Show 491: FROM CHINA by BUTTERLAND for radio x

radia season 33 – show #491 (radio x) – FROM CHINA
– playing from august 25 to august 31, 2014 –


An acoustic field trip through China and Chinese childhood.

FROM CHINA features Butterland’s radioplay “Childhood Stories”:

“Childhood Stories is an art project with sociological approach: it composes narrations of individuals about their childhood in order to create an authentic image of the social environment they grew up in. Therefore we gather material about childhood in a specific country by using a questionnaire. The answers are anonymized, translated and used as literary material, they are condensed or cut up, then arranged in a dramatic text – that’s Regina’s part. Christian composes the music using field recordings from the respective country. The result is an artistic documentary in form of an audio drama.
Childhood Stories China 2012 gives insight in the 1980s and 1990s in China’s urban middle class.” [R.D./C.M.]

Field recordings / montage / realisation: Christian Müller
Translations / script / female voice: Regina Dürig
Male voice: Miro Caltagirone

Butterland’s project “Childhood Stories” encompasses so far a radioplay in two different versions (German and English), a CD edition (published by edition fästing plockare in summer 2013), and a multi-channel installation (2013).
The German version of the radioplay “Childhood Stories China” has been awarded with jury’s prize in the category “Experimentelles” at the SonOhr Hörfestival 2014 in Bern, and it has been broadcasted by SWR2 in January 2014.
The radia edit FROM CHINA is based on the English version of the radioplay and comes with a special extra part based on field recordings from China.

is the Switzerland based duo Regina Dürig and Christian Müller. Butterland works in the field of story and sound, their poetical and sculptural pieces seek an equal relation between music and literature, a mutual approach to narration and reduction. Christian Müller works as improvising electronic-musician, electro-acoustic bass-clarinettist and composer with a conceptual approach. Regina Dürig writes prose, prose miniatures and texts for music:
Find out more about their projects at

great many thanks to Butterland aka Regina Dürig and christian Müller for FROM CHINA!
the pictures are based on chinese fan art – more precisely: on photographs of ancient painted fans from china, “Landscape” by Dong Qichang (ca. 1590-1600, upside), “Landscape” by Jiu Jue aka Liu Jue (1438, middle) and “Landscape” by Li Liufang (1624, bottom), all of them today located in the Honolulu Museum of Art and their pictures graciously uploaded by the museum to Wikimedia Commons and credited to the PD.

radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: august 2014
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (c) Butterland Regina Dürig & Christian Müller

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Show 490: Hervé Moire & JPE for Jet FM

Live from Hervé Moire & Juan Pablo Espinoza for the Sonor Festival at the Blockhaus in Nantes (France).

Hervé Moire meets Juan Pablo Espinoza aka JPE for a live where different recordings are processed on live.
Hervé Moire is an électroacoustic musician self-taught, he composed 2 pieces published on the label Aposiopese. His musical universe is composed by field recordings, concrete sound recordings of different objects and acoustic instruments treated and confronted with electronic digressions.
JPE is a composer and a graphic designer working on multimedia and musical projects connected to improvisation, sound effects, electronic music and électroacoustic music. He learns electroacoustic music at the ENMP of Pantin (next to Paris) and composition in the center of Ianis Xenakis (CCMIX). One of its electroacoustic compositions appeared on the French label N-Rec. He is interested in the possible interactions between the music and the contemporary dance and the theater.

French :
Hervé Moire rencontre Juan Pablo Espinoza aka JPE pour un live où prises de sons diverses sont traitées en temps réel. Une imbrication de textures sonores où l’acoustique et l’électronique se fondent en différentes trames aux ambiances cinématographiques.
Hervé Moire est un musicien électroacoustique autodidacte auteur de pièces dont deux parues sur le label Aposiopese. Son univers est la rencontre entre field recording, prise de son concrète d’objets divers et d’instruments acoustiques traités et confrontés à des digressions électroniques.
JPE est compositeur et graphiste auteur des projets multimédias et musicaux liés à l’improvisation, au bruitage, à la musique électronique et électroacoustique. Installé à Paris en 1998 il suit le cours d’électroacoustique de l’ENMP à Pantin et de composition au Centre de Composition Musicale Ianis Xenakis (CCMIX) et de musique à l’image Cifap à Paris. Une de ses compositions électroacoustiques est apparue sur le label français N-Rec. Il s’intéresse aux interactions possibles entre la musique et la danse contemporaine et le théâtre.

Show 489: Birds of Marrakech by Radio Papesse

This week show come no where else than form our very own recorders.
It is a non-linear walk recorded during the opening days of the 2014 Marrakech Biennale.


It all started from a terrace during the 2014 Bienniale opening days, then moved into the streets; among the crowd, the tourists, people wandering into new territories, just to find unexpected sounds and stories.
A quest that brought us into a misused theatre, then back to the streets, into the old town, where the ancient and the modern mix.
To hop into a taxi, where the outside noises slowly faded into soundart and migration stories; then back to where history meet the contemporary, in the frequencies of Marrakech cranes, into a lost flock, and the Muezzins’ prayers.
After days of wanderings and getting lost into the Marrakech dedalus, came an unexpected and healing encounter; but then, it is inevitable to end back again into the crowd until, just turning the corner, everything is relaxed and almost silent.
Just time for a mint tea and the birds come back in, so does the music, and the radios and the car horns.
The new birds of Marrkech.


This show only uses raw field recordings, without any effect, and it is an invite to take your time and be taken into thin noises as well as deep drones, different languages and unreadable soundbites.

Among other things the field recordings include:
_ fragments of the preview-press-tour by Hicham Khalidi and Alya Sebti
_ live recordings of Clara Meister’s ‘Singing Maps and Underlying Melodies’ performed by Kamarstudios, Choeur des Maman Douées de Dar Bellarj and Si Mohamed Soudani
_ Shezad Dawood’s ‘In Towards the Possible Film’ (2014)
_ car recordings of Saout Radio ‘Ici.Maintenant.Où?’
_ Freq_out 10 soundcheck at Theatre Royal


Show 488: Wie es vielleicht war by Nights im Bunker for Radio Helsinki

“Wie es vielleicht war” (“How it might have been”) by Nights im Bunker for Radio Helsinki, Graz – AT

“Nights im Bunker” is some sort of a mistery performance series that is performed once a month at the Forum Stadtpark – a place of production and presentation for contemporary art in Graz. “Wie es vielleicht war” (“How it might have been”) is a radio edit of different performances that the performers of Nights im Bunker did in the last two years.

Performers: Patrick Wurzwallner (drums), Arne Glöckner (guitar), Vera Hagemann (voice), Johannes Schrettle (text)