Show 987 : “Sheela-Na-Gig” by Carine Demange For Radio Campus Bruxelles

SHEELA-NA-GIG is an improvised and multiplied encounter on the banks of the Meavy river. An attempt to let the invisible invite itself and take its place in our daily practices.

Welcome to Dartmoor’s hidden rain forest, in the wooded valley of Dewerstone (Devon, England), inhabited by mossy rivers and welcoming faeries, tangled oaks and beech fruits, talking stones and spying sheeps, pagan radio fellows and Mabon cooking voices.

A idea from : Carine Demange, Gihan Marasingha, Kerry Priest & Maggi Shade
Editing : Carine Demange (Radio Campus Bruxelles)

With gratitude for the good vibes and voices of :
Alice Armstrong, Anne-Marie Bala, Premal Bhatt, George Brock, Stuart Crewes, Pauline Day, Hannah Drayson, Cat Guy, Lucinda Guy, Jess Langton, Sarah Lawrence, Mark Peacock, Roshani Ramass, the Meavy river, the sources of Plym and all Dartmoor energies and invisible inhabitants.

This creation is a collective work done in two days and broadcasted on ACCESS FM on the 17th of september 2023.
A collective radio piece produced during Dartmoor radio residential with Stellaria Media and supported by FUTURES on air project. Many thanks to them and to Soundart Radio.

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Show 986 | Bruit Confus & CCDM – Improv Sequence | Radio Grenouille

Bruit Confus & CCDM – Improv Sequence

Bruit Confus on Radio Grenouille (88.8 Marseille, FR) founded in 2018 by Billy Guidoni explores deviant and extreme music in all of its forms: noise rock, harsh noise, psychedelia, math rock, experimental, industrial, post-hardcore, free rock, no wave, post-punk, black metal etc. The CCDM (Collectif de Contre-déterminisme Magique) created in 2019 by Peter Hart, also a host on BC, organizes regular free improvisation concerts in randomized ensembles with more or less 90 musicians from the Marseille underground scene.

These two agents of chaos grew up together and continue to inspire one another. In each episode of BC, the presenters engage in a short sound improvisation of around three minutes (called the Improv Sequence) with musical instruments or objects found at home or on site.
Over the past seven seasons, they have developed their unique sound during this collective ritual that has become a kind of project of its own.

Recently, Radio Grenouille’s technician, Alex Papi Simonini, searched the archives to make a sound collage of the greatest moments from the Improv Sequence. This special episode gives a glimpse of an ever-evolving creative dialogue.


Bruit Confus & CCDM – Séquences Impro

Bruits Confus sur Radio Grenouille (88.8 Marseille, FR) fondé en 2018 par Billy Guidoni explore  la musique déviante et extrême dans toutes ses formes : noise rock, harsh noise, psyché, math rock, expé, indus, post-hardcore, free rock, no wave, post-punk, black metal etc. Le CCDM (Collectif de Contre-déterminisme Magique) créé en 2019 par Peter Hart, également animateur sur BC, organise régulièrement des concerts d’improvisation libre en ensemble aléatoire, il regroupe plus ou moins 90 musiciens de la scène underground marseillaise.

Ces deux agents du chaos ont grandi ensemble et continuent de s’inspirer l’un l’autre. Dans chaque épisode de BC, les animateurs proposent une courte improvisation sonore d’environ trois minutes (appelée la Séquence Impro) avec des instruments de musique ou des objets qu’ils trouvent chez eux ou sur place.
Au cours des sept saisons, ils ont développé leur propre son lors de ce rituel collectif qui est devenu une sorte de projet à part.
Récemment, le technicien de Radio Grenouille, Alex Papi Simonini, a creusé dans les archives pour faire un collage sonore des meilleurs moments de la Séquence Impro. Cette émission spéciale donne un aperçu d’un dialogue créatif en constante évolution.

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Show 985: Five Sonic Spaces – Gardens for dreamers with awaken minds by Rita Silva (for Rádio Zero)

This piece proposes a sonic journey through the depths of the unconscious mind. Patterns repeat, evolve, mutate and dissipate into other shapes, just like a dream where you can wander freely without ever knowing exactly where you are, when it begins or ends – just a blank space to be filled in the void.

