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- 15th November 2017
Hearspool 21: My Secret Deeds - Momus
15th November 2017 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am
During 2013 Momus created a series of radiophonic programmes for Newcastle radio station BasicFM entitled Hearspool. Mesmeric, evocative, and made in the tradition of German neue hoerspiel.
Momus is a Scot who makes songs, books and art. He lives between Europe and Japan.
VA AA LR Radio
15th November 2017 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 am
VA AA LR present a radio show comprised of remote processes via google hangouts.
Foundsoundscape - Janek Schaefer
15th November 2017 @ 2:00 am - 7:00 am
It’s been 20 years exactly since I created ‘Recorded Delivery’, which quietly collected sounds of the inner realm of the Post Office in March 1995. Back then I could only use cassettes to capture sound, and there was no internet or digital in my world. Two decades later the technical options are staggering, but simplicity and calm is more in demand than ever before.
Foundsoundscape was inspired by the very first Digital Radio station in the UK, that simply played a recording of a rural location. Radio you could just leave running to add a peaceful ambience to your environment indoors. It heralded a new media paradigm, as digital broadcasting offered more capacity than requred for the first time, and that space needed filling. At the same time on TV, Channel 4 was broadcasting Big Brother live 24hours, and at night I loved to tune-in my analogue TV sets all over the house, and the shed, so I could hear the housemates gently sleeping as I worked through the night. Since then infomercials, and gambling TV have taken over, and I greatly miss that sense of real-time space, that does not demand your attention. Foundsoundscape quietly underscores your environment, by creating new ones from others.
Radio is special as it was the first medium that could be experienced by many people in many places, all at the same time. Foundsoundscape.com is an online radio station that streams live 24hours a day, which can now be broadcast to people all over the globe. Using over 1000 calm & curious location recordings captured by 100+ recordists, the sounds were simply edited, and then played back three at a time at various volumes in shuffle mode, and the result is never the same twice. You often hear the edges of time as files begin or stop playing mid flow. If you listen ever so carefully you can also hear me working in the studio at the end of the garden late at night, as I have a live mic feeding into the mix. I sometimes like to work with tv radio & music playing, to absorb information, give me ideas, create and share. Email me for a shout-out!
My hope is that others will find foundsoundscape enjoyable and leave it running all day & all night long, just like a radio! It’s as simple as that, with one click. A salute to serendipity and shared sonic space. Bookmark it. Play it in rooms around the house. Share it . . Take a break . . .
Every day is different.
“It’s lovely Janek. I really like listening to it.
Well done! I’ll link it to my friends.” [Brian Eno]
Massive thanks to everyone who has helped make this possible.
Commissioned by the Sonic Art Research Unit, Oxford Brookes, UK
Programming by Efthymios Chatzigiannis & David Tinapple
Curatorial assistance by Holly Jarvis
special thanks to Paul Whitty
List of the 100+ audio recorders sending sound from every corner of the globe
Selection was from an open call for contributions, via my newslist, & online, & in print media. The first people to send in sound were chosen by serendipity,
and I curated and edited the content. Future participation is by invitation only.
British Library Sound Archive
Simon Fisher Turner
Peter van Cooten
Michael J. Schumacher
Frans de Waard
Dave the Rave
Jan van den Brink
Javier Ucelay Urech
Jez Riley French
Mari & Ben Minto
La Cosa Preziosa
Radiaphiles: Radio Orange
15th November 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Here we speak to Barbara Kaiser, Lale Rodgarkia-Dara and Karl Schönswetter of Radio Orange in Vienna in Austria.
Mobile Radio offer an overview of independent and not-for-profit community, ‘free’, campus, and pirate stations who provide a wealth of material and perspectives outside of the mainstream media orthodoxy. This series constitutes a major retrospective of the work of the radio art network Radia, whose collective mission is to make radio that transcends the borders and boundaries of land and language. Mobile Radio visit each station in turn to discern their motives and inspirations, and explore the work of one of their associated artists. Produced with support from Goethe Institut.
