Show 765: 3019 – a radio play by Vienna Radia Collective

Photo: Karl Schönswetter

To define a dwelling place, for a terrestrial, is to list what it needs for its subsistence, and, consequently, what it is ready to defend, with its own life if need be. This holds as true for a wolf as for a bacterium, for a business enterprise as for a forest, for a divinity as for a family.
Bruno Latour – Down to Earth


The year is 3019, the atmosphere has sunk to 50 cm, the sun burns the earth’s surface and people hide in caves and dig in the earth for food and riches of past civilizations. The elite has retreated to “red” and left the earth to the impoverished 99% and their fate. Humans long for the top, but still have to crawl because getting up is deadly. A new man enters the colony cave and messes things up. Will he possibly crawl up? And what will he find there?

Text by Barbara Huber, Karl Schönswetter & Peter Wetzelsberger
Voices by Daniela Fürst, Barbara Huber, Barbara Kaiser, Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, Jürgen Rendl, Karl Schönswetter, Peter Wetzelsberger

The play uses excerpts of:

  • Dream on my Nazareth
  • Atemlos durch die Nacht by Helene Fischer
  • Wenn ich einmal reich wär’ by Ivan Rebrov
  • Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
  • Step by Step by NKOTB
  • Radia Show 753: Space Audacity by Soundart Radio

The play uses sounds from

Show 764: Space – We – Space. A binaural SoundWalk Composition (Radio Corax)

Space – We – Space. A binaural SoundWalk Composition

The city is music. Daily sounds become extraordinary by a shift in perspective. Just get a little bit closer. Objects speaking. Resonance is anywhere. Listen. Let go. Drift. And find a wonderful, creepy, and ensouled world in the hidden sounds.

This binaural field recording composition is based on a sound walk by Geräuschkulisse that took place on November 10, 2019, during Seanaps Festival for transdisciplinary music in Leipzig. The workshop explored the daily and hidden sounds of a post-industrial area close to an old train station that is now frequented for free-time activities. The composition is the result of a live on air experiment in the temporary online radio station of the festival. While Lena Löhr and Martina Weber were leading the 15 participants of the sound walk, Carina Pesch was wandering around as a microphone on two legs. Via streaming box she sent her collected sound treasures live to the studio where JD Zazie was sitting, modulating and composing in real time before airing the live composition. The original was a two hours radio show. The recordings were done using a set of binaural mics and a contact mic. All edited to half an hour of intensive listening, best with headphones.

Sound walk composition: Carina Pesch
Workshop led by Lena Löhr & Martina Weber
Live sound recordings: Carina Pesch
Other sound recordings: JD Zazie, Carina Pesch
Live composition: JD Zazie
Postproduction & composition: Carina Pesch
Production management: Tina Klatte / Radio CORAX
Photo: Leon Seidel
Production: GERÄUSCHKULISSE & Seanaps 2019

Long version:

Show 763: not speaking/thinking (by Edie Reaney for CFRC)

Edie Reaney Chunn is an emerging playwright and performer based in Halifax who loves to work collaboratively and inefficiently. She is a graduate of the University of King’s College with a combined honours degree in English and Contemporary Studies. Recent projects include serving as playwright for the New Pants Project’s August 2019 production of How the Light Lies (On You); as musical performer/composer for Steady Theatre Co.’s production of Macbeth (2019); and as co-stage director for the Halifax Summer Opera Festival’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018). Edie is also part of Eastern Front Theatre’s RBC Emerging Playwright’s Program (2019-2020), so maybe she will write a play again.

The two pieces included in CFRC’s submission are “She Sits in Her Big Tree”, a piece that was originally used for a puppet show (and is based on the Brother’s Grimm story “The Six Swans”), and a collection of shorter poems. These poems (when read written down) are mostly about the relationship between sound and print, and finding the fun, funny, occasionally annoying space where the aural and the visible meet. I don’t know what they’re about when read out loud, and you lose the printed aspect — the best I can say is that they still approach language playfully, lightly, and with care.

Show 762: Paroles Gelées Archive n°4 / Frozen Words Archive n°4 by Marie Limoujoux (Radio Campus Paris)

Marie Limoujoux recording on top of the Villa Arson, Nice. Credit: Tom Giampieri 

In Pantagruel Rabelais recounts the moment the bodies on the battlefield thaw he hears sounds, screams and onomatopoeia emitting from them. This image has always nourished my sound universe. I have tried to defrost my own sounds in different ways, I have even frozen speakers and microphones and recorded the process. For this radio version I propose a succession of landscapes that have been frozen inside my hard disk for some years. I like to remember the experience of my recordings. My tracks become an archive.  A moment of intimacy that makes me more aware. Marie Limoujoux is a sound artist, co-director of Viziradio, and founding member of the collective Wonder. She is also a graduate of the Villa Arson in Nice, where she attended the classes of Pascal Broccolichi for five years. Unlike more ‘traditional’ forms of radio creation, she has always dreamt of a free and experimental production charged with energy and at the centre of life. By making her own recording and broadcasting devices she explores the stratification of listening. In 2017, she created Viziradio in collaboration with artist Basile Peyrade: a sound and radio experimentation laboratory. Viziradio is a multidisciplinary platform that engages in the creation, production, broadcasting, archiving of sound and radio mediation. In January 2020 Viziradio will launch a scholarship to finance three radio creations.  One month writing residency in Corrèze (France) and access to the Vizir radio sound studio in Nanterre (Paris), with fees and production costs supported by the radio.The creation of this platform and the setting up of this scholarship is a political act.