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Show 350: Magic Sound Mountain

On July 23rd, 2011 CKUT’s  Magic Sound Mountain Collective made a furtive ascent of Mount Royal and found a spot along one of the less trodden foot paths through the forest where they installed 6 hand made speakers that were used to diffuse multi channel sound compositions for the forest dwellers, invited guests and nature enthusiasts who happen upon the installation while enjoying a hike through the mountain.

Members of the  MAgic Sound Mountain collective:
Nicholas Estherer
Nathatly Arraiz
Tony Vaughan
Liz Pieries
Andrea-JAne cornell
Dominique Ferraton
Fjola Evans
Emanuelle Majeau-Bettez
Alanna MAcnevin
Taking the frequency and brightness of sound limitations imposed by the small speaker systems that was built by the Collective members, each member composed a piece for the forest. Recordings were made during the diffusion of the Magic Sound Mountain in the forest and were remixed with the sound pieces to create an over view of the Magic Mountain experience.

Invisible Audio: Nature is becoming invisible and is replaced by visible disposable products. For the piece, speakers will be put in and around a fake tree placed in the middle of nature.  Fabricated or Real ? Machinery or Humanity? Questioning the role of us as a community where nature is becoming a commodity in neighborhoods to suit the trends and needs of the current generation.  “are we taking a step back? forward? cycle.” This piece was created by t+l (television longplay). Tony and Liz are instruments from the magic sound box. They are sound artists mixing electro acoustics, music, spoken word and radio together.
Forest Singing: The forest sings, and as it shifts from natural to digital, can you tell who is out of their element? By Nathaly Arraizdescribes herself as being between a sound artist and a sound tech; she likes to observe, interpret and create.
“3 dialogues” (excerpts): This is a demonstration of some of Generic Media Group’s work in the field of nonspecific audio. Hundreds of dialogues from various films were analyzed to create a statistical model of contemporary conversations. From this model, excerpts from 6 dialogues were rendered. Generic Media Group provides services for those in need of nonspecific audio, video and text. Current projects include setting up clients with internet radio stations that offer unlimited access to guitar solos, sad music and domestic dialogues.
Internal natural buzzing: Fjola Evans is a cellist and sound-arranger living in Montreal, Canada.
piwiwounnnwooowoounnnng: Field recordings of native North American forest creatures mingle with foreign species. Bird song, whispers, spring peepers, Cicadas cicadas, electronic interventions, wind in the trees,and tambura. 4 channel piece, by andrea-jane cornell. Andrea-jane makes ambiances ferroviare-aquatique, clochettes-tiques, oiseau hydrophone, grenouilles grouillant with objects and field recordings.
Rules of Nature: An excursion in the wilderness, a walk in the woods: what freedom, what a complete detachment from the structure of our everyday lives. But is this really how it feels?  Our behaviour in these “wild” spaces is often so controlled that our actions are even more organized and limited than usual, by Dominique Ferraton. Dominique spends much of her time wandering in empty lots, knitting mittens, winding film in old cameras and creating sonic quilts made of found sounds and field recordings.
Priscault Sounds: Cette piece composee et pens&#233e par les jeunes musiciens ( de 8 a 17 ans) du Camp musical de Lanaudiere. Nous avons travaille avec leurs sons, leur musique, leurs voix et leurs histoires – leurs sons et musiques forment une de trame de base, et leurs voix, leurs histoires viennent ponctuer le tout.  Emanuelle Majeau-Bettezest une pianiste originaire de la region de Lanaudiere, Charles Beaudoin est pianiste et compositeur originaire de la Montegie et Felix Schneller est un compositeur qui se dirige desormais vers la philosophie. <b>Tous trois ont travaille avec les jeunes musiciens du Camp musical de Lanaudiere</b> pour la composition de cette piece.
Echoes from the Lincolnshire Poacher/Somewhere in the Western Desert: Two pieces in one. This piece uses field recordings, recorded instruments, recordings from The Conet Project, and a poem written by E.Y. Barnard, Lieutenant entitled there was the richness…. The poem was taken from Poems from the desert (1944), a collection of poems written by fighting men in the Eighth Army. The poem was translated and recited by Jacinthe Dupuis(French), Ali Gorji (Arabic, not included in final edit), and recited in English by Neil Griffith; they all deserve a huge thanks! Alanna Cecelia Jean MacNevin enjoys finding sounds and source materials that delight her and utilizing these materials to explore the process of making a variety of art.


