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Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin (Kling Klang)

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. Oktober 2018 in Berlin, lots of sunny days: One Sunday I went walking on Alexanderplatz, a few days later I visited a concert by Thilo Schölpen. He has arranged kraftwerk songs for piano. He played…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Amsterdam and Berlin

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In this letter from Amsterdam and Berlin I didn’t do any talking. On side A I recorded sounds from Amsterdam, on side B I recorded sounds from Berlin. Right at the middle of both sides…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In the sixth letter from Berlin I visited three concerts at West Germany. I arrive by bicycle. you hear parts of my bicycle ride, descriptions and sounds of Kottbusser Tor and fragments of concerts by…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Linz, Interview with Wolfgang Dorninger on cassette culture node.linz

Wolfgang Dorninger, resident of Linz, teacher, musician, sound designer, veteran of the cassette culture days sets up an exhibition that he never had thought of in his life. I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) spent some days at the exhibition. I give a short description and then talk with Wolfgang. I starts of with a visit of the firemen to his home and ends with words of hope. In between we talk about the past, the experiences, the stories of friendship and touring the USA. We talk about the present, the identity,…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In the fifth letter from Berlin I visited Miss Read in Haus Kulturen der Welt. Before I arrived I made a beuatiful bicycle ride that took me right to the heart of Berlin. Short interviews…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In the fourth letter from Berlin I visit the opening night of the exhibition The Superusers – Mega Myriad Machine. I spoke with Scott Sinclair who is one of the Super Users and recorded his concert….

Dai Coelacanth – A French Corpse is a delicacy on Mars

A knock on the door. At this hour. Who could that be. Full moon peeks in through the attic window. The plant recites Kierkegaard. Red light ceiling. A muted comedian. More insistent knocking on the door. Get up from the chair. The bottle falls down. Shock-relief: It’s empty. Ear to the door. Someone goes down the stairs, fast. An empty milk carton on the doormat. Apparently empty. A cassette tape wrapped in a piece of paper. It’s a letter. Dai Coelacanth is back from somewhere. But from where? And who…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Four Days in Paris

As part of a four day residency at La Générale in Paris I made an audio report. I used a handheld cassette walkman to record events as they unfolded. Observations and thoughts mingle with the background noises of the streets I walked. The building of La Générale is a central point of the recordings. It features through its acoustics, my descriptions, the sound events and an interview with Emmanuel Rébus. Emmanuel talks about the history and specific qualities of the building and about past, present and future of the art…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin

I have moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. In the first letter I describe my walk to the Czech cultural centre in Berlin, where I witness a showcase by the Prague tape label, Genot Centre. You want to submit your works or…