schedule list

13th April 2015
  • Uncoordinated Universal Time - Anna Friz

    Artist: Anna Friz

    Title of work: Uncoordinated Universal Time

    Description of work

    Anna has spent years listening to and sampling that curious device, the cesium clock, the keeper of atomic time which is broadcast on shortwave radio around the world and currently the basis for coordinated universal time on all wireless and networked devices. Taken together, the relentless ticking, the sometimes overlapping voices intoning the minute and the hour, and the intermittent but rigorously issued tones are an uncanny sonic artifact of mid-century modernity. Part of an ongoing exploration on the perception and standardization of time through timekeeping and recording, and radio, this long-form radio piece explores the continuous, irregular present by stretching, manipulating and suspending the zero hour to produce Uncoordinated Universal Time.

    Biography

    Anna Friz is a Canadian sound and radio artist who specializes in multi-channel transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast. She has performed and exhibited widely across North America, South America, and Europe, and her radio art/works have been heard on the airwaves of more than 25 countries. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University, Toronto, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. She is a steering member of the artist collective Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music based in Iceland and Berlin, and an ongoing collaborator with the Toronto-based film and architectural collective Public Studio

    Links

    http://www.nicelittlestatic.com

     


  • National Tropospherics Commission Broadcast 1 - David Fyans

    Artist: David Fyans

    Title of work: National Tropospherics Commission (NTCR01 – 128)

    The National Tropospherics Commission (NTC) was founded in Dundee, Scotland in 2011. The body, comprising of thinkers, artists, musicians, theorists and magicians was formed to investigate various ideas relating to the social and psychological impacts of tropospheric manifestation on the human condition.
    The Commission’s objectives are:

    1. The investigation, collation, dissemination, categorisation, broadcast and publication of materials of, or purtaining to tropospheric manifestations.
    2. To understand the internal and external influences excerted on the human condition by the tropospheric network.
    3. To produce reports and guidlines based on their investigations, works and practices.
    4. To spread awareness of the troposhpere (including, but not limited to morphogenics, sub-resonance, post-cultural premonition, super-context, hive-mind activites and other cross-location synchronicities).

    Download a copy of the manifesto visit: http://erstlaub.co.uk/ntc/

    At 02.35 (EST) on the morning of 23rd May, 2014, during a routine scan of shortwave bands our field agents are known to use, one of our automated remote listening stations near Exton, PA picked up a transmission on a frequency usually devoid of activity.

    While we occasionally observe stray interference across our private frequencies, it is generally easily identifiable as such. In this instance the sustained nature of the transmission suggests something intended rather than the result of atmospherics, a stray carrier or other phenomenon.
    Lasting exactly one hour, the transmission, as per standard NTC protocol, was captured and sent for analysis which has, as yet, proved inconclusive. Exactly two weeks later, at the same time, a second broadcast was received on the same channel, lasting the same duration and this bi-weekly occurrence has repeated with different content up to the present. This pattern suggests some conscious attempt at communication.

    We have as yet been unable to determine the origin and nature of the broadcasts and have therefore requisitioned airtime on Basic Fm and temporarily declassified these transmissions in order to retransmit the anomalies in the hope that they may be decoded or debunked.
    As long as the pattern continues, we will re-propagate each transmission in full until such a time that they reach their intended recipients, are decoded or the channel goes dark again.

    Biography

    Artist, soundmonger, maker of images, video and stills, presser of buttons and rotator of knobs, art director for broken20, Insurance Underwriter for the National Tropospherics Commission, occasional writer of things and assorted other charges levelled at me which may or may not be accurate.

    Links

    http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfyans/

     


  • The Silver Smokescreen

    Artist: Vernon & Burns

    Title of work: The Silver Smokescreen – A Silent Movie for the Radio

    Description of work
    “When the devil pulls the strings, all the world must dance...”
    Constructing an episodic narrative from silent movie intertitles, Vernon and Burns translate grand melodramatic gestures and deadpan pratfall pantomime into the audio realm. Hand-tinted frames of sound, under-cranked audio slapstick and sepia-soaked expressionism for the ear are projected onto the cinema screen of the mind's eye.
    Produced by Vernon & Burns during a residency at WORM studios, Rotterdam. First performed live as part of ‘Popular Noise for the Masses’, March 2010. First broadcast on Cafe Sonore, VPRO Radio 6, June 12th 2010. Narrated by Giles Bailey.
    Biography

    Vernon & Burns are a duo of sound makers who create radio plays, records and performances through an innovative mix of samples, field recordings, voice and music. Performed across Europe, their eclectic live act encompasses everything from ventriloquism and magic to music hall and comedy. They have produced work for radio stations including the BBC, VPRO, Resonance FM, WFMU and The Audible Picture Show. Recent releases include an LP on Gagarin Records and a CD in Staalplaat’s Mort Aux Vaches series.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/vernonandburns

    Followed by short:

    Artist: Lisa Busby

    Title of work: Negotiating with the Dead: A self-help programme for composers

    Composer – Lisa Busby

    Synopsis - Negotiating with the Dead: A self-help programme for composers is an original instruction score inspired by the Margaret Atwood text of the same name. Written in the summer of 2014, it was published in Issue 12 of the independent magazine Structo. The absurdity and impossibility of the performance instructions were first 'realised' in Autumn 2014 with props including a mic and amp, a ten pound note, a pen, a battery powered record player and selection of 7” records, and a bag of marshmallows. Now it is realised as a 15 minute sound work for Radiophrenia - attempting to make audible the instructions and situations the score raises, not as a literal ‘sounding’ but rather an abstract haunted collage.

    Bio - Lisa is a musician, artist and DJ. She performs and composes with bands Rutger Hauser and Sleeps in Oysters. She is particularly interested in using domestic or outdated playback media as instruments and developing extended technique for these new instruments, but also works in installation and site specifically. Past works have involved the building of large-scale environments or installations both indoors and out, within which she undertakes long duration, sounding performances, in some cases living and making music within the installation for weeks at a time. Her recent works have combined fluxus inspired score writing with collage and DJ practices. In her day job she is Lecturer in Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, and runs research projects Editions of You which celebrates and showcases self-publishing and self-releasing musicians and the handmade editions and releases they create; and Shit! I can DJ which explores experimental and crossover DJ practice.

    Other credits:

    Recording and production – Lisa Busby and John Harries

    Samples and interventions into existing recordings – Laraaji Nada BrahmAnanda Zither sample from live performance at Healing Sounds Intensive (2008), Spoken excerpt from 'The Wizard of Oz' (MGM, 1939), Penderecki 'Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima' (1984 VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin), Elvis 'You were always on my mind' (RCA, 1972, B side to 'Separate Ways), and 'The Elvis Presley Seance' (Shadow Records, 1979).

     


  • South London Towerblock - Samantha Wass

    Artist: Samantha Wass

    Title of work: South London Tower Block

    Description of work

    This is a recording I made in a stairwell of some flats. It's all the sounds around the block, from a distance, all coming up and I can hear them on the 23rd floor. You can hear police sirens and kids and trains, mostly howling wind.

    Recorded as part of a collaboration exploring sound as it travels in the air. In this instance, the 23rd storey of a tower-block stairwell in South London. Recorded to cassette tape.A door bangs shut at 2.36, watch your ears. Crossmount House exhibition 'shown' in Leeds & London 2010

    Biography

    Presenter on Longwave Ladies on HoxtonRadio.com http://www.mixcloud.com/LongwaveLadiesRadio/ Otherwise, I record sounds I find in empty spaces, lost and dispersed from their original journey, in an attempt to extract their meaning. Looking under and around, sometimes not looking at all.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/marthaamay

     


  • Dreamlands 7 - Carlo Patrão

    Artist: Carlo Patrão

    Title of work: 'Down The Royal Road'

    Description of work

    This radio art work was a Dreamlands commission for Radio Arts funded by the Arts Council England and Kent County Council More info at http://www.radioarts.org.uk

    "Freud described dreams as the royal road to knowledge of the unconscious - a pathway to the essence of wishes and desires of the human mind. This radio piece presents an intimate portrait of a group of dreamers trying to salvage information from their dreams by recalling transformative dream experiences. Dream debris, free association, and dream theory float through the ether of radio waves, exploring the concept of newness in dreams and the bridge between the unconscious and waking life."

    Biography

    Carlo Patrão is a Portuguese radio artist and producer of the radio show Zepelim. His radio work began as a member of the Portuguese freeform station Radio Universidade de Coimbra (RUC). In his radio pieces, he aims to explore the diverse possibilities of radiophonic space through the medium of sound collage. He has participated in radio projects like Basic.fm, Radio Boredcast, and has been featured in several international sound festivals and radio broadcasts. He is currently working on a radio show for the Portuguese national public radio station RTP. In addition to his radio work, he has a master’s in clinical psychology.

     


  • Eduardo Abrantes - Two in Transit

    Artist:Eduardo Abrantes

    Title of work: Two in Transit

    Description of work

    (dual channel stereo from both external and binaural sources) an artistic experiment on the interplay between two voices and the surrounding acoustic environment, while in motion. Two vocal performers engage with each other as they make their way through the shifting urban landscape of Stockholm, riding their bikes, struggling with half-improvised harmony, their own physicality and the balance between distraction and concentration in relation to the ever-present sound world of the public space. Two In Transit deals with the possibility of heightened awareness through sonic participation and the challenge of instability, both bodily and acoustic.

    Performers: Sara Franceschi, Ylva Fred
    Sound recording, editing & concept: Eduardo Abrantes

    Biography
    Eduardo Abrantes is a PhD Candidate (Södertörns Högskola/Københavns Universitet), artistic researcher and filmmaker involved with phenomenology of sound, performative arts and creative practices. He is currently based in Stockholm and a member of the IN SITU project team at the Arkitektur- och designcentrum (ARKDES), working with sound and improvisation in urban environments. His recent practice has focused on the exploration of the dynamic crossing between sound and embodiment, mostly in the context of how everyday experience is enacted and brought into a heightened awareness focus in wider performative practice and strategies. Apart from his own self-directed work, he has been collaborating with a few artists and cultural institutions as a freelance video-documentarist under the moniker “pairsofthree” – the story behind the name has to do with sheep and Iceland, he will tell it on demand.

    Links

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/eabrantes

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 1 - Frequency

    1) Casey Miller - Harvesting Solar Wind (08:34)
    2) Viv Corringham - (Silicon) Valley of Heart's Delight (16:07)
    3) Judy Spark – Sound of Form and Colour (16:30)
    4) Olivier Ginestet - Tout au fond des océaux (1:30)
    5) Jackson Marlette - Cul De Sacked (14:36)

    Artist: Casey Miller Title of work: Harvesting Solar Winds

    Using a self built voltage controlled virtual radio module and inspired by the radio experiments of Stockhausen, John Cage and Don Buchla a generally aleatoric approach has been adopted in the creation of this work. The system is patched and tweaked until the source material (mostly creative commons licensed radio recordings and birdsong) is controlled by random modulators and complex patching in a such a way that the system has enough of its own agency though some nudging by the artist has taken place, made in one live take.

    Artist: Viv Corringham Title of work: (Silicon) Valley of Heart’s Delight

    This work was made specifically for radio and is based on walks I did with people who live in Silicon Valley. It relates to my ongoing, international project “Shadow-walks” in which I respond to my experience of people’s special walks with improvised singing.
    In this piece I walk with two older people who remember a time before the tech giants arrived, when Silicon Valley was full of orchards and known as “the valley of heart’s delight”. A young woman takes me through the huge Google campus where she works and talks of dreams and nightmares.

    http://www.vivcorringham.org

    Artist: Judy Spark Title of work: Sound of Form and Colour

    The work takes the form of a descriptive monologue based on an incidence of domestic low frequency noise and will explore the perceived spatial effects: of expansiveness, depth or conversely constriction, of certain sorts of sound. The way that different sorts of this type of sound are received by ears of differing sensitivities will be discussed before going on to make a central focus of the aural incursions of a distant shop refrigerator and how this sound is shaped by the architecture of the flat above. The audible sound is not being caused by airborne sound coming up through the floor, but instead via transmission as a result of the equipment’s contact with an internal wall. The effect then experienced is almost of a sound with a three dimensional form comprising nodes (loud points) and anti-nodes (quiet points) within the space.

    judyspark.co.uk

    Artist: Olivier Ginestet Title of work: Tout au fond des océaux

    A reference to the work of Dominique Petitgand, a french sound designer. The piece mixes voice and silence, language and mistake, song and depth.

    http://vestibule-sonore.com/

    Artist: Jackson Marlette Title of work: Cul de Sacked

    In the introduction to his book Ghosts of My Life, Mark Fisher uses the last episode of the early eighties TV series "Sapphire and Steel" as an analogy of the experience of modernity in the 21st century as one felt as "non-time", like Marc Augé's concept of "non-places". My submission for the CCA's Radiophrenia broadcast uses his metaphor as a launchpad for producing a fourteen-and-a half minute experimental radio programme using samples from that episode, as well as a segment from one of his talks posted online, featured at the end of the piece.

    https://soundcloud.com/jacksonmarlette

     


  • Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations

    Producers: Amy Bromley and Katy Hastie Recordist: Niall Morris Composer: Kyle Stewart

    For an overview of this series and bios please see
    http://radiophrenia.scot/radio-benjamin-glasgow-constellations/

    Episode 1: The Fall of Herculaneum and Pompeii with Dr Vassiliki Kolocotroni at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow

    This program looks at the lessons to be learnt from wandering the ruins of lost civilisations. First broadcast on Radio Berlin, September 18th 1931. Translation by Jonathan Lutes.

    Poignantly prescient, these apocalyptic musings were first broadcast in the immediate aftermath of the German banking crisis and early gains by the National Socialist Party. Amidst the Hunterian Museum’s unique Antonine Wall exhibition, Dr Vassiliki Kolocotroni voices this evocative apocalyptic narrative. Reflecting on the piece she shows us how it exemplifies one of Benjamin’s key methods, one that he would develop further in the Arcades Project - using the image of the past as a dynamic constellation where ‘what has been comes together in a flash with the now’.

    In forming these dialectical collisions of past and present, startling returns are made possible and absences glare, suspended for an instant in their constellations. For example, speaking to the financial crisis of his own time, Benjamin is sure to point out the role greed played in the demise of some victims of the disaster – but could this not be true of our time too? Another collision takes place when he contrasts the way ‘every wrinkle of clothing, every whorl of the ear’ of the Roman civilisation at Pompeii had been preserved, but the Samnite civilisation they subjugated before the eruption is now almost entirely lost, generating an existential anxiety that we, as future beings, can barely stand to answer.

    Who can fail to be moved by the eerie clairvoyance of this particular talk and the unrelenting knowledge of catastrophe that lies ahead? We are unable to let go of that particular thread of history, however, as it also leads us back out into our own time of safety - or does it? Perhaps like the Romans are we simply another civilisation rebuilding in the way Benjamin describes, always desiring ‘to turn misfortune into at least some kind of gain by rebuilding the old, only better, more secure, and more beautiful’. Or perhaps we should take heed, like Benjamin, of the writing on the wall.

    Dr Kolocotroni fittingly leaves us with another striking example of a dialectical image taken from the ‘Social Movement’ section of Benjamin’s Arcades Projects, the unfinished fragmentary work found in his possession after his suicide: Paris at the barricades as presented in Barthélemy and Méry’s 1830 poem Insurrection as ‘a unique tableau of desolation’ where ‘To frame it all: the blood of the day preceding and the uncertainty of the morrow.’

    Speaker: Dr Vassiliki Kolocotroni
    Location: the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow
    Source: Walter Benjamin, Radio Benjamin edited by Lecia Rosenthal, translated by Jonathan Lutes, Lisa Harries Schumann and Diana Reese (London: Verso Books Ltd, 2014) http://www.versobooks.com/books/1720-radio-benjamin
    Supporters: Goethe Institut http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/gla/enindex.htm?wt_sc=glasgow_
    and the Collaborative Research Award from the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/currentstudents/academicprojectfunding/

    Biography

    Dr Vassiliki Kolocotroni is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. Her main research interests lie in the areas of modernism and the avant-garde, theory, intermedial studies, translation and film. She has co-edited Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents (Edinburgh and Chicago UP 1998), an influential and widely-used resource, soon to be complemented by a Dictionary of Modernism. She is also one of the literature editors of The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism,a major online project covering all aspects and manifestations of modernism in the world.

    To find out more about the process of making these shows see our fb page http://www.facebook.com/WalterBenjaminStorytellingGlasgow and twitter @WBenjaminRadio

     


  • Clear Spot - Live Works & Shorts

    1) Raydale Dower – Percolation 1
    2) The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox
    3) Rob Churm & Joe Howe - The Great God Pan (3:00)
    4) Olivier Ginestet - Tout au fond des océaux (1.30)
    5) Clare Davies - Satellite Forecast 13th April 2015

    Artist: Raydale Dower Title of work: Seven Daily Percolations

    The daily recording of a coffee pot - from gas ignition to percolation - a reoccurring event that will feature at the same time each day. http://www.vavarecords.com/tut-vu-vu.html

    The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox - Today Nina Bacos, artist and organiser of TalkSeePhotography, will read from the essay Notes on Photography and Accident, by Moyra Davey

    A series of short readings by artists from favourite books chosen from the stock of Aye-Aye Books. By ’artists’ we mean visual artists, writers, performers, curators, commentators, etc. They will include regular customers, those we have previously worked with, those we wish to work with and other suggested participants. As well as current stock, extracts may be from books we have previously stocked, or from books we might be expected to stock, and will therefore endeavour to get in in time for the broadcast.

    Aye-Aye Books is a bookshop run by Martin Vincent and Sapna Agarwal, based within the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. It specialises in art books, with an emphasis on small run and self-published artist books, alongside theoretical and radical publications, magazines and zines from around the world, experimental fiction and insurrectionary propaganda. http://www.aye-ayebooks.com/shop/

    Artist: Olivier Ginestet Title of work: Tout au fond des océaux

    A reference to the work of Dominique Petitgand, a french sound designer. The piece mixes voice and silence, language and mistake, song and depth.
    http://vestibule-sonore.com/

    Artist: Claire Davies Title of work: Satellite Forecast

    A daily sound poem of the overhead passing of satellites specific to the Glasgow area. I will use satellite data to present the wonder and amazement of these majestic machines swimming above our heads on a daily basis. I want to create an intimate
    relationship between these massive floating machines, building an awareness of their existence, and presence within our everyday lives. These objects could be the ruins of our future selves, after an apocalyptic demise, with everything on Earth destroyed by volcanic ash, an asteroid, or ourselves, all that's left is the satellite debris that circles our planet.

    Biography

    Claire Davies (b.1987, Nottingham, lives and works in Nottingham) graduated with Intermedia Art BA from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: Vulcan Point, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014; The Light Years, Generator Projects, 2013. Focusing on the sense of wonder, awe, exploration and optimism; I’m interested in the parallel existence of our everyday lives, against the wider quests of space exploration, human development and the continuous search for Amazement. Videos, objects and words combine to generate a sensation of another place, another place within our own existence, parallel to our journey.

    http://www.clairedavies.info

     


  • Rebecca Wilcox & Amelia Bywater

    Artists: Rebecca Wilcox & Amelia Bywater

    Title of work: drawing each other over

    Description of work

    A new sound work that takes a recent collaborative performance as material to squeeze through an audio filter. The performance used work made for a recent DANCEHALL journal as a prompt for an improvisation, involving spoken word, video projection and a loop pedal. The spoken word aspects featured our own writing mixed in with that of Clarice Lispector's (from her book The Stream of Life), in an attempt to think about annotation as a horizontal, collaborative and multilayered activity.

    The initial work in the journal came about from a research writing residency together:

    Close readings of two texts in tandem are presenting questions that re-orientate an understanding of language through auditory filters. One aspect of reading in the presence/dialogue with another reader is that our reading and understanding is branching sideways out of the texts, while the texts themselves are provoking a physical and spatial reordering of structures of writing.

    The first text is an essay from Critical Studies in Improvisation 2011 that describes Clarice Lispector’s writing in her novel The Hour of Star through a concept of ‘writing by ear’. Her use of language speaks of an auditory rhythm that is felt through her words and within the reader. There is a connection or impulse towards an improvisational method, which probes at the space between what is received and what is expressed, while positing that we might be able to channel an external experience into the same form as an internal expression.

    The second text is an excerpt from Lyn Hejinian’s A Border Comedy, the form of which adapts in a reflexive way as it unfolds as a text. The writing impels a close reading, and in that way feels connected to something that is in momentum or flight, bringing it closer in our experience to an auditory experience. We feel this text attempts to halt a crystallisation of visual imagery and instead pulls us along line by line, a movement that allows us to relate to it in increments as we might experience sound, bringing hearing and understanding into closer proximity.

    Biography

    Amelia and Rebecca’s collaborative practice aims to give precedence to processes of understanding rather than a tangible, known object of interest. These processes are often reliant on the spaces between two people and expressed through words and movements. Using forms of language that are both written and spoken, they are interested in the possibilities of disturbing the fixing and linear norms of text. This has come about through wanting to explore how a ‘minor voice’ might refuse or deliberately pass through normative ways of speaking.

     


  • A Box of 78s - Dinah Nuttall

    Artist: DinahBird

    Title of work: A Box of 78s

    Description of work

    This is the story of a box, a leather box that is over eighty years old and has lived in three different countries, and on two different continents. It contains over fifty 78 rpm recordings of classical music and opera hits of the day. The box and its contents were inherited by my grandmother who was born on the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, in 1910. She grew up on Salt Spring. She took the box with her when she left the island in 1925 and carried it to her various adult homes until her death in 2000. In September 2012 I retraced the box’s long journey and took the records back to the island where they were first played. This is the main piece A Box of 78s = 24 mins, on the other side is a series of locked grooves. I would like the same copy of the record to be relayed between the different partner radio stations, so that no single broadcast sounds the same. The radio station or programme maker therefore has to agree to receive the record, play it within a certain time frame, and then send it on by post to the next radio station, at his/her own charge. The scratches formed en route will become part of the piece, mirroring the journey my grandmother’s records made. I will also ask each station that plays the record to fill in a listening log, a bit like the piece of paper that used to get stamped when you took a book out of the library. There will be a printed version in the record.

    Biography

    DinahBird is a sound and radio artist living and working in Paris. She makes radio programmes, audio publications, installations, and soundtracks. Recent commissions include Dakar Morning Birds, a radio installation that transposed the dawn chorus of the Senegalese capital to an inner city garden in Northern Paris and east Berlin, and Topographies Nocturnes, a radio art project for which she won the prestigious Prix Luc Ferrari. She has just released A Box of 78s, her first solo vinyl radio work on Gruenrekorder. Works have been played on BBCRadio4, France Culture's Atelier de Création Radiophonique, Resonance FM, Kunst Radio, and through the Radia networkand have been presented at radio festivals in over twenty countries around the world. She has performed live in the Pompidou Centre and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and is presently employed by the Paris Museum of Modern Art to develop a programme of sound workshops in correlation to their permanent and temporary collections.

    Links

    http://www.radio1001.org/Members/dinah

     


  • Kim Beveridge & Rose Ruane

    Artists: Kim Beveridge and Rose Ruane

    Title of work: Disturbance of Memory

    Description of work

    A Disturbance of Memory takes its title from Sigmund Freud’s essay “A Disturbance of Memory on the Acropolis”. When completed it will be a ninety minute sonic lyrical essay on the nature of memory. Textured and layered, it brings together field recordings, a soundtrack of original music, interviews and prose poetry to build an abstracted documentary about memory, hauntology and nostalgia.

    It is designed to explore radio in an expanded form as a medium which creates a sense of interiority and which, by its position in a field of changing technology, carries connotations of the nostalgic. The experience of turning on the radio part way through a broadcast, and the time it takes to ascertain the nature of the broadcast and societal position of the voices which are speaking is mirrored by the construction of the work.

    The recorded expert testimony of the historians, psychiatrists and geriatric doctors we have interviewed about the subject of memory is intermingled with anecdotal reflections and reminiscences from interviews with artists, poets and family members and only over the full duration of the work does the authoritative status of the speakers emerge through the content of their speech, coalescing into a cogent argument.

    Radio is a medium which can disseminate manifold cultural forms: one may turn on the radio to hear the last five minutes of a documentary and the first five minutes of a drama. We reflect this in the movement of our broadcast between documentary passages and prose poetry as the discussion of memory evolves. Analogue radio carries hauntological properties: on encountering a radio broadcast we may struggle, literally and metaphorically to ascertain that which is signal and that which is noise as we move the dial between stations yet still find that experience affecting. The form of our work deliberately creates these slippages between notional channels: the poetic, the strange, the informational, the fictional and the verbatim testimonial.

    We employ manipulated recordings of numbers stations such as the Lincolnshire Poacher and episodes of the Shipping forecasts interwoven with field recordings of journeys on foot and portions of interviews and prose to mimic the phenomenology of transmission as analogous to the co-creation of memory; it’s complexity the result of received messages, sometimes startlingly clear, sometimes hazy yet full of affective power.

    Part drama built from the dialogue between voices recorded in isolation then edited into conversation, part enigmatic transmission of listed poetic memory and part documentary, this work employs abstracted strategies from conventional radio to create a hauntological dreamscape where the nature of memory is discussed, debated and mythologised.

    Biography

    Rose Ruane is a practicing visual artist and writer based in Glasgow. She has exhibited her visual art and performance work widely at home and abroad and is currently the recipient of the 2015 Off West End.com adopt a playwright award.

    Kim Beveridge is a digital artist also based in Glasgow. Her work includes documentary film, award winning video design for theatre and sound art. She is currently in residency with NHS Tayside, creating digital work with the patients within forensic psychiatry.

    Links

    http://www.roseruane.co.uk/

    http://www.kimbeveridge.co.uk/

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 8 - Morse

    1) Amble Skuse – Sligachan 2) Alec Finlay & Chris Watson - Global Oracle 3) OPUL - Provocateur 4) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation - Stick mode (edit) 5) Tom White - Scales/Patterns 6) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation - Stick mode (edit) 7) Eva Wollenburg - Das-Lichtquant: Teneral 8) Matias Couriel – Interference

    Artist: Amble Skuse Title of work: Sligachan - One of Amble’s ‘24’ series pieces. Amble heads to a location for 24 hours in her camper van (complete with solar panels to run a laptop and woodburner to keep warm). She uses inspiration from the location, found sound, landscape, history and local folklore to inspire a piece which must be written in 24 hours on location. This piece was written at Sligachan on Skye and references a Gaelic song about a child drowning in the loch, combined with the sound of the wind howling through the steel fence posts there. Performed by Rarescale ensemble and recorded live.
    http://www.ambleskuse.net

    Artist: Alec Finlay and Chris Watson Title of work: Global Oracle - Global Oracle: a work of prophetic science. Poem: Alec Finlay; sound-design: Chris Watson. The recording accompanies the book-length poem Global Oracle (morning star, 2014). As part of the same project, Finlay created an installation of bee-themed artworks at Talbot Rice Gallery in 2014, as part of the Generation series, and will create a permanent work on the campus of the University of Warwick, in 2015. "Global Oracle explores the relationship between bees, prophecy in Ancient Greece, and GPS satellite navigation systems, such as our contemporary oracle, Garmin. It offers a touching paean to dwelling, and an elegy for the fate of the bees, which is our fate." (Alec Finlay) The project is a commission by The University of Warwick Art Collection. http://alecfinlayblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.chriswatson.net/

    Artist: OPUL Title of work: Provocateur - Provocateur is a sound piece by the band OPUL. OPUL is a collaboration between musician James Iremonger and poet JL Williams The poem in Provocateur is about what we lose in times of war, and our goal in our collaborations is always to find ways for the music and poetry to work together to express emotion rather than one being background for the other. https://jamesiremonger.wordpress.com/ http://jlwilliamspoetry.co.uk/

    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation Title of work: Stick mode - Having heard John Baker on a Woman's Hour interview from 1968, explaining how he created the sounds to create his radio jingles I decided to use a sampler to create the same palette. The results were surprisingly close, so I took the idea further and created an album, each piece taking between 1/2 hour and 2 hours to write and record. All tracks (apart from the electronic demos) were created using nothing but homemade samples of household objects being struck, blown or 'twanged'. Track 10 comprises nothing but sounds made by the human body. The lighter side of concrete. http://www.boum.co.uk/

    Artist: Tom White Title of work: Scales/Patterns - Scales/Patterns is a sound work compiled from field recordings made around Reykjavik and the nearby Mt. Akrafjall in July 2014. Living in an age of ecological catastrophe requires that we live with (and within) multiple inhuman timeframes; Mt. Akrafjall – a volcano hollowed out by a glacier over thousands of years – provides a ground from which to consider such temporalities. A sifting and recombination of a number of recordings processed via delay effects, Scales/Patterns is not an attempt to represent nature, but rather to present a partial and fragmented sense of its temporal depth.

    Artist: Eva Wollenberg/ Das-Lichtquant Title of work: Teneral - Teneral is a spoken word poem about metamorphosis, letting go of an outgrown identity, having the courage to embrace change, the future. http://evawollenberg.com

    Artist: Matías Couriel Title of work: Interference - “Interference” is a tribute to John Cage in the 100 anniversary of his birth. The work engages a conversation between Morton Feldman and Cage, and an electroacustic collage. The meaning of the conversation is completely changed by cutting and pasting different parts. The electroacoustical part is made using different kinds of radio waves, from a cell phone to a transmition in an a.m. radio. Then I processed them with different effects, such as time stretch and filters. The electroacoustic and the text are closely related, because what happens on the conversation affects the electroacoustic part.

     


  • Alex Mackay - Positive Interference

    Artist: Alex MacKay

    Title of work: Positive Interference

    Description of work

    A live sound collage/performance which looks to the nearly century-old practice of radio jamming (intentional interference of a radio signal with the intention of disrupting communication channels) as an analogue precursor to digital hacking. With digital media beginning to render analogue transmissions (such as radio) obsolete, this way of being able to disrupt communications of enemies and oppressors is (sadly) becoming less and less widespread and effective. However, with the rise of digital hacking and the increasingly complex technology becoming available to the public to practice it, we may again be in a position to challenge oppressive media broadcasts in the direct fashion that radio jamming once did.
    ‘Positive Interference' uses live streams of government controlled broadcasts, digital audio manipulation and found recordings of past radio jams as a questioning of oppressive regimes’ ability to maintain the integrity of their channels of ommunication to their people against a renewed growing trend of public interferences.

    Biography

    Alex Mackay is an artist making work across media including sound/music, image and performance for a wide range of contexts, including recorded media, installation, live performance as well as collaborative work in the fields of visual art, dance and film.
    He has recently worked with artists and companies such as Jana Winderen & Mike Harding (of sound art label Touch), Red Note and The Red Ensemble, and his work has been presented at venues around the UK and Europe. He has also created a range of work for radio, some of which has recently been broadcasted by stations such as Resonance FM, Subcity Radio and Hill 52. He is one half of EYEGRID, and is currently studying composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

    Links

    alexdmackay.com

    soundcloud.com/alexdmackay

    http://www.eyegrid.net

     


  • Jim Whelton - Press Your Ear To The Rail

    Artist: Jim Whelton

    Title of work: Press Your Ear To The Rail

    Description of work

    The fruits of a collaboration last year. Commissioned as visiting artist by Arts Transmission, Kent, Jim Whelton teamed up with Daniel Nash (of Isle of Sheppey community channel Bridge Radio FM) and The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway to produce a series of programmes exploring the people, technology and landscape. The SKLR is a heritage railway situated on the edge of Kent in the midst of a post industrial landscape, in the shadow of the largest paper mill in Europe. This episode showcases steam, fire and exploratory pastoral strolls along the SKLR track.

    Biography

    Jim Whelton is an audio artist and sound designer and based in London. Over the last fifteen years he has produced experimental radio shows and written original scripts for Resonance104.4 FM, ORF Austria, CKLN, Toronto, Dutch National Radio, Radio Corax Halle, Sao Paolo Bienale and for various internet radio stations. A number of his sound and musical pieces have formed part of interactive displays in the Tate Modern, Science Museum, National Horticultural Museum, National Trust of Scotland and most recently for the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. He can also be found performing live experimental music and making short films when time permits.

     


  • Eric Boivin - F451

    Artist: Eric Boivin

    Title of work: F541

    Description of work

    F451 is based on the classic novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The piece feature tracks from field recording, contact microphone, different audio sources and sample from the 1966 film adaptation by Francois Truffaut. This is a very personal interpretation of the book and his themes, done in an eclectic mix of experimental sounds and sonic soundscape.

    Biography
    Eric Boivin is a field recording and sound artist base in Montreal. His main interests are in phonographic arts, sound manipulation, transmission and sound art. He generally uses field recording tracks as base to create atmospheric sound collages and transmission art pieces. He is a regular contributor on the Montreal Sounds Map project and also airs programming on different radio shows dedicated to field recording. His work has been played in radio and sound art festivals around the world. He is currently producing and co-hosting a weekly experimental music radio show entitled Symbiose on CIBL 101. 5 FM in Montreal
    Links

    http://ericboivin.wordpress.com

    http://soundcloud.com/eric-boivin

     


  • Jada fotografie kant 2

    Fotografie door JaDa
    Kant B: 34’42”

    Fotografie
    Fotografie is een hoorspel gemaakt door Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen en Danielle Lemaire, voor
    WORM’s Klangendum serie. Fotografie is een verzameling ‘foto’s’ bestaande uit 30 stukken,
    die bij elkaar horen en één geheel vormen, maar ook autonoom zijn. De hoofdstukken met oneven nummers zijn uitgevoerd door Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen, de hoofdstukken met even nummers door Danielle Lemaire. Het JaDa hoorspel is uiteindelijk tot één geluidswerk
    aaneengesmeed. Hoofdstukken:

    1) Het huisje in het dal
    2) Een nachtwake
    3) Een uitzondering in de familie
    4) Een familieraad
    5) Hard tegen hard
    6) De nieuwe maan
    7) Het boek van het verleden
    8) De vuurproef
    9) Een bijzondere voorzienigheid
    10) Groeikrampen
    11) Meisjes naam
    12) Reinvarenveld
    13) Een dochter
    14) Voedsel voor de verbeelding
    15) Allerlei aangrijpende voorvallen
    16) Juffrouw schaakmat
    17) Vader
    18) Weer vrienden
    19) Met de luchtpost
    20) Romantisch maar niet prettig
    21) De hoeve
    22) Spoken
    23) Een ander soort van geluk
    24) Zij kan het niet gedaan hebben
    25) Aan de kust der baai
    26) De gelofte
    27) Droomweefsels
    28) Heiligschennis
    29) Het gordijn wordt opgelicht
    30) Het grote ogenblik

    28 december 2014
    Gemaakt door JaDa (Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen en Danielle Lemaire)

    Met dank aan
    Kara Bohnenstiel, Myat Moondog Haggart, Miss Green, Yuri Landman, Lukas Simonis, WORM,
    Elaine Radigue, Henk Bakker, Prince Buster

    Produced by WORM & Klangendum

     


  • H1 Radiophrenia Shorts - Broadcast

    1) Katapulto – Polar Bear (03:36)
    2) Luong Hue Trinh– Solution (14:24)
    3) Ian Helliwell - JFK puppet soundtrack (07:55)
    4) Riikka Haapasaari - Ode To The Hot Shop (01:34)

    Artist: Katapulto Title of work: Polar Bear

    One of a series of recordings in 6 languages about different animals. It is about language, the idea of living abroad in a multinational country but also it is a pseudo - educational project. The music/ sound is minimal and very often refers to some kind of ethnographic recordings. It has been recorded in the UK, Spain and Poland.

    http://www.katapulto.com/

    Artist: Luong Hue Trinh Title of work: Solution

    Firstly, I composed this piece to express my puzzle about pressures I got, decisions I had to do for my life at that time. However, when I completed it, I recognized it didn’t sound really puzzled as what I want to express, it sounds like a solution that I was looking for so that’s why I chose this tittle for the piece. I used the element of the Court music in Hue which is in the center of Vietnam and Cheo, the folklore music in the North, combining with electronic sound.

    Biography -After studying from 1998 to 2010 at the Vietnam National Academy of music,
    Luong Hue Trinh graduated with honors in Jazz keyboard. In 2003 she was granted Exceptional Student by the Association of Yamaha Music, Japan. In 2010, she began to work in electroacoustic music and it became her main focus. Since then, she has been under the tutelage and guidance of composer and traditional music perfomer SonX in Hanoi. She composed soundtrack for experimental films, played live music with silent film, performed in various festivals, did sound installation in exhibitions and worked as a creator in the Echoes ( Soundwalk ) geolocative audio project. She performed and presented her works in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Phillipines and Indonesia, China, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, US, Norway and Australia. Her work was published by the Urban Arts Berlin in the Synthesis Vol. 1 online and tape format in a compilation of sound works by women from Vietnam, China, South Africa, Bolivia, Venezuela, Mexico, France, Austria, Germany, Spain, Greece, UK, Italy,the Netherland, Australia and the US.

    Artist: Ian Helliwell Title of work: JFK Puppet Soundtrack

    The specially composed music and sound effects for a restaging of the Kennedy assassination using puppetry, props and archive voice extracts, conceived by Ian Helliwell for the Cinecity film festival in 2013.

    http://www.ianhelliwell.co.uk

    Artist: Riikka Haapasaari Title of work: Ode To The Hot Shop

    The piece is created by using only sounds recorded in the glassblowing studio, which were then assembled to correlate to Beethoven's Ode to Joy (Symphony No. 9). As the glassblowing studio has a very distinct atmosphere which is difficult to describe with words or even visually to a person unfamiliar with the workshop I have used sound to capture the essence and sense of excitement in the workshop to communicate the unique, precious and intangible nature of working in the glassblowing studio, in the hot shop.

    http://www.riikkahaapasaari.com

     


  • Una Lee - On Air - From Bellefast With Love

    Artist: Una Lee

    Title of work: On Air – From Bellefast With Love

    Description of work

    This is an audio-based performance art piece that tells a story of two women through
    integrating sonic arts context such as acoustic soundwalk, soundscape and radio art.
    The piece is framed as an episode of a radio show, in which a sound artist
    introduces her works. It then continues with a rather mysterious recording of an
    intimate voice letter with a recording of a soundwalk that was created by the very
    sound artist. Later on, it comes back to the artist revealing her own story and
    relationship to the mysterious recording. - headphones recommended

    Biography

    Una Lee a sound artist, performer and improvisor based in Belfast, UK. She’s
    pursuing her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Paul Stapleton and Dr. Franziska
    Schroeder at Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University. The focus of her
    practice-based research lies within sound-based performance art using found sound
    and literary art.

    Links

    http://www.unalee.org

     


  • Ewan Stefani - Fortune Market

    Artist: Ewan Stefani

    Title of work: East Fortune Market

    Description of work

    Soundscape recordings of East Fortune Market in East Lothian were made in 2009 by moving slowly around the market in a circular route, with pauses to stop and listen to key ‘soundmarks’. Recordings are presented here without processing and follow the sequence of sounds around the market: droning generators, banter of the traders, and snippets of conversations. In 2014 I repeated the exercise and noted the differences: whole areas of the market were deserted, voices were quite different, and this time motorbikes were racing on the track nearby. I plan to make further recordings of the market in 2015.

    Biography

    Ewan Stefani (b. 1971) is a composer and sound artist working in the UK. He directs the Centre for Practice-led Research in the Arts and lectures in the School of Music at the University of Leeds. As a composer, his work has been performed at ICMC computer music conferences, Sonic Arts Network Expo events, the ICA in London and at various other UK and international venues. His research interests include acousmatic performance practice, soundscape, free improvisation, radiophonic sound works, multi-channel sound diffusion and audiovisual composition techniques in fixed media or interactive works.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/stefani

     


  • Magz Hall

    Artist: Magz Hall

    Title of work: Radio Mind

    Description of work

    Radio Mind is a fictional religious pirate radio station transmission inspired by an obscure group of early 20th century Anglican clerics with a shared interest in telepathy, psychic research and psychology as paths of divine/human communication. It investigates the shifting terrains of the transcendent and the quotidian through new communications technologies. Drawing on early 20th Century experimental radio, Protestantism, historical and mythic seafaring cults and the powerful mythology of the radiophonic ether, notions of radio art and the religious imaginary are brought into question.
    Radio Mind has been aired at Marrakech Biennale (2014) Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto, Canada (2012), Lightworks International Arts Festival (2012) , UK. LCC, UAL London,Broadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM and free103point9fm USA. Boat Radio DAB UK (2011): Radio Futura102.1, Future Places: Digital Media and Local Cultures, Porto, Portugal. Installation: Burton Gallery, The Old Look Out Gallery, Broadstairs, Kent (2011).
    The Highland Chief and David Davidovich Burliuk - Wm.B.McClure
    Archbishop Du Vernet - Magz Hall and Mark Pilkington
    Testimonial – Jennifer FR Hall
    Music – Magz Hall and Xylitol
    Full Moon Orchestra – conducted by Magz Hall, Arnofini, Bristol, Tuesday 17th May 2011
    Script Magz Hall with excepts from “Spiritual Radio” By Archbishop Du Vernet 1925 and David Burlik ;1926. Manifesto, Radio-Style. Universal Camp of Radio-Modernists
    Biography
    Sound and radio artist and senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. Magz runs artist group Radio Arts who explore the artistic potential of radio with the wider community. Her sound work has been exhibited in the British Museum, the Sainsbury Centre, Whitechapel Gallery, MACBA Barcelona, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Norway, Morocco, Canada and the USA and broadcast internationally. Her ambisonic soundtrack of Hong Kong Airport at the British Museum was described as "extraordinary and rich" by Richard J. Williams, her "intriguing and beautiful work" Radio Mind (2012) was awarded a sound commission for Lightworks Festival. Spiritual Radio (2014) was commissioned for Unbinding the Book exhibition in London and North America “pages of the book are held shut by copper nails, connected to form a transmitter circuit through which words flow “in an eternal loop....the text awaits the listener who is tuned to the right frequency” (The Guardian). Magz has just completed a practice based PhD in Radio Art at University of the Arts London.
    Links

    https://magzhall.wordpress.com/

     


  • Live-to-Air- Nichola Scrutton

    Artist: Nichola Scrutton

    Title: Sonnets

    Broadcasting live from the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Nicholas Scrutton presents a set of sound poems.

    http://www.nicholascrutton.co.uk

     


  • Psychogeographical Commission

    Artist: The Psychogeographical Commission

    Title of work: Widdershins

    Description of work

    ‘Widdershins’ is a 24 minute long psychogeographical exploration consisting of a continuous field recording of one full circuit of the Glasgow Subway System augmented with dark ambient synth and collages of found sound to give an impression of what was found at each of the stations. Taking the Inner (anticlockwise) Circle of the Subway to be a constant banishing ritual upon the west end of Glasgow, we played the recording back on a train at an astronomically significant time, the timing differences of the stations gently pulling the banishment out of phase to allow us to look at the horrors within.

    Biography

    The Psychogeographical Commission are a dark ambient/electronica/psychguitar duo based in Glasgow and Newcastle. Having produced few high-concept recordings based around London (‘Genius Loci’), the psychological effect of the second half of a year (‘Patient Zero’) and the Occult origins of the Glasgow Subway System (‘Widdershins’), they moved into the live realm playing the Glasgow Film Festival and the Unearthing Forgotten Horrors festival in Newcastle as well as a short tour to publicise their DVD ‘Jack the Ripper: The Banishing’ in 2013-14. The Commission are currently working on a multi-format project concerning the occult significance of Roundabouts and Druidism in Town Planning.

    Links

    http://www.psychetecture.com/

     


  • Iain FW - The Closing Ceremony 1 & 2

    Artist: Iain F-W

    Title of work: The Closing Ceremony

    Description of work

    1. The Closing Ceremony
    2. Eternal Gratitude

    The Closing Ceremony is a two-part stereo/multichannel audio work composed of sounds captured during the closing concert of a city-wide mega-event.
    As it played out across the sky and across media via live broadcast, on one late summer's night in twenty-fourteen, the closing ceremony colonised the city. City-space and residents were simultaneously produced as both 'subject of' and 'audience to' a globally-sponsored celebration. Through sound recording and composition, my intention was to engage with the spatial effect of the event (concert, media broadcast, phenomenon), and with the position of the subject(s) constituted by it.
    What can be understood from the sound of a large-scale open air concert when it is documented from the street, 'from the outside'? How does the audience inside relate to the event through practices of (mobile phone) self-capture and broadcast? What happens when you combine various types of documentary content of the same event, as an index of sounds, subject positions, and orders of mediated space?
    Field recordings from the streets surrounding the stadium are collapsed into squashed mono phone-capture from inside the concert venue. Lo-res audience uploads are combined with fragments of broadcast footage. Found applause meets 'real' applause meets built-in compression.
    I try to explore the closing ceremony through these audio recordings, to fix the event, and gain critical distance. I assemble it to dismantle it. Open it to close it. Spasm and burnout.
    In time, this activity begins to close in on itself. My position, my distance, and the act of recording become the object of study.
    The situation, as heard here, is solitude and its unending appreciation.

    Biography

    Iain FW is a sound artist and music producer who uses practices of self-documentation to research the relationship between (capitalist) space and self-hood. His works range from idiosyncratic record releases and installations to sound ethnographies and audio-visual compositions. He used to write music, and tries in vain to shake the habit. He is currently working towards a PhD in composition at the University of Glasgow and is also a member of experimental ensembles In Posterface and Lapsus Linguae.
    Previous/current presentations and performances include iFIMPaC Leeds (2015), GLEAM Glasgow (2014), The Art of Record Production Oslo (2014), Information Overload Edinburgh (2014), Sonic Signatures Aalborg (2014), Sound Thought (2014), Buzzcut (2013), Music Language (2013), Arika Episode 2 (2012), and Counterflows (2012).
    Releases on Instructional Media, Never Come Ashore, Kovorox Sound, Unverified Records, and Winning Sperm Party.
    Links

    iainfw.wordpress.com/

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 10 - Veronica

    1) Andrea Rangecroft and Rachel Humphreys – Living with Jinn (10:03)
    2) Robin The Fog - Mount Shock: Music For Microphone Cradle (08:08)
    3) Yafit Reuveny & Yaniv Kuris – Permanent Residents (16:32)
    4) Sculptress of Sound – Eriside (04:22)
    5) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation – Felix (01:50)
    6) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation – Sun and air follows shortly (01:04)
    7) Matthew Whiteside – As I See It (14:37)

    Artist: Andrea Rangecroft and Rachel Humphreys Title of work: Living with Jinn

    Jinn /dʒɪn/

    (In Arabian and Muslim mythology) an intelligent spirit of lower rank than the angels, able to appear in human and animal forms and to possess humans. "The rebellious jinn lead men astray."

    andrearangecroft.co.uk

    Artist: Robin The Fog Title of work: Mount Shock - Music For Microphone Cradle

    This composition is created from a single recording of a creaking microphone cradle in the BBC’s New Broadcasting House. Cracks have already begun to appear in this recently opened state of the art complex, but from this unwanted disturbance to a acoustically treated environment a surprisingly rich and harmonious accidental soundscape has emerged. Five copies of this recording were played back simultaneously, each with slightly different adjustments in pitch so that they fell in and out of sync with one-another, creating random melodic and harmonic patterns. Other than some judicious editing, no computer effects or artificial reverb have been used.

    http://robinthefog.com

    Artist: Yafit Reuveny.and Yaniv Kuris Title of work: Permanent Residents

    Description of work

    A collaboration between two Jerusalem based sound-artist, exploring the multicultural and multilinguistic ambient of the Musrara neighborhood ,located within the border-line of east and west Jerusalem( Israel). This piece was presented at the inrernational Art Festival MusraraMix Jerusalem 2010, at the International audio-art Festival Berlin 2011, And was broadcast at the local experimental radio station " Double Mono.

    http://yafyafit2.wix.com/yafyafit
    http://yanivkuris.wordpress.com

    Artist: Sculptress of Sound Title of work: Eriside

    Sculptress of Sound are weaving abstract stories by means of voice, custom-made instruments, bass guitar, electrified violine bow and synths. Softness meets hysteria: word collage, drony sounds and noisy elements form a peculiar landscape, immersing us into a feverish dream, where jewels seem to work as some kind of strange attractor and Andy Warhol is being deconstructed.

    http://www.sculptressofsound.de

    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation

    Title of works: Felix, Sun and Air Follows Shortly

    Having heard John Baker on a Woman's Hour interview from 1968, explaining how he created the sounds to create his radio jingles I decided to use a sampler to create the same palette. The results were surprisingly close, so I took the idea further and created an album, each piece taking between 1/2 hour and 2 hours to write and record. All tracks (apart from the electronic demos) were created using nothing but homemade samples of household objects being struck, blown or 'twanged'. Track 10 comprises nothing but sounds made by the human body. The lighter side of concrete.

    http://www.boum.co.uk/

    Artist: Matthew Whiteside Title of work: As I See It

    As I See It was commissioned by Terra Incognita Arts as a companion piece to the As I See It walking tours lead by people with visual impairments. The piece takes the tour guides’ stories and elements from around Kelvingrove Park, where the tours happened, to create an abstract audio representation of the tour. It was premiered as a headphone installation in the Arches in Glasgow throughout November 2014.

     


  • Ireland Perverse 1

    Artist: Dr Klangendum (Henk Bakker and Lukas Simonis)

    Title of work: Perverse Animals #2: The Ireland Tapes

    Episode 1: Last Exit To Bushy Park

    Description of work

    The "Perverse Animals' series of Dr Klangendum is a tool that is used for multiple purposes; making a hybrid type of radio comes invariably first. The first part was a purely fictional radio play that could be performed live and that ultimately was recorded and broadcasted by the ORF Radio Arts in Vienna.

    This second part is somewhat ambitious; Dr. Klangendum went to Ireland in 2013 for a while to let themselves be inspired by the local 'Perverse Animals' scene, but thanks to all the serendipity that also entailed, got entangled in issues like taxidermy, Parks and Riverdance. The result is a series of radio programs where just about everything is not done in 'normal' radio country; ambient-like soundscapes that accompany integrity taped interviews to a complete blurring of the boundaries between documentary and fiction. As a 'leitmotiv' figures of a series of visits to pubs where the search is, in the end, to the deeper meaning of life.

    Credits:
    Recording, mixes, music, edits and interviews Henk Bakker & Lukas Simonis.
    Acknowledgements; Patricia Baker (Curious Broadcast)
    Short interviews; Edwina Helen Neilan
    Actors; Peter Taylor, Barry Burns
    Interviewees; Luke Clancy, Rosena Hand
    Punk band; Robbert van Sleeves - drums, Lukas Simonis - guitar, Barry Burns - vocals

    Biography
    Klangendum was founded in 2013 by lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker, who are both long term organisers (and co-founders) at Worm, Rotterdam, producing countless events and productions for Radio, Studio and Live Events. Reaching audiences also throughout an extended network worldwide of independent and innovative radiostations, like the Radia.fm and f.e. Resonance Fm (London) Soundartradio (UK), Curious Broadcast (Ierland) and Orange (Wenen). Further away WMFU (NEW JERSEY), ORF (Oostenrijk) and overhere amongst others Vpro radio, Dutch national broadcast Nos, Concertzender, Radio Patapoe, and appearing on Festivals like Inqubate en Strp.
    At the moment we organise as partners of Worm, Studio Recidencies and Workshops (anything from Sound Synthesis, Pure Data, Ableton Live, to Field Recording and Build Your Own Instrument) in our analogue studio.
    We produce a weekly radioshow for the Concertzender (link) and occaissional also for Radia FM. We release and distribute our work through CD’s, Cassettes and Records. We have a large digital archive of live concerts and studio residencies wich we publish through the Free Music Archive.
    Our interests and expertise are in making radioplays, documentaries and fictionalised radio drama. We do Sound and Site Specific- projects, Soundwalks and Installations. We do manifest ourselves regularly through organising concerts, Live Radio Happenings and live Radio Play performances.
    We love to place words and sounds in challenging settings.

    Links

    http://klangendum.nl/

     


  • Dominique Balay

    Artist: Dominique Balaÿ

    Title of work: S’il Arrive (ce qui arrive) - Things Happen

    Description of work

    S’il arrive (ce qui arrive) – « Things happen » – is a radiophonic essay and a post mortem dialog with the great American documentary filmmaker Robert Kramer. Few years before his death he had launched a call for the creation of a France Culture radio program : « What is your hope today and your vision of the future? »
    Considering this question, a brief correspondence started beetween Robert Kramer and Dominique Balaÿ.
    After some time, this led to the writing of a complete script and even some recordings made by Dominique Balaÿ, much bigger than expected and, in some way, off topic. The script remained in a drawer through the years, with some excerpts published from time to time in various artistic magazines.
    In 2014 Dominique Balaÿ met the radiophonic director Daniel Martin-Borret and he invited him to revisit the script and give a new life to this bundle of archives. On the basis of a almost carte blanche, Daniel Martin-Borret found rapidly a way, he focused his work on how the original intentions expressed a certain relation to the cinema and documentary.
    Mainly using his own voice, and inserting some archives, Daniel Martin-Borret unfolds in a dialogue with sounds from shooting specially made. Cinema and music are never far away. The horrible reality is at good distance. Art and life are in an inextricable collusion.
    Ce qui arrive responds to the call of Robert Kramer and develops the hypothesis that for all of us in these times of distress, hope is always of a « starting place » and a new voice.

    Author : Dominique Balaÿ
    Director : Daniel Martin-Borret
    Producer: webSYNradio
    Sound Engineer: Jean Sebastien Gratas
    with the voice of: Irina Novikova (Intérim).

    Biography

    Born in 1968, Dominique Balaÿ currently lives in Nîmes (France) and works for the internet industry. Designer/creator of webSYNradio. Member of editorial committee of Droit de Cités.In 2009, upon invitation from the review Droit de Cités, he launches the project webSYNradio. WebSYNradio brings together novel propositions from artists or intellectuals that are for the most part well-established on the international scene.

    Links

    http://www.varias.info/

    http://syntone.fr/daniel-martin-borret-microphone-singulier/

     


  • Felix Blume - Los Gritos de Mexico

    Artist: Félix Blume

    Title of work: Los Gritos de Mexico (The Cries of Mexico)

    Description of work

    Mexico City: more than 20 millions people gathered making noise! A noisy city for most; I would like to transform it in a sonorous city.

    The street sellers make the voices of the polyphonic choir, the small bell from the ice cream seller substitutes the triangle from the orchestra, and the hammering of the protesters on the metallic wall are the percussions. In Mexico City, people shout to be heard, they shout their rage against the cops, they shout at the ‘lucha libre’ fights, they shout together ¡ Viva Mexico ! to feel united, and during a demonstration they also shout ¡Viva Mexico ! People shout in church, they pray together or alone, whispering in the silent night. The thunder booms: nobody can shout at the storm, and the rain cleans the silent city. A solo voice after the rain, and the choir resumes gradually. People sing to forget and the shouting starts again, louder, so that the others don´t forget. The water flows under the city, the forgotten lake is mourning; it remembers when the city was an Island… On the top, it is too noisy, underneath, the water keeps in silence the secrets of the past.

