Show 430: MuseRuole Radio Edition by JD Zazie for Berlin

Festival Curator JD Zazie has compiled this selection of works by Felicity Ford, Heidrun Schramm & Stini Arn for

MuseRuole is a festival dedicated to experimental music and puts contemporary female musicians and performers at its centre. It is a journey of discovery into the wide world of current musical research, looking for specifically female modes of expression, with its own grammar and personal style. This year (2013) we focus on the theme of radio as a space for musical research and a medium of technological innovation, including  notions of sending and receiving in equal measure.
Even today radio is an important method of communication: it remains one of the most powerful, cheapest, accessible and world spanning of media. Despite its long history and being one of the first mass media of the last century, radio has always been able to renew     itself, adapting to changing realities and remaining in step with the future. And so radio is an instrument of disseminating knowledge as well as a research space for new technologies and formats: as a global platform it offers the possibility to develop innovative networks and ways to connect.

Show 429: Fragments from a Deviant by Luka Prinčič (Radio Student/Ljubljana)

I always liked radio. It offers a special mental, bodily and emotional space. At least it used to. Things are so much different these days. It seems it is so hard to find intimacy, time and attention to focus on a single channel. It seems like we are tuned to many different frequencies at once and we’re having an open recording device on each of them. Do we ever go back and listen to those recordings? Have we really experienced each and every one of these channels? If we haven’t, do the recordings matter?

Radiophonicaly I was “born” through so called Ministry for Experiment run by Borut Savski, Marko Košnik and Luka Frelih. Broadcasting seemed such magic. The open radiospace after midnight and the experience of the eXchange network (first web streaming, creating closed loop/chain of online rebroadcasters) provoked a special sense of closeness and distance at the same time.

A recent radio project was a monthly radio show “Fragments from a Deviant”, where various materials – sonic and textual – were manipulated, processed and edited into a collage of dis/appearing messages and references.

What follows is a short edit of some of those radio shows and few original sound pieces.


* Deviantovi fragmenti [Fragments from a Deviant] #24 (050510): Keith Jarret in conversation with machines

* Deviantovi fragmenti [Fragments from a Deviant] #33: Explicite Hriste

* Deviantovi fragmenti [Fragments from a Deviant] #35: Christian Sexuality

* Undulation of Oud & Nature is the Steppe from “Nova deViator presents Leopoldina Istanbul (from contract to ritual)”

* Luka Prinčič live sound performance at RŠ44, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

* “switch” by Luka Prinčič (unpublished)

Luka Prinčič is a musician, sound designer and media artist who worksand lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Show 428: Everything is Eel Transmission by Sam Sebren from free103point9/WGXC

American eels. Image from Wikipedia.

Sam Sebren and Liz LoGiudice to bring you a glimpse into the transmission of Anguilla rostrata, aka the American eel. Sebren and LoGiudice trace the eel’s story from the Hudson River to the Caribbean, sometimes by way of Europe and the Pacific. Sebren and LoGiudice look at the American Eel Project’s Hudson River Estuary Program. Teams of scientists, students, and over 200 community volunteers monitor and count glass eels at 12 HREP sample stream locations along the Hudson River in New York State in the United States.

Each year, glass eels – the tiny, transparent young fish – navigate the Atlantic Ocean all the way from the Sargasso Sea to the rivers along the East Coast. Every March and April, these young fish migrate into the rivers and freshwater streams, where they mature for 20 years or more before returning to the Sargasso Sea to mate and die. This episode of “Radia” tracks their progress in the Hudson River, and around the world. The entire show serves as a metaphor for the “Radia” stations and weekly transmission.

Liz LoGiudice is an environmental educator and eel devotee who helps to coordinate the Hudson River Eel Project in Greene County. Sam Sebren is a volunteer citizen scientist for the HREP American Eel Research project, and a multidisciplinary artist who began his career in the East Village New York arts scene in the 1980s. A prolific maker, Sebren’s visual works take form in installation, collage, painting, photography, video, and public works. His sound-based works have ties to noise and no-genre music (Menlo Park Recordings). Sebren also uses the medium of radio to activate dialogue around ecological and social justice issues impacting New York’s upper Hudson Valley. LoGiudice and Sebren collected and edited audio from various eel experts and volunteers of all ages at various locations during the 2012 eel counting season. For more information about the Hudson River Estuary Program, or to volunteer, go here:

This episode was produced through the Wave Farm studios at WGXC 90.7-FM in New York, in the United States.

Show 427: Crisis, what Crisis? (TEA FM)

f. Mutación considerable en una enfermedad tras la cual se produce un empeoramiento o una mejoría: “El enfermo ha conseguido superar la crisis.”
Problema, conflicto, situación delicada: “Esa pareja está pasando por una crisis.”
Cambio importante en el desarrollo de un proceso que da lugar a una inestabilidad: “Crisis económica.”

Estamos en crisis, si. ¿Pero, en qué crisis? ¿Crisis financiera? ¿Crisis moral? ¿De valores? ¿Existencial? ¿Somos conscientes de ella?
Demasiadas preguntas que son una sola. Y respuestas en el aire, en la cabeza de todos y en las manos de muy pocos.
Este documental radiofónico intenta reflejar esta crisis planteando una serie de preguntas con respuesta. La que cada uno podamos darle.
Un trabajo compuesto por audios de Chuse Fernández, Fulvio d’Orazio, Juanjo Palacios, Miss Jenny Tails y Paco Rossique y la voz de Leonor Bruna en los textos en lengua alemana de Bertolt Brecht, Erich Kästner y un poema anónimo junto a recortes sonoros de informativos de la BBC, NBC y La Sexta TV.
Una producción de Chusé Fernández para TEA FM.



Cri • sis
[krahy-sis] noun, plural cri•ses [-seez], adjective
1. A stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse, is determined; turning point.
2. A condition of instability or danger, as in social, economic, political, or international affairs, leading to a decisive change.
3. A dramatic emotional or circumstantial upheaval in a person’s life.
4. Medicine/Medical .
a.The point in the course of a serious disease at which a decisive change occurs, leading either to recovery or to death.
b. The change itself.
5. The point in a play or story at which hostile elements are most tensely opposed to each other.

We are in crisis, yes. But, what crisis? Financial Crisis? Moral Crisis? Crisis of values? Existential? Are we aware of it?
Too many questions that are one. And answers in the air, everyone’s head and into the hands of very few.
This radio documentary attempts to reflect this crisis posing a series of questions to answer which each can give. A work consisting of sounds from Chuse Fernandez, Fulvio d’Orazio, Juanjo Palacios, Miss Jenny Tails and Paco Rossique and Leonor Bruna’s voice in German texts by Bertolt Brecht, Erich Kästner and an anonymous poem with info cuts from BBC news, NBC and La Sexta TV.

A Chusé Fernandez production for TEA FM.
Crisis, what crisis?