radia season 27 – show #349 (radio x) – TIK radio WITH THE WIND
– playing from december 5 to december 11, 2011 –


in september 2011, members from of TIME INVENTORS’ KABINET (TIK) met in bratislava for another week of collective research on radio as a tool for investigating alternate traces of time.
this time, we went with the wind. literally.
for not only our research was guided by the wind, but also our radio transmissions.

the week started with the opening of the exhibition ‘vietor a cas’ (‘wind and time’) in ASIL gallery, Bratislava – directly connected to the radio art week not only because the works presented were about wind, time, sound, and transmission.
among the latter were also two installations of wind clocks built by barb huber, the underwear clock and the laundry clock – both moved by the door’s back draught generated by visitors entering and leaving the exhibition space.
together with other wind clocks built by members of the TIME INVENTORS’ KABINET, these temporary wind clocks were driving the wind time on which the whole TIK radio art week’s schedule was built upon.

while the tiks, taks and toks of wind time – wind seconds, wind minutes and wind hours (thousand tiks being a tak, thousand taks being a tok) – are quite similar to conventional measurement of time, wind clocks are driven by wind and thus directly related to its appearance/absence, force and velocity at place.
the wind clocks built and installed by members of the TIME INVENTORS’ KABINET are connected with a server processing their signals into UTT, a collective wind time output (see:

this hazy time was the basis for our schedule, defining the timetable as well as the duration of our broadcasts.
the programme consisted of pieces handed in by artists who had answered our call for radio art about wind and time, plus live transmissions with musings and talks as well as presentations of pieces and work in progress produced on site in bratislava.

WITH THE WIND is based on two pieces broadcasted during our third transmission on wind day 12, 09:00:00 – SPACE IN BETWEEN, a sound walk reflection by martina kedrova, and DOUBLE FROZEN WIND KABINET, the transformation of a transformation of a live piece by norbert math.

TIK radio art radio week collective:
michal cudrnak (SK), reni hofmüller (AT), barbara huber (AT/SK), martina kedrova (SK), verena kuni (DE), norbert math (AT), jonathan prior (UK), jürgen rendl (AT/SK) and ana vuzdaric (HR)

The TIK radio art radio week and exhibition were organized by COL-ME bratislava (barb huber, martina kedrova and michal cudrnak).

is a collaborative artistic research project at the intersections of ecology, art, and media,
taking an ecological approach to observing patterns in time and time control systems.
find out more about TIK at

special thanks to all radio active time inventors;
barb huber, matina kedrova and michal cudrnak from for organizing the TIK radio art radio week;
hacklab progressbar ( for hosting us;
eu culture programme for funding us.
in addition to that, miss.gunst wishes to thank the following artists and sound collectors for additional material that has been used for the post-production of the show:
bent grandfather’s clock based on the sound of a grandfather’s clock recorded by digifish from freesound;
cuckoo clock recorded by morgantj from freesound;
wind created by ERH from freesound;
find out more about freesound at

bratislava shortcuts
radia production: miss.gunst [TBC radio + GUNST + radiator x]
production date: december 2011 [based on pieces produced and broadcasted during the TIK radio art radio days, bratislava, september 6-11, 2011]
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: cc-by-nc-sa TIK radio collective

radio x & radiator x:
GUNSTradio & TBC radio:

verena kuni (cc-by-nc-sa)

Show 348: All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking RADIA EDIT- a show by Radio Papesse

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking (Sondaggio: Torino) is a collaboration between Radio Papesse and Graham Hudson, the artist invited by Progetto Diogene at the residenza Bivacco Urbano in Turin. Sondaggio:Torino is a soundwalk, a peculiar city tour of the most ancient part of Turin (the Quadrilatero Romano) guided by Graham Hudson. In this walk the artist was accompanied by Luca Morino (writer and musician) and Fabrizio Diciotti of the Torino Archeology Group.

The aim was to produce an audiowalk that would include words and speculations about the historical and contemporary Torino. The resulting tour takes the listener from the Quadrilatero Romano, a recognised symbol of Turin’s mythology to the Progetto Diogene Tram – a symbol of transitory architecture.
Along the way Graham Hudson’s talks about his work, his interventions on the architectural space of Torino, and his evolving sculptures provide fleeting landmarks that play between these concepts.

