Category Archives: Poland

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…

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,…

Polish Journal volume 6 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 6 was mainly recorded in Kraków. Descriptions of abandoned constructions and impressions of a large demonstration on the main square are among the topics of this report. 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…

Polish Journal volume 5 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 5th volume reports of visits to Vienna, Berlin and Heerlen, while Poland is featured with sounds and descriptions of (parts of) Katowice and Kraków. 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…

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  

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…

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, Volume 2 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The second volume of the Polish Journal covers the period from the end of April to the beginning of May 2017. Holding a cassette walkman I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) describe street scenes and views in Wroclaw. I observe life in an inner courtyard. I recorded occasional meetings, fragments from an evening out in a bar. Bus stations and shopping centers are visited, Polish Flag Day and an American in Krakow talking about Indian Bananas ended up on this tape as well.. All the time you will hear background noises from…