Show 648: ‘She’ by Lola Ajima (Radio Campus Paris)

Image by Yukao Nagemi.

1. intro
2. Drama Queen
3. Slander/Backstabbing
4. Victim(self)blaming

« In a time where so much is thought, said and done on behalf of women’s rights you would think that we, as women would support each other even more. But this is not always the case. I was wondering, what it is, that we women do, that doesn’t help our case ?
Inspired by a Buddhist doctrine, which says that our karma is created by what we do, what we say and what we think, I was looking for stories, and I found them : the tale of one woman trying to control another woman’s feminine appearance for the sake of profit, the woman who is backstabbing another woman in her machinery of fear and jealousy, and the woman who’s blaming herself for being raped. It wasn’t easy to find them, no one wants to tell things like this. This is why I found it even more important to share them, not to point fingers, but to shed light and plead for forgiveness and reconciliation among women.
Desmond Tutu said: “Forgiving and being reconciled to our enemies or our loved ones are not about pretending that things are other than they are. It is not about patting one another on the back and turning a blind eye to the wrong. True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes make things worse. It is a risky undertaking but in the end it is worthwhile, because in the end only an honest confrontation with reality can bring real healing. Superficial reconciliation can bring only superficial healing.”
I invite you now, dear listener, to be part of this reconciliation, a re-creation of this karma. While you listen, please forgive these women, and reflect upon how we can think, talk and act differently than them »

Thanks to Daphne Tsiouni, Coralie Maurin and Julia Stern for lending me their voices. Thanks to Sonia Rose Gouia for letting me use samples of her cello playing.

Lola Ajima is a musician, singer and composer from Denmark, currently living in France. She is an active performer in the audio-visual group Lola And Yukao Meet and she also composes for mixing classical and electronic music. She is studying Electro-acoustic composition under Christine Groult, Marco Marini and Jonathan Prager at Pantin Conservatory, Paris.

Show 647: Gas production by Vidar Martens for Radio Nova

Based on field recordings from gas production, the piece creates a comfortable yet eerie soundscape.

The monotonous sound of gas production has been described as hearing the rumbling, eternal sounds of the earths core. It is the sound of ancient matter transformed to energy, energy we easily and affordably use to maintain our comfortable western life styles. The soundscape allures the idea that everything is fine and well. At the same time, we know that maintaining the status quo is leading to fast and radical changes, with more devastating effects than we want to imagine.

Show 646: 3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià† by Igor Stromajer for radio x

radia season 39 – show #646 (radio x) – 3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià† by IGOR ŠTROMAJER
– playing from august 14 to august 20, 2017 –

3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià†

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is a pseudo-/para-artist researching tactical emotions, intimate guerrilla, and traumatic low-tech communication strategies. Štromajer exhibits worldwide, his works form part of the permanent collections of several museums and galleries, among them Le Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía in Madrid. He lives between Frankfurt am Main and Ljubljana.

Find out more about his projects at

3¦×Fń–Qé3 = Mià†
radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: july 2017
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (cc-by) IGOR ŠTROMAJER

great many thanks to IGOR ŠTROMAJER as well as all the software and hardware involved (code is poetry, indeed)!

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Show 645: A journey through the sounds and words of Suden Radio (Radio Papesse)

This Radia Show is a special edit of the live transmission Radio Papesse presented at Savvy Funk as a carte blanche for Saout Africas.
Thanks to Saout Radio‘s invitation, on June 28th, 2017 we introduced a journey through the sounds and words of Süden Radio featuring fragments of works by Andrius Arutiunian, Valentina Bonizzi, Charo Calvo, Abdellah M. Hassak, Alyssa Moxley, Bartosz Panek, Polisonum and Pablo Sanz.

In our attempt to re-write new and unheard geographies of sound we invited artists and producers to reflect upon the Mediterranean discourse; the personal cartographies as a tool of re-appropriation of places and memories; the use and the circulation of audio archival materials in sound art and experimental audio production. This carte blanche traces some of the answers we got and opens our – the listeners – ears to unexpected latitudes.

Enjoy the listening!