    Most of the people in the world live in cities. The daily soundscape is in most of the case a continuous sound of traffic, close or distant. Mexico City has a series of sounds added to the background which make the specificity of the city: the cries and sounds of the street sellers are in most part responsible. In the past, most cities had their own cries (as some classical music can testify, like ‘Les cris de Paris’ from Janequin). In Mexico City, this tradition has persisted until today, but the government and general opinion is not in favour of them: street sellers are each time further away from the touristic center, advertising campaigns are done to make them disappear from the subway, and police operations block their access to the streets.

    I would like to pay tribute to these Criers through a soundscape of Mexico City, that will become a sonorous memory of a time that sooner than later will disappear.

    Biography

    Félix Blume is born in the South of France in 1984. He studied Sound in Toulouse and in the famous cinema school INSAS in Brussels. He has mainly worked as a sound engineer for independent documentaries and with some video-artists. He spends his time between Europe and Mexico and travels around the world for his shootings. He records sounds during his trips and shares them on the internet, mostly on Freesound and Soundcloud. He also works on personal ‘sound creations’, turning his sounds into “sonic postcards” & soundscapes broadcasted by ARTE Radio (Fr), Phaune Radio (Fr), Radio Grenouille (Fr), Kunst Radio (Au).

    Links

    http://www.felixblume.com

     


  • David Roeder - Chitlin etc

    Artist: David Roeder

    Title of work: Chitlin Etc

    Description of work

    Chitlin Etc is an experimental radio play/feature for three narrators and was
    especially created on the occasion of Radiophrenia. It addresses the impossibility of describing sound in written and especially spoken language and how an attempt at the latter can create intriguing shifts within the sonic sphere: The narrators’ voices stand in direct competition to the sound-objects being described (which, however, will mostly be withheld). Proposing the need for a heightened sonic sensibility as suggested by the likes of David Toop (who himself plays an important role), the feature employs a faux-documentary style on its’hopeless quest for the bigger (sound)picture. As the tone of the narration evolvesfrom sober reflection to esotericism and slight paranoia, it turns out the disparate threads of thought have only been further entangled, leaving both listener and narrator in a state of unsatisfied disorientation. This state, however, is (hopefully) akin to the one induced by the musical phenomena addressed within the text.

    Biography

    My name is David Roeder and I graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
    in 2013, the same year in which I relocated to Glasgow. Although the main body of
    my work consists in painting, drawing and installation, music has been my first and
    foremost passion ever since I fell for the tape hiss found on the recording of a song
    called “Poledo” 13 years ago. My interest in low-fidelity recording, amateurism and
    sonic peripheries has been growing ever since, a constant investment (time, money,
    words) which I am not sure will ever pay off. However, it has proved a rewarding
    subject for investigation (i.e. in my undergraduate dissertation), the radio-play being
    the culmination of many an attempt to convey the wonder I sense in some of these
    recordings in a different medium/approach, storytelling in this case (a large portion
    of my paintings are informed by a similar interest I believe). After all, Glasgow’s
    inspiring musical scene and infrastructure (although now sadly lacking both Cry
    Parrot and Volcanic Tongue) has been one

    Links

    http://www.david-roeder.com

     


14th April 2015
  • Gareth Vile - Uncle Vanya in Dub parts 1 & 2

    Artist: Gareth Vile

    Title of work: Uncle Vanya In Dub

    Description of work

    The four episodes of Uncle Vanya In Dub (each last fifteen minutes) was originally submitted as part of my M.Litt in Dramaturgy and achieved the highest possible grade (A1). Using a found recording of Chekhov's play (of poor quality), it ranges across the various ways of interpreting it, including Act II's mediation on comedy and IV's look at its spirituality. Uncle Vanya In Dub was co-created with DJ SpinOza and is credited with kick-starting the post-visual theatre movement.

    Biography

    I am a writer who works in both audio and written forms, with the intention of developing new ways to approach critical responses to art. I have a weekly show on Subcity Radio (the vile radio hour) and a blog, as well as being theatre editor for The List and a leader of various programmes for new and young critics.

    Links

    http://vilearts.blogspot.co.uk/

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts

    1) Féilx Blume - Gran Sabana Venezuela (9:00)
    2) Ian Helliwell - Elegy for a Power Station (9:48)
    3) Angela Shackel SELFHELPDEMO (5:00)

    Artist: Félix Blume

    Title of work: Gran Sabana (Gold fever and cock fights): Sonic Postcard from Venezuela

    Description of work

    Birds, insects and gold fever: welcome to Gran Sabana. A vivid landscape betweeen savanah and the Amazonian forest in Venezuela, near the Brazilian border. Noisy animals and a few men, digging the earth for very little gold that they will later be spent on cock fights.

    Biography

    Félix Blume is born in the South of France in 1984. He studied Sound in Toulouse and in the famous cinema school INSAS in Brussels. He has mainly worked as a sound engineer for independent documentaries and with some video-artists. He spends his time between Europe and Mexico and travels around the world for his shootings. He records sounds during his trips and shares them on the internet, mostly on Freesound and Soundcloud. He also works on personal ‘sound creations’, turning his sounds into “sonic postcards” & soundscapes broadcasted by ARTE Radio (Fr), Phaune Radio (Fr), Radio Grenouille (Fr), Kunst Radio (Au).

    Links

    http://www.felixblume.com

    Artist: Ian Helliwell Title of work: Elegy for a Power Station

    Description of work

    Elegy for a Power Station was created using my Hellitron tone generators and a radio. Its the soundtrack to a film I've made based on found super 8 footage of the last days of Northampton power station in 1975.

    Biography

    Ian Helliwell works in music, film, animation, analogue electronics, instrument building, collage, installations, light show projection, live performance and film programming. He also creates the Tone Generation, an ongoing radio/podcast series on early electronic music. In 2011 he completed his first feature length documentary film, Practical Electronica, looking at FC Judd and experimental tape recording, and his book Tape Leaders, an A-Z compendium of early British electronic music composers, is due for publication in 2015.

    Links

    http://www.ianhelliwell.co.uk

    Artist: Angela Shackel Title of work: Self Help Demos

    Description of work

    This piece takes the recognisable self-help video format and cuts it with instructional youtube videos. It is a piece that looks at the industry around people trying to be their best self and the people who are trying to give practical instructions while featuring themselves on youtube.

    Biography

    I am from Toronto, Canada. I have a degree in Philosophy and am a freelance radio producer. I have a monthly radio show called Lipstick Studios on NTS, an online station based in London.

    Links

    lipstickstudiosradio.com

     


  • Dreamlands 1 - GX Jupitter-Larsen

    Artist: GX Jupitter-Larsen

    Title of work: 'Characterized'

    Description of work

    "In the dreamscape circumstances such as location, purpose, or gender can be ever morphing elements. The same however can not be said of one's principles. In the dreamscape one's motives might change, but the fundamental convictions behind those self-contradictory actions can never alter. The voices in this dream begin their journey as fragments scattered amidst the radio waves. These fragments slowly unfold into a stream of consciousness, till the end of this introspection, when the listener arises to the opportunity of fully understanding just what is actually being said. And, most importantly, by who. Does a dream of making the world a better place ever come close to a reality? Or, is struggle, be it either social or physical, our only real proof of waking hours?"

    Biography

    GX Jupitter-Larsen (b. 1959) is currently based in Los Angeles. Since 1979, he has worked as a performance artist, radio artist, writer, and filmmaker. Much of his work is a self-created lexicon consisting mainly of personalized units of measurement. A casual observer's literacy of this vernacular is optional. GX employs all misunderstandings as a calibration. Comparing a reinterpretation to the original intent gives him a deeper awareness of his own thought process. By this means, there is no passive audience, only collaborators.

    Links

    http://www.jupitter-larsen.com

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts Night-time 1

    1) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 1 (3:40)
    2) Brian McCarthy - The Shandon People’s Choir of Cork (10:19)
    3) Donald MacDonald - Variations Report: Chapter One (18:00)
    4) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 2 (2:12)
    5) Geoff Middleton – Crank (5:30)
    6) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 3 (1:02)

    Artist: Jim Cheff Title of work: Shut-Eyed Stories

    Description of work

    "Shut-Eyed Stories" is a mixture of narrated story fragments based on dreams, and experimental electronic music. Both stories and music are by myself. The texts are read by Cheryl Love.

    Biography

    I am an artist, writer, and maker of electronic music.

    'Shut-Eyed Stories' reflects my passion for combining surreal and abstract stories with experimental music. I am the author of "A Saint In The Solar System," published by Invisible Books in 2006. In 2014, I produced seven programs of 'The Rough Windows Radio Hour' for a community radio satin in my hometown of Flagstaff, Arizona. My paintings can be seen at jimcheff.blogspot.com.

    Links

    https://jimcheff.bandcamp.com/

    Artist: Brian McCarthy Title of work: The Shandon People’s Choir of Cork

    Description of work

    Based on field recordings made in Cork, Ireland. Mainly the sounds of people chatting in a pub and the bells of Shandon - the four faced liar, under the view of which my father was born and grew up.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/imagespace91

    Artist: Donald MacDonald Title of work: Variations Report Chapter One

    Description of work

    Inspired by childhood bedtimes when i used to lie under the covers after lights out
    with a hidden radio scanning the dials, jumping the bands, tuning into the static and the frequencies that came up between stations with snatches of broadcasts coming through.
    Hopefully someone will be scanning the dials late at night in April and will come and get lost inside their radio

    Biography

    This year will be the 20th since i got my first recording device, a Tascam four track and began my journey and adventures in sound.

    Artist: Geoff Middleton Title of work: Crank

    Description of work

    Uses the sound of a hammer at a crank forge, a grasshopper warbler and other stuff.

    Biography

    Biog-wise, my name is Geoff Middleton. From Lincoln, UK, I trained in science, have worked in construction, computers, electronic design, FOH sound engineering and sound recording. I was a member of the band 4,000,000 Telephones in the 80s under the name Jack Rabelais.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/rabelais

     


  • NRRF B-Radio presents: The Electric Earth

    Artists: NRRF B-Radio presents

    Title of work: The Electric Earth

    Description of work

    The Frosty and Frothy NRRF Pirates have found themselves and their trusty schooner locked on a course DUE SOUTH owing to a badly malfunctioning compass. As they approach what appears to be the frozen, southern polar landmass, they suddenly discover that their ship is no longer moving. They are immobilized by the pack ice, so they decide to sing songs while quickly finishing off the rum. In their stupor, the crew encounters one very smelly and dreadfully lost Ijiraq which causes them to vacate the boat and immediately become lost on the ice where they experience many strange sensations and illusions: an unsettling shift in gravity, rings around the sun, a very convincing fata morgana, and several frightening aural hallucinations, all of which confuse them further. As they press forward to nowhere, the ice or permafrost begins to give way under their feet in a glorious thaw. Is the land melting away? Eventually the crew finds magnificent caverns filled with crystalline formations that seem to be connected to a giant electric ray transmitter. What is this strange world? A mirage? Madness? A secret military installation? Or the solution to the world’s fossil fuel addiction?

    Biography

    B Radio: a series of radio shows mashing b-list genres with radio art. Each B Radio episode features a theme to structure the improvisational nature of the shows, though tangents are frequent and encouraged. It’s live radio, streamed, with special guests and live audience. The core group of performers play live instruments and electronics, sample wildly, speculate broadly, and have been known to sing. Show are long form, generally between 2-5 hours in length.

    NRRF is a collaborative effort to make unlicensed neighborhood radio art. For the B Radio iteration, the core group of noisemakers consists of Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Steve Germana, Jeff Kolar, Peter Speer, with Sarah Knudtson (documentation and props wrangling). Past episodes hosted by the mighty Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, and rebroadcast on WGXC / Transmission Arts in Columbia and Green Counties, New York.

     


  • National Tropospherics Commission Broadcast 2 - David Fyans

    Artist: David Fyans

    Title of work: National Tropospherics Commission (NTCR02 – 128)

    The National Tropospherics Commission (NTC) was founded in Dundee, Scotland in 2011. The body, comprising of thinkers, artists, musicians, theorists and magicians was formed to investigate various ideas relating to the social and psychological impacts of tropospheric manifestation on the human condition.
    The Commission’s objectives are:

    1. The investigation, collation, dissemination, categorisation, broadcast and publication of materials of, or purtaining to tropospheric manifestations.
    2. To understand the internal and external influences excerted on the human condition by the tropospheric network.
    3. To produce reports and guidlines based on their investigations, works and practices.
    4. To spread awareness of the troposhpere (including, but not limited to morphogenics, sub-resonance, post-cultural premonition, super-context, hive-mind activites and other cross-location synchronicities).

    Download a copy of the manifesto visit: http://erstlaub.co.uk/ntc/

    At 02.35 (EST) on the morning of 23rd May, 2014, during a routine scan of shortwave bands our field agents are known to use, one of our automated remote listening stations near Exton, PA picked up a transmission on a frequency usually devoid of activity.

    While we occasionally observe stray interference across our private frequencies, it is generally easily identifiable as such. In this instance the sustained nature of the transmission suggests something intended rather than the result of atmospherics, a stray carrier or other phenomenon.
    Lasting exactly one hour, the transmission, as per standard NTC protocol, was captured and sent for analysis which has, as yet, proved inconclusive. Exactly two weeks later, at the same time, a second broadcast was received on the same channel, lasting the same duration and this bi-weekly occurrence has repeated with different content up to the present. This pattern suggests some conscious attempt at communication.

    We have as yet been unable to determine the origin and nature of the broadcasts and have therefore requisitioned airtime on Basic Fm and temporarily declassified these transmissions in order to retransmit the anomalies in the hope that they may be decoded or debunked.
    As long as the pattern continues, we will re-propagate each transmission in full until such a time that they reach their intended recipients, are decoded or the channel goes dark again.

    Biography

    Artist, soundmonger, maker of images, video and stills, presser of buttons and rotator of knobs, art director for broken20, Insurance Underwriter for the National Tropospherics Commission, occasional writer of things and assorted other charges levelled at me which may or may not be accurate.

    Links

    http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfyans/

     


  • 130 in 1

    Artist: Mark Vernon Title: 130 in 1

    This radio programme allows us to eavesdrop as a father and his 10-year-old son bond over a succession of increasingly fiddly electronic experiments - at the behest of the manual they connect wires, transistors, capacitors and diodes to create an array of weird and wonderful crackles, beeps, buzzes and other electronic noises. Harking back to the bygone days of the BBCs Radiophonic Workshop in feel, variations on these sounds form the basis of the musical score that underpins the piece, playfully oscillating between real and imaginary spaces. As improbable as it seems, the outwardly dull schematics and diagrams open the doorway to a world of fun, exploration and the joy of discovery.

    Father and Son: Andrew and William Deakin
    Voice of the manual: Anne Marie Copestake.

    All sounds (except the bubbles) were generated from the Maxitronix 130 in 1 Electronic Lab Kit.

    A Sound Bank commission for In The Dark
    http://www.inthedarkradio.org/

    Produced by Mark Vernon
    http://www.meagreresource.com

     


  • There Will Come Soft Rains

    Title: August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains (excerpt) Radio drama, BBC
    1977

    Produced by Malcolm Clarke

    Synopsis: First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, May 11, 1977. This adaptation of
    Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles classic was masterminded by Malcolm
    Clarke of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The Workshop was the BBC’s
    pioneering electronic music department, probably best known for its Dr Who
    music. The production makes extensive use of the then new Vocoder, an
    electronic device for manipulating the human voice, and musicalising speech.
    The one unmodified voice in the production is that of the narrator, Garrard
    Green. The composer Mark Ayres has described Clarke’s award-winning
    production as “a beat-perfect lesson in pure radio”; and is arguably one of the
    most effective Bradbury adaptations of all time.

    Followed by short classic:
    Judson Fountain - Granny, Sing No More!

     


  • Uncoordinated Universal Time - Anna Friz

    Artist: Anna Friz

    Title of work: Uncoordinated Universal Time

    Description of work

    Anna has spent years listening to and sampling that curious device, the cesium clock, the keeper of atomic time which is broadcast on shortwave radio around the world and currently the basis for coordinated universal time on all wireless and networked devices. Taken together, the relentless ticking, the sometimes overlapping voices intoning the minute and the hour, and the intermittent but rigorously issued tones are an uncanny sonic artifact of mid-century modernity. Part of an ongoing exploration on the perception and standardization of time through timekeeping and recording, and radio, this long-form radio piece explores the continuous, irregular present by stretching, manipulating and suspending the zero hour to produce Uncoordinated Universal Time.

    Biography

    Anna Friz is a Canadian sound and radio artist who specializes in multi-channel transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast. She has performed and exhibited widely across North America, South America, and Europe, and her radio art/works have been heard on the airwaves of more than 25 countries. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University, Toronto, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. She is a steering member of the artist collective Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music based in Iceland and Berlin, and an ongoing collaborator with the Toronto-based film and architectural collective Public Studio

    Links

    nicelittlestatic.com

     


  • Dreamlands 8 - Anna Friz

    Artist: Anna Friz

    Title of work: Two Sleeps

    Description of work

    Gaston Bachelard writes of the transformational potential of dreams and reverie. Dreams and psychic phenomena are marked by verticality, by rising and falling, as life cannot be lived horizontally. Bachelard posits an aerial imagination, with the potential for rising, ascent, and sublimation. The inevitable fall tends toward water, the subsequent ascent back into air, again and again.

    I often have recurring dreams, where the scenography differs but the phenomena repeat: huge tidal waves pouring over a mountain, whales rising up in cavernous pools underground, or an experience of flying which is most like doing the breaststroke in the air. The logic of dreams is immune to paradox, and effortlessly warps one scene into another. Two Sleeps offers two elements, air and water, and my nocturnal efforts at verticality, falling and rising.

    Recorded in Toronto, Berlin, Ljubljana, Jerusalem, Gdansk, Vienna, and Seydisfjördur. Composed by Anna Friz at Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music in Seydisfjördur, East Iceland.

    Biography

    Anna Friz is a Canadian sound and radio artist who specializes in multi-channel transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast. She also creates dynamic, atmospheric compositions for theatre, dance, film, and solo performance equally able to reflect upon public media culture or to reveal expressive interior landscapes. Anna holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University, Toronto, and recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has performed and exhibited widely across North America, South America, and Europe, and her radio art/works have been heard on the airwaves of more than 25 countries. She is a steering member of the artist collective Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music based in East Iceland.

    Links

    http://www.nicelittlestatic.com

     


  • Dreamlands 6 - Colin Black

    Artist: Colin Black

    Title of work: 'Out Of Thin Air: Radio Art Essay #1'

    Description of work

    This radio art work was a Dreamlands commission for Radio Arts funded by the Arts Council England and Kent County Council More info at http://www.radioarts.org.uk

    "Out Of Thin Air: Radio Art Essay #1 is a meta-referencing poetic reflection and meditation on radio art underpinned by an artistic treatment of dislocation, transmission, reception and place as a thematic underscore. The work is in the form of an abstract song cycle that chiefly oscillates between “songs” originating from High Frequency (HR) radio static/broadcasts between 3 and 30 MHz and those from interviewees replying to questions relating to radio art. Location recordings, sound effect and musical composition weave this originating material together to form a sonic confluence and juxtaposition of elements to stimulate the listener’s imagination while offering an insight into the work’s subject matter.
    Interviewees (in order of appearance): Armeno Alberts, Tom Roe, Jean-Philippe Renoult, Gregory Whitehead, Götz Naleppa, Andrew McLennan, Elisabeth Zimmermann, Heidi Grundmann,Andreas Hagelüken, Teri Rueb and Kaye Mortley
    Producer and Composer: Colin Black
    High Frequency (HR) radio receiver operator: Dimitri Papagianakis"

    Biography

    Colin Black is an internationally acclaimed composer/sound artist having won the 2003 Prix Italia Award and achieving the final round selection in the 2010 and 2011 Prix Phonurgia Nova for his creative feature length works. As a result of this acclaim, Black has received multiple national and international commissions to create innovative long-form works for broadcast across major Australian and European networks. Black curator’s credits include, international festival/showcases of Australian radio art at London’s Resonance104.4fm, Kunstradio (ÖRF, Austria) and Toronto’s New Adventures In Sound Art. In 2013 he also curated the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Sound Fix: Your Weekly Dose of Transmitted Audible Art series. He is a PhD graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he was a recipient of the University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards Scholarship. More recently Black has taken up the position of casual academic lecturing at the University Technology, Sydney; and has to date authored a number of conference papers and peer reviewed journal articles. Black is also the founding member of The International Radio Art (and Creative Audio for Trans-media) Research Group

    Links
    http://www.colinblack.com.au

    Followed by short:
    Artist: Absolute Value of Noise

    Title of work: Snow

    Description of work

    A two-way communication from the east coast of the USA to the north of Scotland. Fessenden and his associates achieve voice communication during the winter, over thousands of miles of ocean.

    Biography

    Influenced by Merzbow, the Haters, Negativland and other denizens of noise-art culture, Absolute Value of Noise takes sound to the extreme. The artist likes to work with "gadgetry" - custom turntables, lamp filaments, wire coils, high voltage ionizers, robots, feedback systems, magnetic transmitters and receivers - to create both intense collages and minimal sonic threads.

    Links

    http://absolutevalueofnoise.bandcamp.com/

     


  • Dave Allen - Near an open window

    Artist: Dave Allen

    Title of work: Near An Open Window

    Description of work

    'Near An Open Window’ started with a piece I initially made in 2002 titled 'The Mirrored Catalogue d’Oiseaux'. This is an installation whereby I play a recording of Olivier Messiaen's composition the ‘Catalogue d’Oiseaux’ to an aviary housing mockingbirds/starlings. The thirteen solo piano pieces were based on his interpretation of natural birdsong. Each deals with a specific bird, along with some other birds in the background that are found in the same area. He‘d compose in the birds’ natural habitat of field, meadows etc., writing his notation as he listened. I reversed/mirrored this process of direct composition in playing back Messiaen‘s to the mockingbirds. These birds mimic the songs of other birds and would in theory tonally mimic Messiaen‘s interpretation of birdsong and his 'in the field and by ear' process of composition.

    It‘s like a cycle, Messiaen mimics the birds, and the mockingbirds/starlings (I used starling when mockingbirds were unavailable) mimic him mimicking the birds. Natural birdsong is adapted by Messiaen for his composition and the mockingbirds/starlings return it again to the natural, but in a modified form.

    I later wanted to create a version of this work that was a little less logistically difficult to realise and thus I came up with 'Near An Open Window’. During the presentation of ‘The Mirrored Catalogue d’Oiseaux’ 2002, I made recordings of the mockingbirds’ song after they had been listening to Messiaen’s recording for some time. In assimilating Messiaen’s melodies into their repertoire their song will have changed slightly. 'Near An Open Window’ entails broadcasting these recordings and asking the listener to place there radio or speaker near an open window will thereby influence and change the natural song wherever it is heard.

    'Near An Open Window' has previously been presented Radiodays, De Appel, Amsterdam/2005; Rebootfm, Berlin/2004.

    Biography

    Dave Allen lives and works in Stockholm. Shows include a performance of It Swung Back and Forth, Back and Forth Until Forever. Then it Stopped and it Howled Endlessly(2009) at Konthall C 27th October and a solo show at Die Raum, Berlin in January 2012. Allen has recently presented solo exhibitions at RSTR4, Munich (2010), ELASTIC Gallery, Malmö (2010), Allgirls, Berlin (2009), Secession, Vienna (2008), ELASTIC Gallery, Malmö (2007), Letzte Überprüfung/ Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, Berlin (2006), Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin (2005) and Art Metropole, Toronto (2005). His work has also been shown as part of Parkliv at Marabouparken, Stockholm (2010), Chasing Napoleon at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2009), The Sound I'm Looking For, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (2008), Harry Smith Anthology Remixed at alt.gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne (2007), If it didn't exist you'd have to invent it... at The Showroom, London (2006), While Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2006), Radiodays, Bandes Originales at De Appel, Amsterdam (2005) and Hit & Run at Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul (2004).

    Links

    http://daveallen.nu/

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 2 - Modulation

    1) Laurence Chan - Eins (03:21)
    2) Ben Morris - Time Travel Corrodes The Mind (17:28)
    3) Sarah Boothroyd – Chance (13:30)
    4) Melanie Dutton - Birdsong From Neighbours (06:31)
    5) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation – Matrioshka (01:17)
    6) Lin Li - I cannot remember my mother's voice (14:44)

    Artist: Laurence Chan Title of work: Eins

    The piece is composed from a singular recorded sound source – the tinkle of a glass. The particular sound is high pitched with a short decay - extreme in pitch and time domain. Stockhausen's Sounds (1972) lecture was the primary source of inspiration, with the two ideas of the sine wave being the fundamental waveform of all sounds and that a symphony can be compressed into one second. I sought the inverse and extract a microsampled sound composition this short sound. Hence the focus was to extract various timbral textures and synthesising soundscapes from the source.

    Artist: Ben Morris Title of work: Time Travel Corrodes The Mind

    The Sun Is A Hammer' and 'Time Travel Corrodes The Mind' were both recorded while living in Beijing, China. The compositions are made up of sounds gathered using binaural mics, walking and discovering new urban environments in Beijing, and on a journey from North to Southern Vietnam.

    Artist: Sarah Boothroyd Title of work: Chance

    Chance - Turn right and you meet the man or woman of your dreams. Turn left and you get hit by a car. Much of life is a matter of being in the right place at the right time, or the wrong place at the wrong time. This impressionistic audio work explores randomness, chance, and luck through the microcosm of the racetrack.

    http://www.sarahboothroyd.com

    Artist: Melanie Dutton Title of work: Birdsong from “Neighbours”

    The piece uses audio from the television soap “Neighbours”. Created through an obsessive enjoyment of the show, all speech has been removed, leaving fragments of the background music and repetitive birdsong.

    http://www.melaniedutton.co.uk

    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation Title of work: Matrioshka

    Having heard John Baker on a Woman's Hour interview from 1968, explaining how he created the sounds to create his radio jingles I decided to use a sampler to create the same palette. The results were surprisingly close, so I took the idea further and created an album, each piece taking between 1/2 hour and 2 hours to write and record. All tracks (apart from the electronic demos) were created using nothing but homemade samples of household objects being struck, blown or 'twanged'. Track 10 comprises nothing but sounds made by the human body. The lighter side of concrete.

    http://www.boum.co.uk/

    Artist: Lin Li Title of work: I cannot remember my mother's voice

    An immigrant from Hong Kong to Britain examines her difficulty in remembering the voice of her deceased mother. Her attempt to find ways to help her recall her mother’s voice reveals the limitations of words in describing vocal qualities, and also highlights the changes in the language milieu of Hong Kong and in her own cultural identity.

    http://www.linli-art.com

     


  • Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations

    Producers: Amy Bromley and Katy Hastie Recordist: Niall Morris Composer: Kyle Stewart

    For an overview of this series and bios please see
    http://radiophrenia.scot/radio-benjamin-glasgow-constellations/

    Episode 2: The Rental Barracks with Dr Ernest Schonfield inside a tenement close in Glasgow.

    A brief history of property speculation in Berlin, the ‘City of Stone’, and the political struggle for better living conditions. First broadcast between the 5th April and the 14th September of 1930. Translation by Jonathan Lutes.

    Speaking from inside a Glasgow tenement close Dr Ernest Schonfield describes to us Berlin’s ‘Die Mietskaserne’ or military barracks that, in common with Glasgow’s tenements, were used to house the city’s booming population in the 19th Century. Benjamin argues that the rationale behind such city planning was ‘every bit as convoluted and unhealthy as the homes it produced’. Soon rampant profiteering compounded with incompetence created appalling living conditions for the residents of these fortress style barracks.

    Despite the revolution of 1918-19, many of these remained in use and in 1930 architect Werner Hegemann published a stinging critique of the city planning decisions that had led to this state of affairs, Das steinerne Berlin: Geschichte der grössten Mietkasernenstadt der Welt (Berlin, City of Stone: History of the Largest Tenement City in the World). Benjamin draws directly from this text, and that of Avant Garde architect Adolf Behne, to educate us on the politics and pressures of urban living, as well as the importance of improving these conditions for future generations to come.

    Culminating as it does in Benjamin’s utopian vision of skyscrapers and a ‘new Berlin’, this show may make strange listening for those of us on the other side of the grand high-rise social housing experiment. These days such buildings are purposively demolished, sometimes as spectacle. Since 2006 Glasgow has lost over 60,000 socially rented homes while there’s been a rapid expansion of private ownership in areas targeted for ‘regeneration’. Earlier this year Glasgow City Council announced exceptional plans to reabsorb four blocks of tenements in Govanhill back into the social housing sector on the basis of overcrowding and poor living conditions. Perhaps Benjamin’s sharp polemic on Berlin’s cramped castle fortresses is still able to provide us with a stark warning after all. Certainly Dr Schonfield’s animated and passionate delivery would suggest there is much here we still should take heed of.

    Speaker: Dr Ernest Schonfield
    Location: a tenement close in Glasgow

    Source: Walter Benjamin, Radio Benjamin edited by Lecia Rosenthal, translated by Jonathan Lutes, Lisa Harries Schumann and Diana Reese (London: Verso Books Ltd, 2014) http://www.versobooks.com/books/1720-radio-benjamin

    Supporters: Goethe Institut http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/gla/enindex.htm?wt_sc=glasgow_
    and the Collaborative Research Award from the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/currentstudents/academicprojectfunding/

    Biography

    Dr Ernest Schonfield is a Lecturer in German at the University of Glasgow and a Council Member of the English Goethe Society. He studied at the University of Sussex (BA) and University College London (PhD), and has published extensively on 19th, 20th and 21st-century German literature and social politics. He is interested in the uses and reception of oratory and rhetoric in modern German culture and politics, and in modern German visual culture and media (particularly Dada and photomontage). His current research project is entitled German Novels and Economics: The Rhetoric of Business.

    To find out more about the process of making these shows see our fb page http://www.facebook.com/WalterBenjaminStorytellingGlasgow and twitter @WBenjaminRadio

     


  • Clear Spot - Live Works & Shorts

    1) Raydale Dower – Percolation 2 2) Angela Shackel - How To Get A Guy Like You 3) The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox 4) Eva Wollenberg – Das Lichtquant 5) Féilx Blume - Mali 6) Frau Haus – Game Assembly 7) Gregory Kramer 8) Clare Davies - Satellite Forecast 14th April 2015

    Artist: Raydale Dower Title of work: Seven Daily Percolations - The daily recording of a coffee pot - from gas ignition to percolation - a reoccurring event that will feature at the same time each day.

    Artist: Angela Shackel Title of work: How To Get A Guy Like You - This piece takes the recognisable self-help video format and cuts it with instructional youtube videos. It is a piece that looks at the industry around people trying to be their best self and the people who are trying to give practical instructions while featuring themselves on youtube. This piece uses videos about how women can get men to like them and mixes it with the text to speech copies of the comment sections from these videos. lipstickstudiosradio.com

    The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox - Today's reader is poet, writer and academic Jeffrey C. Robinson. He is presently a Professor of Romantic Poetry at the University of Glasgow and is co-editor with Jerome Rothenberg of "Poems for the Millennium, 3: The University of California Book of Romantic and Post Romantic Poetry."
    A series of short readings by artists from favourite books chosen from the stock of Aye-Aye Books. By ’artists’ we mean visual artists, writers, performers, curators, commentators, etc. They will include regular customers, those we have previously worked with, those we wish to work with and other suggested participants. http://www.aye-ayebooks.com/shop/

    Artist: Eva Wollenberg/ Das-Lichtquant Title of work: Teneral and Banshees - Teneral is a spoken word poem about metamorphosis, letting go of an outgrown identity, having the courage to embrace change, the future. Banshees is part of a growing experimental series of artworks created in a very short amount of time to explore spontaneous creative energy. It is an ode to wilderness and its raw energy. http://evawollenberg.com

    Artist: Félix Blume Title of work: Cows and the Fula People:Sonic Postcard from Mali - the Fula people herd and worship their cattle. When the rainy season comes, the young Fula leave for transhumance during six months with most of the herd. Cows cross the river Niger through the West. In the village, women work to feed their families, while men look after a couple of dairy cows. Fula people live simultaneously with their animals. It accompanies his everyday life with songs and prayers. The legend tells God first created the cow and then Fula people to go along with the animal and to protect him. http://www.felixblume.com

    Artist: Frauhaus Title of work: Game assembly - The starting point for this work was the desire to explore and exploit the interactions which take place during the specific activity of assembling a complex board game. The final work focuses on sections of a sound recording taken of a small group assembling the board game ‘The Crystal Maze’. These fragments are placed within a music composition which enhances the tension while recalling sonic elements from the programme and suggested by the themes of the game. http://www.frauhaus.net/

    Artist: Gregory Kramer Title of work: Between Buildings - Minotaur is a Sumerian interstellar spacecraft masquerading as a star. We encountered it on our travel to the outer reaches of the galaxy. Unable to change our trajectory in time, we collided with it, but found that there was no impact since it had rearranged its molecules allowing us to pass through unscathed. As we passed through, we were able to record the sound. Continuing our pass through Minotaur, we were surprised to hear what sounded like birds and a distant singing voice. We considered that this sound could have been relayed from a great distance, but we have not ruled out the possibility that certain frequencies could be interfering with our synaptic functions, causing auditory hallucinations.

    Artist: Claire Davies Title of work: Satellite Forecast - A daily sound poem of the overhead passing of satellites specific to the Glasgow area. I will use satellite data to present the wonder and amazement of these majestic machines swimming above our heads on a daily basis. I want to create an intimate relationship between these massive floating machines, building an awareness of their existence, and presence within our everyday lives. http://www.clairedavies.info

     


  • Nadia Perrotta

    Artist: Nadia Perotta

    Title of work: Aisha’s Diary

    Description of work

    Aisha’s Diary is a radio drama. It narrates the story of one of the 500 people who lost their lives with the shipwrecked of Lampedusa the night of the 3rd of October 2013.
    Aisha being a fiction character represents the reality of many women who didn’t survive the catastrophe. The voice of Aisha, calm and resigned is the one of her mind, her interior monologue. The music, the four different soundscapes, are a main aspect of the narrative, marking Aisha’s emotional state and the changes in the landscape. Environmental sounds are extrapolated from real video documentation about the incident.

    Written by Nadia Perrotta
    Music and Sounds by Gianni Iannitto
    Aisha’s Voice by Maegan Newbury

    Biography

    I’m a socially engaged multimedia Artist. I worked mostly with creative writing, time based installations, digital work and performances. I was born in Italy were I attended The European Institute of Design in Naples. At the moment I am attending, as a mature student, the final year BA Degree in Fine Arts in Kent University at Medway. I exhibit at a national and international level since 2006. In 2011 I opened my studio in a riverboat moored at West India Dock, London and start a cooperation with Naomi Oduse, Italian artist and designer living in London. Together we created NaN for the organisation of art events on water surface. NaN gave life to the first Affordable Fair of Italian Art and Design in London: The Kicking Boot, where I was the Art Director. In 2012 I was one of the selected artists for the European touring exhibition InandOutboard. After the exciting experience of involving the Eastenders’ community for my sound installation E14 in London, my work has also visited Netherlands, Finland and Prague....Since 2013 my studio is based in Medway and I work across London and Kent.

    Links

    http://nadiaperrotta.jimdo.com/

     


  • Chris Kohler & Nicky Stewart - Acta Episodes 1 & 2

    Artists: Chris Kohler and Nicky Stewart

    Title of work: Acta

    Description of work

    These plays build on a lecture given at Studio Jamming, a symposium at the Cooper Gallery this summer. Titled Against Time, this lecture played with the clichés of manifestos and artist talks, descending into bombastic statements and metaphors about humanity somehow escaping time. Each episode is divided into a fifteen minute lecture followed by a fifteen minute conversation between the two disappointed artists involved wherein they critique and reassess their project.
    Taking the Flaubert novel Bouvard and Pécuchet as a model, the artists involved plan increasingly strange venues for their lectures and plot how to truly engage an uninterested public.

    Biography

    The project Acta is an ongoing collaboration between Chris Kohler and Nicky Stewart which aims to experiment with different avenues of publishing and distribution. We have previously worked with the New Glasgow Society, Generator Projects and It’s Not Very Nice That, an exhibition on graphic design and politics at the Lighthouse, Glasgow.

    Links

    http://chriskohler.co.uk/

    http://nicky-stewart.com/

     


  • Catriona Shaw

    Artist: Catriona Shaw

    Title of work: Mein Name Gisela DK9JE

    Description of work

    I’ve been doing quite a lot of research into ham radio and recently stumbled across a
    Couple of SSTV images featuring a woman called Gisela, call sign DK9JE. After a little more investigation, I found this post on a forum:

    Hallo Gerd, Du wirst es wohl nicht glauben, aber manchmal schaue ich
    zu, was Theo so am PC macht. Das ist eine gute Sache, denn dann
    geht er nicht so oft in den Keller zum Bier trinken hi. vy 73 Gisela
    DK9JE
    Eintrag vom: 01-Feb-2005
    Eingetragen von: Gisela Linder DK9JE

    It says ‘hello Gerd – you won’t believe it but I’m sometimes watching what Theo
    gets up to on the PC. Its good, because then he doesn’t go down to the cellar so often to drink beer.’

    Mein Name Gisela DK9JE is an experimental radio play featuring the character Gisela, a YL living in Berlin. The play will be made up of a mix of narrated text (spoken by myself) and SSTV sound signals and images. Gisela DK9JE is a middle--‐aged woman whose husband, OM Theo, is more interested in his hobby (and beer) than in interacting with his wife. As her relationship with OM Theo fades, she whiles her time away communicating with ham radio antenna she finds erected throughout the city.

    If she can talk to the antenna, the physical forms housing her husband’s voice, then
    maybe there’s still hope for reconciliation. The piece is a combination of fiction and
    reality. Gisela’s story is (partially) concocted, but the dialogue she has with the antenna is essentially the sound of B/W sketches and detailed observations of real ham radio aerials around Berlin, converted into bitmap images and transcoded into SSTV sound signals.

    Biography

    Catriona Shaw is a Scottish artist and musician who grew up on the Orkney Islands and is now based in Berlin. She has been in a number of bands including Queen of Japan, Club le Bomb / Miss le Bomb, Hektor & Rositha and has exhibited and performed internationally. She is also involved in a number of education projects, including the 2--‐year art education project ‘Kombiticket’ at the NGBK, Berlin and gooeyTEAM.

    Links

    http://www.misslebomb.net

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 9 - Crystal

    1) Alexis Langevin-Tétrault – Défibrillation 2) Stefano Giannotti – Chorales for the New Europe 3) Vikki Morton – Plants that Turn 4) Daniela Diurisi - Cola La Notte 5) Sarah Boothroyd – Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain 6) Timo Kahlen - Non Finito (thresholds) 7) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation - Ramulus 8) Moritz Laßmann – “Howl“ (Das Geheul)

    Artist: Alexis Langevin-Tétrault Title of work: Défibrillation - Delivering a dose of electrical energy to the heart to extend life. An acousmatic music work focused on sounds hybridisation, rhizomatic writing, micromontage and articulation of musical discourse.
    Special thanks to Robert Normandeau.

    Artist: Stefano Giannotti Title of work: Chorales for the New Old Europe (2012-13) -
    Old instruments and materials to create a new Europe; an old broken piano, whistles, ocarinas and barrel organ, refound objects, mellotron, a violin out of tune, a girl's voice; this is all what we need to create a new ecologic Europe, a Europe politically against the throwaway culture, a modern Europe careful to the problems of the recycling of energy 50 voices say the names of the 50 European states; their placement in the piece is in relation with the geographical surface of every single state calculated in seconds. Composed and produced between September and Dec. 2012 for Kosice, European Capital of Culture 2013.
    http://www.stefanogiannotti.com/

    Artist: Vikki Morton Title of work: Plants that Turn - more of an attempt at un-sequenced music, using synthesizers and the voice. The words are from Edvard Munch and his obsession with optics, light and naturalism. I worked with some of these ideas in recent paintings as well.

    Artist: Daniela Diurisi Title of work: Cola La Notte - "Cola la Notte" is a story of thoughts that follow and overlap in a time that is suspended, in an imaginative space. The composition of anecdotal matrix is around two main sound objects that are presented in various forms until reaching the limit of the narrative credibility. Small incursions of "other" sounds minimal processing of the original sounds along with use of various spatial planes fuel the feeling of impossibility of reality while maintaining the illusion of being in a concrete context. A third sound object, new and unexpected, with a strong narrative character, ends the story and wants to reveal how the suspension of joint action and suspension of time to think, a little journey into a still image of the daily time.

    Artist: Sarah Boothroyd Title of work: Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain -
    Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain - This collage mixes printing press rhythms and spoken word with interview scraps that would usually be edited out of a journalistic radio segment, including material that draws attention to the technical and interpersonal machinations of reporting. It's a behind-the-scenes view of journalism, which is a process of editing and selecting, rather than transmitting a complete record to the public. http://www.sarahboothroyd.com

    Artist: Timo Kahlen Title of work: non finito (thresholds) - The conceptual work “non finito (thresholds)” by German sound sculptor & media artist Timo Kahlen (*1966) is factually an exploration of physical space: of corridors and rooms, of empty spaces, of opportunities and options in the artists’ own studio in Berlin. Yet possibly a metaphor: a sonic equivalence to processes of searching for, entering and discovering new contexts and continuums; of crossing boundaries, of opening up to new expectations -- or, on the contrary: of drawing the line, of closing and barring, and excluding what might exist beyond. "As a threshold represents the dividing line, seperating one spacial and conceptual continuum from the other, so the work “non finito” may be interpeted to represent the intimidating or delightful process of stepping across physical and psychological boundaries to explore the new and the unknown." (Werner Ennokeit, Berlin 2015) http://www.timokahlen.de/

    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation Title of work: Ramulus - The lighter side of concrete. http://www.boum.co.uk/

    Artist: Moritz Laßmann Title of work: Howl (Das Geheul) - The Melodram „Howl“ (2013), by Moritz Laßmann, is originally a 5.1 surround sound production adapted from the same-titled poem by Allen Ginsberg and a treatise about contracts of work labour for speaker, oboe/English horn, bassoon, percussion, grand piano, viola, violoncello and double bass. In cooperation with the sound engineers: Max Sauer, Lennart Scheuren and Denis Elmagi. http://www.moritzlassmann.de

     


  • Bollywood Deconstructed

    Artist: Gareth Vile

    Title of work: Bollywood Deconstructed

    Description of work

    In a face-off between DJ SpinOza, Gareth K Vile and Alan Millar (DJ Hush), Bollywood Deconstructed is a mixture of samples, lost Bollywood classics and critical theory that aims to challenge kitsch and post-colonial readings of Indian cinema and music. Gareth K Vile takes up MC responsibilities while SpinOza and Hush construct a soundscape that promises to break the asinine assumptions about assimilation, alienation and otherness.

    Biography

    Gareth Vile is a writer who works in both audio and written forms, with the intention of developing new ways to approach critical responses to art. I have a weekly show on Subcity Radio (the vile radio hour) and a blog, as well as being theatre editor for The List and a leader of various programmes for new and young critics.

    Hush has a reputation for his diverse DJ sets (from disco to Bollywood) and is at the forefront of the current 'Ant-Exotica Loungecore' fashion, taking music seen as kitsch and reinvigorating it through the application of queer theory.

    Links

    http://vilearts.blogspot.co.uk/

    https://www.mixcloud.com/hushpuppy/

     


  • H2 Radiophrenia Shorts - Resistance

    1) Andrea Rangecroft - Little Red Wagon (Rangecroft Family vs. Jack Arthur) (02:00)
    2) Full Eye - Upbeat group around a central note (08:07)
    3) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation - Ballade imaginaire (edit) (00:45)
    4) Matthew Whiteside - Vociferous Palpitation (07:22)
    5) Leila Peacock and Robin The Fog - This Widening Gyre (04:22)
    6) Kim Walker - Gareth, Martin, Martin, Gareth, Colin, Martin (00:45)
    7) Jan van den Dobbelsteen – The Twigs (03:54)

    Artist: Andrea Rangecroft Title of work: Little Red Wagon (Rangecroft Family vs. Jack Arthur)

    Like a lot of parents, my dad read stories to me when I was little. Unlike a lot of mums, mine recorded it on to tape. In this piece, the Rangecroft family's version of the children's story 'Little Red Wagon' meets Jack Arthur's musical version. Ours was recorded on to cassette in 1988 when I was two years old - Jack Arthur's was recorded on to Shellac in 1946 when my dad was two years old.

    andrearangecroft.co.uk

    Artist: Full Eye Title of work: Upbeat group around a central note

    This work was edited from a series of jams which occurred over 8 months. We created this audio piece for an exhibition exploring the nature of collaboration. The audio piece played through stereo speakers within a gallery space and conditions for listening were not ideal within the gallery and location. We are keen to hear it in a different format, for example over radio waves. Subsequently too there have been many people who have asked to hear it, which is another reason why we are interested in it being played over radio, allowing people to hear it in their own space. The Full Eye collaboration began in 2013, between Katy Dove, Anne-Marie Copestake, and Ariki Porteous.

    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation Title of work: Ballade Imaginaire

    Having heard John Baker on a Woman's Hour interview from 1968, explaining how he created the sounds to create his radio jingles I decided to use a sampler to create the same palette. The results were surprisingly close, so I took the idea further and created an album, each piece taking between 1/2 hour and 2 hours to write and record. All tracks (apart from the electronic demos) were created using nothing but homemade samples of household objects being struck, blown or 'twanged'. Track 10 comprises nothing but sounds made by the human body. The lighter side of concrete.

    http://www.boum.co.uk/

    Artist: Matthew Whiteside Title of work: Vociferous Palpitation

    Vociferous Palpitation explores the rhythmic, textual and subtle vocal properties found in a single percussive source when the sounds are stretched past breaking point.

    http://www.matthewwhiteside.co.uk

    Artists:Leila Peacock & Robin The Fog Title of work: The Widening Gyre

    The 'widening gyre’ is an image taken from the first line of W. B. Yeats’s poem ‘The Second Coming’ written in 1919. It is a spiraling form and this plays here with the physical reality of the tape loops used to make this piece, sound feeding back into itself, and as it does so, circling slowly away from its source, metaphor and mechanism become synonymous. This is the first part of a planned trilogy based on the idea of the ‘tape-loop’.

    http://robinthefog.com

    Artist: Kim Walker Title of work: Gareth Martin Martin Gareth Colin Martin

    A composition of all the names shouted during a one hour Sunday league football match. Stereo spoken word piece.

    http://www.kimwalkerart.co.uk

     


  • Alexander Baker

    Artist: Alexander Baker

    Title of work: Whale Cures On The Thorn Tree

    Description of work

    Soundscape in three parts, created from field recordings, instruments, found sounds.

    Biography

    Alexander Baker lives in South West UK. His sound work has been heard on air, in galleries and at festivals/events in Europe, Canada, the USA and South America.

    Links

    http://www.solublefisherman.wordpress.com

     


  • Eric La Casa & Jean Luc Guionnet

    Artist: Eric La Casa and Jean-Luc Guionnet

    Title of work: Home:Handover 1

    Description of work

    In 2010, we, Éric La Casa and Jean-Luc Guionnet, were invited to the "Uninstal" festival in Glasgow, for the purpose of participating in an exchange of ideas on the relationships of art to a given society and working on the format of this questioning. We decided to reactivate our Maison [home] Project (begun in 2001), and to create a series of recordings with some inhabitants of Glasgow, in their personal spaces. Based on predefined rules, including the single-sequence shot as a filming method, the five people who accepted our experiment at home became the actors in a story about their everyday life. On that occasion, while searching for a space’s individual resonance, which has always motivated our collaboration, we drifted toward an expansion of the field and we sought to re-examine the vernacular dimensions of everyday life, while considering music and the voice to be a catalyst of the living environment — a way to strike a chord (accord), in all senses of the term.

    Here, we present this composition under the form of a score that possibly could be performed by others, in other places, in other contexts, while also believing that the stakes of our labor will reveal themselves more directly in the course of this process than they would from a description evoked by an external point of view.

    Biography

    Eric La Casa - For approximately 20 years, while listening to the environment, he has been questioning the perception of reality and has expanded the notion of what’s musical today. Through his aesthetic of capturing sound, his work fits equally into the fields of sound art and music. As a result of his in-situ listening processes, he creates forms (of attention) that creep into the venues, slowly infuse there,
    and become other possible spaces. In the same way that the letter stimulates a country’s reading, the in situ aesthetic object renews our relationship to space and landscape.

    Jean-Luc Guionnet - musician, visual artist, Thinking through sound, acting: It’s a matter of encountering an exterior — an instrument (organ/saxophone), a theoretical question (what is rumor?), a collaborating friend ... From there follow an open series and an explosion of themes that reinject themselves into practice: thickness of the air, darkness inherent to listening, pidgin, sound as the signature of what it’s not, or even the relationship of time that elapses with the current weather. And the emotion that’s sought as being created from the friction among all these strata to give time.

    Links

    http://ericlacasa.info/

    http://www.jeanlucguionnet.eu/

     


  • Jim Whelton - Mouth Piece

    Artist: Jim Whelton

    Title of work: Mouth Piece

    Description of work

    A brief history of Radio as voiced by artificial speech synthesizers. The
    voices are provided by 'Vocaloids' - a software developed by Kenmochi Hideki
    in 2000 and subsequently promoted by the Yamaha Corporation. Vocaloids and
    their avatars feature in J and K-pop with the most successful 'artist' being
    Hatsune Miku.

    Undoubtedly, considering issues of control and economics, the future voices
    of radio will be automatons - once voice synthesis technology has advanced
    toward a near perfect imitation of humanity. For now though, as anyone who's
    ever sat through a Stephen Hawking's lecture or asked Siri on their iFone
    for the best recipe for steamed light bulbs will tell you, the technology is
    unconvincing. But they all laughed when the idea of radio was first mooted,
    didn't they...

    Biography

    Jim Whelton is an audio artist and sound designer and based in London. Over the last fifteen years he has produced experimental radio shows and written original scripts for Resonance104.4 FM, ORF Austria, CKLN, Toronto, Dutch National Radio, Radio Corax Halle, Sao Paolo Bienale and for various internet radio stations. A number of his sound and musical pieces have formed part of interactive displays in the Tate Modern, Science Museum, National Horticultural Museum, National Trust of Scotland and most recently for the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. He can also be found performing live experimental music and making short films when time permits.

     


  • Nick Fells & Zoe Strachan

    Artist: Nick Fells and Zoë Strachan Title of work: Negative Spaces – an audio non-book

    An experimental adaptation of Zoë Strachan’s first novel, Negative Space (2002). Set in Glasgow, Negative Space tells the story of a young woman reeling from the death of her brother. It traces the process of grief from paralysis to its most self-destructive excesses, weaving a path through the city itself as the protagonist’s memories impact vividly on her lived present.

    We will create an audio work based on extracts of the book, using the idea of ‘negative space’ translated into a spatial ‘cut out’ approach applied to sound recordings. Firstly, Zoë will isolate key scenes from the book, set in specific locations, rewriting them for voice. An actor will then perform these on location, and these will be recorded. These recordings will then be treated, removing the main body of vocal sound to leave mostly reflected sound. What remains is the sound of the space itself. Some of the scenes, instead of being recorded directly, will be recorded first onto lo-fi media such as old tape Dictaphones and mobile phones, and then these recordings will be played back into the spaces on location and re-recorded, embedding the vocal sound inside a mediated space (more a ‘compacted voice-space’ than a ‘cut out’). All these treated recordings will then be used as source material to create sonic interplay.

    In this piece, we aim to create a journey through spaces and abstracted textures that in various ways exhibit an absence of voice. Although character and story from the original book will necessarily be lost, a sense of place and atmosphere will be heightened, and the adaptation will create an entirely new piece that nevertheless remains true to the conceptual core of the novel.

    The novel won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award. Scarlett Thomas, writing in the Independent on Sunday, said that 'The first person voice drifts between past and present tense with astonishing effectiveness; intimate and real.' According to the Glasgow Herald, it 'pins the city exactly'.

    http://zoestrachan.com
    http://nickfells.net

     


  • Live-to-Air - Shelly Nadashi

    Artist: Shelly Nadashi

    Title: A Hidden Quiet Pocket and Broken Lip

    Broadcasting live from the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Shelly Nadashi performs two texts.

    A Hidden Quiet Pocket is a dialogue between a masseuse and her rich client. The client has a nice little apartment in the city centre and she needs some advice about how much rent she could possibly charge for it. The masseuse is more than happy to provide help.

    Broken Lip suffers from a physical defect which limits her ability to speak – a cleft palate. She mourns her imperfection, she is jealous of people who can project their voice into public spaces and romantically, she shares her pain. The text essentially presents three characters, they incarnate each other, negating and affirming each other.

     


  • Mathew Shaw

    Artist: Matthew Shaw

    Title of work: Scire

    Description of work

    Scire is a tribute to Gerald Gardner, using archive recordings of Gerald and associated subjects. The piece was recorded in Christchurch, Dorset and the surrounding area, involving visits to Gerald's Garden's former residence in Christchurch at Highcliffe-on-Sea. The film and sound art are an exploration and re-evaluation of the Wica movement that Gerald pioneered with works such as Witchcraft today, a new beginning for an ancient craft. Scire was created for the event Absolute Elsewhere which took place on Friday 10th October at Shelley Manor in Bournemouth, UK.

    Biography

    Matthew Shaw is a Dorset based artist and musician, using landscape perception, site specific recording techniques and meditation as a compositional gateway to sound as art. Exploring the theory that each piece could only happen in and at the exact place, time and atmosphere it is created, including all aspects included within the context. Present tense composition using a wide variety of acoustic and electronic instruments, voice and environmental sound. Finished pieces are often accompanied with either visual art, film, photography or poetry in small hand made editions.

    Links

    http://www.texlahoma.com/

     


  • John Hall

    Artist(s)

    John Hall

    Title of work(s)

    The State Funeral of Joe Meek

    Description of work

    This 30 minute piece was broadcast live from Octopus hq in
    Barrow In Furness as part of the Hannah Radio day in July 2014, performed using 2
    domestic record players, five walkman-type cassette machines and a bit of guitar. It's
    part of a wider project loosely inspired by the allure of tape and vinyl, and a great
    admiration for some key figures in independent record production in the UK in the
    early 60's.

    Biography

    John Hall is an artist working with sound, text and visuals, He is based in
    South Cumbria and is a co-director of The Octopus Collective Sound Arts and Music
    Organisation, which produces the biannual FON Festival.

