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The Wirebender presents The Sonic Trail

Simon Wade, our man in London has compiled a collage that spans from smooth atmospheric music, via a lecture to memories of a holiday in Ireland. In the middle of the show Ian Rawes makes an appearance. He gives a talk on ‘How to Find Interesting Sounds.’ and plays some examples of such sounds. Ian Rawes is the mastermind behind the London Sound Survey, a website with a growing collection of (historical) recordings, sound maps and what you have.   Word to Simon:   “My earliest memories of The Irresistible…

Polish Journal volume 4 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are directly recorded on tape with the use of a handheld Walkman. Observations, reports, thoughts and snippets of life enter into the journal. Volume four describes a short visit to Graz in Austria. Fragments of the Nod Now Festival conclude the Journal. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days If you want help this radio, you can donate a small amount  

The Wirebender presents – Radio Sutch Original pirate radio and Paper doll house

Now, this is a fine treasure. Our man in london went out crate-digging and found a signed album that told the story of the early pirate days. What better example for Radio On, and how much more encouragement does Adrian need to finally take his rubber boat to the Landwehrkanal and start transmitting form Berlin’s extraterrestial waters? Part two of the show is an extensive mix of sleepy and dreamy sounds made by Astrud Steehouder. More info below in The Wirebender’s own words: After a June break the Wirebender returns…

Polish Journal, Volume 3 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The third Polish journal is recorded in May 2017. I used a handheld Sony walkman and recorded my observations directly on tape. You will hear home recordings made in Kraków and a walk to a square of chairs in the former Jewish ghetto. I sit on the terrace and describe the garden. A shift in time takes the recording to Wroclaw, where I sit on the sidewalk while the girlfriend is cycling around to do the last preperations before the bus departs. Suddenly I am alone in Warsaw to apply…

Polish Journal by Rinus Van Alebeek

Inspired by Adrian Shephard’s Tapes from Istanbul I decided to start recording my thoughts and observations as they came, when walking streets or looking at every day life situations. This first episode of Polish Journal is recorded in Wroclaw in April 2017. Courtyards, prisons, decay, world war II, Breslau vs Wroclaw, second hand clothes are among the topics discussed and described. Chance recordings, live concerts, poets in an anarchist bar and fragments of private life complete the journal. I used a Sony Cassette Walkman for the recordings. Your digitally refined ears might…

Tapes from Istanbul – Adrian Shephard (August 2015)

When I listened to Tapes from Istanbul, through my headphones, I was thrilled from the very first steps that Adrian described. I had to think about this, because my excitement went beyond those feelings, which normally make my senses wobble when listening to anything audio. It was very clear, that something else was going on. The Istanbul Tapes tell a story, that we thought to have lost, somewhere around the time when television became a medium for the masses. Before that time, places were still exotic. And the main reason…

26. February: 12&12 – 24 Hours of Addis Ababa by Jeroen Visser, 2 A.M. – 6 A.M.

This is 12&12, an audible day in the life in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. 12 hours of day, and 12 hours of night, which coincide quite exact with the sunrise and sunset, the main reason why the Ethiopian time count starts at 6 in the morning, meaning at 7 there is 1 hour of sunshine, etc. Which procedure repeats in the evening, when sun sets at 6, so at 7 there is 1 hour of darkness, etc. 12&12 tells the story in audio-only of a day in the life by…

25/26. February: 12&12 – 24 Hours of Addis Ababa by Jeroen Visser, 10 P.M. – 2 A.M.

This is 12&12, a audible day in the life in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. 12 hours of day, and 12 hours of night, which coincide quite exact with the sunrise and sunset, the main reason why the Ethiopian time count starts at 6 in the morning, meaning at 7 there is 1 hour of sunshine, etc. Which procedure repeats in the evening, when sun sets at 6, so at 7 there is 1 hour of darkness, etc. 12&12 tells the story in audio-only of a day in the life by…

25. February: 12&12 – 24 hours of Addis Ababa by Jeroen Visser, 6 P.M. – 10 P.M.

This is 12&12, a audible day in the life in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. 12 hours of day, and 12 hours of night, which coincide quite exact with the sunrise and sunset, the main reason why the Ethiopian time count starts at 6 in the morning, meaning at 7 there is 1 hour of sunshine, etc. Which procedure repeats in the evening, when sun sets at 6, so at 7 there is 1 hour of darkness, etc. 12&12 tells the story in audio-only of a day in the life by…