Show 818: What do invisible sounds fancy? by Philippe Petit for Radio Panik

What do invisible sounds fancy?

by Philippe Petit

« One morning when I woke up I heard a sound that I could not recognize, consequently I wondered about its origin, its existence and its possible correspondences. Our perception of a sound or a music is not the same if we can locate its source, see how it is produced, by what, by whom and therefore I wanted to compose a soundtrack retracing the imaginary of what the sounds we do not hear would do if meeting those which are invisible to us. How do we perceive the sounds we don’t see and how do we see the sounds we don’t hear?

A play of frequencies, timbres or tessitura, prompting the listener to wonder how the sound-object was sculpted… The mystery remains whole and of little importance in our journey. » 

Philippe Petit / November 2020 – Recorded on a BUCHLA 200 system.

www.philippepetit.info

« Un matin au réveil j’entendais un son que je ne parvenais pas à reconnaître, du coup je m’interrogeais sur sa provenance, son existence et ses possibles correspondences. Notre perception d’un son ou d’une musique n’est pas la même si on peut en localiser la source, voir comment il est produit, par quoi, par qui et donc j’ai voulu composer une bande-son retraçant l’imaginaire de ce que feraient les sons que nous n’entendons pas au milieu de ceux qui nous sont invisibles. Comment percevons nous les sons que nous ne voyons pas et comment voyons-nous les sons que nous n’entendons pas?

Jeu de fréquences, de timbres ou tessitures, poussant l’auditeur à se demander comment ce son était sculpté… Le mystère reste entier et de peu d’importance dans notre voyage. » 

Philippe Petit / November 2020 – Enregistré sur un système 200 BUCHLA.

www.philippepetit.info

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Show 817: Water Saus by Lili Huston-Herterich & Ash Kilmartin.

Water Saus is an audio work by Ash Kilmartin and Lili Huston-Herterich, produced during the development of their collaborative exhibition of the same title. The work began as the sketch of an invented character—a poet who writes in the shower, as a way to compose (in) privacy—but transformed into a journal of writing and making together. The recordings travel across Rotterdam, from one studio to another to home and back again, as the artists chat, eat, piss, sing in the shower, make moulds for soap, and compare playlists and book collections.

Lili Huston-Herterich is an American-Canadian artist who runs the project space Available & The Rat in her apartment. Ash Kilmartin is an artist from Aotearoa New Zealand and the founder of a shop called LIFE. They both live in Rotterdam.

This is a Radio Worm/Klangendum production.

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Show 816: Sounds Queer?

A show by the wiener radia kollektiv, Orange 94.0, Vienna

via archive.org

Sounds Queer? was founded in 2014 by Zosia Hołubowska as a flying queer synthesizer laboratory and is now – with Adele Knall and Violeta Gil Martínez – a vital collective of three. It is a Vienna-base collective working on the intersection of electronic music, sound art and queer activism. Their approach was a unique one in Vienna that has been the spot for feminist networks and labels for many years such as female pressure, unrecords label, temp-records.

Sounds Queer? Starts with the eternal question: How does sound sound queer? and opens a wide process field between queerness, open hardware, software, music production or  marketing. The idea of the project is to create a safer queer space through music, using music for process oriented discourse. During Corona they moved their workshop programme to the virtual space and offer online workshops.

In Oct 2019 they released a tape with odd, weird and queer and mostly unpublished tracks by former SQ? teachers and supporters: Aja Ireland, Masha Dabelka artist, Zdrada Pałki Waterflower, Qeei and Carlin Dally, and the three of us, Mala Herba, Matte/Glossy and Krach.

This radia show features music productions of the collective-members Krach (xxx ), Matte/glossy (let it die), Mala Herba (Mermaid Seduction) and an additional production by Aja Ireland (GrimeInside)

https://www.soundsqueer.org

https://soundsqueer.bandcamp.com/

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Show 815: Mein tiefes Mitgefühl für diesen Ohrwurm by Jasmina Al-Qaisi

A show by Radio CORAX, Halle, Germany

Jasmina Al-Qaisi
via archive.org

schnelle musikalische hilfepresents: Mein tiefes Mitgefühl für diesen Ohrwurm

schnelle musikalische hilfe is an imaginary institution that deals with small musical problems as an excuse to start debates on bigger or other variously sized problems.
Every ear worm has a worm in it.

Mein tiefes Mitgefühl für diesen Ohrwurm is a lyrical and musical project that features small sung sentences as symbolic relief for earworms. Throughout four days of radioing at Seanaps festival in Leipzig in October 2020, schnelle musikalische hilfe offered her deepest sympathy to everyone’s earworm and displayed other than the regular ear worm solutions such as: playing sudoku, listening to God Saved the Queen, or avoid late night coffees; and transcended what is scientifically considered the ear worm cause: upbeat tempos or pitch patterns.