    Links

    http://octopuscollective.com/

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 11 - Ofcom

    1) Amanda King – ARTesian 2) Claire Crofton - The River's Tale 3) Alan Meaney - Salle De Bain 4) Andreas Oskar Hirsch – ROW 5) Lin Li - So near so far 6) Louise Wilson - Black Isle Sound Map 7) Dganit Elyakim – Blond 8) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation - Ten o'clock in the afternoon (edit) 9) Raquel Stolf - 60 Stacked Silences 10) Brendan Rehill - Aran of the Saints Artist: Amanda King Title of work: ARTesian - ARTesian is an abstract poetic soundscape that journeys into the subterranean depths of Australia’s most precious resource, Groundwater. The inspiration for this work combines an appreciation of spoken word with an environmental issue I have been deeply concerned about for many years. Scientific research about this vast system is still in its infant stages, however we do know that the baseflow of these underground basins provide water to sustain ecosystems in times of drought. When levels drop through overuse or fracturing of the bedrock and contamination or salination occur the effect on the environment is catastrophic. A poem by Kaali King, read by Gary Dudley Utz. Amanda King (director, producer and engineer).
    Artist: Claire Crofton Title of work: The River’s Tale - Submerge yourself in the liquid history of the river Thames. True stories, intriguing folklore and aquatic sounds from the writer Caitlin Davies, the historian Chris Roberts, the architect and imagination behind the Thames Baths Project, Chris Lee Romer and the artists and Mudlarkers Nicola White and her partner David.
    Artist: Alan Meaney Title of work: Salle de Bain - This piece is inspired by my bathroom at home and the sounds within. No human sounds are included (you'll be glad to know), but you will hear recorded and treated sounds of the toilet, fan, water pump, deodorant can, electric toothbrush, shower, shower gel bottle, shower door, toilet lid, bath mat, tap, plughole and more.
    Artist: Andreas Hirsch Title of work: Row - ROW takes us to the Wadden sea in company with a Dutch ram team during their training. The focus is on the coxswain's commands which resemble a funk singer's ones and which make the team become one body working their way through the waters. Team: Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie /// Steersman: Cees Plug Rowers: Iense Roos, Rein Jan Buren, Iemke Ruijg, Jelle Cupido, Cor Langerak, Rik Plug, Jauk Hek /// Recording & Editing: Andreas Oskar Hirsch 2011 / 2014 In memorian Cees Plug ✝ 2013 http://www.hirschonhirsch.com
    Artist: Lin Li Title of work: So near, so far - This is the soundtrack of a video of the same title made by Lin Li (vimeo.com/36233229). It seeks to evoke the mystical quality of water in nature through a combination of vocal sounds (breathing, whispering and humming) and field recording of waves. http://www.linli-art.com
    Artist: Louise Wilson Title of work: Black Isle Soundmap - This sound map is similar to the River Kelvin map, but longer and composed of twenty two, roughly 15 second, recordings of the Fairy Glen on the Black Isle. The Fairy Glen is an RSPB reserve in the Highlands. I started to record at the top of the stream where there is a pool of water and a medium-sized waterfall. I then made several recordings as I walked downstream, towards the mouth at the sea.
    Artist: Dganit Elyakim Title of work: Blond - How does one say happy birthday in a musical piece to a leading composer in the electroacoustic scene? When Prof. Clarence Barlow asked me to write a tape miniature for his 60th birthday, adding a cultural component to a structured composition seemed like a tongue-in-cheek way to include an extra dimension for the occasion. This gave rise to the idea of relying on collective memory as a framework. Blond is my first piece based on Internet archive recordings as its focal raw material: rooted in “Happy Birthday” as performed by Marilyn Monroe, during JFK’s birthday party.Whilst the first three introduce the components of the sentence "happy birthday to you”, the last section which is the longest, scrambles the three sections. This progression leads to a climax when the entire phrase is decoded. A wink to the child within the birthday boy… http://www.misscomposed.com
    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation Title of work: Ten o'clock in the afternoon
    http://www.boum.co.uk/
    Artist: Raquel Stolf Title of work: 60 stacked silences - Proposition constructed from overlapping 60 silences, part of the project/CD Assonances of silences [collection]. The publication is a collection of silences grouped on a CD, with printed material. The notion of assonance proposes a silence that resonates in the other, the sound context that resonates in listening and vice versa, in a process of re-dispatch, repetition and vertigo.
    http://www.raquelstolf.com
    Artist: Brendan Rehill Title of work: Aran of the Saints - recorded and composed by Brendan Rehill and features contributions from writer Martin Sharry. Recorded over three days on Inisheer Island, off the west coast of Galway, the piece aims to present the acoustic ecology of the island in a way that reflects it's complex literary, religious and natural history. http://www.brendanrehill.com

     


  • Ireland Perverse 2

    Artist: Dr Klangendum (Henk Bakker and Lukas Simonis)

    Title of work: Perverse Animals #2: The Ireland Tapes

    Episode 2: Perverse Animals

    Description of work

    The "Perverse Animals' series of Dr Klangendum is a tool that is used for multiple purposes; making a hybrid type of radio comes invariably first. The first part was a purely fictional radio play that could be performed live and that ultimately was recorded and broadcasted by the ORF Radio Arts in Vienna.

    This second part is somewhat ambitious; Dr. Klangendum went to Ireland in 2013 for a while to let themselves be inspired by the local 'Perverse Animals' scene, but thanks to all the serendipity that also entailed, got entangled in issues like taxidermy, Parks and Riverdance. The result is a series of radio programs where just about everything is not done in 'normal' radio country; ambient-like soundscapes that accompany integrity taped interviews to a complete blurring of the boundaries between documentary and fiction. As a 'leitmotiv' figures of a series of visits to pubs where the search is, in the end, to the deeper meaning of life.

    Credits:
    Recording, mixes, music, edits and interviews Henk Bakker & Lukas Simonis.
    Acknowledgements; Patricia Baker (Curious Broadcast)
    Actor; Abner Preis
    Interviewee; Nigel Monaghan

    Biography
    Klangendum was founded in 2013 by lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker, who are both long term organisers (and co-founders) at Worm, Rotterdam, producing countless events and productions for Radio, Studio and Live Events. Reaching audiences also throughout an extended network worldwide of independent and innovative radiostations, like the Radia.fm and f.e. Resonance Fm (London) Soundartradio (UK), Curious Broadcast (Ierland) and Orange (Wenen). Further away WMFU (NEW JERSEY), ORF (Oostenrijk) and overhere amongst others Vpro radio, Dutch national broadcast Nos, Concertzender, Radio Patapoe, and appearing on Festivals like Inqubate en Strp.
    At the moment we organise as partners of Worm, Studio Recidencies and Workshops (anything from Sound Synthesis, Pure Data, Ableton Live, to Field Recording and Build Your Own Instrument) in our analogue studio.
    We produce a weekly radioshow for the Concertzender (link) and occaissional also for Radia FM. We release and distribute our work through CD’s, Cassettes and Records. We have a large digital archive of live concerts and studio residencies wich we publish through the Free Music Archive.
    Our interests and expertise are in making radioplays, documentaries and fictionalised radio drama. We do Sound and Site Specific- projects, Soundwalks and Installations. We do manifest ourselves regularly through organising concerts, Live Radio Happenings and live Radio Play performances.
    We love to place words and sounds in challenging settings.
    Links
    http://klangendum.nl/

     


  • Doog Cameron

    Artist: Doog Cameron

    Title of work: Central Belt Dictaphone Sounds

    Description of work

    This is 20 minute rendition of several phone app dictaphone sounds recorded in 2014. These are all from the central belt of Scotland with a brief commentary accompanying each. Quality varies as is inevitable when trying to surreptitiously trying to record events and people but the general theme is a slight comfort in bleakness. The clips include an argument at a front door in a block of flats, a guy in a pub talking about football violence, two brothers fighting and a finale 8min clip of the end of a night out with swelling sound background.

    Biography

    I live and work in Glasgow and have a keen interest in experimental music as well as playing in the more traditional Scottish indie band the Just Joans. My solo electronic and experimental projects include the Ladywell Lout and Johns Indie Disco. I am also involved in low budget film making collective 'Theories on Noise' who focus on short films with a heavy emphasis on sound and music.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/theladywelllout
    http://www.isthismusic.com/ladywell-lout
    https://twitter.com/ladywelllout/
    https://www.facebook.com/theLadywellLout
    https://soundcloud.com/theladywelllout
    https://www.facebook.com/Theoriesonnoise

     


  • Shaun Lewin - Winner Stays On

    Artist: Shaun Lewin

    Title of work: Winner Stays On: A stochastic adsense radioplay

    Description of work

    Winner Stays is a radio play composed of Youtube’s 10 most popular adverts of 2014 and a selection of adverts that I have encountered during my Youtube consumption in 2015. This material will be recomposed using a probabilistic model derived from an analysis of UK Youtube’s top advert of 2014 “ Nike Football: Winner Stays ”. This model will be run 10 times and the most satisfying sequences will constitute a 3 act play with a duration of approximately 15 minutes. This material will be accompanied by field recordings of the environments in which my Youtube consumption takes place.

    Biography

    Shaun Lewin is an AV artist and spatial analyst currently working at Plymouth University. Much of his current artistic practice involves the decontextualisation of field recordings and the repurposing of public domain video footage. He is currently working with Mike McInerney on Piano:Forest, a duet for data and piano that will have its first performance at the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2015.
    http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/event.htm

     


  • The Hum pt1

    Artist: Jamie O’Neil and Paul Freeman

    Title of work: The Hum

    Description of work

    Four part radio drama. An ominous hum has been heard rolling over the faceless suburbia of Rothstead. Wailing and sweeping like whale-song. The locals are scared and the cats are screaming. Peter Heath is the man tasked with investigating these unsettling acoustic events. Will he find his answer, or get lost in the mist?
    Written and read by James O'Neill. Sound design and music by Paul Freeman.

    Biography

    Paul Freeman is a sound designer, sound artist and composer. His work often explores our aural connection to place, with his current research particularly focusing on issues related to suburbia, psychogeography and gentrification.

    James O'Neill is a writer, sculptor and animator.
His work often explores storytelling, nostalgia and emotive evocation. His work draws him to stories of domesticity and suburban existence.

    Freeman and O'Neill have collaborated on a number of varying projects during the course of several years experimenting in both visual and audio mediums.

    Links

    http://paultqfreeman.com/

    http://redhairedtweed.blogspot.co.uk/

     


  • Dreamlands E

    Artist: Magz Hall and Jim Backhouse

    Title of work: Radio Recall Redux (2014)

    Description of work

    Radio Recall features radio memories of visitors to the Old Lookout Gallery in Broadstairs Kent UK a former fisherman's Lookout across the English channel, the installation was transmitted to a collection of vintage radio receivers which gave each radio a specific voice. Jim Backhouse composed a series of Incidentals sourced from SW, LW and MW transmissions and this is the resulting mix.

    Radio Recall was one of eight speculative ‘trace stations’: fictional radio stations which formed part of Magz Hall's ‘Switch Off’ project , which imagined the sounds and novel uses to which the FM spectrum will be put following the proposed ‘analogue switch off’ of terrestrial FM broadcasting in the UK these are documented at
    https://magzhall.wordpress.com/

     


  • Mark Briggs

    Artist: Mark Briggs

    Title of work: The launderette then the cactus

    Description of work
    gas-tower.com fluctuates in its activity, I’ve been working under its guise for over 2 years yet I’m still no closer to clearly defining what I believe it actually is, only what it is not, should not be taken for and what it is most certainly against -

    Why are we feeling such a definite weight of disinterest in most of this stuff we are experiencing? It’s not a feeling we are generally unfamiliar with as it comes round regularly. This particular time it’s different, it’s to do with an estrangement from artworks that only seem to offer spurious intellectual exercises. What is lacking is something more experiential or visceral that can provoke some sort of internal (let alone an external) debate... which to us seems the very point of them being artworks in the first place. The essence of art whether drawn from symbolic or ritualistic purpose is that it acts on a number of senses in order to stimulate an intellectual experience in ways that are not reducible to... to a conflation of cultural histories that only stimulates the cognitive aspects through counting signifiers and performing to footnotes.
    Email correspondence with Rob Kennedy 2014 for episode #4 Recipe for feedback (Storegga Slides).

    I envisage the audio work that I will produce to have many individual parts that would endeavor to create an idea of a whole, a journey through the discarded and re-appropriated material I have stumbled upon discarded and re-assimilated during gas-tower.com’s meandering existence to go somewhere in describing the tone/structure/ideology of the very thing that this thing is and is not.

    Biography

    Mark Briggs, artist and video artist based in Glasgow.

    Links

    markcbriggs.tumblr.com/
    gas-tower.com/

     


15th April 2015
  • Gareth Vile - Uncle Vanya in Dub parts 3 & 4

    Artist: Gareth Vile

    Title of work: Uncle Vanya In Dub

    Description of work

    The four episodes of Uncle Vanya In Dub (each last fifteen minutes) was originally submitted as part of my M.Litt in Dramaturgy and achieved the highest possible grade (A1). Using a found recording of Chekhov's play (of poor quality), it ranges across the various ways of interpreting it, including Act II's mediation on comedy and IV's look at its spirituality. Uncle Vanya In Dub was co-created with DJ SpinOza and is credited with kick-starting the post-visual theatre movement.

    Biography

    I am a writer who works in both audio and written forms, with the intention of developing new ways to approach critical responses to art. I have a weekly show on Subcity Radio (the vile radio hour) and a blog, as well as being theatre editor for The List and a leader of various programmes for new and young critics.

    Links

    http://vilearts.blogspot.co.uk/

     


  • Slapshot - Jean Luc Guionnet & Eric La Casa

    Artist: éric la casa and jean-luc guionnet

    Title of work: Slapshot

    Description of work

    Sport and sound art

    First, interested in the arena-like shape and atmosphere of this kind of space,
    the sound of physical activity includes in its foundation the logic of the whole
    thing: the sound of many sports, in particular that of ice hockey is a good
    “signature” of what happens in the various actions themselves. Then, we felt something like a representation of a human kind: the tragedy of the body. And probably parallel to this idea, the question of inutility is something we feel close in our artistic work.

    Composition

    Linking body / movement / place / sound: a site-specific sound composition
    comprised of only sporting activities. How can the technical and the narrative aspects of our work be contained in one process? We thought that composing with very different kinds of spaces, from the close up to the ambient field, from contact mics on the ice itself to the couple of condenser mics aiming the whole space, would provide one of the main directions in the way we record. We also decided to use human voices as strong points (signifiers) throughout the duration (climax / borders / limits /holes/ etc.). Editing and composing with such a complex, “ready made” and structured material, we attempted to follow / respect any form of time logic, creating “sound art” through the occasion of ice hockey. How far can we go without falling into a pure documentary process, with the kind of form and narrative one is supposed to find in that genre?

    Information

    Searching for a location in Paris, Christian Leclerc, a ice hockey player, accepted our concept/project in Saint-Ouen's ice rink During two training sessions, both divided in several parts - from exercices to a short match, we fit them into the grid of the 24+1 concept : for example synchronizing the main changes with whole minutes and the extra minute (+1) sums up the 24 other minutes (according to all parts)
    Recordings sessions : february 2005
    Mixing : march 2005 - august 2007
    Mastering : september 2007

    Biography

    Eric La Casa - For approximately 20 years, while listening to the environment, he has been questioning the perception of reality and has expanded the notion of what’s musical today. Through his aesthetic of capturing sound, his work fits equally into the fields of sound art and music. As a result of his in-situ listening processes, he creates forms (of attention) that creep into the venues, slowly infuse there,
    and become other possible spaces. In the same way that the letter stimulates a country’s reading, the in situ aesthetic object renews our relationship to space and landscape.

    Jean-Luc Guionnet - musician, visual artist, Thinking through sound, acting: It’s a matter of encountering an exterior — an instrument (organ/saxophone), a theoretical question (what is rumor?), a collaborating friend ... From there follow an open series and an explosion of themes that reinject themselves into practice: thickness of the air, darkness inherent to listening, pidgin, sound as the signature of what it’s not, or even the relationship of time that elapses with the current weather. And the emotion that’s sought as being created from the friction among all these strata to give time.

    Links

    http://ericlacasa.info/

    http://www.jeanlucguionnet.eu/

     


  • Dreamlands 2 - Iris Garrelfs

    Artist: Iris Garrelfs

    Title of work: 'Morse Code Choir

    Description of work

    "Morse Code Choir is a radio piece tracing the world’s history as disseminated by radio, taking key news headlines from each year of the medium’s active life, translating them into Morse and creating a poetic vocal composition, a dreamland choir of ethereal rhythms and minimal. In the original Morse set-up, a receiver made a clicking noise as it moved to mark the tape used to record messages. Operators soon discovered that they could translate the clicks directly into what have become known as dots and dashes, thus making the paper tape unnecessary. When Morse code was adapted to radio communication, the dots and dashes were expressed as short and long pulses. Interestingly it was later found that it was easier to learn Morse when taught as an audible language, rather than a written one. To reflect the sounds of Morse code receivers, the operators vocalised messages."

    Biography

    Iris Garrelfs is an artist moulding complex sonic or multi-sensorial collages from found sounds or voices pulverised “into granules of electroacoustic babble and glitch, generating animated dialogues between innate human expressiveness and the overt artifice of digital processing” as the Wire Magzine put it. Her work has been compared to artists such as Yoko Ono, Henri Chopin, Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Arvo Part and has featured in exhibitions, festivals and as part of residencies internationally, including Hack the Barbican, Liverpool Biennial, International Computer Music Conference, GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy Of Arts, Gaudeamus Live Electronics Festival, (Amsterdam), or Visiones Sonoras (Mexico). She is currently an AHRC PhD research fellow at LCC in London where she also teaches on the BA Sonic Art.

    Links

    http://www.irisgarrelfs.com

     


  • Florian Roderburg - Adventures in Rapid Eye Movement

    Artist: Florian Roderburg

    Title of work: Adventures in Rapid Eye Movement

    Description of work

    My work, titled „Adventures in Rapid Eye Movement“, is, like the title suggests, in fact a piece that attempts to describe the experiences one may have during the R.E.M. phase of the sleeping pattern. During that phase, most dreams occur. Almost (I say „almost" because I personally know people who actually never dream) everybody knows the feeling of dozing off for a few minutes, dreaming a bit, and then waking up, not knowing where one is. Dreams lead you, but they also leave you alone. I am aiming to describe this feeling through the different sounds, noises, and melodies.

    Biography

    My name is Florian Roderburg, I am 28 years old, and currently residing in Wuppertal, Germany. I study musicology at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Before that I briefly studied electronic music with Australian composer Jim Cotter at the Australian National University in Canberra.

    Links

    soundcloud.com/hoirkman

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts Night-time 2

    1) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 4 (1:04)
    2) Guillaume Chappez - Forêt-Noire (5:00)
    3) Philip Tagney and Felix Carey - Nocturnal Monologue (7:30)
    4) Peter Hawkey - Piano Drone (5:00)
    5) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 8 (2:25)
    6) Dan Tapper - Recording the Spirit Level (12:06)

    Artist: Jim Cheff Title of work: Shut-Eyed Stories

    "Shut-Eyed Stories" is a mixture of narrated story fragments based on dreams, and experimental electronic music. Both stories and music are by myself. The texts are read by Cheryl Love.

    https://jimcheff.bandcamp.com/

    Artist: Guillaume Chappez Title of work: Forêt-Noire

    Forêt-Noire is an electroacoustic drone composition through sounds of nature ; a dark and eerie soundscape crossed by nocturnal noises, unidentified fauna and forest spirits.

    http://www.music-synthese.com

    Artist: Philip Tagney and Felix Carey Title of work: Nocturnal Monologue

    An insomniac’s thoughts as he sits at home, worrying and pondering about things. He is visited by anxieties, and finally comforted by thoughts of cooking. An electronic soundscape accompanies his thoughts, by turns comic, sinister, poignant. The words are written and spoken by Philip Tagney, and all other sounds are composed by Felix Carey.

    http://langhamresearch.co.uk/

    Artist: Peter Hawkey Title of work: Piano Drone

    This piece began by chance; the note order decided by a 12 sided die (online), by layering some of these notes and moving them to higher or lower registers, it became possible to shape the tonality with gentle or abrupt movements. The composition uses a series of sampled piano notes which were looped using crossfading in order to remove the attack of each note after the initial sound. This would create a droning note that would periodically swell and recede in volume. In order to produce pulses of varying length each note was subjected to time stretching by varying degrees.

    Artist: Dan Tapper Title of work: Recording the Spirit Level

    Recording The Spirit Level is composed of several recordings of very low frequency (VLF) signals. These signals are generated through electromagnetic flux, or changes in magnetic signals produced naturally by the ionosphere, including lightning strikes and the Aurora Borealis. Collected using a homemade loop inductor, the raw magnetic sounds collide with interference produced by man made technology to illustrate the relationship between humanity and the natural world.

    http://magneticsignals.tumblr.com/

    Dan’s work also encompasses the visual with his ongoing project and blog Code Poetry, an exploration of simple rules to create complex and beautiful images, revealing the hidden poetry of machines. http://visualcodepoems.tumblr.com/

    Currently Dan is travelling around North America, mapping it sonically. Future plans include walking the Appalachian Trail in a piece titled “2200 Miles and a Tape Recorder”. http://northamericansounddiaries.tumblr.com/

     


  • Clemens von Reusner - Nachtraum

    Artist: Clemens von Reusner

    Title of work: Nachtraum (2010) (engl. night room)

    Description of work

    Spring 2009, early darkness. The nights are cold, sometimes it rains. Nocturnal sound space of a big city - Brunswick, south-east Lower Saxony, Germany.
    NACHTRAUM is about the experience and the acoustic interpretation of the nocturnal urban soundscape and the sounding structures that give this space contour. Recordings from several nights in the time between 00:00 and 06:00 in the morning in March and April 2009 in Brunswick are merged into a continuum. Metamorphoses, anticipations and repetitions of individual sound events specify the subjective experiences as facilities of sound in fantasmagoric episodes. Sound enters the nocturnal room and returns later modified. Experiences seem shadowy in poetic sounding pictures in the course of the night and reflect the altered perception at night. Acoustic spaces of different sizes and audibility flow into each other.

    Additional electronic sounds are related to the existing sound material in an interpretive / contrasting way. Sounds find each other, gather unpredictable and lose their energy into the nocturnal silence which in a big city is only a relative one.
    Nachtraum has been commissioned by German radio broadcaster WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk 2010).

    Biography

    Clemens von Reusner is a composer of electroacoustic music based in Germany.
    After studying musicology and music−education, drums with Abbey Rader and Peter
    Giger he has worked as a composer and a musician in different ensembles as well
    as a lecturer, music teacher and an author. Since the end of the 1970s he has
    been engaged in electronic music, compositions in different genres, radio plays
    and soundscape compositions. At the end of the 1980s development of the music
    software KANDINSKY MUSIC PAINTER. 2006−2009 member of the board of the EUROPEAN FORUM KLANGLANDSCHAFT (FKL). 2010−2013 member of the board of the German Society For Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM).
    International broadcasts and performances of his compositions, i.a.: Musica Nova
    2009, Prague; Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2010/2014, Seoul;
    International Csound Conference 2011, Hannover; International Computer Music
    Conference (ICMC) 2011, Lubljana, NoiseFloor Festival 2010/2011, Stafford (UK);
    ISCM World New Music Days 2011, Zagreb; Opus Medium Project 2011, Tokyo; Aaron Copland School of Music 2011, New York; EMUFest 2012/2013, Rome; Electro ArtsFestival 2013, Cluji Romania; Network Music Festival 2013, Birmingham; ZKM Karlsruhe, 2014; New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2014.

    Links

    http://www.cvr−net.de

     


  • National Tropospherics Commission Broadcast 3 - David Fyans

    Artist: David Fyans

    Title of work: National Tropospherics Commission (NTCR03 – 128)

    The National Tropospherics Commission (NTC) was founded in Dundee, Scotland in 2011. The body, comprising of thinkers, artists, musicians, theorists and magicians was formed to investigate various ideas relating to the social and psychological impacts of tropospheric manifestation on the human condition.
    The Commission’s objectives are:

    1. The investigation, collation, dissemination, categorisation, broadcast and publication of materials of, or purtaining to tropospheric manifestations.
    2. To understand the internal and external influences excerted on the human condition by the tropospheric network.
    3. To produce reports and guidlines based on their investigations, works and practices.
    4. To spread awareness of the troposhpere (including, but not limited to morphogenics, sub-resonance, post-cultural premonition, super-context, hive-mind activites and other cross-location synchronicities).

    Download a copy of the manifesto visit: http://erstlaub.co.uk/ntc/

    At 02.35 (EST) on the morning of 23rd May, 2014, during a routine scan of shortwave bands our field agents are known to use, one of our automated remote listening stations near Exton, PA picked up a transmission on a frequency usually devoid of activity.

    While we occasionally observe stray interference across our private frequencies, it is generally easily identifiable as such. In this instance the sustained nature of the transmission suggests something intended rather than the result of atmospherics, a stray carrier or other phenomenon.
    Lasting exactly one hour, the transmission, as per standard NTC protocol, was captured and sent for analysis which has, as yet, proved inconclusive. Exactly two weeks later, at the same time, a second broadcast was received on the same channel, lasting the same duration and this bi-weekly occurrence has repeated with different content up to the present. This pattern suggests some conscious attempt at communication.

    We have as yet been unable to determine the origin and nature of the broadcasts and have therefore requisitioned airtime on Basic Fm and temporarily declassified these transmissions in order to retransmit the anomalies in the hope that they may be decoded or debunked.
    As long as the pattern continues, we will re-propagate each transmission in full until such a time that they reach their intended recipients, are decoded or the channel goes dark again.

    Biography

    Artist, soundmonger, maker of images, video and stills, presser of buttons and rotator of knobs, art director for broken20, Insurance Underwriter for the National Tropospherics Commission, occasional writer of things and assorted other charges levelled at me which may or may not be accurate.

    Links

    http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfyans/

     


  • No Such Thing as a Quiet Hammer

    Artist: Vernon & Burns

    Title of work: No Such Thing As A Quiet Hammer

    Description of work

    Vernon & Burns, thinking aloud, offer a quiet meditation on noise. Extracts from interviews with noise pollution officers from Dundee City Council's Environmental Health Department are combined with found sounds, songs, field recordings and other voices to create this experimental live radio piece. Part audio collage, part documentary this is an unorthodox investigation into attitudes towards extraneous noise and noise pollution.

    Commissioned by Extrapool (NL) in 2005 for ‘Audiotoop' - an evening of live, performed radio plays and Hörspiel. The full programme was aired on Resonance FM in June 2008. A condensed version appears on ‘Play', a CD and publication produced by Extrapool, 2006.

    Biography

    Vernon & Burns are a duo of sound makers who create radio plays, records and performances through an innovative mix of samples, field recordings, voice and music. Performed across Europe, their eclectic live act encompasses everything from ventriloquism and magic to music hall and comedy. They have produced work for radio stations including the BBC, VPRO, Resonance FM, WFMU and The Audible Picture Show. Recent releases include an LP on Gagarin Records and a CD in Staalplaat’s Mort Aux Vaches series.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/vernonandburns

     


  • Deep Sleep Trawler

    Artist: Mark Vernon Title: Deep Sleep Trawler

    The fourth programme in the 'Bedside Radio' series produced for the launch of Channel 604 (Radio Royal's new arts channel).

    Overan 18 month period sound artist Mark Vernon collected interview recordings of dreams by patients and staff at Forth Valley Hospital along with those of the general public. His original intention was to provide sleep deprived hospital patients with the opportunity to share someone else’s dreams via the hospital radio network. In this composed dreamscape, connections between dreams are identified and various themes teased from the interview material. The piece is in part an homage to Barry Bermange and Delia Derbyshire's 1964 radio work, 'Inventions for Radio: Dreams'. Combined with atmospheric soundbeds created from processed electronic sounds and field recordings the effect is a sort of non-narrative radio play where dream logic rules. This piece also includes readings of extracts from the dream diaries of artist, shamen and dream interpreter, Kate Walters, interviews made by Radio Royal volunteers and interviews with members of the FDAMH arts and media group. Thank you to everyone who took part.

    Website: http://www.meagreresource.com

     


  • Andrew Sachs - The Revenge

    Artist: Andrew Sachs

    Titel: The Revenge ( a play without words) 1976

    The Revenge is a thriller written and interpreted by Andrew Sachs and directed by Glyn Dearman. First broadcast on 1st June 1978, it was the world's first radio drama without words and relies completely on sound effects.

    Plus short:
    Joe Howe & Rob Churm - The Great God Pan

     


  • South London Towerblock - Samantha Wass

    Artist: Samantha Wass

    Title of work: South London Tower Block

    Description of work

    This is a recording I made in a stairwell of some flats. It's all the sounds around the block, from a distance, all coming up and I can hear them on the 23rd floor. You can hear police sirens and kids and trains, mostly howling wind.

    Recorded as part of a collaboration exploring sound as it travels in the air. In this instance, the 23rd storey of a tower-block stairwell in South London. Recorded to cassette tape.A door bangs shut at 2.36, watch your ears. Crossmount House exhibition 'shown' in Leeds & London 2010

    Biography

    Presenter on Longwave Ladies on HoxtonRadio.com http://www.mixcloud.com/LongwaveLadiesRadio/ Otherwise, I record sounds I find in empty spaces, lost and dispersed from their original journey, in an attempt to extract their meaning. Looking under and around, sometimes not looking at all.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/marthaamay

     


  • Dreamlands 9 - Olivia Humphries

    Artist: Olivia Humphries

    Title of work: Dreamlands

    Description of work

    'Dreamlands' looks at four bereaved people's experiences of the dead returning in their dreams. These poignant, powerful visitations can both comfort and disturb the dreamer; they provide a final chance to say goodbye to loved ones, but also a painful reminder of their absence.
    Produced by Olivia Humphreys
    Sound design and music by Tom Carrell

    Biography
    Olivia Humphreys is a documentary filmmaker and radio producer. Her graduation film won the Royal Television Society award for Best Postgraduate Factual Film and the Best Documentary award at Exposures Film Festival, and was acquired by Sky Arts. Her films have been screened in over fifty festivals worldwide and her radio work has appeared on BBC Radio 4.

    Tom Carrell is a composer and sound designer based in London, working primarily in documentary film and radio. Always excited to find new ways to tell stories with sound.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/oliviadocmaker

    http://www.tomcarrell.com

    Plus short:
    Joe Howe & Rob Churm - The Great God Pan

     


  • Chris Dooks

    Artist: Chris Dooks

    Title of work: Près 60 Minutes de Cigales Provençales

    Description of work

    This piece is an hour-long montage of raw cicada mating calls. The sounds are not produced by the rubbing of hind legs, like crickets - but instead by vibrating collective abdomens en masse. The sound is so loud, the insects have to close their ‘ears’ whilst performing. It is when the insects are more distant that they create a collective ‘sonic curtain’ of white noise. The process here was soporific: the rhythm and timbre of this soundscape calmed my overactive system down as much of the time I am flooded with adrenaline to get through the day.

    Two months later, in a colder, wetter and frankly darker west of Scotland, I realised that my editing of the material was still positively affecting my health. I am very sensitive to sound so it’s no surprise that I started to consciously ‘self-medicate’ with these recordings. As I edited the noises, I felt as if I also played back a fraction of the state of mind with which the recordings were made; warm and bright. I became a little warmer and brighter. This is a real argument for the value of an art practice.

    Obviously recalling nice memories has a pleasant effect on the individual, but I find an art practice can prolong this further, forging a much deeper level of association between identifying an activity as meaningful, and then working on it consciously. My own work might be played a thousand times while editing it and consequently some of the effects are extended. I was aware that these insect soundscapes made me happy, and so I was living in the echo of that time again via the making of this record and the playing of the bright yellow disc it is related to.

    Even as I type these words, I think of sitting in the sun listening to these insects, and the change this had on my brain and body chemistry. Right now, the sweet dregs of this (busman’s) holiday ricochet inside me. It helps that other memories are attached to the experience, that as a family we all had some fun in Arles but by utilising the association with the heavily anchored sound in my head (anchored because of repeated listens/edits), I have made, by accident, a self-initiated psychophysical tool of wellbeing. It is tailored for me but the principle behind it could be adopted for quite a range of people.

    Biography

    I am an interdisciplinary artist and PhD doctoral researcher based in Ayr, Scotland. I’m also a composer of electronic music and sound art with releases on several labels and aliases. In the late 1990s, I was a TV director for arts television programmes including The South Bank Show. However, in 1998 I became ill whilst on location in California working for PBS. As I fell apart, my TV career ended and so began an intense learning curve in coping with chronic ill health and initially, a return to my training as a photographer. Over the following decade, I developed a successful art practice sympathetic to my new life which has been the foundation for academic enquiry since 2010. My forthcoming PhD deals with creative strategies regarding the illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or M.E, asking how such an art practice may serve to offset or augment the relationship between the cultural practitioner and the illness.

    Links

    http://chrisdooks.bandcamp.com

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 3 - Oscillation

    1) GX Jupitter-Larsen – Funny (08:39)
    2) Vikki Morton - Bifana Yeah Bifana (01:41)
    3) Willy Smart - Remaining Possibilities (21:06)
    4) Anthony Carcone – About Charlie (02:46)
    5) BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa/Anla Courtis - Aurora Australis (22:13)

    Artist: GX Jupitter-Larsen Title of work: Funny

    The Romawave is the distance something travels from something remembered to something forgotten. Most of history is made of romawaves. Especially, personal histories.

    http://www.jupitter-larsen.com

    Artist: Vikki Morton Title of work:Yeah Bifana Yeah

    Bifana Yeah Bifana, is from a noisy street festival in Urbania (Italy) celebrating Bifana a female folkloric goddess who comes on the night of the Epiphany and leaves children sweets if they have been good or coal if they have been misbehaving. She’s very old and looks like a witch.

    Artist: Willy Smart Title of work: Remaining Possibilities

    Remaining Possibilities is a radio work that documents the writing and speaking of a list of possible circumstances for the practice of music. The speaker’s voice and the scribblings of the pen are equally audible. Described situations range from mundane (music practiced after work) to improbable (music practiced in opposition to the law) to opaque (music practiced in a straight line).

    fakemusic.org

    Artist: Anthony Carcone Title of work: Description of work

    A little piece made from the démonstration in Paris on 11 January 2015

    azar.podomatic.com

    Artist: BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa / Anla Courtis Title of work: Golden Circle Afternoon 1 - Aurora Australis

    Music by Bj Nilsen, Helgi Thorsson, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson & Anla Courtis

    "here back in Buenos Aires after more than three months touring... so nice to slow down and relax a bit." Those were the first words coming from an email from Anla after another long tour around Europe but there had been many other tours.

    Day 10. After a long train delay in Mannheim we were confused and exhausted and not remembering where the next destination would be. Mannheim had only offered a hard floor as bed and no sheets, and this is in the middle of winter time. Of course this experience gave us the idea that we should or more precisely MOST do a record together which concept would be: Travelling. Like an audio travel guide. Plus we are all big fans ofthe Travelling Wilburys. We thought this idea to be one of the best one on this tour so far. In the train we were listening to Future Days by CAN.

    Day 4. Moving backwards a bit here. We caught Anla working on recordings in his hotel room. This was in Stockholm and one of the better paid gigs, with hotel rooms for all of us. Anla was interested in the sound coming from the theater in the bathroom. So he started recording it´s sound using a dictaphone. It sounded really interesting and was made into a long fade at the nights gig in Stockholm. That same sound you can hear on the record.

    Day 6: Copenhagen: Here traditional town flavors, located bookstores can be found all around. Beer capital town some might say. Weather was not on our side and the trip took close to 12 hours but was all worth it. I think it was Siggi saying something along the lines of: "Expensive but worth it!" Helgi also remembering that time in the late 90s when touring with Reynols. Back then we did gigs with small card paper boxes as main sound source.

    Day 8: The Keukenhof Gardens, Leiden, Holland. We decided to invite some local musicians to the bar, as we had a few days off we took advantage of doing a few outtakes. Some of it appears on this record but we can't tell you where as the track listing got mixed-up by the recording engineers.

    http://editionsmego.com/release/EMEGO-192

     


  • Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations

    Producers: Amy Bromley and Katy Hastie Recordist: Niall Morris Composer: Kyle Stewart

    For an overview of this series and bios please see
    http://radiophrenia.scot/radio-benjamin-glasgow-constellations/

    Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations Episode 3: Demonic Berlin with Louise Welsh at the Scotia Bar

    The eerie effects of E. T. A. Hoffman’s ghost stories on the mind of his readers and the writer who made them. First broadcast on Radio Berlin February 25th 1930. Translation by Jonathan Lutes.

    Established in 1792 the Scotia bar is Glasgow’s oldest pub and several ghosts have been spotted lingering there long past closing time. It also has a reputation as a favoured watering hole for writers such as James Kelman, Tom Leonard , Jack McLean and Frank O’Hagan. Settling into a cosy corner usually frequented by the local paranormal investigation club, writer Louise Welsh delivers a lively and exciting reading of Benjamin’s tribute to celebrated German writer A.T.E Hoffman (1776-1882) writer of such famous Gothic tales as The Nutcracker, The Sandman and a European literary sensation in his day, when the Scotia bar first opened.

    Hoffman’s excessive sensibility and his predilection for finding the bizarre still lurking in rational Berlin’s secluded spaces were dangerously enticing to Benjamin in his youth. This show asks to what end would someone write such beguiling stories and what compels us to keep reading them? In short what is this dark art the storyteller summons? An idea Benjamin was to explore further in his most famous critical essay, ‘The Storyteller’ in 1936 which mourns the loss of such experiences in the modern world due to the fast paced influx of information in our lives. By way of contrast, here Benjamin praises Hoffman’s penetrating observations, dark imagination and devilish ingenuity to the full, calling him a ‘physiognomist of Berlin’ pursued by the supernatural world wherever he cast his gaze, especially in the bar which he describes as the ultimate ‘writer’s laboratory, an experimentation chamber’.

    As a writer with a passion for the Gothic and uncanny Louise Welsh is well placed to comment on the dark arts of creativity and where it comes from. Her lively and captivating commentary performs an obviously enjoyable engagement with the text, establishing further connections to R.L Stevenson, Walter Scott and Benjamin’s idea of the flâneur.

    Location: The Scotia Bar with kind thanks to the exceptionally accommodating staff especially Mary and Diane who provided us with cuppas.

    Source: Walter Benjamin, Radio Benjamin edited by Lecia Rosenthal, translated by Jonathan Lutes, Lisa Harries Schumann and Diana Reese (London: Verso Books Ltd, 2014) http://www.versobooks.com/books/1720-radio-benjamin

    Supporters: Goethe Institut http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/gla/enindex.htm?wt_sc=glasgow_
    and the Collaborative Research Award from the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/currentstudents/academicprojectfunding/

    Biography

    Louise Welsh is the author of six novels: The Cutting Room (2002), Tamburlaine Must Die (2004), The Bullet Trick (2006), Naming the Bones (2010) The Girl on the Stairs (2012) and A Lovely Way to Burn (20th March 2014). She’s also produced many short stories and articles and written for radio and the stage including a libretto for opera. Louise was writer in residence for The University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art from Nov 2010 until April 2012.

    To find out more about the process of making these shows see our fb page http://www.facebook.com/WalterBenjaminStorytellingGlasgow and twitter @WBenjaminRadio

     


  • Clear Spot - Live Works & Shorts

    1) Raydale Dower – Percolation 3 2) The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox
    3) Mali Clements - Loverman 4) Clare Davies - Satellite Forecast 15th April 2015

    1) Artist: Raydale Dower: Title of work: Seven Daily Percolations

    The daily recording of a coffee pot - from gas ignition to percolation - a reoccurring event that will feature at the same time each day. Raydale Dower studied Sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee and received an MDes in Sound for the Moving Image from The Glasgow School of Art. Exhibitions and projects include: The Glasgow Weekend, Volksbühne Theatre, Berlin (2013); Piano Drop, Tramway, Glasgow (2011) (realised with a Creative Scotland Vital Spark Award); On Memory and Chance, The Changing Room, Stirling (2011); Beethoven’s 5th(X8), Art Basel, Miami Beach, Miami (2010); Le Drapeau Noir for 2010 Glasgow International festival (realised with an Open Glasgow Award); and The Associates, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2009). Dower co-founded bands Uncle John & Whitelock (2001–6) and Tut Vu Vu (2007–ongoing). He lives and works in Glasgow.

    2) The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox - A series of short readings by artists from favourite books chosen from the stock of Aye-Aye Books. By ’artists’ we mean visual artists, writers, performers, curators, commentators, etc. They will include regular customers, those we have previously worked with, those we wish to work with and other suggested participants. As well as current stock, extracts may be from books we have previously stocked, or from books we might be expected to stock, and will therefore endeavour to get in in time for the broadcast.

    Aye-Aye Books is a bookshop run by Martin Vincent and Sapna Agarwal, based within the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. It specialises in art books, with an emphasis on small run and self-published artist books, alongside theoretical and radical publications, magazines and zines from around the world, experimental fiction and insurrectionary propaganda. Aye-Aye Books is a regular contributor to the events programme at CCA, and also sets up temporary shops at events that have included Sunday art fair, Publish and Be Damned, Arika, Glasgow International, and the Empire Café.
    http://www.aye-ayebooks.com/shop/

    Today’s reader is Anthony Autumn and he’ll be presenting selections from The Form 1970-1979 by Melody Sumner Carnahan.

    Anthony is a regular performer of his own and other's written work, and editor-at-large of the on & off line HOAX publication; a journal of Creative Work Incorporating Text.

    http://www.anthony-autumn.co.uk
    http://www.hoaxpublication.co.uk

    3) Artist: Mali Clements Title: loverman
    Synopsis: Loverman re-writes the classic Mills & Boon climax. Using each paragraph individually and re-ordering all the words and punctuation marks these paragraphs contain, the text experiments with the limits of cliché and genre. How far can each word be distanced from the formulaic plot and standard language of its original romantic genre form? The result is a prose poem, and though the sexual narrative remains, it is now generated through unexpected word combinations and a strong rhythmic pace. Cliché and sincerity are blurred, pushing the boundaries of how and through what means we can vicariously experience intimacy. http://www.maliclements.com/

    4) Artist: Claire Davies Title of work: Satellite Forecast

    A daily sound poem of the overhead passing of satellites specific to the Glasgow area. I will use satellite data to present the wonder and amazement of these majestic machines swimming above our heads on a daily basis. I want to create an intimate
    relationship between these massive floating machines, building an awareness of their existence, and presence within our everyday lives. These objects could be the ruins of our future selves, after an apocalyptic demise, with everything on Earth destroyed by volcanic ash, an asteroid, or ourselves, all that's left is the satellite debris that circles our planet.

    Biography

    Claire Davies (b.1987, Nottingham, lives and works in Nottingham) graduated with Intermedia Art BA from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: Vulcan Point, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014; The Light Years, Generator Projects, 2013. Focusing on the sense of wonder, awe, exploration and optimism; I’m interested in the parallel existence of our everyday lives, against the wider quests of space exploration, human development and the continuous search for Amazement. Videos, objects and words combine to generate a sensation of another place, another place within our own existence, parallel to our journey. http://www.clairedavies.info

     


  • 'Footfalls' - Aleks Jurczyk

    Artist: Aleks Jurczyk

    Title of work: Footfalls

    Description of work

    A live sound performance inspired by the pioneering work of Daphne Oram and Desmond Briscoe in sound-tracking Samuel Beckett’s radio play ‘All That Fall’; in particular, Beckett’s recurring use of footsteps and repeated sequences. The work will also explore the relationship between broadcast and listener in a live context.

    The performance will begin with a synthesized emulation of footfalls. They will be panned left and then right using a voltage-controlled delay to simulate the relationship between call and response/broadcast and listener. A live reception of the broadcast will be processed by modular synthesizer to create an evolving feedback loop.

     


  • The Sound of Lochaber - London Fieldworks & Mark Vernon

    Title: The Sound of Lochaber (Distillation)

    Produced by London Fieldworks & Mark Vernon

    This final episode is a distillation of a six-part radio series originally created for 'Remote Performances' - a daily live broadcast on Resonance 104.4fm. Each days schedule was relayed live to London by satellite from 'Outlandia', a unique artists’ field-station in Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland. The Sound of Lochaber merges field recordings and voice interviews into a radiophonic soundscape intended to capture creative interactions with the land, its history and people and tensions between nature, industry, tourism and heritage. It also serves as a timely reflection on contemporary ideas of remoteness.

    Biography: London Fieldworks is an interdisciplinary arts practice formed in 2000 by artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson for creative research and collaboration. Typically, their projects engage with the notion of ecology as a complex inter-working of social, natural, and technological worlds.

    Mark Vernon is a sound artist and radio producer whose radiophonic creations range from documentaries and radio plays to experimental audio collage and soundscape pieces. He has produced programmes for stations including Radia, Resonance FM, CKUT, VPRO and BBC
    Radio 4.

    Web:

    http://www.londonfieldworks.com/

    http://www.meagreresource.com

     


  • JP Renoult & DinahBird - 2mins35 pt1

    Artist: Jean-Philippe Renoult and DinahBird

    Title of work: 2 min 35

    Description of work

    In the 1950s and 60s a scientific report compiled by the record industry stated that
    teenagers, due to their very short attention span, were unable to listen to a piece of music that lasted more than 2 minutes 50 seconds. This is perhaps one of the reasons that rock’n’roll and pop songs from that period only last around 2 minutes 35. In 1967 Sylvie Vartan sung the song “2 minutes 35 de bonheur” (‘ 2 Minutes 35 of pleasure‘). With this in mind we decided to make life - and listening to music - easier for the ageing adolescents of yesteryear. We sampled hits from the 1960s and 1970S, some are easy to recognise, others not. We then played these loops on radios and ghettoblasters in different places around Paris. Whilst the loops were being played DinahBird, in the manner of a radio continuity announcer, filled in the pauses and described what she saw going on around her. We call them : Pop Field Recordings.

    Biography

    Jean-Philippe Renoult is a writer, radio producer and sound artist. DinahBird is a radio artist living and working in Paris and London.

    Links

    http://www.radio1001.org/

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 17 - LA Baby and other stories

    1) JDA Winslow – Work: LA Baby! – Veilmatter 2) Marcelo Armani – Volcanic Lungs
    3) JDA Winslow – Work: LA Baby! – Acme 4) Angeline Girard - Places From The Road
    5) JDA Winslow – Work: LA Baby! – C4 Contemporary 6) Bernard Clarke – No nearer
    7) JDA Winslow – Work: LA Baby! – Honor Fraser 8) Gerald Fiebig -Transatlantic Free Trade 9) JDA Winslow – Work: LA Baby! – Kohn Gallery 10)Sarah Boothroyd - You
    11) JDA Winslow – Work: LA Baby! – Marc Selwyn 12) Suzy Angus – Warbeth Walk
    13) JDA Winslow – Work: LA Baby! – MB 14) Tian Miller – Melody of Silence
    15) JDA Winslow – Work: LA Baby! – Overduin 16) Sarah Boothroyd – Lack of Proper Words

    Artist: JDA Winslow Title of work: LA Baby! - I recently hired someone through fiverr.com to call eight contemporary art galleries in Los Angeles. I asked her to ring round the eight galleries, asking in each instance if this was the gallery where the show of work by JDA Winslow was taking place. I encouraged her to attempt to solicit potential locations for the exhibition from whoever answered the phone. jdawinslow.tumblr.com

    Artist: Marcelo Armani Title of work: Volcanic Lungs - Volcanic Lungs is a sound piece composed of field recordings made on a beach formed by volcanic spill, located on the Reunion island, France during October / November 2013. The soil of this place presents porous stones containing small holes inside formed by the abrupt cooling of volcanic lava meeting with the waters of the Indian Ocean. The composition depicts a typical and unique acoustic landscape: blows, bubbles, water, the continuous movement of natural actions that are encroaching on this coast. A "lung" that inspires and expires continuity of these gestures, while silence conducts the mountain. http://marceloarmani.weebly.com/

    Artist: Angeline Girard Title of work: Places From The Road - Everyone listens to the radio while driving, to situate themselves.

    Artist: Bernard Clarke Title of work: No Nearer - No Nearer - Sardonic Titanic tale: the ship whistles at the beginning are the actual SS Titanic’s sounded before an audience of thousands in 1999. The woman’s voice is broadcaster, Liz Nolan, humming Nearer My God To Thee (one of the hymns played as the ship sank). I have cut it to pieces and reshaped it (granular synthesis techniques). The whipping waves behind her are her-once again it’s me shredding the shredded. The text and man’s voice are from poet Dave Lordan and his“The Fucking Titanic”: http://www.irishleftreview.org/2012/07/30/fucking-titanic/ -then published in his First Book of Frags,http://wurmimapfel.net/wurmpress https://soundcloud.com/bernard-clarke

    Artist: Gerald Fiebig Title of work: Transatlantic Free Trade - This piece takes its cue from the controversial free trade agreements TTIP and TISA currently being negotiated between the European Union and the US. The potentially destructive consequences of so-called ‘free’ transatlantic trade are represented by using one American and one European sound artefact, sent from one stereo channel to the other as a metaphor for being shipped across the Atlantic. Every time they travel back and forth, a piece of them goes silent. Entering through these ‘holes’ in the music is a noise that over time becomes ever more clearly recognisable as the roar of the Atlantic itself. http://www.geraldfiebig.net

    Artist: Sarah Boothroyd Title of work: You - This one-minute work is built from micro-edits of the word “you.” One syllable, three letters, and a broad spectrum of sound and connotation. http://www.sarahboothroyd.com

    Artist: Suzy Angus and Nalini Paul Title of work: Warbeth Walk - A poem inspired by the sights and sounds of Warbeth beach in Orkney. Written and voiced by poet Nalini Paul, with sound design by Suzy Angus. http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poets/nalini-paul

    Artist: Tian Miller Title of work: Melody of Silence - These recordings were done in a small town called Risør, situated on the South coast of Norway during a 10-month residency I did in 2012. I could hear the water running through the drains outside my studio building and as I was walking past a house I could hear piano music in the distance. What I noticed in particular during my stay was this silence about the place. You could suddenly pick up every single sound rather than just hearing different sounds at the same time. This made me more aware of them and I started to listen more out for them.
    http://www.tianmiller.net

    Artist: Sarah Boothroyd Title of work: Lack of Proper Words - Lack of Proper Words - A study of the sounds people make to fill silence.

     


  • Le Stranger

    Artist: Kosten Koper

    Title of work: L’étranger

    Description of work

    Dear Listeners,

    My name is Kosten Koper. I’ve a long running show ‘L’étranger’ (The Stranger) on Brussels community station Radio Panik which broadcasts on 105.4FM. Felix Kubin described the show as “A great radio programme from Brussles with a combination of art, music and punk mentality. One of the intellectuals who hates intellectuals and thus: himself. Don't we love that?” – and who am I to argue?

    What I proposed to Radiophrenia was to do a kind of station wife swap session – i.e. at my broadcast hour of 3PM on Wednesday, I’ll play a show sent by Radiophrenia and vice versa.

    The show I selected was a redux of L’étranger #323 ‘Carrageenan plays Twee’. It was an atypical one for me and here’s the story behind it: Matthieu L. is a Parisian living in Brussels who records solo as Carrageenan and plays in Pizza Noise Mafia (with TG Gondard) & Vermisst Susi (with Jonkie M). I bumped into him at an art opening, and after a convoluted attempt to explain heuristic network algorithms in French, the invitation was extended to traverse L'étranger's studio threshold. Rather than play live Matthieu chose to exploit a recent chance event - namely stumbling across a large pile of UK "twee" indie pop records abandoned on a Brussels street corner. He was unfamiliar with many of the artists and figured that live on L’étranger would be the appropriate place to get acquainted. At broadcast hour he arrived clutching the discs plus a few of his early demos; I had one CD of phone call sound effects and we just winged it direct on air. Matthieu handled two turntables and mixer whilst I operated the mixing desk & CD player.

    Carrageenan FMA page : freemusicarchive.org/music/Carrageenan/

    Pizza Noise Mafia: http://pizzanoisemafia.bandcamp.com/

    L’étranger: http://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/l-etranger/

     


  • 'Alice' - Guiseppe Mistretta

    Artist: Giuseppe Mistretta with Claire Shallcross

    Title of work: Alice

    Description of work

    The work was constructed with an online computer programme (The Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity) that answers any given question. The script, which was formed through various conversations with the programme attempts to discover if the artificial being has anything close to human consciousness. The piece will be read by two people; one representing the human (Judge) and one representing the computer programme (Alice).

    Biography

    Giuseppe Mistretta is unsure of where he’s heading but is enjoying the journey. Recent projects include Happy Hypocrite Issue 7, (edited by Isla Leaver-Yap); Dance like nobody’s watching or Dance like you’re not dancing, Rhubaba Gallery & Studios, Edinburgh; Gnommero-Visibility, (edited by Sarah Tripp and Richard Taylor)

    Links

    http://www.giuseppemistretta.co.uk/

     


  • H3 Radiophrenia Shorts - Ham

    1) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation – Matrioshka (edit) 2) Sofia Saldanha - The Captain 3) Eva Wollenburg - Das-Lichtquant: Banshees 4) Patrick Sykes – Sunsong
    5) Cody Kauhl - Five More Irrelevant Facts 6) Low Profile - 101 Ways to say I love you

    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation Title of work: Matrioska -
    Having heard John Baker on a Woman's Hour interview from 1968, explaining how he created the sounds to create his radio jingles I decided to use a sampler to create the same palette. The results were surprisingly close, so I took the idea further and created an album, each piece taking between 1/2 hour and 2 hours to write and record. All tracks (apart from the electronic demos) were created using nothing but homemade samples of household objects being struck, blown or 'twanged'. Track 10 comprises nothing but sounds made by the human body. The lighter side of concrete. http://www.boum.co.uk/

    Artist: Sofia Saldanha Title of work: The Captain - What happens in your life when things don't go according to the plan? When is the moment you turn the page and start drawing a new beginning? Are we the owners of our own decisions? Or is there someone looking out for us? In the small village of Stratton, Maine, a woman believes she's not the master of her own destiny. Stratton is known for it's inexplicable energies and as far as she can tell the spirit of a captain is preventing her to leave.

    Artist: Eva Wollenberg/Das-Lichtquant Title of work: Banshees -
    The single is part of a growing experimental series of artworks created in a very short amount of time to explore spontaneous creative energy. It has been given birth in a few hours, audio and video. The creative process is one of radical improvisation, one shot recording, welcoming accidents. It is an ode to wilderness and its raw energy.

    Artist: Patrick Sykes Title of work: Sunsong - The skies are never silent. Invisible to the naked eye, VLF, or Very Low Frequency radio waves, are the sonic equivalent to the stunning visual aurorae that illuminate the planet's poles. Caused by the interaction of solar energy with the charged part of the Earth’s atmosphere, they can only be made audible with special equipment. This audio feature blends original recordings of VLF sounds with the voices of those who work with them, from science to sound art, King’s Cross to California.

