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Show 111: Untitled Sit for Your Aetheric Body by Michelle Nagai

Long Distance Sitting Piece

Untitled Sit for Your Aetheric Body by Michelle Nagai.

This work is one in a series of sitting pieces. A collection of (usually live) performance works, these sitting pieces share several common themes, one of which is the presence of the performer and the listener in one “space” together. This broadcast’s subtitle, Untitled Sit, is the generic label for a series of compositions originally devised for live performance in private homes. Each work, created and performed by the composer, is centered around the presence of a still and silent seated figure in close physical proximity to the audience. Variations on the basic form are permitted, and in all cases, a free-form exchange of sensory information is encouraged between performer, viewer and environment. This is an interactive radio broadcast.

Show 110: Kirkegaard/Grzinich workshop

Kirkegaard/Grzinich workshop
Recordings and comments on a workshop

A workshop led by Danish sound artist Jakob Kirkegaard and US Estonian sound artist John Grzinich is documenting the feedback of the event and its revocation.

In February 2007 Jakob Kirkegaard and John Grzinich did a sound workshop in Prague. The recording was later edited by John Grzinich and re played by Milos Vojtechovsky to students of the foreign program on Prague Film Academy FAMU. They commented on what they heard.. and what was still in their memmory on the sound walk with Kirkegaard and Grzinich.

Language: English

Show 108: ENIAC NOMOI by Joulia Strauss and Martin Carlé

Reboot.Fm presents:
Length, 27:57
Languages: English, French, German, Greek

The acoustic results of the cooperation between artist, Joulia Strauss, and scientist, Martin Carlé: this work traces early computer sounds to ancient Greece. Additional scientific discoveries make the work all the more compelling.

The mathematical operations of the first calculation machine in history (ENIAC) to be called a ‘computer’ are differentiated through as yet unheard rhythms, frequencies, and melodies, which will be released as sound for the first time during THE ENIAC NOMOI. In so doing, the project seeks to prove the extent to which the epistemological existence of time-critical computer simulations are, in fact, rooted in ancient Greek dramaturgy and art. This sound perspective on cultural history becomes accessible by figuring it as successive knowledge structures with technical laws (NOMOI) governing their generation and culminating in simulation technology which moulds Being in contemporary life. Our choreography re-stages the diagrammatic notation of the historic ENIAC programmes in three acts and executes them in sound. This offers unique insight into the historicity of Being. In the clarifying environment of synthetic sculpture, the musical measures (NOMOI) of the first electronic computer (ENIAC) will provide a revelation: that the common origin of human beings and the poetic is a spring flowing at the foundation of technology. This fundament now ascends to regions of the living and divine nature from which it has heretofore been excluded. In contemplating the foundation of the evolution of Being, we do not seek a vanishing point in the past or bemoan “the forgotten Greek identity of art and craft in the concept of techné”. Rather, our thought must finally understand and commence with a recognition that the distinction between nature and art is rendered increasingly irrelevant by virtue of the processual entanglement of the symbolic with time.

Show 107: An experiment in transmitter feedback by Knut Aufermann

During the RadioRevolten festival in 2006 Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann used two local FM transmitters to create feedback music.

RadioRevolten was a month-long festival organised by the new Radia member Radio Corax in Halle (Saale) in Germany. For the duration of the festival Radio Corax was allowed to broadcast on two different frequencies, one frequency carrying much of their ususal programme, and the other being used exclusively for special broadcasts for the festival. Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann used this duplicated setup to create live radio feedback with both available transmitters, thus performing each on a separate frequency. The listeners in Halle were asked to isten to both frequencies at the same time by using two radios. Here you can hear the combined sounds of both transmitters feeding back in a special edit for the Radia network.

Show 106: Sul Suono workshop

This program is consisted of 2 interwoven parts:
1. Sul Suono workshop on history of experimental music and sound art
Friday-Sunday, 23-25.02.2007, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia lecturer: Enrico Glerean (IT/UK)
2. Improv session with Enrico Glerean (e.g.o) (IT/UK) + every kid on speed (MK)
Sunday, 25.02.2007, Open Graphic Studio, Museum of the city of Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia

This series of lectures follow the path of history of music, reaching contemporary lack of boundaries between sound art and music. It is mainly a workshop about sound and how sound can be used as an artistic medium not only in music but also in contemporary art. Lectures will involve the students to reflect on the meaning of sounds and their possible uses. Starting from basics of psychoacoustics and wave theory, the lectures will follow two parallel paths: path of technology and the artistic path. Through various listening they will see – or actually “hear” – how technology have changed the way we are approaching sound, but also how artists have managed to revolutionize sound even more than technology. This is second workshop from the workshop series project Consumer vs. User.

