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Show 396: Mario Gauthier

Some Thing(s) from John Cage/ Quelque(s) Chose(s) de John Cage.

Montréal based audio artist and independent researcher  Mario Gauthier performed an hour-long radiophonic piece containing excerpts of writings and compositions by John Cage for the occasion of his centennial on September 5, 2012. Mario has prepared an abridged version of the original broadcast for radio, the result flows in a stream of consciousness manner weaving  Gautier voice, with Cage’s through text and and sound in  an enticing dialogue. Mario is a member of  the Montréal ensemble Theresa Transistor, and was a producer and host at The CBC in Montréal from 1986 – 2003.

Show 395: RITOPEK

radia season 29 – show #395 (radio x) – RITOPEK
– playing from october 22 to october 28, 2012 –


An acoustic field trip through Serbia
– a distorted landscape of bent circuits where robots whisper while sleeping and dreaming of an electrical revolution rather than of electrical sheep.

“During my three weeklong vacation in 2012 I visited Žagubica, Beograd and Požarevac in Serbia.
And while I was there I made some field recordings
processed with Audacity
partially changed pitch and tempo
cut into pieces
put together again.
Sources: Valie Djordjevic – Milan Jeron – Cicades – Buskers – Builders – Dogs – Cars – Lorries – Rain – Supermarket register – Taxi driver – Gastarbeiter – Roma kids – Custom noise oscillator” [K.H.J.]

Karl Heinz Jeron
is an artist living and working in Berlin.
Find out more about his projects at

great many thanks to karl heinz jeron for RITOPEK!
additionally, miss.gunst wishes to thank the following artists and sound collectors for additional material that has been used for the post-production of the show: corsica s for some beautiful radiator sounds as well as for being such a generous host and wonderful source for free sounds.

radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: september 2012
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: cc-by-nc-sa Karl Heinz Jeron + radiator x – –

additional info:
includes radia jingles (in/out), station and program info/intro (english)

radio x & radiator x:
GUNSTradio & radiator x:
Karl Heinz Jeron:

verena kuni (cc-by-nc-sa)

Show 394: Laos Dreamin’ by Anne-Laure Lejosne

I’ve made some binaural field recordings when I was in Laos in january 2009. But I couldn’t find what to do with those sounds until I met Sisada, a young lao woman, living in France and trying to preserve the practice of Kamouh language in her family. She told me it was quite difficult to convice the young generation to learn their original langage. We decided to work together on this piece which mixes kamouh dialect, lao, even sanscrit, a touch of english and french…

The Soundtrack is made of sounds recorded :
_ in a slow boat, on the majestic Mekong, waiting for the departure from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai (border to Thailand)
_ in the Bokeo Nature Reserve (Northern Laos), where you can ear many birds, squirrels, deer, gibbons (only singing when the sun rises)…
_ in a buddhist temple, where monks were saying a prayer
_ on a little bamboo bridge crossing the Nam Khan river in Luang Prabang
_ in a lao restaurant
_ in a village near the Bokeo forest

Kamouh Text : Sisada Heuangpraseuth
Kamouh Song : Boun Nam Chansombat
Sound creation : Anne-Laure Lejosne


Show 393: Viandanti (Nostalghia paths, homage to Andrei Tarkovsky) by Giulio Aldinucci

This week RADIA show is presented by Radio Papesse and produced by Italian composer and sound artist Giulio Aldinucci

You can listen to and download the show from here

“In your second album as Obsil, Distances, out on Disasters by Choice, you have also included field recordings from Bagno Vignoni. Did you specifically choose it because it was also the location for a famous sequence in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia?I chose this location for two reasons: Nostalghia is one of my favourite films, and also, I hold very fond memories of Bagno Vignoni from many years ago. In both cases, the sounds of the thermal baths are associated with tender and intangible images: on the one hand there’s the film, therefore fiction, on the other, there are my memories that become further and further removed from the present with the passing of time and are destined to repeat themselves “statically” as if they were scenes from a movie.”

Viandanti (Nostalghia paths, homage to Andrei Tarkovsky) was built using:
• field recordings taken in Bagno Vignoni (Siena – Italy) in September 2012. This little Tuscan town is one of the most peculiar Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia location and it’s characterized by a rectangular tank in place of the main square, which contains water that comes from the underground hot springs
• recordings from the Nostalghia’s set.
• various field recordings taken in Val di Merse (Siena – Italy) the area where Giulio was born and where he actually lives. In Val di Merse is also located the Abbey of San Galgano, another Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia location. The field recordings comprise sounds from a procession, the melting snow, the small river Merse flowing…
• granulized fragments of the Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 by Ludwig van Beethoven. The symphony is the preeminent composition of the Nostalghia’s soundtrack.

