Show 530: Lift Up Over Transmission (EastsideFM)

This is intended as an immersive participatory audio environment. Engaging in broadcast transmission means that each listener has their own unique auditory experience as a result of the sum of the environmental parts. For example, the sound reproduction technology (radio), the acoustic of the room it is situated within, the sounding activity and location of the “listener” as they interact with their physical space, the drifting in and out of focus as attention shifts from the listeners presence in the physical and the information from the transmission sounding device that aurally “colonizes” the physical space with its content. Bearing this in mind it is recommended that this piece be diffused at a reduced amplitude (low volume) so that divisions between the three environmental inputs: transmission media, ambient environment and participants sounding actions become blurred and result in a participatory immersive auditory event. This implies that the hermetically complete “work” no longer exists: The environment and the work can’t be distinguished.

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Show 529: double trouble (XLAIR)

This show has two parts:

PART 1 (0’00″-11’00″)

Départ, Arrivée

by Amber Meulenijzer, Lukas De Clerck, Lise Bonduelle

Temperature influences the speed at wich sounds travels.
We created a space where it gets colder and colder at one side, while at the other side it gets hotter and hotter. Two systems created by one microwave oven and one fridge. In turn, they create at their hand an ominous, mysterious feeling where the sound has to travel trough. Sounds will travel faster, slower, become one or disappear in the inertia of space.

PART 2 (11’00-28’00) =

Radiodioter

by Dieter Van Dam, Alma Soderberg and Hendrik Willekens

this piece is an excerpt from a radio remix of the voice performance ‘Idioter’ by choreographer Alma Soderberg & musician Hendrik Willekens. Together they create a concert performance in which Willekens’ music supports Söderberg’s bodily movements and voice. She plays with syllables, intonation, cadence, gestures and dream language - creating a play between intensity and rhythm. The focus is on the flow. In addition the work includes drawings by Willekens: geometric landscapes that disappear into a single vanishing point. He makes these drawings over and over again whereby the expansion of the landscape becomes a theme in the work; each time the viewer is drawn towards the same ‘nothingness’.The audio was recorded in Het Stuk in Leuven on February 19th of this year. The sound recordings were then remixed with both influences for the performance and associated sounds by the artist.

https://soundcloud.com/bruit-colleur/alma-soderberg-hendrik

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Show 528: Hidden Places _ Airplane Edit Iceland (Reboot.fm)

What comes to your mind if you think of a hidden place? Of a lost place? Of a place you found for yourself alone in the utmost wilderness. Four people share their stories. Mountain walks lead to Ice Elf City across rivers with a strange irridescent blue.

A combination of interviews and fieldrecordings, a rough edit done high up in the sky at night, in an airplace heading back to Berlin, 30.000 feet above the sea.

Speakers:
Jónìna Marta Arnasdóttir, IS
‘Susan Beattie, UK
Halldór Heiðar Bjarnason, IS
Charlotte Law, UK

Poem “Failed walk” and organ snippet by Charlotte Law. Martian language bit originally by Helene Smith (1861-1929).

My greatest thanks to Fljótstunga Residency and to the Goethe-Institut, Munich.

Field recordings & production: Gabi Schaffner/raw audio 2015

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Show 527: We Should Take Nothing for Granted! Listening Conditions for an Alert and Knowledgeable Citizenry (Radio Student)


RADIA SHOW 527 BY RADIO STUDENT, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA:
 “We Should Take Nothing for Granted! Listening Conditions for an Alert and Knowledgeable Citizenry” 
by Matthew Biederman, Marko Peljhan, Brian Springer & Aljosa Abrahamsberg

Through the mining of the global radio spectrum for both recognizable voice communications as well as digital communications including encrypted, coded, open and proprietary modes, the work addresses current positions and debates  about the notions and structuring of  privacy, surveillance states, safety and active civic potentials to engage and re-imagine the relationship between the global citizenry and sovereign actors with the military industrial complexes including their visible, opaque and dark structures. 
The title is based on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address of 1961 wherein he warns of the dangers of an unchecked military industrial complex, the extinction of creative free-thinking within higher education, and the extraction of natural resources without consideration for their renewal. The address is extremely relevant today in light of recent revelations of massive surveillance programs, perpetual information and real wars, the reshaping of the university complex and intensified resource extraction. Eisenhower’s speech was not a dark forecast but instead stated that  ‘only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals…’ The text serves as the foundation for a set of Systemic activities in the fields of communications security, data aggregation, analysis and display and retransmission. The work reflects on the conditions for the development of ‘an alert and knowledgeable citizenry’ in societal circumstances that, despite constitutional protections, do not warrant them.

Abrahamsberg, Biederman, Peljhan and Springer have been involved in activities dealing with the art and science of radio and telecommunications through the prism of radio art, technical culture, television, film, conceptual art, electronic music, media arts and tactical media since the 1980′s and 1990′s, in projects such as Ladomir-faktura, Makrolab, and Wardenclyffe. They are currently working on ‘Systemic tactical environments’ implementing the meshing of software defined radios, data aggregation, analysis and display.