Rita Silva (PT, 1993) is a Portuguese composer and multi-instrumentalist with a focus in analog synthesizers and algorithmic composition.
Part of this year’s roster of Shape +, a renowned european platform for innovative music and art.

Rita released in 2022 her debut album “the inflationary epoch“, which resulted in several media mentions and positive feedback. She has played in venues and festivals such as Out.FEST, Zigurfest, ZDB, GnrATION, Paard, Madeira DIG, The Grey Space In The Middle, among others.

Currently, her research is focused on the use of recursive melodic patterns that can manipulate the listener’s cognitive processes, where the boundaries between sound, space and time are intertwined in a psychoacoustic cosmos.

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Show 984: A los cuatro vientos by Félix Blume (Guestslot, Radio Campus Paris)

“Nature is an aeolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.” – Novalis

In ancient civilizations, the god of wind (Eole, Aiolos, Aeolus) has an important place. He manifests himself through aeolian harps built for him. In his piece “A los cuatro vientos”, French sound artist and sound engineer Félix Blume presents wind sounds being played in four different places of America, recorded between 2011 and 2014. In one case only it is an aeolian harp (Chile), built with the purpose of interacting with the wind. In other cases, there are power posts of low and high voltage (California, Chile, Mexico) or posts of an old ski lift (Bolivia). The electrical wires are the ropes; posts and steel structures are the resonant body; tubes are the organ… Are these modern buildings the aeolian harps of our times?

For Radia, Félix Blume remixes the recordings used for “A los cuatro vientos” in order to present a new, continuous 28-minute sound work under the same name.

As R. Murray Schafer comments in “The Soundscape”, the installation of electricity in the houses at the beginning of the nineteenth century changed the rural soundscape with the high voltage power lines. Dr Philip Dickinson from the “Research Institute of Sound and Vibrations” mentions the case of a woman who attempted suicide because she continually heard a sound inaudible to others. After several tests, they discovered that some power lines resonated and produced sound between 30 and 40 Hertz. This same sound has been recorded in other places, depending on temperature, humidity and wind.

Félix Blume is a sound artist and sound engineer. He currently works and lives between Mexico, Brazil and France.

He uses sound as a basic material in sound pieces, videos, actions and installations. His process is often collaborative, working with communities and using public space as the context within which he explores and presents his works. His practice involves an extended understanding of listening, as a way to encourage the awareness of the imperceptible and as an act of encounter with others. His work incorporates the sounds of different beings and species, from the buzzing of a bee, the steps of a turtle or the chirp of a cricket, as well as human dialogues both with natural and urban contexts. He is interested in myths and their contemporary interpretation, in what voices can tell beyond words.

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Show 983: LOFI LOOP #7 : HAND MADE GENERATIVE MUSIC (RADIA MIX) by GABI SCHAFFNER for radio x

radia season 51 – show #983 (radio x) – LOFI LOOP #7 : HAND MADE GENERATIVE MUSIC (RADIA MIX) – by GABI SCHAFFNER – playing from February 5 to February 11, 2024 –

LOFI LOOP #7 : HAND MADE GENERATIVE MUSIC (RADIA MIX)
by GABI SCHAFFNER

“Loop #7 evolved from recent experiments in micro-looping and its influence on time perception. In 2021, sifting through tons of field recordings for the 22-hour {A Wave Novel} for radioart.zone, I dreamt of giant ‘musical waves’ generated for this mission by some really smart and lucid machine/program/spaceship. It did not happen. Instead, I assembled everything by hand.” (Gabi Schaffner)

Sampling, Composition and Mix: Gabi Schaffner 2024

Contributors (in order of appearance):
“Sedna’s Glove”, Video Music: Gabi Schaffner 2006. Portable Record Player: Oliver Augst 2014. Organ: Tobias Lange 2021. Cat: Augustin, 2019. Taiwan Market Snippet: Datscha Radio Archive 2019. Saurophone: Yrjänä Sauros, Kokkola 2007. Wool-Drones: Elo Masing, 2022. Guitar Pick: Peter Apel, 2022. Museum Voice: Bangalore 2017. Unknown Ukulele-Player and Singing Saw: Mimosa Pale, 2021. Others: Gabi Schaffner.

