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Show 858: Toxic Temple by Anna Lerchbaumer and Kilian Jörg (Ö1 Kunstradio, guest slot)

Depleted soil, over-asi: dic seas, polluted atmospheres.
People are haunted by what they have suppressed. They can no longer escape the toxic.

In their long-term art project “Toxic Temple”, Anna Lerchbaumer and Kilian Jörg, approach the beauty of oil streaks, the grandeur of techno scrap, the sublimeness of radioactivity and the tran: scen: dence of extinction.

Building on their previous research for their project “Toxic Temple”, the two young artists acoustically and poetically explore the connections between spiritu: ality and tox: isi: ty.
Toxic Temple by Anna Lerchbaumer and Kilian Jörg

The piece in its whole length can be heard on kunstradio.at

Show 666: One Thought Fills Immensity by Sarah Washington (Kunstradio)

One Thought Fills Immensity

Social Dreaming Climate Change: A psychosocial research pilot study into the contemporary cultural unconscious of climate change

A task, an engagement, a celebration, a seriousness, a desire, a call to arms. In October 2017 a gathering of specialists in climate change – including artists, researchers, activists, members of the Climate Psychology Alliance, and scientists – were brought together in rural Dorset by Cape Farewell, to be led by experts in a research method called the Social Dreaming Matrix. After contemplation of a series of powerful climate-based artworks, the 16 participants undertook a shared exploration of their dreams, associations and feelings with the aim of illuminating the cultural unconscious of climate change.

In One Thought Fills Immensity, Sarah Washington navigates the results in the hope of furthering the project’s goal to articulate the subliminal themes most meaningful for culture in the era of climate change. It is a Mobile Radio production for ORF Kunstradio and the Radia network, produced on behalf of Cape Farewell.

Photo: bobcat rock (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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”.

Show 252: Small Journeys Long Distance by Lucinda Guy

Shows from the Radia Network travel… from one artist’s ears to another’s. From one small community to another, far away. Within the shows journeys take place too, whether a walk through the shopping centre or a trip into space.
This collage, built from fragments of some of 2009’s contributions, celebrates these journeys large and small; what they have in common and what sets them apart.

Replacement show
This show is an abridged version of the one made for Kunstradio on ORF in Austria. If you’d like to hear the full version it’s here:

Small Journeys Long Distance features extracts from:
Out of Space, War of the Worlds from Orange 94.0
Our Domestic Radiation by Anna Friz for Free103point9
Snow Squabbles by Neil Griffith, Cathy Inouye Caroline Kunzle for Ckut
Incidental Parallels by Pôm Bouvier B. for Radio Grenouille
Radiodance Opus.01: Y Do B?, by F. Ribeiro, for Rádio Zero
Silence Radio: Ruisselle by Philippe Vandendriessche; Greetings from Italy by Damien Magnette; Nous, les Défunts by Yannick Dauby,from Radio Campus
Stiller Marktschrei by Stephan Roth from Orange 94.0
Closing Down, by GilbertandGrape from Soundart Radio
This Means War by Andrej Ancevski for Kanal 103, Skopje
Fragments of Stratford Shopping Centre by Martin Williams for Resonance 104.4fm
The Forester And Me by Maarten Lauwaert and Joris Van Damme for XL Air
Rug Radio by Maria Papadomanolaki for Free103point9
Flare: Real Energy World By Eva Ursprung for Klubradio/Herbstradio
Why Don’t You Go Home? by Cathryn Morgan Richards for Soundart Radio
Awaiting for the Waters to Rise by Frederic Alstadt for Radio Campus
Mayon Volcano by Andreas Loeschner Gornau for Radio Corax
Playground: Art Games by Miss Gunst for Radio X

Show 039: wien wie es klingt by Gerhard Rühm

“wien wie es klingt” by Gerhard Rühm

the radioplay “wien wie es klingt” places 24 significant listening spots of the austrian capital vienna into the framework of a daily routine – something like an acoustic equivalent to two sets of postcards. it begins in the early morning with the arrival at the railway station. the thematic middle of the piece is marked by the ringing of the bells of st. stephen’s cathedral in the center of the city at noon, and the piece ends in the late evening with the departure from the airport at schwechat. strewn in between is a tourist programme which could hardly be accomplished in one day. a compressed 47 minute sequence was distilled from the 12 hours of recording and arranged roughly chronologically with regard to normal visiting times in the morning, afternoon, and evening but precluding any kind of realistic plot by making geographical leaps all over the city. Produced in 1991/1992 for the series METROPOLIS at the WDR, Köln (Studio for Akustischer Kunst) in co-production with ORF Kunstradio, Wien.


