“Resounding Bangalore” is a 25 minute sound collage that assembles selected field recordings of the city (and some rural locations) into a four-dimensional sound field.
Date: 13. February 2018
Place: Titanik Gallery. Itäinen Rantakatu 8. 20700 Turku, Finland
While the acoustical backdrop consists of two ordinary speakers, a low-range radio transmitter broadcasts a parallel track simultaneously. For the performance at Titanik, the radio part gets adapted to a set-up with speakers only.
Disguised as a local radio program (containing samples of Bangalorian radio, static, selected poetry and snippets of local interviews), the parallel track makes the soundscape spatially extend into the audience.
“Resounding Bangalore” is an invitation to cherish an indigenous sound world played back through the ears of a “stranger”. In my work this cultural information becomes often framed as musical concepts. The interplay of distance and difference resounds as a multileveled choir of codes that may be read differently.
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 🙂
STRANGER THAN PARADISE: 5 hours of sound, radio play snippets, good old turntable DJing ranging from Yakutian symphonies to minimal Finnish electronica: Geranium blonde aks Ms Schaffner will travel to Franfurt/Main with some of her favorite vinyls and random hard drive playlists to celebrate the last day of Mathias Deutsch and Eva Schwab’s fabulous exhibition MOONSHINER.
13-19 Uhr, 10 Dezember 2017
Kunstverein Familie Montez, Honsellstr. 7, Frankfurt/Main
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.”
22nd of May is the DAY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE! Just in case you didn’t know that….
Originally a quote by infamous musician and artist Sun Ra, Finnish media artist Kari Yli-Annala takes the impossibilities of existence as a reason to re-celebrate this anniversary live in the Colaboradio studio together with his cosmic friends and guests. There will be music, violins and of course, a bit of universal talk about art, media and other inspiring things.
Occasion: Berliner Runde
Time & Place: 6 pm Colaboradio, 88,4 Berlin and 90,7 Potsdam
Guests: Jussi Suvanto, Johanna Tauber, n.a.
On Air: Electric Fairy Grounds. On the 20th of April I had the pleasure of being invited to 3cr, Melbourne‘s best known community radio station, to give a short talk on the current (until 30th of April!!!!) BCSC exhibition PHANTASMAGORIA and my work. Apart from my site-specific radio play “Electric Fairy Grounds” the talk also features excerpts of Geoff Robinson‘s “Bell Walk” around Lake Guy on the opening day, 8th of April. The interview was made by Leanne McLean. (Thank you !)
Here comes the link for the show; this post will get updated with lots of pictures of the station’s interior asap 🙂
A radio show on BCSC’s (Bogong Center for Sound Culture) exhibition and activities and an interviwe with Jaqui Shelton will follow some time later in Berlin, in May or June.
Listen to Electric Fairy Lands here!
Talin and Aarya Bennett are the star speakers in my newest of new radio pieces “Electric Fairy Grounds”. They will share their adventures – including encounters with the Moth King and a Fern Witch – with the visitors coming to visit “PHANTASMAGORIA” (7. – 30. April, Bogong, Victoria). The story will be told in three chapters and in three different places around Lake Guy. Get your walking boots ready and don’t forget to bring a mobile radio as the installation is ON AIR, 100 Mhz.
Dear Hema and Kate, thank you once again!
“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….
3 pm, 88.4. Tue. 24. Januray. COLABORADIO / Pi-Radio: Ms Schaffner has rummaged through her vinyls and bought some other ones at the fleamarket. You will hear her describe various covers (following no special order… or?) and then she plays what’s inside.
You didn’t make it to the Arctic Hour on the 29. Oct. ? The faboulous radio broadcast archive of Radio Revolten has saved this copy for you on mixcloud 🙂
So get yourself a comfy chair or rest on a sleigh, get a warm blanket and travel to the North with me…
Duration: ca. 1:15 min
Language: de, en
Music: Lost & found fieldrecordings and compositions from Iceland & Finland, one track by the Residents (of course!)