Show 122: It all disappeared… by Milos Vojtechovsky and Stanislav Abraham

A commemoration of the glory of the microphone and sounding wires: radio essay.

sound and concept: Radio lemurie, july 2007, mixing and recording: Milos Vojtechovsky, Stanislav Abraham.

December 1989. In Bucharest President Nicolae Ceausescu was holding on the balcony his last famous speech. All of sudden something unexpected happened down on the square: a sign of turmoil, protest. Ceausescu is confused and starts calling repeatedly: halo!, halo!, halo! tapping with his finger on the microphone to get back the contact with the usually obedient crowd, bewitched and captivated by the magic of the amplified voice of the dictator. Several days later, on 25 of December the national tribunal condemned Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu. They have been shot to death. Their execution as well as the trial was videotaped.

Elena screams to the solders, who led them to the execution place: “Child do not do this to me! Don’t you listen? Stop touching me. Haven’t you heard? What are you doing?” Nicolae tells Elena “Relax. Leave it be.” “Let me go!” screams Elena. Let my hands go!” Nicolae shouts “How do you have the right to do this?” (Dec. 25, 1989).

Electricity and amplified sound of the human voice transformed deeply the social, psychological and political context of the human discourse. Certain traces of totalitarianism are imbedded in almost every bit of broadcasted and transformed voice. The collage combines different samples of voices, speaking via telephone, found on the internet with ambient sounds, recorded in Prague, Wroclaw, Muenster and Kassel.

Show 121: by Tilos Radio

The next Radia show by Tilos is a complete mix of the synthetic and the organic the first part is a live performance by Hungarian artist Mike Rosoft at the UltraSound Festival (Budapest, 2007 Spring). Attila Kenyeres is using his Apple computer to make soundscapes, and his first album at the Hungarian netlabel Syrup is called An Hour.

To make a full proof of what the Machintosh is good for in case of no matter how wet or dry weather, the second part is a fluid sample from the Thematic Day on the Danube at Tilos. It features Hungarian poet Attila József’s poem At the Danube first in Romanian, then in a 4-voice chorus in Hungarian with the sounds of a walk at the Danube in the background. (Although we don’t speak any Romanian here either – you’ll hear how easier it is to understand if you know French, Italian or other Latin-related languages than our Finno-Ugrian original – and that is not only because the Hungarian voice is quadruple.) The Romanian version is poetry and language for its own sake accompanied by music exclusively following the mood of the recital.

Show 119: The Tape-beatles on Radia

Music collage from Prague-based duo produced for Radia on behalf of Resonance FM. Selection of works combine voice, loops, and layered sounds.
The Tape-beatles formed in Iowa City, USA in 1987 and have been based in Prague since 2000, when Lloyd Dunn joined John Heck there. Some works in the program were created during the production of the CD and film Good Times, but were not included. ‘Stolen Bicycle’ was created for a uncompleted compilation of works based on DJ Spooky samples. The later portion includes the most recent work, completed June 2007. Go to for information on Tape-beatles, discography, and live performed cinema.

Show 118: Svirachinja

“Svirachinja” – new group of young artists that started hosting program on kanal 103… artistic group consisted of sculptors, painters, writers..

svirachinja is new group of young artists that started hosting program on kanal 103 couple months ago. artistic group consisted of sculptors, painters, writers.. but they r also making music as a band under the name svirachinja.. making various art performances, movies/video art.. and at the end making art programs on radio.. this is one of their sound experiments/programs broadcasted live. pure example of their way of work. chaotic mix of sound, music, live performance with various strange instruments in the studio, inteviews where questions are on different lenguage than the answer, reading poetry, realtime edditing, manipulating pre recorded material, playing chess in the studio… art on radio or radio art?