15th November 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
1. Jack Hyde – Pont Miret, Suspended
2. Dixie Treichel – Open Immediately
3. Chin Ting Chan – Whispers of Time
4. Diana Chester – Composition as explanation
5. Blake Degraw – Mutual Intelligibility
6. Drew Girard (a.k.a FAILSAFE!) – Saguaro
7. Jolyon Houghton – The Lady in Her Dimensions
1. Jack Hyde – Pont Miret, Suspended
This soundscape piece is titled “Pont Miret, Suspended”. It features contact microphone recordings of a suspension bridge in the French countryside. Recorded in the baking heat one summer morning.
Jack Hyde is a field recordist and musician based in London, UK. I’m interested in exploring and discovering the sonic possibilities of places that I come across.
2. Dixie Treichel – Open Immediately
Experimental radio art, sound collage created with found sounds. It aired on various radio stations internationally during the Fluxus celebration of Art’s Birthday 2017, and is in the Kunstradio, AB gift pool.
Dixie Treichel is a composer, sound artist, theatrical sound designer and radio broadcaster. She is a sonic explorer who likes creating with any and all sounds. Dixie creates experimental sound art, radio art, audio documentaries, field recordings, acousmatic and electro-acoustic music. She also works with artists in multidisciplinary fields and performs experimental music. Her compositions and sound art have been heard internationally on radio, in art galleries, experimental sound art festivals, new music concerts, theaters and streaming festivals. She is based in Minneapolis, MN, USA.
3.Chin Ting Chan – Whispers of Time
Whispers of Time is a 14-minute sonic exploration on the elapse of time, the stretch of time, and the reverse of time. Various sound samples have been manipulated and processed in ways that significantly affect the time domain of the samples, using mostly custom patches made with Cycling 74’s Max 6 program.
Hong Kong composer Chin Ting (Patrick) CHAN has been a fellow and guest composer at festivals such as the International Computer Music Conference, IRCAM’s ManiFeste and the Wellesley Composers Conference, with performances in more than twenty countries. He has twice represented Hong Kong abroad in the International Rostrum of Composers and the ISCM World Music Days Festival. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music Composition at Ball State University. He holds a D.M.A. from the University of Missouri–Kansas City as well as degrees from Bowling Green State University and San José State University. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music Composition at Ball State University.
4. Diana Chester – Composition as explanation
Composition as Exploration, is a compositional exploration of the concept of form shifting, whereby I take a core text, and attempt to analyze and assess the core formal qualities of it, and then create a composition that attempts to follow the core form of the source material. This piece is based on Getrude Stein’s Essay, “Composition as Explanation.” The piece was performed live on a modular synthesizer rack, while listening back to a pre-recorded reading I made of Stein’s Essay. The recorded reading captured the rhythm, cadence, and syncopation qualities of the piece that I was attempting to form shift.
Dr. Diana Chester is a digital media artist, musician, and scholar. Her work draws from sound studies, archival studies, and the ethnographic study of expressive culture in religious festival and tradition in India and the Middle East. In her teaching she is preoccupied with the fusion of practice and theory, and is part of a collaborative team that explores the pedagogical and artistic implications of a process that integrates the visual arts, music, writing, and performance as a way of interpreting core texts and materials.
5. Blake Degraw – Mutual Intelligibility
Electronic Duodecet for Humans is a four-movement recording experiment conceptualized, executed, and recorded by Blake DeGraw. It explores reaction as a generative device. Each movement contains twelve overdubbed layers of the performer listening and reacting to aural stimuli that only he can hear (through headphones). The nature of the performer’s interactions with these stimuli changes with each four movements, ranging from harmonization to gestural imitation to direct mimicry.
Blake DeGraw is a composer, performer, bandleader, and sound-installation artist currently residing in Seattle, WA. He studied euphonium performance at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts, and currently studies modern composition at Cornish College of the Arts. He is the director and conductor of FHTAGN, an experimental chamber ensemble that focuses on extremes in spatial dispersion, as well as indeterminacy operations, free improvisation, and alternative forms of conduction within those extremes. DeGraw is also the co-founder of Plancklength, a sound-art collective that explores interactive sound production through installation work and instrument creation.
