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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Show 638: Another Communist Horror Story by luvan for Radio Campus Bruxelles

Another Communist Horror Story is another communist horror story about child labour, deep mining, gold lust, human sacrifice and antediluvian entities lurking in the dark.

Based on a true story.
Set in Banská Štiavnica, Slovensko.

By luvan

In English, Slovak and French

Many thanks to Lenka Luptáková, who introduced me to the Salamander ; Léo Henry, John Sellekaers and Eve Commenge, beta-listeners ; and Carine Demange, from Radio Campus Bruxelles, for her deaf trust.

For this show, I have used tiny bits of : Baku Symphony Of Sirens, by Arseny Avraamov / Alfred Wolfsohn’s Experiments in Extension of Human Vocal Range, by Smithsonian Folkways / Starfish Dissection, by Richard Glassford II on Youtube / CROWN OF THORNS STARFISH, by ABCTVCatayst, on Youtube / Baníctvo na Porači (dokument, 2014) by Tomáš Telepák, on Youtube / Štiavnické Bane, Slovakia – šachta, by Radio Aporee, on archive.org / Novy Most Bridge, Bratislava, Lift in pylon, by Jodi Rose for Radio Aporee, on archive.org / velka causa – singing, by Radio Aporee, on archive.org / Trenčín-Kubrica, Slovenská republika – Scary Tale, by Jüang Ren, for Radio Aporee, on archive.org / Tchecoslovak TV news from 1957-9-11, on Youtube / Banská Štiavnica, slávnostné zvonenie, by Glockenman, on Youtube / Banská Štiavnica – zvon Umieračik ( c” ), by Glockenman, on Youtube / A few interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Bells, for Librivox / Snow White, the Slovak dubbing version from year 1970, on Youtube / Old ORIGINAL GERMAN AIR RAID SIREN TEST, by e57michel, on Youtube / Venus fly trap – The Private Life of Plants – David Attenborough – BBC, on Youtube / S-40 siren test, by Olafs Kodolšķiltava, on Youtube / The sound of sea urchins crunching as they eat par ABCRadioN-1, on Soundcloud / Scenes from the film The Haunting, by Robert Wise, featuring the voices of Julie Harris and Claire Bloom, on Youtube / The pre-recorded voices of  Juliette, Alice, Bruno, Alain, Anjali, Reiner, Francesca, Audrey, Rachel and Lucy on NaturalReaders.Com / My own field recordings / My own voice / My own text / Hope I’m not forgetting anyone / Cheers, luvan / www.luvan.org/blog / https://soundcloud.com/luvan

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Show 637: Internal spirit of collective sound by Aïller Gredionou (Radio Grenouille)

Aïller Gredionou est un artiste qui parcourt le monde en utilisant une trompe en cuivre pour capter les sons qui passent à sa porté.
En les enregistrant, il nous propose une image poétique de ses voyages, divaguant de programmes radiophoniques en tableaux inachevés.
Une matière sonore qui nous arrache au monde linéaire des desseins inaboutis.

Aïller Gredionou is an artist who travels the world using a copper trunk to pick up the sounds that pass to his reach.
By recording them, he offers us a poetic image of his travels, wandering from radio programs to unfinished paintings.
A sonorous material that draws us from the linear world of unfulfilled designs.

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Show 636: Farewell Prayer for one Galiola by Arsenije Jovanovic for Ö1 Kunstradio

Ö1 Kunstradio – the weekly radio art program of the Austrian National Public Radio ORF) presents “Farewell Prayer for one Galiola” by Arsenije Jovanovic. (http://kunstradio.at)

Galiola is the lighthouse at North of Adriatic on a small desert rocky island, far from the mainland, with no inhabitants except thousands of seagulls and lizards, where from time to time I use to spend a day or a night, sometimes longer, often all by myself, years and years while I was sailing around with my boat also named ”Galiola”. As the time went on – this little island and the lighthouse tower became less and less real, both became more my fiction and my obsession than the real thing and started to be a metaphor for all my travels and voyages, the name and an icon on nautical chart more than a real thing. So I am not able any more to explain exactly what Galiola is after all.

