Show 409: Dogs and Architecture by Ergo Phizmiz and the Radio Anywhere Ambassadors for Soundart Radio

Why Dogs?

It’s great to have an intelligent animal around. Maybe it’s time for human beings to take a step back.

Why Architecture?

Now more and more people are recognising the contribution dogs have made to architecture. Join us in a celebration of doggy design and canine construction.

Why Ergo Phizmiz?

Thanks for coming to lead a workshop on our Radio Anywhere project. And bringing along a rare photo of an architect dog. From that it was a short step for the Radio Anywhere Ambassadors to find a dog genius to interview, recordings from the dog relaxation spa, extensive reviews of building design, sounds of disgruntled cats, songs about dog builders, statements from pro-human-architect campaign groups and a machine that translates dogs thoughts.

Why Radio Anywhere?

Radio Anywhere Ambassadors meet to talk about radio ideas, produce work together, and to broadcast from their homes, streets, neighbourhoods, towns and planet with Soundart Radio’s little-studio-in-a-box. As they do this they will inspire more radio makers they meet along the way, as part of our station’s redefinition as a network of small connected studios.

Noises and voices by Robert Davidson, David Harbott, Lona Kozik, Danielle Rose, Ariane Delaunois, Alice Armstrong, Remi Romeder, Chris Mockridge and Jenny Wellwood.

Assembled by Ergo Phizmiz and Lucinda Guy

Show 408 – “Bloop” by Claire Serres for Radio Campus Bruxelles


it’s round
it’s hard
it lives in the dark
it rumbles power
it still hoarse and heavy despite the distance
it resonates

The Bloop is a submerged frequency, it diffuses in depth.
Can you capture it ? I catch it, play again again.

In her work, Claire Serres uses microphones and vocal attacks to detect the origin of Bloop.

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c’est rond
c’est dur
ça vit dans le noir
ça gronde en puissance
ça reste rauque et lourd malgré la distance
ça résonne
et se perd à l’échelle du corps.

Le Bloop est une fréquence immergée, elle diffuse en profondeur.
Tu la captes ? Je l’attrape ? On joue encore encore.

Dans son travail, Claire Serres utilise des attaques vocales et des super microphones pour détecter l’origine du Bloop.

Show 407: Out Come The Wolves by La Danse de l’Ours/Radio Grenouille



Out come the wolves is the second sound piece of Nicolas Perret and Cédric Anglaret’s project The four seasons of Paanjärvi in which, since 2009, they focus on the soundscape of the small russian village of Paanajärvi. Isolated in the thick primary forest of oriental Karelia, Paanajärvi has somehow fallen out of the time. Its inhabitants, the last custodians of the disappearing Karelian culture, live a tough life that is strongly bond to the nature surrounding them.

Winters are harsh in Paanajärvi. At this latitude, the sun doesn’t show much and temperatures remain way below freezing for many months. As winter progresses food gets rare for the wolves. Out of the forest they approach the village at night to attack dogs, that the villagers try to protect by all means. As long as dogs are barking the wolves are still far; once they are silent they are nearby. In the winter of 2012, 23 dogs were eaten by the wolves in Paanajärvi.

Following Out come the wolves, a 6 minutes addition sheds light on the Man who eats dogs.

The four seasons of Paanjärvi is supported by SCAM, Défi Jeune, the Juminkeko Foundation and Radio Grenouille.

In 2007 Nicolas Perret and Cédric Anglaret have joined their practice of sound, documentary and music in a common project of collection, creation and diffusion. Since they work under the name La danse de l’ours.

Out come the wolves – winter, Recorded in March 2012 in Paanajärvi, Duration: 23 min, Mix: Philippe Chario. The man who eats dogs, Recorded in March 2012 in Paanajärvi, Duration: 23 min, Mix: Philippe Chariot


Out come the wolves est la seconde pièce du projet de Nicolas Perret et Cédric Anglaret Les quatre saisons de Paanajärvi, initié en 2009, autour du paysage sonore du petit village russe de Paanajärvi. Isolé au milieu des grandes forêts primaires de Carélie orientale, Paanajärvi est un village hors du temps où les habitants, derniers dépositaires d’une culture carélienne en train de disparaître, mènent une vie rude en étroite relation avec leur environnement naturel.

Les hivers sont durs à Paanajärvi. A cette latitude, le soleil se montre peu et les températures demeurent négatives durant de longs mois. Au fur et à mesure que l’hiver avance, les loups ne trouvant plus rien pour se nourrir en fôret se rapprochent du village et, la nuit venue, attaquent parfois les chiens que les villageois essayent tant bien que mal de protéger. Quand les chiens hurlent les loups s’approchent. Dès qu’ils se taisent – après quelques jappements effrayés – les loups sont là. Cet hiver là, 23 chiens ont été mangé dans le village.

A la suite de Out come the wolves, une seconde pièce de 6 minutes fait la lumière sur l’Homme qui mange des chiens. Les quatre saisons de Paanäjarvi a recu le soutien de la SCAM, Défi Jeune, Radio Grenouille et la fondation Juminkeko.

Depuis 2007 Nicolas Perret et Cédric Anglaret ont mis en commun leurs pratiques de la musique et du documentaire sonore dans un projet de collection, création et diffusion sous le nom de La Danse de l’Ours.

Show 406: Radio Arctic by Marko Peljhan and Radio Student

From Radio Student, Ljubljana, in Radia show 406 we bring You a mashap of authentic recordings from the Arctic, made by Marko Peljhan and his team, from one of their Arctic Perspective Initiative’s mission: therein recordings, local radio communications over short waves and folklore and pop music from the Arctic. “In the Arctic, there are the openest public radio stations. The radio station does not have a key, anyone can come on the radio and do the show.” (M.P.)

Marko Peljhan. After theatre and radio studies at the University of Ljubljana, Marko Peljhan founded Projekt Atol, an organisation working with visual arts and communications technologies, in 1992. In 1995 he co-founded LJUDMILA (Ljubljana Digital Media Lab), now one of Europe’s most significant cultural and tactical media labs. In 1997 Peljhan’s ongoing Makrolab, launched at documenta in Germany, provoked artistic and scientific reflection on sustainable technologies and energies. Radio is key to Peljhan’s research: he founded and coordinates the Insular Technologies initiative, which proposed an autonomous high frequency radio network long before wireless internet. Radio underpins performative works such as Solar (1997), Signal-Sever (1999 – 2006) and SPEKTR (2007). Peljhan is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Media Arts and Technology Program, California Nanosystems Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; he is also a licensed radio operator and trained pilot.

Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) is a non-profit, international group of individuals and organizations, founded by Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biederman, whose goal is to promote the creation of open authoring, communications and dissemination infrastructures for the circumpolar region. Its aim is to work with, learn from, and empower the North and Arctic Peoples through open source technologies and applied education and training. By creating access to these technologies while promoting the creation of shared communications and data networks without costly overheads, continued and sustainable development of autonomous culture, traditional knowledge, science, technology and education opportunities for peoples in the North and Arctic regions is enabled.

Radio Student. Based in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, founded back in 1969 in ex-Yugoslavia, with 24 hours program and more than 200 regular contributors today, Radio Student is one of the oldest and the biggest independent and non-commercial radio stations in Europe, with a long tradition in radio art and the diverse field of contemporary investigative art practices, especially throug Ministry of Experiment project in 90′s and 00′s, and today through our Open radio art theory investigative platform RADAR.