All posts by Dinah Bird

Show1003 : The Jingle Book by Alan Dunn (TT Node)

During lockdown, artist Alan Dunn established ‘orchestras’ across seven dementia care homes, using everyday objects as instruments and tongue twisters as lyrics. To everyone’s surprise, these tongue twisters became a precious activity, with participants (and the artist’s 6-year-old grandson) creating new ones, reciting them in different styles and even mastering some of the world’s hardest ones! This new mix brings together versions from one of the care villages in Chester that was part of the longer Where the Arts Belong research project between Bluecoat and Belong. The recent publication The Jingle Book documents these tongue twister adventures that brought laughter and new verbal fluency to many during dark times:

Show 952: IRC Theatre V3.14 by Pat456 (TT Node)

Irc is what brought P-node together , we were all small entities streaming from somewhere at the break of the century , the chat linked us , we had different servers, different bots , some useful some that made a marasma flood that made communication impossible.

The first version of the Irc theater was an idea developed during our residency in Berlin in 2014 where the idea was to read all comments on our website , via vocal synthesisers on on side on the FM waves of Deutchland Radio Kultur , and a human voice on the AM frequencies used by the same radio.

It was an exit stereo experiment , possible to hear the whole thing with two radios.

As of today P-node still keeps a deep link to IRC , if you log on to the site you will be an anonymous pat15 or pat456. A few members have been developing new irc tools , we now have a control over different stream urls , and a great irc commanded synth that we use during our IRC theater sessions that go on mondays wednesdays and thursdays at 1900 cet on

This Radia session will be a small compilation of the first weeks of work from the server recordings.

Feel free to come play with us in the future.

Show 927: “MiniDisc” by Yann Leguay for TT Node

The MiniDisc was born exactly thirty years ago, on November 1, 1992.    Abandoned in 2012, it was then officiallyreported missing in 2013.
A very short existence in the life of audio formats.This programme for the Radia network becomes the pretext to resuscitate a selection of personal recordings, amongst a hundred MiniDiscs representing several hundred hours of recordings made between 1998 and 2005 on this no less famous ATRAC format whose simple evocation will move some of you.
A (very) personal opinion:
The mini disc was THE best format of all time ! It had all the advantages of the audio cassette in re-writable digital format and instant playback, plus the possibility of editing within the support itself, to make loops without cuts, and to re-record on the spot.
A pocket studio at the height of mechanical technology. A format so bastard and born too late to survive. Neither mainstream nor professional, a consumerist marvel at the dawn of digital, so to speak, dematerialized.The quintessence of obsolescence, the last song of a materialistic sign. The MINIDISC.This radio programme brings together a hundred files from 1 sec to 4min mixing a lot of raw materials, some field-recordings many wanderings back and forth with a protools editing suite from another time and a series of minidisc’s players noise.

Yann Leguay lives and works in Brussels. He focuses on the notions of dematerialization, the use of interfaces and everything about the materiality of memory. In his sound practice he was defined as a ‘media saboteur’ by the Consumer Waste label, seeking to fold the sound materiality in on itself using basic means in the form of objects, videos and performances. He has presented his work in many places and         festivals all around Europe and further such as Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Club Transmediale, Centre Pompidou, Ex-Teresa Arte Actual.

Show 903: I hAve No voIcE by Juliedesk (∏node)

I have no voice is a spoken word piece construite sur une indétermination de sons en chaos, phonétiquement structurés de façon à ce qu’ils forment leur propre langue parlée. La voix en outil langue, charcute cut le langage et sa parole par tranche, slices de syllabes, et hypercut.
De ritournelles en ritournelles la voix avance en deux langues et devient une langue à langage informatique, au parler algorythmique. Le rythme et la déconstruction des mots, voix hâchée et mots collés pour expérimenter la parole en la réinventant.
La voix dit qu’elle n’a pas de voix, elle est une IA, un bot, sa voix se prénomme Daniela, le féminin de Daniel dans 2001 Odyssée de l’espace de Arthur C. Clarke et Kubrick, et l’un des avatars dont Annlee parle dans Anywhere Out of the World (2000 Parreno).
Une langue frgl (franglais) ou glfr(glaisfran) ou françaisanglais ou
Frengl (frenchenglish) ou englfr (englishfrench) ou frenchenglish.
La confusion du sens dans tous les sens à mon sens un sens essentiel.

I have no voice is a spoken word piece based around an indeterminacy of sounds in chaos, phonetically structured so that they form their own spoken language. Here the voice is used a tool, it cuts into language and slices speech into syllables and hypercuts.
As the refrain develops the voice advances in two tongues and becomes a computer language, with an algorythmic diction. The rhythm and deconstruction of the cut-up fragmented voice and seeming hastily pasted together words are an experiment with speech through reinvention of the idiom.
The voice tells us she has no voice, she is AI, a bot. Her voice however has a name, Daniela, the feminine of Daniel in 2001 Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke and Kubrick, and one of the avatars Annlee speaks about in Anywhere Out of the World (2000 Parreno).
A language frgl (franglais) or glfr(glaisfran) or françaisanglais or
Frengl (frenchenglish) or englfr (englishfrench) or frenchenglish.
The confusion of meaning in all directions has, in my opinion, an essential meaning.

Instrumentaux: Joseph Marzolla