Exactly is not the word I like anyway. I always enjoyed reading nautical charts and old pilot books, admiring the names of islands and headlands, trying to understand how these beautiful names were created in deep past, more sublime sometimes than the name we are giving to our own children. In the piece „Farewell Prayer for one Galiola“ a choir sings these names like a prayer. A dreamy story dedicated to the little island and its lighthouse, tall thin tower like the stem of the flower looking to the sky.

Arsenije Jovanović

Arsenije Jovanović (Belgrade 1932)

Author, director and producer of works for theater, radio and television, writer of three books, photographer, occasionally theatre set and TV designer, retired university professor (FDU), directed about eighty theatre spectacles in ex/Yugoslavia, England, Bulgaria and USA., director of over 100 television productions, dramas, short films, TV series, experimental works etc., directed a hundred of radio plays, author of many original radiophonique works and electro-acoustic compositions commissioned by Radio Belgrade, ORF (Kunstradio), Radio France, RAI, WDR, SFB, Spanish national radio, New American Radio, Deutschlandradio, SWR, Finish radio, ABC (Australia) co-initiator of sound-art workshops at ORF (Kunstradio), Faeroe Island, Technical Universality in Sydney, Helsinki, Copenhagen, one of the composers for Terrence Malick’s films “The Thin Red Line”, ”Tree of Life”, ”To the Wonder”, “Knight of Cups”, ”Song to Songs” and soon coming ”Radegund”.

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Show 635: Panik Workshop by Laure Gatelier & co (Radio Panik)

This episode of Radia is the result of a workshop organised by Radio Panik in february 2017. During five days, the artist Laure Gatelier and the participants explored different ways of making radio, using voices, drawing scores, producing sounds, listening. Each participant produced a two minutes piece.

Cet épisode de Radia est le résultat d’un atelier organisé par Radio Panik en février 2017. Pendant 5 jours, l’artiste Laure Gatelier et les participants ont explorés différentes manières de faire de la radio, d’utiliser des voix, des dessiners des partitions, de produire des sons, d’écouter. Chaque participant a produit une pièce de deux minutes.

Participants : Florence, Sophie, Céline, Suzi, Violaine, Suzanne, Magdalena, Muriel, Jérôme, Gaël, Emmanuel & Pierre + guest appearance by Catherine

Laure Gatelier : https://soundcloud.com/lauregatelier

some of the radio scores used during the workshop :

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Show 634: ‘Personal Space’ by Hernán Kerlleñevich (wiener radia kollektiv, Orange 94.0)

A show by the wiener-radia-kollectiv presenting the project PERSONAL SPACE project by Hernán Kerlleñevich (ARG).

Beside other projects, Hernán started his project „Personal Space“ during the residency in Vienna from December 2016 until February 2017.

 

„Personal Space is presented as an interactive sound installation in which the sound sources are human musicians, who react subjectively with acoustic instruments to the locations of the public, based on proxemic relationships.

The term proxemics refers to the use and perception that humans have of their physical space, their personal intimacy. It describes the measurable distances between the individuals while they interact with each other, their postures and the existence or absence of physical contact.“

 

(Tobias arranging a comfortable personal space for the participants.)

(Hernán physically explaining his idea of a personal space. Photo credit:speisekammertag)

The first steps for realizing the project took place in Vienna at the temporary space Feldversuch feldversuch.speis.net with following musicians:

Mona Matbou Riahi, Valentín Pelisch, Katrin Hauk, Peter Seher, Arnold Noid Haberl, Glo Noise, Diego Mune, Tanja Brueggemann, Susanna Gartmayer, Stojan Vavti,

(Performance at Panal 361 Credit: Ignacio Silberfaden)

The final performance took place at Panal361 Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21st of March 2017. Performer: Cecilia Quinteros, Eliana Rosales, Violeta García, Steve DiGregorio

This sound art experiment was created during the sonic art visiting artist residency program, which was organized by SPEISkammertag-Verein zur Förderung digitaler Kunst und Kultur in cooperation with Panal 361.

