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Alan Dunn & Derek Beaulieu – (drowned out by traffic noise): a, A Novel

Alan Dunn, based in Leeds, works with students, teaches and produces great works of sonic art. His students learn how to make radiophonic works, radio plays or plain sonic weirdness that after all is not that weird at all. Alan’s solo works and his work with students are regularly broadcasted by our radio station. For this production he teamed up with Derek Beaulieu. Also in a, A Novel Alan evokes the sehnsucht that was so typical of 1980s post-punk music in the UK. Other elements are added that will make…

Agnès Pe – Mitt Paté #29 (FEAR NO MUSIC)

This will be a cinematographic experience, you think. Agnès Pe will take us to the pacific, wartime pacific where big warships slide slowly through the waters. The wind carries a song. A Japanese soldier washes his clothes on the beach. Soft seats, the darkness of the cinema, faces light up in the glow of a sunny day a long time ago. The lie of watching something truthful. Something happens. You are no longer in your seat. Colours and sounds dissolve, flow around, merge into images and become abstract again. Does…

Junie Crawford – Transmission 6 (No Birds)

The 6th transmission by Junie Crawford is definitely the best of the first six shows that he produced for Radio On. Extremely convinced by the use of voice (a long monologue), his talent for storytelling, the simple use of electric guitar and drums, I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) decided to make a collection of his earlier shows and release it as a C60 on staaltape. In Junie’s words “I feel the same but different. Getting harder to put down, get back on paper.” “Materials: January into February, another semester, the look…

Interview with Mr. Vast aka Henry Sargeant by Adrian Shephard

We got some information on Mr. Vast. There is mention of  a “dark clown,” which I think is unsettling because all clowns are (jeez we cant say that – ed). I read  “the Monty Python of electronic music” and  “BBC” and “bewilderingly ecstatic levels” and I think, should we have this person on our show? There’s more words to his greatness. He proclaims that he is a preacher, a screecher, an Archie Leacher. An artless dodger, a limelight hogger, a dead horse flogger. He‘s the genial game-show host whose mind…

Heroes Ending

‘The Day Before’ – The first thing I found out on the day before was that David Bowie had died. I read it first in a tweet by a friend and then went to a newspaper site. The shock announced by my friend’s message came to full expression when I read the news article. Mind you, it was not a shock that paralysed me, or brought tears to my eyes. It was a feeling of contraction in my breast, an immediate notion of sadness. I read the news with the…

Don Campau presents Big City Orchestra

Don Campau himself tells us this about Big City Orchestra “I don’t exactly recall how I came into contact with das but it was inevitable. His enormous output and collaborations were well documented in the mags of the time and his local radio shows here in the SF Bay Area became legend quickly. I believe the first time I met him personally was at a radio station in Santa Cruz where he and GX Jupitter-Larsen were destroying vinyl and broadcasting the sounds. Later, in 1990, Eric Muhs and I performed…

The Ben Roberts Show (part 2 of a trilogy on Ben Roberts and his found tapes)

In the second instalment of a special on Ben Roberts and his vast archive of found tapes we hear Ben introduce his work. Ben Roberts, a Brit in Madrid has been collecting found tapes ever since his youngest youth. What started in thrift stores in his hometown has developed into a fascination that borders at science. Gifted with a hypered sense of being able to read and see into the world that unspools before his very ears, he detects the signs of the past times. In the Ben Roberts Show he…

Brainhall Art Production presents Sechzig Audio Magazin

Andreas Glauser from Brainhall Art Production continues his treasure hunt and presents sixty one minute wonders. That’s about as much exposure as the smart smartphone generation can digest. Andreas will play various tracks but will also talk with Simon Knaus about the idea, about the magazine, about the content, about sixty seconds, about activities, about everything you can answer to in less than a minute. An innovative program about fast listening, word to Andreas (read it in twenty seconds!) Sechzig is a quarterly experimental audiozine curated by Simon Knaus with…

Book of Johns, Mid-West

The new program by Book of Johns is the result of a short mail exchange between a new listener and Radio On. The request to submit sounds was countered by our request to create a program for Radio On. The Johns are based in Milwaukee, the mid west region of the United States. Mid-west, to me, has a mythological ring to it. I asked them what it sounded like. Word to John Borden “We wrote some new material in an effort to present a sort of “sonic vignette” of what…