Show 361: Monstres by bololipsum

Pas si loin, ils sont là, dans un monde parallèle. Ce documentaire animalier pénètre un univers virtuel, pas très loin de chez nous, chez ces sons mutants, ces êtres qui sont le fruit d’erreurs et de bugs.
Monstres propose un voyage dans les programmes et les circuits électroniques, entre le 1 et le 0, dans cet interstice, au gré du hasard où ils vivent, cachés comme des monstres.

2012 bololipsum & RadioGrenouille

Not so far, they are there, in a parallel world. This nature documentary enters a virtual world, not far from us, the home of these mutants sounds, these beings are the result of errors and bugs. Monstres offers a journey through programs and electronic circuits, between 1 and 0, in this crack, at the sandstone of chance where they live, hidden as monsters.

2012 bololipsum & RadioGrenouille

Show 360: Kunst und Brot – Salon des Refusés 2012/1 by Cirkulacija 2

In 2012 Cirkulacija 2 collective returns to the habit of using language as medium for communication – and publicly: a format denoted as “salon” as aesthetic outlet.

In the first instalment we prepared a radio show discussion hopefully touching some of the important conceptual approaches regarding the public appearances of Cirkulacija 2. While more abstractly coded radio broadcast could be used, we decided for the more basic approach – the discussion, the talk.

The composition (of dicussion) was defined as open-minded, and with it we wanted to force upon us the topics that could potentially be emotional – or: the topics would have to be emotionally solved. It is of course the question of individuals’ different views on some very basic approaches.

The dynamics of a group over the years is a varying organism. Some things get forgotten, some topics get consumed, there is a constant fight against boredom and disillusionment. Some rituals and definitions have to be changed – and some new introduced. The production of meaning – the ideology?

The language is the CE broken english style – as one would expect it from an international group of artists. Boštjan Leskovšek, Borut Savski, Stefan Doepner and – for a brief time – Neven Korda took part in emotioning.

Cirkulacija 2 is collective established in 2007 by a couple of artists dealing with so-called new-media approaches, strongly linked to multimedia and technology, the socially engaged public observation and opinions resulting in actions and experimentation on all levels.

The title is taken from a book by Pierre-Michel Menger dealing mainly with the question of precarious economy of artists.

Show 359: Radio Readings

free103point9’s contribution to the Radia network comes from a fundraiser for its FM station, WGXC, last summer, with “Radio Readings” from Max Goldfarb and Brian Dewan, Alison Knowles  and Hugh Dancy.

The readings, in order of appearance:

• Artists Max Goldfarb and Brian Dewan produced this “reading” of Velimir Khlebnikov’s The Radio of the Future (1921) in 2011. A canoncial text, “Radio of the Future,” may be the first real conceptualization of transmission art.

• Alison Knowles is a visual artist known for her soundworks, installations, performances, and books. She was a founding member of Fluxus, and recently Knowles offered her iconic performance “The Identical Lunch” to museum visitors as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s Performance Exhibition Series. On the occasion of a summer garden party benefit for free103point9’s FM radio station (WGXC). Alison Knowles performed one of her “Bean Turners,” constructed from beans and paper, Bean Turners and are both book pages and sonic instruments.

• At the same summer garden party, acclaimed film and stage actor Hugh Dancy, performed F.T. Marinetti and Pino Masnata’s “La Radia” (1933) a visionary text, if one that reveals the authors proclivity for Fascism. La Radia asserts what The Radio Must Not Be, what The Radio Abolishes, and what The Radio Will Be.

Show 358: Oramic Radio Sounds by TEA FM

The School of Creative Radio TEA FM from Zaragoza has developed a new radio documentary based on the works and sounds made by Daphne Oram (Dec 31th 1923 – Jan 5th 2003) British composer and electronic musician. She was the creator of the “Oramics” technique for creating electronic sounds.
Developed in documentary form, we will cross the sounds created by her “Oramics Machine” and we will talk with people close to her and her work.

In 1959 she installed her Oramics Studios for Electronic Composition in Tower Folly, a converted oast house at Fairseat, near Wrotham, Kent. Her output from the studio, mostly commercial, covered a far wider range than the Radiophonic Workshop, providing background music for not only radio and television but also theatre and short commercial films. She was also commissioned to provide sounds for installations and exhibitions. Other work from this studio included electronic sounds for Jack Clayton’s 1961 horror film The Innocents, concert works including Four Aspects and collaborations with opera composer Thea Musgrave and Ivor Walsworth.

With the voice and talent of:
Isabel Aparicio, Daniel Canelo, Mar Gonzalez, Manuel Alcaine, Miguel Deza, Reyes Casasnovas and Carlos Berdiel

Music & FX:
Daphne Oram, TEA FM FX gallery, BBC and MEC Sound Archive

Script and production:
Chuse Fernandez

A TEA FM production. Recorded on TEA FM-CTA Studios on January 2012.