Show 513: VHS tape loop in a magnetic field by Eddie Spanier & Black Monk (Radio Papesse)

A closed circuit formed by a loop that exploits the digital technology in VHS and a magnetic field, activated by the magnets of a powered speaker for the diffusion of audio. This system ensures the maintenance of an onanistic process that leads to constant and progressive disruption of the audio and video signal supported by the magnetic tape of the VHS. The residual audio, which gradually loses quality, is channeled into a mixing system and spread through the same audio speakers that degenerate the sound source itself.

This show was produced for Radio Papesse from the recordings of a performance held at xenos arte contemporanea (Firenze) in October 2014

Eddie Spanier
b. 50 ° 53 ‘34.66’ ‘N, 136 ° 50’ 12:38 ” E 50 ° 53 ‘34.66’ ‘N, 136 ° 50’ 12:38 ” E
He is an auto-generated intelligence swarm, a dense team of highly-trained space monkeys, skilled and ontologically devoted to artistic do-it-yourself processes, obsolete technologies and retrogaming, technological onanism and hypertrophic mechanical systems, pseudo-scientific dogma, subculture science, conspiracy theories and the former life of L. Ron Hubbard, the Day of Judgment, and popular culture. Eddie Spanier is a gray area, a gray eminence that often conspires against itself, a machine of propaganda and a parasite of free information.

Black Monk
It is a new moniker concealing the other half of the duo Alpin Folks, a musical project that blends the literary references and visual arts related to mountains.
Immersed in electronic listenings he gives space to the compositions of Steve Reich, Terrence Dixon and Helm. His records are a valuable asset for use as connective or degenerative material. Fascinated by the triptych word, sound, images, he works for the first time with Eddie Spanier, making four hands.

Show 512: Die gestohlene Figur by elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme and Jörg Piringer (for Radio Helsinki)

Drawing by elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme

die gestohlene figur (The Stolen Figure) (2015)

A voice, which becomes sexually indefinite, feeblish and apparently drained by alienation, faces up its situation in the form of an acoustic interior monologue. The shallows, which are represented by the voice, coagulate as a sound compilation of radio play clichés. Abrasively and bulky parts are combined with elegant atmospheric parts. The capitulation will win at the end. For now. To be continued…

More information about elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme and Jörg Piringer:

jörg piringer

geboren 1974. lebt in wien. ist mitglied des instituts für transakustische forschung und des gemüseorchesters. arbeitet in den lücken zwischen sprachkunst, musik, performance und poetischer software.


frei erfunden = künstlerische selbstformatierung als unabhängiges, un-diszipliniertes aufzeichnensystem; seit 2000 ausstellungen, veröffentlichungen, auftritte in literatur, bildender/medienkunst; inszeniert en masse entstehende, minimalistische tusche-feder-zeichnungen (auch als live-zeichnung) und stockend-sperrige kurz-dichtung (bruchstücke) als lesung, performance, lichtkunst, installation in kombination mit künstlerisch zweckentfremdeten, alten (büro)medien (schreibmaschinen, projektoren, diktaphonen etc.); definiert zeichnen / schreiben / aufnehmen in aufzeichnen als einheit und akt körperlicher präsenz / wahrnehmung. initiiert zusammenarbeiten im bereich performance und literatur. elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme ist v.a. nichts verpflichtet; zuletzt: schrei zum hummel. eine art buch (buch u. radiokunst), klever verlag wien 2013; kubine (ausstellung), alfred-kubin-haus zwickledt, 2014
intermediäre zusammenarbeiten von elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme und jörg piringer seit 2002: „die sprache der ticket-pinguine“ (mira-lobe-stipendium 2003), „the notebook of e.h.“ (extrapool / nl, hörspielpreis st. pölten, ö1 kunstradio, elevate-festival graz), lesungen und performances.

Show 510: Second Sketch for Ascent and Descent/A Secret Postscript (Resonance FM)

Peter Lanceley at Outlandia (photo by Jo Joelson)

The Resonance Radio Orchestra was up in Scotland in August 2014 when Resonance104.4fm broadcast Remote Performances, live from Outlandia, Glen Nevis, in a collaboration between the radio station and artists London Fieldworks. This live radiophonic work is called Second Sketch for Ascent and Descent. It was written, arranged and produced by Ed Baxter, and features Ed Baxter (bass guitar), Tam Dean Burn (voice), Ewen Campbell (whistling), Miriam Iowerth (xylophone), Peter Lanceley (electric guitar, singing), Charlie Menzies (fiddle), and Michael Umney (piano). In November 2014 we asked eminent American country singer Bob Cheevers to read a script for a new work. At the end of that recording he improvised a fragmentary text which – since it fitted perfectly with the theme, unbeknownst to Bob – we’ve now combined with the other Remote Performances material as A Secret Postscript.

Tam Dean Burn (photo by Bruce Gilchrist)