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17th November 2017
  • Hearspool 22: Half Baked Lazarus - Momus

    17th November 2017 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

    programme/artist information

    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.

    http://imomus.com/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momus_(musician)

     


  • Sounds from the Magnetosphere - Stephen Shiell

    17th November 2017 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 am

    programme/artist information

    These natural radio field recordings were made whilst watching the sunrise on Black Rock Desert in Nevada, from the perimeter fence of Burning Man 2016. The recordings were made using a very low frequency receiver (made by Stephen P McGreevy) and a self-created magnetic coil antenna. The VLF receiver picks up sounds from the magnetosphere so being in a remote place like Black Rock gave me the perfect opportunity to make some recordings. Apart from a little interference from festival security radio, the sounds are largely weather systems in the earth’s atmosphere and potentially some beeps from ‘ALPHA’, the Russian long wave radio navigation system.

    I work with sound and site-specificity. I explore social, political and physical landscapes through sound, re-interpreting and re-imagining, using field recordings, assemblage, found objects, digital processes and improvisation. I have performed around the UK and internationally, from a Herring Museum in Iceland to a steam ship in the Pool of London. In recent years, alongside solo composition and performance, I have been focused on work with The Study Group, a London based group dedicated to learning the work of Pauline Oliveros; Breathing Space, a collective creating site specific sound work outside the traditional performance space; and Blanc Sceol, an improvising duo.

    http://www.stephenshiell.co.uk
    http://www.breathingspacecollective.co.uk
    http://www.thestudygroup.org
    http://www.blancsceol.co.uk

     


  • Commence Exuding The Opaque Vapour - Barry Burns

    17th November 2017 @ 2:30 am - 7:00 am

    programme/artist information

    For the last five years I have taken a sample from every video I watch on my laptop. As a tip of the hat to William Burroughs and Robert Anton Wilson I take the sample from the 23rd minute. Each sample is arranged and layered chronologically, constructing an aleatory narrative, a random DJ mix of dialogue, music and foley, a self portrait of viewing habits and memory. VHS rips merge with Blu Ray restorations, youtube binges mingle with abandoned box sets.

    Barry Burns is not the bloke out of Mogwai, its a different, unsuccessful one. He is the co-manager of Radiophrenia and has used his immense power to give himself the highly coveted 5am slot.

    https://akashicrecords1.bandcamp.com/album/from-the-cable-to-the-grave

     


  • Radiaphiles: Kol HaCampus 106FM

    17th November 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

    programme/artist information

    Here we speak to Meira Asher of KolHaCampus in Tel Aviv in Israel.

    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.

    http://mobile-radio.net/

     


  • Shorts 15

    17th November 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    programme/artist information

    1. Lin Li – Virginia Woolf’s: A Haunted House
    2. Sabrina Rogers – Tentram Composition 2
    3. Vincent Eoppolo – Crisis Trilogy
    4. Jean François CAVRO– Bombay India 2002
    5. Pytchblend and Bissecta de Kinsâme – BBB-04
    6. Marco Dibeltulu – Il nastro di Möbius
    7. Vincent Eoppolo – Virtual Morality Play
    8. Mark Briggs (Gas Tower) – Grey Matter

    1. Lin Li – Virginia Woolf’s A Haunted House

    In this series of audio work by Lin Li, abridged versions of short stories in the public domain are created by using the first sentences in all or some of the paragraphs of the original text. The disconnected sentences form a semi-coherent structure within which other sounds are weaved together to accentuate the enigmatic quality of the narrative, providing space for imagination.

    Originally from Hong Kong, Lin Li is now based in Scotland. She has been using sound and moving image in her creative practice since 2011.

    Website: http://www.linli-art.com

    2. Sabrina Rogers – Tentram Composition 2

    Tentram is a game, virtual reality environment, and adaptive composition. Presented here is an enveloping, tranquil sound world for virtual reality game space. The concept for Tentram is to create a calming environment using adaptive composition and visuals based on the design of a Japanese Zen garden. This project can be experienced in several ways – as a composition, a virtual reality game with user interaction in real time, and as an audiovisual experience. Tentram explores the possibilities of creating a soothing space in the medium of virtual reality, using sound design and music to help evoke a sense of calm.

    I am a sound designer and violinist, based in Edinburgh. I have recently finished studying for my masters degree in Sound Design at the Univerity of Edinburgh. I’ve been interested in audio for many years and studied Music Technology and Sonic Arts at Queens Univerity for my undergraduate degree. I am enthusiastic about adaptive audio-visual work, interactive systems, and virtual reality.

    https://soundcloud.com/sabrina-rodgers

    3. Vincent Eoppolo – Crisis Trilogy

    I view my works as a synthesis of various sound art traditions including musique concrete, acousmatic music and radio art. In my work I strive to present brief moments of the world we are living in. Society in the continuing process of realizing itself. Our relationship with each other, with technology, our morality, spirituality, sexuality, our anxieties and fears. In many ways my works are like sociological and psychological commentaries. My work has been featured on Bernard Clarke’s program Nova on RTE’s Lyric FM, Phaune Radio from Montpellier, France as well as Radio Art International on CHOQ Radio in Montreal. My works were recently presented at the 2017 New York City Electro-Acoustic Music Festival.

    https://soundcloud.com/societys-realization

    4. Jean François Cavro– Bombay India 2002

    Sound portrait of Mumbay (Bombay) – India – December 2002

    https://mtwws-orvkns.tumblr.com

    5. Pytchblend and Bissecta de Kinsâme – BBB-04

    Yours truly with the irrepressible Bissecta De Kinsâme. Bissecta’s words from her poetry compilation “Cycle”. Pytchblend’s words where improvised.

    Pytchblend (aka Darryl Lucas) is an English sound artist living in Buxton, Derbyshire. His work studies the half-awake moments before the onset of sleep using AMSR and frisson-inducing spectral sound manipulation , creating audio ‘dreamlets’. Currently creating sounds as a solo artist and with the Pangaean Permafaction Anglo-Australian collective.
    To date, Pytchblend has released three albums, Bloodlines (2014), Doxa (2015) and Sweat (2016) which are available on Bandcamp and listed on Discogs. Copies for review and broadcast are available on request. Pytchblend is a regular on RTÉ’s Nova in Ireland, Berlin Community Radio and is published on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and youtube.

    https://twitter.com/Pytchblend
    https://www.facebook.com/pytchblend

    6. Marco Dibeltulu – Il nastro di Möbius

    Il nastro di Möbius: The Möbius strip, “continuous” geometric surface, is universally used as the symbol of recycling, and therefore – with all due transpositions – it fully expresses the musical concept of cyclicality. For this reason, this work has used concrete sonic materials evoking the treatment of industrial waste, but also the most common sonic objects, which have been processed through the use of loops, rhythmic accumulation and the re-proposition of “themes”. The intent of the composition is to re-assemble the objects handled, so as to design a contemporary soundscape, which is an integral part of our daily lives.

