Category Archives: RadioArt

Junie Crawford – Garden 95 “Transmission 2”

This is the second installment by our new program maker Junie Crawford, currently based in Montreal. Transmission 2 is an attempt to break through the borders of song structures. It is a gentle and consistent composition, that integrates voices of radio and a fun report from a drive-in restaurant. At the same time intimate and extravagant, Junie’s series of Garden95 holds the promise to lead the listener into a hitherto unknown area, that some of us call The Future. Notes as communicated by Junie Crawford Materials: Zoom H4n, Marantz PMD222,…

Dai Coelacanth – Fishing for Crab in an Eerie Coffin

Dai Coelacanth is a person with a cassette walkman and a voice. He has been to Greece. He has been to Wales. That’s all we know. Fishing for Crab in an Eerie Coffin is an improvised account of his visit to Wales. Think collage, think sound poetry, think why does he talk with a funny voice, or, don’t think,  just listen and clean a fish. In his words: Need to get out. Put my feet to work. Whip them into action. Do as I say. I’m the Colonel. How strange. Take a…

Agnès Pe – Mitt Paté #20 (memories of 1937)

Have a look at the playlist. Knowledge has many sides. Knowledge is like a car. Go from A to B. Once you arrive, get out, go, explore, don’t forget your car keys if you want to get back home. Throw the keys away, or just forget about the car, if you are sure you have arrived. Forget about knowledge just as easy as you forget about the tracks you hear, and the tracks you followed. The earth burns. Small houses stand white in the hot sun. Nothing moves. The people…

Garden 95 by Junie Crawford

Out of the blue we got a request by someone in Montréal, Junie Crawford his name. He described his work as homemade tape field recordings cut into loops and played back through various means (Marantz PMD222, kids toys, broken tape recorders from the 60s, sometimes just tape heads partially submerged in alcohol, etc etc), combined with interviews and found sound, to create immersive sonic environments that address issues of capital, race, human geography, placelessness, and power. We went to listen some of his shows on a Montréal based radio, and…

Excavation Series 7 – You/In/Be/Arc

Kev C. has sent us two tapes in the post. Both tapes got played and commented on our Tape Review Show. To be honest, the second tape didn’t get much airplay as such. It was used to add sounds in a spontaneous session with Jeff Surak and Adrian Shephard. (…) Back home, I played the tape in my kitchen. I liked it. It was the only tape I played for a couple of days. Kev had taken sound works from various places around the web, and had created a mixtape….

The Wandering, an opera by Ken Shakin

This happened a while ago at the Irsih embassy in Berlin. To record the Bloomsday festivities, Adrian was smuggled in by our man in the Flughafenstrasse and Ken Shakin. All he had to do was to put up ‘this friendly face’, which according to eye-witnesses was an Italo Svevo mask. Adrian says, that on arriving on a suitably wet day at the Irish embassy reception, having hastily prepared my passport and removed any articles that would not have survived a strip search, I was politely led in after saying I was with ‘ken’…

Dai Coelacanth – Greek Seance / I’m your psychic

We don’t know anything about the person who calls himself Dai Coelacanth. The best thing you can do is to believe that this tape came to us as a message in a bottle, or rather as a tape in recycled and sealed wine box. Recorded in Greece, it said. On a Greek Island, observed by the Gods and the tourists visiting the home of those Gods. A tape almost ruined by the heat of the sun. And its content an onomatopoeic attempt to sound like the undertow that drags all the…

Grupa Etyka Kurpina – Special Mix for Radio ON

The man behind G.E.K. is Adam Frankiewicz. He is one of the outstanding exponents of the current Polish wave of young musicians, who use the cassette tape as their (publishing) medium. This audio collage works on various levels. Of course it is, as you will hear, an exiting and energetic mix and as such it can be seen as a mixtape of sorts. Superated that level there is the confluence of audio snippets from different origins. Movie scores and contemporary trash music leak through the audio lines, and once the…

Sounds for the post peak oil #13 by Anne-F Jacques

A long break, but here is the new episode by Anne-F, also this with her trademark sounds of rotating motors, but there is so much more. The collage gives a good artist’s impression of her visit to and participation in the Tsonami Festival. In her own words “All sounds from this episode have been recorded with various degrees of (in)fidelity in Valparaiso, Chile, during Tsonami Festival last december: two excerpts from sound installations, “dudas sobre la gravedad” by anne-f jacques (found objects, motors, various states or precariousness) and “revolt” by…