Tag Archives: Madrid

Mitt Paté # 11 by Agnès Pe – special Radical Listening session in Bulegoa, Bilbao

Let’s start with a quote from a review: “Agnès Pe throws in the happiness, the spontaneous playfulness & the fun that you feel connected too and yet so new that it will always surprise you. I can’t put my finger on it and say this is what I like of this sound and style unless it would be a gigantic enormous finger to basically point at the entire music piece at the same time. It’s so much fun that it really feels that this needs to be shared, spread and…

Agn̬s Pe РMitt Pat̩ number 10

Enter the big house and you know on forehand there is at least three rooms, where you’d like to peek inside. The first room is of a strange luminar quality. Colors seem to have faded; everything is in a glossy black and white, from the times that camera’s were still made by hand. A couple of men, one single woman seem to be frozen, show an eternal smile. There are reel to reel machines and a window that looks over the roofs of a big European city. The second room…

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…