Category Archives: RadioArt

MA/68 by Alan Dunn and Students

Alan Dunn, our man in the UK, does a lot of sound works with students of various academies or universities, often young men and women who have no experience in sound art. The present collage is close to a re-enactment of the Paris student revolt of May 1968. Enthusiasm, agitation, poetry, street riots, political statements, manifesto’s, but also eery imaginary scenes from dark sci-fi movies are part of the composition. Does this give the listener something to think about? Is there something to think about at all in these times?…

Junie Crawford – Garden 95 / The Woods

Junie is our youngest programmaker. He will muse on his age in the words below. These words are now deeply rooted in the years 2016-2018. One day they will be history. Junie’s shows reflect transitory moments, a present that is about to fertilise the past. In his own words: “Most of this material is scrounged from a bedroom in Hochelaga, 2016. It was a record I made the summer of my 20th year, when I wasn’t much worried about anything but selling enough weed to keep buying and getting my…

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…

Agnes Pé – Mitt Paté Number 25

This is episode 25 of Agnes’ series of mixes wherein music hallucinates its own existence and dreams of its future. It is a joyous new show, this celebrative moment. All the windows are open. Sunlight streams in. The last residues of last night’s tear gas tickle the trees and the birds: coughing birds, crying birds, birds that laugh through their tears. The King awakes and looks at his city: splendid city, golden flags and open windows everywhere. His crown still doesn’t fit. Agnes dances around in her room, dances around…

Brainhall Art Productions presents Alan Courtis

Andreas Glauser has been producing shows for Radio On since some years now. His Brainhall Art Productions have introduced us to a wide variety of artists via interviews, field recording projects, historic concert recordings, introductions to audio-zines, conceptual CDs. Listening to his shows is like entering a space where sounds and words buzz around your head like flies. In this show we hear Alan Courtis (wikiCourtis). He talks about his art, and plays examples of his latest releases for invisible city records and coherent states. Funny enough the names of…

Agnès Pe – Mitt Paté (Revolution)

The past and the future are like a blank canvas. You can put as many colors and images and abstract designs on it as you like. You can repeat this every day again, and every day the past and the future will look different. In a hypothetical past designs and icons, ideas and legends, belief systems and people had the power to give sense and guidance to individuals, a community or a population. In a hypothetical future none of this will happen anymore. In a hypothetical here and now, I…

The Nikolas Schreck Show – From Prussia With Love: Music to Spy By

Nikolas Schreck gets in the mood for radiodrama here on Radio On. As ever assisted by the mysterious Ania PsH and founding father Adrian Shephard, he pulls in a good deal of hard boiled pulp fiction to tell us a story. While the songs of singers and orchestra’s played back over a cheap hi-fi set slowly burn the brains of the secret agent, Nikolas and Ania get in the mood for cocktails, chandeliers and a good bowl of Russian borscht. Get that cigarette smoke out of your eyes and join…

Junie Crawford – Transmission 6 (No Birds)

The 6th transmission by Junie Crawford is definitely the best of the first six shows that he produced for Radio On. Extremely convinced by the use of voice (a long monologue), his talent for storytelling, the simple use of electric guitar and drums, I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) decided to make a collection of his earlier shows and release it as a C60 on staaltape. In Junie’s words “I feel the same but different. Getting harder to put down, get back on paper.” “Materials: January into February, another semester, the look…

Mitt Paté by Agnès Pe – Sales!

– explosions in the suburb – aircycling with ET – a ventriloquist suffers from hyperventilation – dinosaur dance in a nike commercial – the lovely rubber alien who lives in the bubblegum machine – gps for cocks – and then, on the way home, lost in thoughts, the streets lose their way, walk, think, dream talk, the night goes the other way, no time to say goodbye, the entrance to the flat, the entry hall is a desolate place, the headphones are the only safe place, sleepwalk up the stairs…