Category Archives: documentary

Alan Dunn & John Hyatt – The Ballad of Ray and Julie

A couple of tapes in a shoebox found on the street, it might as well have the point of departure for The Ballad of Ray and Julie. But it was not. Graffitti was, and a brick wall, and an empty space somewhere in town. The story is: something once was, and maybe still is, or could have been, and people were involved. The result is a reconstruction in various forms. There wouldnot have been a result without the involvement of knowledge. “Life is solving problems” said Karl Popper. I forgot…

Harold Schellinx – Très Grande Collage

For many years Harold Schellinx has been collecting snippets of tapes that had escaped from their cases for some reason and ended up alone and abandoned. If you listen to the restored tapes you can hear the dirt of the street, and if you try to go a little bit further you might even be able to listen into the past, and visualise it together with all its lost, decayed, disappeared or aged artefacts. Harold says: “ The TGC, the ‘Très Grande Collage’, is a fourteen hour chain of sound…

February -14 hours of found tapes- Harold Schellinx’s Très Grande Collage

During the month of February we transmit Harold Schellinx’s Très Grande Collage. On several days in the months you can tune in to fourteen hours of found tape sounds. Harold has been collecting snippets of tapes that had escaped the cases for some reason and ended up in the gutter, on the pavement, or as Harold says:”distinct magnetic audio tapes, some of them still more or less intact, but most of them reduced to clods, knots and wads, that I picked up from the shoulders of highways, from pavements and…

Anders Östberg – Time Signal Stations

Anders Östberg’s previous contributions were songs and sounds that were part of his vast record collection. That was then. His new show ‘Time Signal Stations’ could be the treasure he has brought back from an expedition deep into radio land. It must have been a voyage that took him beyond the borders of time, into otherworldy experiences that yet seem so very familiar. Maybe this, what you will hear in his show, is what the earth will sound like, long after it has disappeared. Anders says: What you will about…

Dai Coelacanth – BEETLE-LIKE CREATURES IN A SMALL SPACECRAFT / SHAPE-SHIFTERS WORK IN TELEVISION

Any student at an advanced academy for music and assorted experimental sonic behaviour should be given a cassette walkman with an inbuilt microphone. Not to play all the sweet cassettes that grow from the big rose of audio tapes. It would serve as a recording tool. It would open new perspectives; it would open the ears to the very far end of lo-fi recordings. The recordings could reveal secrets of the mystic and the obvious and how these two worlds can meet. The works of Dai Coelacanth could be a…

Brainhall art production presents Tobias Schmitt

In this new brainhall show, Andreas Glauser has brought together a careful mix of sounds released by Tobias Schmitt. As Andreas puts it: “the topic of this program are the projects Suspicion Breeds Confidence and The Obvious Properties Of Dissonant Ladies of Tobias Schmitt. Schmitt lives in Frankfurt, in addition to his experimental, musical projects, is also a concert organizer in the series Xerox Exotique Active. We are listening in this hour to a selection of his releases szmt, Parvenu by Suspicion Breeds Confidence and The Obvious Properties Of Dissonant…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – Elektronisch

A gift by LL, a sublime show that puts contemporary avant-garde music and sounds in perspective. Listen to the tracks by A.G. Geige, an ensemble from Karl Marx Stadt in the former DDR. LL provides the link to a documentary, but wouldn’t it be a good idea if he could do a special on them, maybe have a guest at his studio as well? And what to think of the tracks from the Generator unlimited cassette release that close the show. A lot of voices from the past have proved…

Adrian Shephard – The Scratched Vinyl Show #7, Election Special

Adrian Shephard’s scratched vinyl shows are time travels in both linear directions. Some of the records he finds at flea markets and from which he plays the tracks are manufactured more than fifty years ago. At the same time the possibility arrises that someone out there tapes this show, and it will resurface in 2067. These two borders of perception make the actual now rather fluid. Is there a now? And is this list of topics that you will hear discussed a guarantee that this show ever happened? Here you…

Don Campau – Back to 1992

Now that Don Campau has sent all his tapes to Zeppelin City, where, one day, they might become a part of a giant exhibition, Don travels to his past radio days. The second time travel show was recorded on tape and offers an insight in a day in the life of a community radio somewhere in the woods of California. The show opens with Don’s mini pop-opera Helter Skelter, with fake or real excerpts of Charles Manson’s diary. All the rest is history, living history to be precise. playlist (Rebroadcast…