6. FAILSAFE! – Saguaro
Saguaro by FAILSAFE! is a contemplation of resonance, space, and rhythm conducted through Eurorack modular synthesizer. The starkly-shaped saguaro cactus, symbol of the American West and backdrop to many Chuck Jones cartoons, served a conceptual starting point, but the end result was determined largely by the interplay of chaos and control within the modular system and its capability to create and shape sounds and spaces.
FAILSAFE! is the experimental electronic sound output of Drew Girard, based in Long Beach, California. FAILSAFE! is particularly concerned with heavy sounds, systems of uncertainty, and endlessly processing the mundane in search of the transcendent.
7. Jolyon Houghton – The Lady in Her Dimensions
The Lady In Her Dimensions is a series of writings describing a woman – a relationship, a past love – but explored through theories on the construct of the universe. It allows the unknown to become potential. The real to become magical. It presents a different angle in which to interpret the feelings of loss, guilt, want and regret, and how all things are intimately connected.
The piece comes from a collaborative project made with my brother, involving the creation of twelve experimental pieces of writing – stories, plays, poems, scribblings – each developed from the starting point of a photograph.
Jolyon Houghton is a 28 year old actor and writer from West London, who studied Collaborative & Devised Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His writing is a mixture of humour and misfortune, in the form of plays, poems and short stories.
Written by Jolyon Houghton
Performed by Jolyon Houghton and John Dobson
Special thanks to Hoagy Houghton and Billy Brooks for help with editing and sound.
What Does the Future Sound Like? - Robert Barry
15th November 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sound artists, composers, improvising musicians, and primary school children are all asked the same question: What does the future sound like? Contributors include Odonola Ajibola, David Blandy, Jace Clayton, Johann Diedrick, Clare Douglas, Graham Dunning, Foxtrot Echo (aka Greg Taylor), Bela Emerson (& Miri), Sharon Gal, Julie Garton, Sylvia Hallett, Jukka Hautamäki, Steph Horak, Steve Lee, Neil Luck, Ian Mikyska, Hugo Morales Murguia, Stine Janvin Motland, Huong Ngo (with Yangchin Li, Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, Luis Alvaro Sahagun Nuño), Ingrid Plum, Zoe Plumb, Alwynne Pritchard, Denean Rowe, Richard Sanderson, and Aino Tytti.
Bobby Barry is a writer, curator, composer, and improviser from Brighton, UK. Formerly a guitarist and songwriter with pop group The Pipettes, percussionist and musical director with A Little Orchestra, Bobby is currently performing regularly with the London-based improvising duo, Far Rainbow. His music has been featured in short films by Suri Krishnamma, the feature-length movie Dwellings Close, plus dance performances by Karole Armitage. In 2014, he published a book of prose scores with the Swedish small press publisher BCNVT. His history of speculative musics, The Music of the Future, was published by Repeater Books in the Spring of 2017.
different time different place different pitch: Frequency Anomaly - Dani Gal & Achim Lengerer
15th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
An audio tape led to new discoveries in the Robert Kennedy assassination With
Shane O’ Sullivan and Philip Van Praag.
A series of radio programs By Dani Gal and Achim Lengerer. Originally commissioned by Documenta 14.
The radio is an acousmatic instrument. Listeners do not see the origin of the sound,
their experience is shaped both by the their own interpretation, and the manipulation
of the producer in a political system.
Our programs work on the space between documentary and Musique concrète.
Each show focuses on political events that are connected to acoustic events. This
creates an acousmatic documentary where the programs become sound-objects.
