Show 696: Cold Cuts by (guest producer)

During the shortest night of 2018, ten students from set out to make slow radio from various locations in the city of Weimar in Germany. The recordings of these six hours are chopped up and recombined for Radia, using Dieb13’s software ‘Schnitzel’. Laura Dang and Lefteris Krysalis interlaced a random Schnitzel cut with a more musical one. The outcome of this process is called “Cold Cuts”.

Produced by Dieb13, Laura Dang and Lefteris Krysalis.
Idea by Knut Aufermann.
Original image by Patty Ventura, edited by Laura Dang and Lefteris Krysalis.

Participants of the Slow Radio Show for Julius Baars, Konrad Behr, Laura Dang, Jan Glöckner, Lefteris Krysalis, Grit Lieder, Johann Mittmann, Janine Müller, Severin Schenkel, Anton Worch, Knut Aufermann & Martin Hirsch

Show 695: Tatin ! – Radio Grenouille

Let’s start with the recipe !

Collective realization of a sound-culinary experience

The practice of sound can be conceived, thought and realized in a body, in a spirit, an author, an artist.
But the sound can also be shared.
And what’s better than the pleasures of the mouth to get in touch with the sound material.
These sound materials brought by the participants of the Sound Studies of this season, are staged, implemented within a recipe that has become a graphic score.
Everyone bringing their ingredient and finding the right balance, to feast your ears and your spirits.

Antonella Fiori came to read excerpts from her magazine : « Le Chum Rose n° 3 » revue courtoise et ménagère parmi cet univers sonore. (Journal intime, théorique et pratique de la couturière CITY Météor | Antonella Fiori (extraits)).

Les Études Sonores, cycle of workshops co-produced by La Cité de la Musique and Radio Grenouille-Euphonia.


Commençons par la recette !

Réalisation collective d’une expérience sono-culinaire.

La pratique du son peut se concevoir, se penser et se réaliser en un corps, en un esprit, un auteur, un artiste.
Mais le son peut également se partager.
Et quoi de mieux que les plaisirs de la bouche pour entrer en contact avec la matière sonore.
Ces matériaux sonores apportés par les participants aux Études Sonores de cette saison, sont mis en scène, mis en œuvre au sein d’une recette devenue partition graphique.
Chacun y amenant son ingrédient et trouvant l’équilibre juste, pour régaler vos oreilles et vos esprits.

Antonella Fiori est venue lire des extraits de sa revue : « Le Chum Rose n° 3 » revue courtoise et ménagère parmi cet univers sonore. (Journal intime, théorique et pratique de la couturière CITY Météor | Antonella Fiori (extraits)).

Les Études Sonores, cycle d’ateliers co-produit par La Cité de la Musique et Radio Grenouille-Euphonia.


Show 694: Strata by (guest producer) is a student initiative in Weimar, Germany, with a weekly broadcast slot on local FM community Radio Lotte. Most students are connected to the unique chair of “experimental radio” at Bauhaus University. For this summer semester guest tutor Knut Aufermann invited his course participants to produce a guest show for the Radia network. Instead of following a linear compositional approach, the spectrum of human hearing range was divided into five discrete frequency bands for which five pieces of 28 minute length were produced completely independently. Those layers were then combined with very little intervention to produce the stratospheric results you can hear.

20 – 120 Hz: Lefteris Krysalis
A collage made from experiments of different ways of producing and editing low frequency sounds. Sources include pre-recorded material from the archive, analog sound generators, digital operators and silence.

120 – 400 Hz: Janine Müller & Jan Glöckner
An acoustic portrait from beneath the water surface of the events that led to the Halifax Explosion in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the 6th of December 1917.

400 – 1000 Hz: Konrad Behr & Anton Worch
In the human voice between 400 – 1000 Hz mostly the sounds of vowels are perceptible. With this in focus we excluded all consonants from the most important text in German law – the Grundgesetz (German constitution). The leftover is read by the voice of the most common translation service google.

1000 – 3500 Hz: Severin Schenkel
On this frequency-section, your ears receive the friendly female voice of a ‘Danube Swabian’ – southwest-german people – who once had to flee for economical reasons to the north of Romania, along the Danube bank, to a region called ‘Bessarabia’. A dystopian, fluent, room- and timeless collage that sets the narration to the darkness of contemporary brutality, sexual assaults, drowning and reactions on refugee-movements which, as citizens of the world, applies to all of us.