The recordings of the hot springs taken in Bagno Vignoni some days ago slowly merge with sounds coming from a set of 30 years ago, like following eyes from a middle ‘800 daguerreotype portrait with one’s eyes.
The aquatic sounds flow like a tale with the other different sounds coming on their path like wayfarers, sometimes they follow the movie narration and mood.
The granulized fragments of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony come like a soundtrack that suspend the time.
Giulio Aldinucci was born in Siena (Italy) in 1981.
He is active in the field of electroacoustic music for year now, working in various research fields: from the soundscape to the musical composition for traditional instruments.
From 2006 to 2011, under his project name Obsil (OBserving SILence), he has published three album on CD. A composition from his album Vicino, released by the Irish label Psychonavigation, was chosen from the Wire for the The Wire Tapper 25 CD, enclosed to the April 2011 issue.
The Obsil project ended in 2011; after that he release an ep for Laverna and in August 2012 the Japanese labelNomadic Kids Republic released on CD Tarsia, his first album published with his real name.
He also wrote music for theatrical performances, video art, short movies and he has also contributed to some installation, like Sounding Doors (part of the Talking Doors project by Julijonas Urbonas. This work won the Award of Distinction in Interactive Art at Prix Ars Electronica 2010).

Show 392: Elektronik Teatime Live-Recording from the Paraflow-Festival 2012

elektronik teatime @ paraflow festival 2012

The Elektronik Teatime is an informal monthly event where artists working with electronic media are freely invited to rewire and cook electronic art in the afternoon.

The focus of this workshop-like atmosphere is especially held on the integration of a multitude of different forms of electronic expressions, e.g. literature. The thereby produced acousto-visual output will be presented to the indolent majority of the open public if the producers agree on its quality.

The centre of an eventual focus point addresses artists that are enlightened by the topic and the meaning of the realxed teatime in our modern society of new media. This time artists where encouraged to deal with the idea of Bruchstücke…

The Elektronik Teatime was found as a collective in 2006 by Christoph Jokubonis and Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, then Stefan Fraunberger came along and after he left many others followed, stayed as organisators for a while, left or stayed as participators. Among all of them Stephan Roth, Christian Friedrich, Una Steiner, Reinhard Dundler. At the moment the organisational collective consists of Caroline Profanter, Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, and Anna Steiden.

The current recording you will listen to took place during the paraflow-festival on 23rd of September 2012. Starting with some preparation around 6 pm, many people joined the session and included sound, texts, voice, streamings, and visuals or cakes, analoge and digital. It lasted till 11 pm. Besides the concept of withdrawing performance-pressure from the artists, it’s main goal is some kind of trial-and-error of many different locations and acoustic surroundings, including out-door and no electricity, temporary used spaces or stages. This time the location, which is temporarily used by the Weißes Haus is a former school at Argentinierstraße. The building is a typical Gründerzeit-House built at the beginning of the 20th century providing a school-like atmosphere for those who had gone though Viennese schools and an open interesting acoustic between thick walls for those who weren’t.

This time Jörg Zemmer, Peter Pichler, Anna Steiden, Caroline Profanter, Christoph Jokubonis, Christine Schörkhuber, Reinhard Dundler, Michael Zacherl, Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, Anna Frida, Andreas Stoiber and Mona Hollerweger were part of the Elektronik Teatime.

The Elektronik Teatime was invited by the music-curators of the paraflow festival Andreas Stoiber and Anna Steiden.

Show 391: Tour de Radia by Mobile Radio

The Tour de Radia consists of 22 one-minute-long excerpts of previous Radia shows, one from each of the current member stations that has contributed to the network so far. This choice was made and presented by Mobile Radio at the SONOR festival in Nantes, France in May 2012.

1. Soundart Radio, Dartington, UK (2007)
Show no 102: Floors We Have Known by Lucinda Guy and Alexander Paterson

2. Radio Grenouille, Marseille, France (2006)
Show no 113: Relax! (we are a democracy) by Floriane Pochon and Etienne Noiseau

3. Radio Campus, Brussels, Belgium (2005)
Show no 131: la femme sans visage by Clément Laloy

4. free103point9 WGXC 90.7-FM, New York, USA (2006)
Show no 170: Radio Wonderland by Joshua Fried

5. Radio X, Frankfurt, Germany (2008)
Show no 172: sechzehn kleine noise etüden by stefan beck

6. Radio Panik, Brussels, Belgium (2007)
Show no 182: Rumors of the green room staircase by Vincent Matyn-Wallecan

7. Orange 94.0, Vienna, Austria (2005)
Show no 183: fantasia en echo | they also serve who only stand and wait by Gina Mattiello und Pia Palme

8. XL Air, Brussels, Belgium (2008)
Show no 196: Bouquet Of Radio Students Work: Jeroen Uyttendaele

9. Radio Corax, Halle, Germany (2007)
Show no 200: yr byt by IT (Johannes Krause and Claus Störmer)

10., Berlin, Germany (2005)
Show no 203: Eurodance – getting the facts straight by DJ Officer, Officer

