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)
Originally composed for the Radiophrenia festival in Glasgow in 2019. there exist two different mixes: One for Radiophrenia (broadcast on May 23) and the other one (Orchid mix) for radia.fm’s. Show #733. Hosted by radio x, Frankfurt, Verena Kuni. Length: 27:30 min.
The Dog That Licked Up A Star is a radiophonic suggestion for deceleration. The composition features (among others) a singing dog from the town Hengchun, in the South of Taiwan. While I sat in the patio listening to his voice, a cloud passed. The other afternoon I sat under a tree next to the lake of Luan and recorded short wave radio in the rain. The dog and I also went up to Maokong mountain in a gondola where we met with Mr. Hu and the Orchid Lady. On the way down we noticed something glittering in the mud. It was a tiny star.
Recordings for this piece were made in: Treasure Hill Artist Village, Bamboo Curtain Studio and Maokong mountain in Taipei; Yilan, Yilan District; and in Hengchun and Hengchun Folk Museum, Houbihu and Longluantan, Pingtung District, South Taiwan.
Voices: Mr Hu is the eldest inhabitant of Treasure Hill Village. 93 years old, he likes to study books on the history of China and he loves to sing to the ladies. Translator: Catherine Lee, director of Taipei Artist Village (TAV). Margaret Shiu is the founder and artistic director of the Bamboo Curtain Studio, an ecologic artist residency in Tamsui, New Taipei. Excerpt is taken from our “Plum Tree Talk”, February 2019.
Based on an interview with the Finnish artist Teuri Haarla about the beneficial qualities of earthworms. Microtonality and theatrical elements are combined into a 20min audio-lsd-trip. Originally created for radia.fm. Show #592. Hosted by radio x Frankfurt, Verena Kuni. The „Earthworm“ was featured within the frame of the Radiophrenia Festival, Glasgow 2016 and at Documenta14 Public Radio, 2017, curated by Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington. Length: 27 min.
The earthworm travels on radio frequencies, earthy hacks and
conglomerates of audio matter. S/he passes through mosquito clouds (yes,
this earthworm can fly!), bird songs, thunderstorms, attends a Finnish
summer theatre show, listens to a boy and his mother singing, visits the
acoustic remnants of a German garden show, finds happiness in the
ringing of porcelain bells and, finally, merges into silence and is
Teuri Haarla, interview at Galerie Hilbertraum, 16th January 2016,
Berlin, Germany; Unknown but stunningly convincing actors of a
“kesäteatteri” 2010 in Mid Finland;
Gibrain and Virpi Nurmi, Gießen, Germany, 2014.
Supplemented by a series of cartoons. Documenta14 broadcast. Listen on Mixcloud: