Show 413: Native by Renata Roman for Resonance FM

At a time when we witnessed the worsening situation of Brazilian Indians in various parts of the country due to economic interests it is fair hear them: the simplicity of the dialogue, the reflection of the thinker, the letter from the explorer. Everything is revealing.

Renata Roman is an independent Brazilian artist based in São Paulo. Her artwork revolves around radio pieces, installations, sound poetry and field recordings. She keeps the sound map of the city of São Paulo.

Show 412: Fresh Air by The Dublin Laptop Orchestra

Fresh Air is a large-scale sound art piece curated and created by the Dublin Laptop Orchestra. The piece was written to address the sad truth that many common, household and automobile air-fresheners are heavily carcinogenic. The fact that people are willing to put their lives in danger in order to preserve nothing more than the aesthetic qualities of their world typifies the form over function attitude prevalent in our society and is something which we felt was important to deal with. The work is in three sections, (1) Breathe In(side) by Brian Dillon, (2) Form by Gregory Jackson and (3) A Comparison of Worth by Bernhardt McKenna.

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Show 411: Promaja by Beatrice André for Kanal103, Skopje

On the path of a word / Promaja
The draft, is not a draft in the Balkans. This sound is a search, a search made as a draft, a draft running from language to language, from country to country, slapping doors, searching answers in the waves or within the scientific community. Collective and multi-language, a sound experiment by Béatrice André.

По патот на еден збор / промаја
Провев не е провев на Балканот. Туку промаја. Овој звук е истражување, истражување направено како промаја, промаја која се движи од јазик до јазик, од земја до земја, треска врати, барајќи одговори низ брановите или во рамките на научната заедница. Мулти-јазик, звучен експеримент од Беатрис Андре.

Sur les pas d’un mot /Promaja
Le courant d’air, n’est pas un courant d’air dans les Balkans. Cette pièce sonore est une quête, une recherche faite au fil du vent, passant de langues en langues, de pays à pays Cherche l’impalpable, des réponses dans les vagues, ou auprès de la communauté scientifique. Multilingue et collective, une expérimentation sonore de Béatrice André.

Béatrice André made 411th RADIA episode for Kanal 103. Беатрис Андре ја создаде 411th RADIA епизода за Канал 103.

Thanks to Nathalie Coranti,  Terence Theureau, Bernard de Vienne, Charles Aimard, Gordana de Cetinje, AlF., Kujtime Presheva, and Dr. Lazo Pekevski, Seismological Observatory in Skopje, Macedonia, Dr. Gianfranco Magni, Italian space agency.

Credit for the photgraphy. Creative commons, Tomislava Sekulić.

Show 410: by OS for Radio Zero, Lisbon

Os: for percussion on 24 tuned suspended mirrors, recorded voice, alto saxophone, cello, cymbals and electronics.

A series of letters that come from a far away place and time. The narrator describes his research voyage on a planet with strange geological formations: The Cones. Alone, he writes this letters to W and keeps us aware of his mental deflections induced by the odd landscape.

Using parts of this text PARQUE presented a concert-installation at Culturgest, Lisbon in 2008.

Nuno Torres: alto saxophone
Ricardo Jacinto: cello and percussion
Nuno Morão: percussion/melodica
João Pinheiro: percussion/vibraphone
Dino Récio: percussion
André Sier: electronics
Murray Todd: voice

Text (Excerpts from “The Left Hand”, 2006) by Hugo Brito.

Recording: Pedro Magalhães
Mixing: Pedro Magalhães and Ricardo Jacinto (Golden Poney Studios)
Mastering: Rafael Toral

Radio Zero coordination: Paulo Raposo