The original soundwalk is 45 minutes long, this 28′ RADIA EDIT takes the listener into a quicker visit of Torino, resulting in a documentary that let the listener discover corners of the city as well as know Graham Hudeson’s work, philosophy and art.
In this EDIT the focus lands more on Husdon’s interventions and sculpture installations along the streets of Torino. To better discover the space, the history and the stories we met on our route, you can download the entire soundwalk/citytour from

this soundwork was produced by Radio Papesse and commissioned by Progetto Diogene in Turin, November 2011.

Show 347: Radio Convoy by Johannes Kubin and Marianne Lang

Radio Convoy DJing

Radio Convoy was an acoustic experiment, initiated by Johannes Kubin and Marianne Lang. The unique transfer via self-made pirate radio station featured artistic sound recordings and audio posts by 20 (mostly visual) artists. The entire setting was mobile. This means not only the transmitter (the mobile sound studio) was on the road, but also the audience, who took up the chase, not to lose the signal.
The radio show was made up of short artistic contributions as well as self-created music tracks, live acts and performances set to music happening in the front car. Following Artists were featured at the Radio Convoy: Bertrand de Colombel, Maryse, Coralie de Gonzaga, Zweintopf, die Zitterpartie, Erstes Österreichisches Triangeltrio, Mike Ballard, H.C. Moser, Roland Hochenauer, Erik Hable, Hans Pollhammer, Kai Kuss, Johannes Kubin, Dorit Ehlers, Marianne Lang, Stephen, Mathewson, Ulla Rauter, Christine Schörkhuber, Traradio, Agnieszka Wellinger, Bernd Rohrauer and Karl Schönswetter.
Radio Convoy intended to raise questions: Which options gives a “pirate radio station”? Why the digression into an acoustic medium? Is the convoy a militant metaphor for “my car is my castle”? What for is this “hit and run” within a convoy, and where the journey will lead to? The different positions are patrolling between topics such as urbanism, mobility, radio piracy, artistic identity and medial stereotypes in art.
Radio Convoy was transmitted on Saturday 24th Sept. 2011 for one hour, at the Radia-Show you will listen to a recording of the live performance.
Radio Convoy was a contribution to the project Coded Cultures 2011.
Introduction Speaker: Barbara Kaiser
Recorded by Karl Schönswetter

Show 346: Field Background Radiation (by XL AIR)



Field Background Radiation Noise

Field Fest was a Brussels based festival on today’s use of field recordings in the arts, organized by sound loving organization Q-O2 as the official opening of their ambitious ‘Sounds of Europe’ platform. The four day event was an intense and elaborate introduction into sound exploration, a challenging exercise in listening skills and a tangible anthology of the artistic potential of sound recording.

This XL AIR radia adaptation of the festival tries to (re)create an imaginary map of ‘Field Fest’s background radiation noise’: a radio score of the most contagious psychoacoustic traces still echoing in the collective memory of the participants. A poetic patchwork of static leftovers etching the event’s most persistent influences on the auditory immune systems of the constitutive artists. The aim of the program is to evoke the festivals’ sonospheric depths through the suggestive power of intimate (re)collection and sonic autohypnosis.

Artists involved:

–          Justin Bennett

–          Eric Lacasa & Philip Samartzis

–          Martiensgohome

–          Peter Cusack

–          Manu Holterbach

–          Anne Wellmer

–          Mecha / Orga

–          Annea Lockwood

–          Els Viaene

–          Michael Pisaro

–          Pauwel De Buck

–          Toshiya Tsunoda

–          Manfred Werder

–          Lee Patterson

–          Jez Riley French

–          Jason Kahn

Rather than some conclusive retrospect, we hope to offer a new prospect: a thought-provoking hymn of sparkling contemplation, an intriguing symphony of strangely connected memories, a polyphonic conglomerate of Field Fests’ background radiation noise

Produced by Dieter Van Dam with special thanks to 3d Bachelor of Rits radio study.

A special thank you to the kind Q-O2 crew (Ann, Julia, Ludo and Jeroen) and of course all artists involved.


Show 345: Lascia o raddoppia? by Ed Baxter

In 1956 the 18 year old Walter Marchetti won an Italian tv quiz show. He went on to become a notable avant-garde composer (notably co-founding ZAJ) and a confirmed friend of John Cage, whom he helped win the same quiz a few years later. This piece attempts to revivify Marchetti’s experience, using transcripts of the original television broadcasts. Ernesto Tomasini plays over-the-top quiz master Mike Bongiorno and the taciturn Walter Marchetti in this poorly recorded live performance of “Lascia o raddoppia?” at Raven Row, London, July 2011, by the Resonance Radio Orchestra. Featuring Tom Besley (electric guitar), Adam Bushell (percussion), Olly Porter (electric guitar), Elly MacDonald (violin), and Chris Weaver (electronics). Written and directed by Ed Baxter as part of “Gone with the Wind.” Note: the text is in Italian.