After the workshop on Sunday, 25.02.2007, there was sound performance, improvisation session with Enrico Glerean (e.g.o) (IT/UK) + every kid on speed (MK) + other participants on the workshop
at the Open Graphic Studio, Museum of the city of Skopje.

Enrico Glerean is a musician (piano studies, bass player, guitar player, accordionist, electronic music), programmer (master in computer science, sound software development) and digital artist. His artistic research is based on two keywords Coding and Memory: spaces are used to control audio parameter, mental processes are used to generate video, images are translated into sounds. Since 2003 contributed his works on many group shows, such as Echoes from the mountains, sound art for the Winter Olympic Games, Cesana, Italy in 2006. Realized many audio performances at: Placard festival, London (UK) in 2006, Placard at Transmediale, Transmediale festival, Berlin, Germany, 2005, Sound is the place, curated by Marco Altavilla and [no.signal], Bologna (IT), in 2005, London Placard, London (UK), 2004, Elementi festival, Bitola (MK), 2004, Avanto festival (with member from Helsinki Computer Orchestra), Gloria Club, Helsinki, Finland, 2003. Workshops: Digital Midia Workshop, workshop on field recording, Mestre, Venice, Italy, 2006-09, Workshop on Digital Sound, curated by A.S.U., Padova, Italy, 2006-03, Sound Art for future curators of contemporary art, Galleria A+A, Venezia, Italy, 2005-2006. Since 2004, co-founder of [no.signal].

Show 104: Gérard Clamart’s strange adventure by Irvic D’Olivier

there are two versions of this program.

Gérard Clamart’s strange adventure

It is the dawn of the 22nd century, somewhere in the Brussels city district.

The central administration sends Gérard Clamart on an investigation.

What seems at first to be a simple formality will reveal itself to be a
trip down the past.

Radia and Radio Campus BXL propose the first episode of :

“Gérard Clamart’s strange adventure”

with the voices of : Michel Villée & Tamara Joukovsky

written by Irvic D’Olivier with Fabienne laumonier & Sebastian

Translation by : Olivier Taymans

Recorded, edited and mixed by: Irvic D’Olivier

Additional sounds : Jacques Foschia, Christophe Rault, Ritz, Raymond
Scott, Brian Eno.

With the help of l’atelier de création sonore radiophonique (acsr).
Thanks to Etienne Noiseau.

Language: English, French


Une étrange aventure de Gérard Clamart

A l’aube du XXIIe siècle, quelque part dans le district de
Bruxelles Ville,
L’administration centrale confie à Gérard Clamart une enquête.

Ce qui semblait être une formalité se révélera un voyage à travers
les siècles passés.

Radia et Radio Campus BXL vous proposent d’écouter le premier épisode de:

“Une étrange aventure de Gérard Clamart”

Voix : Pierre Sartenaer et Tamara Joukovsky

Scénario: Irvic D’Olivier avec Fabienne laumonier et Sebastian

Prise de son, montage et mixage: Irvic D’Olivier

Sons additionnels : Jacques Foschia, Christophe Rault, Ritz, Raymond
Scott, Brian Eno.

avec l’aide de l’atelier de création sonore radiophonique (acsr).
merci à Etienne Noiseau.

Language: French

Show 103: STRANGE AID by Michael Fischer

STRANGE AID is created with a rudimentary setup of 2 – 5 soundgenerators (which are: headphones, microphones and turntables), recorded in a broadcasting-studio this work can also be seen as a contribution to the basic research on electroacoustic music production.
The main aim of STRANGE AID is to convey electroacoustic contents via a series of radio-broadcasts where the method of producing this contents is explained live on air to the listeners. The radio shows where this happens (which Michael Fischer is doing since 1999) main contents are: improvised music, new music, ethnic music and electroacoustic music production.
The incalculability of the result of the sound production needs a high measure of the ability taking risk. Feedbacks are to a certain amount always incalculable. This challange offers on the other hand the possibility to find new musical and technical associations.
This experimentation series is not only a new defintion of a yet predisposed field (the mixing desk as connection between moderator and audience), it is also a contribution to the findings of feedback mechanisms in the electroacoustic compositional/improvisational content production, and an attempt to discuss the politico-social connotations of this method:
– Which effects do have systematic or arbitrary changings of the system parameters on the possibilities of reaction of the current systems interrelations?
– Which criterias of stability do have excalated systems?
(Michael Fischer)