3500 – 20000 Hz: Grit Lieder & Johann Mittmann
Our capacity to perceive higher frequency ranges drops with age. At the same time the higher frequencies in the audible range of the human ear are highly important for spatiality. So we decided to give you a hearing test using the width of the stereo-field, reverberation and panning automations as the core parameters for our composition.

Final mix by Knut Aufermann, Jan Glöckner, Martin Hirsch, Lefteris Krysalis, Grit Lieder, Johann Mittmann, Severin Schenkel & Anton Worch. Image by Jan Glöckner.

Show 693: Cagetown – Fragments (Usmaradio)

Within The School of Radio, has been presented on 10 March 2018 Cagetown a concert that celebrated the 40 years of John Cage’s Train. Numerous artists took turns on the stage also confronting with unpublished images shot on the train in 1978 (black and white super8 films) from the Oderso Rubini archives. Some of the original sounds from the 1978 project were also part of Cagetown.

The School of Radioradio art symposium took place in the Republic of San Marino from 9 to 11 March 2018.
Three days of round tables, workshops, sound installations, photographic exhibitions and concerts.

At 40 years from John Cage’s Train and 20 years after the last edition of the Radio Art Festival, L’Arte dell’Ascolto, San Marino hosted a symposium/workshop – curated by Roberto Paci Dalò and Elisabeth Zimmermann – dedicated to Radio Art.

The experience of John Cage in 1978 also touched Rimini and Ravenna and you can hear the witnesses of those who were on the train to investigate this epochal project. L’Arte dell’Ascolto (LADA) was the festival that during the 1990s brought international artists to Rimini and San Marino working together on some of the pioneering projects between radio and internet. From the itinerant audio laboratory of Cage, a reflection is opened on the need (today as then) of the experimental sound laboratories of the radios.

The School of Radio: promoted by the University of the Republic of San Marino, Usmaradio and the Secretariat of State Education and Culture.



min 0:00
Andrea Borgnino –  “Radio Bari 1943 – 2018” – Sound bites from the first italian free radio station in WW2

min 10:01

Reni Hofmüller – “Acting Waves” (in reference to

min 18:22

Oderso Rubini + ensemble – “Cage-Toy”

Show 692: from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea (radioart106)

Image by Muhammad Jabali

An abridged version of a program, produced by Meira Asher for Radiokunst-Kunstradio ORF Vienna, in the frame of the Nebenan – Erkundungen in Europas Nachbarschaft: Israel Serie.

1. North Jordan Valley 2018 (by Meira Asher)

There is a project by the Israeli state to make life intolerable for the Palestinians remaining in the Jordan valley, the West Bank, for the purposes of de-facto annexation of this land and its resources. This introductory composition is focused on the evacuation and demolition orders issued to the Palestinian communities by the Israeli Civil Administration.

Voices: families of the North Jordan Valley, Guy Hircefeld, Meira Asher

Lexical assistance: Liam Evans

2. The Sea That You Cannot See (by Dganit Elyakim)
dedicated to Haitham Khatib

I asked my friends to describe the sea to their beloveds from the other side of the barrier, the ones who are prevented from approaching it.

The actor, director and writer Mohamad Bakri described the sea to his friend Hassan; Hanan Zaid Elkilani, a young, emerging art student, portrayed the sea to her father’s friend, Prof. Ahsan Eldick, from Nablus; Maya Felixbrodt (viola) played for the freedom fighters Ahed (16) and Nariman Tamimi from Nabi Saleh; Adaya Godlevsky (harp) dedicated her playing to the children of Palestine; and Samira Saraya painted the sea in words and sang for her family in the refugee camp in Jenin.

3. Lascia Vibrare: There’s a Family Living (by Eran Sachs)

Dedicated to Michael Zupraner

At the center of this piece there is a field recording of a family, captured from a distance. On first listen there doesn’t seem to be anything particularly special about this recording; but over the course of this reportage it becomes apparent that the act of documentation may register more than one might have initially suspected.

4. An Audio Guide to Occupation_part01_A-D (by Ma’ayan Tsadka)

an audio guide to occupation is a sonic archive, using found materials from the daily life in occupied Palestine. It makes use of minimum sound manipulations.Mostly isolating moments, categorising, and at times layering. It is intended to be an ongoing documentation

The complete program can be heard here: