Gabi Schaffner
Radio & Sound Art | Poetics | Performance


A documentary radio art play.
Originally written for gruenrekorder's Fieldnotes #3, "The Madness" was recast as a radio play in 2011 and accepted for a "Soundproof" production by ABC Australia in 2016. "Der Wahnsinn des Dokumentaristen" (Speaker: Michaela Schimun) won the 2nd prize of the Berliner Hörspielfestival in 2012 (rough edit)


Next project: → Finnish Snow-walks and Dances

Previous project: ← Otto Mötö.

The Madness of the Documentarist

"The are rumours of squirrel songs, enchanted sauna moments, strange and peculiar folk recordings: All of them destroyed and gone forever!
The Madness of the Documentarist is a re-invocation of those lost events.
At the core of recording, is capturing the DNA of reality. But what does it consist of? Is it the actual recording or your feeling of it? Or is striving to document everything just an illusion in the end?

Production: Miyuki Jokiranta, Soundproof 2016
Speakers: Gabi Schaffner, Niina Lehtonen-Braun, Esa Hirvonen
Mimosa Pale: Singing saw
Teemu Kaskinen: Mouth harp

Available for download on ABC National Radio