Show 491: FROM CHINA by BUTTERLAND for radio x

radia season 33 – show #491 (radio x) – FROM CHINA
- playing from august 25 to august 31, 2014 -


An acoustic field trip through China and Chinese childhood.

FROM CHINA features Butterland’s radioplay “Childhood Stories”:

“Childhood Stories is an art project with sociological approach: it composes narrations of individuals about their childhood in order to create an authentic image of the social environment they grew up in. Therefore we gather material about childhood in a specific country by using a questionnaire. The answers are anonymized, translated and used as literary material, they are condensed or cut up, then arranged in a dramatic text – that’s Regina’s part. Christian composes the music using field recordings from the respective country. The result is an artistic documentary in form of an audio drama.
Childhood Stories China 2012 gives insight in the 1980s and 1990s in China’s urban middle class.” [R.D./C.M.]

Field recordings / montage / realisation: Christian Müller
Translations / script / female voice: Regina Dürig
Male voice: Miro Caltagirone

Butterland’s project “Childhood Stories” encompasses so far a radioplay in two different versions (German and English), a CD edition (published by edition fästing plockare in summer 2013), and a multi-channel installation (2013).
The German version of the radioplay “Childhood Stories China” has been awarded with jury’s prize in the category “Experimentelles” at the SonOhr Hörfestival 2014 in Bern, and it has been broadcasted by SWR2 in January 2014.
The radia edit FROM CHINA is based on the English version of the radioplay and comes with a special extra part based on field recordings from China.

is the Switzerland based duo Regina Dürig and Christian Müller. Butterland works in the field of story and sound, their poetical and sculptural pieces seek an equal relation between music and literature, a mutual approach to narration and reduction. Christian Müller works as improvising electronic-musician, electro-acoustic bass-clarinettist and composer with a conceptual approach. Regina Dürig writes prose, prose miniatures and texts for music:
Find out more about their projects at

great many thanks to Butterland aka Regina Dürig and christian Müller for FROM CHINA!
the pictures are based on chinese fan art – more precisely: on photographs of ancient painted fans from china, “Landscape” by Dong Qichang (ca. 1590-1600, upside), “Landscape” by Jiu Jue aka Liu Jue (1438, middle) and “Landscape” by Li Liufang (1624, bottom), all of them today located in the Honolulu Museum of Art and their pictures graciously uploaded by the museum to Wikimedia Commons and credited to the PD.

radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: august 2014
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (c) Butterland Regina Dürig & Christian Müller

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Show 490: Hervé Moire & JPE for Jet FM

Live from Hervé Moire & Juan Pablo Espinoza for the Sonor Festival at the Blockhaus in Nantes (France).

Hervé Moire meets Juan Pablo Espinoza aka JPE for a live where different recordings are processed on live.
Hervé Moire is an électroacoustic musician self-taught, he composed 2 pieces published on the label Aposiopese. His musical universe is composed by field recordings, concrete sound recordings of different objects and acoustic instruments treated and confronted with electronic digressions.
JPE is a composer and a graphic designer working on multimedia and musical projects connected to improvisation, sound effects, electronic music and électroacoustic music. He learns electroacoustic music at the ENMP of Pantin (next to Paris) and composition in the center of Ianis Xenakis (CCMIX). One of its electroacoustic compositions appeared on the French label N-Rec. He is interested in the possible interactions between the music and the contemporary dance and the theater.

French :
Hervé Moire rencontre Juan Pablo Espinoza aka JPE pour un live où prises de sons diverses sont traitées en temps réel. Une imbrication de textures sonores où l’acoustique et l’électronique se fondent en différentes trames aux ambiances cinématographiques.
Hervé Moire est un musicien électroacoustique autodidacte auteur de pièces dont deux parues sur le label Aposiopese. Son univers est la rencontre entre field recording, prise de son concrète d’objets divers et d’instruments acoustiques traités et confrontés à des digressions électroniques.
JPE est compositeur et graphiste auteur des projets multimédias et musicaux liés à l’improvisation, au bruitage, à la musique électronique et électroacoustique. Installé à Paris en 1998 il suit le cours d’électroacoustique de l’ENMP à Pantin et de composition au Centre de Composition Musicale Ianis Xenakis (CCMIX) et de musique à l’image Cifap à Paris. Une de ses compositions électroacoustiques est apparue sur le label français N-Rec. Il s’intéresse aux interactions possibles entre la musique et la danse contemporaine et le théâtre.

