Show 234: Awaiting for the waters to rise by Frederic Alstadt

“Into lovers strings,
crumbled under soft shakes from the strech of the oblivion,
tainted simple encounters, bellow the lights of married chords

it’s a sincere road i followed,
time for a pause,
strewn of dark blue sound wires,
remanences of an unbordered amaricana ”

Christophe Guiraud

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Traces of a hot & wet summers strings improvisations, I edited the two first sessions we made with my friend Amélie Grosselet. She was playing guitar, and I was playing apalachian dulcimer processed with different analog effets. As i’ve spent a lot of time in Venice this year, designing sound for an installation, i still had that strongly in mind. Water was everywhere there, around me and into the sound I was working on, I was amazingly obsessed by the “aqua alta” submerging the streets. These random rises inspired me.
The liquid element’s travel from meting snow recorded in the Alps in late march to Antwerpen industrialised rivers sides, followed our strings

Flood is to come

Frédéric Alstadt

Show 233: Why Don’t You Go Home? by Cathryn Morgan Richards

“Why don’t you go home?” by sound artist Cathryn Morgan-Richards tells the Crowhurst story in the form of a radio documentary.
Donald Crowhurst set sail from Teignmouth, South Devon UK, in the autumn of 1968 on a non-stop round-the-world sailing race in his trimaran ‘Teignmouth Electron’. One of nine competitors, Crowhurst saw his initial high hopes for fame and glory dashed when lack of time, a poorly equipped boat and inexperience all conspired against him. With the realisation that neither he nor the boat were up to the trip came desperation, which led to a faked voyage, a breakdown and ultimately his death.

“Why don’t you go home?” by sound artist Cathryn Morgan-Richards tells the Crowhurst story in the form of a radio documentary, through the accounts of people local to Teignmouth who were in some way witness to what happened. With a backdrop of soundscapes taken from the Teign Estuary, the piece combines spoken voices with an underlying musicality, blurring the boundary between documentary and sonic art.

Show 232: The Dad… or some by TD.OS

Three people, three practices (strings, wax, and pixel) for three visions of sounds.

“TD-Os” mingle stories, music, and field recordings ; voices emerging from notes, scratches tracking silence, a landscape only waiting for the beat to get a word in edgeways.

Wouldn’t it be merely radio ?

Except that improvisation remains the basic principle. Don’t know where we are going, neither with who, but we will hear, once arrived. Eventually, it’s funnier and so much more surprising.

Samuel Hirsch, Christophe Rault, Arnaud Forest and Charlie Marcelet (sound-engineer) endeavour to realise their own “live radiography” and present 28 minutes from « The Dad… or some »

[Thanks to Radia, Floriane, Cha, les Hirsh, la gougoutte and Froggys Radios]