    I’m an electroacoustic composer, I’m from Sardinia, Italy.

    http://www.marcodibeltulu.it
    https://soundcloud.com/marco-dibeltulu

    7. Vincent Eoppolo – Virtual Morality Play

    8. Mark Briggs (Gas Tower) – Grey Matter

    Grey Matter is an original audio work that is a play on affect and effect; saying something with emotion and feeling, understanding it’s real and that you mean it. Effect and affect; best use irony so as to not come across as or appear to be, a wet sack of douche.

    Mark Briggs is an artist based in Glasgow working in the moving image. Over the last five years he has produced a series of works under the title of gas-tower. His work challenges subjective experience against the expanded theory of ‘liveness’ a willingness to speak to the present with immediacy and a sense of reality.

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

     


  • Shorts 16

    17th November 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    programme/artist information

    1. S van der Linden – dialogo TRABAJO
    2. Vincent Eoppolo – Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
    3. Luke Pell – Claire Cunnningham F/our Feet
    4. Steven Trimmer – Dep of Tones Ep2: Moving To Mars
    5. Garrett Tiedemann – Last Thursday (in Fragments) – Episode 7 – I Think That’s It
    6. Vincent Eoppolo – Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace
    7. Mikromedas – OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb_07
    8. Makers Marks – Makers Suite

    1. S van der Linden – dialogo TRABAJO

    THOUGHTS CELLPHONES MONOLOGUES AND CONVERSATIONS

    http://No1GIRL.net

    2. Vincent Eoppolo – Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment

    I view my works as a synthesis of various sound art traditions including musique concrete, acousmatic music and radio art.

    In my work I strive to present brief moments of the world we are living in. Society in the continuing process of realizing itself. Our relationship with each other, with technology, our morality, spirituality, sexuality, our anxieties and fears. In many ways my works are like sociological and psychological commentaries. My work has been featured on Bernard Clarke’s program Nova on RTE’s Lyric FM, Phaune Radio from Montpellier, France as well as Radio Art International on CHOQ Radio in Montreal. My works were recently presented at the 2017 New York City Electro-Acoustic Music Festival.

    ttps://soundcloud.com/societys-realization

    3. Luke Pell – Claire Cunnningham F/our Feet

    Some Words to Wander With are a series of recordings as part of In the Ink Dark, a dance and a poem made from from memory and conversation. A project from Luke Pell and collaborators. Created as part of the project invited voices – artists who make dances, whose works are both poetic and choreographic – offer a collection of musings that speak to words and to dances, bodies and buildings, science and nature, to thought and to feeling, to memory, materiality, landscape and loss. They are wisdoms for living, some words to wander with where you live, at work, at rest, at home, away.

    Fascinated by detail, nuances of time, texture, memory and landscape Luke Pell is a maker and curator who collaborates with other artists and organisations imagining alternative contexts for performance, participation and discourse that might reveal wisdoms for living. Noticing threads that weave between people and place his artistic projects take form as intimate encounters, poetic objects, installations and environments – choreographies – for physical and virtual spaces.

    lukepell.org
    intheinkdark.com

    4. Steven Trimmer – Dep of Tones Ep. 2: Moving To Mars

    “The Department of Tones was founded to covertly distribute influential audio throughout homes in select US cities. From the late 1970’s until the mid 1990’s millions were unknowingly exposed to these stories and sounds. Working with engineers and producers from the original production team we have sought to recreate some of these segments from memory.”

    Steven Trimmer is a Sound and Media artist living in Felton, California. He recently graduated from the MFA program in Digital Arts New Media at University of California, Santa Cruz. Steven works as an arts educator and in media installation at The Randall Museum in San Francisco.

    http://www.theleapyear.com

    5. Garrett Tiedemann – Last Thursday (in Fragments) Episode 7 – I Think That’s It

    In 2015 Don Chambers hosted “a music and other things entertainment” each month called The Last Thursday. Each month had its own theme and governed not only the types of content, but way of presentation for the evening. These evenings lived and died in the moment with very little social media promotion or archiving.
    In series 2 of The White Whale we offer snippets of these evenings; providing first glimpses beyond the nights of what went down and why their existence foregoing online permanence is important. Visit http://www.donchambersmusic.com/ for music and more.

    Garrett Tiedemann is a radio producer, journalist, filmmaker and composer. He works for American Public Media covering the breadth and depth of composed music for YourClassical and Classical Minnesota Public Radio while also producing films, music videos, music and the podcast The White Whale via his production company CyNar Pictures. As a freelancer, he has lent production and compositional approaches to the podcasts Vanishing Ink, Here Be Monsters, The Organist, ARRVLS, Life of the Law, and Top Score. Additionally, he manages production and strategy for the oral history/storytelling project SisterStory.

    6. Vincent Eoppolo – Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace

    7. Mikromedas – OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb_07

    Mikromedas is a data-driven musical project in which compositions are elaborated using data from space, deep space and numerical simulation models related to various astrophysical phenonoma. Compositions in the project are produced using source material that consists of sampled (live) radio astronomical data (e.g. data as recorded by several spacecrafts such as Voyager1, Voyager or registered data emitted by various pulsar stars which is over 22000 years old), observed and simulated numerical astrophysical data streams turned into sounds using newly developed sonification techniques.

    Dr. Valery Vermeulen is an electronic musician, mathematician, new media artist, author and visiting professor at the Art & Technology dep at Erasmus University College in Brussels (BE). He holds a Phd in pure mathematics from Ghent University (BE) as well as a masters degree in Music Composition at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent (BE). Since 2003 Vermeulen has been working on various multimedia projects where the interaction between man, machine and mathematics plays a central role. His work covers a broad range of disciplines including generative art, algorithmic music composition, (generative) sound synthesis, affective computing, astrophysics and data sonification.

    http://www.valeryvermeulen.net/works/mikromedas/ : project website
    http://www.valeryvermeulen.net/

    8. Makers Marks – Makers Suite

    Makers Marks is an ongoing collaborative project which brings together sound designers, glass artists, and engineers. We question the nature of glass through dialogue between media and conversation among team members. One of our goals is to preserve and share the sounds of traditional glassmaking in distinctive ways. Our team of composers and audio engineers isolated glass art making sounds from the studio environment in field recordings, and then developed and transformed these source sounds into virtual instruments. “Makers Suite”, by composer David Faleris, is the first musical composition to be entirely created from our source audio and developed sounds.

