Show 213: Wave Farm

Collaborations between international radio artists and local birds and frogs at free103point9’s Wave Farm in upstate New York are considered together in a long collage. Transmissions are picked up by all sorts of radios and microphones, and mixed with works by Tom Roe, Maria Papadomanolaki, Scanner, Evidence, Stars Like Fleas, and Feathers. Day turns to night, and back into day, in this audio documentary of radio art made at Wave Farm.

Show 212: Stiller Marktschrei/silent exclamation from the market by Stefan Roth

After a special birthday jingle of Barbara Kaiser you will hear the show by artist Stefan Roth invited by Radio Orange: Stiller Marktschrei – silent exclamation

Time-transformations are obliged to music and sonic reception. On July 19th 2008 the soundartist Stephan Roth, co-curator of the “Elektronik Teatime”, produced a sound-installation the SOHO-projektwerkstatt, a free artist-space near a grocery market in Vienna.

For 12hours he focussed his microphones soberly onto the Brunnenmarkt in Vienna, a local fruit- and vegetables market. He subverts gently the receptiveness of the listeners by transforming 12 hours recording footage into one slow dynamic wave of 27minutes. Transformation without reduction.

For the installation he and the artist Martin Roth filled the white space with found material: typical grocery market packaging. All kinds of packaging-cases and plastic bags. Pilled up cases were filled with plastic-bags, that where moving and breathing, hardly perceivable.

Show 211: Nine Nights in Newcastle

replacement programme

The AV festival 2008 in Newcastle included three festival radio stations. To avoid having to program nine nights with playlist material I offered to build a sound installation that would fill the radiospace with its live output. The installation was loosely based on Lee De Forest’s invention of the vacuum tube by only using feedback between audio and radio equipment to create sounds.

Two of the three festival radio stations (Resonance FM at MIMA in Middlesbrough and Soundscape FM in Sunderland) were created especially for the festival, the third was a recently established community radio station in Newcastle. After two nights of broadcasting the sound installation the Newcastle station became too concerned about the loyalty of their listeners and reverted back to their usual europop night loop. Kunstradio’s Heidi Grundmann commented that she was surprised that we got that far at all and declared our attempts revolutionary.

So here are the nine nights in Newcastle again in condensed format, ready to test the loyalty of your listeners, whatever that is.

A show brought to you by Knut Aufermann for Resonance.FM London

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Show 210: The Container project

The Brussels Universities ULB and VUB are occupied by hundreds of sans papiers who demand a regulation of their situation. Since the end of January most of them are on a hunger strike. On wednesdsay 18 March, the sad anniversary of a coalition agreement that never became practice, art students together with Brussels actors, musicians and writers organised an event on the Place de la Monnaie: the Belgian state originated there, the sans papiers had learned the national anthem in the three offical languages. A blue container was placed in front of the opera house and during that whole day the container was a podium, a concert hall, a monument and a radio station.

Produced by Martine Ketelbuters and Jan Bulckaen, with the voices of the Sans Papiers, Thomas Bellinck, Willy Thomas, Benjamin Verdonck, Thomas Devos and Brussels musicians.

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