Show 627: Shortwaves (WaveFarm / WGXC)

Includes an interview with Amanda Dawn Christie about her experimental documentary film about Canada’s RCI shortwave radio towers, plus excerpts from William Basinski’s “Shortwavemusic,” and this year’s “Shortwave Shindig.”

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Show 626: WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF… (TEA FM)

Dreams. Mysterious, bewildering, eye-opening and sometimes a nightmarish living hell: dreams are all that and much more.
As you may know that dream and sleep is not the same thing so dreams and sleep facts are mentioned separately in this program. By close listening, you will skip dreams facts and will navigate directly to cool facts about sleep.

Dreams are an art form in which each of us acts as the sole scriptwriter, director, and producer. Dreams usually reflect current concerns. They integrate past data with recent experience and express the information metaphorically in the form of visual images.
“A dream that is not explained is like a letter that has not been read.” (author unknown)
Dreams can be interpreted on an ‘objective’ or ‘subjective’ level:
Objective—elements in the dream are related to external events and the person.
Subjective—elements in the dream are all strictly seen as part of the dreamer.
Dream symbols are specific to each person, although shared cultural contexts clearly play a role. Symbols arise out of the specific life history of each individual, and it is only within this context that their meaning can be interpreted.
Meaning is determined by the individual’s own biographical events, life experiences, and past relationships.
Let’s close your eyes, listen and… dream.
MUSIC BY PABLO RIBOT
EDITION AND PRODUCTION BY CHUSE FERNANDEZ

A TEA FM Creative Radio Workshop Broadcast for RADIA.
www.teafm.net

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Show 625: Exquisite Corpse (a Radio Revolten Reprise), part 2 (Radio Panik)

On 9th October 2016 members of the seminal international radio art network Radia came together in person for the first time in several years. They decided to record a three hour exquisite corpse session (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_corpse) based on the topic “longwave” as part of their contribution to the Radio Revolten Festival in Halle/Saale.

This Edit will present the second 28 Minutes of this Session, you are able to listen to the full version here: http://radiorevolten.net/en/9th-october-radia-exquisite-corpse/

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Show 624: FLIMSY TOMB by POREST (radio Worm/Klangendum)

01. The Porest Trap (7:00)
02. The Requirements of the Revolution in the New Context – Hanoi Radio Segment #1 (1:28)
03. Kong the Chap (0:19)
04. Triumph of the Nataree (0:50)
05. Larry Burridge (0:43)
06. Transformation is Futile (0:40)
07. Bintanom (0:45)
08. The Next Flight (1:27)
09. No Recourse (2:28)
10. Identity Event 1.1 (0:26)
11. FBI of Tarsus (1:19)
12. Hanoi Radio Segment #2 (0:58)
13. Nullified (0:50)
14. Memorii (1:32)
15. Head Down (0:38)
16. Esau (2:35)
17. Critic’s Coroner (1:32)
18. Sharwaf (2:19)

Recorded by Mark Gergis at all times, everywhere, including Hanoi, Vietnam until March, 2017
Erik Gergis • Electronics, percussion & voice –  No Recourse  • Keys –  Identity Event 1.1
Peter Conheim • Introduction –  Larry Burridge

Thank you: Lukas Simonis, Vicki Bennett, Hicham Chadly and Ayesha Keshani
©&P Porestsound – 2017

POREST •  FLIMSY TOMB
When you’re allowed to walk away from captivity, there’s a fairly good chance you’ll return on your own accord.  A mini-album created from Porest’s Hanoi, Vietnam base for Dr Klangendum. Framed by a claustrophobic radio drama, and featuring a wide range of sound and music from the Porest archives as well as material recorded exclusively for this program. Big and small songs, tape collage, on-location radio recordings, horror and humor – tightly sunk into a 28-minute tomb. 

POREST
Across decades, Porest (aka Mark Gergis) has issued a trail of confounding agitprop sound art, post-globalized hate-pop, diabolical radio dramas and carefully rearranged realities. Porest’s blatant embezzlement of human syntax and cultural misunderstanding broadcasts vital mixed messages. Collaborations have included: Aavikko (Finland) Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls (USA), and Negativland (USA) among others. Gergis was a co-founder of the long-running experimental Bay Area music and performance collective Mono Pause – as well as its offshoot Neung Phak, performing inspired renditions of southeast Asian musics. Since 2003, with the Sublime Frequencies label, and more recently, with his own record label – Sham Palace, Gergis has shared decades of research and scores of archived international music, film footage and sound recordings acquired during extensive travels in the Middle East, South East Asia and elsewhere.