Including interviews with: Alina Medoia, Alice Feraru, Borys Slowikowski, Elisabetta Lanfredini, Gustavo Mendez, Heidi Heidelberg (Witch ‘n’ Monk), Kamila Metwaly, Larisa Crunțeanu, Maria Karpushina, Mihai Ogica, Petra Stefania, Ralf Wendt, Regina Sarreiter, Sarah Washington, Stephan Thierbach, Tatiana Lopez, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin

Produced by Jasmina Al-Qaisi for Radio Corax
more at: https://jasminescu.com/schnelle-musikalische-hilfe

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Show 814: RADIO ECOLOGIES – LOST IN TRANSMISSION by KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER for radio x

radia season 45 – show #814 (radio x) – RADIO ECOLOGIES – LOST IN TRANSMISSION – by KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER
– playing from November 2 to November 8, 2020 –

RADIO ECOLOGIES – LOST IN TRANSMISSION
by KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER

RADIO ECOLOGIES
… is a Radio Art piece by Kate Donovan, 2020, with narration by Molly Donovan Higham.
In this piece, radio is acknowledged as a natural as well as a human-made phenomena, that is interconnected and active across species
and scales. The work asks: How does an expanded perspective impact our imagination of radio in the future?

In the beginning, there was radio.
Some say that there was a quickening, and that the Earth’s core bubbled and burped to release the egg, and that the soft, brittle egg cracked to release the worm – the double worm of two entwined in one – to let it slither out and go underground, to disperse through all the elements and up through the aether, burrowing down and emerging up at the same time.
But the sun and rocks and stars know that there was radio even before that.
And nuclear waste (among other things) will go on to tell our more-than-human successors that there will still be radio, even then.

LOST IN TRANSMISSION
… is a collaborative piece by Kate Donovan and Gabi Schaffner; editing and sound design: Gabi Schaffner.

How can we conceive of an expedition in non-territorial terms? Can we read the signals of our ecosphere? What if a reed turns out to be an antenna? Kate Donovan and Gabi Schaffner venture into the water retention basin of the Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin: at times an idyllic lake, sometimes a swampland the size of a football field, this body of water fluctuates between effective area and dreamscape, biomass and place of retreat.

KATE DONOVAN
is a practicing radio artist, facilitator and researcher based in Berlin. Her artistic practice deals with radio in an elemental sense, in terms of frequency, transmission and interconnectedness (but also disruption and interference). Her editorial and organisational work in free and community radio fosters inclusion and experimentation.
Recent and current projects include: Datscha Radio 17, a garden radio art festival on the future of the garden in the Anthropocene; ‘The Bespoke Headpiece’, a speculative telling of radio history which was developed during a transmission arts residency at Wave Farm in 2018; and the ongoing radio show ‘elements’, which broadcasts monthly via CoLaboRadio, on FM in Berlin and Potsdam, and online.

GABI SCHAFFNER
works as an interdisciplinary artist in the field of visionary documentation, poetics and sound art. Traveling forms a vital part of her artistic practice – as a source for sound and language recordings but also as “a rite of passage” enabling the artist to explore alternative narrative structures. Her works in the field of sound and radio art have been broadcast internationally, including commissions by Deutschlandradio, SWR, ABC Australia and many more. Besides radio she has realized site-specific projects and exhibitions in India, Australia, Iceland, Spain, Finland, France and, most recently, Taiwan. Her collaborative project Datscha Radio – of which Kate Donovan also forms part – won the Award of the Berlin Network of Free Project Spaces and Initiatives 2019.

Find out more about DATSCHA RADIO at www.datscharadio.de

credits:
great many thanks to KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER for RADIO ECOLOGIES – LOST IN TRANSMISSION!

metadata:
RADIO ECOLOGIES – LOST IN TRANSMISSION – by KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER
radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: october 2020
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (cc-by-nc) KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER
www.radiox.de – www.gunst.info – www.datscharadio.de

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.info – www.gunst.info/radiator
Datscha Radio: www.datscharadio.de

pic:
(c) Gabi Schaffner 2020

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Show 813: From Chaos to the Essential by Déserter c’est créer (Jet FM)

via archive.org

From Chaos to the Essential is a radiophonic piece made by Deserter c’est créer, a french duo who started playing during the lockdown.
She is a poet trying to find beauty in the mud of things.
He captures sounds trying to make sense with all that material.

From Chaos to the Esssential is part of the Ugly/Beauty project which could wear different artistic clothes like a poetry book, a play, some songs, field recordings, etc.
Following rivers and tides the piece started near La Loire, then crossing the Ocean on the back of the Kraken to flow with the St Laurent in Québec and back to France along La Charente.

More to listen:
https://auxconfins.bandcamp.com/

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Show 812: Radio Cyborg Transmitter LIVE by Reni Hofmüller, Valentina Vuksic and Max Höfler (Radio Helsinki)

Radio Cyborg Transmitter LIVE by Reni Hofmüller, Valentina Vuksic and Max Höfer (Radio Helsinki)

Valentina Vuksic and Reni Hofmüller

Mix of rehearsals + soundcheck + concert + ‘was wenn’

Reni Hofmüller: Radio Cyborg Transmitter Information here.