    The Makers Marks team is led by PhD student Lisa Naas and composer David Faleris, who are both based in Glasgow. Faleris composed “Makers Suite” with additional production assistance from members of the larger team, which include sound designers XueRan Chen (Los Angeles) Alessandro Mastroianni (Turin), and Marcin Pietruszewski (Edinburgh). Faleris graduated from Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain with a Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games; his focus is on composing for visual media and new works for the concert hall. Naas is pursuing her doctorate in design at Edinburgh College of Art.

    http://www.davidfaleris.com/
    https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/profile/lisa-naas

     


  • different time different place different :Terra Nullius- Dani Gal & Achim Lengerer

    17th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    programme/artist information

    A series of radio programs By Dani Gal and Achim Lengerer. Originally commissioned by Documenta 14.

    This episode: Terra Nullius – Physical soundscapes from remote areas in Australia by Robert Curgenven echo the country’s colonial practices.

    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
    by anyone.

    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)
    And more.

    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
    negotiations.

    https://archive.org/details/radia_s28_n370_radiopapesse-dani_gal_achim_lengerer
    https://www.fkv.de/en/content/dani-gal-achim-lengerer-voiceoverhead
    http://freymondguth.com/?artists=dani-gal-works
    http://www.rampub.com/art/978-3-86442-214-0
    http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/dani-gal-nacht-und-nebel

     


  • The Olive Oil Tank - Alyssa Moxley

    17th November 2017 @ 10:45 am - 11:00 am

    programme/artist information

    “The Olive Oil Tank” is an improvised performance work consisting of feedback generated with contact mics and transducers placed on an empty industrial olive oil container and a voice sung into the tank.

    Alyssa Moxley accesses narratives of identity, place, space, and embodied experience through sound. She utilizes microphone techniques, field recording, interviews, composition, digital and analog sound design, speaker placement, and sculpture to create detailed sonic interventions and environments that relate to networks of memory and knowledge distribution.

    http://www.alyssa-moxley.com

     


  • Record Store - Janie Nicoll and Chris Biddlecombe live in the studio

    17th November 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    programme/artist information

    ‘Record Store’ is a collaborative project initiated by visual artists Chris Biddlecombe and Janie Nicoll, aka Obstacle Soup, in collaboration with (currently 39) other artists, for whom being in bands, DJ-ing and collecting music has been pivotal to their artistic practice. The project, part exhibition, part fantasy record shop, explores and celebrates the fertile cross-pollination between visual arts and music that has so influenced Scotland’s cultural scene, and in which independent record stores have played such an important historical role. Record Store has taken the form of exhibitions/ interventions in record shops – Monorail, Glasgow and Avalanche, Edinburgh; and most recently at Seventeen Gallery, formerly One Up Records in Aberdeen, as part of Look Again Festival http://www.lookagainfestival.co.uk/

    Janie Nicoll and Chris Biddlecombe both have a history of making work in the form of site specific installations using a variety of techniques that create ambigious dialogues with the viewer using cultural, historical or social references.

    The Record Store project explores visual images that are connected to music, how expectation can be better than the product, and when does a sound become an object to hold and treasure.

    Often the 12″ record cover acts as either a point of anticipation or reflection, at the point of purchase or after the first listen. This project places the 12″ cover at the centre of the action and the music remains in the viewers head – there is no necessary disappointment about what lies on the grooves in this dislocated fiction.

    http://www.janienicoll.co.uk

     


  • The Buffer Zone

    17th November 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    (1) Suzy Angus – Did You (02:02)

    Sound story written and produced by Suzy Angus. A tale focusing on one person’s harrowing memories of childhood.

    Suzy is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Communications, Media & Culture at the University of Stirling. She teaches 3rd and 4th year radio students in feature, drama and documentary production, and has produced sound art for both broadcast and gallery installations. She’s currently working on a concept sound album in collaboration with the University Art Curation team as part of the university’s 50th anniversary.

    http://www.cmcstir.org/theaudioseen/

    (2) Sabina Van Der Linden – neo-moderne
    (3) Hieroglyphs – Parhelion
    (4) Vincent Eoppolo – Hugo Ball

     


  • Spawning In The Name Of - Meira Asher & Maya Dunietz

    17th November 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    programme/artist information

    While planning to meet for a 24hrs. radiophrenia session, we managed to relaunch, yet again, our elemental theme, with which we are engaged during 2017-2018, namely, the Israeli colonisation and occupation of Palestine for 69, 70 years respectively.

    We discuss Maya’s new piece “18 Songs” for Choir and ensemble in the Arabic language, a language which is officially excluded by the Israeli State, of which its texture is systematically used to distance, separate and scare the Israeli population although being the mother tongue of half of its’ citizens. “I innocently believe that through the work of music, choir members in Israel will get the chance to initiate and embrace the Arabic language, a Semitic sister of their own language… “ Meira’s “The Last shall be First” Sound-Text act, together with artist Eran Sachs, has just returned from its 2nd trial at HearSay Audio festival in Ireland. “Dissecting Fanon’s words on our Israeli Colonial bloody sound altar is another ambiguous issue to explore…”

    We play parts of the projects, discuss them, and knead together some specific materials from them.

    Featuring the voices and sounds of Daphne Banai – Machsom Watch, Tamer Masalha, Tamara Nasser, Bat-Kol Choir, Eran Sachs, Anat Pick, Faye Shapiro.

    Thanks: The Radiophrenia team, Guy Hirschfeld, Liam Evans, Jeff Zorilla.

    https://vimeo.com/230866320 to watch ‘The Last Shall be First’ in White Trash.

    Maya Dunietz is a composer, performer and sound artist performing internationally for the past 20 years. Her work is always site specific and performance based, investigating various interconnections between music, visual art, performance, technological research and philosophy. Her works are commissioned by renowned performers and ensembles and she has created sound performance works for institutions such as Palais de Tokyo Paris, Arnolfini Gallery Bristol, Reykjavik Arts festival and many more. Maya holds workshops for experiments in group singing in various venues around the world, workshops this year are held in Paris and USA. Maya is currently composing a new piece for ensemble and choir to be premiered in December 2017, creating a new performance project in collaboration with light artist Jacki Shemesh and researching for her next sound installation, Root Of Two.

    mayadunietz.com

    Meira Asher – The research areas of composer-performer Meira Asher include Social Documentary and the Amplification of the Human Body. She is a lecturer at Haifa University’s Art School and curator-presenter of the weekly Radio Art program radioart106fm on Kol HaCampus Tel Aviv between 2014-2017 (member of the Radia.fm network). Her recent works include “Voices vs. The Israeli Occupation of Palestine 2017” for Wurfsendung Deutchlandfunk Kultur, and the site-specific sound work “Still Sleeping” commissioned by EyeBeam (New York) for Acoustic Infrastructure and nominated to the Grand Prix Nova 2017.

