Show 513: VHS tape loop in a magnetic field by Eddie Spanier & Black Monk (Radio Papesse)

A closed circuit formed by a loop that exploits the digital technology in VHS and a magnetic field, activated by the magnets of a powered speaker for the diffusion of audio. This system ensures the maintenance of an onanistic process that leads to constant and progressive disruption of the audio and video signal supported by the magnetic tape of the VHS. The residual audio, which gradually loses quality, is channeled into a mixing system and spread through the same audio speakers that degenerate the sound source itself.

This show was produced for Radio Papesse from the recordings of a performance held at xenos arte contemporanea (Firenze) in October 2014

Eddie Spanier
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He is an auto-generated intelligence swarm, a dense team of highly-trained space monkeys, skilled and ontologically devoted to artistic do-it-yourself processes, obsolete technologies and retrogaming, technological onanism and hypertrophic mechanical systems, pseudo-scientific dogma, subculture science, conspiracy theories and the former life of L. Ron Hubbard, the Day of Judgment, and popular culture. Eddie Spanier is a gray area, a gray eminence that often conspires against itself, a machine of propaganda and a parasite of free information.

Black Monk
It is a new moniker concealing the other half of the duo Alpin Folks, a musical project that blends the literary references and visual arts related to mountains.
Immersed in electronic listenings he gives space to the compositions of Steve Reich, Terrence Dixon and Helm. His records are a valuable asset for use as connective or degenerative material. Fascinated by the triptych word, sound, images, he works for the first time with Eddie Spanier, making four hands.

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Show 512: Die gestohlene Figur by elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme and Jörg Piringer (for Radio Helsinki)

Drawing by elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme

die gestohlene figur (The Stolen Figure) (2015)

A voice, which becomes sexually indefinite, feeblish and apparently drained by alienation, faces up its situation in the form of an acoustic interior monologue. The shallows, which are represented by the voice, coagulate as a sound compilation of radio play clichés. Abrasively and bulky parts are combined with elegant atmospheric parts. The capitulation will win at the end. For now. To be continued…

More information about elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme and Jörg Piringer:

jörg piringer

geboren 1974. lebt in wien. ist mitglied des instituts für transakustische forschung und des gemüseorchesters. arbeitet in den lücken zwischen sprachkunst, musik, performance und poetischer software.


frei erfunden = künstlerische selbstformatierung als unabhängiges, un-diszipliniertes aufzeichnensystem; seit 2000 ausstellungen, veröffentlichungen, auftritte in literatur, bildender/medienkunst; inszeniert en masse entstehende, minimalistische tusche-feder-zeichnungen (auch als live-zeichnung) und stockend-sperrige kurz-dichtung (bruchstücke) als lesung, performance, lichtkunst, installation in kombination mit künstlerisch zweckentfremdeten, alten (büro)medien (schreibmaschinen, projektoren, diktaphonen etc.); definiert zeichnen / schreiben / aufnehmen in aufzeichnen als einheit und akt körperlicher präsenz / wahrnehmung. initiiert zusammenarbeiten im bereich performance und literatur. elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme ist v.a. nichts verpflichtet; zuletzt: schrei zum hummel. eine art buch (buch u. radiokunst), klever verlag wien 2013; kubine (ausstellung), alfred-kubin-haus zwickledt, 2014
intermediäre zusammenarbeiten von elffriede.aufzeichnensysteme und jörg piringer seit 2002: „die sprache der ticket-pinguine“ (mira-lobe-stipendium 2003), „the notebook of e.h.“ (extrapool / nl, hörspielpreis st. pölten, ö1 kunstradio, elevate-festival graz), lesungen und performances.

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Show 511: Between by Vidar Martens (Radio Nova)

“Between” is a work by Vidar Martens.

It`s an audio piece made out of the soundtrack from the 1967 movie “The Graduate”.