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Show 489: Birds of Marrakech by Radio Papesse

This week show come no where else than form our very own recorders.
It is a non-linear walk recorded during the opening days of the 2014 Marrakech Biennale.


It all started from a terrace during the 2014 Bienniale opening days, then moved into the streets; among the crowd, the tourists, people wandering into new territories, just to find unexpected sounds and stories.
A quest that brought us into a misused theatre, then back to the streets, into the old town, where the ancient and the modern mix.
To hop into a taxi, where the outside noises slowly faded into soundart and migration stories; then back to where history meet the contemporary, in the frequencies of Marrakech cranes, into a lost flock, and the Muezzins’ prayers.
After days of wanderings and getting lost into the Marrakech dedalus, came an unexpected and healing encounter; but then, it is inevitable to end back again into the crowd until, just turning the corner, everything is relaxed and almost silent.
Just time for a mint tea and the birds come back in, so does the music, and the radios and the car horns.
The new birds of Marrkech.


This show only uses raw field recordings, without any effect, and it is an invite to take your time and be taken into thin noises as well as deep drones, different languages and unreadable soundbites.

Among other things the field recordings include:
_ fragments of the preview-press-tour by Hicham Khalidi and Alya Sebti
_ live recordings of Clara Meister’s ‘Singing Maps and Underlying Melodies’ performed by Kamarstudios, Choeur des Maman Douées de Dar Bellarj and Si Mohamed Soudani
_ Shezad Dawood’s ‘In Towards the Possible Film’ (2014)
_ car recordings of Saout Radio ‘Ici.Maintenant.Où?’
_ Freq_out 10 soundcheck at Theatre Royal


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Show 488: Wie es vielleicht war by Nights im Bunker for Radio Helsinki

“Wie es vielleicht war” (“How it might have been”) by Nights im Bunker for Radio Helsinki, Graz – AT

“Nights im Bunker” is some sort of a mistery performance series that is performed once a month at the Forum Stadtpark – a place of production and presentation for contemporary art in Graz. “Wie es vielleicht war” (“How it might have been”) is a radio edit of different performances that the performers of Nights im Bunker did in the last two years.

Performers: Patrick Wurzwallner (drums), Arne Glöckner (guitar), Vera Hagemann (voice), Johannes Schrettle (text)

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Show 487: Teddy Love by Hans Kristen Hyrve for Radio Nova

Teddy Love by Hans Kristen Hyrve
for Radio Nova, Oslo

Teddy Love is a homage to modern urges. To your needs. To every listener’s distant longing. Do not resist interactivity; please answer when spoken to, please do as you’re told. That way our common pleasure will reach a modern kind of high.

Hans Kristen Hyrve makes short radio pieces for the National Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on a daily basis. Composes music weekly.

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Show 486: miraculous agitations by Dan Wilson for Resonance FM

Recorded in a single day, Dan Wilson introduces the possibilities of post-electronic music, taking the listener on a whistle-stop tour of trade waste bins with a view to discovering acoustic modules to electromagnetically scour for ‘miraculous agitations’: pleasing and unforeseen acoustic flourishes.

Dan Wilson is an award-winning electroacoustic composer, sound designer, writer, broadcaster and instrument builder. Currently Resonance104.4fm/ Sound and Music Embedded Composer in Residence. Mediadropping theorist, author of ‘Dropping Out’ (all copies now sadly impounded), the force behind Meadow House and Ashfordaisyak, etc.

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Show 485: Martin Anastasovski – Kyotech for Kanal103, Skopje

please allow me to introduce myself. my name is Kyo … O T to the E Ch and all you field recorders aint got nothing on me. my mids are non crispy my bass is deflated, in my ghetto foray i got all you wackstaz innundated. fuck all the species, my arc is riggedy, tell von mieses i only got in these crickets with no tickets. the corals are melting but so are my snickers, ghorals lick alkali salts while molten lava turns to basalt rock in a million years. alley kats in skopje city dont let me no sleep coz in the night they prowl the jungle deep, beep bleep i ride on a imaginary jeep while in the meantime human life is getting cheap. the marketplace is bustling with peppers and eggplants, wait until i bust these mushmulla in the cooler, counterfeit goods rock shutka like originals where the sun is beating down on the aboriginals, roma splendor galore tales of lore, lo and behold there is a wedding on a knoll. checking out, but theres no mic it went to record some workers on a strike. and out, but not so fast, the tao changed its mind and its ready for a fight, hold on tight, while you plug in deep, in the sounds of the ground where the slopes are steep and the dogs are belligerent like an action movie that is featuring, obliterating the face of the mind shazam wide open eye self esteem grind in a meat press like no free press get the fuck outa world this is spirits under duress. keep on hold on but dont put a condom on your head bcoz you cant see the glitter of the litter of this hydroponic transmitter.
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Show 484: Fernando Fadigas, Inland, for Rádio Zero Lisbon

