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David Gordon – The Bookshop

Radio On covers the monthly poetry evenings from Curious Fox bookstore in Berlin. Listeners can witness a hearty audience, that greets every poet with loud bangs and cheers. The evenings are always packed. There must be something about that bookstore that made it become a haven to Berlin’s expats. In the documentary you hear voices. Normally it comes with images. The real image can only be seen and felt in the bookshop itself. As an alternative you might take a book, open it, listen and start dreaming.   The blurb…

Tapes from Istanbul – Adrian Shephard (August 2015)

When I listened to Tapes from Istanbul, through my headphones, I was thrilled from the very first steps that Adrian described. I had to think about this, because my excitement went beyond those feelings, which normally make my senses wobble when listening to anything audio. It was very clear, that something else was going on. The Istanbul Tapes tell a story, that we thought to have lost, somewhere around the time when television became a medium for the masses. Before that time, places were still exotic. And the main reason…

Lord Litter’s Radio On Show – Special Presentations

Lord Litter is one of our two DJ’s who make a kind of traditional form radio show: he talks about the artist, gives some information, and plays the song. But this is also Radio On. And overhere we like it when things make sense. Our radio is not about fast thougts-easy comments. That’s why we are very pleased to have LL with us. You might not hear it immediately, but he has a message to bring across. Here’s one example. Word to LL: “A bit of hope: The worst case…

Sister Chain and Brother John, live at the Roter Salon, Berlin

Adrian visited a red saloon, and this is what happened: “It’s a Monday evening in Berlin and post-Victorian duo Sister Chain and Brother John launch their new vinyl single ‘Staying in Soho’ (yes a 7 inch single!) at the Roter Salon, a subsection of the legendary Volksbühne. The place is adorned in sumptuous red and Brother John looks resplendent in a red smoking jacket, while Sister Chain hails straight from Spring heeled Jacks’ London smog. Together they are a time travelling classic and unforgettable duo. The evening is supported by a documentary…

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…

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  

Radio On Kino – reportage from Mim King interviewed by Adrian Shephard

It’s often the case that visitors to berlin explore and discover more than the residents. The performance artist Mim King has been coming to Berlin years before the wall came down and has a particular relationship with the city. In this interview she positively ‘plops’ herself (her words) as she reports on the kino museum in Potsdamer Platz (free entry on Thursdays 16.00-20:00). ‘It’s full of astronauts, aliens and angels’ – Ever wondered where that armor ended up from ‘wings of desire’ ? Yes it’s here as well ! –…

Don Campau presents a Lord Litter Special

Two of our program makers Don Campau in Santa Rosa, California and Lord Litter in Wilmersdorf, Berlin are long time friends. They got in touch when parcels with audio cassettes were crossing the ocean by the thousands. Some of those parcels had their tapes in it. Read about the movement from which originated the cassette culture in Don’s ongrowing Archive. He writes about Lord Litter in this article Lord Litter ( aka Jorg Dittmar) was (and is) simply one of the most valuable and essential members of the underground music…

Friday 3rd February 13:00hrs – Live Interview with Sasha Pushkin & Ania Psh

Sasha Pushkin & Ania Psh interviewed by Adrian Shephard about their forthcoming collaboration on 4.2.17 in Berlin. Radio Broadcast 13:00-14:00 03.2.17 Live   Details of their performance one day later Experimental performance. First time in Berlin! Sasha Pushkin, objects, piano inside, Ania P.s ( UK). – Dance PjanoPlease Cafe Schivelbeiner Straße 8  Berlin ——— If You Want To Know How The Wind Is Blowing , You Can Look At The Sand.– B.B.Cohen ——– Sasha Pushkin -video 1 and 2 – sound –Fb Born in St Petersburg, classically trained pianist, improvisor, singer, writer, painter and…