Show 824: Hunger for Justice (radioart106)

 
An Interview with Palestinian activist Maher alAkhras recorded on November 12, 2020.
He reflects upon his 103 day hunger strike.
 
Voice-Over and assistance: Liam Evans
Interpreter: Samia Nasser
Translation: Dareen Tatour and Samia Nasser
Graphic design: David Oppenheim
Produced and moderated by Meira Asher
Thanks: Tagreedd alAkhras, Ahlam Haddad, my fellow activists who vocalised their solidarity in the struggle.
 
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Show 823: Parahronos by Manoli Moriaty for diffusionfm91.9

Time in isolation has turned into an amorphous mass. Repetitive housebound activities render even the most well-organised of us struggling to keep track of time. Desperately seeking to extract an iota of excitement, mundane occurrences are seen in new light. With a pair of Cageian ears and through the assistance of trusty intoxicants, the busy street by the window turns into a clamorous symphony; each vehicle becomes a distinct instrument, with their different tyres, transmissions, and powertrains inducing unique timbres within this accidental composition.

Parahrono is part artistic expression, part reassurance; as long as vehicles are passing through, the world is yet to collapse. Focusing on the sound, the mind plays its usual tricks. Time becomes distorted; rhythms gallop alike drunken louts, textures intertwine in their frantic pursuit for attachment. The mundane becomes superb, and vice versa. Queens Drive in Childwall was recorded through the windows of a ground floor flat, the composer’s own isolated bubble. A pair of condenser microphones are poking through the blinds, and another pair of contacts attached to the glass, itself now a resonator, victim to the violent gusts of air blown by the passing vehicles. As long as vehicles are passing through, the world is yet to collapse. https://manolimoriaty.com

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Show 821: RADADAR: a multimedia digestive circuit (Radio Student)

There were many Dada’s. They have inhabited different cities, were named with many names, some were left unknown, others nameless. Borderlessness is written all over Dada’s body. She is not offended and she makes offenses. Directing infinity back to its own beginnings makes Dada capable of recurrently establishing clarity. Crossing and dismantling sense out of borders and limits – we know them as obstacles, as constraints, as objects to walk over, dodge and evade. For its destruction and digestion we need Dada that takes the principle of “kakortedragost” (“asyouplease” – the concept of Dragan Aleksić) to break through the ingrained structures of power.

RADADAR: a multimedia digestive circuit performative installation took place on 17th December 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia as an annual event of Radio Student’s open radio (art-theory) investigative platform RADAR (www.radiostudent.si/radar), hosted by Cirkulacija2, a basement echo chamber residing below the city’s main street. Trespassing the hours of the official curfew that the residents of the city must obey, the circuit comes to life. It is being fed by a messy archive of photo slides. Memories from another time are being chewed, consumed, processed, transformed and mutated. Humans along with analog and digital machines intervene into the past. Artefacts are being dragged out of the abyss of oblivion. Their materiality serves as a point of departure, the exit strategy is a creation of an experience for everyone and everything involved. The comment section of the website was being read by a synthetic voice, directly feeding comments into the circuit. The audience intervened and dadaised. The memories were calling for a situated reconfiguration.

In the RADIA show #821 you can hear only a snippet of the whole circuitry. At the time of the event was streamed live on air (FM 89,3MHz) and online (see archive here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMr0MyFzND4).

Concept was created by Mojca Zupančič and Tisa Neža Herlecin collaboration with Urška Savič, Sašo Puckovski, Luka Seliškar, Anja Hrovatič, Borut Savski, Stefan Doepner, Ana Lorger, Saša Hajzler, Kristina Pranjić and Matej Kavčič. (Arte)facts were given by mommy Annie, daddy Urosh and dear godmother, scenocollages by Matija Drobne – Maco. Tehnical support was provided by Jurij Podgoršek, Linč and the RTVŠ crew. Special thanks to Cirkulacija2, Blaž Božič and Bojan Anđelković!

