Show 352: Empire(s) by Luke Munn

Mark No. 76344794: “the sound of a brass bell tuned to the pitch D, but with an overtone of D-sharp, struck nine times at a brisk tempo, with the final tone allowed to ring until the sound decays naturally. The rhythmic pattern is eight 16th notes and a quarter note; the total duration, from the striking of the first tone to the end of the decay on the final one, is just over 3 seconds.” Owners of Record: NYSE GROUP, INC.

Taking its cues from the long-duration film of the same name, this work takes a 2 second audiomark registered by the New York Stock Exchange and slows it drastically to 28 minutes. The opening bell and energetic trader shouts are brought to a standstill and become instead a dirge of white noise and ringing drones which replace motivation with malaise.

Luke Munn is an interdisciplinary artist based in Berlin with work focusing on sound, new-media and social engagement, using the body and code, objects and performances to activate relationships and responses. His projects have featured in the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Electrosmog Festival, Resound Falmouth, and Q-O2 Brussels with commissions from Aotearoa Digital Arts, Creative New Zealand and TERMINAL and performances in Paris, Dublin, Chicago, Berlin, Auckland, and New York.

Selchower Str. 31   /   Berlin 12049 Germany   /   /

a contribution from Radio One, Dunedin, New Zealand
image : David C. Foster, ‘The Old American Stock Exchange Trading Floor; ca. 1980’s’

Show 351: Global Prayers Religion’n’Roll Radio

Piko Be’s Religion’n’Roll Radio – Tobias Yves Zintel, Pollyester, Polyversal Souls” Impressions of St. Agnes in Berlin, Kreuzberg – rent by a congregation named “Citykirche”.  Memories of The Church Of The Little Green Man – a gathering place for artists and outlaws.  Sounds of the Theaterkapelle in Berlin, Friedrichshain – an eventspace, where also burials are taking place.

Produced by Piko Be for NGBK’s Global Prayers &

Show 350: Magic Sound Mountain

On July 23rd, 2011 CKUT’s  Magic Sound Mountain Collective made a furtive ascent of Mount Royal and found a spot along one of the less trodden foot paths through the forest where they installed 6 hand made speakers that were used to diffuse multi channel sound compositions for the forest dwellers, invited guests and nature enthusiasts who happen upon the installation while enjoying a hike through the mountain.

Members of the  MAgic Sound Mountain collective:
Nicholas Estherer
Nathatly Arraiz
Tony Vaughan
Liz Pieries
Andrea-JAne cornell
Dominique Ferraton
Fjola Evans
Emanuelle Majeau-Bettez
Alanna MAcnevin
Taking the frequency and brightness of sound limitations imposed by the small speaker systems that was built by the Collective members, each member composed a piece for the forest. Recordings were made during the diffusion of the Magic Sound Mountain in the forest and were remixed with the sound pieces to create an over view of the Magic Mountain experience.

Invisible Audio: Nature is becoming invisible and is replaced by visible disposable products. For the piece, speakers will be put in and around a fake tree placed in the middle of nature.  Fabricated or Real ? Machinery or Humanity? Questioning the role of us as a community where nature is becoming a commodity in neighborhoods to suit the trends and needs of the current generation.  “are we taking a step back? forward? cycle.” This piece was created by t+l (television longplay). Tony and Liz are instruments from the magic sound box. They are sound artists mixing electro acoustics, music, spoken word and radio together.
Forest Singing: The forest sings, and as it shifts from natural to digital, can you tell who is out of their element? By Nathaly Arraizdescribes herself as being between a sound artist and a sound tech; she likes to observe, interpret and create.
“3 dialogues” (excerpts): This is a demonstration of some of Generic Media Group’s work in the field of nonspecific audio. Hundreds of dialogues from various films were analyzed to create a statistical model of contemporary conversations. From this model, excerpts from 6 dialogues were rendered. Generic Media Group provides services for those in need of nonspecific audio, video and text. Current projects include setting up clients with internet radio stations that offer unlimited access to guitar solos, sad music and domestic dialogues.
Internal natural buzzing: Fjola Evans is a cellist and sound-arranger living in Montreal, Canada.
piwiwounnnwooowoounnnng: Field recordings of native North American forest creatures mingle with foreign species. Bird song, whispers, spring peepers, Cicadas cicadas, electronic interventions, wind in the trees,and tambura. 4 channel piece, by andrea-jane cornell. Andrea-jane makes ambiances ferroviare-aquatique, clochettes-tiques, oiseau hydrophone, grenouilles grouillant with objects and field recordings.
Rules of Nature: An excursion in the wilderness, a walk in the woods: what freedom, what a complete detachment from the structure of our everyday lives. But is this really how it feels?  Our behaviour in these “wild” spaces is often so controlled that our actions are even more organized and limited than usual, by Dominique Ferraton. Dominique spends much of her time wandering in empty lots, knitting mittens, winding film in old cameras and creating sonic quilts made of found sounds and field recordings.
Priscault Sounds: Cette piece composee et pens&#233e par les jeunes musiciens ( de 8 a 17 ans) du Camp musical de Lanaudiere. Nous avons travaille avec leurs sons, leur musique, leurs voix et leurs histoires – leurs sons et musiques forment une de trame de base, et leurs voix, leurs histoires viennent ponctuer le tout.  Emanuelle Majeau-Bettezest une pianiste originaire de la region de Lanaudiere, Charles Beaudoin est pianiste et compositeur originaire de la Montegie et Felix Schneller est un compositeur qui se dirige desormais vers la philosophie. <b>Tous trois ont travaille avec les jeunes musiciens du Camp musical de Lanaudiere</b> pour la composition de cette piece.
Echoes from the Lincolnshire Poacher/Somewhere in the Western Desert: Two pieces in one. This piece uses field recordings, recorded instruments, recordings from The Conet Project, and a poem written by E.Y. Barnard, Lieutenant entitled there was the richness…. The poem was taken from Poems from the desert (1944), a collection of poems written by fighting men in the Eighth Army. The poem was translated and recited by Jacinthe Dupuis(French), Ali Gorji (Arabic, not included in final edit), and recited in English by Neil Griffith; they all deserve a huge thanks! Alanna Cecelia Jean MacNevin enjoys finding sounds and source materials that delight her and utilizing these materials to explore the process of making a variety of art.