This soundscape composition is divided in two parts and is part of my sound research at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon during 2013.
Undercurrent is about water sounds and is taken from an audiovisual installation shooting in a river showing a journey between two points A to B, after a deep dive inside an undercurrent river.
InLand is a piece about earth sounds space and matter but also about internal and external space. A representation of different acoustic layers and sound environments. In this piece i processed different noises and samples taken from the interior of the earth. Many recordings with a real buried microphone and other substances like stone collisions, river undercurrents, sea waters, sand, fire, ashes, organic debris, frozen microphones and other deep acoustic phenomenas. It’s also a live improvisation and noise modulation of a boiling experience taken from a portable laboratory set up on stage. For sound processing i used Laptop, Ableton Live, Max/Msp, analog circuits and synthesizers like Mute Synth and Korg Monotron Delay. Premiered at EMS13, Electroacoustic Music in the Context of Interactive Approaches and Networks at CGD-Culturgest, Lisbon 2013.

Fernando Fadigas is an audiovisual artist and noise musician. With preferences for collective works, site-specific projects and sound improvisation, their individual works lie in the relationship of sonic arts and image with exploitation of minimal soundscapes, noise, field recordings and the acoustic properties of certain spacesMember of the art collective “Pogo” since 1998 producing and developing soundtracks for Theatre, Multimedia Performances or Interactive Installations and also curating music and art events.

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Show 483: Transmissions, by Lona Kozik for Soundart Radio

Part 1. Imagine that we are speeding away  from the Earth
Part 2. Music of our Spheres

Transmissions is a radio piece that seeks to listen to the past. It is a collage of transmissions voyaging through human broadcast history and reaching past our own galaxy. The first part, Imagine that we are speeding away from the Earth, is based on the notion that everything we broadcast is still traveling from our planet out into space. As we move forward, we can hear our past. This section includes transmissions of all kinds, including Skype transmissions, mysterious numbers stations, broadcasts of rocket launches, interviews, songs, newscasts, popular songs, television themes, public service announcements, etc. The second part, Music of Our Spheres, uses recordings made by scientists interpreting readings from the Voyager and Cassini space probes. We hear sounds emitted by Earth (distinct whistlers shooting past and a “hiss” that sounds like breathing), Mars (small and metallic), Jupiter, and Saturn. The very last sound in the piece is the sound of the Big Bang as interpreted by Professor J. G. Cramer of Washington State University.

Lona Kozik is a pianist, composer and radio maker. “I play things. I write things. Sometimes I do both at the same time. Sometimes I play the things I write, but often times, I don’t.”  For more information, go to

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Show 482: Tksitevy – Suzy Vincens for Radio Campus Bruxelles

“Tksitevyde Suzy Vincens

Une première expérimentation d’un work in progress, présentée lors du festival Monophonic 2014 de l’acsr à Bruxelles, à l’invitation de Radio Moniek. Une performance polyphonique d’improvisation à partir d’une partition-poème de Suzy VINCENS.

Les partition-poèmes sont des partitions d’écoute (qui racontent une écoute, qui proposent une possibilité de notation d’une écoute avec des mots, des phrases, des silences).
Ce sont des images sonores à lire, à interpréter, à ré-interpréter par des formes multiples.
Ces partitions sont des départs d’écritures, d’interprétations vocales, instrumentales, etc.
L’interprétation est très libre, on peut développer toute la partition ou bien juste une partie, une séquence.

La partition-poème interprétée est issue de l’écoute de la pièce sonore de Christian Zanési, Saphir, Sillon, Silence.
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“Tksitevy” from Suzy Vincens

A first experiment of a work in progress performed live at Monophonic festival 2014 in Bruxelles (acsr) curated by Radio Moniek. A polyphonic improvisation performance from a score-poem Suzy VINCENS wrote.

The score-poems are listening scores (that tell a listening, offering a possibility of scoring a listen with words, phrases, sentences, silences).
Those scores are departures of writings, interpretations of vocals, instrumentals, etc.
The interpretation is very free, the entire score can be developped or just a part, a sequence.

The voice performers are Aurélie LIERMAN, Catherine BOUCKENAERE, Laure GATELIER and Julien BIBARD.
Electronic music and violin: Suzy VINCENS
Composition: Suzy VINCENS

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