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Show 360: Kunst und Brot – Salon des Refusés 2012/1 by Cirkulacija 2

In 2012 Cirkulacija 2 collective returns to the habit of using language as medium for communication – and publicly: a format denoted as “salon” as aesthetic outlet.

In the first instalment we prepared a radio show discussion hopefully touching some of the important conceptual approaches regarding the public appearances of Cirkulacija 2. While more abstractly coded radio broadcast could be used, we decided for the more basic approach – the discussion, the talk.

The composition (of dicussion) was defined as open-minded, and with it we wanted to force upon us the topics that could potentially be emotional – or: the topics would have to be emotionally solved. It is of course the question of individuals’ different views on some very basic approaches.

The dynamics of a group over the years is a varying organism. Some things get forgotten, some topics get consumed, there is a constant fight against boredom and disillusionment. Some rituals and definitions have to be changed – and some new introduced. The production of meaning – the ideology?

The language is the CE broken english style – as one would expect it from an international group of artists. Boštjan Leskovšek, Borut Savski, Stefan Doepner and – for a brief time – Neven Korda took part in emotioning.

Cirkulacija 2 is collective established in 2007 by a couple of artists dealing with so-called new-media approaches, strongly linked to multimedia and technology, the socially engaged public observation and opinions resulting in actions and experimentation on all levels.

The title is taken from a book by Pierre-Michel Menger dealing mainly with the question of precarious economy of artists.

Show 359: Radio Readings

free103point9’s contribution to the Radia network comes from a fundraiser for its FM station, WGXC, last summer, with “Radio Readings” from Max Goldfarb and Brian Dewan, Alison Knowles  and Hugh Dancy.

The readings, in order of appearance:

• Artists Max Goldfarb and Brian Dewan produced this “reading” of Velimir Khlebnikov’s The Radio of the Future (1921) in 2011. A canoncial text, “Radio of the Future,” may be the first real conceptualization of transmission art.

• Alison Knowles is a visual artist known for her soundworks, installations, performances, and books. She was a founding member of Fluxus, and recently Knowles offered her iconic performance “The Identical Lunch” to museum visitors as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s Performance Exhibition Series. On the occasion of a summer garden party benefit for free103point9’s FM radio station (WGXC). Alison Knowles performed one of her “Bean Turners,” constructed from beans and paper, Bean Turners and are both book pages and sonic instruments.

• At the same summer garden party, acclaimed film and stage actor Hugh Dancy, performed F.T. Marinetti and Pino Masnata’s “La Radia” (1933) a visionary text, if one that reveals the authors proclivity for Fascism. La Radia asserts what The Radio Must Not Be, what The Radio Abolishes, and what The Radio Will Be.

Show 358: Oramic Radio Sounds by TEA FM

The School of Creative Radio TEA FM from Zaragoza has developed a new radio documentary based on the works and sounds made by Daphne Oram (Dec 31th 1923 – Jan 5th 2003) British composer and electronic musician. She was the creator of the “Oramics” technique for creating electronic sounds.
Developed in documentary form, we will cross the sounds created by her “Oramics Machine” and we will talk with people close to her and her work.

In 1959 she installed her Oramics Studios for Electronic Composition in Tower Folly, a converted oast house at Fairseat, near Wrotham, Kent. Her output from the studio, mostly commercial, covered a far wider range than the Radiophonic Workshop, providing background music for not only radio and television but also theatre and short commercial films. She was also commissioned to provide sounds for installations and exhibitions. Other work from this studio included electronic sounds for Jack Clayton’s 1961 horror film The Innocents, concert works including Four Aspects and collaborations with opera composer Thea Musgrave and Ivor Walsworth.

With the voice and talent of:
Isabel Aparicio, Daniel Canelo, Mar Gonzalez, Manuel Alcaine, Miguel Deza, Reyes Casasnovas and Carlos Berdiel

Music & FX:
Daphne Oram, TEA FM FX gallery, BBC and MEC Sound Archive

Script and production:
Chuse Fernandez

A TEA FM production. Recorded on TEA FM-CTA Studios on January 2012.