{A Wave Novel} @ radioart.zone: https://radioart.zone/tuesday-28-june

GABI SCHAFFNER
Gabi Schaffner works as an interdisciplinary sound artist and curator. Her artistic practice is determined by the methods of poetic ethnography in connection with fluxus-like mise-en-scènes, radio-making and sound art performances. Much of her work originates from journeys. Next to her radiophonic productions, Schaffner creates speculative musical genres and inserts them into music history in order to raise awareness for cultural, gender-related and/or geographical conditions. Schaffner has been realising award-winning productions with Deutschlandfunk Kultur, radia.fm, Hessian Cultural Radio and ABC Australia. Since 2012 she maintains DATSCHA RADIO, a nomadic transmission project that links the medium of radio to current ecological issues.

Find out more about DATSCHA RADIO at www.datscharadio.de
and about GABI SCHAFFNERs projects in a broader perspective at www.schaffnerin.net

credits:
great many thanks to GABI SCHAFFNER for LOFI LOOP #7 : HAND MADE GENERATIVE MUSIC (RADIA MIX) … and we also say thank you to her artistic collaborators, contributors and donators – especially to Augustin the cat!

metadata:
LOFI LOOP #7 : HAND MADE GENERATIVE MUSIC (RADIA MIX) by GABI SCHAFFNER
radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: january 2024
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (cc-by-nc-nd) GABI SCHAFFNER
www.radiox.de – www.gunst.info – www.datscharadio.de – www.schaffnerin.net

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

links:
radio x & radiator x: www.radiox.de – www.radiox.de/radiator-x
GUNSTradio & radiator x: www.gunst.info – www.gunst.info/radiator
Gabi Schaffner: www.datscharadio.de – www.schaffnerin.net
radia art radio network: radia.fm

pic:
(c) Gabi Schaffner 2022/2024

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Show 982: Oniric Reverberations (TEAFM Radio Workshop)

Oniric reverberations refer to the echoes and residual effects of dreams or dream-like experiences. The term “oniric” is derived from the Greek word “oneiros,” meaning dream. When we delve into the realm of dreams, we often encounter a surreal and enigmatic landscape that can leave a lasting impact on our waking consciousness. The concept of oniric reverberations explores the idea that dreams possess a lingering influence that extends beyond the dream state itself.
Dreams are a fascinating and intricate aspect of human experience. They are a complex interplay of emotions, memories, fears, and desires, creating a unique tapestry of imagery and sensations. When we awaken from a vivid dream, its effects can reverberate through our thoughts, emotions, and actions, shaping our perceptions of reality.
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Show 981 – Jukebox Utopia’s Snapshot by Bianca Ludewig (Orange 94.0)

Today’s radia programme from the RADIA-Kollektiv-Vienna features the anthropologist Bianca Ludewig who researches music and sound and plays with records as Jukebox Utopia. She will introduce her radio piece Jukebox Utopia’s Snapshot that was part of the 2023 project Contingent Snapshot.

The following piece is a sound collage she produced as a contribution for the Contingent Snapshot project by Eugenia Seriakov and Francesco Zedde, which took place in Linz in September 2023 as part of STWST48hours open Radiolab and was broadcasted on various international radio stations. The core of the 12-hour programme consisted of contributions by the two curators exploring the facets and sounds of Linz, live improvisations by local and international musicians and sound contributions from their open call. For her audio snapshot, she associatively edited together found footage, sound pieces from her music archive and field recordings to create an audio essay for your enjoyment.

You can find Bianca Ludewig’s work here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/WiseupRadioshow/
wiseup.de

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Show 980: Zéro propos. Zéro titre (*DUUU Radio)

Zéro propos. Zéro titre short compilation : Souffle et soupirs, Zentrèj, boom boom bisou, Refuse / résiste, Que rue là, Sauf décollage immédiat.

Zéro Propos is a Lausanne-based hyperjective poetry group created in 2020 by Gäel Bandelier and Gilles Furtwängler. Following three residencies at *Duuu radio in Paris in 2021 and 2022, the group gave birth to the Zéro propos. Zéro titre project, which is a double album of 13 tracks. From scraps of sentences picked up in the street, on the internet, everywhere, they write with four hands, little by little, cutting, pasting, adding, mixing words and phonemes. The result is a material of sentences mixing everyday life, concrete and abstract poetry.