    Meira has collaborated with Eran Sachs in the Asher.Zax duo since 2012. With their electroacoustic setups, they carry texts by Artaud, Fanon, Wilfred Owen, and more, to new extremes. She is currently finalising a recorded Hebrew version of Antonin Artaud’s radio play “To Have Done with the Judgement of God” (1947), financed by the Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts.

    Meira’s largest extended interdisciplinary work was conceived and implemented during 2003-2006 with the societal art project Woman See Lots of Things. It was created together with female ex-child combatants in Sierra Leone and became a framework model for her future work.

    http://www.meiraasher.net

    Supported by Creative Scotland and Outset

     


  • holding on to the will - Dirar Kalash

    17th November 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    “Holding onto the will // wily dancing with twenty one passing winds”

    “Holding onto the will // wily dancing with twenty one passing winds” is a no-input-mixer piece, mostly improvised, but with a direction in mind, moving from ambient drone sounds to harsher sounds, not simply as an attempt to structure a certain form, but rather as a focus on content an expression which are essentially poetic, as the starting point for the work was the title as a poetic expression that gravitates close to a human gesture. However, the choice of a no-input mixer setup, as a purely machinic-electronic setup, which essentially contrasts a human gesture with a machinic one, came out of the need of a live and interactive setup that could allow a variety of sounds and noises which could be approached as raw and primal, however commonly heard as “feedback noises”, yet they allow for a particular tension that constitutes a creative framework which is able to merge experiment with experience, due to the unexpected “feedback based” nature of this setup, the choice of such musical and sonic tools also raises questions on the possibilities of sonic and and poetic condensation.

    About Dirar Kalash

    Dirar Kalash is a musician and sound artist whose work spans a wide range of musical and sonic practices within a variety of compositional and improvisational contexts. His performative and compositional approaches to instruments, techniques, and aesthetics are highly political as they challenge dichotomies, hierarchies, and binary logics of new/old and west/east as tools of cultural imperialism and hegemony. The methods he uses are based upon his research into the intersections and relationships of music and sound with other contexts such as language, architecture, mathematics, visual arts and further social and human sciences. His regular solo and collaborative performances include but are not limited to audio-visual performances, free jazz groups, string ensembles, solo piano, and live electronics.

     


  • Shorts 26

    17th November 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    1. Marco Dibeltulu – Nello spazio sommerso
    2. Alexis Weaver – Connect Four
    3. Niall Morris & Rachel Woodside – Fairy Takes: Snow White
    4. Matthew Grouse – Trio mvt.II
    5. Patrick Blake – Winners
    6. Simon Cotton – Suikinkutsu
    7. gobscure – Night Gale
    8. Steven Trimmer – Dept of Tones Ep1: Truffle butter

    1. Marco Dibeltulu – Nello spazio sommerso

    An imaginary trip inside the human mind can be the attempt to find a submerged space: logic and irrationality in its structure coexist, sometimes concrete, sometimes imperceptible. It is the reason to follow the compass that inexorably leads to the reality of the already explored: the surface which support human knowledge.

    Marco Dibeltulu (Alghero, Italy, 1971) studied at the Conservatory of Cagliari Composition, Choral Music and Electronic Music.

    http://www.marcodibeltulu.it
    https://soundcloud.com/marco-dibeltulu

    2. Alexis Weaver – Connect Four

    Four millennials are asked about their childhood memories; four very different experiences are offered in response. This work features snippets of each interview, revealing a poignant aperture through which the vivid young mind can be glimpsed. The sounds and sensations of childhood are interwoven with each voice, creating nostalgic evocations of video tapes, lego and sometimes even nightmares. Accompanied by performance art at its premiere, Connect Four translates well as a radiophonic work, allowing listeners to immerse themselves in the memories and sounds of different childhood objects, hopes and fears.

    Alexis Weaver is a young electroacoustic composer based in Sydney, Australia. Growing up close to the pristine beaches and landscapes of Jervis Bay, Alexis is fascinated by sounds of the natural world. By fusing her classical education with music technology, Alexis aims to create powerful abstract works and bring the wonder of sound to new audiences.

    https://soundcloud.com/alexis-marie-weaver/

    3. Niall Morris & Rachel Woodside – Fairy Takes: Snow White

    A recollection of two popular fairy tales, recounted without drawing on resources of digital technology or long kept copies of childhood books. Sloppy and erratic at points it takes a questioning yet assertive tone, presiding dominance over ‘true’ fiction. The difficulty and humour arising from these recordings perhaps highlights at points our turning attitudes towards long term memory in the digital age: the shift of our greater memory from within our heads and shelves to online resources.

    Niall Morris (b. Glasgow, 1991) is a musician and software developer living and working in Glasgow. I make work concerned with radio, time experience, technology and performance.

    Rachel Woodside (b. Belfast, 1995) is an artist studying, working and living in Glasgow. My sculptural based practice uses form, colour and scale to tackle issues surrounding accessibility of work for both brains and bodies.

    http://niall.shamgate.co
    http://www.rachelwoodside.com/

    4. Matthew Grouse – Trio mvt.II

    Trio is a two movement electroacoustic work, comprising source material exclusively taken from recordings of violin (Matilda Cubarsi), double bass (Benjamin Burnley) and piano (Matthew Grouse), also making use of the rehearsing and directing process in the second movement. I was interested in exhibiting a contrast in gestural ideas, some familiar in a traditional instrumental trio setting, and some synonymous with electronic music. Playing with the concept of functionality and hierarchy, whilst blurring the divide between the material of each instrument leant itself to finding some interesting sonic and structural combinations.

    Matthew Grouse, 21, is in his final year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying composition with David Fennessy and Electro/Acoustic composition with Dr Alistair MacDonald. His work regularly combines media and is often concerned with human frailties and the everyday. Another large source of inspiration comes from a variety of arts, especially a love of film.

    http://www.matthewgrousemusic.com

    5. Patrick Blake – Winners

    A soundscape piece composed in September of 2015. The piece was recorded around the Hillhead area of Glasgow. The piece articulates interior and exterior spaces, with snippets of overhead conversations alternately locating and alienating the listener within the site of recording.

    Patrick Blake is a student at the University of Glasgow, currently pursuing a Masters degree in Electronics with Music. During his studies, within and without the University, he has explored various arenas of experimental music – from jazz and leftfield pop to electro-acoustic performance and composition. His main musical output can be heard with the bands Neuro Trash and Expert Group, both of which have new material to be released online this year.

    https://soundcloud.com/expertgroup
    https://soundcloud.com/neuro-trash

    6. Simon Cotton – Suikinkutsu

    A Suikinkutsu is a musical installation used in Japanese gardens, it is a buried jar that is tuned so that water seeping into it produces a chiming, bell like sound. It has a meditative quality and was traditionally used to focus the mind before a tea ceremony.

