Show 987: Bruit Confus & CCDM – Improv Sequence | Radio Grenouille

Bruit Confus & CCDM – Improv Sequence

Bruit Confus on Radio Grenouille (88.8 Marseille, FR) founded in 2018 by Billy Guidoni explores deviant and extreme music in all of its forms: noise rock, harsh noise, psychedelia, math rock, experimental, industrial, post-hardcore, free rock, no wave, post-punk, black metal etc. The CCDM (Collectif de Contre-déterminisme Magique) created in 2019 by Peter Hart, also a host on BC, organizes regular free improvisation concerts in randomized ensembles with more or less 90 musicians from the Marseille underground scene.

These two agents of chaos grew up together and continue to inspire one another. In each episode of BC, the presenters engage in a short sound improvisation of around three minutes (called the Improv Sequence) with musical instruments or objects found at home or on site.
Over the past seven seasons, they have developed their unique sound during this collective ritual that has become a kind of project of its own.

Recently, Radio Grenouille’s technician, Alex Papi Simonini, searched the archives to make a sound collage of the greatest moments from the Improv Sequence. This special episode gives a glimpse of an ever-evolving creative dialogue.

Bruit Confus & CCDM – Séquences Impro

Bruits Confus sur Radio Grenouille (88.8 Marseille, FR) fondé en 2018 par Billy Guidoni explore  la musique déviante et extrême dans toutes ses formes : noise rock, harsh noise, psyché, math rock, expé, indus, post-hardcore, free rock, no wave, post-punk, black metal etc. Le CCDM (Collectif de Contre-déterminisme Magique) créé en 2019 par Peter Hart, également animateur sur BC, organise régulièrement des concerts d’improvisation libre en ensemble aléatoire, il regroupe plus ou moins 90 musiciens de la scène underground marseillaise.

Ces deux agents du chaos ont grandi ensemble et continuent de s’inspirer l’un l’autre. Dans chaque épisode de BC, les animateurs proposent une courte improvisation sonore d’environ trois minutes (appelée la Séquence Impro) avec des instruments de musique ou des objets qu’ils trouvent chez eux ou sur place.
Au cours des sept saisons, ils ont développé leur propre son lors de ce rituel collectif qui est devenu une sorte de projet à part.
Récemment, le technicien de Radio Grenouille, Alex Papi Simonini, a creusé dans les archives pour faire un collage sonore des meilleurs moments de la Séquence Impro. Cette émission spéciale donne un aperçu d’un dialogue créatif en constante évolution.

Show 986: Five Sonic Spaces – Gardens for dreamers with awaken minds by Rita Silva (for Rádio Zero)

This piece proposes a sonic journey through the depths of the unconscious mind. Patterns repeat, evolve, mutate and dissipate into other shapes, just like a dream where you can wander freely without ever knowing exactly where you are, when it begins or ends – just a blank space to be filled in the void.

Rita Silva (PT, 1993) is a Portuguese composer and multi-instrumentalist with a focus in analog synthesizers and algorithmic composition.
Part of this year’s roster of Shape +, a renowned european platform for innovative music and art.

Rita released in 2022 her debut album “the inflationary epoch“, which resulted in several media mentions and positive feedback. She has played in venues and festivals such as Out.FEST, Zigurfest, ZDB, GnrATION, Paard, Madeira DIG, The Grey Space In The Middle, among others.

Currently, her research is focused on the use of recursive melodic patterns that can manipulate the listener’s cognitive processes, where the boundaries between sound, space and time are intertwined in a psychoacoustic cosmos.

Show 985: A los cuatro vientos by Félix Blume (Guestslot, Radio Campus Paris)

“Nature is an aeolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.” – Novalis

In ancient civilizations, the god of wind (Eole, Aiolos, Aeolus) has an important place. He manifests himself through aeolian harps built for him. In his piece “A los cuatro vientos”, French sound artist and sound engineer Félix Blume presents wind sounds being played in four different places of America, recorded between 2011 and 2014. In one case only it is an aeolian harp (Chile), built with the purpose of interacting with the wind. In other cases, there are power posts of low and high voltage (California, Chile, Mexico) or posts of an old ski lift (Bolivia). The electrical wires are the ropes; posts and steel structures are the resonant body; tubes are the organ… Are these modern buildings the aeolian harps of our times?

