For this edition of Radia Network, Radio Študent is featuring an excerpt from live broadcast of the annual event Radart, which is organized by R A D A R – Open Radio (Art-Theory) Investigative Platform at Radio Študent in Ljubljana. The event took place on May 9th, coinciding with Radio Študent’s 54th anniversary.
The opening act of RADART#14:Sonor(n)ost, which was held at Cirkulacija2, was “KONKRETIZACIJE” (Concretisations), performed by Marko Košnik, Borut Savski, and Luka Prinčič. All three were members of the experimental unit MZX or Ministry for Experiment, which was active in the 1990s and focused on experimental radio activities, streaming production, and building international connections.
The performance was accompanied by a stream of videos from Košnik’s archive. The computer-controlled accompaniment of the projections was made up of samples of concrete sounds that Marko and Borut captured pictorially in a full-length session in the old RŠ studio in autumn 1994. Part of the video premiered in “CONCRETIZATIONS” was recorded in May 1996 by Gerard Couty and Marko Košnik for the production of the short video “A Day in the Life of the Music Editor of RŠ.” The audience was also able to view footage produced in 1992 for the Piazza Virtuale interactive television that was part of Documenta 1992, or in 1997 for the first XLR Internet radio, produced simultaneously from several linked locations in Europe, and from the footage of some other projects produced during this period on Radio Študent.
Radio listeners though, will have the opportunity to listen to a soundscape created by the unique collaboration of Košnik-Savski-Prinčič, which features voices of numerous participants and passers-by from a quarter of a century ago, to name just a few: Roberto Truzardi, Gerard Couty, Monika Glahn, Dagmar Gabler, Ulf Freyhof, Mike Hentz, Salvatore Vanasco, Karel Dudesek, Slavoj Žižek, Rastko Močnik, Rade Šerbedžija, Jure Longyka, Mojca Dimec, Mare Kovačič, Miran Divjak, Ema Kugler, Mojca Kumerdej, Lidija Bernik, Silvo Zupančič, Mira Berginc, Martina Vičič, Aleks Žagar, Leon Rolih, Boštjan Napotnik, Katarina Pejović, Alenka Veler, Bruno Subiotto, Igor Brlek, Miha Zadnikar, Sabina Potočki, Špela Stare, Peter Kisin, Borut Osonkar, Ali Žerdin, Miha Fras, Tomi Matič, Nataša Serec, Namita Subiottova, Franci Cotman, Vuk Čosić, Jaka Železnikar, Špela Virant, Jurij Krpan, Brane Zorman, David Kodrič, Viva Videnović, Jernej Kolenik, Niko Novak, Vito Rožej, Ksenja Perko, Katja Šoltes, Barbara Kelbl, Jana Slaček, Uroš Prestor, Krištof Savski, Mojca Savski, Boštjan Vrhovšek – Botz, Edo Pajk, Mario Kapelj, Barbara Borčič, Katjuša Kovačič, Koen Van Daele …
The full-length performance is available for listening here: https://radiostudent.si/kultura/r-a-d-a-r/konkretizacije
PIAZZETTA LJUBLJANA – PIAZZA VIRTUALE / Documenta 1992
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