    I am a composer/sound designer based in Cornwall, I am concerned with the relationship between music and noise and I explore this through field recording and generative music, produced with Max Msp. I am heavily influenced by landscape and environment and much of my work relates to specific locations.
    I have also had a long term interest in producing music for visual media and have a BA in scoring for film and TV.
    https://www.unitygain.co.uk/
    https://soundcloud.com/simon-cotton-553270217

    7. gobscure – night gale

    sittin middle river tees under milkyway & singin fiddle & drum decade-and-half past – recent-rediscover this distort-frag; names some fallen also distortin; nightingale makin spine. existin narratives screwed – need a new kinda song (old ‘uns too) – night, stars, all

    completed commission from radiophrenia 2016 – lonecrow make some hullabaloo blends poetry with sound loosely round recurring dream of intense relationship with survivor crow. a previous composition was švejk’s journeyings – responding to obscenities of world war one thru eyes of ‘the good soldier švejk’ premiered at the international artists anti-war exhibition b-side, casarsa della delizia, italy, 2016. other completed soundworks include those for carlisle arts festival; celf mid-wales; cesta czech republic; didsbury arts festival; dragonfly festival sweden; hipersonica brazil; humber mouth festival hull; loudspkr london; arts access australia; odins glow north york moors; new gallery walsall; ultrared

    https://yung.cloud/profile/gobscure
    https://gobscure.wixsite.com/info

    8. Steven Trimmer – Dept of Tones Ep1: Truffle butter

    “The Department of Tones was founded to covertly distribute influential audio throughout homes in select US cities. From the late 1970’s until the mid 1990’s millions were unknowingly exposed to these stories and sounds. Working with engineers and producers from the original production team we have sought to recreate some of these segments from memory.”

    Steven Trimmer is a Sound and Media artist living in Felton, California. He recently graduated from the MFA program in Digital Arts New Media at University of California, Santa Cruz. Steven works as an arts educator and in media installation at The Randall Museum in San Francisco.

    http://www.theleapyear.com

     


  • When Silence Sings - DinahBird

    17th November 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    programme/artist information

    Venice is a well known tourist stop, but how many people wander off the official paths and stop to listen to the sounds of the city? In this sonic reflection, we hear Venice through the ears of some of its residents, including Tonie, a Norwegian psychologist who has been deaf from birth. Tonie, who was brought up in rural Norway and did not learn to speak until she was five years old, has been living in Venice for the past 12 years.

    As she takes us on a walk through the city she now calls home, she remembers as a small child her father taking her out to feel the wind and the spray from the waterfalls, creating complex acoustic set ups in the garden with the aim of amplifying the vibrations in nature, in order to help her understand the concept of sound and words. For Tonie these walks in the Telemark mountains gave resonance to an inner world. Fifty years later and now equipped with ‘digital ears’ Tonie’s enthusiasm and passion for her acoustic environment has not died and has led her to explore further her particular way of hearing. She leads us down alleyways and into intimate little pockets of the city, all the while meditating on what role not being able to hear has played in her life, and in turn, inviting us to reflect on how we listen to our everyday lives.

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Between The Ears’ on 22nd November 2009.

    It is a Loftus production. It is recorded and produced by DinahBird.

    It was nominated for a Radio Academy Creative Award in February 2010.

     


  • Palmovka & Judit Emese Konopas live

    17th November 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    Palmovka & Judit Emese Konopas live is an improvised live collaboration, recorded in Judit’s house in Ujpest, in the outskirts of Budapest. We’ve been collaborating on field recording and soundwalks. This particular recording is a ghostly journey through disembodied recesses of memory.

    Judit Emese Konopas got in touch with the meaning of space from an early age as she finished her degrees as an architect. From the beginning of her professional career, she focused on visualization and form of spaces. Her further interests widely spread into different genres such as architecture, art, music, photography and contemporary dance. After a phase of bouncing around them, she recently experiments on connecting the different fields, layering and emerging them into soundsculptures.

    Lucia Udvardyová is a music journalist and organizer/curator, a musician and a DJ. She runs a platform for underground music from Central & Eastern Europe called Easterndaze, as well as the tape label Baba Vanga. Her music is improvised, a result of flaneuresque driftings and encounters.

     


  • What Needs Doing - Hannah Ellul live in the studio

    17th November 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    the studio

    programme/artist information

    A sonic essay about the life of Betty Tebbs, an English political activist who died in January 2017, at the age of 98. From Lancashire, Tebbs was a socialist, feminist and self-declared revolutionary whose long life was spent agitating for political change, including as a trade unionist and anti-imperialist peace campaigner. A live collage of readings, archival recordings and field recordings recounts an Impressionistic biography that considers the affective and embodied aspects of political experience, and asks how our encounters with the histories of collective struggle inform renewed efforts of political imagination in the present.

    Hannah Ellul is a Manchester-based artist and musician working primarily in text, performance, video and sound. Much of her work addresses radical political imagination, often in relation to overlooked histories. With Ben Knight she is part of the collaborative project Psykick Dancehall, exploring sound across media: the politics of listening, recording technologies and the voice. Since 2010 they have produced DANCEHALL, a publication about sound and its others. She received her MFA at the Glasgow School of Art in 2010 and is a lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she completed her PhD in 2017.

    psykickdancehallrecordings.com

    While the website is undergoing a redesign, more information on previous projects can be found at:
    https:⁄⁄issuu.com/psykickdancehall
    https:⁄⁄www.facebook.com/psykickdancehall

     


  • A New Area - Cecilia

    17th November 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    A New Area is comprised entirely of personal field recordings taken both seperately and collaboratively by each half of Cecilia, Brandon Hurtado and Dana Ollestad, over the past 4 years. Utilizing recordings taken almost entirely within the artist’s homes, the piece attempts to create sonic environments by combining recordings of entirely seperate places, taken in complete isolation to one another. Recordings were taken via cassete, microcassette, cell phone, and various handheld digital recorders and microphones.

    Cecilia is Brandon Hurtado and Dana Ollestad currently based in Richmond, VA. Cecilia engages with Cageian techniques such as chance operations, prepared instruments, and playing found objects. They utilize tape loops, hand-built contact and light sensitive microphones and generative/audience interactive systems.

    https://ceciliasounds.bandcamp.com/

    tsintsi.virb.com

    ollestad.blogspot.com

     


  • Bio-electric Radio - Absolute Value of Noise

    17th November 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm

    programme/artist information

    Bio-electric Radio imagines a world where electronics and living plants have merged and hybridized into “living circuits.” These circuits make sounds and broadcast them to the world using long antennas made of vines. The sound is made up of recordings of individual bees (honey bees, bumble bees, miners, leaf-cutters, and unidentified varieties) mixed with tones and sound artifacts from bio-electric synthesizer modules (modules that use parts of the plant within their circuitry).

