Category Archives: Au Pays des Merveilles

APDM #22 – I’d Love to Change the World by William Nurdin and Friends

“Number 522 of the itinerant radio open stages session” you can read in William’s words. By now he should know what he is doing. I heard fragments of it when I was reading a novel set during The Great War, in the trenches of northern France. The sounds I heard connected with the visions provoked by the words I read. Music brought to its borders, as William does, opens unexpected and unnoticed corners of the mind; it explores the boundaries of our freedom. It is a way of communicating, too….

William Nurdin presents APDM#21 – Let Go

William Nurdin’s APDM is an itinerant radio program. William arrives at places, finds like-minded people and a like-minded space; they tune in and play. Everything is possible, everything is allowed. The original APDM sessions come to you as they are, live raw and upfront. For Radio On William Nurdin mixes the sessions; he cuts and edits and an APDM Radio On version is born. In episode #21 one can hear the ‘angst’ that came over France and western Europe after the terror attacks in Paris. The result is a monolith…

William Nurdin presents Au Pays des Merveilles #20 – In Front Of…

  William Nurdin’s APDM is an itinerant radio program. William arrives at places, finds like-minded people and a like-minded space; they tune in and play. Everything is possible, everything is allowed. The original APDM sessions come to you as they are, live raw and upfront. For Radio On William Nurdin mixes the sessions; he cuts and edits and an APDM Radio On version is born.   In this episode you hear voices, objects, guitars, strange recordings, maybe kitchen noises or the TV. It all makes for an at times uncompromising…

Au Pays des Merveilles #19 by William Nurdin

Au Pays des Merveilles is the Radio On edit of William Nurdin’s travelling radio show callled A Propos de Minos. William goes places, meets up with sound makers and embarks on a sonic trip with unknown destination. For Radio On he reworks the recordings and adds some location recordings to it. William continues to do so with great discipline. As happens with all works that are marked by a big sense of repetition (in this case the repetition of the social/cultural gesture) the result of an inner logic surfaces. And…

William Nurdin – Au Pays des Merveilles #9

Au Pays des Merveilles is the Radio On edit of William Nurdin’s travelling radio show callled A Propos de Minos. William goes places, meets up with sound makers and embarks on a sonic trip with unknown destination. For Radio On he reworks the recordings and adds some location recordings to it. Au Pays des Merveilles #9 was recorded in Club der Polnische Versager in Berlin Mitte, with Berlin sounds added to it. The result can be seen as a report that portrays a musician of the marginal kind on a…

William Nurdin and Friends – Au Pays des Merveilles #8

William Nurdin lives in the north east of France. He travels. He stays at home. He visits friends. Once a week he meets like minded people and transmits a radio show, basically the transmission of a sonic encounter. Every week Radio On receives an edited version of this encounter. What happens? One cannot tell. There is instruments and non instruments played and non played. Recordings from the same day are mixed in. It is not a jam, and not an hour of free form noise. It is a construct for…