A homage to the 100 years of the Dada Fair (Berlin, 1920) and to Modri kot.

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Show 820: Useful Radio by Jeff Kolar for Wave Farm

https://archive.org/details/radiaS45E820_usefulradio_jeffkolar_wavefarm

Useful Radio is a new radio mix focused on radio voices, citizen listening, and the intimacy of signals. Featuring collaborations with Joe Jeffers, Anna Friz, and Zeena Parkins. Track listing in order or appearance: Untitled by Jeff Kolar; Creepy Tipi by Joe Jeffers and Jeff Kolar; Far Gone by Jeff Kolar; Useful Radio by Anna Friz and Jeff Kolar; Hooking by Zeena Parkins and Jeff Kolar; and Prologue by Zeena Parkins and Jeff Kolar.

This work was commissioned by Wave Farm for the durational broadcast event Christof Migone’s You- taking place on December 12, 2020.

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Show 819: Radio Fragrance (How the sound smells) from TEA FM

https://archive.org/embed/radia-s-45-n-819-radio-smell-by-teafm

Smell UK:*/ˈsmɛl/US:/smɛl/ ,(smel)verb (used with object), smelled or smelt, smell·ing.
The past form “smelt” is mainly used in UK English. It is correct in US English, but rare.

  1. to perceive the odor or scent of through the nose by means of the olfactory nerves; inhale the odor of:
    I smell something burning.
  2. to test by the sense of smell:
    She smelled the meat to see if it was fresh.

verb (used without object), smelled or smelt, smell·ing.

  1. to perceive something by its odor or scent.
  2. to search or investigate (followed by around or about).

noun

  1. the sense of smell; faculty of smelling.
  2. the quality of a thing that is or may be smelled; odor; scent.

smells
v 3rd person singular
smelling
v pres p
smelled
v past (US & UK)
smelt
v past (Mainly UK)
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v past p (US & UK)
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RADIO BROADCASTING. It is a transmission of audio (sound), sometimes with related metadata, by radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. … Stations are often affiliated with a radio network which provides content in a common radio format, either in broadcast syndication or simulcast or both.

FRAGRANCE – a sweet or pleasant odour. heady – strongly aromatic, pungent, rich, intoxicating, spicy, piquant – not a mild smell. heavy – a sweet and strong smell. intoxicating – A smell that exhilarates, disorients, or excites. laden – a literary word that describes a strong smell.

This is a radio show produced in the Creative Radio Production and Broadcast Course at TEA FM Radio Workshop in November 2020.

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Show 818: What do invisible sounds fancy? by Philippe Petit for Radio Panik

What do invisible sounds fancy?

by Philippe Petit

« One morning when I woke up I heard a sound that I could not recognize, consequently I wondered about its origin, its existence and its possible correspondences. Our perception of a sound or a music is not the same if we can locate its source, see how it is produced, by what, by whom and therefore I wanted to compose a soundtrack retracing the imaginary of what the sounds we do not hear would do if meeting those which are invisible to us. How do we perceive the sounds we don’t see and how do we see the sounds we don’t hear?

A play of frequencies, timbres or tessitura, prompting the listener to wonder how the sound-object was sculpted… The mystery remains whole and of little importance in our journey. » 

Philippe Petit / November 2020 – Recorded on a BUCHLA 200 system.

www.philippepetit.info

« Un matin au réveil j’entendais un son que je ne parvenais pas à reconnaître, du coup je m’interrogeais sur sa provenance, son existence et ses possibles correspondences. Notre perception d’un son ou d’une musique n’est pas la même si on peut en localiser la source, voir comment il est produit, par quoi, par qui et donc j’ai voulu composer une bande-son retraçant l’imaginaire de ce que feraient les sons que nous n’entendons pas au milieu de ceux qui nous sont invisibles. Comment percevons nous les sons que nous ne voyons pas et comment voyons-nous les sons que nous n’entendons pas?