    Absolute Value of Noise (Peter Courtemanche) is a sound and installation artist from Vancouver. He creates radio, installations, network projects, performances, curatorial projects, outdoor sound works, and handmade CD editions. He likes to work with “gadgetry” – custom turntables, lamp filaments, wire coils, high voltage ionizers, magnetic transmitters and receivers. He has done numerous projects for Art’s Birthday – an annual celebration and “network event” on January 17th. In 2007 he founded Second Site collective – a group of artists creating electronic art for outdoor spaces.

    http://absolutevalueofnoise.ca/2016_bioelectric/

    http://absolutevalueofnoise.ca
    http://www.secondsitecollective.net

     


  • Agogies - Marie Lisel et Daniel Martin-Borret

    17th November 2017 @ 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    Agogies, de Marie Lisel et Daniel Martin-Borret, est un dispositif relationnel et radiophonique qui capte une parole enfouie, par le canal de l’improvisation hypnotique.
    Agogies, by Marie Lisel and Daniel Martin-Borret, is a relational and radio device that captures a buried word, through hypnotic improvisation.

    Daniel Martin-Borret, auteur-réalisateur sonore, fabrique depuis 2009 des pièces radiophoniques pour affirmer la présence d’une langue sonore qui s’écrit à voix haute.
    Daniel Martin-Borret, sound author and director, has been making radio plays since 2009 to affirm the presence of a sound language that is written aloud.

    http://limagesonore.net

    Marie Lisel, créatrice sonore radiophonique et praticienne en hypnose éricksonienne, met en scène des récits sous hypnose et anime des ateliers et des séances hypnotiques.
    Marie Lisel, a radio sound designer and practitioner in Ericksonian hypnosis, stages stories under hypnosis and animates workshops and hypnotic sessions.

    https://marielisel.bandcamp.com

     


  • Ruminating/women into traditional song - Quinie

    17th November 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    programme/artist information

    Personal reflections on gender and identity in traditional scots song. Unaccompanied song, spoken word and soundscape.

    Josie Vallely is based in Glasgow and sings short form Scots song. Inspired largely by Scots singers including the repertoire of Lizzie Higgins (1929-1993), she brings together a range of sources and sparse accompaniments. Her repertoire focuses on stories sung from women’s perspectives and collages of different source material. She releases music under the pseudonym Quinie. Her recent work was released on tape by the Greater Lanarkshire Auricular Research Council (GLARC).

    Quinie- https://glarc.bandcamp.com/album/quinie

    The Haar – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGoQCzEI-EM

     


  • Buffer Zone

    17th November 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    (1) Frauke Berg & Christian Ahlborn – Fun Fun Fun! Fairytale Zoo Recordings (10:20)

    Follow us on an acoustic examination of a weird an windy place for suburban outings. Where executive-summary tales fill the air, a lot of buttons are waiting to be pushed, age old grumpy beasts are loitering at every corner, machines are eager to disappoint and the contents for strange childhood fever dreams are emerging.

    Field recording samples / Sounds / Compositions/ Chanting
    Frauke Berg & Christian Ahlborn

    http://www.fraukeberg.de/

     


  • wily dancing with twenty one passing winds - Dirar Kalash

    17th November 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    programme/artist information

    “Holding onto the will // wily dancing with twenty one passing winds” is a no-input-mixer piece, mostly improvised, but with a direction in mind, moving from ambient drone sounds to harsher sounds, not simply as an attempt to structure a certain form, but rather as a focus on content an expression which are essentially poetic, as the starting point for the work was the title as a poetic expression that gravitates close to a human gesture. However, the choice of a no-input mixer setup, as a purely machinic-electronic setup, which essentially contrasts a human gesture with a machinic one, came out of the need of a live and interactive setup that could allow a variety of sounds and noises which could be approached as raw and primal, however commonly heard as “feedback noises”, yet they allow for a particular tension that constitutes a creative framework which is able to merge experiment with experience, due to the unexpected “feedback based” nature of this setup, the choice of such musical and sonic tools also raises questions on the possibilities of sonic and and poetic condensation.

    About Dirar Kalash

    Dirar Kalash is a musician and sound artist whose work spans a wide range of musical and sonic practices within a variety of compositional and improvisational contexts. His performative and compositional approaches to instruments, techniques, and aesthetics are highly political as they challenge dichotomies, hierarchies, and binary logics of new/old and west/east as tools of cultural imperialism and hegemony. The methods he uses are based upon his research into the intersections and relationships of music and sound with other contexts such as language, architecture, mathematics, visual arts and further social and human sciences. His regular solo and collaborative performances include but are not limited to audio-visual performances, free jazz groups, string ensembles, solo piano, and live electronics.

     


  • Spawning In The Name Of - Meira Asher & Maya Dunietz

    17th November 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    While planning to meet for a 24hrs. radiophrenia session, we managed to relaunch, yet again, our elemental theme, with which we are engaged during 2017-2018, namely, the Israeli colonisation and occupation of Palestine for 69, 70 years respectively. We discuss Maya’s new piece “18 Songs” for Choir and ensemble in the Arabic language, a language which is officially excluded by the Israeli State, of which its texture is systematically used to distance, separate and scare the Israeli population although being the mother tongue of half of its’ citizens. “I innocently believe that through the work of music, choir members in Israel will get the chance to initiate and embrace the Arabic language, a Semitic sister of their own language… “ Meira’s “The Last shall be First” Sound-Text act, together with artist Eran Sachs, has just returned from its 2nd trial at HearSay Audio festival in Ireland. “Dissecting Fanon’s words on our Israeli Colonial bloody sound altar is another ambiguous issue to explore…” We play parts of the projects, discuss them, and knead together some specific materials from them.

    Featuring the voices and sounds of Daphne Banai – Machsom Watch, Tamer Masalha, Tamara Nasser, Bat-Kol Choir, Eran Sachs, Anat Pick, Faye Shapiro.

    Thanks: The Radiophrenia team, Guy Hirschfeld, Liam Evans, Jeff Zorilla.

    https://vimeo.com/230866320 to watch ‘The Last Shall be First’ in White Trash.