Lale Rodgarkia-Dara initiated the call for this residency in Vienna and was part of the jury together with the radia-collective-Vienna.

Radia-Kollektiv-Wien: Barbara Huber, Barbara Kaiser, Florian Bauer, Karl Schönswetter, Maria Herold.

Jury in Buenos Aires, Argentina was Helena Ferronato, Silvana Ovsejevich, Julieta Penedo.

The residency was part of an exchange programme. In 2016 an Argentinean artist was selected to take on a residency in Vienna with the focus on Sonic/Radio-Art.
The Exchange-Call was announced in August 2015 hostet by Speisekammertag.

About the artist:

Hernán Kerlleñevich’s artistic production includes interactive sound installations, audiovisual performances, site specific works, electronic and instrumental music compositions, interdisciplinary projects merging art and science. He is a founding member of the argentinian sound art collective Buenos Aires Sonora.

His work and collaborations have been exhibited and awarded at CCEBA (2009, Buenos Aires), EAC (2010, Montevideo), Espacio Fundación Telefónica (2013, Buenos Aires), Museo Castagnino (2013, Rosario) Ars Electronica (2013, Linz), Festival de Cannes (2015), Centro Cultural de la Ciencia (2016, Buenos Aires), Teatro Colón (2016, Buenos Aires), Biennale di Venezia (2013, 2016), and the Feldversuch (2017)

 

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Show 633: ‘The Last Shall be First’ by Asher.Zax (KolHacampus106fm)

‘The Last Shall be First’

In memory of Bobby Sands (1954-1981)

2017. Asher-Zax direct their machines at the occupation.

69 years of Israeli state occupation of Palestine.

Recorded Live at the Plaster in Haifa, 6th May 2017

3rd week of the Palestinian prisoners hunger strike.

Texts by Frantz Fanon from ‘Wretched of the Earth’.

Meira Asher – Electronics Voice

Eran Sachs – Electronics

Ben Riftin – Sound

Video Still: Laetitia Boulud

meiraasher.net

eransachs.wordpress.com

radioart106fm.net

PlasterHaifa

KolHaCampus106fm

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Show 632: on Failure (CKUT)

re-run of show 468

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Show 631: Questions of Travel by Jo Burzynska (Eastside)

Questions of Travel is a sonic travelogue inspired by two poems that chart different but interlinked journeys, created largely from recordings made on my own travels around the world. The first part, created specifically for this programme, draws on and uses fragments of the Elizabeth Bishop poem, Questions of Travel. The second, was the sound element of an audio-olfactory installation at the Institute for Art and Olfaction (2016, Los Angeles) and takes a sensuous journey through external to internal worlds using Charles Baudelaire’s La Chevelure as its guide.

Additional Creative Commons recordings used courtesy of Taira Komori, Andy Gardner, Glen Faramach and Panta Rei.

Jo Burzynska – who also works under the name Stanier Black-Five – is an Australasia-based sound artist and writer. Her audio work largely comprises soundscapes created by the manipulation of her own minimally processed environmental recordings. In a career that spans twenty years, she has recorded, exhibited and performed her works internationally. In recent years this has seen her make a number of sound releases, such as her CD album Avast! on Belgium’s Entr’acte label and Alone with the Black Spirits vinyl release on the UK’s Rail Cables; exhibit sound installations at Australasian galleries to Rome’s MAXXI; and perform shows and festivals around the world. In recent years her work has increasingly been created at the intersection of the senses; always using sound, but often combined with taste and olfactory elements. Also a writer and editor, she has contributed to specialist publications such as The Wire, and co-edits Australasia’s only sonic arts print publication, Writing Around Sound. She currently lives in Sydney, where she is researching sound and the multisensory for a PhD at the University of New South Wales.

More information about Jo and her work can be found at joburzynska.com

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Show 630: cancelled

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