    Artist: Cody Kauhl Title of work: Five More Irrelevant Facts - What better way to keep us from meaningful, focused work than with “More Irrelevant Facts That Will [insert exaggerated emotional response here]” This composition acts as a metaphor for all topical Internet content presented as a list of random, nonsensical bullet points designed to hold fleeting attentions. These heart-felt stories, memes, or pop culture references fade into irrelevance within weeks of their inception as new topics vie for significance. Fortunately, the popularity of numbered lists may soon grow tiresome and the purpose of this composition will become as transitory as the subject it examines. http://www.codykauhl.com

    Artist: LOW PROFILE Title of work: 101 Ways to say I love you- Durational sound work for an answer machine/one person booth. First recorded in 2004 and then presented as part of the group exhibition ‘Words Don’t Come Easy’ (Berlin, 2010) and later as part of LOW PROFILE’s solo exhibition ‘Against All Odds’ at Exeter Phoenix (2013).
    lowprofile,co.uk

     


  • 'Et en peu du sucre en poudre' Joe Howe & Tom Redfern

    Artists: Joe Howe & Tom Redfern

    Title of work: Et en peu du sucre en poudre

    Description of work

    This project stems from a decade long appreciation for ‘Asterix & Cleopatra’, the movie by Rene Goscinny, from 1968, with music by Gerard Calvi. Memorable lines and melodies have been memorised and subsequently permeated years of conversations between myself and Tom, youtube playlists have been compiled of all the various language translations of the popular songs in the movie, VHS copies of the movie have been coveted...

    In this piece, I ask Tom to recall (and recite) everything he remembers about the movie (songs and all) in a single take, with no edits and no prompts. The plot will be worked through as far as possible, with musical interjections, providing memory holds up. Tom is not allowed to do any research before the recording.

    Biography

    Joe Howe is a musician and sound artist, based in Glasgow. A recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art, he has worked on music for two operas, under director Santiago Blaum, alongside works for Glasgow Film Festival (with Rob Churm), toured through Europe and the US and released a bunch of albums.

    Tom Redfern is a rapper, record label owner, writer and radio enthuisast. Tom runs ‘Amoebic industries’, a cottage industry cd-r label and recently released ‘Sympathetic Detonations’, his first solo rap album. A long time supporter of the broad spectrum of Jersey’s WFMU, he has interned at the station.

    Links

    http://joe-howe.com

     


  • Mark Lykken & Emma Dove - Mirror Lands

    Artists: Mark Lyken and Emma Dove

    Title of work: Mirror Lands

    Description of work

    Still but full of movement; quiet but full of sound; nothing is quite as it seems... Mirror Lands is an absorbing and dreamlike portrait of The Black Isle, an ever-changing peninsula in the Highlands of Scotland supporting a delicate balance between nature, industry and rural life. Contrasting local voices intermingle, rising and falling, sharing personal memories, feelings and experiences of this curious place. Sounds of the natural and man-made world are woven together with Lyken and Dove's original score creating a unique audio experience that explores the complex relationships between people and place.

    Biography

    Mark Lyken (1973) is an audio & visual artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. He creates musical and sound pieces, film, paintings and installations. Recent residency work has explored relationships to place and the complex interactions between nature, industry and culture. He is particularly interested in revealing the musicality of the environment and regularly collaborates with other artists and specialists from different research fields. In 2014 Lyken and Emma Dove established the Glasgow based Art label, “Soft Error”. Mark is a Cryptic Associate Artist.

    Emma Dove is a freelance documentary and artist filmmaker. In her work she is interested in exploring relationships to place and the narratives of life that tend to go unnoticed in the general day to day. Emma is fascinated by identity, creativity and the interplay between nature and culture. Originally from the Black Isle, she studied Film & Media at the University of Stirling. Her graduation film, On Another Note, won Best Factual Programme at the Royal Television Society Scotland Student Awards, 2012. Recent film Mirror Lands, a collaboration with Visual Artist Mark Lyken, won the Award for Creativity at IFFEST Documentary Art Festival, Bucharest, 2014.
    Emma produces and directs her own films and regularly collaborates with other artists, filmmakers and academics. In 2014, Emma co-founded Glasgow-based production company, Soft Error.

    Links

    https://lykenlove.wordpress.com/

    http://emmadovefilm.com/

     


  • Rosarrats Barrel - Lukas Simonis

    Artist: Lukas Simonis

    Title of work: Rosaratsbarrel
    by Dr klangendum for Worm/Radia
    special guest; Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos
    text, edit & mix; Lukas Simonis

    In 1929 Jaromir Vejvoda wrote the ‘Modranska Polka’, named after Modrany, s suburb of Prague where it was played the first time. Since then the song has been played all over the world by people from all countries & languages. The english might know it under the name of ‘Beer Barrel polka’, the german version goes by the name of ‘Rosamunde’. Allthough the melody is always the same -and even the versions don’t differ so much- the lyrics go in all directions. The czech version was a very depressed one about a wasted love (skoda lasky etc.) while the anglosaxons only want to make fun and drink (see the beer barrels). In the meantime, the germans want to get under the skirts of a girl named Rosamunde while the dutch think the song is actually about soldier’s food (rats kuch en bonen). The reason Dr Klangendum made this piece about a piece is that the song hasn’t left his brain since he was three and heard it for the first time at the wedding of his uncle and aunt. Sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night, humming the chorus. Sometimes he runs the marathon for kilometers and kilometers in the tempo of the first part of the song (there’s a garden, what a garden). Sometimes he wants to jump of a cliff.

    Biography

    Lukas Simonis has his roots as an instrumentalist and musical 'activist' in the industrial music and noise rock of the Eighties (Throbbing Gristle, the Residents, Pere Ubu, Sonic Youth and beyond). Being a part of the Rotterdam jazzbunker scene (a collective that consisted of heavy drug induced punk rockers, freejazzers, early electronic musicians and pre-postrock combos) he discovered the delimited world of improvisation. In the meantime and after he played in bands like Dull Schicksal, Trespassers W, Morzelpronk, AA Kismet, Liana Flu Winks, VRIL, Stepmother, Perfect Vacuum and Coolhaven. At the same time he was/is organising concerts, events and films, first at the Jazzbunker in Rotterdam later on the Dissonanten festival, the Dissidenten festival, Popifilm, Dodorama , WORM, a multimedia centre for experimental art and finally stichting Klangendum since 2013.
    Nowadays he collaborates with lots of people from different backgrounds. For instance; Kruk (with Nina Hitz and Sato Endo), STEPMOTHER (with Jeroen Visser, Bill Gilonis and David Kerman), Jim Whelton (London), Ergo Phizmiz (UK), Dave Brown (Melbourne), The X Static Tics (with Henk Bakker and various others). Other people he worked with; Eugene Chadbourne (USA), Goh Lee Kwang (Kuala Lumpur), Bohman Brothers (UK), Anne La Berge (USA/NL), Faces (with Huib Emmer, NL), Peter Stampfel (USA), Eddie Prevost (UK), etc.

    Links

    http://lukas.home.xs4all.nl/

     


  • Sholto Dobie - Khroniki

    Artist: Sholto Dobie

    Title of work: Khroniki (Xроніки)

    Description of work

    Khroniki (Xроніки) is an experimental folk opera in several overlapping parts (an audio essay, publication and video). It draws from material gathered in Western Ukraine in 2014. In Ukrainian, "Khroniki" is one name for local song chronicles, lyrical yarns usually created to commemorate an unusual event or the death of a specific person in the village. Typically, characters and narrators talk about personal dramas like patriarchal relations and murder, as well as historically specific subjects like army recruits and migration.

    Khroniki begins as an attempt to present a contemporary chronicle of everyday life in the context of Ukraine's contested and unstable situation, both currently and historically. But rather than the overarching narratives of mainstream media, the folk¬ opera navigates songs and stories told in kitchens, workplaces and parties, in a polyphony of subjectivities. This is an ongoing improvisation initiated by Sholto Dobie (b. 1991, Scotland) a sound artist and musician, and Lucia Nimcova (b. 1977, Slovakia) a photographer.

    Links
    https://soundcloud.com/sholtodobie

     


  • Live-to-Air - Julia Scott / Peter Lanceley

    Broadcasting live from the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow we present performances from Julia Scott and Peter Lanceley

    http://peterlanceley.com/

    http://letitiapleiades.tumblr.com/

     


  • Ryan Frame - Diary 2012

    Artist: Ryan Frame

    Title of work: Diary 2012 - Heartbreak, ecstasy, redundancy and dancing.

    Description of work

    The concept behind this one is an attempt to provide an audio document of the spring and summer months of my moleskin diary entries from 2012. It is a combination of mundane notes, major revelations and random observations.

     


  • Steve Urquhart - 45s at 33

    Artist: Steve Urqhuart

    Title of work: 45s at 33

    Description of work

    Certain records (7" singles) seem to work rather well when slowed down to 33rpm. Basically a straight music show, except 25% slower and all the more mesmerising for it.

    Biography

    Steve Urquhart decided that he wanted to work in radio at the age of seven... and promptly set about doing so.
    Community, student, hospital and commercial radio helped him towards his first proper BBC job as a producer and presenter at his local station, Radio Cumbria. In 2005 he moved south to BBC WM in Birmingham, then even further south to London as a producer at Radio 3, and to Radio 4 in 2008, where he produced material for the announcers but never spoke on air.

    Then he went to prison.

    Steve became head of station sound at the acclaimed National Prison Radio in HMP Brixton, where he taught radio production to serving inmates, and won Gold at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. Now freelance, Steve not only introduces Radio 4 programmes, he also makes some of them – often involving prisoners and ex-offenders, whom he continues to teach.

    Away from radio Steve is a musician / composer and spent some years as a club DJ... but these days he's more likely to be heard reading the Shipping Forecast at that time of night.
    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/listentosteve

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 12

    1) Robert McClure - untangle my tongue 2) Hassle Hound - Still Like a Hummingbird 3) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin -Reflections on the Gramschian Hegemony of the Early Parisian School for Urbanisation of the Tonic Scale (or Cheese of the Day) 4) Chris Weaver - F1 Cars - Silverstone July 2012 5) Bisset & Kalin - Purpose, Structure and the Consequences of Chaos 6) Ewan Stefani & Skitter – Lu Lo 7) Bisset & Kalin - Emotional Response with Scatalogical Subtext 8) Jenna Collins - Deaf Captain Accident 9) Bisset & Kalin - Non-Verbal Critique (Alveolar trill) 10) Kyle Stewart – Katsu 11) Bisset & Kalin - Olefactory Synaesthesia & the Transient Pleasures of Bedwetting 12) Chris Kant and Iain Clark - Hillman Imp – Let’s Jump! 13) Jamie Cooper – Revolutionary Self 14) Bisset & Kalin - Isolation, Insulation & Barbara 15) Fred Bigot – B1 Last wav I6) Félix Blume – Land of Fire

    Artist: Robert McClure Title: untangle my tongue - untangle my tongue is a piece for fixed media in collaboration with poet, Anne Shaw. Some of the sounds in the piece are cicadas, cars/trains, text being read by Anne Shaw and whispered by Hilary Purrington, and various instrumental sounds. The title is taken from Anne’s poem inspired by my sounds, Small Bang Theory. It directly references the fact that there is text in this piece, which is altered, distorted, and overlapped. However, a deeper statement is being made about the current pace of our technology dependent lives. I myself am a culprit of this lifestyle. Yet, when I went on walks to record sounds for this piece, I was forced to slow down and simply listen. I hope in listening, you will have a similar experience.

    Artist: Ivor Kallin & John Bisset - These pieces are intended for insertion after any programme - they use issues from the programme as a springboard for general debates on hot topics in the world of Sound Art...Professors of Cochlean and Post-Anechoic Echolalia at the Grampian School of Disciplinary Arts. Bringing you live, spontaneous reactions from their portacabin in the car park of the CCA where they will be stationed for the duration.

    Artist: Chris Weaver Title of work: F1 Cars - Silverstone July 2012 - http://christopherweaver.co.uk/

    Artist: ewan stefani (huddersfield)+skitter (glasgow) Title of work: LU LO - ewan stefani (recording and processing) skitter (edit and collage)

    Artist: Jenna Collins Title of work: Deaf Captain Accident - Deaf Captain Accident (2014) is a semi-autobiographical narrative in the process of being constructed. Initially written in an online writers forum, the text is shaped by the preferences, expectations and peculiarities of that particular context, which turns the story into an object and is described rather than told. Music by Tim Parkinson. http://www.jennacollins.com

    Artist: Kyle Stewart Title of work: Katsu - Katsu is a two channel, fixed-media electroacoustic composition created from manipulated recorded sounds and synthesised materials. The title refers to a shout (a way to focus and release energy) in Zen Buddhism, corresponding to the idea of “sonic energy” being released through impacts and their decay within the piece - forming contrasts in time lengths (sound object durations vs microsound durations), dynamics (loud vs soft), spatial (near vs far away), and the difference between clear sound and obscured noise. The piece emhasises gestures and their variations throughout the composition, and explorations of texture, timbre and the full frequency spectrum.

    Artist: Chris Kant and Iain Clark Title of work: Hillman Imp – Let’s Jump!- A sound piece with historical/comical voice over made in response to a panel from http://www.scotlandstapestry.com

    Artist: Jamie Cooper Title of work: Revolutionary Self - Can radio static be used effectively as a medium within an art installation to explore unknown human potential in language and consciousness? naeplace.blogspot.com

    Artist: Frederic Bigot Title of work: La Voix De La Route – last wav - this presents my research into the use and form of 'field recordings'. Using the sounds collected from a journey through the usa, I cut and arrange these as rhythms and melodies, sometimes using instruments and voices as interpreters of these sounds, reenacting and reformulating, giving the field recordings a new basis, a new lease of life and new purpose with a prominent, anti-archival stance. https://soundcloud.com/fred-bigot/sets/la-voix-de-la-route-ep1

    Artist: Félix Blume Title of work: Land of Fire (the sheep from the end of the world): Sonic Postcard from Argentina http://www.felixblume.com

     


  • Ireland Perverse 3

    Artist: Dr Klangendum (Henk Bakker and Lukas Simonis)

    Title of work: Perverse Animals #2: The Ireland Tapes

    Episode 3: The Park Where Gay Dogs Meet

    Description of work

    The "Perverse Animals' series of Dr Klangendum is a tool that is used for multiple purposes; making a hybrid type of radio comes invariably first. The first part was a purely fictional radio play that could be performed live and that ultimately was recorded and broadcasted by the ORF Radio Arts in Vienna.

    This second part is somewhat ambitious; Dr. Klangendum went to Ireland in 2013 for a while to let themselves be inspired by the local 'Perverse Animals' scene, but thanks to all the serendipity that also entailed, got entangled in issues like taxidermy, Parks and Riverdance. The result is a series of radio programs where just about everything is not done in 'normal' radio country; ambient-like soundscapes that accompany integrity taped interviews to a complete blurring of the boundaries between documentary and fiction. As a 'leitmotiv' figures of a series of visits to pubs where the search is, in the end, to the deeper meaning of life.

    Credits:
    Recording, mixes, music, edits and interviews Henk Bakker & Lukas Simonis.
    Acknowledgements; Patricia Baker (Curious Broadcast)
    Short interviews; Edwina Helen Neilan

    Biography
    Klangendum was founded in 2013 by lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker, who are both long term organisers (and co-founders) at Worm, Rotterdam, producing countless events and productions for Radio, Studio and Live Events. Reaching audiences also throughout an extended network worldwide of independent and innovative radiostations, like the Radia.fm and f.e. Resonance Fm (London) Soundartradio (UK), Curious Broadcast (Ierland) and Orange (Wenen). Further away WMFU (NEW JERSEY), ORF (Oostenrijk) and overhere amongst others Vpro radio, Dutch national broadcast Nos, Concertzender, Radio Patapoe, and appearing on Festivals like Inqubate en Strp.
    At the moment we organise as partners of Worm, Studio Recidencies and Workshops (anything from Sound Synthesis, Pure Data, Ableton Live, to Field Recording and Build Your Own Instrument) in our analogue studio.
    We produce a weekly radioshow for the Concertzender (link) and occaissional also for Radia FM. We release and distribute our work through CD’s, Cassettes and Records. We have a large digital archive of live concerts and studio residencies wich we publish through the Free Music Archive.
    Our interests and expertise are in making radioplays, documentaries and fictionalised radio drama. We do Sound and Site Specific- projects, Soundwalks and Installations. We do manifest ourselves regularly through organising concerts, Live Radio Happenings and live Radio Play performances.
    We love to place words and sounds in challenging settings.
    Links

    http://klangendum.nl/

     


  • Bernard Clarke

    Artist: Bernard Clarke

    Title of work: Shots Were Fired

    Description of work

    Shots Were Fired - This is a radiophonic impression of the shocking attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The international media quickly condemned this outrage as a terrorist attack on France. But “terrorism,” the word itself, casts a shadow of fear. Politicians deploy it to justify illiberal measures. The panic it evokes ramps up prejudice against minorities. In the midst of this are the innocent and the murdered. I therefore fashioned the “music” of the piece from machines like computer keyboards, printers, telephone beeps. I took the actual location gunfire sounds and used them to generate drones that I then sliced up into patterns.

    Biography

    Bernard Clarke is an award-winning radio broadcaster with RTÉ lyric fm, Ireland. His new music programme, Nova, has won five consecutive PPI Radio Awards (National Irish Radio Awards) and one New York Festival’s award; he’s also won prizes for documentaries on Patrick Kavanagh, Glenn Gould, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix. Clarke has also been shortlisted for the Prix Italia (Cagliari, 2008), the Prix Europa (Berlin, 2011), the Prix Phonurgia Nova (Paris, 2012); and the Black &White International Audio Festival (Porto, 2013). In 2014 he won Best Audio at the Black &White International Audio Festival (Porto, 2014); and also the Grand Prix at the 26th International URTI Radio Grand Prix (Turin). This year he was tied-second at Prix Phonurgia Nova (Paris) and was a headliner at the VI Norient Music Film Festival in Bern, Switzerland. Though he has extensive radio experience, his work in radio art is still fairly new with his radio art pieces being broadcast in Ireland, Germany, France, Austria, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Spain, USA and Australia. He is a member of the EBU Ars Acustica Group and his interests include sound, sound, and sound.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/bernard-clarke

    http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/nova/

     


  • Leila Peacock & Robin the Fog - Factual Uncertainties

    Artist: Leila Peacock & Robin The Fog

    Title of work: Factual Uncertainties

    Description of work

    Factual Uncertainties is a development of a piece performed at the Voidhaus, Berlin in July 2011 entitled ‘Digressions in Diagrammar’. A voice reads from a list of reliably unreliable ‘facts’, backed by a continuous yet ever-changing tape loop. It’s a poetry of lists, (mis)information as entertainment, instruction-manual hypnosis. In this era of the over-informed, you learn something useless everyday.

    Biography

    Leila Peacock, born in Britain and based in Zürich, is a visual artist and writer whose work falls in the space between writing and drawing and finding different ways to ‘embody’ an idea. Her essays have been published in The Bulletin of the Serving Library, The White Review, Camenzind and Kilimanjaro. She has produced radio works for Resonance fm and CKUT in Montreal.

    Robin The Fog is a sound artist and radio producer whose work blurs the boundary between documentary, musique concrete, and field recording, both independently and as part of the reel-to-reel tape wrangling duo Howlround. His biggest fear is being swallowed by a python, though being based in London he admits the contingency is a remote one.

    Links

    http://robinthefog.com

     


  • The Hum pt2 - James O'Neill and Paul Freeman

    Artist: Jamie O’Neil and Paul Freeman

    Title of work: The Hum

    Description of work

    Four part radio drama. An ominous hum has been heard rolling over the faceless suburbia of Rothstead. Wailing and sweeping like whale-song. The locals are scared and the cats are screaming. Peter Heath is the man tasked with investigating these unsettling acoustic events. Will he find his answer, or get lost in the mist?
    Written and read by James O'Neill. Sound design and music by Paul Freeman.

    Biography

    Paul Freeman is a sound designer, sound artist and composer. His work often explores our aural connection to place, with his current research particularly focusing on issues related to suburbia, psychogeography and gentrification.

    James O'Neill is a writer, sculptor and animator.
His work often explores storytelling, nostalgia and emotive evocation. His work draws him to stories of domesticity and suburban existence.

    Freeman and O'Neill have collaborated on a number of varying projects during the course of several years experimenting in both visual and audio mediums.

    Links

    http://paultqfreeman.com/

    http://redhairedtweed.blogspot.co.uk/

     


  • Luke Fowler & Lee Patterson

    Artist: Luke Fowler and Lee Patterson

    Title of work: Live at Inverleith House December 2014 (concert for invented acoustic tools and synthesis)

    Description of work

    Created in direct response to the exhibition Tony Conrad: Invented Acoustical Tools at Inverleith House in Edinburgh, artists Luke Fowler and Lee Patterson present a musical performance celebrating Tony Conrad's use of invented instruments and its influence on a new generation of musicians.

    Biography

    Working across various forms, including improvised music, field recording, film soundtrack and installation, Lee Patterson attempts to understand his surroundings through different ways of listening. Characterised by revealing subliminal and barely audible sound materials within commonplace things, his unorthodox approach to generating sound has led to collaborations with a host of international artists and musicians. Recent CD releases include Egg Fry #2, Midhopestones, with Phil Minton, Michel Doneda, Louisa Martin and Rhodri Davies; Bouy with Paul Vogel and Phil Durrant, and Terrain with Graham Halliwell. His premier solo disc, Seven Vignettes was released in May 2009. Born in the east of England in 1971, he resides and works in Prestwich near Manchester.

    Luke Fowler (born 1978) is an artist, filmmaker, and musician based in Glasgow. He collaborates regularly with Richard Youngs, Eric La Casa, Toshiya Tsunoda and Lee Patterson. Fowler was awarded the inaugural Derek Jarman Award in 2008 and he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012.

    Links
    http://www.anothertimbre.com/lee%20patterson.html
    http://www.themoderninstitute.com/artists/9/bio

     


16th April 2015
  • Isabelle Stragliati - Dream Like Sound

    Artist: Isabelle Stragliati

    Title of work: Dream.Like.Sound Episode 1: On The Road

    Description of work

    Dream.Like.Sound is an experimental radio show series dealing with sound and radiophonic creation. It's a monthly sound reverie, a sound contemplation that goes with my research, on a chosen thematic… A work in progress, 10 episodes to un-learn doing radio shows.

    I broadcast sound works that inspire me, and readings (in french or english), together with my own sound work (sometimes created specifically for the show). Editing and mixing the show is fully part of the creation process.

    What do we hear on the road? Who do we meet on the road? What do we return of a journey? As sound? As souvenir? The sound as souvenir? The sound as the journey? Full tracklisting is available here:
    http://noearnosound.net/2014/10/26/dream-like-sound-01-on-the-road/

    Biography

    Graduated from Grenoble's and Helsinki's School of Art (in 1999 and 2000), Isabelle Stragliati worked on the still and moving image, before turning to the sound medium. In 2002, she approached the practice of the DJing as an extension of her approach of the film editing (under the name of Rescue), and cofounded Chica-Chic, a structure dedicated to the promotion of the offbeat and underground musical scene.

    Long-time volunteer of Radio Campus Grenoble as presenter and music programmer, she became in 2011 technician director and producer, then coordinator and program director of the 90.8FM. She deepened her practice of the radio production there and turned to creation, through field recording in particular. Her productions are broadcasted on the Radio Campus France network, France Culture Plus, and in festivals.

    Links

    http://noearnosound.net/

     


  • Dreamlands 3 - Langham Research Centre

    Artist: Langham Research Centre

    Title of work: Muffled Cyphers

    Description of work

    This radio art work was a Dreamlands commission for Radio Arts funded by the Arts Council England and Kent County Council More info at http://www.radioarts.org.uk

    "Muffled Cyphers is an audio-visual performance composed by members of the Langham Research Centre and is based on the writings of J G Ballard, particularly his novel The Atrocity Exhibition written in 1970. The piece is divided into seven movements some of which contain several ‘moments’. Sonic and visual images within Ballard’s texts inspired each of these moments. Exact descriptions of sounds, locations and actions, as well as ideas, feelings and dialogue became the starting point for composition. Ballard’s narrative is often non-linear and the way time passes in his work can be pliable and elastic: sometimes expanded, sometimes compressed, sometimes infinite. Muffled Cyphers does not attempt to illustrate or represent these features of Ballard’s work but rather to set up a kind of creative resonance that chimes with his dislocated sense of time and place and his extraordinary imagination."

    Biography

    Langham Research Centre formed in 2003, as producers at BBC Radio 3, based in London’s Langham Place. These were the last days that open reel tape was used for broadcast. We love the rich sound of tape, and the personalities and imperfections of tape machines. We wanted to recapture the spirit of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and make BBC programmes featuring our tape experiments. An early example was Gateshead Multistorey Carpark, entirely made out of the sounds of the infamous carpark from the film, Get Carter. Like an Early Music group's use of historic instruments, we work with vintage equipment to perform 20th century classic electronic repertoire by John Cage, Alvin Lucier and others, particularly repertoire that can only be performed with reel-to-reel tape and other now obsolete devices. We also compose new music using this vintage instrumentarium, and are regularly commissioned to write new work for music festivals, one off concerts and art galleries. In 2014 we released the album, "John Cage: Early Electronic and Tape Music" on Sub Rosa.

    Links http://langhamresearch.co.uk/

     


  • Geoff Middleton - Fine Structure Variable

    Artist: Geoff Middleton

    Title of work: Fine Structure Variable

    Description of work

    It’s a load of sounds shoved together for the listener to experience.

    Biography

    Biog-wise, my name is Geoff Middleton. From Lincoln, UK, I trained in science, have worked in construction, computers, electronic design, FOH sound engineering and sound recording. I was a member of the band 4,000,000 Telephones in the 80s under the name Jack Rabelais.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/rabelais

     


  • Sophie Suominen – Radio Talk

    Artist: Sophie Suominen

    Title of work: Radio Talk

    Description of work

    DIY media project as an attempt to educate the public, how Radio works. As a means to reclaim it for themselves. I created a set of instructions ready to be adapted to any format of delivery. Could be listened to via radio, online, pop-up booths, in episodes, feature length shows. All with the same intention that anyone could make a working radio with any old thing, cardboard, sweets etc. And know how every part works so it can be adapted to any use or station etc.

    Biography

    My work does not follow a certain format, instead I let my ideas dictate the media. I am highly interested in the collaboration between the arts and science. My love of education often comes through in my work and I try to create an enriching and enlightening experience for the viewer with the majority of my practice.

    Links

    https://sophiesuominen.wordpress.com/

     


  • M J Spokes - Patrick Quinn

    Artist: M J Spokes

    Title of work Patrick Quinn

    Description of work

    This sound work is constructed from a test tone distorted by electromagnetic interference; initially this involved exposure to a series of microphones (contact and electromagnetic) before a variety of different voltage adaptors and an old computer monitor were introduced. The piece was then edited to form an extended drone work. The intention is to create a symmetry between devices, where a semi-melodic piece of EMI is used over a medium itself subject to radio frequency distortions (FM Radio). The piece is named after my wife’s grandfather who passed away during its construction.

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts Night-time 3

    1) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 12 (0:34)
    2) Steven Trimmer – 1968 (4:09)
    3) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 13 (1:14)
    4) Simon Coates – Hesperus (20:30)
    5) Suzy Angus - The Fool (4:16)
    6) Timothy Cooper - Longwave Soundwave (11:00)
    7) Mark Vernon - The Rapture of the Deep (7:00)
    8) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 10 (1:11)

    Artist: Jim Cheff Title of work: Shut-Eyed Stories

    "Shut-Eyed Stories" is a mixture of narrated story fragments based on dreams, and experimental electronic music. Both stories and music are by myself. The texts are read by Cheryl Love.

    https://jimcheff.bandcamp.com/

    Artist: Steven Trimmer Title of work: 1968

    Memories of living in Levittown, NY in 1968. Soundtrack composed entirely from the sound of one cricket. Interview with Jane and Dan Trimmer.

    http://www.theleapyear.com

    Artist:A Taxi For My Uncle Title of work: Hesperus

    Description of work

    The work I make under the A Taxi For My Uncle moniker is an interrogation of the fluxing lines and boundaries between sound art and music, with specific reference to diasporic sound samples, found sound and the use of the dub genre as a meter.

    http://www.simoncoates.com

    Artist: Suzy Angus Title of work: The Fool

    A sonic short story about falling into a world of uncertainty and nightmares. Written, voiced and produced by Suzy Angus (2015).

    Artist: Timothy Cooper Title of work: Longwave – Soundwave

    Shortwave – Soundwave and Longwave – Soundwave reflect a love I had for playing with radios when I was younger. I remember enjoying the sounds between the channels more than the programmes. The radio like sounds in the pieces became a frame for me to take that love further by pushing them to their limit creating a far wider palette than I had as a child. With that palette I have retained the playfulness I used to twist the dial and move the aerial with and then painted on a far grander canvas than I could have imagined at that age.

    http://www.timothy-cooper.co.uk

    Artist: Mark Vernon Title: Rapture of the Deep

    Originally produced for ‘Nowhere Island Radio’, a temporary art radio station that broadcast across Plymouth in August 2012. A short radio feature made from interviews with instructors at the Plymouth Diving Centre including hydrophone recordings of a scuba-diving class in a local swimming pool. This piece was produced by Mark Vernon and also contains excerpts of music by Mark Vernon & Ela Orleans.

    http://www.meagreresource.com

     


  • National Tropospherics Commission Broadcast 4 - David Fyans

    Artist: David Fyans

    Title of work: National Tropospherics Commission (NTCR04 – 128)

    The National Tropospherics Commission (NTC) was founded in Dundee, Scotland in 2011. The body, comprising of thinkers, artists, musicians, theorists and magicians was formed to investigate various ideas relating to the social and psychological impacts of tropospheric manifestation on the human condition.
    The Commission’s objectives are:

    1. The investigation, collation, dissemination, categorisation, broadcast and publication of materials of, or purtaining to tropospheric manifestations.
    2. To understand the internal and external influences excerted on the human condition by the tropospheric network.
    3. To produce reports and guidlines based on their investigations, works and practices.
    4. To spread awareness of the troposhpere (including, but not limited to morphogenics, sub-resonance, post-cultural premonition, super-context, hive-mind activites and other cross-location synchronicities).

    Download a copy of the manifesto visit: http://erstlaub.co.uk/ntc/

    At 02.35 (EST) on the morning of 23rd May, 2014, during a routine scan of shortwave bands our field agents are known to use, one of our automated remote listening stations near Exton, PA picked up a transmission on a frequency usually devoid of activity.

    While we occasionally observe stray interference across our private frequencies, it is generally easily identifiable as such. In this instance the sustained nature of the transmission suggests something intended rather than the result of atmospherics, a stray carrier or other phenomenon.
    Lasting exactly one hour, the transmission, as per standard NTC protocol, was captured and sent for analysis which has, as yet, proved inconclusive. Exactly two weeks later, at the same time, a second broadcast was received on the same channel, lasting the same duration and this bi-weekly occurrence has repeated with different content up to the present. This pattern suggests some conscious attempt at communication.

    We have as yet been unable to determine the origin and nature of the broadcasts and have therefore requisitioned airtime on Basic Fm and temporarily declassified these transmissions in order to retransmit the anomalies in the hope that they may be decoded or debunked.
    As long as the pattern continues, we will re-propagate each transmission in full until such a time that they reach their intended recipients, are decoded or the channel goes dark again.

    Biography

    Artist, soundmonger, maker of images, video and stills, presser of buttons and rotator of knobs, art director for broken20, Insurance Underwriter for the National Tropospherics Commission, occasional writer of things and assorted other charges levelled at me which may or may not be accurate.

    Links

    http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfyans/

     


  • Found Sound Bulletin

    Artist: Mark Vernon Title: Found Sound Bulletin

    The Found Sound Bulletin is an archive of lost voices, audio letters, home sing-alongs and phone conversations created for the Art Lending Library as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2012.

    Drawn from a collection of found recordings unearthed from many years of sifting through car boot sales, second hand shops and flea markets, this compilation allows a brief glimpse into the everyday lives of others. These discarded recordings, rescued from the sea of cultural flotsam & jetsam are windows on another world, inadvertently captured for posterity on magnetic tape.

    This piece was first broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM in 2013 as part of the series ‘Data for the Doubtful’.

    http://www.meagreresource.com

     


  • Children of Toasted Cheese

    Artist: Vernon & Burns

    Title of work: Data for the Doubtful Part 7: The Children of Toasted Cheese

    Description of work

    A studio version of a live radiophonic work produced by Vernon & Burns, commissioned by Tramway, Glasgow and originally performed in October 2012. The piece explores the internal space of the subconscious and the logic of dreams, featuring readings from Barry Burns dream diary and interviews with other people about their dreams and sleeping habits.
    Biography

    Vernon & Burns are a duo of sound makers who create radio plays, records and performances through an innovative mix of samples, field recordings, voice and music. Performed across Europe, their eclectic live act encompasses everything from ventriloquism and magic to music hall and comedy. They have produced work for radio stations including the BBC, VPRO, Resonance FM, WFMU and The Audible Picture Show. Recent releases include an LP on Gagarin Records and a CD in Staalplaat’s Mort Aux Vaches series.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/vernonandburns

     


  • Renditions of the Beat

    Artist: Vernon & Burns

    Title of work: Renditions of The Beat (A Resuscitation Recital)

    Description of work

    For the Tectonics festival 2014, Vernon & Burns presented a radiophonic, found sound, micro-drama which they have described as ‘CPR’ (Cardio-Pulmonary Radiophonics) – a composition for Fetal Doppler, CPR training aid and found tape. The performance took place on Friday, 9th May at St. Andrews in the Square, Glasgow.
    Condition: not serious, unstable.

    Biography

    Vernon & Burns are a duo of sound makers who create radio plays, records and performances through an innovative mix of samples, field recordings, voice and music. Performed across Europe, their eclectic live act encompasses everything from ventriloquism and magic to music hall and comedy. They have produced work for radio stations including the BBC, VPRO, Resonance FM, WFMU and The Audible Picture Show. Recent releases include an LP on Gagarin Records and a CD in Staalplaat’s Mort Aux Vaches series.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/vernonandburns

    Followed by short:

    Artist: Olivier Ginestet

    Title of work: Tout au fond des océaux

    Description of work

    A reference to the work of Dominique Petitgand, a french sound designer. The piece mixes voice and silence, language and mistake, song and depth.

    Biography

    "Pass on by sounds, arouse the imagination. The sound documentary seems to Olivier Ginestet, the least intrusive medium by which the subject can bequeath a speech. A speech which often joined, among its previous creations, collective struggles or social issues. Co-founder of "Lames-de-sons" collective, in France, director and broadcaster by public listening and festivals, creator of sound track for plays, living now in Montreal-Canada, he lends a scrupulous ear there."

    Links

    http://vestibule-sonore.com/

     


  • Glenn Gould - The Idea of North

    Titel: The Idea of North

    Producer: Glen Gould

    Gould’s first "contrapuntal radio documentary" and the first installment in his "Solitude Trilogy." Originally broadcast on the CBC Radio programme Ideas, Dec. 28, 1967. An anthropologist, sociologist, a nurse, and a surveyor discuss the subjective 'idea' and the reality of the North. Montage and voice counterpoint are used to express the antagonism and scope of the country, the loneliness and isolation, the warmth of community living, personal reasons for living there, the fear that human nature will gradually take over from the elements as common enemy number one, and the challenge involved in any decision to live there.

     


  • Lauren Sarah Hayes

    Artist: Lauren Sarah Hayes

    Title of work: Inventions For Radio

    Description of work

    [Originally broadcast on Dutch radio station Concertzender, 24th September 2014]

    With an abundance of music and freely available technology we can often forget why we are making music in the first place. In this episode I’ve tried to explore two of the main themes that are important within my work. The first aspect is that of the social: how we relate to others; how we can explore these relationships through improvisation; how we make choices about what we do musically based on our own experiences and aesthetic choices. For example, in most of my live electronic music and sonic art, it has been important for me to find ways of making physical the impalpable binary data of digital sound. After spending years playing the piano, when I moved to making music with computers, it made no sense to me that I could click a button and hear a loud powerful sound that involved no effort from me as a performer. This led to a long exploration of finding ways to embody the realm of electronic sound. In the first half of this episode I explore these ideas in relation to four of my musical works.

    1. Hakemira [Lauren Sarah Hayes / Paul Keene / Christos Michalakos / Jules Rawlinson]
    This excerpt is from a live collaborative performance that took place in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2011. While most of us had worked together in one form or other, this was the first time that we had played as a quartet. Aiming to make an album recording, the first set did not record. For better or worse we recorded a second set, late and sleepy, after the audience had left.
    2. kontroll (2010) for prepared piano, self-playing snare & live electronics [excerpt]
    3. Contactor (2014) [excerpt, Absence of Wax]
    4. antistrophe (2013) by Můstek [Lauren Sarah Hayes / Christos Michalakos] from the album Node/Antinode

    In the second part of the episode I present three new works. Or rather, I present documents of these works. These are experiments in which I try to explore the importance of space and location. Each site that I visit comes with its own history and sonic qualities. But as a performer I also bring my own narrative and my personal relationship to these locations. In the recordings, I do not try to conceal the fact that I am present as a performer. While I’ve enjoyed playing in some unusual places, these are the first works that I would call site specific.
    1. landfill_ 2 (2014) live performance near Kirknewton, Edinburgh, Scotland.
    The machinery here provides such a harmonic drone that it hardly needs any intervention at all. On the night of the performance we hadn’t expected to encounter any other people around since it’s hardly a well-known spot. Oddly there was one guy there, riding his motorbike in circles around the plant for the whole time that we were there. For me it happily added another layer of welcomed oscillation.
    2. electromagnetic fields (2014) live performance near the Edinburgh-Glasgow Central train line.
    3. innocence (2014) live performance in the Innocent Railway Tunnel, Edinburgh, Scotland.
    The duration of this piece was determined by a practical variable: power. The battery pack that was powering the loudspeaker had a limited life. Towards the end you can hear it emit its high pitched screech as it sounds its warning sound before finally shutting everything down. A definite way to end.

    Biography

    Lauren Sarah Hayes is a composer / performer / sonic artist from Glasgow who specialises in creating bespoke musical performances by exploring unique spaces and new technologies. Her music lies somewhere between contemporary classical, free improvisation, electronic dance music, noise and jazz. She has been an associate of the New Radiophonic Workshops since 2013 and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Sound Studies at Arizona State University.

    Links

    http://www.laurensarahhayes.com

     


  • Dreamlands 10 - Mikey Weinkove

    Artist: Mikey Weinkove, Rick Sleiman, Gonzo

    Title of work: Medway Flow

    Description of work

    A conversational walk through the Medway towns, from Strood to Chatham, we talked to people on the street about things. Every subject is connected to every other. No one is an island. Whatever somebody said we used as a question for the next person. We edited the responses into a conversation that flows from one subject to the next and gives an insight into the collective imagination. We started with a dream.

    Biography

    The People Speak is a multi-disciplinary arts group that develops platforms to bring people together to work creatively together in an open-ended, generative and entertaining way, creating a shared public space. We create processes in which people are encouraged to express themselves, share ideas, and push the limits of their imagination and help map out the collective imagination. We see our role as artists as using our skills to enable that collective imagination to form in a coherent manifestation that makes sense to all participants.

     


  • Sarah Boothroyd

    ALL IN TIME by Sarah Boothroyd 2011

    The clock ticks; the moon waxes; the autumn leaves turn crimson. Time is as ubiquitous as it is elusive. Guided by science and science fiction, All In Time traverses the timeless mystery of time itself.

    This 25-minute work won the 2011 Luc Ferrari International Broadcast Arts Competition, won a 2011 Gold World Medal for Best Sound at the New York Festivals Radio Programming Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2011 Phonurgia Nova Prize.

    All In Time was commissioned by La Muse En Circuit in Paris (Centre National de Création Musicale), with the support of Radio Suisse Romande, Deutschlandradio Kultur, RTBF Musiq 3, Groupe de Recherches Musicales, and Radio-France.

    In 2011 All In Time was broadcast on Radio Suisse Romande in Switzerland; on Deutschlandradio Kultur in Germany; on Swedish Radio Channel 2; on TIK ArtRadio Days in Slovakia; on The Radius (New York), WKXR (New York), WMUA (Massachusetts), KUT (Texas), and KFAI (Minnesota) in the U.S.A.; and on over 40 radio stations around the world, thanks to the Radiophonic Creation Day Festival and the Future Places Festival.

    This independent production was also published on two CDs – Deep Wireless VIII and Concours d'art radiophonique Luc Ferrari: Composer Le Réel – and was featured in several online publications; including Transom.org, Public Radio Remix Blog, Third Coast International Audio Festival, Syntone, InStereoPress, Girrlsound, and Infinity's Kitchen.

    In 2011, All In Time was also presented in spatialized, octophonic format at the Archipel Contemporary Music Festival in Switzerland; at Festival Extension XI and the Prix Phonurgia Nova Concert in France; at Netaudio London in the U.K.; at the Ohrenhoch Sound Art Gallery in Germany; at the Deep Wireless Festival (Toronto) and Canadian Electroacoustic Community Anniversary Concert (Vancouver) in Canada; and at the PNEM Festival in The Netherlands.

    Written, recorded, edited and mixed by Sarah Boothroyd, special thanks are extended to physics maven Peter Watson; to antique clock collector Georges Royer; to Travis Morgan and Dokashiteru for providing Creative Commons samples; and to Himan and Melina Brown for permitting the use of CBS Radio Mystery Theatre clips.

    http://www.sarahboothroyd.com

    Copyright: All Rights Reserved

    Plus Radiophrenia shorts:

    Banshees and Teneral by Das Lichtquant (4:00)

    BANSHEES
    The single is part of a growing experimental serie of artworks created in a very short amount of time to explore spontaneous creative energy. It has been given birth in a few hours, audio and video. The creative process is one of radical improvisation, one shot recording, welcoming accidents. It is an ode to wilderness and its raw energy.

    TENERAL
    Teneral is a spoken word poem about metamorphosis, letting go of an outgrown identity, having the courage to embrace change, the future.

    http://evawollenberg.com/news/

    60 X 60 by Laurie Spiegel (1:00)

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 4 - Transistor

    1) Chris Weaver – Dictaphone Palimpsest (13:42)
    2) Sculptress of Sound – Moi (07:48)
    3) Gabriele Maruotti – MetroRome (09:16)
    4) Ian Helliwell - Downhill motor race (04:06)
    5) Young Eun Keem - The Units Of The World According To ;Semicolon (21:50)

    Artist: Chris Weaver Title of work: Dictaphone Palimpsest

    A palimpsest is a term used to describe page of some material that has been written on, erased and used again. Common in the middle Ages when writing materials were expensive, X-ray technology has allowed us to see the previous material written underneath. This was a crude form of palimpsest for tape machine. I’d record over and over the small Dictaphone tape, sometime leaving gaps, sometime not.

    http://christopherweaver.co.uk/

    Artist: Sculptress of Sound Title of work: Moi

    Sculptress of Sound are weaving abstract stories by means of voice, custom-made instruments, bass guitar, electrified violine bow and synths. Softness meets hysteria: word collage, drony sounds and noisy elements form a peculiar landscape, immersing us into a feverish dream, where jewels seem to work as some kind of
    strange attractor and Andy Warhol is being deconstructed.

    http://www.sculptressofsound.de

    Artist: Gabriele Maruotti Title of work: MetroRome

    Description of work
    A sound work of 09:16 minutes that was created by recording my daily routines. I noticed that i spend most of my time in the subway. I started work these sounds. I think subway is an alienating place, a limbo of space-time, a non-place in which people move as ants through the ruins of an ancient buried civilization. This work shows through our auditory sense how one can be affected and provoked by the sounds in the city, and how it is through these sounds that one sees the narrative of the city.

    Artist: Ian Helliwell Title of work: Downhill Motor Race

    Electronics and vocal work based on text by JG Ballard, and made for a Kennedy assassination 50th anniversary event in Brighton in November 2013. The electronic sounds were made with the Hellisizer 4000, and the 2 vocal tracks were spoken by Vicky Fenlon.

    http://www.ianhelliwell.co.uk

    Artist: Young Eun Keem Title of work: The Units of the World According to ;Semicolon

    In the story, "The Units of the World According to ;Semicolon", there appear 11 punctuation marks, such as the :(colon), " "(quotations), -(hyphen), ...(ellipsis), →(arrow), and ( )(parentheses), that have their own names and shapes but no sounds. These marks, which originally have specific functions and places in sentences but don't have particular sounds, are given “sounds” to represent their respective characters. All stories are narrated with the voice of the Semicolon. This drama of sounds ends with a chorus of all the punctuation marks. The original work was made as a video installation in 2011 and this time, it was remade for radio.

    youngeunkeem.kr

     


  • Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations

    Producers: Amy Bromley and Katy Hastie Recordist: Niall Morris Composer: Kyle Stewart

    For an overview of this series and bios please see
    http://radiophrenia.scot/radio-benjamin-glasgow-constellations/

    Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations Episode 4: Kaspar Hauser with Dr Cara Berger at the Goethe Institut

    Benjamin investigates one of Germany’s most famous identity mysteries: who was Kaspar Hauser?

    First broadcast on Radio Berlin November 22nd 1930. Translation by Jonathan Lutes.
    From the moment Benjamin tells us that every word of the Kaspar Hauser story is true, we know to be on our guard. But no matter how great we are as listener detectives, and how well we judging every word of the historical records he presents no clear answers are to be had as to who was this mysterious and tragic young man who appeared mute out of nowhere in Nuremburg in 1828. Such freedom to form our own opinions was a particularly daring strategy for Benjamin to employ at a time when no news was broadcast or live discussion permitted. Indeed young people were specifically banned from taking to the airwaves. It is one that testifies to his belief in radio as a form capable of entering into intimate dialogue with its listeners (he thought of them as guests) or even estrangement (following Brechtian principles of Verfremdungseffekt, the alienation effect). Perhaps the best medium, therefore, to capture the strange dissonance at the heart of this story – was Kaspar a nobleman’s child, a natural genius or a fraudster?

    Performance artist and researcher Dr Cara Berger employed several daring experimental strategies to stage this reading including a hypnotic and metronymic march around the Goethe Institut, circling over and over the German history display boards to be found in their exhibition space. As Dr Cara Berger explains in her exceptional reflection, there are many reasons why this particular story continues to fascinate generation after generation of German thinkers, writers and artists. Kaspar came to personify concepts as diverse as Tabula Rasa, the poetics of Expressionism and the potential fakery of all our identities.
    ‘Like the hysteric patient, Kaspar Hauser seems to point towards a deeply disturbing groundlessness of identity, the uncanny feeling that there is no intact, authentic self, just a series of repeated actions and delirious imaginations that hold together what we call the human.’

    The mystery of Kaspar Hauser has gone on to inspire work by Peter Handke(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaspar) , Werner Herzog ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Enigma_of_Kaspar_Hauser) and countless other cultural phenomena, including many songs (such as this one by Reinhard Mey ). As recently as 2002 the Institute for Forensic Medicine of the University of Münster analyzed hair and body cells from locks of hair and items of clothing that also belonged to Kaspar Hauser, but the DNA results remained inconclusive as to his parentage. As Benjamin makes sure to remind us, this story never truly ends, perhaps due to the very diverse and daring ways German thought continues to shape our world.

    Speaker: Dr Cara Berger
    Location: Goethe Institut < http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/gla/enindex.htm?wt_sc=glasgow_

    Source: Walter Benjamin, Radio Benjamin edited by Lecia Rosenthal, translated by Jonathan Lutes, Lisa Harries Schumann and Diana Reese (London: Verso Books Ltd, 2014) http://www.versobooks.com/books/1720-radio-benjamin
    Supporters: Goethe Institut http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/gla/enindex.htm?wt_sc=glasgow_
    and the Collaborative Research Award from the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/currentstudents/academicprojectfunding/

    Biography

    Cara Berger is an artist-researcher based at the University of Glasgow who has recently completed doctoral research into ‘Performing Écriture Féminine: Strategies for a Feminist Politics of the Postdramatic’. She now works as a Teaching Assistant in Theatre Studies after previously working as a director, dramaturge, lecturer and youth theatre facilitator in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, the Arches Theatre and the Amsterdam Fringe Festival amongst others. Her current research interests include Écriture féminine, postdramatic theatre, practice-as-research methodologies and ecology.

     


  • Clear Spot - Live Works & Shorts

    1) Raydale Dower - Percolation 4 2) Zoe Irvine - Lies and Other Truths Episode 1
    3) The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox 4) Zoe Irvine - Lies and Other Truths Episode 2 5) Clare Davies - Satellite Forecast 16th April 2015 6) Zoe Irvine - Lies and Other Truths Episode 3

    Artist: Raydale Dower Title of work: Seven Daily Percolations - The daily recording of a coffee pot - from gas ignition to percolation - a reoccurring event that will feature at the same time each day. Raydale Dower studied Sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee and received an MDes in Sound for the Moving Image from The Glasgow School of Art. Exhibitions and projects include: The Glasgow Weekend, Volksbühne Theatre, Berlin (2013); Piano Drop, Tramway, Glasgow (2011) (realised with a Creative Scotland Vital Spark Award); On Memory and Chance, The Changing Room, Stirling (2011); Beethoven’s 5th(X8), Art Basel, Miami Beach, Miami (2010); Le Drapeau Noir for 2010 Glasgow International festival (realised with an Open Glasgow Award); and The Associates, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2009). Dower co-founded bands Uncle John & Whitelock (2001–6) and Tut Vu Vu (2007–ongoing). He lives and works in Glasgow.

    Artist: Zoe Irvine Title: Lies and Other Truths (2015)

    Synopsis: Do you trust your senses? Can you tell if someone is lying to you, or is stressed or embarrassed by how their voice sounds? These are questions to keep in mind as you listen to Lies and Other Truths
    Lies and Other Truths explores the now widespread use of voice analysis by government agencies and private companies. It is used as an ‘investigative focus tool’ or lie detector by law enforcement, border control and state level intelligence gathering. It is also used as part of risk assessment by private companies such as banks and insurance claims departments. Voice analysis can be carried out in interview settings or on the phone. It is completely non-intrusive. You may well have interacted with this software - claiming job seekers allowance, setting up a bank account, travelling across international borders, speaking with telesales people or phoning your insurance company.
    Conversations and Voice analysis presented by Zoë Irvine, in collaboration George Mikrogiannakis, Subramaniam Shanmuga Sundaram and Robert Young.

    Zoë Irvine is an artist and sound designer living and working in Edinburgh. Her artistic work spans radio, installation and performance. She has a longstanding fascination with voice, communication and identity which have been themes and tools throughout her work. Irvine is currently artist in residence in the Scottish Parliament working in collaboration with composer Pippa Murphy. Irvine also lectures in Sound Design and Sound Art at Edinburgh Napier on the BA Film course and at Edinburgh University MA Sound Design course.

    The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox - A series of short readings by artists from favourite books chosen from the stock of Aye-Aye Books. By ’artists’ we mean visual artists, writers, performers, curators, commentators, etc. They will include regular customers, those we have previously worked with, those we wish to work with and other suggested participants. As well as current stock, extracts may be from books we have previously stocked, or from books we might be expected to stock, and will therefore endeavour to get in in time for the broadcast. Today Elizabeth Veldon will be reading John Cage's 'Lecture on Nothing'.

    Aye-Aye Books is a bookshop run by Martin Vincent and Sapna Agarwal, based within the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. It specialises in art books, with an emphasis on small run and self-published artist books, alongside theoretical and radical publications, magazines and zines from around the world, experimental fiction and insurrectionary propaganda.

    http://www.aye-ayebooks.com/shop/

    Artist: Claire Davies Title of work: Satellite Forecast - A daily sound poem of the overhead passing of satellites specific to the Glasgow area. I will use satellite data to present the wonder and amazement of these majestic machines swimming above our heads on a daily basis. I want to create an intimate relationship between these massive floating machines, building an awareness of their existence, and presence within our everyday lives. These objects could be the ruins of our future selves, after an apocalyptic demise, with everything on Earth destroyed by volcanic ash, an asteroid, or ourselves, all that's left is the satellite debris that circles our planet.

    http://www.clairedavies.info

     


  • Jenny Savage - Guide To Getting Lost

    Artist: Jennie Savage

    Title of work: Guide To Getting Lost

    Description of work

    ‘The Guide To Getting Lost' audio walk invites you to become lost in your familiar surroundings as well as a fictional sonic landscape, where you will encounter street markets, shopping malls, beaches and birdsong recorded in enigmatic locations.
    The Guide To Getting Lost is a composition of walks recorded over 5 continents and re-edited to construct the experience of dis-orientation. You can start the walk from anywhere. Follow instructions as you listen.

    Biography

    Jennie Savage is an artist who seeks to transform people’s perception of place through the creation of mediated experiences. Working around notions of site and situation she explores the place between public spaces, constructed landscapes and the human story. Placing individual experience and perception at the centre of the work she seeks to draw out and make connections between interior and exterior landscapes.
    Her projects take many forms and have included museum interventions, a radio station, a bus tour, audio walks, a cinema for the sea, online projects, maps, pamphlets and publications and artist film made for site specific exhibition.

    Exhibitions and projects include Lisbon Architecture Triennale, National Museum Wales, Oriel Davies Gallery, Meduse Quebec City, Identitades, Mexico, Common Wealth Games, Melbourne, Scan Bournemouth, Cube, Manchester, Pnem Sound Arts Festival Netherlands, Futuresonic Manchester, Brueckenmusik, Berlin.