radia season 27 – show #349 (radio x) – TIK radio WITH THE WIND
– playing from december 5 to december 11, 2011 –


in september 2011, members from of TIME INVENTORS’ KABINET (TIK) met in bratislava for another week of collective research on radio as a tool for investigating alternate traces of time.
this time, we went with the wind. literally.
for not only our research was guided by the wind, but also our radio transmissions.

the week started with the opening of the exhibition ‘vietor a cas’ (‘wind and time’) in ASIL gallery, Bratislava – directly connected to the radio art week not only because the works presented were about wind, time, sound, and transmission.
among the latter were also two installations of wind clocks built by barb huber, the underwear clock and the laundry clock – both moved by the door’s back draught generated by visitors entering and leaving the exhibition space.
together with other wind clocks built by members of the TIME INVENTORS’ KABINET, these temporary wind clocks were driving the wind time on which the whole TIK radio art week’s schedule was built upon.

while the tiks, taks and toks of wind time – wind seconds, wind minutes and wind hours (thousand tiks being a tak, thousand taks being a tok) – are quite similar to conventional measurement of time, wind clocks are driven by wind and thus directly related to its appearance/absence, force and velocity at place.
the wind clocks built and installed by members of the TIME INVENTORS’ KABINET are connected with a server processing their signals into UTT, a collective wind time output (see:

this hazy time was the basis for our schedule, defining the timetable as well as the duration of our broadcasts.
the programme consisted of pieces handed in by artists who had answered our call for radio art about wind and time, plus live transmissions with musings and talks as well as presentations of pieces and work in progress produced on site in bratislava.

WITH THE WIND is based on two pieces broadcasted during our third transmission on wind day 12, 09:00:00 – SPACE IN BETWEEN, a sound walk reflection by martina kedrova, and DOUBLE FROZEN WIND KABINET, the transformation of a transformation of a live piece by norbert math.

TIK radio art radio week collective:
michal cudrnak (SK), reni hofmüller (AT), barbara huber (AT/SK), martina kedrova (SK), verena kuni (DE), norbert math (AT), jonathan prior (UK), jürgen rendl (AT/SK) and ana vuzdaric (HR)

The TIK radio art radio week and exhibition were organized by COL-ME bratislava (barb huber, martina kedrova and michal cudrnak).

is a collaborative artistic research project at the intersections of ecology, art, and media,
taking an ecological approach to observing patterns in time and time control systems.
find out more about TIK at

special thanks to all radio active time inventors;
barb huber, matina kedrova and michal cudrnak from for organizing the TIK radio art radio week;
hacklab progressbar ( for hosting us;
eu culture programme for funding us.
in addition to that, miss.gunst wishes to thank the following artists and sound collectors for additional material that has been used for the post-production of the show:
bent grandfather’s clock based on the sound of a grandfather’s clock recorded by digifish from freesound;
cuckoo clock recorded by morgantj from freesound;
wind created by ERH from freesound;
find out more about freesound at

bratislava shortcuts
radia production: miss.gunst [TBC radio + GUNST + radiator x]
production date: december 2011 [based on pieces produced and broadcasted during the TIK radio art radio days, bratislava, september 6-11, 2011]
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: cc-by-nc-sa TIK radio collective

radio x & radiator x:
GUNSTradio & TBC radio:

verena kuni (cc-by-nc-sa)