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Mitt paté #9 conducted by Agnès Pe

Hang on. Today I read about a resurrected rockstar. In the old times he heard voices in his head. To suppress those voices he put on the TV set, two radio’s and two amplifiers feedbacking the guitar, full blast. At that moment it was silent in his head, and he could go to sleep. Of course you won’t hear silence in Agnès Mittpaté #9. You will hear the sound of colours exploding. I edited the playlist into something that looks like a long poem. My excuse to those involved. I…

Radio On DNA by Rinus Van Alebeek

This thirty minutes show is built around a talk I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) had with Ben Roberts in Madrid. Instead of editing our conversation down to the format of an informative radio program about found sound, I decided to cut it up and mistreat it. I added snippets of music from my collection. Only one piece is played in its full length: maremotoreta by Magmadam, a duo from Madrid. All other sounds I found drifting around in the universe of the world wide web, a place, we should know by…

Mitt Paté #8 by Agnès Pe

It will take at least another fifty years before audio sculptures like Agnès Pe’s Mitt Paté will be recognized as fully independent art forms, and probably receive world wide exposure. Why fifty years? Well, it is because daughters generally love their mothers. Agnès and her generation are in their twenties now. In 2066 people might recognize how in the years 2010-2020 the last millennium kids operated far away from a world defined by opinionaters, commercialists and headlines. Listen to Mitt Paté and you see colors, many colors, as you can…

Agn̬s Pe РMitt Pat̩ #7

Agnès Pe, who hails from Madrid, is our new friend here on Radio On. She will bless us and you with her programs as from today. Meet Agnès on various locations around the web to get an idea of her art and interests: Agnès.camp, Agnès.glue, Agnès.free, Agnès.window, Agnès.gggg and Agnès.Fb. If you jump on your digital bicycle and go visit those abovementioned places you can get a first impression of the show, Mitt Paté #7, that Agnès has put up for us. I say, after a long run, starting of with…

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…

Playing with Voyeurism. Interview with Ben Roberts about his found sound archive, part one, by Rinus Van Alebeek

Recorded in his apartment in Madrid, directly on tape with the use of an 80s language class tape machine, in this interview with Ben Roberts we hear him talk about his early childhood when his parents gave him a cassette recorder, which triggered his fascination for the recorded evidence of somebody’s life. Jumble sales, diary tapes recorded in Japan, tape letters, the mysteries of unwanted recordings or the sounds in the background are all mentioned.  Ben Roberts also explains why the invention of the magnetic tape and its recorder were…