Show 648: ‘She’ by Lola Ajima (Radio Campus Paris)

Image by Yukao Nagemi.

1. intro
2. Drama Queen
3. Slander/Backstabbing
4. Victim(self)blaming

« In a time where so much is thought, said and done on behalf of women’s rights you would think that we, as women would support each other even more. But this is not always the case. I was wondering, what it is, that we women do, that doesn’t help our case ?
Inspired by a Buddhist doctrine, which says that our karma is created by what we do, what we say and what we think, I was looking for stories, and I found them : the tale of one woman trying to control another woman’s feminine appearance for the sake of profit, the woman who is backstabbing another woman in her machinery of fear and jealousy, and the woman who’s blaming herself for being raped. It wasn’t easy to find them, no one wants to tell things like this. This is why I found it even more important to share them, not to point fingers, but to shed light and plead for forgiveness and reconciliation among women.
Desmond Tutu said: “Forgiving and being reconciled to our enemies or our loved ones are not about pretending that things are other than they are. It is not about patting one another on the back and turning a blind eye to the wrong. True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes make things worse. It is a risky undertaking but in the end it is worthwhile, because in the end only an honest confrontation with reality can bring real healing. Superficial reconciliation can bring only superficial healing.”
I invite you now, dear listener, to be part of this reconciliation, a re-creation of this karma. While you listen, please forgive these women, and reflect upon how we can think, talk and act differently than them »

Thanks to Daphne Tsiouni, Coralie Maurin and Julia Stern for lending me their voices. Thanks to Sonia Rose Gouia for letting me use samples of her cello playing.

Lola Ajima is a musician, singer and composer from Denmark, currently living in France. She is an active performer in the audio-visual group Lola And Yukao Meet and she also composes for mixing classical and electronic music. She is studying Electro-acoustic composition under Christine Groult, Marco Marini and Jonathan Prager at Pantin Conservatory, Paris.

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Show 647: Gas production by Vidar Martens for Radio Nova

Based on field recordings from gas production, the piece creates a comfortable yet eerie soundscape.

The monotonous sound of gas production has been described as hearing the rumbling, eternal sounds of the earths core. It is the sound of ancient matter transformed to energy, energy we easily and affordably use to maintain our comfortable western life styles. The soundscape allures the idea that everything is fine and well. At the same time, we know that maintaining the status quo is leading to fast and radical changes, with more devastating effects than we want to imagine.

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Show 646: 3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià† by Igor Stromajer for radio x

radia season 39 – show #646 (radio x) – 3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià† by IGOR ŠTROMAJER
– playing from august 14 to august 20, 2017 –

3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià†

15 text-to-speech computer-read poems in German, English, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, and Italian language.

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is a pseudo-/para-artist researching tactical emotions, intimate guerrilla, and traumatic low-tech communication strategies. Štromajer exhibits worldwide, his works form part of the permanent collections of several museums and galleries, among them Le Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía in Madrid. He lives between Frankfurt am Main and Ljubljana.

Find out more about his projects at

3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià†
radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: july 2017
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (cc-by) IGOR ŠTROMAJER

great many thanks to IGOR ŠTROMAJER as well as all the software and hardware involved (code is poetry, indeed)!

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

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Show 645: A journey through the sounds and words of Suden Radio (Radio Papesse)

This Radia Show is a special edit of the live transmission Radio Papesse presented at Savvy Funk as a carte blanche for Saout Africas.
Thanks to Saout Radio‘s invitation, on June 28th, 2017 we introduced a journey through the sounds and words of Süden Radio featuring fragments of works by Andrius Arutiunian, Valentina Bonizzi, Charo Calvo, Abdellah M. Hassak, Alyssa Moxley, Bartosz Panek, Polisonum and Pablo Sanz.

In our attempt to re-write new and unheard geographies of sound we invited artists and producers to reflect upon the Mediterranean discourse; the personal cartographies as a tool of re-appropriation of places and memories; the use and the circulation of audio archival materials in sound art and experimental audio production. This carte blanche traces some of the answers we got and opens our – the listeners – ears to unexpected latitudes.

Enjoy the listening!

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Show 644: Raggam & Schiller – 100717 (Radio Helsinki)


Johannes Raggam – FM –
Christian F. Schiller – FX –

100717 is a conceptual live improvisation with FM transmitters, FM recievers and electronics for the Radia network contribution from Radio Helsinki in Graz.

100717 plays with the medium radio itself. FM transmitters and radio receivers are connected together and brought into a self oscillating feedback loop. This sound is supported, modified and extended by live electronics software.

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Show 643: Kogawa & Aufermann @ addicted2random (Resonance FM/Radio Corax)

In July 2013 on the invitation of Radio Corax’s addicted2random festival Knut Aufermann and Tetsuo Kogawa created a duo performance, with Knut’s feedback electronics set inside the glass hall of the Händel house, and Tetsuo streaming his homemade AM transmitter interference live from Tokyo.

This is a replacement Radia show.