11. CKUT, Montreal, Canada (2008)
Show no 216: CKUT’s Radia collective

12. Rádio Zero, Lisbon, Portugal (2005)
Show no 266: two factories by Carlos Santos & Paulo Raposo

13. Resonance104.4fm, London, UK (2005)
Show no 268: The Transmission by r.t. bhoustard

14. Kanal 103, Skopje, Macedonia (2005)
Show no 286: Personal Number Station By Disphilharmonia Sounds

15. Radio Papesse, Siena, Italy (2010)
Show no 328: LA RADIO A PEDALI by Alessio Ballerini

16. Radio Helsinki, Graz, Austria (2010)
Show no 335: Castration Radia by Slobodan Kajkut

17. Radio One 91 FM, Dunedin, New Zealand (2009)
Show no 352: Empire(s) by Luke Munn

18. CFRC, Kingston, Canada (2009)
Show no 353: Suono Fuga by Annie Dunsford

19. Radio WORM, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2010)
Show no 356: CROATAN N17 by Lucas Crane & Angela Moore

20. Escuela Creativa de Radio TEA FM, Zaragoza, Spain (2011)
Show no 358: Oramic Radio Sounds by TEA FM

21. Radio Student, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2012)
Show no 360: Kunst und Brot – Salon des Refusés 2012/1 by Cirkulacija 2

22. Curious Broadcast, Dublin, Ireland (2012)
Show no 366: ATC Mix by John Gough

Soon the host of the SONOR festival Jet FM in Nantes will start to contribute to Radia.

Show 390: Sketch For Matter (by Ed Baxter, Resonance104.4fm)

The opening sequence of the Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger film A Matter Of Life And Death
(1946) provides the inspiration and much of the raw material for this fugitive mediation on the
romance of radio, heavily influenced by the delightful theories of Friedrich A. Kittler. The audio
comprises a) a nine second cymbal crash removed from the final edit of an album by Kinnie The
Explorer, recorded by Bob Drake and “PaulStretched” to 28 minutes by Dan Wilson; b) Foley
aircraft sounds from the film soundtrack; and c) dialogue from the film soundtrack, featuring
David Niven (Peter) and Kim Hunter (June). Assembled as an outline for a live work planned for
the “Writtle Calling/2 Emma Toc” radio project, it pretends to be nothing more than a tentative
exorcism of the overwhelming feelings this film sequence provokes in me – which are such that I
can never watch it without bursting into tears. (It is surely designed to allow one to burst into tears
in the dark). I have the DVD but have yet to get beyond this opening, which I must have watched a
hundred times.
The piece quite accidentally functions as an antidote to its allusive usage in the opening ceremony
of the 2012 London Olympic Games, of which exercise in spectacular infantilism I was not aware
until I started googling to check my references. Ceremony director Danny Boyle and I both featured
in a 2009 newspaper article, the layout of which was such as to allow our faces to be pressed
precisely together when its pages were closed – in a print media kiss as absurd as the radio romance
of Peter and June is sublime.

Show 389: Abandon Reason by Declan Kelly, Curious Broadcast, IE

Abandon Reason is an archive of recordings made in the highly reverberant (and unlit) space of a disused underground car park in Galway, Ireland. The recordings are mostly musical improvisations utilising a wide variety of instruments and voices, and very often objects (as well as the walls and fixtures) found in the car park itself.

Abandon Reason will be an 8-part series of half-hour episodes broadcast fortnightly on Curious Broadcast. It is presented by Declan Kelly and, alongside the radio programme, there is a blog ( on which can be found more information about the contributors to the show as well as photographs and videos of the space. Contributors to date include:

Jorge Boehringer (Core of the Coalman)
David Colohan (Raising Holy Sparks, Agitated Radio Pilot, United Bible Studies)
Aaron Coyne (Yawning Chasm)
Declan Kelly (DeclanQKelly, Yawning Chasm)
Annemarie Deacy (Mirakil Whip, Fuaimbhac)
Gerard Duffy (School Tour, Patrick Kelleher and His Cold Dead Hands)
Kate Glavey (Burrows)
Sarah Grimes (September Girls, Black Robots)
Tony Higgins (Junior85)
Vicky Langan (Wölflinge, curator of Black Sun in Cork)
Alice McDowell
Peter Moran
Brigid Power Ryce
Gavin Prior (Deserted Village, United Bible Studies)

Show 388: Nature meets Technology

12 artists put themself, together with a ton of equipement, into a van and get on the trip on the mountain village Lazaropole at 1300 masl. They occupied a old village house, set the equipement and started workling on various fields of art, focusing on the sound. The sound of nature. they went there because they were isolated from the rush and noise from the city and the chaos of the urban life. Because they love soundscape and field recordings. They love to make music and perform together. Because in Lazaropole they were immersed in an inexhaustible source of sounds. Because the village is surrounded with breathtaking places. Because they love nature! What you’ll listen is the result of that stay.

Show 387: Latesummer_Night’s_Dream (diving for pearls) by Paulo Raposo , Radio Zero, PT

The perfect timing for shell hunting is immediately before and after low tide. At this timing, clandestine shell hunters suddenly come from the dunes and cross the low waters on foot. The small boats are stranded in the sand gently moving with the wind and soft south currents. The shell workers are now not only fisherman or related, but also people that have other activities or jobs, even lawyers, and they spend hours on the water to get 3 to 8 kg of clams to make a living.

This collected field-recordings from and near the sand banks are edited and overlap different places where the shell hunting persists as a clandestine way of life.