please welcome four of them: La Nuit Au Théâtre – Machine Arrière Déserter C’est Créer – Augustes Mémoires, machine arrière Spaghetti Bolognaise – Ressorts Cervisiam Potantes ad Coetus de Felibus – EOS
GAU ON : A warm night of September, swept by southern wind. Recorded by Antoine Bellanger in the night of septembre 24 to 25, 2020. GAU ON only exists in 100% recycled vinyl. The sleeve was linoprinted and screenprinted using as ink the ashes of pines fallen that night.
GAU ON : iraileko gau bat, haize hegoaren goxotasunean. Antoine Bellanger-ek grabaturik, Saran, 2020ko irailaren 24tik 25erako gauean. GAU ON bakarrik binilo birziklatu formatuan aurkitzen da. Azala linograbaketa moduan inprimatua da eta serigrafiatzeko tinta, gau honetan erori pinondo errautsekin egina.
GAU ON : Une nuit chaude de septembre balayée par le vent du sud. Enregistrement par Antoine Bellanger dans la nuit du 24 au 25 septembre 2020 à Sare. GAU ON existe uniquement en vinyle 100% recyclé. La pochette est imprimée en linogravure et sérigraphie réalisées à l’aide d’encre de cendres de pins tombés cette nuit là.
“Zunehmend schlechter” (“Increasingly worse”) is an absurd audio farce that came about after Kanak heard the phrase “increasingly worse” (in the media, in the supermarket, on the street) several times in one day in late 2020 regarding the pandemic. It’s not meant to downplay the crisis, but rather to provide a bit of humor in the face of an extraordinary situation. We are told that things are getting “increasingly worse”, we repeat that things are getting increasingly worse, therefore, they must be getting increasingly worse. Or: perhaps the pandemic is over (“Die Pandemie ist vorbei!”). Alas, no, in fact, things ARE getting increasingly worse…our first inclination was true. And round and round it goes …
The second part, “540,” refers to the sort of circles we’re running around in as we are confronted with this problem, both on personal levels and in terms of society at large. First we see it one way (180°), but then decide that maybe that first consideration was wrong (360°), but then actually decide that our first guess was actually right (540°). As Bernhard wrote so beautifully: The truth we know is logically the lie, which, by not getting around it, is in fact the truth.