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Show 445: quaker hall hire by L$D Fundraiser (Radio One 91 FM)

“… a raft of tapes of his musique concrete and sound collage opus, lurid cymbal work, slackened piano strings and reverb boxes and such atmosphere —- a bleak deathly grind – the Fundraiser’s sound is a dark psychedelic funeral.” – Matt Middleton

‘Quaker Hall Hire’ is a tape-based composition which was woven together for radia by Dunedin noise bricoleur L$D Fundraiser, from his extensive cache of found tapes of church recordings. A repeated sample from the answering machine tape from a Quaker hall, with its thrown-away, yet undeleted messages from people wanting to hire the venue, overlays borrowings from various found tapes from the discarded archives of Walter Ballantyne’s ‘N. Z Training Schools for Prophets and Intercessors’. A woozy, tape-quivered psychedelia runs through the piece’s emphasis on voice and mantric repetition, the cassette as found object being filtered through a decidedly outsider sampling process, by an artist with a predilection for splicing together careful, precise collages from the farthest reaches of audio material culture, his own sampled loops of guitar noise and other standard and invented instrumentation layering with the audio from VHS educational videos about raising children with handicaps. This material is then put through a process which equally balances the aleatory and the incisive, embracing both the aesthetics of the mistake and the humour of detourned juxtaposition, with digital files re-dialed through analogue history, time stretched and pulled by re-recording to 4 track off a cassette recorder for blind and handicapped persons with variable speed control. Searching the trash of mainstream political and cult-toned religious culture for clues, evidence of sickness, and strategies of subversion, sharing a language with Burroughs cut up tape-experiments, an aesthetic affinity with Stockhausen’s deconstruction of militarist nationalism (Hymnen) as filtered through the psychedelia of The Faust Tapes, and an interest in the grim side of the discarded excesses of capitalist culture in a way that implies decades-long familiarity with the Re:search Industrial Culture Handbook, while refracting such influences through local sensibilities, this is Dunedin dump-shop musique concrète at its finest.

More of L$D Fundraiser’s music is listenable here:

Show 444: CKUT Radio-Magic Smut Box

CKUT’s Audio Smut Radio Collective presented a sound art installation for Montreal’s Perverscité Festival this past August. They merged queer sex stories, both true and fictional, poems and spoken word pieces, recorded in audio form, or performed live. The results reflect surprising facets of being queer, being trans, memorable moments and empowerment.

Explicit sexual content and language warning! check your local broadcasting on-air guidelines.

Show 443: RANDOM TIME RADIO TIME for radio x

radia season 31 – show #443 (radio x) – RANDOM TIME RADIO TIME
– playing from september 23 to september 29, 2013 –


time. measure, number and rule. rhythm and beat. synchronization. but what if clocks run differently? if they get out of synch, stop, get rid of the regime of time zones, world time, standard time? what time do they show? and how will those come together, who – knowingly or not – set their time according to them? is it possible that in the end chance provides the only key to synchronize these times from time to time?

RANDOM TIME RADIO examines this complex and at the same time adopts it. its starting point is an on-site research, locating clocks and other timers that are not or not anymore in synch with standard time. together with further time pieces and timers they feed into and become part of an alternate clockwork which in turn uses the medium of radio to the listeners to allow temporary synchronizations with alternate times.
RANDOM TIME RADIO is a temporary mechanism of the TIME BENDING CLOCK, installed for a measured time in halle as part of the ADDICTED2RANDOM radio art festival.

RANDOM TIME RADIO TIME is based on a live radio performance staged at the händelhaus in the festival’s open glasshouse studio, the audible parts being broadcasted in real time by radio corax. while certain elements of the clockwork were set with an archive consisting of compositions inspired by principles of time and/or random as well as various recordings of clocks, the mechanism itself was directed by random and time. there were six channels running in an autonomous random mode, playing each piece full time – but inaudible both for the public and the performer. the signal to switch into listening mode was delegated to special dice (six for the hours, six for the minutes, and six for the seconds), thrown from time to time to insert random time. additionally, during the whole time of the performance astandard mechanical clocks were transformed into (un)clocks.

it is said the original performance lasted for 2 hrs and 20 minutes standard time, which was a pre-set timeslot within the festival. the time frame of radia pieces is 28 minutes standard time. seems like radio has a great potential to become a mechanism of RANDOM TIME. at the same time it is still ruled by standard time. but then what about the sounds set free? listen. listen closely: what time is it? what time is yours? if we all do pass anyway: would you pass it to random? you still have the choice.