Porest’s latest full-length – Modern Journal of Popular Savagery was issued on Cairo’s Nashazphone label on LP and cassette in 2016.

https://www.facebook.com/porestsound/
https://porest.bandcamp.com
www.porestsound.net

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Show 623: Exquisite Corpse (a Radio Revolten Reprise) (Orange 94.0)

On 9th October 2016 members of the seminal international radio art network Radia came together in person for the first time in serveral years. They decided to record a three hour exquisite corpse session (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_corpse) based on the topic “longwave” as part of their contribution to the Radio Revolten Festival in Halle/Saale.

This Edit will present the first 28 Minutes of this Session, you are able to listen to the full version here: http://radiorevolten.net/en/9th-october-radia-exquisite-corpse/

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Show 622: Jubeltöne & Radio Unbroken by Helen Hahmann (Radio Corax)

The Radio Corax Radia programme presents two radio pieces:

Jubeltöne celebrates the joy to listen deeply to the individual stories of musical instruments: their exultation, their memories and their profound protest. A piece for two zithers played by Helen Hahmann.

Radio Unbroken is a songspiel for Radio Revolten made by Helen Hahmann and Gregory Whitehead. The songspiel uses fragments from the manifestos collected at Radio Revolten, a month-long radio arts festival, which took place in Halle, Germany in October 2016. 

Radio Unbroken is composed from three “songs”:
I     Lover in Revolt
II    The Future of Radio is Dirty
III   Radio Unbroken

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Show 621: primetime wavelength by Matt Rogalsky (CFRC)

Queens University professor, Matt Rogalsky, mixes primetime CFRC airwaves into process improv, creating a live performance from archived material.

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Show 620: Put.Use.When.Can. by DinahBird (Campus Paris)

It is a cold and rainy December evening in Paris and we’re sitting in the studio at Radio Campus, just round the corner from the Place des Vosges. The French radio artist Julia Drouhin is over from Tasmania. We have just finished recording our monthly F-Air Play session, where the artist and composer Ocean Viva Silver set us some sticky questions and we replied as best we could with a selection of field recordings, a thumb piano, voices, a small record player and a melodica. We have 45 minutes left in the studio before the next programme, so we decide to leave the microphones open and to play along to the creaks and squeaks of the studio chair and the friendly buzz of the mixing desk. Never waste a good opportunity we say to ourselves, Put.Use.When.Can.

Produced by DinahBird  for Radio Campus Paris.

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Show 619: Listening Through Walls by Lucreccia Quintanilla (Radio One 91 FM)

In 2014, through the Freedom of Information Act, a series of formerly unavailable files held by the Australia Security Organisation became available to the public. Melbourne-based artist Lucreccia Quintanilla became interested in working with certain of these files, in developing a commissioned work for If People Powered Radio: 40 years of 3CR, an exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of important Fitzroy-based community broadcaster 3CR radio station at Gertrude Contemporary gallery in Melbourne, Australia, which ran from 18 March–23 April, 2016.

Through presenting physical and material artefacts, “a combination of recordings, technological hardware, photographic and textual documents from the station’s vast historical archive,”alongside new works, performances and broadcasts by contemporary artists, the exhibition foregrounded “the station’s history of radical broadcasting and how it has thrived in its endeavour to foreground the often unheard voices of Aboriginal people, women, workers, ethnic and GLBTIQ communities, people with disabilities, environmentalists, artists and musicians”and “an opportunity to explore the politics of broadcasting and listening, and the different material and aesthetic supports that facilitate 3CR’s engagement with its diverse and progressive publics.”

The artist writes: “3CR is a grass roots community radio station which has had a very important and continues to play an important role in developing the left politics of Australia and gives a voice to many issues and communities that otherwise do not get airplay.” In developing the work, she found it particularly interesting that part of the archival material of the station included records of the ways in which it was put under surveillance by the very Government it was critiquing.