Show 344: October 26th, 2011 by Béatrice André

Welcome to my October 26th, 2011. A baby, pedestrian streets, danse and art performances. All sounds are extracted from recordings of this very day, in a circle of one kilometre in the very centre of Macedonian capital city. Partly collective, as people from the old town got involved in the direction the microphone took, as well as Swedish performers, arrived for a festival in Macedonia.

Author colaborator for KANAL 103 is Béatrice André, (in residence) in Skopje. Créatrice sonore and journalist from France. Special thanks to Marko, Aziz, Arif. And to Markus Doverud and Mårten Spångberg – for their off-voices and performances.

Show 343: Cabaret of Complexity, Radio Zero

Last 21st October 2011, radio meet cars meet musicians in the garage bellow Maus Habitos, Future Places Festival HQ in Porto, Portugal. Two radio stations, Radio Futura 102.1 MHz and Radio Manobras 91.5MHz provided their frequencies to carry music and chaos into six audio tuned automobiles from the Portuguese community. Peter Principle composed a loose composition, grouping cars, musicians on frequency, garage sounds and more musicias. The complex setup worked into two floors of music, performance and radio, where out of sight musicians where channelled into these powerful, personalized, sound system on wheels.

Performance for 2 radio stations, six cars, one composer, and an innumerable number of musicians.

Show 342: See What I’m Saying by Shelley Hodgson at Soundart Radio

Originally I wrote the ‘Chiaroscuro’ piece as a the first part of a series of three texts discussing conversation with this piece looking into what might happen if a conversation of some importance goes awry. I then re-appropriated this same text as a script for radio when working toward my final Masters piece to see how such a piece could ‘work’ on the radio. Using a medium where listeners are used to hearing fresh content everyday, I played this piece for 8 days consecutively at the same time in the hope that the listener would get a sense of what was to come over that time. I then began to experiment with soundscapes such as this particular piece in which I have overlaid different readings on top of each other.

The original piece was recorded by many people to see how the script would be ‘translated’ from the page by each of the performers. When I gave the script to these performers I gave them no indication of ‘how’ to read it the idea being that this freedom would allow for greater input from each of the performers. This is why there can be such a huge discrepancy in terms of length/pace/emotional investment from each of the performers you will hear in this piece.
The fumblings for words, the pauses while each performer reads ahead on screen/page can be difficult to listen to and in this context the silences are intended as an example of the notion of ‘ear-strains’ in spoken word that Steven Connor has spoken of.

Each piece remained unchanged from whichever rudimentary form of recording device/software it was created in until this point in the experimentation process. I have not edited any of these readings I have simply created a ‘chorus’ of voices for this piece so as to bring in questions of ‘hearing voices’ and to hopefully extend the idea of ‘chaos in the mind’ further.

Looking at the state of mind of an individual using technological references (such as ‘the communicating without wires’ moment) and ‘received’ stories – such as the like of the dog episode in this piece which feels like a moment spent exploring an urban myth- is I think an interesting method of exploring the notion of ‘autobiography,’ which is what many of my works have dealt with. Hopefully this work in particular takes on some of what Gregory Whitehead is looking for from this form by using this approach of overlapping truths/awareness and mental health issues when he states in his ‘Speleology’ essay,

“The goal of radio text is not to distort or impress, but to bring deeply buried desires and insights back into the light”.

The speakers are
Amy Delgado, Jenny Wellwood, John Barnes and Takako Kido.

Show 341: “Home Made” by Déborah Fabré for Radio Campus Bruxelles

” C’est un voyage musical, porté par deux enfants qui font un concert dans un salon, avec tous les instruments qu’ils trouvent dont un morceau de bois avec des clous et des élastiques reliés à un ampli guitare. Et puis il a des ateliers musicaux, réalisés dans un centre pour personnes handicapées mentales. Des chansons populaires, de la création musicale, une petite chansonnette, des bruits, des rires et de la fête. Voyage sous forme de carte postale sonore, les sons juste juxtaposés, une découverte de deux univers différents mais où la musique reste le vecteur principal. ”

Déborah Fabré is an active member of Radio Campus. This show is her first contribution to Radia nework.