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Show 363: Reflections on Floating Messages: conversations and music with Annie Gosfield

New York based composer Annie Gosfiled visited Dartington last November for a week long residency to develop her new work, Floating Messages and Fading Frequencies, based on the secret radio transmissions between British Intelligence and the Resistance movements in the Second World War.

This show for Radia features extracts of the concert performances of Floating Messages and Fading Frequencies and EWA7, and interviews with Annie Gosfield at Soundart Radio, with music performed by the Athelas Sinfonietta (Denmark), and the Annie Gosfield Trio, touring in the UK in November, 2011. Floaing Messages and Fading Frequencies was produced by 3rd Ear productions, with the Arts at Dartington. Radio edit produced by Lucinda Guy, Chris Booth and Ariane Delaunois

Annie Gosfield lives in New York City and divides her time between performing on piano and sampler with her own group and composing for many ensembles and soloists. Her work often explores the inherent beauty of non–musical sounds, and is inspired by diverse sources such as machines, destroyed pianos, warped 78 records, and detuned radios. She uses traditional notation, improvisation, and extended techniques to create a sound world that eliminates the boundaries between music and noise, while emphasizing the unique qualities of each performer. A 2012 fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the recipient of the 2008 Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ prestigious “Grants to Artists” award, Gosfield’s essays on composition have been published by the New York Times and featured in the book “Arcana II”. Active as an educator, she has taught composition at Princeton University, Mills College, and California Institute of the Arts.

Show 362: “Le Voyage Loin” by Meryll Hardt (Radio Campus Bruxelles)

Meryll Hardt is a pluridisciplinary artist living in Bruxelles.
Radio Campus had recently offered her a carte blanche. “Le Voyage Loin” is her first act in radio.
In a few short radio plays, she brought us a sound drift through her world.

– Anvers exotique (soundscape)
– A life on the Ocean Waves
– Etoile Morte
– Fascination
– Lichtspiel
– La dérive d’Ophelia
– Genetic Catwalk

All compositions by Meryll Hardt, except “A life on the Ocean waves” (Henry Russell, 1833) and “Fascination” (Marquetti, 1932)
All productions by Meryll Hardt, except “Fascination”, played by Joe Loss and his Orchestra, lyrics and interpretation from Meryll Hardt.

Meryll Hardt
Following her performance works about paid holidays shot in the Center for Legal Holidays in Brussels, Meryll Hardt gives here a sonic following to her reflexion on exotica and foreigness.

Meryll Hardt is a multitalented artist, inspired by Brecht distanciation, Dada performances and slapstick cinema.

She defines herself as a fluid, whose energy collapses with any moving medium.
Fake harmony, predictable confusion, falling and laughing are her connexion to a larger thinking on art itself.

When an egg cutter becomes a gamelan, when the docks of Antwerp sound like africa, Meryll Hardt is travelling for us. Far away, so close.

She studied at L’ERG in Brussels, can be found at the prix Mediatine, and recorded a sonn-to-be-released 7″ for Felix Kubin’s label, Gagarin.

Show 361: Monstres by bololipsum

Pas si loin, ils sont là, dans un monde parallèle. Ce documentaire animalier pénètre un univers virtuel, pas très loin de chez nous, chez ces sons mutants, ces êtres qui sont le fruit d’erreurs et de bugs.
Monstres propose un voyage dans les programmes et les circuits électroniques, entre le 1 et le 0, dans cet interstice, au gré du hasard où ils vivent, cachés comme des monstres.

2012 bololipsum & RadioGrenouille

Not so far, they are there, in a parallel world. This nature documentary enters a virtual world, not far from us, the home of these mutants sounds, these beings are the result of errors and bugs. Monstres offers a journey through programs and electronic circuits, between 1 and 0, in this crack, at the sandstone of chance where they live, hidden as monsters.

2012 bololipsum & RadioGrenouille