The programs response to the ‘image saturated society’ discourse, by asking what is
the function of sound as a document in times of live video feeds that can be broadcast
Dani Gal (born 1975, Jerusalem) lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Bezalel
Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem; the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende
Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt; and the Cooper Union in New York. His flms and
works have been shown widely, including: Documenta 14, 54th Venice Biennale
(2011), The Istanbul Biennale (2011), The New Museum New York (2012),
Kunsthalle St. Gallen Swizerland (2013), The Jewish museum New York (2014),
Berlinale Forum Expanded (2014), Kunsthaus Zurich (2015) Kunsthalle Wien (2015)
Achim Lengerer works on political questions of speech and language that he
thematizes in performances, radio plays or spatializes within installations and
publications. Lengerer founded different collaborative projects such as freitagsküche
in Frankfurt a. M. and voiceoverhead, with Dani Gal. Since 2009 Lengerer runs the
Berlin based showroom and publishing house Scriptings. Different Artists are invited
– all of which are working with the formats of script and text within their processes of
production. Lengerer is currently working on his Ph.D. at Goldsmiths, University of
London, UK, on the format of the rehearsal as an actual format for socio-political
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - Catalina Barroso-Luque and Victoria Chen Wei
15th November 2017 @ 10:45 am - 11:00 am
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee is a narrative voice piece, focusing on how the body, the mind, and technology become entangled within inter/intra-personal relationships. The piece is inspired by interviews with my brother regarding his use of GECI viruses to map neural networks, the parallels of working within a hermetic studio and laboratory, and the possibility of slipping into the voices in one’s head. The narration leads the audience through nine hallucinatory episodes within which the narrator slips in and out of
consciousness, loosing the ability to distinguish inside from outside, body from space, and itself from the ‘you’ it is addressing, Through playing with the desire to become-with an other, the machine and space, the work addresses notions of personal agency.
Writing, direction and editing: Catalina Barroso-Luque (b. 1988, Mexico City) Catalina Barroso-Luque received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and her BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in 2012. Her work has
been included in various exhibitions and projects across the United States, Mexico, and the UK. Recent projects include A Loving Aneurysm Glasgow Woman’s Library (2017), eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee The Pipe Factory, Glasgow (2017), Fictional Matters CCA, Glasgow (2016) and Between 9pm and Home Chalton Gallery, London (2015). Catalina is the current the Glasgow Sculpture Studio’s Graduate Fellow and a Committee Member at Market Gallery.
Voice-over: Victoria Chen Wei. Victoria is a pioneer graduate of Singapore’s School of the Arts and recently graduated with the Principal’s Award for All-Round Excellence from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has trained and performed internationally, including Australia, China, France, Iceland, Singapore, UK and USA, and draws inspiration from
both Eastern and Western forms. She is currently an Associate Artist with Bhumi Collective and won the ESAF Best Performing Artist award in 2017 for her solo piece Charlie. Victoria is committed towards increasing positive representation and visibility for BAMEs. She aims to create and direct multidisciplinary work that challenges stereotypes and shares unheard narratives.
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The Buffer Zone - with guests from Vox Liminis
15th November 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Based in Glasgow’s East End, Vox Liminis brings together people with convictions, artists and academics to develop the role of creative arts in criminal justice in Scotland. Exclusively for Radiophrenia, participants of various ages and backgrounds at Vox’s weekly Unbound sessions have sought out, created, collaborated, recorded and manipulated an array of diverse sounds and stories.
(1) Entering Vox
(2) Ping Pong
(3) Never Trust The Weather
(4) Rivers Have A Huge Job To Do
(5) Biff Baff Champs
(6) Where The Bikes Live
(7) Forward Backward
Produced by Monica Brown, Richy Carey and Steve Urquhart.
John Garcia Rueda – Remezcla Abracadabra (05:25)
This work corresponds to a remix of a theatre piece written and performed by imprisoned actors in Bogotá, Colombia. The script is written by Adrian Cardona. Performers are: Alex, Juan, Malpica, Miller, Omar, Trenzas, Felix and Chacón. In this work, I try to explore their contagious dark comedy acts by means of acousmatic sound.
John García Rueda is a Colombian composer and improviser. He conceives sound and music as a medium to relate to different frameworks and thinks of the fact of getting in touch with cultural symbols as a way of deconstructing the experience of the self.