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Show 642: Larry Shipping In Der Abtei Und Saaleaue Bei Planena (1. Teil)

A remix of the Resonance Radio Orchestra work commissioned by Radio Revolten featuring Ed Baxter (concept, texts, electronics), Adam Bushell (percussion), Marie Anne Fliegel (speech), Peter Lanceley (electric guitar, singing), Kim Moore (viola), Joe Qiu (bassoon), James Taylor (vibraphone), Milo Thesiger-Meacham (electronics, harpsichord) and Chris Weaver (electronics).
The spoken part of the text is in German and an illustrated text can be found here. Imagine an x/y axis in which the pedantry of the words is in proportion to the dissolution of the actual broadcast and you are entering into the mind of this work, the last part of a sequence begun in Spring 2015 with Score for Open Heart Surgery on Charlie Watts and continued in 2015/16 with Heart Like a Duck. It is a long-winded meditation on the nature of memory, the violence of identity, the origin of writing, the pressure of locale, all the usual stuff… influenced by Elias Canetti, WG Sebald et al.
The lyrics to the songs, sung in English, are made up of fragments from 1920s’ and 1930s’ rural American blues – Charley Patton, Robert Johnson, Willie Brown, Kid Bailey, Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James etc – as was the case with The Death of Kodak (which drew solely on words from a single song by Blind Willie McTell, Travelin’ Blues).
So – a synthesis, one that is self-indulgent, portentous and entirely fugitive. Note: Larry Shipping is the belief of some One Direction fans that two of its members are in a secret gay relationship. In this context, the point is the perverse, subversive and abundantly creative mode of consumption that Larry Shipping entails, and the cordon sanitaire it forms. On first contemplating the area around Halle, the flow of the river in the image above was suggestive.
Recorded at Radiophrenia, Glasgow; Telegraph Hill Festival, London; and Radio Revolten, Halle, Spring 2016 to Spring 2017.
Made in Europe.
Resonance FM

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Show 641: 60 Second Radio International contest (Guestslot)

Radia opens its network to the 60 Second Radio International contest and broadcasting project and showcases a few of the artists and laureates who participated in the 2017 edition of this annual radio art event. Since the inception of the contest in 2015, more than 200 artists from 40 countries have submitted their works. They all have a passion for radio and sound art, and chose to tell us so in a succession of 60 second short radio capsules. They have been rewarded in 2017 by Phonurgia Nova in France, Québec University’s School of Media and the National Campus and Community Radio Association of Canada. Hosted by Boris Chassagne.

Bonjour. Aujourd’hui Radia place sur écoute quelques-uns des artistes et lauréats de l’édition 2017 du concours international de création radiophonique, 60 Secondes Radio. La consigne est simple, une idée, un son en 60 secondes précises. Une création radiophonique sur le thème de son choix. Depuis 2015, plus de 200 artistes de 40 pays ont répondu à l’invitation de ce concours multilingue. Ils ont cette année été récompensés par les partenaires de 60 Secondes Radio soit, Phonurgia Nova en France, l’École des Médias de l’Université du Québec à Montréal et l’Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires du Canada. Présenté par Boris Chassagne.

Vous entendrez / You will hear : Molecule (Constantin Katsiris), A Stockholm (Ghislain Gabrelle), Bankok Express (Jean-Baptiste Veyrieras), La Pensée (Florine Mougel), No Son (Michaël Filler), Boats (Dianne Ballon), Mes vêtements dans la forêt (Daniel-Martin Borret), Mr. Morse (Bastien Lambert), Moose FM (Darren Copeland), Pour me rejoindre (Sébastien Anadon, Amandine Fischer), Minut (Domingo Chinchilla), Oblik Grada (Ivana Pejic), Minecraft (Jean Jérôme), The Gift-Le Cadeau (Fabienne Guedy), Le cireur de Tunis (Laure Carrier), Pied Nus (Catherine Konate), Outgribe (James Andean), Des vieux poissons (Eva Gonzales), Good News (Juan Villaba), C’est bien assez (Anne-Line Drocourt), Qu’y a-t-il de plus profond qu’une guerre au centre du monde? (Kaïl Vezza), Somos o No Somos (Franco Falistoco), Bonne chance (Demian Rudel Rey), Putita de Dios (Hernan Giurastante), Lux (Niki Matita), Das Team (Nils Mosh), Call Your Mother (Mitchell Johnson), Effacement (Anne Lepère), and In Apnea (La Cosa Preziosa (Susanna Caprara)).


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Show 640: The sublime revenge of being happy by Paulo Chagas for Radio Zero


“The sublime revenge of being happy”
composed and conducted by Paulo Chagas
performed by Illustrious Unknown Creative Ensemble

Branching voices
Recognizing the journey through the cypresses
Far to the city
Away people
(This dance is just for bugs)
Away the sun
Far from a beach of solitary existences
(Woodwind instruments dig a fictitious reunion)
Bitter does not identify
Flying here is the superiority of the dream.
The Swan will never know the silence
There’s also an immense joy
Forgotten between the lines
That makes us shiver
The sublime revenge of being happy

Infinity begins to be a natural thing
The only mystery is life.

The free vanishing of ideals
In meditation on the cosmos
Freedom lit
In a huge field of sunflowers
and growing cellos

There is still the sea
The heroic delight of adventure


Composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist, has dedicated his intervention to several strands of contemporary music, electro-acoustic, ambient, free improvisation, jazz and chamber music. Additionally he works on music production and promotion of improvised music concerts and festivals and also writes for music magazines and blogs. He is artistic director of the MIA Festival and Zpoluras Archives. Along with music, he loves to cook.

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Show 639: Thing Enough by Tony Whitehead for Soundart Radio

“The density of being makes it promiscuous, always touching everything else, unconcerned with differentiation.  Anything is thing enough to party.”
– Ian Bogost “Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing”

Tony Whitehead is a field recordist from South Devon in the UK with a particular interest in quiet and the natural environment. He runs Very Quiet Records and helps organise the “Quiet Night In” concert series.
Selected Discography
Underwater Jeph Jerman/Tony Whitehead
Placed – Jeph Jerman/Tony Whitehead –
Cartridges, piezos, static fields and broken electronics – Tony Whitehead/Francisco Meirino
-S- – Darius Ciuta/Tony Whitehead
Church – Tony Whitehead
Looking for Connections – Slavek Kwi/Tony Whitehead
Measure – Tony Whitehead
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