Show 239: Morsonata by Mobile Radio

replacement for cancelled show

This is the radia edit of an hour long live radio show produced by Mobile Radio for the FON festival in Barrow-in-Furness, England.
With Barrow being home to Europe’s biggest submarine shed and neighbouring Lake District having hosted Kurt Schwitters for the last years of his life we decided to combine these two influences. Schwitters’ Ursonate performed in morse code by one of Barrow’s retired submariners is the underlying thread to the show that includes live music and field recordings by FON artists in residence Haco, Susan Matthews, Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann.

Show 237: Reheat: the Schnitzel

Every year now a strange kind of gathering takes place close to the very eastern border of Austria at a barn called the Kleylehof. Viennese artists of many backgrounds have taken over this barn and converted it into a multifunctional performance and studio space, complete with a homemade emergency slide and a swing garden hut. In August they celebrate the Reheat festival, that brings together local and international artists, performers and scientists who ride towards the hungarian border on home-made rocket propelled bicyles.
This years festival theme was ‘electromagnetism’ and therefore an ideal place to capture sounds for a radio show. The proceedings of the whole day included video installations, gps guided tours, lectures, many concerts and much more. The best way to represent this multitude was to send all recordings through the cut-up software called ‘Schnitzel’ written by one of the festivals co-organizers Dieb13.
It was a great festival, next year you should go there in person. Until then there is this show.

Show 236: A sound piece by artist menmonic45

The work is based on AM radio frequencies and parts of Claude Debussy’s Clair De Lune concert for an ensemble of violins.

menmonic45 is Goce Gliguriovski from bitola, a sound artist working under the name menmonic45. He is combining ambient sound with dubby influences producing contemporary dub/ambient tehno sound, often interrupted by some AM radio sound.