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Show 188: It’s a Money Party – a global youtube election redux

It’s a Money Party – a global youtube election redux, brought to you by Berlin Backyard Radio. Featuring excerpts from youtube remixed news and comedy, presented by the circus runaways.

The circus runaways left Manchester to follow the circus and got stuck somewhere in the midwestern American state of Ohio. This is a youtube mashup of the most popular videos generated around that global media circus called the American Presidential election. Guests include Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, comedians and journalists. Of course, some comments made it into the mix. As the election is nearing an end, this is a little slice of the cacophony of media that made its way onto your only global video sharing site. One day, the runaways hope to make it home to Europe.

Show 187: Les Forteresses du ciel

Les Forteresses du ciel (un hommage) salue Alain Robbe-Grillet.
Une improvisation noisy, un opéra mystérieux, une histoire tragique.

Une pièce enregistrée en studio à CKUT 90.3FM à l’été 2008 à Montréal, Québec.

Léon Lo (violon), Isaiah Ceccarelli (percussion),
Esther b.(tourne-disques), Simon Laperrière (voix), Erin Sexton
(électronique) Montréal, et
Mark Vernon (électronique), Glassgow

à la technique: Dominique Ferraton

Show 186: autophones rlxtended by michael gambacurta and matthias s. krueger

autophones (radio concert – rlxtended)

an autophone produces sounds on its own.
the canadian percussionist michael gambacurta discovered an autophone when he was jogging over the kaiserlei bridge between frankfurt and offenbach. traffic noises transformed into music in his ears: vehicles rolling over the bridge, as well as wind and weathers made the metal strings vibrate and sing.
with contact microphones gambacurta collected the sounds, some during the days, others during the nights.

together with the composer matthias s. krüger he coverted the collected sounds into a work of sound art.

based upon the composition, together with yuki higashino he created an audio-visual installation presented from september 19th to september 21st, 2008, in the framework of festival junger talente at hafen offenbach, vis à vis kaiserlei bridge.
while listening to an audio-loop version of the original autophones concert via headphones visitors could either watch the bridge with its continuous flow of traffic through a telescope or a video documentation of the development of the piece.
at the same time in cooperation with radio x/GUNST autophones had been extended into radiophonic space.
from september 15th onwards, excerpts of the recordings were broadcasted during the daily radio program. thus motorists were able to listen to themselves taking part in the autophone’s ongoing concert.
on september 19th GUNSTradio presented the full lenght (auto)radio concert and introduced the two composers together with their work.

for the radia lx festival (september 20th to 28th, 2008) michael gambacurta and matthias s. krüger created an extended version of the radio concert: autophones (radio concert – rlxtended).

autophones (radio concert – rlxtended)
by michael gambacurta and matthias s. krüger
production: miss.gunst / GUNST + radiator x
date: september 2008
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min. –

additional info:
includes radia jingles (in/out), station and program info/intro/outro (english)
please note the composer matthias s. krüger is a member of GEMA.
therefore its not possible to publish this show under a free licence.
thank you for your kind understanding.



RUPERT HUBER: composer and musician, lives in Vienna

piano, electronics, laptop

MLPHILIPPSEN: works in performing arts, lives in Berlin

voice, electronics, rattle

This concert was performed in Bratislava due to the next winter dedicaded to Saint Lucy and all the celebrations of the Midwinter.

MLPhilippsen celebrates weekly show with Ralf Wendt: RadioErevan on Radio CORAX

Show 184: Radio Action III

This 28-minute program for the Radia network profiles free103point9’s recent “Radio Action III” project. “Radio Action III” is a special program for Radio Web MACBA and a free103point9 Audio Dispatch CD. RWM is a radio-phonic project on the MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) website that explores the possibilities of the internet and radio as spaces of synthesis and exhibition. Radio Action III features five-minute sounds works conceptually tied to ‘Radio’ as instrument or theme, composed by free103point9 Transmission Artists working in collaborative teams. This program features tracks from The Dust Dive and Latitude/Longitude; Tom Roe and Scanner; Joshua Fried and Todd Merrell; neuroTransmitter; and 31 Down and Matt Bua.

Radia is hosted by rotating members of Radia Network including free103point9 (NYC) and Radio Campus, Radio Grenouille, Kanal 103, Lemurie TAZ, Orange 94.0, Resonance FM, Tilos Radio, Radio Zero, Radio Panik, bootlab, InterSpace, and Orf Kunstradio. Airs Thursdays on free103point9 Online Radio, 2-2:30 p.m. (ET, -4 GMT).