The Ladywell Lout – go away after the float rush
Pheobe riley Law – Wakefire
The Ongoing Drain of the Fight Between the Wild and Tame Pt.2 - Doog Cameron
15th November 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
This work comprises field and forgotten recordings, small town/city centre conversations and sounds with audio effects, synths and acoustics. It tries to promote then reign back the constant battle experienced, to lesser or greater degrees, of the wild and tame sides of personality and behaviour. We experience brooding on madness with inner thoughts in and out of context of everyday living, or getting in a state where our outer actions and words lead us away from our ‘actual’ personalities, towards the Steppenwolfesque. Contrastingly we can be content in situations where we should be stressed, angry, sad or irritable – sound and music, whether audible to everyone or playing in our minds often play a part in this.
Worth listening out for are roaring polar bears, wind up chickens, rusty curtain hooks, clicking reindeer heel cartilage, geese, starlings on a Summers night, diaries, bin store gadgies, drunks, art exhibitions, junior football, domestication as an unattainable myth, sobriety, child’s play, shop ambience and last chance yelps.
No longer acceptable as entertainment student party and cheap deal booze nights got sacked for hard clubbing and sonic experimentation – only the good stuff from then on was pursued. The dawn of multitrack recording ensued with late night sessions of improvised intoxicated songs with Ryan Lambie as Johns Indie Disco. The JID years were a productive period, tracks of techno punk quality and some flashes of pure genius, but only 3 live gigs, meant the main means of promotion was handing out home burnt CDs in the street. The Ladywell Lout era then ensued, involving the circle of contributors from JID with semi-documentary based audio on gala days, gadgies, losers and high rises.
Supported by Creative Scotland and Outset
A thin veneer of fake brick cladding and the bitter sensation of loss (2nd) - James Torrance
15th November 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
A specially re-recorded version for Radiophrenia of a live hörspiele work performed at Apologies In Advance #7 (V22 Louise House, Forest Hill) on 19th August 2017. A third and final iteration of the piece is being exhibited as a sound installation at the Angus-Hughes gallery in Hackney throughout November.
James Torrance is an audio engineer and occasional radio producer, often found dabbling in the more confused corners of sound art and non-music. He has spent a number of years documenting sounds from London’s modernist housing estates and regularly collaborates with artists and film-makers. Amongst other meanderings, his current solo work presents a bricolage of found sound, phonography and hörspiele oddities.
AC Projects Residency Osmosis - live in the studio
15th November 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
the studioprogramme/artist information
Osmosis is the alias of a collective of artists who will use the Creative Lab residency as a platform to examine the boundaries that can exist between the artist and audience, inhibiting the genuine exchange and diversity of shared knowledge. They will mobilise the Creative Lab as a truly fluid and transient platform for exchange of ideas, as an open workshop. Areas of the space will be allocated towards engaging people in different methods of sonic exploration – analogue electronics, rehabilitating and repurposing of defunct machinery, listening stations and creating visual imagery inspired by these investigations.
“What matters more than any images conveyed, laws passed or institutions founded are the capacities set in motion. You do not have to start at the beginning – you can start anywhere” – Kirstin Ross
I've had it up to hear with fish and chips - Ben Knight & Tom White
15th November 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
“I’ve had it up to hear with fish & chips is a Hörspiel exploring the role of listening within professional acts of caring. It draws on my experience as a social worker and asylum support volunteer and is composed of interviews with care workers of all kinds. People were then invited to record themselves reading/singing the script in any way they wanted. This material was used as the raw material a live performance and recording”.
Ben Knight is a Manchester-based musician, researcher, and social worker who has previously worked as a play worker and volunteered with asylum-seeker support charities. He is interested in the politics of listening, singing and publication as a form of performance. He plays music as one third of Human Heads and Katz Mulk and co-edits the DIY journal DANCEHALL with the artist and musician Hannah Ellul.