Composed by Gaël Bandelier et Gilles Furtwängler of Zéro Propos, and performed by Gaël Bandelier, Rachel Bazaïda, Sarah Calas, Martine Chesnau, Sarah Salomé Delétain, Gilles Furtwängler, Delphine Herscovici, Lucienne Larue, Michel Larue, Angeline Ostinelli, Anne-Marie Petit, Clara Rodriguez et Marielle Soca.

Recorded at *Duuu studio in Paris.

LinksZéro propos. Zéro titre | 0 Propos | *Duuu éditions (bandcamp.com) and *Duuu éditions (duuuradio.fr)

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Show 978 : translate chain by radiopsg (TT Node)

radio psg matin is a very local station that simulcasts live on p-node.org  For the past five years, the main show, named la matinale (morning show), takes place every other monday from 7 am to 9 am at a local café in le Pré-Saint-Gervais, a North-Eastern Parisian suburb. translate chain was recorded under live conditions. radiopsgmatin.org

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Show 977: CONTINUUM (Usmaradio)



CONTINUUM
collaborative network radio performance

TACTUS Radio Festival
Republic of San Marino and worldwide
2.12.2023

CONTINUUM a collaborative radio performance conceived by Roberto Paci Dalò for TACTUS Radio Festival on the 2nd of December 2023 between 19:00 and 20:00 CET, it was broadcast on Usmaradio together with a global network of radio stations.

The challenge was to work on radical improvisation without any conduction and prior rules, giving a maximum of freedom to the participants. Most of the artists, performing from different locations, didn’t know each other and actually never talked to each other before the performance. Obviously the key of the project was an extreme attention during the performance from any single artist: “the art of listening” with 18 people performing together on-site in the Republic of San Marino and remotely from the USA, Germany, and Austria.

The result was surprising: a subtle texture of sounds with an amazing quantity of moments of silence despite the massive use of live electronics. The performance somehow proved that the planned lack of conduction can be balanced by the level of attention and involvement from the performers. It was a mesmerizing immersion in an acoustical world where electronics graciously merged with acoustical instruments and voices; a nocturnal winterreise across galaxies.

CONTINUUM intended to develop the praxis of the “telematic performance” which developed in the beginning of the 1990s. Especially around activators such as the programme ORF Kunstradio in Austria, the Ars Electronica Festival and L’Arte dell’Ascolto radio festival, seminal projects such as Cheap Radio, Horizontal Radio, Rivers&Bridges, and Realtime , designed an innovative use of telecommunication technologies including the nascent Internet in conjunction with the broadcast and telephone networks. The artist Robert Adrian was one of the major inspirations for many artists in the field.

The arrival of the Internet obviously greatly expanded the possibilities for global interaction between artists who could now participate from their personal spaces and with minimal need for financial support. But at the same time this provoked national broadcasting corporations to step back and reduce their involvement in such experimental projects. Let’s think of the infrastructure, technologies and the great professionals working in radio stations. The role of the engineers and their inspiring relationship with the artists has always been crucially important in such projects.
CONTINUUM wanted to link these practices from the past by bringing together both independent and broadcasting corporations in order to act in our present and investigate the possibilities of today’s technologies. À suivre…


Continuum
Idea: Roberto Paci Dalò
Station manager and general coordination: Alessandro Renzi
Mixing board: Lorenzo Ricci
Post-production and mastering: Alessandro Renzi

Live performers:
From the Republic of San Marino:
Gaia Ginevra Giorgi, L’Impero della Luce, NicoNote, Roberto Paci Dalò, Tobia Bandini, Vittoria Assembri

From Santa Cruz, California:
Anna Friz

From Vienna:
alien productions (Andrea Sodomka and Robert Math)

From Weimar:
Bauhaus Radio Ensemble (Tilman Böhnke, Fritzi Buhtz, Adrian Ciesielski, Lefteris Krysalis, Finn Röhmer-Litzmann, João Afonso Soares Leiria Parreira Ticão, Amir Shokati, Karlotta Sperling)

Broadcasted live on:
Usmaradio, San Marino RTV, bauhaus.fm (Weimar), Wave Farm (New York’s Upper Hudson Valley), ARTxFM / WXOX 97.1 FM  (Louisville, Kentucky), Beware The Radio (United Kingdom), Radio Tsonami (Chile), diffusion FM (Australia), Radio Bloc ORAL (Canada) and in Italy: Fango Radio, Radio Raheem, and NEU Radio.