    Links

    http://www.jenniesavage.co.uk/

     


  • Clemens von Reusner - Continuous Flow Machines

    Artist: Clemens Von Reusner Title of work: Continuous Flow Machines

    Beside working with purely electronically generated sounds, my interest as a composer also focusses on specific sound locations which tend to be outside most people’s everyday experience. The Pfleiderer-Institute for Fluid Machinery (PFI) at the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany) with its numerous test rigs, pumps, compressors and turbines is an example of this type of special sound location. When the Pfleiderer
    Institute took a new direction in 2011/12, the institute moved to the regional airport in the north of Braunschweig. My composition (2010-2011) can therefore also be seen as an historical documentation of the soundscape of the institute’s original location.
    Listening to this environment means listening to the unremarkable stasis of steady flow, moving aimlessly forward in always new sound layers by gradual compression and uncompression, speaking for nothing other than itself. Even the cavitations (which will be discussed below) do not detract from this – they simply demonstrate the living nature of the processes. For me, the diversity of the noise in this particular soundscape, and the possibilities of working with it compositionally in a manner which can extend to acoustic modeling, were a strong, durable motivation for aesthetic exploration and shaping the sound-world of the continuous flow machines.
    The acoustic material upon which this composition is based was digitally recorded in numerous sessions at the PFI in Braunschweig. Contact microphones were mounted directly on the machines, both in order to avoid cross talk from test rigs which were operating in parallel and to simultaneously record usually inaudible processes inside the machines and tubes. In the studio, the material was then modified with filters and other
    methods of digital sound analysis and processing. At times they were changed extensively. One of the criteria for the combination of different sounds was their spectral complementarity. Finally the material was spatialized in a virtual acoustic space (3rd order ambisonic). Turbomachines work with rotating solid cages (blades, vanes) in gases and liquids, and often acoustically produce a uniform noise in a wide frequency range. They usually manifest a tonal component (expressing the number of blades multiplied by the speed), which is audible in a manner akin to a root or fundamental. By cavitations in fast flowing liquids, acoustically significant deviations from the uniform noise are induced. These deviations mostly have a percussive character. The circle and the circular motion are important (indeed, essential) for the operation of turbomachines. Both the shape and the structure of this work are derived from this overarching idea of a circle, the constant flow and rotation as a key aspect of turbomachinery movement and the increase and decrease in vertical density. This contrasts with cavitation as a quasi- chaotic element. It will be audible to the point of distortion in both the recorded material and in its acoustic processing.
    Scientists working in the field of continuous flow machines not only work with real test rigs and real machines, but also and increasingly with computer simulations. This is reflected in the composition in that as the piece progresses the edited recordings of turbomachinery are replaced by "acoustic models". These models were obtained from spectral analysis of
    the recorded sounds and then resynthesized by means of additive sound synthesis.
    The spatial concept of the piece reflects the principle of rotation of turbomachinery. The 3rd order ambisonic method, realized here with the sound synthesis language Csound, makes it possible to individually place sounds in a two-or three-dimensional acoustic space and move them along discrete trajectories. In the virtual acoustic space of this composition the individual sounds are moved in circular orbits with different radii at
    different speeds and in different directions. Ideally the audience is placed (whether standing or walking) in a darkened room within a circle of 8 speakers; the diameter of the circle might exceed ten meters. The speakers are numbered counterclockwise.

    http://www.cvr−net.de

     


  • H8 Radiophrenia Shorts - Voltage

    1) Simon Thoumire – Mind Your Craft (07:03)
    2) John McLachlan – Dog-Ear (10:06)
    3) Lise Olsen - Songline in Central Park (04:09)
    4) Denise Mumford – Stars & Stripes
    5) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation - Sun and air (02:18)

    Artist: Simon Thoumire Title of work: Mind Your Craft

    It’s a conversation between me and my son on the way to school about Minecraft. He’s an expert and I thought I would ask him some questions about it. It’s called Mind Your Craft and features as well as my son Joseph - strings, french horn, airplanes and cars.

    http://www.simonthoumire.com

    Artist: John McLachlan Title of work: Dog-Ear

    Dog-Ear is a collage-piece in the radiophonic tradition and features the voice of Leland Bardwell-- a poet who is quite well known in her country. Recordings of her reciting poems at age 91 (from memory) and also at age 74 are used as the primary source material. The piece was assembled over hundreds of hours using simple free soundwave software. It is a deeply personal expression combining—in a very intricate collage—poetry read by the poet with music (and other sounds, found sounds etc) by her son who is the composer of this work.

    http://www.johnmclachlan.info

    Artist: Lise Olsen Title of work: Songline in Central Park

    Inspired by songlines also known as dream track used by indigenous people of Australia to navigate their environment. This sound work describes a walk through Central Park in New York on a cold day in February. The artist wants to present the walking experience, being in constant movement were she drifts between the earth, life world, body and mind. As her footsteps hit the ground, the sound of life goes on around her. Her thoughts being constantly interrupted by how her body feels.

    Artist: Denise Mumford Title of work; Stars & Stripes

    This sound work is looking at the relationship between the individual and the audience. The overlapping audio of extracts from the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the documentation of Texas prison guards, in the process of the inmates execution, is highlighting the individuals artificial experience, and leaving the planet.

    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation Title of work: Sun and Air

    Having heard John Baker on a Woman's Hour interview from 1968, explaining how he created the sounds to create his radio jingles I decided to use a sampler to create the same palette. The results were surprisingly close, so I took the idea further and created an album, each piece taking between 1/2 hour and 2 hours to write and record. All tracks (apart from the electronic demos) were created using nothing but homemade samples of household objects being struck, blown or 'twanged'. Track 10 comprises nothing but sounds made by the human body. The lighter side of concrete.

    http://www.boum.co.uk/

     


  • H9 Radiophrenia Shorts - Moog

    1) Luigi Morleo - ReComposed 2.3 (04:48)
    2) Anne Marie Copestake - Respect and Bad Vibrations (11:11)
    3) Louise Wilson - River Kelvin Sound Map (02:42)
    4) Lorie Ballage - Abyss (05:00)
    5) Dave Collins – The Train Journey (03:25)

    Artist: Luigi Morleo Title of work: ReComposed

    ReComposed 2.3 by Luigi Morleo is a new composition created from a old morleo's composition. The old Morleo's composition, of the title 10 Minuti per non solo ("un") suonatore d'instrumento, have been performed and recorded in 2000 in Roma (Italy) from the Myth Quartet: trombone (Giancarlo Schiaffini), piano (Dinu Ghezzo), Percussion (Luigi Morleo), live electronics (Riccardo Santoboni). This recording have been ReComposed from Luigi Morleo have made a new version, a new sound, a new concept.

    http://www.morleoeditore.com

    Artist: Anne-Marie Copestake Title of work: Respect Research/Vibrations

    It is not that older people are deluded and want to be seen as young, they simply want to be seen as themselves with all the knowledge, intelligence, fiery-ness, passion, and talent that they always had. How much does perception of vitality have to do with looking and sounding vital? Could one problem be a flawed sense of the visual, audible 'truths' of the outward sound and appearance of older people, a forced double identity?

    Artist: Louise Wilson Title of work: River Kelvin Soundmap

    This sound map is composed of 11 short, roughly 15 seconds recordings, along different parts of the River Kelvin within Glasgow’s West End. The recordings were made on the pathway along the river between Kelvinbridge Underground at the Botanical Gardens further West and portrays the range in velocity of the water of the river along its course, as well as the birds, dogs and people that travel along the same path. The recordings were made in the afternoon on the 10th December 2013 using a handheld Zoom H4N recorder and its built-in microphones.

    Artist: Lorie Ballage Title of work: Abyss

    Composed with a cello, the soundscape Abyss is an auditory representation of the sea depths. The idea of this underwater soundscape is to release the image and give free rein to a personal journey.

    http://lorieballage.wix.com/official

    Artist: Dave Collins Title of work: The Train Journey

    The Train Journey is a soundscape work that depicts a typical train ride that we have all undertaken. The work however utilises sounds at source through covert sound capture as well as sounds that are completely alien to this setting. This juxtaposition allows the work to posses a very unusual quality where the listener is not sure what is a life-like sound and what is not. The journey is very rhythmic and this rhythmic pulse is found throughout the work as we travel between Newcastle and Durham.

    http://www.davecollinsmusic.com

     


  • 'Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds' - Stevie Hurrell

    Artist: Stephen Hurrel

    Title of work: Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds

    Description of work

    This piece uses specially developed software to tap into up to 100 seismic monitoring stations around the world and then accesses the seismic/vibrations data - and translates this into sound.

    Biography

    Stephen Hurrel undertook undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art from 1984 to 1989. Exhibitions and projects include: Sea Change, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2013); Mapping the Sea: Barra, Cape Farewell Commission, Barra (2012); Turbulent Terrain, Latrobe Gallery, Australia (2009); Beneath and Beyond, Tramway, Glasgow (2008); Here + Now, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2000); and Zones [ZONES] – An Audiology of the River Clyde, Glasgow (1999). Hurrel’s work has been included in festivals such as: Walk & Talk Azores – Public Art Festival, Portugal (2013); Soundwave ((5)), San Francisco (2012); FesteArte Video Art Festival, Rome (2010); and Glasgow International (2005 and 2008). He lives and works in Glasgow.
    Links

    http://www.seismicsounds.net

    http://www.hurrelvisualarts.com/

     


  • Lucie Potter - Govanhill People's History

    Artist: Lucie Potter
    Title: Govanhill People's History

    Synopsis

    The Govanhill People's History is a project that celebrates its unique changing community and aims to preserve a valuable part of our shared cultural heritage through a specially produced archive of interviews and summaries, created by a team of volunteers. Sound artist, Lucie Potter (www.luciepotter.co.uk) has worked with the archive collection, members of the Govanhill community and students from Holycross Secondary to produce a free downloadable self-guided listening trail, supported with an illustrated map by Rosie Cunningham. The two audio tracks Govanhill People's History mix excerpts from the trail with other archive interviews, binaural field recording and foley. They share stories that span the last 80 years and celebrate Govanhill's rich tradition of incomers who have made it their place of work or home. The project website and trail launch May 2015.

    The trail is dedicated to Maria Novotna, interviewed March 2013, and George Verrecchia, former owner of the Bungalow Cafe.

    The Govanhill People's History Project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Glasgow City Council. For more information please visit http://www.govanhillpeopleshistory.com

    Artist Biog

    Lucie works with communities and organisations to produce public artworks based on connections with place. She works in sound, looking to share outcomes with the wider community often as part of collaborative celebratory events, serving as a platform for a diverse mix of voices of a much wider narrative.
    http://www.luciepotter.co.uk

     


  • Michael Umney

    Artist: Michael Umney Title: Rewarding the Observant

    A miscellaneous recreation of Glasgow School of Art's iconic and tragically fire damaged Mackintosh building crafted from the memories of students and staff.

    I had never seen Glasgow School of Art's iconic Mackintosh building before a sudden and violent fire destroyed much of its interior in May 2014. Over two days in Glasgow in 2015 I've set out to recreate the building as it was before this disaster, using only the memories of the people who worked and studied there. This programme combines interviews with tour guides, reception and janitorial staff, students and tutors in a collage of interwoven voices and ideas. Smell, emotion, light, colour, walking routes and hidden places combine to build a highly subjective but surprisingly consistent map of The Mac.

    Michael Umney is Projects Manager at London based arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm. He specialises in audio feature making and hyper-local, place based community and collaborative radio projects. Recent work has included broadcasts from the Hearsay Festival, Kilfinane, Ireland, London Fieldworks / Resonance 104.4fm collaboration Remote Performances at Outlandia, Glen Nevis and Resonance 104.4fm's residency at Void Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland

     


  • H4 Radiophrenia Shorts - Dipole

    1) Ian Helliwell – Tracking Shots (05:13)
    2) Sean Burn - Bastilles Englan (15:00)
    3) Vikki Morton – F F doooo (01:30)
    4) David Snow - Grande Liturgie Situationniste (05:00)

    Artist: Ian Helliwell Title of work: Tracking Shots

    Electronic sound and radio collage completed in July 2013.

    http://www.ianhelliwell.co.uk

    Artist: Sean Burn Title of work: bastilles englan

    A radio work that takes its starting point as radical poet john clare's imprisonment for 'delusions' in 1837, asylum break out four-and-a-half years later and five day walk home to freedom. the title derives from a letter in which clare wrote of the asylum he was then in 'i think it is about two years since i was first sent up in this hell and french bastille of english liberty'. the text was published in sean burn's third and latest collection of poetry - is that a bruise or a tattoo? - available now from shearsman press. like john clare, i too experience voices & visions & made my own psychiatric hospital breakout in 2002 while under section. (i.e. detained under the mental health act) also informing this creative work.

    http://www.gobscure.info

    Artist: Vikki Morton Title of work; FE dooooo

    F E dooo is an atonal piece for recorders.

    Artist; David Snow Title of work: Grande liturgie situationniste

    Ennui is the death of freedom. Ennui is the death of creativity. Ennui is the death of passion, of life, of sense, and of revolution. Ennui is counter-revolutionary. Death to the counter- revolution. Death to oppression. Death to those who slavishly parrot slogans. Yes, death to us all. We are cows, the lot of us. Mooooooo. It is forbidden to forbid. Happiness is the new idea. I am a poet of the street. Poetry is of the street, like a pile of shit. Long live poetry, long live shit. Workers of the world, have fun. Power to the imagination.

    http://davidsnowmusic.org

     


  • TLRS Morning Show - Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz

    Artists: Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz

    Title: TLRS Morning Show

    Description of work

    (Cyber)feminist, non-essentialist transgender and queer daily radio show using wacky sound effects, adopted characters, special guests and formulaic speech patterns as an arch way of thinking about the scripted behavior and controlled empathy of systematic care.

    Commissioned for broadcast by a German national broadcaster in 2005, delayed and then cancelled in 2006, the first Laurence Rassel Show was a 90-minute electroacoustic radio drama about feminist anonymity, transgendered authorship... and murder. It is astute, serious and ridiculously funny. During Episode 7 Laurence and Terre will revisit this format, broadcasting TLRS live from the Tramway as three daily mid-afternoon ‘morning shows’ and one performance, available also on Resonance FM, and across Glasgow on Radiophrenia. TLRS will use the tropes of morning radio – wacky sound effects, adopted characters, special guests and formulaic speech patterns – to think together about the scripted behaviour and controlled empathy of systematic care, and the difficulties of attempting to re-imagine what kinds of care we might need if we are to un-become what we never asked to be, be it in gender, body or identity.

    Biography

    Laurence is director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. She was member of Constant, a non-profit, interdisciplinary arts-lab focusing on free software, copyright alternatives and (cyber)feminism. Terre is a multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work combines a critical look at identity politics – including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race – with an ongoing analysis of the socio-economics of commercial media production.

    Links

    http://arika.org.uk/events/episode-7-we-cant-live-without-our-lives/programme

    http://www.comatonse.com/

    http://www.constantvzw.org/site/

    http://www.publicrec.org/archive/2-01/2-01-014/2-01-014.html

     


  • A Short Walk is a Journey towards Stillness - ferrie=differentieel and Jimmy ThePeach

    Artists: ferrie=differentieel and Jimmy ThePeach

    Title of work: A Short Walk is a Journey towards Stillness

    Description of work

    A Short Walk is on going search - in our heads - in our souls and nothing is clear - it is all to the listener to decide where he or she is going - for a long walk or a short one. An audio poem by Jimmy ThePeach with soundscape by ferrie = differentieel. Voice-over Katrien Riks. A Short Walk is Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 Licensed project

    Biography

    A Short Walk was made by Jimmy ThePeach (June 2, 1954) living and working in Arlington, Virginia, USA and ferrie = differentieel (May 14, 1947) living and working in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Although Jimmy and ferrie never met in real life they worked together on several art projects - the internet is their working area. A collaboration project by an American poet and a Dutch sound designer. More noise and collaboration project can be found at Audio Log on the internet.

    Links

    http://audio.dailym.net/

     


  • Daniel Cioccoloni - Orpheus

    Artist: Daniel Cioccoloni

    Title of work: Orpheus

    Description of work

    Orpheus is an hour long sound piece that presents a journey into sound, both literally
    and metaphorically. The piece fuses field recordings, sound design, music, and
    spoken word, and weaves the story of Orpheus, the archetypal musician of Greek
    myth, with extracts from recordings of individuals talking about their experiences with
    sound (both trained composers/sound designers, and lay people) collaged together
    in a manner somewhat reminiscent of long-form radio works by Delia Derbyshire and
    Françis Dhomont.

    Biography

    Daniel Cioccoloni completed his studies in music technology at the University of the
    West of England in 2011, specialising in sonic art technology and multimedia
    systems. Since then he has designed generative sound and multimedia systems and
    installations for gallery spaces such as Arnolfini and the Royal West of England
    Academy (RWA), and later worked with sensor technology to create sonic
    sculptures. As an electroacoustic/acousmatic composer his recordings have been featured on Sound Introversion Radio and his sound piece "Deep Time" was awarded 3rd Prize at OSEMP 2014 (Oxford/Sennheiser Electronic Music Prize).

     


  • Live-to-Air - Resonance Radio Orchestra

    Live from the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow The Resonance Radio Orchestra present ‘A Score for Open Heart Surgery on Charlie Watts’ and other works – A meditation on time, space, rhythm and magic featuring the voice of Tam Dean Burn and musicians including Ed Baxter, Peter Lanceley, and Michael Umney. Written and directed by Ed Baxter, BASCA Composer of the Year 2013.

    https://resonanceradioorchestra.wordpress.com/

     


  • Henk Bakker - Ghosts

    Artist: Henk Bakker

    Title of work: Ghosts

    Description of work

    A Radiophonic Radioplay that initially dealt with recycling old materials from over several years, the personal and private junkyard of unused sounds for various projects and, Echos of Radio, radiowaves, from times that i was scanning the ether at night, combined with newly found occultish footage, evp material, ghost sounds and spirits recorded on answering machines. They all meet in a seemingly impossible and non cooperative collaboration of autists and crybabies from radiosignal graveyards around the etherworld. Tricked and manipulated into autonomous musical sentences within an electronic soundscape with elements of avantgarde tape manipulations. I am too a ghost.

    Concept, music and sound design: H Bakker.

    Biography

    Hendrik Simon Bakker: musician, composer, producer & organiser. living in Rotterdam, Netherlands. I play Bass Clarinet, Alto and B-Flat Clarinet. And I work with various interactive Software: PD, MAxMsp, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Superlooper, Ardour, Logic. Hardware Devices I use to compose and develope soundscapes: Mikro Modular, MachineDrum, Sherman Filterbank, Waldorf Q, Emu 4000 and 5000, Ensonic. ARP 2500, SERGE.
    I have performed contemporary compositions for Bass Clarinet, with or without tape. At the moment i mostly study extended playing techniques and freeform improvisation. I am engaged in making and producing (live) radioplays for many years. I compose and perform music for dance and film.I Studied Bass Clarinet from 1987 till 1992 at the Conservatory in Utrecht with Harry Sparnaay- modern chamber music, did a course with elektronic pioneer/composer T Bruynel there. I have composed and performed music for modern theatre, modern dance and performance.

    My current projects are Ghostride (with composer Huib Emmer); The Xstatic Tics with L Simonis; Subterraneanact (project with various persons concerning air disturbance and digital grain, at the moment robbert van hulzen)

    Links

    http://www.hekvibes.com
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Bassclarinetculture/videos

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 13

    1) Ben Morris - The Sun is a Hammer 2) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Sonic Art & Hair or the lack of 3) Gonzalo Varela – Henry’s Cowbell 4) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Sonic Art & Hair continued - interview with Viv Corringham a.k.a. The Shadow Walker 5) Katapulto – Tamanoir 6) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Telephone interview with Spotty Nung-Nong - Sonic Artiste Extraordinaire 7) Nailah Nombeko - Children Playing and Birds Chirping
    8) Vernon & Burns - Cubeskirl 9) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Anechoic chambers and the meaning of Silence 10) Anthony Pena – Water Study 11) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Sounds in themselves? Or in context? 12) Amble Skuse – For This Night

    Artist: Ben Morris Title of work: The Sun Is a Hammer - The Sun Is A Hammer' was recorded while living in Beijing, China. The compositions are made up of sounds gathered using binaural mics, walking and discovering new urban environments in Beijing, and on a journey from North to Southern Vietnam.

    Artist: Ivor Kallin & John Bisset - These pieces are intended for insertion after any programme - they use issues from the programme as a springboard for general debates on hot topics in the world of Sound Art...Professors of Cochlean and Post-Anechoic Echolalia at the Grampian School of Disciplinary Arts. Bringing you live, spontaneous reactions from their portacabin in the car park of the CCA where they will be stationed for the duration of Radiophrenia. Gifts of biscuits and hot beverages will be most welcome. http://www.2-13.co.uk

    Artist: Gonzalo Varela Title of work: Henry’s Cowbell - "Henry’s Cowbell" is a 2013 electroacoustic piece that makes use of the theories of composer Henry Cowell regarding the possibility of recreating the relationships between partials in a harmonic series by the means of polyrhythms. However, the narrative in the piece is not only based on that, since to put that theory in a context that is interesting by itself it also makes use of several other procedures, some still related to tempo and rhythm, while others focused on timbre and melody. Most of the sounds heard in the composition are made with “found objects” (like a clock, a pair of scissors, cutlery and coins), and also some musical instruments are used (cowbell and piano). https://soundcloud.com/gonzalovarela/

    Artist: Katapulto Title of work: Tamanoir - One of a series of recordings in 6 languages about different animals. It is about language, the idea of living abroad in a multinational country but also it is a pseudo - educational project. The music/ sound is minimal and very often refers to some kind of ethnographic recordings. It has been recorded in the UK, Spain and Poland. http://www.katapulto.com/

    Artist: Nailah Nombeko Title of work: Children Playing and Birds Chirping - This work is a combination of two field recordings that I recorded in Inwood in New York City. The birds were sparrows were chirping in the yard area in front of Good Shepherd Church on 207th street. I also recorded children playing outside and added a light string light as accompaniment. http://www.nailahnombeko.com/index

    Artist: Anthony Pena Title of work: Water Study - Water study is the manipulation and weaving of various sounds derived from differing sources, from the sampling of an environment or obtaining the output of computer programming. As material was collected and processed the emulation of water was a constant recurrence. The piece was then molded into a watery sound field. Material and sounds from the piece are derived from modular synths, sampling of a splash, computer programming in supercollider, electrical waves, and both uses of additive and subtractive synthesis all held together by simple recording and mixing techniques to develop a sonic soundscape one can be entranced and removed.

    Artist: Amble Skuse Title of work: For This Night - A loop which sustains, nourishes, speaks to the tired, the exhausted, the fatigued. A loop of comfort to sooth your mind.
    http://www.ambleskuse.net

     


  • Ireland Perverse 4

    Artists Dr Klangendum (Henk Bakker and Lukas Simonis)

    Title of work: Perverse Animals #2: The Ireland Tapes

    Episode 4: Riverdance

    Description of work

    The "Perverse Animals' series of Dr Klangendum is a tool that is used for multiple purposes; making a hybrid type of radio comes invariably first. The first part was a purely fictional radio play that could be performed live and that ultimately was recorded and broadcasted by the ORF Radio Arts in Vienna.

    This second part is somewhat ambitious; Dr. Klangendum went to Ireland in 2013 for a while to let themselves be inspired by the local 'Perverse Animals' scene, but thanks to all the serendipity that also entailed, got entangled in issues like taxidermy, Parks and Riverdance. The result is a series of radio programs where just about everything is not done in 'normal' radio country; ambient-like soundscapes that accompany integrity taped interviews to a complete blurring of the boundaries between documentary and fiction. As a 'leitmotiv' figures of a series of visits to pubs where the search is, in the end, to the deeper meaning of life.

    Credits:
    Recording, mixes, music, edits and interviews Henk Bakker & Lukas Simonis.
    Acknowledgements; Patricia Baker (Curious Broadcast)
    Short interviews; Edwina Helen Neilan
    Actor; Jim Whelton

    Biography
    Klangendum was founded in 2013 by lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker, who are both long term organisers (and co-founders) at Worm, Rotterdam, producing countless events and productions for Radio, Studio and Live Events. Reaching audiences also throughout an extended network worldwide of independent and innovative radiostations, like the Radia.fm and f.e. Resonance Fm (London) Soundartradio (UK), Curious Broadcast (Ierland) and Orange (Wenen). Further away WMFU (NEW JERSEY), ORF (Oostenrijk) and overhere amongst others Vpro radio, Dutch national broadcast Nos, Concertzender, Radio Patapoe, and appearing on Festivals like Inqubate en Strp.
    At the moment we organise as partners of Worm, Studio Recidencies and Workshops (anything from Sound Synthesis, Pure Data, Ableton Live, to Field Recording and Build Your Own Instrument) in our analogue studio.
    We produce a weekly radioshow for the Concertzender (link) and occaissional also for Radia FM. We release and distribute our work through CD’s, Cassettes and Records. We have a large digital archive of live concerts and studio residencies wich we publish through the Free Music Archive.
    Our interests and expertise are in making radioplays, documentaries and fictionalised radio drama. We do Sound and Site Specific- projects, Soundwalks and Installations. We do manifest ourselves regularly through organising concerts, Live Radio Happenings and live Radio Play performances.
    We love to place words and sounds in challenging settings.

    Links

    http://klangendum.nl/

     


  • Cara Tolmie

    Artist: Cara Tolmie

    Title of work: Dear L—B** Radio, Love C^^^X

    Description of work

    Dear L—B** Radio, Love C^^^X – Mixtape made for the Letitia Beatriz project Sounds Towards The End of the Patriarchy

    Biography

    Cara is an artist living and working in London. She works regularly with her voice, movement, text, music and moving image. Of recent, her practice has been largely collaborative working with artists and musicians such as Paul Abbott, Patrick Staff, France-Lise McGurn and Kimberley O'Neill. She is currently toying with the question: How might we activate the unspent political potential of the 'emotive' power of singing within a queer/feminist framework?

    Links

    https://vimeo.com/caratolmie

    https://soundcloud.com/caratolmie

     


  • Lisa Busby - Negotiating with the Dead

    Artist: Lisa Busby

    Title of work: Negotiating with the Dead: A self-help programme for composers

    Composer – Lisa Busby

    Synopsis - Negotiating with the Dead: A self-help programme for composers is an original instruction score inspired by the Margaret Atwood text of the same name. Written in the summer of 2014, it was published in Issue 12 of the independent magazine Structo. The absurdity and impossibility of the performance instructions were first 'realised' in Autumn 2014 with props including a mic and amp, a ten pound note, a pen, a battery powered record player and selection of 7” records, and a bag of marshmallows. Now it is realised as a 15 minute sound work for Radiophrenia - attempting to make audible the instructions and situations the score raises, not as a literal ‘sounding’ but rather an abstract haunted collage.

    Bio - Lisa is a musician, artist and DJ. She performs and composes with bands Rutger Hauser and Sleeps in Oysters. She is particularly interested in using domestic or outdated playback media as instruments and developing extended technique for these new instruments, but also works in installation and site specifically. Past works have involved the building of large-scale environments or installations both indoors and out, within which she undertakes long duration, sounding performances, in some cases living and making music within the installation for weeks at a time. Her recent works have combined fluxus inspired score writing with collage and DJ practices. In her day job she is Lecturer in Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, and runs research projects Editions of You which celebrates and showcases self-publishing and self-releasing musicians and the handmade editions and releases they create; and Shit! I can DJ which explores experimental and crossover DJ practice.

    Other credits:

    Recording and production – Lisa Busby and John Harries

    Samples and interventions into existing recordings – Laraaji Nada BrahmAnanda Zither sample from live performance at Healing Sounds Intensive (2008), Spoken excerpt from 'The Wizard of Oz' (MGM, 1939), Penderecki 'Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima' (1984 VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin), Elvis 'You were always on my mind' (RCA, 1972, B side to 'Separate Ways), and 'The Elvis Presley Seance' (Shadow Records, 1979).

     


  • The Hum pt3 - James O'Neill and Paul Freeman

    Artist: Jamie O’Neil and Paul Freeman

    Title of work: The Hum

    Description of work

    Four part radio drama. An ominous hum has been heard rolling over the faceless suburbia of Rothstead. Wailing and sweeping like whale-song. The locals are scared and the cats are screaming. Peter Heath is the man tasked with investigating these unsettling acoustic events. Will he find his answer, or get lost in the mist?
    Written and read by James O'Neill. Sound design and music by Paul Freeman.

    Biography

    Paul Freeman is a sound designer, sound artist and composer. His work often explores our aural connection to place, with his current research particularly focusing on issues related to suburbia, psychogeography and gentrification.

    James O'Neill is a writer, sculptor and animator.
His work often explores storytelling, nostalgia and emotive evocation. His work draws him to stories of domesticity and suburban existence.

    Freeman and O'Neill have collaborated on a number of varying projects during the course of several years experimenting in both visual and audio mediums.

    Links

    http://paultqfreeman.com/

    http://redhairedtweed.blogspot.co.uk/

    Plus short:

    Artist: Sharon Quigley

    Title of work: Mrs Robb's Conversation

    Description of work

    Mrs Robb’s Conversation is based directly on the only early clinical transcription to be found within the patient case books of Stirling District Asylum featuring the voice of a patient. It’s a tangled, disjointed narrative which weaves a number of ‘voices’ through the source voice of Mrs Robb.

    Mrs Robb was a ‘private’ patient in what was primarily a pauper’s institution and this is perhaps why this transcription of her conversation was documented in the first place. The reasons for the transcription however will always remain unclear.

    Read primarily by staff within the Occupational Therapy Department at Bellsdyke Hospital (formerly Stirling District asylum) the piece fuses field recordings and ambient sound made on site. Voice recordings have been processed and mixed with other sound sources such as voltage-controlled shortwave radios. It is recommended that the piece be listened to on headphones.

    For Mrs Robb’s Conversation, Sharon Quigley has collaborated with sound artist and experimental musician Robert Baldock.

    Biography

    Sharon Quigley is an Edinburgh based visual artist. Her practice balances collaboration and engagement with self-directed studio practice. She has undertaken a number of residencies and public art commissions as a professional artist for organisations such as Atlas Arts/ Broadreach, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, The Changing Room Gallery, Stirling, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen and The International Centre for Cultural Development, Trivandrum, India.

    Sharon studied painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee before completing an MA in European Fine Art in Barcelona. She has been the recipient of several awards including The Royal Scottish Academy Latimer Award, The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts Exhibitionship, The Jeffrey Orchar Award for Painting, Edinburgh Printmakers’ Award and Hope Scott Publication Award and Travel Award. She has work in the collections The Royal Bank of Scotland, Mastercard, Baillie Gifford and The International Centre for Cultural Development in India.

    Selected exhibitions and commissions: Life on the Land, Atlas Arts/ Broad Reach(2014), Dreaming of Sleeping, Bedroom Garage, Edinburgh (2012), Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London, (2010), Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh, (2007), Phillip’s Contemporary Art, Manchester (2000).
    Selected collaborative and co-participatory projects: Atlas Arts, The University of Stirling, The National Galleries of Scotland, Project Ability, Glasgow, The Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and The Helen Storey Foundation.
    Links

    http://www.sharonquigley.com

     


  • Ronan Breslin Colin McGeogh - Heavier Than Air

    Artists: Ronan Breslin and Colin McGeogh

    Title of work: Death from Above, Death from Below

    Description of work

    Culminating in a musical lament for the victims and perpetrators, this sound piece and composition is a reaction to the controversial allied carpet bombing of German cities during WW2. At least 400,000 German civilians were killed along with 800,000 wounded and a staggering 8,000,000 rendered homeless. Amongst the allied bomber crews who had to carry out the attacks the attrition rate was 56% killed and many others maimed and seriously injured. Did this carnage serve a purpose? The sound piece does not seek to answer this question and we do not doubt the insane courage of the bomber crews or dismiss the horrific suffering of the German population. Instead we present a sonic journey from airfield to target and back using genuine WW2 BBC archive recordings and sound design inspired by these archive recordings. Make up your own mind. The piece is over 10 years old and inspired by “Heavier Than Air” – an exhibition by artist Tom McKendrick.

    Biography

    Ronan Breslin is currently the programme leader on the Glasgow School of Art’s prestigious MDes in Sound for the Moving Image.

    He is also an established TV and theatre composer and sound designer. His writing credits include themes and incidental music for many television network programmes as well as acclaimed scores and soundscapes for large-scale theatre productions such as Mischief La Bas “ Painful Creatures“, Mischief La Bas & Tramway Theatre’s “Bisch, Basch, Bosch” and the Arches’ “Metropolis: The Theatre Cut”.

    As a sound engineer and producer, Ronan is a partner in sound recording facilities, La Chunky Studios. He has a history in the music business going back to the mid 1990’s when he was signed to Sony Music Entertainment as a recording artiste.

    Ronan also has over ten years experience in the broadcast industry, mainly as a broadcast audio engineer with the BBC. Ronan’s main area of expertise is in sound post-production for TV and since leaving the BBC he continues to be called upon to provide consultancy work in this field. While at the BBC he also co-produced and edited radio content for science and history programmes.

    Colin McGeoch is a curriculum manager in the Creative Industries Department at Forth Valley College, Stirling specialising in Audio and Music Production. He is a creative partner with Ronan Breslin in La Chunky Studios.

     


17th April 2015
  • Letitia Beatriz - Sounds Towards the End of the Patriarchy

    Artists: Letitia Beatriz

    Title of work: Sounds Towards The End of The Patriarchy

    Description of work

    1 hour broadcast from the year 2114, listening back to some of the sounds that brought down the patriarchy - on Venimos Desde El Futuro: un estación de radio temporera transmitiendo durante 4 días desde el el año 2114 y reportando sobre la vida después del patriarcado. --- elfuturo.fabricainutil.com/ ---
    Sonidos Hacia El Fin Del Patriarcardo is made up of sounds made, given, witnessed by: Ash Reid, Veronica Aristeo, Romany Dear, Giles Baily, Cara Tolmie, Marina Vishmidt, Amelia Bywater, Rebecca Wilcox, Rudi Brito, Joan Sweeney, Anna McLauchlan, Jamie Crewe, Bryony McIntyre, Meike Tischer, Barry Esson, Maria Gleu, and Letitia Beatriz.
    Mixed by Letitia Beatriz, 2114

    Biography

    Letitia Beatriz is the collaborative entity of Emilia Beatriz Muller-Ginorio and Julia Letitia Scott; they are engaged in a sustained research practice which comes from desires to live, embody, practice, speak and communicate struggles "around feminism".
    Letitia Beatriz explores the distributed subjectivities within the ways we communicate and perform - in an entanglement of care, touch & solidarity. Zi takes form as cuming and going multiplicities of (non) identities. Letitia Beatriz embodies, resists & transforms complicating you & us & we in and around gendered, reproductive & invisible labour. Hir enaction brings existence to another kind of entity - through and beyond constructions of gender, time and space.

    Links

    http://careandrage.tumblr.com/

     


  • Dreamlands 4 - Louise Harris

    Artist: Louise Harris

    Title of work: 'AllEco'

    Description of work

    This radio art work was a Dreamlands commission for Radio Arts funded by the Arts Council England and Kent County Council More info at http://www.radioarts.org.uk

    "This work uses recordings of local radio broadcasting from around the UK, from the late 1970s to the late1990s, particularly the jingles and sound bites used to advertise specific programming. Local radio, perhaps more so than national broadcasting, develops strong senses of association for local communities; the repeated melodies and motifs heard therein becoming something of a soundmark for listeners, representing particular times, locations or routines in their daily lives. This work explores some of these soundmarks, particularly from stations I was familiar with during my childhood. Using jingles and other musical fragments, alongside other broadcast snippets, I have attempted to create a dream-like expedition around the cultural and historical broadcast geography of the UK, in which locations, regions and periods in time are hinted at are briefly discovered and then departed from."

    Biography

    Louise Harris is an electronic and audiovisual composer. She is also Lecturer in Sonic and Audiovisual Practices at The University of Glasgow. Louise specialises in the creation of audiovisual relationships utilising electronic music and computer-generated visual environments. Her work has been performed and exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the AV Festival, Newcastle (2010), Musica Viva Festival, Lisbon, Portugal (2011), Naisa SOUNDplay festival, Toronto, Canada (2011), Strasbourg Museum of Modern Art, Strasbourg, France (2012, 2013, 2014), Piksel Festival, Bergen, Norway (2012, 2013), Festival Novelum, Toulouse, France (2013), Sonorities Festival, Belfast, UK (2014) and Sweet Thunder Festival, San Francisco, USA (2014).

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts Night-time 6

    (1) Erstlaub – Broken String Section (10:00)
    (2) Jacob Sundstrom – ‘Descent #7’ (21:43)

    Artist: Erstlaub Title of work: Broken String Section

    Biography

    Artist, soundmonger, maker of images, video and stills, presser of buttons and rotator of knobs, art director for broken20, Insurance Underwriter for the National Tropospherics Commission, occasional writer of things and assorted other charges levelled at me which may or may not be accurate.

    Links

    http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfyans/

    Artist: Jacob Sundstrom Title of work: descent #7

    Description of work

    The piece is divided into six parts to be played without pauses as follows:

    part I: 0:00 - 4:15
    part II: 4:15 - 9:06
    part III: 9:06 - 12:44
    part IV: 12:44 - 15:16
    part V: 15:16 - 16:07
    part VI: 16:07 - 20:03

    The piece was created 'live' using Pure Data to process piano samples recorded by myself. The piece strives to create a space in which it is not necessarily the focal point for the listener, such that the listener can 'tune-in and -out', akin to Satie's idea of furniture music. While I was writing the piece, I was reading House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski and 'descent' in the title refers to the expeditions into the halls of the house and the giant, spiral staircases encountered in the meandering, frigid darkness. The recording process consisted of a digital recording directly to hard disk, recording of that file to cassette tape, then cassette tape back to a digital format; this accounts for the 'grainy' feeling of the recording; mixing occurred at every stage.

    Biography

    Jacob Sundstrom creates art that investigates temporal perception, the thresholds of tolerance, inutility as a formal element, and sound as a physical phenomenon. He has been performed by the JACK Quartet at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and won the Stewart Prize for an outstanding musical composition (the psychic experience of a Brownsuit in a Colorworld for solo contrabass and electronics) from the University of California, San Diego’s Music Department. He has also created small installation pieces that explore machine learning that responds to the local environment. Currently, he is working on a series of pieces that utilize the EEG waves of a performer as a means of controlling and influencing musical dimensions in both non- and real- time. In addition to his work in academia, Sundstrom is active in the local Seattle experimental music scene under the moniker Woolgathering, performing regularly at various venues and improvising with other artists in the city.

    Jacob studied music and philosophy at the University of California, San Diego where he studied composition with Lei Liang and Roger Reynolds. He is currently pursing a Master’s in Music Composition at the University of Washington where he studies with Joël-François Durand.

    Links

    http://jacobsundstrom.com

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts Night-time 4

    1) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 9 (1:07)
    2) Rachel Ní Chuinn - After the Lights (12:10)
    3) Timothy Cooper - Shortwave Soundwave (7:00)

    Artist: Jim Cheff Title of work: Shut-Eyed Stories

    Description of work

    "Shut-Eyed Stories" is a mixture of narrated story fragments based on dreams, and experimental electronic music. Both stories and music are by myself. The texts are read by Cheryl Love.

    Biography

    I am an artist, writer, and maker of electronic music.

    'Shut-Eyed Stories' reflects my passion for combining surreal and abstract stories with experimental music. I am the author of "A Saint In The Solar System," published by Invisible Books in 2006. In 2014, I produced seven programs of 'The Rough Windows Radio Hour' for a community radio satin in my hometown of Flagstaff, Arizona. My paintings can be seen at jimcheff.blogspot.com.

    Links

    https://jimcheff.bandcamp.com/

    Artist: Rachel Ní Chuinn Title of work: After The Lights

    Description of work

    All the sounds except for the voice are created from recordings of a particular limestone block. A post-apocalyptic dream that confuses the future and the past.

    Biography

    Rachel Ní Chuinn is an artist who works with sound, text, electronics and radio to explore ideas of touch and movement. Her music has been performed by members of the Crash Ensemble, The Quiet Music Ensemble, This Is How We Fly and the Dublin Laptop Orchestra. Currently she is focusing on self-produced electronic works.
    She performs live both on her own and with the Dublin Laptop Orchestra. She also hosts Cluastuiscint a weekly music show on Raidió na Life and has produced compositional radio documentaries for national broadcast in Ireland and live and community radio events internationally.

    Links
    http://www.rachelnichuinn.com

    Artist: Timothy Cooper

    Title of work: Shortwave – Soundwave

    Description of work

    Shortwave – Soundwave and Longwave – Soundwave reflect a love I had for playing with radios when I was younger. I remember enjoying the sounds between the channels more than the programmes. The radio like sounds in the pieces became a frame for me to take that love further by pushing them to their limit creating a far wider palette than I had as a child. With that palette I have retained the playfulness I used to twist the dial and move the aerial with and then painted on a far grander canvas than I could have imagined at that age.

    Biography

    Timothy Cooper is a composer and performer of electroacoustic music. He currently works in the recording studio at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and with Edit-Point, Scotland's only regularly performing group dedicated to electroacoustic music.

    Recent projects include composing works with poet Samuel Tongue and recording an album of music for trumpet and electronics with Tom Poulson.

    Links

    http://www.timothy-cooper.co.uk

     


  • die Sklaverei der Leiber – Monorails

    Artist: die Sklaverei der Leiber

    Title of work(: monorail

    Description of work

    A superimposition of soundscapes recorded in transitory spaces like trains, metro stations and airports. An aural approach to the concept of transitoriness and non-places seeking to dissolve diverse spaces in a single unifiied space.

    Biography

    My name is Kyriakouli Maria, I'm 26 years old and I'm studying architecture in Greece. My field of research is the dynamic relationship of space and sound which I'm exploring through the use of software and field recording. "die Sklaverei der Leiber" is one of my projects.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/sklavereider-leiber

     


  • Henk Bakker - Blood Electric

    Artist: Henk Bakker

    Title of work: Blood Electric

    Description of work

    Text : Kenji Siratori. Concept, Music And Sound Composition, Production Design: H Bakker. Voice: Stephie Buttrich. Description: Radioplay/Audio Adaptation of Blood Electric, A Cyberpunk Text By Kenji Siratori. All sound and music derived from the cloned voice from the actrice Stephie Buttrich.

    Depart from the scene, if you will, where the android at the end of “the possibility of an island” sits down on the beach and impotently stares into oblivion with several decades to spare in solitude and calm bliss. Somehow evolution went on from there. The nonsensical after human history told here through the voice of a decaying data storage machine, paints digital images of anarchy and despair beyond human imagination or presence.

    Biography

    Hendrik Simon Bakker: musician, composer, producer & organiser. living in Rotterdam, Netherlands. I play Bass Clarinet, Alto and B-Flat Clarinet. And I work with various interactive Software: PD, MAxMsp, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Superlooper, Ardour, Logic. Hardware Devices I use to compose and develope soundscapes: Mikro Modular, MachineDrum, Sherman Filterbank, Waldorf Q, Emu 4000 and 5000, Ensonic. ARP 2500, SERGE.

    I have performed contemporary compositions for Bass Clarinet, with or without tape. At the moment i mostly study extended playing techniques and freeform improvisation. I am engaged in making and producing (live) radioplays for many years. I compose and perform music for dance and film.I Studied Bass Clarinet from 1987 till 1992 at the Conservatory in Utrecht with Harry Sparnaay- modern chamber music, did a course with elektronic pioneer/composer T Bruynel there. I have composed and performed music for modern theatre, modern dance and performance.

    My current projects are Ghostride (with composer Huib Emmer); The Xstatic Tics with L Simonis; Subterraneanact (project with various persons concerning air disturbance and digital grain, at the moment robbert van hulzen)

    Links

    http://www.hekvibes.com
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Bassclarinetculture/videos

     


  • National Tropospherics Commission Broadcast 5 - David Fyans

    Artist: David Fyans

    Title of work: National Tropospherics Commission (NTCR05 – 128)

    The National Tropospherics Commission (NTC) was founded in Dundee, Scotland in 2011. The body, comprising of thinkers, artists, musicians, theorists and magicians was formed to investigate various ideas relating to the social and psychological impacts of tropospheric manifestation on the human condition.
    The Commission’s objectives are:

    1. The investigation, collation, dissemination, categorisation, broadcast and publication of materials of, or purtaining to tropospheric manifestations.
    2. To understand the internal and external influences excerted on the human condition by the tropospheric network.
    3. To produce reports and guidlines based on their investigations, works and practices.
    4. To spread awareness of the troposhpere (including, but not limited to morphogenics, sub-resonance, post-cultural premonition, super-context, hive-mind activites and other cross-location synchronicities).

    Download a copy of the manifesto visit: http://erstlaub.co.uk/ntc/

    At 02.35 (EST) on the morning of 23rd May, 2014, during a routine scan of shortwave bands our field agents are known to use, one of our automated remote listening stations near Exton, PA picked up a transmission on a frequency usually devoid of activity.

    While we occasionally observe stray interference across our private frequencies, it is generally easily identifiable as such. In this instance the sustained nature of the transmission suggests something intended rather than the result of atmospherics, a stray carrier or other phenomenon.
    Lasting exactly one hour, the transmission, as per standard NTC protocol, was captured and sent for analysis which has, as yet, proved inconclusive. Exactly two weeks later, at the same time, a second broadcast was received on the same channel, lasting the same duration and this bi-weekly occurrence has repeated with different content up to the present. This pattern suggests some conscious attempt at communication.

    We have as yet been unable to determine the origin and nature of the broadcasts and have therefore requisitioned airtime on Basic Fm and temporarily declassified these transmissions in order to retransmit the anomalies in the hope that they may be decoded or debunked.
    As long as the pattern continues, we will re-propagate each transmission in full until such a time that they reach their intended recipients, are decoded or the channel goes dark again.

    Biography

    Artist, soundmonger, maker of images, video and stills, presser of buttons and rotator of knobs, art director for broken20, Insurance Underwriter for the National Tropospherics Commission, occasional writer of things and assorted other charges levelled at me which may or may not be accurate.

    Links

    http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfyans/

     


  • The Eldritch Transmissions

    Artist: Vernon & Burns

    Title of work: The Eldritch Transmissions: A Study in Radiophrenia

    Description of work

    A radio play by Vernon & Burns originally commissioned by WORM for Café Sonore, VPRO Radio 6 (NL).

    The diary of a missing person gives disturbing clues to his disappearance. An insomniac relies on his radio to offer company during the long hours of the night. Amongst the fuzz and static in between stations the thoughts of his neighbours begin to intrude upon the airwaves. As he eavesdrops on the lives of those around him we become acquainted with a number of characters and their stories, the amusing, the eccentric, the everyday and the plain odd. But amongst the banal babble of his neighbour's lives lurks another more sinister sound.......

    An innovative and surreal Lovecraftian tale which incorporates music, sound effects and field recordings to present a chilling but darkly amusing story of voyeurism and the intimacy of the radio voice.

    The Eldritch Transmissions was aired on VPRO Radio 6 and Resonance FM in 2008. It was also selected for Sonic Arts Network's Expo 2008 in Brighton.

    Biography

    Vernon & Burns are a duo of sound makers who create radio plays, records and performances through an innovative mix of samples, field recordings, voice and music. Performed across Europe, their eclectic live act encompasses everything from ventriloquism and magic to music hall and comedy. They have produced work for radio stations including the BBC, VPRO, Resonance FM, WFMU and The Audible Picture Show. Recent releases include an LP on Gagarin Records and a CD in Staalplaat’s Mort Aux Vaches series.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/vernonandburns

    Plus short:

    Artist: Angela Shackel

    Title of work: UMSYEAHSOKAYS

    Description of work

    This piece is outtakes taken from readings for audio guides that I produced

    Biography

    I am from Toronto, Canada. I have a degree in Philosophy and am a freelance radio producer. I have a monthly radio show called Lipstick Studios on NTS, an online station based in London.

    Links

    lipstickstudiosradio.com

     


  • Robin the Fog - Looking Good Feeling Great Ep01 - What A Space Ovation

    Artist: Robin The Fog

    Title: Looking Good Feeling Great Episode 1 -What A Space Ovation

    Synopsis

    Join Robin The Fog as he digs up a plethora of inspirational, aspirational and instructional recordings of highly dubious vintage and embarks on a cut-and-paste odyssey that is by turns amusing, absurd and, on at least one occasion, almost unbearable. Essential listening for adolescent salespeople seeking holiness or anyone trying to give up smoking on the moon.

    Biography

    Robin The Fog is a sound artist and radio producer whose work blurs the boundary between documentary, musique concrete, and field recording, both independently and as part of the reel-to-reel tape wrangling duo Howlround. His biggest fear is being swallowed by a python, though being based in London he admits the contingency is a remote one.

    Links

    http://robinthefog.com

    Plus short:

    Artist: Chris Weaver

    Title of work: F1 Cars at corner- Silverstone July 2012

    Description of work

    Field recording of a motor race at Silverstone race track. I was struck at the sheer volume of the cars (particularly at the corner) and this recording was made on my Zoom H4ns lowest gain setting.

    Biography

    Chris Weaver is a sound artist and audio hardware hacker, whose live performances and works range from Glastonbury to The Wellcome Trust. A founder member of the electro-acoustic ensemble Oscillatorial Binnage. he has performed with musicians as diverse as Knut Aufermann, Luke Fowler, Lepke B and John Paul Jones. He worked as Production Manager on the UK's first independent art-music radio station Resonance104.4FM as well being the musical director of the station's Radio Orchestra for ten years. He lectures at the London College of Communication on the Sound Art BA course and has held numerous workshops internationally on arts-radio, hacking and electronics. Recent broadcasts include the 5-hour live radio artwork Suspension of Belief a piece involving rock climbers, musicians and narrative text, and the piece Overhead (both in collaboration with Ed Baxter) commissioned by Arika for the ‘Kill Your Timid Notion’ Festival 2010. Weaver (alongside Ed Baxter) was named 'Sonic Artist of the Year' by the British Academy of Songwriters in 2013 and his work was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 for the awards.

    Links

    http://christopherweaver.co.uk/

     


  • South London Towerblock - Samantha Wass

    Artist: Samantha Wass

    Title of work: South London Tower Block

    Description of work

    This is a recording I made in a stairwell of some flats. It's all the sounds around the block, from a distance, all coming up and I can hear them on the 23rd floor. You can hear police sirens and kids and trains, mostly howling wind.

    Recorded as part of a collaboration exploring sound as it travels in the air. In this instance, the 23rd storey of a tower-block stairwell in South London. Recorded to cassette tape.A door bangs shut at 2.36, watch your ears. Crossmount House exhibition 'shown' in Leeds & London 2010

    Biography

    Presenter on Longwave Ladies on HoxtonRadio.com http://www.mixcloud.com/LongwaveLadiesRadio/ Otherwise, I record sounds I find in empty spaces, lost and dispersed from their original journey, in an attempt to extract their meaning. Looking under and around, sometimes not looking at all.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/marthaamay

     


  • Dreamlands A - Gregory Whitehead

    Artist: Gregory Whitehead

    Title of work: Crazy Horse One Eight

    Description of work

    This radio art work was a Dreamlands commission for Radio Arts funded by the Arts Council England and Kent County Council More info at http://www.radioarts.org.uk

    "The so-called “collateral murder” video that documents the killing of journalists and civilians in Iraq by US military represents what is possibly the most consequential social media posting of all time, with direct implications ranging from the prosecution of Manning and Assange, through to accelerated attempts by the NSA and other global “security” agencies to expand and enhance internet surveillance and control, while also criminalizing whistle-blowing.
    Though the visual aspect of the video has received a tremendous amount of analysis, he is more concerned with the complicity of radiophonic space in the perpetration of these war crimes; he is also concerned with the casual and dismissive language of the interactions themselves, as evidenced in the transcript of the radio exchanges between helicopters and command. This work recomposes that transcript into a series of “cantos”, which will then be performed using the artist's own voice.."
    Biography

    Gregory Whitehead has created more than one hundred radio plays, essays and acoustic adventures for the BBC, Radio France, Australia’s ABC, NPR and other broadcasters. Often interweaving documentary and fictive materials into playfully unresolved narratives, Whitehead’s aesthetic is distinguished by a deep philosophical commitment to radio as a medium for poetic navigation and free association. In his voice and text-sound works, he has often explored the tension between a continuous pulse and the eruption of sudden discontinuities, as well as linguistic entropy and decay.
    At a recent panel celebrating the 100th issue of the performing arts journal PAJ, Whitehead said, “I embraced analog broadcast radio as my ideal creative home because the airwaves seemed to vibrate with the same qualities I sought to capture in my own plays, and in my own thinking: indeterminacy, fragility of signal, random access, tension between public and private, ambiguous borders, modulating rhythms, complex polyphony, and a pulse rate set by a wild heart.”
    His plays have won numerous awards, including a Prix Italia for Pressures of the Unspeakable, a Prix Futura for Shake, Rattle, Roll and a Sony Gold Academy Award for The Loneliest Road, which was described by the jury as “a master class in sound”. His 2005 BBC production of Normi Noel’s play No Background Music, featuring Sigourney Weaver, also received a Sony Gold Academy Award

    Links

    http://gregorywhitehead.net/

    Plus short:

    Artist: Absolute Value of Noise

    Title of work: Natural Radio

    Description of work

    Before humankind figured out how to zap the air and send messages to each other using sparks, the radio-sphere was much quieter - interrupted only by the occasional lightning strike or the hum of the aurora borealis.

    Biography

    Influenced by Merzbow, the Haters, Negativland and other denizens of noise-art culture, Absolute Value of Noise takes sound to the extreme. The artist likes to work with "gadgetry" - custom turntables, lamp filaments, wire coils, high voltage ionizers, robots, feedback systems, magnetic transmitters and receivers - to create both intense collages and minimal sonic threads.

    Links

    http://absolutevalueofnoise.bandcamp.com

     


  • Lucinda Guy

    Artist: Lucinda Guy

    Title of work: An Island In The Moon

    Description of work

    William Blake wrote ‘An Island In The Moon‘ in 1785. Lucinda Guy made a radio play version it of 2014. Method; matchmaking, I put the microphone down here and you just say your text. A dinner invitation was immediately used to record a scene. You have all those expensive software on your computer, do you also have something cheap? (yes, audacity). Plumbers and train drivers were dragged in front of the microphone. It resulted in a four part radio play in the English eccentric tradition (think, Vivian Stanshall) with the alienating element that many voices have a Lower Dutch accent. Undoubtedly the result of Lucinda’s stay in a foreign (for her) country. The Blake’s text is a godsend; a timeless atmosphere with wacky characters in the best absurdist tradition.

    Recording, directing & everything else - Lucinda Guy
    Produced by WORM & Klangendum
    A big thanks to everybody involved!

    Biography

    Lucinda Guy is an artist, composer and co-founder of Soundart Radio, an arts and community station based in Dartington, South West England.

    Links

    http://www.soundartradio.org.uk/

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 5 - Wireless

    1) Andrea Rangecroft - Deptford Market Soundscape (01:40)
    2) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation - Ten o'clock in the afternoon (01:23)
    3) Michael Dean - Source and Sink (07:43)
    4) Lepke B, Knut Aufermann and Chris Weaver - Live Improvisation for CDJ, Feedback and Electronics (22:39)
    6) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation - Ballade Imaginaire (03:00)
    7) Chris Weaver - Fog Horn Requiem: Band Marching Away (04:37)
    8) Kazuya Ishigami - Suma (11.30)
    9) David Snow – Freud in Konzert (05:27)

    Artist: Andrea Rangecroft Title of work: Deptford Market Soundscape

    A journey through Deptford market in south east London. Originally produced for local magazine South East Zine. southeastzine.co.uk/

    andrearangecroft.co.uk

    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation

    Ten o'clock in the afternoon and Ballade Imaginaire

    http://www.boum.co.uk/

    Artist: Michael Dean Title of work: Source and Sink

    Whereas, in the past, the point of disagreement has been between dissonance and consonance, it will be, in the immediate future, between noise and so-called musical sounds. (Cage, 1961) My work is a response to the obsessive pursuit of perfectionism from playback technologies in the digital age. As with all eras of sound reproduction, there is inherently artefacts, by-products and sonic characteristics to processes, recording equipment and playback devices. I work to establish new digital footprints as modern sonic vocabulary, normalizing the sound of digital process and malfunction by foregrounding these materials. I subscribe to new performance practices through
    the use of tangible digital interfaces. "Source and Sink" is a sound art piece composed specifically for radio broadcast. All source materials originate entirely from recorded radio broadcasts, creating a conversation between the source and its receiver. Upon transmission, the sonic by-products of radio receivers are reintroduced to the work. For each machine receiving the broadcast, the piece is heard as unique, as dictated by each individual listener's radio equipment. The artefacts of broadcasted radio and digital production tools remain the sole substance of the work, creating a feedback loop between source and sink.