TBC RADIO is radio on time.
since summer 2010, TIME BENDING CLOCK RADIO is one of the active mechanisms of the TIME BENDING CLOCK, a research project and tool looking at alternate theories and practices of measuring time, operating at the intersections of art, media, cultural history and the history of science.
find out more about the TIME BENDING CLOCK by visiting the TIME BENDING CLOCK WORK at

[*for the radia edit | set up with reduced number of channels and timepieces | pieces from silent channels included in the list]
TBC radio/V.K. wishes to thank the following artists, composers and sound collectors
aeternium (experiments in random – digitalbiotope – 2008 – cc-by-nc-sa) – aethyrphlux (womb – bivouac music – 2005) – gridline (filling the emptiness – bumpfoot – foot143 – 2010 – cc-by-nc-sa) – god generator (random walk – dadaist audio – dada166 – 2008 – cc-by) – his namelessness is legion (a stasis in five movements – mahorka – mhrk082 – 2012) – impset (light – timetheory – tmth002 – 2007 – cc-by-nc-sa) – jmmiii (crystal field theory – timetheory – tmth00f – 2008 – cc-by-nc-sa) – jon7 (time – timetheory – thth13 – 2008 – cc-by-nc-sa) – kronofage – antiparticles – tmth001 – 2008 – cc-by-nc-sa) – restive (M1608 world of mysterious intent and arcane sicgnificance – time theory- tmth01B – 2007 – cc-by-nc-sa);
bansemer, ecfike/Ezra C. Fike, fabe, freed, daveincamas & digifish, dobroide, klankbeeld, M-RED, morgantj/Travis Morgan, offthesky for their clock sounds and for sharing them on; for being such a generous host and wonderful source for sound recordings licensed for the creative commons;
as well as the addicted2random festival team, especially helen hahmann, ralf wendt, georg wellbrock, knut aufermann, and radio corax halle.

radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: july (live performance) & september (radia edit) 2013
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: cc-by-nc-sa miss.gunst/verena kuni + radiator x

additional info:
includes radia jingles (in/out), station and program info/intro (english)

radio x & radiator x:
GUNSTradio & radiator x:
ADDICTED2RANDOM radio art festival halle 2013:

verena kuni (cc-by-nc-sa)

Show 442: Cueillette by Luc Kerleo for Jet FM

Jet FM asked Luc Kerleo to invade her studios. Several sound-objects were placed in the offices, corridors, toilettes… Curiosly the broadcast studios were not used. Then some people were invited to visit this exhibition made of artificial noises bursting in those different locations around the studios, playing with its acoustic, its visual ambiency, its context… The result is a 28 minutes radio show where Luc Kerleo explain his work and where you can hear the sounds of the exhibition mixed with the music which was on air at that time and some real noises due to people working in the radio.

from signal to space
Luc Kerleo act as a sculptor. He works with moving and instable things like sound, electricity, mechanical movements, liquids and gaz, thoughts. He mainly works with sound for two reasons. First, compared to visual, sound is a discrete manifestation. One of his preoccupations is to make people feel things without having to recover and hide a part of the reality with objects which blocks up or invade the viewing field. Furthermore by listening reality he develops thoughts and reflexion structures which complete our cultural perception of what surrounds us, this perception which on a cultural aspect is mainly based on the visual. Notably the sounding requires us to consider not only what is in front of us but also, and equally, what surrounds us. But then the stake for him is the same than for artists acting in visual. Since it is about representing what surrounds and constitutes us. History and actuality of visual arts (painting, sculpture, installation, drawings, performances) constitute the territory to which Luc Kerleo refers and in which he moves around. Because they are bridges between thinking and action in reality.

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Show 441: Postcards from Italy by Gianmarco Del Re (for Radio Papesse)

Taking cue from Gianmarco Del Re’s column on Fluid Radio, which profiles the most interesting sound artists and musicians currently operating within the Italian electroacoustic scene, musicians Giulio Aldinucci and Attilio Novellino have launched the Postcard from Italy project.
They invited the Aips collective artists to take parte in the project asking them to take field recordings in their own respective cities and areas, which were then redistributed amongst the group on an anonymous basis in order to be reworked and processed.
The resulting sounds ended up being a multifaceted sonic snapshot of the Italian peninsula, articulated into an album to be released this September, a live event that took place in London July21st, 2013 at Café OTO and an installation at SoundFjord.

This Radia Show was then produced by the original inspirator of the whole project, Gianmarco Del Re. He assembled fragments of the compositions included the Aips album, mixed them together with the original field recordings, excerpts from the installation sounds and recordings form the live shows of the Aips collective at CaféOTO and Power Lunches.
The result is a 28minutes compendium of processed sketches from Italy.