CONTINUUM has been heard globally through streaming, satellite (Eutelsat Hotbird 13B, channels 520, 93) and Digitale Terrestre 831 (Italy) with the collaboration of San Marino RTV (the National Broadcasting Corporation of the Republic of San Marino)
In Europe and the USA has been heard locally via FM:
bauhaus.fm UKW 106.6 MHz (Weimar), Republic of San Marino RTV 98.90 MHz (Romagna/Marche), WGXC 90.7-FM (New York’s Upper Hudson Valley), ARTxFM / WXOX 97.1 FM (Louisville, Kentucky)


TACTUS Radio Festival
Republic of San Marino, 1-3 December 2023

TACTUS Radio Festival is an international Radio Art project promoted by Usmaradio. Within the spaces of the Antico Monastero Santa Chiara, the festival offered three days of art of listening open to the public: narrations, round tables, performances, listening, live radio broadcasts and podcasts.

Artistic direction: Roberto Paci Dalò
Curatorial team: Gianni Gozzoli, Roberto Paci Dalò, Alessandro Renzi
General coordination: Alessandro Renzi
Head of production and organization: Anna Guerra
Communication: Sara Seu, Maria Chiara Romano
Graphic design: Davide Di Gennaro (Tomo Tomo)
Collaboration to the graphic design: Sara Seu
Mixing board: Lorenzo Ricci
Journal: Natalia Soldati
Documentation photographs and video: Emanuele Lumini
Press office: Jeffrey Zani
Setting-up spaces: CoseMatte (Alessio Abdolahian, Matteo Giustozzi, Orsetta Rocchetto)
Hosting: Natalia Soldati, Rebecca Rizzo
Website: Alessandro Renzi

A project of Usmaradio – Research Centre for Radiophonic Studies
Production: Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino
Support: Segreteria di Stato alla Cultura della Repubblica di San Marino, Transcultures/City Sonic 20 years and Pépinières Européennes de Création
Patronage: Segreteria di Stato per l’Istruzione e la Cultura, l’Università e la Ricerca Scientifica, le Politiche Giovanili; Segreteria di Stato per il Turismo, le Poste, la Cooperazione ed Expo
Partners: Experimentelles Radio an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, ORF Kunstradio, RaiPlay Sound, RTV San Marino, Giardini Pensili, Sentire le voci – festa del podcast, Wave Farm, Congerie, Smagliature Urbane, Radia, Arci Servizio Civile Rimini APS, Farmhouse Rimini, CUE Press, Tempo Reale, Radio Papesse, Fango Radio, Neu Radio, Radioimmaginaria, Radio Raheem, ARTxFM / WXOX 97.1 FM, Radio Tsonami, Beware The Radio, Transcultures/City Sonic 20 years and Pépinières Européennes de Création, Radio Campus Paris 93.9 FM, diffusionFM, Radio Bloc ORAL
Media partners: Altre Velocità, Gagarin Orbite Culturali

Sound Exhibition:
Morse Mountain (2022)
Absolute Value of Noise and Anna Friz
A generative radio art piece
Transmitting on radiolada.net from the 1st December 2023
Visit: usmaradio.org/tactusfestival

L'Impero della Luce CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio Gaia Ginevra Giorgi CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio NicoNote CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio

Tobia Bandini CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio Roberto Paci Dalò CONTINUUM - Collaborative Radio Performance - TACTUS Radio Festival | Usmaradio

Pictures by Emanuele Lumini


Usmaradio – Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per la Radiofonia (CRIR) / Interdepartmental Research Centre for Radio Studies, is a workplace of The School of Radio to develop an innovative radio pedagogy. Workshops, work sessions, meetings, presentations of live performance as sections of the project. Produced by UNIRSM | Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino. usmaradio.org / theschoolofradio.org / unirsm.sm


 

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