Show 029: Sound Drifting

I Silenzi Parlano Tra Loro was an interdependent temporary system of 16 international remote sub-projects, which used a wide range of methods and approaches to the generation, processing and presentation of data/sounds/images to form a nine-day long continuous on line – on site – on air sound installation on the occasion of the Ars Electronica festival’99

The publication documents the unusual interdependent, temporary system´. The installation had several very different on site versions in Europe and Australia and was also rendered into an 8 hour radio-installation (Austria and a 5 day non stop radio-sculpture in Weimar, Germany). More than 50 artists were involved in this project.

In the publication two CDs are included. Radia #29 is a very long excerpt of the second CD, which was composed by a generative programme using samples from short examples (approx. 4 min) sent by each node of the SOUND DRIFTING NETWORK after the live event had ended.

The generative programme used was the SOUND DRIFTER designed by Winfried Ritsch (Graz, A).



Show 019: Virtual Nature by Bill Fontana

In May 1990, ORF KUNSTRADIO, the radio-art program on the National Austrian Radio, and the WIENER FESTWOCHEN (the annual international festival of Vienna), collaborated to assist in the realisation of “LANDSCAPE SOUNDINGS / KLANGLANDSCHAFTEN”, a live sound and radio sculpture by Bill Fontana. For two weeks, 16 microphones that had been most carefully positioned by the artist captured the sound events taking place in the Stopfenreuther Au, a part of the Danube marshes near Hainburg on the Slovakian border.

By means of a collage of various transmission technologies these sound-events were delivered live to an improvised studio at the Museum of Art History and distributed to 70 speakers, again carefully placed and arranged, along the facades and in the cupolas of both the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History and in the formal garden between them with its monument to the empress Maria Theresia. A stereo mix of the live signals was transmitted simultaneously and continuously to the ORF Funkhaus in Vienna where the producers were free to use the sounds at all times. Within a few days and with increasing frequency the live sounds could be heard on all of the radio channels of the Austrian National Radio. The success was so overwhelming that following a suggestion by Ernst Grissemann, the radio broadcasting director at the time, the last five minutes of the sculpture were eventually broadcast live on all ORF radio channels simultaneously: for 5 minutes the space of Austrian radio (at the time a monopoly) became the site of a live sound sculpture blotting out any other radio content.

During the 14 days of its realization LANDSCAPE SOUNDINGS developed into a project which paradigmatically touches upon some of the most important aspects of telematic/radio art: the phenomenon of simultaneity as well as the dissolution of the traditional concept of the (‘finished’) work of art; the co-authorship between artists and non-artists as well as the new definition of the role of the artist who, when preparing his work within the public, i.e. institutionalized domain, becomes an initiator, (project) manager, facilitator responsible for motivating other people involved to find, if necessary, highly unorthodox solutions.

LANDSCAPE SOUNDINGS not only highlighted the poetics of a fragile and endangered natural environment by and through the live transmissions but, by eavesdropping on nature, also adressed the surveillance character of new recording and transmission technologies which are infiltrating every aspect of the social space.

Two CDs were produced by Bill Fontana in connection with the project; LANDSCAPE SOUNDINGS, 1990 and VIRTUAL NATURE, 1994.

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Bill Fontana – Landscape Soundings

Show 010: devolve into II – a special Mix

devolve into II – a special Mix

by Peter Courtemanche and Lori Weidenhammer (Vancouver), Roberto Paci Dalo’ (Rimini), Kim Dawn and Scott Russell (Vancouver), Maex Decker and Ushi Reiter (Linz), Andrew Garton (Melbourne), Ken Gregory (Winnipeg), Emilia Telese and Tim Mark Didymus (Brighton), Wolfgang Temmel (Wies, Steiermark), and Fujui Wang (Taipei).

an ongoing networked streaming project with several on site-versions, a series of on air renderings and a CD version. “devolve into II..” was launched on January 17th, 2002. A coproduction of Kunstradio and Western Front, Vancouver

This Mix was done from a CD with 35 tracks played in radmon mode.

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