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Radiophrenia: Critter’s Home Study + Loop #3 var.

Happy to annouce two contributions to this years Radiophrenia festival in Glasgow, Scotland.

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August 25, 8:00 am – 9:00 am (9:00 CET)
1 – Anne Marie Deacy & Rachel Doolin – Oscillithic: Hidden In Quartz. Sounding Stones. (9:58) 2 – Diana Duta – Ballade XI b (2:05) 3 – Pageboi – =]= noise gate (4:28) 4 – Wendy Kirkup – rough cut botanical (8:01) 5 – Guillaume Loizillon – temps-ordinaires (3:19) 6 – Gabi Schaffner – Critter’s Home Study – (12:15) 7 – Juliette Chartier – Space Cemetery (5:56) 8 – Emma Vickers – An Uprooted Voice (1:17) 9 – Tam Lin – Bench Loop 1 (7:39) 10 -Trần Uy Đức – Asking for Gyrations (1:54)

A seed concerto, piano keys, a radio. Imagine yourself small.  A gathering of sample recordings, mostly from instruments… performers. The difference between the analogue and the digital, is it like a fuel driven rocket to a time jump? I am sometimes afraid to listen (for the most manifold time) to a piece just created, just compiled from the file berths. Anyhow, this is about small places I think, “hiding corners’ (‘Versteckecken’) and broadcasting different materials (wood, plastic, wool, meta¬¬¬l).  And families of critters lounging in lichen deckchairs, all grouped around a buzzing radio. A bucket of salt water fits the scenery. Particles of mice, and straws.
All (prepared) piano and kalimba: Elo Masing and birds. Seeds, more sounds and oilcan guitar: Gabi Schaffner.

27 August 2023  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm   
LoFiLoop #3::Handmade Generative Music (Glaswegian Mix)

Loop #3 evolved from recent experiments in micro-looping and its influence on time perception. In 2021, sifting through tons of field recordings for the 22-hour {A Wave Novel} for radioart.zone, I dreamt of giant ‘musical waves’ generated for this mission by some really smart and lucid machine/program/spaceship. It did not happen; instead, I assembled everything by hand. At the  Seanaps Radio Lab in 2022, I took up that thoroughly composted idea of using micro snippets of ‘audio trash’, long-lived-with sonic crumbs, and further semi-redundant sound material of short duration as a pattern-weaving material. And lo behold: It worked out. At least I think so. Recordings, sampling and composition: Gabi Schaffner © 2023 Credits/Sound Sources in order of appearance: Mongolian Snip: “Sedna’s Glove“, video, Schaffner 2006. Portable record player: Oliver Augst 2014. Organ: Tobias Lange 2021. Cat: Augustin, 2019; Radio Snippet: Taiwan, 2019, Saurofon: Yrjänä Sauros, Kokkola 2007. Guitar Pick: Peter Apel, 2022. Road radio: Texas 2018. Museum voice: Bangalore 2017. Unknown Ukulele player /+ Musical Saw, Mimosa Pale, 2021. Others: Schaffner