    Maya Dunietz is a composer, performer and sound artist performing internationally for the past 20 years. Her work is always site specific and performance based, investigating various interconnections between music, visual art, performance, technological research and philosophy. Her works are commissioned by renowned performers and ensembles and she has created sound performance works for institutions such as Palais de Tokyo Paris, Arnolfini Gallery Bristol, Reykjavik Arts festival and many more. Maya holds workshops for experiments in group singing in various venues around the world, workshops this year are held in Paris and USA. Maya is currently composing a new piece for ensemble and choir to be premiered in December 2017, creating a new performance project in collaboration with light artist Jacki Shemesh and researching for her next sound installation, Root Of Two.

    mayadunietz.com

    Meira Asher – The research areas of composer-performer Meira Asher include Social Documentary and the Amplification of the Human Body. She is a lecturer at Haifa University’s Art School and curator-presenter of the weekly Radio Art program radioart106fm on Kol HaCampus Tel Aviv between 2014-2017 (member of the Radia.fm network). Her recent works include “Voices vs. The Israeli Occupation of Palestine 2017” for Wurfsendung Deutchlandfunk Kultur, and the site-specific sound work “Still Sleeping” commissioned by EyeBeam (New York) for Acoustic Infrastructure and nominated to the Grand Prix Nova 2017. Meira has collaborated with Eran Sachs in the Asher.Zax duo since 2012. With their electroacoustic setups, they carry texts by Artaud, Fanon, Wilfred Owen, and more, to new extremes. She is currently finalising a recorded Hebrew version of Antonin Artaud’s radio play “To Have Done with the Judgement of God” (1947), financed by the Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts. Meira’s largest extended interdisciplinary work was conceived and implemented during 2003-2006 with the societal art project Woman See Lots of Things. It was created together with female ex-child combatants in Sierra Leone and became a framework model for her future work.

    http://www.meiraasher.net

    Supported by Creative Scotland and Outset

     


  • Confluence - uncle-mum

    17th November 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    programme/artist information

    Confluence is an audio collage made for Radiophrenia that considers the relationship between urban and rural spaces in our modern lives. Documenting a journey from green laced outskirts to the humming, municipal heart it layers documentary sounds – recorded in the city of York, 18 September 2017 – with constructed noise to present an abstract view of contemporary life lived with eyes down and headphones on.

    I began uncle-mum in 2004, initially taking part in live events in and around my home city of York before venturing further afield. Alongside this I released a number of recordings – both independently and through Without Dead Time / VSTM Records – in the mid-late 2000s.
    After a period away I have recently returned to audio-working, currently focusing on combining field recordings with no-input created analogue noise; my aim is to construct soundscapes from disparate elements that, when combined, evoke specific feelings of place or state of mind.

    https://soundcloud.com/uncle-mum

     


  • Roleplay - Michael McLaren

    17th November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    Tully and Clark have a plan; but plans need rehearsing…
    So begins a darkly comic portrayal of two would be kidnappers bungling their way through arrangements for an upcoming abduction. As they experiment with different roles in their preparations the balance of power alternates between the two characters causing an already ill-fitting mask of sanity to slip as more information regarding their unusual relationship comes to light.

    Cast:
    Tully – Bruce Henderson
    Clark – Iain Leslie

    Author Michael Moreland and producer Michael McLaren (joint creators of “The Night Porters” which made its audio debut at Radiophrenia 2016) team up again to present this two hander one act play.

    A successful actor in his own right Michael Moreland’s details can be found here:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0603667/

    A current MA Radio Production Student at the University of Sunderland Michael McLaren’s details can be found here:

    http://www.jpocketproductions.co.uk/

     


  • Radioart106fm - #39: Aurélie Lierman

    17th November 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    This is a selection of seven shows from ‘radioart106fm’ compiled for radiophrenia 2017. It contains the creations of female Radio and Sound artists.

    for the start of 2016, I chose to rebroadcast the initial program of ‘radioart106fm’ from July 13, 2014 with Rwandan/Belgian artist Aurélie Lierman. It contains her two radiophonic creations: ‘Anosmia’ and ‘iota mikro’.

    ‘iota mikro’ is based on recent field recordings from Aurélie Lierman’s birthplace: the Karisimbi volcano in Rwanda. Since her real paper birth certificate is missing, this is Aurélie’s “sonic birth certificate”.

    ‘Anosmia’ is a text piece build around “Politics Of The Nose”- a poem by David Mwambari (RW). “Politics Of The Nose” is a poetic tableau vivant about the events of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, nearly 20 years ago.
    ‘Anosmia’ was Commissioned by Saout radio and Kunstradio for the
    ‘Fearless Radio series 2014.

    http://www.aurelielierman.be

    Produced and presented by Meira Asher, The program’s host station KolHaCampus106fm closed down on August 31, 2017. Between the summers of 2014 and 2017, Meira aired 107 programs and several specials, part of which were Radia.fm member stations productions.

    In the aftermath of this agonising farewell, ‘radioart106fm’ is reforming and will reappear soon, starting with a monthly show on Radio Campus Bruxelles in 2018.

    http://www.radioart106fm.net/

    https://www.meiraasher.net/

     


  • Fancy Rats Episode 1 - Mariella

    17th November 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    programme/artist information

    The story centres around four pet rats of a 9 year old girl. Their previous life was spent in an experimental lab but they were saved by a kindly scientist who wanted to make them happier, but ultimately fails to do so.

    The show acts as a soundscape, with snippets of dialogue and music buried amongst sound that is driving the narrative. The first episode acts as a childish introduction to the leading characters, the second acts as more of an abstract soundtrack to the story.

     


  • Autumn Mix - Dosimat

    17th November 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    Listen whilst Dosimat’s autumn mix in this year 2017, leaps from the workshop and attempts to hurl itself into outer space by hitching a ride upon the Radiophrenia broadcast beam.

    Dosimat:; narrowly missing deadlines since 2003

     


  • Shorts 20

    17th November 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    programme/artist information

    1. Patrick Gundran – In A Room On Beacon Hill
    2. The Doll – Triple G v1 – Tin Can Telephones
    3. Marco Dibeltulu – Microclima II
    4. Vincent Eoppolo – Femme Fatale
    5. Robert Lisek – KKK2
    6. The sound collective – the final prayer
    7. Rebecca Wilcox –Humming Humming
    8. Vincent Eoppolo – Reflections
    9. Richard Hamilton – Civil Disobedience in E Minor
    10. Minna Kallinen – Summer 14

    1. Patrick Gundran – In A Room On Beacon Hill

    Uneasy Chairs is a project by Seattle guitarist Patrick Neill Gundran. He has been active in this capacity since 2013, mainly focused on live performance as a free improviser both solo and in various collaborations. His intention is to create sound with deep awareness of environment and surrendering completely to the moment.