“I have a vivid memory after falling asleep while watching  The Graduate. My only perception of it was bits and pieces from the sound melting together with my dreams. ”

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Show 510: Second Sketch for Ascent and Descent/A Secret Postscript (Resonance FM)

Peter Lanceley at Outlandia (photo by Jo Joelson)

The Resonance Radio Orchestra was up in Scotland in August 2014 when Resonance104.4fm broadcast Remote Performances, live from Outlandia, Glen Nevis, in a collaboration between the radio station and artists London Fieldworks. This live radiophonic work is called Second Sketch for Ascent and Descent. It was written, arranged and produced by Ed Baxter, and features Ed Baxter (bass guitar), Tam Dean Burn (voice), Ewen Campbell (whistling), Miriam Iowerth (xylophone), Peter Lanceley (electric guitar, singing), Charlie Menzies (fiddle), and Michael Umney (piano). In November 2014 we asked eminent American country singer Bob Cheevers to read a script for a new work. At the end of that recording he improvised a fragmentary text which – since it fitted perfectly with the theme, unbeknownst to Bob – we’ve now combined with the other Remote Performances material as A Secret Postscript.

Tam Dean Burn (photo by Bruce Gilchrist)

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Show 509: SLOWNESS by Martin Georgievski from Kanal103

Slowless is a conceptual sound of elements of music slowed down beyond recognition with sounds retrieved from violin, vocals, synthesizers and other noise sounds from the city. This sound might be sound of any city you want it to be. Each city has its own unique sound, but anyone who works with the sound knows that every city has a inimitable soundscape . So let’s make a musical journey through the cities. Martin Georgievski is a conceptual artist, sound designer, musician, and graphic designer. Experimenting with different sounds of guitar, synths and field recordings, Macedonian producer Martin Georgievski a.k.a Amplidyne Effect creates an interpolation of ambient, experimental and electronic music, ranging from subtle drones to noise-rock. This is a piece specially produced for inspired and dedicated to the city.

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Show 508: cancelled

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Show 507: Against the tide

A programme from Soundart Radio in South Devon, UK, about the River Dart.

We walked down to the river for a listen, and asked people that we met for their stories. Some of these stories we put into bottles and threw back in.

We send this programme out into the world along with seven small glass bottles, and ask you to get in touch should you find one.

Produced by Rafael Aptroot, James Blagdon, Sue Coulson, Robert Davidson, Lucinda Guy, Matthew Jee and Jared Pope.

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Show 506: Dancing Fire by Anne Lepère (Radio Campus Bruxelles)

Some of our fears are dancing inside… Burning everything around…

This is about a journey; trying to find a way to calm down this fire, live with it, dance with it… Without any fear.

Travelling through religions, meeting people, can feed and appease the inside,
But this will be vain effort if devoided of reappropriation.

Expurgating, singing, dithering… Repossess the actions.

An appropriation of the outside to feed the inside.
To face the fears and
be there…

Dancing Fire

Réalisation & Mixage : Anne Lepère
Duration : 23’45
Special Thanks to : Carine Demange, Amélie Marneffe and Gota Slick for their support and advices.
Production November 2014 for RADIA
Carte Blanche offered by Radio Campus Bruxelles

It is also connected to this painting by Twiggy Alexis for the project Diptik (cross media project to discover soon in Brussels), with this shift from dark to light by this little blank square as the door of this sound creation : Dancing Fire

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The second piece attached in this show is this one :

Realisation & mixage : Anne Lepère
Duration : 2’54
Autoproduction 2012

Contact :

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Show 505: That thing about repetition

“That thing about repetition, that I just keep finding in so many bits of my life”

We visited the studios of craftspeople to learn more about their creative process, the materials they use, how they came to do what they do. We recorded their voices and their work to create ‘the radio craftsperson’s toolbox’ – a collection of sounds for crafting new radio works that explore the creative process.

You will hear from:

Michael Honnor, printmaker

Hilary Burns, basketmaker

Taja, potter

Yuli Somme, feltmaker

Chris Taylor, ceramics

A collaboration between Soundart Radio, Devon Guild of Craftsmen and the Community Media Association. Produced by Alice Armstrong, Chris Booth, Sarah Gray, Lucinda Guy, Chris Mockridge and Shannon Mockridge.

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Show 504: Datscharadio Audiokomposter

From a 100 days broadcast on the Landesgartenschau Gießen, datscharadio brought back an archive with audiofiles in a state of digital decomposition. the show takes three different depositories of audio material and traverses them to present an impossible algorithmic summary, a auto-montage of an already diverse ethnopoetic collection of todays garden cultures in an average mid size town in Germany. By Pit Schultz (with Gabi Schaffner) for

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