Tom White lives and works in London. His work traverses multi-media platforms including sound, experimental film and video, installation and live performance. He has exhibited and performed internationally and published many sound works since 2009 (Vitrine, Chocolate Monk, My Dance the Skull, Alien Passengers). In 2014 he won the British Composer Award in Sonic Art for his piece Public Address, commissioned by the South London Gallery. Performance credits include appearances at NZZN Festival, Rotterdam; Colour out of Space Festival, Brighton; Ende Tymes Festival, New York; Poesia Carnosa Festival, Rome; Spoken Weird, Whitechapel Gallery; MK Gallery; South London Gallery; Café OTO (with Graham Dunning & John Macedo) and a recent UK duo tour with Maya Dunietz.
I’ve had it up to hear with fish & chips was originally performed for Radiophrenia‘s on air performances last year and we’ve since recorded a new ‘studio’ version.
Credits: Recorded and Mixed By Jack Allett at Roundhouse Studios Winter 2016/17.
The Pestitarian - Ailie Ormston live in the studio
15th November 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
the studioprogramme/artist information
The Pestitarian seeks a balanced diet of feeling self assured but not through the connotations of lifestyle choices.
Day Saver - Ryan Frame
15th November 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:40 pm
A long form experimental piece based on recordings I made whilst spending the day riding around on a Lothian buses all day ticket.
I’m an office worker and lo-fi field recording enthusiast. I have a particular interest in noise, pubs (especially pub hand driers), random conversations on buses and drum machines.
15th November 2017 @ 5:40 pm - 6:00 pm
(1) Pete Stollery – Stolen Voices (10:27)
Created as part of a larger performance project which deals with eavesdropping. The piece is made entirely out of recordings made around the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, capturing half-heard phrases allowing the listener to formulate their own narratives around what they are hearing, based on their own experience of similar places.
Pete Stollery studied composition with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham, where he was one of the first members of BEAST in the early ’80s. He composes music for concert hall performance, particularly acousmatic music and more recently has created work for outside the concert hall, including sound installations and internet projects.
In 1996, along with Alistair MacDonald, Robert Dow and Simon Atkinson, he established the group invisiblEARts whose aim is to perform acousmatic music throughout Scotland and to promote Scottish acousmatic music to a wider audience, both within Scotland and abroad. He is also Chair of the sound festival, Scotland’s annual new music festival.
His music is published by the Canadian label empreintes DIGITALes.
(2) Mark Vernon – Write It Down
(3) Sabina Van Der Linden – An Economy of Narcissistic Reward
(4) Chandeliers – Before It Gets Too Dark
One Hundred Tiny Glass Brains Waking Up - Sarah Tripp
15th November 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
One Hundred Glass Brains Waking Up is a fictional conversation between two people who begin as strangers. Without any prior social bonds they discover they are free to make each other up. This is escapist fiction pared back to two people in a room looking for a way out of social stultification.
Performed by: Brighton Upton Trust
Composed by: Nichola Scrutton
Sarah Tripp is an artist and writer working with fictional characters. Her recent works include a work for radio broadcast commissioned by Camden Arts Centre (London); a collection of her short prose published by Book Works (London) and the programming of a day-long event exploring characters on the stage, page and screen commissioned by LUX Scotland for the Tramway (Glasgow). Her forthcoming novel will be published in 2018 by Book Works.
Nichola Scrutton is a freelance composer, sound artist and experimental vocalist based in Glasgow. Her work spans a range of self-directed projects, interdisciplinary and participatory collaborations. http://www.nicholascrutton.co.uk
Brighton-Upton -Trust is a composite of artists based in Glasgow working across a variety of mediums – A hypothetical model of production and procrastination.
Supported by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Sian Robinson Davies, Peter Amoore, Simon Buckley, Claire Walsh, Kitty Anderson, Suzanne van der Lingen, Shauna McMullan.
Supported by Creative Scotland and Outset
Live-to-Air Performances - Felix Kubin, Cucina Povera, Angharad Williams
15th November 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD, UKprogramme/artist information
A live-to-air performance from CCA Glasgow. Tickets are free from CCA box office.
