Category Archives: Shephard & Van Alebeek

Radio On Brandstifter – Interview

On one of those normal anonymous mid-winter days in Berlin, when half the world is coughing and the other half is sneezing, on a day that the sun peeked through the clouds, and the U-Bahn trains were full of people who didn’t know where to go, and thus ended up travelling between stations, on such a mid-winter day that makes you think and hope that springtime is not far away, and that soon the rents might go down again, and Berlin will return to being a dirty poor town, without…

Zsolt Sörés, The Interview

The evening after he had performed together with Faust in the Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin, Zsolt came to our studio for a lengthy interview. He talked about his experiences with Faust, but above all he painted a vivid impression of the life of an artist as a young man in Budapest before and after the regime change in the years 1989-1990. Zsolt talks with great enthousiasm about all the new music that he heard and how this changed his life for ever. Time travelling, spending an evening with friends, music…

Tuesday 28 February at 16:00hrs – Interview with Brandstifter

We are all orphans here, too close to the fire, afraid it will go out soon. Under signs of lost cats in a rain of love letters torn to pieces we hide that the streets are words written in asphalt calligraphy; walking them, you become a reader of hidden language On Tuesday 28 February at 16:00 Berlin Time we will talk with Brandstifter.  We will exclusively discuss the weather and how it connects to the cosmology of the Alltag. So many links  

The Tape Review Show with Loe Lof Lon (MuteAnt Sounds) and Flocculi (Tutore Burlato)

This edition of the Tape Review Show is a-typical. Apart from lecturing about fossiles in space we also review a CDr we received in the post. (Please remind, if you’d like to send something, to write ‘For Rinus’ somewhere on the envelope, and not at the top of the address list like in the picture above.) This is why: Gori Loeloflon wanted his music to be played by our radio very much. In fact he wants that everyone plays his music, and that’s why he gives it away for free….

Not the World News Show with Shephard and Van Alebeek

Theresa May and the Hard Brexit, of course we needed to talk about it, because this directly affects our future. One of Radio On’s founding fathers is Adrian Shephard. And Radio On can’t do without him. I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) asked him what a Hard Brexit would mean for his future, living as an expat in Berlin, which is still in the EC. Trump and populism couldn’t remain untouched. We imagined the end of the European community. This could happen before the year 2020. What would it mean to the…

The Click Opera Experience – Interview with Nick Currie aka Momus during his Berlin years

In 2009 there was no war in Syria, there were no refugees and the populists and their masses weren’t storming the gates of democracy as they do now. There were no ISIS terrorists, Gadaffi was still alive, and so was David Bowie. Brexit was a word noone had ever heard of, and Donald Trump…wasn’t that the guy from the Trump tower, or something? Obama was in his first year, Neukölln hadn’t been gentrified yet, and Radio On was funded by the Dutch crown. The big bang that shook the world…

Tape Review Show – Tutore Burlato special #3 with Grip Casino/Ezio Piermattei and Posset

The procedure in the Tape Review Show is very simple. One side of a tape release will be played in its full length. The tape itself and the art work will be described; artist name and label mentioned as well. Once the tape is finished, Adrian Shephard and yours sincerely (=Rinus Van Alebeek) might discuss the tape or go into stories and events, obviously inspired by listening to the sounds. The first broadcast of the Tape Review Shows are always unnanounced and live from the Radio On studio in Berlin….

Tape Review Show with cassettes by Erik Levander and I Placca

The procedure in the Tape Review Show is very simple. One side of a tape release will be played in its full length. The tape itself and the art work will be described; artist name and label mentioned as well. Once the tape is finished Adrian Shephard and yours sincerely (=Rinus Van Alebeek) might discuss the tape or go into stories and events, obviously inspired by listening to the sounds. The first broadcast of the Tape Review Shows are always unnanounced and live from the Radio On studio in Berlin….

Not Your World Music – Interview with Cedrik Fermont

Cedrik Fermont is one of the two authors of Not Your World Music, a book, so says the blurb “about art, politics, identity, gender and global capitalism.” And more specificly, you will find that the topics range “from academic electronic music to do-it-yourself noise in South East Asia.” The authors write about “contemporary and past noise, electroacoustic, industrial, experimental music and sound art in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. The book is structured around “political, historical and sociological essays, exclusive interviews with artists and organizers.”…