Valentina Vuksic: Tripping through runtime

Electromagnetic improvisation with running code : a few system commands that use memory and processor while the electromagnetic emissions of one’s laptop runtime are picked up as sound with transducing induction coils. https://trippingthroughruntime.net

Max Höfler: ‘was wenn’ (Text composition with sampler.)

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Show 811: The Death of Kodak (Resonance FM)

“Kabuk Kebuk Kibuk Kobuk Kubuk Kabok Kebok Kibok Kobok Kubok Kabik Kebik Kibik Kobik Kubik Kabek Kebek Kibek Kobek Kubek Kabak Kebak Kibak Kobak Kubak Kacuk Kecuk Kicuk Kocuk Kucuk Kacok Kecok Kicok Kocok Kucok Kacik Kecik Kicik Kocik Kucik Kacek Kecek Kicek Kocek Kucek Kacak Kecak Kicak Kocak Kucak Kaduk Keduk Kiduk Koduk Kuduk Kadok Kedok Kidok Kodok Kudok Kadik Kedik Kidik Kodik Kudik Kadek Kedek Kidek Kodek Kudek Kadak Kedak Kidak —–
Em’ree! Emeral’… Emerald!…

One from the vaults this time. The Resonance Radio Orchestra realised this acoustmatic radio opera, The Death of Kodak, as part of rough for opera on Tuesday 3 November 2015 at 7.30pm at The Cockpit Theatre, London. The line up comprised Rodney Earl Clarke (pictured): voice (as Rochester, New York); Richard Scott: voice (as Eastman Kodak); Louise Goodwin: percussion; the late Simon King: electric guitar; Elo Masing: amplified violin; Markus Sasse: bass guitar; Milo Thesiger-Meacham: electric guitar; and Chris Weaver: electronics. Ed Baxter provided concept, text (see above) and direction. Piers Gibbon did the voice over. The graphic score was flashed onto the retinas of the players in a completely dark space, bringing the score inside the human body for the first time – the only radical development in the score for the last half century. The text comprises (a) all the variations which led Eastman to select the till then meaningless word “Kodak”; and (b) a fragment from the lyrics of Blind Willie McTell’s eccentric love song, Travelin’ Blues. The performance was realised in acousmatic fashion, in total darkness, though a few luminous yellow ropes hung from the rafters to define the space for the live audience.

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Show 810: Skopje 26th of July (Kanal 103)

“Skopje 26th of July” is a radio piece dedicated to the victims 1963 Skopje earthquake. It contains sounds from documentaries about the city made just before and after the earthquake, news from the first Macedonian radio – Radio Skopje and music from the period.

Authors: Joana Risteska, Mihail Dimitrov

Joana and Mihail are from Kanal 103. Risteska is a guitarist, Dimitrov is a film editor.

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Show 809: You would sound (…) much more convincing if you spoke as if you cared (…)

Ayn Rand’s highly dubious novel ‘The Fountainhead’ has become a source of morbid fascination for us since entering lockdown – forming the basis for a research pathology driven at least in part by an urge to inoculate against certain worlds that could (re)emerge post-Covid. Firmly embedded within the (arguably impoverished) neo-liberal literary canon, ‘The Fountainhead’ is nonetheless something of an embarrassment for many of those who actually live by its values. Even for many of its proponents, the novel is just ‘too much’: Rand does not hold back from not only depicting but outright embracing a brutal vision of sociality governed by self-interest and extreme egotism. The question we ask ourselves is, how can anyone like this? The popularity of the novel seems unabated despite its unbearably didactic tone, flatlining dialogue and overstated rhetoric. In order to at least move towards resolving this deadlock, in our radio broadcast we will be ripping this text to shreds – via absurd electronically affected characterisation, O.T.T sonic scenography and unreliable narration blurring the line between where the (awful) text ends and our possibly unqualified dismantling of it begins. The whole enterprise – if providing no concrete answers regarding where to go from here, might at least provide some indication of what to avoid.

Anna Danielewicz

https://archive.org/details/radia_s45_n809_Soundart_Radio_wav

Anna Danielewicz (b. Koszalin, 1991) is an artist and writer based in Glasgow.Coming from a background in performance, her practice is now rooted mostly in writing and the workshop format. Her most recent projects include Lip, Belly, Foot at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Voun Town at the Edinburgh Art Festival. Anna is a member of the programming committee of Market Gallery. She is currently working on a prose fiction project to do with the language of teenagers, and the problem of translation.

Max Syedtollan

Max Syedtollan (b. London, 1994) is an artist-composer based in Glasgow. In 2019 he was selected as one of Sound and Music’s ‘New Voices’ and exhibited work in the Venice Biennale, as well as releasing his second album of DIY chamber music on Glasgow label GLARC (supported by the Arts Council). His pieces have been broadcast on BBC Radios 4 and 6, and performed at institutions such as Cafe Oto and Snape Maltings. In 2020 he is working on a new moving image piece exploring the overlap between history and fiction.

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