Felix Kubin – Entre les incidences / Ping Corridor
At Radiophrenia Festival 2017 Felix will present his live radio piece “Entre les incidences” and a feedback/sequencer based composition called “Ping Corridor.“
“Entre les incidences” (between the incidents) is based on Felix Kubin’s archive of “One Shot Recordings”, a collection of sounds which incidentally “occurred” to the artist over the last 10 years. With this personal sound library, Kubin returns to a playground where the origin and meaning of sounds are questioned and expectations undermined. Much like a foley artist who reproduces everyday sounds in the movies, like creating crackling fire effects by rubbing cellophane, Kubin plays a combinatorial game with real and fake names, with correct and false connections – all with the objective to free the sounds from their catalog designation.
“Ping Corridor“ was developed during an artist residency at Les Atelier Claus in Brussels. The piece consists of automatically created ping filter sequences combined with microphone feedback.
Felix Kubin is a Hamburg-based artist, whose various experiments and epithets comprise radio art, Hörspiel, composer of futurist electronic pop as well as chamber orchestra music, incendiary performer, record label owner, lecturer and curator. He has made artwork in all sorts of fields since the 1980s, recently “Falling Still” (2016 International Music Festival Hamburg, an orchestral work for boys’ choir, string ensemble, percussion and electronics), “Me & My Rhythm Box” (2017 dOCUMENTA 14, a live radio series about self-built instruments) and “Phantomspeisung” (2017 Bayerischer Rundfunk, a radio play about the “sound” and destruction of microphones).
Cucina Povera – ‘I’ and ‘O’ as Compositional Basis
In ‘I’ and ‘O’ as Compositional Basis I look at the dual notion of musical empathy and musical tension as two tenets of improvised composition. The formal use of binary notation is inspired by a decorative oak roundel ‘Stirling Head n. 20’ from 1539. Its border shows carved notation used by court harpists. It amounts to some of the earliest courtly notation to have survived from Scottish renaissance. My aim is to follow the notation, incorporating musical traditions I am indebted to – collective, empathy-driven vocal vernacular, harmonies from classical and late modernism, and largely intuitive, found sound percussion. An innate desire, and the immediate possibility to transcend linguistic and epochal boundaries through sound have inspired this work.
Cucina Povera is the artist name for Maria Rossi, a Glaswegian-Finnish vocalist and composer currently researching and working on the artistic interface of the grid, early modern binary notation, discordance, language and empathy, and atmospheric, site-nonspecific soundscapes.
Angharad Williams – Now watch this drive
Now watch this drive is a trip inside; maybe through a cavity in your tooth or through the tampon that sits within you, now. Appropriated film scores and spoken narratives journey malls, McDonalds and other establishments discovering the scatological landscape of the damned. Think melted nightclubs, think gunfire.
Angharad Williams is an artist and writer that was born in 1984 in Bangor, Wales. Angharad is currently based in central Europe. Recent solo and group projects have taken place at 3137, Athens; Tate St. Ives, Cornwall; Cubitt, London; Futura, Prague (2017);Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; WallRiss, Fribourg; the Cave, Mallorca (2016). Performances have taken place at CAST, Helston; (2017) W139, Amsterdam, Centre d’Edition, Geneva (2016). Angharad is a regular contributor to The Tube, BUS Editions and in conjunction to her own practice often collaborates with The Woodmill and friends. Forthcoming projects include Hergest: Nant at Cell Project Space in collaboration with Mathis Gasser, and a solo exhibition at Youth Club, London (both 2018).
Supported by Creative Scotland and Outset
The Silence of Noise - Stuart Chalmers
15th November 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sounds like swallowing a tigers tooth while fishing for the moon….
After a spell dusting old memories in the museum of imaginary sounds, i now
loop tapes scavenged from the landfill of time.
Nomenrature - Hanan Benammar
15th November 2017 @ 11:00 pm - 16th November 2017 @ 1:00 am
The live transmission happened at Radio FSK Hamburg in January 2017 as the outcome of a week workshop organized by Radikal Unsichtbar in collaboration with the Ethnography Museum of Hamburg. It was lead by me. We discussed and research German colonial history in Namibia. The participants looked at this specific history through the lens of my lexicon/work and with the materials I brought in addition to the Museum’s archive. We had another two hours live performance during Blurred Edges Festival in June 2017.