For Radia, Félix Blume remixes the recordings used for “A los cuatro vientos” in order to present a new, continuous 28-minute sound work under the same name.

As R. Murray Schafer comments in “The Soundscape”, the installation of electricity in the houses at the beginning of the nineteenth century changed the rural soundscape with the high voltage power lines. Dr Philip Dickinson from the “Research Institute of Sound and Vibrations” mentions the case of a woman who attempted suicide because she continually heard a sound inaudible to others. After several tests, they discovered that some power lines resonated and produced sound between 30 and 40 Hertz. This same sound has been recorded in other places, depending on temperature, humidity and wind.

Félix Blume is a sound artist and sound engineer. He currently works and lives between Mexico, Brazil and France.

He uses sound as a basic material in sound pieces, videos, actions and installations. His process is often collaborative, working with communities and using public space as the context within which he explores and presents his works. His practice involves an extended understanding of listening, as a way to encourage the awareness of the imperceptible and as an act of encounter with others. His work incorporates the sounds of different beings and species, from the buzzing of a bee, the steps of a turtle or the chirp of a cricket, as well as human dialogues both with natural and urban contexts. He is interested in myths and their contemporary interpretation, in what voices can tell beyond words.


radia season 51 – show #984 (radio x) – LOFI LOOP #7 : HAND MADE GENERATIVE MUSIC (RADIA MIX) – by GABI SCHAFFNER – playing from February 5 to February 11, 2024 –


“Loop #7 evolved from recent experiments in micro-looping and its influence on time perception. In 2021, sifting through tons of field recordings for the 22-hour {A Wave Novel} for, I dreamt of giant ‘musical waves’ generated for this mission by some really smart and lucid machine/program/spaceship. It did not happen. Instead, I assembled everything by hand.” (Gabi Schaffner)

Sampling, Composition and Mix: Gabi Schaffner 2024

Contributors (in order of appearance):
“Sedna’s Glove”, Video Music: Gabi Schaffner 2006. Portable Record Player: Oliver Augst 2014. Organ: Tobias Lange 2021. Cat: Augustin, 2019. Taiwan Market Snippet: Datscha Radio Archive 2019. Saurophone: Yrjänä Sauros, Kokkola 2007. Wool-Drones: Elo Masing, 2022. Guitar Pick: Peter Apel, 2022. Museum Voice: Bangalore 2017. Unknown Ukulele-Player and Singing Saw: Mimosa Pale, 2021. Others: Gabi Schaffner.

{A Wave Novel} @

Gabi Schaffner works as an interdisciplinary sound artist and curator. Her artistic practice is determined by the methods of poetic ethnography in connection with fluxus-like mise-en-scènes, radio-making and sound art performances. Much of her work originates from journeys. Next to her radiophonic productions, Schaffner creates speculative musical genres and inserts them into music history in order to raise awareness for cultural, gender-related and/or geographical conditions. Schaffner has been realising award-winning productions with Deutschlandfunk Kultur,, Hessian Cultural Radio and ABC Australia. Since 2012 she maintains DATSCHA RADIO, a nomadic transmission project that links the medium of radio to current ecological issues.

Find out more about DATSCHA RADIO at
and about GABI SCHAFFNERs projects in a broader perspective at

great many thanks to GABI SCHAFFNER for LOFI LOOP #7 : HAND MADE GENERATIVE MUSIC (RADIA MIX) … and we also say thank you to her artistic collaborators, contributors and donators – especially to Augustin the cat!

radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: january 2024
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (cc-by-nc-nd) GABI SCHAFFNER – – –

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(c) Gabi Schaffner 2022/2024