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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…

Rinus Van Alebeek – in Heerlen

In Heerlen is part of a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. This episode covers the period between December 3, 2017 and January 31, 2017: a train ride from Berlin to the Dutch border, an early morning descriptios recorded on the platform of a train station in a small German town, lots of walks, impressions, thoughts about Heerlen, a town in the very south of the Netherlands where…

Polish Journal Volume 9 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. Volume 8 was recorded in the months November and December of the year 2017. The Polish Journal volume 9 is the last episode. Started in April’17 the journals cover nine months of my (=Rinus Van Alebeek) life and movements in Poland. In the Journal volume nine I report about the bus trips I made in one week,…

Polish Journal volume 8 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. Volume 8 was recorded in the months October and November of the year 2017. The first part describes a visit to Amsterdam (Waterlooplein, statue of Spinoza), Rotterdam (observation and thoughts about Rem Koolhaas’ De Rotterdam) back to Amsterdam, to the Johan Cruijff Arena to see a match of Ajax. The second part describes a walk in the…

Adrian Shephard – The Scratched Vinyl Show #7, Election Special

Adrian Shephard’s scratched vinyl shows are time travels in both linear directions. Some of the records he finds at flea markets and from which he plays the tracks are manufactured more than fifty years ago. At the same time the possibility arrises that someone out there tapes this show, and it will resurface in 2067. These two borders of perception make the actual now rather fluid. Is there a now? And is this list of topics that you will hear discussed a guarantee that this show ever happened? Here you…

Polish Journal volume 7 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. The recordings of Journal volume 7 are made at the end of the Summer and the first month of Autumn 2017.  The report starts in a house in Krakòw, but soon continues in a small village south of it with descriptions and observations during a walk to and from the next village on which I encounter graveyards,…