    Artists: Chris Weaver, Knut Aufermann, Lepke B Title of work: Live Improvisation for CDJ, Feedback and Electronics

    Live-to-air improvisation featuring Knut Aufermann on electronic feedback, Chris Weaver on electronics and Lepke B on CDJ-1000s. Resonance104.4fm June 2012

    For more information about the players visit: http://knut.klingt.org/ http://christopherweaver.co.uk/ http://soundcloud.com/lepke-b

    Artist: Chris Weaver Title of work: Fog Horn Requiem - Band Marching Away

    Field recording taken from the performance of “Fog Horn Requiem” by Lise Autogena, Joshua Portway and Orlando Gough at Souter (Lizard Point), South Tyneside. The band very slowly aproaches where I was recording some distance away and, continuing the plodding rhythm announcing the opening of the work, fade from earshot. More information about “Fog Horn Requiem” can be found at http://foghornrequiem.org/

    Artist: Kazuya Ishigami Title : SUMA - short version (2012)

    This work is made for the disaster victim of the Kobe earthquake in 1995 and the disaster victim of the Tohoku earthquake in 2011. My grandmother's house collapsed by the Kobe earthquake in 1995. The grandmother's house was located in SUMA in KOBE. SUMA is the place where deceased father was born and grew up. There are various recollections in SUMA. And various recollections have been lost according to the earthquake. I thought what I could do after the Tohoku earthquake. Music may be powerless. However, I can only do making music.

    Artist: David Snow Title of work: Freud in Konzert

    It is a little-known fact that Sigmund Freud began his show business career playing small clubs and Würsthauser along the Tyrolean Schnitzel Belt circuit. He would typically bring his most disturbed patients on tour, putting their neuroses on display while lecturing the audience in his trademark deadpan style. Although decried as exploitive and barbaric, he defended this practice as an exercise in radical therapy. It was during these grueling tours that Freud honed his deadly adroitness with hecklers, often reducing them to a condition of crippling emotional dependency with a single withering exchange (a boon to his private practice).

    http://davidsnowmusic.org

     


  • Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations

    Producers: Amy Bromley and Katy Hastie Recordist: Niall Morris Composer: Kyle Stewart

    For an overview of this series and bios please see
    http://radiophrenia.scot/radio-benjamin-glasgow-constellations/

    Episode 5: The Bastille with Dr Sarah Armstrong in the Clyde Tunnel Pedestrian Walkway

    Subversive subterranean musings on the role of incarceration in pre-revolutionary Paris. First broadcast on Southwest German Radio Frankfurt April 29th 1931. Translation by Diana K. Reese

    ‘How can we comprehend,’ Benjamin asks at the beginning of this work, ‘the immense hatred the people of Paris had for this building?’ So begins Benjamin’s subversive examination of the arbitrary powers of the state to separate, confine and punish those it considers enemies, which was broadcast to children forty-six years before Foucault published his great masterwork on the topic, Discipline and Punish.
    Starting with the man behind the iron mask, Benjamin expands his discussion to consider the corrupt treatment of prisoners of all kinds and the unjust inhumanity of isolation. Even when stripped back to such bare forms of existence, Benjamin argues that our social impulse persists. Prisoners overcame their isolation to communicate with each other through secret languages and messages. Counter to Bentham’s belief that the omniscient Panoptic gaze would eventually internalise and self-regulate our punishments, Benjamin sets out to explain why the prison was one of the first buildings to be stormed.

    Appropriate to a discussion of confined space and pressure we took prominent criminologist Dr Sarah Armstrong underground – specifically, under the Clyde – to walk along the gated pedestrian walkway. Her work considers new ways to look at prison life not simply as confinement but mobility, like the many corridors and walkways that prisoners socialise and pass along during their sentence. Certainly this recording captures the long process of walking from one side of Glasgow to the other.

    Emerging in Govan’s Elder Park, Dr Armstrong returns to Benjamin’s idea that even cruelty and hardship can be tolerated if people believe there is an idea behind it. Do we, in the Scotland of 2015, have such a clear idea of what our prisons are for? Punitive solitary confinement continues to play a role in our modern prison service despite warnings of its dehumanising effects by scholars such as Prof Lisa Guenther.

    Once again it is hard not to be moved by Benjamin’s extraordinary insistence on educating his young listeners about what a society of fear looks like. Here, in the surveillant society of 2015, will we listen too?

    Speaker: Dr Sarah Armstrong

    Location: Clyde Tunnel Pedestrian Walkway and Elder Park, Govan

    Source: Walter Benjamin, Radio Benjamin edited by Lecia Rosenthal, translated by Jonathan Lutes, Lisa Harries Schumann and Diana Reese (London: Verso Books Ltd, 2014) http://www.versobooks.com/books/1720-radio-benjamin
    Supporters: Goethe Institut http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/gla/enindex.htm?wt_sc=glasgow_
    and the Collaborative Research Award from the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/currentstudents/academicprojectfunding/

    Biography

    Dr Sarah Armstrong is a Senior Research Fellow at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (University of Glasgow). Her research concerns prisons, policy and culture, and often all three of these at once. She is interested in how penal policy and popular culture separately and jointly shape our understanding of punishment. She works both with and studies policy makers involved in criminal justice, having advised the Scottish Government on its penal policy and attempted to make sense of policy as a distinctive cultural world.

    To find out more about the process of making these shows see our fb page http://www.facebook.com/WalterBenjaminStorytellingGlasgow and twitter @WBenjaminRadio

     


  • Clear Spot - Live Works & Shorts

    1) Raydale Dower – Percolation 5 2) The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox
    3) Rebecca Wilcox - untitled piece 1 4) Clare Davies - Satellite Forecast 17th April 2015

    Artist: Raydale Dower Title of work: Seven Daily Percolations - The daily recording of a coffee pot - from gas ignition to percolation - a reoccurring event that will feature at the same time each day.

    The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox - A series of short readings by artists from favourite books chosen from the stock of Aye-Aye Books. By ’artists’ we mean visual artists, writers, performers, curators, commentators, etc. They will include regular customers, those we have previously worked with, those we wish to work with and other suggested participants. As well as current stock, extracts may be from books we have previously stocked, or from books we might be expected to stock, and will therefore endeavour to get in in time for the broadcast.

    Aye-Aye Books is a bookshop run by Martin Vincent and Sapna Agarwal, based within the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. It specialises in art books, with an emphasis on small run and self-published artist books, alongside theoretical and radical publications, magazines and zines from around the world, experimental fiction and insurrectionary propaganda.

    http://www.aye-ayebooks.com/shop/

    Artist: Rebecca Wilcox - Developing recent performed and installation-based works (containing sound, video and print), I hope to continue working with themes of rehearsal, work and visibility, but deliberately shift them into an audible realm. I'm keen to consolidate these multi-media works as audio works to highlight and play with the lack of information inherent in sound, and the imaging-work required on the part of the listener as much as the openness and potential that this removal of (visual) information allows.

    Recent work has taken speech as material to scatter into different forms and durations (through print, audio and video) in order to allow spaces for a viewer to encounter language as a more embodied and expansive agent. Following down this path of playing on attention and encounter, I hope to use sound as flexibly as I have visual and three-dimensional aspects previously.

    I have begun to experiment with the affect of sound, through research into hocketing and testing extreme panning left and right to destabilise a coherent narrative direction. I would like these new short pieces to continue in this vein, hopefully allowing the specific context of audio reception – experiencing a disembodied voice – to become a part of the listening experience, rather than letting the process and apparatus of transmission and reception disappear.

    Rebecca Wilcox lives in Glasgow. Working mainly with writing, sound and video, recent exhibitions and performances include This Might be a Place for Hummingbirds (CCA, Glasgow), Through The Gap Increasing, with Amelia Bywater (Baltic 39, Newcastle) and Playing Knots Half Court, with Sarah Rose (Northern Charter, Newcastle, Palace of Art, Glasgow and The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada). She has published work with Hour Editions, F.R. David and Gnommero. She is the co-organiser (with Sarah Rose and Scott Rogers) of tenletters, a space in Glasgow exploring expanded forms of publication.

    Artist: Claire Davies Title of work: Satellite Forecast - A daily sound poem of the overhead passing of satellites specific to the Glasgow area. I will use satellite data to present the wonder and amazement of these majestic machines swimming above our heads on a daily basis. I want to create an intimate relationship between these massive floating machines, building an awareness of their existence, and presence within our everyday lives. These objects could be the ruins of our future selves, after an apocalyptic demise, with everything on Earth destroyed by volcanic ash, an asteroid, or ourselves, all that's left is the satellite debris that circles our planet.

    Claire Davies (b.1987, Nottingham, lives and works in Nottingham) graduated with Intermedia Art BA from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: Vulcan Point, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014; The Light Years, Generator Projects, 2013. Focusing on the sense of wonder, awe, exploration and optimism; I’m interested in the parallel existence of our everyday lives, against the wider quests of space exploration, human development and the continuous search for Amazement. Videos, objects and words combine to generate a sensation of another place, another place within our own existence, parallel to our journey.

    http://www.clairedavies.info

     


  • 'Genius Loci: Echo And Narcissus' - Ruth Barker

    Artist: Ruth Barker

    Title of work: Genius Loci: Echo And Narcissus

    Description of work

    This is a spoken word piece, read by the artist for live broadcast, and originally developed for Resonance 104 FM.

    The work tells the story of Echo as she is re-imagined through a contemporary female voice, a lost goddess smoking cigarettes in the rain. Told through a single extended A-B-B-A prose-poem structure, the work loops back on itself to return to where it started. It is a biography of a Scottish landscape, and a meditation on time. By throwing her voice only to have it return, Echo asks what happens to our words when we speak, and who we are when we listen.

    Biography

    Ruth Barker is a Glasgow-based artist, whose work is performance based. Ruth’s primary media are her own voice, and her writing practice. She scripts original poetic compositions, which she then recites before a live audience.

    Ruth Barker’s performance poems are hypnotic, ritualised, events. Her words are recited from memory with a concentrated focus that becomes by turns magical, claustrophobic, and cathartic. Deeply personal, they tap into a reservoir of mythic images as old as speech itself. Ancient stories appear as shadows behind the lens of the artist’s own unconscious associations and personal autobiography.

    “By using her own voice to deliver the narrative, by performing a role somewhere between an ancient muse and a contemporary poetess, [Ruth Barker] is able to conjure both the personal and the collective memories so necessary for human wholeness.” Lauren Amazeen, from a text commissioned by Cornerhouse, Manchester,accompanying the performance Mouth Open In An Open O, 2012.

    Recent projects include performance commissions for Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Camden Arts Centre London, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Sils Projects, Rotterdam, Glasgow International festival of Visual Art; ReMap festival, Athens; the Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies, Newcastle; and Machon Hamayim Gallery, Tel Aviv. Upcoming projects are planned for The Freud Museum, London, and the Liverpool Biennial 2016.

    Links

    http://www.ruthbarker.com/

     


  • Maria Papadomanolaki

    Artist: Maria Papadomanolaki

    Title of work: To begin is to follow on from

    Description of work

    "To begin is to follow on from" is inspired by Tobačna, the old tobacco factory in Ljubljana in Slovenia. Balancing between a radio feature and documentary fiction, the work marks an exploration of the liminal space of the factory. Different strands of voices and miniature compositions transmit fragments of the location, be these imaginary, personal, collective, historical, social, from the present, the past or the future. “To begin is to follow on from” was commissioned by CONA, CC Tobačna 001 / MGML and was premiered on the 15th of January 2014 as part of "radioCona: REuse MESTO: REuseRADIO” radio exhibition.

    Biography

    Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek artist who works within the fields of sound design for dance and film, exploratory workshops, installation and transmission art. She is the co-editor of Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves (2011, PAJ Publications) and co-founder of soundCamp. Papadomanolaki is a PhD candidate at CRiSAP, UAL, London.

    Links

    http://www.voicesoundtext.com

     


  • Renata Roman

    Artist: Renata Roman

    Title of work: Native

    Description of work

    At a time when we witnessed the worsening situation of Brazilian Indians in various parts of the country due to economic interests it is fair hear them: the simplicity of the dialogue, the reflection of the thinker, the letter from the explorer. Everything is revealing.
    This piece was produced on behalf of Resonance FM for the Radia network.

    Biography

    Renata Roman, lives in São Paulo, Brazil.. Her work moves between installation, sound poetry and fiction, experimental music, radio art and field recordings. Participated in several exhibitions and international festivals: FILE Hypersonica 2012 30th International Biennial of Art of São Paulo (Mobile Radio), Air / Ear (AR), Tsonami Cordoba (AR), Echoes / Bone (PT), MuseRuole Festival (IT) , Hilltown New Music (UK), Süden Radio (IT / DE), DubellRadio Festival (SE), Galeria Perenne (AR), among others. Maintains the sound map of São Paulo (SP SoundMap) and produces Paisagens e Poéticas, a project that unites soundscapes and contemporary poetry.
    Links

    renataroman.tumblr.com

     


  • H10 Radiophrenia Shorts - Phase

    1) Karen Werner - Kilfinane Loop (06:09)
    2) Fergus Kelly - Concrete Sonorities (11:40)
    3) Vika Mno – You don’t like my jam (08:16)
    4) Lucy Payne - My Favourite Thing (02:00)

    Artist: Karen Werner Title of work: Kilfinane Loop

    Kilfinane Loop is a short, non-narrated audio story about a walk on the outskirts of Kilfinane, a village in southwest Ireland. The piece is a duet for footsteps (through leaves, grass, mud, forest, and gravel) and local walker Jim Flynn's detailed directions for the route.

    https://soundcloud.com/kwerner-1/

    Artist: Fergus Kelly Title of work: Concrete Sonorities

    This piece was composed with field recordings made in London and Dublin in 2012. Most recordings have been left untreated, some have been pitch-shifted to draw out latent harmonic content. This composition explores the natural sound colour and dynamic of the locations as compositional elements, creating a dynamic and imaginative interplay between various aspects, a sense of incident and momentum, which moves it away from pure documentary, and creates a set of relationships that engage the listener in a narrative flow, a sonic experience of cinematic dimensions, a tactile trawl of shifting perspectives, moving between widescreen depths and forensic scrutiny.

    http://www.roomtemperature.org

    Artist: Vika Mno Title of work: You don’t like my jam

    Several field recordings of restaurants’ ventilation vents during off-work hours played back via speakers and re-recorded whilst simultaneously transmitting it through FM radio empty/unoccupied frequency (approx. 88.8). During the recording the radio tuner was manipulated resulting in additional hiss and feedback. The recording was then edited (i.e shortened) and the process repeated again: played back via speakers, transmitted via radio and recorded. This time the recorder was placed on the top of the radio. The voice was used to identify the correct positioning of the radio frequency and also to “sound” the space. The last recording was not edited.

    http://www.vikamno.net

    Artist: Lucy Payne Title of work: My Favourite Thing

    A short piece asking the general public, on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, what their favourite thing about themselves is. Many people were taken aback or stumped by this question and I found the pauses in between more telling of a person than the answers.

    https://www.cargocollective.com/lucymarypayne

     


  • H11 Radiophrenia Shorts - Sine

    1) Martina Claussen – dots&lines (06:38)
    2) Sang Mi Ahn – Permission to Engage (08:28)
    3) Jez Butler of the Twelve Hour Foundation - Autumn leaves (me cold) (01:41)
    4) Stephen Lilly - ...in a shower of all my days... (05:15)
    5) Leonie Roessler - Herfst Rond de Grote Kerk (Autumn around Grote Kerk) (05:51)

    Artist: Martina Claussen Title of work: dots&lines

    The human voice plays a central role on the radio. If it is changed by electronic means, in which the radio also operates, then a new world is opened up to the listener. The appreciation of what the voice is trying to convey under these conditions can only be captured or perceived using the perception and associations which are unique to each individual. In the sound work dots&lines the voice is the only sound source. It is placed in a new context, alienated and possibly robbed of its identity. The piece consists of opposing materials of different sound quality, which leads to an area of tension, opening up new perspectives. The piece was chosen for the International Symposium Soundscapes & Sound Identities in May 2015, Castello di Beseno, Italy.

    Artist: Sang Mi Ahn Title of work: Permission to Engage

    Permission to Engage was inspired by a military video titled "Collateral Murder" that I watched from a website called WikiLeaks. The complete footage is about forty minutes long, and shows the U.S. Apache helicopter gun crew killing innocent civilians on a street in Baghdad, Iraq. For soldiers, requesting "permission to engage" is the proper way to ask if one can start shooting. As I listened to the conversation between the soldiers, I was struck by how human beings can be desensitized to the taking of lives. Once desensitized, one may even develop an enjoyment out of the killing process itself. The automatic and rhythmic sounds of gunshots at one moment in my piece depict this perverse pleasure in violence that is developed once one's heart no longer feels the value of human lives. Yet, soldiers are not the only ones that suffer from this emotional paralysis. As viewers of the video, we also cannot feel the real fear, pain, or sorrow as long as we are not directly involved. The soldiers whose voices we hear have opened fire not only because they were trained to carry out orders, but also because they have lost the ability to trust the other and feared for their own lives. I dedicate this piece to all the innocent who had died at war.

    http://www.sangmiahn.com

    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation Title of work: Autumn Leaves (me cold)

    http://www.boum.co.uk/

    Artist: Stephen Lilly Title of work: ...in a shower of all my days...

    In Dylan Thomas’s “Poem in October,” rain and weather are metaphors for memory and time. ...in a shower of all my days... similarly plays with these themes, but here, it is the rain itself that is a recorded memory. The work features four different recordings made over the course of four years. At times, the rain is recognizable, but often it is completely transformed into abstract sound through digital processing. Intertwined with this, are the speech rhythms of “Poem in October” which modulate a soundwalk of my own—recorded in winter, the only season not explicitly mentioned in Thomas’s poem.

    stephenlilly.net

    Artist: Leonie Roessler Title of work:Herfst Rond de Grote Kerk (Autumn around Grote Kerk)

    Part of my current series “Stop en Luister, Den Haag!” I Record my environment, in different seasons, at different times of the day and night, to create pieces which can bring the listener into a completely new environment (or a familiar one if the audience is local), while still providing compositional structure. My work serves as a documentary, preserving the soundscape of a place at a certain time. Trying to paint an authentic portrait of each place, I only use changes in volume and panning to manipulate the sound.

    http://www.leonieroessler.com

     


  • Meira Asher - Fearless Radio

    Artist: Meira Asher Title of work: Fearless Radio

    This program deals with the reality of minors in militarised societies. From the minds of teenagers who refuse to serve in the Israeli army to the experience of female ex-child combatants in Sierra Leone.

    Challenged by Foucoult's concept of Parrhesia, this program transmits the words / voices of these minors: '… it is a verbal activity in which the subject express his personal relation to truth taking the risk of life because he recognizes that telling the truth is his own duty in order to improve or help other people. In Parrhesia the speaker uses his freedom and chooses truth instead of lie, death instead of life and security, criticism instead of flattery, duty instead of interest and selfishness…" (Michel Foucault Audio Archive. Discourse and Truth: Parrhesia, 1983).

    1. refuse: military. (01) (2014) Noam Gur, recently refused to serve in the Israeli army. She is a conscientious objector. She had three trials, and was jailed twice for a total of 30 days in military prison. The usual procedure is to be repeatedly ordered to enlist – and repeatedly sent to prison, before one is ironically released on medical grounds. "refuse: military. 01" is a sonic exposition addressing the many youths who encounter compulsory military service in Israel. What alternatives to forced conscription are presented to these children? Schools which allow access to the Israeli military propaganda merchants, rarely, if ever, allow alternative voices to reach the children. In the first part of the work, Noam reads her imprisonment statement followed by her description of the militarist presence and activity in her high school. The work contains audio from video recordings shot by Issa Amro and the Hebron human rights press from occupied Hebron, the majority of which are Palestinian children being arrested by Israeli soldiers. A prepared, computer-manipulated typewriter is used here, part of a performance with Guy Harries, and the beat comes from a collaboration with Floy Krouchi. Mixed by Paul Kendall.

    2. from Face_WSLOT (Woman see lot of things) (2004) WSLOT (which stands for Woman see lot of things) is an interdisciplinary project, created with and about female ex-child combatants in Sierra Leone: Anita Jackson, Mahade Pako, and Chris Conteh. I chose several pieces from the album part of the project. They represent the process of attaining a voice. Initially child combatants in this society were shunned and marginalized, few were willing to accept them back into society. They describe their past in the local Krio language, a creole of standard English. The first sequence contains two works: 'Suzanna' and 'GoodToGo'. They deal with female discrimination and rape during the war, led by the voice of Anita Jackson, a remarkable soldier-nurse. (Anita Jackson)_Suzanna (03:36)
    (Collective)_GoodToGo (04:41) Chris Conteh, the youngest of the three ex-combatants, describes her 'job' during the war in the piece 'Operation stampin' stomach'. Her job was to rip live foetuses from the wom(b)s of their mothers. Neither survived. In the next work called 'Options', she presents her options to return to education after the war. (Chris Conteh)_OperationStampin'Stomach (07:33) (Chris Conteh)_Options (01:18) We finish this segment with two works 'Mummy', and 'Touch'. These explore the memories of war, recalled by the three women through their senses. 'Mummy' contains self-made instruments and electronics by Yan Keller.

    3. from Infantry (2002) Three concise audio stories: 'The School', 'The Car', and 'The Hospital'. The deaths of Palestinian children as a direct result of Israeli military occupation are the common thread in the stories. These are real events, they cannot be abstracted. Linking the three stories are two larger works called 'box' and 'bad toys'. All of what you are about to hear are part of the Infantry project, which was created and performed with Guy Harries. Curated by Anna Raimondo and Younes Baba Ali who initiated the sound and radio art platform Saout Radio in Morocco. Broadcast by Kunstradio ORF on 2 March 2014.

    http://www.meiraasher.net

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts

    1) The Pavement / Steve Urquhart - Stuff
    2) The Pavement / Steve Urquhart – Like the Wind
    3) Vikki Morton - a suite of short works: a) Yugawara Station, b) Up chopped FE dooooo, c) Plants that Turn, d) Dress - edit without garden, e) Yeah Bifana Yeah.
    4) Sharon Quigley and Robert Baldock - Mrs Robb's Conversation
    5) Kevin Nolan - We are not the voices, they are but shadows now

    Artist: The Pavement / Steve Urquhart Title: Stuff / Like the Wind
    These pieces were made by the sound artist and radio producer Steve Urquhart, with members of the charity The Pavement's Glasgow-based "Word On The Street" team. Both pieces feature people affected by homelessness. In STUFF, they reflect on the importance (or otherwise) of stuff. In LIKE THE WIND, one particular member of the group talks about a recent experience in his flat.

    Artist: Vikki Morton

    Some of these recordings were made in Italy and Japan when I’ve been traveling for work, for example the Yugawara Station recordings which I’ve manipulated and used to make a kind of psycho-geographic soundscape collage. I’ve never found the right context for these recording and am hoping that radio could provide an interesting listening situation. There’s a range of different compositions here and a few straight field recordings. Bifana Yeah Bifana, is from a noisy street festival in Urbania (Italy) celebrating Bifana a female folkloric goddess who comes on the night of the Epiphany and leaves children sweets if they have been good or coal if they have been misbehaving. She’s very old and looks like a witch.
    Plants that Turn is more of an attempt at un-sequenced music, using synthesizers and the voice. The words are from Edvard Munch and his obsession with optics, light and naturalism. I worked with some of these ideas in recent paintings as well. Dress without Garden is a very short more ambient sound work also composed from processing field recordings and other musical sounds made in rural Italy. It was originally played very quietly in an exhibition on mini speakers hanging over a bright red dress. F E dooo is an atonal piece for recorders.

    Artist: Sharon Quigley and Robert Baldock Title of work: Mrs Robb's Conversation

    Mrs Robb’s Conversation is based directly on the only early clinical transcription to be found within the patient case books of Stirling District Asylum featuring the voice of a patient. It’s a tangled, disjointed narrative which weaves a number of ‘voices’ through the source voice of Mrs Robb. Mrs Robb was a ‘private’ patient in what was primarily a pauper’s institution and this is perhaps why this transcription of her conversation was documented in the first place. The reasons for the transcription however will always remain unclear. Read primarily by staff within the Occupational Therapy Department at Bellsdyke Hospital (formerly Stirling District asylum) the piece fuses field recordings and ambient sound made on site. Voice recordings have been processed and mixed with other sound sources such as voltage-controlled shortwave radios. It is recommended that the piece be listened to on headphones.

    http://www.sharonquigley.com

    Artist: Kevin Nolan Title of work: We are not the voices, they are but shadows now

    The piece was written for printer, musical saw, chair, piano, and news paper. It is mostly a found sound piece with some concrete music. The title was taken from two different pages from ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’ by Edgar Allen Poe. “We are not the voices” was taken from an early page in the book and “They are but shadows now” was taken from a much later page.

    http://www.kevinnolan.info/

     


  • H5 Radiophrenia Shorts - Coaxial

    1) Jamie Cooper – Baudrilaud May 1968 (02:08)
    2) Sophie Hope - 1984 Dinners: Art and Politics in London, Singapore, Melbourne and Johannesburg (20:00)
    3) Andrea Rangecroft - Gangs of Youths (01:22)
    4) Timothy Cooper and Samuel Tongue - Nothing is Lost (after Juan Gelman) (04:53)

    Artist: Jamie Cooper Title of work: Baudrillard May 1968
    Radio static is made up of interference from all electromagnetic fields in the immediate vicinity of the radio receiver. Also of degrading radio broadcasts, and of course white noise, which is the noise from the big bang. It is said that human beings have a frequency of there own, as does the earth. Joseph Beuys‘ sculptural work titled Tallow at the Hamburger Bahnhof in gallery in Berlin, with its massive physical presence, as such reminds us of our own physical presence. The strange shape is taken from the void or crack in the city, which Beuys filled with Tallow. This is where Beuys sought to heal the city with that basic of nurturing or survival substances, Fat. When Beuys later installed the strangely shaped tallow into Hamburger Bahnhof, it took on another personality, no longer one of healing. It is wired up with strange electrical devices that could be transformers or heaters or generators...that massive physical form begins to hint at possibility, potential, as if some rudimentary life forms will be generated from these most basic, even primordial of ingredients... Potential and otherness are the two ideas that come to mind on viewing the work...throw in mysticism too, a statement of potential and of our lack of understanding of the Pangian Earth mother that connects us all. Speculation, of course, but I think for me this is what the work is, speculation and potential. I believe as a medium, radio static can function in much the same way as Beuy’s Tallow does at Hamburger Bahnhof. It can be 2 things at once, it can be a straight forward work in the objective sense, it is radio therefore communication, media, science, and in a less straight forward sense via the same inherent speculation and potential. Radio sets suffer from interference from all electromagnetic fields within the immediate area, including human electrical fields. In previous experiments, the radio static volume and the noise itself has been affected by the viewers movement within the space, giving special awareness in the same way as echo location. Static and white noise also hint at the unknown, the unknown in our science and in our spirit. This unknown potential also draws me to my memory of the film Total Recall. In the film Arnold Schwarzenegger travels to mars, the population is living under a massive sealed dome, and air is the traded commodity. People are mutating and starving because of air’s short supply, Arny finds some great Alien machine buried in the mountains. The strange massive machine made up of what seems to be miles and miles of electrical coils, each the size of the empire state. The machine will provide an atmosphere for Mars, all it needs is to be switched on. If you switched the switch on Tallow, my subjective self is positive it will begin spewing out microscopic, primordial organisms for the regeneration of earth in the event of an apocalypse..naeplace.blogspot.com

    Artist: Sophie Hope Title of work: 1984 Dinners: Art and Politics in London, Singapore, Melbourne and Johannesburg

    This 20 minute soundscape includes audio collaged from a series of dinners held in 2011-14 in England, Singapore, Australia and South Africa. The dinner guests are people active politically and artistically in the year 1984. Voices from different locations bump up against each other giving the impression that they are all sat around one table. Multiple narratives of a slice of time are created across these different international contexts as ideologies, struggles and experiences overlap and deviate.

    http://1984dinners.org.uk

    Artist: Andrea Rangecroft Title of work: Gangs of Youths

    One woman's story of confronting a gang in south east London. Remixed.

    andrearangecroft.co.uk

    Artists: Timothy Cooper and Samuel Tongue Title of work: Nothing is Lost (after Juan Gelman)

    Nothing is lost explores the notion of the poets voice and voices through the sounds of radio static, accordion sounds and recordings of poetry.

    http://www.timothy-cooper.co.uk

     


  • TLRS Morning Show - Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz

    Artists: Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz

    Title: TLRS Morning Show

    Description of work

    (Cyber)feminist, non-essentialist transgender and queer daily radio show using wacky sound effects, adopted characters, special guests and formulaic speech patterns as an arch way of thinking about the scripted behavior and controlled empathy of systematic care.

    Commissioned for broadcast by a German national broadcaster in 2005, delayed and then cancelled in 2006, the first Laurence Rassel Show was a 90-minute electroacoustic radio drama about feminist anonymity, transgendered authorship... and murder. It is astute, serious and ridiculously funny. During Episode 7 Laurence and Terre will revisit this format, broadcasting TLRS live from the Tramway as three daily mid-afternoon ‘morning shows’ and one performance, available also on Resonance FM, and across Glasgow on Radiophrenia. TLRS will use the tropes of morning radio – wacky sound effects, adopted characters, special guests and formulaic speech patterns – to think together about the scripted behaviour and controlled empathy of systematic care, and the difficulties of attempting to re-imagine what kinds of care we might need if we are to un-become what we never asked to be, be it in gender, body or identity.

    Biography

    Laurence is director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. She was member of Constant, a non-profit, interdisciplinary arts-lab focusing on free software, copyright alternatives and (cyber)feminism. Terre is a multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work combines a critical look at identity politics – including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race – with an ongoing analysis of the socio-economics of commercial media production.

    Links

    http://arika.org.uk/events/episode-7-we-cant-live-without-our-lives/programme

    http://www.comatonse.com/

    http://www.constantvzw.org/site/

    http://www.publicrec.org/archive/2-01/2-01-014/2-01-014.html

     


  • Pietro Faoro - Voyage au bout de la nuit

    Artist: Pietro Faoro

    Title of work: Voyage au bout de la nuit

    Description of work

    It is summer, late June, in Bologna is very warm, windows are open. Vasco Rossi is an Italian rock singer, he is very popular, still, he is in his 60’s. He is been playing around Italy for the last months and now he is Bologna. Hundreds of thousands of people bought quite expensive tickets for the three shows scheduled in the Dall’Ara stadium, three nights in a row, quickly sold out. My house is not so far from the stadium, I can hear, far away, Vasco singing and the band playing, I can hear the crowd singing with him, amplifying his voice.

    The third night I take my bike, I turn the recorder on and I go, I travel that distance. It is dark, the city is orange of the street lights. I see the building. I start to ride along it, in its circular shape, I follow the road, look at the many entrances. For each door there is a small neon light, two or three security guards and some other people, ones that couldn’t get in, too late to buy the tickets, not enough money.

    It is almost the end of the show. I search more, I travel more, I see more Vasco’s fan, I join them, they talk with the security guy, they ask: let us get in, let us see some songs. They can’t convince the man with the fluorescent yellow vest, they sing, sometime they get loud and angry but nothing can change the guardian’s mind. Doors remain closed.

    Vasco Rossi is now singing the last songs, the most popular, one after the other, the crowd inside, we can hear them. He is singing Alba Chiara (bright dawn), a very popular hit, we and the guardian know this is the very last song. At this point, he, the security man, just opens the gates, in the middle of the last song, we run, everybody run throughout the corridors and laugh and sing and we get there, we enter the stadium, Vasco is there, standing, singing the last notes. It is bright inside, colourful lights keep the dark out of the stadium.

    Credits
    Written and produced by Pietro Faoro
    Recoded by Pietro Faoro in Bologna, the 23rd of June 2013
    Introduction read by Stefano Faoro

    Note
    The audio piece is a edited and shorted version of a longer piece, out soon on Umgebung Records (http://umgebungrecords.bandcamp.com/)

     


  • Gill Davies - We Belong to Glasgow

    Artist: Gill Davies

    Title of work: We Belong To Glasgow

    The piece I'm making is called 'We Belong to Glasgow' and is a montage of audio taken predominantly from Mister Glasgow's Youtube clips. Mister Glasgow is Gary Barton who runs the Great Eastern Auction Rooms in the Barras in the east end of Glasgow. For the past few years, Gary has been filming the characters who visit his shop and posting the films on his own Youtube channel.

    The inspiration for the piece comes from the cut-up technique of author William Burroughs, the work of author James Kelman and artist collective Thomson and Craighead, and the attitude of trials cyclist Danny MacAskill. The aim is to create a soundscape of Glasgow representing the experiences of citizens who aren't given a voice in the mainstream media. A huge thanks to Gary Barton for giving me permission to use the audio from his films.

    Biography: I'm an independent radio and web producer. I usually make programmes for Radio 4 and Radio Scotland.

     


  • Mary Knox

    Artist: MKX

    Title of work: 1N8TN1999

    Description of work

    1N8TN1999 is a found black unlabelled cassette tape that was found down a back alley-way one night in 1999 whilst the artist was walking home on her way back from Art School. When the tape was brought home and played an illustration began. A sense of wonder was sketching up ideas as to who this mysterious person was who made up this cassette tape. The tape was then misplaced in a household box thought to be lost forever until it was found again recently.

    Was it a Ham radio operator/enthusiast? It is assumed that it is a Shortwave radio enthusiast at least because shortwave radio signals are capable of travelling long distances, unlike AM+FM stations, which usually can only be heard for about 50-70 miles from the broadcast stations. Shortwave radio signals are designed to skip around the world and bounce from the ionosphere meaning that they can be heard far way. You can listen to news around the world, propaganda, music, religious broadcasts, sporting events.

    There are some amazing sounds and textures as well as what seems like random content at first; but it maybe something else to our naïve ears. What type of recording device could have been used? A basic Sony ICF SW 7600GR or just a simple home radio device?

    What can be heard on the tape is news from around the world, propaganda, music and religious broadcasts from the 1990s. Shortwave radio broadcasts have always been a big part in bringing the truth to oppressed people everywhere…also the not so truthful. What was the person’s motivation for recording this? It was pre-internet communication for most people back then so the act of recording it and listening to it opens up a forgotten world, a missed world, a coded world or a hidden one? He or she must have been after the sense of wonder of the hidden space in the world that we share perhaps? That sense of wonder has been passed on to the now; it is an alternative window to lost, unnoticed moments that was skipping around the planet with the ionospheres.

    More questions arise the more one listens to it. There are two sides to the tape with both sides being the same apart from the end on the other side having religious chanting put on instead of just painful radio interference. This could mean there was a master copy and that this recording actually had a meaning to it. The illustration of this character is only painted when you hear the tape and then vanishes when it stops playing. An impression is left behind in your mind and it isn't an easy one. Quite haunting.

    Biography

    MKX is a Glasgow based artist Mary Knox. She uses mediums such as photography, sound, and performance. Knox collaborates with artists who have a certain niche. Her long time collaborator is Lili Reynaud-Dewar where she has toured internationally with shows delivering live spoken-word performances within Lili’s installations. She will be collaborating with noise artist Elizabeth Veldon on a Live-to-Air performance for Radiophrenia on the 18th April live in the CCA. Her work now focuses around time-based artwork. She has collaborated with Jamie Grier, sound engineer and audio-inventor, on the intro for the airing of 1N8TN1999.

     


  • Live-to-Air - Felix Kubin

    Artist: Felix Kubin

    Title: Paralektronoia

    Broadcasting live from the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Felix Kubin presents ‘Paralektronoia’ – Paralektronoia examines the correlation between electricity and paranormality. In his lecture performance – which is based on his 2004 radio play for WDR broadcast – Felix Kubin introduces a subjective choice of pervasive concepts of different realities using audio examples that range from interviews and live music, excerpts from radio plays, to sound experiments. In order to track down “Paralektronoia”, he collected inventors and musicians who research the effects of invisible oscillations on the psyche using systematical field studies and radiophone experiments.

    Listen to your inner voices. Your radio is listening, too.

    Featuring interviews with a.o. Alvin Lucier, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Lionel Marchetti, Asmus Tietchens and Mika Vainio, as well as diverse scientists

    http://www.felixkubin.com/

     


  • JP Renoult & DinahBird - 2mins35 pt2

    Artist: Jean-Philippe Renoult and DinahBird

    Title of work: 2 min 35

    Description of work

    In the 1950s and 60s a scientific report compiled by the record industry stated that
    teenagers, due to their very short attention span, were unable to listen to a piece of music that lasted more than 2 minutes 50 seconds. This is perhaps one of the reasons that rock’n’roll and pop songs from that period only last around 2 minutes 35. In 1967 Sylvie Vartan sung the song “2 minutes 35 de bonheur” (‘ 2 Minutes 35 of pleasure‘). With this in mind we decided to make life - and listening to music - easier for the ageing adolescents of yesteryear. We sampled hits from the 1960s and 1970S, some are easy to recognise, others not. We then played these loops on radios and ghettoblasters in different places around Paris. Whilst the loops were being played DinahBird, in the manner of a radio continuity announcer, filled in the pauses and described what she saw going on around her. We call them : Pop Field Recordings.

    Biography

    Jean-Philippe Renoult is a writer, radio producer and sound artist. DinahBird is a radio artist living and working in Paris and London.

    Links

    http://www.radio1001.org/

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 14

    1) Sculptress of Sound – Andy 2) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Judgement Formation 3) Nathaly Salas - Decomposition of the European borders 4) Bisset & Kalin - An Intelligent Noise 5) Timo Kahlen – Sound Appetite 6) Leonie Roessler - Haagse Markt
    7) Bisset & Kalin - I'm only here for the biscuits 8) The Lighter Side of Concrete – Cherries 9) Bisset & Kalin - A buzzing in the ears 10) Dganit Elyakim – Lewdness
    11) Bisset & Kalin - Non-Cochlean Sonic Art elucidated Non-Cochlean Sonic Art elucidated 12) Ian Helliwell – Something Used To Live In It 13) Bisset & Kalin - Marcel Duchamp on the phone 14) James Andean – Tsampouna 15) Bisset & Kalin - Positive Response to Audiophonic Experience 16) Michelle Hannah – Big Brother

    Artist: Sculptress of Sound Title of work: Andy - Sculptress of Sound are weaving abstract stories by means of voice, custom-made instruments, bass guitar, electrified violine bow and synths.www.sculptressofsound.de
    Artist: Ivor Kallin & John Bisset - These pieces are intended for insertion after any programme. For further info see listing for Sat 8pm.
    Artist: Nathaly Salas Title of work: Decomposition of the European borders -
    The working title of this decomposition was "The Disorchestration of Europe's Identity Boundaries". It was my contribution in the anti-nationalist cabaret Europa Europa. And so, it was originally presented as a preludium to the performance that premiered in Sweden in June 2014. The result has been made possible by the helpful voices of many, and technology. It began to take shape in my curiosity around the European anthem: Beethoven's musical setting of Friedrich von Schiller's Ode to Joy. Schillers lyrics found a distant reverberation in a lullaby sung in Dari, by a young paperless immigrant mother of two, who now anonymously walks among us.
    Artist: Timo Kahlen Title of work: Sound Appetite - A sound work focusing on unexpected noise and the surprising beauty of 'audio dust': the incidental and interfering noise recorded in the proximity of a studio microphone and the audio equipment used for broadcasting and recording. Only bits and pieces of information, rare fragments of the desired sound penetrate static noise, the hissing and buzzing of electronic short circuit and technical defects. An ambivalent work with an unbalanced signal-to-noise ratio. http://www.timokahlen.de/
    Artist: Leonie Roessler Title of work: Haagse Markt (Hague Market) - part of my series “Stop en Luister, Den Haag!” I record my environment, in different seasons, at different times of the day and night, to create pieces which can bring the listener into a completely new environment (or a familiar one if the audience is local), while still providing compositional structure. Trying to paint an authentic portrait of each place, I only use changes in volume and panning to manipulate the sound. http://www.leonieroessler.com
    Artist: Jez Butler of The Twelve Hour Foundation Title of work: Cherries http://www.boum.co.uk/
    Artist: Dganit Elyakim Title of work: Lewdness - a dramatic electro-acoustic composition for 3 voices. Although the texts were written by different authors in different times in the history of the Hebrew literature - Song of All Songs (900BC); You and I (Alexander Pen, 1940); When You Come (Yona Wallach 1983)- they are edited into a conversation, exposing various sexual perversities. In the thin lines between musical elements such as melody and noise, musical and absolute silence, an orgy of sadistic, masochistic, exhibitionistic and fetishistic voices flourishes, turning the repulsive into a beauty of its own. http://www.misscomposed.com
    Artist: Ian Helliwell Title of work: Something Used To Live In It - Electronics and voice piece using tape loops and text and the modulated speaking voice of Evangelia Derou. http://www.ianhelliwell.co.uk
    Artist: James Andean Title of work: Tsampouna - made during a residency at Syros Sound Meetings, Greece.Constructed from a field recording of 4 local musicians gathered at a bar, singing about the 'tsampouna', or Greek bagpipes. It begins with one phrase of the straight recording, then layers the second phrase on top, continuing layering each successive phrase on top of the previous, slowly building up until the entire song is present for the length of a single phrase. The lyrics of the first phrase, heard throughout: "The bagpipe reminds me of a season that starts again..." http://www.jamesandean.com
    Artist: Michelle Hannah Title of work: Big Brother - Big Brother is an appropriation of Father Figure by George Michael. Produced by Craig Mulholland at Operant Studios 2014
    http://www.michellehannah.net/

     


  • Ireland Perverse 5

    Artist: Dr Klangendum (Henk Bakker and Lukas Simonis)

    Title of work: Perverse Animals #2: The Ireland Tapes

    Episode 5: Cars

    Description of work

    The "Perverse Animals' series of Dr Klangendum is a tool that is used for multiple purposes; making a hybrid type of radio comes invariably first. The first part was a purely fictional radio play that could be performed live and that ultimately was recorded and broadcasted by the ORF Radio Arts in Vienna.

    This second part is somewhat ambitious; Dr. Klangendum went to Ireland in 2013 for a while to let themselves be inspired by the local 'Perverse Animals' scene, but thanks to all the serendipity that also entailed, got entangled in issues like taxidermy, Parks and Riverdance. The result is a series of radio programs where just about everything is not done in 'normal' radio country; ambient-like soundscapes that accompany integrity taped interviews to a complete blurring of the boundaries between documentary and fiction. As a 'leitmotiv' figures of a series of visits to pubs where the search is, in the end, to the deeper meaning of life.

    Credits:
    Recording, mixes, music, edits and interviews Henk Bakker & Lukas Simonis.
    Acknowledgements; Patricia Baker (Curious Broadcast)
    Short interviews; Edwina Helen Neilan
    Actor; andre castro

    Biography
    Klangendum was founded in 2013 by lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker, who are both long term organisers (and co-founders) at Worm, Rotterdam, producing countless events and productions for Radio, Studio and Live Events. Reaching audiences also throughout an extended network worldwide of independent and innovative radiostations, like the Radia.fm and f.e. Resonance Fm (London) Soundartradio (UK), Curious Broadcast (Ierland) and Orange (Wenen). Further away WMFU (NEW JERSEY), ORF (Oostenrijk) and overhere amongst others Vpro radio, Dutch national broadcast Nos, Concertzender, Radio Patapoe, and appearing on Festivals like Inqubate en Strp.
    At the moment we organise as partners of Worm, Studio Recidencies and Workshops (anything from Sound Synthesis, Pure Data, Ableton Live, to Field Recording and Build Your Own Instrument) in our analogue studio.
    We produce a weekly radioshow for the Concertzender (link) and occaissional also for Radia FM. We release and distribute our work through CD’s, Cassettes and Records. We have a large digital archive of live concerts and studio residencies wich we publish through the Free Music Archive.
    Our interests and expertise are in making radioplays, documentaries and fictionalised radio drama. We do Sound and Site Specific- projects, Soundwalks and Installations. We do manifest ourselves regularly through organising concerts, Live Radio Happenings and live Radio Play performances.
    We love to place words and sounds in challenging settings.
    Links

    http://klangendum.nl/

     


  • The Tobacconists

    Artists: The Tobacconists Title of work: Smoking is Green: A Radiophonic Opera In 4 Cigarettes

    Although abhorred by the Left, except to heavily tax to pay for things the wealthy should be paying for, smoking is, in fact, green. Very green. I think it goes without saying that the main environmental problems in this world are caused by over-population and over-consumption, along with the inefficiency of distribution under Capitalism. When the anti-smoking brigade began their real assault in the late 80s, a big part of what legitimized raised taxes on tobacco products was ‘Look at how much smokers are costing us having to treat them for cancer’. Statistics were rolled out to ‘prove’ that smokers cost the public millions of dollars in pursuit of their pleasure. Of course, statistics can be made to dance many ways. The idea that someone who gets cancer in their 60s and then dies costs the public more than someone who lives to be 90, getting all sorts of treatments and care along the way is ridiculous. Since smoking shortens the lifespan and hence the consumption of most people who do it, it should be encouraged, not discouraged, for the good of the planet. A heart attack or cancer at 60 saves the world 30 years of your consumption. This is as green as it gets. Everyone wins, except the poor smoker, both unfairly taxed and forced to smoke out on the pavement like some sort of vagrant.

    I am of the old school of leftist/ Marxist thought. One of the primary uses of the government is to TAX THE FUCK OUT OF RICH PEOPLE to more fairly redistribute the wealth thus helping to ameliorate the predatory aspects of Consumer Capitalism. Since taxes on tobacco, alcohol, or fast food are regressive taxes on the poor and taxes on the poor are not ever the work on progressive politics, I wonder what these so-called liberals are thinking… I can see it now. Like a dream. It is a dream. How can I make the world a better place? How can I make everyone more like me? We will empower poor people by taxing the few joys they have in their lives. Once we coerce them into not smoking or drinking and eating a healthy lo-fat organic diet, wealth will be magically redistributed in an equitable fashion. Everyone will live to be a happy 100 years old and the world will be a better place for consumers everywhere once they stop these filthy habits. Everyone will be able to buy a lot of stuff and recycle all of the boxes.

    And what about the music, you may wonder, what is that all about? First we have the overture, like any good opera. It has various synth bits recorded by Scott, who also recorded the piano. The orchestral bit is the odd sound of the tuning up before a performance of a Dvorak cello concerto conducted by Willem Mengelberg in 1944. There is a continuous sound collage playing throughout ‘Great Times’, and I have no idea what it is, but one day when I transferred all my Digital Audio Tapes to the computer I had this. Furthermore there is a closely miked bit of pipe smoking by Frans. The musical parts in the second half are all from our ‘Summer Driving School’ In ‘Smoking Is Green’, you will hear the ducks from our ‘New Island’ piece (as well as some synth sounds), the rhythm from ‘The Dark Secrets Of Dr. Perati’ (actually a sample from Drs P. ‘Speelgoedmannetje’), the low end piano sound from ‘Doris’, acoustic bits of ‘Calvados’, synths from ‘Twilight’. The brass band Frans recorded in a village square in 1998 in Strobl, Austria. During the intermission we have Scott playing the organ, while smoking a cigarette, Frans running around sorting out some cables (from a recording made in Denmark) and more of that Mengelberg that you also heard during the overture. ‘Lament’ by the Smoking Sensations Choir [Smoker’s Anonymous Choir] has as an opening sample the famous Drs P (‘Markt’) and then also Gregory Whitehead’s ‘Respirator’ and ‘Wander’ by Wander (from their split 7” with Beequeen). The whole first section of ‘Bad Liberal's Dream’ is from ‘Doris’, which again was sampled from a piece of piano playing by Gert-Jan Elderink, who gave it to Frans in 2006. In the dream itself the only music is from Franz Schubert 'Impromptu in G flat Opus 1' played by Emil von Sauer in Vienna in 1940. Emil was in his 70s then. He was a pupil of Liszt. The wake-up call sound is from Freesounds.org and the radio bit from ‘The Dark Secrets Of Dr. Perati’ In ‘Smoker’s Paradise’ Scott mentions Joe Jackson. Almost all of the music is lifted from his first two albums, ‘Look Sharp’ and ‘I’m The Man’. The organ bit is by Stephan Mathieu from his Brombron sessions. The lion roar comes from the internet as one of those free download animal sounds things. You also hear Frans buying tobacco and using his lighter.

    All text written, spoken and sung by Scott Foust. All the announcements are read by Karla Borecky. All music was mixed by Frans de Waard.

    http://fransdewaard.com/tag/tobacconists/

     


  • The Hum pt4 - James O'Neill and Paul Freeman

    Artist: Jamie O’Neil and Paul Freeman

    Title of work: The Hum

    Description of work

    Four part radio drama. An ominous hum has been heard rolling over the faceless suburbia of Rothstead. Wailing and sweeping like whale-song. The locals are scared and the cats are screaming. Peter Heath is the man tasked with investigating these unsettling acoustic events. Will he find his answer, or get lost in the mist?
    Written and read by James O'Neill. Sound design and music by Paul Freeman.

    Biography

    Paul Freeman is a sound designer, sound artist and composer. His work often explores our aural connection to place, with his current research particularly focusing on issues related to suburbia, psychogeography and gentrification.

    James O'Neill is a writer, sculptor and animator.
His work often explores storytelling, nostalgia and emotive evocation. His work draws him to stories of domesticity and suburban existence.

    Freeman and O'Neill have collaborated on a number of varying projects during the course of several years experimenting in both visual and audio mediums.

    Links

    http://paultqfreeman.com/

    http://redhairedtweed.blogspot.co.uk/

     


  • Void TM

    Artist: Void™

    Title of work: Anti Remote Viewing Tapes

    Description of work

    The work is an Exclusive feature by Void™ for the August 8th 2014 edition of Graham Dunning‘s Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone show on NTS radio.The Tapes are designed to disable any Remote viewing attack on sensitive locations and governmental agencies. It is a fictional insight into ESP Counter Espionage matters. The concept behind the work is to use the radio medium, a universe stimulating the generation on mental landscapes, and contrasting it with a fictional system designed
    to disable the generation of such mental landscapes. Highlighting the counter productive efforts of the Military into manipulating the social media.

    Biography

    Thibault Autheman.
    French sound artist living and practising in London since 1998. The latest contribution in radio art is the release of A.R.W [Accidental Radio Waves] on the net label Workin’ Klass Noize, last June.
    http://workingklassnoize.bandcamp.com/album/a-r-w
    Some of the research involves Algorithmic writing, The Soft Carnage Manifesto, a work in progress: An Algorithm writing and posting random statements on Twitter.
    https://twitter.com/SoftCarn
    Publication : Code poem selected for :
    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-10/12/code-poems-book

    Oliver Stummer
    Austrian born sound artist and musician living in London since 2012. Working as Tomoroh Hidari he has produced numerous releases on, amongst others, Isolate Records (US), Record Label Records(US), Schematic(US), Mekobira (JP), Vienna Wildstyle (AUT) and more and been referenced in A. Hugill’s “‘Pataphysics, A Useless Guide” (MIT Press 2012) He has worked as producer with Industrial Outfit Kreuzweg Ost for Cold Spring Records (UK), New-Wave band MÜDE (AUT) and is half of the duo Anathemasochist with breakcore artist Hecate. Trautonium Jetztzeit – a collaboration with Liesl Ujvary – was featured on Sub Rosa’s esteemed series “An Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music Vol.6” “his Namelessness Is Legion”, a project to create “Drone ‘Pataphysics for cognitive biological systems with 2 ears”, forms the continuation of his research into music-epistemology by other means.
    All at: http://ivorybunker.com/

     


18th April 2015
  • Christophe Ywaska

    Artist: Christophe Ywaska

    Title of work: I See Your Lights

    Description of work

    This soundscape has been meticulously crafted and has the first world war as theme. It contains contemporary music and field recordings, spoken word and poetry from WW 1, blended together with the sole intention to submerge the listener in a total listening experience.

    Biography

    Christophe Ywaska who runs a weekly experimental music radio show in Bruges, Belgium under the guise of Klankschap.

     


  • Dreamlands 5 - Arturas Bumšteinas

    Artist: Arturas Bumšteinas

    Title of work: ' Et In Dystopia Ego'

    Description of work

    This radio art work was a Dreamlands commission for Radio Arts funded by the Arts Council England and Kent County Council More info at http://www.radioarts.org.uk

    "This radiophonic piece was inspired by the post-apocalyptic animated movie that author saw in childhood on TV. It left him a long lasting impression and he is looking for it since. During the search on the internet author of this piece has discovered various weblog posts of other people from all around the world who are also looking for probably the same and/or some very similar pos-apocalyptic cartoons. With the help of his friends the author has attempted to create an imaginary soundscape of this faded dystopian memory.

    Voices in the order of appearance: Daniel Muzyczuk, Monika Lipchitz, Matthew John Shannon, Gabrielė & Gailė Griciūtės, Rogelio Sosa, Lucile Taylor, Hubert Napiorski, Elynor Freyss, Jurij Dobriakov, Jos Smolders and Arturas Bumšteinas."

    Biography

    Arturas Bumšteinas (b. 1982, Vilnius) is sound artist, composer of acoustic and electronic music, graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, founder-member of ensembles Quartet Twentytwentyone, Works and Days, Zarasai and Wolumen. His interdisciplinary projects were presented in dozens of exhibitions around the Europe and the festivals where Bumšteinas participated with his music and art projects include The Holland Festival, Sensoralia/Romaeuropa, Avanto, Vilnius Jazz, Radiozukunft, Sonic Circuits, Skanumezs, Kody, Angelica, Cut & Splice etc. The artist in years 2007-2011 was represented by the Galerie Antje Wachs in Berlin and his music is continuously published by labels such as Bolt, Cronica, Unsounds, Con-v, Sangoplasmo etc. From year 2010 Bumšteinas has produced two radio-art productions for Deutschlandradio Kultur, one of them won him Palma Ars Acustica award established by the European Broadcastig Union. He lives and works in Vilnius, Warsaw and sometimes Berlin.

    Links

    http://www.refusenik.org

    Plus short:

    Artist: Angela Shackel

    Title of work: Missed Connections

    Description of work

    This piece takes the recognisable self-help video format and cuts it with instructional youtube videos. It is a piece that looks at the industry around people trying to be their best self and the people who are trying to give practical instructions while featuring themselves on youtube.

    This piece takes Missed Connections (text to speech) and is edited with how to grow plants self-help videos.

    Biography

    I am from Toronto, Canada. I have a degree in Philosophy and am a freelance radio producer. I have a monthly radio show called Lipstick Studios on NTS, an online station based in London.

