“Electric Fairy Grounds” is a three-part radio installation for the exhibition “PHANTASMAGORIA” curated by Madelynne Cornish at Bogong, Australia.
7. -30. April 2017
“Electric Fairy Grounds” draws on the Aboriginal concept of a „dreaming“: A tale that highlights on topographic elements as well as on the identity and history of the people visiting or having lived in Bogong Village.
Documentary materials – interviews, talks, songs, poems and nature recordings – are combined with a radio play anchored in the 5os, when the dominating (industrial) landmark of the region, Junction Dam, was built.
Radio as a “medium” relates both to the constant flow of electric currents omnipresent in the area and the flow of the Kiewa river. But of course we can also hear the ghosts of the past speak though the waves….
Achoo!!! Who ever is still suffering from sneezes, snot, heavy breathing: welcome to the world of “Sneeze Fantasies”: 12 micro compositions made to spray (a)tonal, jazzy germs into the world of European pre-spring music! Introduced on Deutschlandradio Kultur in the night from Sunday to “Rosenmontag”, at 0:05 at some viral point of this broadcast. 27th Feb and afterwards irregularily during daytime.
Link to Wurfsendung in “Kurzstrecke #59, presented by Julia Tieke: http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/ursendung-neue-autorenproduktionen-kurzstrecke-59.1020.de.html?dram:article_id=376206
Greatest thanks to the musicians who helped me by adding their talents to the sneeze material:
Rosanna Lovell – clarinet
Matthias Schmidt – trombone
Claudio Comandini – trumpet
Hannes Wienert – trumpet
Alors, c’est ça: Fame and honour for three of us: Patrick Avakian, Yannick Lemesle et moi 🙂 ! Here are the links to our “paysages sonores”. Und der Artikel in Deutsch dazu: http://www.deutschlandradio.de/prix-phonurgia-nova-hauptpreis-und-zwei-lobende.2174.de.html?dram:article_id=366301
Patrick Avakian, pour « Ecoute la Montagne », autoproduction (France)
Yannick Lemesle, pour « Entomophonie Syntonale », autoproduction (France)
Gabi Schaffner pour « Hidden Places », production Deutschlandradio Kultur (Allemagne)
Broadcast now on the international radia network: My radio piece about the voices of Venice. A poet by the riverside, a gondola race, a mass in church, vocal snippets of long gone Amazonian tribes plus some of the inevitable cicadas:)
Trumpet: Claudio Comandini
“To the Limit of Endurance” was produced for radio x, Frankfurt and can be heard there and on stream on Thursday, 4th of Feb. 2016, 3 p.m.
Introduction: Verena Kuni
For all other streams, refer to radia’s time slot page: http://www.radia.fm/?page_id=811
Out now & almost (!) sold out: Exclusive edition of 6 dub plates with handprinted silkscreen cover.
Two copies still available! Fabricated by the tender hands of Marion Bösen, Galerie Herold and myself.
Price: 150 Euro4copyNo.5; 160Euro4copyNo.6 – and that’s the end of it 🙂
Feed me back!
I am testing this piece, so please feel free to comment on it. Thanks 🙂
“Music4Trains” is a work in progress. Presentation will be at the “Kunstfrühling Bremen”, 15th May 2014. The “Hybrid” is by far the longest piece.
Cello piece: Courtesy Ansgar Wilken.
WDR 3 Open Hörspiel
Tractors lined up for “Full Pull” Championship.
…will feature the “Otto Mötö” show on the 22nd of Feb. 2013.
Another chance to listen into the archives of the legendary motor music composer Martti Mauri!
Friday, 18.1. 2013
21:03 – 23:00
within the frame of hör!spiel!art.mix
Fake und Fälschung
Mit Martin Doll, Medienwissenschaftler und Annegret Arnold
Birth house of MM in Jyväslylä, Finland.
Photographed by Alma Ratas, 1972
Snow on Vinyl!
Beware! , winter is lying in wait behind its snow cloud on a near horizon. This great collection of modern and traditional snow folk and rituals will sooth your mind and bring a bunch of strange and wonderful tunes and stories to your ear. Published in 2005 as a vinyl (nope, no CDs!), there are still some copies left. I wouldn’t hesitate… but I don’t have to…
For a taste, check this “Snow core” vid: Dark Cough by Leikata ja Liimata.