    “In A Room On Beacon Hill” is a free improvisation on acoustic guitar. The ambience of the room, the street sounds outside the windows as well as the playing with coins, scissors, compressed air and other various objects within reach are all equally considered. Beacon Hill is a neighborhood in Seattle, still somewhat not overcome by gentrification.

    https://uneasychairs.bandcamp.com/

    2. The Doll – Triple G v1 – Tin Can Telephones

    The Doll has been making hideous solo sounds since 2005. Her no-fi aesthetic is a hit with toddlers. The Doll also has a sideline in field recording, diapercore & household appliances.
    She has recently been playing in Seattle noise improv bands TBA & PUNTERS and Auckland bands Septithe & Unknown Tofu. Her US/Aotearoa collective project, Contact Mike, has over 40 band members aged 14 months and up.

    “The Doll can be constituted by mixing 3 parts experiment, 4 parts noise, 1 part ritual, and 2 parts theatre, with a pinch of space dust.” – Alt Music

    http://www.dadashopping.net/

    3. Marco Dibeltulu – Microclima II

    The intention of the author is to join together electroacoustic techniques and Sardinian traditional music. The composition is a picture of the ancient land in the Mediterranean sea and evokes the sounds of the nature, the voice of the people and the atmosphere of its traditions and colours. It is possible to recognize the traditional “Canto a Tenore”, a typical example of vocal polyphonic music and also the sound of the “Launeddas”, the traditional musical instrument made of three pipes.

    Marco Dibeltulu (Alghero, Italy, 1971) studied at the Conservatory of Cagliari Composition, Choral Music and Electronic Music.

    http://www.marcodibeltulu.it
    https://soundcloud.com/marco-dibeltulu

    4. Vincent Eoppolo – Femme Fatale

    I view my works as a synthesis of various sound art traditions including musique concrete, acousmatic music and radio art.

    In my work I strive to present brief moments of the world we are living in. Society in the continuing process of realizing itself. Our relationship with each other, with technology, our morality, spirituality, sexuality, our anxieties and fears. In many ways my works are like sociological and psychological commentaries. My work has been featured on Bernard Clarke’s program Nova on RTE’s Lyric FM, Phaune Radio from Montpellier, France as well as Radio Art International on CHOQ Radio in Montreal. My works were recently presented at the 2017 New York City Electro-Acoustic Music Festival.

    https://soundcloud.com/societys-realization

    5. Robert Lisek – KKK2

    The composition is focus on fundamental processes of nature as grow of complexity and randomness. It is extension of Xenakis’s GENDY method by using machine learning, stochastic synthesis and random generators from radioactive decay. To obtain interesting results in music and art we need randomness. Randomness is important when you want the Neural Network from the same input to create different possibilities as an output, without generating the same output over and over again. Therefore it is different than in science, which is all about grouping and clustering. In art and music we don’t want to endlessly obtain the same result. When you are composing sound, you don’t want the neural network program to create the same sets of sounds and images; instead, you need creativity and variability. One of the solutions is to parametrize NN outputs with the use of probability distribution. A different way is to add noise directly to NN, instead of modeling the distribution parameters. Paradoxically, in such NNs, the more randomness during training, the better the results. Good random generators allow to avoid situations, when NN gets fixed in local minima.

    Robert B. Lisek is an artist, mathematician and composer who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). Lisek is a pioneer of art based on machine learning and artificial inteligence. Lisek is a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochastic, concret music, musica futurista and noise. Lisek is also a scientist who conducts a research in the area of foundations of mathematics and computer science. His research interests are category theory and high-order algebra in relation to artificial intelligence. Lisek is a founder of Institute for Research in Science and Art, Fundamental Research Lab and ACCESS Art Symposium. Author of many exhibitions and concerts.

    http://fundamental.art.pl/MUSIC.html

    6. The sound collective – the final prayer

    thefinalprayer – is an audio work made from a trip to malacca in malaysia. it is in response to the increasing misjudgment of world cultures and the over simplification of complex religious structures. it was original made as a piece for dance.

    thesoundcollective are led by sound designer and audio artist peter rice. peter primarly works in sound design for theatre and short film but also works as a solo audio artist creating works around travel, space and the everchanging constant landscape of our world. he grew up in yorkshire and now lives in london.

    7. Rebecca Wilcox – Humming Humming

    Humming Humming is a short piece made under the influence of Lauren Berlant’s Cruel Optimism. It’s an attempt to play out some of the binds that hold us in a state of attentive distractedness.

    Rebecca Wilcox is an artist living in Glasgow. She works with writing, sound and video and sometimes with their manifestations as performance and installation. She has published work with Good Press, Hour Editions, F.R. David and Gnommero. Along with Sarah Rose and Scott Rogers she organises tenletters, a space in Glasgow exploring expanded forms of publication.”

    8. Vincent Eoppolo – Reflections

    9. Richard Hamilton – Civil Disobedience in E Minor

    Civil Disobedience in E Minor is a soundscape/found audio collage piece that reflects the turbulent times we live in. It was made from a place of fear and anger and is meant to envelope the listener into an immediate and visceral experience. I hope it rallies the listener to think on his or her actions and how they can make the world a better place.

    Richard Hamilton is a Production Sound Mixer, Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer, and fledgling Composer for Commercials, Movies, and TV. Some of his clients include Men’s Health Magazine, Zagat and the US Army. He has scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro and has been nominated for an Indie Series Award for Best Sound Design.

    http://www.westaveaudio.com
    https://soundcloud.com/rph2389

    10. Minna Kallinen – Summer 14

    Summer 14 is a sound piece which uses words and repetition to create a specific scenery into listener’s mind. The piece aims to be figurative and physical by saying what the listener should think and feel. At the end of the piece, the listener is brought into the middle of the actual scene.

    Minna-Kaisa Kallinen (b.1984, Helsinki Finland) is a multimedia artist working mainly with text, performance, sound and music. Her interest is in words and their many meanings, repetition and systems. She is really interested in stories and their power – how they influence the society and maintain it – how they guide the human behaviour and by that impact to the whole environment. She holds a MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.

    minnakaisakallinen.com
    soundcloud.com/huldahuima
    soundcloud.com/sininen-nainen

     


  • Hagioscope - August

    17th November 2017 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

    programme/artist information

    The track was created an algorithmic approach to audio manipulation using a process of modulation and time stretching of the initial audio input signal. The output of the process was then fed back into the same algorithm of audio manipulation and this entire procedure was repeated several times.

    Hagioscope is an independent sound artist from Ireland who explores the boundary between meditative relaxation and abrasive noise to create immersive soundscapes that allow the listener to find peace within dissonance and turmoil.

    https://hagioscope.bandcamp.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI4bmZf9_JeLHrQSCAPeobg
    https://soundcloud.com/hagioscope