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Alan Dunn – The Sounds of Ideas forming, volume 5: Super 8

A long time ago a movie called Peeping Tom put an end to the career of one of the best film directors Great Britain had ever seen. Michael Powell was killed by his critics. And so it goes. Alan Dunn’s Super 8 can be regarded as grandson of peeping Tom, much friendlier, but still with its creepy side. His composition works like a camera focussing on parts of furniture. Sometimes it recogizes something, sometimes it is just blurr. After a while you start noticing that something’s not right. It seems…

Interview with Sudden Infant and their Chauffeur

On the occasion of their European Tour 2016, two members of Sudden Infant, (Joke Lanz and Christian Weber) and their chauffeur and merch man Mario Paserotti came to the Radio On Studio in Berlin. By meeting people, who don’t know anything about the sounds and music, that we present on Radio On, nor have any clue, who these people are that appear as guests on our shows, I have come to understand, that most of our programs are some kind of inside job. You are here, because you know, and not…

Alan Dunn: The Sounds of Ideas Forming, Volume 4 – Leaving

Alan Dunn, radio-artist and assistant professor at the Leeds Beckett University, is one of our regular contributors. As an assistant professor he is involved in comunal projects and workshops of which the result is, often, a gesamtkunstwerk of audio and sculpture, or a radio-play. Examples of these works are broadcasted by us on an irregular basis. As a radio-artist he contributes with collages, but of such quality that the nominator ‘collage’ should be extended to works of art, that are completely made of borrowed pieces of music and spoken word, resulting…

Tape Review Show – Special on Tape label Tutore Burlato (parts 1 & 2)

I first heard about Ezio Piermattei through a review by Ed Pinsent in his Sound Projector. He wrote about one of his works: “created from “voice, objects, instruments, tapes, electronics, etc.” this is a highly perplexing and unfathomable trawl through sound-episodes of great absurdity and surprise…we never really understand what we’re hearing, how it’s made, or what it means, but it’s impossible to stop listening…here…” Since I trust Ed’s taste and insight I decided to get in touch with Ezio. After an exchange of works, my curiousity grew when I…

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…

Radio Testcard #1 – The Illusion of Meat

A new program here on Radio On. Adrian Shephard was staring out of the window in his attic up to the moon and the stars (yes a lot of us Radio On-ers live in attics and stare out of the window up to the moon and the stars; but they don’t see a shooting star with a real flaming tail every night) when he saw a shooting star with a real flaming tail reach the stratosphere and explode into tiny shiny bits. At that point he heard a signal from…

Adrian Shephard talks with James Dougherty

When Adrian was in the tour bus with the Origami gang, the door of the fridge seemed to open by itself. There was a short silence, all faces turned towards the fridge. Out came a gnome-faced American, with a cool beer in his hand. He gently closed the door of the fridge, and started talking. Adrian’s guest is the grandson of the James Dougherty who was Marilyn Monroe’s first husband. And according to self-spread rumour his mother had a short affair with Iggy Pop, when the Stooges played in Bar…

Radio On FM by Rinus van Alebeek

Radio On FM is a program that makes use of the manipulative qualities of music. Movies, documentaries, reportages, in almost all of the productions music is added to either intensify or evoke emotions. But at the same time music encircles the emotion. As soon as the music stops it is over. In Radio On FM you hear very ordinary FM music. You hear the music of Radikal Satan. And you hear bits and pieces of the recent history of Argentina. Warning! The information contains testimonial accounts that can be destabilising….

The Caulking Orchestra by Antonio Mainenti

Antonio Mainenti from Italy has brought us a new program that dives deep into the maritime tradition. Radio On is happy to host a caring document of a trade that has added a multi-facetted clippeteeclop sound to the beaches of -maybe- all the smaller and bigger villages around the world: caulking. Antonio explains, but also plays a composition inspired by this trade. The program is a rework of the original installation. Jannis Kounellis would have been delighted if he’d only known about it. Antonio’s words “In April I was in…