Skin Rubbed Smooth

coconutPleased to say that my piece “Coconut Milk Massage” was accepted for Joan Schuman‘s “Skin Rubbed Smooth” sound art compilation. There are 14 more artists and it’s well worth exploring the site – least but not last for the excellently written texts there! http://www.earlid.org/posts/skin-rubbed-smooth/

Earlid’s fourth annual Liminal Sounds listens to short works with a focus on what lies beneath, skin next to other skins, the outer interior of objects, excised stories.

Listen for the palimpsest of bodies and cities and snow; the skin of audio tape; objects rubbed relentlessly. The very texture can be held in the hands, turned like pages. Parchment is respected for its once belonging to part of a living creature; roe deer running, caught by traffic or a hunter’s gun. The surface has the imprint of veins, grain of the skin, layers of translucent collagen. Its opacity sits below the surface, like a shallow pool.

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Open Call Radio Gardening Madrid

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Dear Friends of Radio and (Spanish!)Gardening,

Here comes an invitation and Open Call on behalf of my upcoming “Radio Gardening” residency at the Media Lab in Madrid in late February. Feel invited to contribute, discuss, comment and/or share.

You’ll find more info here: Convocatoria colaboración Datscha-Radio

For those (including myself) who want/need/dream of learning Spanish the In-Sonora team made a fine translation of our Datscha Radio 17 festival documentation… enjoy 🙂

HNY 2018

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Looking forward to a refreshing New Year… here  with a much cherished pic of a Queen of the Night.

Soon more news:  either about snow/spring time in South Finland, or,  thereafter, with sounds and seeds and radio from Medialab Prado 🙂

28.11. On air: Phantasmagoria Special #1

Phantasmagoria Special

Let us take a walk among the blue gum trees and immerse ourselves into the atmospheres of the sound art festival PHANTASMAGORIA in (for most of us) far away Australia. We’ll listen to Jaqui Shelton’s “Letters to the landscape” and the stunning music of frequncies by the Overtone Ensemble. We’ll sneak up to a mysterious shed in the dark by the Kiewa river and follow the path around Lake Guy accompanied by the ringing of innumerable of brass bells.

Featuring interviews with: Madelynne Cornish, Ben Byrne, Jaqui Shelton, Jeff Robinson and the Overtone Ensemble.

28. November, 9:30 pm
88.4 Berlin, 90,7 Potsdam and on stream on colaboradio

This the Phantasmagoria Special part 1. In part 2 (in December) I will present my own work for the festival, a children’s radio play and immersive sound collage for 3 radio transmitters called “Electric Fairy Grounds”…. and still more Bogong sounds 🙂

PHANTASMAGORIA (7-30 April 2017), curated by Madelynne Cornish and Phillip Sarmartzis, was a site responsive sound art festival located in Bogong Village, Australia. PHANTASMAGORIA re-imagines and transforms Bogong Village into a world of shadows, murmurs and dreams. The festival used contemporary art practices to create illusion and spectacle in order to trace the vanishing individuals and communities that have marked the Alpine region. It drew on local knowledge, historical documentation, artefacts, and folklore to help construct a social context and landscape ecology for artworks.

1st. Dec: Fazoletto per un eternità

shellac pucciThe tragic life and work of Italy-born Maurizio Pucci, creator of the world’s first and only sneeze symphonies, remained unknown to most of  his compemporaries let alone our modern world. Yet behold: “He” was a “she”… and quite took a different walk on the wild side in far-away New York! Not all of this but some of it will be disclosed within the frame of deutschlandfunk kultur‘s tribute to Pjotr Zak on 1st of December 2017.
More info about the upcoming broadcast and this remarkable transgender composer soon…

 

India Calling! Away in Autumn

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Ms Schaffner is happy to announce that she has been invited by Goethe Institute to work with the  fabulous Maraa Collective for Media and Art in Bangalore this autumn.

As much as I like the perfumes of rotting leaves,  frosty mornings and above all, of mushrooms under fir trees, I will swap this for neroli oil, radio waves and Bengaluru roses… and work with the Maraa collective of course. Hello India!

“Maraa works on issues relating to community media – most notably community radio.  Activities involve research, policy advocacy and capacity building. Maraa also facilitates art in public spaces in Bangalore City. Since 2008, public parks, malls, unused and vacant buildings have been used to showcase a variety of art across the city – including theatre, graphic illustration, contemporary movement, independent music, sound installation, poetry and storytelling.
Maraa is also involved in various local campaigns – for example, eviction of slum dwellers and street vendors, malnutrition of children and violence against women and sexual minorities.”