Show 440: Hedging the Future by IG sterben (for Radio Helsinki)

In 2012 I – Max Höfler – bought some guns for an Austrian art association called Forum Stadtpark. The purchase of these guns established a situation that focuses on the most abstract entity we do have in our today society and that concerns us all: Money and all these financial issues that are considered as the basic structure of our society. To experience this abstract relation between us and the finance I transformed it into a concrete situation.

To understand the situation which I wanted to establish with this purchase, you have to know three things:
1.) The Forum Stadtpark spent a lot of money for these rifles: 10.000€.
2.) These guns still work. That means that you can still use them and that they had been already used before.
3.) The value of these rifles will rise because they aren’t produced any longer and they are rare. So they are some kind of a financial investment for the Forum Stadtpark as well.

After I bought these guns, I put them into a vitrine in the foyer of the Forum Stadtpark where they still are as an sort of permanent virulent inventory that questions how we can get out of this paradoxical situation.

Now in 2013 three artist – Andreas Heller, Johannes Schrettle and me (Max Höfler) – want to transform this situation into a new form: into some sort of a performance called “IG Sterben”. This performance is subtitled as a musical. Andreas Heller will act as nature in a wheelchair, Johannes Schrettle as love in a jogging suit and me as immanent danger. Furthermore we will form a no band band called “IG Sterben”. Our first rehearsal will be directly at the performance.

In this radia show you will get an insight of this transformational process and you will somehow get to know, what all these things may have in common.


Show 439: Yaris AM 153, 225 and 1611 by Cedric Stevens and Vidar Martens (Radio Nova)

What you hear is a field recording taken from the inside of a Toyota Yaris, driving through the city centre of Oslo in 2010.
The radio is being changed between the different AM frequencies 153, 225 and 1611 at a high volume. Since AM frequencies is poorly supported in Norway, the Yaris pick up mainly electromagnetic signals from the surroundings like the tram, hospital or its own engine, instead of ordinary radio transmission from radio broadcasts.
The Toyota Yaris works like a vehicle for translating nonperseptive surroundings to sound, as well as transporting passangers. This creates an exploratory AM soundscape of central Oslo.

Show 438: Imaginary Radio Band No. 1 (Radia edit)

A radiophonic live performance as part of the Addicted2Random festival by Radio Corax in Halle, 10th July 2013. Special augmented edit for Radia on behalf of Resonance104.4fm by Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos. Photo by Marcus Andreas Mohr

Knut Aufermann (DE), electronics, voice
Andre Damião (BR), computer, voice
Børre Mølstad (NO), tuba, voice
Sarah Washington (UK), electronics, voice
Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos (UK), guitar, voice

Show 437: ELECTRIC BLUE by Slavek Kwi for Curious Broadcast

All sounds generated from recordings within maternity hospital environment in Cavan, Ireland –
– including electromagnetic fields of diverse medical machines, musical toys, heartbeat pulsations and first breaths.
1. intro: james playing radio (extract) 1:11 – November 2012
2. james kwi being born 11:22   7.10.2010
3. jonah kwi being born 12:28    22.5.2012
4. epilogue: jonah playing organ (extract) 1:03 – January 2013
composed by Slavek Kwi

Show 436: Lazaropole story by Toni Dimitrov for Kanal103

This is a story about mountain village Lazaropole, Western Macedonia, village that is at 1350 masl as one of the highest settlements in the country. Incredible and beautiful place that is located on the plateau of Mount Bistra, surrounded by beech and oak forests. It is a very important spot for Macedonian history with lots of cultural heritage. Now the village is abandoned and theres no permanent residents there aside of the successors of the people that lived there coming for the weekend, occasional excursionists or hikers.
This piece is dedicated to this village and its history, also its sound and the natural beauty; actually it is an audio documentary that includes whole process of exploring about the history of the village. The piece includes sounds recorded in the surrounding of the village, peaks, forest, churches. There are also interviews with authors that were writing books about the village or  its history. Also Emili Slavkovska was singing in the 4 churches placed at 4 different sides of the village. Her voice is enriched with the natural reverb of the churches and its space. The poetry by Jovan Lambeski from his book of songs dedicated for the village was also read in the old central church of the village.
Recently a group of young people started a series of creative weekends there in order to bring alternative culture and young people there, so already for a year lots of creative young people are doing workshops and performances there. The next one is a project about field recordings and soundscape where a group of artists were doing recordings and performing sessions in this beautiful place immersed in the inexhaustible source of sounds isolated from the hustle and noise of the city and the chaos of urban life. Part of this beauty and history we I am trying to capture and transfer here.

title: Lazaropole story
author: Toni Dimitrov
length: 27′ 49″
genre: audio documentary
recordings, editing and directed: Toni Dimitrov
questions: Natali Slavkovska
music and singing: Emili Slavkovska (recorded in the churches around Lazaropole)
poetry by: Jovan Lambeski