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The Korean Loudspeaker War by Antonio Mainenti

South Korea erected giant units on its border, each of them consisted of megaphones rich with decibels. The idea was to transmit korean pop music, und thus inform the poor people of North Korean what the good life was about. Antonio Mainenti reconstructed what the border zone more or less could sound like. K-pop meshes and clashes with Kim’s countermeasures. In the studio Antonio meshes and clashes with Rinus Van Alebeek (yes, that’s me) comments and suggestions. What other use could be found for those loudspeakers? What would you do…

Antonio Mainenti – Mudanza Side B

Our friend from Sicily, Antonio Mainenti reports in with a studio discovery, or maybe a logical sprout from the DIY-ethos. Make an album, release it digitally and give every buyer of the new record a cassette out of a box full of old tapes. He picked one of those tapes himself, listened and decided to mix the music with his album. The outcome is a kind of music for imaginary islands: you can hear fights with sea monsters, the first encounters with the islanders, the long walk to the highest…

Antonio Mainenti – Mudanza Side A

Our friend from Sicily, Antonio Mainenti reports in with a studio discovery, or maybe a logical sprout from the DIY-ethos. Make an album, release it digitally and give every buyer of the new record a cassette out of a box full of old tapes. He picked one of those tapes himself, listened and decided to mix the music with his album. The outcome is a kind of music for imaginary islands: you can hear fights with sea monsters, the first encounters with the islanders, the long walk to the highest…

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…

Sughereta Back Home, no MUOS by Antonio Mainenti

Antonio Mainenti brought us a documentary about the No Muos movement in Sicily. We broadcasted it a couple of months ago. And we broadcast it again. These days Antonio is in Sicily, as an artist in residence. He attended the last demonstration against the installation of the Mobile User Objective System. The objectives of the opposers are manifold and not exclusively anti-american. The System is built in a natural reserve. Its construction is considered illegal by the judge of Caltagirone, who has ordained its sequestration. The citizens of the nearby…

Antonio Mainenti – Sughereta Back Home! – a radiophonic report

Antonio Mainenti brings us a new program. SUGHERETA BACK HOME! is a radiophonic report of a manifestation, a demonstration in Sicily. It brings recordings from the heath of the moment, the growing tension, the clash with the police. At the same time Antonio uses protest songs and his artistic skill to turn the report into a personal experience, which gives the listener all the space and background noises to dream away and think about a side of the beautiful island of Sicily that goes unobserved. In his own words: “First…

Open the Door by Antonio Mainenti

The new program by Antonio Mainenti is a documentary on the actions and activities that go on in Sicily. Here’s the title EUROPE: OPEN THE DOOR; YANKEE GO HOME! And here’s Antonio’s words Sampieri, Sicily, July 2014. A demonstration on the beach to say No to Muos (Mobile User Objective System), say NO to drilling the bottom of the sea to search for the last drops of oil in the Mediterranean sea. Remember the dead migrant brothers in this Sea. My music for the documentary “No Muos Film” by Enzo…