Jeu de fréquences, de timbres ou tessitures, poussant l’auditeur à se demander comment ce son était sculpté… Le mystère reste entier et de peu d’importance dans notre voyage. » 

Philippe Petit / November 2020 – Enregistré sur un système 200 BUCHLA.

www.philippepetit.info

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Show 817: Water Saus by Lili Huston-Herterich & Ash Kilmartin.

Water Saus is an audio work by Ash Kilmartin and Lili Huston-Herterich, produced during the development of their collaborative exhibition of the same title. The work began as the sketch of an invented character—a poet who writes in the shower, as a way to compose (in) privacy—but transformed into a journal of writing and making together. The recordings travel across Rotterdam, from one studio to another to home and back again, as the artists chat, eat, piss, sing in the shower, make moulds for soap, and compare playlists and book collections.

Lili Huston-Herterich is an American-Canadian artist who runs the project space Available & The Rat in her apartment. Ash Kilmartin is an artist from Aotearoa New Zealand and the founder of a shop called LIFE. They both live in Rotterdam.

This is a Radio Worm/Klangendum production.

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Show 816: Sounds Queer?

A show by the wiener radia kollektiv, Orange 94.0, Vienna

via archive.org

Sounds Queer? was founded in 2014 by Zosia Hołubowska as a flying queer synthesizer laboratory and is now – with Adele Knall and Violeta Gil Martínez – a vital collective of three. It is a Vienna-base collective working on the intersection of electronic music, sound art and queer activism. Their approach was a unique one in Vienna that has been the spot for feminist networks and labels for many years such as female pressure, unrecords label, temp-records.

Sounds Queer? Starts with the eternal question: How does sound sound queer? and opens a wide process field between queerness, open hardware, software, music production or  marketing. The idea of the project is to create a safer queer space through music, using music for process oriented discourse. During Corona they moved their workshop programme to the virtual space and offer online workshops.

In Oct 2019 they released a tape with odd, weird and queer and mostly unpublished tracks by former SQ? teachers and supporters: Aja Ireland, Masha Dabelka artist, Zdrada Pałki Waterflower, Qeei and Carlin Dally, and the three of us, Mala Herba, Matte/Glossy and Krach.

This radia show features music productions of the collective-members Krach (xxx ), Matte/glossy (let it die), Mala Herba (Mermaid Seduction) and an additional production by Aja Ireland (GrimeInside)

https://www.soundsqueer.org

https://soundsqueer.bandcamp.com/

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Show 815: Mein tiefes Mitgefühl für diesen Ohrwurm by Jasmina Al-Qaisi

A show by Radio CORAX, Halle, Germany

Jasmina Al-Qaisi
via archive.org

schnelle musikalische hilfepresents: Mein tiefes Mitgefühl für diesen Ohrwurm

schnelle musikalische hilfe is an imaginary institution that deals with small musical problems as an excuse to start debates on bigger or other variously sized problems.
Every ear worm has a worm in it.

Mein tiefes Mitgefühl für diesen Ohrwurm is a lyrical and musical project that features small sung sentences as symbolic relief for earworms. Throughout four days of radioing at Seanaps festival in Leipzig in October 2020, schnelle musikalische hilfe offered her deepest sympathy to everyone’s earworm and displayed other than the regular ear worm solutions such as: playing sudoku, listening to God Saved the Queen, or avoid late night coffees; and transcended what is scientifically considered the ear worm cause: upbeat tempos or pitch patterns.

