Show 439: Yaris AM 153, 225 and 1611 by Cedric Stevens and Vidar Martens (Radio Nova)

What you hear is a field recording taken from the inside of a Toyota Yaris, driving through the city centre of Oslo in 2010.
The radio is being changed between the different AM frequencies 153, 225 and 1611 at a high volume. Since AM frequencies is poorly supported in Norway, the Yaris pick up mainly electromagnetic signals from the surroundings like the tram, hospital or its own engine, instead of ordinary radio transmission from radio broadcasts.
The Toyota Yaris works like a vehicle for translating nonperseptive surroundings to sound, as well as transporting passangers. This creates an exploratory AM soundscape of central Oslo.

Show 438: Imaginary Radio Band No. 1 (Radia edit)

A radiophonic live performance as part of the Addicted2Random festival by Radio Corax in Halle, 10th July 2013. Special augmented edit for Radia on behalf of Resonance104.4fm by Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos. Photo by Marcus Andreas Mohr

Knut Aufermann (DE), electronics, voice
Andre Damião (BR), computer, voice
Børre Mølstad (NO), tuba, voice
Sarah Washington (UK), electronics, voice
Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos (UK), guitar, voice

Show 437: ELECTRIC BLUE by Slavek Kwi for Curious Broadcast

All sounds generated from recordings within maternity hospital environment in Cavan, Ireland –
– including electromagnetic fields of diverse medical machines, musical toys, heartbeat pulsations and first breaths.
1. intro: james playing radio (extract) 1:11 – November 2012
2. james kwi being born 11:22   7.10.2010
3. jonah kwi being born 12:28    22.5.2012
4. epilogue: jonah playing organ (extract) 1:03 – January 2013
composed by Slavek Kwi

Show 436: Lazaropole story by Toni Dimitrov for Kanal103

This is a story about mountain village Lazaropole, Western Macedonia, village that is at 1350 masl as one of the highest settlements in the country. Incredible and beautiful place that is located on the plateau of Mount Bistra, surrounded by beech and oak forests. It is a very important spot for Macedonian history with lots of cultural heritage. Now the village is abandoned and theres no permanent residents there aside of the successors of the people that lived there coming for the weekend, occasional excursionists or hikers.
This piece is dedicated to this village and its history, also its sound and the natural beauty; actually it is an audio documentary that includes whole process of exploring about the history of the village. The piece includes sounds recorded in the surrounding of the village, peaks, forest, churches. There are also interviews with authors that were writing books about the village or  its history. Also Emili Slavkovska was singing in the 4 churches placed at 4 different sides of the village. Her voice is enriched with the natural reverb of the churches and its space. The poetry by Jovan Lambeski from his book of songs dedicated for the village was also read in the old central church of the village.
Recently a group of young people started a series of creative weekends there in order to bring alternative culture and young people there, so already for a year lots of creative young people are doing workshops and performances there. The next one is a project about field recordings and soundscape where a group of artists were doing recordings and performing sessions in this beautiful place immersed in the inexhaustible source of sounds isolated from the hustle and noise of the city and the chaos of urban life. Part of this beauty and history we I am trying to capture and transfer here.

title: Lazaropole story
author: Toni Dimitrov
length: 27′ 49″
genre: audio documentary
recordings, editing and directed: Toni Dimitrov
questions: Natali Slavkovska
music and singing: Emili Slavkovska (recorded in the churches around Lazaropole)
poetry by: Jovan Lambeski