Category Archives: Antonio Mainenti

Antonio Mainenti and Students – Ceci n’est pas une Photo

Antonio Mainenti and students from psychology faculty of the university of Pavia have used instagram and their mobile devices to work with sound. This is how: “This project wants to realize a multimedial file as a union of the recordings made by the students in moments of everyday life and intimacy.  The purpose is to discover again the sounds that surround us and the ability to pay attention to them, also through the use of social network as Instagram and particularly its function to create videos. After a first test…

The Korean Loudspeaker War by Antonio Mainenti

South Korea erected giant units on its border, each of them consisted of megaphones rich with decibels. The idea was to transmit korean pop music, und thus inform the poor people of North Korean what the good life was about. Antonio Mainenti reconstructed what the border zone more or less could sound like. K-pop meshes and clashes with Kim’s countermeasures. In the studio Antonio meshes and clashes with Rinus Van Alebeek (yes, that’s me) comments and suggestions. What other use could be found for those loudspeakers? What would you do…

Antonio Mainenti – Mudanza Side B

Our friend from Sicily, Antonio Mainenti reports in with a studio discovery, or maybe a logical sprout from the DIY-ethos. Make an album, release it digitally and give every buyer of the new record a cassette out of a box full of old tapes. He picked one of those tapes himself, listened and decided to mix the music with his album. The outcome is a kind of music for imaginary islands: you can hear fights with sea monsters, the first encounters with the islanders, the long walk to the highest…

Antonio Mainenti – Mudanza Side A

Our friend from Sicily, Antonio Mainenti reports in with a studio discovery, or maybe a logical sprout from the DIY-ethos. Make an album, release it digitally and give every buyer of the new record a cassette out of a box full of old tapes. He picked one of those tapes himself, listened and decided to mix the music with his album. The outcome is a kind of music for imaginary islands: you can hear fights with sea monsters, the first encounters with the islanders, the long walk to the highest…

The bucolic taste of Kim, the rhythm of the summer by Antonio Mainenti

After Kim Pop, in which Kim was a DJ, Antonio Mainenti now dives into the more pastoral side of Kim’s personality. He follows his preparation for a visit to Europe. Each song we hear is like a postcard from the past, a past that doesn’t exist no more, except in North Korea. Word to Antonio: “Kim gets up one morning and search his name on google. Does not use his full name, only writes Kim. He receive a nasty surprise: not the first Kim on Google. For this reason, he…

The Caulking Orchestra by Antonio Mainenti

Antonio Mainenti from Italy has brought us a new program that dives deep into the maritime tradition. Radio On is happy to host a caring document of a trade that has added a multi-facetted clippeteeclop sound to the beaches of -maybe- all the smaller and bigger villages around the world: caulking. Antonio explains, but also plays a composition inspired by this trade. The program is a rework of the original installation. Jannis Kounellis would have been delighted if he’d only known about it. Antonio’s words “In April I was in…

Sughereta Back Home, no MUOS by Antonio Mainenti

Antonio Mainenti brought us a documentary about the No Muos movement in Sicily. We broadcasted it a couple of months ago. And we broadcast it again. These days Antonio is in Sicily, as an artist in residence. He attended the last demonstration against the installation of the Mobile User Objective System. The objectives of the opposers are manifold and not exclusively anti-american. The System is built in a natural reserve. Its construction is considered illegal by the judge of Caltagirone, who has ordained its sequestration. The citizens of the nearby…

To Die For Tano by Antonio Mainenti

In this new program Antonio Mainenti watches a movie. He makes you listen to some scenes, tells the storyline, but above all he plays music from the movie. In his words: “TO DIE FOR TANO is mafia-musical by Roberta Torre. It’s inspired by actual life events of Tano Guarrasi, a butcher and a jealous brother of four sisters, killed in his shop in ’90. The beautiful original soundtrack is by Nino D’angelo, a Neapolitan trash singer-actor, born new-melodic but become a very very good composer.” For broadcast hours please check…

Antonio Mainenti – The 16th Century and Auto-Tune + Artificial Paradise

In this new program Antonio Mainenti will prove how the Auto-Tune plugin connects directly to the baroque compositions of the 16th Century. If you don’t know what Auto-Tune does to a voice I suggest you inhale some Helium and start singing. The second part is a perfect juxtaposition to the poppified baroque songs. A group of students sets out on an afternoon to produce a radio program. A narration is found, the sounds that go with it, and a daydream in sound takes form. in Antonio’s words: “The 16th century…