Including interviews with: Alina Medoia, Alice Feraru, Borys Slowikowski, Elisabetta Lanfredini, Gustavo Mendez, Heidi Heidelberg (Witch ‘n’ Monk), Kamila Metwaly, Larisa Crunțeanu, Maria Karpushina, Mihai Ogica, Petra Stefania, Ralf Wendt, Regina Sarreiter, Sarah Washington, Stephan Thierbach, Tatiana Lopez, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin

Produced by Jasmina Al-Qaisi for Radio Corax
more at: https://jasminescu.com/schnelle-musikalische-hilfe

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Show 814: RADIO ECOLOGIES – LOST IN TRANSMISSION by KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER for radio x

radia season 45 – show #814 (radio x) – RADIO ECOLOGIES – LOST IN TRANSMISSION – by KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER
– playing from November 2 to November 8, 2020 –

RADIO ECOLOGIES – LOST IN TRANSMISSION
by KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER

RADIO ECOLOGIES
… is a Radio Art piece by Kate Donovan, 2020, with narration by Molly Donovan Higham.
In this piece, radio is acknowledged as a natural as well as a human-made phenomena, that is interconnected and active across species
and scales. The work asks: How does an expanded perspective impact our imagination of radio in the future?

In the beginning, there was radio.
Some say that there was a quickening, and that the Earth’s core bubbled and burped to release the egg, and that the soft, brittle egg cracked to release the worm – the double worm of two entwined in one – to let it slither out and go underground, to disperse through all the elements and up through the aether, burrowing down and emerging up at the same time.
But the sun and rocks and stars know that there was radio even before that.
And nuclear waste (among other things) will go on to tell our more-than-human successors that there will still be radio, even then.

LOST IN TRANSMISSION
… is a collaborative piece by Kate Donovan and Gabi Schaffner; editing and sound design: Gabi Schaffner.

How can we conceive of an expedition in non-territorial terms? Can we read the signals of our ecosphere? What if a reed turns out to be an antenna? Kate Donovan and Gabi Schaffner venture into the water retention basin of the Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin: at times an idyllic lake, sometimes a swampland the size of a football field, this body of water fluctuates between effective area and dreamscape, biomass and place of retreat.

KATE DONOVAN
is a practicing radio artist, facilitator and researcher based in Berlin. Her artistic practice deals with radio in an elemental sense, in terms of frequency, transmission and interconnectedness (but also disruption and interference). Her editorial and organisational work in free and community radio fosters inclusion and experimentation.
Recent and current projects include: Datscha Radio 17, a garden radio art festival on the future of the garden in the Anthropocene; ‘The Bespoke Headpiece’, a speculative telling of radio history which was developed during a transmission arts residency at Wave Farm in 2018; and the ongoing radio show ‘elements’, which broadcasts monthly via CoLaboRadio, on FM in Berlin and Potsdam, and online.

GABI SCHAFFNER
works as an interdisciplinary artist in the field of visionary documentation, poetics and sound art. Traveling forms a vital part of her artistic practice – as a source for sound and language recordings but also as “a rite of passage” enabling the artist to explore alternative narrative structures. Her works in the field of sound and radio art have been broadcast internationally, including commissions by Deutschlandradio, SWR, ABC Australia and many more. Besides radio she has realized site-specific projects and exhibitions in India, Australia, Iceland, Spain, Finland, France and, most recently, Taiwan. Her collaborative project Datscha Radio – of which Kate Donovan also forms part – won the Award of the Berlin Network of Free Project Spaces and Initiatives 2019.

Find out more about DATSCHA RADIO at www.datscharadio.de

credits:
great many thanks to KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER for RADIO ECOLOGIES – LOST IN TRANSMISSION!

metadata:
RADIO ECOLOGIES – LOST IN TRANSMISSION – by KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER
radia production: miss.gunst [GUNST + radiator x]
production date: october 2020
station: radio x, frankfurt am main (germany)
length: 28 min.
licence: (cc-by-nc) KATE DONOVAN & GABI SCHAFFNER
www.radiox.de – www.gunst.info – www.datscharadio.de

additional info:
includes radia jingles (in/out), station and program info/intro (english)

links:
radio x & radiator x: www.radiox.de – www.radiox.de/radiator-x
GUNSTradio & radiator x: www.gunst.info – www.gunst.info/radiator
Datscha Radio: www.datscharadio.de

pic:
(c) Gabi Schaffner 2020

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