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Show 526: Videofreex (Wave Farm/WGXC)

Listen to the story of the Videofreex, from some of the original members of the video collective that began in the late 1960s in New York City. After meeting at Woodstock, the video art group was hired by CBS to do “60 Minutes”-meets-”Saturday Night Live” show that gets one pilot made. After that pilot, several CBS executives are fired. But Abbie Hoffman hires members of the group to write the pirate broadcasting chapter in “Steal This Book” and pays them with video transmission equipment. So the Videofreex head upstate to Greene County and start Lanesville TV, what might be America’s first pirate television station. Interviews are excerpted here from many sources: Skip Blumberg and Parry Teasdale speak at a recent Dorsky Museum talk about the group, broadcast by Wave Farm Radio. Jon Nealon, the filmmaker at the helm of the just-released documentary, “Here Come the Videofreex!” is also interviewed here, as is Andrew Ingall, the curator of the show about the group that is at the Dorsky Museum through July 2015. Videofreex are represented by Video Data Bank in Chicago.

http://videofreex.com/

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Show 525: Interstellar Sounds (TEA FM)


ENGLISH TRANSCRIPTION.
“Interstellar Sounds” is an experimental sound work where we can hear all together sound from outer space, NASA historical archives and many other sounds and natural radio broadcasts from far stars.
It’s better to hear it with earphones and with closed eyes to rise all the details of this work.
The masterline of this radio work is the sentence “We aren’t travel in the space alone”
At the same time, humans usually think they are the center of the universe and they are seeking and searching another life outside Earth, maybe to learn from them, but why not human race could be looking for life outside to feel like a superior race.
A sound project produced by Chuse Fernandez for TEA FM Radio Workshop
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ARAGONESE TRANSCRIPTION.
Cuan o espazio suena/Interstellar Sounds ye un triballo esperimental an s’achuntan sons de l’espazio esterior, grabazions istoricas d’a NASA e atros sonius y emisions de radio d’as estrelas lexanas.
Cal ascuitar-ne con auriculars y con os guellos zarraus ta plegar a l’intenzión d’o triballo.
Que no semos solencos en a inmensidá d’o espacio ye una cosa platera de raso.
Alabéz, os umanos mos pensamos que semos o melico d’a galasia y amás amás escamos y rechiramos arredol de nusatros atrás formas de bida, puestar que ta aprender d’atrás culturas pero también puestar que rechiremos ta beyernos como sers alteros y superiors.

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Show 524: la coquille sur la lune (Radio Panik)

La Coquille is a funny workshop organized by L’Atelier de Création Sonore et Radiophonique, located just below Radio Panik studios, in Brussels. A place to discover, experiment and play with sounds.

In this selection, the students promise you the moon!

Special thanks to Jeanne Debarsy, Christophe Rault and Sébastien Schmitz

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Show 523: A TUBE RIDE IN TBILISI (klangendum/worm)

Dr Klangendum went to Tbilisi last autumn, met some great people there and recorded a tube ride from Polytechkuri to Central Station.

special thanks;

Sopo Tabadatze, Natia Sartania-Kituashvili, Jay Kennedy S Centr, Nick and & the others….

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Show 522: Anstatt (Radio Orange 94.0)

ANSTATT tells a story happening in Vienna. It explores the different ways to live and experience one city. Two characters narrate one day in Vienna and their narratives mix throughout the piece until it seems we are dealing with one person. Additionally the sound piece highlights the soundscapes of Vienna as a third character. The represented field recordings echo  the content of the character’s impressions throughout their day. Due to their atmospheric use they develop a distinct  narrative on their own.

ANSTATT is an attempt to  propose a polar meeting: what do we imagine about Vienna and what is its real acoustic representation? It’s real inhabitants? Finally confronting the majestic Vienna with other identities, more down to earth.

ANSTATT is non-fiction turned into fiction : it has been co-written by Barbara Huber (AT) and Léa Promaja (FR). Written in English and German, the text is based on the author’s personal experience and relation to Vienna.

http://www.leapromaja.net/?lang=en
http://col-me.info

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Show 521: Improv Breakfast by Joni Erika Smith (Radio Corax)

In this year 2015 is the 300 year anniversary of the birth of German Baroque Composer Georg Friedrich Händel, born 23 February, 1685 in Halle (Saale), Germany. And it is the 100 year anniversary of the death of Russian Pianist and Composer, Alexander Nikolajewitsch Skrjabin and also, on March 8 – celebrated around the world every year – International Woman`s Day. With this in mind, two members of a folk, pop Indie band, an actress and classical pianist student talk about „Art“, Music, the World and their place in it. Improv Breakfast is a conversation in three parts which developed naturally through an organic interview (process). If it can be said that: Art is where the line is always searching, then somewhere that line will bend – there will be overlap (of ideas, expressions). The interviewees are not in the same room at the same time, but they sometimes end up at the same place. The subjects are at once the interviewed and interviewer. The three sensory and tactile stories unfold and come together gradually and grow organically to somehow form a new story. Each of the interviewed say they forgot they were in an interview. The listener will hear with all the senses. And the current that runs through it all is breakfast of course! – where many good conversations begin.

Credits:
Special Thanks to: Ralf Wendt, Nico and the Radio Corax Team!
By: Joni Erika Smith
Station: Radio Corax, (Halle, Saale – Germany)
Length: 28 min.
Participants:
Words and Music
Abel Camargo Neves da Cunha
Anna-Karolina Schiela
Radio Los Santos (Sebastian Caspar -violin, Lukas Schroll -guitar)

Links
http://959.radiocorax.de
http://www.radiolossantos.de

Additional Info:
Language: English/German
Includes radia jingles (in/out)

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