The initial work was presented as an installation within the gallery at Gertrude Contemporary, where it staged the dynamics of the secret, and spying. Focusing on a document detailing a meeting held in the Melbourne town hall in august 1977 organised by the Australian independence movement, attended by between 400 and 600 people, the sound of the recorded script being read was amplified through a set of very large speakers in a stack that were pointed towards a wall, but this sound could only be heard through the other side of the wall, by placing an ear to one of a set of glasses which had been permanently secured to the wall. This reworking for radio is a reading of the file as a script for two voices.

Lucreccia Quintanilla

is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and DJ. She is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University. Her most recent exhibitions include Rhythmic Traces at Bus Projects,  If People Powered Radio celebrating the 40th anniversary of Community radio station 3CR at Gertrude Contemporary and Liquid Architecture’s Fem(X) series at Westspace. Quintanilla has received grants from Arts Victoria, the Australia Indonesia institute the National Gallery Women’s Encouragement Award and the Australian Postgraduate Award. Most recently she has been awarded the 2016 NAVA Sainsbury Sculpture grant. She has presented her work in Auckland, Chicago, New York, Berlin, Yogyakarta, Sydney and Melbourne where she is based. Quintanilla has worked as an arts worker at Arts Project Australia, has lectured at Auckland University of Technology and taught at Signal Arts as well as project managing the Multilingual international publication Mapping South. Her collaborative written work with artist/curator Leuli Eshrahi has most recently been published in peer-reviewed journal Writings From Below. She is currently a member of the selection committee at Westspace.

https://lucreccia-quintanilla.squarespace.com
http://www.3cr.org.au/news/if-people-powered-radio-40-years-3cr-gertrude-contemporary

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Show 618: LANDUNTER by LASSE-MARC RIEK (radio x)

Unfathomable Sea! whose waves are years, / Ocean of Time, whose waters of deep woe /
Are brackish with the salt of human tears! / Thou shoreless flood, which in thy ebb and flow
Claspest the limits of mortality, /
And sick of prey, yet howling on for more, / Vomitest thy wrecks on its inhospitable shore; /
Treacherous in calm, and terrible in storm, /
Who shall put forth on thee, /
Unfathomable Sea?

[Percy Bhysse Shelley: Time. From: “Posthumous Poems”, Ed. by Mary Shelley, 1824]

LANDUNTER, two words merged into one: “Land unter!”, “Land submerged”. The howling winds are announcing a storm. Its ravenous anger will stir up the sea; waves raising high, hitting the coast, covering the land. “Land unter!” Sure, theyíve taken measures to break the forces, and for some decades, at least it would seem so, with reasonable success. However, in the meantime ñ sick of prey, yet howling for more ñ they forgot about other measures that should have been taken, so the winds became stronger and the waters rose. And the waves are singing. Sooner or later the island will be literally gnawed down and eaten up by the winds and the sea and sink forever in the ocean of time.

The sounds of LANDUNTER have been, in major parts, recorded on Helgoland. No known connection between the poet and the island. Except perhaps that after decades of being a sport of desires handed back and forth between different nations Hel(i)goland went from Denmark to Britain in the very year when Percy Bhysse Shelley left his pregnant wife for Mary Wollstonecraft ñ but that’s of course another story. Just as the fact he later would himself drown in another sea, terrible in storm – in a custom made boat about which Mary would later say it had never been seaworthy. As so many boats sinking there these days, but under considerably different conditions. Ah, a propos the inhospitable shores of national interests: did you know that Hoffmann von Fallersleben (no blame on him, seriously) wrote “Das Lied der Deutschen” during a stay on the island that was at that time, in 1841, of course still British?

The sinking island probably does not care about its nationality. However, while storms are still a natural force, their increasing strength in many parts of this world can be well considered as a result of national(ist) politics, and their liaisons dangereuses with global player economies. These are not as unsearchable as the unfathomable sea. But that’s again another story. We will see later.
Let us listen first.

LASSE-MARC RIEK
is an artist mainly working in the field of sound art, acoustic ecology and related interdisciplinary research, including cooperations with other artists as well as scientist. He is also the co-founder of GRUENREKORDER, an outstanding label for phonography, sound art and field recordings.
Find out more about his projects at www.lasse-marc-riek.de
and about GRUENREKORDER at www.gruenrekorder.de

links:
radio x & radiator x: www.radiox.de ñ www.radiox.de/radiator-x
GUNSTradio & radiator x: www.gunst.info ñ www.gunst.info/radiator
LASSE-MARC RIEK: www.lasse-marc-riek.de – www.gruenrekorder.de

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