Show 183: fantasia en echo | they also serve who only stand and wait by Gina Mattiello und Pia Palme

“fantasia en echo | they also serve who only stand and wait”
contributed by Gina Mattiello und Pia Palme
based on a performance at
ViennArt, 11-12 Oct, MUSEUM AUF ABRUF (MUSA)
/Pia Palme – Feedbacktubes, electronics, Yoshie Maruoka – Performance, Gina Mattiello – Voice./

“fantasia en echo | they also serve who only stand and wait”
Homage to Jacob van Eyck (ca. 1589 – 1657)

Jacob van Eyck was a remarkable composer of the florishing early baroque period in the Netherlands: born blind, of noble family, educated in music, he turned into a renowned organist, recorder-player, composer and carilloneur. He was famous for his ability to tune bells and carillons. Pia Palme, composing and playing modern recorders, uses contemporary means for her homage to her famous predecessor. A subbass-recorder without its headpiece is used to create sound by means of finely balanced inner microfones and feedback-techniques; sounds which remind of bells, including very deep basses. For the composition Palme plays and processes themes from Eyck’s recorder-pieces by means of electronics.

Texts by John Milton ((1608 – 1674), who turned blind in the course of his life, add another dimension. The title is a quotation from Milton’s poem: “On his Blindness”, describing the author’s willingness to just stand and wait instead of acting.
Palme has studied music and mathematics in Vienna and improvisation at the Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. As a composer/interpreter she combines subbassrecorders (newly developed by the Swiss manufacturer Kueng) and electronics in a unique way, performing solo as well as in various ensembles, such as the trio “Subitized”.

Show 182: Rumors of the green room staircase by Vincent Matyn-Wallecan

Rumors of the green room staircase: a musical ready-made.

There is a house in Schaerbeek, Brussels. There was the possibility to produce a sound install. In the house is a grand piano. I recorded each single note of the piano, each note separately, holding my finger on the key until the note truly died. Stereo microphones were placed inside the body of the grand piano, and as the notes died out they captured also the growing sounds all around: city life, people working upstairs and myself moving around.
Each note and its subsequent sound environnement became a file, each note/file was distributed along six tracks,and so their order was decided by this limitation and the particular lenght of each note. The composition was made by itself, some kind of musical ready made. There are no effects, the only manipulations made are the removal of the attack of each note, and some reorganisation of the distribution of the notes.
The composition is at times blissfull and at other times it’s gloomy, but I didn’t decide that.

vincent Matyn-Wallecan

For Radia members, this program is available on the radiozero ftp (radia folder)

Show 181: State Of Radio by Jan De Pauw

‘State Of Radio’ in Belgium (by Jan De Pauw) and several audio works and
soundscapes by RITS audiovisual arts/radio students.

On the first of March 2008, the Radio Department of RITS (an audiovisual arts college in Brussels) existed 10 years and this was celebrated with a weekend filled with lectures, radio performances, listening moments,…
Central guest was Gregory Whitehead, radio guru and all-round audio artist. Jan De Pauw (Brussels based culturual philosopher) wrote a ‘State Of Radio’ for this 10th anniversary.
In this Radia show, you can listen to this ‘State Of Radio’ in Belgium, as well as some audio works and soundscapes first grade students made at the Radio Department of RITS.

Show 180: Imagination Unlimited – The Leicester Tape Recording Club by Mark Vernon

The past is often said to be a foreign country. This programme features audio postcards from some of the inhabitants. The Leicester Tape Recording Club was a club for tape recording enthusiasts active in the sixties and seventies. Like a latter day Mass Observation, amateur radio producers and documentary makers sometimes unintentionally captured the minutiae of a now surreal suburbia. A forgotten world of bri-nylon, briar pipes and tank-tops met an arcane society who spoke of tape-speeds and soldering irons. ‘Imagination Unlimited’ takes a nostalgic and humorous look at the club and its members. Ex-members memories wow and flutter like their disintegrating reel-to-reel recordings. This is a story not just of a club but a community, a community of hobbyists, amateurs and charming personalities who captured otherwise long extinct phenomena like ‘The Golden Wonder Boy’. Memories are made of hiss…

Produced by Mark Vernon for meagre resource productions.

Show 179: Orange = happiness, enthusiasm, dignity, prosperity

Orange = happiness, enthusiasm, dignity, prosperity. This is the colour that radiates optimism, stimulates activity, appetite, and encourages socialization. In the search of other symbolic meanings of the orange colour , I realised that the black box is in fact orange. Hence, this concept is directly taken from the aeronautical use of the device that commonly is known as a black box, which records the audio environment within the flight deck of an aircraft and it is only used for the purpose of investigating an airplane accident. Here the black box replica has the same purpose, only it is used in a different context. Positioned in jardinière in the city square Macedonia, it recorded the sounds from its immediate vicinity. Noise, rustle, sounds of footsteps, words, conversations, thoughts… Those are the sounds that should be read as signs when posing the questions and giving the answers regarding the “fall” of a society and its lost values, as well as perceiving the human role in that process. This piece does not play on the presumption that this society has already fallen, but uses its means for observation of the society in order to detect its state.

The black box was positioned and initialized on November 1st 2007 at 13:44:25h. On November 8th at 16:35:16 it was switched off. This transcript represents the last 31 minutes before its switching off.