Show 357: Who am I to be with you? by La ruche and Guest

Pourquoi tant de questions ?

Le collectif de la Ruche interroge l’intime et le collectif autour d’un projet, les inaccoutumées (

28 questions, traduites en cinq langues, extraites d’une série infinie initiée par Fabrice Renais (

Catherine d’Ho, en solo, propose sa propre lecture du propos.

En fond résonne des prises de sons d’un Bruxelles méconnaissable, et quelques brèves rencontres. Onirique.

Une proposition du Docteur Abgrall pour Radio Panik.

Why so many questions ?

With their project called “les inaccoutumées” (, the La Ruche collective questions what is intimate and what is shared.

28 questions, translated into five languages, taken from an ongoing series started by Fabrice Renais (

Catherine d’Ho gives her own solo reading of it.

In the background, field recordings of an unrecognizable Brussel, and some brief encounters. Dreamlike.

Presented by Doctor Abgrall for Radio Panik.

Show 356: CROATAN N17 by Lucas Crane & Angela Moore

A radio play about inter-dimensional dropouts, alien refugees, and going cosmical
native created during a residency at worm, december 2011. Weird orbs beacon from the swamp, surprises abound in the forest, confusion reigns. But were they swallowed forever by the abyss or except its invitation willingly? Recorded in and around the shipyards of Rotterdam and in the forests of Barcelona while protests of awakening raged in New York City, this dream sequence of cut-ups meditates on the state of the traveller, stranger, seeker, and pilgrim foraging for oneness with a radically shifting psychic environment.

G Lucas Crane is a sound artist and sound performer working in the medium of
analogue tape and obscured, recovered memories in the digital age.
Angela Moore is an artist working in sound and video with focus on the mythical
and mystical.

Show 355: Life and Death of Arissat-1 by Reni Hofmüller

Reni Hofmüller for Radio Helsinki (Graz, A)

On August 3rd, 2011, Arissat-1 was launched directly from the ISS, the International Space Station. NASA TV broadcast this life over the internet, and thousands of people worldwide watched the deployment, and after that followed the first amateur radio satellite launched from a vehicle in space. After only a short life time, Arissat-1 was heard for the last time on Jan, 4th 2011. As we are going to undergo a similar procedure with mursat1, regarding a shortlife time, and very short and quick passes over head, Arissat-1 was a good way to learn about satellite spotting.

Recordings used: deployment, recorded at ESC im LABOR on Aug 3rd; Arissat signals received at the amateur radio groundstation, Graz, in August 2011; coallision – a realtime audio visual installation by Jogi Hofmüller, a sonification of debris parts from a coallision from 2 satellites in 2009, and Juri by Peter Venus (both shown at ESC during steirischer herbst 2011), Raumsonde Venus-Wega, Performance by Peter Venus and Marian Weger at musikprotokoll 2011, Windsong by Reni Hofmüller, at musikprotokoll 2011; excerpts of KraftiM – Criguere, found on Jamendo.

You can find more about the space art project mur.sat at


Show 354: music for animals by Ralf Wendt

art for animals
by Ralf Wendt
developed for live-performance in october 2011, inside the festival kunst fuer tiere for Zoopark – these files are parts of longer compositions for different beasts in the zoopark. We listen to sounds for elefants, chile-flamngos, Humboldt-penguins, seabears, Degus, Waldrapps- northern bald Ibis, snow-owls, other owls and falcons.
Wendt works in Halle and often due to the human beast or the imagination of zoo-nature and city-nature.

Show 353: Suono Fuga by Annie Dunsford

What is the relationship between identity and sound?
In sound, can we discover/ invent/ lose our selves?
How does art make us feel when we experience it and create it? –does it disassociate us from ourselves, does it localize us, does it allow us to recover/rediscover our selves ? Do we feel nothing? Do we feel alienated from the art itself?
Is experiencing art and sound an experience of alienation or discovery?
After the experience of art, are we unchanged?

The intention of Suono Fuga is to both alienate the listener from themselves and from the sound, then return them to it. The sonic adventure is thus an adventure of departure and a return, a loss of self and a rediscovery of self through sound.

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 &