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Show 172: sechzehn kleine noise etüden by stefan beck

with his sixteen small noise exercises stefan beck offers a selection of training units for lovers of abstract & non-representational audio arts.

the piece was conceived and created for radiator x / international art radio network in april 2008.

stefan beck is an artist active in several field of analog and digital media, including text, audio/sound/noise and radio plays, a whole range of performative productions and last but not least web based works.
since the mid-1990ies, he’s running the frankfurt node of the thing.

find further info on the following websites: – –

Show 171: Audio Tourismus

Audio Tourismus was a one week rechercheproject in Halle. Eight artists from Kaliningrad and Halle collected sounds and produced this radia-show live in the rooms of Corax and on-air. The artists were orientating on common Tourism, but the used accoustic impressions instead of visuals. There will be a similiar project in Kaliningrad later.
The artists from Halle were: Bjoern Kliem, Andreas Theile, Claus Stoermer and Erik Wycisk – from Kaliningrad came Danil AkimovStirliTZ (Andrey Kolomyjcev)Urri (Andrey Gladkov)Vadim Chalyj from Media-Lab Kaliningrad

Show 170: Radio Wonderland by Joshua Fried

Joshua Fried contributes free103point9’s latest show for the Radia network. The Radio Wonderland slogan is “turning the bits and bytes of commercial culture into the driving backbeat to our dance of independence.” (Wait a a minute–doesn’t THAT sound like an ad right there? Oh, the recursion is making us dizzy.) Every Radio Wonderland show starts with an empty palette, and all sounds are gathered from a live boombox playing commercial FM radio. All processing is done in Max/MSP software written by Joshua Fried. And all the processing is controlled in real time by Fried, using a vintage steering wheel (from a Buick 6), old shoes hit with sticks, and various gizmos. The surreal touch of using these ordinary objects is meant to underscore the absurd disconnect between digital controller (drum pad, mouse, infra red) and the sound it triggers or controls. This live recording was made in February ’08 at the Spark Festival, Minneapolis Minnesota. The 35 minute raw material was condensed and gently remixed by NYC producer DJ Easy Beat.

Show 169: stille zone/silent zone

European soccer championship – an acoustic invasion of the city. Fearing the masses and the noise. Such were the expectations – wandering around the fanzone the days before the upcoming event.
No entry – closed – under construction: The fanzone is creating deserted spaces of silence. The noise ephemeral.
A story of expectations not being met. Imagine a fanzone and no one turns up.

Authors: Michael Fischer, Caroline Hofer, Barbara Kaiser, Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, Fiona Steinert

Show 166: Deep, Down and Under by Jean-Philippe Renoult

“Deep, Down and Under” is a contemplative audio work that plays with the natural resonances of underground spaces. The piece begins in the main station of Helsinki where the icy cold sharpness of Winter amplify the comings and goings of the trains. From there we are taken to a number of diverse sonic locations; from the empty metro tunnels of Oslo, down to the subterranean underpaths of Montreal, through the 18 km labyrinth of Gallo-Roman chalk vaults in the champagne cellars in Reims, ending up in a tiny toy shop down a claustrophobic alley in Venice.

production : Jean-Philippe Renoult
mastering : Jano B @ Parisson

Jean-Philippe Renoult is a sound artist, radio producer, writer and music journalist based in Paris. His work focuses on field recordings and electroacoustical transformation of environmental sounds. Recent commissions and collaborations include I could never make that Music Again, for the Radiodays festival, De Appel gallery, Amsterdam. The album won “Best Artist” prize at the Qwartz Electronic Music awards 2008. He also curated and presented the Voir et Entendre (See and Hear) cycle of conferences at the Pompidou Centre Paris. His audio works have been played on Resonance FM, Kunst Radio, France Culture, ABC Classic, and have been edited on Deep Wireless 2008 edition, Vibrö 2 (the Broken Tale issue), Aphasia, Subrosa labels.

Show 165: Swiss-Balkan Creative Music Project

this weeks radia program is a mix from 2 improv sessions done in prishtina and skopje as a part of the Swiss-Balkan Creative Music Project. The project happened in several cities on Balkans and several concerts in this cities happened mixing swiss with balkan musicians. The aim of this project is to developp new links between swiss and balkan musicians in the field of contemporary improvised music.The working sessions give to the musicians possibility to explore together new and fresh practices in electro-acoustic improvised music. The music is made of sonic architectures, colours and textures and moves between pure sound and abstract noise complexity.
The project is realised in 3 phases : April 2007, November 2007 and spring 2008. For the first and second phase, the Ensemble Rue du Nord is travelling and meeting different local musicians. The third phase will permit to have several concerts in different cities and mix the balkan musicians in the spirit of the « Company Weeks » by Derek Bailey.
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Participants for the tour on March-April 2008: Kaltrina Shala, flute; Vedran Tuce, bassclarinet; Dugagjin Muhaxheri, clarinet; Rosen Zahariev, trompet/percussion; Biliana Voutchkova, violin; Visar Kuqi, violin; Miran Zrimsek, cello; Vladimir Blagojevic, accordion; Svetlana Marash, piano; Liburn Jupolli, piano; Lukatoyboy, electronics/toys; Robert Rosza, electronics; Srdjan Muc, guitar/electronics; Every kid on speed, laptop
& Ensemble Rue du Nord: Laurent Bruttin, clarinet & bass clarinet; Anne Gillot, recorders; Jonas Kocher, accordion; John Menoud, e-guit., electronics; Dragos Tara, doublebass, electronics; Benoît Moreau, piano, clarinet

Show 164: Myxamatosysm by Amadeu Dias

This piece is based on previous personal sound tour mixing project called Myxamatosysm now debuting as a full lenght program. Since the beggining more oriented for less than a minute intermissions on Radio Zero, now its time to unleash the full power of the sound tour experience. In this piece we’re going to travel through the Lisbon Subway system, a path full of acordeon players, beggars, voices ( little and not so little) and fizzy sounds:
sprockets, rail flanging and pure voltage oscillating in triphasic electric engines. Are you ready? Step in!

Amadeu Dias is a 25 year old Portuguese Software Engineer working on multimedia and interaction that sometimes wanders off to the artistic side. Although he ain’t a superhero, he sometimes leads a double life: capturing sounds everywhere he goes every breathing time. The addiction started more acutely two years ago, registering and mixing all the meaningfull sounds trapped at every corner of Portugal. One of his samples got featured in an album by the French Band Zef. You can freelly browse and use all the samples from Amadeu at Freesound. Just search for user amabok or drop him a line at his profile or at amabok ?at? gmail dot com.