Category Archives: Poland

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…

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…

Radio On Kraków – Politicians, Popes and Predators

A show recorded in a kitchen in Kraków, in Poland. Three men talking: Łukasz Kozak, Marcin Barski and yours sincerely. The kitchen show starts with a short discourse on Germans, but than takes off with reports on dying popes, angels, swastika’s, bed bugs, killer bats, dolphins on acid, religious monkeys and serious politics. The musical choice is by Marcin Barski. The picture and additional illustrations are by Anna Wójtowicz.  Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days. consider a modest donation    

Michal Libera – Scenes from a Bourgeois Life

Adrian Shephard, Rinus van Alebeek and Michal Libera read from Sun Tzu “Art of War” with inserts from Johann Cruijff, wikipedia materials on football and Filippo Marinetti with a starter from Brian Eno and a lot of music they’ll be bringing in their suitcases. That’s how it started, but then something weird happened in the studio… Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days If you want help this radio, you can donate a small amount