    Links

    lipstickstudiosradio.com

     


  • Letitia Beatriz - Dj Posture

    Artists: Letitia Beatriz featuring DJ Posture

    Title of work: Fictional Live Set 01

    Description of work

    If you can, plug into the good speakers… get up, out of the computer, put your body in a position in which it can move around.
    Letitia Beatriz with DJ Posture
    Fictional Live Set 01
    Audre Lorde reading Uses of the Erotic / The Erotic As Power
    Saundra Sharpe Back Inside Herself 1984 5 minutes
    Booty Dance Economics: Misogyny and Repetition Equal Profit read by Vicki
    Mind Sex – Dead Prez
    I Know What You Want – Mariah Carey featuring Busta Rhymes
    Born In Flames – Red Crayola
    I’m A Bitch – A Bitch Named Johanna
    Lose My Breath - Destiny’s Child
    Call On Me – Eric Prydyz
    Shuffle- Elbee Bad
    Get Down – Connie Case
    Work Bitch – Britney Spears
    and Letitia Beatriz
    featuring Audre Lorde’s text Uses of the Erotic as a bassline to explore, queer, noise and make complicated feminisms and misogyny within dance music, DJ postures, dancefloor hierarchies, positive love songs

    Biography

    Letitia Beatriz is the collaborative entity of Emilia Beatriz Muller-Ginorio and Julia Letitia Scott; they are engaged in a sustained research practice which comes from desires to live, embody, practice, speak and communicate struggles "around feminism".
    Letitia Beatriz explores the distributed subjectivities within the ways we communicate and perform - in an entanglement of care, touch & solidarity. Zi takes form as cuming and going multiplicities of (non) identities. Letitia Beatriz embodies, resists & transforms complicating you & us & we in and around gendered, reproductive & invisible labour. Hir enaction brings existence to another kind of entity - through and beyond constructions of gender, time and space.
    Links
    http://careandrage.tumblr.com/

    Plus short:

    Artist: Angela Shackel

    Title of work: How To Get A Guy Like You

    Description of work

    This piece takes the recognisable self-help video format and cuts it with instructional youtube videos. It is a piece that looks at the industry around people trying to be their best self and the people who are trying to give practical instructions while featuring themselves on youtube.

    This piece uses videos about how women can get men to like them and mixes it with the text to speech copies of the comment sections from these videos.

    Biography

    I am from Toronto, Canada. I have a degree in Philosophy and am a freelance radio producer. I have a monthly radio show called Lipstick Studios on NTS, an online station based in London.

    Links

    lipstickstudiosradio.com

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts Night-time 5

    1) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 5 (3:21)
    2) Helen Flanagan - Shaman Mix (13:33)
    3) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 7 (2:01)
    4) Rose Goddard – In the Neck of Something (6:48)
    5) Jim Cheff – Shut-Eyed Stories 6 (1:35)

    Artist: Jim Cheff Title of work: Shut-Eyed Stories

    Description of work

    "Shut-Eyed Stories" is a mixture of narrated story fragments based on dreams, and experimental electronic music. Both stories and music are by myself. The texts are read by Cheryl Love.

    Biography

    I am an artist, writer, and maker of electronic music.

    'Shut-Eyed Stories' reflects my passion for combining surreal and abstract stories with experimental music. I am the author of "A Saint In The Solar System," published by Invisible Books in 2006. In 2014, I produced seven programs of 'The Rough Windows Radio Hour' for a community radio satin in my hometown of Flagstaff, Arizona. My paintings can be seen at jimcheff.blogspot.com.

    Links

    https://jimcheff.bandcamp.com/

    Artist: Helen Flanagan Title of work: Little Flashes of Sun

    Description of work

    Little flashes of sun on the surface of a cold, dark sea. A soundscape that was used as a public sound intervention in the St Joost academy toilets, Netherlands. It is made up of live samples from drum ceremonies, shamanic rituals and sound bowl healing sessions.

    Biography

    Helen Flanagan (b.1988, Birmingham, UK) is a multimedia artist who is interested in how meaning is implied or created, significantly how humankind categorizes its existence in order to cope with it. Flanagan graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with a First BA (hons) in Photography and graduated in 2014 with a Masters in Photogra¬phy at AKV St. Joost in the Netherlands. Recent shows include: Sing Along if you don’t know the words. Wallgallery, Rotterdam (solo), Social Image, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam. Trance-formation, N.K Projects, Berlin. Q. Where do you feel it, Castrum Perregrini. Amsterdam. Radio Calling, TENT, Rotterdam. East Meets West, QUAD, Derby. Context, motorcade/flashparade, Bristol.

    Links

    http://www.helenflanaganphotography.co.uk

    Artist: Rose Goddard Title of work: in the neck of something

    Description of work

    The piece follows the story of an unstable body. My intention is that the idea of the gallstone, a destabilising mass within the body, will become somewhat apparent as a larger metaphor within the work, as the constant narrative voice is picked at and stabbed into by contrasting sounds and fragments of voice. I think that the piece sits somewhere between a snippet of a sort of radio monologue or a (not very relaxing) relaxation track to listen to as you fall asleep!

    Biography

    I'm an artist based in London; I'm currently in my final year studying BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. My practice is sound and performance based, and I am working with the ideas of creating friction between the ephemeral nature of live voice, and an anchoring of sound through a recording. This project is certainly interesting for me at least, as radio draws a bridge between these two things - the live and the recorded.

    Links

    http://rosegoddard.tumblr.com/

     


  • NRRF B-Radio presents: Voyage to the Forbidden Planet (30:00)

    Artist: NRRF B-Radio presents

    Title of work: Voyage to the Forbidden Planet

    Description of work

    The NRRF cosmo-noise-nauts venture deep into unknown territories: beyond the Van Allen Belt, toward demoted planetlettes, toward the heliopause and far away en route to the Forbidden Planet. Neither an unexpected detour near Titan nor an unfortunate cloning episode can deter our intrepid crew! This translocal performance was a special collaboration for Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art 2013 in Toronto, with Anna Friz on site in Toronto as Ground Control, and the Chicago-based crew Jonny Farrow, Stephen Germana, Jeff Kolar and Peter Speer manning the Mother Ship and the escape pods.

    Biography

    B Radio: a series of radio shows mashing b-list genres with radio art. Each B Radio episode features a theme to structure the improvisational nature of the shows, though tangents are frequent and encouraged. It’s live radio, streamed, with special guests and live audience. The core group of performers play live instruments and electronics, sample wildly, speculate broadly, and have been known to sing. Show are long form, generally between 2-5 hours in length.

    NRRF is a collaborative effort to make unlicensed neighborhood radio art. For the B Radio iteration, the core group of noisemakers consists of Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Steve Germana, Jeff Kolar, Peter Speer, with Sarah Knudtson (documentation and props wrangling). Past episodes hosted by the mighty Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, and rebroadcast on WGXC / Transmission Arts in Columbia and Green Counties, New York.

     


  • National Tropospherics Commission Broadcast 6 - David Fyans

    Artist: David Fyans

    Title of work: National Tropospherics Commission (NTCR06 – 128)

    The National Tropospherics Commission (NTC) was founded in Dundee, Scotland in 2011. The body, comprising of thinkers, artists, musicians, theorists and magicians was formed to investigate various ideas relating to the social and psychological impacts of tropospheric manifestation on the human condition.
    The Commission’s objectives are:

    1. The investigation, collation, dissemination, categorisation, broadcast and publication of materials of, or purtaining to tropospheric manifestations.
    2. To understand the internal and external influences excerted on the human condition by the tropospheric network.
    3. To produce reports and guidlines based on their investigations, works and practices.
    4. To spread awareness of the troposhpere (including, but not limited to morphogenics, sub-resonance, post-cultural premonition, super-context, hive-mind activites and other cross-location synchronicities).

    Download a copy of the manifesto visit: http://erstlaub.co.uk/ntc/

    At 02.35 (EST) on the morning of 23rd May, 2014, during a routine scan of shortwave bands our field agents are known to use, one of our automated remote listening stations near Exton, PA picked up a transmission on a frequency usually devoid of activity.

    While we occasionally observe stray interference across our private frequencies, it is generally easily identifiable as such. In this instance the sustained nature of the transmission suggests something intended rather than the result of atmospherics, a stray carrier or other phenomenon.
    Lasting exactly one hour, the transmission, as per standard NTC protocol, was captured and sent for analysis which has, as yet, proved inconclusive. Exactly two weeks later, at the same time, a second broadcast was received on the same channel, lasting the same duration and this bi-weekly occurrence has repeated with different content up to the present. This pattern suggests some conscious attempt at communication.

    We have as yet been unable to determine the origin and nature of the broadcasts and have therefore requisitioned airtime on Basic Fm and temporarily declassified these transmissions in order to retransmit the anomalies in the hope that they may be decoded or debunked.
    As long as the pattern continues, we will re-propagate each transmission in full until such a time that they reach their intended recipients, are decoded or the channel goes dark again.

    Biography

    Artist, soundmonger, maker of images, video and stills, presser of buttons and rotator of knobs, art director for broken20, Insurance Underwriter for the National Tropospherics Commission, occasional writer of things and assorted other charges levelled at me which may or may not be accurate.

    Links

    http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfyans/

     


  • Evelyns Request

    Artist: Mark Vernon

    Title: Evelyn's Request

    A radiophonic audio collage combining excerpts, samples and audio quotes from a range of over 20 different popular films that feature radio broadcasts. Sampled films include: ‘Play Misty for Me’, ‘Radio Days’, ‘Talk Radio’, ‘The Fog’, ‘Warriors’, ‘American Graffiti’ and ‘Pump Up The Volume’. Radio is both the medium and the subject of this programme, a unique feature that is used to play with listener expectations, flitting between fictional radio stations with bursts of static, white noise and wild long wave frequencies as though scanning between stations. As this schizophrenic collage progresses numerous simultaneously developing narratives begin to catch the listener’s ear.

    Originally commissioned for the Drift festival of radio art in association with New Media Scotland. This first version of this piece was aired on Resonance 104.4FM in 2005.

     


  • The City Wears a Slouch Hat - Kenneth Patchen & John Cage

    Title: The City Wears A Slouch Hat
    Artist: John Cage / Kenneth Patchen

    Radio play collaboration between John Cage and writer/artist Kenneth Patchen performed in 1942. In what has to be one of the oddest Cage pieces ever, professional radio voice talents unravel a truly surreal story in straight '40s radio drama style. Replacing the usual radio drama sound effects is a percussion ensemble led by John Cage which punctuates the dialog throughout. Along with muted gongs, tin can xylophones, and marimbula are an assortment of electronic gadgets, including an audio frequency oscillator, electric buzzers and recorded sounds.

     


  • Stuart Fowkes - Cities & Memory (Italian mix)

    Artist:Stuart Fowkes

    Title of work Cities and Memory

    Description of work

    Cities and Memory presents both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at at time. Every faithful field recording you hear is directly followed by a reworking or an interpretation of that sound, reimagining that place and time as somewhere else, somewhere new.

    00.00 - Florence, Giotto's campanile
    00.58 - Turin, Caffe San Carlo
    06.05 - Venice, Acqua Alta bookshop
    13.22 - Trento, air raid siren
    15.58 - Bassano del Grappa, Ponte degli Alpini
    22.37 - Venice, Palazzo Grassi exhibition
    28.48 - Valdobbiadene, Riva Granda prosecco wine tanks
    32.43 - Venice, Biennale song at the Arsenale
    40.28 - Milan, Ripa di Porta Ticinese cafes and bars
    44.42 - Venice, the bells of St. Mark's Square
    53.13 - Turin, New Year's Eve fireworks

    Biography

    Stuart Fowkes is a sound artist and musician from Oxford, UK. From a background of ten years using field recordings to give context to musical composition, he is now the creator and curator of Cities and Memory, a global collaborative sound project that aims to remix the world one sound at a time, by mapping both the real and imagined sounds of the world. He has performed in bands including Listing Ships and Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element, has collaborated with Can's Damo Suzuki on multiple occasions, has released six albums and performed at festivals including Truck, Supernormal and the OCM Open as well as at the London Palladium. An album of the recent Cities and Memory Hamburg project, entitled Erinnerungen an eine Stadt, was released in December 2014 on German label Mobius Spin. He is heavily involved with arts and music in the city of Oxford, and is a trustee of Oxford Contemporary Music.

    Cities and Memory is a field recording and sound art work that presents both the present reality of a place and its imagined, alternative counterpart – the vision is to remix the world one sound at a time by exploring the memories and potential of different locations.
    The project is currently housed on a global sound map at http://www.citiesandmemory.com, where at every location there are two sounds instead of one. The first sound is the 'real', documentary field recording of what that place actually sounds like, and the second is a reimagined, limitless interpretation, exploring what that place could be, and probing the gaps between reality and memory. In 2014 Cities and Memory has had contributions from more than 60 artists from 16 countries. The project, which has had more than 160,000 listens in the last year alone, has been featured on Vice, The Atlantic, Liverpool Echo, CBC national radio in Canada, Resonance FM in the UK and others. There are currently more than 400 sounds spread over 25 countries.

    Links

    http://www.citiesandmemory.com

     


  • Elegy - David Fyans

    Artist: Dave Fyans Title of work: Elegy

    Biography

    Artist, soundmonger, maker of images, video and stills, presser of buttons and rotator of knobs, art director for broken20, Insurance Underwriter for the National Tropospherics Commission, occasional writer of things and assorted other charges levelled at me which may or may not be accurate.

    Links

    http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfyans/

     


  • Dreamlands B - Joaquin Cofreces

    Artist: Joaquin Cofreces

    Title of work: Dream-Land

    Description of work

    Dream-Land, written in 1844, is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s more obscure and enigmatic poems, and encourages a wide range of interpretations. It tells the story of a journey, moving through landscapes of oceans, valleys, caves, and forests, and beyond the borders of space and time. Argentinian producer, Joaquin Cofreces takes Poe's poem as a point of departure and creates his own radio work Dreamland.

    Dreamland uses text from Poe's Dream-Land, which is read by women from fifteen different places in the world. The work moves through real places and imaginary sound ambiences, allowing the listener to create their own tale and their own experience of the original poem and radio art work.

    The women whose voices appear in Dreamland (in order of appearance): Anna Baraka Garnie (Mexico), Tanja Runow (Germany), Inga Hansen (Greenland), Natalie Kestecher (Australia), Laura Romero (España), Franka Mestrovic (Croacia), Aline Penitot, Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman (Rwanda), Ilaria Gadenz (Italia), Biancamaria Binazzi (Brazil), Domnica Tundrea (Romania), Valerie Rejas Helguero (Bolivia), Nadia Molinari (England), Sarah Boothroyd (Canada), Rakhi Kishore (India)

    Biography

    Joaquin Cofreces is a sound storyteller from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, who understands radio as a space of experimentation, sound as a global way of telling stories in an emotional language. His features and radio art pieces have won several awards including Bienal Internacional de radio, Iran International radio festival, Phonurgia Nova, Ake Blomstrom, and the Prize Fundacion Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/sonorama-fueguino

    Plus short:

    Artist: Frauhaus

    Title of work: Game assembly Part 1

    Description of work

    The starting point for this work was the desire to explore and exploit the interactions which take place during the specific activity of assembling a complex board game. The final work focuses on sections of a sound recording taken of a small group assembling the board game ‘The Crystal Maze’. These fragments are placed within a music composition which enhances the tension while recalling sonic elements from the programme and suggested by the themes of the game.

    Biography

    Hazel Smoczynska and Rosie Parsons are Frauhaus. Frauhaus is: a lingering fear of the ghosts of the cold war and the horrors of the 21st century. Haunted walking, lost answer phone messages, future shock, and unfamiliar sounds in in familiar places. Our work encompasses sound, audio-visual and immersive installations.

    Links

    http://www.frauhaus.net/

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 6 - Antenna

    1) Chris Weaver - Variations for Rooms and a Tone: Heath Street Baptist Church
    2) Sian Gledhill - Shipping Forecast 3) Vikki Morton - Yugawara Station
    4) Benjamin Belinska and Elodie A. Roy - Cathcart Collage: A Radio Poem
    5) Silvia Simons - Poème d'espace en deux mouvements 6) Cathy Lane - Preparations for an Imaginary Conflict 7) Lucas Norer – When the Real Rushes In (radio edit)

    Artist: Chris Weaver Toby Clarkson Dan Wilson Title of work: Variations for Rooms and a Tone - Heath Street Baptist Church - an ongoing work that oscillates between performance and installation. The work explores the relationship between architecture and sound, using only the natural and resonant frequencies of a space. Every built environment has a unique sonic identity defined by its architecture, building materials, furnishings, temperature, humidity, physical presences and many other variables. Each room plays its own sounds back to itself, looping continuously and seamlessly – this feedback explores the innate musical possibilities of the interiors by drawing them out in a slow, delicate manner and in a series of long, even and uninterrupted tones. As the resonant properties of a building are never identical, each installation is unique and highly site specific. Similarly, each live and performative aspect of the work is particular to the venue and location.

    Artist: Sian Gledhill Title of work: Shipping Forecast - Language is an endless resource; a simple, yet loaded medium, with which we all have an everyday relationship. The Shipping Forecast on Radio 4, sandwiched between Sailing By and the National Anthem, gathers words as fragmented sentences, gesturing towards a story or perhaps the rhythm of a poem. The measured voice, like a talisman, guides us safely into familiar yet ever changing territory. In 2008 I approached Ashmount School, inviting children to read out the Shipping Forecast to see how they would interpret this functional, yet poetic broadcast. The resulting work, Shipping Forecast originally broadcast on a children’s boating lake, reveals the distinctions between the read and the spoken, the formal and informal, the rehearsed and the spontaneous. http://www.siangledhill.com

    Artist: Vikki Morton Title of work: Yugawara Station

    Artist: Benjamin Belinska and Elodie A. Roy Title of work: Cathcart Collage: A Radio Poem - A journey along the Cathcart Circle, one of the oldest train lines in Glasgow (opened in 1886). The programme combines field recordings of the train line and a poem. It was mainly recorded in February 2015. The collage entwines the memory of a half-fictional journey with the living memory of the Cathcart Circle line.

    Artist: Silvia Simons Title of work: Poème d'espace en deux mouvements -
    1. Les éléments archaïques 2. La danse languide - Poème d'espace uses as its only sound source the radio waves that naturally occur in space around the earth and which can be heard by the human ear when transformed into acoustic waves, e.g. by courtesy of the University of Alberta, Physics, Canada. Some of these 'space sounds' I've left in their 'original state', e.g. so-called 'sferics', which are recognizable by their crackling sound; others I've processed and manipulated using techniques of the electroacoustic craft. It is a multi-track work, cut together and structured with a definite aim towards a musical shape and sensibility, consisting of two distinct movements.

    Artist: Cathy Lane Title of work: Preparations for an Imaginary Conflict - Sound and language are powerful tools in the construction of imagined conflict scenarios and their aftermaths. ‘Preparations for an Imaginary Conflict' draws on the rhetoric of war and how it has been used to prepare the public for a possible attack or to build up the idea of the hostile ‘other’ in a number of real and fictional situations. The work includes recordings from public information media, oral history, archival news, texts and specific geographical sites. http://www.crisap.org/index.php?cathy-lane

    Artist: Lucas Norer Title of work: WhenThe Real Rushes In - Radio edit of the audio-visual installation “When The Real Rushes In“. A work that reflects on the recent uprisings and riots in London, Paris, Madrid and recently in Slovenia, with a focus on an acoustic iconography of the events. Both burned-out cars and smashed windows come to our mind when thinking about the riots. Nevertheless those actions are perceived as acts of pure destructiveness, “the smashing of windows can be heard as vandalism aimed at society at large, underscoring political view embodied no longer in the voice, but in [...] making noise.” http://lucasnorer.tumblr.com/portfolio

     


  • Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations

    Producers: Amy Bromley and Katy Hastie Recordist: Niall Morris Composer: Kyle Stewart

    For an overview of this series and bios please see
    http://radiophrenia.scot/radio-benjamin-glasgow-constellations/

    Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations Episode 6: True Dog Stories with Dr Jane Goldman at the Necropolis

    Oblique shaggy dog stories that explore our special bond with dogs from the ancient world to the underworld. First broadcast on Radio Berlin, September 27th 1931. Translation by Jonathan Lutes

    ‘You probably think you know dogs’, goads Benjamin in the opening to this deceptively jaunty talk, and we probably think we know where this talk is going, until we take consider more closely what ‘dog’ could mean in Benjamin’s time and the history of the ‘Signifying Dog’ presented by the insightful Dr Jane Goldman.

    Many thousands of years have passed since our victory over their wilder canine ancestors and yet, Benjamin argues, dogs are sometimes uncanny and strange to us, pseudo-subjects we can and cannot understand. Commencing as it does with Linnaeus’s taxonomy, Benjamin’s mock pedagogic rhetoric defines as much as it dissatisfies: dogs, Linnaeus says, while fiercely loyal, also spread disease, go blind and gnaw themselves. Benjamin bemoans our inability to grant them more individual agency and our broad ‘species’ brushstrokes, a strident warning given that Jews were specifically targeted for racial abuse as ‘dogs’ at this time -- a categorisation that would include Benjamin. Other traces of this more serious intention include his tale from Madagascar, the very place many in Germany and France suggested European Jews should be resettled to - that is, until the Nazis made one very brutal and final amendment to the idea. Perhaps such subterfuge was necessary under the republican Weimar radio’s heavy censorship regime (all shows were scrutinised by a complex system of surveillance committees), but the transparency of a Judaic co-efficient is only one of many provocations made by this talk.

    Dogs are a special part of our life story ‘even in their death’ and as this narration plots a course from the returning savagery of Mastifs to the plaintive loyalty of Medor at his owner’s grave it opens questions on the dialectics of the dog’s true nature: wild or tamed, primitive or civilised, nature (or animality) or culture (humankind), revolutionary or bourgeoisie, truth or shame, living or dead.
    Surveying Glasgow from the elaborate mount of of tombs that makes up the Necropolis – and with some unexpected doggie accompaniment -- Dr Jane Goldman expertly connects Benjamin’s canine tropes to the trickster figure of ‘The Signifying Dog’, a sometimes demonic shape-shifter whose renaissance predecessor can be found in Durer’s Melencolia I (1514) as one of the black dogs, ‘Saturnine signs’ she says, that ‘point down to the depths of the earth’.

    Speaker: Dr Jane Goldman
    Location: The Glasgow Necropolis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Necropolis

    Source: Walter Benjamin, Radio Benjamin edited by Lecia Rosenthal, translated by Jonathan Lutes, Lisa Harries Schumann and Diana Reese (London: Verso Books Ltd, 2014) http://www.versobooks.com/books/1720-radio-benjamin
    Supporters: Goethe Institut http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/gla/enindex.htm?wt_sc=glasgow_
    and the Collaborative Research Award from the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/currentstudents/academicprojectfunding/

    Biography

    Dr Jane Goldman is a poet and Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. Her main research interests are in Modernism, Theory and the Avant-Garde; Virginia Woolf Studies; Poetry and Poetics; and Canine Aesthetics and Animality Studies. She is a General Editor of the Cambridge University Press Edition of the Writings of Virginia Woolf and author of The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf: Modernism, Post-Impressionism and the Politics of the Visual (Cambridge UP, 1998). She also co-edited Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents (Edinburgh and Chicago UP 1998), and her current research project is on Virginia Woolf and the Signifying Dog.

    To find out more about the process of making these shows see our fb page http://www.facebook.com/WalterBenjaminStorytellingGlasgow and twitter @WBenjaminRadio

     


  • Clear Spot - Live Works & Shorts

    1) Raydale Dower – Percolation 6 2) Angela Shackel - Missed Connections
    3) The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox 4) Olivier Ginestet - Allô 5) Clare Davies - Satellite Forecast 18th April 2015

    Artist: Raydale Dower Title of work: Seven Daily Percolations - The daily recording of a coffee pot - from gas ignition to percolation - a reoccurring event that will feature at the same time each day.
    Raydale Dower studied Sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee and received an MDes in Sound for the Moving Image from The Glasgow School of Art. Exhibitions and projects include: The Glasgow Weekend, Volksbühne Theatre, Berlin (2013); Piano Drop, Tramway, Glasgow (2011) (realised with a Creative Scotland Vital Spark Award); On Memory and Chance, The Changing Room, Stirling (2011); Beethoven’s 5th(X8), Art Basel, Miami Beach, Miami (2010); Le Drapeau Noir for 2010 Glasgow International festival (realised with an Open Glasgow Award); and The Associates, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2009). Dower co-founded bands Uncle John & Whitelock (2001–6) and Tut Vu Vu (2007–ongoing). He lives and works in Glasgow. http://www.vavarecords.com/tut-vu-vu.html

    Artist: Angela Shackel Title of work: Missed Connections - This piece takes the recognisable self-help video format and cuts it with instructional youtube videos. It is a piece that looks at the industry around people trying to be their best self and the people who are trying to give practical instructions while featuring themselves on youtube. This piece takes Missed Connections (text to speech) and is edited with how to grow plants self-help videos. I am from Toronto, Canada. I have a degree in Philosophy and am a freelance radio producer. I have a monthly radio show called Lipstick Studios on NTS, an online station based in London. lipstickstudiosradio.com

    The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox - A series of short readings by artists from favourite books chosen from the stock of Aye-Aye Books. By ’artists’ we mean visual artists, writers, performers, curators, commentators, etc. They will include regular customers, those we have previously worked with, those we wish to work with and other suggested participants. As well as current stock, extracts may be from books we have previously stocked, or from books we might be expected to stock, and will therefore endeavour to get in in time for the broadcast.

    Aye-Aye Books is a bookshop run by Martin Vincent and Sapna Agarwal, based within the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. It specialises in art books, with an emphasis on small run and self-published artist books, alongside theoretical and radical publications, magazines and zines from around the world, experimental fiction and insurrectionary propaganda. http://www.aye-ayebooks.com/shop/

    Artist: Olivier Ginestet Title of work: Allô - This is a free adaptation of Monique Proulx's short story from the collection Les Aurores montréales. "Pass on by sounds, arouse the imagination. The sound documentary seems to Olivier Ginestet, the least intrusive medium by which the subject can bequeath a speech. A speech which often joined, among its previous creations, collective struggles or social issues. Co-founder of "Lames-de-sons" collective, in France, director and broadcaster by public listening and festivals, creator of sound track for plays, living now in Montreal-Canada, he lends a scrupulous ear there." http://vestibule-sonore.com/

    Artist: Claire Davies Title of work: Satellite Forecast - A daily sound poem of the overhead passing of satellites specific to the Glasgow area. I will use satellite data to present the wonder and amazement of these majestic machines swimming above our heads on a daily basis. I want to create an intimate relationship between these massive floating machines, building an awareness of their existence, and presence within our everyday lives. These objects could be the ruins of our future selves, after an apocalyptic demise, with everything on Earth destroyed by volcanic ash, an asteroid, or ourselves, all that's left is the satellite debris that circles our planet.

    Claire Davies (b.1987, Nottingham, lives and works in Nottingham) graduated with Intermedia Art BA from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: Vulcan Point, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014; The Light Years, Generator Projects, 2013. Focusing on the sense of wonder, awe, exploration and optimism; I’m interested in the parallel existence of our everyday lives, against the wider quests of space exploration, human development and the continuous search for Amazement. Videos, objects and words combine to generate a sensation of another place, another place within our own existence, parallel to our journey. http://www.clairedavies.info

     


  • Vaterland - an acoustic investigation on the saviours of the occident

    Artists: Frauke Berg, Christian Ahlborn, Thomas Frank & Matti Rouse

    Title of work: Fatherland: An acoustic investigation on attempts to rescue the Abendland on a regular basis

    Description of work

    Germans are not very experienced in public controversy and normally do everything to avoid it. Especially if it might spoil our self-image as a democratic "model student". So we avoided a common dispute on migration, integration, our self-conception as nation in a unified Europe, gender mainstreaming and many other potentially contrivers topics in the last decades.

    Now this dislocations brake open in rallies and manifestations which appears to be a divide in the recent german history. They call them self PEGIDA "Patriotic europeans against the islamic influence on the occident" (which held the biggest rally in the german post-reunification era). They are a extremely heterogeneous fusion from frustrated middle class citizen, over fundamental religious movements, right wing splinter parties to hardcore neo-nazis.

    Using field-recordings from the Düsseldorf PEGIDA and DÜGIDA events , a hint of soundclips from Godard's "Weekend", and a live sampling of music and sound fragments from Frauke Berg, "Fatherland" is an attempt of an acoustic approach on the strange clash of antipodal world views in the streets of Düsseldorf.

    Frauke Berg: live sampling & musical parts
    Christian Ahlborn: field recordings, concept, editing
    Thomas Frank: concept, editing
    Matti Rouse: Voice -over

    Biography

    Thomas Frank / Bochum Radio Journalist (focused on arts & culture coverage) for the WDR & Deutschlandfunk

    Christian Ahlborn / Düsseldorf Radio Journalist ( media, culture & society topics, also working in the field of mayor radio features) graphic-designer, photojournalist, co-designed a participative art installation for the memorial site of the former
    sinagogue Marburg

    Frauke Berg / Düsseldorf In her artistic works Frauke Berg interweaves animations and drawings with her voice and electronic sounds. She published a vinyl record "Ten little Bugs" on the Düsseldorf independent label "Slowboy Records". Together with the composer and musician Anja Lautermann she founded the sound-performance project "Studium Stadt" using field recordings mixed with voice, analogue sounds an animations.
    Links

    http://www.fraukeberg.de

    https://vimeo.com/124138443

     


  • Robin The Fog - Looking Good Feeling Great Episode 2

    Artist: Robin The Fog

    Title: Looking Good Feeling Great Episode 2

    Synopsis

    Join Robin The Fog as he digs up a plethora of inspirational, aspirational and instructional recordings of highly dubious vintage and embarks on a cut-and-paste odyssey that is by turns amusing, absurd and, on at least one occasion, almost unbearable. Essential listening for adolescent salespeople seeking holiness or anyone trying to give up smoking on the moon.

    Biography

    Robin The Fog is a sound artist and radio producer whose work blurs the boundary between documentary, musique concrete, and field recording, both independently and as part of the reel-to-reel tape wrangling duo Howlround. His biggest fear is being swallowed by a python, though being based in London he admits the contingency is a remote one.

    Links

    http://robinthefog.com

     


  • Rachel Ni Chuinn

    Artist: Rachel Ní Chuinn

    Title of work: The Shape of Sounds to Come

    Description of work

    Sound is a physical form. Sound waves have physical dimensions and interact dramatically with architectural structures. The ear hears sound as vibrations brush against small hairs inside our heads. This tactile dimension to sound makes it inherently sculptura. A meandering line traces the parallel development of music and our built environment.

    Did our neolithic ancestors implement acoustic design 5500 years ago? Architects outline the physics of acoustics and how buildings can shape what we hear. Composer Alvin Lucier describes the details of how a room can be an instrument. Artists, composers and architects consider the subtleties of sound and how they can shape our sense of place.

    Biography

    Rachel Ní Chuinn is an artist who works with sound, text, electronics and radio to explore ideas of touch and movement. Her music has been performed by members of the Crash Ensemble, The Quiet Music Ensemble, This Is How We Fly and the Dublin Laptop Orchestra. Currently she is focusing on self-produced electronic works.
    She performs live both on her own and with the Dublin Laptop Orchestra. She also hosts Cluastuiscint a weekly music show on Raidió na Life and has produced compositional radio documentaries for national broadcast in Ireland and live and community radio events internationally.

    Links

    http://www.rachelnichuinn.com

     


  • H12 Radiophrenia Shorts - Amplitude

    1) Julian Scordato – Atropos (04:46)
    2) Diogo Fragoso - The Last Man (03:34)
    3) Ian Helliwell - Downhill Motor Race (09:48)
    4) Boštjan Perovšek - Murmuring Rome, Vienna, Kranj (05:00)
    5) Mark Small - Eternal Darkness (04:05)

    Artist: Julian Scordato Title of work: Atropos

    This work wants to evoke images of an apparently dystopian environment. Electronic sounds are generated by a stochastic process that takes its cue from genetics (frameshift mutations, base substitution, sequence inversion) and its implementation is semi-improvised thanks to random generated variables (sequence, pitch, duration, dynamics): in its unpredictability, the result can be only routed within a range of values. The formal structure is made of molecules designed as containers, part of an out-of-time category.

    http://www.julianscordato.com

    Artist: Diogo Fragoso Title of work: The Last Man

    Balanced composition between the experimental and classic, between sound and space, between chaos and order, exploring the relationship between non-musical and musical elements on a minimalist perspective, evoking a sense of nostalgia.

    https://www.behance.net/DiogoFragoso

    Artist: Ian Helliwell Title of work: Downhill Motor Race

    Electronics and vocal work based on text by JG Ballard, and made for a Kennedy assassination 50th anniversary event in Brighton in November 2013. The electronic sounds were made with the Hellisizer 4000, and the 2 vocal tracks were spoken by Vicky Fenlon.

    http://www.ianhelliwell.co.uk

    Artist: Boštjan Perovšek Title of work: Murmuring Rome, Vienna, Kranj

    “Murmuring Rome, Vienna, Kranj” is a soundscape of three areas that vary
    from one another, but a closer look reveals “compatible” that can produce
    something quite coherent. The central point in this score is Kranj. Although it is the fourth largest town in Slovenia, it is a small one with a population of just over 50,000

    Nevertheless, Kranj boasts a rich history. It is situated at the junction of important routes leading from Northern Europe to the Adriatic Sea and from Western toward
    Eastern Europe. The ancient town of Kranj, whose names throughout its history included Carnium, Creina, Chreina and Krainburg, is a historic town situated on a
    prominent rock conglomerate at the confluence of the Sava and Kokra rivers.
    Inhabited as early as in the Celtic period in the first millennium B.C, the town
    achieved one of its highlights in the 7th century, during Migration Period when
    Slovene settlers arrived. The influence of Roman and German cultures is evident in Kranj and the rest of Slovenia. So, the challenge was to go to big cities in the territory of Roman and German cultures and correlate Roman, German and Slavic soundscapes.

    Keep in mind that Slovenia is small, with a population of around two million and the two big cities have just a bit smaller (Vienna) and a bit larger (Rome) populations. What is the soundscape result if we put together something very small (Kranj) in a little bigger (Slovenia), but with a more homogeneous population than Vienna or Rome. Both big cities are influenced by other cultures in present time. In Slovenia, on the other hand, the influence of other cultures derive more from its history.
    What result can we get? What language can we hear? What music are we
    listening to? Are Rome, Vienna and Kranj have only rivers in common? What
    else?

    http://www.perovsek.si

    Artist: Mark Small Title of work: Eternal Darkness

    This piece is an exploration of dark electronica, it was written with a view to accompany a dark film scene. I used this work as part of my third year submission at DJCAD.

     


  • Clear Spot feat Janie Nicoll

    1) Frau Haus - Game Assembly part 1
    2) Janie Niccoll - Earlier On I Went Somewhere (live)
    3) Rebecca Wilcox - untitled piece 2
    4) Angela Shackel - UMSYEAHSOKAYSDEMO

    More details:

    Artist: Janie Nicol

    Title of work: Earlier On I Went Somewhere

    Description of work

    These spoken word texts have derived from a current involvement with residents of a care home who have dementia, and they explore the ambiguous and existential nature of their thought processes.

    Biography

    Janie Nicoll is a Glasgow based visual Artist who studied Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and the Master of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, She is interested in creating hybrid-works using a combination of media (text, imagery assemblage, sound, video and performance).

    She is interested in making artworks out-with regular gallery spaces and exploring possibilities created through undertaking residencies in different locations, in collaboration or interaction with other people. Her artworks often use collage techniques, digital photography and assemblage to re-appropriate cultural references and signifiers. Her work explores the psychological intersection between visual and aural cultures, often working with spoken word performance.

    Recent residencies use collaboration as a modus operandi. e.g. a Creative Lab at CCA Glasgow, 2012: a Collaborative Residency for Counterflows Music Festival 2013, with Berlin based Musician, Annette Krebs, at CCA Creative Lab http://counterflows.com/the-counterflows-residency-with-annette-krebs-and-janie-nicoll-2; a Rough Mix cross platform collaborative residency for Magnetic North Theatre Co, at Tramway March 2013 http://www.magneticnorth.org.uk/magnetic-north/rough-mix.html); a Protest and Propaganda Lab at Metal Liverpool http://www.metalculture.com/liverpool/lab-protest-and-propaganda-liverpool.html.; and Team Effort residency at South Side Studios, Govanhill, Glasgow.

    Recent exhibitions include ‘Rough Edit’ at InterviewRoom11, part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2014, ‘East End Transmissions’ at the Pipe Factory: ‘New Wave’ at the “Old Hairdressers”, ‘Seven Inch’ and ‘Record Store’ at Monorail Records, Glasgow and Avalanche Records, Edinburgh; ‘Fools Gold’ at the Briggait Project Spaces.

    Links

    http://www.janienicoll.co.uk/

     


  • Leon Gower

    Artist: Leon Gower and Obie Title: COLD CALL CALL OUT

    Tune in to the first ever live transmission of COLD CALL CALL OUT –an experiement in phone in / out radio.

    Glasgow comedian Obie ( http://www.obiethecomedian.co.uk ) will be dialing out on the phones for a full 30 minutes, alongside producer / project creator Leon Gower (he does http://www.tapedutour.com and some other stuff).

     


  • Justin Wiggan - Anchor Store Principles

    Artist: Justin Wiggan

    Title of work: Anchor Store Principles

    Description of work

    Based on early 90s self help and corporate capitalist store principle videos. Kind of a venture into the mall soft genre more like mall noise or mall wall !

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/justin-wiggan

     


  • Sol Rezza - KMTB

    Artist: Sol Rezza

    Title of work: KM / TB

    Description of work

    Radio Art, Experimental Music, Radio Play, Storytelling by Sol Rezza.
    Sound: Stereo (Headphones)
    KM / TB is a piece of experimental radio performed live for the Stazione Ditopolò Itala occasion of World TB Day. This work is based on fragments of journals and texts of the writer Katherine Mansfield who died in 1923 of tuberculosis. The text fragments are taken from Librivox, while excerpts from the diary have been read by Sol Rezza. Experimental music and sounds by Sol Rezza.
    Biography
    Sol Rezza (7/4/1982 Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a sound designer and radio producer specialized in radio art, recording, field recording, sound design for media, post-production and audio mixing. Since early in her life she developed a deep interest in radio and media, which led her to have formal studies in the field of communication and audio. She has been a notable advocate of radio art and radio experimentation in the radio scene in Latin America.
    Radio is her main work ambient; nonetheless her works aim to experiment several approaches playing with spatial resonances: surround, performance and live mixing to create immersive audio experiences. She has consolidated as well a solid reputation as an experimental composer, with several albums reflecting an unusual mixture of narrative and sound design.
    Through different techniques of recording and manipulating sounds she specializes in creating sound environments, electroacoustic compositions, soundtracks, sound effects, experimental radio, sound design for multimedia platforms and sound design for theater and installations. Her compositions are based on the transformation of field recordings and composition using virtual instruments, indigenous instruments, experimentation with voices and foley.
    Her artworks are characterized by the experimentation with microphones manipulation, sound modified objects, field recordings and audio editing using layers of sound. By those means she achieves a wide variety of textures in each of her compositions. Narrative and the constant play with the symbols of the language is a fundamental point throughout her work.

    Links

    radio-arte.com

     


  • Martin Gambarotta & the X static tics

    Artist: Martin Gambarotta and The X Static Tics

    Title of work: Ethiopian Sons

    Description of work

    Text: Martin Gambarotta
    Sounds & music: X Static Tics (Henk Bakker & Lukas Simonis)
    Produced by Poetry International, WORM and Klangendum

    Biography

    Martín Gambarotta is a renowned spokesperson for the Argentinian poets of the nineties. For a number of years he edited the independent website poesia.com, and he regularly writes political columns for the Buenos Aires Herald. His aim is always to provide a good performance but never at the expense of poetic content. In his poetry he manages to highlight the matters that do not come to light in political forums. He employs different voices so that through distortion and friction he is able to arrive at a new reality in which underlying events and revelations play a part. His best-known collections are Punctum (1996), Seudo (2000), Relapso + Angola (2005) and Para Un Plan Primavera (2011). His poems have been translated into English, Dutch, German and Norwegian.

    The Static Tics are Henk Bakker - bassclarinet, beats, voice, electronics and Lukas Simonis - prepared guitar, voices, electronics. The band started as an excuse to improvise with laptops. & maybe also to have an excuse to edit the stuff we played & to make radio. So through the years, The Static Tics remained at the core of the WORM radio department, making radioplays, documentaries and radio magazines. Using anything that we had on our hard discs; radiojams, fieldrecordings, studiorecordings, live improvs...

    The concept was that editing and being unspontaneous can be just as interesting as a live-concert; just the dynamics differ....From the start the band was mainly a radio & studio project centered around the similarity of people having the Syndrome of Giles De La Tourette and people that do experimental or improvised music. In 2007 The Tics decided to go ÜBERGROUND, trashed their laptops (not!) & went back to the old 'machines'; guitar and bass clarinet butstill using a lot of electronics. New element now; (non) fiction. Except for curating the Radioplays series for WORM, (broadcasted on national radio 6, VPRO, Cafe Sonore) the Tics were quite active producing their own radioplays and sometimes making live radio plays and of course, performing those. There's a lot of Static Tics material on RADIO WORM. Actually, the Tics are the founders and keepers of this ongoing radio-magazine (2000-2012).

    Since the year 2010 the Tics (under the banner of worm, later worm/klangendum) were through the Rotterdam Poetry International Festival 'matched' with poets to make a 'radioplay together; Usula Andkjaer Olsen (DEN) in 2010, Yan Jun (CHINA) in 2011, Saskia De Jong (NL) in 2012 and Michèle Metail in 2013. This resulted in live performances on the festival and also recorded versions of the work for Dutch national radio. Since then the two gentlemen started their own radioprogram about radio art on the concertzender(.nl) called 'Dr Klangendum' and started to do all kinds of radioprojects.

    Links

    http://klangendum.nl/

     


  • H6 Radiophrenia Shorts - Resonance

    1) Amble Skuse - In a Quiet Night (04:48)
    2) Jonathan Prior - The Pentland Hills: An Audio Portrait (20:00)
    3) Annie Higgen - The Letter (04:10)

    Artist: Amble Skuse Title of work: In a Quiet Night

    Recorded Live at Zajia Lab in Beijing, Amble is layering live processed electric fiddle with soundscape of Beijing and a poem by Li Bai entitled In A Quiet Night. The improvisation explored the disorienting nature of changing timezone whilst also having ME, and illness which creates exhaustion and fatigue.

    Biography
    Flute player and composer Amble Skuse writes interactive live technology pieces which reference Scottish Traditional Music. After studying at Dartington College of Arts (now University College Falmouth) and Bath Spa University she began writing for traditional music performers, finding ways of incorporating live electronics into the performance.
    Amble works with Logic, MAX/MSP and Supercollider to create sculptural sounds which augment and support the traditional music performers. She is interested in ways in which the past and the future come together and merge to create the now. Amble is a International Creative Entrepreneurs Fellow, a BBC Performing Arts Fund Music Fellow and runs her own producing house Remembered / Imagined with Judith Walsh.

    http://www.ambleskuse.net

    Artist: Jonathan Prior Title of work: The Pentland Hills: An Audio Portrait

    ‘The Pentland Hills: An Audio Portrait’ is a 20 minute soundscape piece that documents the landscapes of the Pentland Hills between September 2013 and April 2014. The piece takes a listener on a non-narrated audio journey through the Hills, starting from the interior of the Regional Park and concluding at the A720 Edinburgh Bypass. On the journey, we encounter pine trees creaking in the wind, geese flying south for the winter, tides on Bonaly reservoir, overhead power lines buzzing with electrical charge, and walkers discussing their health regimes.

    I am a sound recordist and geographer based in Cardiff, Wales. I have an abiding interest in how people experience landscapes through sound, and to this end I have produced sound maps, augmented audio tours, soundwalks, and field recording installations.

    http://12gatestothecity.com

    Artist: Annie Higgen Title of work: The Letter

    The Letter is a spoken-word piece about benefit sanctions in the UK. The work uses the original wording of letters sent out by the Department of Work and Pensions to trace the effect of this bureaucratic language on the lives of people in the UK. By turning the machine-typed messages into spoken text, the piece aims to draw attention to the contrast between the impersonal technical terms and polite phrases of the letters, and the personal impact these have in the everyday lives of people. It also addresses the social stigma that is often involved.

    Biography

    Annie Higgen is a Glasgow-based poet and sound artist who works across different media and art forms. Her experimental practice aims for an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary art and frequently incorporates forms of political and social activism. In her work, she alternates between more traditional forms of page-based poetic writing, digital media, and sound works. Previously working as a singer-songwriter she gradually moved to poetry and more experimental sound art and finished her MA in Poetic Practice at Royal Holloway in 2014. Annie is particularly interested in exploring concepts of place within social and political frameworks and she has developed audio works, net-based pieces, book works, and performances in relation to a number of sites, primarily in London. Her emotionally charged spoken-word pieces often develop notions of physical and emotional violence and confinement.

    http://www.thisisavirtualspace.co.uk/

     


  • TLRS Morning Show - Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz

    Artists: Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz

    Title: TLRS Morning Show

    Description of work

    (Cyber)feminist, non-essentialist transgender and queer daily radio show using wacky sound effects, adopted characters, special guests and formulaic speech patterns as an arch way of thinking about the scripted behavior and controlled empathy of systematic care.

    Commissioned for broadcast by a German national broadcaster in 2005, delayed and then cancelled in 2006, the first Laurence Rassel Show was a 90-minute electroacoustic radio drama about feminist anonymity, transgendered authorship... and murder. It is astute, serious and ridiculously funny. During Episode 7 Laurence and Terre will revisit this format, broadcasting TLRS live from the Tramway as three daily mid-afternoon ‘morning shows’ and one performance, available also on Resonance FM, and across Glasgow on Radiophrenia. TLRS will use the tropes of morning radio – wacky sound effects, adopted characters, special guests and formulaic speech patterns – to think together about the scripted behaviour and controlled empathy of systematic care, and the difficulties of attempting to re-imagine what kinds of care we might need if we are to un-become what we never asked to be, be it in gender, body or identity.

    Biography

    Laurence is director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. She was member of Constant, a non-profit, interdisciplinary arts-lab focusing on free software, copyright alternatives and (cyber)feminism. Terre is a multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work combines a critical look at identity politics – including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race – with an ongoing analysis of the socio-economics of commercial media production.

    Links

    http://arika.org.uk/events/episode-7-we-cant-live-without-our-lives/programme

    http://www.comatonse.com/

    http://www.constantvzw.org/site/

    http://www.publicrec.org/archive/2-01/2-01-014/2-01-014.html

     


  • Alan Dunn - The Ghost Telegrams

    Artists: Alan Dunn, Jeff Young and Paul Simpson

    Title of work: The Ghost Telegrams (Volume 1)

    Description of work

    The Ghost Telegrams (Volume 1) is inspired by the Clifton family from Lytham St Annes - eccentric rogue Harry, reclusive mother Violet and Siberian adventurer John Talbot. Compiled from unseen archives, we follow the three characters from vast wealth through to financial ruin taking in Hollywood gothic, Grand Nationals, pawned Renoirs and poetic madness, with the part of Harry read by veteran actor Ron Moody (Fagan in Oliver!).

    Biography

    Alan Dunn, Paul Simpson and Jeff Young have collaborated on numerous audio projects since SuperBlock for BBC Radio 3 in 2003. Dunn was short-listed for The Liverpool Art Prize, Simpson has recorded with The Teardrop Explodes and The Wild Swans and Young recently presented stage versions of Quadrophenia and Bright Phoenix.

    Links
    http://www.ghosttelegrams.co.uk

     


  • Secluded Bronte

    Artist: Secluded Bronte

    Title of work: Dark August Variations

    Description of work

    I don’t want to pre-load the listener with a listening guide but to me there’s something enigmatic about this hörspiel. Perhaps the dissonant gong like chords at the very beginning cast a large dark question mark over the entire thing. Its fairly mercurial or chameleonic, it shifts in time and space and as it does so it also shifts in timbre. Appropriately, then, it is also partially a travelogue featuring fragments from three audio diaries that my colleagues and I maintained whilst recording this project in Rotterdam.

    There are multiple layers of sounds; tape manipulation, amplified acoustic objects,
    analogue synthesis and sound processing, field recordings, speech. Some of the sounds have a raw, brute quality. Miscellaneous formats and techniques were used for recording in order to create timbral variation and diversity, and real physical presence. There is, as mentioned previously, much in the way of transformation. The script is a poem composed of fragments from absurd adverts for luxury products, descriptions of wines, directions, text appropriated from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, transcribed dialogue from a straight to video American horror movie and texts which have been arrived at via OuLiPo-lite algorithmic approaches and collage. Lines chosen randomly from multiple sources like Rudolf Rocker’s “Anarcho-Syndicalism” to “The Mabinogion” were sculpted into what sounds like coherent speech via multiple languages using translation apps. So, what started in English is translated into Spanish, Welsh, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Arabic, Dutch and then back into English. This work is most evident in the last 25 minutes of the piece.

    Dark August Variations ends with a sequence of soliloquies for three voices, it seems dark and austere which is just what most of Europe looks like right now. Enjoy.
    Richard Thomas, November 2014.

    Dark August Variations written and performed by Secluded Bronte (Adam Bohman,
    Jonathan Bohman, Richard Thomas) and Peter Fengler, Lukas Simonis, Daniela De Paulis, Bebe Beliz.
    Mixed and edited by
    Richard Thomas.
    Produced by
    WORM & Klangendum

    Thanks
    Lukas Simonis, Mariëtte Groot, Hajo Doorn, Nina Hitz, Jan Hiddink, Florian Kramer, Giovanni Simonis, Artyom Kocharyan

    Biography
    Secluded Bronte is a trio featuring Adam Bohman, Jonathan Bohman and Richard Thomas. Their performance art is an idiosyncratic form of music theatre; a kaleidoscopic collage of found texts, brut sounds, musique concréte. Their debut album Secluded in Jersey City has just been released on New York's esteemed Pogus imprint.

    The Bohman Brothers are renowned performers and the authors of two highly regarded albums. They have collaborated with Peter Strickland, Christian Marclay, Luke Fowler, Ilan Volkov and Ken Campbell.

    Richard Thomas is an artist/musician/writer and formerly the commissioning editor at Resonance FM. Thomas is the author of three seminal albums - Shoes And Radios Attract Paint, Seven Point Plan To Destroy Astrology, Soggy Martyrs. He has collaborated with artists as diverse as Derek Bailey, Squarepusher, Stereolab, Robert Ashley to name but a few. He writes a regular column for The Wire magazine.

    Links
    http://www.pogus.com/21075.html
    http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/art-now-live/art-now-live-bohman-brothers
    http://www.stalk.net/paradigm/pd30.html
    http://www.lorecordings.com/artist/richard-thomas/

     


  • Live-to-Air - Elizabeth Veldon / Jim Colquhoun

    Broadcasting live from The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, we present a double bill of new radio works:

    Elizabeth Veldon & Mary Knox present ‘A Shorter History of Radio’ – This piece discusses the history of radio as a medium both for entertainment and as a tool for the propagation of propaganda. The piece is for two players and will feature texts drawing on both literary and academic representations of radio, electronic music and the sounds of radio itself.

    https://elizabethveldon.bandcamp.com/music

    Jim Colquhoun with Jamie McNeill – ‘The Balderwick Codex’ – “A New Statistical Account of the Parish of Balderwick and Environs. Including: a Sucking Bog, an Importunate Erection, a Dead Dad, Fish Slaughter, Two Pricks and a Man, a Worthy Man, in Happy Mood, Conversing with a Fly.”

    https://blackdrop.wordpress.com

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 15

    1) Jon Panther – Mediated Voice and the Everyday 2) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Negative Reponse to Aural Stimulation 3) Pierre-Jean Rossi - Handbrake turn into the parallel
    4) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - The Disassociated Smell 5) Sian Gledhill – Omnibus
    6) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Phenomelatchical-mucoganin-Manchunofinian-minimalogical
    7) Franciszek Araszkiewicz – Superposition 8) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Telephone interview with Salome Voeglin 9) Titus Twelve – Lights Out

    Artist: Jon Panther Title of work: Mediated Voice and The Everyday - This piece observes the relationship that the human voice has with recorded and transmitting mediums while it flippantly celebrates the absurdity of the ordinary.
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dead_Peoples_Records/

    Artist: Ivor Kallin & John Bisset - These pieces are intended for insertion after any programme - they use issues from the programme as a springboard for general debates on hot topics in the world of Sound Art...Professors of Cochlean and Post-Anechoic Echolalia at the Grampian School of Disciplinary Arts. Bringing you live, spontaneous reactions from their portacabin in the car park of the CCA where they will be stationed for the duration of Radiophrenia. Gifts of biscuits and hot beverages will be most welcome. http://www.2-13.co.uk

    Artist: Pierre-Jean Rossi Title of work: Handbrake turn into the parallel - A work i made for an open call for a collectif in paris. the subject was adherence. I took the first idea of what does adherence sounds like and i wanted to make a short piece that people who never heard about percistant sound could listen and see what it's like.
    https://soundcloud.com/pierre-jean-rossi

    Artist: Sian Gledhill Title of work: Omnibus - A piece layering The Archers. Sian Gledhill is an artist who has established herself through a series of investigations into the cultural and historical forces that surround her. News and radio guide her endeavours. Fascinated by the defunct, the obsolete and redundant forms of storytelling, she uses items of nostalgia, ephemera or personal archives to stage a re-encountering of the familiar. Through performance and film she often conducts playful interventions, opening up new dialogues with a place and its history. http://www.siangledhill.com

    Artist: Franciszek Araszkiewicz Title of work: Superposition - Radio waves of the Earth is the sole basis for organisation of musical material in this piece. Raw wave recordings are subject for intense rhythmical and timbre transformations. Composition takes approximate triptych form. The middle part includes two additional pre-composed layers. The first one of them is based on the slightly modified Morse Code (with dash equal to four, not three, dots), with dots and slashes being represented by rhythmic pulses. The hidden message, which may be directly understood by advanced Morse Code listener, is the statement: THINGS ON A VERY SMALL SCALE BEHAVE LIKE NOTHING THAT YOU HAVE ANY DIRECT EXPERIENCE ABOUT, which is quotation from Richard Feynman concerning the small-scale objects behaviour. Recordings of Earth’s radio waves are kind of imaginary model of small scale behaviour: sometimes they resemble waves, wind, thunder; at the same time they include components which are alien to the nature sounds in large scale. The second layer is electronics part; one of Earth’s waves sound, analysed in its pitch structure, has been used as “score” for electronics, resulting in dense and irregular cluster-like chords.

