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Rinus Van Alebeek – Letter from Berlin (Kling Klang)

I moved back to Berlin in the month of February 2018. The audio reports that I started in Poland will continue, albeit in a different form. I will still use my Sony Walkman, walk and talk, observe, think aloud and allow snippets of every day life to land on the surface of the magnetic tape. Oktober 2018 in Berlin, lots of sunny days: One Sunday I went walking on Alexanderplatz, a few days later I visited a concert by Thilo Schölpen. He has arranged kraftwerk songs for piano. He played…

Dai Coelacanth – RANDOM SEWAGE FROM A STRANGERS WIFE / YOU’RE A WIG, Mr MALIGNANT

Dai Coelacanth arrived a year ago. He had been on a holiday in Greece. It started then. Thinking while listening. Something happened. A man who was there when Mr. Sony sent his walkman to earth. They fell on every shop and in every home like children’s balloons who had gone the reverse way. He still has a walkman. Other people have a smart phone. Both walk the streets and talk freely into a microphone. Both transmit messages. Dai makes cassette walkman art. And I wonder if he is the only…

Girls on Tape – Live at Noiseberg, Berlin

Girls on Tape is the collaborative moment between Jeff Surak and Rinus Van Alebeek. Whenever they meet there will be an opportunity to play live. This recording shows them in concert at Noiseberg in Berlin. No amplification, just plain use of various walkmen and their tapes they played an energetic set before a live audience. Adrian Shephard was there to record the show and take some pictures. Ed Pinsent says: “Two craftsmen arranging chaotic elements with care and deliberation, yet managing to do it in a live setting, which requires…

Dai Coelacanth – A French Corpse is a delicacy on Mars

A knock on the door. At this hour. Who could that be. Full moon peeks in through the attic window. The plant recites Kierkegaard. Red light ceiling. A muted comedian. More insistent knocking on the door. Get up from the chair. The bottle falls down. Shock-relief: It’s empty. Ear to the door. Someone goes down the stairs, fast. An empty milk carton on the doormat. Apparently empty. A cassette tape wrapped in a piece of paper. It’s a letter. Dai Coelacanth is back from somewhere. But from where? And who…

Rinus Van Alebeek – Four Days in Paris

As part of a four day residency at La Générale in Paris I made an audio report. I used a handheld cassette walkman to record events as they unfolded. Observations and thoughts mingle with the background noises of the streets I walked. The building of La Générale is a central point of the recordings. It features through its acoustics, my descriptions, the sound events and an interview with Emmanuel Rébus. Emmanuel talks about the history and specific qualities of the building and about past, present and future of the art…

Polish Journal volume 6 by Rinus Van Alebeek

The Polish Journals are a series of reports and observations recorded on tape with the use of a handheld sony walkman. The recordings are made on location. Sounds of the environment leak through. Volume 6 was mainly recorded in Kraków. Descriptions of abandoned constructions and impressions of a large demonstration on the main square are among the topics of this report. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the Schedule for broadcast hours/days If you want help…

Dai Coelacanth – Fishing for Crab in an Eerie Coffin

Dai Coelacanth is a person with a cassette walkman and a voice. He has been to Greece. He has been to Wales. That’s all we know. Fishing for Crab in an Eerie Coffin is an improvised account of his visit to Wales. Think collage, think sound poetry, think why does he talk with a funny voice, or, don’t think,  just listen and clean a fish. In his words: Need to get out. Put my feet to work. Whip them into action. Do as I say. I’m the Colonel. How strange. Take a…