    Artist: Titus Twelve Title of work: Lights Out - Lights Out is a unique, experimental radio piece made out of 95% recycled radio. It provokes the listener to engage with the concepts of dreaming, afterlife, and radio from another world. Recordings from various current UK stations were edited, sampled and carefully re-stitched into a short (Just under 20 mins), diverse transmission with it's own strong radio identity. Themes of sleep, death, darkness and power are delivered through dramatic scenes, while playful and surreal elements feature equally, with dream-like sequences and subtle comedy. Central to the atmospheric flow, are Musical soundscapes and sound-bites that propel the curious sense of unease and Dystopia... http://soundcloud.com/titustwelve

     


  • Radio Kulturo - Robert Canning

    Artist: Robert Canning Title of work: Radio Kulturo

    Radio Kulturo is an Internet based installation exploring consensus, time and simultaneity
    through the medium of Internet radio streams. Radio Kulturo re-transmits the national
    classical music radio station of every member state of the European Union (EU) via its
    online radio stream, appropriating the signals into a new montage stream 1 . The result is a dense montage of over twenty simultaneous live classical music stations distributed spatially over a stereo pair.

    http://radiokulturo.kiben.net/

    Radio Kulturo, however, makes tangible a translocal network space, and voicing this space is perhaps the antithesis of the medium exploited, the state financed national broadcasts of classical music have been historically so instrumental in the construction of a sense national identity (Edensor et al., 2002). With high bandwidth Internet connectivity and the provision of live Internet based retransmissions of FM broadcasts by national radio broadcasters having become commonplace in Europe in recent years it seemed an opportune time to make a piece bringing these elements together. The re-streaming of these national broadcasters transmissions into a single location is an experiment in live montage.

    When this montage is experienced over longer durations a consensus of the listening habits of the pan European audience, in a soft collaboration with the broadcasters who provide and programme the content, becomes apparent. The content is almost exclusively music from the European canon of art music from the last five centuries or so. Only stations from the member states of the European Union are used in this piece, as well as the common socio-cultural heritage they also share a similar time zone allowing the consensual synchronised listening habits to be more explicitly illustrated than would be possible if including American or Australian stations.

    Radio Kulturo creates an extreme manifestation of the contested space of radio and thus
    provides a context where the streams my liberate themselves from the context in which
    they originate. Despite the homogeneity of the sonified consensual listening patterns, the
    manner of its presentation results in a "disruption of the coherent" as "radio loads more
    voices into the head than the body can withstand" (Milutis, 1996) in what Whitehead
    (1990) calls the broadcast schizophonic.

    "Avantgarde radio exploits the schizophonic, overcrowding the interior space of radio
    reception with many voices and sounds, disrupting traditional visions of what the tape,
    music, or the interpretive apparatus behind the ear can withstand." (Milutis, 1996)

     


  • Meaning Dependency Clinic

    Artists:No

    Title of work: Meaning Dependency Clinic

    Description of work: magazine programme with content

    Bio: degradable

    Links - https://en.wikipedia.org/

    http://shop.spacex.com/accessories-73/welcome-to-mars-door-mat.html

    http://dapak.co.uk/history-paper-sacks/

     


  • David Pocknee - For London

    Artist: David Pocknee

    Title of work: For London

    Description of work

    A darkly comic 30 minute radio play in three movements. Monologues culled from answering machines play out over experimental nocturnes for piano, electric guitar, electronics and handmade organ.

    Biography

    David Pocknee is a composer, guitarist and visual artist. He has studied at Huddersfield University, UK and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, NL and is currently pursuing a PhD in composition at Huddersfield University. He is a founding member of The New Fordist Organization and The Institute Of Applied Cultural Economics and Sociology (www.acesinstitute.eu) and ran the daily experimental text-score service Text Score A Day (www.twitter.com/textscoreaday). Between 2010-2012 he performed with the Hague-based performance-art collective, Acid Police Noise Ensemble (www.acidpolice.com). He is the editor and founder of Much Too Much Noise (http://issuu.com/much_too_much_noise), an online zine for radical aesthetics.

     


19th April 2015
  • British Art Show 1990 audio guide tape

    Selected by Colin MacFarlane

     


  • Stuart Fowkes - Cities and Memory

    Artist: Stuart Fowkes Title of work: Cities and Memory

    Cities and Memory presents both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at at time. Every faithful field recording you hear is directly followed by a reworking or an interpretation of that sound, reimagining that place and time as somewhere else, somewhere new.

    Through the course of the piece, we take you across the world from west to east, covering 21 countries with 42 pairs of sounds. The list of locations below gives a brief description of each field recording, allowing you to orientate yourself in the ‘real’ sound world, before once again losing yourself in the reimagined sound world that follows.

    Supplementary: directory of locations in 'Cities and Memory'
    00.00: San Francisco, USA: Ferry station departure board
    02.10: San Francisco, USA: Drumm Street busker with hammered dulcimer
    06.05: Chiliwack, Canada: The bells ringing at Five Corners
    12.00: Montreal, Canada: Roadworks on the McGill University campus
    18.34: Caldas da Rainha, Portugal: Autumn thunderstorm
    24.05: St. Ives, England: Gulls on the harbour beach
    28.13: Cardiff, Wales: World War II exhibition inside Cardiff Castle
    35.30: Liverpool, England: Construction work in an abandoned building on Stanley Dock
    41.10: Loch Ness, Scotland: Rain on the tent by Loch Ness
    44.05: Snowshill, England: Bees at Cotswold lavender farm
    48.43: Thruxton, England: UK touring cars world championship
    51.05: Oxford, England: Basketball game at St. Giles fair
    55.43: Waterperry, England: Birdsong at Waterperry Gardens
    58.24: Hayling Island, England: Lifeboat station radio at RNLI Hayling Island
    1.00.10: London, England: Street preacher on Electric Avenue, Brixton
    1.02.37: London, England: Arsenal vs. Anderlecht, Emirates Stadium
    1.08.20: London, England: Piano piece and cleaners hoovering, Barbican Centre
    1.11.46: London, England: Clock room, British Museum at midday
    1.18.52: Paris, France: Violinists in the courtyard at the Louvre
    1.23.59: Brussels, Belgium: A normal day on Avenue LeGrand
    1.28.53: Turin, Italy: New Year’s Eve fireworks
    1.36.08: Milan, Italy: Restoration work inside the Duomo
    1.41.02: Hamburg, Germany: Waves and a ship greeting at the Willkomm Hoeft
    1.51.06: Hamburg, Germany: Creaking platform at the Landungsbruecken
    1.56.15: Hamburg, Germany: Priest reading and organ piece at St. Michaelis church
    2.07.04: Hamburg, Germany: Boat tour through Speicherstadt
    2.12.35: Oslo, Norway: A walk through Sofienbergparken in the snow
    2.14.20: Trento, Italy: A siren rings out through the streets of the town
    2.16.38: Florence, Italy: Climbing the steps of Giotto’s Campanile
    2.17.42: Bassano del Grappa, Italy: A sunny afternoon on the Ponte degli Alpini
    2.24.26: Venice, Italy: A song performed aboard a boat at Venice’s Arsenale
    2.32.45: Palermo, Italy: A summer rainstorm in Sicily
    2.39.10: Cape Town, South Africa: Birdsong on top of Table Mountain
    2.45.41: Kilpisjärvi, Finland: Water and wind at Lake Kilpisjärvi
    2.50.15: Zadar, Croatia: The sea organ at Zadar
    2.53.38: Delos, Greece: Water inside a cave on the island of Delos
    3.01.30: Tallinn, Estonia: A flight takes off from Tallinn airport
    3.04.28: Lake Turkana, Kenya: Fishing women on the shores of Lake Turkana
    3.11.09: Calcutta, India: Inside the Indian Museum
    3.13.05: New Taipei City, Taiwan: Chanting in the Ci-Hui Temple, Banqaio
    3.17.05: Incheon, South Korea: Traditional instrument played at Incheon Airport
    3.18.12: Brisbane, Australia: Traffic crossing Victoria Bridge

    http://www.citiesandmemory.com

     


  • Dreamlands D - Michael McHugh

    Artist: Michael McHugh & Noizechoir

    Title of work: The Dream of the Dream Scientist

    Description of work

    The Dream of the Dream Scientist is an oblique sound-portrait of The Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, one of only three purposely built academic facilities dedicated to the research of sleep in the UK. It is an unusual space – part hotel, part science lab.
    Much is known about the effects of sleep deprivation on an individual but little is known about why we sleep. As such the Centre dedicates itself to three main areas of study:
     The treatment of sleep disorders caused by a variety of medical problems.
     Sensory gating: an area of research that looks at what happens as people transition between the different stages of sleep and how our sleep is affected by environmental conditions.
     Dreaming: what happens, physiologically, when we dream? How do dreams affect our bodies when we enter different stages of sleep?

    Biomedical data of participants is recorded through sensors and electrodes attached to their body. These record the brain waves, eye movements, body movements, temperature and heart rate of the participant as they enter and exit the varying stages of sleep. This broadcast asks ‘What does the Dream of the Dream scientist sound like?’

    Professor Jason Ellis, Director of the Sleep Research Centre, having never undergone these tests personally offered to undergo a night of sleep recording to see how his body would respond. Taking the listener through what it means to be asleep and discussing what is happening to our bodies when we dream, biomedical data captured during the study form the basis of a series of choral pieces performed and recorded by the Noizechoir to create graphical scores. The basis of the 60 minute broadcast will consist of choral pieces performed and recorded by the Noizechoir. Interviews and audio recordings of Jason’s experience create a sound portrait of the sleep centre, exploring its aural landscape, its culture and the science that underpins it.

    Biography

    Freelance arts and heritage practitioner; working with photographic and time based media who has delivered a number of innovative projects working in partnership with organisations such as Sunderland City Council, Northern Architecture and Washington Arts Centre. He is involved in engaging archive and museum projects for Tyne and Wear Archive and Museums where he is an outreach officer. He runs the record label Signals and a weekly show Signals from the North on BASIC FM which combines field recording, audio collage, with reportage and an alternative take on the idea of the heritage in the North of England. Working with with Noizechoir for the last two years. Noizechoir’s process is rooted in interpretive performance, working from visual scores. They sing in response to location, architecture and environment but also explore less concrete notions such as light pollution and radio landscapes.

    Links

    http://www.basic.fm/signals-from-the-north-glasgow/

     


  • Isabelle Stragliati - Dream.Like.Sound Episode 2

    Artist: Isabelle Stragliati

    Title of work: Dream.Like.Sound Episode 2

    Description of work

    Dream.Like.Sound is an experimental radio show series dealing with sound and radiophonic creation. It's a monthly sound reverie, a sound contemplation that goes with my research, on a chosen thematic… A work in progress, 10 episodes to un-learn doing radio shows.

    I broadcast sound works that inspire me, and readings (in french or english), together with my own sound work (sometimes created specifically for the show). Editing and mixing the show is fully part of the creation process.

    What do we hear on the road? Who do we meet on the road? What do we return of a journey? As sound? As souvenir? The sound as souvenir? The sound as the journey? Full tracklisting is available here:
    http://noearnosound.net/2014/10/26/dream-like-sound-01-on-the-road/

    Biography

    Graduated from Grenoble's and Helsinki's School of Art (in 1999 and 2000), Isabelle Stragliati worked on the still and moving image, before turning to the sound medium. In 2002, she approached the practice of the DJing as an extension of her approach of the film editing (under the name of Rescue), and cofounded Chica-Chic, a structure dedicated to the promotion of the offbeat and underground musical scene.

    Long-time volunteer of Radio Campus Grenoble as presenter and music programmer, she became in 2011 technician director and producer, then coordinator and program director of the 90.8FM. She deepened her practice of the radio production there and turned to creation, through field recording in particular. Her productions are broadcasted on the Radio Campus France network, France Culture Plus, and in festivals.

    Links

    http://noearnosound.net/

     


  • Isabelle Stragliati - Dream.Like.Sound Episode 3

    Artist: Isabelle Stragliati

    Title of work: Dream.Like.Sound Episode 3

    Description of work

    Dream.Like.Sound is an experimental radio show series dealing with sound and radiophonic creation. It's a monthly sound reverie, a sound contemplation that goes with my research, on a chosen thematic… A work in progress, 10 episodes to un-learn doing radio shows.

    I broadcast sound works that inspire me, and readings (in french or english), together with my own sound work (sometimes created specifically for the show). Editing and mixing the show is fully part of the creation process.

    What do we hear on the road? Who do we meet on the road? What do we return of a journey? As sound? As souvenir? The sound as souvenir? The sound as the journey? Full tracklisting is available here:
    http://noearnosound.net/2014/10/26/dream-like-sound-01-on-the-road/

    Biography

    Graduated from Grenoble's and Helsinki's School of Art (in 1999 and 2000), Isabelle Stragliati worked on the still and moving image, before turning to the sound medium. In 2002, she approached the practice of the DJing as an extension of her approach of the film editing (under the name of Rescue), and cofounded Chica-Chic, a structure dedicated to the promotion of the offbeat and underground musical scene.

    Long-time volunteer of Radio Campus Grenoble as presenter and music programmer, she became in 2011 technician director and producer, then coordinator and program director of the 90.8FM. She deepened her practice of the radio production there and turned to creation, through field recording in particular. Her productions are broadcasted on the Radio Campus France network, France Culture Plus, and in festivals.

    Links

    http://noearnosound.net/

     


  • Leicester Tape Recording Club

    Artist: Mark Vernon

    Title: The Leicester Tape Recording Club

    This programme is dedicated to all those who venture out into the world clutching cables, spools and microphones, leaving the solid comforts of bingo, the telly and the wife. Lost in their endless quest for the elusive, the enchanting, the all satisfying object they seek - the right sound, with a good signal to noise ratio.

    The past is often said to be a foreign country. This radio programme features audio postcards from some of the inhabitants. Active in the 60s and 70s, the Leicester Tape Recording Club was a club for tape recording enthusiasts united in their dedication to the art of recording sound. Like a latter day Mass Observation these amateur sound recordists sometimes unintentionally captured the minutiae of a now surreal suburbia. A forgotten world of bri-nylon, briar pipes and tank-tops met an arcane society who spoke of tape-speeds and soldering irons. We take a nostalgic (and occasionally humorous) look at the club and its members as their memories wow and flutter like their disintegrating reel-to-reel recordings. This is a story not just of a club but a community, a community of hobbyists, amateurs and charming personalities who captured otherwise long extinct phenomena like 'The Golden Wonder Boy'. Memories are made of hiss...

    Produced by Mark Vernon.

    http://www.meagreresource.com

     


  • Radiostadt - David Fyans

    Artist: Dave Fyans Title of work: Radiostadt

    Biography

    Artist, soundmonger, maker of images, video and stills, presser of buttons and rotator of knobs, art director for broken20, Insurance Underwriter for the National Tropospherics Commission, occasional writer of things and assorted other charges levelled at me which may or may not be accurate.

    Links

    http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfyans/

     


  • Dreamlands C - Esther Johnson

    Artist: Esther Johnson

    Title of work: Plunge,Flip, Bump and Score

    Description of work

    ‘Plunge, Flip, Bump and Score’ examines the world of Pinball machines in an age of digital gaming. The provocative title refers to the common features of a traditional pinball machine, the mechanics used in order to win. Pinball machines are a symbol of nostalgic Americana yet there is still a thriving following for the game with tournaments taking place internationally. The programme examines our connection with analogue objects and gaming through the potential of musical sounds such machines can make. Esther Johnson has created a poetic audio montage that re-configures recordings taken inside and on a variety of pinball machines. These recordings are interwoven with interviews featuring pinball enthusiasts talking about their love of the game, and also recordings of actual playing from the perspective of the player themselves and the perspective of the ball rolling through the machine. The concept is a metaphor for larger universal themes of changes in technology and how this is changing our world and societies on a personal and universal level.

    Biography

    Esther Johnson is a British artist working with audio, moving image and photography in order to unearth extraordinary, resonant stories that may otherwise remain hidden or ignored. She is a Reader in Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Performing and Visual Arts for young scholars from 2012-15.

    Links

    http://www.blanchepictures.com/

    Plus short:

    LIKE THE WIND - The Pavement (3'53")

    This piece was made by the sound artist and radio producer Steve Urquhart, with members of the charity The Pavement's Glasgow-based "Word On The Street" team.
    It features people affected by homelessness. In LIKE THE WIND, one particular member of the group talks about a recent experience in his flat.

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 7 - Static

    1) Andreas Oskar Hirsch - A Letter to Agent P 2) Bernard Clark - Adam & Eve's 3) Lucio Santin - Sound and Change in Lampedusa 4)Anthony Green -When Waking 5) Cara Tolmie - Her Driving Plateau Finding (09:26) 6) Isobel Andersen - Going Under: Above and Below the River Ouse (13:43)

    Artist: Andreas Hirsch Title of work: A Letter To Agent P - Hirsch operates under the assumption that birdcalls are in fact coded messages, which we hear as Morse code. Equipped with a recording device, binoculars and a notebook, in 2014 he started to investigate what birds in the Baltic might disclose. Riding his bike across Latvia and Estonia as QRVO1 - an amateur radio abbreviation standing for “I am ready (to receive you)” - he assembles his observations in a poetic and conspiratorial letter. Hirsch also started a blog that gives account of his investigations. ww.qrvoskar1.tumblr.com
    Made possible through Sound Development City, a swiss sound art programme from Zurich. http://sound-development-city.com http://www.hirschonhirsch.com

    Artist: Bernard Clarke Title of work: Adam & Eve’s - Adam & Eve’s - The opening of James Joyce’s last novel Finnegans Wake has the river Liffey in Dublin flowing past Adam & Eve’s church on the quays. This is a real church founded on an old tavern and so the piece juxtaposes radio recordings of a Catholic mass and drinkers in pubs. Here the Body of Christ can be a packet of crisps, the Blood of Christ a pint of Guinness, the sacred words on the night of His betrayal the incoherent ramblings of a drunk, the altar bell as the last call for last orders before the pub is closed. https://soundcloud.com/bernard-clarke

    Artist: Lucio Santin Title of work: Sound and Change in Lampedusa - This 10-minutes audio piece is the first result of an ongoing anthropological work about sounds and change in Lampedusa, Italy. It is the outcome of the seven weeks field research that I conducted between August and October 2014 on the southernmost Italian island in the context of my master degree in social and cultural anthropology. My stay in the field started as an enquiry into and through the sounds of Lampedusa – to find out the relevant sounds of the island and what they can describe from an anthropological perspective. After some time a recurrent pattern appeared in the conversations with the Lampedusani: many of them, talking about local sounds, reasoned about change, history and evolution of Lampedusa – linking change in the lampedusan Soundscape to the economical, social and cultural change of the Island. Originally colonized in 1843, Lampedusa quickly evolved from being a fishers' island, to a touristic destination and, recently, to a metaphor of migration and military hotspot in the Mediterranean sea. Therefore the goal of this audio piece is to describe this evolution in and through sounds and to create a sonic historical ethnography of Lampedusa.

    Artist: Anthony Green Title of work: When Waking - When Waking at its surface speaks about the confusion one feels when desires usually extracted from one source are found in another. On a deeper level, the confusion that is felt is compared to the barren quality expressed in those moments of winter that portray beauty in cold, bare landscapes, which are rich with the foreshadowing of the coming spring. The video was filmed in Maastricht, the Netherlands, with no image modulation. The text was written in Amherst, VA, USA, during an artist residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
    http://www.anthonyrgreen.com

    Artist: Cara Tolmie Title of work: Her Driving, Plateau Finding - Her Driving, Plateau Finding - Audio from a performance including voice, drum machine, furniture padding and audio cables. https://vimeo.com/caratolmie https://soundcloud.com/caratolmie

    Artist: Isobel Anderson Title of work: Going Under: Above and Below the River Ouse -
    This combines voice and field recordings of the River Ouse in East Sussex, England. Recordings of the Ouse’s riverbank, and underwater hydrophone recordings of the river combine with words that unravel altered states of mind, the sub-conscious, and their associations with water. Together, the piece presents a portrait of the river that sits somewhere between soundscape, poetry and acousmatic music. http://www.speakingmaps.co.uk

     


  • Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations

    Producers: Amy Bromley and Katy Hastie Recordist: Niall Morris Composer: Kyle Stewart

    For an overview of this series and bios please see
    http://radiophrenia.scot/radio-benjamin-glasgow-constellations/

    Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations Episode 7: Sketched in Mobile Dust: A Novella with Dr John Coyle

    Benjamin in rare storytelling mode follows a dream like journey to uncover a hidden secret. First broadcast on Southwest German Radio, December 16th 1929. Translation by Jonathan Lutes

    ‘In the end every adventure worth telling is wound around a woman, at least a woman’s name’ says the man on the bench to the narrator, ‘it provides the grip of the thread necessary for a story to be passed from one teller to the next’. If so, then this peculiar tale concerning love, art, time and wandering is very slippery indeed and the woman in question, Olympia, vanishes as quickly as her name is inscribed into the sand at the Novella’s introduction. She only reappears at the epicentre of the three concentric tales it spins: the narrator meeting the man on the bench, his account of getting lost in the little Southern Italian town of ‘V’ and the sexton’s talk he stumbled upon in a vestry on the ‘blasphemy and crazed love’ between a stonemason and a ‘cocotte’ and the ‘satanic price’ she charged: her name immortalised in the stonework of the cathedral.

    Olympia is not so much a name but a gateway. One that leads to another Olympia, the automaton love interest in E.T.A Hoffman’s famous story The Sandman that Freud cites in his essay on ‘The Uncanny’ where he defines this feeling as ‘the terrifying which leads back to something long known to us as familiar’. This feeling always marks the return of the repressed, be that our infantile experiences or lost primitive beliefs, as in this case, with profanity. Perhaps because this secret has been detected long after the stonemason’s memory has faded, the ensuing rupture infects the sub-narrator, who, caught up in the festivities of a street party, sees Olympia’s name glowing at the centre of the street sign as their stone flowers that mutate into fire under the ‘all-consuming intensity’ of his gaze.

    To read this script we placed ourselves inside the crumbling new Gothic grandeur of Lansdowne Church which is currently under renovation to become a theatre – our very own ‘limbo of architecture’ – where Dr John Coyle began by drawing our attention to the source of this novella’s title, the poem Nicht mehr auf Seidenblatt'(No more on silken leaf) by Goethe. This poem presents a conflict between the capricious and ephemeral reverie of written poetry (a ‘wanderer’ may ‘tread / this spot’ and feel ‘Here before me some lover loved/ His presence I divined’) and the immediacy of voice and lived love (‘Waking, thou too art thrilled through every limb); its inclusion suggests Benjamin is aiming to transmit something similar. Indeed, there is the profane secret belief at the core of this novella that art may be more ‘imperishable’ than love, though solitude, self-torment and uncanny regrets may be the cost.

    No matter how observant a flâneur Benjamin was we remain to him ‘dear invisible listeners’ standing at the open portal of this invitation to sense the tremor of his words long after his death. As Dr John Coyle poignantly suggests as he brings this series to a close, ‘it’s an adventure in the vanishing voice in radio’.

    Speaker: Dr John Coyle Location: Lansdowne Church / Webster’s Theatre which Ruskin claimed had the slenderest spire in Europe and praised the new Gothic interior.

    Biography

    Dr John Coyle is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. His main interests lie in the field of modernist and postmodernist literature from an international perspective. He has published articles on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alain-Fournier, Proust, and Joyce, and has edited two introductory studies on Joyce. He is currently working on the relations between literary modernism and advertising, and on recent American fiction. He recently co-edited the letters of Edwin Morgan, in a new volume entitled The Midnight Letterbox: Selected Correspondence, 1950-2010 (Carcanet Press, 2015).

     


  • Clear Spot - Live Works & Shorts

    1) Raydale Dower – Percolation 7 2) Rebecca Wilcox – Untitled 3 3) Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox 4) Gregory Kramer – At the Hearth 5) Maddie Coussens - Danced Like a Dream You'd Never Know 6) Claudio Parodi - 4 – Scale, Foglia Rinsecchita
    7) Angela Shackel - SELFHELPDEMO 8) Robert Canning - Radio Kulturo 9) Clare Davies - Satellite Forecast 19th April

    Artist: Raydale Dower Title of work: Seven Daily Percolations

    Artist: Rebecca Wilcox - Developing recent performed and installation-based works (containing sound, video and print), I hope to continue working with themes of rehearsal, work and visibility, but deliberately shift them into an audible realm. I'm keen to consolidate these multi-media works as audio works to highlight and play with the lack of information inherent in sound, and the imaging-work required on the part of the listener as much as the openness and potential that this removal of (visual) information allows. Recent work has taken speech as material to scatter into different forms and durations (through print, audio and video) in order to allow spaces for a viewer to encounter language as a more embodied and expansive agent. Following down this path of playing on attention and encounter, I hope to use sound as flexibly as I have visual and three-dimensional aspects previously.
    I have begun to experiment with the affect of sound, through research into hocketing and testing extreme panning left and right to destabilise a coherent narrative direction. I would like these new short pieces to continue in this vein, hopefully allowing the specific context of audio reception – experiencing a disembodied voice – to become a part of the listening experience, rather than letting the process and apparatus of transmission and reception disappear. These short pieces will be cumulative, in that a layering process will be used, as the sequence progresses, hopefully bringing about an experience that will involve more musical aspects of rhythm and pace.

    The Aye-Aye Books Printed Word Jukebox - A series of short readings by artists from favourite books chosen from the stock of Aye-Aye Books. http://www.aye-ayebooks.com/shop/

    Artist: Gregory Kramer Title of work: At the Hearth - a processed recording of fire. Gregory Kramer is a musician and visual artist. He plays ambient, drone music mutating the sounds of found materials, musical instruments and field recordings. Taking inspiration from his archaeological curiosity of abandoned places, he searches for ghosts among the ruins and seeks to unearth evidence of forgotten histories through sound.

    Artist: Madeleine Coussens Title of work: Danced Like A Dream You Never Heard -
    I have been exploring memory as a recording tool, how certain events are remembered differently to others and the quality of our memories. The first stage to this process is creating short stories that explore particular memories I have. From there I create detailed moments and translate these into sound performances.

    Artist: Claudio Parodi Title of work: scale, Foglia rinsecchita
    Luigi Marangoni voice
    Claudio Parodi thumb piano, shakers
    Bobby Soul voice
    text and music by Claudio Parodi (SACEM)
    In memory of Antonino Milito.
    Mixed by Claudio Parodi and Paolo Valenti.
    Mastering by Claudio Parodi and Paolo Valenti at Riserva Sonora on September the 5th, 2013. iZotope Ozone 5.
    Claudio Parodi has a classical training as a pianist. Since some years, he plays self-built or self-modified electronics and, more recently, non-western reeds and selected percussions. http://www.facebook.com/claudio.parodi.313

    Artist: Robert Canning Title of work:Radio Kulturo

    Radio Kulturo is an Internet based installation exploring consensus, time and simultaneity
    through the medium of Internet radio streams. Radio Kulturo re-transmits the national
    classical music radio station of every member state of the European Union (EU) via its
    online radio stream, appropriating the signals into a new montage stream 1 . The result is a dense montage of over twenty simultaneous live classical music stations distributed spatially over a stereo pair. http://radiokulturo.kiben.net/

    Artist: Angela Shackel Title of work: Self Help Demos .

    Artist: Claire Davies Title of work: Satellite Forecast - A daily sound poem of the overhead passing of satellites specific to the Glasgow area. I will use satellite data to present the wonder and amazement of these majestic machines swimming above our heads on a daily basis. I want to create an intimate relationship between these massive floating machines, building an awareness of their existence, and presence within our everyday lives. These objects could be the ruins of our future selves, after an apocalyptic demise, with everything on Earth destroyed by volcanic ash, an asteroid, or ourselves, all that's left is the satellite debris that circles our planet. http://www.clairedavies.info

     


  • Noi's Farm - Sleep or Sail

    Artist: Noi’s Farm

    Title of work: Sleep or Sail

    Description of work

    Noi’s Farm is a platform introducing children and young people to experimental Sound. Through storytelling, live performance and deep listening workshops, Noi’s Farm focuses on the individual sonic experience – allowing young people to think creatively about sound and music.

    "Sleep Or Sail" demonstrates how fabricated soundscapes may be applied to represent/aid the voice of characters within the play - personifying emotions & sonic environments. These soundscapes are interwoven within layers of dialogue or other minimal background sounds.

    Biography

    Noi’s Farm is an artist collective established in 2013, which currently work in Brighton, UK.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/nois-farm

     


  • Jamie Flett - Why the Caged Bird Sings

    Artist: Jamie Flett

    Title of work: Why The Caged Bird Sings

    Description of work

    An assemblage of music makers' spoken words and played sounds enquiring into why they make music, with hints of how and what for. Voices and tunes from outside the music 'industry' examining their motives and process. Part conversation; part improvisation; part argument; part document; part inquisitive; part intuitive. Rather than interviews the end result is formed from ten exchanges with creators and performers set to the music improvised on the occasion of meeting each. Featuring: Richard Youngs, Howie Reeve, Jude Williams, Tam Ford, Emma Ford, Andy McGeoch, Andy Flett, Gary Kainth, Kate Reid, John P Cromar and Dochan MacMillan.

    Richard Youngs - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Youngs

    Howie Reeve – http://howiereeve.bandcamp.com/

    Jude Williams – http://www.judithwilliams.me/music/

    Andy McGeoch (Tersh) – https://soundcloud.com/ringtone-generator

    Andy Flett (Safetynett) – http://safetynettmusic.bandcamp.com/

    Kate Reid (of The Midden) – http://www.the-midden.com/

    John P Cromar (Noma) – http://noma1.bandcamp.com/

    Dochan MacMillan (of The Ballachulish Hellhounds)- http://www.thehellhounds.co.uk/

    Biography

    “I’m not a prophet, nor a king, I have no soldiers, so I sing.” Originally from the granite city of Aberdeen I'm now based in the glaswegian city of Glasgow. I make up and record music, write and sing songs, play acoustic and electric guitars from America and unhygienic harmonicas from a flea market in Berlin. Sometimes I play the fake bass guitar that Neil gave me or the old accordion that Norman gave me. I use other instruments, household objects or electronics when it seems like the thing to do. I’m straining at the leash of being a ‘singer / songwriter’ now, having painted myself into that corner somewhat I’m looking for a Fire Exit. This Radiophrenia project has explored similar and dissimilar approaches and perhaps revealed some other ways of thinking and doing...

    Links

    http://www.jamieflett.co.uk

     


  • Thomas Leyland Collins - Cornucopia

    Artist: Thomas Leyland-Collins

    Title of work: Cornucopia

    Description of work

    Back in 2012, I wanted to acquire a reel-to-reel machine suitable for editing tape with. Various online forums mentioned people acquiring machines from hospitals when on-site hospital radio was the norm. Taking a shot in the dark, I sent an e-mail to every hospital in Glasgow. To my surprise, Southern General Hospital replied saying that they had two Otari-MTR 10 machines along with 30 or so tapes. Presented here is a mosaic of sounds from those tapes ranging from everything between radio plays, ads for discotheques, interviews with patients, news reports and excerpts of popular tunes from the day

    Biography

    Thomas Leyland-Collins is a sound/installation artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Since 2012 he has hosted several mini-FM Transmitter workshops based on the teachings of experimental radio artist Tetsuo Kogawa. Over the past few years he has been involved with creating the soundtrack for local artists short films. Some of his field recordings are featured on the album A Silent Swaying Breath (Audio Gourmet Netlabel). Alongside creating his own instruments and assorted microphones, his work ranges from using found sounds to creating installations which react with and engage the audience within a space utilising radio and various micro-controllers.

     


  • Clear Spot - Live Works & Shorts

    1) Simon Thoumire - Mind Your Craft
    2) Kian McEvoy - Playing a Radio with Radios on the Radio

    Artist: Simon Thoumire Title of work: Mind Your Craft

    It’s a conversation between me and my son on the way to school about Minecraft. He’s an expert and I thought I would ask him some questions about it. It’s called Mind Your Craft and features as well as my son Joseph - strings, french horn, airplanes and cars.

    Biography

    This piece is part of my Make Good Art series of work. I make a new piece of music every week using my concertina (I’m a concertina player) or electronics or whatever takes my fancy. My day to day work is within Scottish traditional music and I organise events like the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award and Scots Trad Music Awards. I’ve always been an explorer though and as well as explorative music I’m very interested in people and their stories.

    Links

    http://www.simonthoumire.com

    Artist: Kian McEvoy Title of work: Playing a Radio with Radios on the Radio

    The sound source for the piece is an FM radio, this signal is modulated using frequency modulation. The modulation signal is taken from telephone pickup coils which record the electro-magnetic waves of other radios. The signal from the electro-magnetic waves is itself modulated using, delays, LFO’s, distortion and filters. Through the process of modulation the sound source is transformed into an unrecognisable soundscape. The original radio broadcast shapes and dictates the final piece, the nature of working with live radio as source material adds a level of excitement and unpredictability to the performance as sections of music and speech become audible above the shifting tones. Feedback loops are also created feeding both the dry and augmented radio signal back into the bank of effects; the method mirrors the form as Playing a Radio with Radios on the Radio shows how self-referential feedback loops can create complex soundscapes from the simplest of inputs.

    Biography

    I am a sound artist/engineer/musician based in Glasgow. I’ve been working on a variety of musical and experimental sound projects for the past 5 years. I work a lot with field recordings/augmented soundscapes, extracting music from inanimate objects, tape and feedback loops and synthesisers.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/kian-mcevoy/

     


  • Hanna Tuulikki - Spinning in Stereo

    Artist: Hanna Tuulikki
    Title: Spinning in Stereo (2013-14) composition, LP, visual score, installation
    http://www.hannatuulikki.org/portfolio/spinning-in-stereo/

    Spinning-in-stereo is a composition for two voices, presented as an installation: visual score, and vinyl LP. The piece adopts a traditional Gaelic spinning song, ‘Oran Snìomhaidh’, as the basis of a circular score. Beginning with elongated tones and ending with a steady pulse, the arrangement moves through fourteen revolutions, each with a different emphasis in terms of time, rhythm and/or pitch. As it turns on the record player, spinning-in-stereo echoes the cyclical, rhythmic nature of working with wool, from caring for the sheep out on the hill, to carding, spinning, and the waulking of the tweed, with it’s renowned song tradition.

    The piece was initially commissioned by Screen Bandita as a live soundtrack to Werner Kissling’s film ‘Eriskay: A Poem of Remote Lives‘ (1935) for their Rebel Landscapes tour (2013) and the record was produced as part of TG:GENERATION, an exhibition in the Travelling Gallery as part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland (2014).

    Available as a digital download, or limited edition 12” vinyl.

     


  • 'Transceiver' - Richard Bailie

    Artist: Richard Bailie

    Title of work: Transceiver

    Description of work

    Transceiver is an improvisation using radio feedback above noisescapes from three local spaces. An FM transmitter is used to broadcast a vintage radio back into itself - this creates an unstable soundworld where feedback noise is modulated by de-tuning, electromagnetic interference and the volume and tone controls of the machine itself. Here the radio is the instrument, and the idiosyncrasies of the FM broadcast medium are sonified. The noisescapes mix radio and acoustic feedback from Hielanman's Umbrella, the Cloisters at The University of Glasgow and Saramago. This introduces the listener’s perspective - the sound of radio played into the listening space.

    Biography

    Richard Bailie is a composer and sound artist from Belfast, where he has studied electroacoustic composition at the Sonic Arts Research Centre and completed a master's in instrumental composition with Piers Hellawell. Recent works have explored resonance, as well as the use of recordings of ambient sound.

    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/richardbailie

     


  • Jamie Bolland - Space Ship Three

    Artists: Jamie Bolland, Richard Holmes, Raydale Dower

    Title of work: SpaceShipThree

    Description of work

    This is an original sound collage by Jamie Bolland & Richard Holmes, made up of found sounds from the internet, original texts composed by Jamie Bolland, and original sound & music composed by Raydale Dower and Tut Vu Vu.

    It began as a radio play documenting a fictionalised account of the various celebrities and superstar entrepreneurs aboard the maiden commercial passenger voyage into outer space. It has since expanded into a more ambiguous exploration of space and humankind's obsession with technology and progress.

    Biography
    Jamie Bolland is a musician and writer living and working in Glasgow
    Richard Holmes is a musician and artist now living and working in Northern China
    Raydale Dower is a musician and artist living and working in Glasgow
    Links

    https://soundcloud.com/tut-vu-vu

     


  • H7 Radiophrenia Shorts - Phono

    1) Vikki Morton - Dress Without Garden Edit 2) BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa / Anla Courtis - Fish is God (23:06) 3) Mark Peter Wright - This Little Theory (04:20)

    Artist: Vikki Morton Title of work: dress without garden

    Dress without Garden is a very short more ambient sound work composed from processing field recordings and other musical sounds made in rural Italy. It was originally played very quietly in an exhibition on mini speakers hanging over a bright red dress.

    Artist: BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa / Anla Courtis

    Title of work: Golden Circle Afternoon 2 - Fish Is God

    "here back in Buenos Aires after more than three months touring... so nice to slow down and relax a bit." Those were the first words coming from an email from Anla after another long tour around Europe but there had been many other tours.

    Day 10. After a long train delay in Mannheim we were confused and exhausted and not remembering where the next destination would be. Mannheim had only offered a hard floor as bed and no sheets, and this is in the middle of winter time. Of course this experience gave us the idea that we should or more precisely MOST do a record together which concept would be: Travelling. Like an audio travel guide. Plus we are all big fans ofthe Travelling Wilburys. We thought this idea to be one of the best one on this tour so far. In the train we were listening to Future Days by CAN.

    Day 4. Moving backwards a bit here. We caught Anla working on recordings in his hotel room. This was in Stockholm and one of the better paid gigs, with hotel rooms for all of us. Anla was interested in the sound coming from the theater in the bathroom. So he started recording it´s sound using a dictaphone. It sounded really interesting and was made into a long fade at the nights gig in Stockholm. That same sound you can hear on the record.

    Day 6: Copenhagen: Here traditional town flavors, located bookstores can be found all around. Beer capital town some might say. Weather was not on our side and the trip took close to 12 hours but was all worth it. I think it was Siggi saying something along the lines of: "Expensive but worth it!" Helgi also remembering that time in the late 90s when touring with Reynols. Back then we did gigs with small card paper boxes as main sound source.

    Day 8: The Keukenhof Gardens, Leiden, Holland. We decided to invite some local musicians to the bar, as we had a few days off we took advantage of doing a few outtakes. Some of it appears on this record but we can't tell you where as the track listing got mixed-up by the recording engineers.

    http://editionsmego.com/release/EMEGO-192

    Artist: Mark Peter Wright Title of work: This Little Theory

    This Little Theory is a vocal re-imagining of Robert Smithson’s text: A Provisional Theory of Non-Sites (1968). The recordings took place over two sites in the UK. First, within a car during a storm along the northeast coast of England (South Gare) and second, within the interior front space of IMT Gallery (London). Cutting and reassembling the audio using Smithson’s original text as a score, the piece amplifies themes of displacement and veracity inherent within both Smithson’s work, and the process of recording and re-presenting place.

    http://markpeterwright.net

    http://markpeterwright.tumblr.com

     


  • Sensorimetrica - Cell

    Artist: Sensorimétrica Title of work: Cell, The World Continues, The World Spins

    1. THE BAROQUE: result and expression of a deep spiritual and moral crisis triggered by the decomposition from the Renaissance values’ synthesis and for a new synthesis research, visible in the intense social contrast, the hunger, the war and the misery. A few literary topics define a world and a man picture: the man’s madness, the melancholy, the feeling of instability and the things’ brevity, the anguished idea of time, the revival of the topic ‘the upside down world’. The religious element performs a significant role and it’s considered as one of the corner element of the baroque expression. The worry about knowing yourself to survive in a community in crisis comes to replace the importance men who live in others days gave it. The authors of this piece hold, although with remarkable differences, that the main qualities of this period return to this contemporaneous and globalized time. 2. SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ: a human being who knows herself exceptional, and finds herself in a historic and tumultuous situation that makes her to become herself again and explain facing the world of her period. 3. CELL: “To Deleuze, the Baroque theorized these ideas through de Leibniz monads and did it materially palpable with the architecture. A representative building from the century XVII, according Deleuze, could be described by the independence between the inside and the outside. In effect, the architectures had an special care isolating the intern chamber, pretending the windows in which the light get in, and fulfilling of paintings and decorations; as well they gave independence to the façade. Nevertheless, in both parts of the building were using materials and techniques that, even though they introduce variations considering the result, are similar. In this example, Deleuze ends that in both cases it’s all about the same fold, just for the façade and for the inside part, it was used different folded ways.” “This attention for the architecture is explained because it’s an example to understand the man. It’s enough thinking in the façade as the body and the inside as the soul, according to the monads’ model, to have a theory about the subject.”

    CELL, SONOROUS WORK Trying to make an approach and making a reflexion about the succession more and more quick of pleasures, Cell starts and uses as a pretext, the work and the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to talk about the concept that authors have of the idea of contemporary happiness. Structure For Sor Juana, the spiral, the snail, besides to be the name of a musical treatise of her authorship, it was one of her psych emblem. The outward appearance, the outside world, it is internalized and withdrew: the snail is the house of the echo. The Cell is brought to life in the movement of withdrawal and unfurling. One of the topics which revealed Juana de Asbaje, it was the echo, the other one, the reflection. A great part of her poems turn around those reasons. In the symbolic system, the echo is in the auditive world and the reflection, in the visual one. Both are spiritual metaphors: the echo is voice, word, music, the reflection is light, intelligence, knowledge

    Cell is shown spatial and dynamic. Elements and features: An important feature in the baroque poetry is the fusionism, it means the tendency to join in a whole thing the numerous details and to associate and to mix in one organic, contradictory elements. The baroque writer doesn’t look for the expression of a direct and lineal meaning, but the expression which locks a meaningful multi-skilled. After this melting tendency, it is the vision of the unit as duality, the vision of the reality as a conflict, important feature of baroque worldview. The authors of this work use this premise to assemble Cell and take advantage of some stylistic features typical in the baroque literature, as the replay, the anaphora, the antithesis, the date and they give an special attention to the polyphony, the dialogues and the reminiscence. They consider ideas also baroque and comparable as the circumstantiality, the luck, the opportunity, the situation, the adaptation, ideas that join to the time transience. The mix of genders, the intrusion of one speech type in other one and the intertextuality between the poems of Sor Juana and the sonorous speech of intermediality. One inside the other one. The baroque inside of the contemporaneous and the game offered to the listener anticipating a theory in the communication in which the recipient is the true creator of Cell meaning and it is stimulated in the reception.

    Final- Sor Juana ends the baroque party with a monument, Allegorical Neptune, Sensorimétrica ends this approach to the contemporaneous party with: CELL.

    http://www.sensorimetrica.com

     


  • Philip Gurrey - From Industry to Culture

    Artist: Philip Gurrey

    Title of work: From Industry to Culture

    Description of work

    'From Industry to Culture' is a two hour sound piece inspired by the historical shift in
    Glasgow’s recent past from industry to culture. The piece begins with a recording of the George Taylor Iron foundry in Hamilton and takes the listener on a sonic exploration from the foundry to the metal workshops of Scott Associates, into the printmaking department of the Glasgow School of Art, and finally through the sonic gates and digital re-workings of Glasgow based sound artist Charlie Knox’s studio.

    Biography

    My most recent work has sought to investigate historical precedents as a means to illuminate and challenge the present. A large part of my research to date has been concerned with Glasgow’s industrial past. I am a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art BA(hons) and MLitt programmes and I currently live and work in the city. I have exhibited widely in Europe and America and was awarded the Pulse prize at the Pulse Art Fair in New York in 2008, given to emerging artists of distinction.

    Links

    http://www.philipgurrey.com

     


  • Live-to-Air - Kathryn Elkin

    Artist: Kathryn Elkin

    Title: Mud Nostalgia Fantasy Cantata

    Broadcasting live from The Centre For Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Kathryn Elkin (featuring Emer Tumilty on violin) presents ‘Mud Nostalgia Fantasy Cantata’ – A series of mis-rememberings, embellished by both good and bad renditions of classical hits. “When you have had a life full of loneliness and pain, then find your one and only true love, only to lose them again, then grieve and cry yourself to death in an ocean of hopeless, helpless agony, this is the perfect musical accompaniment.”

     


  • Stuart Gurden

    Artist: Stuart Gurden

    Title of work: LAT3R_R3FL3CT10N5

    Description of work

    LAT3R_R3FL3CT10N5 is new composition based on a series of nested binaural field recordings (Gay Pride parade in Reykjavik, and at Strokkur in Iceland; markets in Berlin and York; a visit to the Applestore in Glasgow, Mull’s Craignure ferry terminal).
    Various musics encountered in these places structure encounters with other recordings (many made on the sly at work), contrasting, and approximating and exaggerating, aspects of the incidental music, and extending the cliches of field recording into a kind of distended composition...

    Biography

    I’m an artist based in Glasgow, working mainly with video, sound and objects, usually with a view to exploring the instrumentalisation of creativity, and endless forms of cultural recuperation.

    A publication 'The Creative Ordeal', is available from Transmission Gallery.

    Recent exhibitions and events include:
    SoundLabs (with Kathrine Sowerby), Glasgow Concert Halls, Recipe for Feedback (Carlton Studios and CCA, Glasgow) (both 20140, Green Screen, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh (2013); The Interzone, Macintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art; Tramway/Lux Festival of Artists Moving Image, Tramway, Glasgow; Early Reflections with Reverse Gate, Transmission Gallery (all 2012)

     


  • Radiophrenia Shorts 16

    1) Thomas Turine - HO 2) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - More notes for your Money
    3) JaDa – 12 Tones 1 Voice 4) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Being Adam Bohman
    5) Daniel Cioccoloni - Deep Time 6) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Onomatopoeia and other Linguistic comparisons 7) Francis Patrick Brady - Selfed instruments for the choosing of a home 8) John Bisset & Ivor Kalin - Rounding up. What a wonderful time we've had here
    9) Bernd Schumann – Cut 10) My Machines – Sharpening Stones

    Artist: Thomas Turine Title of work: HO - that’s where I have spent a few weeks walking and walking across Iceland, carrying microphones. Iceland is a volcano, the Earth is jerking out its matter and its matter is made of water, air, fire and earth. The tectonic plates are growing more dense. As we walk we come across many small geysers and fumaroles which come from the bowels of the earth. HO is an animal documentary retrospectively investigating the disappearance of the Icelandic dinosaurs, as well as a documentary about a volcano expedition and a docu-fiction about the story of the universe and the creation of matter according to the quantum theory. It is both an electro-acoustic and radioactive acousmatic piece. Its abstract composition is quite futuristic. It almost sounds like wind in a way that we are making wind. The listener is made to get closer to his radio set, because he thinks a new pulsar interferes with the frequencies of his radio set. http://www.thomasturine.com

    Artist: Ivor Kallin & John Bisset - These pieces are intended for insertion after any programme - they use issues from the programme as a springboard for general debates on hot topics in the world of Sound Art...Professors of Cochlean and Post-Anechoic Echolalia at the Grampian School of Disciplinary Arts. Bringing you live, spontaneous reactions from their portacabin in the car park of the CCA where they will be stationed for the duration of Radiophrenia. Gifts of biscuits and hot beverages will be most welcome. http://www.2-13.co.uk

    Artist: Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen Title of work: 12 tones 1 voice http://www.jadaland.org

    Artist: Daniel Cioccoloni Title of work: Deep Time - This is a sound piece that is based around the sounds and mathematical structures of geological processes and rock formations. These structures, unlike a painting or a piece of music, are impersonal, insensitive. They have a feeling of the objective, of the eternal. And it is because of this, that we find the great geological formations such as the Grand Canyon or Ayers Rock so captivating. The title of the composition, 'Deep Time', is taken from the phrase coined by Scottish geologist James Hutton to describe the immense time frames in which geological processes occur.

    Artist: Francis Patrick Brady Title of work: Selfed instruments for the choosing of a home - The sound piece uses a framework of choices told in the form of a digital mantra describing landscapes, places and times, some familiar and some absurd. It appropriates the transformative language and vernacular used within Choose Your Own Adventure fiction, a style of Second Person writing popularised in the 70's & 80's that also developed side by side with early computer 'Text based adventure games'. It's the house-style of our information generation and online culture's use of computer game language and storytelling is now utilised by corporations and governments who borrow the cultural capital of this 'user generated content'.

    Artist: Bernd Schuman Title of work: Cut (for mezzosoprano and kitchen sounds) -
    Based on a poem by Sylvia Plath (1932-63). It is about a woman who cuts her thumb in the kitchen and gets visions from the pain. Written shortly before Plath's suicide, it can be seen as an announcement, since she in fact killed herself with gas in her kitchen. I tried to make the dense and self-aggressive touch and the extreme feeling of loneliness in the poem audible. Therefore I used only sounds that I recorded in my kitchen. These are the means to create a pulsing, irregular, dangerous atmosphere, that drive the solo voice. A major role is the buzzing sound of my refrigerator, being the counterpart to the singer and forming a weird duet. I was not so much interested in altering the sound itself, I used it more like percussion instruments than real electronic sounds. I made only changes in attack, timbre, loudness etc., making them sound more harsh and brutal, very similar to as I would work on a pop recording.

    Artist: Bruce Wallace Title of work: My Machines – Sharpening Stones - There are varying degrees of oddness in my compositions, ie some are very experimental, others quite melodic and rhythmic The thing they all have in common is the use of resonant delays and karplus strong synthesis as sound sources.

     


  • TLRS Morning Show - Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz

    Artists: Laurence Rassel and Terre Thaemlitz

    Title: TLRS Morning Show

    The weeks previous TLRS daily radio shows, after-hours conversations, radio booths and special guests reassembled as a live electroacoustic performance, live in the Tramway theatre, Glasgow, and broadcast live on Radiophrenia.

    Commissioned for broadcast by a German national broadcaster in 2005, delayed and then cancelled in 2006, the first Laurence Rassel Show was a 90-minute electroacoustic radio drama about feminist anonymity, transgendered authorship... and murder. It is astute, serious and ridiculously funny. During Episode 7 Laurence and Terre will revisit this format, broadcasting TLRS live from the Tramway as three daily mid-afternoon ‘morning shows’ and one performance, available also on Resonance FM, and across Glasgow on Radiophrenia. TLRS will use the tropes of morning radio – wacky sound effects, adopted characters, special guests and formulaic speech patterns – to think together about the scripted behaviour and controlled empathy of systematic care, and the difficulties of attempting to re-imagine what kinds of care we might need if we are to un-become what we never asked to be, be it in gender, body or identity.

    Laurence is director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. She was member of Constant, a non-profit, interdisciplinary arts-lab focusing on free software, copyright alternatives and (cyber)feminism. Terre is a multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work combines a critical look at identity politics – including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race – with an ongoing analysis of the socio-economics of commercial media production.

    Links

    http://arika.org.uk/events/episode-7-we-cant-live-without-our-lives/programme

    http://www.comatonse.com/

    http://www.constantvzw.org/site/

    http://www.publicrec.org/archive/2-01/2-01-014/2-01-014.html

     


  • Ireland Perverse 6

    Artist: Dr Klangendum (Henk Bakker and Lukas Simonis)

    Title of work: Perverse Animals #2: The Ireland Tapes

    Episode 6: Perverse Humans

    Description of work

    The "Perverse Animals' series of Dr Klangendum is a tool that is used for multiple purposes; making a hybrid type of radio comes invariably first. The first part was a purely fictional radio play that could be performed live and that ultimately was recorded and broadcasted by the ORF Radio Arts in Vienna.

    This second part is somewhat ambitious; Dr. Klangendum went to Ireland in 2013 for a while to let themselves be inspired by the local 'Perverse Animals' scene, but thanks to all the serendipity that also entailed, got entangled in issues like taxidermy, Parks and Riverdance. The result is a series of radio programs where just about everything is not done in 'normal' radio country; ambient-like soundscapes that accompany integrity taped interviews to a complete blurring of the boundaries between documentary and fiction. As a 'leitmotiv' figures of a series of visits to pubs where the search is, in the end, to the deeper meaning of life.

    Credits:
    Recording, mixes, music, edits and interviews Henk Bakker & Lukas Simonis.
    Acknowledgements; Patricia Baker (Curious Broadcast)
    Interviewee; Slavek Kwi

    Biography
    Klangendum was founded in 2013 by lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker, who are both long term organisers (and co-founders) at Worm, Rotterdam, producing countless events and productions for Radio, Studio and Live Events. Reaching audiences also throughout an extended network worldwide of independent and innovative radiostations, like the Radia.fm and f.e. Resonance Fm (London) Soundartradio (UK), Curious Broadcast (Ierland) and Orange (Wenen). Further away WMFU (NEW JERSEY), ORF (Oostenrijk) and overhere amongst others Vpro radio, Dutch national broadcast Nos, Concertzender, Radio Patapoe, and appearing on Festivals like Inqubate en Strp.
    At the moment we organise as partners of Worm, Studio Recidencies and Workshops (anything from Sound Synthesis, Pure Data, Ableton Live, to Field Recording and Build Your Own Instrument) in our analogue studio.
    We produce a weekly radioshow for the Concertzender (link) and occaissional also for Radia FM. We release and distribute our work through CD’s, Cassettes and Records. We have a large digital archive of live concerts and studio residencies wich we publish through the Free Music Archive.
    Our interests and expertise are in making radioplays, documentaries and fictionalised radio drama. We do Sound and Site Specific- projects, Soundwalks and Installations. We do manifest ourselves regularly through organising concerts, Live Radio Happenings and live Radio Play performances.
    We love to place words and sounds in challenging settings.
    Links

    http://klangendum.nl/

     


  • SEC - Mefite

    Artist: SEC

    Title of work: Mefite

    Description of work

    Mefite is an Italic Goddess who has her cult-place located in the Ansanto Valley, the mortal moat,where horrible gas emissions coming out from a cave kill who goes too close. Tremendous Goddess that presides over the passage from life to death, she hits without a single touch, carried by the air as if it was sound or radio waves.

    Composed and mixed by SEC_ between 2014 and 2015.
    Voice by M.DellaMorte
    Words from M. Shimada’s book “Diary of a mummy”
    Premiered in Napoli as a live multichannel diffusion for several radios and speakers, with live voice. Thanks to Stefano Perna for radio broadcast technology.

    Biography

    SEC_ is one of the new talents of italian electro-acoustic music. Improviser and composer, he tries to bring the “musique concrète” in a new dimension, open to the darkest club electronics as well as to the research on feedback devices. His main instrument is the reel-to-.reel tape recorder, that he uses to warp different sound materials, creating unpredictable and grotesque joints, full of cuts, blasts and deep sounds. Continuously trespassing the borders between analog and digital, structured
    and improvised, narrative and abstract, SEC_ is rather interested in the relation between physicality of sound (and the generation of it) and what we can maybe still call “musicality”. He has released several records in solo or in collaboration (Aspec(t), Jerome Noetinger, Dave Phillips, Olivier Di Placido, Ken Vadermark, Dario Sanfilippo…) and has played concerts all around Europe.

    M.DellaMorte is on the edge of performance and theater; not belonging to any of the two worlds, she’s been able to develop an original and hybrid formula: research without intellectualism, physicality without smugness, word without self-referentiality. Her poetic is obscure and obsessive, loves the morbid and the horror, sometimes recalling the “actionism”, but spiked in the frame of a very personal research on scene devices and DIY practices, always accompanied by an humor full of paradox.

    Links

    http://www.toxorecords.com/sec_

    http://mdellamorte.wordpress.com/

     


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